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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 1 4 1
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 115 32 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 25.56% 19.28% 26.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 27.71% 20.78% 28.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 20 66
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£350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £194 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £451 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £37.00 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
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
415 154 318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 92.22% 92.77% 92.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 78 181
Average daily rate £378 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.27% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £143 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £499 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 15 29
Average hourly rate £26.83 £15.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.09% -27.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.85 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £40.00 £31.14
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 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
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 19 December 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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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
Blackpool +3 40 £390 -15.67% 2
Preston +1 19 £300 -3.22% 8
Blackburn +3 7 £300 -4.68% 10
Chorley 0 5 £313 -3.84% 3
Lytham St Annes - 2 £305 - 1
Lancaster +5 1 - -
Accrington - - - - 4
Morecambe - - - -
Rossendale - - - -
Skelmersdale - - - -
Developer
North West

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 70 (39.11%) SQL
2 56 (31.28%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (28.49%) Java
4 44 (24.58%) HTML
5 43 (24.02%) JavaScript
6 40 (22.35%) SQL Server
7 38 (21.23%) Business Intelligence
8 31 (17.32%) Oracle
9 30 (16.76%) .NET
10 29 (16.20%) CSS
11 26 (14.53%) C#
12 24 (13.41%) Linux
12 24 (13.41%) Data Modelling
13 23 (12.85%) Data Warehouse
14 22 (12.29%) PL/SQL
14 22 (12.29%) Hibernate
14 22 (12.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 20 (11.17%) jQuery
16 19 (10.61%) Security Cleared
16 19 (10.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 19 (10.61%) T-SQL
16 19 (10.61%) UNIX
16 19 (10.61%) E-Commerce
17 17 (9.50%) Microsoft
17 17 (9.50%) ASP.NET
17 17 (9.50%) MVC
17 17 (9.50%) HTML5
18 16 (8.94%) REST
18 16 (8.94%) TDD
19 15 (8.38%) Spring

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 14 (7.82%) SAS
2 6 (3.35%) WebSphere
3 5 (2.79%) IIS
4 4 (2.23%) Node.js
4 4 (2.23%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.23%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.68%) Drupal
5 3 (1.68%) CMS
5 3 (1.68%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.12%) Quickr
6 2 (1.12%) WebSphere Portal
6 2 (1.12%) Apache
6 2 (1.12%) JBoss
6 2 (1.12%) WebSphere Process Server
7 1 (0.56%) WordPress
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.56%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.56%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.56%) Kentico
Applications
1 14 (7.82%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.23%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.68%) InfoPath
3 3 (1.68%) PowerPivot
4 2 (1.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (1.12%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (3.91%) ResourceLink
2 3 (1.68%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.56%) Summit
3 1 (0.56%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.91%) SuccessFactors
2 5 (2.79%) SaaS
3 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.59%) HTTP
2 2 (1.12%) AMQP
2 2 (1.12%) MQTT
2 2 (1.12%) Intranet
3 1 (0.56%) FTP
3 1 (0.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (22.35%) SQL Server
2 23 (12.85%) Data Warehouse
3 22 (12.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (10.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (8.38%) MongoDB
6 14 (7.82%) Oracle Database
7 12 (6.70%) Relational Database
7 12 (6.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 11 (6.15%) Oracle Database 11g
8 11 (6.15%) Neo4j
9 10 (5.59%) MySQL
9 10 (5.59%) DB2
10 9 (5.03%) Base SAS
11 8 (4.47%) IMS/DB
11 8 (4.47%) QlikView
12 7 (3.91%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (3.91%) PowerCenter
13 6 (3.35%) SQL Server 2005
14 4 (2.23%) Oracle Reports
15 3 (1.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (6.15%) Team Foundation Server
1 11 (6.15%) Git (software)
2 10 (5.59%) Eclipse
3 9 (5.03%) Selenium
4 8 (4.47%) Subversion
5 6 (3.35%) ERwin
6 4 (2.23%) Maven
7 3 (1.68%) Ant
7 3 (1.68%) JUnit
7 3 (1.68%) Rational Rose
7 3 (1.68%) Dreamweaver
7 3 (1.68%) Jasmine
8 2 (1.12%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 2 (1.12%) Axure RP
9 1 (0.56%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.56%) MorphX
9 1 (0.56%) StarTeam
9 1 (0.56%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.56%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
9 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 8 (4.47%) Finance
2 7 (3.91%) Marketing
3 5 (2.79%) Retail
4 3 (1.68%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.56%) Military
5 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (24.58%) HTML
2 30 (16.76%) .NET
3 29 (16.20%) CSS
4 22 (12.29%) Hibernate
5 20 (11.17%) jQuery
6 17 (9.50%) ASP.NET
6 17 (9.50%) HTML5
7 16 (8.94%) REST
8 15 (8.38%) Spring
9 13 (7.26%) XML
10 12 (6.70%) CSS3
11 11 (6.15%) JAX-RS
12 8 (4.47%) Web Services
12 8 (4.47%) WPF
13 7 (3.91%) J2EE
13 7 (3.91%) ASP.NET MVC
14 6 (3.35%) Spring MVC
15 5 (2.79%) Ajax
15 5 (2.79%) XHTML
15 5 (2.79%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.38%) NHS
2 11 (6.15%) Mainframe
3 10 (5.59%) Open Source
3 10 (5.59%) Algorithms
4 9 (5.03%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (4.47%) IBM Mainframe
6 6 (3.35%) User Experience
7 4 (2.23%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.23%) W3C
8 3 (1.68%) Reference Data
8 3 (1.68%) Visualisation
9 2 (1.12%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.12%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.56%) iSeries
10 1 (0.56%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.56%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.56%) Life Science
10 1 (0.56%) AS400
10 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 24 (13.41%) Linux
2 19 (10.61%) UNIX
3 10 (5.59%) Mac OS X
4 8 (4.47%) Windows
5 4 (2.23%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (31.28%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (21.23%) Business Intelligence
3 24 (13.41%) Data Modelling
4 19 (10.61%) E-Commerce
5 17 (9.50%) MVC
6 16 (8.94%) TDD
7 15 (8.38%) Scrum
7 15 (8.38%) ETL
8 13 (7.26%) Software Engineering
8 13 (7.26%) Responsive Web Design
9 12 (6.70%) BDD
9 12 (6.70%) Web Design
9 12 (6.70%) Unit Testing
10 11 (6.15%) Configuration Management
11 10 (5.59%) Waterfall
11 10 (5.59%) Dimensional Modelling
12 9 (5.03%) Migration
13 8 (4.47%) Test Scripting
14 7 (3.91%) Release Management
14 7 (3.91%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 70 (39.11%) SQL
2 51 (28.49%) Java
3 43 (24.02%) JavaScript
4 26 (14.53%) C#
5 22 (12.29%) PL/SQL
6 19 (10.61%) T-SQL
7 10 (5.59%) PL/1
7 10 (5.59%) PHP
8 9 (5.03%) VB
9 8 (4.47%) Scala
9 8 (4.47%) VBA
10 7 (3.91%) JCL
10 7 (3.91%) Shell Script
11 5 (2.79%) Python
11 5 (2.79%) Perl
11 5 (2.79%) COBOL
12 4 (2.23%) C
12 4 (2.23%) VB.NET
13 3 (1.68%) XAML
13 3 (1.68%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (10.61%) Security Cleared
2 12 (6.70%) Degree
3 10 (5.59%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (3.35%) ISEB
4 6 (3.35%) HND
5 3 (1.68%) MCSE
5 3 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.68%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.56%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.56%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1 (0.56%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 7 (3.91%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 31 (17.32%) Oracle
2 17 (9.50%) Microsoft
3 15 (8.38%) Informatica
4 13 (7.26%) IBM
5 8 (4.47%) Syncsort
6 7 (3.91%) Aquila
7 6 (3.35%) Dell
7 6 (3.35%) webMethods
7 6 (3.35%) SAP
8 5 (2.79%) Software AG
9 4 (2.23%) Twitter
9 4 (2.23%) Sencha
9 4 (2.23%) Sybase
9 4 (2.23%) Cognos
10 3 (1.68%) Adobe
10 3 (1.68%) Facebook
11 2 (1.12%) Nintex
11 2 (1.12%) Lotus
11 2 (1.12%) Siebel
12 1 (0.56%) Business Objects
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