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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 6 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 64 55 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 14.78% 20.30% 32.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 18.08% 22.54% 33.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 37 78
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £324
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £201 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £348 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £33.34 £10.00 £51.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+233.40% -80.39%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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
354 244 389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 81.76% 90.04% 95.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 107 228
Average daily rate £350 £300 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £210 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 36 23
Average hourly rate £22.00 £15.00 £31.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% -53.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.80 £37.50 £41.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 September 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 September 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
Preston -5 22 £350 +48.93% 15
Lancaster -2 8 £425 +88.88% 6
Blackpool -9 5 £388 +72.22% 3
Burnley - 3 £275 - 1
Blackburn 0 2 - - 7
Lytham St Annes - 2 £333 - 1
Chorley -4 1 - - 3
Accrington - - - - 1
Morecambe - - - -
Newton-le-Willows - - - - 2
Ormskirk - - - -
Rossendale - - - -
Skelmersdale - - - - 1
Developer
North West

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 46 (37.40%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (33.33%) SQL
2 41 (33.33%) .NET
3 37 (30.08%) C#
4 36 (29.27%) SQL Server
5 35 (28.46%) JavaScript
6 32 (26.02%) CSS
7 29 (23.58%) HTML
7 29 (23.58%) Java
8 28 (22.76%) TDD
9 22 (17.89%) Business Intelligence
10 21 (17.07%) Scrum
11 19 (15.45%) MySQL
11 19 (15.45%) jQuery
11 19 (15.45%) HTML5
12 18 (14.63%) WPF
12 18 (14.63%) Hibernate
12 18 (14.63%) Data Warehouse
13 17 (13.82%) E-Commerce
13 17 (13.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 17 (13.82%) CSS3
14 16 (13.01%) Spring
14 16 (13.01%) Unit Testing
14 16 (13.01%) Scala
14 16 (13.01%) Oracle
14 16 (13.01%) Sybase
15 15 (12.20%) VB.NET
16 14 (11.38%) T-SQL
16 14 (11.38%) MS Excel
16 14 (11.38%) Microsoft

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 9 (7.32%) WebSphere
2 7 (5.69%) Tomcat
3 6 (4.88%) CMS
3 6 (4.88%) WebLogic
4 5 (4.07%) Adobe CQ
4 5 (4.07%) Escenic
4 5 (4.07%) SharePoint
4 5 (4.07%) MQSeries
5 3 (2.44%) IIS
5 3 (2.44%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (2.44%) Drupal
6 2 (1.63%) WebSphere Process Server
6 2 (1.63%) Apache Solr
6 2 (1.63%) Quickr
6 2 (1.63%) WebSphere Portal
6 2 (1.63%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.63%) Node.js
7 1 (0.81%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.81%) Lync
Applications
1 14 (11.38%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.25%) InfoPath
3 3 (2.44%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.63%) MS Office
5 1 (0.81%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.81%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 7 (5.69%) Cognos TM1
2 4 (3.25%) ResourceLink
3 3 (2.44%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.07%) SaaS
2 4 (3.25%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.63%) Intranet
2 1 (0.81%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (29.27%) SQL Server
2 19 (15.45%) MySQL
3 18 (14.63%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (13.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (10.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (8.13%) Crystal Reports
7 8 (6.50%) PowerCenter
8 6 (4.88%) Hadoop
8 6 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (4.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (4.88%) Big Data
9 5 (4.07%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (4.07%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (3.25%) QlikView
10 4 (3.25%) Oracle Database
11 3 (2.44%) OLAP
11 3 (2.44%) BusinessObjects XI
12 2 (1.63%) Data Mart
12 2 (1.63%) MongoDB
12 2 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (10.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (5.69%) Subversion
3 5 (4.07%) ERwin
4 3 (2.44%) Rational Rose
4 3 (2.44%) Eclipse
4 3 (2.44%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.63%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 2 (1.63%) Axure RP
5 2 (1.63%) Mockito
5 2 (1.63%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.81%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.81%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.81%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.81%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
6 1 (0.81%) Hudson
6 1 (0.81%) MorphX
General
1 10 (8.13%) Finance
2 7 (5.69%) Marketing
3 2 (1.63%) Retail
3 2 (1.63%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (33.33%) .NET
2 32 (26.02%) CSS
3 29 (23.58%) HTML
4 19 (15.45%) jQuery
4 19 (15.45%) HTML5
5 18 (14.63%) WPF
5 18 (14.63%) Hibernate
6 17 (13.82%) CSS3
7 16 (13.01%) Spring
8 12 (9.76%) ASP.NET
8 12 (9.76%) J2EE
9 9 (7.32%) XML
10 7 (5.69%) Struts
10 7 (5.69%) Web Services
10 7 (5.69%) Ajax
11 6 (4.88%) EJB
12 5 (4.07%) Java RMI
12 5 (4.07%) XHTML
12 5 (4.07%) LAMP
12 5 (4.07%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.32%) NHS
2 8 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.69%) User Experience
3 7 (5.69%) Open Source
3 7 (5.69%) Inversion of Control
4 5 (4.07%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.25%) W3C
6 3 (2.44%) E-Learning
7 2 (1.63%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.81%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.81%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.81%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.81%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.94%) Linux
2 4 (3.25%) UNIX
3 1 (0.81%) Windows
3 1 (0.81%) Mac OS X
3 1 (0.81%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (37.40%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (22.76%) TDD
3 22 (17.89%) Business Intelligence
4 21 (17.07%) Scrum
5 17 (13.82%) E-Commerce
6 16 (13.01%) Unit Testing
7 13 (10.57%) BDD
8 11 (8.94%) ETL
8 11 (8.94%) MVC
8 11 (8.94%) MVVM
9 9 (7.32%) OOP
9 9 (7.32%) OOA/OOD
9 9 (7.32%) Data Modelling
10 7 (5.69%) Migration
10 7 (5.69%) OOD
11 6 (4.88%) SEO
11 6 (4.88%) UML
11 6 (4.88%) ERP
11 6 (4.88%) Mentoring
12 5 (4.07%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 41 (33.33%) SQL
2 37 (30.08%) C#
3 35 (28.46%) JavaScript
4 29 (23.58%) Java
5 16 (13.01%) Scala
6 15 (12.20%) VB.NET
7 14 (11.38%) T-SQL
8 12 (9.76%) PL/SQL
9 11 (8.94%) PHP
10 10 (8.13%) VB
11 9 (7.32%) VBA
11 9 (7.32%) Shell Script
12 8 (6.50%) Python
13 5 (4.07%) Perl
13 5 (4.07%) VB6
14 4 (3.25%) C
15 3 (2.44%) C++
15 3 (2.44%) VBScript
16 2 (1.63%) Ruby
17 1 (0.81%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 13 (10.57%) Security Cleared
2 10 (8.13%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.50%) Degree
4 3 (2.44%) MCSE
4 3 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.07%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.81%) Puppet
1 1 (0.81%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 16 (13.01%) Oracle
1 16 (13.01%) Sybase
2 14 (11.38%) Microsoft
3 10 (8.13%) SAP
4 9 (7.32%) Informatica
4 9 (7.32%) IBM
5 8 (6.50%) JBoss
6 7 (5.69%) Cognos
7 6 (4.88%) Dell
7 6 (4.88%) webMethods
8 5 (4.07%) Business Objects
8 5 (4.07%) Software AG
9 4 (3.25%) Sencha
10 3 (2.44%) Facebook
10 3 (2.44%) Twitter
10 3 (2.44%) Adobe
11 2 (1.63%) Lotus
12 1 (0.81%) Tableau
12 1 (0.81%) Mercator
12 1 (0.81%) CA
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