Period
to 17 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Lancashire during the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 49 62
Rank change year-on-year -13 +13 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 5 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.75% 0.56% 1.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.61% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Lancashire median daily rate - - £300
North West median daily rate £350 £381 £369
% change year-on-year -8.20% +3.46% +13.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 6
Lancashire median hourly rate £41.00 £42.50 £42.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.53% +0.29% -
10th Percentile £37.60 £41.00 £31.50
90th Percentile £42.80 £54.50 £45.38
North West median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £42.25
% change year-on-year +2.50% -5.33% -11.05%

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 642 495 834
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.68% 91.67% 95.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 262 519
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +9.33% -0.33%
10th Percentile £255 £263 £230
90th Percentile £575 £538 £526
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 74 97
Lancashire median hourly rate £35.00 £41.75 £36.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.17% +14.32% +66.00%
10th Percentile £10.07 £11.33 £12.15
90th Percentile £63.00 £52.50 £47.33
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £21.20 £20.00
% change year-on-year -17.45% +6.00% +8.34%

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 17 July 2018. 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 +20 5 - - 5
Software Developer
North West

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 11 Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 2 (40.00%) MVC
1 2 (40.00%) Manufacturing
1 2 (40.00%) WinForms
1 2 (40.00%) Entity Framework
1 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (40.00%) Process Improvement
1 2 (40.00%) WCF
1 2 (40.00%) C#
1 2 (40.00%) XML
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared

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:

General
1 2 (40.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Entity Framework
1 2 (40.00%) WCF
1 2 (40.00%) WinForms
1 2 (40.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (40.00%) MVC
1 2 (40.00%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared