Period
to 18 February 2019

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 18 February 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
18 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 795 816 877
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 27.31% 30.36% 28.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 28.75% 31.86% 30.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 592 598 638
Manchester median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +2.74%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £300
90th Percentile £525 £500 £496
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 4
Manchester median hourly rate £28.63 £40.00 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.44% -8.57% +12.90%
10th Percentile £24.24 £40.00 £24.25
90th Percentile £32.98 £40.00 £48.75
North West median hourly rate £36.23 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -9.44% -5.88% +6.25%

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 2,765 2,561 2,850
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.98% 95.28% 94.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,782 1,642 1,813
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £239 £225 £221
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
North West median daily rate £411 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.75% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 124 59
Manchester median hourly rate £17.50 £17.43 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.40% +20.21% -17.14%
10th Percentile £11.46 £11.39 £10.37
90th Percentile £32.50 £40.18 £38.00
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £18.03 £18.00
% change year-on-year +10.93% +0.17% -20.00%

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 18 February 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 18 February 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
Altrincham +2 17 £413 +10.00% 26
Bolton +1 16 £425 +74.36% 19
Stockport -1 15 £400 +3.23% 29
Salford -4 11 £430 -7.03% 23
Bury -1 6 £363 -14.71% 11
Sale -1 5 £405 - 1
Cheadle 0 3 £348 -17.75% 15
Wigan -1 3 £290 +7.41% 15
Rochdale - 3 £300 - 5
Oldham - 1 £275 - 2
Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 18 February 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.

1 313 (39.37%) Agile Software Development
2 311 (39.12%) .NET
3 281 (35.35%) C#
4 275 (34.59%) JavaScript
5 214 (26.92%) SQL
6 182 (22.89%) Java
7 178 (22.39%) CSS
8 174 (21.89%) HTML
9 138 (17.36%) TDD
10 136 (17.11%) MVC
11 132 (16.60%) AngularJS
12 130 (16.35%) SQL Server
13 115 (14.47%) React
14 100 (12.58%) Microsoft
15 97 (12.20%) Front End Development
16 92 (11.57%) PHP
17 91 (11.45%) Git (software)
18 90 (11.32%) RESTful
19 89 (11.19%) Web Services
20 87 (10.94%) ASP.NET
20 87 (10.94%) Node.js
21 86 (10.82%) Scrum
22 82 (10.31%) E-Commerce
23 76 (9.56%) Microsoft Azure
24 69 (8.68%) Web Development
25 66 (8.30%) HTML5
25 66 (8.30%) DevOps
25 66 (8.30%) Java 8
26 64 (8.05%) MySQL
27 62 (7.80%) Spring

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 (3.65%) SharePoint
2 15 (1.89%) CMS
3 14 (1.76%) Apache
4 13 (1.64%) WordPress
5 10 (1.26%) Drupal
5 10 (1.26%) Tomcat
6 9 (1.13%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (0.75%) Umbraco
8 5 (0.63%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.38%) Confluence
9 3 (0.38%) IIS
9 3 (0.38%) JBoss
9 3 (0.38%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.38%) SAS
10 2 (0.25%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.25%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.25%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (1.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.88%) Photoshop
3 4 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.13%) InDesign
6 1 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 36 (4.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.64%) Magento
3 3 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.38%) ResourceLink
4 2 (0.25%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.13%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.13%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.13%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.13%) OpenCart
5 1 (0.13%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.13%) Shopify
5 1 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.13%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.13%) Zen Cart
Cloud Services
1 76 (9.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 48 (6.04%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (2.89%) GitHub
4 22 (2.77%) Dynamics 365
5 7 (0.88%) Serverless
6 6 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.50%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (0.50%) Office 365
8 3 (0.38%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.38%) Azure Functions
9 2 (0.25%) Boomi
9 2 (0.25%) npm
9 2 (0.25%) SaaS
10 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.13%) iPaaS
10 1 (0.13%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.13%) PaaS
10 1 (0.13%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.26%) SMS
2 9 (1.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (16.35%) SQL Server
2 64 (8.05%) MySQL
3 44 (5.53%) NoSQL
4 36 (4.53%) PostgreSQL
5 35 (4.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 32 (4.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 27 (3.40%) Power BI
8 24 (3.02%) Relational Database
9 22 (2.77%) SQL Server 2000
10 20 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
11 17 (2.14%) MongoDB
11 17 (2.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 10 (1.26%) Big Data
12 10 (1.26%) RavenDB
13 7 (0.88%) Hadoop
13 7 (0.88%) MariaDB
13 7 (0.88%) Oracle Database
13 7 (0.88%) PerformancePoint
13 7 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
13 7 (0.88%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 91 (11.45%) Git (software)
2 48 (6.04%) JIRA
3 30 (3.77%) Visual Studio
4 29 (3.65%) Jenkins
5 25 (3.14%) AccuRev
6 16 (2.01%) Visual Studio Team System
7 13 (1.64%) JUnit
8 12 (1.51%) Selenium
9 11 (1.38%) IntelliJ
9 11 (1.38%) TeamCity
10 10 (1.26%) Cucumber
10 10 (1.26%) Gradle
10 10 (1.26%) Maven
11 9 (1.13%) Subversion
12 7 (0.88%) gulp
12 7 (0.88%) PyCharm
13 6 (0.75%) Mercurial
13 6 (0.75%) Octopus Deploy
14 5 (0.63%) Axure RP
14 5 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 58 (7.30%) Finance
2 27 (3.40%) Retail
3 22 (2.77%) Law
4 21 (2.64%) Banking
5 16 (2.01%) Games
6 14 (1.76%) Billing
6 14 (1.76%) Marketing
7 12 (1.51%) Back Office
8 10 (1.26%) Legal
9 9 (1.13%) Advertising
10 4 (0.50%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.38%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.25%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.25%) Local Government
13 1 (0.13%) Automotive
13 1 (0.13%) Electronics
13 1 (0.13%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 311 (39.12%) .NET
2 178 (22.39%) CSS
3 174 (21.89%) HTML
4 132 (16.60%) AngularJS
5 115 (14.47%) React
6 90 (11.32%) RESTful
7 89 (11.19%) Web Services
8 87 (10.94%) ASP.NET
8 87 (10.94%) Node.js
9 66 (8.30%) HTML5
10 62 (7.80%) jQuery
10 62 (7.80%) Spring
11 52 (6.54%) .NET Framework
12 49 (6.16%) ASP.NET Web API
12 49 (6.16%) CSS3
13 44 (5.53%) Spring Boot
13 44 (5.53%) WinForms
14 42 (5.28%) WCF
15 40 (5.03%) REST
15 40 (5.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 50 (6.29%) Greenfield Project
2 26 (3.27%) Mobile App
3 24 (3.02%) User Experience
4 19 (2.39%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (2.01%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (1.13%) Fintech
8 8 (1.01%) NHS
8 8 (1.01%) RIA
8 8 (1.01%) Semantic Web
9 7 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (0.50%) N-Tier
10 4 (0.50%) Wiki
11 3 (0.38%) Augmented Reality
11 3 (0.38%) Online Gambling
11 3 (0.38%) Online Games
12 2 (0.25%) Animation
12 2 (0.25%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.25%) Video on Demand
13 1 (0.13%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 41 (5.16%) Linux
2 37 (4.65%) Android
3 19 (2.39%) Apple iOS
4 15 (1.89%) Unix
4 15 (1.89%) Windows
5 7 (0.88%) CentOS
6 4 (0.50%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 313 (39.37%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (17.36%) TDD
3 136 (17.11%) MVC
4 97 (12.20%) Front End Development
5 86 (10.82%) Scrum
6 82 (10.31%) E-Commerce
7 69 (8.68%) Web Development
8 66 (8.30%) DevOps
9 56 (7.04%) OO
10 51 (6.42%) Microservices
11 49 (6.16%) Business Intelligence
12 48 (6.04%) OOP
13 44 (5.53%) Continuous Integration
13 44 (5.53%) CRM
14 43 (5.41%) BDD
15 38 (4.78%) Unit Testing
16 37 (4.65%) Computer Science
17 35 (4.40%) Problem-Solving
18 33 (4.15%) Android Development
19 28 (3.52%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 281 (35.35%) C#
2 275 (34.59%) JavaScript
3 214 (26.92%) SQL
4 182 (22.89%) Java
5 92 (11.57%) PHP
6 66 (8.30%) Java 8
7 53 (6.67%) VB.NET
8 32 (4.03%) Python
9 26 (3.27%) T-SQL
10 22 (2.77%) TypeScript
11 21 (2.64%) ES6
12 20 (2.52%) Perl
12 20 (2.52%) VBA
13 14 (1.76%) Kotlin
14 10 (1.26%) VB
15 9 (1.13%) Bash Shell
16 8 (1.01%) Apple Swift
17 6 (0.75%) PHP 7
17 6 (0.75%) R
17 6 (0.75%) Scala
Qualifications
1 48 (6.04%) Degree
2 14 (1.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (0.88%) Security Cleared
5 5 (0.63%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (0.25%) MCSE
7 1 (0.13%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (1.76%) QA
2 4 (0.50%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.38%) GDPR
3 3 (0.38%) IFRS
System Software
1 30 (3.77%) Docker
2 5 (0.63%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.25%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.13%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 10 (1.26%) Kubernetes
2 4 (0.50%) Terraform
3 2 (0.25%) Ansible
3 2 (0.25%) Oozie
3 2 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.25%) Puppet
4 1 (0.13%) Kibana
4 1 (0.13%) logstash
4 1 (0.13%) PingFederate
4 1 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 100 (12.58%) Microsoft
2 53 (6.67%) Oracle
3 13 (1.64%) Google
4 12 (1.51%) Zend
5 11 (1.38%) Red Hat
6 7 (0.88%) Atlassian
6 7 (0.88%) Tableau
7 6 (0.75%) SAP
8 5 (0.63%) Xamarin
9 3 (0.38%) Adobe
9 3 (0.38%) Facebook
9 3 (0.38%) Informatica
9 3 (0.38%) ServiceNow
9 3 (0.38%) Twitter
10 2 (0.25%) Dell
10 2 (0.25%) hybris
10 2 (0.25%) Hyperion
10 2 (0.25%) MicroStrategy
10 2 (0.25%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.25%) Splunk