Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Development Manager was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 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.

Development Manager
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 617 599 525
Rank change year-on-year -18 -74 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Development Manager 273 308 417
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.29% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.31% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 233 286
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £365 £350 £325
90th Percentile £713 £698 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% -1.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £32.75 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.40% +2.34% +16.36%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £32.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year +37.40% +2.34% +16.36%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97824 99914 107019
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64542 65150 68083
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +2.04% +4.53% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2932 3310 4089
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.88% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year - -1.52% +9.96%

Development Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Development Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 22 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Development Manager.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Development Manager in the UK

Development Manager
Top 15 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 6 months to 22 November 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
England -21 262 £525 +5.00% 102
UK excluding London +11 137 £500 +5.26% 66
London -47 128 £575 +9.52% 43
South East +12 60 £500 +5.26% 16
Midlands +20 26 £500 +11.73% 8
East of England -7 23 £450 +8.43% 8
West Midlands +32 16 £500 +18.19% 3
North of England +45 15 £500 -4.76% 19
East Midlands -12 11 £500 +5.26% 5
North West -2 8 £500 -6.98% 14
Yorkshire +16 7 £500 +22.70% 5
South West +6 6 £450 -5.31% 8
Scotland -6 4 £600 +111.45% 2
Wales +20 2 £295 -37.89% 5
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

Development Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 157 (57.51%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (31.87%) Project Management
3 81 (29.67%) Finance
4 52 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 51 (18.68%) Java
5 51 (18.68%) JavaScript
6 48 (17.58%) Scrum
7 41 (15.02%) .NET
8 39 (14.29%) SDLC
9 33 (12.09%) Waterfall
10 31 (11.36%) C#
11 30 (10.99%) HTML
12 28 (10.26%) Change Management
13 26 (9.52%) Software Delivery
14 25 (9.16%) E-Commerce
15 24 (8.79%) CSS
15 24 (8.79%) Degree
16 23 (8.42%) ASP.NET
16 23 (8.42%) PRINCE2
16 23 (8.42%) Microsoft
17 22 (8.06%) JIRA
17 22 (8.06%) React
17 22 (8.06%) Open Source
17 22 (8.06%) Continuous Integration
18 21 (7.69%) Mentoring
18 21 (7.69%) Banking
18 21 (7.69%) SQL Server
19 20 (7.33%) Microservices
19 20 (7.33%) HTML5
19 20 (7.33%) Continuous Improvement

Development Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 11 (4.03%) Confluence
2 8 (2.93%) CMS
3 5 (1.83%) Drupal
3 5 (1.83%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.10%) IIS
5 2 (0.73%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.73%) SAS
6 1 (0.37%) Apache
6 1 (0.37%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.37%) Apache TomEE
6 1 (0.37%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.37%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.37%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.37%) JBoss
6 1 (0.37%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.37%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.37%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.37%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (4.03%) Microsoft Project
2 6 (2.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (2.20%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.73%) HFM
2 2 (0.73%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.37%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.40%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.20%) GitHub
3 4 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.73%) SaaS
5 1 (0.37%) G Suite
5 1 (0.37%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.37%) Google Compute Engine
5 1 (0.37%) Heroku
5 1 (0.37%) Office 365
5 1 (0.37%) PaaS
5 1 (0.37%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.30%) Internet
2 3 (1.10%) Firewall
2 3 (1.10%) IPsec
2 3 (1.10%) IPv6
2 3 (1.10%) Network Security
2 3 (1.10%) SSL
2 3 (1.10%) VPN
3 2 (0.73%) FTP
3 2 (0.73%) HTTP
3 2 (0.73%) SMTP
3 2 (0.73%) SSH
3 2 (0.73%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.37%) ATM
4 1 (0.37%) DNS
4 1 (0.37%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.37%) Intranet
4 1 (0.37%) LAN
4 1 (0.37%) LDAP
4 1 (0.37%) SMS
4 1 (0.37%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (2.56%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (2.20%) Big Data
5 5 (1.83%) Hadoop
5 5 (1.83%) MySQL
6 4 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.73%) Essbase
7 2 (0.73%) IBM InfoSphere
7 2 (0.73%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.73%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (0.73%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.73%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.73%) QlikView
7 2 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.37%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 22 (8.06%) JIRA
2 13 (4.76%) Git (software)
3 11 (4.03%) Jenkins
4 7 (2.56%) Gradle
4 7 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.10%) Cucumber
5 3 (1.10%) GitLab
5 3 (1.10%) Mockito
6 2 (0.73%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.37%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.37%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.37%) FishEye
7 1 (0.37%) jMock
7 1 (0.37%) JUnit
7 1 (0.37%) Maven
7 1 (0.37%) NuGet
7 1 (0.37%) Selenium
7 1 (0.37%) Subversion
7 1 (0.37%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.37%) Visual Studio
General
1 81 (29.67%) Finance
2 21 (7.69%) Banking
3 16 (5.86%) Marketing
4 11 (4.03%) Telecoms
5 9 (3.30%) Retail
6 8 (2.93%) Publishing
7 7 (2.56%) Investment Banking
7 7 (2.56%) Law
7 7 (2.56%) Legal
8 5 (1.83%) Advertising
8 5 (1.83%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.47%) Games
10 2 (0.73%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.73%) Electronics
10 2 (0.73%) German Language
10 2 (0.73%) Local Government
10 2 (0.73%) Military
11 1 (0.37%) Automotive
11 1 (0.37%) Back Office
11 1 (0.37%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (15.02%) .NET
2 30 (10.99%) HTML
3 24 (8.79%) CSS
4 23 (8.42%) ASP.NET
5 22 (8.06%) React
6 20 (7.33%) HTML5
7 18 (6.59%) Node.js
8 15 (5.49%) Middleware
9 14 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC
10 12 (4.40%) Spring
11 11 (4.03%) CSS3
11 11 (4.03%) RESTful
12 10 (3.66%) AngularJS
12 10 (3.66%) jQuery
13 8 (2.93%) .NET Framework
13 8 (2.93%) Web Services
14 7 (2.56%) Dropwizard
14 7 (2.56%) RabbitMQ
14 7 (2.56%) Spring Boot
14 7 (2.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 12 (4.40%) Computer Science
2 10 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.66%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (2.56%) Credit Risk
3 7 (2.56%) Smartphone
3 7 (2.56%) User Experience
4 6 (2.20%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.20%) Market Risk
4 6 (2.20%) Mobile App
5 5 (1.83%) Fintech
6 4 (1.47%) EPoS
6 4 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.10%) PKI
7 3 (1.10%) Smart Meter
8 2 (0.73%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.73%) Learning Management System
8 2 (0.73%) Tandem
8 2 (0.73%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.37%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (1.47%) Windows
2 3 (1.10%) Android
2 3 (1.10%) MVS
3 2 (0.73%) Linux
3 2 (0.73%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (57.51%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (31.87%) Project Management
3 52 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
4 48 (17.58%) Scrum
5 39 (14.29%) SDLC
6 33 (12.09%) Waterfall
7 28 (10.26%) Change Management
8 26 (9.52%) Software Delivery
9 25 (9.16%) E-Commerce
10 23 (8.42%) PRINCE2
11 22 (8.06%) Continuous Integration
11 22 (8.06%) Open Source
12 21 (7.69%) Mentoring
13 20 (7.33%) Continuous Improvement
13 20 (7.33%) Microservices
14 18 (6.59%) MVC
15 17 (6.23%) Analytics
15 17 (6.23%) Business Development
15 17 (6.23%) Product Management
16 14 (5.13%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 51 (18.68%) Java
1 51 (18.68%) JavaScript
2 31 (11.36%) C#
3 16 (5.86%) SQL
4 9 (3.30%) Scala
5 7 (2.56%) Clojure
5 7 (2.56%) Groovy
6 6 (2.20%) PHP
6 6 (2.20%) T-SQL
7 4 (1.47%) VB.NET
8 3 (1.10%) C
8 3 (1.10%) C++
9 2 (0.73%) Python
9 2 (0.73%) Rust
10 1 (0.37%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.37%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.37%) SPARQL
10 1 (0.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (8.79%) Degree
2 10 (3.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 9 (3.30%) Security Cleared
4 5 (1.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 5 (1.83%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (1.47%) PMP
6 2 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.73%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.37%) APMP
7 1 (0.37%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.37%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.56%) PMO
1 7 (2.56%) QA
2 4 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.73%) GDPR
3 2 (0.73%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (0.73%) SLA
4 1 (0.37%) P3O
System Software
1 8 (2.93%) Docker
2 6 (2.20%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.37%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (2.56%) MOM
2 2 (0.73%) Puppet
3 1 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (8.42%) Microsoft
2 13 (4.76%) Oracle
3 11 (4.03%) SAP
4 10 (3.66%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (1.83%) IBM
6 3 (1.10%) Adobe
6 3 (1.10%) Atlassian
6 3 (1.10%) Google
6 3 (1.10%) Progress
6 3 (1.10%) Reuters
7 2 (0.73%) Cisco
7 2 (0.73%) Cognos
7 2 (0.73%) hybris
7 2 (0.73%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.37%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (0.37%) Capita
8 1 (0.37%) Hortonworks
8 1 (0.37%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.37%) Tableau
8 1 (0.37%) Twitter