Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 22 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.

Senior Developer
North West > Manchester
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 65 100
Rank change year-on-year -31 +35 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 49 100 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.66% 2.82% 1.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.75% 2.98% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 80 45
Manchester median daily rate £400 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.79% +5.56% +33.14%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £355
90th Percentile £538 £558 £513
North West median daily rate £425 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Manchester median hourly rate - £29.53 -
North West median hourly rate - £34.01 -

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 2797 3351 3569
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.39% 94.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1768 2143 2062
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £232 £239 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 81 141
Manchester median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -9.38% +10.34%
10th Percentile £11.34 £10.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £41.10 £37.50 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% -20.00% +25.00%

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in Manchester

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Developer in Manchester

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Developer in Manchester over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Developer in Manchester

Senior Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Developer in Manchester

Senior 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 Senior Developer within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 22 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 +5 11 £400 -8.05% 1
Salford -1 1 £400 -
Bolton - 1 £500 - 1
Senior Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Senior 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 Senior Developer in the job title.

1 22 (44.90%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (42.86%) Java
2 21 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 20 (40.82%) HTML
3 20 (40.82%) CSS
4 19 (38.78%) AngularJS
5 13 (26.53%) TDD
5 13 (26.53%) Web Services
6 12 (24.49%) .NET
7 11 (22.45%) MVC
7 11 (22.45%) Apache CXF
7 11 (22.45%) HTML5
7 11 (22.45%) CSS3
7 11 (22.45%) Apache Camel
8 10 (20.41%) JUnit
8 10 (20.41%) C#
9 9 (18.37%) SQL
9 9 (18.37%) BDD
10 8 (16.33%) jQuery
10 8 (16.33%) SQL Server
10 8 (16.33%) ASP.NET Web API
10 8 (16.33%) Angular 2
11 7 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
11 7 (14.29%) ASP.NET
12 6 (12.24%) Node.js
12 6 (12.24%) User Experience
12 6 (12.24%) Front End Development
13 5 (10.20%) Mobile App
13 5 (10.20%) Test Automation
13 5 (10.20%) Cucumber

Senior 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 (8.16%) NServiceBus
2 3 (6.12%) Apache
3 1 (2.04%) CMS
3 1 (2.04%) Confluence
3 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.04%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.04%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Magento
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.08%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
2 1 (2.04%) Azure Machine Learning
2 1 (2.04%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) DNS
1 1 (2.04%) HTTP
1 1 (2.04%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.08%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.04%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (2.04%) Endeca
3 1 (2.04%) MySQL
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (20.41%) JUnit
2 5 (10.20%) Cucumber
3 4 (8.16%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (6.12%) Git (software)
4 3 (6.12%) Jenkins
5 2 (4.08%) Maven
6 1 (2.04%) Gradle
6 1 (2.04%) JIRA
6 1 (2.04%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (2.04%) Mocha
6 1 (2.04%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (8.16%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) Retail
3 2 (4.08%) Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Back Office
4 1 (2.04%) Games
4 1 (2.04%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (40.82%) CSS
1 20 (40.82%) HTML
2 19 (38.78%) AngularJS
3 13 (26.53%) Web Services
4 12 (24.49%) .NET
5 11 (22.45%) Apache Camel
5 11 (22.45%) Apache CXF
5 11 (22.45%) CSS3
5 11 (22.45%) HTML5
6 8 (16.33%) Angular 2
6 8 (16.33%) ASP.NET Web API
6 8 (16.33%) jQuery
7 7 (14.29%) ASP.NET
8 6 (12.24%) Node.js
9 5 (10.20%) .NET Framework
9 5 (10.20%) Entity Framework
10 4 (8.16%) Gherkin
10 4 (8.16%) NHibernate
10 4 (8.16%) WCF
11 3 (6.12%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (12.24%) User Experience
3 5 (10.20%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.04%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.08%) Android
2 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.04%) Solaris
2 1 (2.04%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (44.90%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (26.53%) TDD
3 11 (22.45%) MVC
4 9 (18.37%) BDD
5 6 (12.24%) Front End Development
6 5 (10.20%) E-Commerce
6 5 (10.20%) Scrum
6 5 (10.20%) Test Automation
6 5 (10.20%) Web Development
7 4 (8.16%) DevOps
7 4 (8.16%) Open Source
7 4 (8.16%) Project Management
8 3 (6.12%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (6.12%) Secure Coding
9 2 (4.08%) Coaching
9 2 (4.08%) Fraud Detection
9 2 (4.08%) Line Management
9 2 (4.08%) Mentoring
9 2 (4.08%) OO
9 2 (4.08%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 21 (42.86%) Java
1 21 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 10 (20.41%) C#
3 9 (18.37%) SQL
4 2 (4.08%) Apex Code
4 2 (4.08%) C
4 2 (4.08%) PHP
5 1 (2.04%) Apple Swift
5 1 (2.04%) C++
5 1 (2.04%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.04%) Ruby
5 1 (2.04%) Scala
5 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.04%) TypeScript
5 1 (2.04%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (2.04%) Degree
1 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (6.12%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.08%) Oracle
2 2 (4.08%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (4.08%) ServiceNow
3 1 (2.04%) FatWire
3 1 (2.04%) hybris
3 1 (2.04%) Tableau
3 1 (2.04%) Xamarin
3 1 (2.04%) Zend