Period
to 22 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Lancashire during the 6 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 6 1
Rank change year-on-year +3 -5 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 110 100 180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 17.38% 17.15% 23.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 18.43% 18.76% 25.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 68 128
Lancashire median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% - -19.61%
10th Percentile £244 £297 £255
90th Percentile £550 £450 £490
North West median daily rate £387 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.27% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 17
Lancashire median hourly rate £39.00 £41.25 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.45% -2.37% +22.00%
10th Percentile £16.40 £37.25 £26.00
90th Percentile £42.60 £42.50 £69.07
North West median hourly rate £37.00 £40.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year -7.50% +21.21% -19.51%

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 597 533 718
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.31% 91.42% 95.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 309 453
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £425 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.52% -4.43%
10th Percentile £250 £300 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £574
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 43 68
Lancashire median hourly rate £25.00 £41.25 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.39% +11.49% +21.23%
10th Percentile £10.11 £11.08 £11.90
90th Percentile £56.10 £47.90 £59.31
North West median hourly rate £19.25 £18.84 £16.75
% change year-on-year +2.18% +12.48% -9.31%

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 22 September 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Lancashire over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

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 22 September 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 +4 41 £439 +3.18% 9
Preston +13 27 £425 +17.24% 20
Blackburn 0 12 £500 +22.70% 9
Chorley -20 7 £363 +16.94% 12
Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 41 (37.27%) HTML
1 41 (37.27%) CSS
2 36 (32.73%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (31.82%) JavaScript
4 33 (30.00%) Java
5 25 (22.73%) MVC
6 24 (21.82%) SQL
6 24 (21.82%) HTML5
7 23 (20.91%) Git (software)
8 21 (19.09%) jQuery
9 20 (18.18%) Spring
10 19 (17.27%) PostgreSQL
10 19 (17.27%) Spring Boot
11 18 (16.36%) Node.js
11 18 (16.36%) Responsive Web Design
11 18 (16.36%) SQL Server
11 18 (16.36%) C#
11 18 (16.36%) TDD
11 18 (16.36%) Java 8
12 17 (15.45%) OOP
12 17 (15.45%) Web Design
13 16 (14.55%) Ajax
14 15 (13.64%) Spring Security
14 15 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
14 15 (13.64%) .NET
15 14 (12.73%) SOA
16 12 (10.91%) Microsoft
16 12 (10.91%) AngularJS
17 11 (10.00%) BDD
17 11 (10.00%) User Experience

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 (3.64%) Apache Spark
2 3 (2.73%) Apache
2 3 (2.73%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.91%) JBoss
3 1 (0.91%) NServiceBus
3 1 (0.91%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.91%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.82%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.73%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.91%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.91%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.91%) HTTPS
1 1 (0.91%) SMS
1 1 (0.91%) SSH
1 1 (0.91%) SSL
1 1 (0.91%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (17.27%) PostgreSQL
2 18 (16.36%) SQL Server
3 9 (8.18%) MySQL
4 7 (6.36%) Power BI
5 6 (5.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (4.55%) DB2
7 4 (3.64%) Big Data
7 4 (3.64%) HBase
7 4 (3.64%) MongoDB
7 4 (3.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (3.64%) Sqoop
8 3 (2.73%) Apache Hive
8 3 (2.73%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.82%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.82%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.82%) SQLite
10 1 (0.91%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 23 (20.91%) Git (software)
2 9 (8.18%) Bitbucket
2 9 (8.18%) gulp
3 7 (6.36%) Grunt
3 7 (6.36%) JUnit
4 6 (5.45%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.73%) GitLab
5 3 (2.73%) Selenium
5 3 (2.73%) SonarQube
5 3 (2.73%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (1.82%) Artifactory
6 2 (1.82%) JIRA
6 2 (1.82%) Maven
7 1 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.91%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.91%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.91%) Subversion
7 1 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.91%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.91%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (5.45%) Manufacturing
2 4 (3.64%) Marketing
3 3 (2.73%) Retail
4 1 (0.91%) Billing
4 1 (0.91%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (37.27%) CSS
1 41 (37.27%) HTML
2 24 (21.82%) HTML5
3 21 (19.09%) jQuery
4 20 (18.18%) Spring
5 19 (17.27%) Spring Boot
6 18 (16.36%) Node.js
7 16 (14.55%) Ajax
8 15 (13.64%) .NET
8 15 (13.64%) Spring Security
9 12 (10.91%) AngularJS
10 8 (7.27%) Apache CXF
10 8 (7.27%) Web Services
11 6 (5.45%) Apache Camel
11 6 (5.45%) CSS3
11 6 (5.45%) Kafka
11 6 (5.45%) React
12 5 (4.55%) Semantic HTML
13 4 (3.64%) ASP.NET
13 4 (3.64%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.00%) User Experience
2 5 (4.55%) Wiki
3 3 (2.73%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.82%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.82%) e-Learning
5 1 (0.91%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.91%) Apple iOS
1 1 (0.91%) Windows
1 1 (0.91%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (32.73%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (22.73%) MVC
3 18 (16.36%) Responsive Web Design
3 18 (16.36%) TDD
4 17 (15.45%) OOP
4 17 (15.45%) Web Design
5 15 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
6 14 (12.73%) SOA
7 11 (10.00%) BDD
8 10 (9.09%) CRM
9 9 (8.18%) Front End Development
10 8 (7.27%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (7.27%) Mobile First
11 7 (6.36%) Test Automation
12 6 (5.45%) Pair Programming
12 6 (5.45%) Scrum
12 6 (5.45%) Software Engineering
13 5 (4.55%) ETL
13 5 (4.55%) Integration Testing
13 5 (4.55%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 35 (31.82%) JavaScript
2 33 (30.00%) Java
3 24 (21.82%) SQL
4 18 (16.36%) C#
4 18 (16.36%) Java 8
5 10 (9.09%) PHP
6 5 (4.55%) COBOL
7 4 (3.64%) Python
7 4 (3.64%) Scala
8 3 (2.73%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.73%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.82%) C
9 2 (1.82%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 2 (1.82%) ES6
10 1 (0.91%) C++
10 1 (0.91%) Groovy
10 1 (0.91%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.91%) VB
10 1 (0.91%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.91%) VB6
Qualifications
1 7 (6.36%) SC Cleared
1 7 (6.36%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.55%) Degree
3 4 (3.64%) Master's Degree
4 3 (2.73%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.91%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.91%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.73%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.64%) HDFS
2 1 (0.91%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.82%) Ansible
2 1 (0.91%) Terraform
Vendors
1 12 (10.91%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.73%) Automation Anywhere
2 3 (2.73%) SAP
2 3 (2.73%) Tableau
3 2 (1.82%) ServiceNow
4 1 (0.91%) Apple
4 1 (0.91%) Cognos