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 28 August 2016 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Developer
Rank 70 111 109
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 82 49 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.38% 1.15% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.53% 1.21% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 42 20
Median daily rate £469 £471 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.42% +23.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £375 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £491 £504
UK excluding London median daily rate £444 £413 £378
% change year-on-year
+7.57% +9.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £29.53 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £36.02 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+22.15% +80.10%
Senior Developer
England

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
3246 4058 2966
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.33% 95.28% 93.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2055 2423 1638
Median daily rate £390 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 204 199
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.33 £16.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.44% +4.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £47.71 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

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 28 August 2016.

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 28 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +25 49 £500 +5.26% 59
Cheshire +23 27 £450 +9.09% 6
Lancashire +15 5 £333 -29.94% 8
Merseyside +9 1 £501 - 3
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, 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 97 (59.15%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (56.71%) Java
3 68 (41.46%) TDD
4 66 (40.24%) JavaScript
5 56 (34.15%) Scrum
6 46 (28.05%) HTML
6 46 (28.05%) CSS
7 44 (26.83%) Spring
7 44 (26.83%) Continuous Integration
8 37 (22.56%) BDD
9 34 (20.73%) RESTful
10 33 (20.12%) Finance
11 32 (19.51%) MVC
12 31 (18.90%) .NET
12 31 (18.90%) Git (software)
13 30 (18.29%) SOA
14 29 (17.68%) SQL
14 29 (17.68%) C#
14 29 (17.68%) Pair Programming
15 27 (16.46%) HTML5
16 26 (15.85%) Scala
16 26 (15.85%) XML
17 25 (15.24%) Kanban
17 25 (15.24%) CSS3
17 25 (15.24%) Microservices
18 24 (14.63%) SQL Server
18 24 (14.63%) OOP
19 23 (14.02%) J2EE
19 23 (14.02%) Oracle
19 23 (14.02%) Hibernate

