Period
to 8 April 2020

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

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
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 476 813 884
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Manchester 22.90% 28.02% 29.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 24.32% 29.60% 31.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 612 658
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £313 £313 £290
90th Percentile £500 £525 £488
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
Median hourly rate £35.00 £38.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% -7.32% +2.50%
North West median hourly rate £32.29 £39.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year -18.25% -8.14% +4.24%

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 1,957 2,747 2,805
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.13% 94.66% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,217 1,780 1,814
Median daily rate £400 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £193 £256 £243
90th Percentile £575 £588 £575
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 98 122
Median hourly rate £19.50 £17.41 £17.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -0.11% +12.45%
10th Percentile £10.90 £12.83 £12.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £33.25 £41.80
Median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -7.89%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Manchester

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Developer in Manchester.

Daily rate trend for Developer in Manchester

Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Developer in Manchester over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Developer in Manchester

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Developer in Manchester.

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 8 April 2020. 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
Salford +7 11 £309 -33.24% 16
Stockport -2 9 £450 +20.00% 21
Wigan +1 7 £320 +1.59%
Altrincham -2 7 £440 +11.75% 5
Cheadle +1 5 £388 - 7
Bolton -4 4 £400 -5.88% 8
Ashton-under-Lyne - 4 - -
Oldham +2 3 £500 +81.82% 2
Rochdale -2 1 - -
Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 8 April 2020, 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.

1 135 (28.36%) JavaScript
2 118 (24.79%) Agile Software Development
3 110 (23.11%) .NET
4 99 (20.80%) SQL
5 97 (20.38%) C#
6 86 (18.07%) HTML
6 86 (18.07%) CSS
7 74 (15.55%) Node.js
8 69 (14.50%) React
9 64 (13.45%) TDD
10 63 (13.24%) PHP
10 63 (13.24%) Azure
11 62 (13.03%) SQL Server
12 61 (12.82%) Java
13 58 (12.18%) AngularJS
14 51 (10.71%) Greenfield Project
15 44 (9.24%) MVC
16 43 (9.03%) AWS
16 43 (9.03%) Front End Development
16 43 (9.03%) Power Platform
17 41 (8.61%) Business Intelligence
18 40 (8.40%) Power BI
19 39 (8.19%) MySQL
19 39 (8.19%) Microsoft
20 37 (7.77%) TypeScript
21 33 (6.93%) Docker
22 32 (6.72%) Microservices
22 32 (6.72%) HTML5
22 32 (6.72%) OO
23 29 (6.09%) ETL

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 14 (2.94%) CMS
2 9 (1.89%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.26%) Apache
3 6 (1.26%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (0.84%) WebSphere
4 4 (0.84%) WordPress
5 3 (0.63%) Commerce Server
5 3 (0.63%) Drupal
6 2 (0.42%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (0.42%) Umbraco
6 2 (0.42%) WinCC
7 1 (0.21%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.21%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.21%) Camunda
7 1 (0.21%) Confluence
7 1 (0.21%) Mule
7 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (2.94%) MS Visio
2 10 (2.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.21%) InVision
5 1 (0.21%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 18 (3.78%) Magento
2 12 (2.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (2.10%) Finacle
4 2 (0.42%) Shopify
4 2 (0.42%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.21%) MFGPRO
5 1 (0.21%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.21%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 1 (0.21%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.21%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 63 (13.24%) Azure
2 43 (9.03%) AWS
2 43 (9.03%) Power Platform
3 17 (3.57%) Serverless
4 13 (2.73%) AWS Lambda
5 11 (2.31%) Dynamics 365
6 9 (1.89%) GCP
7 8 (1.68%) GitHub
8 7 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (1.47%) PowerApps
8 7 (1.47%) SaaS
9 5 (1.05%) Office 365
10 4 (0.84%) Azure Data Factory
11 3 (0.63%) PaaS
12 2 (0.42%) npm
12 2 (0.42%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 2 (0.42%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 2 (0.42%) Yarn
13 1 (0.21%) Amazon ECS
13 1 (0.21%) AWS Fargate
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.47%) HTTP
2 3 (0.63%) DNS
3 2 (0.42%) 5G
4 1 (0.21%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.21%) FTP
4 1 (0.21%) Skype
4 1 (0.21%) SSL
4 1 (0.21%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (13.03%) SQL Server
2 40 (8.40%) Power BI
3 39 (8.19%) MySQL
4 27 (5.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 26 (5.46%) MongoDB
6 24 (5.04%) NoSQL
7 22 (4.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 19 (3.99%) Data Warehouse
9 16 (3.36%) Relational Database
10 14 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
10 14 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 9 (1.89%) Azure SQL Database
12 8 (1.68%) SAP Data Services
13 7 (1.47%) Redis
14 6 (1.26%) Neo4j
14 6 (1.26%) Oracle Reports
15 5 (1.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 5 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
16 3 (0.63%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 3 (0.63%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 29 (6.09%) Git (software)
2 19 (3.99%) JIRA
3 17 (3.57%) NUnit
4 15 (3.15%) GitLab
5 7 (1.47%) Jenkins
6 6 (1.26%) JUnit
6 6 (1.26%) PHPUnit
7 5 (1.05%) Visual Studio
8 4 (0.84%) Axure RP
8 4 (0.84%) Cucumber
8 4 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.84%) webpack
9 3 (0.63%) CocoaPods
9 3 (0.63%) JSUnit
9 3 (0.63%) Moq
9 3 (0.63%) SonarQube
9 3 (0.63%) Subversion
10 2 (0.42%) Cypress.io
10 2 (0.42%) GoCD
10 2 (0.42%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 29 (6.09%) Finance
2 17 (3.57%) Law
2 17 (3.57%) Retail
3 13 (2.73%) Public Sector
4 7 (1.47%) Legal
4 7 (1.47%) Publishing
5 6 (1.26%) Banking
6 5 (1.05%) Games
7 3 (0.63%) Automotive
7 3 (0.63%) Back Office
8 2 (0.42%) Marketing
8 2 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.21%) Billing
9 1 (0.21%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (23.11%) .NET
2 86 (18.07%) CSS
2 86 (18.07%) HTML
3 74 (15.55%) Node.js
4 69 (14.50%) React
5 58 (12.18%) AngularJS
6 32 (6.72%) HTML5
7 28 (5.88%) .NET Core
8 27 (5.67%) REST
8 27 (5.67%) RESTful
8 27 (5.67%) Web Services
9 22 (4.62%) CSS3
9 22 (4.62%) Vue.js
10 21 (4.41%) Laravel
10 21 (4.41%) Spring
11 19 (3.99%) ASP.NET
12 16 (3.36%) jQuery
13 15 (3.15%) GraphQL
14 14 (2.94%) React Native
14 14 (2.94%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 51 (10.71%) Greenfield Project
2 19 (3.99%) Mobile App
3 18 (3.78%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (2.73%) User Experience
5 5 (1.05%) Replication
5 5 (1.05%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (0.63%) Algorithms
6 3 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (0.63%) N-Tier
6 3 (0.63%) Robotics
7 2 (0.42%) Augmented Reality
7 2 (0.42%) Cloud Native
7 2 (0.42%) e-Learning
7 2 (0.42%) Linked Data
7 2 (0.42%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (0.42%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.42%) New Media
7 2 (0.42%) NHS
7 2 (0.42%) SCADA
7 2 (0.42%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 19 (3.99%) Android
2 18 (3.78%) Linux
3 11 (2.31%) Unix
4 8 (1.68%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.42%) CentOS
5 2 (0.42%) Windows
6 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.21%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (24.79%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (13.45%) TDD
3 44 (9.24%) MVC
4 43 (9.03%) Front End Development
5 41 (8.61%) Business Intelligence
6 32 (6.72%) Microservices
6 32 (6.72%) OO
7 29 (6.09%) ETL
8 27 (5.67%) E-Commerce
8 27 (5.67%) Unit Testing
8 27 (5.67%) Web Development
9 25 (5.25%) OOP
10 23 (4.83%) DevOps
11 18 (3.78%) Mentoring
11 18 (3.78%) Migration
12 17 (3.57%) Continuous Integration
12 17 (3.57%) CRM
12 17 (3.57%) Scrum
13 15 (3.15%) Android Development
13 15 (3.15%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 135 (28.36%) JavaScript
2 99 (20.80%) SQL
3 97 (20.38%) C#
4 63 (13.24%) PHP
5 61 (12.82%) Java
6 37 (7.77%) TypeScript
7 23 (4.83%) ES6
8 17 (3.57%) Ruby
8 17 (3.57%) T-SQL
9 14 (2.94%) PL/SQL
9 14 (2.94%) VBA
10 13 (2.73%) Python
11 10 (2.10%) Shell Script
12 9 (1.89%) ES7
13 8 (1.68%) Java 8
13 8 (1.68%) Kotlin
14 7 (1.47%) C++
15 6 (1.26%) Apple Swift
15 6 (1.26%) ES8
15 6 (1.26%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 8 (1.68%) Security Cleared
2 5 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (0.84%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.21%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.21%) Degree
4 1 (0.21%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.47%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.42%) QA
3 1 (0.21%) GDPR
System Software
1 33 (6.93%) Docker
2 4 (0.84%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 14 (2.94%) Kubernetes
2 4 (0.84%) Single Sign-On
2 4 (0.84%) Terraform
3 2 (0.42%) Ansible
3 2 (0.42%) Plesk
4 1 (0.21%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.21%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.21%) Grafana
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.21%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 39 (8.19%) Microsoft
2 29 (6.09%) Oracle
3 11 (2.31%) Salesforce.com
4 10 (2.10%) SAP
5 8 (1.68%) Google
5 8 (1.68%) Pega
6 5 (1.05%) Informatica
7 4 (0.84%) MuleSoft
8 3 (0.63%) Demandware
8 3 (0.63%) IBM
9 2 (0.42%) Cognos
9 2 (0.42%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.42%) Tableau
9 2 (0.42%) Talend
9 2 (0.42%) Xamarin
9 2 (0.42%) Zend
10 1 (0.21%) Cisco
10 1 (0.21%) ESRI
10 1 (0.21%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.21%) webMethods