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 6 May 2015 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 137 116 97
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 16 20 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.41% 0.65% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.71% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 13
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £319 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £322
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £316
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +2.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £47.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -
Software Developer
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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
3593 2822 2192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.70% 91.68% 93.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1945 1523 1027
Average daily rate £388 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 181 172
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.91 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £51.39
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -

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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 2015. 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 -21 7 £300 -7.69% 19
Cheshire -4 4 £313 -3.84% 14
Lancashire +1 1 £360 -4.00% 10
Cumbria - 1 - -
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 17 (45.95%) SQL
2 15 (40.54%) .NET
3 13 (35.14%) Linux
4 12 (32.43%) Java
4 12 (32.43%) JavaScript
5 11 (29.73%) C#
5 11 (29.73%) TDD
6 10 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (24.32%) HTML
8 8 (21.62%) SQL Server
8 8 (21.62%) MVC
9 7 (18.92%) Windows
9 7 (18.92%) Web Services
9 7 (18.92%) Software Engineering
9 7 (18.92%) Software Testing
9 7 (18.92%) Selenium
9 7 (18.92%) Unit Testing
9 7 (18.92%) Git (software)
10 6 (16.22%) Degree
10 6 (16.22%) ASP.NET
10 6 (16.22%) Finance
11 5 (13.51%) VB
11 5 (13.51%) XML
11 5 (13.51%) Scala
12 4 (10.81%) TeamCity
12 4 (10.81%) Hudson
12 4 (10.81%) System Testing
12 4 (10.81%) Security Cleared
12 4 (10.81%) QA
12 4 (10.81%) Symfony

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

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 (10.81%) Apache
2 3 (8.11%) MQSeries
2 3 (8.11%) IIS
3 2 (5.41%) Node.js
3 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.41%) Internet
3 1 (2.70%) Bluetooth
3 1 (2.70%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.62%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) NoSQL
2 2 (5.41%) Data Mining
2 2 (5.41%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (18.92%) Selenium
1 7 (18.92%) Git (software)
2 4 (10.81%) Hudson
2 4 (10.81%) TeamCity
2 4 (10.81%) Jenkins
3 3 (8.11%) Eclipse
3 3 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.70%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.70%) GoogleTest
4 1 (2.70%) NUnit
4 1 (2.70%) ReSharper
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Forms
General
1 6 (16.22%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.41%) Back Office
2 2 (5.41%) Retail
3 1 (2.70%) Electronics
3 1 (2.70%) Games
3 1 (2.70%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (40.54%) .NET
2 9 (24.32%) HTML
3 7 (18.92%) Web Services
4 6 (16.22%) ASP.NET
5 5 (13.51%) XML
6 4 (10.81%) LAMP
6 4 (10.81%) Symfony
6 4 (10.81%) CodeIgniter
6 4 (10.81%) RESTful
7 3 (8.11%) HTML5
7 3 (8.11%) Saxon XSLT
7 3 (8.11%) .NET Framework
7 3 (8.11%) JSON
7 3 (8.11%) XSLT
7 3 (8.11%) XML Schema
7 3 (8.11%) CSS
8 2 (5.41%) SOAP
8 2 (5.41%) WinForms
8 2 (5.41%) WCF
8 2 (5.41%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Mobile App
1 3 (8.11%) Digital Media
2 2 (5.41%) Open Source
2 2 (5.41%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.70%) Interactive TV
3 1 (2.70%) IPTV
3 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.70%) MHEG
3 1 (2.70%) User Experience
3 1 (2.70%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.70%) Raspberry Pi
3 1 (2.70%) BeagleBone
3 1 (2.70%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 13 (35.14%) Linux
2 7 (18.92%) Windows
3 4 (10.81%) UNIX
4 3 (8.11%) zOS
4 3 (8.11%) MVS
5 2 (5.41%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (2.70%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (29.73%) TDD
2 10 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (21.62%) MVC
4 7 (18.92%) Software Engineering
4 7 (18.92%) Software Testing
4 7 (18.92%) Unit Testing
5 4 (10.81%) OOP
5 4 (10.81%) System Testing
6 3 (8.11%) V-Model
6 3 (8.11%) Waterfall
6 3 (8.11%) BDD
6 3 (8.11%) Mobile Application Development
6 3 (8.11%) Test Planning
6 3 (8.11%) OO
6 3 (8.11%) ERP
6 3 (8.11%) Validation
6 3 (8.11%) Test Scripting
6 3 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (8.11%) Regression Testing
7 2 (5.41%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (45.95%) SQL
2 12 (32.43%) Java
2 12 (32.43%) JavaScript
3 11 (29.73%) C#
4 5 (13.51%) VB
4 5 (13.51%) Scala
5 4 (10.81%) PHP
6 3 (8.11%) XQuery
7 2 (5.41%) C
7 2 (5.41%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.70%) C++
8 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.70%) MATLAB
8 1 (2.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (16.22%) Degree
2 4 (10.81%) Security Cleared
3 3 (8.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (8.11%) HND
3 3 (8.11%) ISEB
4 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.41%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.11%) CA
2 3 (8.11%) Oracle
2 3 (8.11%) IBM
3 1 (2.70%) OpenTV
3 1 (2.70%) Google
3 1 (2.70%) Twitter
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