The median contractor rate for a Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 707 924 718
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 27.36% 23.88% 19.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 28.81% 25.33% 21.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 490 606 442
Median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 34 8
Median hourly rate £41.25 £43.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.71% +9.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £29.00 £30.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £61.08 £43.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year -5.32% +17.36%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2454 3648 3409
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 94.97% 94.29% 94.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1531 2178 1787
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 172 206
Median hourly rate £16.18 £24.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.58% +26.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West that featured Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester 0 405 £375 +1.35% 269
Cheshire -1 138 £420 +20.00% 104
Merseyside 0 81 £331 -15.60% 36
Lancashire -3 42 £375 +7.14% 35
Cumbria -5 1 £350 +100.00% 1
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 561 (38.22%) JavaScript
2 494 (33.65%) Agile Software Development
3 456 (31.06%) HTML
4 410 (27.93%) .NET
5 390 (26.57%) CSS
6 383 (26.09%) Java
7 371 (25.27%) SQL
8 364 (24.80%) C#
9 296 (20.16%) SQL Server
10 247 (16.83%) MVC
11 232 (15.80%) AngularJS
12 225 (15.33%) TDD
13 215 (14.65%) ASP.NET
14 200 (13.62%) HTML5
15 195 (13.28%) Scrum
16 191 (13.01%) Web Services
17 177 (12.06%) jQuery
18 169 (11.51%) Finance
19 163 (11.10%) Microsoft
20 159 (10.83%) Git (software)
21 150 (10.22%) Oracle
22 147 (10.01%) Spring
23 133 (9.06%) Business Intelligence
24 127 (8.65%) XML
25 125 (8.51%) MySQL
26 121 (8.24%) CSS3
27 119 (8.11%) OO
27 119 (8.11%) RESTful
28 116 (7.90%) Front End Development
29 111 (7.56%) ASP.NET MVC

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 66 (4.50%) Umbraco
2 62 (4.22%) CMS
3 48 (3.27%) SharePoint
4 29 (1.98%) WebSphere
5 27 (1.84%) WordPress
6 24 (1.63%) EPiServer
7 23 (1.57%) BizTalk Server
8 22 (1.50%) Drupal
9 20 (1.36%) Apache
10 17 (1.16%) Tomcat
11 15 (1.02%) SAS
11 15 (1.02%) Sitecore CMS
12 11 (0.75%) WebLogic
13 10 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 9 (0.61%) Confluence
14 9 (0.61%) Oracle Service Bus
15 8 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 8 (0.54%) GeoServer
16 7 (0.48%) IIS
17 6 (0.41%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 49 (3.34%) MS Excel
2 21 (1.43%) Photoshop
3 13 (0.89%) Adobe Illustrator
4 11 (0.75%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (0.41%) InfoPath
5 6 (0.41%) MS Office
6 2 (0.14%) InVision
6 2 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.14%) SPSS
7 1 (0.068%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.068%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.068%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.068%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 80 (5.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (1.57%) Magento
3 7 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.34%) SAP EWM
6 4 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.27%) SAP CO
6 4 (0.27%) SAP FI
6 4 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (0.27%) Visualfiles
7 3 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.14%) BASE24
8 2 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.14%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.068%) BusinessWorks
9 1 (0.068%) Cognos TM1
9 1 (0.068%) ResourceLink
9 1 (0.068%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.068%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 59 (4.02%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (1.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (1.09%) GitHub
4 11 (0.75%) SaaS
5 10 (0.68%) Amazon S3
5 10 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
6 9 (0.61%) PaaS
7 6 (0.41%) Google Analytics
8 5 (0.34%) Slack
9 4 (0.27%) TestFlight
10 2 (0.14%) Amazon Kinesis
10 2 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 2 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.14%) Office 365
11 1 (0.068%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 1 (0.068%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.068%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 26 (1.77%) HTTP
2 16 (1.09%) Internet
3 11 (0.75%) LDAP
4 6 (0.41%) Intranet
4 6 (0.41%) Kerberos
5 5 (0.34%) Firewall
5 5 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (0.27%) AMQP
6 4 (0.27%) Extranet
6 4 (0.27%) HTTPS
7 3 (0.20%) ATM
7 3 (0.20%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.068%) DLNA
8 1 (0.068%) DNS
8 1 (0.068%) FTP
8 1 (0.068%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.068%) Skype
8 1 (0.068%) SSL
8 1 (0.068%) tcpdump
8 1 (0.068%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 296 (20.16%) SQL Server
2 125 (8.51%) MySQL
3 109 (7.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 108 (7.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 79 (5.38%) Data Warehouse
6 70 (4.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 68 (4.63%) NoSQL
8 66 (4.50%) SQL Server 2008
9 60 (4.09%) MongoDB
10 53 (3.61%) Relational Database
11 45 (3.07%) PostgreSQL
12 44 (3.00%) Oracle Database
13 43 (2.93%) SQL Server 2012
14 41 (2.79%) SQL Server 2014
15 27 (1.84%) Power BI
16 25 (1.70%) QlikView
17 23 (1.57%) Big Data
17 23 (1.57%) Oracle Database 11g
18 17 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
18 17 (1.16%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 159 (10.83%) Git (software)
2 74 (5.04%) JIRA
3 60 (4.09%) Visual Studio
4 54 (3.68%) Jenkins
5 51 (3.47%) Team Foundation Server
6 43 (2.93%) JUnit
7 37 (2.52%) gulp
7 37 (2.52%) Jasmine
8 34 (2.32%) Grunt
9 29 (1.98%) Maven
10 27 (1.84%) Cucumber
10 27 (1.84%) Selenium
11 26 (1.77%) Eclipse
12 24 (1.63%) Subversion
13 22 (1.50%) Gradle
14 19 (1.29%) Karma Test Runner
15 17 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 15 (1.02%) IntelliJ
16 15 (1.02%) Mocha
17 14 (0.95%) NUnit
General
1 169 (11.51%) Finance
2 57 (3.88%) Banking
3 36 (2.45%) Games
4 32 (2.18%) Retail
5 25 (1.70%) Advertising
6 21 (1.43%) Marketing
7 18 (1.23%) Manufacturing
8 12 (0.82%) Telecoms
9 9 (0.61%) Electronics
9 9 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (0.41%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.34%) Legal
11 5 (0.34%) Local Government
12 3 (0.20%) Back Office
12 3 (0.20%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.20%) Front Office
13 2 (0.14%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.068%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.068%) Billing
14 1 (0.068%) Prime Brokerage
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 456 (31.06%) HTML
2 410 (27.93%) .NET
3 390 (26.57%) CSS
4 232 (15.80%) AngularJS
5 215 (14.65%) ASP.NET
6 200 (13.62%) HTML5
7 191 (13.01%) Web Services
8 177 (12.06%) jQuery
9 147 (10.01%) Spring
10 127 (8.65%) XML
11 121 (8.24%) CSS3
12 119 (8.11%) RESTful
13 111 (7.56%) ASP.NET MVC
14 110 (7.49%) REST
15 88 (5.99%) Node.js
16 85 (5.79%) SOAP
17 83 (5.65%) .NET Framework
18 79 (5.38%) JSON
19 70 (4.77%) React
20 68 (4.63%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 74 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (4.56%) User Experience
3 62 (4.22%) Mobile App
4 18 (1.23%) Client/Server
5 15 (1.02%) NHS
6 13 (0.89%) Computer Science
6 13 (0.89%) Web 2.0
7 11 (0.75%) Clustering
7 11 (0.75%) Fintech
7 11 (0.75%) iPad
8 10 (0.68%) Data Structures
9 6 (0.41%) 3D Graphics
9 6 (0.41%) Algorithms
9 6 (0.41%) Mobile Games
10 5 (0.34%) Data Centre
10 5 (0.34%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.34%) Mainframe
10 5 (0.34%) Management Information System
10 5 (0.34%) Streaming Video
11 4 (0.27%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 81 (5.52%) Linux
2 63 (4.29%) Android
3 50 (3.41%) Apple iOS
4 48 (3.27%) Windows
5 18 (1.23%) Unix
6 17 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (0.82%) VME
8 5 (0.34%) Mac OS X
8 5 (0.34%) Windows Server
9 4 (0.27%) Windows 8
9 4 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.20%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.14%) AIX
11 2 (0.14%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (0.14%) HPUX
11 2 (0.14%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.14%) Solaris
11 2 (0.14%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.068%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 494 (33.65%) Agile Software Development
2 247 (16.83%) MVC
3 225 (15.33%) TDD
4 195 (13.28%) Scrum
5 133 (9.06%) Business Intelligence
6 119 (8.11%) OO
7 116 (7.90%) Front End Development
8 107 (7.29%) BDD
9 97 (6.61%) Continuous Integration
10 94 (6.40%) ETL
11 90 (6.13%) CRM
12 86 (5.86%) Software Engineering
13 83 (5.65%) E-Commerce
14 74 (5.04%) Web Development
15 67 (4.56%) Unit Testing
16 62 (4.22%) Data Modelling
16 62 (4.22%) DevOps
17 59 (4.02%) Migration
18 51 (3.47%) Microservices
19 46 (3.13%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 561 (38.22%) JavaScript
2 383 (26.09%) Java
3 371 (25.27%) SQL
4 364 (24.80%) C#
5 107 (7.29%) PHP
6 83 (5.65%) Python
7 58 (3.95%) T-SQL
8 41 (2.79%) Scala
9 35 (2.38%) PL/SQL
9 35 (2.38%) VB.NET
10 34 (2.32%) Ruby
11 24 (1.63%) COBOL
12 23 (1.57%) Objective-C
13 21 (1.43%) C++
13 21 (1.43%) ES6
14 20 (1.36%) Apple Swift
15 17 (1.16%) C
15 17 (1.16%) VB
16 16 (1.09%) Groovy
16 16 (1.09%) Perl
Qualifications
1 40 (2.72%) Degree
2 34 (2.32%) Security Cleared
3 24 (1.63%) SC Cleared
4 13 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (0.27%) DBS Check
5 4 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.14%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.14%) HNC
6 2 (0.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.068%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.068%) HND
7 1 (0.068%) ISEB
7 1 (0.068%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.068%) MCP
7 1 (0.068%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.068%) SAS Certification
7 1 (0.068%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (2.86%) QA
2 7 (0.48%) Data Quality
2 7 (0.48%) HL7
3 4 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.14%) ISO26262
4 2 (0.14%) MISRA
5 1 (0.068%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.068%) EMIR
5 1 (0.068%) SDET
5 1 (0.068%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (1.50%) Docker
2 15 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (0.48%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.068%) HDFS
5 1 (0.068%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.068%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.068%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 8 (0.54%) Kubernetes
2 5 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.27%) Ansible
4 3 (0.20%) Docker Swarm
4 3 (0.20%) Puppet
5 2 (0.14%) Control-M
5 2 (0.14%) IBM BigFix
5 2 (0.14%) Netcool
5 2 (0.14%) SCOM
5 2 (0.14%) Terraform
6 1 (0.068%) Grafana
6 1 (0.068%) Graphite
6 1 (0.068%) Kibana
6 1 (0.068%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.068%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.068%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.068%) Plesk
6 1 (0.068%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 163 (11.10%) Microsoft
2 150 (10.22%) Oracle
3 35 (2.38%) Sitecore
4 32 (2.18%) SAP
5 26 (1.77%) Tableau
6 21 (1.43%) Xamarin
7 20 (1.36%) ServiceNow
8 19 (1.29%) Adobe
9 18 (1.23%) Zend
10 17 (1.16%) Red Hat
11 15 (1.02%) HP
12 13 (0.89%) Talend
13 12 (0.82%) IBM
13 12 (0.82%) ICL
13 12 (0.82%) Sybase
14 11 (0.75%) Google
15 10 (0.68%) Perforce
16 8 (0.54%) ESRI
16 8 (0.54%) Hyperion
17 7 (0.48%) Informatica
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Frazer John Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Austin Fraser
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £400 per day 6 Months Contract
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £360 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
X4 Group
Rate: £150 - 170 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £430.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £380 - £440 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £475 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £375 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Merseyside
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
North West
Ideal Training
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago