The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Software Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 129 143 106
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -37
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 24 14 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.66% 0.37% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.38% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 12
Median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £400 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+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
3470 3637 2924
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.83% 95.01% 95.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2156 2141 1584
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 190 193
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.16 £16.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.17% +0.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.39 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.14
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.12%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North West region that featured Software Developer in the job title.

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 28 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +4 15 £325 +1.56% 24
Cheshire +2 4 £600 - 9
Lancashire -8 2 £300 -25.00% 1
Merseyside - 2 - - 5
Software Developer
England

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, Software Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 22 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (37.50%) Software Engineering
2 18 (37.50%) SQL
3 16 (33.33%) Java
3 16 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 15 (31.25%) .NET
5 14 (29.17%) C#
5 14 (29.17%) TDD
6 13 (27.08%) MVC
7 11 (22.92%) CSS
8 10 (20.83%) C++
8 10 (20.83%) Visual Studio
8 10 (20.83%) Microsoft
8 10 (20.83%) Automated Testing
9 9 (18.75%) Linux
9 9 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (18.75%) Git (software)
9 9 (18.75%) Jenkins
10 8 (16.67%) XML
10 8 (16.67%) Maven
11 7 (14.58%) Degree
11 7 (14.58%) Windows
11 7 (14.58%) MS Excel
11 7 (14.58%) Unit Testing
11 7 (14.58%) Relational Database
12 6 (12.50%) AngularJS
12 6 (12.50%) SonarQube
12 6 (12.50%) GWT
12 6 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (12.50%) Tomcat

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (12.50%) Tomcat
2 5 (10.42%) JBoss
3 2 (4.17%) IIS
4 1 (2.08%) CMS
4 1 (2.08%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (2.08%) Kinematics
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.08%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (14.58%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.08%) Office 365
2 1 (2.08%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.42%) HTTP
2 1 (2.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.58%) Relational Database
2 6 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.25%) NoSQL
4 2 (4.17%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (4.17%) FileMaker
5 1 (2.08%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.08%) MySQL
5 1 (2.08%) Power BI
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.08%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 10 (20.83%) Visual Studio
2 9 (18.75%) Git (software)
2 9 (18.75%) Jenkins
3 8 (16.67%) Maven
4 6 (12.50%) JUnit
4 6 (12.50%) Selenium
4 6 (12.50%) SonarQube
4 6 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (10.42%) Eclipse
6 4 (8.33%) SpecFlow
6 4 (8.33%) TestComplete
7 3 (6.25%) JIRA
7 3 (6.25%) Subversion
8 2 (4.17%) Gradle
9 1 (2.08%) Android Studio
9 1 (2.08%) CocoaPods
9 1 (2.08%) Grunt
9 1 (2.08%) Jasmine
9 1 (2.08%) QUnit
9 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 6 (12.50%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.17%) Banking
3 2 (4.17%) Games
3 2 (4.17%) Retail
4 1 (2.08%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.08%) Electronics
4 1 (2.08%) Local Government
4 1 (2.08%) Marketing
4 1 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (31.25%) .NET
2 11 (22.92%) CSS
3 8 (16.67%) XML
4 6 (12.50%) AngularJS
4 6 (12.50%) GWT
4 6 (12.50%) HTML
5 5 (10.42%) jQuery
5 5 (10.42%) REST
5 5 (10.42%) Web Services
6 4 (8.33%) .NET Framework
7 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET
7 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (6.25%) Entity Framework
7 3 (6.25%) HTML5
7 3 (6.25%) Spring
8 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (4.17%) JSON
8 2 (4.17%) LINQ
8 2 (4.17%) Qt
8 2 (4.17%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) SCADA
2 2 (4.17%) Replication
3 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.08%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.08%) Data Extraction
3 1 (2.08%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.08%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.08%) Online Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Robotics
3 1 (2.08%) Semantic Web
3 1 (2.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.75%) Linux
2 7 (14.58%) Windows
3 2 (4.17%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.17%) Unix
4 1 (2.08%) Android
4 1 (2.08%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.08%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (37.50%) Software Engineering
3 14 (29.17%) TDD
4 13 (27.08%) MVC
5 10 (20.83%) Automated Testing
6 9 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (14.58%) Unit Testing
8 6 (12.50%) Scrum
9 4 (8.33%) Code Coverage
9 4 (8.33%) E-Commerce
9 4 (8.33%) Integration Testing
9 4 (8.33%) SDLC
9 4 (8.33%) Test Automation
10 3 (6.25%) BDD
10 3 (6.25%) DevOps
10 3 (6.25%) OOP
10 3 (6.25%) Web Development
11 2 (4.17%) Data Management
11 2 (4.17%) Pair Programming
11 2 (4.17%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 18 (37.50%) SQL
2 16 (33.33%) Java
2 16 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 14 (29.17%) C#
4 10 (20.83%) C++
5 5 (10.42%) Python
6 3 (6.25%) Ruby
7 2 (4.17%) Apple Swift
7 2 (4.17%) C
7 2 (4.17%) Go
7 2 (4.17%) Objective-C
7 2 (4.17%) PHP
7 2 (4.17%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.08%) Scala
8 1 (2.08%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.08%) TypeScript
8 1 (2.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (14.58%) Degree
2 4 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.17%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.08%) DO-178B
2 1 (2.08%) SLA
Vendors
1 10 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.25%) Oracle
3 2 (4.17%) Apple
4 1 (2.08%) IBM
4 1 (2.08%) NetSuite
4 1 (2.08%) Perforce
4 1 (2.08%) SAP
4 1 (2.08%) Serena
Southport, Merseyside
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £325 to £375 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago