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 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Developer
Rank 91 121 120
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 74 28 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.90% 0.75% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.01% 0.79% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 22 11
Median daily rate £475 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £357 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £476
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £406 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £42.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +7.69%
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
3690 3536 3016
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.54% 94.70% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2246 2006 1615
Median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £238 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 212 208
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £47.33 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 30 May 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 30 May 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 +12 37 £488 +25.80% 49
Cheshire +11 28 £475 +18.75% 11
Lancashire +5 5 £304 -34.32% 2
Merseyside -3 4 £325 -25.71% 4
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 96 (61.94%) Java
2 83 (53.55%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (41.29%) JavaScript
4 55 (35.48%) HTML
5 46 (29.68%) CSS
5 46 (29.68%) TDD
6 44 (28.39%) Spring
7 40 (25.81%) Scrum
8 36 (23.23%) Continuous Integration
9 35 (22.58%) MVC
9 35 (22.58%) XML
10 30 (19.35%) Finance
10 30 (19.35%) Hibernate
11 26 (16.77%) Web Services
11 26 (16.77%) .NET
11 26 (16.77%) Oracle
12 25 (16.13%) SOAP
12 25 (16.13%) SOA
12 25 (16.13%) HTTP
13 24 (15.48%) RESTful
14 23 (14.84%) HTML5
14 23 (14.84%) C#
15 22 (14.19%) MySQL
15 22 (14.19%) CSS3
16 20 (12.90%) Data Modelling
16 20 (12.90%) Git (software)
17 19 (12.26%) Kanban
17 19 (12.26%) jQuery
17 19 (12.26%) Pair Programming
17 19 (12.26%) Linux

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 13 (8.39%) Tomcat
2 9 (5.81%) JBoss
3 7 (4.52%) Apache
3 7 (4.52%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.58%) Confluence
4 4 (2.58%) IBM HTTP Server
4 4 (2.58%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 3 (1.94%) Node.js
6 2 (1.29%) CMS
6 2 (1.29%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.65%) GeoServer
7 1 (0.65%) IIS
7 1 (0.65%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
7 1 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (4.52%) SAP MDM
2 2 (1.29%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.29%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.29%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.65%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.74%) GitHub
2 11 (7.10%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (6.45%) Amazon Kinesis
3 10 (6.45%) Amazon S3
3 10 (6.45%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 7 (4.52%) Veeva
5 1 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.65%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.65%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (16.13%) HTTP
2 5 (3.23%) Internet
3 4 (2.58%) Network Security
4 1 (0.65%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (14.19%) MySQL
2 17 (10.97%) SQL Server
3 16 (10.32%) Relational Database
4 14 (9.03%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (6.45%) Amazon Redshift
5 10 (6.45%) MongoDB
5 10 (6.45%) Star Schema
6 9 (5.81%) Neo4j
7 3 (1.94%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.29%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.29%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.29%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.65%) JasperReports
9 1 (0.65%) QGIS
9 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 20 (12.90%) Git (software)
2 13 (8.39%) Maven
2 13 (8.39%) Talend Open Studio
3 11 (7.10%) Mercurial
4 10 (6.45%) ERwin
4 10 (6.45%) Jenkins
4 10 (6.45%) JIRA
5 9 (5.81%) JUnit
5 9 (5.81%) Selenium
5 9 (5.81%) Subversion
6 8 (5.16%) SonarQube
7 5 (3.23%) Cucumber
8 4 (2.58%) Checkstyle
8 4 (2.58%) Eclipse
8 4 (2.58%) FindBugs
8 4 (2.58%) Mockito
9 3 (1.94%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.29%) Gradle
10 2 (1.29%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (1.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 30 (19.35%) Finance
2 9 (5.81%) Banking
3 7 (4.52%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (3.23%) Retail
5 2 (1.29%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.65%) Advertising
6 1 (0.65%) Electronics
6 1 (0.65%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (35.48%) HTML
2 46 (29.68%) CSS
3 44 (28.39%) Spring
4 35 (22.58%) XML
5 30 (19.35%) Hibernate
6 26 (16.77%) .NET
6 26 (16.77%) Web Services
7 25 (16.13%) SOAP
8 24 (15.48%) RESTful
9 23 (14.84%) HTML5
10 22 (14.19%) CSS3
11 19 (12.26%) J2EE
11 19 (12.26%) jQuery
12 18 (11.61%) JSON
12 18 (11.61%) REST
13 13 (8.39%) JDBC
14 12 (7.74%) Middleware
15 11 (7.10%) Ajax
15 11 (7.10%) Spring MVC
15 11 (7.10%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.03%) Enterprise Software
2 12 (7.74%) Data Integration
3 7 (4.52%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.87%) iPad
5 5 (3.23%) Digital Media
5 5 (3.23%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.23%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.58%) N-Tier
6 4 (2.58%) User Experience
7 3 (1.94%) NHS
7 3 (1.94%) Online Banking
7 3 (1.94%) SCADA
8 1 (0.65%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.65%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.65%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.65%) IVR
8 1 (0.65%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.65%) Replication
8 1 (0.65%) Tandem
8 1 (0.65%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 19 (12.26%) Linux
2 14 (9.03%) Unix
3 9 (5.81%) Mac OS X
4 6 (3.87%) VME
5 4 (2.58%) Windows
6 2 (1.29%) Android
6 2 (1.29%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.29%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.65%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (53.55%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (29.68%) TDD
3 40 (25.81%) Scrum
4 36 (23.23%) Continuous Integration
5 35 (22.58%) MVC
6 25 (16.13%) SOA
7 20 (12.90%) Data Modelling
8 19 (12.26%) BDD
8 19 (12.26%) Kanban
8 19 (12.26%) Pair Programming
9 17 (10.97%) OO
9 17 (10.97%) Web Design
10 16 (10.32%) Responsive Web Design
11 15 (9.68%) ETL
11 15 (9.68%) OOP
12 13 (8.39%) Automated Testing
12 13 (8.39%) Open Source
12 13 (8.39%) Web Development
13 12 (7.74%) Integration Testing
13 12 (7.74%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 96 (61.94%) Java
2 64 (41.29%) JavaScript
3 23 (14.84%) C#
4 16 (10.32%) Scala
4 16 (10.32%) SQL
5 12 (7.74%) Groovy
6 11 (7.10%) Clojure
7 6 (3.87%) C++
7 6 (3.87%) COBOL
7 6 (3.87%) PHP
8 4 (2.58%) C
8 4 (2.58%) PL/SQL
8 4 (2.58%) Python
9 3 (1.94%) Ruby
9 3 (1.94%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.94%) VB
10 2 (1.29%) PHP 5
10 2 (1.29%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.29%) XAML
11 1 (0.65%) JCL
Qualifications
1 8 (5.16%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.94%) Degree
2 3 (1.94%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.29%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.23%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.65%) QA
2 1 (0.65%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (6.45%) Docker
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.65%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (0.65%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 26 (16.77%) Oracle
2 13 (8.39%) Talend
3 10 (6.45%) IBM
4 9 (5.81%) SAP
5 8 (5.16%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (5.16%) ServiceNow
6 7 (4.52%) Concur
6 7 (4.52%) Infor
7 5 (3.23%) hybris
7 5 (3.23%) Perforce
7 5 (3.23%) TIBCO
8 4 (2.58%) Axway
8 4 (2.58%) BroadVision
8 4 (2.58%) Fujitsu
8 4 (2.58%) webMethods
9 3 (1.94%) Microsoft
10 2 (1.29%) Google
10 2 (1.29%) Micro Focus
10 2 (1.29%) Zend
11 1 (0.65%) Atlassian
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