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 9 (5.49%) Apache
1 9 (5.49%) Tomcat
2 8 (4.88%) WebSphere
3 7 (4.27%) JBoss
4 4 (2.44%) IBM HTTP Server
4 4 (2.44%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 2 (1.22%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.61%) Drupal
6 1 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.61%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Applications
1 3 (1.83%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.44%) SAP MDM
2 1 (0.61%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.61%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 20 (12.20%) GitHub
2 9 (5.49%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (4.27%) Amazon Kinesis
3 7 (4.27%) Amazon S3
3 7 (4.27%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 4 (2.44%) Veeva
5 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.61%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.61%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.54%) HTTP
2 6 (3.66%) HTTPS
2 6 (3.66%) LDAP
3 5 (3.05%) Internet
4 4 (2.44%) Network Security
5 2 (1.22%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (14.63%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.32%) MySQL
3 11 (6.71%) Relational Database
4 9 (5.49%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (4.88%) Oracle Database
6 7 (4.27%) Amazon Redshift
6 7 (4.27%) Star Schema
7 6 (3.66%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (3.66%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (3.05%) Oracle Database 10g
8 5 (3.05%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (3.05%) Oracle Database 12c
9 4 (2.44%) NoSQL
10 3 (1.83%) MongoDB
11 2 (1.22%) RDBMS
11 2 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.61%) JasperReports
12 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
12 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 31 (18.90%) Git (software)
2 19 (11.59%) Mercurial
3 14 (8.54%) Jenkins
3 14 (8.54%) Maven
4 10 (6.10%) Cucumber
4 10 (6.10%) Selenium
4 10 (6.10%) Talend Open Studio
5 9 (5.49%) SonarQube
6 8 (4.88%) JUnit
7 7 (4.27%) ERwin
8 6 (3.66%) JIRA
9 5 (3.05%) Eclipse
10 4 (2.44%) Checkstyle
10 4 (2.44%) FindBugs
10 4 (2.44%) Mockito
11 3 (1.83%) Bitbucket
11 3 (1.83%) Visual Studio
12 2 (1.22%) Gradle
12 2 (1.22%) Subversion
12 2 (1.22%) Xcode
General
1 33 (20.12%) Finance
2 10 (6.10%) Banking
3 5 (3.05%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (3.05%) Retail
4 3 (1.83%) Publishing
5 1 (0.61%) Advertising
5 1 (0.61%) Back Office
5 1 (0.61%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (28.05%) CSS
1 46 (28.05%) HTML
2 44 (26.83%) Spring
3 34 (20.73%) RESTful
4 31 (18.90%) .NET
5 27 (16.46%) HTML5
6 26 (15.85%) XML
7 25 (15.24%) CSS3
8 23 (14.02%) Hibernate
8 23 (14.02%) J2EE
9 22 (13.41%) JSON
9 22 (13.41%) Web Services
10 20 (12.20%) SOAP
11 19 (11.59%) JDBC
12 14 (8.54%) JAXB
12 14 (8.54%) jQuery
13 13 (7.93%) ASP.NET
13 13 (7.93%) JAX-WS
13 13 (7.93%) WSDL
14 10 (6.10%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.59%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (5.49%) Data Integration
3 5 (3.05%) NHS
3 5 (3.05%) N-Tier
4 4 (2.44%) Digital Media
4 4 (2.44%) SCADA
5 3 (1.83%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.83%) Online Banking
6 2 (1.22%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.22%) iSeries
6 2 (1.22%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.22%) Tandem
6 2 (1.22%) User Experience
7 1 (0.61%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.61%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.61%) Fintech
7 1 (0.61%) iPad
7 1 (0.61%) Replication
7 1 (0.61%) RIA
7 1 (0.61%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.88%) Linux
2 7 (4.27%) VME
3 4 (2.44%) Windows
4 3 (1.83%) Unix
5 2 (1.22%) Android
5 2 (1.22%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.61%) OS/2
6 1 (0.61%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.61%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.61%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (59.15%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (41.46%) TDD
3 56 (34.15%) Scrum
4 44 (26.83%) Continuous Integration
5 37 (22.56%) BDD
6 32 (19.51%) MVC
7 30 (18.29%) SOA
8 29 (17.68%) Pair Programming
9 25 (15.24%) Kanban
9 25 (15.24%) Microservices
10 24 (14.63%) OOP
11 21 (12.80%) OO
12 20 (12.20%) Open Source
13 19 (11.59%) Software Delivery
14 17 (10.37%) Software Engineering
15 16 (9.76%) Integration Testing
15 16 (9.76%) System Integration Testing
16 13 (7.93%) AOP
16 13 (7.93%) Continuous Deployment
16 13 (7.93%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 93 (56.71%) Java
2 66 (40.24%) JavaScript
3 29 (17.68%) C#
3 29 (17.68%) SQL
4 26 (15.85%) Scala
5 20 (12.20%) Groovy
6 19 (11.59%) Clojure
7 7 (4.27%) COBOL
7 7 (4.27%) PHP
7 7 (4.27%) PL/SQL
8 6 (3.66%) Ruby
8 6 (3.66%) VB
9 5 (3.05%) C++
9 5 (3.05%) Lua
10 3 (1.83%) C
10 3 (1.83%) Python
11 2 (1.22%) Apple Swift
11 2 (1.22%) JCL
11 2 (1.22%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (5.49%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.05%) Degree
3 4 (2.44%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.83%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.05%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.61%) QA
System Software
1 20 (12.20%) Virtual Machines
2 7 (4.27%) Docker
3 2 (1.22%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 6 (3.66%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.61%) Puppet
2 1 (0.61%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 23 (14.02%) Oracle
2 10 (6.10%) Talend
3 9 (5.49%) IBM
4 7 (4.27%) Microsoft
5 6 (3.66%) SAP
6 5 (3.05%) Axway
6 5 (3.05%) TIBCO
7 4 (2.44%) BroadVision
7 4 (2.44%) Concur
7 4 (2.44%) Infor
7 4 (2.44%) Perforce
7 4 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (2.44%) webMethods
8 2 (1.22%) Fujitsu
9 1 (0.61%) IBM Sterling
9 1 (0.61%) PayPal
9 1 (0.61%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.61%) Tableau
9 1 (0.61%) WorldPay
9 1 (0.61%) Zend
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