The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Developer
England / North West
Rank 88 74 118
Rank change year-on-year -14 +44  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 44 87 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.70% 2.27% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.79% 2.40% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 47 26
Median daily rate £425 £431 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.44% +7.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £325 £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £532 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £36.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £43.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -28.48% +14.66%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2453 3621 3439
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 95.00% 94.35% 94.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1539 2157 1805
Median daily rate £378 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 172 206
Median hourly rate £16.50 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.00% +31.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.37 £11.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in the North West

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Developer in the North West

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Developer in the North West over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Developer in the North West

Senior Developer
Contractor 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 in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Developer 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Developer within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
Manchester -4 22 £375 -9.09% 51
Cheshire +10 12 £450 -8.44% 17
Merseyside +7 8 £500 +53.84% 3
Lancashire +4 2 £388 -10.40% 8
Senior Developer
England

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 North West region featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 52 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (45.65%) JavaScript
3 35 (38.04%) HTML
3 35 (38.04%) .NET
4 34 (36.96%) Java
5 33 (35.87%) C#
5 33 (35.87%) TDD
6 31 (33.70%) Scrum
7 30 (32.61%) ASP.NET
8 28 (30.43%) CSS
9 25 (27.17%) SQL Server
9 25 (27.17%) MVC
10 21 (22.83%) HTML5
11 20 (21.74%) jQuery
12 18 (19.57%) Continuous Integration
12 18 (19.57%) Umbraco
13 17 (18.48%) ASP.NET Web API
14 16 (17.39%) Git (software)
15 15 (16.30%) SQL
16 14 (15.22%) Data Modelling
16 14 (15.22%) CMS
16 14 (15.22%) Team Foundation Server
16 14 (15.22%) SQL Server 2008
17 13 (14.13%) RESTful
17 13 (14.13%) Finance
17 13 (14.13%) OOD
17 13 (14.13%) OO
17 13 (14.13%) Web Services
17 13 (14.13%) BDD
17 13 (14.13%) Microservices

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 18 (19.57%) Umbraco
2 14 (15.22%) CMS
3 4 (4.35%) Apache Spark
3 4 (4.35%) EPiServer
4 3 (3.26%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.17%) Apache
5 2 (2.17%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.09%) Drupal
6 1 (1.09%) GlassFish
6 1 (1.09%) JBoss
6 1 (1.09%) NServiceBus
6 1 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.09%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.09%) SilverStripe
6 1 (1.09%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.09%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.09%) WebLogic Integration
6 1 (1.09%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (1.09%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 4 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.09%) Magento
2 1 (1.09%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.35%) PaaS
2 4 (4.35%) SaaS
3 3 (3.26%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (3.26%) GitHub
4 2 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.09%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.09%) HTTP
1 1 (1.09%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (27.17%) SQL Server
2 14 (15.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (14.13%) SQL Server 2014
4 7 (7.61%) MySQL
5 6 (6.52%) NoSQL
6 5 (5.43%) MongoDB
6 5 (5.43%) Oracle Database
6 5 (5.43%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (4.35%) Big Data
7 4 (4.35%) Hadoop
7 4 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (3.26%) JasperReports
8 3 (3.26%) Relational Database
8 3 (3.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (1.09%) IDMS
10 1 (1.09%) Oracle BI EE
10 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 16 (17.39%) Git (software)
2 14 (15.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (7.61%) JIRA
4 6 (6.52%) Mercurial
5 4 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (4.35%) Bitbucket
5 4 (4.35%) Eclipse
5 4 (4.35%) Hudson
5 4 (4.35%) IntelliJ
5 4 (4.35%) JUnit
5 4 (4.35%) Mockito
5 4 (4.35%) MyEclipse
5 4 (4.35%) StarTeam
6 3 (3.26%) Babel
6 3 (3.26%) NUnit
6 3 (3.26%) Subversion
7 2 (2.17%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.17%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.09%) Jasmine
8 1 (1.09%) Moq
General
1 13 (14.13%) Finance
2 1 (1.09%) Banking
2 1 (1.09%) Front Office
2 1 (1.09%) Prime Brokerage
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (38.04%) .NET
1 35 (38.04%) HTML
2 30 (32.61%) ASP.NET
3 28 (30.43%) CSS
4 21 (22.83%) HTML5
5 20 (21.74%) jQuery
6 17 (18.48%) ASP.NET Web API
7 13 (14.13%) RESTful
7 13 (14.13%) Web Services
8 12 (13.04%) AngularJS
8 12 (13.04%) REST
9 9 (9.78%) React
9 9 (9.78%) Spring
10 7 (7.61%) CSS3
10 7 (7.61%) J2EE
11 6 (6.52%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (6.52%) SOAP
12 5 (5.43%) EJB
12 5 (5.43%) JSF
13 4 (4.35%) EJB 3.0
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.70%) Mobile App
2 6 (6.52%) User Experience
3 4 (4.35%) Client/Server
3 4 (4.35%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.17%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.17%) Derivative
5 1 (1.09%) Clustering
5 1 (1.09%) DataPower
5 1 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.09%) iPad
5 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.09%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.43%) Linux
2 4 (4.35%) VME
3 2 (2.17%) Android
4 1 (1.09%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (35.87%) TDD
3 31 (33.70%) Scrum
4 25 (27.17%) MVC
5 18 (19.57%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (15.22%) Data Modelling
7 13 (14.13%) BDD
7 13 (14.13%) Microservices
7 13 (14.13%) OO
7 13 (14.13%) OOD
8 8 (8.70%) DevOps
8 8 (8.70%) Pair Programming
8 8 (8.70%) Software Engineering
9 7 (7.61%) High Availability
9 7 (7.61%) OOP
9 7 (7.61%) SOA
10 6 (6.52%) Continuous Delivery
10 6 (6.52%) Mentoring
11 5 (5.43%) API Design
11 5 (5.43%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 42 (45.65%) JavaScript
2 34 (36.96%) Java
3 33 (35.87%) C#
4 15 (16.30%) SQL
5 12 (13.04%) Python
6 9 (9.78%) Scala
7 7 (7.61%) Ruby
8 6 (6.52%) PHP
9 4 (4.35%) Clojure
9 4 (4.35%) COBOL
9 4 (4.35%) Groovy
10 3 (3.26%) TypeScript
11 2 (2.17%) Perl
11 2 (2.17%) PL/SQL
11 2 (2.17%) T-SQL
12 1 (1.09%) Apple Swift
12 1 (1.09%) F#
12 1 (1.09%) Go
12 1 (1.09%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2 (2.17%) Degree
2 1 (1.09%) DBS Check
2 1 (1.09%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.26%) QA
2 1 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.09%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (1.09%) EMIR
2 1 (1.09%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (7.61%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.09%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 8 (8.70%) Oracle
2 7 (7.61%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.35%) HP
3 4 (4.35%) ICL
3 4 (4.35%) Sitecore
4 2 (2.17%) Apigee
4 2 (2.17%) Xamarin
4 2 (2.17%) Zend
5 1 (1.09%) FatWire
5 1 (1.09%) Google
5 1 (1.09%) hybris
5 1 (1.09%) Hyperion
5 1 (1.09%) IBM
5 1 (1.09%) Kony
5 1 (1.09%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.09%) Sybase
5 1 (1.09%) Talend
5 1 (1.09%) Yahoo!
Merseyside
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 3 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 7 days ago
Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 6 days ago