Period
to 19 February 2019

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Lancashire during the 6 months to 19 February 2019.

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
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 156 101 144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 21.28% 23.76% 24.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 22.25% 24.69% 26.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 73 130
Lancashire median daily rate £375 £375 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.67% -3.87%
10th Percentile £253 £257 £263
90th Percentile £575 £438 £489
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 9
Lancashire median hourly rate £36.23 £63.52 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.97% +49.45% -4.49%
10th Percentile £22.54 £43.00 £34.63
90th Percentile £41.63 £69.07 £57.50
North West median hourly rate £36.23 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -9.44% -5.88% +6.25%

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 701 409 548
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.63% 96.24% 94.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 452 252 381
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - -2.44%
10th Percentile £263 £229 £230
90th Percentile £675 £581 £575
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 44 73
Lancashire median hourly rate £35.61 £40.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.07% +1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.98 £11.26
90th Percentile £44.88 £62.78 £53.00
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £18.03 £18.00
% change year-on-year +10.93% +0.17% -16.28%

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 19 February 2019.

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 19 February 2019.

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 19 February 2019. 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 0 39 £450 +6.51% 11
Preston +7 34 £388 +14.81% 19
Blackburn -4 14 £300 - 14
Chorley 0 13 £365 +17.74% 16
Lancaster -2 2 £306 - 3
Fleetwood - 1 £385 -
Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 19 February 2019, 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 70 (44.87%) C#
2 66 (42.31%) .NET
3 59 (37.82%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (36.54%) SQL
5 45 (28.85%) Microsoft
6 38 (24.36%) JavaScript
7 37 (23.72%) CRM
8 36 (23.08%) SQL Server
8 36 (23.08%) TDD
9 34 (21.79%) Dynamics CRM
10 32 (20.51%) HTML
11 28 (17.95%) Continuous Integration
12 26 (16.67%) Git (software)
12 26 (16.67%) Java
12 26 (16.67%) CSS
13 24 (15.38%) Continuous Deployment
14 23 (14.74%) MVC
15 19 (12.18%) ASP.NET
16 17 (10.90%) Spring
16 17 (10.90%) Software Engineering
17 15 (9.62%) Migration
17 15 (9.62%) Security Cleared
18 14 (8.97%) SC Cleared
18 14 (8.97%) Microsoft Azure
18 14 (8.97%) Web Development
18 14 (8.97%) Business Intelligence
19 13 (8.33%) Manufacturing
19 13 (8.33%) Data Migration
20 12 (7.69%) Back Office
20 12 (7.69%) COBOL

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 5 (3.21%) Apache
2 3 (1.92%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.28%) JBoss
3 2 (1.28%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.28%) WordPress
4 1 (0.64%) Confluence
4 1 (0.64%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.64%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.64%) SPSS
1 1 (0.64%) Stata
Business Applications
1 34 (21.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.92%) SystmOne
3 1 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.64%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.49%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.49%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (1.28%) GitHub
4 1 (0.64%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.64%) Azure Functions
4 1 (0.64%) Office 365
4 1 (0.64%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.64%) HTTPS
1 1 (0.64%) SSH
1 1 (0.64%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (6.41%) DB2
3 10 (6.41%) MySQL
4 9 (5.77%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (5.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (4.49%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (4.49%) MongoDB
7 6 (3.85%) NoSQL
7 6 (3.85%) Power BI
8 3 (1.92%) Big Data
8 3 (1.92%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.92%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.28%) Apache Hive
9 2 (1.28%) HBase
9 2 (1.28%) QlikView
9 2 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.28%) Sqoop
10 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.64%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 26 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 11 (7.05%) GitLab
2 11 (7.05%) Jenkins
3 10 (6.41%) Visual Studio
4 9 (5.77%) Maven
5 8 (5.13%) Artifactory
6 6 (3.85%) gulp
6 6 (3.85%) JUnit
6 6 (3.85%) SonarQube
6 6 (3.85%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (1.92%) JIRA
9 2 (1.28%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.28%) Firebug
9 2 (1.28%) NSubstitute
9 2 (1.28%) NUnit
9 2 (1.28%) SoapUI
9 2 (1.28%) Subversion
10 1 (0.64%) ProC
10 1 (0.64%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 13 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 12 (7.69%) Back Office
3 9 (5.77%) Marketing
4 4 (2.56%) Billing
4 4 (2.56%) Finance
5 1 (0.64%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.64%) Local Government
5 1 (0.64%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (42.31%) .NET
2 32 (20.51%) HTML
3 26 (16.67%) CSS
4 19 (12.18%) ASP.NET
5 17 (10.90%) Spring
6 12 (7.69%) Spring Boot
7 10 (6.41%) AngularJS
7 10 (6.41%) Hibernate
7 10 (6.41%) XML
8 9 (5.77%) REST
9 8 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (5.13%) Dropwizard
9 8 (5.13%) Express
9 8 (5.13%) Kafka
9 8 (5.13%) Mongoose
9 8 (5.13%) Node.js
9 8 (5.13%) RabbitMQ
9 8 (5.13%) XHTML
10 7 (4.49%) Apache CXF
10 7 (4.49%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.77%) User Experience
2 5 (3.21%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (3.21%) NHS
3 2 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.28%) Learning Management System
4 1 (0.64%) e-Learning
4 1 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (0.64%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.64%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.85%) Windows
2 4 (2.56%) Linux
3 3 (1.92%) Unix
4 2 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.28%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.64%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (37.82%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (23.72%) CRM
3 36 (23.08%) TDD
4 28 (17.95%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (15.38%) Continuous Deployment
6 23 (14.74%) MVC
7 17 (10.90%) Software Engineering
8 15 (9.62%) Migration
9 14 (8.97%) Business Intelligence
9 14 (8.97%) Web Development
10 13 (8.33%) Data Migration
11 12 (7.69%) Microservices
12 10 (6.41%) Open Source
12 10 (6.41%) Scrum
13 9 (5.77%) Technical Leadership
14 8 (5.13%) ETL
15 7 (4.49%) UX Design
16 6 (3.85%) Event-Driven Architecture
16 6 (3.85%) SDLC
17 5 (3.21%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 70 (44.87%) C#
2 57 (36.54%) SQL
3 38 (24.36%) JavaScript
4 26 (16.67%) Java
5 12 (7.69%) COBOL
6 9 (5.77%) PHP
6 9 (5.77%) VB.NET
7 8 (5.13%) T-SQL
8 6 (3.85%) C
8 6 (3.85%) Java 8
9 5 (3.21%) Python
9 5 (3.21%) VB
9 5 (3.21%) VB6
10 4 (2.56%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.64%) C++
11 1 (0.64%) PHP 5
11 1 (0.64%) Ruby
11 1 (0.64%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.64%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 15 (9.62%) Security Cleared
2 14 (8.97%) SC Cleared
3 11 (7.05%) Degree
4 9 (5.77%) Master's Degree
5 6 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.92%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.64%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.92%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.64%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (1.92%) Docker
2 2 (1.28%) HDFS
3 1 (0.64%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.28%) Ansible
2 1 (0.64%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 45 (28.85%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.69%) Oracle
3 5 (3.21%) ServiceNow
4 4 (2.56%) Apple
4 4 (2.56%) Zend
5 3 (1.92%) Curam
6 2 (1.28%) Micro Focus
6 2 (1.28%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.28%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.64%) Cognos
7 1 (0.64%) IBM
7 1 (0.64%) Tableau