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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Developer
England / North West
Rank 79 111 94
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 58 44 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.20% 1.12% 1.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.32% 1.19% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 28 36
Median daily rate £394 £426 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.62% +21.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £340 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £505 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £423 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.32% +5.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £37.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £37.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-55.40% -17.77%

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
2503 3711 2925
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 95.13% 94.72% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1600 2213 1689
Median daily rate £375 £375 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 170 187
Median hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +19.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £50.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.40% +9.37%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +23 31 £375 -11.76% 39
Merseyside +10 11 £475 - 1
Cheshire +16 8 £375 -21.87% 9
Lancashire +2 6 £550 +27.16% 4
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 86 (65.15%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (49.24%) TDD
3 64 (48.48%) Java
4 63 (47.73%) JavaScript
5 55 (41.67%) Scrum
6 47 (35.61%) HTML
7 43 (32.58%) .NET
8 42 (31.82%) BDD
9 41 (31.06%) C#
10 40 (30.30%) CSS
11 37 (28.03%) ASP.NET
12 35 (26.52%) SQL Server
12 35 (26.52%) MVC
13 29 (21.97%) SQL
14 28 (21.21%) Git (software)
14 28 (21.21%) HTML5
15 25 (18.94%) jQuery
16 24 (18.18%) Spring
17 23 (17.42%) Continuous Integration
18 22 (16.67%) RESTful
19 21 (15.91%) Microservices
19 21 (15.91%) Scala
19 21 (15.91%) Pair Programming
20 20 (15.15%) OO
21 17 (12.88%) Hibernate
22 16 (12.12%) Team Foundation Server
22 16 (12.12%) AngularJS
23 15 (11.36%) Umbraco
23 15 (11.36%) Project Management
24 14 (10.61%) Finance

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 15 (11.36%) Umbraco
2 11 (8.33%) CMS
3 4 (3.03%) Apache
3 4 (3.03%) Apache Spark
3 4 (3.03%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.27%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.52%) JBoss
5 2 (1.52%) Jetty
5 2 (1.52%) nginx
5 2 (1.52%) NServiceBus
5 2 (1.52%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.76%) Drupal
6 1 (0.76%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.76%) SAS
6 1 (0.76%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.76%) SilverStripe
6 1 (0.76%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.76%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (0.76%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 3 (2.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.76%) Magento
1 1 (0.76%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.58%) GitHub
2 4 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.03%) PaaS
2 4 (3.03%) SaaS
3 3 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.76%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.52%) AMQP
2 1 (0.76%) FTP
2 1 (0.76%) HTTP
2 1 (0.76%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (26.52%) SQL Server
2 13 (9.85%) NoSQL
2 13 (9.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (7.58%) SQL Server 2014
4 9 (6.82%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (6.82%) Relational Database
5 8 (6.06%) MongoDB
6 6 (4.55%) MySQL
7 4 (3.03%) Big Data
7 4 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (3.03%) Hadoop
7 4 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (2.27%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (2.27%) Oracle Database
8 3 (2.27%) Redis
8 3 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.52%) DB2
9 2 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.76%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 28 (21.21%) Git (software)
2 16 (12.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (9.85%) Mercurial
4 12 (9.09%) Cucumber
5 11 (8.33%) Jenkins
6 7 (5.30%) JIRA
7 6 (4.55%) Subversion
8 4 (3.03%) Eclipse
8 4 (3.03%) StarTeam
9 3 (2.27%) Babel
9 3 (2.27%) JUnit
9 3 (2.27%) Selenium
9 3 (2.27%) TestNG
10 2 (1.52%) Gradle
10 2 (1.52%) Maven
10 2 (1.52%) Talend Open Studio
11 1 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.76%) IntelliJ
11 1 (0.76%) MyEclipse
11 1 (0.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (10.61%) Finance
2 3 (2.27%) Aerospace
2 3 (2.27%) Games
3 1 (0.76%) Banking
3 1 (0.76%) Prime Brokerage
3 1 (0.76%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (35.61%) HTML
2 43 (32.58%) .NET
3 40 (30.30%) CSS
4 37 (28.03%) ASP.NET
5 28 (21.21%) HTML5
6 25 (18.94%) jQuery
7 24 (18.18%) Spring
8 22 (16.67%) RESTful
9 17 (12.88%) Hibernate
10 16 (12.12%) AngularJS
11 14 (10.61%) .NET Framework
12 13 (9.85%) ASP.NET Web API
12 13 (9.85%) CSS3
12 13 (9.85%) Entity Framework
13 12 (9.09%) Web Services
14 11 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
14 11 (8.33%) NHibernate
15 10 (7.58%) Gherkin
16 9 (6.82%) React
16 9 (6.82%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.58%) User Experience
2 9 (6.82%) Mobile App
3 7 (5.30%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.03%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.52%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.52%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.76%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.76%) Clustering
6 1 (0.76%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.76%) DataPower
6 1 (0.76%) Derivative
6 1 (0.76%) Fintech
6 1 (0.76%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.76%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.76%) iSeries
6 1 (0.76%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.76%) Replication
6 1 (0.76%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.30%) Android
1 7 (5.30%) Linux
2 5 (3.79%) VME
3 2 (1.52%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.76%) OS/2
4 1 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.76%) Unix
4 1 (0.76%) Windows
4 1 (0.76%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (65.15%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (49.24%) TDD
3 55 (41.67%) Scrum
4 42 (31.82%) BDD
5 35 (26.52%) MVC
6 23 (17.42%) Continuous Integration
7 21 (15.91%) Microservices
7 21 (15.91%) Pair Programming
8 20 (15.15%) OO
9 15 (11.36%) Project Management
10 14 (10.61%) OOP
10 14 (10.61%) SOA
11 13 (9.85%) Software Delivery
12 12 (9.09%) Data Modelling
13 11 (8.33%) Kanban
14 10 (7.58%) Software Engineering
15 9 (6.82%) DevOps
15 9 (6.82%) OOD
16 8 (6.06%) High Availability
16 8 (6.06%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 64 (48.48%) Java
2 63 (47.73%) JavaScript
3 41 (31.06%) C#
4 29 (21.97%) SQL
5 21 (15.91%) Scala
6 13 (9.85%) Clojure
6 13 (9.85%) Groovy
6 13 (9.85%) Python
7 12 (9.09%) Ruby
8 6 (4.55%) COBOL
8 6 (4.55%) PHP
9 3 (2.27%) F#
9 3 (2.27%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.52%) C++
10 2 (1.52%) JCL
10 2 (1.52%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.52%) Perl
10 2 (1.52%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.52%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.76%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.27%) QA
2 1 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.76%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (10.61%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.76%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 3 (2.27%) Puppet
2 1 (0.76%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 9 (6.82%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.30%) Oracle
3 4 (3.03%) HP
3 4 (3.03%) ICL
4 3 (2.27%) Apigee
4 3 (2.27%) EPiServer
4 3 (2.27%) IBM
4 3 (2.27%) Sitecore
5 2 (1.52%) Talend
5 2 (1.52%) Xamarin
5 2 (1.52%) Zend
6 1 (0.76%) Axway
6 1 (0.76%) FatWire
6 1 (0.76%) Google
6 1 (0.76%) Hyperion
6 1 (0.76%) IBM Sterling
6 1 (0.76%) Informatica
6 1 (0.76%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.76%) Sybase
6 1 (0.76%) Yahoo!