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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Developer
North West / Lancashire
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 77 112 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 29.96% 26.17% 23.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 32.35% 26.86% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 71 61
Median daily rate £360 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.92% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £234 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £379 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.06% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 22 1
Median hourly rate £55.00 £44.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.59% +20.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.18
% change year-on-year
- +13.71%

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
238 417 372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 92.61% 97.43% 93.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 267 238
Median daily rate £375 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 62 22
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.50 £25.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.38% +53.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £13.50 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £62.50 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 21 February 2017.

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
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 21 February 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
Blackpool +2 19 £475 +5.55% 4
Preston -8 14 £325 +24.40% 12
Chorley +9 7 £375 +11.11% 5
Fleetwood 0 7 £275 -36.41%
Blackburn -1 7 £388 +55.00% 7
Developer
North West

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 66 (45.21%) .NET
2 65 (44.52%) SQL
3 53 (36.30%) C#
4 44 (30.14%) Agile Software Development
5 38 (26.03%) SQL Server
6 37 (25.34%) HTML
6 37 (25.34%) TDD
7 36 (24.66%) ASP.NET
8 34 (23.29%) XML
9 33 (22.60%) CSS
10 32 (21.92%) JavaScript
10 32 (21.92%) MVC
11 31 (21.23%) Java
12 27 (18.49%) Oracle
13 24 (16.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 23 (15.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 21 (14.38%) VB.NET
16 20 (13.70%) COBOL
16 20 (13.70%) Web Services
17 19 (13.01%) VB
18 18 (12.33%) Software Engineering
19 17 (11.64%) BDD
19 17 (11.64%) T-SQL
19 17 (11.64%) WinForms
20 16 (10.96%) XSD
20 16 (10.96%) Security Cleared
20 16 (10.96%) Relational Database
21 15 (10.27%) Oracle Database
21 15 (10.27%) VB6
21 15 (10.27%) Finance

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 8 (5.48%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.79%) WebSphere
3 6 (4.11%) Tuxedo
4 3 (2.05%) Apache
4 3 (2.05%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (2.05%) PowerExchange
4 3 (2.05%) SAS
5 2 (1.37%) ColdFusion
5 2 (1.37%) IIS
6 1 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.68%) CICS
6 1 (0.68%) CMS
6 1 (0.68%) Papyrus
6 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (1.37%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (7.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.05%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (2.05%) Oracle Cash Management
2 3 (2.05%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (2.05%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (2.05%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.68%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.68%) Heroku
1 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.68%) Office 365
1 1 (0.68%) PaaS
1 1 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.11%) HTTP
2 1 (0.68%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (26.03%) SQL Server
2 24 (16.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 23 (15.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (10.96%) Relational Database
5 15 (10.27%) Oracle Database
6 11 (7.53%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (6.85%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (6.16%) RDBMS
9 8 (5.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (4.79%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (4.79%) MySQL
11 6 (4.11%) DB2
12 5 (3.42%) MongoDB
12 5 (3.42%) NoSQL
13 3 (2.05%) CouchDB
13 3 (2.05%) Firebird
13 3 (2.05%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (2.05%) Oracle Database 12c
13 3 (2.05%) Riak
13 3 (2.05%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 14 (9.59%) Git (software)
2 11 (7.53%) StarTeam
2 11 (7.53%) Visual Studio
3 9 (6.16%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (3.42%) ClearCase
4 5 (3.42%) Jenkins
4 5 (3.42%) JIRA
4 5 (3.42%) Rational Robot
5 4 (2.74%) gulp
6 3 (2.05%) Selenium
7 2 (1.37%) Dreamweaver
7 2 (1.37%) Grunt
7 2 (1.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (1.37%) Subversion
7 2 (1.37%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.68%) Babel
8 1 (0.68%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 1 (0.68%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.68%) Sahi
8 1 (0.68%) webpack
General
1 15 (10.27%) Finance
2 11 (7.53%) Retail
3 5 (3.42%) Advertising
4 4 (2.74%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.74%) Marketing
5 3 (2.05%) Electronics
5 3 (2.05%) General Ledger
6 2 (1.37%) Banking
6 2 (1.37%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.68%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.68%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (45.21%) .NET
2 37 (25.34%) HTML
3 36 (24.66%) ASP.NET
4 34 (23.29%) XML
5 33 (22.60%) CSS
6 20 (13.70%) Web Services
7 17 (11.64%) WinForms
8 16 (10.96%) XSD
9 14 (9.59%) ASP.NET MVC
10 12 (8.22%) .NET Framework
11 11 (7.53%) XSL
12 10 (6.85%) AngularJS
12 10 (6.85%) SOAP
13 8 (5.48%) Entity Framework
14 7 (4.79%) HTML5
14 7 (4.79%) WPF
15 6 (4.11%) Ajax
15 6 (4.11%) jQuery
15 6 (4.11%) REST
15 6 (4.11%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (4.11%) Clustering
2 3 (2.05%) Data Structures
3 2 (1.37%) iPad
3 2 (1.37%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (1.37%) Mainframe
3 2 (1.37%) RIA
3 2 (1.37%) User Experience
3 2 (1.37%) Wiki
4 1 (0.68%) Fintech
4 1 (0.68%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.68%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.22%) Linux
2 11 (7.53%) VME
3 4 (2.74%) Windows
4 3 (2.05%) Android
5 2 (1.37%) Unix
6 1 (0.68%) OS/2
6 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (30.14%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (25.34%) TDD
3 32 (21.92%) MVC
4 18 (12.33%) Software Engineering
5 17 (11.64%) BDD
6 12 (8.22%) CRM
7 10 (6.85%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (6.85%) OO
8 9 (6.16%) Microservices
8 9 (6.16%) Scrum
9 8 (5.48%) Web Development
10 7 (4.79%) Kanban
11 6 (4.11%) Data Migration
11 6 (4.11%) Migration
11 6 (4.11%) SDLC
11 6 (4.11%) UML
12 5 (3.42%) ETL
12 5 (3.42%) Front End Development
12 5 (3.42%) High Availability
12 5 (3.42%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 65 (44.52%) SQL
2 53 (36.30%) C#
3 32 (21.92%) JavaScript
4 31 (21.23%) Java
5 21 (14.38%) VB.NET
6 20 (13.70%) COBOL
7 19 (13.01%) VB
8 17 (11.64%) T-SQL
9 15 (10.27%) VB6
10 6 (4.11%) Bash Shell
10 6 (4.11%) C
10 6 (4.11%) PL/SQL
10 6 (4.11%) Shell Script
11 4 (2.74%) Ruby
12 3 (2.05%) Python
13 2 (1.37%) Groovy
13 2 (1.37%) Scala
13 2 (1.37%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.68%) PHP
14 1 (0.68%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (10.96%) Security Cleared
2 11 (7.53%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.11%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (3.42%) Degree
5 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.68%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.68%) HNC
6 1 (0.68%) ISEB
6 1 (0.68%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.74%) Disclosure Scotland
1 4 (2.74%) QA
2 2 (1.37%) SDET
System Software
1 11 (7.53%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 27 (18.49%) Oracle
2 13 (8.90%) HP
3 11 (7.53%) ICL
4 10 (6.85%) Microsoft
5 8 (5.48%) IBM
6 6 (4.11%) Micro Focus
7 4 (2.74%) Informatica
7 4 (2.74%) Perforce
8 3 (2.05%) SAP
9 1 (0.68%) Cognos
9 1 (0.68%) DataFlux
9 1 (0.68%) DevExpress
9 1 (0.68%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.68%) Tableau
9 1 (0.68%) Talend
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