The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Developer
North West / Manchester
Rank 73 87 86
Rank change year-on-year +14 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 17 19 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.30% 1.06% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.37% 1.12% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 7
Median daily rate £375 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £279 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £48.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year - +25.00%  

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 1240 1696 1549
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 94.87% 94.54% 95.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 783 981 810
Median daily rate £375 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.06% +12.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 34 48
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.64 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.89% +11.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £13.50 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester that featured Software Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford -3 4 £413 -2.94% 1
Software Developer
North West

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 15 (62.50%) JavaScript
2 13 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (50.00%) .NET
4 10 (41.67%) HTML
4 10 (41.67%) SQL
4 10 (41.67%) MVC
5 9 (37.50%) CSS
6 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 8 (33.33%) C#
6 8 (33.33%) TDD
6 8 (33.33%) Software Engineering
7 7 (29.17%) Degree
7 7 (29.17%) Computer Science
8 6 (25.00%) ASP.NET
8 6 (25.00%) Git (software)
8 6 (25.00%) HTML5
8 6 (25.00%) NoSQL
9 5 (20.83%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (20.83%) E-Commerce
9 5 (20.83%) SQL Server 2000
9 5 (20.83%) JIRA
9 5 (20.83%) .NET Framework
9 5 (20.83%) WPF
9 5 (20.83%) WinForms
10 4 (16.67%) jQuery
10 4 (16.67%) WCF
10 4 (16.67%) Scrum
10 4 (16.67%) Linux
10 4 (16.67%) Node.js
10 4 (16.67%) AccuRev

Software Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 (8.33%) CMS
2 1 (4.17%) Confluence
2 1 (4.17%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (4.17%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) GitHub
2 2 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.17%) Amazon Kinesis
3 1 (4.17%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) HTTP
1 1 (4.17%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (25.00%) NoSQL
3 5 (20.83%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (4.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 5 (20.83%) JIRA
3 4 (16.67%) AccuRev
4 3 (12.50%) Jasmine
4 3 (12.50%) Mocha
5 2 (8.33%) Babel
5 2 (8.33%) gulp
5 2 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (4.17%) GoCD
6 1 (4.17%) Mercurial
6 1 (4.17%) PEAR
6 1 (4.17%) Subversion
6 1 (4.17%) webpack
General
1 3 (12.50%) Games
2 1 (4.17%) Electronics
2 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (50.00%) .NET
2 10 (41.67%) HTML
3 9 (37.50%) CSS
4 6 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 6 (25.00%) HTML5
5 5 (20.83%) .NET Framework
5 5 (20.83%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (20.83%) WinForms
5 5 (20.83%) WPF
6 4 (16.67%) jQuery
6 4 (16.67%) Node.js
6 4 (16.67%) WCF
7 3 (12.50%) AngularJS
7 3 (12.50%) HTML5 Canvas
7 3 (12.50%) Pixi.js
7 3 (12.50%) REST
7 3 (12.50%) WebGL
8 2 (8.33%) Ajax
8 2 (8.33%) GStreamer
8 2 (8.33%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.33%) IPTV
2 2 (8.33%) Streaming Video
3 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Android
1 4 (16.67%) Linux
2 3 (12.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (41.67%) MVC
3 8 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 8 (33.33%) TDD
4 5 (20.83%) E-Commerce
5 4 (16.67%) Scrum
6 3 (12.50%) Android Development
6 3 (12.50%) High Availability
6 3 (12.50%) Software Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Unit Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Web Development
7 2 (8.33%) Automated Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (8.33%) iOS Development
7 2 (8.33%) Progressive Enhancement
7 2 (8.33%) Refactoring
7 2 (8.33%) SMACSS
7 2 (8.33%) Supplier Management
7 2 (8.33%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 15 (62.50%) JavaScript
2 10 (41.67%) SQL
3 8 (33.33%) C#
4 3 (12.50%) ES6
4 3 (12.50%) Java
5 2 (8.33%) Apple Swift
5 2 (8.33%) Objective-C
5 2 (8.33%) PHP
6 1 (4.17%) ECMAScript
6 1 (4.17%) Perl
6 1 (4.17%) Python
6 1 (4.17%) Scala
6 1 (4.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (4.17%) Sitecore
1 1 (4.17%) Twitter
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Rate: £300 - £335 per annum + competitive
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