Period
to 13 August 2020

The median contractor rate for a Backend Developer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 13 August 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.

Backend Developer
England > North West
6 months to
13 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 113 188 192
Rank change year-on-year +75 +4 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Backend Developer 5 17 26
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 0.24% 0.32% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.34% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 12 18
Median daily rate £350 £415 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.66% +11.41% -0.67%
10th Percentile £300 £344 £225
90th Percentile £400 £449 £475
England median daily rate £480 £476 £475
% change year-on-year +0.84% +0.21% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -5.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 1,977 5,006 5,816
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.92% 94.33% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,197 3,248 3,628
Median daily rate £405 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.71% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £187 £225 £250
90th Percentile £604 £591 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 258 316
Median hourly rate £19.08 £17.50 £18.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.04% -7.46% -5.45%
10th Percentile £11.07 £11.99 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £53.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate £27.42 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +37.11% +6.95% +1.08%

Backend Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured Backend Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Backend Developer in the North West

Backend Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Backend Developer in the North West.

Daily rate trend for Backend Developer in the North West

Backend Developer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Backend Developer within the North West region over the 6 months to 13 August 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
Manchester +57 2 - - 4
Cheshire +19 2 - - 5
Backend Developer
England

Backend Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 13 August 2020, Backend 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 North West region featuring Backend Developer in the job title.

1 3 (60.00%) Java
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) TDD
2 2 (40.00%) Maven
2 2 (40.00%) BDD
2 2 (40.00%) Node.js
2 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (40.00%) Microservices
2 2 (40.00%) Apache Flex
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) Public Sector
3 1 (20.00%) Law
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Perl
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) VB
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (20.00%) SOAP
3 1 (20.00%) Web Services
3 1 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) HTTP
3 1 (20.00%) Android
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (20.00%) RESTful
3 1 (20.00%) AWS
3 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (20.00%) Greenfield Project

Backend Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (40.00%) Maven
2 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (40.00%) Public Sector
2 1 (20.00%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Apache Flex
1 2 (40.00%) Node.js
2 1 (20.00%) RESTful
2 1 (20.00%) SOAP
2 1 (20.00%) Spring
2 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) BDD
2 2 (40.00%) Microservices
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (20.00%) Perl
3 1 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) Ruby
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) VB