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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Developer
Rank 75 70 61
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 23 16 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.50% 1.29% 1.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.62% 1.37% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 13 8
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£325 £360 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% +11.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £303 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £385 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
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
1420 1166 847
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 92.87% 93.65% 91.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 794 621 424
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 55 77
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.12% +10.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £33.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.15 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -2.00%

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

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 (71.15%) JavaScript
2 36 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (57.69%) HTML
4 28 (53.85%) CSS
4 28 (53.85%) TDD
5 27 (51.92%) Scrum
6 21 (40.38%) Git (software)
7 19 (36.54%) jQuery
8 18 (34.62%) MVC
9 17 (32.69%) .NET
9 17 (32.69%) C#
10 16 (30.77%) Mentoring
11 14 (26.92%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (26.92%) Microsoft
12 13 (25.00%) Java
12 13 (25.00%) PHP
12 13 (25.00%) SQL Server
12 13 (25.00%) ASP.NET
12 13 (25.00%) Ruby
12 13 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
12 13 (25.00%) RavenDB
13 11 (21.15%) XML
14 10 (19.23%) Ruby on Rails
15 9 (17.31%) Web Design
15 9 (17.31%) Web Services
15 9 (17.31%) OO
15 9 (17.31%) Visual Studio
15 9 (17.31%) NHS
16 8 (15.38%) SQL
16 8 (15.38%) T-SQL

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 (11.54%) CMS
1 6 (11.54%) Orchard CMS
2 5 (9.62%) Apache Spark
2 5 (9.62%) Apache Solr
2 5 (9.62%) Node.js
2 5 (9.62%) Apache
3 1 (1.92%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.92%) CICS
Applications
1 8 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 7 (13.46%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.69%) Magento
2 1 (1.92%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.92%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.85%) HTTP
2 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 13 (25.00%) RavenDB
2 6 (11.54%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (11.54%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (11.54%) MySQL
3 5 (9.62%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (7.69%) Cognos Analysis Studio
4 4 (7.69%) Cognos Report Studio
4 4 (7.69%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 4 (7.69%) Cognos Transformer
5 3 (5.77%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.92%) DB2
6 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 21 (40.38%) Git (software)
2 9 (17.31%) Visual Studio
3 5 (9.62%) Jasmine
4 4 (7.69%) Grunt
4 4 (7.69%) PhantomJS
4 4 (7.69%) Bower
4 4 (7.69%) CasperJS
5 3 (5.77%) Subversion
6 1 (1.92%) JIRA
6 1 (1.92%) ReSharper
6 1 (1.92%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.92%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.92%) Trac
6 1 (1.92%) Hudson
6 1 (1.92%) QUnit
6 1 (1.92%) Sinon.JS
General
1 8 (15.38%) Finance
2 4 (7.69%) Retail
3 2 (3.85%) Games
4 1 (1.92%) Banking
4 1 (1.92%) Marketing
4 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (57.69%) HTML
2 28 (53.85%) CSS
3 19 (36.54%) jQuery
4 17 (32.69%) .NET
5 13 (25.00%) ASP.NET
5 13 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 11 (21.15%) XML
7 10 (19.23%) Ruby on Rails
8 9 (17.31%) Web Services
9 8 (15.38%) Ajax
10 7 (13.46%) RESTful
10 7 (13.46%) J2EE
10 7 (13.46%) XHTML
10 7 (13.46%) Sass
11 6 (11.54%) JSON
11 6 (11.54%) LINQ
12 5 (9.62%) Sinatra
12 5 (9.62%) HTML5
12 5 (9.62%) SAML
12 5 (9.62%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.31%) NHS
2 7 (13.46%) Open Source
3 6 (11.54%) Computer Science
3 6 (11.54%) User Experience
4 4 (7.69%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.85%) Derivative
5 2 (3.85%) Blog
5 2 (3.85%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.92%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.92%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.92%) W3C
6 1 (1.92%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.69%) Linux
2 3 (5.77%) Mac OS X
2 3 (5.77%) UNIX
3 1 (1.92%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (53.85%) TDD
3 27 (51.92%) Scrum
4 18 (34.62%) MVC
5 16 (30.77%) Mentoring
6 14 (26.92%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (17.31%) Web Design
7 9 (17.31%) OO
8 8 (15.38%) Technical Architecture
9 7 (13.46%) Kanban
9 7 (13.46%) BDD
9 7 (13.46%) Responsive Web Design
9 7 (13.46%) E-Commerce
9 7 (13.46%) Data Modelling
10 6 (11.54%) OOP
10 6 (11.54%) Web Development
10 6 (11.54%) Pair Programming
11 5 (9.62%) Workflow
11 5 (9.62%) SOA
11 5 (9.62%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 37 (71.15%) JavaScript
2 17 (32.69%) C#
3 13 (25.00%) PHP
3 13 (25.00%) Ruby
3 13 (25.00%) Java
4 8 (15.38%) SQL
4 8 (15.38%) T-SQL
4 8 (15.38%) Python
5 2 (3.85%) SPARQL
6 1 (1.92%) Assembly Language
6 1 (1.92%) REXX
6 1 (1.92%) JCL
6 1 (1.92%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.92%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 6 (11.54%) Degree
2 3 (5.77%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) QA
Vendors
1 14 (26.92%) Microsoft
2 7 (13.46%) Oracle
3 4 (7.69%) Cognos
4 2 (3.85%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.92%) Kony
5 1 (1.92%) IBM
5 1 (1.92%) Hyperion