Period
to 23 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Blackpool during the 6 months to 23 January 2019.

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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 5 10 15
Rank change year-on-year +5 +5 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 38 28 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Blackpool 19.29% 21.54% 16.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 21.47% 22.05% 17.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 28 35
Blackpool median daily rate £450 £423 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.51% -6.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £225 £363 £355
90th Percentile £623 £453 £575
Lancashire median daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year - +4.17% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Blackpool median hourly rate - £64.54 -
Lancashire median hourly rate £36.23 £52.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year -31.33% +24.12% +0.57%

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 177 127 177
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 89.85% 97.69% 93.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 102 147
Blackpool median daily rate £476 £433 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.94% +1.76% -11.46%
10th Percentile £325 £315 £316
90th Percentile £650 £638 £575
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% -8.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Blackpool median hourly rate £31.83 £38.02 £11.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.29% +237.93% -2.17%
10th Percentile £18.38 £16.35 £10.53
90th Percentile £42.85 £61.30 £12.18
Lancashire median hourly rate £35.00 £41.00 £39.75
% change year-on-year -14.63% +3.14% +6.00%

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 23 January 2019.

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 23 January 2019, 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 26 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (55.26%) CRM
3 20 (52.63%) C#
3 20 (52.63%) .NET
3 20 (52.63%) TDD
4 17 (44.74%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (42.11%) Dynamics CRM
5 16 (42.11%) Microsoft
6 15 (39.47%) Continuous Deployment
7 9 (23.68%) Back Office
7 9 (23.68%) Java
8 8 (21.05%) JavaScript
8 8 (21.05%) CSS
8 8 (21.05%) HTML
9 7 (18.42%) SQL
9 7 (18.42%) Git (software)
10 6 (15.79%) Spring
10 6 (15.79%) SQL Server
10 6 (15.79%) Spring Boot
11 5 (13.16%) Microservices
11 5 (13.16%) Scrum
11 5 (13.16%) MVC
11 5 (13.16%) Software Engineering
12 4 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (10.53%) REST
12 4 (10.53%) Integration Testing
12 4 (10.53%) Java 8
13 3 (7.89%) Technical Leadership
13 3 (7.89%) Front End Development
13 3 (7.89%) Open Source

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 1 (2.63%) Apache
1 1 (2.63%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 16 (42.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (5.26%) MongoDB
3 2 (5.26%) MySQL
3 2 (5.26%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.63%) Big Data
4 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.63%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (18.42%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.26%) Artifactory
2 2 (5.26%) GitLab
2 2 (5.26%) gulp
2 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.26%) JUnit
2 2 (5.26%) Maven
2 2 (5.26%) SonarQube
2 2 (5.26%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (2.63%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.63%) Selenium
3 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (23.68%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (52.63%) .NET
2 8 (21.05%) CSS
2 8 (21.05%) HTML
3 6 (15.79%) Spring
3 6 (15.79%) Spring Boot
4 4 (10.53%) REST
5 3 (7.89%) Apache CXF
6 2 (5.26%) Dropwizard
6 2 (5.26%) Express
6 2 (5.26%) Hibernate
6 2 (5.26%) JAX-RS
6 2 (5.26%) Kafka
6 2 (5.26%) Mongoose
6 2 (5.26%) Node.js
6 2 (5.26%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (5.26%) Sequelize
7 1 (2.63%) Apache Camel
7 1 (2.63%) SOAP
7 1 (2.63%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.26%) User Experience
2 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.63%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.63%) Linux
1 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (55.26%) CRM
3 20 (52.63%) TDD
4 17 (44.74%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (39.47%) Continuous Deployment
6 5 (13.16%) Microservices
6 5 (13.16%) MVC
6 5 (13.16%) Scrum
6 5 (13.16%) Software Engineering
7 4 (10.53%) Integration Testing
8 3 (7.89%) Front End Development
8 3 (7.89%) Kanban
8 3 (7.89%) Open Source
8 3 (7.89%) Technical Leadership
8 3 (7.89%) Test Automation
9 2 (5.26%) Collaborative Working
9 2 (5.26%) Security Testing
9 2 (5.26%) Service Management
9 2 (5.26%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
9 2 (5.26%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (52.63%) C#
2 9 (23.68%) Java
3 8 (21.05%) JavaScript
4 7 (18.42%) SQL
5 4 (10.53%) Java 8
6 1 (2.63%) COBOL
6 1 (2.63%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) Degree
1 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
Vendors
1 16 (42.11%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.89%) ServiceNow
3 1 (2.63%) Micro Focus
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle
3 1 (2.63%) Red Hat