The median contractor rate for a Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 28 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.

Developer
North West / Manchester
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 406 416 349
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 30.78% 23.27% 21.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 32.45% 24.63% 22.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 276 217
Median daily rate £375 £370 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +8.02%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 3
Median hourly rate £40.00 £44.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +17.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year -5.32% +17.36%  

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 1251 1689 1565
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 94.84% 94.46% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 791 983 822
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 £235
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 41 32 49
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.63% +8.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.16 £12.28 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in Manchester

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport +1 20 £294 -20.60% 18
Salford -3 17 £400 -5.88% 9
Bolton -4 6 £400 +5.26% 10
Altrincham 0 3 £375 +1.35% 18
Oldham 0 2 £360 +27.43% 10
Wigan -1 1 - - 10
Rochdale - 1 - - 1
Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, 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 Developer in the job title.

1 361 (43.23%) JavaScript
2 289 (34.61%) Agile Software Development
3 275 (32.93%) HTML
4 237 (28.38%) CSS
5 226 (27.07%) .NET
6 202 (24.19%) SQL
7 199 (23.83%) C#
8 193 (23.11%) Java
9 159 (19.04%) SQL Server
10 156 (18.68%) AngularJS
11 142 (17.01%) HTML5
12 139 (16.65%) MVC
13 134 (16.05%) TDD
14 124 (14.85%) Scrum
15 116 (13.89%) ASP.NET
16 111 (13.29%) Web Services
17 97 (11.62%) jQuery
18 89 (10.66%) Git (software)
19 85 (10.18%) Microsoft
20 80 (9.58%) CSS3
21 79 (9.46%) BDD
22 76 (9.10%) Business Intelligence
22 76 (9.10%) OO
23 75 (8.98%) Finance
24 72 (8.62%) REST
25 70 (8.38%) Node.js
25 70 (8.38%) Front End Development
25 70 (8.38%) MySQL
26 67 (8.02%) PHP
27 66 (7.90%) Spring

