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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Developer
Rank 83 70 64
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 16 16 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.97% 1.15% 1.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 1.24% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 7
Average daily rate
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£400 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £291 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £406 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.29 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-6.91% +0.71%
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
1534 1290 917
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 93.03% 92.61% 94.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 805 681 412
Average daily rate £363 £342 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.99% +5.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 64 89
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.25 £37.49 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
Bolton -5 1 £338 -
Senior Developer
North West

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 24 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (60.53%) JavaScript
3 17 (44.74%) TDD
4 16 (42.11%) C#
4 16 (42.11%) .NET
5 15 (39.47%) HTML
5 15 (39.47%) Scrum
6 14 (36.84%) CSS
7 12 (31.58%) Java
7 12 (31.58%) jQuery
7 12 (31.58%) Mentoring
8 11 (28.95%) Finance
8 11 (28.95%) SQL
9 10 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (23.68%) SQL Server
10 9 (23.68%) MVC
11 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
11 8 (21.05%) J2EE
11 8 (21.05%) Oracle
11 8 (21.05%) ASP.NET
11 8 (21.05%) Ruby
11 8 (21.05%) Git (software)
12 7 (18.42%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (18.42%) RavenDB
12 7 (18.42%) Data Modelling
13 6 (15.79%) MS Excel
13 6 (15.79%) T-SQL
13 6 (15.79%) Web Design
13 6 (15.79%) Spring
13 6 (15.79%) Technical Architecture

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 3 (7.89%) CMS
1 3 (7.89%) Orchard CMS
2 2 (5.26%) Apache Solr
2 2 (5.26%) Apache Spark
2 2 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.26%) Apache
3 1 (2.63%) JBoss
3 1 (2.63%) MQSeries
3 1 (2.63%) CICS
3 1 (2.63%) Node.js
3 1 (2.63%) Liferay
Applications
1 6 (15.79%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.53%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (5.26%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) HTTP
2 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.68%) SQL Server
2 7 (18.42%) RavenDB
3 5 (13.16%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (10.53%) Cognos Analysis Studio
4 4 (10.53%) Cognos Report Studio
4 4 (10.53%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 4 (10.53%) Cognos Transformer
5 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (7.89%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.63%) MySQL
6 1 (2.63%) DB2
6 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (21.05%) Git (software)
2 5 (13.16%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.63%) ReSharper
3 1 (2.63%) Subversion
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (2.63%) CasperJS
3 1 (2.63%) Jasmine
3 1 (2.63%) Grunt
3 1 (2.63%) PhantomJS
3 1 (2.63%) Bower
General
1 11 (28.95%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (42.11%) .NET
2 15 (39.47%) HTML
3 14 (36.84%) CSS
4 12 (31.58%) jQuery
5 8 (21.05%) J2EE
5 8 (21.05%) ASP.NET
6 7 (18.42%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (15.79%) Spring
8 5 (13.16%) Hibernate
8 5 (13.16%) XML
9 4 (10.53%) REST
9 4 (10.53%) XHTML
9 4 (10.53%) Ruby on Rails
9 4 (10.53%) LINQ
9 4 (10.53%) JSON
10 3 (7.89%) WCF
10 3 (7.89%) Ajax
10 3 (7.89%) Web Services
10 3 (7.89%) HTML5
11 2 (5.26%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) NHS
1 5 (13.16%) Open Source
2 4 (10.53%) User Experience
3 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.26%) Visualisation
4 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (5.26%) Blog
5 1 (2.63%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (2.63%) Derivative
5 1 (2.63%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.63%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) UNIX
1 3 (7.89%) Linux
1 3 (7.89%) Mac OS X
2 1 (2.63%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (44.74%) TDD
3 15 (39.47%) Scrum
4 12 (31.58%) Mentoring
5 10 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (23.68%) MVC
7 7 (18.42%) Data Modelling
8 6 (15.79%) Web Design
8 6 (15.79%) Technical Architecture
9 5 (13.16%) Pair Programming
9 5 (13.16%) Software Engineering
9 5 (13.16%) OO
9 5 (13.16%) Project Management
9 5 (13.16%) BDD
9 5 (13.16%) Kanban
10 4 (10.53%) Responsive Web Design
10 4 (10.53%) Agile Project Management
10 4 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (7.89%) Web Development
12 2 (5.26%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 23 (60.53%) JavaScript
2 16 (42.11%) C#
3 12 (31.58%) Java
4 11 (28.95%) SQL
5 8 (21.05%) Ruby
6 6 (15.79%) T-SQL
7 5 (13.16%) Python
8 2 (5.26%) SPARQL
8 2 (5.26%) PHP
9 1 (2.63%) PL/SQL
9 1 (2.63%) COBOL
9 1 (2.63%) Assembly Language
9 1 (2.63%) REXX
9 1 (2.63%) JCL
9 1 (2.63%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) Degree
1 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
1 8 (21.05%) Oracle
2 4 (10.53%) Cognos
3 2 (5.26%) Hyperion
4 1 (2.63%) IBM
4 1 (2.63%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.63%) Kony