Period
to 14 November 2019

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 14 November 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
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 723 978 878
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 26.17% 31.02% 29.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 27.75% 32.75% 31.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 553 694 655
Manchester median daily rate £400 £381 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.92% +1.67% -
10th Percentile £313 £313 £288
90th Percentile £500 £501 £500
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 10
Manchester median hourly rate - £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -12.50% -
North West median hourly rate £34.37 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -1.81% -12.50% +5.26%

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 2,605 2,986 2,804
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.28% 94.70% 94.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,752 1,893 1,767
Manchester median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - -
10th Percentile £240 £225 £225
90th Percentile £575 £565 £575
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 136 119
Manchester median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +17.65% +17.24%
10th Percentile £10.60 £11.05 £11.33
90th Percentile £33.00 £35.00 £41.20
North West median hourly rate £18.00 £19.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year -6.49% +10.00% +7.92%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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
Salford +21 12 £438 +28.68% 23
Bolton -1 12 £325 -18.75% 17
Altrincham -2 7 £475 +16.56% 13
Stockport -4 6 £331 -5.36% 31
Oldham - 5 £500 - 9
Wigan -1 4 £300 +3.45% 7
Cheadle 0 3 £388 +6.90% 5
Rochdale 0 2 £406 +153.91% 4
Bury -1 2 £405 +11.72% 11
Sale +1 1 - - 6
Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 14 November 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.

1 273 (37.76%) JavaScript
2 205 (28.35%) Agile Software Development
3 177 (24.48%) .NET
4 158 (21.85%) HTML
5 152 (21.02%) CSS
6 150 (20.75%) C#
7 137 (18.95%) SQL
8 133 (18.40%) React
9 132 (18.26%) Java
10 131 (18.12%) MVC
11 127 (17.57%) AngularJS
12 117 (16.18%) TDD
13 113 (15.63%) PHP
14 111 (15.35%) AWS
15 99 (13.69%) Node.js
16 96 (13.28%) MySQL
17 94 (13.00%) Front End Development
18 79 (10.93%) Microservices
19 77 (10.65%) E-Commerce
20 73 (10.10%) DevOps
21 70 (9.68%) SQL Server
22 69 (9.54%) Azure
22 69 (9.54%) Greenfield Project
23 66 (9.13%) Docker
23 66 (9.13%) Spring
24 60 (8.30%) Laravel
24 60 (8.30%) RESTful
24 60 (8.30%) Git (software)
25 56 (7.75%) HTML5
26 55 (7.61%) Web Services

