The table below looks at the statistics for the Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Preston 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 5 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 13 17 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 17.57% 36.17% 36.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 20.31% 36.96% 37.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 29
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£305 £213 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.52% -44.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £183 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £309 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £10.00 £12.23
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Developer
Lancashire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Preston 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
Preston
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
64 46 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 86.49% 97.87% 96.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 23 77
Average daily rate £400 £300 £446
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -32.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £183 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £475 £544
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 6
Average hourly rate £22.00 £12.27 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.29% -9.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £10.00 £12.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £82.00 £20.66 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.30 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -7.14%

Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

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

Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Preston

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

Developer Daily Rate Trend in Preston

Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Preston

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Developer across the Preston region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Preston

Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

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

Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Preston 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 17 (42.50%) SQL
1 17 (42.50%) .NET
2 13 (32.50%) SQL Server
2 13 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (30.00%) C#
4 10 (25.00%) Scrum
5 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
5 9 (22.50%) Java
5 9 (22.50%) MS Excel
6 8 (20.00%) VBA
6 8 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 7 (17.50%) WPF
7 7 (17.50%) TDD
7 7 (17.50%) MVVM
7 7 (17.50%) Sybase
7 7 (17.50%) Crystal Reports
7 7 (17.50%) SAP
8 6 (15.00%) Hibernate
8 6 (15.00%) Dell
8 6 (15.00%) webMethods
8 6 (15.00%) PL/SQL
8 6 (15.00%) VB
8 6 (15.00%) Degree
8 6 (15.00%) SC Cleared
9 5 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (12.50%) Cognos TM1
9 5 (12.50%) SaaS
9 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (12.50%) VB.NET
9 5 (12.50%) JavaScript

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Preston 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 4 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.00%) IIS
3 1 (2.50%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.50%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (2.50%) Node.js
Applications
1 9 (22.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.50%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (12.50%) Cognos TM1
2 4 (10.00%) ResourceLink
3 1 (2.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.50%) SaaS
2 4 (10.00%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (32.50%) SQL Server
2 7 (17.50%) Crystal Reports
3 4 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (7.50%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (5.00%) PowerCenter
5 2 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.50%) Hadoop
6 1 (2.50%) Big Data
6 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.50%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 5 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.00%) ERwin
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (42.50%) .NET
2 7 (17.50%) WPF
3 6 (15.00%) Hibernate
4 5 (12.50%) ASP.NET
4 5 (12.50%) Web Services
5 4 (10.00%) Classic ASP
6 3 (7.50%) WinForms
6 3 (7.50%) CSS
7 2 (5.00%) J2EE
7 2 (5.00%) HTML
7 2 (5.00%) HTML5
7 2 (5.00%) REST
7 2 (5.00%) Akka
7 2 (5.00%) Play Framework
7 2 (5.00%) JSON
7 2 (5.00%) Spring
8 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (2.50%) .NET Framework
8 1 (2.50%) Symfony
8 1 (2.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.00%) NHS
2 2 (5.00%) Open Source
3 1 (2.50%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.50%) Android
1 1 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (25.00%) Scrum
3 7 (17.50%) TDD
3 7 (17.50%) MVVM
4 5 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (10.00%) Unit Testing
6 3 (7.50%) Waterfall
6 3 (7.50%) CRM
6 3 (7.50%) OO
6 3 (7.50%) DSDM
6 3 (7.50%) MVC
6 3 (7.50%) ETL
6 3 (7.50%) ERP
7 2 (5.00%) SOA
7 2 (5.00%) Migration
7 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (5.00%) BDD
8 1 (2.50%) Data Migration
8 1 (2.50%) Business Analysis
8 1 (2.50%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 17 (42.50%) SQL
2 12 (30.00%) C#
3 9 (22.50%) Java
4 8 (20.00%) VBA
5 6 (15.00%) PL/SQL
5 6 (15.00%) VB
6 5 (12.50%) VB.NET
6 5 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 5 (12.50%) Perl
6 5 (12.50%) Shell Script
6 5 (12.50%) Python
7 3 (7.50%) Scala
7 3 (7.50%) VB6
7 3 (7.50%) VBScript
8 2 (5.00%) T-SQL
9 1 (2.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (15.00%) Degree
2 6 (15.00%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.50%) Sybase
2 7 (17.50%) SAP
3 6 (15.00%) Dell
3 6 (15.00%) webMethods
4 5 (12.50%) Cognos
4 5 (12.50%) Software AG
5 3 (7.50%) Business Objects
5 3 (7.50%) Oracle
5 3 (7.50%) IBM
6 2 (5.00%) Informatica
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