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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Developer
Rank 95 85 92
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 44 44 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.37% 1.55% 1.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.49% 1.70% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 22 29
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£338 £363 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.75% +16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £288 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £448 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £40.57 £40.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -14.47%
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
2958 2589 2690
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.12% 91.42% 90.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1723 1312 1381
Average daily rate £350 £340 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £205 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 191 201
Average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £40.57 £45.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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 -6 28 £325 -10.34% 31
Lancashire -17 9 £413 +50.00% 4
Cheshire +6 5 £350 - 15
Merseyside -9 1 £300 -11.43% 2
Senior Developer
England

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 48 (59.26%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (45.68%) HTML
3 34 (41.98%) JavaScript
4 31 (38.27%) .NET
5 30 (37.04%) Java
5 30 (37.04%) C#
5 30 (37.04%) CSS
6 29 (35.80%) Scrum
7 28 (34.57%) TDD
8 25 (30.86%) SQL Server
8 25 (30.86%) jQuery
9 23 (28.40%) MVC
10 20 (24.69%) Git (software)
11 19 (23.46%) ASP.NET
11 19 (23.46%) OO
12 18 (22.22%) Web Services
12 18 (22.22%) SQL
12 18 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
12 18 (22.22%) Mentoring
13 16 (19.75%) Visual Studio
14 15 (18.52%) SQL Server 2008
15 14 (17.28%) Continuous Integration
15 14 (17.28%) RESTful
15 14 (17.28%) XML
15 14 (17.28%) PHP
16 13 (16.05%) Microsoft
17 12 (14.81%) Oracle
18 11 (13.58%) Ajax
18 11 (13.58%) RavenDB
19 10 (12.35%) Degree

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (8.64%) Node.js
2 6 (7.41%) Orchard CMS
2 6 (7.41%) CMS
3 5 (6.17%) Apache
3 5 (6.17%) Apache Spark
3 5 (6.17%) Apache Solr
4 4 (4.94%) Tomcat
5 3 (3.70%) Confluence
6 1 (1.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (9.88%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.41%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 4 (4.94%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.94%) Magento
2 1 (1.23%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.23%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.47%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.47%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (30.86%) SQL Server
2 15 (18.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (13.58%) RavenDB
4 6 (7.41%) MySQL
4 6 (7.41%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (6.17%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (4.94%) SQL Server 2000
6 4 (4.94%) Relational Database
6 4 (4.94%) Cognos Analysis Studio
6 4 (4.94%) Cognos Report Studio
6 4 (4.94%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 4 (4.94%) Cognos Transformer
7 3 (3.70%) RDBMS
7 3 (3.70%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 20 (24.69%) Git (software)
2 16 (19.75%) Visual Studio
3 6 (7.41%) Jasmine
4 5 (6.17%) JUnit
5 4 (4.94%) Eclipse
5 4 (4.94%) JIRA
5 4 (4.94%) Grunt
5 4 (4.94%) PhantomJS
5 4 (4.94%) Bower
5 4 (4.94%) CasperJS
6 3 (3.70%) Selenium
6 3 (3.70%) NUnit
6 3 (3.70%) Subversion
6 3 (3.70%) Maven
6 3 (3.70%) Ant
6 3 (3.70%) Gradle
6 3 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.47%) Mercurial
7 2 (2.47%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.47%) Sinon.JS
General
1 8 (9.88%) Finance
2 7 (8.64%) Retail
3 4 (4.94%) Banking
4 3 (3.70%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.47%) Multimedia
5 2 (2.47%) Games
6 1 (1.23%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (45.68%) HTML
2 31 (38.27%) .NET
3 30 (37.04%) CSS
4 25 (30.86%) jQuery
5 19 (23.46%) ASP.NET
6 18 (22.22%) Web Services
6 18 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
7 14 (17.28%) RESTful
7 14 (17.28%) XML
8 11 (13.58%) Ajax
9 10 (12.35%) Ruby on Rails
9 10 (12.35%) Spring
10 9 (11.11%) LINQ
11 8 (9.88%) Hibernate
11 8 (9.88%) EJB
11 8 (9.88%) J2EE
11 8 (9.88%) Sass
12 7 (8.64%) XHTML
13 6 (7.41%) JSON
13 6 (7.41%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.11%) NHS
1 9 (11.11%) Open Source
2 6 (7.41%) Computer Science
2 6 (7.41%) User Experience
3 4 (4.94%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.23%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.23%) Derivative
5 1 (1.23%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.88%) Linux
2 3 (3.70%) Windows
3 2 (2.47%) UNIX
3 2 (2.47%) Mac OS X
3 2 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (59.26%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (35.80%) Scrum
3 28 (34.57%) TDD
4 23 (28.40%) MVC
5 19 (23.46%) OO
6 18 (22.22%) Mentoring
7 14 (17.28%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (11.11%) Software Engineering
9 8 (9.88%) E-Commerce
10 7 (8.64%) Technical Architecture
11 6 (7.41%) Web Development
11 6 (7.41%) Web Design
11 6 (7.41%) OOP
11 6 (7.41%) Workflow
12 5 (6.17%) Project Management
12 5 (6.17%) ITIL
12 5 (6.17%) PRINCE2
12 5 (6.17%) Data Modelling
12 5 (6.17%) SOA
12 5 (6.17%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 34 (41.98%) JavaScript
2 30 (37.04%) C#
2 30 (37.04%) Java
3 18 (22.22%) SQL
4 14 (17.28%) PHP
5 10 (12.35%) Ruby
6 9 (11.11%) T-SQL
6 9 (11.11%) Python
7 4 (4.94%) PL/SQL
8 3 (3.70%) Scala
9 2 (2.47%) SPARQL
9 2 (2.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (12.35%) Degree
2 5 (6.17%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.70%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 13 (16.05%) Microsoft
2 12 (14.81%) Oracle
3 4 (4.94%) Cognos
4 3 (3.70%) Red Hat
4 3 (3.70%) TIBCO
4 3 (3.70%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.47%) Sybase
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