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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Developer
Rank 70 106 106
Rank change year-on-year
+36 0
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 85 66 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.40% 1.49% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.54% 1.57% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 54 22
Median daily rate £435 £475 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.42% +26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £400 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £497 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year
- +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £34.01 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £35.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+25.71% -17.64%
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
3341 4208 2966
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.30% 95.16% 93.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2119 2570 1691
Median daily rate £395 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £268 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 209 196
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.33 £16.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.67% +7.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 +26 64 £450 -5.26% 63
Cheshire +4 11 £375 -16.66% 4
Lancashire +17 9 £333 -29.94% 5
Merseyside +3 1 £501 - 4
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 September 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.

1 102 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (57.74%) Java
3 79 (47.02%) TDD
4 67 (39.88%) JavaScript
5 63 (37.50%) Scrum
6 50 (29.76%) Spring
7 49 (29.17%) BDD
8 46 (27.38%) HTML
9 45 (26.79%) CSS
10 40 (23.81%) MVC
11 39 (23.21%) SQL
11 39 (23.21%) .NET
12 38 (22.62%) C#
12 38 (22.62%) RESTful
13 37 (22.02%) Git (software)
13 37 (22.02%) Continuous Integration
14 31 (18.45%) SQL Server
15 29 (17.26%) Microservices
15 29 (17.26%) Finance
15 29 (17.26%) Pair Programming
16 28 (16.67%) Scala
16 28 (16.67%) Hibernate
17 26 (15.48%) JSON
17 26 (15.48%) XML
18 25 (14.88%) OOP
18 25 (14.88%) SOA
18 25 (14.88%) HTML5
19 24 (14.29%) Kanban
20 23 (13.69%) Web Services
21 22 (13.10%) OO

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 10 (5.95%) Apache
1 10 (5.95%) Tomcat
2 6 (3.57%) JBoss
2 6 (3.57%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.19%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (1.19%) Jetty
3 2 (1.19%) nginx
3 2 (1.19%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 2 (1.19%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.60%) CICS
4 1 (0.60%) Drupal
4 1 (0.60%) NServiceBus
4 1 (0.60%) SAS
4 1 (0.60%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Applications
1 2 (1.19%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.60%) Magento
1 1 (0.60%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 20 (11.90%) GitHub
2 2 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.60%) Amazon Kinesis
3 1 (0.60%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.60%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 1 (0.60%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.60%) Sage Pay
3 1 (0.60%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.95%) HTTP
2 6 (3.57%) HTTPS
2 6 (3.57%) LDAP
3 4 (2.38%) Network Security
4 2 (1.19%) AMQP
4 2 (1.19%) FTP
4 2 (1.19%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (18.45%) SQL Server
2 15 (8.93%) Relational Database
3 10 (5.95%) NoSQL
4 9 (5.36%) Oracle Database
4 9 (5.36%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (4.76%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (3.57%) MySQL
7 5 (2.98%) MongoDB
7 5 (2.98%) Oracle Database 10g
7 5 (2.98%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (2.98%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (1.79%) Redis
8 3 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.19%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.60%) DataStage
10 1 (0.60%) DB2
10 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.60%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 37 (22.02%) Git (software)
2 20 (11.90%) Jenkins
3 19 (11.31%) Mercurial
4 15 (8.93%) Cucumber
5 12 (7.14%) Maven
6 10 (5.95%) Selenium
7 9 (5.36%) JUnit
8 7 (4.17%) Eclipse
8 7 (4.17%) JIRA
8 7 (4.17%) SonarQube
9 5 (2.98%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (2.38%) Gradle
10 4 (2.38%) Subversion
11 3 (1.79%) Bitbucket
11 3 (1.79%) TestNG
11 3 (1.79%) Visual Studio
12 2 (1.19%) Checkstyle
12 2 (1.19%) FindBugs
12 2 (1.19%) Talend Open Studio
12 2 (1.19%) Xcode
General
1 29 (17.26%) Finance
2 7 (4.17%) Banking
3 5 (2.98%) Retail
4 3 (1.79%) Aerospace
4 3 (1.79%) Games
4 3 (1.79%) Publishing
5 1 (0.60%) Advertising
5 1 (0.60%) Back Office
5 1 (0.60%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (29.76%) Spring
2 46 (27.38%) HTML
3 45 (26.79%) CSS
4 39 (23.21%) .NET
5 38 (22.62%) RESTful
6 28 (16.67%) Hibernate
7 26 (15.48%) JSON
7 26 (15.48%) XML
8 25 (14.88%) HTML5
9 23 (13.69%) Web Services
10 22 (13.10%) ASP.NET
10 22 (13.10%) CSS3
11 20 (11.90%) J2EE
12 16 (9.52%) JDBC
12 16 (9.52%) jQuery
12 16 (9.52%) SOAP
13 15 (8.93%) ASP.NET MVC
13 15 (8.93%) WCF
14 14 (8.33%) .NET Framework
14 14 (8.33%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.31%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (2.98%) NHS
2 5 (2.98%) User Experience
3 4 (2.38%) Digital Media
3 4 (2.38%) SCADA
4 3 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.79%) Mainframe
4 3 (1.79%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.19%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.19%) iSeries
5 2 (1.19%) Tandem
6 1 (0.60%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.60%) Fintech
6 1 (0.60%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.60%) IVR
6 1 (0.60%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.60%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.60%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.60%) Replication
6 1 (0.60%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.36%) Linux
2 6 (3.57%) Android
2 6 (3.57%) VME
3 4 (2.38%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.79%) Unix
4 3 (1.79%) Windows
5 1 (0.60%) OS/2
5 1 (0.60%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.60%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (47.02%) TDD
3 63 (37.50%) Scrum
4 49 (29.17%) BDD
5 40 (23.81%) MVC
6 37 (22.02%) Continuous Integration
7 29 (17.26%) Microservices
7 29 (17.26%) Pair Programming
8 25 (14.88%) OOP
8 25 (14.88%) SOA
9 24 (14.29%) Kanban
10 22 (13.10%) OO
11 21 (12.50%) Software Delivery
12 20 (11.90%) Open Source
12 20 (11.90%) Software Engineering
13 15 (8.93%) Project Management
14 14 (8.33%) Integration Testing
14 14 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
15 13 (7.74%) User Acceptance Testing
15 13 (7.74%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 97 (57.74%) Java
2 67 (39.88%) JavaScript
3 39 (23.21%) SQL
4 38 (22.62%) C#
5 28 (16.67%) Scala
6 22 (13.10%) Groovy
7 21 (12.50%) Clojure
8 8 (4.76%) Ruby
9 7 (4.17%) COBOL
9 7 (4.17%) PL/SQL
10 6 (3.57%) C++
10 6 (3.57%) PHP
10 6 (3.57%) VB
11 5 (2.98%) Lua
11 5 (2.98%) Python
12 4 (2.38%) Objective-C
13 3 (1.79%) JCL
14 2 (1.19%) Apple Swift
14 2 (1.19%) C
14 2 (1.19%) F#
Qualifications
1 9 (5.36%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.38%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (1.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.98%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.19%) QA
System Software
1 20 (11.90%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.19%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (0.60%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (3.57%) Tivoli
2 4 (2.38%) Puppet
3 1 (0.60%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 19 (11.31%) Oracle
2 7 (4.17%) IBM
2 7 (4.17%) Microsoft
3 5 (2.98%) Axway
3 5 (2.98%) TIBCO
4 4 (2.38%) BroadVision
4 4 (2.38%) webMethods
5 2 (1.19%) Perforce
5 2 (1.19%) Talend
6 1 (0.60%) Ab Initio
6 1 (0.60%) Apigee
6 1 (0.60%) Concur
6 1 (0.60%) Fujitsu
6 1 (0.60%) Infor
6 1 (0.60%) Informatica
6 1 (0.60%) PayPal
6 1 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.60%) SAP
6 1 (0.60%) Tableau
6 1 (0.60%) WorldPay
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