Period
to 20 March 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 20 March 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
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 1,457 1,436 1,465
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 25.71% 25.65% 26.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 27.13% 26.99% 28.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,045 1,031 1,073
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £313 £269 £268
90th Percentile £525 £488 £490
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 22
North West median hourly rate £39.50 £42.50 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.06% +3.03% -2.94%
10th Percentile £32.80 £32.50 £34.63
90th Percentile £63.88 £67.94 £56.75
England median hourly rate £43.00 £41.15 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.50% +2.88% -

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 5,371 5,321 5,187
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 95.05% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,398 3,338 3,324
North West median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% -1.90%
10th Percentile £250 £228 £225
90th Percentile £606 £588 £555
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +0.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 258 303 241
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £17.74 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.74% -6.63% -15.71%
10th Percentile £13.25 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £51.80 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.56 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.75% +1.08% -

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 20 March 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 20 March 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 20 March 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 0 818 £400 +6.67% 597
Cheshire 0 267 £400 +14.29% 218
Lancashire 0 183 £400 +0.63% 83
Merseyside 0 137 £425 +8.97% 110
Cumbria +6 14 £433 +5.49% 9
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 March 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.

1 522 (35.83%) .NET
2 519 (35.62%) JavaScript
3 502 (34.45%) C#
4 490 (33.63%) Agile Software Development
5 420 (28.83%) SQL
6 353 (24.23%) HTML
7 344 (23.61%) Java
8 330 (22.65%) CSS
9 285 (19.56%) Microsoft
10 264 (18.12%) AngularJS
11 240 (16.47%) SQL Server
12 222 (15.24%) MVC
13 218 (14.96%) Git (software)
14 202 (13.86%) TDD
15 189 (12.97%) Microsoft Azure
16 182 (12.49%) Node.js
17 179 (12.29%) Web Services
18 175 (12.01%) React
19 167 (11.46%) CRM
20 153 (10.50%) ASP.NET
21 150 (10.30%) Dynamics CRM
21 150 (10.30%) Continuous Integration
22 146 (10.02%) Spring
23 145 (9.95%) Front End Development
24 139 (9.54%) Scrum
25 137 (9.40%) PHP
26 132 (9.06%) Finance
26 132 (9.06%) jQuery
26 132 (9.06%) REST
27 123 (8.44%) Oracle

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 81 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 39 (2.68%) CMS
3 25 (1.72%) Umbraco
4 24 (1.65%) WordPress
5 20 (1.37%) Confluence
6 18 (1.24%) Tomcat
7 17 (1.17%) Apache
8 15 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
9 14 (0.96%) Drupal
10 12 (0.82%) Apache Spark
10 12 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
11 11 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
12 10 (0.69%) WebSphere
13 9 (0.62%) CICS
13 9 (0.62%) JBoss
14 6 (0.41%) MQSeries
15 5 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 5 (0.34%) SAS
15 5 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
16 4 (0.27%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 20 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (0.89%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.62%) Photoshop
4 8 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.21%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.14%) Maya
7 2 (0.14%) MotionBuilder
8 1 (0.069%) CATIA
