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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Developer
Rank 65 68 82
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 24 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.76% 0.82% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.87% 0.88% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 3
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£344 £375 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +30.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £306 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £378 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £42.38 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+0.29% -0.29%
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
1283 1142 1349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.20% 93.99% 90.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 792 584 659
Average daily rate £338 £333 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.50% +2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £210 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £451 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 87 108
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.98 £10.12 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £22.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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
Salford - 4 £323 -
Oldham - 1 £338 -
Rochdale - - - -
Sale - - - -
Stockport - - - - 5
Wigan - - - - 1
Altrincham - - - -
Bolton - - - - 2
Bury - - - - 1
Cheadle - - - -
Senior Developer
North West

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 17 (47.22%) JavaScript
1 17 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (41.67%) C#
2 15 (41.67%) HTML
2 15 (41.67%) Java
2 15 (41.67%) .NET
3 14 (38.89%) SQL Server
3 14 (38.89%) OO
4 13 (36.11%) CSS
4 13 (36.11%) Scrum
5 12 (33.33%) TDD
6 11 (30.56%) jQuery
7 10 (27.78%) Ajax
7 10 (27.78%) Mentoring
8 9 (25.00%) OOD
8 9 (25.00%) J2EE
9 8 (22.22%) MySQL
9 8 (22.22%) XML
9 8 (22.22%) HTML5
9 8 (22.22%) BDD
10 7 (19.44%) CSS3
10 7 (19.44%) PHP
10 7 (19.44%) SQL
10 7 (19.44%) EJB
10 7 (19.44%) OOP
10 7 (19.44%) Hibernate
10 7 (19.44%) Spring
10 7 (19.44%) Git (software)
11 6 (16.67%) Scala
11 6 (16.67%) Finance

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 (16.67%) CMS
2 5 (13.89%) Escenic
2 5 (13.89%) Adobe CQ
2 5 (13.89%) WebLogic
2 5 (13.89%) Tomcat
2 5 (13.89%) MQSeries
2 5 (13.89%) WebSphere
3 3 (8.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Magento
2 1 (2.78%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (38.89%) SQL Server
2 8 (22.22%) MySQL
3 5 (13.89%) Big Data
3 5 (13.89%) Hadoop
4 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (5.56%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.78%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (19.44%) Git (software)
2 4 (11.11%) JIRA
2 4 (11.11%) Visual Studio
3 3 (8.33%) Eclipse
3 3 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (8.33%) Subversion
3 3 (8.33%) Gradle
4 2 (5.56%) Mercurial
4 2 (5.56%) JUnit
5 1 (2.78%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.78%) NUnit
5 1 (2.78%) QUnit
5 1 (2.78%) Jasmine
5 1 (2.78%) Hudson
5 1 (2.78%) Sinon.JS
5 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.78%) Trac
General
1 6 (16.67%) Finance
2 5 (13.89%) Retail
3 3 (8.33%) Games
4 1 (2.78%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (41.67%) HTML
1 15 (41.67%) .NET
2 13 (36.11%) CSS
3 11 (30.56%) jQuery
4 10 (27.78%) Ajax
5 9 (25.00%) J2EE
6 8 (22.22%) XML
6 8 (22.22%) HTML5
7 7 (19.44%) CSS3
7 7 (19.44%) EJB
7 7 (19.44%) Hibernate
7 7 (19.44%) Spring
8 6 (16.67%) LAMP
9 5 (13.89%) Java RMI
9 5 (13.89%) Struts
9 5 (13.89%) Web Services
9 5 (13.89%) JSF
9 5 (13.89%) Ruby on Rails
10 4 (11.11%) Django
11 3 (8.33%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.78%) W3C
2 1 (2.78%) Semantic Web
2 1 (2.78%) Open Source
2 1 (2.78%) Online Gambling
2 1 (2.78%) Derivative
2 1 (2.78%) Digital Media
2 1 (2.78%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.67%) Linux
2 3 (8.33%) Windows
3 2 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (5.56%) UNIX
3 2 (5.56%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.78%) Android
4 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (38.89%) OO
3 13 (36.11%) Scrum
4 12 (33.33%) TDD
5 10 (27.78%) Mentoring
6 9 (25.00%) OOD
7 8 (22.22%) BDD
8 7 (19.44%) OOP
9 5 (13.89%) UML
9 5 (13.89%) OOA/OOD
9 5 (13.89%) MVC
9 5 (13.89%) RUP
10 4 (11.11%) Web Development
10 4 (11.11%) E-Commerce
10 4 (11.11%) Service Delivery
11 3 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
12 2 (5.56%) Web Application Development
13 1 (2.78%) Project Management
13 1 (2.78%) RDF
13 1 (2.78%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (47.22%) JavaScript
2 15 (41.67%) C#
2 15 (41.67%) Java
3 7 (19.44%) PHP
3 7 (19.44%) SQL
4 6 (16.67%) Scala
5 5 (13.89%) Python
6 2 (5.56%) C++
7 1 (2.78%) VB
7 1 (2.78%) SPARQL
7 1 (2.78%) VB6
7 1 (2.78%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.89%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (13.89%) Oracle
1 5 (13.89%) JBoss
2 3 (8.33%) Red Hat
2 3 (8.33%) Atlassian
3 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
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