The median contractor rate for a Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Lancashire during the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Developer
North West / Lancashire
Rank 4 1 2
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 44 122 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 20.66% 28.31% 20.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 21.89% 29.76% 21.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 77 53
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £258 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £467 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 22 1
Median hourly rate £55.00 £44.50 £47.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.59% -5.97%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year -5.32% +17.36%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 201 410 366
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 94.37% 95.13% 92.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 251 218
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £244 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £475 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 67 30
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £25.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +49.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £54.25 £47.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire that featured Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston -9 13 £325 -16.93% 10
Blackpool -1 8 £400 +5.26% 4
Fleetwood 0 7 £275 -36.41%
Chorley +13 4 £375 +11.11% 5
Blackburn -4 4 £375 +33.33% 5
Lytham St Annes +2 1 - -
Burnley 0 1 - - 4
Developer
North West

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 54 (43.20%) .NET
2 52 (41.60%) SQL
3 44 (35.20%) C#
4 37 (29.60%) HTML
5 36 (28.80%) SQL Server
6 34 (27.20%) ASP.NET
6 34 (27.20%) CSS
7 32 (25.60%) MVC
8 30 (24.00%) JavaScript
9 29 (23.20%) Agile Software Development
10 28 (22.40%) XML
11 24 (19.20%) TDD
12 22 (17.60%) Java
13 21 (16.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 21 (16.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 20 (16.00%) Oracle
15 19 (15.20%) COBOL
16 18 (14.40%) VB.NET
16 18 (14.40%) Web Services
17 15 (12.00%) T-SQL
18 14 (11.20%) Security Cleared
18 14 (11.20%) ASP.NET MVC
19 13 (10.40%) VB
19 13 (10.40%) HP
19 13 (10.40%) Finance
20 12 (9.60%) CRM
20 12 (9.60%) SQL Server 2008
20 12 (9.60%) Software Engineering
20 12 (9.60%) Relational Database
21 11 (8.80%) Virtual Machines

Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 8 (6.40%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.80%) Tuxedo
3 4 (3.20%) Apache
4 3 (2.40%) PowerExchange
4 3 (2.40%) SAS
4 3 (2.40%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.60%) IIS
6 1 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.80%) CMS
6 1 (0.80%) Papyrus
6 1 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.80%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.80%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.80%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (1.60%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.60%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.80%) Adobe Captivate
2 1 (0.80%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.80%) Fireworks
2 1 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (8.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.80%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.80%) Heroku
1 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.80%) Office 365
1 1 (0.80%) PaaS
1 1 (0.80%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.80%) HTTP
2 1 (0.80%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (28.80%) SQL Server
2 21 (16.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 21 (16.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (9.60%) Relational Database
3 12 (9.60%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (8.80%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (7.20%) Oracle Database
5 9 (7.20%) RDBMS
6 7 (5.60%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (5.60%) MySQL
6 7 (5.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (4.00%) DB2
7 5 (4.00%) MongoDB
8 3 (2.40%) CouchDB
8 3 (2.40%) Firebird
8 3 (2.40%) Neo4j
8 3 (2.40%) NoSQL
8 3 (2.40%) Riak
8 3 (2.40%) SAP Data Services
8 3 (2.40%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 11 (8.80%) StarTeam
2 10 (8.00%) Git (software)
3 7 (5.60%) Visual Studio
4 5 (4.00%) JIRA
5 4 (3.20%) gulp
5 4 (3.20%) Jenkins
5 4 (3.20%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.60%) Grunt
6 2 (1.60%) Selenium
6 2 (1.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.80%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (0.80%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.80%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.80%) Mocha
7 1 (0.80%) Sahi
7 1 (0.80%) Subversion
7 1 (0.80%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.80%) WATIR
7 1 (0.80%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.80%) webpack
General
1 13 (10.40%) Finance
2 8 (6.40%) Retail
3 4 (3.20%) Advertising
4 3 (2.40%) Electronics
5 2 (1.60%) Banking
5 2 (1.60%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.60%) Marketing
5 2 (1.60%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.80%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.80%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (43.20%) .NET
2 37 (29.60%) HTML
3 34 (27.20%) ASP.NET
3 34 (27.20%) CSS
4 28 (22.40%) XML
5 18 (14.40%) Web Services
6 14 (11.20%) ASP.NET MVC
7 10 (8.00%) AngularJS
8 9 (7.20%) WinForms
8 9 (7.20%) XSD
8 9 (7.20%) XSL
9 8 (6.40%) jQuery
9 8 (6.40%) SOAP
9 8 (6.40%) Spring
10 6 (4.80%) .NET Framework
10 6 (4.80%) Ajax
10 6 (4.80%) HTML5
11 5 (4.00%) LINQ
11 5 (4.00%) WCF
12 4 (3.20%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.80%) Clustering
2 5 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.40%) Data Structures
3 3 (2.40%) User Experience
4 2 (1.60%) iPad
4 2 (1.60%) RIA
4 2 (1.60%) Wiki
5 1 (0.80%) e-Learning
5 1 (0.80%) Fintech
5 1 (0.80%) Learning Management System
5 1 (0.80%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.80%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.80%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.80%) Motion Graphics
5 1 (0.80%) NHS
5 1 (0.80%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.80%) VME
2 8 (6.40%) Linux
3 3 (2.40%) Windows
4 1 (0.80%) Android
4 1 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.80%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (25.60%) MVC
2 29 (23.20%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (19.20%) TDD
4 12 (9.60%) CRM
4 12 (9.60%) Software Engineering
5 10 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (5.60%) BDD
6 7 (5.60%) Migration
6 7 (5.60%) Scrum
6 7 (5.60%) SDLC
7 6 (4.80%) Data Migration
7 6 (4.80%) Front End Development
7 6 (4.80%) Web Development
8 5 (4.00%) ETL
8 5 (4.00%) High Availability
8 5 (4.00%) Integration Testing
8 5 (4.00%) OO
9 4 (3.20%) Data Modelling
9 4 (3.20%) ITIL
9 4 (3.20%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 52 (41.60%) SQL
2 44 (35.20%) C#
3 30 (24.00%) JavaScript
4 22 (17.60%) Java
5 19 (15.20%) COBOL
6 18 (14.40%) VB.NET
7 15 (12.00%) T-SQL
8 13 (10.40%) VB
9 8 (6.40%) VB6
10 6 (4.80%) Bash Shell
10 6 (4.80%) C
10 6 (4.80%) Shell Script
11 4 (3.20%) PL/SQL
11 4 (3.20%) Ruby
12 3 (2.40%) Python
13 2 (1.60%) Groovy
13 2 (1.60%) Scala
14 1 (0.80%) PHP
14 1 (0.80%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.80%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (11.20%) Security Cleared
2 10 (8.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 5 (4.00%) Degree
4 2 (1.60%) HNC
4 2 (1.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.80%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.80%) ISEB
5 1 (0.80%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.40%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (2.40%) QA
2 1 (0.80%) SDET
System Software
1 11 (8.80%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 20 (16.00%) Oracle
2 13 (10.40%) HP
3 11 (8.80%) ICL
3 11 (8.80%) Microsoft
4 6 (4.80%) Micro Focus
5 5 (4.00%) IBM
6 4 (3.20%) Informatica
7 3 (2.40%) Perforce
7 3 (2.40%) SAP
8 2 (1.60%) Adobe
9 1 (0.80%) Cognos
9 1 (0.80%) DataFlux
9 1 (0.80%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.80%) Tableau
9 1 (0.80%) Talend
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