The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester 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 22 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Developer
Rank 68 67 87
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 15 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.13% 0.82% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.19% 0.87% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 2
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£363 £375 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +30.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £500 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.82% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 Manchester 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
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1259 1145 1297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.88% 94.24% 90.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 745 585 633
Average daily rate £335 £330 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.51% +5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £214 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 93 105
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £10.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £23.75 £37.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Senior Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Senior Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Senior Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Senior Developer Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Senior Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Developer across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Senior Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Senior Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Senior Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Senior Developer
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 22 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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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
Salford - 3 £320 -
Stockport - - - - 4
Wigan - - - - 1
Altrincham - - - - 1
Bolton - - - - 1
Cheadle - - - -
Oldham - - - - 1
Rochdale - - - -
Sale - - - -
Senior Developer
North West

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 18 (64.29%) C#
1 18 (64.29%) .NET
2 16 (57.14%) SQL Server
3 13 (46.43%) JavaScript
4 12 (42.86%) Java
5 10 (35.71%) HTML
5 10 (35.71%) OO
6 9 (32.14%) Ajax
6 9 (32.14%) jQuery
6 9 (32.14%) OOD
6 9 (32.14%) CSS
6 9 (32.14%) SQL
7 8 (28.57%) J2EE
7 8 (28.57%) Scrum
7 8 (28.57%) Finance
8 7 (25.00%) TDD
8 7 (25.00%) Spring
8 7 (25.00%) Hibernate
8 7 (25.00%) EJB
9 6 (21.43%) XML
9 6 (21.43%) OOP
9 6 (21.43%) CMS
9 6 (21.43%) Scala
9 6 (21.43%) HTML5
10 5 (17.86%) Adobe CQ
10 5 (17.86%) Big Data
10 5 (17.86%) CSS3
10 5 (17.86%) Escenic
10 5 (17.86%) BDD
10 5 (17.86%) Hadoop

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 6 (21.43%) CMS
2 5 (17.86%) Adobe CQ
2 5 (17.86%) Escenic
2 5 (17.86%) WebSphere
2 5 (17.86%) MQSeries
2 5 (17.86%) Tomcat
2 5 (17.86%) WebLogic
3 3 (10.71%) Confluence
4 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.57%) Mingle
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 5 (17.86%) Big Data
2 5 (17.86%) Hadoop
2 5 (17.86%) MySQL
3 4 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
3 4 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (7.14%) Relational Database
4 2 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (7.14%) QlikView
5 1 (3.57%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 3 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (10.71%) JIRA
2 3 (10.71%) Eclipse
2 3 (10.71%) Gradle
3 2 (7.14%) JUnit
3 2 (7.14%) Mercurial
4 1 (3.57%) TeamCity
4 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.57%) NUnit
4 1 (3.57%) Subversion
General
1 8 (28.57%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Retail
3 1 (3.57%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (64.29%) .NET
2 10 (35.71%) HTML
3 9 (32.14%) Ajax
3 9 (32.14%) jQuery
3 9 (32.14%) CSS
4 8 (28.57%) J2EE
5 7 (25.00%) Spring
5 7 (25.00%) Hibernate
5 7 (25.00%) EJB
6 6 (21.43%) XML
6 6 (21.43%) HTML5
7 5 (17.86%) CSS3
7 5 (17.86%) JSF
7 5 (17.86%) Ruby on Rails
7 5 (17.86%) LAMP
7 5 (17.86%) Java RMI
7 5 (17.86%) Struts
8 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET
8 3 (10.71%) Web Services
9 2 (7.14%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.57%) Semantic Web
2 1 (3.57%) Online Gambling
2 1 (3.57%) Open Source
2 1 (3.57%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) Linux
2 3 (10.71%) Windows
3 2 (7.14%) UNIX
3 2 (7.14%) Mac OS X
3 2 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.57%) Android
4 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) OO
2 9 (32.14%) OOD
3 8 (28.57%) Scrum
4 7 (25.00%) TDD
5 6 (21.43%) OOP
6 5 (17.86%) BDD
6 5 (17.86%) OOA/OOD
6 5 (17.86%) UML
6 5 (17.86%) RUP
7 4 (14.29%) Service Delivery
8 3 (10.71%) Web Development
8 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (10.71%) Project Management
9 2 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (7.14%) Web Application Development
9 2 (7.14%) MVC
9 2 (7.14%) Data Management
10 1 (3.57%) Unit Testing
10 1 (3.57%) Technical Architecture
10 1 (3.57%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 18 (64.29%) C#
2 13 (46.43%) JavaScript
3 12 (42.86%) Java
4 9 (32.14%) SQL
5 6 (21.43%) Scala
6 3 (10.71%) Python
7 2 (7.14%) T-SQL
7 2 (7.14%) C++
8 1 (3.57%) SPARQL
8 1 (3.57%) Ruby
8 1 (3.57%) VB6
8 1 (3.57%) VB
8 1 (3.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
1 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) JBoss
1 5 (17.86%) Oracle
2 3 (10.71%) Atlassian
2 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.14%) Red Hat
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