Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
England > North West
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 121 93 148
Rank change year-on-year -28 +55 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 82 148 101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.44% 2.18% 1.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.52% 2.31% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 119 85
North West median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - +20.00%
10th Percentile £359 £286 £355
90th Percentile £538 £550 £513
England median daily rate £525 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +9.32% +1.11% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
North West median hourly rate - £34.01 -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £44.00 £37.04
% change year-on-year +2.27% +18.79% +28.83%

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 5401 6405 8133
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.89% 94.40% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3398 4132 4864
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £250 £231
90th Percentile £588 £550 £568
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 257 234 404
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £16.11 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.96% -20.46% +26.25%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.01 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.53 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%

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 20 November 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 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 20 November 2017. 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 -25 46 £400 -20.00% 36
Lancashire +18 15 £425 +27.72% 2
Cheshire -19 9 £500 +8.11% 12
Merseyside +11 7 £475 -5.09% 8
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 47 (57.32%) Java
2 36 (43.90%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (36.59%) Web Services
4 29 (35.37%) JavaScript
5 26 (31.71%) CSS
6 25 (30.49%) HTML
6 25 (30.49%) TDD
7 24 (29.27%) Apache Camel
8 21 (25.61%) AngularJS
8 21 (25.61%) Apache CXF
9 20 (24.39%) JUnit
10 16 (19.51%) .NET
11 15 (18.29%) MVC
11 15 (18.29%) BDD
12 13 (15.85%) Finance
12 13 (15.85%) Scrum
12 13 (15.85%) C#
13 12 (14.63%) SQL
13 12 (14.63%) SQL Server
13 12 (14.63%) jQuery
13 12 (14.63%) HTML5
13 12 (14.63%) CSS3
13 12 (14.63%) Git (software)
14 10 (12.20%) Test Automation
14 10 (12.20%) ASP.NET Web API
14 10 (12.20%) Spring Boot
14 10 (12.20%) Greenfield Project
14 10 (12.20%) Spring
14 10 (12.20%) ASP.NET
15 9 (10.98%) MongoDB

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 4 (4.88%) Apache
1 4 (4.88%) NServiceBus
1 4 (4.88%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.66%) CMS
2 3 (3.66%) Confluence
2 3 (3.66%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.22%) PegaRULES
3 1 (1.22%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.66%) Magento
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.44%) GitHub
2 1 (1.22%) Azure Machine Learning
2 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.22%) DNS
1 1 (1.22%) HTTP
1 1 (1.22%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.63%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.98%) MongoDB
3 6 (7.32%) MySQL
4 3 (3.66%) NoSQL
4 3 (3.66%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.44%) PowerPivot
5 2 (2.44%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.22%) Endeca
6 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Power View
6 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.22%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 20 (24.39%) JUnit
2 12 (14.63%) Git (software)
3 8 (9.76%) Cucumber
3 8 (9.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (7.32%) Jenkins
5 3 (3.66%) JIRA
5 3 (3.66%) Selenium
6 2 (2.44%) Gradle
6 2 (2.44%) Maven
7 1 (1.22%) FxCop
7 1 (1.22%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (1.22%) Mocha
7 1 (1.22%) MSBuild
7 1 (1.22%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (1.22%) ReSharper
7 1 (1.22%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.22%) Subversion
7 1 (1.22%) T4 Templates
7 1 (1.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (15.85%) Finance
2 5 (6.10%) Banking
3 3 (3.66%) Retail
4 1 (1.22%) Back Office
4 1 (1.22%) Games
4 1 (1.22%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (36.59%) Web Services
2 26 (31.71%) CSS
3 25 (30.49%) HTML
4 24 (29.27%) Apache Camel
5 21 (25.61%) AngularJS
5 21 (25.61%) Apache CXF
6 16 (19.51%) .NET
7 12 (14.63%) CSS3
7 12 (14.63%) HTML5
7 12 (14.63%) jQuery
8 10 (12.20%) ASP.NET
8 10 (12.20%) ASP.NET Web API
8 10 (12.20%) Spring
8 10 (12.20%) Spring Boot
9 8 (9.76%) Angular 2
9 8 (9.76%) RESTful
10 7 (8.54%) .NET Framework
10 7 (8.54%) Entity Framework
10 7 (8.54%) REST
10 7 (8.54%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.20%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (7.32%) User Experience
3 5 (6.10%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.44%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.44%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.22%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.22%) DataPower
5 1 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.22%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.66%) Android
2 2 (2.44%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.44%) Linux
3 1 (1.22%) Solaris
3 1 (1.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (43.90%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (30.49%) TDD
3 15 (18.29%) BDD
3 15 (18.29%) MVC
4 13 (15.85%) Scrum
5 10 (12.20%) Test Automation
6 7 (8.54%) Open Source
7 6 (7.32%) Front End Development
7 6 (7.32%) Web Development
8 5 (6.10%) Coaching
8 5 (6.10%) DevOps
8 5 (6.10%) E-Commerce
8 5 (6.10%) Kanban
8 5 (6.10%) Microservices
9 4 (4.88%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (4.88%) Project Management
9 4 (4.88%) Secure Coding
10 3 (3.66%) ETL
10 3 (3.66%) OO
10 3 (3.66%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (57.32%) Java
2 29 (35.37%) JavaScript
3 13 (15.85%) C#
4 12 (14.63%) SQL
5 5 (6.10%) PHP
6 3 (3.66%) C
7 2 (2.44%) Apple Swift
7 2 (2.44%) C++
7 2 (2.44%) PHP 5
8 1 (1.22%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.22%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.22%) Ruby
8 1 (1.22%) Scala
8 1 (1.22%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.22%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (2.44%) Degree
1 2 (2.44%) SC Cleared
1 2 (2.44%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.22%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.66%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.22%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 7 (8.54%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.88%) Tableau
3 3 (3.66%) Oracle
4 2 (2.44%) DevExpress
4 2 (2.44%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.22%) CA
5 1 (1.22%) FatWire
5 1 (1.22%) hybris
5 1 (1.22%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.22%) Zend