Period
to 21 January 2020

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 21 January 2020.

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
England > North West
6 months to
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 115 143 128
Rank change year-on-year +28 -15 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 81 68 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.64% 1.21% 1.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.75% 1.28% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 57 67
North West median daily rate £425 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +11.76% -2.30%
10th Percentile £329 £361 £363
90th Percentile £537 £575 £538
England median daily rate £525 £525 £525
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £72.50 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +70.59% -5.56% +4.05%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 4,625 5,318 5,114
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.83% 94.68% 95.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,891 3,329 3,262
North West median daily rate £425 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.99% +0.25% -
10th Percentile £213 £242 £238
90th Percentile £575 £588 £598
England median daily rate £463 £465 £450
% change year-on-year -0.54% +3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 263 320 263
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £17.74
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +12.74% +1.37%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.28 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.00 £47.50 £48.46
England median hourly rate £18.95 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year +1.34% +1.08% -

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

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 6 months to 21 January 2020.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 21 January 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +42 69 £425 -10.53% 108
Cheshire +15 9 £485 -2.96% 15
Lancashire +22 3 £413 -22.17% 5
Senior Developer
England

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 January 2020, Senior Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 41 (50.62%) .NET
2 32 (39.51%) C#
2 32 (39.51%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (35.80%) JavaScript
4 25 (30.86%) TDD
5 22 (27.16%) Java
6 21 (25.93%) MVC
7 20 (24.69%) SQL
8 19 (23.46%) Azure
9 18 (22.22%) RESTful
9 18 (22.22%) CSS
10 17 (20.99%) HTML
10 17 (20.99%) AWS
11 15 (18.52%) MySQL
11 15 (18.52%) Unit Testing
12 14 (17.28%) MongoDB
13 13 (16.05%) Node.js
13 13 (16.05%) AngularJS
14 12 (14.81%) NoSQL
14 12 (14.81%) ASP.NET
15 11 (13.58%) Software Engineering
15 11 (13.58%) React
15 11 (13.58%) .NET Core
16 10 (12.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 10 (12.35%) NUnit
16 10 (12.35%) Scrum
16 10 (12.35%) VBA
16 10 (12.35%) PHP
17 9 (11.11%) MS Visio
17 9 (11.11%) Microsoft

Senior Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 3 (3.70%) NServiceBus
2 1 (1.23%) Apache
2 1 (1.23%) nginx
Applications
1 9 (11.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (4.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.23%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 19 (23.46%) Azure
2 17 (20.99%) AWS
3 9 (11.11%) SaaS
3 9 (11.11%) Serverless
4 5 (6.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 5 (6.17%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (6.17%) Amazon S3
4 5 (6.17%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (6.17%) AWS Lambda
4 5 (6.17%) GCP
4 5 (6.17%) GitHub
5 4 (4.94%) Azure Functions
5 4 (4.94%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (4.94%) Power Platform
6 3 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (18.52%) MySQL
2 14 (17.28%) MongoDB
3 12 (14.81%) NoSQL
4 10 (12.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 8 (9.88%) Redis
5 8 (9.88%) SQL Server
6 6 (7.41%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (6.17%) Relational Database
7 5 (6.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (4.94%) Power BI
8 4 (4.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (1.23%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (1.23%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (1.23%) Data Lake
9 1 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.23%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 10 (12.35%) NUnit
2 9 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 5 (6.17%) GitLab
3 5 (6.17%) JSUnit
4 4 (4.94%) Cucumber
5 3 (3.70%) Grunt
5 3 (3.70%) gulp
5 3 (3.70%) JIRA
5 3 (3.70%) webpack
6 1 (1.23%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.23%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.23%) PHPUnit
6 1 (1.23%) Subversion
6 1 (1.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (6.17%) Public Sector
1 5 (6.17%) Publishing
2 4 (4.94%) Law
3 1 (1.23%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (50.62%) .NET
2 18 (22.22%) CSS
2 18 (22.22%) RESTful
3 17 (20.99%) HTML
4 13 (16.05%) AngularJS
4 13 (16.05%) Node.js
5 12 (14.81%) ASP.NET
6 11 (13.58%) .NET Core
6 11 (13.58%) React
7 9 (11.11%) REST
7 9 (11.11%) Spring
7 9 (11.11%) Spring Boot
8 7 (8.64%) Angular 2
8 7 (8.64%) Web Services
9 5 (6.17%) HTML5
9 5 (6.17%) React Native
9 5 (6.17%) Vue.js
10 4 (4.94%) Apache Camel
10 4 (4.94%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (4.94%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.64%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (6.17%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (6.17%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.23%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.41%) Linux
2 5 (6.17%) Android
3 4 (4.94%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.23%) Debian
4 1 (1.23%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (39.51%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (30.86%) TDD
3 21 (25.93%) MVC
4 15 (18.52%) Unit Testing
5 11 (13.58%) Software Engineering
6 10 (12.35%) Scrum
7 9 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (11.11%) SOLID
8 8 (9.88%) Mentoring
8 8 (9.88%) OO
8 8 (9.88%) OOP
9 7 (8.64%) Coaching
9 7 (8.64%) Kanban
9 7 (8.64%) Microservices
10 6 (7.41%) API Design
10 6 (7.41%) Continuous Delivery
10 6 (7.41%) DevOps
10 6 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
10 6 (7.41%) Software Delivery
11 5 (6.17%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 32 (39.51%) C#
2 29 (35.80%) JavaScript
3 22 (27.16%) Java
4 20 (24.69%) SQL
5 10 (12.35%) PHP
5 10 (12.35%) VBA
6 8 (9.88%) Java 8
6 8 (9.88%) TypeScript
7 7 (8.64%) ES6
7 7 (8.64%) ES7
8 5 (6.17%) ES8
9 4 (4.94%) Python
10 3 (3.70%) C
11 1 (1.23%) Groovy
11 1 (1.23%) Kotlin
11 1 (1.23%) PHP 7
11 1 (1.23%) Ruby
11 1 (1.23%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (4.94%) BPSS Clearance
1 4 (4.94%) DBS Check
1 4 (4.94%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.47%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 6 (7.41%) Docker
2 4 (4.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.47%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 9 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.70%) Xamarin