Period
to 19 July 2019

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 19 July 2019.

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.

Developer
North West > Manchester
6 months to
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 793 1,021 765
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 27.78% 31.76% 27.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 29.44% 33.51% 29.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 576 721 524
Manchester median daily rate £413 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £313 £306 £268
90th Percentile £525 £488 £479
North West median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 17
Manchester median hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% - +24.03%
North West median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Manchester
Contract vacancies in Manchester with a recognized job title 2,694 3,047 2,621
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.36% 94.77% 94.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,743 1,932 1,584
Manchester median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £213
90th Percentile £597 £575 £545
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 133 95
Manchester median hourly rate £16.00 £18.79 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.85% +21.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £11.16 £11.90 £10.60
90th Percentile £29.90 £41.60 £43.75
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £18.79 £22.00
% change year-on-year +1.12% -14.59% +15.84%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Manchester

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in Manchester

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Manchester over the 6 months to 19 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in Manchester

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in Manchester

Developer
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 19 July 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton +1 17 £400 +42.22% 27
Salford 0 14 £475 +15.15% 27
Altrincham +1 13 £381 -2.24% 16
Stockport 0 13 £375 -1.32% 31
Wigan -1 3 £315 -14.58% 15
Bury - 3 £475 - 19
Cheadle -1 1 - - 8
Rochdale -5 1 £415 +159.38% 5
Oldham - 1 £500 - 3
Developer
North West

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 July 2019, Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Manchester region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 324 (40.86%) JavaScript
2 244 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 235 (29.63%) .NET
4 210 (26.48%) C#
5 179 (22.57%) HTML
6 177 (22.32%) Java
7 172 (21.69%) SQL
8 169 (21.31%) CSS
9 166 (20.93%) AngularJS
10 156 (19.67%) React
11 135 (17.02%) TDD
12 129 (16.27%) MVC
13 106 (13.37%) Node.js
13 106 (13.37%) Front End Development
14 101 (12.74%) SQL Server
15 97 (12.23%) Microsoft Azure
16 81 (10.21%) Amazon AWS
17 80 (10.09%) E-Commerce
18 77 (9.71%) jQuery
19 75 (9.46%) Git (software)
20 74 (9.33%) Web Development
21 73 (9.21%) Spring
21 73 (9.21%) Finance
22 72 (9.08%) Microsoft
23 70 (8.83%) ASP.NET
24 68 (8.58%) Microservices
25 67 (8.45%) PHP
26 66 (8.32%) REST
27 63 (7.94%) Scrum
28 60 (7.57%) Business Intelligence

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 25 (3.15%) CMS
1 25 (3.15%) SharePoint
2 18 (2.27%) WordPress
3 15 (1.89%) Umbraco
4 12 (1.51%) Apache
5 11 (1.39%) SharePoint 2010
6 9 (1.13%) Drupal
7 8 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (1.01%) WebSphere
8 6 (0.76%) Apache Spark
8 6 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (0.63%) Confluence
10 4 (0.50%) Apache Pig
10 4 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
10 4 (0.50%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.25%) NServiceBus
11 2 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.13%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (0.38%) Adobe XD
5 3 (0.38%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.38%) Sketch
6 2 (0.25%) Adobe Captivate
6 2 (0.25%) Camtasia
6 2 (0.25%) Snagit
7 1 (0.13%) Figma
7 1 (0.13%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 21 (2.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (2.02%) Magento
3 5 (0.63%) Maximo
4 3 (0.38%) Shopify
5 2 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.25%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.13%) OpenCart
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.13%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.13%) SAP Payroll
6 1 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.13%) Zen Cart
Cloud Services
1 97 (12.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 81 (10.21%) Amazon AWS
3 35 (4.41%) Serverless
4 27 (3.40%) AWS Lambda
4 27 (3.40%) Power Platform
5 14 (1.77%) GitHub
6 9 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (1.01%) Amazon S3
7 8 (1.01%) Dynamics 365
7 8 (1.01%) npm
8 7 (0.88%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (0.63%) Azure Functions
9 5 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.63%) IBM Blueworks
9 5 (0.63%) Office 365
10 4 (0.50%) SaaS
11 3 (0.38%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.63%) HTTP
2 3 (0.38%) Intranet
3 2 (0.25%) Skype
4 1 (0.13%) Gigabit Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (12.74%) SQL Server
2 55 (6.94%) MySQL
3 35 (4.41%) NoSQL
4 31 (3.91%) MongoDB
5 28 (3.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 27 (3.40%) Power BI
6 27 (3.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 23 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
8 20 (2.52%) PostgreSQL
9 18 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 17 (2.14%) Oracle Database
11 12 (1.51%) Star Schema
12 11 (1.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 9 (1.13%) BusinessObjects
13 9 (1.13%) PerformancePoint
13 9 (1.13%) QlikView
13 9 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
14 8 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
14 8 (1.01%) SQL Server 2000
15 7 (0.88%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 75 (9.46%) Git (software)
2 34 (4.29%) JIRA
3 24 (3.03%) Jenkins
4 20 (2.52%) Mockito
5 18 (2.27%) gulp
5 18 (2.27%) Visual Studio
6 17 (2.14%) Maven
7 13 (1.64%) Selenium
7 13 (1.64%) Subversion
8 12 (1.51%) Cucumber
9 10 (1.26%) JUnit
9 10 (1.26%) TeamCity
10 9 (1.13%) Artifactory
10 9 (1.13%) Gradle
10 9 (1.13%) Sonatype Nexus
11 8 (1.01%) Grunt
11 8 (1.01%) Octopus Deploy
12 7 (0.88%) Bitbucket
13 6 (0.76%) SonarQube
14 5 (0.63%) webpack
General
1 73 (9.21%) Finance
2 49 (6.18%) Banking
3 43 (5.42%) Law
4 22 (2.77%) Retail
5 11 (1.39%) Games
5 11 (1.39%) Marketing
6 10 (1.26%) Legal
7 9 (1.13%) Back Office
8 8 (1.01%) Advertising
9 7 (0.88%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.50%) Billing
10 4 (0.50%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.25%) Automotive
11 2 (0.25%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.25%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.13%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 235 (29.63%) .NET
2 179 (22.57%) HTML
3 169 (21.31%) CSS
4 166 (20.93%) AngularJS
5 156 (19.67%) React
6 106 (13.37%) Node.js
7 77 (9.71%) jQuery
8 73 (9.21%) Spring
9 70 (8.83%) ASP.NET
10 66 (8.32%) REST
11 58 (7.31%) Web Services
12 52 (6.56%) HTML5
13 44 (5.55%) ASP.NET Web API
14 42 (5.30%) .NET Framework
15 41 (5.17%) RESTful
16 40 (5.04%) .NET Core
17 36 (4.54%) Spring Boot
17 36 (4.54%) XML
18 35 (4.41%) Sass
19 33 (4.16%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 39 (4.92%) Mobile App
2 35 (4.41%) User Experience
3 34 (4.29%) Greenfield Project
4 18 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
5 17 (2.14%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (1.39%) Robotics
7 8 (1.01%) Data Protection Act
7 8 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
8 6 (0.76%) Life Science
9 5 (0.63%) Client/Server
9 5 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.50%) Tandem
11 3 (0.38%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.38%) iPad
11 3 (0.38%) iPhone
12 2 (0.25%) Augmented Reality
12 2 (0.25%) e-Learning
12 2 (0.25%) EPoS
13 1 (0.13%) Mainframe
13 1 (0.13%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 33 (4.16%) Linux
2 32 (4.04%) Android
3 28 (3.53%) Apple iOS
4 26 (3.28%) Unix
5 13 (1.64%) Mac OS X
6 12 (1.51%) Windows
7 3 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 244 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (17.02%) TDD
3 129 (16.27%) MVC
4 106 (13.37%) Front End Development
5 80 (10.09%) E-Commerce
6 74 (9.33%) Web Development
7 68 (8.58%) Microservices
8 63 (7.94%) Scrum
9 60 (7.57%) Business Intelligence
10 49 (6.18%) DevOps
11 45 (5.67%) BDD
11 45 (5.67%) Test Automation
12 41 (5.17%) OO
13 35 (4.41%) Problem-Solving
14 33 (4.16%) OOP
15 31 (3.91%) Continuous Integration
16 29 (3.66%) CRM
17 25 (3.15%) Pair Programming
17 25 (3.15%) Unit Testing
18 24 (3.03%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 324 (40.86%) JavaScript
2 210 (26.48%) C#
3 177 (22.32%) Java
4 172 (21.69%) SQL
5 67 (8.45%) PHP
6 54 (6.81%) Java 8
7 37 (4.67%) ES6
7 37 (4.67%) Python
8 35 (4.41%) VB.NET
9 21 (2.65%) TypeScript
10 19 (2.40%) VBA
11 18 (2.27%) ES7
12 16 (2.02%) T-SQL
13 12 (1.51%) Ruby
14 11 (1.39%) PHP 7
15 9 (1.13%) Scala
16 8 (1.01%) Bash Shell
17 7 (0.88%) Go
18 6 (0.76%) Apex Code
18 6 (0.76%) C++
Qualifications
1 17 (2.14%) Degree
2 9 (1.13%) Security Cleared
3 6 (0.76%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.25%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.13%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (0.76%) QA
2 3 (0.38%) IFRS
3 2 (0.25%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.25%) GDPR
4 1 (0.13%) HL7
System Software
1 48 (6.05%) Docker
2 8 (1.01%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.50%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.25%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 28 (3.53%) Kubernetes
2 4 (0.50%) Oozie
3 3 (0.38%) Ansible
4 2 (0.25%) Terraform
4 2 (0.25%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.13%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.13%) Kibana
5 1 (0.13%) logstash
5 1 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 72 (9.08%) Microsoft
2 46 (5.80%) Oracle
3 14 (1.77%) Xamarin
4 12 (1.51%) IBM
5 10 (1.26%) Adobe
5 10 (1.26%) Google
6 9 (1.13%) Tableau
7 8 (1.01%) Sitecore
8 7 (0.88%) Splunk
9 6 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (0.50%) Pega
10 4 (0.50%) ServiceNow
10 4 (0.50%) webMethods
10 4 (0.50%) Zend
11 3 (0.38%) Informatica
11 3 (0.38%) SAP
12 2 (0.25%) Atlassian
12 2 (0.25%) Cognos
12 2 (0.25%) Cypress Semiconductor
12 2 (0.25%) Teradata