The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Lancashire region that had Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Developer
Rank 1 8 10
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 85 54 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 20.94% 12.50% 10.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 21.79% 13.43% 10.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 39 32
Median daily rate £340 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £510 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £32.88
% change year-on-year
- +14.06%
Developer
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
390 402 505
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 96.06% 93.06% 95.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 251 315
Median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £252 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £567 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 47 50
Median hourly rate £30.25 £18.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.51% -11.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £11.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £46.09 £42.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Lancashire region that featured Developer in the job title.

Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Developer across the Lancashire region.

Developer Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Developer across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016.

Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Developer across the Lancashire region.

Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Developer
Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Developer across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016.

Developer Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

Developer
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Preston +5 32 £370 +3.85% 17
Lytham St Annes - 11 £286 - 1
Blackpool +4 10 £300 -17.24% 8
Blackburn +1 5 £250 -5.66% 3
Chorley -1 2 £325 -27.77% 6
Lancaster - 2 £313 - 3
Burnley +10 1 - - 1
Developer
North West

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, 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 Lancashire region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 57 (27.54%) Java
2 52 (25.12%) Linux
3 51 (24.64%) Oracle
4 41 (19.81%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (19.32%) SQL
6 39 (18.84%) JavaScript
7 38 (18.36%) COBOL
7 38 (18.36%) Visual Studio
8 37 (17.87%) HTML
8 37 (17.87%) SQL Server
9 34 (16.43%) .NET
9 34 (16.43%) C
10 32 (15.46%) C#
10 32 (15.46%) Microsoft
11 29 (14.01%) Micro Focus
12 28 (13.53%) Relational Database
13 27 (13.04%) C++
13 27 (13.04%) Tuxedo
14 25 (12.08%) Unix
15 23 (11.11%) CSS
15 23 (11.11%) Oracle Database
16 22 (10.63%) XML
16 22 (10.63%) HTTP
17 21 (10.14%) Security Cleared
18 20 (9.66%) Finance
19 19 (9.18%) Shell Script
20 18 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
20 18 (8.70%) RDBMS
20 18 (8.70%) VME
20 18 (8.70%) Clustering

Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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 27 (13.04%) Tuxedo
2 11 (5.31%) Apache
3 8 (3.86%) Node.js
4 6 (2.90%) JBoss
4 6 (2.90%) TPMS
5 4 (1.93%) Moodle
5 4 (1.93%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.45%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.97%) CICS
7 2 (0.97%) CMS
7 2 (0.97%) Confluence
7 2 (0.97%) IIS
7 2 (0.97%) OpenEdge
7 2 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.97%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.48%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.48%) Drupal
8 1 (0.48%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.48%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (4.83%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.90%) MS Office
3 4 (1.93%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.93%) Photoshop
4 3 (1.45%) Adobe Captivate
5 2 (0.97%) 3ds Max
5 2 (0.97%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.97%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.48%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (4.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.90%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 4 (1.93%) Cognos TM1
4 3 (1.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.97%) Magento
6 1 (0.48%) Infor LN
6 1 (0.48%) MFGPRO
6 1 (0.48%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.48%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 22 (10.63%) HTTP
2 5 (2.42%) HTTPS
2 5 (2.42%) LDAP
3 2 (0.97%) Internet
3 2 (0.97%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (17.87%) SQL Server
2 28 (13.53%) Relational Database
3 23 (11.11%) Oracle Database
4 18 (8.70%) MongoDB
4 18 (8.70%) RDBMS
5 12 (5.80%) MySQL
6 11 (5.31%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (4.83%) Neo4j
8 9 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (3.86%) NoSQL
10 7 (3.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (2.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (2.42%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (2.42%) Cognos Framework Manager
13 3 (1.45%) Crystal Reports
13 3 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
13 3 (1.45%) QlikView
14 2 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
15 1 (0.48%) OLTP
15 1 (0.48%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 38 (18.36%) Visual Studio
2 13 (6.28%) ERwin
3 11 (5.31%) Subversion
4 10 (4.83%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (4.35%) Eclipse
6 8 (3.86%) ClearCase
6 8 (3.86%) Git (software)
7 4 (1.93%) Jenkins
7 4 (1.93%) JUnit
7 4 (1.93%) NUnit
7 4 (1.93%) Rational Robot
8 3 (1.45%) JIRA
8 3 (1.45%) NetBeans
8 3 (1.45%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (1.45%) Travis CI
9 2 (0.97%) Ant
9 2 (0.97%) PHPUnit
9 2 (0.97%) Talend Open Studio
10 1 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.48%) InstallShield
General
1 20 (9.66%) Finance
2 14 (6.76%) Manufacturing
3 8 (3.86%) Military
4 4 (1.93%) Aerospace
4 4 (1.93%) Marketing
5 3 (1.45%) Electronics
5 3 (1.45%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.97%) Avionics
6 2 (0.97%) Banking
6 2 (0.97%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.48%) Back Office
7 1 (0.48%) Games
7 1 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.48%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (17.87%) HTML
2 34 (16.43%) .NET
3 23 (11.11%) CSS
4 22 (10.63%) XML
5 18 (8.70%) REST
6 15 (7.25%) Middleware
7 12 (5.80%) ASP.NET
7 12 (5.80%) HTML5
8 11 (5.31%) jQuery
9 10 (4.83%) CSS3
9 10 (4.83%) Dropwizard
9 10 (4.83%) Hibernate
9 10 (4.83%) JAX-RS
10 9 (4.35%) JSON
11 8 (3.86%) .NET Framework
11 8 (3.86%) SOAP
11 8 (3.86%) Web Services
11 8 (3.86%) WinForms
11 8 (3.86%) WPF
12 6 (2.90%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.70%) Clustering
2 7 (3.38%) Algorithms
2 7 (3.38%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (1.45%) iPad
3 3 (1.45%) Learning Management System
3 3 (1.45%) Mainframe
3 3 (1.45%) Replication
3 3 (1.45%) SCORM
4 2 (0.97%) Computer Science
4 2 (0.97%) e-Learning
4 2 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (0.97%) Management Information System
4 2 (0.97%) NHS
5 1 (0.48%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.48%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (0.48%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 52 (25.12%) Linux
2 25 (12.08%) Unix
3 18 (8.70%) VME
4 13 (6.28%) Mac OS X
4 13 (6.28%) Windows
5 12 (5.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (2.42%) AIX
7 2 (0.97%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.48%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.48%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.48%) MVS
8 1 (0.48%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (19.81%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
3 17 (8.21%) ETL
4 16 (7.73%) Data Modelling
5 13 (6.28%) Software Engineering
6 12 (5.80%) Configuration Management
6 12 (5.80%) Responsive Web Design
6 12 (5.80%) Web Design
7 11 (5.31%) CRM
7 11 (5.31%) Programme Management
8 10 (4.83%) Migration
8 10 (4.83%) TDD
8 10 (4.83%) Web Development
9 9 (4.35%) Automated Testing
9 9 (4.35%) Unit Testing
10 8 (3.86%) Scrum
10 8 (3.86%) SDLC
11 7 (3.38%) OO
11 7 (3.38%) Project Planning
12 6 (2.90%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 57 (27.54%) Java
2 40 (19.32%) SQL
3 39 (18.84%) JavaScript
4 38 (18.36%) COBOL
5 34 (16.43%) C
6 32 (15.46%) C#
7 27 (13.04%) C++
8 19 (9.18%) Shell Script
9 18 (8.70%) Bash Shell
10 12 (5.80%) PL/SQL
10 12 (5.80%) T-SQL
10 12 (5.80%) VB
11 10 (4.83%) PHP
12 8 (3.86%) Python
13 5 (2.42%) Lua
14 4 (1.93%) VB6
15 3 (1.45%) VBA
15 3 (1.45%) VBScript
16 2 (0.97%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.97%) VC++
Qualifications
1 21 (10.14%) Security Cleared
2 13 (6.28%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.86%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.48%) Degree
4 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.90%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.97%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.48%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.48%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.97%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.97%) BitLocker
1 2 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.48%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.48%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 6 (2.90%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 51 (24.64%) Oracle
2 32 (15.46%) Microsoft
3 29 (14.01%) Micro Focus
4 12 (5.80%) Red Hat
5 10 (4.83%) IBM
5 10 (4.83%) Informatica
6 8 (3.86%) ICL
7 7 (3.38%) Cognos
8 5 (2.42%) Adobe
8 5 (2.42%) Fujitsu
9 4 (1.93%) ServiceNow
10 3 (1.45%) SAP
11 2 (0.97%) Autodesk
11 2 (0.97%) BEA
11 2 (0.97%) Infor
11 2 (0.97%) Progress
11 2 (0.97%) PTC
11 2 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.97%) Talend
11 2 (0.97%) VMware
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