Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £445 per day in advertised job vacancies in Stockport during the 6 months to 24 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.

Software Developer
Manchester > Stockport
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 29 16
Rank change year-on-year +8 -13 -
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 6 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stockport 5.61% 1.12% 3.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.71% 1.25% 3.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Stockport median daily rate £445 £250 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +78.00% - -
Manchester median daily rate £460 £350 £315
% change year-on-year +31.43% +11.11% +10.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 3
Stockport median hourly rate £40.00 - £37.50
Manchester median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Stockport. 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
Stockport
Contract vacancies in Stockport with a recognized job title 105 160 76
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.13% 89.89% 98.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 123 34
Stockport median daily rate £400 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +30.77% +0.78%
10th Percentile £177 £257 £204
90th Percentile £488 £544 £434
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 3 29
Stockport median hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +128.57% -46.15% +150.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.45 £12.75
90th Percentile £94.50 £35.75 £40.00
Manchester median hourly rate £17.22 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +18.72% -9.38% +8.47%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Stockport

Job postings that featured Software Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Stockport.

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Stockport

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Stockport

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Developer in Stockport.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Developer in Stockport

Software Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Stockport

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer in Stockport.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Developer in Stockport

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 13 Co-occurring IT Skills in Stockport

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Software 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 Stockport region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 5 (83.33%) WPF
1 5 (83.33%) C#
1 5 (83.33%) C++
1 5 (83.33%) HTML
1 5 (83.33%) Java
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
1 5 (83.33%) VB
1 5 (83.33%) Visual Studio
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) WSDL
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Lua

Software Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Stockport 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:

Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) HTML
1 5 (83.33%) WPF
1 5 (83.33%) WSDL
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) C#
1 5 (83.33%) C++
1 5 (83.33%) Java
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
1 5 (83.33%) VB
2 1 (16.67%) Lua
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared