The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 107 112 119
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 30 20 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.94% 0.68% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 0.74% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 19
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£325 £318 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.36% +15.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £266 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £290
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
Software Developer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2909 2717 3100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.48% 91.85% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1669 1347 1558
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £220 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 204 212
Average hourly rate £16.80 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.02% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -5 10 £320 -3.03% 35
Cheshire +13 8 £350 +55.55% 9
Merseyside +5 6 £325 - 10
Lancashire -19 6 £315 - 8
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 33 (71.74%) .NET
2 32 (69.57%) C#
3 22 (47.83%) SQL Server
4 17 (36.96%) ASP.NET
4 17 (36.96%) Web Services
5 15 (32.61%) SQL
5 15 (32.61%) HTML
5 15 (32.61%) MVC
5 15 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (30.43%) JavaScript
7 13 (28.26%) WPF
7 13 (28.26%) jQuery
8 12 (26.09%) Oracle
9 10 (21.74%) VB
9 10 (21.74%) MVVM
9 10 (21.74%) WinForms
10 9 (19.57%) Hibernate
10 9 (19.57%) .NET Framework
10 9 (19.57%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (19.57%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (19.57%) Sybase
10 9 (19.57%) Java
10 9 (19.57%) CSS
10 9 (19.57%) OO
11 8 (17.39%) Windows
12 7 (15.22%) Microsoft
12 7 (15.22%) Degree
12 7 (15.22%) WCF
12 7 (15.22%) TDD
13 6 (13.04%) Scrum

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 4 (8.70%) IIS
2 2 (4.35%) Umbraco
2 2 (4.35%) CMS
3 1 (2.17%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.17%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.17%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (47.83%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.04%) RDBMS
2 6 (13.04%) Relational Database
3 4 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (8.70%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (6.52%) Oracle Database
4 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (4.35%) NoSQL
5 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (2.17%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 9 (19.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (8.70%) Visual Studio
3 3 (6.52%) Subversion
4 1 (2.17%) InstallShield
4 1 (2.17%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.17%) Gerrit
4 1 (2.17%) MSTest
4 1 (2.17%) Maven
General
1 6 (13.04%) Finance
2 5 (10.87%) Back Office
2 5 (10.87%) Multimedia
3 2 (4.35%) Banking
3 2 (4.35%) Retail
4 1 (2.17%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (71.74%) .NET
2 17 (36.96%) ASP.NET
2 17 (36.96%) Web Services
3 15 (32.61%) HTML
4 13 (28.26%) WPF
4 13 (28.26%) jQuery
5 10 (21.74%) WinForms
6 9 (19.57%) Hibernate
6 9 (19.57%) .NET Framework
6 9 (19.57%) ASP.NET MVC
6 9 (19.57%) CSS
7 7 (15.22%) WCF
8 6 (13.04%) Spring
8 6 (13.04%) EJB 3.0
8 6 (13.04%) EJB
8 6 (13.04%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 5 (10.87%) XML
9 5 (10.87%) Swing
9 5 (10.87%) JSF
10 3 (6.52%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.35%) Open Source
1 2 (4.35%) User Experience
2 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.17%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.17%) Chip and PIN
2 1 (2.17%) NHS
2 1 (2.17%) Clustering
2 1 (2.17%) Mathematics
2 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.39%) Windows
2 3 (6.52%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (32.61%) MVC
1 15 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (21.74%) MVVM
3 9 (19.57%) OO
4 7 (15.22%) TDD
5 6 (13.04%) Scrum
5 6 (13.04%) Software Engineering
5 6 (13.04%) Unit Testing
6 5 (10.87%) E-Commerce
7 4 (8.70%) Mentoring
8 3 (6.52%) OOD
8 3 (6.52%) Web Development
9 2 (4.35%) Content Management
9 2 (4.35%) Business Analysis
9 2 (4.35%) BDD
9 2 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (4.35%) Time Management
10 1 (2.17%) Analytics
10 1 (2.17%) UML
10 1 (2.17%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 32 (69.57%) C#
2 15 (32.61%) SQL
3 14 (30.43%) JavaScript
4 10 (21.74%) VB
5 9 (19.57%) Java
6 6 (13.04%) VB6
6 6 (13.04%) T-SQL
7 4 (8.70%) C++
8 3 (6.52%) PL/SQL
8 3 (6.52%) XAML
9 2 (4.35%) XPath
9 2 (4.35%) Ruby
9 2 (4.35%) Scala
9 2 (4.35%) Python
9 2 (4.35%) PHP
10 1 (2.17%) C
10 1 (2.17%) VBScript
10 1 (2.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (15.22%) Degree
2 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 12 (26.09%) Oracle
2 9 (19.57%) Sybase
3 7 (15.22%) Microsoft
4 5 (10.87%) TIBCO
5 1 (2.17%) JBoss
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