Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Lancashire during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 102 170 213
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 22.72% 25.84% 23.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 23.94% 27.07% 24.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 136 172
Lancashire median daily rate £375 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -16.67% +22.45%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £210
90th Percentile £438 £475 £535
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 7
Lancashire median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £42.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +1.14% +73.64%
10th Percentile £40.63 £25.50 £33.70
90th Percentile £69.07 £69.07 £47.33
North West median hourly rate £41.25 £38.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.45% -3.13% +14.29%

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 426 628 863
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.88% 95.44% 93.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 423 592
Lancashire median daily rate £413 £388 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% -10.40% +23.57%
10th Percentile £263 £186 £210
90th Percentile £572 £550 £613
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 68 83
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +8.57% +59.09%
10th Percentile £14.69 £11.19 £18.75
90th Percentile £66.19 £59.31 £49.50
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £16.11 £20.25
% change year-on-year +17.96% -20.46% +26.25%

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 November 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Lancashire over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 November 2017. 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
Preston -11 19 £375 +11.94% 9
Blackpool -5 18 £424 +0.89% 2
Blackburn +2 12 £325 -13.33% 2
Chorley +4 4 £310 +24.00% 1
Lancaster +1 1 - - 5
Burnley +1 1 - - 2
Carnforth 0 1 £350 -
Lytham St Annes 0 1 - -
Accrington - 1 - -
Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 34 (33.33%) SQL
2 28 (27.45%) JavaScript
3 25 (24.51%) Finance
4 24 (23.53%) Java
5 20 (19.61%) Business Intelligence
6 19 (18.63%) Web Services
7 18 (17.65%) C#
8 16 (15.69%) Security Cleared
8 16 (15.69%) Git (software)
9 15 (14.71%) HTML
9 15 (14.71%) .NET
9 15 (14.71%) Oracle
9 15 (14.71%) SQL Server
9 15 (14.71%) WebSphere
10 14 (13.73%) CSS
11 13 (12.75%) JUnit
11 13 (12.75%) WebSphere MQ
11 13 (12.75%) TDD
11 13 (12.75%) Apache CXF
12 12 (11.76%) Test Automation
12 12 (11.76%) Node.js
12 12 (11.76%) Apache Camel
12 12 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (11.76%) Microsoft
13 11 (10.78%) ASP.NET
13 11 (10.78%) Oracle Applications
13 11 (10.78%) WinForms
13 11 (10.78%) Software Engineering
14 10 (9.80%) MySQL
14 10 (9.80%) SDLC

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 15 (14.71%) WebSphere
2 5 (4.90%) Confluence
3 4 (3.92%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.94%) Mongoose
5 2 (1.96%) SAS
5 2 (1.96%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.98%) Apache
6 1 (0.98%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.98%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (3.92%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (10.78%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (4.90%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 4 (3.92%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (3.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.98%) SAP EWM
4 1 (0.98%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.90%) Slack
2 4 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.98%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.96%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (14.71%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.80%) MySQL
3 7 (6.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (4.90%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 5 (4.90%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (4.90%) MongoDB
5 5 (4.90%) NoSQL
5 5 (4.90%) Relational Database
5 5 (4.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (4.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (3.92%) Oracle Database
6 4 (3.92%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.96%) DB2
7 2 (1.96%) PowerPivot
7 2 (1.96%) SAP Data Services
7 2 (1.96%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 2 (1.96%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (15.69%) Git (software)
2 13 (12.75%) JUnit
3 8 (7.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (7.84%) Visual Studio
4 6 (5.88%) JIRA
5 5 (4.90%) Cucumber
5 5 (4.90%) Jenkins
6 4 (3.92%) ClearCase
6 4 (3.92%) Rational Robot
7 3 (2.94%) Artifactory
7 3 (2.94%) GitLab
7 3 (2.94%) SonarQube
7 3 (2.94%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (1.96%) PHPUnit
8 2 (1.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (1.96%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (1.96%) webpack
9 1 (0.98%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.98%) Maven
9 1 (0.98%) Subversion
General
1 25 (24.51%) Finance
2 7 (6.86%) Manufacturing
3 5 (4.90%) Retail
4 2 (1.96%) Advertising
5 1 (0.98%) Arabic Language
5 1 (0.98%) Marketing
5 1 (0.98%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (18.63%) Web Services
2 15 (14.71%) .NET
2 15 (14.71%) HTML
3 14 (13.73%) CSS
4 13 (12.75%) Apache CXF
4 13 (12.75%) WebSphere MQ
5 12 (11.76%) Apache Camel
5 12 (11.76%) Node.js
6 11 (10.78%) ASP.NET
6 11 (10.78%) WinForms
7 9 (8.82%) .NET Framework
7 9 (8.82%) XML
8 7 (6.86%) REST
9 6 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (4.90%) HTML5
10 5 (4.90%) KnockoutJS
10 5 (4.90%) XSD
11 4 (3.92%) WCF
11 4 (3.92%) WPF
11 4 (3.92%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (3.92%) Life Science
3 3 (2.94%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.96%) NHS
4 2 (1.96%) RIA
5 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.88%) Linux
1 6 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (4.90%) Windows
3 1 (0.98%) Android
3 1 (0.98%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (19.61%) Business Intelligence
2 13 (12.75%) TDD
3 12 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (11.76%) Test Automation
4 11 (10.78%) Software Engineering
5 10 (9.80%) SDLC
6 8 (7.84%) MVC
7 6 (5.88%) BDD
7 6 (5.88%) Coaching
7 6 (5.88%) ETL
7 6 (5.88%) Open Source
8 5 (4.90%) Mentoring
8 5 (4.90%) Microservices
8 5 (4.90%) SFIA
8 5 (4.90%) User Stories
9 4 (3.92%) Analytics
9 4 (3.92%) Front End Development
9 4 (3.92%) Web Development
10 3 (2.94%) Change Management
10 3 (2.94%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 34 (33.33%) SQL
2 28 (27.45%) JavaScript
3 24 (23.53%) Java
4 18 (17.65%) C#
5 7 (6.86%) PHP
6 6 (5.88%) T-SQL
7 5 (4.90%) VB
8 4 (3.92%) VB6
9 3 (2.94%) ES6
10 2 (1.96%) C++
10 2 (1.96%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.96%) XMLA
11 1 (0.98%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.98%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 16 (15.69%) Security Cleared
2 9 (8.82%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.98%) Degree
3 1 (0.98%) Master's Degree
3 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.98%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (0.98%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.98%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (14.71%) Oracle
2 12 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 7 (6.86%) Cognos
3 7 (6.86%) SAP
4 6 (5.88%) Tableau
5 2 (1.96%) IBM
5 2 (1.96%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.98%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.98%) Epicor
6 1 (0.98%) VMware
6 1 (0.98%) webMethods