The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £338 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.

Software Developer
North West / Manchester
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 90 85
Rank change year-on-year +16 -5  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 16 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.15% 0.74% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.22% 0.78% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 5
Median daily rate £338 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £250 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £420 £394
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +10.71% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.03% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £40.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year -5.52% +4.48%  

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%  

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 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 3 months to 26 June 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
Stockport +7 5 £331 +32.50%
Cheadle - 1 - -
Salford - 1 £425 - 2
Software Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 24 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (60.61%) JavaScript
3 19 (57.58%) .NET
4 18 (54.55%) MVC
5 16 (48.48%) C#
6 14 (42.42%) TDD
7 13 (39.39%) CSS
8 12 (36.36%) ASP.NET
8 12 (36.36%) HTML
8 12 (36.36%) Git (software)
9 11 (33.33%) SQL
9 11 (33.33%) SQL Server
10 10 (30.30%) Test Automation
10 10 (30.30%) Unit Testing
11 9 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (27.27%) jQuery
11 9 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC
12 8 (24.24%) Refactoring
12 8 (24.24%) Computer Science
12 8 (24.24%) WPF
12 8 (24.24%) Sass
12 8 (24.24%) Java
12 8 (24.24%) gulp
13 7 (21.21%) Degree
13 7 (21.21%) NoSQL
13 7 (21.21%) Progressive Enhancement
13 7 (21.21%) QA
13 7 (21.21%) HTML5
14 6 (18.18%) JIRA
14 6 (18.18%) .NET Framework

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 1 (3.03%) CMS
1 1 (3.03%) Confluence
1 1 (3.03%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.15%) GitHub
2 3 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.03%) Amazon Kinesis
3 1 (3.03%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) tcpdump
1 1 (3.03%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (21.21%) NoSQL
3 6 (18.18%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (3.03%) Big Data
4 1 (3.03%) Hadoop
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 12 (36.36%) Git (software)
2 8 (24.24%) gulp
3 6 (18.18%) JIRA
4 5 (15.15%) AccuRev
4 5 (15.15%) Jasmine
4 5 (15.15%) Mocha
5 2 (6.06%) Cucumber
5 2 (6.06%) Grunt
5 2 (6.06%) Jenkins
5 2 (6.06%) Maven
5 2 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (6.06%) Visual Studio
5 2 (6.06%) webpack
5 2 (6.06%) Yeoman
6 1 (3.03%) Babel
6 1 (3.03%) Eclipse
6 1 (3.03%) GoCD
6 1 (3.03%) JUnit
6 1 (3.03%) Mercurial
6 1 (3.03%) Subversion
General
1 1 (3.03%) Games
1 1 (3.03%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (57.58%) .NET
2 13 (39.39%) CSS
3 12 (36.36%) ASP.NET
3 12 (36.36%) HTML
4 9 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC
4 9 (27.27%) jQuery
5 8 (24.24%) Sass
5 8 (24.24%) WPF
6 7 (21.21%) HTML5
7 6 (18.18%) .NET Core
7 6 (18.18%) .NET Framework
7 6 (18.18%) WinForms
8 5 (15.15%) AngularJS
8 5 (15.15%) Node.js
8 5 (15.15%) WCF
9 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (9.09%) HTML5 Canvas
9 3 (9.09%) Pixi.js
9 3 (9.09%) WebGL
10 2 (6.06%) React
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.06%) IPTV
2 2 (6.06%) Streaming Video
3 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.15%) Linux
2 3 (9.09%) Android
2 3 (9.09%) Windows
3 2 (6.06%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (54.55%) MVC
3 14 (42.42%) TDD
4 10 (30.30%) Test Automation
4 10 (30.30%) Unit Testing
5 9 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (24.24%) Refactoring
7 7 (21.21%) Progressive Enhancement
8 6 (18.18%) E-Commerce
8 6 (18.18%) Scrum
8 6 (18.18%) SMACSS
9 5 (15.15%) Software Engineering
10 4 (12.12%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 3 (9.09%) Android Development
11 3 (9.09%) BDD
11 3 (9.09%) DevOps
11 3 (9.09%) OO
11 3 (9.09%) Software Testing
11 3 (9.09%) Web Development
12 2 (6.06%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (60.61%) JavaScript
2 16 (48.48%) C#
3 11 (33.33%) SQL
4 8 (24.24%) Java
5 4 (12.12%) ES6
5 4 (12.12%) Python
6 2 (6.06%) Apple Swift
6 2 (6.06%) Bash Shell
6 2 (6.06%) C++
6 2 (6.06%) Groovy
6 2 (6.06%) Objective-C
6 2 (6.06%) VB
7 1 (3.03%) PHP
7 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (21.21%) Degree
2 2 (6.06%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.21%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) Grafana
1 1 (3.03%) Graphite
Vendors
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle
1 1 (3.03%) RedPrairie