The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Lancashire region that had Software Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Developer
North West / Lancashire
Rank 38 37 40
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 3 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.16% 2.78% 1.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.26% 2.85% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Median daily rate - - £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £43.75 £37.59
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +16.39%

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
239 421 372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 92.64% 97.45% 93.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 270 238
Median daily rate £375 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 62 22
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.50 £25.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.38% +53.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £13.50 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £62.50 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Lancashire region that featured Software Developer in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) SQL
1 8 (100.00%) Oracle
1 8 (100.00%) XML
2 7 (87.50%) C#
2 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
3 5 (62.50%) .NET
4 4 (50.00%) Web Services
4 4 (50.00%) VB
4 4 (50.00%) XSD
4 4 (50.00%) XSLT
4 4 (50.00%) ClearCase
4 4 (50.00%) WinForms
4 4 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (50.00%) Entity Framework
4 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database
4 4 (50.00%) TDD
4 4 (50.00%) VB6
4 4 (50.00%) .NET Framework
4 4 (50.00%) Rational Robot
4 4 (50.00%) WPF
4 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (37.50%) SOLID
5 3 (37.50%) JIRA
5 3 (37.50%) Spring
5 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
5 3 (37.50%) SDLC
5 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
5 3 (37.50%) Apache Camel
5 3 (37.50%) Software Architecture

Software 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 1 (12.50%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (37.50%) Firebird
3 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) ClearCase
1 4 (50.00%) Rational Robot
1 4 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
2 3 (37.50%) JIRA
2 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio
3 1 (12.50%) HP UFT
3 1 (12.50%) Sahi
3 1 (12.50%) Selenium
3 1 (12.50%) WATIR
General
1 3 (37.50%) Electronics
2 1 (12.50%) Aerospace
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) XML
2 5 (62.50%) .NET
3 4 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 4 (50.00%) Entity Framework
3 4 (50.00%) Web Services
3 4 (50.00%) WinForms
3 4 (50.00%) WPF
3 4 (50.00%) XSD
3 4 (50.00%) XSLT
4 3 (37.50%) Apache Camel
4 3 (37.50%) SOAP
4 3 (37.50%) Spring
4 3 (37.50%) WSDL
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) TDD
3 3 (37.50%) SDLC
3 3 (37.50%) Software Architecture
3 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
3 3 (37.50%) SOLID
3 3 (37.50%) UML
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Testing
4 1 (12.50%) BDD
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (12.50%) Defect Management
4 1 (12.50%) Open Source
4 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
4 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) SQL
2 7 (87.50%) C#
3 4 (50.00%) VB
3 4 (50.00%) VB6
4 1 (12.50%) Java
4 1 (12.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (12.50%) ISEB
3 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Oracle
2 3 (37.50%) Perforce
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