The median contractor rate for a Developer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Preston during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Developer
Lancashire / Preston
Rank 10 1 3
Rank change year-on-year -9 +2  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 13 27 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Preston 13.83% 27.84% 18.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.48% 28.72% 20.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 13
Median daily rate £325 £391 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.93% +0.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £264 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £453 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 0
Median hourly rate £47.33 £43.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.18% -  
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 Preston. 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
Preston
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 84 94 93
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Preston 89.36% 96.91% 89.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 36 49
Median daily rate £425 £363 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -13.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £135 £213
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 15 36 13
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +188.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.00 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.45 £47.33 £26.83
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 Preston

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

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Preston

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Preston

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in Preston

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Preston

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Preston over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in Preston

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in Preston

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 26 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 Preston region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 11 (47.83%) HTML
1 11 (47.83%) JavaScript
2 10 (43.48%) SQL
3 8 (34.78%) CSS
4 7 (30.43%) .NET
4 7 (30.43%) C#
4 7 (30.43%) XML
5 6 (26.09%) ASP.NET
5 6 (26.09%) MVC
5 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (26.09%) AngularJS
6 5 (21.74%) HTML5
6 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
6 5 (21.74%) Oracle
7 4 (17.39%) Finance
7 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
7 4 (17.39%) Front End Development
8 3 (13.04%) gulp
8 3 (13.04%) Git (software)
8 3 (13.04%) Change Data Capture
8 3 (13.04%) KnockoutJS
8 3 (13.04%) Node.js
8 3 (13.04%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
8 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (13.04%) Informatica
8 3 (13.04%) Migration
8 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
8 3 (13.04%) Visual Studio

Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Preston 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 2 (8.70%) PowerExchange
2 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.35%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) Adobe Captivate
2 1 (4.35%) Fireworks
2 1 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.35%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (8.70%) MongoDB
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database
2 2 (8.70%) RDBMS
2 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.35%) Big Data
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Git (software)
1 3 (13.04%) gulp
1 3 (13.04%) Visual Studio
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.35%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (4.35%) Grunt
3 1 (4.35%) JIRA
3 1 (4.35%) Mocha
3 1 (4.35%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (4.35%) webpack
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Banking
2 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.35%) Advertising
3 1 (4.35%) Aerospace
3 1 (4.35%) Automotive
3 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (47.83%) HTML
2 8 (34.78%) CSS
3 7 (30.43%) .NET
3 7 (30.43%) XML
4 6 (26.09%) AngularJS
4 6 (26.09%) ASP.NET
5 5 (21.74%) HTML5
6 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (13.04%) KnockoutJS
7 3 (13.04%) Node.js
7 3 (13.04%) Web Services
8 2 (8.70%) .NET Framework
8 2 (8.70%) Ajax
8 2 (8.70%) CSS3
8 2 (8.70%) jQuery
8 2 (8.70%) RESTful
8 2 (8.70%) SOAP
8 2 (8.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (8.70%) WCF
8 2 (8.70%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) e-Learning
2 1 (4.35%) Learning Management System
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.35%) SCORM
2 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (26.09%) MVC
2 4 (17.39%) Front End Development
3 3 (13.04%) Change Data Capture
3 3 (13.04%) CRM
3 3 (13.04%) ETL
3 3 (13.04%) Migration
4 2 (8.70%) Data Migration
4 2 (8.70%) Data Protection
4 2 (8.70%) OO
4 2 (8.70%) OOD
4 2 (8.70%) SDLC
4 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
4 2 (8.70%) TDD
4 2 (8.70%) Unit Testing
4 2 (8.70%) Web Development
5 1 (4.35%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
5 1 (4.35%) Prototyping
5 1 (4.35%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (4.35%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 11 (47.83%) JavaScript
2 10 (43.48%) SQL
3 7 (30.43%) C#
4 3 (13.04%) PL/SQL
5 2 (8.70%) COBOL
6 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
6 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.70%) Degree
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.35%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle
2 3 (13.04%) Informatica
3 2 (8.70%) HP
4 1 (4.35%) Adobe
4 1 (4.35%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.35%) Talend