8 1 (0.069%) GIMP
8 1 (0.069%) InDesign
8 1 (0.069%) InVision
8 1 (0.069%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.069%) SPSS
8 1 (0.069%) Stata
Business Applications
1 150 (10.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (1.85%) Magento
3 5 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.21%) ResourceLink
5 3 (0.21%) SystmOne
6 2 (0.14%) Distributed Ledger
6 2 (0.14%) Hyperion Planning
6 2 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.14%) SAP MII
6 2 (0.14%) Shopify
7 1 (0.069%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.069%) Elite 3E
7 1 (0.069%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.069%) OpenCart
7 1 (0.069%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.069%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.069%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.069%) Visualfiles
7 1 (0.069%) Zen Cart
Cloud Services
1 189 (12.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 118 (8.10%) Amazon AWS
3 81 (5.56%) Dynamics 365
4 29 (1.99%) Office 365
5 28 (1.92%) GitHub
6 18 (1.24%) Serverless
7 10 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
8 8 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (0.55%) Amazon S3
8 8 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
8 8 (0.55%) Azure Functions
8 8 (0.55%) npm
9 6 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (0.41%) SaaS
10 5 (0.34%) Boomi
10 5 (0.34%) OpenShift
10 5 (0.34%) PaaS
11 4 (0.27%) Adobe Analytics
11 4 (0.27%) Amazon Glacier
11 4 (0.27%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 10 (0.69%) Internet
1 10 (0.69%) SMS
2 6 (0.41%) Intranet
3 5 (0.34%) ATM
4 4 (0.27%) Skype
5 3 (0.21%) DSL
6 2 (0.14%) HTTP
7 1 (0.069%) Firewall
7 1 (0.069%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 240 (16.47%) SQL Server
2 110 (7.55%) MySQL
3 80 (5.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 63 (4.32%) NoSQL
5 61 (4.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 58 (3.98%) PostgreSQL
7 54 (3.71%) Power BI
8 41 (2.81%) Data Warehouse
9 36 (2.47%) Relational Database
10 34 (2.33%) MongoDB
11 32 (2.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 27 (1.85%) DB2
13 18 (1.24%) Azure SQL Database
13 18 (1.24%) Oracle Database
14 16 (1.10%) Big Data
14 16 (1.10%) Hadoop
15 15 (1.03%) SQL Server 2000
16 14 (0.96%) QlikView
17 12 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
17 12 (0.82%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 218 (14.96%) Git (software)
2 117 (8.03%) Jenkins
3 74 (5.08%) Visual Studio
4 69 (4.74%) JIRA
5 67 (4.60%) JUnit
6 47 (3.23%) Maven
7 33 (2.26%) gulp
8 32 (2.20%) Selenium
9 30 (2.06%) SonarQube
10 28 (1.92%) JMeter
11 24 (1.65%) Gradle
12 23 (1.58%) GitLab
12 23 (1.58%) Subversion
12 23 (1.58%) TeamCity
12 23 (1.58%) Visual Studio Team System
13 22 (1.51%) Team Foundation Server
14 20 (1.37%) Cucumber
15 19 (1.30%) AccuRev
15 19 (1.30%) Mockito
16 18 (1.24%) Artifactory
General
1 132 (9.06%) Finance
2 50 (3.43%) Banking
3 35 (2.40%) Retail
4 33 (2.26%) Law
5 25 (1.72%) Marketing
6 23 (1.58%) Back Office
7 22 (1.51%) Billing
8 20 (1.37%) Games
9 17 (1.17%) Manufacturing
10 15 (1.03%) Advertising
11 10 (0.69%) Legal
12 9 (0.62%) Investment Banking
13 8 (0.55%) Telecoms
14 6 (0.41%) Publishing
15 4 (0.27%) Electronics
16 3 (0.21%) Local Government
17 2 (0.14%) Automotive
17 2 (0.14%) Front Office
18 1 (0.069%) Aerospace
18 1 (0.069%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 522 (35.83%) .NET
2 353 (24.23%) HTML
3 330 (22.65%) CSS
4 264 (18.12%) AngularJS
5 182 (12.49%) Node.js
6 179 (12.29%) Web Services
7 175 (12.01%) React
8 153 (10.50%) ASP.NET
9 146 (10.02%) Spring
10 132 (9.06%) jQuery
10 132 (9.06%) REST
11 113 (7.76%) HTML5
12 111 (7.62%) RESTful
13 94 (6.45%) .NET Framework
14 93 (6.38%) Spring Boot
15 87 (5.97%) ASP.NET Web API
16 86 (5.90%) XML
17 83 (5.70%) CSS3
18 78 (5.35%) JSON
19 77 (5.28%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 68 (4.67%) Greenfield Project
