The table below looks at the statistics 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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Developer
Rank 112 108 119
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 58 28 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.33% 0.91% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.42% 0.99% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 16 9
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£475 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £323 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £406 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.25 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -19.35%
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
4072 2818 2624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.50% 92.00% 92.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2452 1557 1304
Average daily rate £400 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £218 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 181 202
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.80 £45.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015. 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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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
Manchester -9 27 £475 +40.74% 46
Cheshire -3 14 £425 +13.33% 17
Lancashire - 10 £475 - 14
Merseyside -12 1 - - 6
Senior Developer
England

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 45 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (44.05%) Java
3 31 (36.90%) Scrum
4 30 (35.71%) SQL
5 28 (33.33%) TDD
6 25 (29.76%) Git (software)
7 24 (28.57%) Pair Programming
7 24 (28.57%) HTML
8 23 (27.38%) JavaScript
9 21 (25.00%) SOAP
9 21 (25.00%) Subversion
9 21 (25.00%) RESTful
10 19 (22.62%) Open Source
10 19 (22.62%) Scala
10 19 (22.62%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (22.62%) Mentoring
11 18 (21.43%) CSS
11 18 (21.43%) C#
12 16 (19.05%) OO
13 15 (17.86%) .NET
13 15 (17.86%) J2EE
13 15 (17.86%) SOA
13 15 (17.86%) Finance
13 15 (17.86%) Groovy
14 14 (16.67%) Mercurial
14 14 (16.67%) Big Data
14 14 (16.67%) ETL
14 14 (16.67%) OOP
14 14 (16.67%) SQL Server
14 14 (16.67%) Software Delivery

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 (8.33%) WebSphere
2 5 (5.95%) JBoss
3 4 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.76%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 4 (4.76%) IBM HTTP Server
4 3 (3.57%) Node.js
5 2 (2.38%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.19%) SAS
6 1 (1.19%) WordPress
6 1 (1.19%) Liferay
Applications
1 1 (1.19%) MS Office
1 1 (1.19%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.19%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.19%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.33%) Internet
2 5 (5.95%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 14 (16.67%) Big Data
2 8 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (8.33%) Pentaho
3 7 (8.33%) Hadoop
4 6 (7.14%) Relational Database
5 5 (5.95%) RDBMS
5 5 (5.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (5.95%) NoSQL
6 4 (4.76%) Informix
7 3 (3.57%) DB2
7 3 (3.57%) MongoDB
8 2 (2.38%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (2.38%) MySQL
8 2 (2.38%) QlikView
8 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 25 (29.76%) Git (software)
2 21 (25.00%) Subversion
3 14 (16.67%) Mercurial
4 5 (5.95%) Cucumber
4 5 (5.95%) JIRA
4 5 (5.95%) Selenium
4 5 (5.95%) JUnit
5 4 (4.76%) Visual Studio
5 4 (4.76%) Mockito
5 4 (4.76%) Jenkins
6 3 (3.57%) FishEye
6 3 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.19%) Introscope
7 1 (1.19%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.19%) Mocha
7 1 (1.19%) Calabash
7 1 (1.19%) Grunt
7 1 (1.19%) Bower
7 1 (1.19%) Appium
7 1 (1.19%) SonarQube
General
1 15 (17.86%) Finance
2 5 (5.95%) Banking
3 1 (1.19%) Retail
3 1 (1.19%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.19%) Private Banking
3 1 (1.19%) Law
3 1 (1.19%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (28.57%) HTML
2 21 (25.00%) SOAP
2 21 (25.00%) RESTful
3 18 (21.43%) CSS
4 15 (17.86%) .NET
4 15 (17.86%) J2EE
5 13 (15.48%) Spring
6 11 (13.10%) HTML5
7 9 (10.71%) ASP.NET
7 9 (10.71%) Web Services
8 8 (9.52%) XHTML
8 8 (9.52%) jQuery
9 7 (8.33%) JSON
10 5 (5.95%) WCF
10 5 (5.95%) XML
10 5 (5.95%) AngularJS
11 4 (4.76%) PowerMock
11 4 (4.76%) JAX-RS
11 4 (4.76%) XSL
11 4 (4.76%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.33%) Data Integration
2 5 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.38%) User Experience
4 2 (2.38%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.38%) Data Extraction
4 2 (2.38%) NHS
5 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.19%) Replication
5 1 (1.19%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.19%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.19%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.19%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (1.19%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.14%) UNIX
2 4 (4.76%) Android
3 3 (3.57%) Apple iOS
3 3 (3.57%) Windows
3 3 (3.57%) Linux
3 3 (3.57%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (36.90%) Scrum
3 28 (33.33%) TDD
4 24 (28.57%) Pair Programming
5 19 (22.62%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (22.62%) Open Source
5 19 (22.62%) Mentoring
6 16 (19.05%) OO
7 15 (17.86%) SOA
8 14 (16.67%) ETL
8 14 (16.67%) OOP
8 14 (16.67%) Software Delivery
9 9 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (7.14%) Extreme Programming
10 6 (7.14%) MVC
10 6 (7.14%) Software Engineering
10 6 (7.14%) SDLC
11 5 (5.95%) Coaching
11 5 (5.95%) Integration Testing
11 5 (5.95%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 37 (44.05%) Java
2 30 (35.71%) SQL
3 23 (27.38%) JavaScript
4 19 (22.62%) Scala
5 18 (21.43%) C#
6 15 (17.86%) Groovy
7 7 (8.33%) Ruby
8 6 (7.14%) T-SQL
8 6 (7.14%) Python
9 4 (4.76%) C++
10 1 (1.19%) PHP
10 1 (1.19%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.19%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.76%) Degree
4 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.19%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (1.19%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (15.48%) Oracle
2 6 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.95%) IBM
4 2 (2.38%) Informatica
4 2 (2.38%) Apigee
5 1 (1.19%) Perforce
5 1 (1.19%) SaltStack
5 1 (1.19%) Compuware
5 1 (1.19%) HP
5 1 (1.19%) Hyperion
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