The median contractor rate for a Applications Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Application Developer
North West / Manchester
Rank 87 103 92
Rank change year-on-year +16 -11  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Developer 5 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.38% 0.17% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.18% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 4
Median daily rate £450 - £331
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.23 £38.75 -
% change year-on-year +21.88% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1256 1697 1545
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 94.86% 94.54% 95.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 791 982 808
Median daily rate £375 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.06% +12.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 34 48
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.64 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.89% +11.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £13.50 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Applications Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester that featured Applications Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Applications Developer in Manchester

Applications Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Applications Developer in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Developer in Manchester

Applications Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Applications Developer in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Developer in Manchester

Applications Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Applications Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region featuring Applications Developer in the job title.

1 12 (100.00%) Android
2 11 (91.67%) Mobile App
3 10 (83.33%) Android Development
4 9 (75.00%) JavaScript
5 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (58.33%) Git (software)
5 7 (58.33%) Java
6 5 (41.67%) ES6
6 5 (41.67%) Pixi.js
6 5 (41.67%) Apple iOS
7 4 (33.33%) WebGL
7 4 (33.33%) Change Control
7 4 (33.33%) Cocoa Touch
7 4 (33.33%) AngularJS
7 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
7 4 (33.33%) iPhone
7 4 (33.33%) BDD
7 4 (33.33%) TDD
7 4 (33.33%) SQLite
7 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (33.33%) Windows
7 4 (33.33%) Mac OS X
7 4 (33.33%) Configuration Management
7 4 (33.33%) Games
7 4 (33.33%) Cocoa
7 4 (33.33%) Xcode
7 4 (33.33%) Objective-C
7 4 (33.33%) Apple Swift
7 4 (33.33%) CocoaPods
7 4 (33.33%) React Native

Applications Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) Relational Database
1 4 (33.33%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 7 (58.33%) Git (software)
2 4 (33.33%) Android Studio
2 4 (33.33%) CocoaPods
2 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 4 (33.33%) Xcode
3 1 (8.33%) Babel
3 1 (8.33%) webpack
General
1 4 (33.33%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) Pixi.js
2 4 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 4 (33.33%) Apache Cordova
2 4 (33.33%) Cocoa
2 4 (33.33%) Cocoa Touch
2 4 (33.33%) React
2 4 (33.33%) React Native
2 4 (33.33%) WebGL
3 1 (8.33%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 11 (91.67%) Mobile App
2 4 (33.33%) iPhone
3 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (16.67%) 3D Graphics
4 2 (16.67%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Android
2 5 (41.67%) Apple iOS
3 4 (33.33%) Mac OS X
3 4 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) Android Development
2 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (33.33%) BDD
3 4 (33.33%) Change Control
3 4 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (33.33%) iOS Development
3 4 (33.33%) Mobile Application Development
3 4 (33.33%) TDD
4 2 (16.67%) 3D Programming
4 2 (16.67%) Game Development
5 1 (8.33%) Mobile Development
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Improvement
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 7 (58.33%) Java
3 5 (41.67%) ES6
4 4 (33.33%) Apple Swift
4 4 (33.33%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) BPSS Clearance