The first table below looks at the demand for the Software Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North West region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 109 100 117
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 23 27 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.78% 1.06% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 1.14% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 22 8
Average daily rate
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£325 £311 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% +16.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £275 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £375 £302
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +5.63%
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2760 2363 2900
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.56% 92.74% 91.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1518 1112 1471
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £207 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 171 208
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -2.94%
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Developer in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Software Developer
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Developer across the North West region.

Software Developer Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Software Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Developer across the North West region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

Software Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Software Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Developer across the North West region.

Software Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Software Developer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the North West region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -1 7 £375 +21.45% 24
Cheshire +5 6 £325 -13.33% 10
Lancashire -21 6 - - 9
Merseyside +3 4 £325 +8.33% 7
Software Developer
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Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Software Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Developer in their job title.

1 32 (69.57%) C#
2 29 (63.04%) .NET
3 17 (36.96%) SQL Server
3 17 (36.96%) SQL
4 16 (34.78%) Web Services
5 15 (32.61%) ASP.NET
6 14 (30.43%) TDD
7 13 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (28.26%) JavaScript
8 12 (26.09%) OO
9 11 (23.91%) HTML
10 10 (21.74%) WPF
10 10 (21.74%) Oracle
10 10 (21.74%) MVC
11 9 (19.57%) Visual Studio
11 9 (19.57%) jQuery
11 9 (19.57%) WinForms
12 8 (17.39%) MVVM
12 8 (17.39%) CSS
12 8 (17.39%) Java
13 7 (15.22%) Sybase
13 7 (15.22%) Windows
13 7 (15.22%) ASP.NET MVC
13 7 (15.22%) Team Foundation Server
13 7 (15.22%) Unit Testing
13 7 (15.22%) .NET Framework
13 7 (15.22%) Relational Database
14 6 (13.04%) Degree
14 6 (13.04%) BDD
14 6 (13.04%) Hibernate

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Software Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.17%) IIS
1 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.17%) CMS
1 1 (2.17%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (36.96%) SQL Server
2 7 (15.22%) Relational Database
3 4 (8.70%) MySQL
4 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (6.52%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (6.52%) RDBMS
5 2 (4.35%) NoSQL
5 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database
5 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (2.17%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 9 (19.57%) Visual Studio
2 7 (15.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (6.52%) Subversion
4 2 (4.35%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.17%) JUnit
5 1 (2.17%) MSTest
5 1 (2.17%) Gerrit
5 1 (2.17%) Maven
5 1 (2.17%) Selenium
5 1 (2.17%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.17%) InstallShield
General
1 4 (8.70%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Banking
2 2 (4.35%) Multimedia
2 2 (4.35%) Back Office
3 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (63.04%) .NET
2 16 (34.78%) Web Services
3 15 (32.61%) ASP.NET
4 11 (23.91%) HTML
5 10 (21.74%) WPF
6 9 (19.57%) jQuery
6 9 (19.57%) WinForms
7 8 (17.39%) CSS
8 7 (15.22%) .NET Framework
8 7 (15.22%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (13.04%) XML
9 6 (13.04%) Hibernate
10 5 (10.87%) SOAP
10 5 (10.87%) XHTML
10 5 (10.87%) RESTful
11 4 (8.70%) XSD
11 4 (8.70%) XSLT
12 3 (6.52%) EJB
12 3 (6.52%) Ajax
12 3 (6.52%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) Kindle
2 2 (4.35%) Open Source
3 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.17%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.17%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.17%) Chip and PIN
3 1 (2.17%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.22%) Windows
2 5 (10.87%) Linux
3 4 (8.70%) Fedora
4 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (30.43%) TDD
2 13 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (26.09%) OO
4 10 (21.74%) MVC
5 8 (17.39%) MVVM
6 7 (15.22%) Unit Testing
7 6 (13.04%) BDD
7 6 (13.04%) OOD
8 5 (10.87%) Software Engineering
8 5 (10.87%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (8.70%) Technical Analysis
9 4 (8.70%) Scrum
10 3 (6.52%) OOP
11 2 (4.35%) E-Commerce
11 2 (4.35%) Configuration Management
11 2 (4.35%) Automated Testing
11 2 (4.35%) Time Management
12 1 (2.17%) Kanban
12 1 (2.17%) Customer Engagement
12 1 (2.17%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 32 (69.57%) C#
2 17 (36.96%) SQL
3 13 (28.26%) JavaScript
4 8 (17.39%) Java
5 6 (13.04%) C++
5 6 (13.04%) VB
6 4 (8.70%) VB6
6 4 (8.70%) T-SQL
7 2 (4.35%) PHP
7 2 (4.35%) PL/SQL
7 2 (4.35%) C
7 2 (4.35%) Ruby
7 2 (4.35%) Scala
7 2 (4.35%) VB.NET
7 2 (4.35%) Python
7 2 (4.35%) XAML
8 1 (2.17%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 6 (13.04%) Degree
2 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.70%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 10 (21.74%) Oracle
2 7 (15.22%) Sybase
3 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.35%) TIBCO
5 1 (2.17%) Telerik
5 1 (2.17%) Wonderware
5 1 (2.17%) JBoss
Cheshire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £250 - £292 per day
Posted: 14 days ago