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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Developer
Rank 62 59 62
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 23 21 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.63% 1.90% 1.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.74% 2.04% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 16 11
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£325 £363 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +15.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £308 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £456 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £32.50 £37.75
% change year-on-year
+38.46% -13.90%
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
1324 1029 939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.03% 93.12% 90.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 778 543 501
Average daily rate £338 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £493 £447
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 52 69
Average hourly rate £14.00 £18.75 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.33% -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.13 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 26 January 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
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 26 January 2015. 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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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
Altrincham - 3 £380 - 3
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - -
Bolton - - - - 5
Bury - - - -
Cheadle - - - -
Oldham - - - - 1
Stockport - - - - 4
Wigan - - - - 2
Senior Developer
North West

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 37 (66.07%) JavaScript
1 37 (66.07%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (51.79%) HTML
3 28 (50.00%) TDD
4 27 (48.21%) Scrum
4 27 (48.21%) CSS
5 22 (39.29%) Git (software)
6 19 (33.93%) jQuery
7 18 (32.14%) .NET
7 18 (32.14%) C#
8 17 (30.36%) MVC
9 15 (26.79%) SQL Server
9 15 (26.79%) Java
9 15 (26.79%) Mentoring
10 13 (23.21%) ASP.NET MVC
10 13 (23.21%) PHP
10 13 (23.21%) ASP.NET
10 13 (23.21%) Microsoft
10 13 (23.21%) Ruby
11 12 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (21.43%) OO
11 12 (21.43%) RavenDB
12 11 (19.64%) Web Services
12 11 (19.64%) XML
12 11 (19.64%) Python
13 10 (17.86%) Ruby on Rails
14 9 (16.07%) Web Design
14 9 (16.07%) Ajax
14 9 (16.07%) NHS
14 9 (16.07%) Visual Studio

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 6 (10.71%) CMS
1 6 (10.71%) Orchard CMS
2 5 (8.93%) Apache Spark
2 5 (8.93%) Apache Solr
2 5 (8.93%) Apache
2 5 (8.93%) Node.js
3 3 (5.36%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 7 (12.50%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.14%) Magento
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.79%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.57%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.57%) HTTP
1 2 (3.57%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (26.79%) SQL Server
2 12 (21.43%) RavenDB
3 7 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (10.71%) MySQL
4 6 (10.71%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (8.93%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (7.14%) Relational Database
6 4 (7.14%) Cognos Analysis Studio
6 4 (7.14%) Cognos Report Studio
6 4 (7.14%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 4 (7.14%) Cognos Transformer
7 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 22 (39.29%) Git (software)
2 9 (16.07%) Visual Studio
3 5 (8.93%) Jasmine
4 4 (7.14%) Grunt
4 4 (7.14%) PhantomJS
4 4 (7.14%) Subversion
4 4 (7.14%) JIRA
4 4 (7.14%) Bower
4 4 (7.14%) CasperJS
5 3 (5.36%) Eclipse
5 3 (5.36%) Gradle
6 2 (3.57%) Mercurial
6 2 (3.57%) JUnit
7 1 (1.79%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.79%) Hudson
7 1 (1.79%) QUnit
7 1 (1.79%) Sinon.JS
7 1 (1.79%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.79%) Trac
General
1 7 (12.50%) Finance
2 5 (8.93%) Retail
3 2 (3.57%) Games
4 1 (1.79%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (51.79%) HTML
2 27 (48.21%) CSS
3 19 (33.93%) jQuery
4 18 (32.14%) .NET
5 13 (23.21%) ASP.NET
5 13 (23.21%) ASP.NET MVC
6 11 (19.64%) Web Services
6 11 (19.64%) XML
7 10 (17.86%) Ruby on Rails
8 9 (16.07%) Ajax
9 7 (12.50%) XHTML
9 7 (12.50%) RESTful
9 7 (12.50%) Sass
10 6 (10.71%) Django
10 6 (10.71%) J2EE
10 6 (10.71%) JSON
11 5 (8.93%) Lucene
11 5 (8.93%) LINQ
11 5 (8.93%) HTML5
11 5 (8.93%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.07%) NHS
2 7 (12.50%) Open Source
3 6 (10.71%) User Experience
4 5 (8.93%) Computer Science
5 4 (7.14%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.57%) Derivative
6 2 (3.57%) Blog
6 2 (3.57%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.79%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.79%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.29%) Linux
2 5 (8.93%) Mac OS X
2 5 (8.93%) UNIX
3 2 (3.57%) Windows
3 2 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (66.07%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (50.00%) TDD
3 27 (48.21%) Scrum
4 17 (30.36%) MVC
5 15 (26.79%) Mentoring
6 12 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (21.43%) OO
7 9 (16.07%) Web Design
8 8 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
8 8 (14.29%) Web Development
9 7 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design
9 7 (12.50%) Data Modelling
9 7 (12.50%) E-Commerce
10 5 (8.93%) ITIL
10 5 (8.93%) PRINCE2
10 5 (8.93%) OOP
10 5 (8.93%) SOA
10 5 (8.93%) Workflow
10 5 (8.93%) Kanban
10 5 (8.93%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 37 (66.07%) JavaScript
2 18 (32.14%) C#
3 15 (26.79%) Java
4 13 (23.21%) PHP
4 13 (23.21%) Ruby
5 11 (19.64%) Python
6 9 (16.07%) SQL
7 8 (14.29%) T-SQL
8 2 (3.57%) SPARQL
9 1 (1.79%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (10.71%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.93%) Degree
3 3 (5.36%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 13 (23.21%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.71%) Oracle
3 4 (7.14%) Cognos
3 4 (7.14%) Red Hat
4 3 (5.36%) Atlassian
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