Period
to 17 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Blackpool during the 6 months to 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 11 6
Rank change year-on-year +9 -5 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 54 18 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Blackpool 24.55% 21.18% 21.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 26.73% 21.69% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 18 53
Blackpool median daily rate £450 £424 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.19% +0.89% -12.50%
10th Percentile £225 £352 £289
90th Percentile £615 £438 £538
Lancashire median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% - -16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Blackpool median hourly rate - £64.54 -
Lancashire median hourly rate £12.50 £43.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -70.93% +1.18% +2.38%

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 202 83 208
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.82% 97.65% 94.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 63 171
Blackpool median daily rate £475 £475 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.46% -10.75%
10th Percentile £320 £353 £288
90th Percentile £625 £673 £556
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £406 £388
% change year-on-year +10.77% +4.84% -9.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 3
Blackpool median hourly rate £24.08 £64.54 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -62.69% +437.79% -45.45%
10th Percentile £15.25 £62.27 £11.72
90th Percentile £42.55 £66.80 £15.20
Lancashire median hourly rate £24.81 £42.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year -41.62% +9.68% +7.64%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 36 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (53.70%) TDD
3 21 (38.89%) CRM
4 20 (37.04%) C#
4 20 (37.04%) .NET
5 19 (35.19%) Java
6 18 (33.33%) CSS
6 18 (33.33%) HTML
6 18 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (27.78%) Dynamics CRM
7 15 (27.78%) Microsoft
7 15 (27.78%) Git (software)
7 15 (27.78%) Continuous Deployment
8 13 (24.07%) PostgreSQL
8 13 (24.07%) JavaScript
9 12 (22.22%) Spring
9 12 (22.22%) Spring Boot
10 11 (20.37%) Java 8
11 10 (18.52%) Spring Security
11 10 (18.52%) MVC
11 10 (18.52%) SQL
11 10 (18.52%) SOA
12 9 (16.67%) Scrum
12 9 (16.67%) Back Office
12 9 (16.67%) HTML5
12 9 (16.67%) BDD
13 8 (14.81%) Responsive Web Design
13 8 (14.81%) User Experience
13 8 (14.81%) Web Design
13 8 (14.81%) jQuery

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 3 (5.56%) Apache
2 2 (3.70%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.85%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 15 (27.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (24.07%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (12.96%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.70%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.70%) MySQL
3 2 (3.70%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.85%) Big Data
4 1 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.85%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (27.78%) Git (software)
2 6 (11.11%) gulp
2 6 (11.11%) JUnit
3 5 (9.26%) Bitbucket
3 5 (9.26%) Grunt
4 2 (3.70%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.85%) Artifactory
5 1 (1.85%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.85%) GitLab
5 1 (1.85%) Maven
5 1 (1.85%) Selenium
5 1 (1.85%) SonarQube
5 1 (1.85%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (16.67%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (37.04%) .NET
2 18 (33.33%) CSS
2 18 (33.33%) HTML
3 12 (22.22%) Spring
3 12 (22.22%) Spring Boot
4 10 (18.52%) Spring Security
5 9 (16.67%) HTML5
6 8 (14.81%) jQuery
7 7 (12.96%) Node.js
8 6 (11.11%) Ajax
8 6 (11.11%) AngularJS
8 6 (11.11%) Apache CXF
9 5 (9.26%) Apache Camel
9 5 (9.26%) Semantic HTML
9 5 (9.26%) Web Services
10 2 (3.70%) Backbone.js
10 2 (3.70%) Dropwizard
10 2 (3.70%) KnockoutJS
10 2 (3.70%) Mongoose
11 1 (1.85%) Nunjucks
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.81%) User Experience
2 5 (9.26%) Wiki
3 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.85%) Linux
1 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (53.70%) TDD
3 21 (38.89%) CRM
4 18 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (27.78%) Continuous Deployment
6 10 (18.52%) MVC
6 10 (18.52%) SOA
7 9 (16.67%) BDD
7 9 (16.67%) Scrum
8 8 (14.81%) Responsive Web Design
8 8 (14.81%) Web Design
9 7 (12.96%) Kanban
10 6 (11.11%) Front End Development
10 6 (11.11%) Mobile First
10 6 (11.11%) OOP
10 6 (11.11%) Pair Programming
10 6 (11.11%) Software Engineering
11 5 (9.26%) Integration Testing
11 5 (9.26%) Refactoring
11 5 (9.26%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 20 (37.04%) C#
2 19 (35.19%) Java
3 13 (24.07%) JavaScript
4 11 (20.37%) Java 8
5 10 (18.52%) SQL
6 1 (1.85%) COBOL
6 1 (1.85%) Groovy
6 1 (1.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (3.70%) Degree
2 1 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.85%) Micro Focus
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle
2 1 (1.85%) Red Hat