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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Developer
Rank 98 105 93
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 42 27 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.29% 0.96% 1.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.42% 1.05% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 13 17
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £292 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £422 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £40.57 £51.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -8.82%
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
2962 2582 2869
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.31% 91.79% 92.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1750 1253 1448
Average daily rate £360 £330 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 204 186
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.65 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 October 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 October 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 +21 33 £344 -8.26% 51
Cheshire -2 4 £375 -16.66% 15
Lancashire - 3 £400 - 7
Merseyside - - - - 7
Cumbria - - - -
Senior Developer
England

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 40 (59.70%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (52.24%) JavaScript
3 29 (43.28%) HTML
4 28 (41.79%) Java
5 26 (38.81%) C#
6 23 (34.33%) TDD
6 23 (34.33%) Scrum
7 22 (32.84%) CSS
8 21 (31.34%) PHP
9 20 (29.85%) Mentoring
10 19 (28.36%) .NET
10 19 (28.36%) Web Services
11 18 (26.87%) SQL
12 17 (25.37%) SQL Server
12 17 (25.37%) Git (software)
13 16 (23.88%) Linux
13 16 (23.88%) MVC
14 15 (22.39%) OO
14 15 (22.39%) Python
14 15 (22.39%) jQuery
15 14 (20.90%) RESTful
16 13 (19.40%) Ruby
17 12 (17.91%) Continuous Integration
18 11 (16.42%) JSON
18 11 (16.42%) Open Source
18 11 (16.42%) BDD
18 11 (16.42%) Ajax
19 10 (14.93%) ASP.NET
20 9 (13.43%) Visual Studio
20 9 (13.43%) C++

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 4 (5.97%) Node.js
2 3 (4.48%) Orchard CMS
2 3 (4.48%) Apache Spark
2 3 (4.48%) Apache
2 3 (4.48%) CMS
2 3 (4.48%) Apache Solr
2 3 (4.48%) Confluence
3 1 (1.49%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (5.97%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.48%) Mingle
3 1 (1.49%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (7.46%) Magento
2 1 (1.49%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.99%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (25.37%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (10.45%) NoSQL
4 6 (8.96%) RavenDB
4 6 (8.96%) Relational Database
5 5 (7.46%) MySQL
6 4 (5.97%) RDBMS
6 4 (5.97%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (4.48%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (2.99%) Oracle Database
9 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (1.49%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 17 (25.37%) Git (software)
2 9 (13.43%) Visual Studio
3 5 (7.46%) Jasmine
3 5 (7.46%) JIRA
4 4 (5.97%) Eclipse
4 4 (5.97%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (4.48%) Subversion
5 3 (4.48%) Grunt
5 3 (4.48%) PhantomJS
5 3 (4.48%) Gradle
5 3 (4.48%) Jenkins
5 3 (4.48%) Bower
5 3 (4.48%) CasperJS
6 2 (2.99%) QUnit
6 2 (2.99%) Sinon.JS
6 2 (2.99%) JUnit
6 2 (2.99%) Mercurial
7 1 (1.49%) Hudson
7 1 (1.49%) Maven
7 1 (1.49%) Oracle Forms
General
1 7 (10.45%) Retail
2 2 (2.99%) Multimedia
2 2 (2.99%) Investment Banking
2 2 (2.99%) Marketing
2 2 (2.99%) Finance
2 2 (2.99%) Games
2 2 (2.99%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (43.28%) HTML
2 22 (32.84%) CSS
3 19 (28.36%) .NET
3 19 (28.36%) Web Services
4 15 (22.39%) jQuery
5 14 (20.90%) RESTful
6 11 (16.42%) Ajax
6 11 (16.42%) JSON
7 10 (14.93%) ASP.NET
8 9 (13.43%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (11.94%) EJB
9 8 (11.94%) J2EE
9 8 (11.94%) XML
10 7 (10.45%) Spring
10 7 (10.45%) Sass
11 6 (8.96%) Ruby on Rails
12 5 (7.46%) Hibernate
12 5 (7.46%) Django
12 5 (7.46%) XHTML
13 4 (5.97%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.42%) Open Source
2 5 (7.46%) NHS
3 4 (5.97%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.48%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.48%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (4.48%) User Experience
5 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.49%) Derivative
5 1 (1.49%) W3C
5 1 (1.49%) EPoS
5 1 (1.49%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 16 (23.88%) Linux
2 5 (7.46%) Windows
3 2 (2.99%) UNIX
3 2 (2.99%) Mac OS X
3 2 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (59.70%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (34.33%) TDD
2 23 (34.33%) Scrum
3 20 (29.85%) Mentoring
4 16 (23.88%) MVC
5 15 (22.39%) OO
6 12 (17.91%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (16.42%) BDD
8 9 (13.43%) E-Commerce
9 8 (11.94%) Unit Testing
10 5 (7.46%) Kanban
10 5 (7.46%) OOP
10 5 (7.46%) Web Development
11 4 (5.97%) OOD
11 4 (5.97%) Service Delivery
12 3 (4.48%) ITIL
12 3 (4.48%) PRINCE2
12 3 (4.48%) SOA
12 3 (4.48%) Workflow
12 3 (4.48%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 35 (52.24%) JavaScript
2 28 (41.79%) Java
3 26 (38.81%) C#
4 21 (31.34%) PHP
5 18 (26.87%) SQL
6 15 (22.39%) Python
7 13 (19.40%) Ruby
8 9 (13.43%) C++
9 7 (10.45%) Scala
10 4 (5.97%) T-SQL
11 3 (4.48%) PL/SQL
12 2 (2.99%) Shell Script
13 1 (1.49%) VB6
13 1 (1.49%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (7.46%) Degree
2 3 (4.48%) SC Cleared
2 3 (4.48%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 8 (11.94%) Oracle
1 8 (11.94%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.48%) Red Hat
2 3 (4.48%) TIBCO
2 3 (4.48%) Atlassian
3 2 (2.99%) Sybase
4 1 (1.49%) Adobe
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