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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Developer
Rank 101 104 89
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 42 26 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.29% 0.94% 1.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.41% 1.03% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 11 18
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£375 £365 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +21.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £288 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £390 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £40.57 £51.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £43.75
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -11.42%
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
2977 2518 2824
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.24% 91.03% 92.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1768 1242 1418
Average daily rate £356 £335 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.34% -0.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 198 188
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £41.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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 30 October 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 30 October 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 +13 32 £350 -6.66% 43
Cheshire +1 4 £375 - 11
Lancashire - 4 £375 - 7
Merseyside - - - - 6
Cumbria - - - -
Senior Developer
England

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 42 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (50.72%) JavaScript
3 30 (43.48%) Java
4 29 (42.03%) HTML
5 26 (37.68%) C#
6 24 (34.78%) TDD
7 23 (33.33%) Scrum
8 22 (31.88%) CSS
9 21 (30.43%) PHP
10 20 (28.99%) Mentoring
11 19 (27.54%) SQL
11 19 (27.54%) .NET
11 19 (27.54%) Web Services
12 17 (24.64%) SQL Server
12 17 (24.64%) Git (software)
13 16 (23.19%) Linux
13 16 (23.19%) MVC
14 15 (21.74%) OO
14 15 (21.74%) Python
14 15 (21.74%) jQuery
15 14 (20.29%) RESTful
16 13 (18.84%) Continuous Integration
16 13 (18.84%) Ruby
17 11 (15.94%) Ajax
17 11 (15.94%) JSON
17 11 (15.94%) Open Source
17 11 (15.94%) BDD
18 10 (14.49%) ASP.NET
19 9 (13.04%) Oracle
19 9 (13.04%) Visual Studio

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

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 4 (5.80%) Node.js
2 3 (4.35%) CMS
2 3 (4.35%) Apache
2 3 (4.35%) Orchard CMS
2 3 (4.35%) Confluence
2 3 (4.35%) Apache Solr
2 3 (4.35%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.45%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (5.80%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.35%) Mingle
3 1 (1.45%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (7.25%) Magento
2 1 (1.45%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.45%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.90%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (24.64%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (10.14%) NoSQL
4 6 (8.70%) Relational Database
4 6 (8.70%) RavenDB
5 5 (7.25%) MySQL
6 4 (5.80%) RDBMS
6 4 (5.80%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (2.90%) Oracle Database
8 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (1.45%) MongoDB
9 1 (1.45%) Cognos Analysis Studio
9 1 (1.45%) Cognos Report Studio
9 1 (1.45%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 17 (24.64%) Git (software)
2 9 (13.04%) Visual Studio
3 5 (7.25%) JIRA
3 5 (7.25%) Jasmine
4 4 (5.80%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (5.80%) Eclipse
5 3 (4.35%) Subversion
5 3 (4.35%) Gradle
5 3 (4.35%) Jenkins
5 3 (4.35%) Grunt
5 3 (4.35%) PhantomJS
5 3 (4.35%) Bower
5 3 (4.35%) CasperJS
6 2 (2.90%) Sinon.JS
6 2 (2.90%) QUnit
6 2 (2.90%) Mercurial
6 2 (2.90%) JUnit
7 1 (1.45%) Maven
7 1 (1.45%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (1.45%) Hudson
General
1 7 (10.14%) Retail
2 3 (4.35%) Finance
3 2 (2.90%) Marketing
3 2 (2.90%) Games
3 2 (2.90%) Banking
3 2 (2.90%) Multimedia
3 2 (2.90%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (42.03%) HTML
2 22 (31.88%) CSS
3 19 (27.54%) .NET
3 19 (27.54%) Web Services
4 15 (21.74%) jQuery
5 14 (20.29%) RESTful
6 11 (15.94%) Ajax
6 11 (15.94%) JSON
7 10 (14.49%) ASP.NET
8 9 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (11.59%) EJB
9 8 (11.59%) J2EE
9 8 (11.59%) XML
10 7 (10.14%) Spring
10 7 (10.14%) Sass
11 6 (8.70%) Ruby on Rails
12 5 (7.25%) Hibernate
12 5 (7.25%) XHTML
12 5 (7.25%) Django
13 4 (5.80%) EJB 3.0
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.94%) Open Source
2 5 (7.25%) NHS
3 4 (5.80%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (4.35%) User Experience
5 1 (1.45%) Derivative
5 1 (1.45%) EPoS
5 1 (1.45%) W3C
5 1 (1.45%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 16 (23.19%) Linux
2 5 (7.25%) Windows
3 2 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (2.90%) Mac OS X
3 2 (2.90%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (34.78%) TDD
3 23 (33.33%) Scrum
4 20 (28.99%) Mentoring
5 16 (23.19%) MVC
6 15 (21.74%) OO
7 13 (18.84%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (15.94%) BDD
9 9 (13.04%) E-Commerce
10 8 (11.59%) Unit Testing
11 5 (7.25%) OOP
11 5 (7.25%) Web Development
11 5 (7.25%) Kanban
12 4 (5.80%) Service Delivery
12 4 (5.80%) OOD
12 4 (5.80%) Software Engineering
13 3 (4.35%) Web Design
13 3 (4.35%) Pair Programming
13 3 (4.35%) Workflow
13 3 (4.35%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 35 (50.72%) JavaScript
2 30 (43.48%) Java
3 26 (37.68%) C#
4 21 (30.43%) PHP
5 19 (27.54%) SQL
6 15 (21.74%) Python
7 13 (18.84%) Ruby
8 9 (13.04%) C++
9 7 (10.14%) Scala
10 4 (5.80%) T-SQL
11 3 (4.35%) PL/SQL
12 2 (2.90%) Shell Script
13 1 (1.45%) VB6
13 1 (1.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (8.70%) Degree
2 3 (4.35%) SC Cleared
2 3 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 9 (13.04%) Oracle
2 8 (11.59%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.35%) Red Hat
3 3 (4.35%) TIBCO
3 3 (4.35%) Atlassian
4 2 (2.90%) Sybase
5 1 (1.45%) Adobe
5 1 (1.45%) Cognos
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