Period
to 23 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Web Developer was £365 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 23 January 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.

Web Developer
England > North West
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 157 160 174
Rank change year-on-year +3 +14 -45
Contract jobs requiring a Web Developer 41 50 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.75% 0.82% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.87% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 37 50
North West median daily rate £365 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.35% +4.62% +4.84%
10th Percentile £245 £268 £224
90th Percentile £408 £453 £489
England median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year +8.11% +5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
North West median hourly rate £36.25 - £35.00
10th Percentile £32.50 - £25.50
90th Percentile £38.75 - £43.50
England median hourly rate £37.50 £21.50 £20.75
% change year-on-year +74.42% +3.61% -35.16%

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 5,199 5,729 7,893
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.62% 94.30% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,314 3,687 4,766
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £235 £236 £225
90th Percentile £596 £575 £561
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 270 219 392
North West median hourly rate £17.62 £17.00 £21.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.65% -20.56% +29.70%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.03 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.71
England median hourly rate £18.38 £18.42 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.24% -0.43% +12.12%

Web Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured Web Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Web Developer in the North West

Web 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 Web Developer in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Web Developer in the North West

Web Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Web Developer in the North West over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Web Developer in the North West

Web 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 Web Developer in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Web Developer in the North West

Web 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 Web Developer within the North West region over the 6 months to 23 January 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 -13 26 £364 +3.93% 32
Cheshire +8 10 - - 25
Merseyside - 3 £388 - 13
Lancashire +7 1 £275 -8.33% 12
Web Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, Web 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 Web Developer in the job title.

1 36 (87.80%) Web Development
2 32 (78.05%) CSS
3 24 (58.54%) JavaScript
4 21 (51.22%) HTML
5 19 (46.34%) C#
5 19 (46.34%) .NET
6 17 (41.46%) MVC
7 15 (36.59%) jQuery
8 14 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (29.27%) Node.js
10 10 (24.39%) Test Automation
10 10 (24.39%) TDD
10 10 (24.39%) ASP.NET
11 9 (21.95%) Git (software)
11 9 (21.95%) Sass
12 8 (19.51%) HTML5
12 8 (19.51%) React
12 8 (19.51%) Front End Development
13 7 (17.07%) REST
13 7 (17.07%) NoSQL
13 7 (17.07%) Scrum
13 7 (17.07%) PHP
13 7 (17.07%) Microsoft
14 6 (14.63%) SQL
14 6 (14.63%) ASP.NET MVC
14 6 (14.63%) Express
14 6 (14.63%) MongoDB
14 6 (14.63%) WordPress
14 6 (14.63%) WPF
15 5 (12.20%) Refactoring

Web 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 6 (14.63%) WordPress
2 3 (7.32%) Umbraco
3 1 (2.44%) CMS
3 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.44%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.20%) npm
2 2 (4.88%) GitHub
3 1 (2.44%) AdWords
3 1 (2.44%) Google Analytics
3 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.07%) NoSQL
2 6 (14.63%) MongoDB
3 4 (9.76%) MySQL
3 4 (9.76%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.44%) Couchbase
4 1 (2.44%) Redis
4 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 9 (21.95%) Git (software)
2 5 (12.20%) gulp
3 4 (9.76%) Jenkins
4 3 (7.32%) Hudson
5 2 (4.88%) JIRA
5 2 (4.88%) Mocha
6 1 (2.44%) AccuRev
6 1 (2.44%) Babel
6 1 (2.44%) GitLab
6 1 (2.44%) JMeter
6 1 (2.44%) Mercurial
6 1 (2.44%) Selenium
6 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.44%) webpack
General
1 3 (7.32%) Finance
2 2 (4.88%) Marketing
3 1 (2.44%) Back Office
3 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.44%) Retail
3 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (78.05%) CSS
2 21 (51.22%) HTML
3 19 (46.34%) .NET
4 15 (36.59%) jQuery
5 12 (29.27%) Node.js
6 10 (24.39%) ASP.NET
7 9 (21.95%) Sass
8 8 (19.51%) HTML5
8 8 (19.51%) React
9 7 (17.07%) REST
10 6 (14.63%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (14.63%) Express
10 6 (14.63%) WPF
11 5 (12.20%) ASP.NET Web API
11 5 (12.20%) CSS3
11 5 (12.20%) JSON
11 5 (12.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 5 (12.20%) Web Services
11 5 (12.20%) XML
12 4 (9.76%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Interactive TV
1 4 (9.76%) User Experience
2 3 (7.32%) Video on Demand
3 1 (2.44%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.44%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.44%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.76%) Windows
2 2 (4.88%) Linux
3 1 (2.44%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (87.80%) Web Development
2 17 (41.46%) MVC
3 14 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (24.39%) TDD
4 10 (24.39%) Test Automation
5 8 (19.51%) Front End Development
6 7 (17.07%) Scrum
7 5 (12.20%) OWASP
7 5 (12.20%) Project Management
7 5 (12.20%) Refactoring
7 5 (12.20%) Software Testing
7 5 (12.20%) Unit Testing
7 5 (12.20%) Visualisation
8 4 (9.76%) Agile Project Management
8 4 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (9.76%) Progressive Enhancement
8 4 (9.76%) SMACSS
9 2 (4.88%) Kanban
9 2 (4.88%) OO
9 2 (4.88%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 24 (58.54%) JavaScript
2 19 (46.34%) C#
3 7 (17.07%) PHP
4 6 (14.63%) SQL
5 3 (7.32%) Java
5 3 (7.32%) PowerShell
5 3 (7.32%) T-SQL
5 3 (7.32%) VB.NET
5 3 (7.32%) XAML
6 2 (4.88%) Scala
7 1 (2.44%) ES6
7 1 (2.44%) Groovy
7 1 (2.44%) Python
7 1 (2.44%) Ruby
7 1 (2.44%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) Ansible
Vendors
1 7 (17.07%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.44%) Google
2 1 (2.44%) Sitecore