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 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 4 1 5
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 27 26 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 26.73% 41.27% 31.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 27.84% 42.62% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 21 33
Average daily rate
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£333 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.83% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £205 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £325 £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £24.20 £10.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+142.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
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
97 61 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 96.04% 96.83% 94.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 34 105
Average daily rate £423 £295 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.22% -28.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £205 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £348 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 7 1
Average hourly rate £22.00 £10.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+120.00% -69.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Preston

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

Developer Hourly Rate Histogram in Preston

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 29 (51.79%) .NET
2 23 (41.07%) C#
3 22 (39.29%) TDD
4 17 (30.36%) Scrum
4 17 (30.36%) SQL
4 17 (30.36%) Java
4 17 (30.36%) SQL Server
5 13 (23.21%) Sybase
5 13 (23.21%) VB.NET
5 13 (23.21%) Hibernate
5 13 (23.21%) WPF
6 12 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (19.64%) Unit Testing
8 10 (17.86%) Crystal Reports
8 10 (17.86%) Security Cleared
8 10 (17.86%) Scala
8 10 (17.86%) BDD
9 9 (16.07%) Spring
9 9 (16.07%) SAP
9 9 (16.07%) OOA/OOD
9 9 (16.07%) J2EE
9 9 (16.07%) MySQL
9 9 (16.07%) JavaScript
9 9 (16.07%) Microsoft
10 8 (14.29%) MS Excel
10 8 (14.29%) VBA
10 8 (14.29%) SC Cleared
11 7 (12.50%) Cognos TM1
11 7 (12.50%) VB

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (10.71%) Tomcat
1 6 (10.71%) WebSphere
2 5 (8.93%) CMS
2 5 (8.93%) WebLogic
2 5 (8.93%) MQSeries
2 5 (8.93%) Escenic
2 5 (8.93%) Adobe CQ
3 4 (7.14%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.57%) IIS
5 1 (1.79%) Node.js
5 1 (1.79%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 8 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.36%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (12.50%) Cognos TM1
2 4 (7.14%) ResourceLink
3 3 (5.36%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.93%) SaaS
2 4 (7.14%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.57%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (30.36%) SQL Server
2 10 (17.86%) Crystal Reports
3 9 (16.07%) MySQL
4 6 (10.71%) Hadoop
4 6 (10.71%) Big Data
5 5 (8.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (8.93%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (3.57%) PowerCenter
8 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.57%) ERwin
3 1 (1.79%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.79%) Subversion
3 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.79%) Hudson
3 1 (1.79%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.79%) T4 Templates
General
1 5 (8.93%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (51.79%) .NET
2 13 (23.21%) Hibernate
2 13 (23.21%) WPF
3 9 (16.07%) Spring
3 9 (16.07%) J2EE
4 7 (12.50%) CSS
4 7 (12.50%) ASP.NET
5 6 (10.71%) Classic ASP
5 6 (10.71%) XML
5 6 (10.71%) HTML
5 6 (10.71%) jQuery
5 6 (10.71%) Ajax
6 5 (8.93%) Ruby on Rails
6 5 (8.93%) LAMP
6 5 (8.93%) JSF
6 5 (8.93%) Struts
6 5 (8.93%) EJB
6 5 (8.93%) Java RMI
6 5 (8.93%) CSS3
6 5 (8.93%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.50%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (3.57%) NHS
3 1 (1.79%) Open Source
3 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.79%) Android
1 1 (1.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (39.29%) TDD
2 17 (30.36%) Scrum
3 12 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (19.64%) Unit Testing
5 10 (17.86%) BDD
6 9 (16.07%) OOA/OOD
7 6 (10.71%) MVVM
7 6 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (8.93%) UML
8 5 (8.93%) OOP
8 5 (8.93%) DSDM
8 5 (8.93%) RUP
8 5 (8.93%) OOD
8 5 (8.93%) ERP
9 3 (5.36%) ETL
9 3 (5.36%) CRM
9 3 (5.36%) Waterfall
10 1 (1.79%) Business Analysis
10 1 (1.79%) Migration
10 1 (1.79%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (41.07%) C#
2 17 (30.36%) SQL
2 17 (30.36%) Java
3 13 (23.21%) VB.NET
4 10 (17.86%) Scala
5 9 (16.07%) JavaScript
6 8 (14.29%) VBA
7 7 (12.50%) VB
8 5 (8.93%) Perl
8 5 (8.93%) PL/SQL
8 5 (8.93%) Shell Script
8 5 (8.93%) Python
9 4 (7.14%) T-SQL
9 4 (7.14%) VBScript
9 4 (7.14%) VB6
10 1 (1.79%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (17.86%) Security Cleared
2 8 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 6 (10.71%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.93%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) Puppet
1 1 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (23.21%) Sybase
2 9 (16.07%) SAP
2 9 (16.07%) Microsoft
3 7 (12.50%) Oracle
3 7 (12.50%) Cognos
4 6 (10.71%) Dell
4 6 (10.71%) webMethods
5 5 (8.93%) Business Objects
5 5 (8.93%) Software AG
5 5 (8.93%) JBoss
5 5 (8.93%) IBM
6 2 (3.57%) Informatica
7 1 (1.79%) Mercator