The median contractor rate for a Development Manager was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 22 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Development Manager
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 55 76 68
Rank change year-on-year +21 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a Development Manager 5 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.76% 0.20% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 0.22% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 4
Median daily rate £400 £475 £540
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.78% -12.03%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £468 £420 £423
% change year-on-year +11.30% -0.59%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £56.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year -53.57% +44.51%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Reading. 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
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 622 925 933
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 93.96% 92.32% 95.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 513 506
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 41 22
Median hourly rate £15.00 £55.55 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -72.99% +164.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Development Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading that featured Development Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Development Manager in Reading

Development Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Development Manager in Reading.

Contractor daily rate trend for Development Manager in Reading

Development Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, Development Manager 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 Reading region featuring Development Manager in the job title.

1 4 (50.00%) Java
1 4 (50.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 3 (37.50%) System Integration Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Jaspersoft
2 3 (37.50%) SOA
2 3 (37.50%) TestDirector
2 3 (37.50%) Middleware
2 3 (37.50%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (37.50%) Programme Management
3 2 (25.00%) JIRA
3 2 (25.00%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) Social Media
4 1 (12.50%) REST
4 1 (12.50%) Kanban
4 1 (12.50%) Issue Tracking
4 1 (12.50%) Content Development
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Deployment
4 1 (12.50%) TDD
4 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) User Experience
4 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (12.50%) People Management
4 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (12.50%) SAP
4 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 1 (12.50%) Military
4 1 (12.50%) MVC
4 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis

Development Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) TestDirector
2 2 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (12.50%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) Middleware
2 1 (12.50%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Social Media
1 1 (12.50%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Programme Management
2 3 (37.50%) SOA
2 3 (37.50%) System Integration Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Content Development
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Deployment
4 1 (12.50%) Issue Tracking
4 1 (12.50%) Kanban
4 1 (12.50%) MVC
4 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) People Management
4 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 1 (12.50%) SAP Implementation
4 1 (12.50%) TDD
4 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Jaspersoft
2 1 (12.50%) SAP