Period
to 13 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £492 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 138 116 97
Rank change year-on-year -22 -19 +44
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 86 88 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.43% 1.55% 2.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.51% 1.62% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 74 106
North West median daily rate £492 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.80% -5.56% -3.54%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £310
90th Percentile £556 £538 £550
England median daily rate £525 £525 £480
% change year-on-year - +9.38% +1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
North West median hourly rate - - £34.01
England median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £43.63
% change year-on-year -5.56% +3.15% +21.11%

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 5,694 5,418 6,148
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.58% 95.32% 94.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,578 3,436 3,962
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £235 £250 £235
90th Percentile £575 £588 £550
England median daily rate £459 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +1.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 342 256 220
North West median hourly rate £19.21 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.94% +14.29% -11.39%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £10.99
90th Percentile £45.45 £48.75 £45.27
England median hourly rate £18.12 £18.70 £18.38
% change year-on-year -3.13% +1.77% +2.08%

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 13 December 2018.

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 13 December 2018. 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 -9 55 £490 +22.46% 83
Merseyside 0 12 £400 -15.79% 17
Lancashire -30 10 £538 +26.47% 8
Cheshire -5 7 £400 -16.88% 19
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, 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 55 (63.95%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (62.79%) Java
3 28 (32.56%) JavaScript
3 28 (32.56%) SQL
4 26 (30.23%) TDD
4 26 (30.23%) Spring
4 26 (30.23%) Java 8
5 21 (24.42%) CSS
5 21 (24.42%) Microservices
6 20 (23.26%) AngularJS
6 20 (23.26%) PostgreSQL
7 19 (22.09%) SOA
8 18 (20.93%) HTML
8 18 (20.93%) Spring Boot
9 17 (19.77%) Git (software)
9 17 (19.77%) C#
10 16 (18.60%) DevOps
11 15 (17.44%) RESTful
12 14 (16.28%) BDD
12 14 (16.28%) .NET
12 14 (16.28%) SQL Server
13 13 (15.12%) Spring Security
13 13 (15.12%) Microsoft Azure
14 11 (12.79%) MongoDB
14 11 (12.79%) React
14 11 (12.79%) Hibernate
15 10 (11.63%) Web Services
15 10 (11.63%) Amazon AWS
15 10 (11.63%) Sass
16 9 (10.47%) Jenkins

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 8 (9.30%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (6.98%) Apache Solr
2 6 (6.98%) Mule
3 4 (4.65%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.49%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.16%) Apache
5 1 (1.16%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.16%) CMS
5 1 (1.16%) Drupal
5 1 (1.16%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Distributed Ledger
1 1 (1.16%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 13 (15.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (11.63%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (6.98%) Apigee
4 5 (5.81%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 3 (3.49%) GitHub
6 1 (1.16%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.16%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.16%) HTTP
1 1 (1.16%) Intranet
1 1 (1.16%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (23.26%) PostgreSQL
2 14 (16.28%) SQL Server
3 11 (12.79%) MongoDB
4 7 (8.14%) MySQL
4 7 (8.14%) Relational Database
5 6 (6.98%) RDBMS
6 5 (5.81%) Power BI
7 3 (3.49%) Big Data
7 3 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (3.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (3.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (2.33%) NoSQL
8 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (1.16%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (1.16%) Blockchain
9 1 (1.16%) HBase
9 1 (1.16%) OLAP
9 1 (1.16%) OLAP Cube
9 1 (1.16%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 17 (19.77%) Git (software)
2 9 (10.47%) Jenkins
2 9 (10.47%) Mercurial
3 8 (9.30%) Eclipse
4 7 (8.14%) Selenium
5 6 (6.98%) JMeter
5 6 (6.98%) Maven
5 6 (6.98%) NeoLoad
5 6 (6.98%) SoapUI
6 5 (5.81%) Cucumber
6 5 (5.81%) JUnit
7 3 (3.49%) Bitbucket
7 3 (3.49%) IntelliJ
8 2 (2.33%) JIRA
9 1 (1.16%) Jasmine
9 1 (1.16%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (1.16%) Subversion
9 1 (1.16%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.16%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.16%) Xcode
General
1 5 (5.81%) Banking
2 3 (3.49%) Publishing
3 1 (1.16%) Advertising
3 1 (1.16%) Law
3 1 (1.16%) Legal
3 1 (1.16%) Marketing
3 1 (1.16%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (30.23%) Spring
2 21 (24.42%) CSS
3 20 (23.26%) AngularJS
4 18 (20.93%) HTML
4 18 (20.93%) Spring Boot
5 15 (17.44%) RESTful
6 14 (16.28%) .NET
7 13 (15.12%) Spring Security
8 11 (12.79%) Hibernate
8 11 (12.79%) React
9 10 (11.63%) Sass
9 10 (11.63%) Web Services
10 8 (9.30%) ASP.NET Web API
10 8 (9.30%) JSON
10 8 (9.30%) XML
11 6 (6.98%) GWT
11 6 (6.98%) JPA
11 6 (6.98%) Node.js
11 6 (6.98%) Spring Batch
11 6 (6.98%) Vaadin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.81%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (3.49%) Hedge funds
2 3 (3.49%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.33%) User Experience
4 1 (1.16%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.16%) Cloud Native
4 1 (1.16%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.33%) Android
1 2 (2.33%) Linux
2 1 (1.16%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.16%) Mac OS X
2 1 (1.16%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (63.95%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (30.23%) TDD
3 21 (24.42%) Microservices
4 19 (22.09%) SOA
5 16 (18.60%) DevOps
6 14 (16.28%) BDD
7 9 (10.47%) Pair Programming
7 9 (10.47%) Test Automation
8 8 (9.30%) Continuous Deployment
8 8 (9.30%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (8.14%) Web Development
10 6 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (6.98%) Scrum
10 6 (6.98%) UML
11 5 (5.81%) Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ)
12 4 (4.65%) Artificial Intelligence
12 4 (4.65%) MVC
12 4 (4.65%) OO
12 4 (4.65%) OOD
13 3 (3.49%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 54 (62.79%) Java
2 28 (32.56%) JavaScript
2 28 (32.56%) SQL
3 26 (30.23%) Java 8
4 17 (19.77%) C#
5 7 (8.14%) Scala
6 6 (6.98%) PL/SQL
7 5 (5.81%) Apex Code
7 5 (5.81%) PHP
8 4 (4.65%) Python
9 3 (3.49%) Clojure
9 3 (3.49%) Groovy
9 3 (3.49%) TypeScript
10 2 (2.33%) Ruby
10 2 (2.33%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.16%) C
11 1 (1.16%) C++
11 1 (1.16%) Go
11 1 (1.16%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.16%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (8.14%) Degree
2 3 (3.49%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.49%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (2.33%) Docker
3 1 (1.16%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (6.98%) Kibana
1 6 (6.98%) logstash
2 3 (3.49%) CloudHub
3 2 (2.33%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (10.47%) Google
2 6 (6.98%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.98%) Oracle
3 5 (5.81%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (3.49%) MuleSoft
5 1 (1.16%) Black Duck
5 1 (1.16%) Curam
5 1 (1.16%) Tableau
5 1 (1.16%) Xamarin