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 43 (5.15%) CMS
1 43 (5.15%) Umbraco
2 22 (2.63%) WordPress
3 21 (2.51%) SharePoint
4 13 (1.56%) WebSphere
5 12 (1.44%) BizTalk Server
5 12 (1.44%) Drupal
5 12 (1.44%) EPiServer
6 10 (1.20%) SAS
7 9 (1.08%) Apache
7 9 (1.08%) Tomcat
8 8 (0.96%) Confluence
8 8 (0.96%) GeoServer
9 7 (0.84%) Sitecore CMS
10 5 (0.60%) Apache Spark
10 5 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (0.60%) IIS
10 5 (0.60%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.48%) IBM Domino
11 4 (0.48%) Kentico
Applications
1 30 (3.59%) MS Excel
2 18 (2.16%) Photoshop
3 10 (1.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 10 (1.20%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.24%) InVision
4 2 (0.24%) SPSS
5 1 (0.12%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.12%) MS Office
5 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.12%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 36 (4.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.44%) Magento
3 6 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.36%) Visualfiles
6 2 (0.24%) BASE24
7 1 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.12%) ResourceLink
7 1 (0.12%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.12%) SAP EWM
7 1 (0.12%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 33 (3.95%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.56%) GitHub
4 10 (1.20%) SaaS
5 9 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (1.08%) Amazon S3
6 8 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.48%) Slack
7 4 (0.48%) TestFlight
8 2 (0.24%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.24%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.24%) PaaS
9 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.12%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.12%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.12%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.04%) HTTP
2 10 (1.20%) Internet
3 6 (0.72%) LDAP
4 4 (0.48%) HTTPS
5 3 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.24%) ATM
7 1 (0.12%) DNS
7 1 (0.12%) Intranet
7 1 (0.12%) Skype
7 1 (0.12%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (19.04%) SQL Server
2 70 (8.38%) MySQL
3 54 (6.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 52 (6.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 48 (5.75%) NoSQL
6 41 (4.91%) MongoDB
7 37 (4.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 35 (4.19%) SQL Server 2008
9 33 (3.95%) Data Warehouse
10 30 (3.59%) Relational Database
11 29 (3.47%) PostgreSQL
12 23 (2.75%) SQL Server 2014
13 19 (2.28%) Power BI
14 18 (2.16%) QlikView
15 17 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
16 12 (1.44%) Big Data
17 9 (1.08%) Oracle Database
18 8 (0.96%) Hadoop
18 8 (0.96%) Qlik Sense
19 7 (0.84%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 89 (10.66%) Git (software)
2 45 (5.39%) JIRA
3 38 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
4 31 (3.71%) JUnit
5 30 (3.59%) Jasmine
6 25 (2.99%) Jenkins
7 23 (2.75%) Maven
8 22 (2.63%) Cucumber
8 22 (2.63%) Visual Studio
9 20 (2.40%) Grunt
10 19 (2.28%) Selenium
11 17 (2.04%) Karma Test Runner
12 16 (1.92%) gulp
13 14 (1.68%) Gradle
14 12 (1.44%) Mocha
15 11 (1.32%) Eclipse
15 11 (1.32%) NUnit
15 11 (1.32%) Subversion
16 10 (1.20%) Babel
17 9 (1.08%) JBehave
General
1 75 (8.98%) Finance
2 33 (3.95%) Games
3 29 (3.47%) Banking
4 18 (2.16%) Retail
5 15 (1.80%) Advertising
5 15 (1.80%) Marketing
6 11 (1.32%) Manufacturing
7 7 (0.84%) Telecoms
8 6 (0.72%) Electronics
9 4 (0.48%) Legal
10 2 (0.24%) Back Office
10 2 (0.24%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.12%) Front Office
11 1 (0.12%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 275 (32.93%) HTML
2 237 (28.38%) CSS
3 226 (27.07%) .NET
4 156 (18.68%) AngularJS
5 142 (17.01%) HTML5
6 116 (13.89%) ASP.NET
7 111 (13.29%) Web Services
8 97 (11.62%) jQuery
9 80 (9.58%) CSS3
10 72 (8.62%) REST
11 70 (8.38%) Node.js
12 66 (7.90%) Spring
13 62 (7.43%) React
14 61 (7.31%) RESTful
15 60 (7.19%) ASP.NET MVC
16 47 (5.63%) JSON
16 47 (5.63%) XML
17 43 (5.15%) ASP.NET Web API
18 41 (4.91%) SOAP
19 35 (4.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 54 (6.47%) User Experience
2 42 (5.03%) Mobile App
3 39 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (1.44%) Computer Science
4 12 (1.44%) Web 2.0
5 7 (0.84%) iPad
5 7 (0.84%) NHS
6 6 (0.72%) 3D Graphics
6 6 (0.72%) Data Structures
6 6 (0.72%) Mobile Games
7 5 (0.60%) Client/Server
7 5 (0.60%) Fintech
7 5 (0.60%) Streaming Video
8 4 (0.48%) Clustering
8 4 (0.48%) iPhone
8 4 (0.48%) SWIFT
9 3 (0.36%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.36%) New Media
10 2 (0.24%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.24%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 49 (5.87%) Android
2 46 (5.51%) Linux
3 37 (4.43%) Apple iOS
4 28 (3.35%) Windows
5 9 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (0.72%) Unix
7 5 (0.60%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.48%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.36%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.36%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.24%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.12%) AIX
11 1 (0.12%) CentOS
11 1 (0.12%) HPUX
11 1 (0.12%) Solaris
11 1 (0.12%) VME
11 1 (0.12%) VxWorks
11 1 (0.12%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 289 (34.61%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (16.65%) MVC
3 134 (16.05%) TDD
4 124 (14.85%) Scrum
5 79 (9.46%) BDD
6 76 (9.10%) Business Intelligence
6 76 (9.10%) OO
7 70 (8.38%) Front End Development
8 59 (7.07%) Software Engineering
9 52 (6.23%) Web Development
10 50 (5.99%) E-Commerce
11 46 (5.51%) Data Modelling
12 44 (5.27%) CRM
13 43 (5.15%) Continuous Integration
14 41 (4.91%) ETL
15 39 (4.67%) Migration
16 34 (4.07%) Unit Testing
17 33 (3.95%) DevOps
17 33 (3.95%) Responsive Web Design
18 32 (3.83%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 361 (43.23%) JavaScript
2 202 (24.19%) SQL
3 199 (23.83%) C#
4 193 (23.11%) Java
5 67 (8.02%) PHP
6 57 (6.83%) Python
7 27 (3.23%) T-SQL
8 26 (3.11%) Scala
9 21 (2.51%) Ruby
10 19 (2.28%) ES6
11 15 (1.80%) Objective-C
12 14 (1.68%) C++
13 13 (1.56%) Apple Swift
14 12 (1.44%) PL/SQL
15 11 (1.32%) Groovy
16 8 (0.96%) Clojure
16 8 (0.96%) PowerShell
16 8 (0.96%) VB.NET
17 7 (0.84%) Perl
18 6 (0.72%) C
Qualifications
1 31 (3.71%) Degree
2 16 (1.92%) Security Cleared
3 11 (1.32%) SC Cleared
4 7 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (0.48%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.24%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.12%) HND
7 1 (0.12%) MCP
7 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.12%) SAS Certification
7 1 (0.12%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.19%) QA
2 6 (0.72%) HL7
3 4 (0.48%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.24%) ISO26262
4 2 (0.24%) MISRA
5 1 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.12%) SDET
5 1 (0.12%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (2.04%) Docker
2 3 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.24%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.12%) Shibboleth
4 1 (0.12%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (0.12%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 4 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.36%) Ansible
2 3 (0.36%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.24%) Puppet
3 2 (0.24%) Terraform
4 1 (0.12%) IBM BigFix
4 1 (0.12%) Kibana
4 1 (0.12%) Netcool
4 1 (0.12%) Plesk
4 1 (0.12%) SCOM
Vendors
1 85 (10.18%) Microsoft
2 63 (7.54%) Oracle
3 19 (2.28%) ServiceNow
3 19 (2.28%) Tableau
4 18 (2.16%) SAP
5 15 (1.80%) Adobe
5 15 (1.80%) Sitecore
6 9 (1.08%) Red Hat
6 9 (1.08%) Xamarin
7 8 (0.96%) ESRI
7 8 (0.96%) Sybase
7 8 (0.96%) Zend
8 7 (0.84%) TIBCO
9 6 (0.72%) Google
10 5 (0.60%) Perforce
11 4 (0.48%) MicroStrategy
11 4 (0.48%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (0.36%) IBM
12 3 (0.36%) JD Edwards
12 3 (0.36%) Twitter
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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Rate: £300 - £325 per day
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Rate: Up to £400 per day 6 Months Contract
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Rate: £300 - £325 per day
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Rate: Negotiable DOE
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Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: Yesterday
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Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
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Rate: £375 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
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Rate: £300 - £335 per annum + competitive
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Rate: £300 - £301 per day + competitive
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Pasker
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