Period
to 14 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Lancashire during the 6 months to 14 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
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 4 1
Rank change year-on-year +2 -3 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 156 98 170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 22.74% 21.59% 25.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 23.82% 22.84% 26.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 71 136
Lancashire median daily rate £425 £375 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -1.64% -15.28%
10th Percentile £225 £300 £263
90th Percentile £556 £438 £475
North West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 14
Lancashire median hourly rate £12.50 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.59% - +2.38%
10th Percentile £11.25 £38.38 £25.25
90th Percentile £13.75 £43.00 £69.07
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +5.26% -5.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire. 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
Lancashire
Contract vacancies in Lancashire with a recognized job title 655 429 647
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.48% 94.49% 95.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 277 432
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £405 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +4.18% -8.53%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £207
90th Percentile £596 £562 £550
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 37 66
Lancashire median hourly rate £24.50 £42.50 £39.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.35% +7.94% +9.38%
10th Percentile £10.60 £10.54 £11.15
90th Percentile £49.68 £52.55 £59.31
North West median hourly rate £19.25 £17.50 £16.22
% change year-on-year +10.00% +7.92% -21.86%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Lancashire

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in Lancashire

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Lancashire over the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in Lancashire

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in Lancashire

Developer
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 14 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool +5 53 £444 +5.15% 9
Preston +14 34 £425 +13.33% 24
Blackburn 0 18 £475 +46.15% 13
Chorley -7 12 £363 +16.94% 10
Lancaster -1 2 £306 - 2
Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 14 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 Lancashire region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 67 (42.95%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (30.77%) HTML
3 47 (30.13%) C#
4 45 (28.85%) .NET
4 45 (28.85%) CSS
5 42 (26.92%) TDD
6 41 (26.28%) JavaScript
7 39 (25.00%) SQL
8 35 (22.44%) Java
9 33 (21.15%) CRM
10 30 (19.23%) SQL Server
11 29 (18.59%) Microsoft
11 29 (18.59%) MVC
12 28 (17.95%) Continuous Integration
13 27 (17.31%) Dynamics CRM
14 25 (16.03%) Git (software)
15 24 (15.38%) jQuery
16 22 (14.10%) HTML5
16 22 (14.10%) Spring
17 21 (13.46%) Continuous Deployment
18 19 (12.18%) Java 8
18 19 (12.18%) PostgreSQL
18 19 (12.18%) Responsive Web Design
18 19 (12.18%) AngularJS
19 18 (11.54%) Web Design
19 18 (11.54%) Spring Boot
20 17 (10.90%) User Experience
20 17 (10.90%) Ajax
20 17 (10.90%) Business Intelligence
21 16 (10.26%) SOA

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 7 (4.49%) Apache Spark
2 5 (3.21%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.28%) Apache
3 2 (1.28%) JBoss
4 1 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.64%) NServiceBus
4 1 (0.64%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.64%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.64%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 27 (17.31%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.92%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.64%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.64%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.64%) Azure Functions
3 1 (0.64%) GitHub
3 1 (0.64%) Office 365
3 1 (0.64%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.64%) HTTPS
1 1 (0.64%) SMS
1 1 (0.64%) SSH
1 1 (0.64%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (19.23%) SQL Server
2 19 (12.18%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (7.05%) Power BI
4 10 (6.41%) DB2
5 7 (4.49%) Big Data
5 7 (4.49%) MySQL
6 6 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (3.85%) HBase
6 6 (3.85%) Sqoop
7 5 (3.21%) Apache Hive
7 5 (3.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (2.56%) Hadoop
8 4 (2.56%) MongoDB
8 4 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.92%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (1.28%) NoSQL
10 2 (1.28%) Relational Database
10 2 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.28%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 25 (16.03%) Git (software)
2 9 (5.77%) Bitbucket
3 8 (5.13%) gulp
4 7 (4.49%) Grunt
4 7 (4.49%) JUnit
5 6 (3.85%) Visual Studio
6 5 (3.21%) Jenkins
7 3 (1.92%) GitLab
8 2 (1.28%) JIRA
8 2 (1.28%) SonarQube
8 2 (1.28%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (1.28%) Subversion
8 2 (1.28%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.64%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.64%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.64%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (0.64%) Maven
9 1 (0.64%) Selenium
9 1 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (7.69%) Back Office
2 9 (5.77%) Manufacturing
2 9 (5.77%) Marketing
3 3 (1.92%) Retail
4 2 (1.28%) Billing
5 1 (0.64%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.64%) Finance
5 1 (0.64%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (30.77%) HTML
2 45 (28.85%) .NET
2 45 (28.85%) CSS
3 24 (15.38%) jQuery
4 22 (14.10%) HTML5
4 22 (14.10%) Spring
5 19 (12.18%) AngularJS
6 18 (11.54%) Spring Boot
7 17 (10.90%) Ajax
8 16 (10.26%) Spring Security
9 12 (7.69%) Node.js
10 10 (6.41%) ASP.NET
11 7 (4.49%) .NET Core
11 7 (4.49%) Kafka
11 7 (4.49%) Web Services
12 6 (3.85%) .NET Framework
12 6 (3.85%) Entity Framework
12 6 (3.85%) XHTML
12 6 (3.85%) XML
13 5 (3.21%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.90%) User Experience
2 7 (4.49%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (3.21%) Wiki
4 3 (1.92%) NHS
5 2 (1.28%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.28%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.64%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.28%) Unix
1 2 (1.28%) Windows
2 1 (0.64%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.64%) Linux
2 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (0.64%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (42.95%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (26.92%) TDD
3 33 (21.15%) CRM
4 29 (18.59%) MVC
5 28 (17.95%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (13.46%) Continuous Deployment
7 19 (12.18%) Responsive Web Design
8 18 (11.54%) Web Design
9 17 (10.90%) Business Intelligence
10 16 (10.26%) SOA
11 15 (9.62%) OOP
12 12 (7.69%) Scrum
13 11 (7.05%) BDD
13 11 (7.05%) Software Engineering
14 10 (6.41%) Front End Development
15 9 (5.77%) Test Automation
15 9 (5.77%) UX Design
16 8 (5.13%) Mobile First
16 8 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
16 8 (5.13%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 47 (30.13%) C#
2 41 (26.28%) JavaScript
3 39 (25.00%) SQL
4 35 (22.44%) Java
5 19 (12.18%) Java 8
6 11 (7.05%) COBOL
7 10 (6.41%) PHP
8 6 (3.85%) T-SQL
9 5 (3.21%) Python
10 3 (1.92%) C
10 3 (1.92%) Scala
10 3 (1.92%) VB
10 3 (1.92%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.92%) VB6
11 2 (1.28%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.64%) Groovy
12 1 (0.64%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.64%) PHP 5
12 1 (0.64%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.64%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 13 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 12 (7.69%) Degree
2 12 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 9 (5.77%) Master's Degree
4 4 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.64%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.64%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.92%) QA
2 1 (0.64%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (3.85%) HDFS
2 2 (1.28%) Docker
3 1 (0.64%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.92%) Ansible
2 1 (0.64%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.64%) Terraform
Vendors
1 29 (18.59%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.85%) Oracle
3 5 (3.21%) Apple
4 3 (1.92%) Automation Anywhere
4 3 (1.92%) Curam
4 3 (1.92%) SAP
4 3 (1.92%) Tableau
5 2 (1.28%) ServiceNow
5 2 (1.28%) Zend
6 1 (0.64%) Cognos
6 1 (0.64%) IBM
6 1 (0.64%) Micro Focus
6 1 (0.64%) Red Hat