The first table below looks at the demand for the Senior Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North West region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Developer
Rank 107 105 107
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 25 23 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.82% 0.86% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 0.93% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 14 12
Average daily rate
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£406 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.07% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £443 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £37.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-16.00% -11.76%
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2858 2464 2981
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.64% 92.46% 91.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1563 1177 1516
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 187 225
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
Senior Developer
England

Senior Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

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 24 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Developer within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 July 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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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
Cheshire +7 10 £493 +57.60% 3
Manchester -5 8 £320 -11.11% 37
Merseyside - 5 £375 - 12
Cumbria - - - -
Lancashire - - - - 8
Senior Developer
England

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 31 (58.49%) Java
2 29 (54.72%) C#
3 28 (52.83%) JavaScript
4 24 (45.28%) HTML
5 20 (37.74%) .NET
5 20 (37.74%) TDD
6 19 (35.85%) jQuery
7 18 (33.96%) SQL Server
8 17 (32.08%) CSS
8 17 (32.08%) SQL
9 15 (28.30%) Ajax
9 15 (28.30%) BDD
10 14 (26.42%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (26.42%) Web Services
10 14 (26.42%) Linux
11 12 (22.64%) Spring
11 12 (22.64%) Finance
11 12 (22.64%) HTML5
12 11 (20.75%) RESTful
12 11 (20.75%) Scala
12 11 (20.75%) Hibernate
12 11 (20.75%) MVC
12 11 (20.75%) Oracle
13 10 (18.87%) J2EE
13 10 (18.87%) PHP
14 9 (16.98%) C++
14 9 (16.98%) OO
14 9 (16.98%) XML
14 9 (16.98%) EJB
14 9 (16.98%) Open Source

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 7 (13.21%) CMS
1 7 (13.21%) Tomcat
2 6 (11.32%) SharePoint
3 5 (9.43%) MQSeries
3 5 (9.43%) WebLogic
3 5 (9.43%) Adobe CQ
3 5 (9.43%) WebSphere
3 5 (9.43%) Escenic
4 2 (3.77%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (3.77%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (3.77%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (3.77%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.89%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.89%) InfoPath
2 1 (1.89%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (1.89%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.89%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.89%) Magento
1 1 (1.89%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (1.89%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (1.89%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (1.89%) Oracle E-Business Tax
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (33.96%) SQL Server
2 7 (13.21%) NoSQL
3 6 (11.32%) Relational Database
4 5 (9.43%) MySQL
4 5 (9.43%) Big Data
4 5 (9.43%) Hadoop
5 4 (7.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (7.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (7.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (7.55%) RDBMS
6 3 (5.66%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (5.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database
7 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (3.77%) Redis
7 2 (3.77%) QlikView
7 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (15.09%) Visual Studio
2 4 (7.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (5.66%) Maven
4 2 (3.77%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.89%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.89%) NUnit
5 1 (1.89%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.89%) JIRA
5 1 (1.89%) Hudson
5 1 (1.89%) WiX
General
1 12 (22.64%) Finance
2 3 (5.66%) Retail
3 2 (3.77%) Multimedia
3 2 (3.77%) Local Government
3 2 (3.77%) Games
4 1 (1.89%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (45.28%) HTML
2 20 (37.74%) .NET
3 19 (35.85%) jQuery
4 17 (32.08%) CSS
5 15 (28.30%) Ajax
6 14 (26.42%) Web Services
7 12 (22.64%) Spring
7 12 (22.64%) HTML5
8 11 (20.75%) RESTful
8 11 (20.75%) Hibernate
9 10 (18.87%) J2EE
10 9 (16.98%) XML
10 9 (16.98%) EJB
10 9 (16.98%) CSS3
10 9 (16.98%) JSON
11 8 (15.09%) JSF
12 7 (13.21%) ASP.NET
13 5 (9.43%) Struts
13 5 (9.43%) LAMP
13 5 (9.43%) Java RMI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.98%) Open Source
2 3 (5.66%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.77%) Taxonomies
4 1 (1.89%) EPoS
4 1 (1.89%) NHS
4 1 (1.89%) Semantic Web
4 1 (1.89%) Online Gambling
4 1 (1.89%) Linked Data
4 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (26.42%) Linux
2 3 (5.66%) Windows
3 1 (1.89%) Android
3 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (37.74%) TDD
2 15 (28.30%) BDD
3 14 (26.42%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (20.75%) MVC
5 9 (16.98%) OO
6 8 (15.09%) Unit Testing
6 8 (15.09%) OOP
6 8 (15.09%) OOD
7 7 (13.21%) Scrum
8 6 (11.32%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (9.43%) E-Commerce
9 5 (9.43%) OOA/OOD
9 5 (9.43%) RUP
9 5 (9.43%) Project Management
9 5 (9.43%) UML
10 3 (5.66%) Service Delivery
11 2 (3.77%) Web Application Development
11 2 (3.77%) DevOps
11 2 (3.77%) Performance Tuning
11 2 (3.77%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 31 (58.49%) Java
2 29 (54.72%) C#
3 28 (52.83%) JavaScript
4 17 (32.08%) SQL
5 11 (20.75%) Scala
6 10 (18.87%) PHP
7 9 (16.98%) C++
8 7 (13.21%) Ruby
8 7 (13.21%) Python
9 2 (3.77%) PowerShell
9 2 (3.77%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.89%) VB
10 1 (1.89%) VB6
10 1 (1.89%) XPath
10 1 (1.89%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 2 (3.77%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.43%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.77%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) Puppet
1 1 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (20.75%) Oracle
2 7 (13.21%) JBoss
3 3 (5.66%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.66%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.89%) Mercator
4 1 (1.89%) Adobe
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