Period
to 18 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £380 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 18 June 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 1,563 1,415 1,734
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 26.84% 25.91% 22.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 28.17% 27.39% 23.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,110 1,000 1,167
North West median daily rate £380 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £280 £267 £263
90th Percentile £488 £481 £500
England median daily rate £460 £438 £413
% change year-on-year +5.14% +6.06% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 31 52
North West median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £39.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +0.95% -6.76%
10th Percentile £35.00 £30.00 £23.90
90th Percentile £99.00 £50.00 £65.40
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.75 £41.50
% change year-on-year +4.29% -1.81% +10.67%

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 5,548 5,166 7,292
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.26% 94.58% 94.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,431 3,133 4,405
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £225 £244
90th Percentile £575 £550 £545
England median daily rate £450 £434 £425
% change year-on-year +3.81% +2.00% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 314 290 308
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% -7.32% +13.07%
10th Percentile £11.28 £11.00 £11.32
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.50 £47.39
England median hourly rate £18.51 £18.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.31% -6.25% +14.29%

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 June 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 18 June 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 18 June 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 0 930 £385 +2.67% 546
Cheshire +2 350 £375 -10.71% 162
Merseyside 0 121 £400 +14.14% 83
Lancashire +3 102 £410 +9.33% 72
Cumbria +13 18 £400 +23.08% 5
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 June 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.

1 655 (41.91%) JavaScript
2 574 (36.72%) Agile Software Development
3 519 (33.21%) CSS
4 518 (33.14%) HTML
5 415 (26.55%) Java
6 396 (25.34%) .NET
7 395 (25.27%) SQL
8 383 (24.50%) C#
9 290 (18.55%) AngularJS
10 270 (17.27%) TDD
11 254 (16.25%) MVC
12 236 (15.10%) SQL Server
13 210 (13.44%) Git (software)
14 204 (13.05%) Front End Development
15 199 (12.73%) Web Services
16 184 (11.77%) HTML5
17 181 (11.58%) Node.js
17 181 (11.58%) Scrum
18 178 (11.39%) React
19 172 (11.00%) CSS3
20 167 (10.68%) Spring
21 166 (10.62%) Finance
22 164 (10.49%) ASP.NET
23 163 (10.43%) jQuery
24 158 (10.11%) PHP
25 140 (8.96%) MySQL
26 137 (8.77%) Microsoft
27 133 (8.51%) E-Commerce
28 121 (7.74%) Continuous Integration
29 117 (7.49%) Oracle

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 58 (3.71%) CMS
2 40 (2.56%) Tomcat
3 39 (2.50%) Apache
4 30 (1.92%) SharePoint
5 28 (1.79%) WebSphere
6 27 (1.73%) WordPress
7 26 (1.66%) Drupal
8 16 (1.02%) WebLogic
9 14 (0.90%) Confluence
9 14 (0.90%) SAS
10 13 (0.83%) Apache Spark
11 12 (0.77%) JBoss
11 12 (0.77%) Umbraco
12 11 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 8 (0.51%) Mongoose
13 8 (0.51%) OpenEdge
14 7 (0.45%) Joomla!
14 7 (0.45%) NServiceBus
14 7 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
15 6 (0.38%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 21 (1.34%) Adobe Illustrator
2 11 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (0.70%) Photoshop
3 5 (0.32%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.13%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.13%) Fireworks
4 2 (0.13%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.064%) EngageOne
5 1 (0.064%) InVision
Business Applications
1 32 (2.05%) Magento
2 30 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.64%) Elite 3E
4 9 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
5 7 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (0.45%) Visualfiles
6 6 (0.38%) Cognos TM1
6 6 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
8 2 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.064%) OpenCart
9 1 (0.064%) Oracle Assets
9 1 (0.064%) Oracle Cash Management
9 1 (0.064%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.064%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 1 (0.064%) Oracle iProcurement
9 1 (0.064%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 88 (5.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 87 (5.57%) Amazon AWS
3 42 (2.69%) GitHub
4 12 (0.77%) Dynamics 365
4 12 (0.77%) OpenShift
5 11 (0.70%) Amazon S3
6 10 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (0.58%) npm
8 8 (0.51%) Office 365
8 8 (0.51%) PaaS
8 8 (0.51%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 5 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.32%) Serverless
10 4 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (0.26%) iPaaS
10 4 (0.26%) SaaS
10 4 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.19%) Adobe Analytics
11 3 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.34%) Internet
2 17 (1.09%) SMS
3 10 (0.64%) HTTP
4 4 (0.26%) Intranet
4 4 (0.26%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.19%) SNMP
5 3 (0.19%) SSL
6 2 (0.13%) Skype
7 1 (0.064%) AMQP
7 1 (0.064%) DNS
7 1 (0.064%) FTP
7 1 (0.064%) RTP
7 1 (0.064%) RTSP
7 1 (0.064%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 236 (15.10%) SQL Server
2 140 (8.96%) MySQL
3 80 (5.12%) NoSQL
4 66 (4.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 64 (4.09%) Relational Database
6 59 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
7 50 (3.20%) Data Warehouse
8 45 (2.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 41 (2.62%) MongoDB
10 23 (1.47%) DB2
10 23 (1.47%) Oracle Database
11 22 (1.41%) Redis
12 21 (1.34%) Big Data
12 21 (1.34%) SQL Server 2000
13 18 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
13 18 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 16 (1.02%) Hadoop
15 15 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
15 15 (0.96%) Power BI
15 15 (0.96%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 210 (13.44%) Git (software)
2 107 (6.85%) Jenkins
3 105 (6.72%) JIRA
4 53 (3.39%) Visual Studio
5 49 (3.13%) Grunt
6 46 (2.94%) JUnit
7 45 (2.88%) Selenium
8 36 (2.30%) Karma Test Runner
8 36 (2.30%) Maven
9 33 (2.11%) gulp
10 32 (2.05%) Team Foundation Server
11 28 (1.79%) Gradle
11 28 (1.79%) Jasmine
12 25 (1.60%) Subversion
13 23 (1.47%) Axure RP
14 22 (1.41%) AccuRev
15 19 (1.22%) Eclipse
16 18 (1.15%) Mockito
17 16 (1.02%) TeamCity
17 16 (1.02%) webpack
General
1 166 (10.62%) Finance
2 63 (4.03%) Banking
3 57 (3.65%) Retail
4 32 (2.05%) Marketing
5 26 (1.66%) Manufacturing
6 24 (1.54%) Games
7 21 (1.34%) Law
8 16 (1.02%) Legal
9 14 (0.90%) Back Office
10 10 (0.64%) Telecoms
11 7 (0.45%) Interactive Media
12 6 (0.38%) Advertising
12 6 (0.38%) Billing
13 5 (0.32%) Electronics
13 5 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.26%) Investment Banking
15 3 (0.19%) Automotive
15 3 (0.19%) Multimedia
15 3 (0.19%) Publishing
15 3 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 519 (33.21%) CSS
2 518 (33.14%) HTML
3 396 (25.34%) .NET
4 290 (18.55%) AngularJS
5 199 (12.73%) Web Services
6 184 (11.77%) HTML5
7 181 (11.58%) Node.js
8 178 (11.39%) React
9 172 (11.00%) CSS3
10 167 (10.68%) Spring
11 164 (10.49%) ASP.NET
12 163 (10.43%) jQuery
13 112 (7.17%) REST
13 112 (7.17%) RESTful
14 98 (6.27%) J2EE
15 96 (6.14%) .NET Framework
16 84 (5.37%) XML
17 83 (5.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 79 (5.05%) SOAP
19 75 (4.80%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 115 (7.36%) User Experience
2 82 (5.25%) Mobile App
3 81 (5.18%) Greenfield Project
4 55 (3.52%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (1.34%) Computer Science
6 20 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
7 16 (1.02%) Fintech
7 16 (1.02%) Self-Motivation
8 12 (0.77%) Algorithms
9 8 (0.51%) Linux Command Line
10 7 (0.45%) Data Structures
10 7 (0.45%) Management Information System
10 7 (0.45%) Web 2.0
11 6 (0.38%) Mainframe
11 6 (0.38%) NHS
11 6 (0.38%) Wiki
12 5 (0.32%) Data Centre
12 5 (0.32%) iPad
13 4 (0.26%) Blog
13 4 (0.26%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 90 (5.76%) Android
2 77 (4.93%) Linux
3 76 (4.86%) Apple iOS
4 42 (2.69%) Windows
5 37 (2.37%) Unix
6 10 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (0.45%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.38%) AIX
9 5 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
10 4 (0.26%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.13%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.13%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.064%) CentOS
13 1 (0.064%) Debian
13 1 (0.064%) Fedora
13 1 (0.064%) MVS
13 1 (0.064%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.064%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.064%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 574 (36.72%) Agile Software Development
2 270 (17.27%) TDD
3 254 (16.25%) MVC
4 204 (13.05%) Front End Development
5 181 (11.58%) Scrum
6 133 (8.51%) E-Commerce
7 121 (7.74%) Continuous Integration
8 102 (6.53%) BDD
8 102 (6.53%) Business Intelligence
9 100 (6.40%) Microservices
10 89 (5.69%) OO
10 89 (5.69%) Problem-Solving
11 86 (5.50%) Web Development
12 85 (5.44%) Test Automation
13 78 (4.99%) Unit Testing
14 75 (4.80%) DevOps
15 57 (3.65%) Migration
16 54 (3.45%) Android Development
17 53 (3.39%) SDLC
18 52 (3.33%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 655 (41.91%) JavaScript
2 415 (26.55%) Java
3 395 (25.27%) SQL
4 383 (24.50%) C#
5 158 (10.11%) PHP
6 110 (7.04%) Python
7 80 (5.12%) Java 8
8 57 (3.65%) T-SQL
9 34 (2.18%) TypeScript
10 33 (2.11%) VB.NET
11 32 (2.05%) Ruby
11 32 (2.05%) Scala
12 31 (1.98%) C++
13 29 (1.86%) VB
14 25 (1.60%) Apple Swift
15 22 (1.41%) ES6
16 21 (1.34%) Groovy
17 19 (1.22%) Go
17 19 (1.22%) PL/SQL
18 18 (1.15%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 64 (4.09%) Security Cleared
2 48 (3.07%) SC Cleared
3 40 (2.56%) Degree
4 9 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (0.38%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.13%) AWS Certification
6 2 (0.13%) HND
6 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.064%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.064%) MCSA
7 1 (0.064%) MCSD
7 1 (0.064%) MCTS
7 1 (0.064%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.064%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.064%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (1.09%) QA
2 5 (0.32%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.26%) GDPR
3 4 (0.26%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.064%) WAI
System Software
1 66 (4.22%) Docker
2 5 (0.32%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 4 (0.26%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.19%) QEMU
4 3 (0.19%) Time Sharing Option
4 3 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.064%) HDFS
5 1 (0.064%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 41 (2.62%) Opscode Chef
2 35 (2.24%) Ansible
3 24 (1.54%) Puppet
4 18 (1.15%) Kubernetes
5 10 (0.64%) Salt
5 10 (0.64%) Terraform
6 9 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (0.32%) Tivoli
8 4 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (0.19%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 3 (0.19%) Docker Swarm
9 3 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.13%) Amdocs OSS
10 2 (0.13%) Hadoop YARN
10 2 (0.13%) Kibana
11 1 (0.064%) logstash
11 1 (0.064%) Mesos
11 1 (0.064%) Oozie
11 1 (0.064%) Oracle Identity Management
11 1 (0.064%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 137 (8.77%) Microsoft
2 117 (7.49%) Oracle
3 34 (2.18%) SAP
4 24 (1.54%) IBM
5 20 (1.28%) Tableau
5 20 (1.28%) Teradata
6 16 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
7 15 (0.96%) Atlassian
7 15 (0.96%) Xamarin
8 13 (0.83%) Capita
8 13 (0.83%) hybris
8 13 (0.83%) ServiceNow
9 12 (0.77%) Adobe
9 12 (0.77%) Zend
10 11 (0.70%) Google
11 10 (0.64%) Red Hat
12 9 (0.58%) Talend
13 8 (0.51%) FatWire
14 7 (0.45%) Apple
14 7 (0.45%) SaltStack