Period
to 18 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Web Developer was £364 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 18 December 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.

Web Developer
England > North West
6 months to
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 156 158 173
Rank change year-on-year +2 +15 -47
Contract jobs requiring a Web Developer 48 62 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.84% 0.97% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 1.03% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 44 52
North West median daily rate £364 £336 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.18% +3.46% +8.33%
10th Percentile £250 £262 £210
90th Percentile £402 £430 £485
England median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% +3.70%
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 £40.00 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +90.48% +5.00% -34.09%

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 5424 6044 8170
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.29% 94.59% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3437 3891 4928
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £235 £231
90th Percentile £588 £556 £570
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 259 215 401
North West median hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -10.00% +23.76%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.04 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.35 £47.71
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

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 18 December 2017.

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 18 December 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 +5 30 £375 +7.14% 17
Cheshire -9 9 - - 8
Lancashire +11 3 £350 +21.74% 4
Merseyside +7 3 £388 - 4
Web Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 2017, 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 44 (91.67%) Web Development
2 36 (75.00%) CSS
3 31 (64.58%) JavaScript
4 24 (50.00%) C#
4 24 (50.00%) HTML
4 24 (50.00%) .NET
5 21 (43.75%) MVC
6 20 (41.67%) jQuery
7 17 (35.42%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (29.17%) ASP.NET
8 14 (29.17%) TDD
9 13 (27.08%) Git (software)
9 13 (27.08%) Node.js
10 12 (25.00%) Test Automation
11 11 (22.92%) HTML5
11 11 (22.92%) Sass
12 10 (20.83%) React
12 10 (20.83%) Front End Development
13 9 (18.75%) PHP
13 9 (18.75%) WordPress
14 8 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
14 8 (16.67%) Unit Testing
14 8 (16.67%) CSS3
15 7 (14.58%) gulp
15 7 (14.58%) Continuous Integration
15 7 (14.58%) Refactoring
15 7 (14.58%) NoSQL
15 7 (14.58%) SQL
15 7 (14.58%) Web Services
15 7 (14.58%) Microsoft

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 9 (18.75%) WordPress
2 5 (10.42%) CMS
3 3 (6.25%) ExpressionEngine
4 2 (4.17%) Apache
4 2 (4.17%) Umbraco
5 1 (2.08%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.08%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (2.08%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.42%) npm
2 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.17%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.08%) DNS
1 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.58%) NoSQL
2 6 (12.50%) MongoDB
3 5 (10.42%) MySQL
4 4 (8.33%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.08%) Couchbase
5 1 (2.08%) Redis
5 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 13 (27.08%) Git (software)
2 7 (14.58%) gulp
3 4 (8.33%) Jenkins
4 3 (6.25%) Hudson
4 3 (6.25%) JIRA
5 2 (4.17%) Mocha
5 2 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.08%) AccuRev
6 1 (2.08%) Babel
6 1 (2.08%) GitLab
6 1 (2.08%) JMeter
6 1 (2.08%) Mercurial
6 1 (2.08%) Selenium
6 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.08%) webpack
General
1 5 (10.42%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Back Office
2 2 (4.17%) Banking
2 2 (4.17%) Marketing
2 2 (4.17%) Retail
3 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (75.00%) CSS
2 24 (50.00%) .NET
2 24 (50.00%) HTML
3 20 (41.67%) jQuery
4 14 (29.17%) ASP.NET
5 13 (27.08%) Node.js
6 11 (22.92%) HTML5
6 11 (22.92%) Sass
7 10 (20.83%) React
8 8 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (16.67%) CSS3
9 7 (14.58%) Web Services
10 6 (12.50%) .NET Core
10 6 (12.50%) Express
10 6 (12.50%) REST
10 6 (12.50%) WPF
11 5 (10.42%) AngularJS
11 5 (10.42%) ASP.NET Web API
11 5 (10.42%) JSON
11 5 (10.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.33%) Interactive TV
1 4 (8.33%) User Experience
2 3 (6.25%) Video on Demand
3 2 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.08%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.08%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.08%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.42%) Windows
2 3 (6.25%) Linux
3 1 (2.08%) Android
3 1 (2.08%) Mac OS
3 1 (2.08%) Unix
3 1 (2.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (91.67%) Web Development
2 21 (43.75%) MVC
3 17 (35.42%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (29.17%) TDD
5 12 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 10 (20.83%) Front End Development
7 8 (16.67%) Unit Testing
8 7 (14.58%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (14.58%) Refactoring
8 7 (14.58%) Scrum
9 6 (12.50%) Agile Project Management
9 6 (12.50%) Progressive Enhancement
9 6 (12.50%) Project Management
9 6 (12.50%) SMACSS
10 5 (10.42%) OWASP
10 5 (10.42%) Software Testing
10 5 (10.42%) Visualisation
11 2 (4.17%) Kanban
11 2 (4.17%) Pair Programming
11 2 (4.17%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 31 (64.58%) JavaScript
2 24 (50.00%) C#
3 9 (18.75%) PHP
4 7 (14.58%) SQL
5 3 (6.25%) Java
5 3 (6.25%) PowerShell
5 3 (6.25%) T-SQL
5 3 (6.25%) VB.NET
5 3 (6.25%) XAML
6 2 (4.17%) Scala
7 1 (2.08%) ECMAScript
7 1 (2.08%) ES6
7 1 (2.08%) Groovy
7 1 (2.08%) Python
7 1 (2.08%) Ruby
7 1 (2.08%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.08%) A+ Certification
1 1 (2.08%) CCNA
1 1 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (2.08%) Degree
1 1 (2.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) Ansible
Vendors
1 7 (14.58%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.17%) Sitecore
3 1 (2.08%) Cisco
3 1 (2.08%) Remedy