The median contractor rate for a Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 350 408 303
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 25.00% 22.95% 20.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 26.70% 24.17% 21.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 280 213
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £263 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £513 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 2
Median hourly rate £45.00 £32.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.53% -19.37%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1311 1688 1428
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 93.64% 94.94% 95.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2413 3655 3033
Median daily rate £388 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £552 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 140 233
Median hourly rate £14.50 £12.79 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.36% -7.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.27 £10.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £30.25 £23.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport +1 26 £400 +14.28% 16
Salford -1 7 £425 +21.42% 9
Altrincham - 5 £300 - 8
Bury +1 2 - - 5
Bolton - 2 £363 - 9
Cheadle -1 1 - - 4
Oldham - 1 £600 - 4
Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 308 (40.74%) JavaScript
2 275 (36.38%) HTML
3 262 (34.66%) Agile Software Development
4 246 (32.54%) CSS
5 188 (24.87%) .NET
6 186 (24.60%) SQL
7 174 (23.02%) Java
8 173 (22.88%) C#
9 157 (20.77%) HTML5
10 150 (19.84%) SQL Server
11 145 (19.18%) MVC
12 137 (18.12%) AngularJS
13 130 (17.20%) TDD
14 116 (15.34%) jQuery
15 101 (13.36%) Scrum
16 96 (12.70%) ASP.NET
17 94 (12.43%) CSS3
18 90 (11.90%) Git (software)
19 89 (11.77%) Web Services
20 82 (10.85%) Front End Development
21 75 (9.92%) Finance
22 74 (9.79%) Business Intelligence
23 73 (9.66%) Node.js
24 65 (8.60%) PHP
25 62 (8.20%) Spring
26 60 (7.94%) User Experience
27 59 (7.80%) Microsoft
28 57 (7.54%) ASP.NET MVC
29 55 (7.28%) Unit Testing
29 55 (7.28%) Continuous Integration

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 28 (3.70%) CMS
2 26 (3.44%) WordPress
3 23 (3.04%) Umbraco
4 19 (2.51%) Drupal
5 13 (1.72%) SharePoint
5 13 (1.72%) WebSphere
6 12 (1.59%) SAS
7 10 (1.32%) EPiServer
8 9 (1.19%) Apache
8 9 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
9 8 (1.06%) Confluence
9 8 (1.06%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.26%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.26%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.26%) Joomla!
11 2 (0.26%) Mule
11 2 (0.26%) OpenEdge
12 1 (0.13%) Anypoint
12 1 (0.13%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 21 (2.78%) Photoshop
2 17 (2.25%) Adobe Illustrator
3 14 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
4 13 (1.72%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (0.26%) InVision
6 2 (0.26%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.26%) SPSS
7 1 (0.13%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.13%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.13%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 28 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.59%) Magento
3 6 (0.79%) SAP IS-U
4 3 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.13%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.13%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.13%) SAP EWM
6 1 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.13%) SAP WM
6 1 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 28 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (1.85%) GitHub
3 7 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.53%) Amazon S3
5 4 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 2 (0.26%) Amazon CloudSearch
7 2 (0.26%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.26%) SaaS
7 2 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.13%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.13%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.13%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 7 (0.93%) HTTP
2 5 (0.66%) Internet
3 3 (0.40%) RTSP
4 2 (0.26%) DNS
4 2 (0.26%) SSL
5 1 (0.13%) LDAP
5 1 (0.13%) Skype
5 1 (0.13%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.13%) tcpdump
5 1 (0.13%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (19.84%) SQL Server
2 54 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 53 (7.01%) MySQL
4 46 (6.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 39 (5.16%) Data Warehouse
5 39 (5.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 27 (3.57%) Power BI
7 22 (2.91%) PostgreSQL
8 20 (2.65%) QlikView
9 18 (2.38%) Relational Database
10 17 (2.25%) MongoDB
10 17 (2.25%) NoSQL
10 17 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
10 17 (2.25%) SQL Server 2014
11 13 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
12 12 (1.59%) Oracle Database
13 11 (1.46%) Big Data
14 7 (0.93%) Qlik Sense
14 7 (0.93%) SQL Server 2000
15 5 (0.66%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 90 (11.90%) Git (software)
2 39 (5.16%) gulp
3 36 (4.76%) JIRA
4 34 (4.50%) Jenkins
5 30 (3.97%) Grunt
6 28 (3.70%) JUnit
7 22 (2.91%) Jasmine
8 21 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
9 19 (2.51%) Mocha
10 17 (2.25%) Karma Test Runner
11 15 (1.98%) Selenium
12 14 (1.85%) Visual Studio
13 13 (1.72%) Maven
14 12 (1.59%) Eclipse
14 12 (1.59%) webpack
