Period
to 22 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Lancashire during the 6 months to 22 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 112 134 243
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 25.40% 23.63% 25.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 26.54% 25.19% 26.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 114 187
Lancashire median daily rate £375 £355 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.63% -19.32% +25.71%
10th Percentile £301 £263 £210
90th Percentile £438 £496 £535
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 22
Lancashire median hourly rate £52.75 £42.50 £42.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.12% +0.57% +14.22%
10th Percentile £38.94 £32.60 £37.00
90th Percentile £69.07 £57.50 £69.07
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.27% -1.25% +7.38%

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 422 532 909
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.69% 93.83% 95.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 376 622
Lancashire median daily rate £408 £400 £437
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.88% -8.52% +16.60%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £211
90th Percentile £584 £575 £625
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 53 97
Lancashire median hourly rate £41.00 £39.75 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.14% +6.00% +38.05%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.04 £19.40
90th Percentile £53.00 £53.00 £55.30
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £21.40
% change year-on-year - -18.22% +29.70%

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 January 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 January 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 January 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 27 £423 -6.11% 8
Preston -3 17 £341 +5.00% 11
Blackburn +3 10 £375 - 5
Chorley -2 4 £310 +25.25% 3
Lancaster +1 3 - - 12
Lytham St Annes +3 2 £395 -9.46% 1
Burnley +2 2 - - 7
Carnforth 0 1 £350 -
Accrington - 1 - -
Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 37 (33.04%) JavaScript
2 35 (31.25%) SQL
3 32 (28.57%) HTML
4 31 (27.68%) CSS
5 30 (26.79%) Java
6 26 (23.21%) TDD
7 24 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
8 21 (18.75%) Finance
8 21 (18.75%) SQL Server
9 19 (16.96%) Git (software)
9 19 (16.96%) BDD
10 18 (16.07%) Oracle
10 18 (16.07%) C#
10 18 (16.07%) WebSphere
11 17 (15.18%) Web Services
11 17 (15.18%) Node.js
12 16 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
13 15 (13.39%) MVC
13 15 (13.39%) JUnit
14 14 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ
14 14 (12.50%) Test Automation
15 13 (11.61%) Security Cleared
15 13 (11.61%) HTML5
15 13 (11.61%) MySQL
15 13 (11.61%) .NET
15 13 (11.61%) Software Engineering
16 12 (10.71%) Oracle Applications
16 12 (10.71%) Front End Development
17 11 (9.82%) CSS3
17 11 (9.82%) Microsoft

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 18 (16.07%) WebSphere
2 5 (4.46%) Confluence
2 5 (4.46%) Mongoose
2 5 (4.46%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.46%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.68%) SAS
4 2 (1.79%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.89%) CICS
5 1 (0.89%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.89%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (10.71%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (3.57%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 4 (3.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (2.68%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (2.68%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.89%) SAP EWM
4 1 (0.89%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.46%) Slack
2 3 (2.68%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.68%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.79%) HTTP
2 1 (0.89%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 13 (11.61%) MySQL
3 6 (5.36%) MongoDB
3 6 (5.36%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (5.36%) Relational Database
3 6 (5.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (4.46%) NoSQL
5 4 (3.57%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 4 (3.57%) RDBMS
5 4 (3.57%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.68%) DB2
6 3 (2.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (2.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.79%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.79%) PowerPivot
7 2 (1.79%) SAP Data Services
7 2 (1.79%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 2 (1.79%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 19 (16.96%) Git (software)
2 15 (13.39%) JUnit
3 9 (8.04%) Jenkins
3 9 (8.04%) JIRA
4 5 (4.46%) Artifactory
4 5 (4.46%) Cucumber
4 5 (4.46%) GitLab
4 5 (4.46%) SonarQube
4 5 (4.46%) Sonatype Nexus
4 5 (4.46%) Visual Studio
5 4 (3.57%) Selenium
5 4 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.79%) Jasmine
6 2 (1.79%) PHPUnit
6 2 (1.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (1.79%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (1.79%) webpack
7 1 (0.89%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.89%) Rational Robot
7 1 (0.89%) Subversion
General
1 21 (18.75%) Finance
2 7 (6.25%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.68%) Retail
4 1 (0.89%) Advertising
4 1 (0.89%) Arabic Language
4 1 (0.89%) Marketing
4 1 (0.89%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (28.57%) HTML
2 31 (27.68%) CSS
3 17 (15.18%) Node.js
3 17 (15.18%) Web Services
4 14 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ
5 13 (11.61%) .NET
5 13 (11.61%) HTML5
6 11 (9.82%) ASP.NET
6 11 (9.82%) CSS3
7 10 (8.93%) AngularJS
7 10 (8.93%) Apache CXF
7 10 (8.93%) ASP.NET MVC
7 10 (8.93%) REST
7 10 (8.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 9 (8.04%) Apache Camel
8 9 (8.04%) KnockoutJS
9 8 (7.14%) WinForms
10 7 (6.25%) React
10 7 (6.25%) Spring
11 6 (5.36%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
1 4 (3.57%) Life Science
2 3 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (2.68%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.79%) NHS
3 2 (1.79%) User Experience
4 1 (0.89%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.89%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.89%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.46%) Linux
1 5 (4.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (2.68%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.79%) Android
3 2 (1.79%) Windows
4 1 (0.89%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (23.21%) TDD
2 24 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (16.96%) BDD
4 16 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 15 (13.39%) MVC
6 14 (12.50%) Test Automation
7 13 (11.61%) Software Engineering
8 12 (10.71%) Front End Development
9 10 (8.93%) SDLC
10 7 (6.25%) SFIA
11 6 (5.36%) ETL
12 5 (4.46%) Coaching
12 5 (4.46%) Kanban
12 5 (4.46%) Mentoring
12 5 (4.46%) Microservices
12 5 (4.46%) Open Source
12 5 (4.46%) User Stories
13 4 (3.57%) Analytics
13 4 (3.57%) OO
13 4 (3.57%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 37 (33.04%) JavaScript
2 35 (31.25%) SQL
3 30 (26.79%) Java
4 18 (16.07%) C#
5 7 (6.25%) PHP
6 5 (4.46%) ES6
7 4 (3.57%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.79%) C++
8 2 (1.79%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.79%) VB
8 2 (1.79%) XMLA
9 1 (0.89%) Apple Swift
9 1 (0.89%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.89%) PL/1
9 1 (0.89%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.89%) VB6
Qualifications
1 13 (11.61%) Security Cleared
2 9 (8.04%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.57%) Degree
4 1 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.89%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (1.79%) Docker
Vendors
1 18 (16.07%) Oracle
2 11 (9.82%) Microsoft
3 7 (6.25%) SAP
4 6 (5.36%) Tableau
5 5 (4.46%) Cognos
6 2 (1.79%) IBM
7 1 (0.89%) Capita
7 1 (0.89%) Google
7 1 (0.89%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.89%) Syncsort
7 1 (0.89%) Twitter
7 1 (0.89%) Xamarin