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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Developer
Rank 134 108 107
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 26 26 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.67% 0.86% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.92% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 16 16
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£438 £406 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +14.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £323 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £518 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.52 £20.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+92.60% -46.66%
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
3613 2835 2532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.02% 93.56% 92.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2135 1538 1212
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £218 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £513 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 189 196
Average hourly rate £21.00 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.70% -3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £39.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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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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 -8 13 £450 +38.46% 43
Cheshire -8 7 £400 -18.78% 23
Merseyside -16 2 £438 +16.66% 1
Lancashire - 1 £425 - 10
Senior Developer
England

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 28 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (36.21%) Java
3 20 (34.48%) SQL
4 19 (32.76%) JavaScript
4 19 (32.76%) TDD
4 19 (32.76%) Scrum
5 15 (25.86%) C#
6 14 (24.14%) J2EE
7 13 (22.41%) HTML
8 12 (20.69%) .NET
8 12 (20.69%) Pair Programming
8 12 (20.69%) Finance
8 12 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (20.69%) RESTful
9 11 (18.97%) Mentoring
9 11 (18.97%) SQL Server
9 11 (18.97%) CSS
9 11 (18.97%) SOAP
10 10 (17.24%) Spring
10 10 (17.24%) Scala
11 9 (15.52%) Open Source
11 9 (15.52%) ASP.NET
12 8 (13.79%) Oracle
12 8 (13.79%) OO
12 8 (13.79%) ETL
12 8 (13.79%) JSON
12 8 (13.79%) Git (software)
13 7 (12.07%) jQuery
13 7 (12.07%) Groovy
13 7 (12.07%) MVC

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 4 (6.90%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 4 (6.90%) IBM HTTP Server
1 4 (6.90%) WebSphere
2 3 (5.17%) Node.js
2 3 (5.17%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.45%) JBoss
4 1 (1.72%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.72%) SAS
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Spatial
4 1 (1.72%) CICS
4 1 (1.72%) ArcGIS
4 1 (1.72%) WordPress
4 1 (1.72%) Liferay
Applications
1 1 (1.72%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.72%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.72%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.90%) HTTP
1 4 (6.90%) Internet
2 1 (1.72%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.97%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (10.34%) Big Data
3 5 (8.62%) Relational Database
4 4 (6.90%) Informix
4 4 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (6.90%) RDBMS
4 4 (6.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (5.17%) Pentaho
5 3 (5.17%) Hadoop
6 2 (3.45%) MongoDB
6 2 (3.45%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (3.45%) MySQL
7 1 (1.72%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.72%) RavenDB
7 1 (1.72%) Redis
7 1 (1.72%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 8 (13.79%) Git (software)
2 6 (10.34%) Mercurial
2 6 (10.34%) Subversion
3 5 (8.62%) Cucumber
4 4 (6.90%) Mockito
4 4 (6.90%) Selenium
4 4 (6.90%) JUnit
4 4 (6.90%) Visual Studio
5 2 (3.45%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.45%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.72%) Calabash
6 1 (1.72%) Grunt
6 1 (1.72%) Bower
6 1 (1.72%) Appium
6 1 (1.72%) SonarQube
6 1 (1.72%) Mocha
6 1 (1.72%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.72%) JIRA
6 1 (1.72%) ReSharper
General
1 12 (20.69%) Finance
2 4 (6.90%) Banking
3 1 (1.72%) Retail
3 1 (1.72%) Legal
3 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (24.14%) J2EE
2 13 (22.41%) HTML
3 12 (20.69%) .NET
3 12 (20.69%) RESTful
4 11 (18.97%) SOAP
4 11 (18.97%) CSS
5 10 (17.24%) Spring
6 9 (15.52%) ASP.NET
7 8 (13.79%) JSON
8 7 (12.07%) jQuery
8 7 (12.07%) Web Services
9 6 (10.34%) JAX-RS
10 5 (8.62%) WCF
11 4 (6.90%) REST
11 4 (6.90%) PowerMock
11 4 (6.90%) XML
11 4 (6.90%) XSL
11 4 (6.90%) WSDL
11 4 (6.90%) JAX-RPC
11 4 (6.90%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.17%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (5.17%) Data Integration
2 2 (3.45%) User Experience
3 1 (1.72%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.72%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.72%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.72%) NHS
3 1 (1.72%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.72%) GIS
3 1 (1.72%) Replication
3 1 (1.72%) Online Banking
3 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.72%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.17%) Android
2 2 (3.45%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.72%) Windows
3 1 (1.72%) Linux
3 1 (1.72%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (32.76%) TDD
2 19 (32.76%) Scrum
3 12 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (20.69%) Pair Programming
4 11 (18.97%) Mentoring
5 9 (15.52%) Open Source
6 8 (13.79%) OO
6 8 (13.79%) ETL
7 7 (12.07%) E-Commerce
7 7 (12.07%) OOP
7 7 (12.07%) MVC
8 6 (10.34%) SOA
8 6 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (10.34%) Software Engineering
8 6 (10.34%) Software Delivery
9 5 (8.62%) SDLC
9 5 (8.62%) Integration Testing
10 4 (6.90%) Continuous Delivery
10 4 (6.90%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (36.21%) Java
2 20 (34.48%) SQL
3 19 (32.76%) JavaScript
4 15 (25.86%) C#
5 10 (17.24%) Scala
6 7 (12.07%) Groovy
7 5 (8.62%) T-SQL
8 2 (3.45%) Ruby
9 1 (1.72%) COBOL
9 1 (1.72%) R
9 1 (1.72%) CLIST
9 1 (1.72%) Python
9 1 (1.72%) Assembly Language
9 1 (1.72%) REXX
9 1 (1.72%) JCL
9 1 (1.72%) PHP
9 1 (1.72%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (8.62%) Degree
1 5 (8.62%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.90%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.72%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (1.72%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 8 (13.79%) Oracle
2 5 (8.62%) IBM
2 5 (8.62%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.45%) Tableau
3 2 (3.45%) Talend
3 2 (3.45%) Apigee
4 1 (1.72%) Kony
4 1 (1.72%) Vertica
4 1 (1.72%) Compuware
4 1 (1.72%) HP
4 1 (1.72%) Hyperion
4 1 (1.72%) Informatica
4 1 (1.72%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.72%) ESRI
4 1 (1.72%) Perforce
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