Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 1,638 1,494 1,762
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 27.50% 25.60% 23.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 28.93% 27.06% 25.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,146 1,082 1,251
North West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £300 £288 £263
90th Percentile £493 £488 £500
England median daily rate £475 £450 £420
% change year-on-year +5.56% +7.14% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 31 36
North West median hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +21.21% -17.50%
10th Percentile £18.25 £30.00 £24.25
90th Percentile £90.20 £50.00 £67.91
England median hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year +3.53% +3.66% +9.33%

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 5,662 5,521 6,981
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.05% 94.62% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,521 3,371 4,368
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £244 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £563 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 337 248 257
North West median hourly rate £19.25 £19.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.32% +11.76% -9.33%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.05 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.04 £49.13 £47.39
England median hourly rate £18.25 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.41% -1.58% +6.92%

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 September 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 20 September 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 20 September 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 1,028 £388 +3.33% 637
Cheshire +3 324 £375 -8.81% 185
Merseyside 0 116 £375 - 83
Lancashire +3 108 £427 +13.91% 78
Cumbria +1 35 £400 +3.90% 7
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 643 (39.26%) Agile Software Development
2 624 (38.10%) JavaScript
3 471 (28.75%) HTML
4 468 (28.57%) Java
5 445 (27.17%) CSS
6 442 (26.98%) .NET
7 419 (25.58%) SQL
8 408 (24.91%) C#
9 294 (17.95%) TDD
10 288 (17.58%) AngularJS
11 261 (15.93%) MVC
12 249 (15.20%) SQL Server
13 210 (12.82%) Spring
14 209 (12.76%) Web Services
15 208 (12.70%) Git (software)
16 196 (11.97%) Scrum
17 183 (11.17%) React
18 172 (10.50%) ASP.NET
19 170 (10.38%) HTML5
20 163 (9.95%) Front End Development
21 159 (9.71%) RESTful
22 157 (9.58%) Microsoft
23 156 (9.52%) Node.js
24 154 (9.40%) jQuery
25 147 (8.97%) Python
26 143 (8.73%) Finance
27 138 (8.42%) PHP
28 135 (8.24%) Microsoft Azure
29 126 (7.69%) JIRA
30 121 (7.39%) Business Intelligence

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 43 (2.63%) CMS
2 42 (2.56%) SharePoint
3 33 (2.01%) Confluence
4 31 (1.89%) WebSphere
5 23 (1.40%) Apache
5 23 (1.40%) WordPress
6 19 (1.16%) Apache Spark
6 19 (1.16%) Tomcat
7 14 (0.85%) Drupal
8 12 (0.73%) SAS
8 12 (0.73%) Umbraco
9 11 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
9 11 (0.67%) NetWeaver
10 10 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 9 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
11 9 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
12 7 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 7 (0.43%) JBoss
12 7 (0.43%) OpenEdge
13 6 (0.37%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 20 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (1.04%) Adobe Illustrator
3 11 (0.67%) Photoshop
4 6 (0.37%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.18%) InVision
7 2 (0.12%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.061%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.061%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 38 (2.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (1.10%) Magento
3 8 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.31%) Visualfiles
5 4 (0.24%) Elite 3E
