Period
to 25 February 2020

The median contractor rate for a Lead Developer was £460 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 25 February 2020.

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
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 105 135 113
Rank change year-on-year +30 -22 +28
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 17 16 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.70% 0.55% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.58% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 17
Manchester median daily rate £460 £400 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -8.57% +14.75%
10th Percentile £413 £313 £400
90th Percentile £575 £680 £538
North West median daily rate £485 £425 £500
% change year-on-year +14.17% -15.00% +25.00%
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 2,272 2,768 2,558
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.08% 95.25% 95.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,472 1,791 1,641
Manchester median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £213 £240 £225
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
North West median daily rate £425 £412 £400
% change year-on-year +3.22% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 112 122
Manchester median hourly rate £18.00 £19.59 £17.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.10% +12.38% +19.18%
10th Percentile £10.73 £12.84 £11.66
90th Percentile £33.10 £32.45 £40.23
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £20.63 £18.02
% change year-on-year -7.88% +14.46% +1.52%

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 25 February 2020.

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 25 February 2020. 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
Ashton-under-Lyne - 1 - -
Lead Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 25 February 2020, 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 7 (41.18%) .NET
2 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
3 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
3 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
3 4 (23.53%) Azure
3 4 (23.53%) AWS
3 4 (23.53%) Mentoring
4 3 (17.65%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (17.65%) .NET Core
4 3 (17.65%) Serverless
4 3 (17.65%) SaaS
4 3 (17.65%) RESTful
4 3 (17.65%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (17.65%) Amazon S3
4 3 (17.65%) Node.js
4 3 (17.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 3 (17.65%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (17.65%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (17.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
4 3 (17.65%) PHP
4 3 (17.65%) SQL
4 3 (17.65%) C#
4 3 (17.65%) HTML
4 3 (17.65%) CSS
5 2 (11.76%) TDD
5 2 (11.76%) Redux
5 2 (11.76%) PHP 7
5 2 (11.76%) Microservices

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 1 (5.88%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) AWS
1 4 (23.53%) Azure
2 3 (17.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 3 (17.65%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (17.65%) Amazon S3
2 3 (17.65%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (17.65%) AWS Lambda
2 3 (17.65%) SaaS
2 3 (17.65%) Serverless
3 1 (5.88%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (5.88%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (5.88%) MySQL
2 1 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Artifactory
1 1 (5.88%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (5.88%) Subversion
General
1 1 (5.88%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) .NET
2 3 (17.65%) .NET Core
2 3 (17.65%) CSS
2 3 (17.65%) HTML
2 3 (17.65%) Node.js
2 3 (17.65%) RESTful
3 2 (11.76%) Redux
4 1 (5.88%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (5.88%) RxJava
4 1 (5.88%) RxSwift
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.88%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (23.53%) Mentoring
1 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
2 2 (11.76%) Front End Development
2 2 (11.76%) Microservices
2 2 (11.76%) TDD
3 1 (5.88%) BDD
3 1 (5.88%) DevOps
3 1 (5.88%) Mobile Application Development
3 1 (5.88%) Mobile Development
3 1 (5.88%) MVVM
3 1 (5.88%) OO
3 1 (5.88%) OOP
3 1 (5.88%) Robotic Process Automation
3 1 (5.88%) Scrum
3 1 (5.88%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
2 3 (17.65%) C#
2 3 (17.65%) PHP
2 3 (17.65%) SQL
3 2 (11.76%) PHP 7
4 1 (5.88%) Apple Swift
4 1 (5.88%) Java
4 1 (5.88%) Kotlin
4 1 (5.88%) Objective-C
4 1 (5.88%) Ruby
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) Docker
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Blue Prism
2 1 (5.88%) Pega