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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Developer
Rank 82 122 111
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 83 28 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.21% 0.75% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.34% 0.80% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 20 14
Median daily rate £450 £408 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.42% -7.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £324 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £522
UK excluding London median daily rate £429 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.34% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £42.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.73% +33.33%
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
3553 3520 2995
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.70% 94.65% 95.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2206 2028 1622
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £517 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.83% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 196 180
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.20 £43.43 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +17 40 £500 +29.03% 27
Cheshire +22 34 £463 +2.77% 12
Lancashire -1 4 £304 -34.32% 1
Merseyside -4 4 £325 -25.71% 3
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 106 (62.35%) Java
2 91 (53.53%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (37.06%) JavaScript
4 57 (33.53%) TDD
5 54 (31.76%) HTML
6 50 (29.41%) Spring
7 46 (27.06%) CSS
7 46 (27.06%) Scrum
8 38 (22.35%) Finance
8 38 (22.35%) Continuous Integration
9 36 (21.18%) MVC
10 35 (20.59%) XML
11 32 (18.82%) Hibernate
11 32 (18.82%) RESTful
12 30 (17.65%) SOA
13 29 (17.06%) .NET
13 29 (17.06%) Oracle
14 28 (16.47%) Web Services
14 28 (16.47%) BDD
15 27 (15.88%) SOAP
16 26 (15.29%) C#
16 26 (15.29%) Kanban
16 26 (15.29%) Git (software)
16 26 (15.29%) HTML5
17 25 (14.71%) J2EE
18 24 (14.12%) SQL
18 24 (14.12%) CSS3
19 23 (13.53%) MySQL
20 22 (12.94%) Pair Programming
21 20 (11.76%) jQuery

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 14 (8.24%) Tomcat
2 8 (4.71%) JBoss
2 8 (4.71%) WebSphere
3 5 (2.94%) Apache
4 4 (2.35%) Confluence
4 4 (2.35%) IBM HTTP Server
4 4 (2.35%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 2 (1.18%) CMS
5 2 (1.18%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (1.18%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.59%) Drupal
6 1 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.59%) GeoServer
6 1 (0.59%) IIS
6 1 (0.59%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Applications
1 1 (0.59%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (4.12%) SAP MDM
2 2 (1.18%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.18%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.18%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.59%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.82%) GitHub
2 12 (7.06%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (5.88%) Amazon Kinesis
3 10 (5.88%) Amazon S3
3 10 (5.88%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 7 (4.12%) Veeva
5 1 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.59%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (11.76%) HTTP
2 5 (2.94%) Internet
3 4 (2.35%) Network Security
4 1 (0.59%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (13.53%) MySQL
2 18 (10.59%) SQL Server
3 17 (10.00%) Relational Database
4 14 (8.24%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (6.47%) MongoDB
6 10 (5.88%) Amazon Redshift
6 10 (5.88%) Star Schema
7 9 (5.29%) Neo4j
8 6 (3.53%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (3.53%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.76%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.76%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (1.76%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (1.76%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (1.76%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (1.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (1.18%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.59%) GIS
Development Applications
1 26 (15.29%) Git (software)
2 14 (8.24%) Mercurial
3 13 (7.65%) Jenkins
3 13 (7.65%) Maven
3 13 (7.65%) Talend Open Studio
4 11 (6.47%) JUnit
5 10 (5.88%) ERwin
5 10 (5.88%) JIRA
5 10 (5.88%) Selenium
6 9 (5.29%) SonarQube
6 9 (5.29%) Subversion
7 6 (3.53%) Cucumber
8 4 (2.35%) Checkstyle
8 4 (2.35%) Eclipse
8 4 (2.35%) FindBugs
8 4 (2.35%) Mockito
9 3 (1.76%) Bitbucket
9 3 (1.76%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.18%) Gradle
10 2 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 38 (22.35%) Finance
2 12 (7.06%) Banking
3 7 (4.12%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (2.94%) Retail
5 3 (1.76%) Publishing
6 2 (1.18%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.59%) Advertising
7 1 (0.59%) Back Office
7 1 (0.59%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (31.76%) HTML
2 50 (29.41%) Spring
3 46 (27.06%) CSS
4 35 (20.59%) XML
5 32 (18.82%) Hibernate
5 32 (18.82%) RESTful
6 29 (17.06%) .NET
7 28 (16.47%) Web Services
8 27 (15.88%) SOAP
9 26 (15.29%) HTML5
10 25 (14.71%) J2EE
11 24 (14.12%) CSS3
12 20 (11.76%) JDBC
12 20 (11.76%) jQuery
13 19 (11.18%) JSON
14 17 (10.00%) REST
15 13 (7.65%) JAXB
16 12 (7.06%) JAX-WS
16 12 (7.06%) Middleware
16 12 (7.06%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
2 12 (7.06%) Data Integration
3 6 (3.53%) iPad
3 6 (3.53%) NHS
4 5 (2.94%) Digital Media
4 5 (2.94%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.35%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.35%) N-Tier
5 4 (2.35%) SCADA
5 4 (2.35%) User Experience
6 3 (1.76%) Online Banking
7 2 (1.18%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.59%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.59%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.59%) iSeries
8 1 (0.59%) IVR
8 1 (0.59%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.59%) Replication
8 1 (0.59%) Tandem
8 1 (0.59%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 20 (11.76%) Linux
2 15 (8.82%) Unix
3 9 (5.29%) Mac OS X
4 6 (3.53%) VME
5 4 (2.35%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.35%) Windows
6 3 (1.76%) Android
7 2 (1.18%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.59%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (53.53%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (33.53%) TDD
3 46 (27.06%) Scrum
4 38 (22.35%) Continuous Integration
5 36 (21.18%) MVC
6 30 (17.65%) SOA
7 28 (16.47%) BDD
8 26 (15.29%) Kanban
9 22 (12.94%) Pair Programming
10 20 (11.76%) Data Modelling
10 20 (11.76%) OO
11 19 (11.18%) Integration Testing
12 18 (10.59%) OOP
13 17 (10.00%) Software Engineering
14 16 (9.41%) Open Source
15 15 (8.82%) ETL
15 15 (8.82%) System Integration Testing
16 14 (8.24%) Automated Testing
16 14 (8.24%) Microservices
16 14 (8.24%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 106 (62.35%) Java
2 63 (37.06%) JavaScript
3 26 (15.29%) C#
4 24 (14.12%) SQL
5 19 (11.18%) Scala
6 16 (9.41%) Groovy
7 14 (8.24%) Clojure
8 7 (4.12%) C++
8 7 (4.12%) PHP
8 7 (4.12%) PL/SQL
9 6 (3.53%) COBOL
10 5 (2.94%) C
11 4 (2.35%) Python
11 4 (2.35%) Ruby
12 3 (1.76%) Apple Swift
12 3 (1.76%) Objective-C
12 3 (1.76%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.76%) VB
13 2 (1.18%) VB.NET
13 2 (1.18%) XAML
Qualifications
1 6 (3.53%) Security Cleared
2 5 (2.94%) Degree
3 3 (1.76%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.94%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.59%) QA
2 1 (0.59%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (8.24%) Virtual Machines
2 10 (5.88%) Docker
3 1 (0.59%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (0.59%) Puppet
1 1 (0.59%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 29 (17.06%) Oracle
2 13 (7.65%) Talend
3 10 (5.88%) IBM
4 9 (5.29%) SAP
5 8 (4.71%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (4.12%) Concur
6 7 (4.12%) Infor
7 5 (2.94%) hybris
7 5 (2.94%) TIBCO
8 4 (2.35%) Axway
8 4 (2.35%) BroadVision
8 4 (2.35%) Fujitsu
8 4 (2.35%) Perforce
8 4 (2.35%) webMethods
9 3 (1.76%) Microsoft
9 3 (1.76%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.18%) Google
10 2 (1.18%) Micro Focus
10 2 (1.18%) Zend
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