Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £460 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 20 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.

Software Developer
North West > Manchester
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 139 119
Rank change year-on-year +44 -20 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 45 24 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.53% 0.69% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.62% 0.73% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 20 15
Manchester median daily rate £460 £350 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.43% +11.11% +7.33%
10th Percentile £341 £250 £270
90th Percentile £605 £455 £424
North West median daily rate £425 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 5
Manchester median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
North West median hourly rate £40.63 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.56% +6.67% -

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 2777 3305 3602
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.55% 94.37% 94.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1751 2114 2085
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £230 £240 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 80 142
Manchester median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -7.94% +5.00%
10th Percentile £11.34 £10.23 £10.28
90th Percentile £41.10 £37.75 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £16.11 £20.25
% change year-on-year +17.96% -20.46% +26.25%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Manchester

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Developer in Manchester

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in Manchester over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Developer in Manchester

Software Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Developer in Manchester

Software 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 Software Developer within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 20 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 +7 6 £445 +78.00%
Salford +2 1 - -
Cheadle - 1 - -
Software Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 27 (60.00%) SQL
1 27 (60.00%) JIRA
2 26 (57.78%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (53.33%) Java
4 19 (42.22%) TDD
5 17 (37.78%) Git (software)
5 17 (37.78%) NoSQL
6 16 (35.56%) BDD
7 15 (33.33%) Open Source
7 15 (33.33%) Linux
8 14 (31.11%) JavaScript
8 14 (31.11%) .NET
8 14 (31.11%) Cucumber
8 14 (31.11%) WPF
9 13 (28.89%) MVC
10 12 (26.67%) Scrum
10 12 (26.67%) SQL Server
10 12 (26.67%) Python
11 11 (24.44%) E-Commerce
11 11 (24.44%) Software Engineering
11 11 (24.44%) Node.js
11 11 (24.44%) Apache Spark
12 10 (22.22%) Docker
12 10 (22.22%) Big Data
12 10 (22.22%) Hadoop
12 10 (22.22%) Finance
12 10 (22.22%) Shell Script
12 10 (22.22%) HTML
12 10 (22.22%) C#
13 9 (20.00%) SAP

Software 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 11 (24.44%) Apache Spark
2 8 (17.78%) Confluence
3 2 (4.44%) nginx
3 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.44%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.56%) Slack
2 2 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.44%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (4.44%) Amazon SQS
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.44%) Office 365
2 2 (4.44%) Route 53
2 2 (4.44%) SaaS
3 1 (2.22%) GitHub
3 1 (2.22%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) tcpdump
1 1 (2.22%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (37.78%) NoSQL
2 12 (26.67%) SQL Server
3 10 (22.22%) Big Data
3 10 (22.22%) Hadoop
4 9 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
5 7 (15.56%) MongoDB
5 7 (15.56%) MySQL
5 7 (15.56%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (4.44%) OLAP
6 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 27 (60.00%) JIRA
2 17 (37.78%) Git (software)
3 14 (31.11%) Cucumber
4 9 (20.00%) AccuRev
4 9 (20.00%) TeamCity
5 7 (15.56%) Visual Studio
6 2 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (2.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (2.22%) Bitbucket
7 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (22.22%) Finance
2 9 (20.00%) Electronics
2 9 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 9 (20.00%) Marketing
2 9 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.22%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (31.11%) .NET
1 14 (31.11%) WPF
2 11 (24.44%) Node.js
3 10 (22.22%) HTML
4 9 (20.00%) .NET Framework
4 9 (20.00%) WCF
4 9 (20.00%) WinForms
5 7 (15.56%) Akka
5 7 (15.56%) REST
6 5 (11.11%) CSS
6 5 (11.11%) WSDL
7 3 (6.67%) ASP.NET
7 3 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (6.67%) jQuery
7 3 (6.67%) Kafka
8 2 (4.44%) AngularJS
8 2 (4.44%) CSS3
8 2 (4.44%) HTML5
8 2 (4.44%) KnockoutJS
8 2 (4.44%) PySpark
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 7 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.44%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.22%) Acoustics
4 1 (2.22%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (33.33%) Linux
2 6 (13.33%) Windows
3 4 (8.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (57.78%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (42.22%) TDD
3 16 (35.56%) BDD
4 15 (33.33%) Open Source
5 13 (28.89%) MVC
6 12 (26.67%) Scrum
7 11 (24.44%) E-Commerce
7 11 (24.44%) Software Engineering
8 9 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
8 9 (20.00%) Programme Management
9 8 (17.78%) Test Automation
9 8 (17.78%) Web Application Development
10 7 (15.56%) Coaching
10 7 (15.56%) Continuous Delivery
10 7 (15.56%) Mentoring
10 7 (15.56%) Microservices
10 7 (15.56%) SFIA
11 5 (11.11%) Integration Testing
11 5 (11.11%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 27 (60.00%) SQL
2 24 (53.33%) Java
3 14 (31.11%) JavaScript
4 12 (26.67%) Python
5 10 (22.22%) C#
5 10 (22.22%) Shell Script
6 7 (15.56%) C++
7 5 (11.11%) Clojure
7 5 (11.11%) VB
8 2 (4.44%) T-SQL
9 1 (2.22%) Lua
9 1 (2.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (17.78%) Degree
2 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.22%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (22.22%) Docker
2 1 (2.22%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) Ansible
1 1 (2.22%) Grafana
1 1 (2.22%) Graphite
Vendors
1 9 (20.00%) SAP
2 2 (4.44%) Atlassian
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.44%) Pega