The table below looks at the statistics for the Web 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 Web Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Developer
Rank 95 71 70
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Web Developer 44 58 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.37% 2.05% 2.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.49% 2.24% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 35 43
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £288 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.34% -4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.35 £21.75 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+39.51% -17.14%
Web 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
2958 2589 2690
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.12% 91.42% 90.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1723 1312 1381
Average daily rate £350 £340 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £205 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 191 201
Average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £40.57 £45.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Web Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Web Developer in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Web Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Web 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 Web Developer across the North West region.

Web Developer Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Web Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Web Developer across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Web Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Web 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 Web Developer across the North West region.

Web Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Web 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 Web Developer within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 December 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 -19 22 £313 +0.80% 29
Cheshire +11 16 £300 - 20
Merseyside -7 3 £250 +4.16% 4
Lancashire -28 2 £184 +31.25% 8
Web Developer
England

Web Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Web 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 Web Developer in their job title.

1 64 (69.57%) JavaScript
2 63 (68.48%) HTML
3 56 (60.87%) CSS
4 45 (48.91%) jQuery
5 42 (45.65%) HTML5
6 34 (36.96%) .NET
7 31 (33.70%) C#
8 27 (29.35%) MVC
9 26 (28.26%) CSS3
10 24 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
11 23 (25.00%) PHP
12 22 (23.91%) ASP.NET
13 21 (22.83%) SQL Server
14 20 (21.74%) Microsoft
15 16 (17.39%) TDD
16 15 (16.30%) ASP.NET MVC
17 14 (15.22%) Responsive Web Design
17 14 (15.22%) Web Development
18 12 (13.04%) Git (software)
19 11 (11.96%) Umbraco
19 11 (11.96%) .NET Framework
19 11 (11.96%) CMS
19 11 (11.96%) Web Design
19 11 (11.96%) MySQL
19 11 (11.96%) Java
19 11 (11.96%) OO
19 11 (11.96%) BDD
20 10 (10.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 10 (10.87%) Subversion
21 9 (9.78%) Ajax

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Web 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 Web Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (11.96%) CMS
1 11 (11.96%) Umbraco
2 6 (6.52%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.35%) Drupal
4 2 (2.17%) IIS
4 2 (2.17%) Apache
4 2 (2.17%) Node.js
5 1 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.09%) WordPress
5 1 (1.09%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.09%) EPiServer CMS
Applications
1 7 (7.61%) Photoshop
2 3 (3.26%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.17%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (2.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (1.09%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (1.09%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.09%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.09%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.43%) Internet
2 3 (3.26%) HTTP
3 1 (1.09%) Intranet
3 1 (1.09%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (22.83%) SQL Server
2 11 (11.96%) MySQL
3 3 (3.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.17%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.17%) Big Data
5 1 (1.09%) Couchbase
5 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.09%) Redis
5 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (13.04%) Git (software)
2 10 (10.87%) Subversion
3 5 (5.43%) Visual Studio
3 5 (5.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (4.35%) JIRA
4 4 (4.35%) QUnit
4 4 (4.35%) Jasmine
4 4 (4.35%) Axure RP
4 4 (4.35%) Sinon.JS
5 3 (3.26%) Hudson
5 3 (3.26%) Jenkins
5 3 (3.26%) Trac
5 3 (3.26%) Dreamweaver
6 2 (2.17%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (1.09%) PHPUnit
7 1 (1.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (1.09%) Cucumber
General
1 3 (3.26%) Manufacturing
1 3 (3.26%) Games
1 3 (3.26%) Retail
2 2 (2.17%) Finance
3 1 (1.09%) Electronics
3 1 (1.09%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.09%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (68.48%) HTML
2 56 (60.87%) CSS
3 45 (48.91%) jQuery
4 42 (45.65%) HTML5
5 34 (36.96%) .NET
6 26 (28.26%) CSS3
7 22 (23.91%) ASP.NET
8 15 (16.30%) ASP.NET MVC
9 11 (11.96%) .NET Framework
10 10 (10.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 9 (9.78%) Sass
11 9 (9.78%) Ajax
12 8 (8.70%) Web Services
13 7 (7.61%) XML
13 7 (7.61%) XHTML
14 5 (5.43%) RESTful
14 5 (5.43%) AngularJS
14 5 (5.43%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 5 (5.43%) KnockoutJS
15 4 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.61%) User Experience
2 5 (5.43%) Open Source
3 4 (4.35%) W3C
4 3 (3.26%) IPTV
4 3 (3.26%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.17%) E-Learning
5 2 (2.17%) Digital Media
5 2 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.17%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.17%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.17%) Derivative
5 2 (2.17%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.17%) NHS
6 1 (1.09%) DTV
6 1 (1.09%) Graphic Design
6 1 (1.09%) Animation
6 1 (1.09%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.70%) Linux
2 2 (2.17%) Mac OS X
2 2 (2.17%) UNIX
3 1 (1.09%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (29.35%) MVC
2 24 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (17.39%) TDD
4 14 (15.22%) Web Development
4 14 (15.22%) Responsive Web Design
5 11 (11.96%) BDD
5 11 (11.96%) Web Design
5 11 (11.96%) OO
6 8 (8.70%) E-Commerce
6 8 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (7.61%) Content Management
8 5 (5.43%) MVVM
9 4 (4.35%) Unit Testing
9 4 (4.35%) Test Scripting
9 4 (4.35%) Software Engineering
9 4 (4.35%) SOA
9 4 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (4.35%) OOP
9 4 (4.35%) Scrum
10 2 (2.17%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 64 (69.57%) JavaScript
2 31 (33.70%) C#
3 23 (25.00%) PHP
4 11 (11.96%) Java
5 9 (9.78%) SQL
6 3 (3.26%) Python
7 2 (2.17%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.17%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.09%) C++
8 1 (1.09%) VB
8 1 (1.09%) Ruby
8 1 (1.09%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (3.26%) Degree
2 1 (1.09%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.09%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.09%) Varnish
Vendors
1 20 (21.74%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.52%) Adobe
3 2 (2.17%) Red Hat
3 2 (2.17%) Oracle
3 2 (2.17%) SAP
3 2 (2.17%) Google
3 2 (2.17%) Twitter
4 1 (1.09%) EPiServer
4 1 (1.09%) Orchard
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