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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 143 108 114
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 24 28 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.55% 0.91% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.98% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 13 18
Average daily rate
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£338 £325 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +2.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £306 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £375 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
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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
4042 2843 2649
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.46% 92.16% 92.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2427 1582 1315
Average daily rate £400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 179 203
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.82% -3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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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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 -15 12 £311 -2.73% 23
Cheshire -13 4 £400 +14.28% 12
Lancashire -14 3 £400 - 6
Merseyside -13 1 £350 +7.69% 11
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 15 (41.67%) .NET
2 12 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 12 (33.33%) C#
2 12 (33.33%) SQL
3 11 (30.56%) SQL Server
3 11 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (27.78%) HTML
4 10 (27.78%) Java
5 9 (25.00%) C++
5 9 (25.00%) Web Services
5 9 (25.00%) jQuery
6 8 (22.22%) MVC
7 7 (19.44%) TDD
8 6 (16.67%) Finance
8 6 (16.67%) Python
8 6 (16.67%) Linux
8 6 (16.67%) CSS
8 6 (16.67%) HTML5
8 6 (16.67%) AngularJS
9 5 (13.89%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 5 (13.89%) REST
9 5 (13.89%) ASP.NET
9 5 (13.89%) C
9 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
9 5 (13.89%) HTTP
9 5 (13.89%) Ajax
9 5 (13.89%) Git (software)
10 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
10 4 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (11.11%) Software Engineering

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 3 (8.33%) JBoss
1 3 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 3 (8.33%) Node.js
2 2 (5.56%) Tomcat
2 2 (5.56%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.56%) GlassFish
2 2 (5.56%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.78%) IIS
3 1 (2.78%) Apache
3 1 (2.78%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.78%) Papyrus
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Photoshop
1 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.56%) Maya
1 2 (5.56%) 3ds Max
1 2 (5.56%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (5.56%) CINEMA 4D
1 2 (5.56%) MODO
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.89%) HTTP
2 1 (2.78%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (30.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.56%) Data Mining
2 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (5.56%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.78%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (2.78%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (13.89%) Git (software)
2 4 (11.11%) Visual Studio
3 3 (8.33%) NUnit
3 3 (8.33%) TeamCity
4 2 (5.56%) Eclipse RCP
4 2 (5.56%) Subversion
4 2 (5.56%) Selenium
4 2 (5.56%) Eclipse
4 2 (5.56%) InstallShield
4 2 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.78%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.78%) Hudson
5 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Legal
2 2 (5.56%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.56%) Military
3 1 (2.78%) Retail
3 1 (2.78%) Automotive
3 1 (2.78%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (41.67%) .NET
2 10 (27.78%) HTML
3 9 (25.00%) Web Services
3 9 (25.00%) jQuery
4 6 (16.67%) HTML5
4 6 (16.67%) AngularJS
4 6 (16.67%) CSS
5 5 (13.89%) ASP.NET
5 5 (13.89%) Ajax
5 5 (13.89%) REST
5 5 (13.89%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 4 (11.11%) React
6 4 (11.11%) Entity Framework
6 4 (11.11%) JSON
6 4 (11.11%) XHTML
7 3 (8.33%) J2EE
7 3 (8.33%) SOAP
7 3 (8.33%) XML
7 3 (8.33%) WCF
8 2 (5.56%) SWT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.56%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.78%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.78%) NHS
3 1 (2.78%) Replication
3 1 (2.78%) Informatics
3 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.78%) iPhone
3 1 (2.78%) Health Informatics
3 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.78%) mHealth
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.67%) Linux
2 4 (11.11%) UNIX
2 4 (11.11%) Windows
3 1 (2.78%) Windows NT
3 1 (2.78%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.78%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (2.78%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (22.22%) MVC
3 7 (19.44%) TDD
4 4 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 4 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (8.33%) OO
5 3 (8.33%) BDD
6 2 (5.56%) Responsive Web Design
6 2 (5.56%) Unit Testing
6 2 (5.56%) Test Management
6 2 (5.56%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (5.56%) Software Delivery
6 2 (5.56%) SDLC
6 2 (5.56%) ERP
6 2 (5.56%) System Testing
6 2 (5.56%) Web Design
6 2 (5.56%) Automated Testing
7 1 (2.78%) Software Testing
7 1 (2.78%) Web Development
7 1 (2.78%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 12 (33.33%) C#
1 12 (33.33%) SQL
1 12 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 10 (27.78%) Java
3 9 (25.00%) C++
4 6 (16.67%) Python
5 5 (13.89%) C
6 4 (11.11%) VB
7 3 (8.33%) VB.NET
8 2 (5.56%) VBA
8 2 (5.56%) PHP
8 2 (5.56%) Ruby
9 1 (2.78%) Korn
9 1 (2.78%) Scala
9 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
9 1 (2.78%) JCL
9 1 (2.78%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) Degree
1 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.33%) DV Cleared
3 2 (5.56%) Sun Certification
4 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Firmware
1 1 (2.78%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle
3 2 (5.56%) Sybase
3 2 (5.56%) Sun
4 1 (2.78%) Perforce
4 1 (2.78%) IBM
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