6 3 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.12%) SAP PM
8 1 (0.061%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.061%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.061%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.061%) Maximo
8 1 (0.061%) Oracle 11i
8 1 (0.061%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.061%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 135 (8.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 87 (5.31%) Amazon AWS
3 51 (3.11%) GitHub
4 21 (1.28%) Dynamics 365
5 12 (0.73%) npm
6 11 (0.67%) Office 365
7 8 (0.49%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 7 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
8 7 (0.43%) SaaS
9 6 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 5 (0.31%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 4 (0.24%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 4 (0.24%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.24%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.18%) Adobe Analytics
12 3 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.18%) Yarn
13 2 (0.12%) IaaS
13 2 (0.12%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 16 (0.98%) Internet
2 13 (0.79%) SMS
3 6 (0.37%) HTTP
4 5 (0.31%) Intranet
4 5 (0.31%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.12%) AMQP
5 2 (0.12%) Skype
6 1 (0.061%) FTP
6 1 (0.061%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.061%) Multicast
6 1 (0.061%) RTP
6 1 (0.061%) SSH
6 1 (0.061%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 249 (15.20%) SQL Server
2 107 (6.53%) MySQL
3 91 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
4 79 (4.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 72 (4.40%) NoSQL
6 69 (4.21%) Relational Database
7 64 (3.91%) Data Warehouse
8 62 (3.79%) MongoDB
9 56 (3.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 46 (2.81%) Power BI
11 32 (1.95%) DB2
12 29 (1.77%) Big Data
13 24 (1.47%) Oracle Database
14 23 (1.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 21 (1.28%) Hadoop
16 19 (1.16%) SQL Server 2000
17 18 (1.10%) Redis
18 17 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
18 17 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
19 15 (0.92%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 208 (12.70%) Git (software)
2 126 (7.69%) JIRA
3 99 (6.04%) Jenkins
4 57 (3.48%) Visual Studio
5 56 (3.42%) Selenium
6 43 (2.63%) Maven
7 40 (2.44%) JUnit
8 39 (2.38%) gulp
8 39 (2.38%) Octopus Deploy
9 36 (2.20%) Gradle
10 34 (2.08%) Grunt
11 33 (2.01%) Karma Test Runner
12 31 (1.89%) Bitbucket
13 30 (1.83%) IntelliJ
14 27 (1.65%) Subversion
15 25 (1.53%) Eclipse
15 25 (1.53%) TeamCity
16 23 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
17 22 (1.34%) webpack
18 21 (1.28%) Jasmine
General
1 143 (8.73%) Finance
2 66 (4.03%) Retail
3 46 (2.81%) Banking
4 29 (1.77%) Marketing
5 28 (1.71%) Manufacturing
6 26 (1.59%) Legal
7 20 (1.22%) Games
8 19 (1.16%) Law
9 13 (0.79%) Back Office
10 9 (0.55%) Telecoms
11 8 (0.49%) Automotive
12 7 (0.43%) Interactive Media
13 6 (0.37%) Advertising
14 5 (0.31%) Electronics
14 5 (0.31%) Investment Banking
14 5 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.24%) Financial Institution
16 2 (0.12%) Billing
16 2 (0.12%) Multimedia
16 2 (0.12%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 471 (28.75%) HTML
2 445 (27.17%) CSS
3 442 (26.98%) .NET
4 288 (17.58%) AngularJS
5 210 (12.82%) Spring
6 209 (12.76%) Web Services
7 183 (11.17%) React
8 172 (10.50%) ASP.NET
9 170 (10.38%) HTML5
10 159 (9.71%) RESTful
11 156 (9.52%) Node.js
12 154 (9.40%) jQuery
13 114 (6.96%) CSS3
14 109 (6.65%) .NET Framework
15 107 (6.53%) XML
16 105 (6.41%) JSON
17 99 (6.04%) REST
18 96 (5.86%) Spring Boot
19 87 (5.31%) Hibernate
20 83 (5.07%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 93 (5.68%) User Experience
2 81 (4.95%) Mobile App
3 69 (4.21%) Greenfield Project
4 40 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
5 38 (2.32%) Computer Science
6 25 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
7 20 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
8 17 (1.04%) Algorithms
8 17 (1.04%) Data Structures
9 9 (0.55%) iPad
9 9 (0.55%) Wiki
10 8 (0.49%) Blog
10 8 (0.49%) Fintech
11 7 (0.43%) Animation
11 7 (0.43%) Online Gambling
12 6 (0.37%) Management Information System
12 6 (0.37%) Online Games
13 5 (0.31%) Hedge funds
13 5 (0.31%) Mainframe
13 5 (0.31%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 100 (6.11%) Android
2 62 (3.79%) Apple iOS
3 60 (3.66%) Linux
4 40 (2.44%) Windows
5 36 (2.20%) Unix
6 13 (0.79%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.37%) AIX
7 6 (0.37%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (0.18%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.12%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.12%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.061%) Debian
10 1 (0.061%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.061%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 643 (39.26%) Agile Software Development
2 294 (17.95%) TDD
3 261 (15.93%) MVC
4 196 (11.97%) Scrum
5 163 (9.95%) Front End Development
6 121 (7.39%) Business Intelligence
7 119 (7.26%) Continuous Integration
8 112 (6.84%) E-Commerce
9 109 (6.65%) OO
10 101 (6.17%) Test Automation
11 99 (6.04%) DevOps
12 98 (5.98%) Microservices
13 93 (5.68%) Unit Testing
14 92 (5.62%) Web Development
15 91 (5.56%) BDD
16 81 (4.95%) ETL
17 74 (4.52%) Problem-Solving
18 73 (4.46%) OOP
19 67 (4.09%) SDLC
20 65 (3.97%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 624 (38.10%) JavaScript
2 468 (28.57%) Java
3 419 (25.58%) SQL
4 408 (24.91%) C#
5 147 (8.97%) Python
6 138 (8.42%) PHP
7 116 (7.08%) Java 8
8 76 (4.64%) T-SQL
9 37 (2.26%) VB.NET
10 34 (2.08%) C++
10 34 (2.08%) TypeScript
11 31 (1.89%) Scala
12 26 (1.59%) Ruby
13 23 (1.40%) ABAP
14 21 (1.28%) C
15 20 (1.22%) Apple Swift
16 19 (1.16%) Objective-C
16 19 (1.16%) PL/SQL
17 18 (1.10%) Groovy
17 18 (1.10%) VB
Qualifications
1 77 (4.70%) Degree
2 73 (4.46%) Security Cleared
3 50 (3.05%) SC Cleared
4 23 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (0.43%) AWS Certification
7 5 (0.31%) HND
7 5 (0.31%) Postgraduate
8 4 (0.24%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.12%) MCTS
10 2 (0.12%) SAS Certification
11 1 (0.061%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.061%) HNC
11 1 (0.061%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.061%) MCSE
11 1 (0.061%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (1.95%) QA
2 6 (0.37%) GDPR
3 3 (0.18%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.061%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.061%) SLA
4 1 (0.061%) WAI
System Software
1 88 (5.37%) Docker
2 5 (0.31%) Time Sharing Option
3 4 (0.24%) HDFS
3 4 (0.24%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 3 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.12%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 24 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
2 17 (1.04%) Kubernetes
3 14 (0.85%) Salt
4 13 (0.79%) Ansible
5 11 (0.67%) Puppet
6 6 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (0.31%) Docker Swarm
8 4 (0.24%) Kibana
8 4 (0.24%) Terraform
8 4 (0.24%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.12%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 2 (0.12%) logstash
9 2 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.061%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.061%) Oozie
10 1 (0.061%) Plesk
Vendors
1 157 (9.58%) Microsoft
2 120 (7.33%) Oracle
3 56 (3.42%) SAP
4 26 (1.59%) Tableau
5 23 (1.40%) IBM
5 23 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
6 19 (1.16%) Zend
7 18 (1.10%) Teradata
8 15 (0.92%) hybris
9 14 (0.85%) Kony
10 12 (0.73%) Google
11 11 (0.67%) Adobe
11 11 (0.67%) Atlassian
11 11 (0.67%) Capita
12 10 (0.61%) ServiceNow
12 10 (0.61%) Xamarin
13 9 (0.55%) FatWire
13 9 (0.55%) SaltStack
14 6 (0.37%) Lotus
14 6 (0.37%) Talend