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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Developer
Rank 79 69 56
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 27 21 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.47% 1.50% 2.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.55% 1.57% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 20 18
Average daily rate £413 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £282 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £439 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.75 £37.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+32.66% +10.29%
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
1744 1339 1083
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.94% 95.78% 95.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1001 783 576
Average daily rate £370 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £263 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 60 51
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £18.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -23.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 0 1 £370 -2.63% 3
Wigan - 1 - - 1
Senior Developer
North West

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 39 (63.93%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (57.38%) Java
3 31 (50.82%) Scrum
4 22 (36.07%) TDD
5 21 (34.43%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (32.79%) Git (software)
7 19 (31.15%) Subversion
8 16 (26.23%) Spring
9 15 (24.59%) JavaScript
9 15 (24.59%) OO
9 15 (24.59%) RESTful
9 15 (24.59%) Big Data
10 14 (22.95%) SOAP
10 14 (22.95%) Pair Programming
11 13 (21.31%) HTML
11 13 (21.31%) OOP
11 13 (21.31%) Scala
12 12 (19.67%) Open Source
12 12 (19.67%) Mentoring
12 12 (19.67%) ETL
13 11 (18.03%) SOA
13 11 (18.03%) CSS
13 11 (18.03%) Software Delivery
13 11 (18.03%) Mercurial
13 11 (18.03%) Groovy
14 10 (16.39%) Data Integration
14 10 (16.39%) Pentaho
14 10 (16.39%) MVC
14 10 (16.39%) Data Warehouse
15 9 (14.75%) jQuery

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (9.84%) Tomcat
2 4 (6.56%) JBoss
3 3 (4.92%) Confluence
4 2 (3.28%) Apache
5 1 (1.64%) LiveLink
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle BPEL
5 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.64%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.64%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.64%) Magento
2 1 (1.64%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) GitHub
1 1 (1.64%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.64%) DNS
1 1 (1.64%) HTTP
1 1 (1.64%) Kerberos
1 1 (1.64%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (24.59%) Big Data
2 10 (16.39%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (16.39%) Pentaho
3 7 (11.48%) MySQL
4 5 (8.20%) Hadoop
4 5 (8.20%) SQL Server
5 3 (4.92%) NoSQL
5 3 (4.92%) Oracle Database
6 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (3.28%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (3.28%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (1.64%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.64%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 20 (32.79%) Git (software)
2 19 (31.15%) Subversion
3 11 (18.03%) Mercurial
4 7 (11.48%) JIRA
5 4 (6.56%) Jenkins
6 3 (4.92%) JUnit
6 3 (4.92%) Maven
7 2 (3.28%) Eclipse
7 2 (3.28%) Gradle
7 2 (3.28%) Selenium
7 2 (3.28%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.64%) Ant
8 1 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (9.84%) Finance
2 2 (3.28%) Games
2 2 (3.28%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.64%) Advertising
3 1 (1.64%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (26.23%) Spring
2 15 (24.59%) RESTful
3 14 (22.95%) SOAP
4 13 (21.31%) HTML
5 11 (18.03%) CSS
6 9 (14.75%) jQuery
7 8 (13.11%) Web Services
8 7 (11.48%) .NET
8 7 (11.48%) Ajax
8 7 (11.48%) ASP.NET
8 7 (11.48%) Hibernate
8 7 (11.48%) XML
9 6 (9.84%) REST
9 6 (9.84%) Spring MVC
10 5 (8.20%) J2EE
10 5 (8.20%) JSP
11 4 (6.56%) HTML5
11 4 (6.56%) JSON
12 3 (4.92%) AngularJS
12 3 (4.92%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.39%) Data Integration
2 4 (6.56%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (4.92%) iPad
3 3 (4.92%) User Experience
4 2 (3.28%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.64%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.64%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.64%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.84%) Android
2 4 (6.56%) Apple iOS
2 4 (6.56%) Linux
2 4 (6.56%) Unix
3 2 (3.28%) Windows
4 1 (1.64%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.64%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (63.93%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (50.82%) Scrum
3 22 (36.07%) TDD
4 21 (34.43%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (24.59%) OO
6 14 (22.95%) Pair Programming
7 13 (21.31%) OOP
8 12 (19.67%) ETL
8 12 (19.67%) Mentoring
8 12 (19.67%) Open Source
9 11 (18.03%) SOA
9 11 (18.03%) Software Delivery
10 10 (16.39%) MVC
11 8 (13.11%) BDD
11 8 (13.11%) Kanban
12 7 (11.48%) Data Modelling
12 7 (11.48%) Project Management
13 6 (9.84%) Android Development
14 5 (8.20%) E-Commerce
15 4 (6.56%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 35 (57.38%) Java
2 15 (24.59%) JavaScript
3 13 (21.31%) Scala
4 11 (18.03%) Groovy
5 7 (11.48%) C#
6 6 (9.84%) SQL
7 3 (4.92%) Objective-C
8 2 (3.28%) C++
8 2 (3.28%) PHP
9 1 (1.64%) Apex Code
9 1 (1.64%) Apple Swift
9 1 (1.64%) Clojure
9 1 (1.64%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.64%) Python
9 1 (1.64%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (3.28%) SC Cleared
1 2 (3.28%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.64%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 4 (6.56%) hybris
1 4 (6.56%) Oracle
2 2 (3.28%) Informatica
2 2 (3.28%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.28%) Perforce
3 1 (1.64%) Assembla
3 1 (1.64%) Google
3 1 (1.64%) IBM
3 1 (1.64%) OpenText
3 1 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
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