Period
to 20 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £429 per day in advertised job vacancies in Lancashire during the 6 months to 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 5 1
Rank change year-on-year +2 -4 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 126 93 220
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 18.50% 17.51% 25.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 19.38% 19.21% 26.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 67 153
Lancashire median daily rate £429 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.50% +3.45% -6.75%
10th Percentile £301 £263 £251
90th Percentile £550 £446 £488
North West median daily rate £385 £378 £375
% change year-on-year +1.85% +0.80% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 23
Lancashire median hourly rate £41.00 £42.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.53% -1.16% -9.15%
10th Percentile £37.60 £41.38 £27.00
90th Percentile £42.80 £53.43 £68.61
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -11.76%

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 650 484 829
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.45% 91.15% 95.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 253 516
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £255 £264 £246
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 74 95
Lancashire median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £36.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +15.01% +66.68%
10th Percentile £10.88 £11.33 £12.10
90th Percentile £63.00 £52.50 £49.68
North West median hourly rate £18.79 £22.00 £18.99
% change year-on-year -14.59% +15.88% +2.73%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 -2 69 £427 +6.80% 9
Preston +7 25 £475 +35.62% 32
Blackburn +2 11 £475 +18.75% 9
Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 58 (46.03%) JavaScript
2 48 (38.10%) Java
3 45 (35.71%) HTML
3 45 (35.71%) CSS
4 44 (34.92%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (32.54%) Node.js
6 34 (26.98%) HTML5
7 31 (24.60%) Git (software)
8 26 (20.63%) SQL
9 24 (19.05%) MVC
9 24 (19.05%) Spring
9 24 (19.05%) Spring Boot
10 23 (18.25%) BDD
11 22 (17.46%) Java 8
12 21 (16.67%) jQuery
12 21 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
13 20 (15.87%) Front End Development
14 18 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
14 18 (14.29%) AngularJS
14 18 (14.29%) TDD
15 17 (13.49%) Web Design
15 17 (13.49%) OOP
15 17 (13.49%) CSS3
16 16 (12.70%) Ajax
17 15 (11.90%) Spring Security
18 14 (11.11%) Scrum
18 14 (11.11%) SOA
18 14 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
18 14 (11.11%) User Experience
19 13 (10.32%) Web Services

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 4 (3.17%) Apache Spark
1 4 (3.17%) Mongoose
2 3 (2.38%) Apache
2 3 (2.38%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.59%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.79%) CMS
4 1 (0.79%) Drupal
4 1 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.79%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.59%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.59%) GitHub
4 1 (0.79%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.59%) HTTP
2 1 (0.79%) SMS
2 1 (0.79%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
2 12 (9.52%) SQL Server
3 11 (8.73%) MySQL
4 7 (5.56%) NoSQL
5 6 (4.76%) MongoDB
6 5 (3.97%) Power BI
6 5 (3.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (3.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (3.17%) Big Data
7 4 (3.17%) HBase
7 4 (3.17%) Relational Database
7 4 (3.17%) Sqoop
8 3 (2.38%) Apache Hive
8 3 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.59%) Blockchain
9 2 (1.59%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (1.59%) PowerPivot
9 2 (1.59%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.59%) Redis
9 2 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 31 (24.60%) Git (software)
2 12 (9.52%) Selenium
3 10 (7.94%) gulp
3 10 (7.94%) Jenkins
4 9 (7.14%) Bitbucket
5 8 (6.35%) Grunt
5 8 (6.35%) JIRA
5 8 (6.35%) JUnit
6 4 (3.17%) GitLab
6 4 (3.17%) SonarQube
6 4 (3.17%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (2.38%) Artifactory
7 3 (2.38%) Maven
8 2 (1.59%) Mocha
8 2 (1.59%) Subversion
9 1 (0.79%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.79%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.79%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (1.59%) Manufacturing
1 2 (1.59%) Retail
2 1 (0.79%) Back Office
2 1 (0.79%) Finance
2 1 (0.79%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (35.71%) CSS
1 45 (35.71%) HTML
2 41 (32.54%) Node.js
3 34 (26.98%) HTML5
4 24 (19.05%) Spring
4 24 (19.05%) Spring Boot
5 21 (16.67%) jQuery
6 18 (14.29%) AngularJS
7 17 (13.49%) CSS3
8 16 (12.70%) Ajax
9 15 (11.90%) Spring Security
10 13 (10.32%) Web Services
11 11 (8.73%) Apache CXF
11 11 (8.73%) Gherkin
11 11 (8.73%) Nunjucks
11 11 (8.73%) WebdriverIO
12 10 (7.94%) React
13 9 (7.14%) .NET
14 8 (6.35%) Apache Camel
14 8 (6.35%) Dropwizard
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.11%) User Experience
2 5 (3.97%) Wiki
3 2 (1.59%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (1.59%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.79%) NHS
4 1 (0.79%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.17%) Linux
2 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (34.92%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (19.05%) MVC
3 23 (18.25%) BDD
4 20 (15.87%) Front End Development
5 18 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
5 18 (14.29%) TDD
6 17 (13.49%) OOP
6 17 (13.49%) Web Design
7 14 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
7 14 (11.11%) Scrum
7 14 (11.11%) SOA
8 9 (7.14%) Microservices
8 9 (7.14%) OWASP
9 8 (6.35%) Mobile First
10 7 (5.56%) Pair Programming
10 7 (5.56%) Software Engineering
11 6 (4.76%) Technical Architecture
11 6 (4.76%) Test Automation
11 6 (4.76%) Wireframes
11 6 (4.76%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 58 (46.03%) JavaScript
2 48 (38.10%) Java
3 26 (20.63%) SQL
4 22 (17.46%) Java 8
5 12 (9.52%) ES6
6 11 (8.73%) C#
7 8 (6.35%) PHP
7 8 (6.35%) Scala
8 5 (3.97%) Groovy
9 3 (2.38%) PowerShell
9 3 (2.38%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.59%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 2 (1.59%) Python
11 1 (0.79%) C
11 1 (0.79%) CoffeeScript
11 1 (0.79%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 8 (6.35%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.76%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.79%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.17%) HDFS
2 3 (2.38%) Docker
3 2 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (1.59%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.79%) Ansible
2 1 (0.79%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (8.73%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.76%) Curam
3 5 (3.97%) Tableau
4 3 (2.38%) Automation Anywhere
4 3 (2.38%) SAP
5 1 (0.79%) Apple
5 1 (0.79%) ServiceNow