Period
to 13 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 1,599 1,471 1,705
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 26.56% 25.88% 26.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 28.08% 27.15% 27.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,135 1,085 1,263
North West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £306 £281 £263
90th Percentile £513 £500 £500
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 28 27
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £41.25 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.15% +7.14% -3.75%
10th Percentile £13.50 £30.85 £24.30
90th Percentile £50.50 £64.67 £69.07
England median hourly rate £44.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% +5.96%

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 5,694 5,418 6,148
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.58% 95.32% 94.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,578 3,436 3,962
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £235 £250 £235
90th Percentile £575 £588 £550
England median daily rate £459 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +1.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 342 256 220
North West median hourly rate £19.21 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.94% +14.29% -11.39%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £10.99
90th Percentile £45.45 £48.75 £45.27
England median hourly rate £18.12 £18.70 £18.38
% change year-on-year -3.13% +1.77% +2.08%

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 13 December 2018.

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 13 December 2018.

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 13 December 2018. 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 0 967 £388 +3.33% 556
Cheshire +2 288 £375 - 171
Lancashire 0 149 £425 +13.33% 66
Merseyside 0 135 £375 -5.66% 97
Cumbria 0 29 £413 +6.45% 3
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, 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.

1 625 (39.09%) Agile Software Development
2 558 (34.90%) JavaScript
3 490 (30.64%) .NET
4 452 (28.27%) C#
5 443 (27.70%) Java
6 424 (26.52%) SQL
7 399 (24.95%) HTML
8 365 (22.83%) CSS
9 285 (17.82%) TDD
10 266 (16.64%) SQL Server
11 252 (15.76%) AngularJS
12 238 (14.88%) MVC
13 221 (13.82%) Git (software)
14 216 (13.51%) Microsoft
15 202 (12.63%) Web Services
16 191 (11.94%) Scrum
17 178 (11.13%) Spring
18 175 (10.94%) React
19 172 (10.76%) RESTful
20 158 (9.88%) Microsoft Azure
21 155 (9.69%) Continuous Integration
22 151 (9.44%) ASP.NET
23 149 (9.32%) Node.js
24 148 (9.26%) PHP
25 147 (9.19%) HTML5
26 140 (8.76%) Front End Development
27 131 (8.19%) jQuery
28 126 (7.88%) Java 8
29 122 (7.63%) Finance
29 122 (7.63%) DevOps

