Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 879 988 806
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 29.91% 27.85% 21.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 31.54% 29.50% 22.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 662 745 525
Manchester median daily rate £375 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.74% +12.31%
10th Percentile £275 £277 £268
90th Percentile £500 £500 £475
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 21
Manchester median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
10th Percentile £36.85 £28.89 £12.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £42.50
North West median hourly rate £41.25 £38.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.45% -3.13% +14.29%

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 2787 3349 3593
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.42% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1763 2140 2076
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £233 £238 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 81 142
Manchester median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -7.94% +6.78%
10th Percentile £11.34 £10.25 £10.53
90th Percentile £41.10 £37.50 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £17.74 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +10.88% -20.00% +25.00%

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 November 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 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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 +1 53 £410 -0.61% 14
Altrincham -1 13 £388 +4.73% 12
Bolton -6 11 £300 - 7
Salford -15 8 £375 -6.38% 6
Bury +1 4 £325 -7.14%
Wigan +1 4 £283 -29.38% 6
Oldham -5 2 £438 -2.78% 5
Sale 0 1 - - 2
Cheadle -2 1 - - 4
Rochdale - 1 £200 - 3
Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 346 (39.36%) JavaScript
2 322 (36.63%) Agile Software Development
3 307 (34.93%) CSS
4 301 (34.24%) HTML
5 229 (26.05%) Java
5 229 (26.05%) .NET
6 220 (25.03%) C#
7 192 (21.84%) SQL
8 167 (19.00%) TDD
9 163 (18.54%) MVC
10 151 (17.18%) AngularJS
11 141 (16.04%) SQL Server
12 133 (15.13%) HTML5
13 130 (14.79%) Front End Development
14 121 (13.77%) jQuery
15 111 (12.63%) Git (software)
16 110 (12.51%) CSS3
17 109 (12.40%) Web Services
18 107 (12.17%) ASP.NET
19 102 (11.60%) Spring
20 95 (10.81%) Scrum
21 86 (9.78%) PHP
22 82 (9.33%) Finance
23 80 (9.10%) Node.js
24 73 (8.30%) Microsoft
25 72 (8.19%) E-Commerce
26 70 (7.96%) MySQL
27 69 (7.85%) BDD
28 67 (7.62%) Business Intelligence
29 64 (7.28%) Web Development

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 41 (4.66%) CMS
2 26 (2.96%) WebSphere
3 20 (2.28%) Tomcat
3 20 (2.28%) WordPress
4 17 (1.93%) Drupal
4 17 (1.93%) SharePoint
5 15 (1.71%) Apache Spark
5 15 (1.71%) Confluence
5 15 (1.71%) Umbraco
6 13 (1.48%) Elasticsearch
7 11 (1.25%) Apache
8 6 (0.68%) IIS
8 6 (0.68%) nginx
8 6 (0.68%) NServiceBus
8 6 (0.68%) SAS
8 6 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (0.46%) Commerce Server
9 4 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 13 (1.48%) Photoshop
2 9 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.91%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.46%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 42 (4.78%) Magento
2 30 (3.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.80%) SAP IS-U
5 6 (0.68%) Visualfiles
6 4 (0.46%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 4 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
8 1 (0.11%) Hyperion Planning
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.11%) ProductWriter
8 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.11%) SAP MDG
8 1 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 20 (2.28%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (1.82%) GitHub
3 15 (1.71%) npm
4 10 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (1.02%) SaaS
5 9 (1.02%) Slack
6 6 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
7 5 (0.57%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.34%) Amazon SQS
8 3 (0.34%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (0.34%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.23%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (0.23%) Amazon Kinesis
9 2 (0.23%) CloudFront
9 2 (0.23%) Office 365
9 2 (0.23%) PaaS
9 2 (0.23%) Route 53
9 2 (0.23%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 2 (0.23%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.57%) Internet
1 5 (0.57%) Intranet
1 5 (0.57%) SNMP
2 4 (0.46%) DNS
2 4 (0.46%) SMS
3 3 (0.34%) HTTP
4 2 (0.23%) AMQP
4 2 (0.23%) Bluetooth
4 2 (0.23%) RTSP
5 1 (0.11%) CTI
5 1 (0.11%) FTP
5 1 (0.11%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.11%) Skype
5 1 (0.11%) SSL
5 1 (0.11%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.11%) tcpdump
5 1 (0.11%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (16.04%) SQL Server
2 70 (7.96%) MySQL
3 59 (6.71%) NoSQL
4 56 (6.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 49 (5.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 35 (3.98%) MongoDB
6 35 (3.98%) Relational Database
7 34 (3.87%) Data Warehouse
8 30 (3.41%) PostgreSQL
9 23 (2.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 22 (2.50%) RDBMS
11 19 (2.16%) Big Data
12 14 (1.59%) Power BI
12 14 (1.59%) SQL Server 2014
13 12 (1.37%) Hadoop
13 12 (1.37%) QlikView
14 11 (1.25%) SQL Server 2000
15 10 (1.14%) DB2
15 10 (1.14%) Oracle Database
16 9 (1.02%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 111 (12.63%) Git (software)
2 58 (6.60%) JIRA
3 48 (5.46%) JUnit
4 36 (4.10%) Jenkins
5 35 (3.98%) Maven
6 32 (3.64%) Visual Studio
7 30 (3.41%) Cucumber
8 25 (2.84%) Grunt
9 24 (2.73%) gulp
10 19 (2.16%) Team Foundation Server
10 19 (2.16%) TeamCity
11 13 (1.48%) Gradle
12 12 (1.37%) AccuRev
13 11 (1.25%) Selenium
14 10 (1.14%) Jasmine
14 10 (1.14%) Xcode
15 9 (1.02%) Eclipse
16 8 (0.91%) Bitbucket
17 7 (0.80%) Karma Test Runner
18 6 (0.68%) Hudson
General
1 82 (9.33%) Finance
2 56 (6.37%) Retail
3 29 (3.30%) Manufacturing
4 25 (2.84%) Marketing
5 22 (2.50%) Banking
6 18 (2.05%) Telecoms
7 16 (1.82%) Electronics
8 12 (1.37%) Legal
9 7 (0.80%) Billing
9 7 (0.80%) Games
9 7 (0.80%) Law
10 5 (0.57%) Advertising
11 3 (0.34%) Back Office
11 3 (0.34%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.23%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.11%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.11%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.11%) Military
13 1 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 307 (34.93%) CSS
2 301 (34.24%) HTML
3 229 (26.05%) .NET
4 151 (17.18%) AngularJS
5 133 (15.13%) HTML5
6 121 (13.77%) jQuery
7 110 (12.51%) CSS3
8 109 (12.40%) Web Services
9 107 (12.17%) ASP.NET
10 102 (11.60%) Spring
11 80 (9.10%) Node.js
12 64 (7.28%) React
13 63 (7.17%) ASP.NET Web API
14 60 (6.83%) ASP.NET MVC
15 56 (6.37%) Sass
16 46 (5.23%) WPF
17 45 (5.12%) REST
18 44 (5.01%) RESTful
19 40 (4.55%) Spring Boot
20 38 (4.32%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 57 (6.48%) Greenfield Project
2 55 (6.26%) Mobile App
3 47 (5.35%) User Experience
4 36 (4.10%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (2.16%) Computer Science
6 10 (1.14%) NHS
7 7 (0.80%) Interactive TV
8 6 (0.68%) e-Learning
8 6 (0.68%) iPad
8 6 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
8 6 (0.68%) Video on Demand
9 5 (0.57%) CMDB
9 5 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (0.57%) N-Tier
10 3 (0.34%) Digital Media
10 3 (0.34%) MHEG
10 3 (0.34%) Mobile Banking
10 3 (0.34%) W3C
11 2 (0.23%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.23%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 55 (6.26%) Linux
2 46 (5.23%) Android
3 41 (4.66%) Apple iOS
4 25 (2.84%) Windows
5 9 (1.02%) Unix
6 8 (0.91%) Oracle Linux
7 6 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.23%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.11%) AIX
9 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.11%) Solaris
9 1 (0.11%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.11%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.11%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 322 (36.63%) Agile Software Development
2 167 (19.00%) TDD
3 163 (18.54%) MVC
4 130 (14.79%) Front End Development
5 95 (10.81%) Scrum
6 72 (8.19%) E-Commerce
7 69 (7.85%) BDD
8 67 (7.62%) Business Intelligence
9 64 (7.28%) Web Development
10 61 (6.94%) Test Automation
11 60 (6.83%) Unit Testing
12 47 (5.35%) Software Engineering
13 46 (5.23%) OO
14 45 (5.12%) Continuous Integration
15 40 (4.55%) CRM
15 40 (4.55%) ETL
16 38 (4.32%) iOS Development
17 34 (3.87%) Open Source
18 33 (3.75%) Android Development
19 31 (3.53%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 346 (39.36%) JavaScript
2 229 (26.05%) Java
3 220 (25.03%) C#
4 192 (21.84%) SQL
5 86 (9.78%) PHP
6 35 (3.98%) Python
7 28 (3.19%) T-SQL
8 27 (3.07%) Apple Swift
8 27 (3.07%) TypeScript
9 21 (2.39%) Shell Script
10 20 (2.28%) Objective-C
11 17 (1.93%) C++
12 14 (1.59%) VB.NET
13 12 (1.37%) Ruby
13 12 (1.37%) VB
14 10 (1.14%) Clojure
14 10 (1.14%) PL/SQL
15 9 (1.02%) Groovy
16 7 (0.80%) ABAP
16 7 (0.80%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 27 (3.07%) Degree
2 19 (2.16%) Security Cleared
3 16 (1.82%) SC Cleared
4 7 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.23%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.11%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.11%) CCNA
7 1 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.11%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.11%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (1.59%) QA
2 6 (0.68%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.34%) HL7
4 1 (0.11%) ISO 26262
4 1 (0.11%) MISRA
System Software
1 52 (5.92%) Docker
2 2 (0.23%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.11%) HDFS
3 1 (0.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (0.11%) Varnish
3 1 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 19 (2.16%) Kibana
2 9 (1.02%) Consul
2 9 (1.02%) Zipkin
3 7 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.68%) Ansible
4 6 (0.68%) Rancher
5 5 (0.57%) Puppet
6 3 (0.34%) Cacti
6 3 (0.34%) logstash
7 2 (0.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.23%) Nagios
8 1 (0.11%) Grafana
8 1 (0.11%) Graphite
8 1 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.11%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 73 (8.30%) Microsoft
2 46 (5.23%) Oracle
3 29 (3.30%) SAP
4 22 (2.50%) Xamarin
5 20 (2.28%) Sitecore
6 19 (2.16%) IBM
7 13 (1.48%) Apple
8 11 (1.25%) ServiceNow
8 11 (1.25%) Zend
9 8 (0.91%) hybris
9 8 (0.91%) Splunk
9 8 (0.91%) Tableau
10 7 (0.80%) Capita
11 6 (0.68%) Cognos
11 6 (0.68%) FatWire
11 6 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (0.57%) Adobe
12 5 (0.57%) Perforce
13 4 (0.46%) Informatica
13 4 (0.46%) TIBCO