Period
to 23 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £385 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 983 839 982
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 31.37% 29.33% 27.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 33.05% 30.90% 28.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 689 611 726
Manchester median daily rate £385 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.67% - +4.90%
10th Percentile £313 £288 £281
90th Percentile £500 £500 £513
North West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 6
Manchester median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £32.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +22.09% -18.09%
10th Percentile £32.75 £40.00 £25.68
90th Percentile £122.00 £48.75 £44.38
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% -18.75%

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 2,974 2,715 3,426
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.89% 94.90% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,841 1,686 2,146
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £225 £232 £238
90th Percentile £563 £563 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 113 86
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +15.25% -3.67%
10th Percentile £11.14 £11.27 £10.25
90th Percentile £35.00 £43.40 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £19.13 £16.50
% change year-on-year +4.58% +15.91% -12.58%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 £350 -14.63% 39
Altrincham +1 12 £400 +3.23% 28
Cheadle +3 10 £363 - 8
Bolton 0 7 £400 +33.33% 22
Salford -4 7 £340 -15.00% 14
Bury 0 6 £363 +11.54% 19
Sale - 5 £453 - 3
Wigan +2 3 £290 +10.48% 17
Rochdale 0 3 £160 -20.00% 6
Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 411 (41.81%) Agile Software Development
2 362 (36.83%) JavaScript
3 327 (33.27%) .NET
4 285 (28.99%) C#
5 267 (27.16%) Java
6 252 (25.64%) HTML
7 247 (25.13%) SQL
8 245 (24.92%) CSS
9 175 (17.80%) TDD
10 170 (17.29%) MVC
10 170 (17.29%) AngularJS
11 145 (14.75%) SQL Server
12 131 (13.33%) RESTful
13 125 (12.72%) Spring
14 123 (12.51%) React
15 118 (12.00%) Front End Development
15 118 (12.00%) Git (software)
15 118 (12.00%) Scrum
16 113 (11.50%) Web Services
17 105 (10.68%) ASP.NET
18 100 (10.17%) E-Commerce
18 100 (10.17%) JIRA
19 93 (9.46%) Microsoft
20 90 (9.16%) Node.js
21 82 (8.34%) JSON
22 81 (8.24%) jQuery
22 81 (8.24%) PHP
23 79 (8.04%) Python
24 78 (7.93%) Java 8
25 76 (7.73%) XML

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 29 (2.95%) CMS
2 26 (2.64%) SharePoint
3 19 (1.93%) Confluence
4 12 (1.22%) WebSphere
5 11 (1.12%) Drupal
5 11 (1.12%) WordPress
6 9 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (0.92%) NetWeaver
7 8 (0.81%) SAS
8 7 (0.71%) Umbraco
9 6 (0.61%) Apache
9 6 (0.61%) IBM Domino
9 6 (0.61%) OpenEdge
9 6 (0.61%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.51%) Apache Spark
10 5 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
11 4 (0.41%) IBM Notes
11 4 (0.41%) JBoss
12 3 (0.31%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.31%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.71%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (0.61%) Photoshop
4 5 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.10%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.10%) InVision
5 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 25 (2.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.42%) Magento
3 5 (0.51%) Elite 3E
3 5 (0.51%) Visualfiles
4 2 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.10%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.10%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.10%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.10%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 67 (6.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (4.58%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (2.75%) GitHub
4 13 (1.32%) Dynamics 365
5 8 (0.81%) npm
5 8 (0.81%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 7 (0.71%) Office 365
6 7 (0.71%) SaaS
7 4 (0.41%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.20%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 2 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.20%) Boomi
8 2 (0.20%) IaaS
8 2 (0.20%) PaaS
8 2 (0.20%) Serverless
9 1 (0.10%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.10%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.10%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.73%) SMS
2 9 (0.92%) Internet
3 3 (0.31%) HTTP
3 3 (0.31%) Intranet
3 3 (0.31%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.10%) FTP
4 1 (0.10%) Multicast
4 1 (0.10%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (14.75%) SQL Server
2 63 (6.41%) PostgreSQL
3 62 (6.31%) MySQL
4 53 (5.39%) NoSQL
5 41 (4.17%) MongoDB
6 37 (3.76%) Data Warehouse
7 32 (3.26%) Relational Database
7 32 (3.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 23 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 22 (2.24%) SQL Server 2000
10 18 (1.83%) Power BI
11 16 (1.63%) Big Data
12 13 (1.32%) Hadoop
12 13 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 11 (1.12%) Oracle Database
14 10 (1.02%) DB2
14 10 (1.02%) Oracle Discoverer
15 9 (0.92%) Oracle OWB
15 9 (0.92%) RDBMS
16 8 (0.81%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 118 (12.00%) Git (software)
2 100 (10.17%) JIRA
3 64 (6.51%) Jenkins
4 37 (3.76%) Selenium
5 30 (3.05%) Octopus Deploy
6 29 (2.95%) IntelliJ
7 26 (2.64%) AccuRev
7 26 (2.64%) Maven
8 24 (2.44%) Visual Studio
9 21 (2.14%) TeamCity
10 20 (2.03%) JUnit
11 19 (1.93%) Gradle
11 19 (1.93%) gulp
12 18 (1.83%) Eclipse
13 16 (1.63%) Bitbucket
13 16 (1.63%) Grunt
14 13 (1.32%) Karma Test Runner
15 12 (1.22%) PyCharm
16 11 (1.12%) Visual Studio Team System
17 10 (1.02%) Mockito
General
1 52 (5.29%) Finance
2 41 (4.17%) Retail
3 27 (2.75%) Banking
4 21 (2.14%) Legal
5 19 (1.93%) Law
6 18 (1.83%) Games
7 15 (1.53%) Marketing
8 11 (1.12%) Back Office
9 9 (0.92%) Billing
10 7 (0.71%) Advertising
11 6 (0.61%) Automotive
11 6 (0.61%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.51%) Telecoms
13 3 (0.31%) Electronics
13 3 (0.31%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.31%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.20%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.10%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 327 (33.27%) .NET
2 252 (25.64%) HTML
3 245 (24.92%) CSS
4 170 (17.29%) AngularJS
5 131 (13.33%) RESTful
6 125 (12.72%) Spring
7 123 (12.51%) React
8 113 (11.50%) Web Services
9 105 (10.68%) ASP.NET
10 90 (9.16%) Node.js
11 82 (8.34%) JSON
12 81 (8.24%) jQuery
13 76 (7.73%) XML
14 73 (7.43%) HTML5
15 65 (6.61%) .NET Framework
16 61 (6.21%) Spring Boot
17 56 (5.70%) CSS3
17 56 (5.70%) Hibernate
18 49 (4.98%) ASP.NET Web API
18 49 (4.98%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 51 (5.19%) Mobile App
2 50 (5.09%) Greenfield Project
3 46 (4.68%) User Experience
4 41 (4.17%) Computer Science
5 19 (1.93%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (1.12%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (0.92%) iPad
9 8 (0.81%) Algorithms
10 7 (0.71%) Animation
10 7 (0.71%) Fintech
10 7 (0.71%) Online Gambling
11 6 (0.61%) Online Games
12 5 (0.51%) Hedge funds
12 5 (0.51%) Wiki
13 4 (0.41%) Blog
13 4 (0.41%) Linux Command Line
14 3 (0.31%) Life Science
14 3 (0.31%) Management Information System
14 3 (0.31%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 61 (6.21%) Android
2 42 (4.27%) Linux
3 39 (3.97%) Apple iOS
4 23 (2.34%) Windows
5 17 (1.73%) Unix
6 6 (0.61%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.51%) CentOS
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.10%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.10%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 411 (41.81%) Agile Software Development
2 175 (17.80%) TDD
3 170 (17.29%) MVC
4 118 (12.00%) Front End Development
4 118 (12.00%) Scrum
5 100 (10.17%) E-Commerce
6 72 (7.32%) DevOps
7 60 (6.10%) BDD
7 60 (6.10%) OO
8 59 (6.00%) Microservices
9 58 (5.90%) Web Development
10 56 (5.70%) Unit Testing
11 55 (5.60%) Continuous Integration
12 52 (5.29%) Test Automation
13 43 (4.37%) Business Intelligence
14 41 (4.17%) ETL
14 41 (4.17%) Problem-Solving
15 39 (3.97%) Kanban
16 38 (3.87%) Android Development
16 38 (3.87%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 362 (36.83%) JavaScript
2 285 (28.99%) C#
3 267 (27.16%) Java
4 247 (25.13%) SQL
5 81 (8.24%) PHP
6 79 (8.04%) Python
7 78 (7.93%) Java 8
8 50 (5.09%) VB.NET
9 40 (4.07%) T-SQL
10 23 (2.34%) TypeScript
11 17 (1.73%) VB
12 16 (1.63%) C++
12 16 (1.63%) Groovy
12 16 (1.63%) Ruby
13 13 (1.32%) Perl
13 13 (1.32%) Scala
14 12 (1.22%) Apple Swift
15 11 (1.12%) Objective-C
16 9 (0.92%) ES6
17 8 (0.81%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 52 (5.29%) Degree
2 22 (2.24%) Security Cleared
3 20 (2.03%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (1.02%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.31%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.10%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.10%) HND
7 1 (0.10%) MCSE
7 1 (0.10%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (1.83%) QA
2 5 (0.51%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.31%) GDPR
System Software
1 57 (5.80%) Docker
2 3 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.10%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.10%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 11 (1.12%) Kubernetes
2 6 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.41%) Ansible
3 4 (0.41%) Puppet
3 4 (0.41%) Terraform
4 3 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.20%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (0.10%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.10%) Kibana
6 1 (0.10%) Oozie
Vendors
1 93 (9.46%) Microsoft
2 64 (6.51%) Oracle
3 15 (1.53%) SAP
4 14 (1.42%) Kony
4 14 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
5 12 (1.22%) Atlassian
5 12 (1.22%) Google
6 10 (1.02%) Zend
7 9 (0.92%) hybris
8 7 (0.71%) IBM
9 6 (0.61%) Xamarin
10 5 (0.51%) Red Hat
10 5 (0.51%) Sitecore
11 4 (0.41%) Aderant
11 4 (0.41%) Adobe
11 4 (0.41%) FatWire
11 4 (0.41%) Lotus
11 4 (0.41%) ServiceNow
11 4 (0.41%) Splunk
11 4 (0.41%) Tableau