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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Developer
North West / Lancashire
Rank 1 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 76 85 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 30.40% 22.85% 27.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 32.90% 24.22% 28.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 52 92
Median daily rate £325 £341 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -5.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £205 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £376 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.13% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 17 1
Median hourly rate £46.13 £41.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +10.81%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.18
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +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
231 351 427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 92.40% 94.35% 95.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 236 283
Median daily rate £350 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £205 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £750 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 41 26
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +19.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £15.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £69.07 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.32 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +9.37%

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 17 January 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
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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 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 +10 19 £375 -16.66% 2
Preston -7 11 £325 +25.00% 14
Lytham St Annes +5 5 £450 -
Blackburn - 4 £400 - 5
Chorley +4 3 £235 -37.95% 3
Fleetwood -4 2 £275 -31.88%
Burnley - 1 £275 - 4
Developer
North West

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 72 (49.32%) .NET
2 67 (45.89%) SQL
3 60 (41.10%) C#
4 42 (28.77%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (27.40%) SQL Server
5 40 (27.40%) ASP.NET
6 34 (23.29%) HTML
7 31 (21.23%) JavaScript
8 30 (20.55%) MVC
8 30 (20.55%) TDD
8 30 (20.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 27 (18.49%) XML
10 26 (17.81%) Java
10 26 (17.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 24 (16.44%) CSS
12 23 (15.75%) Oracle
13 22 (15.07%) T-SQL
13 22 (15.07%) WinForms
14 21 (14.38%) VB.NET
15 20 (13.70%) Business Intelligence
16 19 (13.01%) COBOL
16 19 (13.01%) Software Engineering
17 17 (11.64%) VB
18 16 (10.96%) Finance
19 15 (10.27%) ASP.NET MVC
20 14 (9.59%) Security Cleared
20 14 (9.59%) .NET Framework
20 14 (9.59%) XSD
20 14 (9.59%) Web Services
20 14 (9.59%) Relational Database

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 6 (4.11%) Tuxedo
2 6 (4.11%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.05%) ColdFusion
3 3 (2.05%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (2.05%) PowerExchange
3 3 (2.05%) SAS
4 2 (1.37%) IIS
5 1 (0.68%) Apache
5 1 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.68%) CICS
5 1 (0.68%) CMS
5 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (3.42%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.68%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (6.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (4.79%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 6 (4.11%) Cognos TM1
4 4 (2.74%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (2.74%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (2.05%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (2.05%) Oracle Cash Management
5 3 (2.05%) Oracle Payables
6 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 2 (1.37%) HTTP
2 1 (0.68%) Intranet
2 1 (0.68%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (0.68%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (27.40%) SQL Server
2 30 (20.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 26 (17.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (9.59%) Relational Database
5 13 (8.90%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (8.90%) Oracle Database
6 12 (8.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 11 (7.53%) SQL Server 2008
8 10 (6.85%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (6.16%) RDBMS
10 6 (4.11%) Cognos Framework Manager
11 5 (3.42%) Power BI
12 4 (2.74%) DB2
12 4 (2.74%) MySQL
13 3 (2.05%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (2.05%) Oracle Database 12c
14 2 (1.37%) Big Data
14 2 (1.37%) MongoDB
14 2 (1.37%) Qlik Sense
14 2 (1.37%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 13 (8.90%) Visual Studio
2 11 (7.53%) StarTeam
3 10 (6.85%) Git (software)
4 8 (5.48%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (3.42%) ClearCase
5 5 (3.42%) Rational Robot
6 3 (2.05%) Dreamweaver
6 3 (2.05%) gulp
6 3 (2.05%) Jenkins
6 3 (2.05%) JIRA
7 2 (1.37%) Grunt
7 2 (1.37%) Selenium
7 2 (1.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (1.37%) Subversion
8 1 (0.68%) Babel
8 1 (0.68%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.68%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.68%) Sahi
8 1 (0.68%) Toad
8 1 (0.68%) WATIR
General
1 16 (10.96%) Finance
2 11 (7.53%) Retail
3 6 (4.11%) Advertising
4 5 (3.42%) Manufacturing
4 5 (3.42%) Marketing
5 3 (2.05%) General Ledger
6 2 (1.37%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.37%) Banking
6 2 (1.37%) Electronics
6 2 (1.37%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (49.32%) .NET
2 40 (27.40%) ASP.NET
3 34 (23.29%) HTML
4 27 (18.49%) XML
5 24 (16.44%) CSS
6 22 (15.07%) WinForms
7 15 (10.27%) ASP.NET MVC
8 14 (9.59%) .NET Framework
8 14 (9.59%) Web Services
8 14 (9.59%) XSD
9 12 (8.22%) AngularJS
10 10 (6.85%) Entity Framework
11 9 (6.16%) XSL
12 8 (5.48%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 8 (5.48%) HTML5
12 8 (5.48%) jQuery
13 7 (4.79%) SOAP
13 7 (4.79%) WPF
14 6 (4.11%) RESTful
15 5 (3.42%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.11%) Clustering
2 5 (3.42%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.74%) iPad
4 3 (2.05%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.37%) Data Extraction
5 2 (1.37%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.37%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.37%) NHS
5 2 (1.37%) RIA
6 1 (0.68%) Data Conversion
6 1 (0.68%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.68%) User Experience
6 1 (0.68%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.90%) Linux
2 12 (8.22%) VME
3 5 (3.42%) Windows
4 3 (2.05%) Android
5 1 (0.68%) OS/2
5 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.68%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (28.77%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (20.55%) MVC
2 30 (20.55%) TDD
3 20 (13.70%) Business Intelligence
4 19 (13.01%) Software Engineering
5 13 (8.90%) BDD
6 10 (6.85%) CRM
6 10 (6.85%) OO
7 8 (5.48%) Web Development
8 7 (4.79%) ETL
8 7 (4.79%) Microservices
8 7 (4.79%) Unit Testing
9 6 (4.11%) SDLC
10 5 (3.42%) High Availability
10 5 (3.42%) Integration Testing
10 5 (3.42%) Migration
10 5 (3.42%) Scrum
10 5 (3.42%) UML
11 4 (2.74%) Change Data Capture
11 4 (2.74%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 67 (45.89%) SQL
2 60 (41.10%) C#
3 31 (21.23%) JavaScript
4 26 (17.81%) Java
5 22 (15.07%) T-SQL
6 21 (14.38%) VB.NET
7 19 (13.01%) COBOL
8 17 (11.64%) VB
9 13 (8.90%) VB6
10 7 (4.79%) PL/SQL
11 6 (4.11%) Bash Shell
11 6 (4.11%) C
11 6 (4.11%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.37%) PHP
12 2 (1.37%) Ruby
12 2 (1.37%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.68%) JCL
13 1 (0.68%) Python
13 1 (0.68%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (9.59%) Security Cleared
2 9 (6.16%) 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%) ISEB
6 1 (0.68%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.74%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.37%) QA
3 1 (0.68%) SDET
System Software
1 11 (7.53%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (0.68%) Netcool
1 1 (0.68%) Netcool/OMNIbus
1 1 (0.68%) Tivoli
1 1 (0.68%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 23 (15.75%) Oracle
2 13 (8.90%) Microsoft
3 11 (7.53%) HP
3 11 (7.53%) ICL
4 7 (4.79%) Cognos
4 7 (4.79%) IBM
5 6 (4.11%) Micro Focus
6 4 (2.74%) Informatica
7 3 (2.05%) Perforce
7 3 (2.05%) SAP
7 3 (2.05%) Tableau
7 3 (2.05%) Telerik
8 2 (1.37%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (0.68%) DevExpress
9 1 (0.68%) Red Hat
Preston, Lancashire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 20 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Chorley, Lancashire
FT Select
Rate: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Lancashire
Venn Group
Rate: £300 - £350 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago