Period
to 18 August 2019

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Blackpool during the 6 months to 18 August 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
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 3 8
Rank change year-on-year +1 +5 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 36 58 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Blackpool 32.43% 24.68% 15.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 33.33% 26.01% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 39 4
Blackpool median daily rate £425 £430 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +24.64% -16.87%
10th Percentile £319 £261 £322
90th Percentile £550 £548 £419
Lancashire median daily rate £400 £431 £375
% change year-on-year -7.08% +14.80% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Blackpool median hourly rate - - -
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.00 £41.00 £41.88
% change year-on-year +2.44% -2.09% -1.76%

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 108 223 39
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.30% 94.89% 97.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 171 25
Blackpool median daily rate £450 £475 £610
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% -22.13% +40.23%
10th Percentile £391 £325 £326
90th Percentile £600 £563 £755
Lancashire median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +12.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 0
Blackpool median hourly rate £18.00 £23.65 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.89% - -
Lancashire median hourly rate £25.25 £33.50 £41.13
% change year-on-year -24.63% -18.54% +12.61%

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 21 (58.33%) Git (software)
2 20 (55.56%) JavaScript
3 14 (38.89%) Jenkins
4 13 (36.11%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (36.11%) Java
5 12 (33.33%) Spring
5 12 (33.33%) HTML
6 11 (30.56%) Software Engineering
6 11 (30.56%) Spring Boot
7 10 (27.78%) GitLab
7 10 (27.78%) Apache CXF
7 10 (27.78%) HTML5
7 10 (27.78%) CSS
8 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 9 (25.00%) Maven
8 9 (25.00%) Node.js
8 9 (25.00%) SonarQube
8 9 (25.00%) Artifactory
8 9 (25.00%) JAX-RS
8 9 (25.00%) Sonatype Nexus
8 9 (25.00%) Dropwizard
9 8 (22.22%) Mongoose
9 8 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
9 8 (22.22%) SQL
10 7 (19.44%) .NET
10 7 (19.44%) CSS3
10 7 (19.44%) Sass
10 7 (19.44%) AngularJS
10 7 (19.44%) Express
10 7 (19.44%) Nunjucks

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 2 (5.56%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.78%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (36.11%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (8.33%) Kong
4 2 (5.56%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (5.56%) GitHub
4 2 (5.56%) Power Platform
5 1 (2.78%) npm
5 1 (2.78%) Slack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.89%) MongoDB
2 4 (11.11%) MySQL
2 4 (11.11%) NoSQL
2 4 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (5.56%) Big Data
4 2 (5.56%) Power BI
4 2 (5.56%) Snowflake Schema
4 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (5.56%) Star Schema
5 1 (2.78%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.78%) Redis
Development Applications
1 21 (58.33%) Git (software)
2 14 (38.89%) Jenkins
3 10 (27.78%) GitLab
4 9 (25.00%) Artifactory
4 9 (25.00%) Maven
4 9 (25.00%) SonarQube
4 9 (25.00%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (11.11%) gulp
6 2 (5.56%) NSubstitute
6 2 (5.56%) NUnit
6 2 (5.56%) SoapUI
7 1 (2.78%) JIRA
7 1 (2.78%) JUnit
7 1 (2.78%) Mocha
7 1 (2.78%) Sinon.JS
General
1 7 (19.44%) Public Sector
2 3 (8.33%) Finance
3 1 (2.78%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (33.33%) HTML
1 12 (33.33%) Spring
2 11 (30.56%) Spring Boot
3 10 (27.78%) Apache CXF
3 10 (27.78%) CSS
3 10 (27.78%) HTML5
4 9 (25.00%) Dropwizard
4 9 (25.00%) JAX-RS
4 9 (25.00%) Node.js
5 8 (22.22%) Mongoose
6 7 (19.44%) .NET
6 7 (19.44%) AngularJS
6 7 (19.44%) CSS3
6 7 (19.44%) Express
6 7 (19.44%) Nunjucks
6 7 (19.44%) Sass
7 6 (16.67%) FreeMarker
7 6 (16.67%) LESS
7 6 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 6 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.33%) Linux
1 3 (8.33%) Windows
2 2 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (30.56%) Software Engineering
2 6 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (16.67%) Front End Development
2 6 (16.67%) Operational Stability
3 5 (13.89%) Microservices
3 5 (13.89%) SDLC
4 4 (11.11%) Analytics
4 4 (11.11%) Data Integration
4 4 (11.11%) Test Automation
5 3 (8.33%) Asset Management
5 3 (8.33%) Configuration Management
5 3 (8.33%) ETL
5 3 (8.33%) Event-Driven Architecture
5 3 (8.33%) Open Source
5 3 (8.33%) Progressive Enhancement
5 3 (8.33%) TDD
5 3 (8.33%) User Stories
5 3 (8.33%) Web Development
6 2 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (5.56%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 20 (55.56%) JavaScript
2 13 (36.11%) Java
3 8 (22.22%) SQL
4 5 (13.89%) C#
5 2 (5.56%) Java 8
5 2 (5.56%) Python
5 2 (5.56%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.78%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.89%) BPSS Clearance
2 5 (13.89%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Docker
1 1 (2.78%) HDFS
1 1 (2.78%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) Puppet
1 1 (2.78%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.11%) ServiceNow
3 2 (5.56%) Hortonworks
3 2 (5.56%) MapR
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle
3 2 (5.56%) Talend
3 2 (5.56%) Xamarin