The median contractor rate for a Developer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Preston during the 3 months to 26 June 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.

Developer
Lancashire / Preston
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 1 5
Rank change year-on-year -21 +4  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 17 25 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Preston 7.08% 23.15% 17.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.10% 24.51% 18.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 10
Median daily rate £350 £350 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £325 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £399 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £33.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.86% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  

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 210 102 85
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Preston 87.50% 94.44% 93.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 55 40
Median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £115 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £483 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 20 14
Median hourly rate £41.50 £33.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.88% +59.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £20.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £47.50 £47.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer in Preston.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in Preston

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 9 (30.00%) Migration
1 9 (30.00%) SQL
2 8 (26.67%) HTML
3 7 (23.33%) JavaScript
3 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
3 7 (23.33%) Data Centre
4 6 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (20.00%) .NET
4 6 (20.00%) Oracle
4 6 (20.00%) C#
4 6 (20.00%) CSS
5 5 (16.67%) MVC
5 5 (16.67%) Oracle Database
6 4 (13.33%) HTML5
6 4 (13.33%) AngularJS
6 4 (13.33%) Network Design
6 4 (13.33%) Data Migration
6 4 (13.33%) VLAN
6 4 (13.33%) FileNet
7 3 (10.00%) ERP
7 3 (10.00%) IBM
7 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET
7 3 (10.00%) XML
7 3 (10.00%) AIX
7 3 (10.00%) HPUX
7 3 (10.00%) Solaris
7 3 (10.00%) Java
7 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
7 3 (10.00%) TDD

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 4 (13.33%) FileNet
2 1 (3.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Adobe Captivate
1 1 (3.33%) Fireworks
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (3.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) VLAN
2 2 (6.67%) SSH
2 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.67%) MongoDB
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (6.67%) RDBMS
3 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.33%) Big Data
4 1 (3.33%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (6.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.33%) Android Studio
2 1 (3.33%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (3.33%) ClearCase
2 1 (3.33%) gulp
2 1 (3.33%) JIRA
2 1 (3.33%) JUnit
2 1 (3.33%) Rational Robot
2 1 (3.33%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (3.33%) webpack
General
1 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.67%) Finance
3 1 (3.33%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.33%) Automotive
3 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (26.67%) HTML
2 6 (20.00%) .NET
2 6 (20.00%) CSS
3 4 (13.33%) AngularJS
3 4 (13.33%) HTML5
4 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET
4 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (10.00%) CSS3
4 3 (10.00%) XML
5 2 (6.67%) .NET Framework
5 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (6.67%) Entity Framework
5 2 (6.67%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 2 (6.67%) Web Services
5 2 (6.67%) WinForms
5 2 (6.67%) WPF
6 1 (3.33%) Apache CXF
6 1 (3.33%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (3.33%) LESS
6 1 (3.33%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) e-Learning
3 1 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.33%) Learning Management System
3 1 (3.33%) SCORM
3 1 (3.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) AIX
1 3 (10.00%) HPUX
1 3 (10.00%) Solaris
2 2 (6.67%) Linux
2 2 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (6.67%) Windows
3 1 (3.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) Migration
2 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (16.67%) MVC
4 4 (13.33%) Data Migration
4 4 (13.33%) Network Design
5 3 (10.00%) ERP
5 3 (10.00%) Front End Development
5 3 (10.00%) TDD
6 2 (6.67%) CRM
6 2 (6.67%) Data Protection
6 2 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (6.67%) SDLC
6 2 (6.67%) Web Development
7 1 (3.33%) Multithreading
7 1 (3.33%) Programme Management
7 1 (3.33%) Project Planning
7 1 (3.33%) Scrum
7 1 (3.33%) Software Engineering
7 1 (3.33%) UML
7 1 (3.33%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 9 (30.00%) SQL
2 7 (23.33%) JavaScript
3 6 (20.00%) C#
4 3 (10.00%) Java
5 2 (6.67%) COBOL
5 2 (6.67%) PL/SQL
5 2 (6.67%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.33%) C
6 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.33%) VB
6 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
6 1 (3.33%) VB6
Qualifications
1 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) OCMJD
3 1 (3.33%) OCPJP
3 1 (3.33%) OCPJWCD
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (3.33%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) Data Guard
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 6 (20.00%) Oracle
2 3 (10.00%) IBM
3 2 (6.67%) HP
3 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.67%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.33%) Adobe
4 1 (3.33%) Sun
4 1 (3.33%) Talend
4 1 (3.33%) VMware