The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Senior Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Developer
Rank 60 64 66
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 9 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.09% 0.60% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.18% 0.65% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 3
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£493 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.53% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £305 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £425 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £384 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.13% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £38.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-48.38% -8.82%
Senior Developer
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
760 765 856
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.46% 91.51% 94.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 356 476
Average daily rate £375 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £457
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 51 44
Average hourly rate £15.00 £31.56 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.46% +57.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £14.45 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £44.93 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

Senior Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior Developer in the job title across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Senior Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior Developer across the Cheshire region.

Senior Developer Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Senior Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Developer across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Senior Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Senior Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Developer across the Cheshire region.

Senior Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Senior Developer
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Developer within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -5 6 £518 +59.23% 2
Chester +6 1 £325 +8.33% 2
Crewe - - - - 1
Knutsford - - - -
Macclesfield - - - - 2
Nantwich - - - -
Northwich - - - - 1
Runcorn - - - -
Wilmslow - - - - 1
Senior Developer
North West

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Senior Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Senior Developer in their job title.

1 10 (62.50%) Java
1 10 (62.50%) JavaScript
1 10 (62.50%) Linux
1 10 (62.50%) TDD
2 9 (56.25%) C#
3 8 (50.00%) PHP
4 7 (43.75%) SQL
4 7 (43.75%) RESTful
4 7 (43.75%) Open Source
4 7 (43.75%) BDD
5 6 (37.50%) Unit Testing
5 6 (37.50%) C++
5 6 (37.50%) Web Services
5 6 (37.50%) MVC
5 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (31.25%) Ruby
6 5 (31.25%) JSON
6 5 (31.25%) Python
6 5 (31.25%) HTML
6 5 (31.25%) NoSQL
7 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (25.00%) Scala
8 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
8 3 (18.75%) XHTML
8 3 (18.75%) CSS
9 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
9 2 (12.50%) Tomcat
9 2 (12.50%) .NET
9 2 (12.50%) OOP
9 2 (12.50%) WCF

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Senior Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Senior Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (12.50%) Tomcat
1 2 (12.50%) Apache Solr
1 2 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.25%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) NoSQL
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (12.50%) Redis
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
4 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (6.25%) Eclipse
2 1 (6.25%) Maven
2 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.25%) Hudson
2 1 (6.25%) WiX
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) RESTful
2 6 (37.50%) Web Services
3 5 (31.25%) JSON
3 5 (31.25%) HTML
4 3 (18.75%) CSS
4 3 (18.75%) XHTML
5 2 (12.50%) .NET
5 2 (12.50%) WCF
5 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
5 2 (12.50%) .NET Framework
5 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (12.50%) jQuery
5 2 (12.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 2 (12.50%) REST
5 2 (12.50%) Kafka
5 2 (12.50%) Akka
5 2 (12.50%) Play Framework
6 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (6.25%) MyBatis
6 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Open Source
2 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (6.25%) EPoS
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (62.50%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) TDD
2 7 (43.75%) BDD
3 6 (37.50%) Unit Testing
3 6 (37.50%) MVC
3 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (12.50%) DevOps
5 2 (12.50%) OOP
6 1 (6.25%) OO
6 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
6 1 (6.25%) SOA
6 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (6.25%) Change Management
6 1 (6.25%) SEO
6 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (6.25%) Scrum
6 1 (6.25%) AOP
6 1 (6.25%) Wealth Management
6 1 (6.25%) Kanban
6 1 (6.25%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) Java
1 10 (62.50%) JavaScript
2 9 (56.25%) C#
3 8 (50.00%) PHP
4 7 (43.75%) SQL
5 6 (37.50%) C++
6 5 (31.25%) Python
6 5 (31.25%) Ruby
7 4 (25.00%) Scala
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Puppet
1 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle
1 1 (6.25%) Adobe
1 1 (6.25%) Mercator