Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Lead Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 125 130 146
Rank change year-on-year +5 +16 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 17 26 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.58% 0.73% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.78% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 16 5
Manchester median daily rate £400 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +9.68% +10.71%
10th Percentile £370 £320 £310
90th Percentile £528 £513 £494
North West median daily rate £413 £425 £500
% change year-on-year -2.94% -15.00% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £43.00 - -

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 2787 3349 3593
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.42% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1763 2140 2076
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £233 £238 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 81 142
Manchester median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -7.94% +6.78%
10th Percentile £11.34 £10.25 £10.53
90th Percentile £41.10 £37.50 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £17.74 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +10.88% -20.00% +25.00%

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 23 November 2017.

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
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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 - 6 £400 - 1
Lead Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 (47.06%) Web Services
2 6 (35.29%) Java
2 6 (35.29%) .NET
2 6 (35.29%) JUnit
2 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) Apache CXF
2 6 (35.29%) Apache Camel
3 5 (29.41%) C#
4 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
4 4 (23.53%) Finance
4 4 (23.53%) Banking
4 4 (23.53%) Unit Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
5 3 (17.65%) SOLID
5 3 (17.65%) CSS
5 3 (17.65%) TDD
5 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (17.65%) HTML
6 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
6 2 (11.76%) OO
6 2 (11.76%) MVC
6 2 (11.76%) OOD
6 2 (11.76%) SAS
6 2 (11.76%) Refactoring
6 2 (11.76%) Data Analysis
6 2 (11.76%) Project Planning
6 2 (11.76%) Scrum
6 2 (11.76%) Retail
6 2 (11.76%) Data Management

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 (11.76%) SAS
2 1 (5.88%) CICS
2 1 (5.88%) CMS
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.88%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
1 1 (5.88%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Base SAS
1 2 (11.76%) SAS Data Integration Studio
1 2 (11.76%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) JUnit
2 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.88%) NUnit
3 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.88%) TeamCity
3 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.88%) Xcode
General
1 4 (23.53%) Banking
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (47.06%) Web Services
2 6 (35.29%) .NET
2 6 (35.29%) Apache Camel
2 6 (35.29%) Apache CXF
3 3 (17.65%) CSS
3 3 (17.65%) HTML
4 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
4 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
5 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
5 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (5.88%) Entity Framework
5 1 (5.88%) jQuery
5 1 (5.88%) JSON
5 1 (5.88%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (5.88%) PhoneGap
5 1 (5.88%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (5.88%) Mainframe
1 1 (5.88%) N-Tier
1 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (23.53%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (23.53%) Unit Testing
3 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
3 3 (17.65%) SOLID
3 3 (17.65%) TDD
4 2 (11.76%) Data Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) Data Integration
4 2 (11.76%) Data Management
4 2 (11.76%) Kanban
4 2 (11.76%) MVC
4 2 (11.76%) OO
4 2 (11.76%) OOD
4 2 (11.76%) Project Planning
4 2 (11.76%) Refactoring
4 2 (11.76%) Scrum
4 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
4 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
5 1 (5.88%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) Java
2 5 (29.41%) C#
3 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.88%) Apex Code
4 1 (5.88%) Apple Swift
4 1 (5.88%) COBOL
4 1 (5.88%) Ruby
4 1 (5.88%) SQL
4 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.88%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Apple
1 1 (5.88%) IBM
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.88%) Salesforce.com