Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Preston 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.

Developer
Lancashire > Preston
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 2 2
Rank change year-on-year -10 0 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 19 24 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Preston 9.05% 18.05% 20.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.79% 19.83% 22.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 21
Preston median daily rate £375 £335 £321
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.94% +4.50% +4.25%
10th Percentile £314 £300 £210
90th Percentile £481 £405 £488
Lancashire median daily rate £375 £375 £450
% change year-on-year - -16.67% +38.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 4
Preston median hourly rate £62.50 £38.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.34% -6.10% +69.42%
10th Percentile £42.50 £24.50 £30.47
90th Percentile £69.07 £67.68 £44.00
Lancashire median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £41.51
% change year-on-year +1.18% +2.38% +71.53%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Preston. 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
Preston
Contract vacancies in Preston with a recognized job title 194 121 177
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.38% 90.98% 90.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 73 97
Preston median daily rate £425 £325 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.77% -22.62% +14.29%
10th Percentile £323 £100 £198
90th Percentile £550 £467 £585
Lancashire median daily rate £406 £388 £430
% change year-on-year +4.84% -9.88% +22.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 31 37
Preston median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +10.29% +55.50%
10th Percentile £19.22 £11.25 £22.56
90th Percentile £56.85 £59.31 £44.00
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +11.84% +5.56% +63.64%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Preston

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

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 6 months to 18 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Preston

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Preston over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Developer in Preston

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 6 (31.58%) Cognos
1 6 (31.58%) Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (26.32%) Java
2 5 (26.32%) SQL
3 4 (21.05%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 4 (21.05%) Web Services
3 4 (21.05%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (15.79%) WebSphere
4 3 (15.79%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (15.79%) Analytics
5 2 (10.53%) Apache Camel
5 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
5 2 (10.53%) DevOps
5 2 (10.53%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 2 (10.53%) React
5 2 (10.53%) ES6
5 2 (10.53%) SOLID
5 2 (10.53%) Redux
5 2 (10.53%) Rational Robot
5 2 (10.53%) Change Management
5 2 (10.53%) Finance
5 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
5 2 (10.53%) ETL
5 2 (10.53%) SAS
5 2 (10.53%) Oracle
5 2 (10.53%) XML
5 2 (10.53%) XSD
5 2 (10.53%) XSLT

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 3 (15.79%) WebSphere
2 2 (10.53%) SAS
3 1 (5.26%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
2 2 (10.53%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 2 (10.53%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 1 (5.26%) Cognos Report Studio
3 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.26%) FileMaker
3 1 (5.26%) MySQL
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) ClearCase
1 2 (10.53%) JUnit
1 2 (10.53%) Rational Robot
1 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.26%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) Web Services
2 3 (15.79%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (10.53%) .NET
3 2 (10.53%) .NET Framework
3 2 (10.53%) Apache Camel
3 2 (10.53%) Apache CXF
3 2 (10.53%) CSS
3 2 (10.53%) Entity Framework
3 2 (10.53%) HTML
3 2 (10.53%) React
3 2 (10.53%) Redux
3 2 (10.53%) WinForms
3 2 (10.53%) WPF
3 2 (10.53%) XML
3 2 (10.53%) XSD
3 2 (10.53%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (15.79%) Analytics
4 2 (10.53%) Change Management
4 2 (10.53%) Data Integration
4 2 (10.53%) DevOps
4 2 (10.53%) ETL
4 2 (10.53%) Project Planning
4 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
4 2 (10.53%) SOLID
4 2 (10.53%) TDD
4 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
5 1 (5.26%) Coaching
5 1 (5.26%) Fraud Detection
5 1 (5.26%) Kanban
5 1 (5.26%) Open Source
5 1 (5.26%) Programme Management
5 1 (5.26%) Project Management
5 1 (5.26%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) Java
1 5 (26.32%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) C#
2 2 (10.53%) ES6
2 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
2 2 (10.53%) VB
2 2 (10.53%) VB6
3 1 (5.26%) PHP
3 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Cognos
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle
3 1 (5.26%) Atlassian
3 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.26%) VMware