The median contractor rate for a Developer was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 23 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.

Developer
England / North West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 708 826 729
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 24.06% 21.59% 19.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 25.66% 22.79% 20.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 565 456
Median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 16 14
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.07% -23.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £23.89 £33.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £43.88 £57.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2759 3624 3542
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 93.75% 94.75% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1625 2242 2012
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 132 207
Median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -9.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.00 £45.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West that featured Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 3 months to 23 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
Manchester 0 351 £375 - 257
Cheshire +1 143 £425 +7.25% 78
Merseyside +1 126 £363 -1.49% 50
Lancashire -11 42 £400 +14.28% 39
Cumbria -10 1 £300 -38.77% 2
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, 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 North West region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 536 (38.07%) JavaScript
2 520 (36.93%) Agile Software Development
3 471 (33.45%) HTML
4 414 (29.40%) CSS
5 401 (28.48%) Java
6 343 (24.36%) SQL
7 314 (22.30%) .NET
8 301 (21.38%) C#
9 249 (17.68%) MVC
10 247 (17.54%) SQL Server
11 246 (17.47%) TDD
12 227 (16.12%) HTML5
13 208 (14.77%) Git (software)
13 208 (14.77%) Scrum
14 200 (14.20%) jQuery
15 199 (14.13%) AngularJS
16 172 (12.22%) Spring
17 170 (12.07%) ASP.NET
18 168 (11.93%) Web Services
19 162 (11.51%) Finance
20 147 (10.44%) Oracle
21 141 (10.01%) PHP
22 140 (9.94%) MySQL
23 138 (9.80%) CSS3
23 138 (9.80%) Front End Development
24 136 (9.66%) RESTful
25 131 (9.30%) Continuous Integration
26 120 (8.52%) Microsoft
27 114 (8.10%) Business Intelligence
28 98 (6.96%) 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 64 (4.55%) Drupal
2 52 (3.69%) CMS
3 45 (3.20%) Umbraco
4 34 (2.41%) WordPress
5 33 (2.34%) SharePoint
6 24 (1.70%) WebSphere
7 20 (1.42%) Apache
8 17 (1.21%) Confluence
8 17 (1.21%) Tomcat
9 16 (1.14%) EPiServer
9 16 (1.14%) SAS
10 15 (1.07%) BizTalk Server
11 12 (0.85%) Sitecore CMS
12 9 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 9 (0.64%) WebLogic
13 7 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 7 (0.50%) Apache Solr
13 7 (0.50%) FileNet
13 7 (0.50%) Oracle Service Bus
13 7 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 23 (1.63%) Photoshop
2 21 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (1.28%) Adobe Illustrator
4 13 (0.92%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (0.28%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.21%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.14%) InVision
7 2 (0.14%) SPSS
8 1 (0.071%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.071%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.071%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.071%) Lectora
8 1 (0.071%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 58 (4.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (2.20%) Magento
3 8 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
4 6 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (0.36%) SAP CO
5 5 (0.36%) SAP FI
5 5 (0.36%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (0.28%) SAP EWM
6 4 (0.28%) SAP IS-U
7 3 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.14%) SAP Business One
8 2 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.071%) BusinessWorks
9 1 (0.071%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.071%) Sage X3
9 1 (0.071%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.071%) SAP WM
9 1 (0.071%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 52 (3.69%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (1.63%) GitHub
3 19 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
6 7 (0.50%) Amazon S3
7 6 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (0.43%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 6 (0.43%) Force.com
8 4 (0.28%) Amazon SQS
8 4 (0.28%) PaaS
8 4 (0.28%) SaaS
9 3 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 2 (0.14%) Amazon CloudSearch
10 2 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.14%) Office 365
10 2 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.071%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.07%) HTTP
2 7 (0.50%) Internet
3 5 (0.36%) AMQP
3 5 (0.36%) LDAP
3 5 (0.36%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.28%) VLAN
5 3 (0.21%) RTSP
5 3 (0.21%) tcpdump
5 3 (0.21%) Wireshark
6 2 (0.14%) Kerberos
6 2 (0.14%) SSH
6 2 (0.14%) SSL
6 2 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.071%) ATM
7 1 (0.071%) DNS
7 1 (0.071%) FTP
7 1 (0.071%) Intranet
7 1 (0.071%) POP3
7 1 (0.071%) SMTP
7 1 (0.071%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 247 (17.54%) SQL Server
2 140 (9.94%) MySQL
3 94 (6.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 83 (5.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 75 (5.33%) Data Warehouse
6 68 (4.83%) MongoDB
7 64 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 59 (4.19%) Oracle Database
9 46 (3.27%) Relational Database
10 40 (2.84%) NoSQL
11 36 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
12 32 (2.27%) Power BI
13 30 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
14 29 (2.06%) SQL Server 2014
15 26 (1.85%) QlikView
16 25 (1.78%) Big Data
16 25 (1.78%) Oracle Database 11g
17 24 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
18 16 (1.14%) RDBMS
19 14 (0.99%) DB2
Development Applications
1 208 (14.77%) Git (software)
2 92 (6.53%) Jenkins
3 80 (5.68%) JIRA
4 63 (4.47%) gulp
5 42 (2.98%) Grunt
6 36 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
7 35 (2.49%) JUnit
8 34 (2.41%) Visual Studio
9 30 (2.13%) Jasmine
10 29 (2.06%) Gradle
11 28 (1.99%) Mocha
12 27 (1.92%) Selenium
13 26 (1.85%) Eclipse
13 26 (1.85%) Subversion
14 19 (1.35%) IntelliJ
14 19 (1.35%) webpack
15 17 (1.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 17 (1.21%) Hudson
15 17 (1.21%) Karma Test Runner
15 17 (1.21%) NUnit
General
1 162 (11.51%) Finance
2 74 (5.26%) Banking
3 32 (2.27%) Retail
4 23 (1.63%) Marketing
5 21 (1.49%) Games
6 15 (1.07%) Manufacturing
7 10 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
8 8 (0.57%) Legal
9 6 (0.43%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.36%) Advertising
10 5 (0.36%) Billing
11 4 (0.28%) Automotive
11 4 (0.28%) Electronics
11 4 (0.28%) Telecoms
12 3 (0.21%) Back Office
12 3 (0.21%) Law
12 3 (0.21%) Local Government
13 2 (0.14%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.14%) Front Office
14 1 (0.071%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 471 (33.45%) HTML
2 414 (29.40%) CSS
3 314 (22.30%) .NET
4 227 (16.12%) HTML5
5 200 (14.20%) jQuery
6 199 (14.13%) AngularJS
7 172 (12.22%) Spring
8 170 (12.07%) ASP.NET
9 168 (11.93%) Web Services
10 138 (9.80%) CSS3
11 136 (9.66%) RESTful
12 98 (6.96%) REST
13 94 (6.68%) Node.js
13 94 (6.68%) XML
14 91 (6.46%) ASP.NET MVC
15 87 (6.18%) J2EE
16 83 (5.89%) SOAP
17 82 (5.82%) React
18 81 (5.75%) JSON
19 73 (5.18%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 90 (6.39%) Greenfield Project
2 69 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (4.90%) User Experience
3 57 (4.05%) Mobile App
4 25 (1.78%) Computer Science
5 16 (1.14%) Client/Server
6 13 (0.92%) NHS
7 9 (0.64%) iPad
7 9 (0.64%) Linux Command Line
8 8 (0.57%) Data Centre
8 8 (0.57%) Fintech
8 8 (0.57%) Replication
8 8 (0.57%) Web 2.0
9 7 (0.50%) Algorithms
10 6 (0.43%) Robotics
11 5 (0.36%) Mainframe
11 5 (0.36%) Smartphone
11 5 (0.36%) Streaming Video
12 4 (0.28%) Credit Risk
12 4 (0.28%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 85 (6.04%) Linux
2 67 (4.76%) Android
3 45 (3.20%) Apple iOS
