The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Lancashire during the 3 months to 29 April 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.

Senior Developer
North West / Lancashire
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 37 45
Rank change year-on-year +1 +8  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 4 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.37% 2.23% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.55% 2.34% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 2
Median daily rate £400 £368 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.84% -20.54%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +5.59% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +10.42% +1.87%  

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 258 428 379
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 88.05% 95.32% 90.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 259 223
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 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £550 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.01% +5.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 53 43
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.01 £18.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.07% +98.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.00 £46.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in Lancashire

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Developer in Lancashire

Senior Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Developer in Lancashire

Senior 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 Senior Developer within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
Blackburn - 2 £400 - 1
Preston - 2 £450 - 1
Senior Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2017, Senior 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 Senior Developer in the job title.

1 4 (44.44%) HP
1 4 (44.44%) COBOL
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (44.44%) ICL
1 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
1 4 (44.44%) StarTeam
1 4 (44.44%) VME
1 4 (44.44%) High Availability
1 4 (44.44%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
2 3 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 3 (33.33%) TDD
2 3 (33.33%) Java
2 3 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (33.33%) IBM
3 2 (22.22%) J2EE
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
3 2 (22.22%) DB2
3 2 (22.22%) OO
3 2 (22.22%) HTML
3 2 (22.22%) Finance
3 2 (22.22%) Retail
3 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
3 2 (22.22%) HTML5
3 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
4 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (11.11%) Multithreaded Programming
4 1 (11.11%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (11.11%) MongoDB
4 1 (11.11%) CSS3

Senior 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 3 (33.33%) WebSphere
1 3 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) DB2
1 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) IDMS
2 1 (11.11%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) StarTeam
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
1 2 (22.22%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) HTML
1 2 (22.22%) HTML5
1 2 (22.22%) J2EE
2 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
2 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
2 1 (11.11%) CSS
2 1 (11.11%) CSS3
2 1 (11.11%) EJB
2 1 (11.11%) Hibernate
2 1 (11.11%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (11.11%) Java EE
2 1 (11.11%) Java SE
2 1 (11.11%) JMS
2 1 (11.11%) JSP
2 1 (11.11%) Middleware
2 1 (11.11%) Servlets
2 1 (11.11%) Spring
2 1 (11.11%) Struts
2 1 (11.11%) Web Services
2 1 (11.11%) XML
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (44.44%) High Availability
1 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
2 3 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
2 3 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
3 2 (22.22%) OO
4 1 (11.11%) CRM
4 1 (11.11%) Front End Development
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Multithreaded Programming
4 1 (11.11%) Multithreading
4 1 (11.11%) MVC
4 1 (11.11%) OOA/OOD
4 1 (11.11%) RAD
4 1 (11.11%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) UML
4 1 (11.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) COBOL
2 3 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) C
3 1 (11.11%) C#
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) OCMJD
1 1 (11.11%) OCPJP
1 1 (11.11%) OCPJWCD
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Certification
1 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) HP
1 4 (44.44%) ICL
2 3 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) Sun