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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Developer
Rank 103 114 105
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 34 18 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.07% 0.61% 1.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 0.66% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 10 11
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£375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £307 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £396 £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 £42.50 £42.38 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+0.29% -0.29%
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
2909 2717 3100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.48% 91.85% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1669 1347 1558
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £220 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 204 212
Average hourly rate £16.80 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.02% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +3 24 £344 -8.33% 52
Merseyside - 5 £375 - 6
Cheshire +4 2 £375 -16.66% 13
Cumbria - - - -
Lancashire - - - - 4
Senior Developer
England

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 31 (53.45%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (51.72%) Java
2 30 (51.72%) JavaScript
3 25 (43.10%) C#
4 23 (39.66%) HTML
5 21 (36.21%) TDD
6 20 (34.48%) Mentoring
7 18 (31.03%) .NET
7 18 (31.03%) CSS
8 17 (29.31%) SQL Server
9 16 (27.59%) PHP
9 16 (27.59%) SQL
9 16 (27.59%) Web Services
9 16 (27.59%) BDD
10 15 (25.86%) jQuery
10 15 (25.86%) Linux
10 15 (25.86%) OO
10 15 (25.86%) Scrum
11 13 (22.41%) Ajax
12 12 (20.69%) Spring
12 12 (20.69%) Python
13 11 (18.97%) J2EE
13 11 (18.97%) EJB
13 11 (18.97%) Scala
14 10 (17.24%) RESTful
14 10 (17.24%) Oracle
14 10 (17.24%) XML
14 10 (17.24%) MVC
14 10 (17.24%) Hibernate
15 9 (15.52%) C++

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (12.07%) Tomcat
2 6 (10.34%) CMS
3 5 (8.62%) WebSphere
3 5 (8.62%) WebLogic
3 5 (8.62%) MQSeries
3 5 (8.62%) Adobe CQ
3 5 (8.62%) Escenic
4 3 (5.17%) Confluence
5 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.72%) InfoPath
1 1 (1.72%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Magento
2 1 (1.72%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.45%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (29.31%) SQL Server
2 8 (13.79%) MySQL
3 7 (12.07%) NoSQL
4 6 (10.34%) Relational Database
5 5 (8.62%) Big Data
5 5 (8.62%) Hadoop
5 5 (8.62%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (6.90%) SQL Server 2000
6 4 (6.90%) RDBMS
7 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database
7 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (13.79%) Git (software)
2 6 (10.34%) Visual Studio
3 5 (8.62%) JIRA
4 4 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (6.90%) Eclipse
5 3 (5.17%) Subversion
5 3 (5.17%) Gradle
5 3 (5.17%) Jenkins
6 2 (3.45%) Sinon.JS
6 2 (3.45%) QUnit
6 2 (3.45%) Jasmine
6 2 (3.45%) Mercurial
6 2 (3.45%) Hudson
6 2 (3.45%) JUnit
7 1 (1.72%) NUnit
7 1 (1.72%) Maven
7 1 (1.72%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (1.72%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.72%) Trac
General
1 8 (13.79%) Finance
2 5 (8.62%) Retail
3 3 (5.17%) Games
4 2 (3.45%) Marketing
4 2 (3.45%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (39.66%) HTML
2 18 (31.03%) .NET
2 18 (31.03%) CSS
3 16 (27.59%) Web Services
4 15 (25.86%) jQuery
5 13 (22.41%) Ajax
6 12 (20.69%) Spring
7 11 (18.97%) J2EE
7 11 (18.97%) EJB
8 10 (17.24%) RESTful
8 10 (17.24%) XML
8 10 (17.24%) Hibernate
9 9 (15.52%) HTML5
10 8 (13.79%) JSON
10 8 (13.79%) CSS3
10 8 (13.79%) JSF
11 6 (10.34%) LAMP
12 5 (8.62%) Ruby on Rails
12 5 (8.62%) Struts
12 5 (8.62%) Java RMI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.52%) Open Source
2 3 (5.17%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.72%) Derivative
4 1 (1.72%) EPoS
4 1 (1.72%) NHS
4 1 (1.72%) W3C
4 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.72%) Semantic Web
4 1 (1.72%) Online Gambling
4 1 (1.72%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.72%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 15 (25.86%) Linux
2 5 (8.62%) Windows
3 2 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (3.45%) UNIX
3 2 (3.45%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.72%) Android
4 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (53.45%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (36.21%) TDD
3 20 (34.48%) Mentoring
4 16 (27.59%) BDD
5 15 (25.86%) OO
5 15 (25.86%) Scrum
6 10 (17.24%) MVC
7 9 (15.52%) OOD
7 9 (15.52%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (13.79%) Unit Testing
8 8 (13.79%) OOP
9 7 (12.07%) E-Commerce
10 5 (8.62%) OOA/OOD
10 5 (8.62%) UML
10 5 (8.62%) RUP
11 4 (6.90%) Web Development
11 4 (6.90%) Service Delivery
12 2 (3.45%) DevOps
12 2 (3.45%) Web Application Development
12 2 (3.45%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 30 (51.72%) Java
1 30 (51.72%) JavaScript
2 25 (43.10%) C#
3 16 (27.59%) PHP
3 16 (27.59%) SQL
4 12 (20.69%) Python
5 11 (18.97%) Scala
6 9 (15.52%) C++
7 7 (12.07%) Ruby
8 1 (1.72%) VB6
8 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.72%) VB
8 1 (1.72%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 3 (5.17%) SC Cleared
1 3 (5.17%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.62%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.72%) Puppet
1 1 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (17.24%) Oracle
2 5 (8.62%) JBoss
3 3 (5.17%) TIBCO
3 3 (5.17%) Red Hat
3 3 (5.17%) Atlassian
4 2 (3.45%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.72%) Adobe
5 1 (1.72%) Mercator
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