The first table below looks at the demand for the Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Lancashire region.

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.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 8 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 55 50 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 11.75% 18.38% 24.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.22% 20.58% 26.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 40 67
Average daily rate
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£333 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.83% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £224 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £350 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £24.20 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +7.69%
Job Titles Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
416 243 425
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 88.89% 89.34% 93.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 109 247
Average daily rate £365 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.66% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £350 £524
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 38 26
Average hourly rate £18.11 £17.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.45% -41.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £10.50 £11.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £36.15 £37.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
Developer
North West

Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Developer in the job title across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 24 July 2014.

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 24 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston +1 28 £425 +41.66% 12
Blackpool - 6 £365 - 4
Lancaster 0 3 - - 3
Burnley - 3 £275 - 1
Chorley - - - - 3
Colne - - - -
Morecambe - - - -
Newton-le-Willows - - - - 1
Ormskirk - - - -
Skelmersdale - - - - 1
Accrington - - - -
Blackburn - - - - 9
Developer
North West

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire region that cited Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Developer in their job title.

1 40 (36.36%) .NET
2 36 (32.73%) C#
2 36 (32.73%) SQL
3 33 (30.00%) TDD
4 30 (27.27%) Java
5 29 (26.36%) JavaScript
6 25 (22.73%) SQL Server
7 22 (20.00%) HTML
7 22 (20.00%) CSS
8 20 (18.18%) WPF
8 20 (18.18%) Unit Testing
9 19 (17.27%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (16.36%) VB.NET
11 17 (15.45%) Hibernate
11 17 (15.45%) Scrum
11 17 (15.45%) Web Services
11 17 (15.45%) jQuery
11 17 (15.45%) Scala
12 16 (14.55%) Team Foundation Server
12 16 (14.55%) Sybase
12 16 (14.55%) Business Intelligence
13 14 (12.73%) MySQL
13 14 (12.73%) HTML5
13 14 (12.73%) BDD
14 13 (11.82%) CSS3
14 13 (11.82%) Spring
14 13 (11.82%) T-SQL
14 13 (11.82%) XML
14 13 (11.82%) Data Warehouse
15 12 (10.91%) Crystal Reports

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire region that cited Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (6.36%) Tomcat
2 6 (5.45%) WebSphere
2 6 (5.45%) CMS
2 6 (5.45%) WebLogic
3 5 (4.55%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.55%) MQSeries
3 5 (4.55%) Adobe CQ
3 5 (4.55%) Escenic
4 3 (2.73%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (1.82%) Node.js
5 2 (1.82%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.91%) CICS
6 1 (0.91%) WordPress
6 1 (0.91%) Lync
6 1 (0.91%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 8 (7.27%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.64%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.91%) MS Office
3 1 (0.91%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.91%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 7 (6.36%) Cognos TM1
2 3 (2.73%) ResourceLink
2 3 (2.73%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.64%) SaaS
2 3 (2.73%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 14 (12.73%) MySQL
3 13 (11.82%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (10.91%) Crystal Reports
5 11 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (8.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (5.45%) Hadoop
7 6 (5.45%) Big Data
7 6 (5.45%) PowerCenter
8 5 (4.55%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (2.73%) MongoDB
9 3 (2.73%) BusinessObjects XI
10 2 (1.82%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.82%) NoSQL
10 2 (1.82%) CouchDB
10 2 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.91%) DB2
11 1 (0.91%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 16 (14.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (4.55%) Subversion
3 3 (2.73%) ERwin
3 3 (2.73%) Maven
4 2 (1.82%) Mockito
4 2 (1.82%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.82%) Rational Rose
5 1 (0.91%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.91%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.91%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.91%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.91%) Hudson
5 1 (0.91%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (0.91%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.91%) JIRA
5 1 (0.91%) T4 Templates
5 1 (0.91%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (8.18%) Finance
2 2 (1.82%) Marketing
2 2 (1.82%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.91%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (36.36%) .NET
2 22 (20.00%) HTML
2 22 (20.00%) CSS
3 20 (18.18%) WPF
4 17 (15.45%) Hibernate
4 17 (15.45%) Web Services
4 17 (15.45%) jQuery
5 14 (12.73%) HTML5
6 13 (11.82%) CSS3
6 13 (11.82%) Spring
6 13 (11.82%) XML
7 10 (9.09%) J2EE
7 10 (9.09%) ASP.NET
7 10 (9.09%) Ajax
8 8 (7.27%) WinForms
9 6 (5.45%) .NET Framework
9 6 (5.45%) JSON
9 6 (5.45%) Struts
10 5 (4.55%) EJB
10 5 (4.55%) Java RMI
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.00%) NHS
2 7 (6.36%) Inversion of Control
3 5 (4.55%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.64%) N-Tier
5 3 (2.73%) E-Learning
5 3 (2.73%) Open Source
6 2 (1.82%) W3C
7 1 (0.91%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.91%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.91%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.91%) Social Media
7 1 (0.91%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.45%) Linux
2 3 (2.73%) UNIX
3 1 (0.91%) Windows
3 1 (0.91%) Mac OS X
3 1 (0.91%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (30.00%) TDD
2 20 (18.18%) Unit Testing
3 19 (17.27%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (15.45%) Scrum
5 16 (14.55%) Business Intelligence
6 14 (12.73%) BDD
7 12 (10.91%) MVVM
8 9 (8.18%) OOA/OOD
9 8 (7.27%) MVC
10 7 (6.36%) E-Commerce
10 7 (6.36%) OOP
11 6 (5.45%) Data Modelling
11 6 (5.45%) OOD
11 6 (5.45%) ETL
12 5 (4.55%) ERP
12 5 (4.55%) UML
12 5 (4.55%) DSDM
12 5 (4.55%) RUP
12 5 (4.55%) OO
12 5 (4.55%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 36 (32.73%) C#
1 36 (32.73%) SQL
2 30 (27.27%) Java
3 29 (26.36%) JavaScript
4 18 (16.36%) VB.NET
5 17 (15.45%) Scala
6 13 (11.82%) T-SQL
7 10 (9.09%) PL/SQL
8 8 (7.27%) VBA
9 7 (6.36%) VB
9 7 (6.36%) PHP
9 7 (6.36%) Python
9 7 (6.36%) Shell Script
10 6 (5.45%) VB6
11 4 (3.64%) Perl
12 2 (1.82%) Ruby
12 2 (1.82%) C++
13 1 (0.91%) VBScript
13 1 (0.91%) PL/1
13 1 (0.91%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (8.18%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.36%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.55%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.91%) Puppet
1 1 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 16 (14.55%) Sybase
2 12 (10.91%) Oracle
3 10 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 8 (7.27%) JBoss
4 8 (7.27%) SAP
5 7 (6.36%) Cognos
6 6 (5.45%) Informatica
6 6 (5.45%) IBM
6 6 (5.45%) Business Objects
7 5 (4.55%) Dell
7 5 (4.55%) webMethods
8 4 (3.64%) Software AG
9 3 (2.73%) Telerik
10 2 (1.82%) Sencha
10 2 (1.82%) Adobe
11 1 (0.91%) Mercator
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