The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Liverpool during the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Senior Developer
Merseyside / Liverpool
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 33 32
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 7 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Liverpool 2.61% 1.59% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.72% 1.68% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 1
Median daily rate £425 £325 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.76% -25.71%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.94% +6.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +26.92% -18.75%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Liverpool. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Liverpool
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 257 238 252
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 95.90% 94.44% 94.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 133 143
Median daily rate £388 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.72% +13.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £275 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 10
Median hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.84% -7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £12.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.34 £21.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Liverpool

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Liverpool that featured Senior Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in Liverpool

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior Developer in Liverpool.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Developer in Liverpool

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, Senior Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Liverpool region featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 14 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (72.22%) TDD
2 13 (72.22%) Java
3 10 (55.56%) DevOps
3 10 (55.56%) OOD
4 8 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (22.22%) API Design
5 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 4 (22.22%) C#
5 4 (22.22%) .NET
6 3 (16.67%) SQL
6 3 (16.67%) HTML
6 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET
6 3 (16.67%) CSS
6 3 (16.67%) Microservices
6 3 (16.67%) Umbraco
6 3 (16.67%) EPiServer
6 3 (16.67%) Sitecore
7 2 (11.11%) HTML5
7 2 (11.11%) CSS3
7 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
7 2 (11.11%) MySQL
7 2 (11.11%) MVC
7 2 (11.11%) Pair Programming
7 2 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (5.56%) Spring
8 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (5.56%) WCF
8 1 (5.56%) PHP 5
8 1 (5.56%) CMS

Senior Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (16.67%) EPiServer
1 3 (16.67%) Umbraco
2 1 (5.56%) CMS
2 1 (5.56%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) GitHub
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) MySQL
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.56%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.56%) Octopus Deploy
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) .NET
2 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 3 (16.67%) CSS
2 3 (16.67%) HTML
3 2 (11.11%) CSS3
3 2 (11.11%) HTML5
4 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (5.56%) REST
4 1 (5.56%) RESTful
4 1 (5.56%) SOAP
4 1 (5.56%) Spring
4 1 (5.56%) Spring Boot
4 1 (5.56%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (72.22%) TDD
3 10 (55.56%) DevOps
3 10 (55.56%) OOD
4 8 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (22.22%) API Design
6 3 (16.67%) Microservices
7 2 (11.11%) MVC
7 2 (11.11%) Pair Programming
8 1 (5.56%) BDD
8 1 (5.56%) Continuous Delivery
8 1 (5.56%) CRM
8 1 (5.56%) Front End Development
8 1 (5.56%) Kanban
8 1 (5.56%) OOP
8 1 (5.56%) Open Source
8 1 (5.56%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 13 (72.22%) Java
2 4 (22.22%) C#
2 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 3 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (5.56%) PHP
4 1 (5.56%) PHP 5
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Sitecore
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle