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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Developer
Rank 54 70 62
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 34 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.07% 1.21% 1.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.30% 1.27% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 10 6
Average daily rate £476 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.06% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £388 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £430 £472
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.75 £40.00 £40.29
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -0.70%
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
1029 947 752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 93.04% 95.66% 94.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 703 574 370
Average daily rate £425 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 55 58
Average hourly rate £13.50 £16.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £12.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 29 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Developer within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Chester +11 14 £388 -6.06% 1
Macclesfield - 7 £488 -
Warrington -10 5 £492 +24.43% 2
Senior Developer
North West

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 33 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (49.02%) Java
3 22 (43.14%) JavaScript
4 20 (39.22%) XML
5 18 (35.29%) CSS
6 17 (33.33%) Oracle
6 17 (33.33%) Finance
6 17 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (31.37%) HTML
8 15 (29.41%) Web Services
9 14 (27.45%) ETL
9 14 (27.45%) SOAP
10 13 (25.49%) HTTP
10 13 (25.49%) Scrum
10 13 (25.49%) Talend Open Studio
10 13 (25.49%) Talend
11 12 (23.53%) Data Integration
11 12 (23.53%) Data Modelling
12 11 (21.57%) SOA
12 11 (21.57%) MySQL
12 11 (21.57%) Spring
12 11 (21.57%) PostgreSQL
12 11 (21.57%) MVC
12 11 (21.57%) JSON
12 11 (21.57%) Amazon AWS
13 10 (19.61%) Amazon S3
13 10 (19.61%) jQuery
13 10 (19.61%) Amazon Redshift
13 10 (19.61%) Docker
13 10 (19.61%) Mentoring

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 5 (9.80%) WebSphere
2 4 (7.84%) IBM HTTP Server
2 4 (7.84%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 2 (3.92%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (3.92%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.96%) Apache
4 1 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.96%) GeoServer
4 1 (1.96%) IIS
4 1 (1.96%) JBoss
4 1 (1.96%) Node.js
4 1 (1.96%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.96%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 7 (13.73%) SAP MDM
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 11 (21.57%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (19.61%) Amazon Kinesis
2 10 (19.61%) Amazon S3
2 10 (19.61%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 7 (13.73%) Veeva
4 1 (1.96%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (25.49%) HTTP
2 5 (9.80%) Internet
3 1 (1.96%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (21.57%) MySQL
1 11 (21.57%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (19.61%) Amazon Redshift
2 10 (19.61%) Star Schema
3 7 (13.73%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.92%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.92%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.96%) GIS
5 1 (1.96%) QGIS
5 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (25.49%) Talend Open Studio
2 10 (19.61%) ERwin
3 6 (11.76%) JIRA
4 5 (9.80%) Maven
5 4 (7.84%) Checkstyle
5 4 (7.84%) Cucumber
5 4 (7.84%) FindBugs
5 4 (7.84%) Jenkins
5 4 (7.84%) Mockito
5 4 (7.84%) Selenium
5 4 (7.84%) SonarQube
6 2 (3.92%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (3.92%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.96%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.96%) NetBeans
7 1 (1.96%) Subversion
7 1 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (33.33%) Finance
2 7 (13.73%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (9.80%) Banking
4 1 (1.96%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (39.22%) XML
2 18 (35.29%) CSS
3 16 (31.37%) HTML
4 15 (29.41%) Web Services
5 14 (27.45%) SOAP
6 11 (21.57%) JSON
6 11 (21.57%) Spring
7 10 (19.61%) .NET
7 10 (19.61%) jQuery
8 7 (13.73%) JDBC
9 6 (11.76%) Java EE
10 5 (9.80%) CSS3
10 5 (9.80%) HTML5
10 5 (9.80%) WCF
11 4 (7.84%) JSP
11 4 (7.84%) RESTful
11 4 (7.84%) Servlets
11 4 (7.84%) Spring MVC
11 4 (7.84%) Spring Security
11 4 (7.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 12 (23.53%) Data Integration
2 7 (13.73%) Computer Science
3 5 (9.80%) Management Information System
4 4 (7.84%) Mobile App
4 4 (7.84%) N-Tier
5 3 (5.88%) Online Banking
6 2 (3.92%) User Experience
7 1 (1.96%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.96%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.96%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.96%) NHS
7 1 (1.96%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.92%) Windows
1 2 (3.92%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (1.96%) Android
2 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.96%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (27.45%) ETL
4 13 (25.49%) Scrum
5 12 (23.53%) Data Modelling
6 11 (21.57%) MVC
6 11 (21.57%) SOA
7 10 (19.61%) Automated Testing
7 10 (19.61%) Mentoring
7 10 (19.61%) TDD
8 9 (17.65%) Web Design
9 8 (15.69%) ITIL
9 8 (15.69%) Responsive Web Design
9 8 (15.69%) Web Development
10 7 (13.73%) DRM
11 5 (9.80%) Integration Testing
11 5 (9.80%) Software Engineering
11 5 (9.80%) System Integration Testing
12 4 (7.84%) OOP
13 3 (5.88%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 25 (49.02%) Java
2 22 (43.14%) JavaScript
3 10 (19.61%) SQL
4 7 (13.73%) C#
5 3 (5.88%) PL/SQL
5 3 (5.88%) T-SQL
6 2 (3.92%) VB
6 2 (3.92%) VB.NET
6 2 (3.92%) XAML
7 1 (1.96%) C
7 1 (1.96%) C++
7 1 (1.96%) PHP
7 1 (1.96%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (5.88%) Degree
1 3 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (19.61%) Docker
Vendors
1 17 (33.33%) Oracle
2 13 (25.49%) Talend
3 9 (17.65%) SAP
4 8 (15.69%) ServiceNow
5 7 (13.73%) Concur
5 7 (13.73%) Infor
5 7 (13.73%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (11.76%) IBM
7 4 (7.84%) Perforce
8 1 (1.96%) Google