Period
to 24 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £398 per day in advertised job vacancies in Lancashire during the 6 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 4 1
Rank change year-on-year +2 -3 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 111 125 191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 21.31% 22.73% 23.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 22.02% 24.90% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 101 123
Lancashire median daily rate £398 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.42% +2.86% -6.67%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £215
90th Percentile £459 £488 £475
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £365
% change year-on-year - +2.74% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 34
Lancashire median hourly rate £66.80 £51.17 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.56% +16.95% +3.76%
10th Percentile £61.56 £34.63 £37.00
90th Percentile £69.07 £57.50 £68.30
North West median hourly rate £56.25 £42.50 £42.38
% change year-on-year +32.35% +0.29% -0.29%

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 504 502 764
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.74% 91.27% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 299 485
Lancashire median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +2.65%
10th Percentile £249 £230 £225
90th Percentile £575 £546 £587
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £393
% change year-on-year +6.67% -4.46% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 78 101
Lancashire median hourly rate £36.00 £40.63 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.38% +6.91% +49.31%
10th Percentile £10.98 £11.33 £13.50
90th Percentile £63.00 £52.65 £47.33
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £22.54
% change year-on-year -12.50% -11.27% +28.80%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -1 64 £415 +3.75% 9
Preston +2 16 £359 +10.54% 30
Blackburn +2 7 £313 -21.88% 8
Lytham St Annes -1 2 £395 - 1
Lancaster - 2 - - 9
Burnley -1 1 - - 6
Chorley -15 1 £348 -7.33% 5
Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 53 (47.75%) JavaScript
2 44 (39.64%) HTML
3 43 (38.74%) CSS
4 41 (36.94%) Java
5 40 (36.04%) Node.js
6 36 (32.43%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (26.13%) BDD
8 27 (24.32%) SQL
9 25 (22.52%) HTML5
9 25 (22.52%) CSS3
10 24 (21.62%) Git (software)
10 24 (21.62%) Front End Development
11 23 (20.72%) TDD
12 18 (16.22%) Web Services
12 18 (16.22%) MVC
13 16 (14.41%) C#
13 16 (14.41%) SQL Server
13 16 (14.41%) Selenium
13 16 (14.41%) AngularJS
14 14 (12.61%) ES6
14 14 (12.61%) Gherkin
14 14 (12.61%) JUnit
14 14 (12.61%) MySQL
14 14 (12.61%) WebdriverIO
14 14 (12.61%) Nunjucks
15 13 (11.71%) JIRA
15 13 (11.71%) Security Cleared
15 13 (11.71%) Jenkins
16 12 (10.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 12 (10.81%) OWASP

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 6 (5.41%) Mongoose
1 6 (5.41%) Tomcat
2 5 (4.50%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.70%) SAS
4 2 (1.80%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.90%) CICS
5 1 (0.90%) CMS
5 1 (0.90%) Confluence
5 1 (0.90%) Drupal
5 1 (0.90%) JBoss
5 1 (0.90%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.90%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.90%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (4.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.60%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.80%) Magento
2 2 (1.80%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.90%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.80%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.80%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (1.80%) GitHub
4 1 (0.90%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.80%) HTTP
2 1 (0.90%) Internet
2 1 (0.90%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.41%) SQL Server
2 14 (12.61%) MySQL
3 7 (6.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (5.41%) NoSQL
5 5 (4.50%) MongoDB
5 5 (4.50%) Relational Database
6 4 (3.60%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 4 (3.60%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (3.60%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.80%) Blockchain
8 2 (1.80%) DB2
8 2 (1.80%) PowerPivot
8 2 (1.80%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.80%) Redis
8 2 (1.80%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 2 (1.80%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 24 (21.62%) Git (software)
2 16 (14.41%) Selenium
3 14 (12.61%) JUnit
4 13 (11.71%) Jenkins
4 13 (11.71%) JIRA
5 6 (5.41%) Artifactory
5 6 (5.41%) GitLab
5 6 (5.41%) SonarQube
5 6 (5.41%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (1.80%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.80%) Maven
6 2 (1.80%) Mocha
6 2 (1.80%) PHPUnit
6 2 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.90%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.90%) Grunt
7 1 (0.90%) gulp
7 1 (0.90%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.90%) Subversion
7 1 (0.90%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (5.41%) Finance
2 2 (1.80%) Marketing
3 1 (0.90%) Back Office
3 1 (0.90%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.90%) Military
3 1 (0.90%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (39.64%) HTML
2 43 (38.74%) CSS
3 40 (36.04%) Node.js
4 25 (22.52%) CSS3
4 25 (22.52%) HTML5
5 18 (16.22%) Web Services
6 16 (14.41%) AngularJS
7 14 (12.61%) Gherkin
7 14 (12.61%) Nunjucks
7 14 (12.61%) WebdriverIO
8 12 (10.81%) .NET
8 12 (10.81%) Spring
8 12 (10.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 11 (9.91%) Apache CXF
9 11 (9.91%) React
10 9 (8.11%) Apache Camel
10 9 (8.11%) ASP.NET
11 6 (5.41%) Express
11 6 (5.41%) jQuery
11 6 (5.41%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.41%) User Experience
2 4 (3.60%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.80%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (1.80%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.90%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.90%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.90%) NHS
4 1 (0.90%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (0.90%) Virtual Team
4 1 (0.90%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.50%) Linux
2 2 (1.80%) Android
2 2 (1.80%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.90%) MVS
3 1 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (32.43%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (26.13%) BDD
3 24 (21.62%) Front End Development
4 23 (20.72%) TDD
5 18 (16.22%) MVC
6 12 (10.81%) OWASP
7 11 (9.91%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (9.01%) Scrum
8 10 (9.01%) Software Engineering
9 6 (5.41%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (5.41%) ETL
9 6 (5.41%) Microservices
9 6 (5.41%) Technical Architecture
9 6 (5.41%) Web Development
10 5 (4.50%) API Development
10 5 (4.50%) E-Commerce
10 5 (4.50%) Test Automation
10 5 (4.50%) Workflow
11 4 (3.60%) CRM
11 4 (3.60%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 53 (47.75%) JavaScript
2 41 (36.94%) Java
3 27 (24.32%) SQL
4 16 (14.41%) C#
5 14 (12.61%) ES6
6 10 (9.01%) Java 8
7 5 (4.50%) PHP
7 5 (4.50%) Scala
8 4 (3.60%) Groovy
9 3 (2.70%) PowerShell
9 3 (2.70%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.90%) C
10 1 (0.90%) CoffeeScript
10 1 (0.90%) PL/1
10 1 (0.90%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (11.71%) Security Cleared
2 9 (8.11%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.70%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (2.70%) Docker
2 2 (1.80%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (1.80%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 12 (10.81%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.31%) Oracle
3 6 (5.41%) Curam
4 4 (3.60%) Cognos
5 2 (1.80%) Tableau
6 1 (0.90%) Capita
6 1 (0.90%) Google
6 1 (0.90%) IBM
6 1 (0.90%) SAP
6 1 (0.90%) Syncsort
6 1 (0.90%) Twitter
6 1 (0.90%) Xamarin