Period
to 22 August 2019

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 22 August 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.

Developer
England > North West
6 months to
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 1,307 1,687 1,509
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 24.64% 27.72% 26.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 26.18% 29.11% 27.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 938 1,181 1,071
North West median daily rate £400 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% -
10th Percentile £300 £298 £275
90th Percentile £525 £488 £481
England median daily rate £475 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 34
North West median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +21.21%
10th Percentile £27.50 £32.00 £30.00
90th Percentile £63.75 £90.20 £49.63
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 4,993 5,795 5,448
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.14% 95.22% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,239 3,609 3,294
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £225 £250 £238
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 269 318 259
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £18.15 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.55% -5.74% +11.59%
10th Percentile £11.46 £11.00 £11.06
90th Percentile £53.00 £48.60 £49.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +8.11% - -2.63%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Developer in the North West

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 Developer in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in the North West

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in the North West over the 6 months to 22 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in the North West

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in the North West

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in the North West over the 6 months to 22 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Developer in the North West

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 Developer within the North West region over the 6 months to 22 August 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 0 781 £405 +4.52% 588
Cheshire -1 205 £388 +3.33% 199
Merseyside 0 142 £400 +10.34% 77
Lancashire +2 136 £400 -7.08% 75
Cumbria -15 7 £570 +42.50% 4
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 2019, 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 Developer in the job title.

1 515 (39.40%) JavaScript
2 372 (28.46%) .NET
3 353 (27.01%) Agile Software Development
4 337 (25.78%) SQL
5 319 (24.41%) C#
6 318 (24.33%) HTML
7 304 (23.26%) CSS
8 285 (21.81%) Java
9 249 (19.05%) AngularJS
10 193 (14.77%) React
11 192 (14.69%) MVC
12 187 (14.31%) TDD
13 186 (14.23%) Azure
14 167 (12.78%) SQL Server
15 165 (12.62%) AWS
16 158 (12.09%) Git (software)
17 157 (12.01%) Front End Development
18 156 (11.94%) Node.js
19 153 (11.71%) Microsoft
20 139 (10.64%) Microservices
21 136 (10.41%) Spring
22 128 (9.79%) PHP
23 124 (9.49%) ASP.NET
24 120 (9.18%) HTML5
25 118 (9.03%) jQuery
26 107 (8.19%) Finance
27 102 (7.80%) Web Services
28 101 (7.73%) E-Commerce
29 99 (7.57%) Oracle
29 99 (7.57%) REST

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 35 (2.68%) CMS
1 35 (2.68%) SharePoint
2 21 (1.61%) WordPress
3 20 (1.53%) Umbraco
4 15 (1.15%) Apache
4 15 (1.15%) WebSphere
5 14 (1.07%) BizTalk Server
6 10 (0.77%) Tomcat
7 9 (0.69%) Confluence
8 8 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (0.46%) Apache Spark
10 6 (0.46%) Drupal
10 6 (0.46%) JBoss
10 6 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.38%) Oracle Service Bus
12 4 (0.31%) Camunda
12 4 (0.31%) Cloud Foundry
12 4 (0.31%) NServiceBus
12 4 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 19 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.69%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (0.46%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.31%) Adobe XD
5 3 (0.23%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.23%) Sketch
6 2 (0.15%) Adobe Captivate
6 2 (0.15%) Camtasia
6 2 (0.15%) Fireworks
6 2 (0.15%) Snagit
6 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.077%) Figma
7 1 (0.077%) InVision
7 1 (0.077%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.077%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 40 (3.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (1.99%) Magento
3 7 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.46%) Siebel CRM
5 5 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (0.38%) Maximo
6 4 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.23%) Shopify
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle 11i
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle Assets
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.077%) SAP HR
9 1 (0.077%) SAP MII
9 1 (0.077%) SAP Payroll
9 1 (0.077%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 186 (14.23%) Azure
2 165 (12.62%) AWS
3 60 (4.59%) Serverless
4 54 (4.13%) Power Platform
5 36 (2.75%) Dynamics 365
6 33 (2.52%) GitHub
7 31 (2.37%) AWS Lambda
8 18 (1.38%) Azure Functions
9 17 (1.30%) Office 365
10 14 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
10 14 (1.07%) OpenShift
11 13 (0.99%) SaaS
12 12 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
13 11 (0.84%) Amazon S3
14 9 (0.69%) npm
15 8 (0.61%) Kong
16 7 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 7 (0.54%) GCP
17 6 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
18 5 (0.38%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 7 (0.54%) HTTP
1 7 (0.54%) POP3
1 7 (0.54%) SMTP
2 4 (0.31%) Intranet
3 3 (0.23%) Skype
4 2 (0.15%) FTP
4 2 (0.15%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.15%) Internet
5 1 (0.077%) DSL
5 1 (0.077%) Gigabit Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (12.78%) SQL Server
2 98 (7.50%) MySQL
3 66 (5.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 53 (4.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 52 (3.98%) NoSQL
5 52 (3.98%) Power BI
6 49 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
7 47 (3.60%) MongoDB
8 35 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
9 31 (2.37%) Relational Database
10 30 (2.30%) Oracle Database
11 20 (1.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 15 (1.15%) Big Data
13 13 (0.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 13 (0.99%) DB2
13 13 (0.99%) QlikView
14 12 (0.92%) Oracle BI EE
14 12 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
15 9 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
16 8 (0.61%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 158 (12.09%) Git (software)
2 81 (6.20%) Jenkins
3 62 (4.74%) Visual Studio
4 55 (4.21%) JIRA
5 34 (2.60%) JUnit
6 33 (2.52%) gulp
6 33 (2.52%) Maven
7 29 (2.22%) Mockito
8 27 (2.07%) SonarQube
9 25 (1.91%) GitLab
9 25 (1.91%) Sonatype Nexus
10 23 (1.76%) Artifactory
10 23 (1.76%) Team Foundation Server
11 20 (1.53%) Selenium
12 19 (1.45%) Subversion
13 18 (1.38%) TeamCity
14 17 (1.30%) Cucumber
15 13 (0.99%) webpack
16 12 (0.92%) Bitbucket
17 11 (0.84%) Gradle
General
1 107 (8.19%) Finance
2 62 (4.74%) Banking
3 54 (4.13%) Public Sector
4 49 (3.75%) Law
5 42 (3.21%) Retail
6 16 (1.22%) Marketing
7 15 (1.15%) Legal
8 13 (0.99%) Games
9 9 (0.69%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.54%) Automotive
11 6 (0.46%) Advertising
11 6 (0.46%) Back Office
11 6 (0.46%) Telecoms
12 5 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.31%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.15%) French Language
14 2 (0.15%) Local Government
14 2 (0.15%) Publishing
14 2 (0.15%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.077%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 372 (28.46%) .NET
2 318 (24.33%) HTML
3 304 (23.26%) CSS
4 249 (19.05%) AngularJS
5 193 (14.77%) React
6 156 (11.94%) Node.js
7 136 (10.41%) Spring
8 124 (9.49%) ASP.NET
9 120 (9.18%) HTML5
10 118 (9.03%) jQuery
11 102 (7.80%) Web Services
12 99 (7.57%) REST
13 84 (6.43%) CSS3
14 82 (6.27%) RESTful
15 80 (6.12%) Spring Boot
16 76 (5.81%) .NET Framework
17 72 (5.51%) .NET Core
18 70 (5.36%) XML
19 66 (5.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 63 (4.82%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 68 (5.20%) User Experience
2 60 (4.59%) Mobile App
3 52 (3.98%) Greenfield Project
4 30 (2.30%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
6 18 (1.38%) Self-Motivation
7 15 (1.15%) Data Protection Act
8 12 (0.92%) Robotics
9 9 (0.69%) Life Science
9 9 (0.69%) NHS
10 8 (0.61%) Data Structures
10 8 (0.61%) Linux Command Line
11 6 (0.46%) Algorithms
11 6 (0.46%) Public Cloud
12 5 (0.38%) Animation
12 5 (0.38%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.38%) e-Learning
13 4 (0.31%) Cloud Native
13 4 (0.31%) iPhone
13 4 (0.31%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 57 (4.36%) Linux
2 48 (3.67%) Android
3 39 (2.98%) Apple iOS
4 38 (2.91%) Unix
5 20 (1.53%) Windows
6 13 (0.99%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.077%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.077%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 353 (27.01%) Agile Software Development
2 192 (14.69%) MVC
3 187 (14.31%) TDD
4 157 (12.01%) Front End Development
5 139 (10.64%) Microservices
6 101 (7.73%) E-Commerce
7 97 (7.42%) Business Intelligence
8 92 (7.04%) DevOps
8 92 (7.04%) Scrum
9 90 (6.89%) Web Development
10 76 (5.81%) Continuous Integration
10 76 (5.81%) Test Automation
11 63 (4.82%) CRM
12 60 (4.59%) BDD
13 59 (4.51%) Problem-Solving
14 58 (4.44%) Unit Testing
15 52 (3.98%) Workflow
16 51 (3.90%) Software Engineering
17 49 (3.75%) OOP
18 48 (3.67%) OO
Programming Languages
1 515 (39.40%) JavaScript
2 337 (25.78%) SQL
3 319 (24.41%) C#
4 285 (21.81%) Java
5 128 (9.79%) PHP
6 72 (5.51%) Java 8
7 68 (5.20%) Python
8 44 (3.37%) ES6
9 39 (2.98%) T-SQL
10 28 (2.14%) TypeScript
11 27 (2.07%) VB.NET
12 21 (1.61%) Ruby
13 20 (1.53%) ES7
14 18 (1.38%) Go
15 16 (1.22%) PHP 7
16 15 (1.15%) Bash Shell
16 15 (1.15%) C++
16 15 (1.15%) Scala
17 14 (1.07%) C
17 14 (1.07%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (2.30%) Security Cleared
2 23 (1.76%) SC Cleared
3 21 (1.61%) Degree
4 14 (1.07%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (0.38%) AWS Certification
6 3 (0.23%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.15%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.15%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.15%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.077%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (0.84%) Data Quality
2 10 (0.77%) QA
3 3 (0.23%) GDPR
4 2 (0.15%) HL7
5 1 (0.077%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 97 (7.42%) Docker
2 15 (1.15%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.15%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (0.077%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.077%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.077%) HDFS
4 1 (0.077%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.077%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 48 (3.67%) Kubernetes
2 11 (0.84%) Puppet
3 10 (0.77%) Ansible
4 9 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (0.31%) Grafana
5 4 (0.31%) Prometheus
5 4 (0.31%) Terraform
6 3 (0.23%) logstash
7 2 (0.15%) PowerBroker
7 2 (0.15%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.15%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.077%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.077%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.077%) Kibana
8 1 (0.077%) Oozie
8 1 (0.077%) Salt
Vendors
1 153 (11.71%) Microsoft
2 99 (7.57%) Oracle
3 23 (1.76%) ServiceNow
4 22 (1.68%) Xamarin
5 20 (1.53%) IBM
6 18 (1.38%) Google
7 16 (1.22%) Tableau
8 13 (0.99%) Adobe
8 13 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
9 11 (0.84%) SAP
10 9 (0.69%) Cognos
10 9 (0.69%) Zend
11 7 (0.54%) Atlassian
11 7 (0.54%) Informatica
11 7 (0.54%) Sitecore
12 6 (0.46%) Pega
12 6 (0.46%) Siebel
12 6 (0.46%) SnapLogic
12 6 (0.46%) Splunk
13 5 (0.38%) Talend