15 11 (1.46%) Cucumber
15 11 (1.46%) NUnit
16 9 (1.19%) Gradle
17 8 (1.06%) Subversion
18 7 (0.93%) Babel
General
1 75 (9.92%) Finance
2 25 (3.31%) Banking
3 12 (1.59%) Games
4 11 (1.46%) Marketing
4 11 (1.46%) Retail
5 10 (1.32%) Manufacturing
6 7 (0.93%) Billing
7 5 (0.66%) Legal
8 3 (0.40%) Advertising
8 3 (0.40%) Back Office
8 3 (0.40%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.26%) Automotive
10 1 (0.13%) Digital Economy
10 1 (0.13%) Electronics
10 1 (0.13%) Front Office
10 1 (0.13%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.13%) Law
10 1 (0.13%) Military
10 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.13%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 275 (36.38%) HTML
2 246 (32.54%) CSS
3 188 (24.87%) .NET
4 157 (20.77%) HTML5
5 137 (18.12%) AngularJS
6 116 (15.34%) jQuery
7 96 (12.70%) ASP.NET
8 94 (12.43%) CSS3
9 89 (11.77%) Web Services
10 73 (9.66%) Node.js
11 62 (8.20%) Spring
12 57 (7.54%) ASP.NET MVC
13 54 (7.14%) Sass
14 53 (7.01%) RESTful
15 52 (6.88%) REST
16 47 (6.22%) ASP.NET Web API
16 47 (6.22%) React
17 44 (5.82%) JSON
18 36 (4.76%) XML
19 32 (4.23%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 60 (7.94%) User Experience
2 50 (6.61%) Greenfield Project
3 44 (5.82%) Mobile App
4 30 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (3.04%) Computer Science
6 7 (0.93%) NHS
7 6 (0.79%) Fintech
8 5 (0.66%) iPad
8 5 (0.66%) Smartphone
8 5 (0.66%) Streaming Video
9 4 (0.53%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.53%) Data Structures
9 4 (0.53%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (0.53%) Replication
9 4 (0.53%) Video on Demand
9 4 (0.53%) Web 2.0
10 3 (0.40%) Augmented Reality
10 3 (0.40%) Life Science
10 3 (0.40%) MHEG
10 3 (0.40%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 46 (6.08%) Android
2 34 (4.50%) Linux
3 32 (4.23%) Apple iOS
4 13 (1.72%) Windows
5 10 (1.32%) Unix
6 3 (0.40%) Solaris
6 3 (0.40%) Windows Phone
7 2 (0.26%) AIX
7 2 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.26%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.13%) CentOS
8 1 (0.13%) Debian
8 1 (0.13%) HPUX
8 1 (0.13%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.13%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.13%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.13%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (34.66%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (19.18%) MVC
3 130 (17.20%) TDD
4 101 (13.36%) Scrum
5 82 (10.85%) Front End Development
6 74 (9.79%) Business Intelligence
7 55 (7.28%) Continuous Integration
7 55 (7.28%) OO
7 55 (7.28%) Unit Testing
8 49 (6.48%) ETL
8 49 (6.48%) Test Automation
9 48 (6.35%) Data Modelling
10 47 (6.22%) Web Development
11 45 (5.95%) BDD
12 42 (5.56%) CRM
13 41 (5.42%) Software Engineering
14 36 (4.76%) E-Commerce
15 34 (4.50%) Responsive Web Design
16 32 (4.23%) DevOps
17 30 (3.97%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 308 (40.74%) JavaScript
2 186 (24.60%) SQL
3 174 (23.02%) Java
4 173 (22.88%) C#
5 65 (8.60%) PHP
6 41 (5.42%) Python
7 34 (4.50%) T-SQL
8 19 (2.51%) C++
9 14 (1.85%) Apple Swift
10 13 (1.72%) TypeScript
11 12 (1.59%) Scala
12 11 (1.46%) Objective-C
12 11 (1.46%) PL/SQL
13 10 (1.32%) C
14 9 (1.19%) ABAP
14 9 (1.19%) ES6
15 8 (1.06%) Groovy
15 8 (1.06%) VB.NET
16 7 (0.93%) Ruby
17 6 (0.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 28 (3.70%) Degree
2 12 (1.59%) Security Cleared
3 8 (1.06%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (0.53%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.26%) DBS Check
5 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.13%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.13%) CCNA
6 1 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.13%) HND
6 1 (0.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.13%) MCSE
6 1 (0.13%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.63%) QA
2 7 (0.93%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.79%) HL7
4 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.13%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (1.06%) Docker
2 3 (0.40%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.13%) HDFS
3 1 (0.13%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (0.13%) Grafana
1 1 (0.13%) Graphite
1 1 (0.13%) IBM BigFix
1 1 (0.13%) Kibana
1 1 (0.13%) Kubernetes
1 1 (0.13%) Netcool
1 1 (0.13%) Plesk
1 1 (0.13%) Puppet
1 1 (0.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 59 (7.80%) Microsoft
2 55 (7.28%) Oracle
3 25 (3.31%) SAP
4 20 (2.65%) Tableau
5 18 (2.38%) Adobe
6 16 (2.12%) Sitecore
7 11 (1.46%) TIBCO
8 9 (1.19%) Sybase
8 9 (1.19%) Xamarin
9 7 (0.93%) ServiceNow
10 5 (0.66%) PayPal
11 4 (0.53%) Google
12 3 (0.40%) Blue Prism
12 3 (0.40%) IBM
12 3 (0.40%) OpenTV
12 3 (0.40%) Perforce
12 3 (0.40%) Siebel
12 3 (0.40%) SOASTA, Inc
13 2 (0.26%) MuleSoft
13 2 (0.26%) Salesforce.com
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Venn Group
Rate: £10 - £13 Per Hour
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Rate: £25,023 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £475 - £520 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bury, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £375 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £320 - £340 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Inspire Corporation Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
Spier Consulting Ltd
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago