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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 89 120 106
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 63 22 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.66% 0.68% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.76% 0.72% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 8 20
Average daily rate £400 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £272 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £340 £305
% change year-on-year
+8.38% +11.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 0 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -7.48%
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
3575 3050 2610
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.03% 94.25% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2152 1706 1324
Average daily rate £380 £363 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% +6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 182 195
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.28 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £42.50 £40.86
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 9 February 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Developer across the North West region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Software Developer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +14 41 £413 +52.77% 38
Lancashire +5 11 - - 5
Cheshire -3 5 £388 +29.16% 14
Merseyside - 4 - - 3
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 40 (45.45%) .NET
2 37 (42.05%) C#
2 37 (42.05%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (39.77%) SQL
4 33 (37.50%) JavaScript
5 31 (35.23%) HTML
6 28 (31.82%) C++
6 28 (31.82%) Software Engineering
7 27 (30.68%) CSS
8 26 (29.55%) TDD
9 21 (23.86%) Java
10 18 (20.45%) Visual Studio
10 18 (20.45%) Security Cleared
11 17 (19.32%) ASP.NET
11 17 (19.32%) XML
11 17 (19.32%) C
12 16 (18.18%) SQL Server
12 16 (18.18%) Linux
13 15 (17.05%) Windows
13 15 (17.05%) Scrum
14 13 (14.77%) VB.NET
15 12 (13.64%) NoSQL
16 11 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
16 11 (12.50%) Oracle
16 11 (12.50%) T-SQL
16 11 (12.50%) VBScript
16 11 (12.50%) Classic ASP
16 11 (12.50%) Web Services
16 11 (12.50%) Python
16 11 (12.50%) HTTP

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 5 (5.68%) JBoss
2 3 (3.41%) GlassFish
2 3 (3.41%) WebLogic
2 3 (3.41%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.27%) Apache
3 2 (2.27%) CMS
4 1 (1.14%) IIS
4 1 (1.14%) Node.js
4 1 (1.14%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (2.27%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.27%) MS Office
2 1 (1.14%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 3 (3.41%) Infor CRM
2 1 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.36%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.50%) HTTP
1 11 (12.50%) Intranet
2 7 (7.95%) Bluetooth
3 5 (5.68%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.41%) Ethernet
4 3 (3.41%) GSM
4 3 (3.41%) RS-422
5 2 (2.27%) Internet
6 1 (1.14%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 12 (13.64%) NoSQL
3 5 (5.68%) Oracle Database
3 5 (5.68%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (3.41%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.14%) GIS
5 1 (1.14%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.14%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 18 (20.45%) Visual Studio
2 11 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (7.95%) ClearCase
4 6 (6.82%) Git (software)
5 5 (5.68%) Eclipse
5 5 (5.68%) Subversion
6 4 (4.55%) Rational Robot
7 3 (3.41%) Eclipse RCP
8 2 (2.27%) Ant
8 2 (2.27%) Gradle
8 2 (2.27%) Jenkins
8 2 (2.27%) Maven
8 2 (2.27%) NUnit
8 2 (2.27%) Selenium
9 1 (1.14%) Mercurial
9 1 (1.14%) Moq
9 1 (1.14%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (1.14%) Rational Rhapsody
9 1 (1.14%) SpecFlow
9 1 (1.14%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (3.41%) Finance
1 3 (3.41%) Manufacturing
1 3 (3.41%) Military
2 2 (2.27%) Avionics
2 2 (2.27%) Electronics
3 1 (1.14%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.14%) Automotive
3 1 (1.14%) Legal
3 1 (1.14%) Marketing
3 1 (1.14%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (45.45%) .NET
2 31 (35.23%) HTML
3 27 (30.68%) CSS
4 17 (19.32%) ASP.NET
4 17 (19.32%) XML
5 11 (12.50%) Classic ASP
5 11 (12.50%) Web Services
6 10 (11.36%) Entity Framework
6 10 (11.36%) WinForms
7 9 (10.23%) .NET Framework
7 9 (10.23%) REST
7 9 (10.23%) WPF
8 8 (9.09%) JSON
8 8 (9.09%) RESTful
9 7 (7.95%) jQuery
10 6 (6.82%) XSD
10 6 (6.82%) XSLT
11 5 (5.68%) AngularJS
11 5 (5.68%) LINQ
12 4 (4.55%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.41%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 3 (3.41%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.14%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.14%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.14%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.14%) DTV
3 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.14%) IPTV
3 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.14%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.14%) MPEG
3 1 (1.14%) Over-the-Top Content
3 1 (1.14%) Physics
3 1 (1.14%) Replication
3 1 (1.14%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 16 (18.18%) Linux
2 15 (17.05%) Windows
3 6 (6.82%) Unix
4 2 (2.27%) Android
4 2 (2.27%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.27%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.14%) VxWorks
5 1 (1.14%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (42.05%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (31.82%) Software Engineering
3 26 (29.55%) TDD
4 15 (17.05%) Scrum
5 10 (11.36%) BDD
5 10 (11.36%) MVC
6 9 (10.23%) High Availability
7 8 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (9.09%) Software Testing
7 8 (9.09%) SOLID
7 8 (9.09%) System Testing
8 7 (7.95%) Information Security
9 6 (6.82%) Computer Forensics
9 6 (6.82%) Project Planning
10 5 (5.68%) Web Development
11 4 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (4.55%) CRM
11 4 (4.55%) OO
12 3 (3.41%) OOP
12 3 (3.41%) UML
Programming Languages
1 37 (42.05%) C#
2 35 (39.77%) SQL
3 33 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 28 (31.82%) C++
5 21 (23.86%) Java
6 17 (19.32%) C
7 13 (14.77%) VB.NET
8 11 (12.50%) Python
8 11 (12.50%) T-SQL
8 11 (12.50%) VBScript
9 9 (10.23%) Scala
10 7 (7.95%) PHP
11 5 (5.68%) VB
12 3 (3.41%) Ruby
13 2 (2.27%) VB6
13 2 (2.27%) VBA
14 1 (1.14%) Bash Shell
14 1 (1.14%) Groovy
14 1 (1.14%) Korn
14 1 (1.14%) Lua
Qualifications
1 18 (20.45%) Security Cleared
2 10 (11.36%) DV Cleared
2 10 (11.36%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.55%) Degree
4 3 (3.41%) Sun Certification
5 2 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.14%) DO-178B
1 1 (1.14%) SLA
1 1 (1.14%) WCAG
Vendors
1 11 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 11 (12.50%) Oracle
2 4 (4.55%) Serena
3 3 (3.41%) BEA
3 3 (3.41%) Infor
3 3 (3.41%) Sun
3 3 (3.41%) Sybase
4 2 (2.27%) Apple
4 2 (2.27%) IBM
4 2 (2.27%) Perforce
5 1 (1.14%) Capita
5 1 (1.14%) EPiServer
5 1 (1.14%) Sitecore
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