Period
to 19 August 2019

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 19 August 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 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 122 125 112
Rank change year-on-year +3 -13 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 82 93 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.54% 1.53% 1.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.64% 1.60% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 70 76
North West median daily rate £438 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +5.88% -10.53%
10th Percentile £350 £363 £353
90th Percentile £575 £556 £506
England median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
North West median hourly rate £42.00 - -
England median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +3.45%

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 5,008 5,796 5,473
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.22% 95.17% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,251 3,618 3,323
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £225 £250 £240
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 266 313 257
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £18.79 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.87% -6.05% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.98 £11.17 £11.18
90th Percentile £53.00 £50.00 £49.25
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £18.69
% change year-on-year +8.11% -0.99% -1.66%

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 August 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 August 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 +9 65 £450 +5.88% 127
Lancashire +4 6 £431 -19.77% 10
Cheshire +10 4 £413 -8.33% 29
Merseyside -3 4 £356 -10.94% 7
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 33 (40.24%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (39.02%) .NET
3 31 (37.80%) TDD
4 27 (32.93%) JavaScript
5 24 (29.27%) Java
6 22 (26.83%) C#
6 22 (26.83%) Amazon AWS
7 20 (24.39%) Microsoft Azure
8 19 (23.17%) SQL
9 16 (19.51%) MVC
9 16 (19.51%) Spring
10 15 (18.29%) RESTful
10 15 (18.29%) Front End Development
10 15 (18.29%) Java 8
11 14 (17.07%) React
12 13 (15.85%) .NET Core
13 12 (14.63%) Node.js
14 11 (13.41%) E-Commerce
14 11 (13.41%) HTML
15 10 (12.20%) AngularJS
15 10 (12.20%) MongoDB
16 9 (10.98%) A/B Testing
16 9 (10.98%) CSS
16 9 (10.98%) Apache
17 8 (9.76%) MySQL
17 8 (9.76%) ASP.NET
17 8 (9.76%) Microsoft
17 8 (9.76%) Microservices
18 7 (8.54%) SOLID
18 7 (8.54%) RabbitMQ

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 9 (10.98%) Apache
2 2 (2.44%) NServiceBus
3 1 (1.22%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.22%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (1.22%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (1.22%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (1.22%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (1.22%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (1.22%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (1.22%) SAP MII
1 1 (1.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (26.83%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (24.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (8.54%) SaaS
4 6 (7.32%) AWS Lambda
4 6 (7.32%) Serverless
5 5 (6.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 5 (6.10%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (6.10%) Amazon S3
5 5 (6.10%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (3.66%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (2.44%) GitHub
7 2 (2.44%) Kong
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.20%) MongoDB
2 8 (9.76%) MySQL
3 6 (7.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 5 (6.10%) Neo4j
4 5 (6.10%) NoSQL
4 5 (6.10%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.44%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.44%) Redis
5 2 (2.44%) RethinkDB
6 1 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (8.54%) Cucumber
1 7 (8.54%) Mockito
2 5 (6.10%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.66%) gulp
4 2 (2.44%) Artifactory
4 2 (2.44%) GitLab
4 2 (2.44%) Grunt
4 2 (2.44%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.44%) Maven
4 2 (2.44%) SonarQube
4 2 (2.44%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (2.44%) webpack
5 1 (1.22%) ClearCase
5 1 (1.22%) JIRA
5 1 (1.22%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (1.22%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.22%) Rational Robot
5 1 (1.22%) Subversion
5 1 (1.22%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.22%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (6.10%) Retail
2 4 (4.88%) Law
2 4 (4.88%) Marketing
3 2 (2.44%) Finance
3 2 (2.44%) Games
3 2 (2.44%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.22%) Advertising
4 1 (1.22%) Billing
4 1 (1.22%) Legal
4 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (39.02%) .NET
2 16 (19.51%) Spring
3 15 (18.29%) RESTful
4 14 (17.07%) React
5 13 (15.85%) .NET Core
6 12 (14.63%) Node.js
7 11 (13.41%) HTML
8 10 (12.20%) AngularJS
9 9 (10.98%) CSS
10 8 (9.76%) ASP.NET
11 7 (8.54%) RabbitMQ
12 6 (7.32%) Spring Boot
13 5 (6.10%) ASP.NET MVC
13 5 (6.10%) ASP.NET Web API
13 5 (6.10%) Web Services
14 4 (4.88%) .NET Framework
14 4 (4.88%) Apache Camel
14 4 (4.88%) JAX-RS
14 4 (4.88%) Visualforce
14 4 (4.88%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.32%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (4.88%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (3.66%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.44%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.22%) Life Science
5 1 (1.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.44%) Android
1 2 (2.44%) Apple iOS
1 2 (2.44%) Linux
1 2 (2.44%) Mac OS X
1 2 (2.44%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (40.24%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (37.80%) TDD
3 16 (19.51%) MVC
4 15 (18.29%) Front End Development
5 11 (13.41%) E-Commerce
6 9 (10.98%) A/B Testing
7 8 (9.76%) Microservices
8 7 (8.54%) SOLID
9 6 (7.32%) DevOps
10 5 (6.10%) Software Engineering
11 4 (4.88%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (4.88%) Data Protection
11 4 (4.88%) Problem-Solving
12 3 (3.66%) Open Source
12 3 (3.66%) Technical Leadership
12 3 (3.66%) Web Development
13 2 (2.44%) BDD
13 2 (2.44%) Continuous Delivery
13 2 (2.44%) Refactoring
13 2 (2.44%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 27 (32.93%) JavaScript
2 24 (29.27%) Java
3 22 (26.83%) C#
4 19 (23.17%) SQL
5 15 (18.29%) Java 8
6 5 (6.10%) PHP
7 4 (4.88%) Apex Code
8 3 (3.66%) ES6
8 3 (3.66%) ES7
9 2 (2.44%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.22%) C++
10 1 (1.22%) Jython
10 1 (1.22%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.22%) VB
10 1 (1.22%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (1.22%) DBS Check
1 1 (1.22%) Degree
1 1 (1.22%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.22%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.88%) Docker
2 2 (2.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.66%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 8 (9.76%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.88%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (2.44%) Oracle
3 2 (2.44%) SAP
3 2 (2.44%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.22%) ServiceNow