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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 125 127 128
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 23 30 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.72% 0.72% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.77% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 8
Median daily rate £388 £400 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £300 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £470 £318
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £344
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £36.34
% change year-on-year
- +10.07%
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
3000 3907 3072
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.31% 94.05% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1971 2343 1809
Median daily rate £400 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 187 179
Median hourly rate £19.66 £17.77 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.63% +18.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.02 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 -15 10 £363 +1.39% 25
Merseyside +7 6 £400 - 5
Lancashire +2 5 £350 -16.66% 4
Cheshire +12 1 £563 +32.35% 10
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 27 (61.36%) .NET
2 26 (59.09%) C#
3 22 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (43.18%) SQL
5 17 (38.64%) XML
6 14 (31.82%) JavaScript
6 14 (31.82%) MVC
7 13 (29.55%) HTML
8 12 (27.27%) SQL Server
8 12 (27.27%) ASP.NET
8 12 (27.27%) Microsoft
9 11 (25.00%) Oracle
9 11 (25.00%) Visual Studio
9 11 (25.00%) Software Engineering
10 10 (22.73%) .NET Framework
10 10 (22.73%) Web Services
11 9 (20.45%) Degree
11 9 (20.45%) JSON
12 8 (18.18%) WinForms
12 8 (18.18%) TDD
12 8 (18.18%) CSS
12 8 (18.18%) Windows
13 7 (15.91%) Team Foundation Server
13 7 (15.91%) Entity Framework
13 7 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (15.91%) Linux
13 7 (15.91%) XSD
13 7 (15.91%) MySQL
13 7 (15.91%) MS Excel
13 7 (15.91%) Scrum

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 3 (6.82%) IIS
2 1 (2.27%) Apache
2 1 (2.27%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (15.91%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.82%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) HTTP
1 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 7 (15.91%) MySQL
3 4 (9.09%) NoSQL
3 4 (9.09%) Oracle Database
4 3 (6.82%) MongoDB
4 3 (6.82%) Relational Database
5 2 (4.55%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (2.27%) Big Data
6 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.27%) DB2
6 1 (2.27%) Hadoop
6 1 (2.27%) Power BI
6 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 7 (15.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (9.09%) ClearCase
3 4 (9.09%) Rational Robot
3 4 (9.09%) Selenium
4 3 (6.82%) JIRA
4 3 (6.82%) Moq
4 3 (6.82%) NUnit
4 3 (6.82%) Protractor
4 3 (6.82%) Subversion
4 3 (6.82%) WebDriver
5 2 (4.55%) Cucumber
5 2 (4.55%) Jenkins
5 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (2.27%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.27%) NuGet
6 1 (2.27%) PEAR
6 1 (2.27%) PhantomJS
6 1 (2.27%) WATIR
6 1 (2.27%) webpack
General
1 6 (13.64%) Manufacturing
2 5 (11.36%) Finance
3 4 (9.09%) Banking
4 2 (4.55%) Games
4 2 (4.55%) Retail
5 1 (2.27%) Advertising
5 1 (2.27%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.27%) Electronics
5 1 (2.27%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.27%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (61.36%) .NET
2 17 (38.64%) XML
3 13 (29.55%) HTML
4 12 (27.27%) ASP.NET
5 10 (22.73%) .NET Framework
5 10 (22.73%) Web Services
6 9 (20.45%) JSON
7 8 (18.18%) CSS
7 8 (18.18%) WinForms
8 7 (15.91%) Entity Framework
8 7 (15.91%) WPF
8 7 (15.91%) XSD
9 6 (13.64%) AngularJS
9 6 (13.64%) REST
9 6 (13.64%) WCF
10 5 (11.36%) Ajax
10 5 (11.36%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (11.36%) HTML5
11 4 (9.09%) SOAP
11 4 (9.09%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.36%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.82%) Algorithms
3 3 (6.82%) Mathematics
3 3 (6.82%) Physics
4 2 (4.55%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.18%) Windows
2 7 (15.91%) Linux
3 3 (6.82%) Unix
3 3 (6.82%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.27%) Android
4 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.27%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (31.82%) MVC
3 11 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 8 (18.18%) TDD
5 7 (15.91%) Scrum
5 7 (15.91%) Web Development
6 4 (9.09%) BDD
7 3 (6.82%) Automated Testing
7 3 (6.82%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (6.82%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (6.82%) E-Commerce
7 3 (6.82%) OWASP
7 3 (6.82%) Project Management
7 3 (6.82%) SOLID
7 3 (6.82%) UML
7 3 (6.82%) Unit Testing
7 3 (6.82%) User Stories
8 2 (4.55%) OO
8 2 (4.55%) Open Source
8 2 (4.55%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 26 (59.09%) C#
2 19 (43.18%) SQL
3 14 (31.82%) JavaScript
4 6 (13.64%) VB
4 6 (13.64%) VB.NET
5 5 (11.36%) C++
6 4 (9.09%) Java
6 4 (9.09%) Python
6 4 (9.09%) VB6
7 3 (6.82%) PHP
7 3 (6.82%) PowerShell
7 3 (6.82%) Ruby
7 3 (6.82%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.27%) C
8 1 (2.27%) ECMAScript
8 1 (2.27%) ES6
8 1 (2.27%) Perl
8 1 (2.27%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (20.45%) Degree
2 3 (6.82%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.27%) ISEB
4 1 (2.27%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) PCI DSS
1 3 (6.82%) SDET
2 2 (4.55%) QA
3 1 (2.27%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 12 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 11 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (2.27%) NetSuite
3 1 (2.27%) SAP
3 1 (2.27%) Sitecore
3 1 (2.27%) Sybase
3 1 (2.27%) Twitter
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