Period
to 24 June 2019

The median contractor rate for a Lead Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 24 June 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.

Lead Developer
North West > Manchester
6 months to
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 121 135 118
Rank change year-on-year +14 -17 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 18 14 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.66% 0.45% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.48% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 12
Manchester median daily rate £500 £438 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +21.11% -15.00%
10th Percentile £395 £385 £325
90th Percentile £586 £541 £438
North West median daily rate £500 £413 £363
% change year-on-year +21.21% +13.79% -14.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - £39.00 -

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 2,582 2,917 2,541
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.16% 94.80% 94.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,635 1,856 1,526
Manchester median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -3.35%
10th Percentile £258 £250 £213
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 132 87
Manchester median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +12.90% +1.64%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.52 £10.50
90th Percentile £29.90 £38.75 £43.75
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.75
% change year-on-year +8.57% -11.39% -1.25%

Lead Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings that featured Lead Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Developer in Manchester over the 6 months to 24 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Lead Developer in Manchester

Lead Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Lead Developer in Manchester

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, Lead 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 Lead Developer in the job title.

1 8 (44.44%) .NET
2 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (27.78%) PHP
3 5 (27.78%) MySQL
3 5 (27.78%) HTML
3 5 (27.78%) AngularJS
3 5 (27.78%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (22.22%) React
4 4 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (22.22%) Laravel
4 4 (22.22%) Java
4 4 (22.22%) SQL
4 4 (22.22%) CSS
4 4 (22.22%) C#
5 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 3 (16.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 3 (16.67%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (16.67%) Node.js
5 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (16.67%) .NET Core
6 2 (11.11%) Vue.js
6 2 (11.11%) Serverless
6 2 (11.11%) Technical Leadership
6 2 (11.11%) Microservices
6 2 (11.11%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (11.11%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (11.11%) SaaS
6 2 (11.11%) OOP
6 2 (11.11%) B2C

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 2 (11.11%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (5.56%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (16.67%) AWS Lambda
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (11.11%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (11.11%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (11.11%) SaaS
3 2 (11.11%) Serverless
4 1 (5.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (5.56%) Amazon S3
4 1 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (5.56%) Google Cloud Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) MySQL
2 3 (16.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (11.11%) DB2
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
4 1 (5.56%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.56%) JIRA
1 1 (5.56%) JMeter
1 1 (5.56%) PHPUnit
1 1 (5.56%) Selenium
1 1 (5.56%) SpecFlow
1 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
1 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (11.11%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (44.44%) .NET
2 5 (27.78%) AngularJS
2 5 (27.78%) HTML
3 4 (22.22%) CSS
3 4 (22.22%) Laravel
3 4 (22.22%) React
4 3 (16.67%) .NET Core
4 3 (16.67%) Node.js
5 2 (11.11%) Vue.js
5 2 (11.11%) WCF
5 2 (11.11%) Web Services
6 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
6 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
6 1 (5.56%) Entity Framework
6 1 (5.56%) HTML5
6 1 (5.56%) JSON
6 1 (5.56%) JSP
6 1 (5.56%) Spring
6 1 (5.56%) Spring Boot
6 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (5.56%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 2 (11.11%) B2C
3 2 (11.11%) Microservices
3 2 (11.11%) MVC
3 2 (11.11%) OOP
3 2 (11.11%) Scrum
3 2 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (11.11%) Technical Leadership
4 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.56%) DevOps
4 1 (5.56%) High Availability
4 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.56%) SDET
4 1 (5.56%) Software Delivery
4 1 (5.56%) SOLID
4 1 (5.56%) Sprint Planning
4 1 (5.56%) Sprint Retrospective
4 1 (5.56%) Test Automation
4 1 (5.56%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 5 (27.78%) PHP
3 4 (22.22%) C#
3 4 (22.22%) Java
3 4 (22.22%) SQL
4 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Ansible
1 1 (5.56%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle