The median contractor rate for a Lead Developer was £394 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 28 March 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.

Lead Developer
North West / Manchester
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 94 89
Rank change year-on-year +11 -5  
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 7 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.53% 0.45% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.47% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 9
Median daily rate £394 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.61% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £305 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £443 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -8.33% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 - £34.00

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 1251 1689 1565
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 94.84% 94.46% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 791 983 822
Median daily rate £375 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.06% +12.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 32 49
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.63% +8.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.16 £12.28 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Lead Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester that featured Lead Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Lead Developer in Manchester

Lead Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Lead Developer in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead Developer in Manchester

Lead Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Lead Developer in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Lead Developer in Manchester

Lead 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 Lead Developer within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 March 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 0 1 - - 1
Lead Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, Lead 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 Lead Developer in the job title.

1 8 (50.00%) HTML
2 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
2 7 (43.75%) .NET
2 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
2 7 (43.75%) CSS
3 6 (37.50%) C#
3 6 (37.50%) Scrum
3 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (37.50%) Mentoring
4 5 (31.25%) REST
4 5 (31.25%) MVC
4 5 (31.25%) SQL
4 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET
4 5 (31.25%) Web Services
5 4 (25.00%) IBM Domino
5 4 (25.00%) Service Delivery
5 4 (25.00%) TDD
5 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 4 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 4 (25.00%) QA
5 4 (25.00%) Problem Management
5 4 (25.00%) People Management
5 4 (25.00%) Resource Allocation
6 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (18.75%) jQuery
6 3 (18.75%) Kanban
6 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (18.75%) HTML5
6 3 (18.75%) Ajax

Lead 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 4 (25.00%) IBM Domino
2 2 (12.50%) Umbraco
3 1 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (6.25%) CMS
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) Couchbase
2 2 (12.50%) MongoDB
2 2 (12.50%) MySQL
2 2 (12.50%) NoSQL
2 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
3 1 (6.25%) JIRA
3 1 (6.25%) NUnit
3 1 (6.25%) StarTeam
General
1 2 (12.50%) Marketing
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (50.00%) HTML
2 7 (43.75%) .NET
2 7 (43.75%) CSS
3 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET
3 5 (31.25%) REST
3 5 (31.25%) Web Services
4 3 (18.75%) Ajax
4 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (18.75%) HTML5
4 3 (18.75%) jQuery
5 2 (12.50%) DOM
5 2 (12.50%) Node.js
5 2 (12.50%) SAX
5 2 (12.50%) SOAP
5 2 (12.50%) XML
5 2 (12.50%) XML Schema
6 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
6 1 (6.25%) CSS3
6 1 (6.25%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Algorithms
1 2 (12.50%) User Experience
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) iPad
2 1 (6.25%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (37.50%) Mentoring
1 6 (37.50%) Scrum
2 5 (31.25%) MVC
3 4 (25.00%) People Management
3 4 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 4 (25.00%) Resource Allocation
3 4 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 4 (25.00%) TDD
3 4 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 3 (18.75%) Kanban
5 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (12.50%) Data Modelling
5 2 (12.50%) Pair Programming
5 2 (12.50%) Refactoring
5 2 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (12.50%) SDLC
5 2 (12.50%) Web Design
6 1 (6.25%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
2 6 (37.50%) C#
3 5 (31.25%) SQL
4 3 (18.75%) Java
5 2 (12.50%) Groovy
5 2 (12.50%) Python
5 2 (12.50%) Ruby
5 2 (12.50%) Scala
6 1 (6.25%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Capita
2 1 (6.25%) HP
2 1 (6.25%) ICL