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 22 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 109 100 121
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 25 26 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.84% 0.99% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 1.07% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 21 10
Average daily rate
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£325 £313 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +16.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £307
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.55% +0.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +2.73%
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2776 2429 2998
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.66% 92.50% 91.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1522 1147 1531
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £210 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 183 224
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 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
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 22 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 22 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 +2 8 £350 +9.37% 27
Cheshire +1 7 £325 -13.33% 10
Lancashire -17 7 - - 4
Merseyside +1 3 £325 +8.33% 9
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 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 36 (72.00%) C#
2 33 (66.00%) .NET
3 20 (40.00%) SQL
4 19 (38.00%) SQL Server
5 17 (34.00%) ASP.NET
6 16 (32.00%) Web Services
7 15 (30.00%) JavaScript
7 15 (30.00%) TDD
8 14 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (26.00%) HTML
10 12 (24.00%) MVC
10 12 (24.00%) OO
10 12 (24.00%) WPF
11 10 (20.00%) jQuery
11 10 (20.00%) Oracle
12 9 (18.00%) CSS
12 9 (18.00%) Visual Studio
12 9 (18.00%) WinForms
12 9 (18.00%) MVVM
13 8 (16.00%) Unit Testing
13 8 (16.00%) .NET Framework
13 8 (16.00%) Team Foundation Server
13 8 (16.00%) ASP.NET MVC
13 8 (16.00%) Windows
13 8 (16.00%) Sybase
13 8 (16.00%) Java
14 7 (14.00%) C++
14 7 (14.00%) VB
14 7 (14.00%) Degree
14 7 (14.00%) Hibernate

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 2 (4.00%) IIS
2 1 (2.00%) NServiceBus
2 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.00%) CMS
2 1 (2.00%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (38.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.00%) Relational Database
3 4 (8.00%) Crystal Reports
3 4 (8.00%) MySQL
4 3 (6.00%) RDBMS
4 3 (6.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (4.00%) NoSQL
5 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.00%) MS Access
6 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (18.00%) Visual Studio
2 8 (16.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (6.00%) Subversion
4 2 (4.00%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.00%) Gerrit
5 1 (2.00%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.00%) InstallShield
5 1 (2.00%) JUnit
5 1 (2.00%) Maven
5 1 (2.00%) Selenium
5 1 (2.00%) MSTest
General
1 5 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.00%) Banking
2 2 (4.00%) Multimedia
2 2 (4.00%) Back Office
3 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (66.00%) .NET
2 17 (34.00%) ASP.NET
3 16 (32.00%) Web Services
4 13 (26.00%) HTML
5 12 (24.00%) WPF
6 10 (20.00%) jQuery
7 9 (18.00%) CSS
7 9 (18.00%) WinForms
8 8 (16.00%) .NET Framework
8 8 (16.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (14.00%) Hibernate
10 6 (12.00%) XML
11 5 (10.00%) XHTML
11 5 (10.00%) SOAP
11 5 (10.00%) RESTful
12 4 (8.00%) XSD
12 4 (8.00%) XSLT
12 4 (8.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 4 (8.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 3 (6.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) Kindle
2 2 (4.00%) Open Source
3 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.00%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.00%) Chip and PIN
3 1 (2.00%) Clustering
3 1 (2.00%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.00%) Windows
2 5 (10.00%) Linux
3 4 (8.00%) Fedora
4 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.00%) TDD
2 14 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (24.00%) MVC
3 12 (24.00%) OO
4 9 (18.00%) MVVM
5 8 (16.00%) Unit Testing
6 6 (12.00%) BDD
6 6 (12.00%) OOD
7 5 (10.00%) Scrum
7 5 (10.00%) Software Engineering
7 5 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (8.00%) Technical Analysis
9 3 (6.00%) OOP
10 2 (4.00%) Time Management
10 2 (4.00%) Automated Testing
10 2 (4.00%) Configuration Management
10 2 (4.00%) SOA
10 2 (4.00%) E-Commerce
11 1 (2.00%) Web Application Development
11 1 (2.00%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 36 (72.00%) C#
2 20 (40.00%) SQL
3 15 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 8 (16.00%) Java
5 7 (14.00%) C++
5 7 (14.00%) VB
6 6 (12.00%) T-SQL
7 4 (8.00%) VB6
8 2 (4.00%) Scala
8 2 (4.00%) Ruby
8 2 (4.00%) VB.NET
8 2 (4.00%) C
8 2 (4.00%) PHP
8 2 (4.00%) PL/SQL
8 2 (4.00%) XAML
8 2 (4.00%) Python
9 1 (2.00%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 7 (14.00%) Degree
2 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.00%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 10 (20.00%) Oracle
2 8 (16.00%) Sybase
3 5 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.00%) TIBCO
5 1 (2.00%) JBoss
5 1 (2.00%) Telerik
5 1 (2.00%) Wonderware
Manchester, Lancashire
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £250 - £292 per day
Posted: 25 days ago