The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Senior Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Developer
England / North West
Rank 84 87 96
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 52 67 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.98% 1.77% 1.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.08% 1.86% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 36 36
Median daily rate £375 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £325 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £506 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £36.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £44.05 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-62.54% +17.46%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2496 3594 3102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.87% 94.98% 94.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1560 2142 1701
Median daily rate £375 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 195 198
Median hourly rate £18.00 £28.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.28% +48.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.80 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

Senior Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North West region that featured Senior Developer in the job title.

Senior Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Senior Developer
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Senior Developer Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Senior Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Developer across the North West region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017.

Senior Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Senior Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Developer across the North West region.

Senior Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Senior Developer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Developer within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +8 30 £375 -9.09% 48
Merseyside +8 11 £500 +53.84% 3
Cheshire +16 6 £375 -23.46% 8
Lancashire -3 5 £550 +27.16% 8
Senior Developer
England

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, Senior Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 74 (63.79%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 50 (43.10%) TDD
4 49 (42.24%) Java
5 45 (38.79%) HTML
5 45 (38.79%) Scrum
6 44 (37.93%) .NET
7 43 (37.07%) C#
8 38 (32.76%) ASP.NET
9 37 (31.90%) CSS
9 37 (31.90%) MVC
10 33 (28.45%) SQL Server
11 32 (27.59%) BDD
12 27 (23.28%) SQL
12 27 (23.28%) jQuery
13 25 (21.55%) HTML5
14 24 (20.69%) Git (software)
15 20 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
16 19 (16.38%) RESTful
16 19 (16.38%) Microservices
17 18 (15.52%) ASP.NET Web API
18 17 (14.66%) Team Foundation Server
18 17 (14.66%) Umbraco
19 16 (13.79%) Spring
19 16 (13.79%) OO
20 14 (12.07%) AngularJS
20 14 (12.07%) Web Services
20 14 (12.07%) Finance
20 14 (12.07%) Scala
20 14 (12.07%) SQL Server 2008

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 17 (14.66%) Umbraco
2 13 (11.21%) CMS
3 4 (3.45%) Apache
3 4 (3.45%) Apache Spark
3 4 (3.45%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.59%) EPiServer
5 2 (1.72%) Jetty
5 2 (1.72%) nginx
5 2 (1.72%) NServiceBus
5 2 (1.72%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.72%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.86%) CICS
6 1 (0.86%) JBoss
6 1 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.86%) SAS
6 1 (0.86%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.86%) SilverStripe
6 1 (0.86%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.86%) WebLogic Integration
6 1 (0.86%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 4 (3.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.86%) Magento
1 1 (0.86%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.31%) GitHub
2 4 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.45%) PaaS
2 4 (3.45%) SaaS
3 3 (2.59%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.86%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.72%) AMQP
2 1 (0.86%) HTTP
2 1 (0.86%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (28.45%) SQL Server
2 14 (12.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (10.34%) NoSQL
3 12 (10.34%) SQL Server 2014
4 10 (8.62%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (6.03%) MongoDB
5 7 (6.03%) MySQL
5 7 (6.03%) Relational Database
6 4 (3.45%) Big Data
6 4 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (3.45%) Hadoop
6 4 (3.45%) Oracle Database
7 3 (2.59%) Redis
7 3 (2.59%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.72%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.72%) DB2
8 2 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (20.69%) Git (software)
2 17 (14.66%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (8.62%) Cucumber
3 10 (8.62%) Jenkins
4 8 (6.90%) JIRA
4 8 (6.90%) Mercurial
5 6 (5.17%) Subversion
6 4 (3.45%) Eclipse
6 4 (3.45%) StarTeam
7 3 (2.59%) Babel
7 3 (2.59%) JUnit
7 3 (2.59%) NUnit
7 3 (2.59%) Selenium
7 3 (2.59%) TestNG
8 2 (1.72%) Bitbucket
8 2 (1.72%) Gradle
8 2 (1.72%) Hudson
8 2 (1.72%) Mockito
8 2 (1.72%) MyEclipse
8 2 (1.72%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 14 (12.07%) Finance
2 3 (2.59%) Aerospace
2 3 (2.59%) Games
3 1 (0.86%) Prime Brokerage
3 1 (0.86%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (38.79%) HTML
2 44 (37.93%) .NET
3 38 (32.76%) ASP.NET
4 37 (31.90%) CSS
5 27 (23.28%) jQuery
6 25 (21.55%) HTML5
7 19 (16.38%) RESTful
8 18 (15.52%) ASP.NET Web API
9 16 (13.79%) Spring
10 14 (12.07%) AngularJS
10 14 (12.07%) Web Services
11 13 (11.21%) .NET Framework
12 12 (10.34%) Entity Framework
12 12 (10.34%) REST
13 11 (9.48%) ASP.NET MVC
13 11 (9.48%) Hibernate
14 10 (8.62%) NHibernate
15 9 (7.76%) Gherkin
15 9 (7.76%) React
16 8 (6.90%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.62%) User Experience
2 9 (7.76%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.45%) Data Structures
4 3 (2.59%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.72%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.72%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.86%) Clustering
6 1 (0.86%) DataPower
6 1 (0.86%) Derivative
6 1 (0.86%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.86%) iPad
6 1 (0.86%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.86%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.03%) Android
2 6 (5.17%) Linux
3 4 (3.45%) VME
4 3 (2.59%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.86%) OS/2
5 1 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (63.79%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (43.10%) TDD
3 45 (38.79%) Scrum
4 37 (31.90%) MVC
5 32 (27.59%) BDD
6 20 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (16.38%) Microservices
8 16 (13.79%) OO
9 13 (11.21%) Data Modelling
9 13 (11.21%) Pair Programming
9 13 (11.21%) Project Management
10 12 (10.34%) OOD
10 12 (10.34%) Software Engineering
11 11 (9.48%) OOP
11 11 (9.48%) SOA
12 10 (8.62%) DevOps
13 8 (6.90%) Software Delivery
14 7 (6.03%) Android Development
14 7 (6.03%) High Availability
15 6 (5.17%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 58 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 49 (42.24%) Java
3 43 (37.07%) C#
4 27 (23.28%) SQL
5 14 (12.07%) Scala
6 13 (11.21%) Python
7 10 (8.62%) Ruby
8 8 (6.90%) Clojure
8 8 (6.90%) Groovy
9 6 (5.17%) PHP
10 5 (4.31%) COBOL
11 3 (2.59%) F#
11 3 (2.59%) Objective-C
11 3 (2.59%) TypeScript
12 2 (1.72%) C++
12 2 (1.72%) Perl
12 2 (1.72%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.86%) JCL
13 1 (0.86%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.86%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (1.72%) Degree
2 1 (0.86%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.59%) QA
2 1 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.86%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (7.76%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.59%) Puppet
2 1 (0.86%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 8 (6.90%) Oracle
2 7 (6.03%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.45%) HP
3 4 (3.45%) ICL
4 3 (2.59%) Apigee
4 3 (2.59%) Sitecore
5 2 (1.72%) IBM
5 2 (1.72%) Talend
5 2 (1.72%) Xamarin
5 2 (1.72%) Zend
6 1 (0.86%) Ab Initio
6 1 (0.86%) FatWire
6 1 (0.86%) Google
6 1 (0.86%) hybris
6 1 (0.86%) Hyperion
6 1 (0.86%) Informatica
6 1 (0.86%) Kony
6 1 (0.86%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.86%) Sybase
6 1 (0.86%) Yahoo!