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 57 (3.56%) SharePoint
2 45 (2.81%) CMS
3 37 (2.31%) Confluence
4 18 (1.13%) BizTalk Server
5 17 (1.06%) Umbraco
6 16 (1.00%) WordPress
7 15 (0.94%) Apache
7 15 (0.94%) Apache Spark
7 15 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
8 11 (0.69%) Tomcat
8 11 (0.69%) WebSphere
9 10 (0.63%) SAS
10 9 (0.56%) Drupal
11 8 (0.50%) JBoss
12 7 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 7 (0.44%) Apache Solr
13 6 (0.38%) Mule
14 5 (0.31%) IBM Domino
14 5 (0.31%) NetWeaver
15 4 (0.25%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 23 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (0.63%) Photoshop
4 8 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.13%) InVision
7 1 (0.063%) CATIA
7 1 (0.063%) InDesign
7 1 (0.063%) Maya
7 1 (0.063%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.063%) MotionBuilder
Business Applications
1 99 (6.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (1.38%) Magento
3 6 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
5 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.13%) SAP PM
5 2 (0.13%) SystmOne
6 1 (0.063%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.063%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.063%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (0.063%) Maximo
6 1 (0.063%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.063%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.063%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 1 (0.063%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.063%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.063%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 158 (9.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 90 (5.63%) Amazon AWS
3 51 (3.19%) GitHub
4 45 (2.81%) Dynamics 365
5 15 (0.94%) Office 365
6 12 (0.75%) npm
7 8 (0.50%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 6 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (0.38%) Apigee
8 6 (0.38%) Boomi
8 6 (0.38%) SaaS
9 5 (0.31%) Amazon S3
9 5 (0.31%) Serverless
10 4 (0.25%) Amazon Glacier
10 4 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.25%) PaaS
11 3 (0.19%) Adobe Analytics
11 3 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (0.19%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (0.94%) SMS
2 11 (0.69%) Internet
3 5 (0.31%) ATM
4 4 (0.25%) HTTP
5 3 (0.19%) Intranet
6 2 (0.13%) Skype
7 1 (0.063%) AMQP
7 1 (0.063%) Firewall
7 1 (0.063%) FTP
7 1 (0.063%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.063%) Multicast
7 1 (0.063%) RTP
7 1 (0.063%) SSH
7 1 (0.063%) SSL
7 1 (0.063%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.063%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 266 (16.64%) SQL Server
2 96 (6.00%) MySQL
3 81 (5.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 80 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
5 69 (4.32%) Data Warehouse
6 68 (4.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 62 (3.88%) Power BI
8 59 (3.69%) Relational Database
9 56 (3.50%) NoSQL
10 49 (3.06%) MongoDB
11 31 (1.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 28 (1.75%) Big Data
13 22 (1.38%) Azure SQL Database
13 22 (1.38%) DB2
13 22 (1.38%) QlikView
14 20 (1.25%) Oracle Database
15 19 (1.19%) BusinessObjects
15 19 (1.19%) Hadoop
15 19 (1.19%) SQL Server 2000
16 13 (0.81%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 221 (13.82%) Git (software)
2 117 (7.32%) JIRA
3 111 (6.94%) Jenkins
4 67 (4.19%) Visual Studio
5 61 (3.81%) Selenium
6 50 (3.13%) JUnit
7 45 (2.81%) Octopus Deploy
8 44 (2.75%) Maven
9 43 (2.69%) Gradle
10 41 (2.56%) TeamCity
11 35 (2.19%) gulp
12 33 (2.06%) IntelliJ
13 31 (1.94%) Bitbucket
13 31 (1.94%) Subversion
14 26 (1.63%) AccuRev
15 24 (1.50%) Eclipse
16 21 (1.31%) JMeter
16 21 (1.31%) Visual Studio Team System
17 17 (1.06%) Mercurial
18 15 (0.94%) SoapUI
General
1 122 (7.63%) Finance
2 60 (3.75%) Retail
3 51 (3.19%) Banking
4 36 (2.25%) Marketing
5 28 (1.75%) Law
6 25 (1.56%) Legal
7 22 (1.38%) Back Office
8 17 (1.06%) Games
8 17 (1.06%) Manufacturing
9 14 (0.88%) Billing
10 13 (0.81%) Advertising
10 13 (0.81%) Investment Banking
11 9 (0.56%) Telecoms
12 7 (0.44%) Automotive
13 6 (0.38%) Publishing
14 3 (0.19%) Electronics
14 3 (0.19%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.19%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.13%) Local Government
