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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 143 104 112
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 15 28 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.39% 0.93% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 1.00% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 19
Average daily rate
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£350 £338 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £294 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £398 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.46% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
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
3562 2812 2516
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.05% 93.64% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2095 1521 1204
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £506 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 193 193
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.08 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.15% -8.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.80 £42.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -8 9 £320 -4.47% 32
Cheshire -13 3 £400 +6.66% 14
Lancashire +5 2 £400 - 9
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 12 (41.38%) .NET
2 10 (34.48%) JavaScript
2 10 (34.48%) SQL
3 9 (31.03%) Web Services
4 8 (27.59%) Linux
5 7 (24.14%) TDD
5 7 (24.14%) Degree
6 6 (20.69%) JSON
6 6 (20.69%) QA
6 6 (20.69%) Java
6 6 (20.69%) MVC
7 5 (17.24%) Finance
7 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
7 5 (17.24%) VB
7 5 (17.24%) PHP
7 5 (17.24%) C#
7 5 (17.24%) HTML
7 5 (17.24%) XML
7 5 (17.24%) Selenium
7 5 (17.24%) Software Engineering
7 5 (17.24%) Git (software)
7 5 (17.24%) REST
7 5 (17.24%) SDLC
8 4 (13.79%) Hudson
8 4 (13.79%) Node.js
8 4 (13.79%) TeamCity
8 4 (13.79%) RESTful
8 4 (13.79%) HTML5
8 4 (13.79%) AngularJS
8 4 (13.79%) Jenkins

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (13.79%) Apache
1 4 (13.79%) Node.js
2 3 (10.34%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.90%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.45%) IIS
4 1 (3.45%) JBoss
4 1 (3.45%) Papyrus
4 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Photoshop
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
1 2 (6.90%) Maya
1 2 (6.90%) 3ds Max
1 2 (6.90%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (6.90%) CINEMA 4D
1 2 (6.90%) MODO
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) HTTP
2 1 (3.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) Data Mining
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (17.24%) Selenium
1 5 (17.24%) Git (software)
2 4 (13.79%) Hudson
2 4 (13.79%) Jenkins
2 4 (13.79%) TeamCity
3 2 (6.90%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.45%) InstallShield
4 1 (3.45%) Subversion
4 1 (3.45%) Cucumber
General
1 5 (17.24%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.90%) Back Office
3 1 (3.45%) Electronics
3 1 (3.45%) Games
3 1 (3.45%) Military
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (41.38%) .NET
2 9 (31.03%) Web Services
3 6 (20.69%) JSON
4 5 (17.24%) REST
4 5 (17.24%) XML
4 5 (17.24%) HTML
5 4 (13.79%) CSS
5 4 (13.79%) LAMP
5 4 (13.79%) Symfony
5 4 (13.79%) CodeIgniter
5 4 (13.79%) jQuery
5 4 (13.79%) RESTful
5 4 (13.79%) HTML5
5 4 (13.79%) AngularJS
5 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 3 (10.34%) Ajax
6 3 (10.34%) SOAP
6 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET
7 2 (6.90%) XHTML
7 2 (6.90%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) N-Tier
1 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
1 2 (6.90%) Mobile App
1 2 (6.90%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.45%) mHealth
2 1 (3.45%) User Experience
2 1 (3.45%) Algorithms
2 1 (3.45%) iPhone
2 1 (3.45%) MHEG
2 1 (3.45%) Health Informatics
2 1 (3.45%) New Media
2 1 (3.45%) NHS
2 1 (3.45%) Interactive TV
2 1 (3.45%) IPTV
2 1 (3.45%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 8 (27.59%) Linux
2 2 (6.90%) Windows
3 1 (3.45%) Windows NT
3 1 (3.45%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (3.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) TDD
2 6 (20.69%) MVC
3 5 (17.24%) Software Engineering
3 5 (17.24%) SDLC
4 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (13.79%) System Testing
4 4 (13.79%) Unit Testing
5 2 (6.90%) Test Management
5 2 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (6.90%) BDD
5 2 (6.90%) Automated Testing
5 2 (6.90%) OOP
5 2 (6.90%) ERP
5 2 (6.90%) OOD
5 2 (6.90%) Mentoring
5 2 (6.90%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (6.90%) Software Delivery
6 1 (3.45%) Test Automation
6 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.45%) OO
Programming Languages
1 10 (34.48%) JavaScript
1 10 (34.48%) SQL
2 6 (20.69%) Java
3 5 (17.24%) C#
3 5 (17.24%) VB
3 5 (17.24%) PHP
4 4 (13.79%) Python
5 3 (10.34%) C++
6 2 (6.90%) VB.NET
7 1 (3.45%) C
7 1 (3.45%) JCL
7 1 (3.45%) MATLAB
7 1 (3.45%) Ruby
7 1 (3.45%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (24.14%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.69%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Firmware
1 1 (3.45%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.45%) Perforce
2 1 (3.45%) OpenTV
2 1 (3.45%) IBM
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