4 32 (2.27%) Windows
5 25 (1.78%) Unix
6 9 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (0.50%) Solaris
8 6 (0.43%) AIX
9 5 (0.36%) HPUX
9 5 (0.36%) Mac OS X
9 5 (0.36%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.28%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.28%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.14%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (0.14%) VxWorks
11 2 (0.14%) Windows Server
12 1 (0.071%) Debian
12 1 (0.071%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.071%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.071%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 520 (36.93%) Agile Software Development
2 249 (17.68%) MVC
3 246 (17.47%) TDD
4 208 (14.77%) Scrum
5 138 (9.80%) Front End Development
6 131 (9.30%) Continuous Integration
7 114 (8.10%) Business Intelligence
8 95 (6.75%) OO
9 92 (6.53%) Unit Testing
10 90 (6.39%) ETL
11 88 (6.25%) BDD
12 81 (5.75%) CRM
13 80 (5.68%) Test Automation
14 75 (5.33%) Web Development
15 72 (5.11%) DevOps
16 66 (4.69%) Data Modelling
17 60 (4.26%) E-Commerce
17 60 (4.26%) Microservices
17 60 (4.26%) Software Engineering
18 48 (3.41%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 536 (38.07%) JavaScript
2 401 (28.48%) Java
3 343 (24.36%) SQL
4 301 (21.38%) C#
5 141 (10.01%) PHP
6 65 (4.62%) Python
7 61 (4.33%) T-SQL
8 38 (2.70%) C++
9 31 (2.20%) PL/SQL
10 24 (1.70%) Apple Swift
11 23 (1.63%) C
11 23 (1.63%) VB.NET
12 22 (1.56%) Scala
13 19 (1.35%) Objective-C
13 19 (1.35%) TypeScript
14 15 (1.07%) ES6
15 14 (0.99%) VB
16 13 (0.92%) Shell Script
17 12 (0.85%) Ruby
18 11 (0.78%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 40 (2.84%) Degree
2 35 (2.49%) Security Cleared
3 26 (1.85%) SC Cleared
4 7 (0.50%) DV Cleared
5 6 (0.43%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (0.36%) OCPJP
7 4 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.14%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.14%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.14%) HNC
8 2 (0.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.071%) HND
9 1 (0.071%) MCPD
9 1 (0.071%) MCSE
9 1 (0.071%) OCMJD
9 1 (0.071%) OCPJWCD
9 1 (0.071%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.071%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.071%) SAS Certification
9 1 (0.071%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (3.05%) QA
2 11 (0.78%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.50%) HL7
4 3 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.071%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.071%) EMIR
5 1 (0.071%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.071%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (1.07%) Docker
2 4 (0.28%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.21%) HDFS
3 3 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.071%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (0.071%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 6 (0.43%) Ansible
2 3 (0.21%) Grafana
2 3 (0.21%) Graphite
2 3 (0.21%) Kubernetes
2 3 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (0.14%) Control-M
3 2 (0.14%) Data Guard
3 2 (0.14%) IBM BigFix
3 2 (0.14%) Netcool
3 2 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.14%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (0.14%) Puppet
3 2 (0.14%) SCOM
3 2 (0.14%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.071%) Kibana
4 1 (0.071%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.071%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (0.071%) Plesk
4 1 (0.071%) Terraform
Vendors
1 147 (10.44%) Oracle
2 120 (8.52%) Microsoft
3 44 (3.13%) Sitecore
4 39 (2.77%) SAP
5 23 (1.63%) Tableau
6 22 (1.56%) Adobe
7 21 (1.49%) IBM
8 15 (1.07%) ServiceNow
9 13 (0.92%) Perforce
10 12 (0.85%) Sybase
10 12 (0.85%) Xamarin
10 12 (0.85%) Zend
11 10 (0.71%) Talend
11 10 (0.71%) TIBCO
12 9 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
13 8 (0.57%) Red Hat
14 7 (0.50%) Google
15 6 (0.43%) Ab Initio
15 6 (0.43%) NVIDIA
15 6 (0.43%) VMware
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
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