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 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 5 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 22 22 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 21.57% 40.00% 37.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 24.72% 40.74% 38.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 17 39
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £184 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £316 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £33.34 £10.00 £12.23
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+233.40% -18.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
Developer
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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
89 54 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 87.25% 98.18% 97.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 29 109
Average daily rate £425 £300 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £185 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £557 £350 £559
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 3
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 £15.03 £10.00 £12.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.40 £18.72 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 September 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 September 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 30 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (49.09%) .NET
3 22 (40.00%) C#
3 22 (40.00%) TDD
4 18 (32.73%) Scrum
4 18 (32.73%) Java
5 17 (30.91%) SQL Server
6 15 (27.27%) SQL
7 14 (25.45%) Hibernate
8 13 (23.64%) WPF
8 13 (23.64%) Sybase
9 11 (20.00%) VB.NET
9 11 (20.00%) Scala
9 11 (20.00%) BDD
10 10 (18.18%) Security Cleared
10 10 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (18.18%) Unit Testing
10 10 (18.18%) Spring
10 10 (18.18%) J2EE
11 9 (16.36%) MySQL
11 9 (16.36%) JavaScript
11 9 (16.36%) Crystal Reports
11 9 (16.36%) SAP
11 9 (16.36%) OOA/OOD
12 8 (14.55%) VBA
12 8 (14.55%) MS Excel
12 8 (14.55%) Microsoft
12 8 (14.55%) SC Cleared
13 7 (12.73%) Cognos TM1
13 7 (12.73%) Cognos

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 6 (10.91%) Tomcat
1 6 (10.91%) WebSphere
2 5 (9.09%) Escenic
2 5 (9.09%) Adobe CQ
2 5 (9.09%) MQSeries
2 5 (9.09%) WebLogic
2 5 (9.09%) CMS
3 4 (7.27%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.64%) IIS
5 1 (1.82%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (1.82%) Node.js
Applications
1 8 (14.55%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.45%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (12.73%) Cognos TM1
2 4 (7.27%) ResourceLink
3 3 (5.45%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.09%) SaaS
2 4 (7.27%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.64%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (30.91%) SQL Server
2 9 (16.36%) Crystal Reports
2 9 (16.36%) MySQL
3 6 (10.91%) Big Data
3 6 (10.91%) Hadoop
4 5 (9.09%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (7.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (5.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (3.64%) PowerCenter
7 2 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.82%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.64%) ERwin
3 1 (1.82%) Hudson
3 1 (1.82%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (9.09%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (49.09%) .NET
2 14 (25.45%) Hibernate
3 13 (23.64%) WPF
4 10 (18.18%) Spring
4 10 (18.18%) J2EE
5 7 (12.73%) CSS
6 6 (10.91%) HTML5
6 6 (10.91%) HTML
7 5 (9.09%) CSS3
7 5 (9.09%) jQuery
7 5 (9.09%) Struts
7 5 (9.09%) XML
7 5 (9.09%) Java RMI
7 5 (9.09%) LAMP
7 5 (9.09%) ASP.NET
7 5 (9.09%) EJB
7 5 (9.09%) JSF
7 5 (9.09%) Ajax
7 5 (9.09%) Ruby on Rails
8 4 (7.27%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.91%) Inversion of Control
2 5 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.64%) NHS
3 2 (3.64%) Open Source
4 1 (1.82%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.82%) Linux
1 1 (1.82%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (40.00%) TDD
3 18 (32.73%) Scrum
4 11 (20.00%) BDD
5 10 (18.18%) Unit Testing
6 9 (16.36%) OOA/OOD
7 7 (12.73%) MVVM
8 6 (10.91%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (9.09%) OOD
9 5 (9.09%) UML
9 5 (9.09%) OOP
9 5 (9.09%) RUP
9 5 (9.09%) DSDM
9 5 (9.09%) ERP
9 5 (9.09%) Mentoring
10 3 (5.45%) Waterfall
10 3 (5.45%) CRM
10 3 (5.45%) ETL
11 2 (3.64%) OO
11 2 (3.64%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 22 (40.00%) C#
2 18 (32.73%) Java
3 15 (27.27%) SQL
4 11 (20.00%) VB.NET
4 11 (20.00%) Scala
5 9 (16.36%) JavaScript
6 8 (14.55%) VBA
7 6 (10.91%) VB
8 5 (9.09%) Python
8 5 (9.09%) Shell Script
8 5 (9.09%) Perl
8 5 (9.09%) PL/SQL
9 3 (5.45%) VBScript
9 3 (5.45%) VB6
10 2 (3.64%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.82%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 8 (14.55%) SC Cleared
3 6 (10.91%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) Puppet
1 1 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (23.64%) Sybase
2 9 (16.36%) SAP
3 8 (14.55%) Microsoft
4 7 (12.73%) Cognos
4 7 (12.73%) Oracle
5 6 (10.91%) webMethods
5 6 (10.91%) Dell
6 5 (9.09%) Software AG
6 5 (9.09%) JBoss
6 5 (9.09%) Business Objects
6 5 (9.09%) IBM
7 2 (3.64%) Informatica
8 1 (1.82%) Mercator