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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Developer
Rank 83 90 85
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 49 35 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.56% 1.29% 1.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.68% 1.40% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 19 26
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£350 £363 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +15.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £298 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £453 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £40.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £32.50 £37.75
% change year-on-year
+38.46% -13.90%
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
2919 2508 2428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.78% 92.17% 91.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1674 1287 1242
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 178 181
Average hourly rate £17.75 £17.50 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -6.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.90 £11.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £40.00 £42.26
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -3 23 £325 -10.34% 57
Lancashire -10 13 £400 +45.45% 11
Cheshire +9 10 £350 - 13
Merseyside -8 1 £300 - 8
Senior Developer
England

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 57 (62.64%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (45.05%) JavaScript
3 40 (43.96%) Java
4 37 (40.66%) HTML
5 33 (36.26%) CSS
6 30 (32.97%) Scrum
7 29 (31.87%) TDD
8 26 (28.57%) MVC
8 26 (28.57%) .NET
9 25 (27.47%) C#
9 25 (27.47%) Git (software)
10 24 (26.37%) jQuery
11 20 (21.98%) SQL
11 20 (21.98%) SQL Server
12 19 (20.88%) ASP.NET
12 19 (20.88%) ASP.NET MVC
13 17 (18.68%) OO
13 17 (18.68%) Spring
14 16 (17.58%) Oracle
15 15 (16.48%) PHP
15 15 (16.48%) Web Services
15 15 (16.48%) Mentoring
16 14 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
16 14 (15.38%) XML
16 14 (15.38%) Microsoft
17 13 (14.29%) Visual Studio
17 13 (14.29%) Finance
17 13 (14.29%) RESTful
17 13 (14.29%) Ruby
17 13 (14.29%) Open Source

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 10 (10.99%) Node.js
2 7 (7.69%) Tomcat
3 6 (6.59%) CMS
3 6 (6.59%) Orchard CMS
4 5 (5.49%) Apache Spark
4 5 (5.49%) Apache Solr
4 5 (5.49%) Apache
5 3 (3.30%) JBoss
5 3 (3.30%) Confluence
6 1 (1.10%) Oracle Spatial
6 1 (1.10%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.10%) ArcGIS
6 1 (1.10%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 9 (9.89%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.69%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 4 (4.40%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.40%) Magento
2 1 (1.10%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (1.10%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.10%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.20%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.20%) HTTP
1 2 (2.20%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (21.98%) SQL Server
2 12 (13.19%) RavenDB
3 11 (12.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (7.69%) MySQL
5 6 (6.59%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (6.59%) MongoDB
6 5 (5.49%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (5.49%) Relational Database
7 4 (4.40%) Cognos Analysis Studio
7 4 (4.40%) Cognos Report Studio
7 4 (4.40%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 4 (4.40%) Cognos Transformer
8 2 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (1.10%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (1.10%) Hadoop
9 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 25 (27.47%) Git (software)
2 13 (14.29%) Visual Studio
3 9 (9.89%) Maven
4 8 (8.79%) JUnit
5 6 (6.59%) Ant
5 6 (6.59%) Selenium
5 6 (6.59%) Jasmine
6 4 (4.40%) Grunt
6 4 (4.40%) PhantomJS
6 4 (4.40%) Bower
6 4 (4.40%) CasperJS
6 4 (4.40%) Subversion
6 4 (4.40%) JIRA
6 4 (4.40%) Eclipse
7 3 (3.30%) NUnit
7 3 (3.30%) Gradle
8 2 (2.20%) Jenkins
8 2 (2.20%) Sinon.JS
8 2 (2.20%) QUnit
8 2 (2.20%) Mercurial
General
1 13 (14.29%) Finance
2 5 (5.49%) Banking
2 5 (5.49%) Retail
3 3 (3.30%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.20%) Games
5 1 (1.10%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (40.66%) HTML
2 33 (36.26%) CSS
3 26 (28.57%) .NET
4 24 (26.37%) jQuery
5 19 (20.88%) ASP.NET MVC
5 19 (20.88%) ASP.NET
6 17 (18.68%) Spring
7 15 (16.48%) Web Services
8 14 (15.38%) XML
9 13 (14.29%) RESTful
10 10 (10.99%) Ajax
10 10 (10.99%) Ruby on Rails
10 10 (10.99%) Hibernate
11 9 (9.89%) Spring MVC
11 9 (9.89%) LINQ
11 9 (9.89%) J2EE
11 9 (9.89%) AngularJS
12 8 (8.79%) Sass
13 7 (7.69%) HTML5
13 7 (7.69%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.29%) Open Source
2 9 (9.89%) NHS
3 6 (6.59%) Computer Science
3 6 (6.59%) User Experience
4 4 (4.40%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.20%) Derivative
5 2 (2.20%) Blog
5 2 (2.20%) Visualisation
5 2 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.10%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.10%) W3C
6 1 (1.10%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 12 (13.19%) Linux
2 5 (5.49%) Mac OS X
2 5 (5.49%) UNIX
3 4 (4.40%) Windows
4 2 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (62.64%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (32.97%) Scrum
3 29 (31.87%) TDD
4 26 (28.57%) MVC
5 17 (18.68%) OO
6 15 (16.48%) Mentoring
7 14 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (10.99%) E-Commerce
9 9 (9.89%) Web Design
10 8 (8.79%) Technical Architecture
10 8 (8.79%) Web Development
11 7 (7.69%) Responsive Web Design
11 7 (7.69%) Data Modelling
11 7 (7.69%) Software Engineering
12 6 (6.59%) Workflow
12 6 (6.59%) Project Management
12 6 (6.59%) OOP
13 5 (5.49%) SOA
13 5 (5.49%) ITIL
13 5 (5.49%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 41 (45.05%) JavaScript
2 40 (43.96%) Java
3 25 (27.47%) C#
4 20 (21.98%) SQL
5 15 (16.48%) PHP
6 13 (14.29%) Ruby
7 12 (13.19%) Python
8 10 (10.99%) T-SQL
9 8 (8.79%) Scala
10 5 (5.49%) PL/SQL
11 2 (2.20%) Shell Script
11 2 (2.20%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 8 (8.79%) Degree
2 7 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.30%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (1.10%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 16 (17.58%) Oracle
2 14 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.40%) Red Hat
3 4 (4.40%) Cognos
4 3 (3.30%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.20%) Sybase
6 1 (1.10%) Informatica
6 1 (1.10%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.10%) ESRI
6 1 (1.10%) Ab Initio
6 1 (1.10%) Talend
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