Period
to 20 January 2021

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 20 January 2021.

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
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 458 1,069 1,396
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 18.76% 21.90% 25.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 20.11% 23.37% 26.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 384 817 1,019
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £288 £312 £305
90th Percentile £574 £525 £525
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 11
Median hourly rate £36.49 £30.00 £36.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.62% -17.18% -9.44%
10th Percentile £22.10 £17.21 £23.47
90th Percentile £53.73 £50.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £47.50 £46.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%

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 2,277 4,574 5,273
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.24% 93.71% 94.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,550 2,940 3,354
Median daily rate £425 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.05% +0.19%
10th Percentile £170 £213 £239
90th Percentile £594 £576 £586
England median daily rate £475 £463 £463
% change year-on-year +2.70% - +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 247 307
Median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.53% -1.30% +10.00%
10th Percentile £10.92 £11.17 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.58 £52.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £17.66
% change year-on-year +25.00% +1.93% -1.06%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a proportion 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

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

Daily rate trend for Developer in the North West

Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Developer in the North West over the 6 months to 20 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Developer in the North West

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Developer in the North West.

Hourly rate trend for Developer in the North West

Developer
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Developer in the North West over the 6 months to 20 January 2021.

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 20 January 2021. 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 0 295 £425 +6.25% 355
Cheshire 0 64 £375 -1.64% 116
Lancashire -4 31 £438 +9.38% 57
Merseyside -9 21 £350 -12.61% 59
Cumbria +21 8 £500 -13.04% 11
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2021, 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.

1 148 (32.31%) JavaScript
2 140 (30.57%) Agile Software Development
3 105 (22.93%) SQL
4 94 (20.52%) HTML
5 91 (19.87%) CSS
6 84 (18.34%) Java
6 84 (18.34%) .NET
7 82 (17.90%) Git (software)
8 78 (17.03%) C#
9 74 (16.16%) React
10 66 (14.41%) Node.js
11 65 (14.19%) AWS
12 59 (12.88%) DevOps
13 57 (12.45%) Business Intelligence
13 57 (12.45%) TDD
14 56 (12.23%) Azure
15 51 (11.14%) Security Cleared
15 51 (11.14%) SQL Server
15 51 (11.14%) Front End Development
16 50 (10.92%) MySQL
17 48 (10.48%) Docker
18 44 (9.61%) Jenkins
19 43 (9.39%) SC Cleared
19 43 (9.39%) Finance
19 43 (9.39%) Power Platform
20 40 (8.73%) Spring
21 39 (8.52%) PHP
21 39 (8.52%) AngularJS
22 38 (8.30%) Power BI
23 37 (8.08%) Microsoft

