The first table below looks at the demand for the Software 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 Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Lancashire region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 43 28 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 7 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.54% 3.37% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.74% 3.78% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 9 0
Average daily rate
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- £300 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Job Titles Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
403 238 425
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 88.77% 89.14% 93.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 108 247
Average daily rate £375 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £350 £524
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 37 26
Average hourly rate £20.19 £17.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.37% -41.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £10.50 £11.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £36.60 £37.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Software Developer
North West

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Developer in the job title across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Software Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Developer across the Lancashire region.

Software Developer Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Software Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Developer across the Lancashire region.

Software Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Software 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 Software Developer within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 25 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 6 - -
Chorley - - - - 1
Newton-le-Willows - - - -
Software Developer
North West

Software Developer
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire region that cited Software 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 Software Developer in their job title.

1 8 (88.89%) WPF
1 8 (88.89%) C#
1 8 (88.89%) .NET
2 7 (77.78%) MVVM
3 6 (66.67%) Unit Testing
3 6 (66.67%) TDD
3 6 (66.67%) Sybase
4 5 (55.56%) SQL
5 4 (44.44%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (44.44%) Hibernate
5 4 (44.44%) Scrum
5 4 (44.44%) WinForms
5 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (44.44%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (22.22%) VB6
6 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
6 2 (22.22%) VB
6 2 (22.22%) VB.NET
7 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
7 1 (11.11%) HTML
7 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
7 1 (11.11%) Web Services
7 1 (11.11%) N-Tier
7 1 (11.11%) InstallShield
7 1 (11.11%) Telerik
7 1 (11.11%) Silverlight
7 1 (11.11%) Mobile App

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire region that cited Software 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 Software Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (11.11%) InstallShield
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (88.89%) .NET
1 8 (88.89%) WPF
2 4 (44.44%) Hibernate
2 4 (44.44%) WinForms
3 1 (11.11%) Web Services
3 1 (11.11%) Silverlight
3 1 (11.11%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) N-Tier
1 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) MVVM
2 6 (66.67%) TDD
2 6 (66.67%) Unit Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Scrum
3 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) C#
2 5 (55.56%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) VB
3 2 (22.22%) VB.NET
3 2 (22.22%) VB6
4 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
4 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Sybase
2 1 (11.11%) Telerik