Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 1457 1763 1693
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 25.63% 25.57% 19.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 27.02% 27.10% 20.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1063 1302 1108
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £290 £271 £269
90th Percentile £500 £500 £513
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 26 46
North West median hourly rate £41.25 £38.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.45% -3.13% +15.94%
10th Percentile £27.00 £24.50 £27.37
90th Percentile £63.75 £69.07 £56.38
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +4.17%

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 5392 6506 8112
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 94.36% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3395 4186 4845
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £250 £234
90th Percentile £588 £550 £571
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 252 240 403
North West median hourly rate £18.75 £16.11 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.41% -21.43% +28.13%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.04 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.91 £50.06
England median hourly rate £18.66 £18.50 £17.89
% change year-on-year +0.84% +3.41% +8.42%

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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 0 874 £375 - 185
Cheshire -1 244 £400 +6.67% 81
Merseyside 0 153 £375 +3.45% 27
Lancashire -3 103 £375 - 25
Cumbria +10 26 £386 +10.36%
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 525 (36.03%) JavaScript
2 511 (35.07%) Agile Software Development
3 444 (30.47%) HTML
4 433 (29.72%) CSS
5 413 (28.35%) Java
6 325 (22.31%) .NET
7 321 (22.03%) SQL
8 319 (21.89%) C#
9 277 (19.01%) TDD
10 243 (16.68%) MVC
11 231 (15.85%) Git (software)
12 217 (14.89%) SQL Server
13 203 (13.93%) AngularJS
14 189 (12.97%) Web Services
15 188 (12.90%) Front End Development
16 184 (12.63%) HTML5
17 182 (12.49%) Finance
18 178 (12.22%) Spring
19 174 (11.94%) jQuery
20 166 (11.39%) Scrum
21 158 (10.84%) ASP.NET
22 157 (10.78%) CSS3
23 154 (10.57%) PHP
24 140 (9.61%) Node.js
25 133 (9.13%) Test Automation
26 127 (8.72%) MySQL
27 124 (8.51%) Business Intelligence
28 120 (8.24%) Microsoft
29 119 (8.17%) BDD
30 112 (7.69%) 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 64 (4.39%) CMS
2 43 (2.95%) WebSphere
3 42 (2.88%) Drupal
4 40 (2.75%) WordPress
5 37 (2.54%) SharePoint
6 31 (2.13%) Confluence
7 27 (1.85%) Umbraco
8 23 (1.58%) Tomcat
9 19 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
10 15 (1.03%) Apache
10 15 (1.03%) Apache Spark
11 13 (0.89%) IIS
12 10 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 10 (0.69%) SAS
13 9 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
13 9 (0.62%) NServiceBus
14 8 (0.55%) ExpressionEngine
14 8 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
15 6 (0.41%) JBoss
15 6 (0.41%) nginx
Applications
1 17 (1.17%) Photoshop
2 14 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.62%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.069%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 56 (3.84%) Magento
2 39 (2.68%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
4 12 (0.82%) Oracle Applications
5 10 (0.69%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 7 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
6 7 (0.48%) SAP IS-U
7 6 (0.41%) Visualfiles
8 4 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
8 4 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 4 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
9 3 (0.21%) Cognos TM1
10 2 (0.14%) SAP HCM
10 2 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
10 2 (0.14%) Shopify
11 1 (0.069%) Hyperion Planning
11 1 (0.069%) Oracle EBS R12
11 1 (0.069%) ProductWriter
11 1 (0.069%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 39 (2.68%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (2.13%) GitHub
3 23 (1.58%) npm
4 16 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
5 14 (0.96%) Slack
6 12 (0.82%) Dynamics 365
7 10 (0.69%) SaaS
8 9 (0.62%) AWS Lambda
9 8 (0.55%) Amazon S3
9 8 (0.55%) Serverless
10 6 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (0.41%) Amazon SQS
11 3 (0.21%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 3 (0.21%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.21%) Office 365
12 2 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 2 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.14%) Amazon Kinesis
12 2 (0.14%) CloudFront
12 2 (0.14%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 11 (0.75%) HTTP
2 7 (0.48%) Internet
2 7 (0.48%) Intranet
3 5 (0.34%) SMS
3 5 (0.34%) SNMP
4 4 (0.27%) DNS
5 3 (0.21%) FTP
5 3 (0.21%) HTTPS
5 3 (0.21%) LDAP
5 3 (0.21%) RTSP
5 3 (0.21%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.14%) AMQP
6 2 (0.14%) Bluetooth
6 2 (0.14%) Skype
6 2 (0.14%) SSH
6 2 (0.14%) tcpdump
6 2 (0.14%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.069%) POP3
7 1 (0.069%) SSL
7 1 (0.069%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 217 (14.89%) SQL Server
2 127 (8.72%) MySQL
3 89 (6.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 83 (5.70%) NoSQL
5 80 (5.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 77 (5.28%) MongoDB
7 69 (4.74%) Data Warehouse
8 66 (4.53%) Relational Database
9 43 (2.95%) RDBMS
9 43 (2.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 40 (2.75%) PostgreSQL
11 29 (1.99%) Oracle Database
12 23 (1.58%) Big Data
13 21 (1.44%) Redis
14 19 (1.30%) Power BI
15 18 (1.24%) SQL Server 2014
16 17 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
17 16 (1.10%) Hadoop
17 16 (1.10%) QlikView
17 16 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 231 (15.85%) Git (software)
2 90 (6.18%) Jenkins
3 86 (5.90%) JIRA
4 82 (5.63%) JUnit
5 54 (3.71%) gulp
5 54 (3.71%) Maven
5 54 (3.71%) Visual Studio
6 45 (3.09%) Grunt
7 44 (3.02%) Cucumber
8 40 (2.75%) Gradle
9 37 (2.54%) Team Foundation Server
10 35 (2.40%) Selenium
10 35 (2.40%) TeamCity
11 29 (1.99%) Mocha
12 23 (1.58%) SonarQube
13 21 (1.44%) Eclipse
14 17 (1.17%) IntelliJ
14 17 (1.17%) Jasmine
15 15 (1.03%) webpack
16 13 (0.89%) JProfiler
General
1 182 (12.49%) Finance
2 71 (4.87%) Banking
3 67 (4.60%) Retail
4 37 (2.54%) Manufacturing
5 31 (2.13%) Marketing
6 22 (1.51%) Telecoms
7 16 (1.10%) Electronics
8 14 (0.96%) Legal
9 12 (0.82%) Games
10 9 (0.62%) Law
11 8 (0.55%) Advertising
12 7 (0.48%) Billing
13 4 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.21%) Back Office
14 3 (0.21%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.21%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.14%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.14%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.14%) Military
15 2 (0.14%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 444 (30.47%) HTML
2 433 (29.72%) CSS
3 325 (22.31%) .NET
4 203 (13.93%) AngularJS
5 189 (12.97%) Web Services
6 184 (12.63%) HTML5
7 178 (12.22%) Spring
8 174 (11.94%) jQuery
9 158 (10.84%) ASP.NET
10 157 (10.78%) CSS3
11 140 (9.61%) Node.js
12 110 (7.55%) React
13 101 (6.93%) RESTful
14 98 (6.73%) REST
15 83 (5.70%) Sass
16 81 (5.56%) JSON
17 80 (5.49%) Spring Boot
18 78 (5.35%) SOAP
19 77 (5.28%) ASP.NET Web API
20 74 (5.08%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 89 (6.11%) Greenfield Project
2 63 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (4.32%) Mobile App
3 62 (4.26%) User Experience
4 20 (1.37%) Computer Science
5 11 (0.75%) NHS
6 10 (0.69%) iPad
7 9 (0.62%) Linux Command Line
7 9 (0.62%) Robotics
8 8 (0.55%) Data Structures
8 8 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (0.48%) Interactive TV
10 6 (0.41%) CMDB
10 6 (0.41%) Credit Risk
10 6 (0.41%) e-Learning
10 6 (0.41%) Management Information System
10 6 (0.41%) RIA
10 6 (0.41%) Video on Demand
11 5 (0.34%) Replication
11 5 (0.34%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 90 (6.18%) Linux
2 63 (4.32%) Android
3 55 (3.77%) Apple iOS
4 42 (2.88%) Windows
5 22 (1.51%) Unix
6 13 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (0.55%) Oracle Linux
8 5 (0.34%) Ubuntu
8 5 (0.34%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.21%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.14%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.14%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.14%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.069%) AIX
11 1 (0.069%) Solaris
11 1 (0.069%) VxWorks
11 1 (0.069%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.069%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.069%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.069%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 511 (35.07%) Agile Software Development
2 277 (19.01%) TDD
3 243 (16.68%) MVC
4 188 (12.90%) Front End Development
5 166 (11.39%) Scrum
6 133 (9.13%) Test Automation
7 124 (8.51%) Business Intelligence
8 119 (8.17%) BDD
9 112 (7.69%) Unit Testing
10 94 (6.45%) Web Development
11 84 (5.77%) Continuous Integration
12 78 (5.35%) OO
13 76 (5.22%) E-Commerce
14 75 (5.15%) Software Engineering
15 67 (4.60%) ETL
16 64 (4.39%) CRM
17 56 (3.84%) Microservices
18 51 (3.50%) iOS Development
18 51 (3.50%) SDLC
19 50 (3.43%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 525 (36.03%) JavaScript
2 413 (28.35%) Java
3 321 (22.03%) SQL
4 319 (21.89%) C#
5 154 (10.57%) PHP
6 58 (3.98%) T-SQL
7 49 (3.36%) Python
8 35 (2.40%) TypeScript
9 33 (2.26%) Apple Swift
10 32 (2.20%) C++
11 31 (2.13%) ABAP
12 25 (1.72%) Shell Script
13 24 (1.65%) Objective-C
14 23 (1.58%) ES6
15 19 (1.30%) VB
16 17 (1.17%) VB.NET
17 15 (1.03%) C
18 14 (0.96%) PL/SQL
19 11 (0.75%) PowerShell
19 11 (0.75%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 77 (5.28%) Security Cleared
2 60 (4.12%) SC Cleared
3 32 (2.20%) Degree
4 8 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (0.48%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.21%) OCPJP
8 1 (0.069%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.069%) CCNA
8 1 (0.069%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.069%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.069%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.069%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.069%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (1.37%) QA
2 7 (0.48%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.21%) HL7
4 2 (0.14%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.069%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.069%) ISO 26262
5 1 (0.069%) MISRA
System Software
1 58 (3.98%) Docker
2 4 (0.27%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 3 (0.21%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.14%) HDFS
5 1 (0.069%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.069%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.069%) Varnish
5 1 (0.069%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 19 (1.30%) Kibana
2 18 (1.24%) Ansible
3 9 (0.62%) Consul
3 9 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (0.62%) Zipkin
4 7 (0.48%) Puppet
5 6 (0.41%) Rancher
6 4 (0.27%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.21%) Cacti
7 3 (0.21%) logstash
7 3 (0.21%) Oracle Identity Management
7 3 (0.21%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 2 (0.14%) CA Service Virtualization
8 2 (0.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.14%) Grafana
8 2 (0.14%) Graphite
8 2 (0.14%) Nagios
8 2 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.069%) HP Fortify
9 1 (0.069%) Terraform
Vendors
1 120 (8.24%) Microsoft
2 110 (7.55%) Oracle
3 69 (4.74%) SAP
4 30 (2.06%) IBM
5 29 (1.99%) Perforce
5 29 (1.99%) Sitecore
6 23 (1.58%) Xamarin
7 17 (1.17%) Cognos
8 16 (1.10%) Apple
9 14 (0.96%) Tableau
9 14 (0.96%) Zend
10 13 (0.89%) ServiceNow
11 9 (0.62%) Adobe
11 9 (0.62%) Blue Prism
11 9 (0.62%) Capita
11 9 (0.62%) DevExpress
11 9 (0.62%) hybris
11 9 (0.62%) MuleSoft
11 9 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
12 8 (0.55%) Splunk