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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Developer
Rank 111 116 113
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 32 16 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.02% 0.56% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 0.60% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 12 10
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£375 £368 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £301 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £443 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £45.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £38.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-48.38% -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
2874 2645 3045
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.00% 92.29% 92.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1602 1315 1547
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £219 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 203 218
Average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% -0.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -5 15 £350 -6.66% 52
Cheshire +2 9 £493 +51.53% 10
Merseyside - 5 £375 - 9
Cumbria - - - -
Lancashire - - - - 5
Senior Developer
England

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 28 (54.90%) C#
2 27 (52.94%) Java
3 25 (49.02%) JavaScript
4 20 (39.22%) .NET
5 19 (37.25%) SQL Server
6 18 (35.29%) TDD
6 18 (35.29%) HTML
7 17 (33.33%) SQL
8 16 (31.37%) Linux
9 14 (27.45%) Web Services
10 13 (25.49%) CSS
10 13 (25.49%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (25.49%) jQuery
10 13 (25.49%) BDD
11 12 (23.53%) Spring
12 11 (21.57%) Ajax
12 11 (21.57%) Scrum
12 11 (21.57%) EJB
12 11 (21.57%) Python
12 11 (21.57%) Scala
13 10 (19.61%) Oracle
13 10 (19.61%) J2EE
13 10 (19.61%) PHP
13 10 (19.61%) OO
13 10 (19.61%) Hibernate
14 9 (17.65%) Finance
14 9 (17.65%) C++
14 9 (17.65%) OOD
14 9 (17.65%) Open Source
14 9 (17.65%) RESTful

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (13.73%) Tomcat
2 6 (11.76%) CMS
3 5 (9.80%) WebSphere
3 5 (9.80%) MQSeries
3 5 (9.80%) WebLogic
3 5 (9.80%) Escenic
3 5 (9.80%) Adobe CQ
4 3 (5.88%) Confluence
4 3 (5.88%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.96%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (3.92%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.96%) InfoPath
2 1 (1.96%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (37.25%) SQL Server
2 7 (13.73%) NoSQL
3 6 (11.76%) Relational Database
4 5 (9.80%) Big Data
4 5 (9.80%) MySQL
4 5 (9.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (9.80%) Hadoop
5 4 (7.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (7.84%) RDBMS
5 4 (7.84%) SQL Server 2000
5 4 (7.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (3.92%) Oracle Database
7 2 (3.92%) QlikView
7 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.96%) Redis
Development Applications
1 6 (11.76%) Visual Studio
2 4 (7.84%) JIRA
2 4 (7.84%) Eclipse
2 4 (7.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (5.88%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.88%) Gradle
4 2 (3.92%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.92%) JUnit
4 2 (3.92%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.96%) Hudson
5 1 (1.96%) NUnit
5 1 (1.96%) Subversion
5 1 (1.96%) Maven
5 1 (1.96%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle Forms
General
1 9 (17.65%) Finance
2 3 (5.88%) Retail
3 2 (3.92%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.96%) Marketing
4 1 (1.96%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (39.22%) .NET
2 18 (35.29%) HTML
3 14 (27.45%) Web Services
4 13 (25.49%) CSS
4 13 (25.49%) jQuery
5 12 (23.53%) Spring
6 11 (21.57%) Ajax
6 11 (21.57%) EJB
7 10 (19.61%) J2EE
7 10 (19.61%) Hibernate
8 9 (17.65%) RESTful
9 8 (15.69%) JSF
9 8 (15.69%) JSON
9 8 (15.69%) XML
10 6 (11.76%) HTML5
11 5 (9.80%) CSS3
11 5 (9.80%) LAMP
11 5 (9.80%) Struts
11 5 (9.80%) Java RMI
11 5 (9.80%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.65%) Open Source
2 3 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.96%) Linked Data
3 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.96%) EPoS
3 1 (1.96%) NHS
3 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.96%) Online Gambling
3 1 (1.96%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 16 (31.37%) Linux
2 5 (9.80%) Windows
3 2 (3.92%) UNIX
3 2 (3.92%) Mac OS X
3 2 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.96%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (35.29%) TDD
2 13 (25.49%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (25.49%) BDD
3 11 (21.57%) Scrum
4 10 (19.61%) OO
5 9 (17.65%) OOD
6 8 (15.69%) Unit Testing
7 7 (13.73%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (13.73%) OOP
7 7 (13.73%) MVC
8 5 (9.80%) OOA/OOD
8 5 (9.80%) RUP
8 5 (9.80%) UML
9 4 (7.84%) E-Commerce
9 4 (7.84%) Service Delivery
10 3 (5.88%) Project Management
10 3 (5.88%) Web Development
11 2 (3.92%) Software Engineering
11 2 (3.92%) Performance Tuning
11 2 (3.92%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 28 (54.90%) C#
2 27 (52.94%) Java
3 25 (49.02%) JavaScript
4 17 (33.33%) SQL
5 11 (21.57%) Python
5 11 (21.57%) Scala
6 10 (19.61%) PHP
7 9 (17.65%) C++
8 7 (13.73%) Ruby
9 2 (3.92%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.96%) VB
10 1 (1.96%) VB6
10 1 (1.96%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 3 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 3 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.92%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.80%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.96%) Puppet
1 1 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (19.61%) Oracle
2 5 (9.80%) JBoss
3 3 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.88%) TIBCO
3 3 (5.88%) Atlassian
4 2 (3.92%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.96%) Mercator
5 1 (1.96%) Adobe
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