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 27 August 2015 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 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Developer
Rank 80 70 68
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 22 16 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.23% 1.20% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.32% 1.26% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 8 8
Average daily rate
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£475 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.03% -3.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £378 £365
% change year-on-year
+9.27% +3.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.02 £20.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+80.10% -48.38%
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
1661 1266 1138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 92.79% 95.05% 94.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 983 748 579
Average daily rate £375 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £213 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 57 91
Average hourly rate £15.26 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.73% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.85 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 27 August 2015.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 27 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (72.22%) Scrum
3 15 (41.67%) TDD
3 15 (41.67%) Java
3 15 (41.67%) Mentoring
4 14 (38.89%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (38.89%) OO
4 14 (38.89%) Pair Programming
5 13 (36.11%) Git (software)
5 13 (36.11%) RESTful
5 13 (36.11%) Scala
5 13 (36.11%) Open Source
6 12 (33.33%) Big Data
6 12 (33.33%) Mercurial
6 12 (33.33%) Groovy
6 12 (33.33%) Subversion
6 12 (33.33%) OOP
6 12 (33.33%) SOA
6 12 (33.33%) SOAP
6 12 (33.33%) Software Delivery
7 9 (25.00%) C#
7 9 (25.00%) .NET
8 7 (19.44%) JavaScript
9 6 (16.67%) SQL
9 6 (16.67%) ETL
9 6 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (16.67%) Data Integration
9 6 (16.67%) Pentaho
9 6 (16.67%) Hadoop
10 5 (13.89%) WCF

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 4 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.56%) JBoss
3 1 (2.78%) Liferay
3 1 (2.78%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS Office
1 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.78%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (33.33%) Big Data
2 6 (16.67%) Pentaho
2 6 (16.67%) Hadoop
2 6 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
4 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.78%) MySQL
5 1 (2.78%) OLAP
5 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (36.11%) Git (software)
2 12 (33.33%) Subversion
2 12 (33.33%) Mercurial
3 1 (2.78%) Grunt
3 1 (2.78%) Bower
3 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.78%) JIRA
3 1 (2.78%) Selenium
3 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (36.11%) RESTful
2 12 (33.33%) SOAP
3 9 (25.00%) .NET
4 5 (13.89%) ASP.NET
4 5 (13.89%) WCF
5 4 (11.11%) J2EE
5 4 (11.11%) HTML
6 3 (8.33%) jQuery
6 3 (8.33%) CSS
6 3 (8.33%) Spring
7 2 (5.56%) Ajax
7 2 (5.56%) .NET Framework
7 2 (5.56%) WPF
7 2 (5.56%) LINQ
7 2 (5.56%) Hibernate
7 2 (5.56%) REST
7 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (5.56%) HTML5
7 2 (5.56%) Entity Framework
7 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Data Integration
2 3 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.78%) User Experience
3 1 (2.78%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (2.78%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) Android
1 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (72.22%) Scrum
3 15 (41.67%) Mentoring
3 15 (41.67%) TDD
4 14 (38.89%) Pair Programming
4 14 (38.89%) OO
4 14 (38.89%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (36.11%) Open Source
6 12 (33.33%) Software Delivery
6 12 (33.33%) OOP
6 12 (33.33%) SOA
7 6 (16.67%) ETL
8 5 (13.89%) MVC
9 2 (5.56%) Project Management
9 2 (5.56%) Software Engineering
9 2 (5.56%) UML
9 2 (5.56%) DevOps
9 2 (5.56%) BDD
9 2 (5.56%) Kanban
9 2 (5.56%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (41.67%) Java
2 13 (36.11%) Scala
3 12 (33.33%) Groovy
4 9 (25.00%) C#
5 7 (19.44%) JavaScript
6 6 (16.67%) SQL
7 2 (5.56%) T-SQL
7 2 (5.56%) Python
8 1 (2.78%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle
3 1 (2.78%) Hyperion
3 1 (2.78%) Apigee
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