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 19 (2.63%) CMS
2 13 (1.80%) Umbraco
2 13 (1.80%) WordPress
3 10 (1.38%) Apache
3 10 (1.38%) SharePoint
4 6 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (0.83%) WebSphere
5 5 (0.69%) Camunda
5 5 (0.69%) Cloud Foundry
6 4 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (0.55%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.55%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (0.41%) Drupal
8 2 (0.28%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.28%) Commerce Server
8 2 (0.28%) Confluence
8 2 (0.28%) OpenROAD
8 2 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.14%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.14%) Magnolia
Applications
1 25 (3.46%) MS Visio
2 4 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (0.41%) Adobe XD
4 2 (0.28%) Adobe Captivate
4 2 (0.28%) Camtasia
4 2 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.28%) Snagit
4 2 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.14%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 22 (3.04%) Magento
2 12 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.28%) Shopify
5 1 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.14%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.14%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.14%) SAP Payroll
5 1 (0.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 1 (0.14%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 111 (15.35%) AWS
2 69 (9.54%) Azure
3 50 (6.92%) Serverless
4 45 (6.22%) AWS Lambda
5 34 (4.70%) Amazon EC2
6 25 (3.46%) Power Platform
7 19 (2.63%) GitHub
8 18 (2.49%) SaaS
9 13 (1.80%) AWS CloudFormation
10 12 (1.66%) GCP
11 11 (1.52%) Amazon S3
12 10 (1.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 8 (1.11%) Dynamics 365
14 7 (0.97%) Office 365
15 6 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
16 5 (0.69%) npm
17 3 (0.41%) AWS Step Functions
17 3 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 2 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
18 2 (0.28%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.41%) Intranet
2 2 (0.28%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (13.28%) MySQL
2 70 (9.68%) SQL Server
3 50 (6.92%) NoSQL
4 41 (5.67%) MongoDB
5 25 (3.46%) Data Warehouse
6 24 (3.32%) Relational Database
7 23 (3.18%) PostgreSQL
7 23 (3.18%) Power BI
7 23 (3.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 19 (2.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 17 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 10 (1.38%) Oracle Database
10 10 (1.38%) RDBMS
11 9 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 8 (1.11%) Big Data
13 7 (0.97%) Redis
14 6 (0.83%) SQL Server 2000
15 5 (0.69%) Neo4j
15 5 (0.69%) SQL Server 2016
16 4 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 60 (8.30%) Git (software)
2 32 (4.43%) NUnit
3 27 (3.73%) JIRA
4 20 (2.77%) Jenkins
5 17 (2.35%) Cucumber
6 15 (2.07%) gulp
6 15 (2.07%) Subversion
7 14 (1.94%) webpack
8 11 (1.52%) JUnit
9 10 (1.38%) Maven
9 10 (1.38%) Selenium
10 9 (1.24%) GitLab
10 9 (1.24%) Sonatype Nexus
10 9 (1.24%) Visual Studio
11 8 (1.11%) Mockito
12 7 (0.97%) Artifactory
12 7 (0.97%) Grunt
13 6 (0.83%) Ant
13 6 (0.83%) Gradle
13 6 (0.83%) SonarQube
General
1 47 (6.50%) Finance
2 35 (4.84%) Banking
3 33 (4.56%) Law
4 20 (2.77%) Public Sector
4 20 (2.77%) Retail
5 12 (1.66%) Games
5 12 (1.66%) Publishing
6 10 (1.38%) Automotive
7 4 (0.55%) Back Office
7 4 (0.55%) Legal
7 4 (0.55%) Marketing
7 4 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.28%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.28%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.14%) Advertising
9 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.14%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 177 (24.48%) .NET
2 158 (21.85%) HTML
3 152 (21.02%) CSS
4 133 (18.40%) React
5 127 (17.57%) AngularJS
6 99 (13.69%) Node.js
7 66 (9.13%) Spring
8 60 (8.30%) Laravel
8 60 (8.30%) RESTful
9 56 (7.75%) HTML5
10 55 (7.61%) Web Services
11 48 (6.64%) REST
12 45 (6.22%) .NET Core
12 45 (6.22%) Spring Boot
13 40 (5.53%) CSS3
14 39 (5.39%) ASP.NET
15 38 (5.26%) jQuery
16 33 (4.56%) Sass
16 33 (4.56%) Vue.js
17 28 (3.87%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 69 (9.54%) Greenfield Project
2 36 (4.98%) Mobile App
3 34 (4.70%) User Experience
4 30 (4.15%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (0.97%) Robotics
6 7 (0.97%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (0.69%) iPhone
7 5 (0.69%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (0.55%) Algorithms
8 4 (0.55%) iPad
8 4 (0.55%) NHS
9 3 (0.41%) New Media
9 3 (0.41%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.28%) Animation
10 2 (0.28%) Cloud Native
10 2 (0.28%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.28%) e-Learning
10 2 (0.28%) Life Science
10 2 (0.28%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 29 (4.01%) Android
2 27 (3.73%) Apple iOS
3 23 (3.18%) Linux
4 6 (0.83%) Unix
5 3 (0.41%) Windows
6 2 (0.28%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (28.35%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (18.12%) MVC
3 117 (16.18%) TDD
4 94 (13.00%) Front End Development
5 79 (10.93%) Microservices
6 77 (10.65%) E-Commerce
7 73 (10.10%) DevOps
8 54 (7.47%) Unit Testing
9 49 (6.78%) Scrum
10 48 (6.64%) OO
11 45 (6.22%) Web Development
12 42 (5.81%) Business Intelligence
13 40 (5.53%) OOP
14 36 (4.98%) Continuous Integration
15 35 (4.84%) BDD
16 33 (4.56%) Software Engineering
17 28 (3.87%) Migration
17 28 (3.87%) Test Automation
18 27 (3.73%) SDLC
19 26 (3.60%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 273 (37.76%) JavaScript
2 150 (20.75%) C#
3 137 (18.95%) SQL
4 132 (18.26%) Java
5 113 (15.63%) PHP
6 49 (6.78%) Java 8
7 40 (5.53%) ES6
8 31 (4.29%) TypeScript
9 30 (4.15%) Python
10 28 (3.87%) VBA
11 21 (2.90%) ES7
12 15 (2.07%) VB.NET
13 14 (1.94%) PHP 7
14 13 (1.80%) Ruby
15 9 (1.24%) Scala
16 8 (1.11%) Apple Swift
16 8 (1.11%) C
17 7 (0.97%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 6 (0.83%) Apex Code
18 6 (0.83%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (1.52%) Security Cleared
2 4 (0.55%) SC Cleared
3 3 (0.41%) Degree
4 2 (0.28%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.14%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.28%) Data Quality
1 2 (0.28%) GDPR
1 2 (0.28%) QA
1 2 (0.28%) WCAG
2 1 (0.14%) HL7
System Software
1 66 (9.13%) Docker
2 4 (0.55%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.28%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 24 (3.32%) Kubernetes
2 5 (0.69%) Grafana
2 5 (0.69%) Prometheus
3 4 (0.55%) Terraform
4 3 (0.41%) Ansible
5 2 (0.28%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.14%) Kibana
6 1 (0.14%) logstash
6 1 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.14%) Puppet
6 1 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 44 (6.09%) Microsoft
2 29 (4.01%) Oracle
3 11 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
3 11 (1.52%) Tableau
4 7 (0.97%) Adobe
4 7 (0.97%) IBM
4 7 (0.97%) Zend
5 6 (0.83%) Cognos
5 6 (0.83%) Google
5 6 (0.83%) SnapLogic
6 4 (0.55%) Cypress Semiconductor
6 4 (0.55%) SAP
6 4 (0.55%) ServiceNow
6 4 (0.55%) Xamarin
7 3 (0.41%) Informatica
7 3 (0.41%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.28%) DevExpress
8 2 (0.28%) ESRI
8 2 (0.28%) Infragistics
8 2 (0.28%) webMethods