Period
to 13 December 2019

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 December 2019.

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 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 186 193 201
Rank change year-on-year +7 +8 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Backend Developer 16 21 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.30% 0.35% 0.088%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.37% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 15 5
North West median daily rate £350 £363 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.45% -7.05% -3.70%
10th Percentile £273 £225 £368
90th Percentile £449 £445 £433
England median daily rate £464 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -2.37% +5.56% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% -5.88% +6.25%

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 5,000 5,693 5,410
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.76% 94.66% 95.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,169 3,574 3,421
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £213 £235 £250
90th Percentile £575 £575 £588
England median daily rate £463 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +0.54% +2.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 273 341 255
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £19.25 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.30% -1.28% +9.86%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £45.50 £48.45
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year +2.70% -1.07% +3.89%

Backend Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured Backend Developer in the job title as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Backend Developer in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Backend Developer in the North West

Backend Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Backend Developer in the North West over the 6 months to 13 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 December 2019. 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 +30 15 £350 -15.15% 12
Backend Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 13 December 2019, 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 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) TDD
2 6 (37.50%) .NET
2 6 (37.50%) MySQL
3 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
3 5 (31.25%) Workflow
3 5 (31.25%) Scrum
3 5 (31.25%) JIRA
3 5 (31.25%) Git (software)
3 5 (31.25%) AWS
4 4 (25.00%) Spring
4 4 (25.00%) Java
4 4 (25.00%) MVC
4 4 (25.00%) Project Management
4 4 (25.00%) PHP
4 4 (25.00%) C#
4 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 4 (25.00%) OOP
4 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (25.00%) Docker
4 4 (25.00%) AWS Lambda
4 4 (25.00%) Serverless
5 3 (18.75%) Camunda
5 3 (18.75%) Prometheus
5 3 (18.75%) GitLab
5 3 (18.75%) Kubernetes
5 3 (18.75%) SonarQube
5 3 (18.75%) Grafana
5 3 (18.75%) Redux
5 3 (18.75%) .NET Core

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (18.75%) Camunda
1 3 (18.75%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (6.25%) CMS
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (31.25%) AWS
2 4 (25.00%) AWS Lambda
2 4 (25.00%) Serverless
3 2 (12.50%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (6.25%) Amazon S3
4 1 (6.25%) AWS Step Functions
4 1 (6.25%) GitHub
4 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) MySQL
2 2 (12.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Git (software)
1 5 (31.25%) JIRA
2 3 (18.75%) GitLab
2 3 (18.75%) SonarQube
3 1 (6.25%) Ant
3 1 (6.25%) Artifactory
3 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
3 1 (6.25%) Gradle
3 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
3 1 (6.25%) JUnit
3 1 (6.25%) Maven
3 1 (6.25%) PHPUnit
3 1 (6.25%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (6.25%) Subversion
3 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (18.75%) Automotive
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) .NET
2 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 4 (25.00%) Spring
3 3 (18.75%) .NET Core
3 3 (18.75%) Redux
4 2 (12.50%) CSS
4 2 (12.50%) HTML
4 2 (12.50%) LAMP
4 2 (12.50%) Node.js
4 2 (12.50%) REST
5 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
5 1 (6.25%) Ajax
5 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Core
5 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (6.25%) Java EE
5 1 (6.25%) jQuery
5 1 (6.25%) Laravel
5 1 (6.25%) RESTful
5 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (6.25%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Android
1 2 (12.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) TDD
3 5 (31.25%) Scrum
3 5 (31.25%) Workflow
4 4 (25.00%) MVC
4 4 (25.00%) OOP
4 4 (25.00%) Project Management
5 3 (18.75%) E-Commerce
5 3 (18.75%) Front End Development
5 3 (18.75%) OO
5 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
5 3 (18.75%) Web Development
6 2 (12.50%) OO PHP
6 2 (12.50%) Project Delivery
6 2 (12.50%) Web Application Development
7 1 (6.25%) DevOps
7 1 (6.25%) Microservices
7 1 (6.25%) Software Delivery
7 1 (6.25%) SOLID
7 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
2 4 (25.00%) C#
2 4 (25.00%) Java
2 4 (25.00%) PHP
3 2 (12.50%) TypeScript
4 1 (6.25%) Go
4 1 (6.25%) SQL
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Docker
2 1 (6.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Grafana
1 3 (18.75%) Kubernetes
1 3 (18.75%) Prometheus
2 1 (6.25%) Ansible
2 1 (6.25%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) IBM
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle
1 1 (6.25%) Xamarin