The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Software 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 Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Software Developer
Rank 106 89 79
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.055% 0.070% 0.088%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.058% 0.074% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate £400 £313 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
-17.77% -
Senior Software 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
1732 1360 1082
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 95.01% 95.84% 95.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 995 799 576
Average daily rate £370 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £263 £197
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 53 60 51
Average hourly rate £17.30 £14.00 £18.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.57% -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 Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior Software Developer in the job title across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Senior Software Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior Software Developer across the Manchester region.

Senior Software Developer Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Senior Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited Senior Software 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 Software Developer in their job title.

1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) Ant
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) JBoss
1 1 (100.00%) Apache
1 1 (100.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) Electronics
1 1 (100.00%) Perforce
1 1 (100.00%) Hibernate
1 1 (100.00%) Subversion
1 1 (100.00%) Spring
1 1 (100.00%) Maven
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Web Development
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) CSS3
1 1 (100.00%) Gradle
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile Application Development
1 1 (100.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (100.00%) Front End Development
1 1 (100.00%) SOLID

Senior Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited Senior Software 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 Software Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) Apache
1 1 (100.00%) JBoss
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Ant
1 1 (100.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) Gradle
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (100.00%) Maven
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (100.00%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) CSS3
1 1 (100.00%) Hibernate
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) Spring
1 1 (100.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Front End Development
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile Application Development
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) SOLID
1 1 (100.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) BPSS Clearance
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) Perforce