Period
to 19 March 2019

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 19 March 2019.

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
19 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 136 128 116
Rank change year-on-year -8 -12 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 73 89 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.29% 1.60% 1.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.36% 1.68% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 71 75
North West median daily rate £475 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -2.78% +4.65%
10th Percentile £351 £356 £325
90th Percentile £593 £538 £575
England median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £39.38
% change year-on-year +11.11% +14.29% -10.71%

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 5,371 5,297 5,220
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.71% 95.03% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,401 3,325 3,355
North West median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% -1.90%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £225
90th Percentile £603 £588 £555
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +0.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 258 301 242
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £17.74 £19.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.74% -8.14% -14.32%
10th Percentile £13.18 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £52.25 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.53 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.91% +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 19 March 2019.

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 19 March 2019. 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 -1 44 £450 +12.50% 114
Merseyside -6 10 £363 -23.68% 6
Lancashire -13 9 £550 +30.18% 7
Cheshire -9 7 £450 -10.00% 20
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 March 2019, 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 38 (52.05%) Java
2 37 (50.68%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (36.99%) JavaScript
3 27 (36.99%) Git (software)
4 25 (34.25%) .NET
5 23 (31.51%) C#
5 23 (31.51%) TDD
6 22 (30.14%) AngularJS
6 22 (30.14%) DevOps
7 19 (26.03%) Microservices
7 19 (26.03%) Microsoft Azure
7 19 (26.03%) HTML
8 18 (24.66%) CSS
8 18 (24.66%) BDD
9 16 (21.92%) Spring
9 16 (21.92%) SQL
9 16 (21.92%) Web Services
9 16 (21.92%) Jenkins
9 16 (21.92%) Java 8
10 15 (20.55%) Node.js
11 12 (16.44%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (16.44%) Spring Boot
12 11 (15.07%) RESTful
12 11 (15.07%) Maven
12 11 (15.07%) JUnit
13 10 (13.70%) ASP.NET
13 10 (13.70%) XML
13 10 (13.70%) Microsoft
14 9 (12.33%) PostgreSQL
14 9 (12.33%) Hibernate

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 (10.96%) Tomcat
2 5 (6.85%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (5.48%) Apache Solr
3 4 (5.48%) Mule
4 2 (2.74%) Apache
4 2 (2.74%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.37%) CMS
5 1 (1.37%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.37%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.37%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Distributed Ledger
1 1 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.37%) Magento
1 1 (1.37%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 19 (26.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (12.33%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (5.48%) Apigee
4 3 (4.11%) GitHub
5 2 (2.74%) IaaS
5 2 (2.74%) PaaS
5 2 (2.74%) SaaS
6 1 (1.37%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.74%) DSL
2 1 (1.37%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.33%) MongoDB
1 9 (12.33%) PostgreSQL
1 9 (12.33%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.96%) MySQL
3 5 (6.85%) NoSQL
3 5 (6.85%) Relational Database
4 4 (5.48%) RDBMS
5 3 (4.11%) Power BI
6 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.37%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (1.37%) Big Data
7 1 (1.37%) Blockchain
7 1 (1.37%) Cosmos DB
7 1 (1.37%) CouchDB
7 1 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.37%) Redis
7 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 27 (36.99%) Git (software)
2 16 (21.92%) Jenkins
3 11 (15.07%) JUnit
3 11 (15.07%) Maven
4 9 (12.33%) Cucumber
5 7 (9.59%) Mercurial
5 7 (9.59%) Selenium
6 6 (8.22%) Eclipse
7 5 (6.85%) Artifactory
7 5 (6.85%) GitLab
7 5 (6.85%) SoapUI
7 5 (6.85%) SonarQube
8 4 (5.48%) JMeter
8 4 (5.48%) NeoLoad
8 4 (5.48%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (4.11%) gulp
9 3 (4.11%) JIRA
10 2 (2.74%) eggPlant
10 2 (2.74%) Hamcrest
10 2 (2.74%) Mockito
General
1 4 (5.48%) Finance
1 4 (5.48%) Law
2 3 (4.11%) Publishing
3 2 (2.74%) Advertising
3 2 (2.74%) Banking
3 2 (2.74%) Legal
3 2 (2.74%) Retail
4 1 (1.37%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (34.25%) .NET
2 22 (30.14%) AngularJS
3 19 (26.03%) HTML
4 18 (24.66%) CSS
5 16 (21.92%) Spring
5 16 (21.92%) Web Services
6 15 (20.55%) Node.js
7 12 (16.44%) Spring Boot
8 11 (15.07%) RESTful
9 10 (13.70%) ASP.NET
9 10 (13.70%) XML
10 9 (12.33%) Hibernate
11 8 (10.96%) Sass
12 7 (9.59%) Dropwizard
12 7 (9.59%) JSON
12 7 (9.59%) REST
13 6 (8.22%) Express
13 6 (8.22%) JMS
14 5 (6.85%) ASP.NET Web API
14 5 (6.85%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.33%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (2.74%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.74%) User Experience
3 1 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.37%) Fintech
3 1 (1.37%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.11%) Android
1 3 (4.11%) Apple iOS
1 3 (4.11%) Unix
2 2 (2.74%) Linux
3 1 (1.37%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.37%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (50.68%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (31.51%) TDD
3 22 (30.14%) DevOps
4 19 (26.03%) Microservices
5 18 (24.66%) BDD
6 12 (16.44%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (12.33%) Continuous Deployment
8 8 (10.96%) Scrum
8 8 (10.96%) Test Automation
9 7 (9.59%) Artificial Intelligence
9 7 (9.59%) Front End Development
9 7 (9.59%) Software Engineering
9 7 (9.59%) Web Development
10 5 (6.85%) E-Commerce
10 5 (6.85%) Open Source
10 5 (6.85%) SOA
10 5 (6.85%) Technical Leadership
11 4 (5.48%) Mentoring
11 4 (5.48%) UML
11 4 (5.48%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (52.05%) Java
2 27 (36.99%) JavaScript
3 23 (31.51%) C#
4 16 (21.92%) Java 8
4 16 (21.92%) SQL
5 4 (5.48%) PL/SQL
6 3 (4.11%) Apple Swift
6 3 (4.11%) Objective-C
6 3 (4.11%) PHP
6 3 (4.11%) Python
7 2 (2.74%) C++
7 2 (2.74%) Ruby
7 2 (2.74%) Scala
8 1 (1.37%) C
8 1 (1.37%) Go
8 1 (1.37%) Jython
8 1 (1.37%) Kotlin
8 1 (1.37%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (10.96%) Degree
2 4 (5.48%) DBS Check
3 3 (4.11%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.11%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.74%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (5.48%) Kibana
1 4 (5.48%) logstash
2 3 (4.11%) CloudHub
2 3 (4.11%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.37%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (13.70%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.22%) Google
3 4 (5.48%) Oracle
4 3 (4.11%) MuleSoft
5 1 (1.37%) Black Duck
5 1 (1.37%) Curam
5 1 (1.37%) SAP
5 1 (1.37%) Xamarin