The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cheshire region that had Senior Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Developer
Rank 57 64 61
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 11 15 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.39% 1.31% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.49% 1.37% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 3
Median daily rate £375 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year
- +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £35.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+25.71% -17.64%
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
738 1094 743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 93.30% 95.55% 94.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 535 743 387
Median daily rate £388 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £376 £351
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +6.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 45 72
Median hourly rate £14.50 £17.33 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.33% +7.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.23 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.05 £22.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Senior Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Cheshire region that featured Senior Developer in the job title.

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 25 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Developer within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Warrington +10 6 £425 +6.25%
Chester +6 1 £475 +26.66% 5
Senior Developer
North West

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, Senior 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 Cheshire region featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 26 (57.78%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (53.33%) Java
3 21 (46.67%) TDD
4 19 (42.22%) Finance
5 18 (40.00%) XML
6 17 (37.78%) Web Services
6 17 (37.78%) BDD
7 15 (33.33%) SOAP
7 15 (33.33%) JDBC
7 15 (33.33%) SQL
7 15 (33.33%) Spring
7 15 (33.33%) Software Engineering
7 15 (33.33%) JSON
8 14 (31.11%) Integration Testing
8 14 (31.11%) .NET
8 14 (31.11%) System Integration Testing
9 13 (28.89%) Kanban
9 13 (28.89%) Waterfall
9 13 (28.89%) J2EE
9 13 (28.89%) C#
9 13 (28.89%) JAXB
9 13 (28.89%) WSDL
9 13 (28.89%) JAX-WS
9 13 (28.89%) User Acceptance Testing
9 13 (28.89%) AOP
10 12 (26.67%) JavaScript
10 12 (26.67%) Oracle
10 12 (26.67%) RESTful
11 9 (20.00%) MVC
11 9 (20.00%) SQL Server

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 3 (6.67%) Apache
1 3 (6.67%) WebSphere
2 2 (4.44%) IBM HTTP Server
2 2 (4.44%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 2 (4.44%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.22%) Drupal
3 1 (2.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.22%) Amazon Kinesis
2 1 (2.22%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 1 (2.22%) Google Analytics
2 1 (2.22%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.11%) HTTP
2 3 (6.67%) HTTPS
2 3 (6.67%) LDAP
3 2 (4.44%) Internet
4 1 (2.22%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.33%) Oracle Database
3 5 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
3 5 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (11.11%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (6.67%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (4.44%) MySQL
6 1 (2.22%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.22%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 6 (13.33%) Jenkins
2 4 (8.89%) Maven
3 3 (6.67%) Bitbucket
3 3 (6.67%) Cucumber
3 3 (6.67%) Git (software)
3 3 (6.67%) JIRA
3 3 (6.67%) Selenium
4 2 (4.44%) Checkstyle
4 2 (4.44%) FindBugs
4 2 (4.44%) JUnit
4 2 (4.44%) Mockito
4 2 (4.44%) SonarQube
4 2 (4.44%) Xcode
5 1 (2.22%) Android Studio
5 1 (2.22%) ERwin
5 1 (2.22%) Subversion
5 1 (2.22%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 19 (42.22%) Finance
2 4 (8.89%) Banking
3 3 (6.67%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (40.00%) XML
2 17 (37.78%) Web Services
3 15 (33.33%) JDBC
3 15 (33.33%) JSON
3 15 (33.33%) SOAP
3 15 (33.33%) Spring
4 14 (31.11%) .NET
5 13 (28.89%) J2EE
5 13 (28.89%) JAXB
5 13 (28.89%) JAX-WS
5 13 (28.89%) WSDL
6 12 (26.67%) RESTful
7 8 (17.78%) HTML
8 7 (15.56%) CSS
9 6 (13.33%) WCF
10 5 (11.11%) ASP.NET
11 4 (8.89%) jQuery
12 3 (6.67%) Java EE
12 3 (6.67%) SAML
12 3 (6.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.67%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.22%) Data Integration
2 1 (2.22%) Digital Media
2 1 (2.22%) Online Banking
2 1 (2.22%) Replication
2 1 (2.22%) RIA
2 1 (2.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.44%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.22%) Android
2 1 (2.22%) Linux
2 1 (2.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (57.78%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (46.67%) TDD
3 17 (37.78%) BDD
4 15 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 14 (31.11%) Integration Testing
5 14 (31.11%) System Integration Testing
6 13 (28.89%) AOP
6 13 (28.89%) Kanban
6 13 (28.89%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (28.89%) Waterfall
7 9 (20.00%) MVC
8 7 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (13.33%) Unit Testing
10 5 (11.11%) Scrum
11 4 (8.89%) Extreme Programming
12 3 (6.67%) Microservices
12 3 (6.67%) Web Development
13 2 (4.44%) DevOps
13 2 (4.44%) Front End Development
13 2 (4.44%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 24 (53.33%) Java
2 15 (33.33%) SQL
3 13 (28.89%) C#
4 12 (26.67%) JavaScript
5 7 (15.56%) PL/SQL
6 3 (6.67%) Lua
6 3 (6.67%) VB
7 2 (4.44%) Apple Swift
7 2 (4.44%) C++
7 2 (4.44%) Objective-C
7 2 (4.44%) PHP
8 1 (2.22%) C
8 1 (2.22%) Python
8 1 (2.22%) Ruby
8 1 (2.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.67%) Degree
2 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (26.67%) Oracle
2 3 (6.67%) IBM
2 3 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.44%) Perforce
4 1 (2.22%) Concur
4 1 (2.22%) Google
4 1 (2.22%) Infor
4 1 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.22%) SAP
4 1 (2.22%) Talend