Period
to 20 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Programmer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Lancashire during the 6 months to 20 July 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.

Programmer
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 64 57
Rank change year-on-year +12 -7 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 1 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.19% 0.69% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.72% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 7
Lancashire median daily rate £400 £270 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +48.15% -50.91% -
North West median daily rate £413 £350 £438
% change year-on-year +17.86% -20.00% +34.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Lancashire median hourly rate - - £31.30
North West median hourly rate £29.00 - £31.30

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 484 829 709
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 91.15% 95.73% 91.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 516 449
Lancashire median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £264 £246 £230
90th Percentile £538 £525 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 95 73
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.00 £36.52 £21.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.01% +66.68% +20.32%
10th Percentile £11.33 £12.10 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £49.68 £47.33
North West median hourly rate £22.25 £18.99 £18.48
% change year-on-year +17.20% +2.73% +8.71%

Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

Job postings that featured Programmer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Lancashire.

Job vacancy trend for Programmer in Lancashire

Programmer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Programmer in Lancashire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Programmer in Lancashire

Programmer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Programmer in Lancashire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Programmer in Lancashire

Programmer
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 Programmer within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 20 July 2017. 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
Preston - 1 £400 -
Programmer
North West

Programmer Skill Set
Top 6 Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 20 July 2017, Programmer 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 Programmer in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) COBOL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database

Programmer 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) COBOL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle