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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Developer
Rank 1 8 13
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 102 61 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 22.97% 13.41% 11.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 24.06% 14.70% 12.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 40 34
Median daily rate £338 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £505 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 0
Median hourly rate £43.00 £47.33 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.14% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £38.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.21% +8.57%
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
424 415 423
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 95.50% 91.21% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 250 258
Median daily rate £375 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 48 45
Median hourly rate £34.25 £16.50 £20.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+107.57% -18.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £46.09 £32.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.78% -1.76%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 5 May 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
Preston +5 37 £350 - 17
Blackpool +9 21 £325 -5.45% 1
Lytham St Annes +2 14 £300 -21.05% 1
Blackburn +2 4 £281 -3.01% 5
Lancaster - 2 £313 - 1
Burnley +8 1 - - 4
Chorley -6 1 - - 10
Developer
North West

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 54 (26.73%) Java
2 49 (24.26%) Oracle
3 46 (22.77%) Linux
4 44 (21.78%) SQL
5 42 (20.79%) Agile Software Development
6 41 (20.30%) SQL Server
6 41 (20.30%) Visual Studio
7 37 (18.32%) HTML
8 36 (17.82%) C#
9 35 (17.33%) JavaScript
10 33 (16.34%) COBOL
10 33 (16.34%) .NET
11 29 (14.36%) Microsoft
12 28 (13.86%) C
13 26 (12.87%) Relational Database
14 25 (12.38%) C++
14 25 (12.38%) Micro Focus
15 23 (11.39%) CSS
15 23 (11.39%) XML
15 23 (11.39%) Unix
15 23 (11.39%) Tuxedo
16 22 (10.89%) Oracle Database
17 21 (10.40%) HTTP
17 21 (10.40%) Security Cleared
18 19 (9.41%) Finance
19 18 (8.91%) ETL
19 18 (8.91%) MongoDB
19 18 (8.91%) REST
20 17 (8.42%) Data Modelling
20 17 (8.42%) Shell Script

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 23 (11.39%) Tuxedo
2 10 (4.95%) Apache
3 8 (3.96%) Node.js
4 6 (2.97%) JBoss
4 6 (2.97%) TPMS
5 4 (1.98%) Moodle
6 2 (0.99%) CICS
6 2 (0.99%) Confluence
6 2 (0.99%) IIS
6 2 (0.99%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.99%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.50%) CMS
7 1 (0.50%) OpenEdge
7 1 (0.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (4.46%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.48%) MS Office
2 5 (2.48%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.98%) Adobe Captivate
3 4 (1.98%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.50%) 3ds Max
4 1 (0.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.50%) Doxygen
4 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.97%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.98%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (0.99%) Magento
4 1 (0.50%) Infor LN
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.50%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 21 (10.40%) HTTP
2 4 (1.98%) HTTPS
2 4 (1.98%) LDAP
3 2 (0.99%) Internet
3 2 (0.99%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (20.30%) SQL Server
2 26 (12.87%) Relational Database
3 22 (10.89%) Oracle Database
4 18 (8.91%) MongoDB
5 16 (7.92%) RDBMS
6 13 (6.44%) SQL Server 2008
7 12 (5.94%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (5.45%) MySQL
9 10 (4.95%) Neo4j
10 8 (3.96%) NoSQL
10 8 (3.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (3.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (2.48%) Cognos Framework Manager
13 4 (1.98%) Apache Cassandra
14 3 (1.49%) Crystal Reports
14 3 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
14 3 (1.49%) QlikView
15 2 (0.99%) BusinessObjects
16 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 1 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 41 (20.30%) Visual Studio
2 13 (6.44%) ERwin
3 11 (5.45%) Subversion
4 9 (4.46%) Eclipse
5 8 (3.96%) ClearCase
5 8 (3.96%) Git (software)
5 8 (3.96%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (1.98%) Ant
6 4 (1.98%) Jenkins
6 4 (1.98%) JUnit
6 4 (1.98%) NUnit
6 4 (1.98%) Rational Robot
7 3 (1.49%) JIRA
7 3 (1.49%) NetBeans
7 3 (1.49%) Rational DOORS
7 3 (1.49%) Travis CI
8 2 (0.99%) PHPUnit
8 2 (0.99%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (0.50%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 1 (0.50%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 19 (9.41%) Finance
2 11 (5.45%) Manufacturing
3 7 (3.47%) Military
4 4 (1.98%) Aerospace
5 2 (0.99%) Avionics
5 2 (0.99%) Banking
6 1 (0.50%) Back Office
6 1 (0.50%) Billing
6 1 (0.50%) Games
6 1 (0.50%) Marketing
6 1 (0.50%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.50%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (18.32%) HTML
2 33 (16.34%) .NET
3 23 (11.39%) CSS
3 23 (11.39%) XML
4 18 (8.91%) REST
5 14 (6.93%) ASP.NET
6 13 (6.44%) Middleware
7 12 (5.94%) HTML5
8 11 (5.45%) jQuery
9 10 (4.95%) CSS3
9 10 (4.95%) Hibernate
9 10 (4.95%) JAX-RS
10 8 (3.96%) .NET Framework
10 8 (3.96%) JSON
10 8 (3.96%) SOAP
10 8 (3.96%) WinForms
10 8 (3.96%) WPF
11 7 (3.47%) Web Services
12 6 (2.97%) XSD
12 6 (2.97%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.43%) Clustering
2 7 (3.47%) Algorithms
2 7 (3.47%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (1.98%) Learning Management System
3 4 (1.98%) SCORM
4 3 (1.49%) e-Learning
4 3 (1.49%) iPad
4 3 (1.49%) Mainframe
4 3 (1.49%) Replication
5 2 (0.99%) Computer Science
5 2 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (0.99%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.99%) NHS
6 1 (0.50%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.50%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.50%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 46 (22.77%) Linux
2 23 (11.39%) Unix
3 17 (8.42%) VME
4 13 (6.44%) Mac OS X
4 13 (6.44%) Windows
5 12 (5.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (2.48%) AIX
7 2 (0.99%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.50%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.50%) MVS
8 1 (0.50%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (20.79%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (8.91%) ETL
3 17 (8.42%) Data Modelling
4 16 (7.92%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (6.44%) Software Engineering
6 12 (5.94%) Responsive Web Design
6 12 (5.94%) Web Design
7 10 (4.95%) Configuration Management
7 10 (4.95%) TDD
8 9 (4.46%) Automated Testing
8 9 (4.46%) Unit Testing
9 8 (3.96%) CRM
9 8 (3.96%) Programme Management
9 8 (3.96%) Scrum
9 8 (3.96%) SDLC
10 7 (3.47%) OO
10 7 (3.47%) Project Planning
10 7 (3.47%) Web Development
11 6 (2.97%) Data Security
11 6 (2.97%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 54 (26.73%) Java
2 44 (21.78%) SQL
3 36 (17.82%) C#
4 35 (17.33%) JavaScript
5 33 (16.34%) COBOL
6 28 (13.86%) C
7 25 (12.38%) C++
8 17 (8.42%) Shell Script
9 16 (7.92%) Bash Shell
10 15 (7.43%) PL/SQL
11 13 (6.44%) T-SQL
12 11 (5.45%) VB
13 9 (4.46%) PHP
14 8 (3.96%) Python
15 4 (1.98%) Apex Code
15 4 (1.98%) Lua
15 4 (1.98%) VB6
16 3 (1.49%) VBA
16 3 (1.49%) VBScript
17 2 (0.99%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (10.40%) Security Cleared
2 13 (6.44%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.47%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.50%) Degree
4 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.97%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.99%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.50%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.50%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.99%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.99%) BitLocker
2 1 (0.50%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.50%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (2.48%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 49 (24.26%) Oracle
2 29 (14.36%) Microsoft
3 25 (12.38%) Micro Focus
4 12 (5.94%) Red Hat
5 10 (4.95%) IBM
5 10 (4.95%) Informatica
6 8 (3.96%) ICL
7 7 (3.47%) Cognos
8 5 (2.48%) Adobe
8 5 (2.48%) Fujitsu
9 4 (1.98%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (1.98%) ServiceNow
10 3 (1.49%) Infor
11 2 (0.99%) PTC
11 2 (0.99%) Talend
12 1 (0.50%) Atlassian
12 1 (0.50%) Autodesk
12 1 (0.50%) DevExpress
12 1 (0.50%) Sitecore
12 1 (0.50%) webMethods
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