The table below looks at the statistics 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 2 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 2 4 1
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 87 48 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 21.48% 18.25% 24.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 23.45% 19.28% 26.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 37 35
Average daily rate
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£350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £195 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £42.17 £13.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+224.34% -52.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
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
371 249 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 91.60% 94.68% 92.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 132 130
Average daily rate £375 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £175 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £466 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 39 24
Average hourly rate £25.45 £15.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.66% -31.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.65 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £33.50 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.15 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -2.00%

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 2 March 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015. 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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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 +6 18 £369 +5.35% 19
Blackpool -11 7 £325 -23.52% 3
Blackburn 0 4 £275 - 13
Lytham St Annes - 3 £343 -
Chorley -8 2 £350 +75.00% 4
Colne 0 1 £180 +2.85% 1
Accrington - 1 £275 - 1
Morecambe - - - -
Nelson - - - - 1
Newton-le-Willows - - - -
Ormskirk - - - -
Skelmersdale - - - - 1
Developer
North West

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 67 (35.45%) SQL
2 60 (31.75%) Java
2 60 (31.75%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (22.75%) HTML
3 43 (22.75%) SQL Server
4 41 (21.69%) Business Intelligence
5 40 (21.16%) JavaScript
6 31 (16.40%) Oracle
7 30 (15.87%) C#
8 28 (14.81%) .NET
8 28 (14.81%) CSS
9 25 (13.23%) Hibernate
10 24 (12.70%) Spring
11 23 (12.17%) Linux
11 23 (12.17%) Data Warehouse
12 22 (11.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 22 (11.64%) jQuery
13 21 (11.11%) Security Cleared
13 21 (11.11%) Data Modelling
13 21 (11.11%) MVC
14 20 (10.58%) UNIX
14 20 (10.58%) MongoDB
15 19 (10.05%) REST
15 19 (10.05%) TDD
16 18 (9.52%) BDD
17 17 (8.99%) Mainframe
18 16 (8.47%) IBM
18 16 (8.47%) ASP.NET
18 16 (8.47%) Software Engineering
18 16 (8.47%) Selenium

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 14 (7.41%) SAS
2 8 (4.23%) Node.js
3 7 (3.70%) Tomcat
4 6 (3.17%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.12%) MQSeries
5 4 (2.12%) IIS
5 4 (2.12%) Apache
6 3 (1.59%) JBoss
6 3 (1.59%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.59%) WordPress
6 3 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.06%) Drupal
7 2 (1.06%) CMS
7 2 (1.06%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.53%) PowerExchange
8 1 (0.53%) WebSphere Process Server
8 1 (0.53%) Kentico
8 1 (0.53%) Quickr
8 1 (0.53%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 10 (5.29%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.17%) Fireworks
2 6 (3.17%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.59%) InfoPath
3 3 (1.59%) PowerPivot
4 2 (1.06%) MS Office
5 1 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.53%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 10 (5.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (1.59%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.53%) Magento
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.53%) Summit
3 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.59%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.29%) HTTP
2 3 (1.59%) AMQP
2 3 (1.59%) MQTT
3 2 (1.06%) FTP
4 1 (0.53%) LDAP
4 1 (0.53%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (22.75%) SQL Server
2 23 (12.17%) Data Warehouse
3 22 (11.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (10.58%) MongoDB
5 15 (7.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 13 (6.88%) DB2
6 13 (6.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 12 (6.35%) Relational Database
8 11 (5.82%) Neo4j
8 11 (5.82%) Oracle Database
9 10 (5.29%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 10 (5.29%) IMS/DB
9 10 (5.29%) Oracle Database 11g
10 9 (4.76%) Base SAS
11 7 (3.70%) QlikView
12 6 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (3.17%) Cognos Report Studio
13 5 (2.65%) MySQL
14 4 (2.12%) SQL Server 2005
15 3 (1.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 16 (8.47%) Selenium
1 16 (8.47%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (7.41%) Git (software)
3 12 (6.35%) Eclipse
4 8 (4.23%) JUnit
5 7 (3.70%) Maven
6 6 (3.17%) Ant
7 4 (2.12%) Dreamweaver
7 4 (2.12%) Jasmine
8 3 (1.59%) Jenkins
8 3 (1.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (1.59%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.59%) Visual Studio
8 3 (1.59%) Subversion
9 2 (1.06%) ERwin
9 2 (1.06%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.53%) Mockito
10 1 (0.53%) Rational Application Developer
10 1 (0.53%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.53%) Oracle Forms
General
1 11 (5.82%) Finance
2 6 (3.17%) Retail
3 2 (1.06%) Marketing
4 1 (0.53%) Law
4 1 (0.53%) Military
4 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.53%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (22.75%) HTML
2 28 (14.81%) .NET
2 28 (14.81%) CSS
3 25 (13.23%) Hibernate
4 24 (12.70%) Spring
5 22 (11.64%) jQuery
6 19 (10.05%) REST
7 16 (8.47%) ASP.NET
8 15 (7.94%) XML
9 12 (6.35%) Web Services
9 12 (6.35%) Spring MVC
9 12 (6.35%) HTML5
10 11 (5.82%) JAX-RS
11 9 (4.76%) AngularJS
12 8 (4.23%) CSS3
12 8 (4.23%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 8 (4.23%) ASP.NET MVC
12 8 (4.23%) .NET Framework
12 8 (4.23%) WPF
12 8 (4.23%) Apache CXF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.99%) Mainframe
2 14 (7.41%) Open Source
3 11 (5.82%) NHS
4 10 (5.29%) Algorithms
4 10 (5.29%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (1.59%) Reference Data
5 3 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.59%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.06%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.06%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.06%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.53%) iSeries
7 1 (0.53%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.53%) AS400
7 1 (0.53%) Statistics
7 1 (0.53%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.53%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.53%) Life Science
7 1 (0.53%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 23 (12.17%) Linux
2 20 (10.58%) UNIX
3 12 (6.35%) Windows
4 10 (5.29%) Mac OS X
5 4 (2.12%) VME
6 1 (0.53%) Android
6 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (31.75%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (21.69%) Business Intelligence
3 21 (11.11%) Data Modelling
3 21 (11.11%) MVC
4 19 (10.05%) TDD
5 18 (9.52%) BDD
6 16 (8.47%) Software Engineering
7 14 (7.41%) ETL
8 13 (6.88%) Unit Testing
9 12 (6.35%) Test Scripting
9 12 (6.35%) Configuration Management
10 11 (5.82%) E-Commerce
10 11 (5.82%) Web Design
10 11 (5.82%) Responsive Web Design
11 10 (5.29%) V-Model
11 10 (5.29%) Waterfall
11 10 (5.29%) Dimensional Modelling
11 10 (5.29%) Test Planning
11 10 (5.29%) Software Testing
11 10 (5.29%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 67 (35.45%) SQL
2 60 (31.75%) Java
3 40 (21.16%) JavaScript
4 30 (15.87%) C#
5 15 (7.94%) T-SQL
5 15 (7.94%) PL/SQL
6 14 (7.41%) Scala
7 13 (6.88%) PL/1
8 9 (4.76%) JCL
9 6 (3.17%) PHP
9 6 (3.17%) COBOL
10 5 (2.65%) VB
11 4 (2.12%) VBA
12 3 (1.59%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.59%) C
12 3 (1.59%) Ruby
13 2 (1.06%) VB6
13 2 (1.06%) C++
13 2 (1.06%) Python
13 2 (1.06%) XAML
Qualifications
1 21 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 10 (5.29%) SC Cleared
2 10 (5.29%) HND
2 10 (5.29%) ISEB
2 10 (5.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (3.17%) Degree
4 2 (1.06%) VCP4
5 1 (0.53%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.53%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.59%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.53%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.53%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1 (0.53%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.53%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 9 (4.76%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 31 (16.40%) Oracle
2 16 (8.47%) IBM
3 12 (6.35%) Microsoft
4 10 (5.29%) Informatica
4 10 (5.29%) Cognos
4 10 (5.29%) Syncsort
5 9 (4.76%) Aquila
6 3 (1.59%) Twitter
6 3 (1.59%) Nintex
7 2 (1.06%) Facebook
7 2 (1.06%) Siebel
7 2 (1.06%) Adobe
8 1 (0.53%) HP
8 1 (0.53%) Citrix
8 1 (0.53%) CA
8 1 (0.53%) Sybase
8 1 (0.53%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.53%) SAP
8 1 (0.53%) Google
8 1 (0.53%) Lotus
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