15 2 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 490 (30.64%) .NET
2 399 (24.95%) HTML
3 365 (22.83%) CSS
4 252 (15.76%) AngularJS
5 202 (12.63%) Web Services
6 178 (11.13%) Spring
7 175 (10.94%) React
8 172 (10.76%) RESTful
9 151 (9.44%) ASP.NET
10 149 (9.32%) Node.js
11 147 (9.19%) HTML5
12 131 (8.19%) jQuery
13 114 (7.13%) XML
14 103 (6.44%) JSON
15 96 (6.00%) CSS3
15 96 (6.00%) REST
16 95 (5.94%) .NET Framework
17 94 (5.88%) Spring Boot
18 83 (5.19%) ASP.NET Web API
19 79 (4.94%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 75 (4.69%) Greenfield Project
2 67 (4.19%) User Experience
3 50 (3.13%) Mobile App
4 41 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (1.25%) Data Structures
5 20 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
6 17 (1.06%) Self-Motivation
7 16 (1.00%) NHS
8 13 (0.81%) Algorithms
9 8 (0.50%) Fintech
9 8 (0.50%) Mainframe
9 8 (0.50%) Semantic Web
9 8 (0.50%) Wiki
10 7 (0.44%) Animation
10 7 (0.44%) Online Gambling
11 6 (0.38%) iPad
11 6 (0.38%) Online Games
12 5 (0.31%) Blog
12 5 (0.31%) Hedge funds
12 5 (0.31%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 86 (5.38%) Android
2 72 (4.50%) Linux
3 43 (2.69%) Windows
4 38 (2.38%) Apple iOS
5 32 (2.00%) Unix
6 11 (0.69%) Windows Server
7 7 (0.44%) CentOS
8 6 (0.38%) Mac OS X
8 6 (0.38%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.31%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.063%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.063%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 625 (39.09%) Agile Software Development
2 285 (17.82%) TDD
3 238 (14.88%) MVC
4 191 (11.94%) Scrum
5 155 (9.69%) Continuous Integration
6 140 (8.76%) Front End Development
7 122 (7.63%) DevOps
8 118 (7.38%) Business Intelligence
9 113 (7.07%) CRM
10 109 (6.82%) E-Commerce
10 109 (6.82%) Test Automation
11 107 (6.69%) Web Development
12 104 (6.50%) Microservices
13 97 (6.07%) OO
13 97 (6.07%) Unit Testing
14 88 (5.50%) ETL
15 85 (5.32%) BDD
16 83 (5.19%) OOP
17 67 (4.19%) Android Development
18 63 (3.94%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 558 (34.90%) JavaScript
2 452 (28.27%) C#
3 443 (27.70%) Java
4 424 (26.52%) SQL
5 148 (9.26%) PHP
6 126 (7.88%) Java 8
7 113 (7.07%) Python
8 76 (4.75%) T-SQL
9 54 (3.38%) VB.NET
10 37 (2.31%) TypeScript
11 35 (2.19%) C++
12 29 (1.81%) C
13 27 (1.69%) Scala
14 22 (1.38%) PL/SQL
15 20 (1.25%) ES6
15 20 (1.25%) VB
16 19 (1.19%) Perl
17 17 (1.06%) Ruby
18 16 (1.00%) Apple Swift
18 16 (1.00%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 89 (5.57%) Degree
2 60 (3.75%) Security Cleared
3 41 (2.56%) SC Cleared
4 24 (1.50%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (0.56%) Master's Degree
6 5 (0.31%) AWS Certification
6 5 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.25%) Postgraduate
8 3 (0.19%) HND
9 2 (0.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.13%) MCSE
9 2 (0.13%) SAS Certification
10 1 (0.063%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.063%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.063%) HNC
10 1 (0.063%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (1.81%) QA
2 7 (0.44%) Data Quality
2 7 (0.44%) GDPR
3 1 (0.063%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.063%) PMO
3 1 (0.063%) SLA
System Software
1 62 (3.88%) Docker
2 7 (0.44%) HDFS
3 5 (0.31%) Time Sharing Option
4 4 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.19%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.063%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 14 (0.88%) Kubernetes
2 13 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (0.75%) Ansible
4 10 (0.63%) Puppet
5 7 (0.44%) Kibana
6 6 (0.38%) logstash
6 6 (0.38%) Terraform
7 4 (0.25%) Salt
8 3 (0.19%) CloudHub
9 2 (0.13%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.063%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.063%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 216 (13.51%) Microsoft
2 121 (7.57%) Oracle
3 49 (3.06%) SAP
4 25 (1.56%) Tableau
5 24 (1.50%) Google
6 17 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
6 17 (1.06%) Zend
7 15 (0.94%) Kony
8 13 (0.81%) IBM
9 12 (0.75%) Adobe
9 12 (0.75%) Red Hat
10 11 (0.69%) Apple
10 11 (0.69%) Atlassian
11 8 (0.50%) MuleSoft
12 7 (0.44%) Dell
12 7 (0.44%) Sitecore
13 6 (0.38%) Cognos
13 6 (0.38%) ServiceNow
13 6 (0.38%) Xamarin
14 5 (0.31%) Twitter