Period
to 18 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 1,052 831 864
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 32.15% 28.81% 23.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 33.82% 30.42% 24.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 744 583 604
Manchester median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £313 £267 £263
90th Percentile £492 £480 £513
North West median daily rate £386 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.00% - +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 20 5
Manchester median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £29.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +35.48% -26.19%
10th Percentile £35.00 £40.00 £25.60
90th Percentile £131.40 £48.88 £43.65
North West median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +2.50% +23.08% -23.53%

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 3,111 2,732 3,512
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.08% 94.73% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,965 1,661 2,097
Manchester median daily rate £400 £375 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.85% +7.59%
10th Percentile £250 £215 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 101 84
Manchester median hourly rate £20.25 £16.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.73% +13.79% -
10th Percentile £11.72 £11.00 £10.25
90th Percentile £41.40 £45.00 £36.18
North West median hourly rate £18.79 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -6.05% +14.29% -6.67%

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 18 August 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Manchester over the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 18 August 2018. 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
Stockport 0 41 £375 -8.54% 26
Salford 0 22 £400 - 11
Cheadle +1 9 £363 - 9
Altrincham -1 9 £390 +0.65% 19
Wigan +2 6 £369 - 6
Bolton -2 3 £330 -10.51% 15
Rochdale -2 3 £160 -20.00% 5
Sale - 1 - - 5
Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 18 August 2018, 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.

1 472 (44.87%) JavaScript
2 426 (40.49%) Agile Software Development
3 343 (32.60%) CSS
4 340 (32.32%) HTML
5 305 (28.99%) .NET
6 299 (28.42%) Java
7 277 (26.33%) C#
8 258 (24.52%) SQL
9 227 (21.58%) AngularJS
10 225 (21.39%) TDD
11 195 (18.54%) MVC
12 154 (14.64%) SQL Server
13 146 (13.88%) Front End Development
14 142 (13.50%) React
15 139 (13.21%) Spring
16 136 (12.93%) Scrum
17 128 (12.17%) Web Services
18 121 (11.50%) RESTful
19 119 (11.31%) Git (software)
19 119 (11.31%) ASP.NET
20 112 (10.65%) jQuery
21 107 (10.17%) HTML5
22 103 (9.79%) E-Commerce
22 103 (9.79%) Node.js
23 100 (9.51%) CSS3
24 93 (8.84%) Microsoft
25 91 (8.65%) JIRA
26 89 (8.46%) JSON
27 86 (8.17%) User Experience
28 83 (7.89%) Android

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 36 (3.42%) CMS
2 24 (2.28%) WebSphere
3 23 (2.19%) Tomcat
4 20 (1.90%) Confluence
5 17 (1.62%) Apache
5 17 (1.62%) Drupal
5 17 (1.62%) WordPress
6 16 (1.52%) SharePoint
7 9 (0.86%) NetWeaver
8 8 (0.76%) SAS
9 7 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (0.67%) OpenEdge
10 6 (0.57%) IBM Domino
10 6 (0.57%) Umbraco
11 5 (0.48%) Apache Spark
11 5 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
11 5 (0.48%) Commerce Server
11 5 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
12 4 (0.38%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.29%) Joomla!
Applications
1 19 (1.81%) Adobe Illustrator
2 7 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.48%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.29%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.095%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.095%) InVision
Business Applications
1 16 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.24%) Magento
3 7 (0.67%) Elite 3E
3 7 (0.67%) Visualfiles
4 4 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.095%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.095%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.095%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 74 (7.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 64 (6.08%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (3.14%) GitHub
4 11 (1.05%) Dynamics 365
5 9 (0.86%) npm
6 8 (0.76%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 7 (0.67%) SaaS
8 5 (0.48%) Amazon S3
8 5 (0.48%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 4 (0.38%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 4 (0.38%) Office 365
9 4 (0.38%) OpenShift
9 4 (0.38%) Serverless
10 3 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.29%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.19%) AWS OpsWorks
11 2 (0.19%) PaaS
11 2 (0.19%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.43%) SMS
2 10 (0.95%) Internet
3 5 (0.48%) HTTP
4 4 (0.38%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.29%) Intranet
6 2 (0.19%) RTP
6 2 (0.19%) Skype
7 1 (0.095%) FTP
7 1 (0.095%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (14.64%) SQL Server
2 72 (6.84%) MySQL
3 48 (4.56%) PostgreSQL
4 43 (4.09%) NoSQL
5 34 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
5 34 (3.23%) MongoDB
6 32 (3.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 19 (1.81%) Relational Database
7 19 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 15 (1.43%) Power BI
8 15 (1.43%) SQL Server 2000
9 12 (1.14%) Big Data
9 12 (1.14%) Hadoop
10 11 (1.05%) DB2
10 11 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 10 (0.95%) Azure SQL Database
12 9 (0.86%) Endeca
12 9 (0.86%) Oracle Database
12 9 (0.86%) RavenDB
13 8 (0.76%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 119 (11.31%) Git (software)
2 91 (8.65%) JIRA
3 56 (5.32%) Jenkins
4 37 (3.52%) Karma Test Runner
4 37 (3.52%) Selenium
5 31 (2.95%) Grunt
6 28 (2.66%) Visual Studio
7 27 (2.57%) Jasmine
8 25 (2.38%) Maven
8 25 (2.38%) Octopus Deploy
9 23 (2.19%) gulp
10 22 (2.09%) Axure RP
10 22 (2.09%) JUnit
10 22 (2.09%) webpack
11 20 (1.90%) IntelliJ
12 19 (1.81%) Eclipse
13 16 (1.52%) AccuRev
13 16 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
14 15 (1.43%) Gradle
15 14 (1.33%) TeamCity
General
1 71 (6.75%) Finance
2 45 (4.28%) Retail
3 29 (2.76%) Banking
4 22 (2.09%) Games
5 20 (1.90%) Legal
6 18 (1.71%) Law
7 13 (1.24%) Back Office
7 13 (1.24%) Marketing
8 9 (0.86%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.76%) Telecoms
10 5 (0.48%) Advertising
10 5 (0.48%) Automotive
10 5 (0.48%) Electronics
11 3 (0.29%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.29%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.19%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.19%) Publishing
13 1 (0.095%) Billing
13 1 (0.095%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 343 (32.60%) CSS
2 340 (32.32%) HTML
3 305 (28.99%) .NET
4 227 (21.58%) AngularJS
5 142 (13.50%) React
6 139 (13.21%) Spring
7 128 (12.17%) Web Services
8 121 (11.50%) RESTful
9 119 (11.31%) ASP.NET
10 112 (10.65%) jQuery
11 107 (10.17%) HTML5
12 103 (9.79%) Node.js
13 100 (9.51%) CSS3
14 89 (8.46%) JSON
15 78 (7.41%) XML
16 71 (6.75%) Hibernate
17 69 (6.56%) REST
18 67 (6.37%) .NET Framework
19 65 (6.18%) J2EE
20 64 (6.08%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 86 (8.17%) User Experience
2 63 (5.99%) Mobile App
3 56 (5.32%) Greenfield Project
4 24 (2.28%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (1.81%) Computer Science
6 12 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (0.95%) Algorithms
7 10 (0.95%) Fintech
8 9 (0.86%) iPad
8 9 (0.86%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (0.57%) Animation
9 6 (0.57%) Web 2.0
10 5 (0.48%) Hedge funds
10 5 (0.48%) Linux Command Line
10 5 (0.48%) Online Gambling
11 4 (0.38%) Blog
11 4 (0.38%) Online Games
11 4 (0.38%) Semantic Web
11 4 (0.38%) Wiki
12 3 (0.29%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 83 (7.89%) Android
2 66 (6.27%) Apple iOS
3 37 (3.52%) Linux
4 35 (3.33%) Windows
5 22 (2.09%) Unix
6 6 (0.57%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.48%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.095%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.095%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 426 (40.49%) Agile Software Development
2 225 (21.39%) TDD
3 195 (18.54%) MVC
4 146 (13.88%) Front End Development
5 136 (12.93%) Scrum
6 103 (9.79%) E-Commerce
7 78 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
8 74 (7.03%) Web Development
9 66 (6.27%) Microservices
10 62 (5.89%) BDD
11 60 (5.70%) Unit Testing
12 59 (5.61%) Test Automation
13 58 (5.51%) DevOps
14 55 (5.23%) OO
15 46 (4.37%) SDLC
16 44 (4.18%) Business Intelligence
16 44 (4.18%) Problem-Solving
17 42 (3.99%) Android Development
18 34 (3.23%) ETL
19 33 (3.14%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 472 (44.87%) JavaScript
2 299 (28.42%) Java
3 277 (26.33%) C#
4 258 (24.52%) SQL
5 83 (7.89%) Python
6 76 (7.22%) Java 8
6 76 (7.22%) PHP
7 38 (3.61%) T-SQL
8 31 (2.95%) VB.NET
9 28 (2.66%) TypeScript
10 21 (2.00%) VB
11 20 (1.90%) C++
12 19 (1.81%) Groovy
13 18 (1.71%) Apple Swift
13 18 (1.71%) Ruby
14 15 (1.43%) Scala
15 12 (1.14%) Apex Code
15 12 (1.14%) Objective-C
16 10 (0.95%) ES6
17 9 (0.86%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 29 (2.76%) Degree
2 19 (1.81%) Security Cleared
3 8 (0.76%) SC Cleared
4 7 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.29%) AWS Certification
6 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.19%) MCTS
8 1 (0.095%) HND
8 1 (0.095%) MCSA
8 1 (0.095%) MCSD
8 1 (0.095%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (1.81%) QA
2 2 (0.19%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.19%) GDPR
3 1 (0.095%) WAI
System Software
1 56 (5.32%) Docker
2 4 (0.38%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 4 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.29%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.29%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 12 (1.14%) Kubernetes
2 8 (0.76%) Single Sign-On
3 7 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.38%) Tivoli
5 3 (0.29%) Ansible
5 3 (0.29%) Puppet
6 2 (0.19%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 2 (0.19%) Kibana
7 1 (0.095%) Amdocs OSS
7 1 (0.095%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.095%) Oozie
7 1 (0.095%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.095%) Terraform
Vendors
1 93 (8.84%) Microsoft
2 61 (5.80%) Oracle
3 19 (1.81%) Salesforce.com
4 15 (1.43%) hybris
4 15 (1.43%) SAP
5 14 (1.33%) IBM
6 13 (1.24%) Kony
7 11 (1.05%) Capita
8 10 (0.95%) ServiceNow
9 9 (0.86%) Atlassian
9 9 (0.86%) FatWire
10 8 (0.76%) Sitecore
11 7 (0.67%) Informatica
11 7 (0.67%) SOASTA, Inc
11 7 (0.67%) Tableau
11 7 (0.67%) Xamarin
12 6 (0.57%) Aderant
13 5 (0.48%) WooCommerce
14 4 (0.38%) Lotus
14 4 (0.38%) Teradata