Period
to 21 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £439 per day in advertised job vacancies in Blackpool during the 6 months to 21 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 9 9
Rank change year-on-year +4 0 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 41 6 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Blackpool 21.47% 14.29% 18.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 23.56% 14.63% 18.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 5 45
Blackpool median daily rate £439 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.18% - -11.46%
10th Percentile £225 £326 £287
90th Percentile £548 £438 £538
Lancashire median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% - -19.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Blackpool median hourly rate - - -
Lancashire median hourly rate £39.00 £41.25 £42.25
% change year-on-year -5.45% -2.37% +22.00%

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 174 41 230
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.10% 97.62% 98.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 27 181
Blackpool median daily rate £475 £535 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.21% +18.89% +5.88%
10th Percentile £289 £327 £288
90th Percentile £561 £755 £650
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £425 £399
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.52% -3.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 3
Blackpool median hourly rate £23.65 - £12.00
10th Percentile £13.00 - £11.72
90th Percentile £32.60 - £15.20
Lancashire median hourly rate £25.00 £41.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year -39.39% +11.49% +21.23%

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 September 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 September 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 20 (48.78%) Java
2 18 (43.90%) HTML
2 18 (43.90%) CSS
2 18 (43.90%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (39.02%) Git (software)
4 15 (36.59%) TDD
5 14 (34.15%) JavaScript
6 13 (31.71%) Spring
6 13 (31.71%) Node.js
6 13 (31.71%) Spring Boot
7 12 (29.27%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (29.27%) HTML5
8 10 (24.39%) BDD
8 10 (24.39%) MVC
8 10 (24.39%) SQL
8 10 (24.39%) Java 8
9 9 (21.95%) SOA
9 9 (21.95%) Spring Security
10 8 (19.51%) jQuery
10 8 (19.51%) Apache CXF
10 8 (19.51%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (19.51%) CRM
10 8 (19.51%) .NET
10 8 (19.51%) C#
10 8 (19.51%) Responsive Web Design
10 8 (19.51%) Web Design
11 7 (17.07%) AngularJS
11 7 (17.07%) gulp
11 7 (17.07%) User Experience
11 7 (17.07%) SQL Server

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 (7.32%) Apache
2 2 (4.88%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (29.27%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (17.07%) SQL Server
3 3 (7.32%) MongoDB
3 3 (7.32%) MySQL
3 3 (7.32%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (39.02%) Git (software)
2 7 (17.07%) gulp
3 6 (14.63%) JUnit
4 5 (12.20%) Bitbucket
4 5 (12.20%) Grunt
5 4 (9.76%) Jenkins
6 3 (7.32%) Selenium
7 2 (4.88%) Artifactory
7 2 (4.88%) GitLab
7 2 (4.88%) Maven
7 2 (4.88%) SonarQube
7 2 (4.88%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (2.44%) JIRA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (43.90%) CSS
1 18 (43.90%) HTML
2 13 (31.71%) Node.js
2 13 (31.71%) Spring
2 13 (31.71%) Spring Boot
3 12 (29.27%) HTML5
4 9 (21.95%) Spring Security
5 8 (19.51%) .NET
5 8 (19.51%) Apache CXF
5 8 (19.51%) jQuery
6 7 (17.07%) AngularJS
6 7 (17.07%) Web Services
7 6 (14.63%) Ajax
7 6 (14.63%) Apache Camel
8 5 (12.20%) Semantic HTML
9 4 (9.76%) CSS3
10 3 (7.32%) Dropwizard
10 3 (7.32%) Express
10 3 (7.32%) Gherkin
10 3 (7.32%) Mongoose
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) User Experience
2 4 (9.76%) Wiki
3 1 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (43.90%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (36.59%) TDD
3 10 (24.39%) BDD
3 10 (24.39%) MVC
4 9 (21.95%) SOA
5 8 (19.51%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (19.51%) CRM
5 8 (19.51%) Responsive Web Design
5 8 (19.51%) Web Design
6 6 (14.63%) Front End Development
6 6 (14.63%) Mobile First
6 6 (14.63%) OOP
7 5 (12.20%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 5 (12.20%) Integration Testing
7 5 (12.20%) Pair Programming
8 4 (9.76%) Kanban
8 4 (9.76%) Open Source
8 4 (9.76%) Refactoring
8 4 (9.76%) Scrum
8 4 (9.76%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 20 (48.78%) Java
2 14 (34.15%) JavaScript
3 10 (24.39%) Java 8
3 10 (24.39%) SQL
4 8 (19.51%) C#
5 2 (4.88%) ES6
6 1 (2.44%) Groovy
6 1 (2.44%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (9.76%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.88%) Capita