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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Developer
Rank 44 66 57
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 36 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.10% 0.61% 1.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.34% 0.64% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 4 7
Median daily rate £463 £463 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £415 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £563 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £436 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.06% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £42.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.73% +33.33%
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
829 939 749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.31% 94.85% 95.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 602 571 405
Median daily rate £420 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 46 44
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.16 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.17% +1.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.80 £33.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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
Chester +11 22 £475 +11.76% 1
Warrington -5 7 £250 -58.33% 4
Knutsford - 3 £450 -
Macclesfield - 2 £413 - 1
Senior Developer
North West

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 41 (62.12%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (56.06%) Java
3 30 (45.45%) Finance
4 25 (37.88%) XML
5 22 (33.33%) Oracle
6 20 (30.30%) SOAP
6 20 (30.30%) Web Services
6 20 (30.30%) TDD
7 19 (28.79%) Continuous Integration
8 18 (27.27%) Spring
8 18 (27.27%) JDBC
8 18 (27.27%) JavaScript
9 17 (25.76%) Software Engineering
9 17 (25.76%) JSON
10 16 (24.24%) Integration Testing
10 16 (24.24%) BDD
10 16 (24.24%) System Integration Testing
10 16 (24.24%) SQL
11 14 (21.21%) .NET
11 14 (21.21%) J2EE
11 14 (21.21%) ETL
11 14 (21.21%) Scrum
12 13 (19.70%) AOP
12 13 (19.70%) JAXB
12 13 (19.70%) CSS
12 13 (19.70%) WSDL
12 13 (19.70%) Talend
12 13 (19.70%) User Acceptance Testing
12 13 (19.70%) JAX-WS
12 13 (19.70%) Kanban

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 5 (7.58%) WebSphere
2 4 (6.06%) IBM HTTP Server
2 4 (6.06%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 3 (4.55%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.03%) Apache
4 2 (3.03%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.52%) Drupal
5 1 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.52%) GeoServer
5 1 (1.52%) IIS
5 1 (1.52%) JBoss
5 1 (1.52%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 7 (10.61%) SAP MDM
2 2 (3.03%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (3.03%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (3.03%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 12 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (15.15%) Amazon Kinesis
2 10 (15.15%) Amazon S3
2 10 (15.15%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 7 (10.61%) Veeva
4 1 (1.52%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.64%) HTTP
2 5 (7.58%) Internet
3 1 (1.52%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.52%) LDAP
3 1 (1.52%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.18%) MySQL
2 11 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (15.15%) Amazon Redshift
3 10 (15.15%) Star Schema
4 7 (10.61%) SQL Server
5 5 (7.58%) Oracle Database
6 4 (6.06%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (6.06%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (6.06%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (1.52%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.52%) GIS
8 1 (1.52%) QGIS
8 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (19.70%) Talend Open Studio
2 10 (15.15%) ERwin
3 8 (12.12%) Jenkins
4 6 (9.09%) Maven
5 5 (7.58%) JIRA
5 5 (7.58%) Selenium
6 4 (6.06%) Checkstyle
6 4 (6.06%) Cucumber
6 4 (6.06%) FindBugs
6 4 (6.06%) Mockito
6 4 (6.06%) SonarQube
7 3 (4.55%) Bitbucket
7 3 (4.55%) Git (software)
8 2 (3.03%) JUnit
8 2 (3.03%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (3.03%) Visual Studio
8 2 (3.03%) Xcode
9 1 (1.52%) Android Studio
9 1 (1.52%) Subversion
9 1 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 30 (45.45%) Finance
2 8 (12.12%) Banking
3 7 (10.61%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (4.55%) Publishing
5 1 (1.52%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (37.88%) XML
2 20 (30.30%) SOAP
2 20 (30.30%) Web Services
3 18 (27.27%) JDBC
3 18 (27.27%) Spring
4 17 (25.76%) JSON
5 14 (21.21%) .NET
5 14 (21.21%) J2EE
6 13 (19.70%) CSS
6 13 (19.70%) JAXB
6 13 (19.70%) JAX-WS
6 13 (19.70%) WSDL
7 12 (18.18%) RESTful
8 11 (16.67%) HTML
9 9 (13.64%) jQuery
10 5 (7.58%) CSS3
10 5 (7.58%) HTML5
10 5 (7.58%) Java EE
10 5 (7.58%) WCF
10 5 (7.58%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.18%) Data Integration
2 5 (7.58%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.06%) Mobile App
3 4 (6.06%) N-Tier
4 3 (4.55%) Online Banking
5 2 (3.03%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.03%) User Experience
6 1 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.52%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.52%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.52%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.52%) Replication
6 1 (1.52%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.55%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.03%) Android
2 2 (3.03%) Linux
2 2 (3.03%) Windows
2 2 (3.03%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (1.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (62.12%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (30.30%) TDD
3 19 (28.79%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (25.76%) Software Engineering
5 16 (24.24%) BDD
5 16 (24.24%) Integration Testing
5 16 (24.24%) System Integration Testing
6 14 (21.21%) ETL
6 14 (21.21%) Scrum
7 13 (19.70%) AOP
7 13 (19.70%) Kanban
7 13 (19.70%) User Acceptance Testing
7 13 (19.70%) Waterfall
8 12 (18.18%) Data Modelling
8 12 (18.18%) SOA
9 11 (16.67%) MVC
10 10 (15.15%) Automated Testing
10 10 (15.15%) Mentoring
11 7 (10.61%) DRM
12 5 (7.58%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 37 (56.06%) Java
2 18 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 16 (24.24%) SQL
4 11 (16.67%) C#
5 8 (12.12%) PL/SQL
6 3 (4.55%) C++
6 3 (4.55%) T-SQL
6 3 (4.55%) VB
7 2 (3.03%) Apple Swift
7 2 (3.03%) C
7 2 (3.03%) Objective-C
7 2 (3.03%) PHP
7 2 (3.03%) Python
7 2 (3.03%) VB.NET
7 2 (3.03%) XAML
8 1 (1.52%) Lua
8 1 (1.52%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (7.58%) Degree
2 1 (1.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.52%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.52%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (15.15%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.52%) Puppet
1 1 (1.52%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 22 (33.33%) Oracle
2 13 (19.70%) Talend
3 9 (13.64%) SAP
4 7 (10.61%) Concur
4 7 (10.61%) Infor
4 7 (10.61%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (9.09%) IBM
6 4 (6.06%) Perforce
7 3 (4.55%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.52%) Google