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 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 79 123
Rank change year-on-year -9 +44  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 50 87 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.69% 2.31% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.81% 2.44% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 78 22
Median daily rate £425 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £250 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £513 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £430 £400
% change year-on-year -4.06% +7.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £38.75 £42.00
% change year-on-year +6.45% -7.73%  

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 2769 3567 3515
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 93.67% 94.89% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 5318 7977 7306
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £365
% change year-on-year +1.01% +8.49%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 456 407 629
Median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.04 £11.00 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £44.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 3 months to 29 June 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 -7 19 £400 -20.00% 43
Merseyside +8 16 £425 +30.76% 4
Lancashire +9 7 £400 +31.68% 2
Cheshire -10 4 £400 -13.51% 5
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 63 (65.63%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (55.21%) Java
3 45 (46.88%) JavaScript
4 40 (41.67%) HTML
4 40 (41.67%) TDD
5 37 (38.54%) Scrum
6 33 (34.38%) CSS
7 27 (28.13%) MVC
8 25 (26.04%) C#
8 25 (26.04%) SQL Server
9 24 (25.00%) .NET
9 24 (25.00%) Git (software)
10 21 (21.88%) Spring
11 20 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
11 20 (20.83%) HTML5
11 20 (20.83%) Finance
12 19 (19.79%) ASP.NET
12 19 (19.79%) jQuery
13 18 (18.75%) Oracle
13 18 (18.75%) SQL
14 17 (17.71%) Data Modelling
15 16 (16.67%) Microservices
15 16 (16.67%) J2EE
15 16 (16.67%) MySQL
15 16 (16.67%) RESTful
16 15 (15.63%) ASP.NET Web API
16 15 (15.63%) Greenfield Project
17 14 (14.58%) Oracle Database
17 14 (14.58%) BDD
17 14 (14.58%) Web Services

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 12 (12.50%) Umbraco
2 9 (9.38%) CMS
3 4 (4.17%) WebSphere
3 4 (4.17%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (3.13%) Confluence
5 2 (2.08%) EPiServer
5 2 (2.08%) NServiceBus
5 2 (2.08%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.04%) Apache
6 1 (1.04%) Apache Spark
6 1 (1.04%) Drupal
6 1 (1.04%) JBoss
6 1 (1.04%) SilverStripe
6 1 (1.04%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.04%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.08%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.08%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (2.08%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.04%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.08%) GitHub
3 1 (1.04%) Azure Machine Learning
3 1 (1.04%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.04%) HTTP
1 1 (1.04%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (26.04%) SQL Server
2 16 (16.67%) MySQL
3 14 (14.58%) Oracle Database
4 13 (13.54%) MongoDB
5 10 (10.42%) SQL Server 2014
6 8 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (5.21%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (5.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (4.17%) Relational Database
9 4 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (3.13%) DB2
10 3 (3.13%) JasperReports
10 3 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (2.08%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (2.08%) Power BI
12 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 24 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 12 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (10.42%) Jenkins
3 10 (10.42%) JUnit
4 7 (7.29%) JIRA
5 4 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (4.17%) Bitbucket
5 4 (4.17%) Eclipse
5 4 (4.17%) Hudson
5 4 (4.17%) IntelliJ
5 4 (4.17%) Mockito
5 4 (4.17%) MyEclipse
6 3 (3.13%) gulp
6 3 (3.13%) NUnit
6 3 (3.13%) webpack
7 2 (2.08%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.08%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (1.04%) Jasmine
8 1 (1.04%) Mercurial
8 1 (1.04%) Moq
General
1 20 (20.83%) Finance
2 5 (5.21%) Banking
2 5 (5.21%) Retail
3 4 (4.17%) Marketing
4 1 (1.04%) Digital Economy
4 1 (1.04%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (41.67%) HTML
2 33 (34.38%) CSS
3 24 (25.00%) .NET
4 21 (21.88%) Spring
5 20 (20.83%) HTML5
6 19 (19.79%) ASP.NET
6 19 (19.79%) jQuery
7 16 (16.67%) J2EE
7 16 (16.67%) RESTful
8 15 (15.63%) ASP.NET Web API
9 14 (14.58%) Web Services
10 12 (12.50%) React
11 11 (11.46%) AngularJS
11 11 (11.46%) CSS3
11 11 (11.46%) REST
11 11 (11.46%) Spring Boot
12 8 (8.33%) Ember.js
13 7 (7.29%) ASP.NET MVC
13 7 (7.29%) JSF
13 7 (7.29%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.63%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (4.17%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.08%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.08%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.04%) Augmented Reality
4 1 (1.04%) CCTV
4 1 (1.04%) Derivative
4 1 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.04%) iPad
4 1 (1.04%) IVR
4 1 (1.04%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (1.04%) OTC Derivatives
4 1 (1.04%) Replication
4 1 (1.04%) User Experience
4 1 (1.04%) VUI
Operating Systems
1 12 (12.50%) Linux
2 4 (4.17%) Unix
3 2 (2.08%) Android
3 2 (2.08%) Solaris
4 1 (1.04%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.04%) Debian
4 1 (1.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (65.63%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (41.67%) TDD
3 37 (38.54%) Scrum
4 27 (28.13%) MVC
5 20 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (17.71%) Data Modelling
7 16 (16.67%) Microservices
8 14 (14.58%) BDD
9 12 (12.50%) DevOps
9 12 (12.50%) OOD
10 11 (11.46%) Open Source
11 9 (9.38%) Continuous Delivery
11 9 (9.38%) Kanban
12 8 (8.33%) Coaching
12 8 (8.33%) Unit Testing
13 7 (7.29%) OO
14 5 (5.21%) Business Intelligence
14 5 (5.21%) ETL
14 5 (5.21%) OOP
14 5 (5.21%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 53 (55.21%) Java
2 45 (46.88%) JavaScript
3 25 (26.04%) C#
4 18 (18.75%) SQL
5 6 (6.25%) PHP
5 6 (6.25%) T-SQL
6 3 (3.13%) C
7 2 (2.08%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.08%) Python
7 2 (2.08%) Scala
7 2 (2.08%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.04%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.04%) C++
8 1 (1.04%) Clojure
8 1 (1.04%) Delphi
8 1 (1.04%) Groovy
8 1 (1.04%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.04%) PHP 5
8 1 (1.04%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.04%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (4.17%) Degree
2 1 (1.04%) DBS Check
2 1 (1.04%) OCMJD
2 1 (1.04%) OCPJP
2 1 (1.04%) OCPJWCD
2 1 (1.04%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (1.04%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.04%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.04%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.04%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.04%) Dodd-Frank
1 1 (1.04%) EMIR
1 1 (1.04%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 18 (18.75%) Oracle
2 8 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.17%) IBM
4 3 (3.13%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.04%) Avaya
5 1 (1.04%) Sun
5 1 (1.04%) Zend