Period
to 22 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £385 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 927 770 805
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 30.38% 28.88% 22.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 31.82% 30.41% 23.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 668 516 544
Manchester median daily rate £385 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.67% +1.35% +9.63%
10th Percentile £296 £267 £263
90th Percentile £480 £475 £500
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £370
% change year-on-year - +1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 7
Manchester median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -4.00%
10th Percentile £40.00 £40.00 £22.07
90th Percentile £147.60 £49.38 £48.00
North West median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £39.25
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.91% -7.65%

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 2,913 2,532 3,453
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.48% 94.97% 95.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,865 1,537 1,980
Manchester median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £243 £213 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £395
% change year-on-year +3.23% -1.90% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 74 75
Manchester median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.90% -8.82% +22.57%
10th Percentile £12.10 £10.65 £11.25
90th Percentile £40.00 £43.75 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% -4.76% +16.67%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 36 £350 +3.70% 28
Salford -3 27 £413 +3.13% 12
Bolton +1 8 £300 -25.00% 15
Wigan +1 7 £363 +7.41% 10
Altrincham -2 5 £390 +4.00% 11
Sale - 5 - - 3
Cheadle - 5 £375 - 7
Rochdale -9 1 - - 6
Bury - 1 £375 - 18
Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 426 (45.95%) JavaScript
2 357 (38.51%) Agile Software Development
3 339 (36.57%) CSS
4 327 (35.28%) HTML
5 241 (26.00%) .NET
6 235 (25.35%) SQL
6 235 (25.35%) C#
7 227 (24.49%) Java
8 211 (22.76%) AngularJS
9 195 (21.04%) TDD
10 160 (17.26%) MVC
11 153 (16.50%) Front End Development
12 151 (16.29%) SQL Server
13 143 (15.43%) React
14 125 (13.48%) Scrum
14 125 (13.48%) Git (software)
15 120 (12.94%) E-Commerce
16 119 (12.84%) HTML5
16 119 (12.84%) CSS3
17 110 (11.87%) Web Services
18 106 (11.43%) PHP
19 97 (10.46%) Spring
20 96 (10.36%) Node.js
21 95 (10.25%) jQuery
22 94 (10.14%) MySQL
23 88 (9.49%) ASP.NET
23 88 (9.49%) Continuous Integration
23 88 (9.49%) User Experience
24 87 (9.39%) Microsoft
25 77 (8.31%) REST

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 (4.42%) CMS
2 28 (3.02%) Apache
3 27 (2.91%) Tomcat
4 25 (2.70%) Drupal
5 21 (2.27%) WordPress
6 20 (2.16%) WebSphere
7 12 (1.29%) Apache Spark
7 12 (1.29%) SharePoint
8 10 (1.08%) Joomla!
9 6 (0.65%) Confluence
9 6 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (0.65%) Umbraco
10 5 (0.54%) Commerce Server
10 5 (0.54%) IIS
10 5 (0.54%) JBoss
10 5 (0.54%) OpenEdge
10 5 (0.54%) SAS
10 5 (0.54%) WebLogic
10 5 (0.54%) WildFly
11 4 (0.43%) Oracle Beehive
Applications
1 21 (2.27%) Adobe Illustrator
2 10 (1.08%) Photoshop
3 4 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 31 (3.34%) Magento
2 17 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.97%) Elite 3E
4 5 (0.54%) Visualfiles
5 4 (0.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 4 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.22%) SAP IS-U
7 1 (0.11%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.11%) Sage X3
7 1 (0.11%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 58 (6.26%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (5.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (2.48%) GitHub
4 11 (1.19%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 8 (0.86%) npm
6 7 (0.76%) OpenShift
6 7 (0.76%) PaaS
7 6 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
8 5 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (0.54%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (0.43%) iPaaS
10 3 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (0.32%) Office 365
10 3 (0.32%) SaaS
10 3 (0.32%) Serverless
11 2 (0.22%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 2 (0.22%) AWS OpsWorks
11 2 (0.22%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.40%) SMS
2 11 (1.19%) Internet
3 4 (0.43%) HTTP
4 3 (0.32%) Intranet
4 3 (0.32%) SNMP
4 3 (0.32%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.22%) Skype
5 2 (0.22%) SSL
6 1 (0.11%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.11%) DNS
6 1 (0.11%) RTP
6 1 (0.11%) RTSP
6 1 (0.11%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (16.29%) SQL Server
2 94 (10.14%) MySQL
3 46 (4.96%) NoSQL
4 38 (4.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 27 (2.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 26 (2.80%) MongoDB
6 26 (2.80%) PostgreSQL
7 25 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
7 25 (2.70%) Relational Database
8 21 (2.27%) SQL Server 2000
9 19 (2.05%) Big Data
10 13 (1.40%) Hadoop
10 13 (1.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 10 (1.08%) Azure SQL Database
12 9 (0.97%) CouchDB
13 8 (0.86%) Power BI
13 8 (0.86%) RavenDB
13 8 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
14 7 (0.76%) RDBMS
15 6 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 125 (13.48%) Git (software)
2 70 (7.55%) JIRA
3 50 (5.39%) Jenkins
4 47 (5.07%) Grunt
5 33 (3.56%) Karma Test Runner
6 31 (3.34%) Jasmine
6 31 (3.34%) Visual Studio
7 25 (2.70%) gulp
7 25 (2.70%) Selenium
8 21 (2.27%) AccuRev
9 17 (1.83%) Axure RP
10 16 (1.73%) JUnit
10 16 (1.73%) Maven
11 14 (1.51%) TeamCity
11 14 (1.51%) webpack
12 13 (1.40%) Subversion
13 12 (1.29%) Gradle
13 12 (1.29%) Team Foundation Server
14 9 (0.97%) NUnit
15 8 (0.86%) Mercurial
General
1 68 (7.34%) Finance
2 41 (4.42%) Retail
3 26 (2.80%) Marketing
4 24 (2.59%) Games
5 21 (2.27%) Banking
6 13 (1.40%) Law
7 12 (1.29%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.08%) Back Office
8 10 (1.08%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.86%) Legal
10 7 (0.76%) Electronics
11 6 (0.65%) Billing
12 5 (0.54%) Advertising
13 4 (0.43%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.32%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.22%) Publishing
16 1 (0.11%) Military
16 1 (0.11%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 339 (36.57%) CSS
2 327 (35.28%) HTML
3 241 (26.00%) .NET
4 211 (22.76%) AngularJS
5 143 (15.43%) React
6 119 (12.84%) CSS3
6 119 (12.84%) HTML5
7 110 (11.87%) Web Services
8 97 (10.46%) Spring
9 96 (10.36%) Node.js
10 95 (10.25%) jQuery
11 88 (9.49%) ASP.NET
12 77 (8.31%) REST
13 73 (7.87%) RESTful
14 67 (7.23%) J2EE
15 60 (6.47%) Sass
16 57 (6.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 55 (5.93%) .NET Framework
17 55 (5.93%) ASP.NET Web API
18 54 (5.83%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 88 (9.49%) User Experience
2 62 (6.69%) Greenfield Project
3 51 (5.50%) Mobile App
4 19 (2.05%) Computer Science
5 18 (1.94%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (1.08%) Fintech
7 9 (0.97%) Algorithms
8 7 (0.76%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (0.65%) Linux Command Line
9 6 (0.65%) Web 2.0
10 4 (0.43%) Blog
10 4 (0.43%) e-Learning
10 4 (0.43%) Semantic Web
10 4 (0.43%) Wiki
11 3 (0.32%) CMDB
11 3 (0.32%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.32%) NHS
11 3 (0.32%) Social Media
12 2 (0.22%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 65 (7.01%) Android
2 60 (6.47%) Apple iOS
3 56 (6.04%) Linux
4 36 (3.88%) Windows
5 18 (1.94%) Unix
6 6 (0.65%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.54%) Oracle Linux
7 5 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.32%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.11%) CentOS
10 1 (0.11%) Fedora
10 1 (0.11%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.11%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 357 (38.51%) Agile Software Development
2 195 (21.04%) TDD
3 160 (17.26%) MVC
4 153 (16.50%) Front End Development
5 125 (13.48%) Scrum
6 120 (12.94%) E-Commerce
7 88 (9.49%) Continuous Integration
8 65 (7.01%) Web Development
9 64 (6.90%) Microservices
10 58 (6.26%) BDD
11 54 (5.83%) DevOps
11 54 (5.83%) Test Automation
12 53 (5.72%) OO
13 49 (5.29%) Business Intelligence
14 46 (4.96%) Unit Testing
15 39 (4.21%) Android Development
16 38 (4.10%) Kanban
17 36 (3.88%) Problem-Solving
18 34 (3.67%) Software Engineering
19 33 (3.56%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 426 (45.95%) JavaScript
2 235 (25.35%) C#
2 235 (25.35%) SQL
3 227 (24.49%) Java
4 106 (11.43%) PHP
5 71 (7.66%) Python
6 48 (5.18%) Java 8
7 31 (3.34%) T-SQL
8 29 (3.13%) VB.NET
9 26 (2.80%) Ruby
10 24 (2.59%) VB
11 23 (2.48%) C++
12 21 (2.27%) TypeScript
13 20 (2.16%) Apple Swift
13 20 (2.16%) Scala
14 15 (1.62%) Groovy
15 14 (1.51%) Apex Code
16 13 (1.40%) Go
17 9 (0.97%) Objective-C
18 8 (0.86%) Perl
Qualifications
1 25 (2.70%) Degree
2 8 (0.86%) Security Cleared
3 5 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
3 5 (0.54%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.32%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.11%) MCSA
6 1 (0.11%) MCSD
6 1 (0.11%) MCTS
6 1 (0.11%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.40%) QA
2 4 (0.43%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.32%) GDPR
4 2 (0.22%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.11%) WAI
System Software
1 42 (4.53%) Docker
2 4 (0.43%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.43%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 2 (0.22%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (0.11%) HDFS
4 1 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (1.08%) Kubernetes
3 7 (0.76%) Puppet
4 5 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (0.43%) Ansible
5 4 (0.43%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 4 (0.43%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.32%) Kibana
7 2 (0.22%) Amdocs OSS
7 2 (0.22%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.22%) Terraform
8 1 (0.11%) logstash
8 1 (0.11%) Mesos
8 1 (0.11%) Oozie
8 1 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 87 (9.39%) Microsoft
2 57 (6.15%) Oracle
3 15 (1.62%) IBM
3 15 (1.62%) Salesforce.com
4 14 (1.51%) hybris
5 12 (1.29%) Capita
5 12 (1.29%) SAP
5 12 (1.29%) ServiceNow
6 11 (1.19%) Atlassian
7 9 (0.97%) Xamarin
7 9 (0.97%) Zend
8 8 (0.86%) Sitecore
8 8 (0.86%) Tableau
9 7 (0.76%) SOASTA, Inc
10 6 (0.65%) FatWire
10 6 (0.65%) Google
10 6 (0.65%) Informatica
10 6 (0.65%) Red Hat
11 5 (0.54%) Adobe
12 4 (0.43%) Cognos