The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Merseyside during the 3 months to 28 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
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 38 37
Rank change year-on-year +8 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 16 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 4.72% 1.20% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.92% 1.29% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 1
Median daily rate £425 £325 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.76% -25.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £313 £431
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £338 £444
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £430 £400
% change year-on-year -4.06% +7.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £38.75 £42.00
% change year-on-year +6.45% -7.73%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside. 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
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 325 311 358
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 95.87% 93.67% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 751 608 650
Median daily rate £400 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +13.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £219 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £500 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 49 49
Median hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.84% -13.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £10.50 £12.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £14.67 £20.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

Job postings that featured Senior Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Merseyside.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in Merseyside

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Developer in Merseyside

Senior Developer
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Developer within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +2 7 £425 +30.76% 2
Senior Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 Merseyside region featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 21 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (83.33%) TDD
2 20 (83.33%) Java
3 11 (45.83%) JavaScript
4 10 (41.67%) HTML
4 10 (41.67%) MySQL
4 10 (41.67%) CSS
4 10 (41.67%) OOD
4 10 (41.67%) DevOps
4 10 (41.67%) Microservices
4 10 (41.67%) Greenfield Project
5 9 (37.50%) Continuous Delivery
5 9 (37.50%) Spring Boot
5 9 (37.50%) Jenkins
5 9 (37.50%) Open Source
5 9 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (37.50%) Kanban
5 9 (37.50%) Scrum
5 9 (37.50%) Git (software)
5 9 (37.50%) RESTful
5 9 (37.50%) BDD
5 9 (37.50%) MongoDB
5 9 (37.50%) Linux
5 9 (37.50%) Oracle
5 9 (37.50%) Spring
6 8 (33.33%) React
6 8 (33.33%) Coaching
6 8 (33.33%) Oracle Database
6 8 (33.33%) Ember.js
7 4 (16.67%) J2EE

Senior Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 2 (8.33%) EPiServer
1 2 (8.33%) Umbraco
2 1 (4.17%) CMS
2 1 (4.17%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) GitHub
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (41.67%) MySQL
2 9 (37.50%) MongoDB
3 8 (33.33%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.17%) NoSQL
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (37.50%) Git (software)
1 9 (37.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.17%) Octopus Deploy
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (41.67%) CSS
1 10 (41.67%) HTML
2 9 (37.50%) RESTful
2 9 (37.50%) Spring
2 9 (37.50%) Spring Boot
3 8 (33.33%) Ember.js
3 8 (33.33%) React
4 4 (16.67%) J2EE
5 3 (12.50%) .NET
6 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET
7 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (4.17%) CSS3
7 1 (4.17%) HTML5
7 1 (4.17%) REST
7 1 (4.17%) SOAP
7 1 (4.17%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (41.67%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (37.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (83.33%) TDD
3 10 (41.67%) DevOps
3 10 (41.67%) Microservices
3 10 (41.67%) OOD
4 9 (37.50%) BDD
4 9 (37.50%) Continuous Delivery
4 9 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (37.50%) Kanban
4 9 (37.50%) Open Source
4 9 (37.50%) Scrum
5 8 (33.33%) Coaching
6 3 (12.50%) API Design
7 2 (8.33%) MVC
8 1 (4.17%) CRM
8 1 (4.17%) Front End Development
8 1 (4.17%) OOP
8 1 (4.17%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 20 (83.33%) Java
2 11 (45.83%) JavaScript
3 3 (12.50%) C#
4 2 (8.33%) SQL
5 1 (4.17%) PHP
5 1 (4.17%) PHP 5
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) Oracle
2 2 (8.33%) Sitecore
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft