Period
to 17 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 17 February 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
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 817 884 926
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 30.25% 28.97% 24.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 31.77% 30.75% 25.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 600 643 599
Manchester median daily rate £375 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.74% +12.31%
10th Percentile £275 £300 £263
90th Percentile £500 £494 £475
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 18
Manchester median hourly rate £40.00 £43.75 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +12.90% +10.71%
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +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 2,572 2,875 3,627
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.22% 94.23% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,654 1,828 2,060
Manchester median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 60 126
Manchester median hourly rate £17.43 £14.63 £17.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.18% -15.95% +24.29%
10th Percentile £11.39 £10.39 £11.19
90th Percentile £40.18 £37.75 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £17.88 £17.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.73% -21.11% +36.36%

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 17 February 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
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 17 February 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 39 £388 -1.59% 16
Bolton -2 10 £244 -31.58% 34
Salford -8 10 £463 +15.63% 15
Sale - 6 - - 1
Wigan 0 5 £270 -15.29% 5
Cheadle 0 3 £423 -0.59% 9
Altrincham -2 3 £375 - 24
Bury - 2 £425 - 10
Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 17 February 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.

1 349 (42.72%) JavaScript
2 304 (37.21%) CSS
3 299 (36.60%) HTML
3 299 (36.60%) Agile Software Development
4 212 (25.95%) C#
5 210 (25.70%) .NET
6 200 (24.48%) SQL
7 196 (23.99%) Java
8 184 (22.52%) AngularJS
9 151 (18.48%) MVC
10 138 (16.89%) TDD
11 137 (16.77%) SQL Server
12 130 (15.91%) HTML5
13 121 (14.81%) Front End Development
14 119 (14.57%) Git (software)
15 110 (13.46%) CSS3
16 109 (13.34%) PHP
17 108 (13.22%) React
18 104 (12.73%) jQuery
19 100 (12.24%) E-Commerce
20 96 (11.75%) ASP.NET
21 91 (11.14%) Web Services
21 91 (11.14%) Scrum
22 84 (10.28%) Spring
23 83 (10.16%) MySQL
24 82 (10.04%) Node.js
25 74 (9.06%) Microsoft
26 64 (7.83%) Business Intelligence
27 63 (7.71%) BDD
27 63 (7.71%) Sass

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 (5.26%) CMS
2 22 (2.69%) Tomcat
3 19 (2.33%) Drupal
4 18 (2.20%) WebSphere
5 17 (2.08%) Apache
6 15 (1.84%) Apache Spark
7 14 (1.71%) WordPress
8 13 (1.59%) SharePoint
9 11 (1.35%) Umbraco
10 8 (0.98%) Joomla!
11 7 (0.86%) nginx
11 7 (0.86%) SAS
12 6 (0.73%) Confluence
12 6 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
13 4 (0.49%) Commerce Server
13 4 (0.49%) JBoss
13 4 (0.49%) Oracle Beehive
13 4 (0.49%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
13 4 (0.49%) WildFly
Applications
1 16 (1.96%) Photoshop
2 6 (0.73%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 49 (6.00%) Magento
2 20 (2.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.98%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 6 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.49%) Elite 3E
6 3 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.37%) SAP IS-U
7 1 (0.12%) ProductWriter
7 1 (0.12%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.12%) Sage X3
7 1 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.12%) SAP MDG
7 1 (0.12%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 26 (3.18%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.59%) npm
4 11 (1.35%) GitHub
5 9 (1.10%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 8 (0.98%) PaaS
7 6 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (0.73%) SaaS
8 5 (0.61%) Slack
9 3 (0.37%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.37%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.37%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.24%) Amazon Kinesis
10 2 (0.24%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.24%) CloudFront
10 2 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.24%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.10%) Internet
2 8 (0.98%) SNMP
3 6 (0.73%) SMS
4 5 (0.61%) Intranet
5 3 (0.37%) Bluetooth
5 3 (0.37%) SSL
6 2 (0.24%) DNS
6 2 (0.24%) HTTP
7 1 (0.12%) CTI
7 1 (0.12%) FTP
7 1 (0.12%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.12%) RTSP
7 1 (0.12%) Skype
7 1 (0.12%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (16.77%) SQL Server
2 83 (10.16%) MySQL
3 58 (7.10%) NoSQL
4 53 (6.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 51 (6.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 38 (4.65%) Relational Database
7 37 (4.53%) MongoDB
8 29 (3.55%) PostgreSQL
9 26 (3.18%) Data Warehouse
10 23 (2.82%) Big Data
11 21 (2.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 18 (2.20%) RDBMS
13 15 (1.84%) SQL Server 2000
14 13 (1.59%) Hadoop
15 8 (0.98%) Azure SQL Database
15 8 (0.98%) CouchDB
15 8 (0.98%) DB2
15 8 (0.98%) Power BI
15 8 (0.98%) QlikView
15 8 (0.98%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 119 (14.57%) Git (software)
2 58 (7.10%) JIRA
3 41 (5.02%) Grunt
4 38 (4.65%) Jenkins
5 32 (3.92%) Maven
6 30 (3.67%) Visual Studio
7 28 (3.43%) gulp
8 26 (3.18%) JUnit
9 21 (2.57%) TeamCity
10 17 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
11 16 (1.96%) Selenium
12 15 (1.84%) AccuRev
13 13 (1.59%) Cucumber
14 12 (1.47%) Jasmine
15 10 (1.22%) Gradle
15 10 (1.22%) Subversion
16 8 (0.98%) Eclipse
16 8 (0.98%) SpecFlow
17 7 (0.86%) Karma Test Runner
17 7 (0.86%) Xcode
General
1 57 (6.98%) Retail
2 54 (6.61%) Finance
3 29 (3.55%) Marketing
4 20 (2.45%) Banking
5 19 (2.33%) Manufacturing
6 13 (1.59%) Telecoms
7 12 (1.47%) Law
8 10 (1.22%) Games
9 9 (1.10%) Legal
10 8 (0.98%) Electronics
11 7 (0.86%) Advertising
11 7 (0.86%) Billing
11 7 (0.86%) Multimedia
12 6 (0.73%) Back Office
13 3 (0.37%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.12%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.12%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 304 (37.21%) CSS
2 299 (36.60%) HTML
3 210 (25.70%) .NET
4 184 (22.52%) AngularJS
5 130 (15.91%) HTML5
6 110 (13.46%) CSS3
7 108 (13.22%) React
8 104 (12.73%) jQuery
9 96 (11.75%) ASP.NET
10 91 (11.14%) Web Services
11 84 (10.28%) Spring
12 82 (10.04%) Node.js
13 63 (7.71%) Sass
14 57 (6.98%) ASP.NET MVC
14 57 (6.98%) ASP.NET Web API
15 54 (6.61%) REST
15 54 (6.61%) WPF
16 48 (5.88%) RESTful
17 41 (5.02%) .NET Framework
18 38 (4.65%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 60 (7.34%) Greenfield Project
2 57 (6.98%) User Experience
3 45 (5.51%) Mobile App
4 22 (2.69%) Computer Science
5 19 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (0.98%) Algorithms
6 8 (0.98%) NHS
7 7 (0.86%) e-Learning
7 7 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (0.73%) CMDB
9 4 (0.49%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (0.49%) N-Tier
10 3 (0.37%) Digital Media
10 3 (0.37%) iPad
10 3 (0.37%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.37%) Smart Meter
10 3 (0.37%) Social Media
11 2 (0.24%) iPhone
11 2 (0.24%) Market Risk
11 2 (0.24%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 58 (7.10%) Linux
2 37 (4.53%) Apple iOS
3 34 (4.16%) Android
4 24 (2.94%) Windows
5 10 (1.22%) Unix
6 8 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (0.86%) Oracle Linux
8 5 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.49%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.37%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.12%) CentOS
11 1 (0.12%) Fedora
11 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.12%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 299 (36.60%) Agile Software Development
2 151 (18.48%) MVC
3 138 (16.89%) TDD
4 121 (14.81%) Front End Development
5 100 (12.24%) E-Commerce
6 91 (11.14%) Scrum
7 64 (7.83%) Business Intelligence
8 63 (7.71%) BDD
9 58 (7.10%) Web Development
10 45 (5.51%) Continuous Integration
10 45 (5.51%) Test Automation
11 42 (5.14%) Microservices
12 41 (5.02%) OO
13 40 (4.90%) Unit Testing
14 37 (4.53%) Kanban
15 36 (4.41%) Software Engineering
16 35 (4.28%) ETL
17 32 (3.92%) iOS Development
18 31 (3.79%) DevOps
19 28 (3.43%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 349 (42.72%) JavaScript
2 212 (25.95%) C#
3 200 (24.48%) SQL
4 196 (23.99%) Java
5 109 (13.34%) PHP
6 42 (5.14%) Python
7 30 (3.67%) T-SQL
8 25 (3.06%) Apple Swift
8 25 (3.06%) Ruby
9 20 (2.45%) Scala
10 18 (2.20%) C++
10 18 (2.20%) VB.NET
11 15 (1.84%) TypeScript
11 15 (1.84%) VB
12 13 (1.59%) Shell Script
13 12 (1.47%) Apex Code
13 12 (1.47%) Go
13 12 (1.47%) Groovy
14 11 (1.35%) Perl
15 10 (1.22%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 30 (3.67%) Degree
2 9 (1.10%) Security Cleared
3 7 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (0.86%) SC Cleared
4 5 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.12%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (0.98%) QA
2 4 (0.49%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.37%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.37%) GDPR
3 3 (0.37%) HL7
System Software
1 44 (5.39%) Docker
2 2 (0.24%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.12%) HDFS
3 1 (0.12%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (0.12%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 16 (1.96%) Kibana
2 9 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (0.86%) Consul
3 7 (0.86%) Puppet
3 7 (0.86%) Zipkin
4 4 (0.49%) Ansible
5 3 (0.37%) Cacti
5 3 (0.37%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.24%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 2 (0.24%) logstash
6 2 (0.24%) Nagios
6 2 (0.24%) Terraform
7 1 (0.12%) Amdocs OSS
7 1 (0.12%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.12%) Mesos
7 1 (0.12%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 74 (9.06%) Microsoft
2 38 (4.65%) Oracle
3 18 (2.20%) Xamarin
4 15 (1.84%) IBM
4 15 (1.84%) Salesforce.com
5 14 (1.71%) SAP
5 14 (1.71%) Sitecore
6 13 (1.59%) Apple
7 12 (1.47%) Capita
7 12 (1.47%) Zend
8 9 (1.10%) Cognos
8 9 (1.10%) ServiceNow
9 8 (0.98%) Atlassian
9 8 (0.98%) Tableau
10 7 (0.86%) Adobe
11 6 (0.73%) Google
11 6 (0.73%) Red Hat
11 6 (0.73%) Snow
12 4 (0.49%) DevExpress
12 4 (0.49%) hybris