Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Lancashire during the 6 months to 18 November 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.

Software Developer
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 59 74
Rank change year-on-year +19 +15 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 10 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 2.20% 1.06% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.33% 1.11% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 3
Lancashire median daily rate £425 £325 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.77% -22.62% +42.37%
10th Percentile £413 £293 £382
90th Percentile £438 £368 £510
North West median daily rate £425 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 0
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 -
North West median hourly rate £40.63 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.56% +6.67% -

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 430 632 859
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.71% 95.47% 93.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 424 588
Lancashire median daily rate £406 £388 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.84% -9.88% +22.86%
10th Percentile £263 £187 £213
90th Percentile £563 £550 £613
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 68 82
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +5.56% +63.64%
10th Percentile £14.69 £11.19 £19.85
90th Percentile £66.19 £59.31 £54.45
North West median hourly rate £18.75 £16.11 £20.50
% change year-on-year +16.41% -21.43% +28.13%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Lancashire

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Developer in Lancashire

Software Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Developer in Lancashire

Software 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 Software Developer within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 18 November 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
Blackpool +19 5 £425 +30.77%
Preston -10 1 - - 1
Blackburn - 1 - -
Software Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 9 (90.00%) SQL
2 7 (70.00%) TDD
2 7 (70.00%) Software Engineering
2 7 (70.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 6 (60.00%) SDLC
4 5 (50.00%) Node.js
4 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 5 (50.00%) Git (software)
4 5 (50.00%) C#
4 5 (50.00%) XML
4 5 (50.00%) WinForms
5 4 (40.00%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (40.00%) Linux
5 4 (40.00%) Java
5 4 (40.00%) MySQL
5 4 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
5 4 (40.00%) JIRA
5 4 (40.00%) REST
5 4 (40.00%) User Stories
5 4 (40.00%) Open Source
5 4 (40.00%) Confluence
5 4 (40.00%) Cucumber
5 4 (40.00%) BDD
5 4 (40.00%) MongoDB
5 4 (40.00%) NoSQL
5 4 (40.00%) Mentoring
5 4 (40.00%) Coaching
5 4 (40.00%) Microservices

Software 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 4 (40.00%) Confluence
2 1 (10.00%) Mongoose
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Slack
2 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) MongoDB
1 4 (40.00%) MySQL
1 4 (40.00%) NoSQL
1 4 (40.00%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (40.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (40.00%) JIRA
3 3 (30.00%) ClearCase
3 3 (30.00%) Rational Robot
3 3 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (10.00%) Artifactory
4 1 (10.00%) GitLab
4 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (10.00%) SonarQube
4 1 (10.00%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) Node.js
1 5 (50.00%) WinForms
1 5 (50.00%) XML
2 4 (40.00%) REST
3 3 (30.00%) .NET
3 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (30.00%) Entity Framework
3 3 (30.00%) WPF
3 3 (30.00%) XSD
3 3 (30.00%) XSLT
4 2 (20.00%) WCF
5 1 (10.00%) CSS
5 1 (10.00%) CSS3
5 1 (10.00%) FreeMarker
5 1 (10.00%) HTML
5 1 (10.00%) HTML5
5 1 (10.00%) LESS
5 1 (10.00%) Nunjucks
5 1 (10.00%) Sass
5 1 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Linux
1 4 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (30.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Software Engineering
1 7 (70.00%) TDD
2 6 (60.00%) SDLC
2 6 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 4 (40.00%) BDD
3 4 (40.00%) Coaching
3 4 (40.00%) Mentoring
3 4 (40.00%) Microservices
3 4 (40.00%) Open Source
3 4 (40.00%) SFIA
3 4 (40.00%) User Stories
4 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (20.00%) Issue Tracking
4 2 (20.00%) MVC
4 2 (20.00%) Process Improvement
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (10.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 1 (10.00%) Front End Development
5 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
5 1 (10.00%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) SQL
2 7 (70.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (50.00%) C#
4 4 (40.00%) Java
5 3 (30.00%) VB
5 3 (30.00%) VB6
6 2 (20.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft