The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North West region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Developer
Rank 109 106 99
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 23 21 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.78% 0.82% 1.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.89% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 20
Average daily rate
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£425 £350 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +24.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £445 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £37.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-16.00% -11.76%
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2760 2363 2900
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.56% 92.74% 91.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1518 1112 1471
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £207 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 171 208
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -2.94%
Senior Developer
England

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 11 July 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 11 July 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
Cheshire +2 10 £493 +57.60% 7
Manchester 0 9 £325 -7.14% 46
Lancashire -17 2 - - 5
Merseyside - 2 £400 - 8
Cumbria - - - -
Senior Developer
England

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 32 (61.54%) Java
2 31 (59.62%) JavaScript
3 27 (51.92%) C#
4 23 (44.23%) HTML
5 21 (40.38%) TDD
6 19 (36.54%) jQuery
7 17 (32.69%) CSS
7 17 (32.69%) SQL
7 17 (32.69%) .NET
8 16 (30.77%) Linux
8 16 (30.77%) BDD
9 15 (28.85%) Web Services
9 15 (28.85%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (26.92%) Ajax
10 14 (26.92%) SQL Server
11 13 (25.00%) MVC
12 12 (23.08%) Finance
12 12 (23.08%) Spring
12 12 (23.08%) RESTful
12 12 (23.08%) Scala
12 12 (23.08%) HTML5
13 11 (21.15%) JSON
13 11 (21.15%) C++
13 11 (21.15%) PHP
14 10 (19.23%) J2EE
14 10 (19.23%) Oracle
14 10 (19.23%) Hibernate
14 10 (19.23%) Unit Testing
14 10 (19.23%) Open Source
15 9 (17.31%) CSS3

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

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 9 (17.31%) Tomcat
2 7 (13.46%) CMS
3 6 (11.54%) SharePoint
4 5 (9.62%) Escenic
4 5 (9.62%) Adobe CQ
4 5 (9.62%) WebSphere
4 5 (9.62%) MQSeries
4 5 (9.62%) WebLogic
5 2 (3.85%) Apache Solr
5 2 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.92%) IIS
6 1 (1.92%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.92%) InfoPath
2 1 (1.92%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.92%) Magento
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle E-Business Tax
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (26.92%) SQL Server
2 8 (15.38%) NoSQL
3 6 (11.54%) MySQL
4 5 (9.62%) Hadoop
4 5 (9.62%) Big Data
4 5 (9.62%) Relational Database
5 4 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (5.77%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (5.77%) RDBMS
6 3 (5.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (3.85%) Redis
7 2 (3.85%) QlikView
7 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (11.54%) Visual Studio
2 3 (5.77%) Maven
2 3 (5.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.85%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.92%) Hudson
4 1 (1.92%) WiX
4 1 (1.92%) JIRA
4 1 (1.92%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.92%) NUnit
General
1 12 (23.08%) Finance
2 3 (5.77%) Games
2 3 (5.77%) Retail
3 2 (3.85%) Local Government
4 1 (1.92%) Marketing
4 1 (1.92%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (44.23%) HTML
2 19 (36.54%) jQuery
3 17 (32.69%) .NET
3 17 (32.69%) CSS
4 15 (28.85%) Web Services
5 14 (26.92%) Ajax
6 12 (23.08%) Spring
6 12 (23.08%) RESTful
6 12 (23.08%) HTML5
7 11 (21.15%) JSON
8 10 (19.23%) Hibernate
8 10 (19.23%) J2EE
9 9 (17.31%) CSS3
10 8 (15.38%) XML
11 7 (13.46%) ASP.NET
11 7 (13.46%) EJB
11 7 (13.46%) JSF
12 5 (9.62%) Ruby on Rails
12 5 (9.62%) Java RMI
12 5 (9.62%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.23%) Open Source
2 4 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.85%) Taxonomies
4 1 (1.92%) Online Gambling
4 1 (1.92%) Semantic Web
4 1 (1.92%) Linked Data
4 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.92%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 16 (30.77%) Linux
2 4 (7.69%) Windows
3 2 (3.85%) Android
3 2 (3.85%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.92%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (40.38%) TDD
2 16 (30.77%) BDD
3 15 (28.85%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (25.00%) MVC
5 10 (19.23%) Unit Testing
6 9 (17.31%) Scrum
7 8 (15.38%) OOP
8 6 (11.54%) OO
8 6 (11.54%) OOD
8 6 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (9.62%) RUP
9 5 (9.62%) OOA/OOD
9 5 (9.62%) UML
9 5 (9.62%) Project Management
10 4 (7.69%) E-Commerce
11 3 (5.77%) Software Engineering
12 2 (3.85%) Systems Analysis
12 2 (3.85%) Data Management
12 2 (3.85%) Web Development
12 2 (3.85%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 32 (61.54%) Java
2 31 (59.62%) JavaScript
3 27 (51.92%) C#
4 17 (32.69%) SQL
5 12 (23.08%) Scala
6 11 (21.15%) C++
6 11 (21.15%) PHP
7 9 (17.31%) Python
8 8 (15.38%) Ruby
9 2 (3.85%) PowerShell
9 2 (3.85%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.92%) VB
10 1 (1.92%) VB6
10 1 (1.92%) SPARQL
10 1 (1.92%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (1.92%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.62%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (3.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) Puppet
1 1 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (19.23%) Oracle
2 7 (13.46%) JBoss
3 4 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.85%) TIBCO
4 2 (3.85%) Mercator
5 1 (1.92%) Adobe
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