2 62 (4.26%) User Experience
3 51 (3.50%) Analytical Skills
4 42 (2.88%) Mobile App
5 27 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
6 24 (1.65%) NHS
7 14 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (0.89%) Mainframe
9 11 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
10 9 (0.62%) Fintech
11 8 (0.55%) RIA
11 8 (0.55%) Semantic Web
12 7 (0.48%) IBM Mainframe
12 7 (0.48%) VSAM
13 6 (0.41%) Data Structures
14 5 (0.34%) Tandem
15 4 (0.27%) N-Tier
15 4 (0.27%) Wiki
16 3 (0.21%) Client/Server
16 3 (0.21%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 74 (5.08%) Linux
2 56 (3.84%) Android
3 44 (3.02%) Windows
4 32 (2.20%) Unix
5 31 (2.13%) Apple iOS
6 7 (0.48%) CentOS
7 5 (0.34%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.27%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.21%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.21%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.069%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.069%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 490 (33.63%) Agile Software Development
2 222 (15.24%) MVC
3 202 (13.86%) TDD
4 167 (11.46%) CRM
5 150 (10.30%) Continuous Integration
6 145 (9.95%) Front End Development
7 139 (9.54%) Scrum
8 111 (7.62%) DevOps
9 110 (7.55%) Business Intelligence
10 107 (7.34%) Web Development
11 104 (7.14%) Microservices
12 85 (5.83%) E-Commerce
13 78 (5.35%) Unit Testing
14 76 (5.22%) Problem-Solving
15 72 (4.94%) Test Automation
16 68 (4.67%) Workflow
17 67 (4.60%) Software Engineering
18 65 (4.46%) OO
19 59 (4.05%) Migration
20 57 (3.91%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 519 (35.62%) JavaScript
2 502 (34.45%) C#
3 420 (28.83%) SQL
4 344 (23.61%) Java
5 137 (9.40%) PHP
6 84 (5.77%) Java 8
7 78 (5.35%) Python
8 67 (4.60%) VB.NET
9 49 (3.36%) T-SQL
10 32 (2.20%) TypeScript
11 25 (1.72%) ES6
11 25 (1.72%) PL/SQL
12 24 (1.65%) C
12 24 (1.65%) VBA
13 23 (1.58%) Perl
14 22 (1.51%) C++
15 21 (1.44%) VB
16 19 (1.30%) Kotlin
17 16 (1.10%) COBOL
17 16 (1.10%) Scala
Qualifications
1 47 (3.23%) Degree
2 40 (2.75%) Security Cleared
3 29 (1.99%) SC Cleared
4 12 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (0.48%) DBS Check
5 7 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.34%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (0.34%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.14%) BC Cleared
7 2 (0.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.069%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.069%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (1.37%) QA
2 5 (0.34%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.27%) GDPR
4 3 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.21%) IFRS
5 1 (0.069%) PMO
System Software
1 48 (3.29%) Docker
2 10 (0.69%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.48%) Time Sharing Option
4 5 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.27%) Apache Flume
5 4 (0.27%) HDFS
6 1 (0.069%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.069%) Shibboleth
6 1 (0.069%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 19 (1.30%) Kubernetes
2 7 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (0.41%) Ansible
3 6 (0.41%) logstash
3 6 (0.41%) Puppet
4 5 (0.34%) Kibana
5 4 (0.27%) Oozie
5 4 (0.27%) Terraform
6 3 (0.21%) CloudHub
7 1 (0.069%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.069%) PingFederate
7 1 (0.069%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.069%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 285 (19.56%) Microsoft
2 123 (8.44%) Oracle
3 28 (1.92%) SAP
4 21 (1.44%) Google
5 17 (1.17%) Tableau
6 14 (0.96%) Red Hat
7 13 (0.89%) Xamarin
7 13 (0.89%) Zend
8 12 (0.82%) Adobe
9 11 (0.75%) ServiceNow
9 11 (0.75%) Sitecore
10 10 (0.69%) MuleSoft
10 10 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
11 9 (0.62%) IBM
12 8 (0.55%) Splunk
13 7 (0.48%) Apple
13 7 (0.48%) Atlassian
14 6 (0.41%) Dell
15 5 (0.34%) Twitter
16 4 (0.27%) DevExpress