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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Developer
Rank 1 6 10
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 103 46 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 27.11% 13.53% 11.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 28.22% 14.65% 12.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 33 25
Median daily rate £400 £380 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £253 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 0 2
Median hourly rate £37.50 - £24.20
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 - £16.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.07 - £31.51
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+15.75% +4.28%
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
365 314 419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 96.05% 92.35% 92.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 221 237
Median daily rate £375 £405 £379
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% +6.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 29 45
Median hourly rate £37.50 £22.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.45% +8.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £14.30 £13.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.07 £59.50 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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
Blackpool +10 32 £418 -1.76% 4
Preston +3 13 £349 +12.31% 11
Lytham St Annes 0 9 £432 +11.48%
Chorley - 5 £288 - 4
Blackburn +1 4 £236 -10.84% 3
Burnley - 1 £375 - 4
Carnforth - 1 £350 -
Fleetwood - 1 £350 -
Developer
North West

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 65 (30.23%) COBOL
1 65 (30.23%) Java
1 65 (30.23%) Linux
2 58 (26.98%) C
3 50 (23.26%) JavaScript
4 49 (22.79%) Oracle
4 49 (22.79%) Tuxedo
5 45 (20.93%) Micro Focus
6 40 (18.60%) .NET
7 36 (16.74%) SQL
7 36 (16.74%) Visual Studio
8 35 (16.28%) C#
9 34 (15.81%) HTML
9 34 (15.81%) Clustering
10 33 (15.35%) Relational Database
11 31 (14.42%) Agile Software Development
11 31 (14.42%) Shell Script
11 31 (14.42%) RDBMS
11 31 (14.42%) Microsoft
12 30 (13.95%) Bash Shell
12 30 (13.95%) Oracle Database
13 29 (13.49%) VME
14 28 (13.02%) SQL Server
15 26 (12.09%) CRM
16 25 (11.63%) Dynamics CRM
17 24 (11.16%) CSS
18 23 (10.70%) Security Cleared
19 21 (9.77%) Business Intelligence
20 20 (9.30%) Middleware
21 18 (8.37%) Red Hat

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 49 (22.79%) Tuxedo
2 11 (5.12%) Apache
3 7 (3.26%) TPMS
4 6 (2.79%) JBoss
5 4 (1.86%) Moodle
5 4 (1.86%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.86%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.93%) CICS
6 2 (0.93%) OpenEdge
7 1 (0.47%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.47%) CMS
7 1 (0.47%) Drupal
7 1 (0.47%) IIS
7 1 (0.47%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.47%) nginx
7 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.47%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.47%) WordPress
Applications
1 15 (6.98%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.33%) MS Office
2 5 (2.33%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.40%) 3ds Max
3 3 (1.40%) Adobe Captivate
3 3 (1.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (1.40%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (1.40%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 25 (11.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 5 (2.33%) Cognos TM1
2 5 (2.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.93%) Magento
4 1 (0.47%) Infor LN
4 1 (0.47%) MFGPRO
4 1 (0.47%) OpenCart
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.47%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.05%) HTTP
2 6 (2.79%) HTTPS
2 6 (2.79%) LDAP
3 1 (0.47%) Internet
3 1 (0.47%) SMTP
3 1 (0.47%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (15.35%) Relational Database
2 31 (14.42%) RDBMS
3 30 (13.95%) Oracle Database
4 28 (13.02%) SQL Server
5 14 (6.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (5.58%) MongoDB
6 12 (5.58%) MySQL
7 9 (4.19%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (4.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (3.26%) NoSQL
9 5 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (2.33%) Power BI
10 4 (1.86%) Cognos Framework Manager
11 3 (1.40%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (1.40%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.93%) Qlik Sense
12 2 (0.93%) QlikView
12 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 36 (16.74%) Visual Studio
2 15 (6.98%) Eclipse
2 15 (6.98%) Subversion
3 10 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (2.79%) Git (software)
5 5 (2.33%) ERwin
6 4 (1.86%) NetBeans
7 3 (1.40%) NUnit
7 3 (1.40%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (0.93%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.93%) JUnit
8 2 (0.93%) Talend Open Studio
8 2 (0.93%) Travis CI
9 1 (0.47%) Ant
9 1 (0.47%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.47%) IntelliJ
9 1 (0.47%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.47%) Rational Rhapsody
9 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.47%) Toad
General
1 16 (7.44%) Finance
2 14 (6.51%) Manufacturing
3 6 (2.79%) Marketing
4 5 (2.33%) Electronics
4 5 (2.33%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.86%) Retail
6 3 (1.40%) Aerospace
6 3 (1.40%) Military
6 3 (1.40%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.93%) Banking
8 1 (0.47%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (18.60%) .NET
2 34 (15.81%) HTML
3 24 (11.16%) CSS
4 20 (9.30%) Middleware
5 17 (7.91%) HTML5
6 16 (7.44%) ASP.NET
7 15 (6.98%) jQuery
8 12 (5.58%) AngularJS
9 11 (5.12%) CSS3
9 11 (5.12%) XML
10 10 (4.65%) Node.js
11 9 (4.19%) JSON
12 8 (3.72%) Web Services
13 7 (3.26%) ASP.NET MVC
13 7 (3.26%) Express
13 7 (3.26%) J2EE
13 7 (3.26%) MEAN Stack
13 7 (3.26%) REST
13 7 (3.26%) WinForms
14 6 (2.79%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 34 (15.81%) Clustering
2 6 (2.79%) iPad
3 4 (1.86%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.40%) Algorithms
4 3 (1.40%) Learning Management System
4 3 (1.40%) Mainframe
4 3 (1.40%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.40%) NHS
4 3 (1.40%) Replication
4 3 (1.40%) SCORM
5 2 (0.93%) e-Learning
5 2 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.47%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.47%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.47%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.47%) User Experience
6 1 (0.47%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 65 (30.23%) Linux
2 29 (13.49%) VME
3 18 (8.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (7.44%) Unix
5 8 (3.72%) AIX
6 7 (3.26%) Windows
7 2 (0.93%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.47%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.47%) MVS
8 1 (0.47%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.47%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (14.42%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (12.09%) CRM
3 21 (9.77%) Business Intelligence
4 14 (6.51%) Migration
5 11 (5.12%) ETL
5 11 (5.12%) Programme Management
5 11 (5.12%) Web Development
6 8 (3.72%) Configuration Management
6 8 (3.72%) MVC
7 7 (3.26%) Mobile Development
7 7 (3.26%) OO
7 7 (3.26%) Software Engineering
7 7 (3.26%) Unit Testing
8 6 (2.79%) Automated Testing
8 6 (2.79%) Microservices
8 6 (2.79%) SDLC
8 6 (2.79%) TDD
9 5 (2.33%) Data Modelling
9 5 (2.33%) Digital Marketing
9 5 (2.33%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 65 (30.23%) COBOL
1 65 (30.23%) Java
2 58 (26.98%) C
3 50 (23.26%) JavaScript
4 36 (16.74%) SQL
5 35 (16.28%) C#
6 31 (14.42%) Shell Script
7 30 (13.95%) Bash Shell
8 16 (7.44%) C++
9 13 (6.05%) T-SQL
10 10 (4.65%) PHP
11 9 (4.19%) VB
12 7 (3.26%) VB.NET
13 5 (2.33%) Lua
13 5 (2.33%) PL/SQL
13 5 (2.33%) Python
14 2 (0.93%) VB6
14 2 (0.93%) VC++
15 1 (0.47%) ABAP
15 1 (0.47%) Progress 4GL
Qualifications
1 23 (10.70%) Security Cleared
2 13 (6.05%) BPSS Clearance
2 13 (6.05%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.47%) Degree
3 1 (0.47%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.86%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.47%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.47%) DO-178B
System Software
1 3 (1.40%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.47%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.47%) BitLocker
2 1 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (3.26%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.47%) Netcool
2 1 (0.47%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 1 (0.47%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 49 (22.79%) Oracle
2 45 (20.93%) Micro Focus
3 31 (14.42%) Microsoft
4 18 (8.37%) Red Hat
5 14 (6.51%) ICL
6 7 (3.26%) IBM
6 7 (3.26%) SAP
7 6 (2.79%) Adobe
8 5 (2.33%) Cognos
9 4 (1.86%) Telerik
10 3 (1.40%) Autodesk
10 3 (1.40%) Fujitsu
10 3 (1.40%) Informatica
11 2 (0.93%) Infor
11 2 (0.93%) MicroStrategy
11 2 (0.93%) Nintex
11 2 (0.93%) Progress
11 2 (0.93%) PTC
11 2 (0.93%) ServiceNow
11 2 (0.93%) Tableau