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 17 (3.71%) Apache
2 16 (3.49%) WordPress
3 11 (2.40%) CMS
4 9 (1.97%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.53%) Apache Spark
5 7 (1.53%) IIS
5 7 (1.53%) Oracle Service Bus
5 7 (1.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 6 (1.31%) Mule
7 5 (1.09%) EPiServer
7 5 (1.09%) JBoss
8 4 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.66%) Confluence
9 3 (0.66%) Mendix
9 3 (0.66%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.44%) Anypoint
10 2 (0.44%) Drupal
10 2 (0.44%) Red Hat Fuse
10 2 (0.44%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (3.28%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (0.66%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.66%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.44%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.22%) Adobe XD
4 1 (0.22%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (2.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.66%) Magento
2 3 (0.66%) Shopify
2 3 (0.66%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.44%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.22%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.22%) Siebel CRM
4 1 (0.22%) Toggl
Cloud Services
1 65 (14.19%) AWS
2 56 (12.23%) Azure
3 43 (9.39%) Power Platform
4 20 (4.37%) Amazon S3
5 18 (3.93%) Serverless
6 15 (3.28%) GitHub
7 12 (2.62%) npm
8 9 (1.97%) AWS Lambda
8 9 (1.97%) PowerApps
8 9 (1.97%) Yarn
9 6 (1.31%) Amazon SQS
9 6 (1.31%) Dynamics 365
10 5 (1.09%) Amazon Kinesis
10 5 (1.09%) Apigee
10 5 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (1.09%) Power Automate
11 4 (0.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 4 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.87%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.66%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.97%) HTTP
2 5 (1.09%) Remote Desktop
3 4 (0.87%) ATM
3 4 (0.87%) Internet
4 2 (0.44%) NAS
5 1 (0.22%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (11.14%) SQL Server
2 50 (10.92%) MySQL
3 38 (8.30%) Power BI
4 28 (6.11%) Relational Database
5 27 (5.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 22 (4.80%) Data Warehouse
7 21 (4.59%) NoSQL
7 21 (4.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 18 (3.93%) Hadoop
9 17 (3.71%) Apache Hive
9 17 (3.71%) Pentaho
10 16 (3.49%) Impala
10 16 (3.49%) MongoDB
10 16 (3.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 10 (2.18%) Big Data
11 10 (2.18%) PostgreSQL
11 10 (2.18%) Tableau
12 8 (1.75%) Oracle Database
13 7 (1.53%) Oracle Database 11g
13 7 (1.53%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 82 (17.90%) Git (software)
2 44 (9.61%) Jenkins
3 19 (4.15%) JIRA
3 19 (4.15%) Visual Studio
4 14 (3.06%) GitLab
5 12 (2.62%) JUnit
6 10 (2.18%) Bitbucket Server
6 10 (2.18%) Maven
7 9 (1.97%) gulp
8 8 (1.75%) Sonatype Nexus
9 7 (1.53%) Bitbucket
9 7 (1.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 6 (1.31%) SonarQube
10 6 (1.31%) webpack
11 5 (1.09%) CA Release Automation
11 5 (1.09%) Cucumber
11 5 (1.09%) NUnit
12 4 (0.87%) Cypress.io
12 4 (0.87%) Subversion
13 3 (0.66%) TeamCity
General
1 43 (9.39%) Finance
2 29 (6.33%) Public Sector
3 17 (3.71%) Banking
4 16 (3.49%) Retail
5 13 (2.84%) Marketing
6 8 (1.75%) Law
7 6 (1.31%) Electronics
7 6 (1.31%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.09%) Games
9 4 (0.87%) Back Office
9 4 (0.87%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.66%) Local Government
11 2 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.22%) Advertising
12 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (20.52%) HTML
2 91 (19.87%) CSS
3 84 (18.34%) .NET
4 74 (16.16%) React
5 66 (14.41%) Node.js
6 40 (8.73%) Spring
7 39 (8.52%) AngularJS
8 24 (5.24%) ASP.NET
8 24 (5.24%) Spring Boot
9 23 (5.02%) HTML5
9 23 (5.02%) Laravel
10 22 (4.80%) REST
10 22 (4.80%) Web Services
11 21 (4.59%) JSON
11 21 (4.59%) RESTful
12 18 (3.93%) Vue.js
13 17 (3.71%) .NET Core
13 17 (3.71%) .NET Framework
14 16 (3.49%) CSS3
14 16 (3.49%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.02%) User Experience
2 20 (4.37%) Mobile App
3 17 (3.71%) NHS
4 14 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (2.62%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (1.31%) Analytical Mindset
7 4 (0.87%) Cloud Native
7 4 (0.87%) Data Structures
8 3 (0.66%) Online Games
9 2 (0.44%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.44%) AS400
9 2 (0.44%) Augmented Reality
9 2 (0.44%) CMDB
9 2 (0.44%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.44%) IVR
9 2 (0.44%) Marketing Technology
9 2 (0.44%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.22%) Contactless
10 1 (0.22%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (0.22%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 24 (5.24%) Windows
2 18 (3.93%) Apple iOS
3 16 (3.49%) Android
4 8 (1.75%) Linux
5 7 (1.53%) Unix
5 7 (1.53%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.87%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.22%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (30.57%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (12.88%) DevOps
3 57 (12.45%) Business Intelligence
3 57 (12.45%) TDD
4 51 (11.14%) Front End Development
5 35 (7.64%) Unit Testing
6 33 (7.21%) ETL
6 33 (7.21%) Microservices
6 33 (7.21%) MVC
7 28 (6.11%) Migration
8 25 (5.46%) Scrum
9 23 (5.02%) Web Development
10 19 (4.15%) Test Automation
11 18 (3.93%) Software Engineering
12 16 (3.49%) BDD
12 16 (3.49%) CRM
13 15 (3.28%) Configuration Management
13 15 (3.28%) Data Acquisition
13 15 (3.28%) Kanban
14 14 (3.06%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 148 (32.31%) JavaScript
2 105 (22.93%) SQL
3 84 (18.34%) Java
4 78 (17.03%) C#
5 39 (8.52%) PHP
6 31 (6.77%) Python
7 23 (5.02%) T-SQL
8 18 (3.93%) TypeScript
9 14 (3.06%) VB.NET
10 11 (2.40%) ES6
10 11 (2.40%) Java 8
11 10 (2.18%) Apple Swift
12 9 (1.97%) Perl
13 8 (1.75%) C++
13 8 (1.75%) Go
13 8 (1.75%) PL/SQL
14 7 (1.53%) C
14 7 (1.53%) Kotlin
14 7 (1.53%) R
15 5 (1.09%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 51 (11.14%) Security Cleared
2 43 (9.39%) SC Cleared
3 9 (1.97%) Degree
4 5 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.44%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.22%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.22%) Tableau Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.84%) QA
2 5 (1.09%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.22%) SNOMED CT
3 1 (0.22%) WAI
3 1 (0.22%) WCAG
System Software
1 48 (10.48%) Docker
2 16 (3.49%) HDFS
3 5 (1.09%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.44%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 24 (5.24%) Ansible
2 22 (4.80%) Kubernetes
3 13 (2.84%) Terraform
4 12 (2.62%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.66%) Istio
5 3 (0.66%) Kibana
6 2 (0.44%) Puppet
7 1 (0.22%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.22%) Grafana
7 1 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.22%) Nagios
7 1 (0.22%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 37 (8.08%) Microsoft
2 36 (7.86%) Oracle
3 20 (4.37%) SAP
4 16 (3.49%) Cloudera
5 9 (1.97%) MuleSoft
6 7 (1.53%) AppDynamics
6 7 (1.53%) Pega
6 7 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (1.31%) Zend
8 5 (1.09%) Splunk
8 5 (1.09%) Xamarin
9 4 (0.87%) IBM
9 4 (0.87%) ServiceNow
10 3 (0.66%) Adobe
10 3 (0.66%) Alteryx
10 3 (0.66%) Databricks
10 3 (0.66%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.44%) Snow
11 2 (0.44%) Tealium
11 2 (0.44%) WSO2