Period
to 23 January 2020

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 23 January 2020.

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
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 1,059 1,427 1,430
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.51% 25.11% 26.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 22.91% 26.52% 27.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 770 1,024 1,053
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £313 £305 £275
90th Percentile £525 £525 £498
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 22
North West median hourly rate £32.50 £36.23 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.28% -9.44% -
10th Percentile £17.21 £22.24 £27.55
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £66.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £41.20
% change year-on-year -20.45% +6.80% +3.00%

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 4,622 5,380 5,202
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.87% 94.68% 95.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,877 3,373 3,313
North West median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% -
10th Percentile £210 £244 £235
90th Percentile £575 £588 £596
England median daily rate £463 £465 £450
% change year-on-year -0.54% +3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 266 321 270
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £17.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +13.51% +2.14%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.00 £47.50 £48.75
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £18.38
% change year-on-year +1.60% +1.77% -0.07%

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 23 January 2020.

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 23 January 2020.

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 23 January 2020. 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 0 625 £410 +2.50% 508
Cheshire 0 203 £395 +1.61% 172
Lancashire -1 98 £400 +6.67% 88
Merseyside -3 93 £450 +12.50% 73
Cumbria -25 11 £575 +33.33% 8
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2020, 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.

1 349 (32.96%) JavaScript
2 294 (27.76%) Agile Software Development
3 292 (27.57%) .NET
4 269 (25.40%) C#
5 249 (23.51%) SQL
6 218 (20.59%) Java
7 201 (18.98%) HTML
8 189 (17.85%) CSS
9 164 (15.49%) TDD
10 146 (13.79%) SQL Server
11 144 (13.60%) MVC
12 131 (12.37%) Azure
13 130 (12.28%) AWS
13 130 (12.28%) AngularJS
14 124 (11.71%) PHP
15 122 (11.52%) Microsoft
16 120 (11.33%) Node.js
17 119 (11.24%) React
18 117 (11.05%) ASP.NET
19 102 (9.63%) MySQL
20 99 (9.35%) Git (software)
20 99 (9.35%) Greenfield Project
21 94 (8.88%) RESTful
21 94 (8.88%) Business Intelligence
22 92 (8.69%) Serverless
23 91 (8.59%) Power Platform
24 90 (8.50%) DevOps
25 87 (8.22%) Power BI
25 87 (8.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
26 83 (7.84%) Unit Testing

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 22 (2.08%) SharePoint
2 18 (1.70%) CMS
3 16 (1.51%) Oracle Service Bus
3 16 (1.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 16 (1.51%) WordPress
4 10 (0.94%) Umbraco
5 9 (0.85%) Apache
6 6 (0.57%) Cloud Foundry
7 5 (0.47%) Camunda
7 5 (0.47%) Confluence
7 5 (0.47%) NServiceBus
8 4 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (0.38%) IIS
9 3 (0.28%) Drupal
9 3 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.28%) SAS
9 3 (0.28%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.19%) Mule
10 2 (0.19%) nginx
10 2 (0.19%) WinCC
Applications
1 25 (2.36%) MS Visio
2 23 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.28%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.094%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.094%) InVision
5 1 (0.094%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 52 (4.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (3.02%) Magento
3 10 (0.94%) Finacle
4 4 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.38%) Siebel CRM
5 2 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.19%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.19%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.094%) assyst
6 1 (0.094%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.094%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.094%) Endur
6 1 (0.094%) Maximo
6 1 (0.094%) MFGPRO
6 1 (0.094%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 131 (12.37%) Azure
2 130 (12.28%) AWS
3 92 (8.69%) Serverless
4 91 (8.59%) Power Platform
5 49 (4.63%) Dynamics 365
6 42 (3.97%) AWS Lambda
7 34 (3.21%) Azure Functions
8 33 (3.12%) GitHub
9 32 (3.02%) Amazon EC2
10 20 (1.89%) GCP
11 16 (1.51%) SaaS
12 13 (1.23%) Office 365
13 11 (1.04%) Amazon S3
13 11 (1.04%) AWS CloudFormation
14 8 (0.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 7 (0.66%) PowerApps
16 5 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 3 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
17 3 (0.28%) CloudFront
17 3 (0.28%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.28%) POP3
1 3 (0.28%) SMTP
2 2 (0.19%) FTP
2 2 (0.19%) HTTP
3 1 (0.094%) 5G
3 1 (0.094%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.094%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.094%) Internet
3 1 (0.094%) RFID
3 1 (0.094%) Skype
3 1 (0.094%) SSL
3 1 (0.094%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 102 (9.63%) MySQL
3 87 (8.22%) Power BI
3 87 (8.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 80 (7.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 50 (4.72%) NoSQL
6 46 (4.34%) Data Warehouse
7 43 (4.06%) MongoDB
8 32 (3.02%) Relational Database
9 26 (2.46%) Oracle Database
10 21 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
10 21 (1.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 15 (1.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 14 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
13 12 (1.13%) Redis
14 10 (0.94%) RDBMS
15 8 (0.76%) Azure SQL Database
15 8 (0.76%) Big Data
16 7 (0.66%) Neo4j
17 6 (0.57%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 99 (9.35%) Git (software)
2 48 (4.53%) JIRA
3 40 (3.78%) Jenkins
4 30 (2.83%) NUnit
4 30 (2.83%) Visual Studio
5 25 (2.36%) GitLab
6 19 (1.79%) Subversion
7 18 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
8 17 (1.61%) Maven
9 13 (1.23%) Cucumber
9 13 (1.23%) JUnit
10 10 (0.94%) webpack
11 9 (0.85%) Selenium
11 9 (0.85%) SonarQube
12 7 (0.66%) Mercurial
13 6 (0.57%) IntelliJ
13 6 (0.57%) Octopus Deploy
13 6 (0.57%) Oracle APEX
14 5 (0.47%) Eclipse
14 5 (0.47%) Xcode
General
1 78 (7.37%) Finance
2 49 (4.63%) Public Sector
3 24 (2.27%) Retail
4 19 (1.79%) Law
5 17 (1.61%) Banking
6 13 (1.23%) Publishing
7 8 (0.76%) Automotive
7 8 (0.76%) Games
8 5 (0.47%) Legal
9 4 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.28%) Back Office
10 3 (0.28%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.19%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.094%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.094%) Billing
12 1 (0.094%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.094%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.094%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 292 (27.57%) .NET
2 201 (18.98%) HTML
3 189 (17.85%) CSS
4 130 (12.28%) AngularJS
5 120 (11.33%) Node.js
6 119 (11.24%) React
7 117 (11.05%) ASP.NET
8 94 (8.88%) RESTful
9 83 (7.84%) HTML5
10 80 (7.55%) Web Services
11 64 (6.04%) .NET Core
12 63 (5.95%) REST
12 63 (5.95%) Spring
13 58 (5.48%) jQuery
14 56 (5.29%) Laravel
15 53 (5.00%) CSS3
16 49 (4.63%) Spring Boot
17 47 (4.44%) Vue.js
17 47 (4.44%) XML
18 43 (4.06%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 99 (9.35%) Greenfield Project
2 46 (4.34%) Mobile App
3 45 (4.25%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (2.64%) User Experience
5 24 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
6 15 (1.42%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (0.94%) Data Structures
8 9 (0.85%) Algorithms
8 9 (0.85%) NHS
9 5 (0.47%) CMDB
10 4 (0.38%) Animation
10 4 (0.38%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (0.38%) Robotics
10 4 (0.38%) Social Media
11 3 (0.28%) Cloud Native
11 3 (0.28%) New Media
11 3 (0.28%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.28%) Smart Home
12 2 (0.19%) iPhone
12 2 (0.19%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 51 (4.82%) Android
2 45 (4.25%) Apple iOS
3 40 (3.78%) Unix
4 36 (3.40%) Linux
5 19 (1.79%) Windows
6 7 (0.66%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.47%) VME
8 3 (0.28%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.19%) Debian
10 1 (0.094%) CentOS
10 1 (0.094%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.094%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 294 (27.76%) Agile Software Development
2 164 (15.49%) TDD
3 144 (13.60%) MVC
4 94 (8.88%) Business Intelligence
5 90 (8.50%) DevOps
6 83 (7.84%) Microservices
6 83 (7.84%) Scrum
6 83 (7.84%) Unit Testing
7 80 (7.55%) Front End Development
8 69 (6.52%) E-Commerce
9 67 (6.33%) CRM
10 59 (5.57%) Workflow
11 58 (5.48%) Continuous Integration
11 58 (5.48%) Web Development
12 55 (5.19%) OO
13 50 (4.72%) OOP
14 48 (4.53%) BDD
14 48 (4.53%) Migration
15 47 (4.44%) ETL
15 47 (4.44%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 349 (32.96%) JavaScript
2 269 (25.40%) C#
3 249 (23.51%) SQL
4 218 (20.59%) Java
5 124 (11.71%) PHP
6 43 (4.06%) Java 8
7 38 (3.59%) ES6
7 38 (3.59%) Python
8 37 (3.49%) T-SQL
9 33 (3.12%) TypeScript
10 28 (2.64%) Apple Swift
11 27 (2.55%) VBA
12 21 (1.98%) Objective-C
12 21 (1.98%) PL/SQL
13 20 (1.89%) Kotlin
14 19 (1.79%) Perl
15 17 (1.61%) ES7
16 15 (1.42%) Ruby
17 14 (1.32%) Shell Script
18 13 (1.23%) C
Qualifications
1 36 (3.40%) Security Cleared
2 28 (2.64%) SC Cleared
3 21 (1.98%) BPSS Clearance
4 11 (1.04%) DBS Check
5 9 (0.85%) Degree
6 4 (0.38%) Postgraduate
7 3 (0.28%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.19%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.094%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.094%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.094%) OCPJP
9 1 (0.094%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (1.32%) Data Quality
2 12 (1.13%) QA
3 2 (0.19%) WCAG
4 1 (0.094%) GDPR
4 1 (0.094%) GxP
4 1 (0.094%) HL7
4 1 (0.094%) SLA
System Software
1 78 (7.37%) Docker
2 9 (0.85%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.19%) HDFS
4 1 (0.094%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.094%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 30 (2.83%) Kubernetes
2 9 (0.85%) Single Sign-On
3 6 (0.57%) Terraform
4 5 (0.47%) Grafana
4 5 (0.47%) Prometheus
5 4 (0.38%) Ansible
6 3 (0.28%) Puppet
7 2 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.094%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.094%) Oracle Identity Management
8 1 (0.094%) Plesk
Vendors
1 122 (11.52%) Microsoft
2 73 (6.89%) Oracle
3 20 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
4 19 (1.79%) MuleSoft
5 17 (1.61%) ServiceNow
6 15 (1.42%) Google
6 15 (1.42%) Tableau
6 15 (1.42%) webMethods
7 14 (1.32%) Xamarin
8 11 (1.04%) Pega
9 10 (0.94%) Demandware
10 9 (0.85%) Axway
10 9 (0.85%) IBM
11 8 (0.76%) Cognos
11 8 (0.76%) Informatica
11 8 (0.76%) SAP
12 7 (0.66%) Apple
13 6 (0.57%) SnapLogic
13 6 (0.57%) Talend
13 6 (0.57%) Zend