Period
to 21 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £427 per day in advertised job vacancies in Blackpool during the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Developer
Lancashire > Blackpool
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 1 4
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 69 13 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Blackpool 26.54% 40.63% 23.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 27.60% 41.94% 23.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 15 56
Blackpool median daily rate £427 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.80% +10.34% -23.68%
10th Percentile £294 £326 £258
90th Percentile £547 £438 £519
Lancashire median daily rate £429 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +14.50% +3.45% -5.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Blackpool median hourly rate - - -
Lancashire median hourly rate £41.00 £42.50 £43.75
% change year-on-year -3.53% -2.86% -7.56%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Blackpool. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Blackpool
Contract vacancies in Blackpool with a recognized job title 250 31 247
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.15% 96.88% 98.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 23 194
Blackpool median daily rate £450 £425 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.80% +11.33%
10th Percentile £281 £321 £256
90th Percentile £583 £645 £622
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £411 £375
% change year-on-year +9.42% +9.67% -0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 4
Blackpool median hourly rate £23.50 - £12.00
10th Percentile £12.25 - £11.76
90th Percentile £33.00 - £14.80
Lancashire median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £37.01
% change year-on-year -16.67% +13.48% +68.92%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Blackpool

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Blackpool.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Blackpool

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Blackpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Developer in Blackpool.

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in Blackpool

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Blackpool

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Blackpool over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in Blackpool

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Blackpool

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in Blackpool

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Blackpool

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Blackpool region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 37 (53.62%) JavaScript
2 36 (52.17%) Java
2 36 (52.17%) Node.js
3 26 (37.68%) CSS
3 26 (37.68%) HTML
3 26 (37.68%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 23 (33.33%) HTML5
5 20 (28.99%) BDD
6 18 (26.09%) Spring Boot
6 18 (26.09%) Spring
7 15 (21.74%) Front End Development
7 15 (21.74%) CSS3
8 14 (20.29%) TDD
8 14 (20.29%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (20.29%) Java 8
9 13 (18.84%) Scrum
9 13 (18.84%) SQL
9 13 (18.84%) Web Services
10 12 (17.39%) MVC
10 12 (17.39%) Selenium
10 12 (17.39%) AngularJS
10 12 (17.39%) ES6
11 11 (15.94%) WebdriverIO
11 11 (15.94%) Apache CXF
11 11 (15.94%) Gherkin
12 10 (14.49%) Nunjucks
13 9 (13.04%) OWASP
13 9 (13.04%) Jenkins
13 9 (13.04%) User Experience

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Blackpool 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 4 (5.80%) Mongoose
2 3 (4.35%) Apache
3 2 (2.90%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.45%) CMS
4 1 (1.45%) JBoss
4 1 (1.45%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.25%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (7.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.90%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.90%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.90%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.29%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (10.14%) MySQL
2 7 (10.14%) NoSQL
3 5 (7.25%) MongoDB
4 4 (5.80%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.90%) Blockchain
5 2 (2.90%) Redis
6 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 23 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 12 (17.39%) Selenium
3 9 (13.04%) Jenkins
4 8 (11.59%) gulp
4 8 (11.59%) JIRA
4 8 (11.59%) JUnit
5 5 (7.25%) Bitbucket
5 5 (7.25%) Grunt
6 3 (4.35%) Artifactory
6 3 (4.35%) GitLab
6 3 (4.35%) Maven
6 3 (4.35%) SonarQube
6 3 (4.35%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (2.90%) Mocha
8 1 (1.45%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (1.45%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (52.17%) Node.js
2 26 (37.68%) CSS
2 26 (37.68%) HTML
3 23 (33.33%) HTML5
4 18 (26.09%) Spring
4 18 (26.09%) Spring Boot
5 15 (21.74%) CSS3
6 13 (18.84%) Web Services
7 12 (17.39%) AngularJS
8 11 (15.94%) Apache CXF
8 11 (15.94%) Gherkin
8 11 (15.94%) WebdriverIO
9 10 (14.49%) Nunjucks
10 9 (13.04%) jQuery
10 9 (13.04%) Spring Security
11 8 (11.59%) Apache Camel
11 8 (11.59%) Dropwizard
11 8 (11.59%) Express
12 6 (8.70%) Ajax
12 6 (8.70%) React
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.04%) User Experience
2 4 (5.80%) Wiki
3 1 (1.45%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (37.68%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (28.99%) BDD
3 15 (21.74%) Front End Development
4 14 (20.29%) TDD
5 13 (18.84%) Scrum
6 12 (17.39%) MVC
7 9 (13.04%) OWASP
7 9 (13.04%) SOA
8 8 (11.59%) Microservices
8 8 (11.59%) Responsive Web Design
8 8 (11.59%) Web Design
9 6 (8.70%) Mobile First
9 6 (8.70%) OOP
9 6 (8.70%) Open Source
9 6 (8.70%) Software Engineering
9 6 (8.70%) Technical Architecture
10 5 (7.25%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 5 (7.25%) Pair Programming
10 5 (7.25%) Workflow
11 4 (5.80%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 37 (53.62%) JavaScript
2 36 (52.17%) Java
3 14 (20.29%) Java 8
4 13 (18.84%) SQL
5 12 (17.39%) ES6
6 5 (7.25%) C#
6 5 (7.25%) Groovy
6 5 (7.25%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.80%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.90%) Docker
1 2 (2.90%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (2.90%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 6 (8.70%) Curam
2 4 (5.80%) Microsoft