The median contractor rate for a Lead Developer was £355 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 26 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.

Lead Developer
North West / Manchester
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 92 89
Rank change year-on-year +9 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 7 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.50% 0.62% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.66% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 2
Median daily rate £355 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.47% +5.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £365 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £500 £441
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £33.50 -
% change year-on-year +64.17% -  

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 1307 1676 1442
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 93.62% 94.85% 95.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 743 993 850
Median daily rate £375 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.31% +8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 37 64
Median hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.00% -10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £28.50 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 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 26 June 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 11 (78.57%) .NET
2 10 (71.43%) C#
3 9 (64.29%) HTML
3 9 (64.29%) MVC
3 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (57.14%) JavaScript
4 8 (57.14%) CSS
5 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
5 6 (42.86%) ASP.NET
6 5 (35.71%) TDD
6 5 (35.71%) Scrum
6 5 (35.71%) Mentoring
7 4 (28.57%) HTML5
7 4 (28.57%) REST
7 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (28.57%) SQL
7 4 (28.57%) Web Services
7 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (28.57%) jQuery
8 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (21.43%) Umbraco
8 3 (21.43%) Java
8 3 (21.43%) Data Modelling
8 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (21.43%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (14.29%) AngularJS
9 2 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
9 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio

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 3 (21.43%) Umbraco
2 1 (7.14%) CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (7.14%) Couchbase
3 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
3 1 (7.14%) MySQL
3 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
3 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
3 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.14%) JIRA
3 1 (7.14%) NUnit
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (78.57%) .NET
2 9 (64.29%) HTML
3 8 (57.14%) CSS
4 6 (42.86%) ASP.NET
5 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (28.57%) HTML5
5 4 (28.57%) jQuery
5 4 (28.57%) REST
5 4 (28.57%) Web Services
6 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (14.29%) Ajax
7 2 (14.29%) AngularJS
8 1 (7.14%) DOM
8 1 (7.14%) Hibernate
8 1 (7.14%) JSP
8 1 (7.14%) SOAP
8 1 (7.14%) Spring
8 1 (7.14%) WinForms
8 1 (7.14%) WPF
8 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (7.14%) Algorithms
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) iPad
2 1 (7.14%) User Experience
2 1 (7.14%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (64.29%) MVC
2 5 (35.71%) Mentoring
2 5 (35.71%) Scrum
2 5 (35.71%) TDD
3 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (21.43%) Data Modelling
5 2 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 2 (14.29%) Web Design
6 1 (7.14%) Coaching
6 1 (7.14%) Continuous Deployment
6 1 (7.14%) Front End Development
6 1 (7.14%) Kanban
6 1 (7.14%) Microservices
6 1 (7.14%) Multithreading
6 1 (7.14%) Pair Programming
6 1 (7.14%) Refactoring
6 1 (7.14%) SDLC
6 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) C#
2 8 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 4 (28.57%) SQL
4 3 (21.43%) Java
5 1 (7.14%) Groovy
5 1 (7.14%) Python
5 1 (7.14%) Ruby
5 1 (7.14%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft