The median contractor rate for a Development Manager was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Development Manager
UK
Rank 460 455 385
Rank change year-on-year -5 -70  
Contract jobs requiring a Development Manager 136 189 240
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.36% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.37% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 128 147
Median daily rate £500 £446 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.04% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £313 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £633 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £468 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +10.00% +1.19%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 5
Median hourly rate £30.00 £40.25 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.46% -10.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.56 £22.45 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £58.05 £46.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.23 £40.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year -32.36% -10.55%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42950 50452 49894
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.19% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27813 32635 30138
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1582 1977
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Development Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Development Manager in the UK

Development Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Development Manager in the UK

Development Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Development Manager over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Development Manager in the UK

Development Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Development Manager.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Development Manager in the UK

Development Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Development Manager over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Development Manager in the UK

Development Manager
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Development Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -16 126 £525 +16.66% 112
London +26 60 £575 +21.05% 34
South East +31 43 £511 +13.55% 25
Berkshire +31 13 £438 -10.25% 9
Scotland +21 9 £375 -10.71% 5
Kent +14 9 £471 +17.81% 1
Surrey +10 8 £530 +11.57% 6
City of London +5 8 £525 +10.52% 6
Hampshire +12 7 £481 -51.95% 3
East of England -1 7 £400 -28.88% 10
Hertfordshire +7 6 £400 - 4
Reading +24 5 £400 - 4
Leeds 0 5 £463 +15.62% 5
West Yorkshire -5 5 £463 +15.62% 5
Yorkshire -9 5 £463 +15.62% 6
West Midlands +1 4 £475 +0.26% 5
Maidenhead - 4 £525 - 3
North West +21 3 £450 +51.26% 12
Edinburgh +17 3 £456 +7.79% 2
Manchester +10 3 £450 -10.00% 9
Oxfordshire -11 3 £550 +4.76% 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £488 -
Abingdon - 3 £550 -
Guildford +4 2 £490 +21.73%
South West -7 2 £400 +2.56% 8
Tyne and Wear -12 2 £405 -4.70% 3
North East -14 2 £405 -4.70% 4
Aberdeen - 2 £263 - 1
Moray - 2 £363 -
Glasgow - 2 £375 -

Development Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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 featuring Development Manager in the job title.

1 164 (58.16%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (33.69%) Project Management
3 79 (28.01%) Finance
4 76 (26.95%) Java
5 55 (19.50%) .NET
6 52 (18.44%) Scrum
7 42 (14.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 42 (14.89%) Oracle
8 39 (13.83%) SDLC
9 38 (13.48%) Waterfall
10 33 (11.70%) SQL Server
11 32 (11.35%) Software Engineering
12 31 (10.99%) JavaScript
13 29 (10.28%) Mentoring
14 26 (9.22%) PRINCE2
15 25 (8.87%) Banking
16 24 (8.51%) Web Development
17 23 (8.16%) C#
17 23 (8.16%) Microsoft
18 22 (7.80%) TDD
19 21 (7.45%) Retail
19 21 (7.45%) E-Commerce
19 21 (7.45%) HTML
19 21 (7.45%) Telecoms
20 19 (6.74%) Change Management
20 19 (6.74%) SQL
21 18 (6.38%) Coaching
22 17 (6.03%) Line Management
23 16 (5.67%) JIRA
23 16 (5.67%) CSS

Development Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 (3.19%) CMS
1 9 (3.19%) Oracle Workflow
2 6 (2.13%) Confluence
3 5 (1.77%) Apache
4 3 (1.06%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.71%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.71%) JBoss
5 2 (0.71%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.35%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.35%) Drupal
6 1 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.35%) Mule
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (2.48%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.42%) MS Project
4 3 (1.06%) MS Office
4 3 (1.06%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.35%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (3.90%) RMDS
2 8 (2.84%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.35%) HFM
4 1 (0.35%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.35%) Magento
4 1 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.35%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.96%) SaaS
2 6 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.77%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.71%) PaaS
5 1 (0.35%) GitHub
5 1 (0.35%) IaaS
5 1 (0.35%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.42%) Ethernet
1 4 (1.42%) VoIP
1 4 (1.42%) xDSL
2 3 (1.06%) PBX
2 3 (1.06%) SMS
2 3 (1.06%) Unified Communications
3 2 (0.71%) Internet
4 1 (0.35%) Extranet
4 1 (0.35%) HTTP
4 1 (0.35%) Intranet
4 1 (0.35%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (11.70%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.48%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (1.77%) MySQL
3 5 (1.77%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (1.77%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.42%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.06%) Big Data
5 3 (1.06%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.06%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.71%) Blockchain
6 2 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.71%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.71%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.35%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.35%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.35%) Power BI
7 1 (0.35%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 16 (5.67%) JIRA
2 13 (4.61%) JUnit
3 7 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (1.77%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.77%) Subversion
5 3 (1.06%) Cucumber
5 3 (1.06%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.06%) Selenium
5 3 (1.06%) TestDirector
6 2 (0.71%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.35%) CA Gen
7 1 (0.35%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.35%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (0.35%) Maven
7 1 (0.35%) NUnit
7 1 (0.35%) PowerBuilder
7 1 (0.35%) Redmine
7 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 79 (28.01%) Finance
2 25 (8.87%) Banking
3 21 (7.45%) Retail
3 21 (7.45%) Telecoms
4 12 (4.26%) Marketing
5 10 (3.55%) Manufacturing
6 8 (2.84%) Advertising
6 8 (2.84%) Front Office
6 8 (2.84%) Investment Banking
7 6 (2.13%) Automotive
7 6 (2.13%) Games
8 4 (1.42%) Legal
8 4 (1.42%) Local Government
8 4 (1.42%) Publishing
9 2 (0.71%) Back Office
9 2 (0.71%) Billing
9 2 (0.71%) Electronics
10 1 (0.35%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.35%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (19.50%) .NET
2 21 (7.45%) HTML
3 16 (5.67%) CSS
4 11 (3.90%) FIX Protocol
4 11 (3.90%) Rendezvous
5 10 (3.55%) HTML5
6 7 (2.48%) WPF
7 6 (2.13%) ASP.NET
7 6 (2.13%) Web Services
8 5 (1.77%) AngularJS
8 5 (1.77%) CSS3
8 5 (1.77%) REST
9 4 (1.42%) JSON
9 4 (1.42%) Middleware
9 4 (1.42%) Play Framework
9 4 (1.42%) RESTful
10 3 (1.06%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (1.06%) jQuery
10 3 (1.06%) Kafka
10 3 (1.06%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.32%) Fixed Income
2 13 (4.61%) User Experience
3 9 (3.19%) Computer Science
4 8 (2.84%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (2.84%) Fintech
5 6 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (2.13%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.13%) NHS
6 4 (1.42%) AS400
6 4 (1.42%) e-Learning
6 4 (1.42%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.42%) Smartphone
7 3 (1.06%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.06%) Equities
7 3 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.71%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.35%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.35%) Life Science
9 1 (0.35%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.35%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (5.32%) Linux
2 6 (2.13%) Windows
3 5 (1.77%) Android
3 5 (1.77%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.71%) Unix
5 1 (0.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (58.16%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (33.69%) Project Management
3 52 (18.44%) Scrum
4 42 (14.89%) Stakeholder Management
5 39 (13.83%) SDLC
6 38 (13.48%) Waterfall
7 32 (11.35%) Software Engineering
8 29 (10.28%) Mentoring
9 26 (9.22%) PRINCE2
10 24 (8.51%) Web Development
11 22 (7.80%) TDD
12 21 (7.45%) E-Commerce
13 19 (6.74%) Change Management
14 18 (6.38%) Coaching
15 17 (6.03%) Line Management
16 16 (5.67%) Continuous Improvement
16 16 (5.67%) DevOps
17 15 (5.32%) MVC
18 14 (4.96%) Electronic Trading
18 14 (4.96%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 76 (26.95%) Java
2 31 (10.99%) JavaScript
3 23 (8.16%) C#
4 19 (6.74%) SQL
5 10 (3.55%) Scala
6 8 (2.84%) Python
7 6 (2.13%) Ruby
8 5 (1.77%) PHP
9 3 (1.06%) C++
10 1 (0.35%) LINC
10 1 (0.35%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.35%) R
10 1 (0.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (4.26%) Degree
2 9 (3.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 5 (1.77%) PMP
3 5 (1.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (1.42%) PMI Certification
5 3 (1.06%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.06%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.35%) CIPD
6 1 (0.35%) MCIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.55%) QA
2 4 (1.42%) PMO
3 3 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.71%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.71%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.35%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.71%) Docker
2 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (0.71%) Puppet
2 1 (0.35%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 42 (14.89%) Oracle
2 23 (8.16%) Microsoft
3 11 (3.90%) ION Trading
3 11 (3.90%) Reuters
3 11 (3.90%) TIBCO
4 4 (1.42%) IBM
4 4 (1.42%) LANDesk
4 4 (1.42%) SAP
5 3 (1.06%) GUPTA
5 3 (1.06%) Jaspersoft
5 3 (1.06%) MicroStrategy
5 3 (1.06%) OpenText
5 3 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (0.71%) Google
6 2 (0.71%) Red Hat
6 2 (0.71%) Teradata
7 1 (0.35%) Adobe
7 1 (0.35%) HP
7 1 (0.35%) Murex
7 1 (0.35%) webMethods
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