The first table below looks at the demand for the Programmer role in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Programmer in their job title over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Leeds region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 77 59 61
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 5 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.43% 0.65% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.69% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 3
Average daily rate £350 £175 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £135 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £215 £312
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £305
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +4.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £35.22 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+20.67% +11.80%
Job Titles Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1096 726 863
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 93.44% 94.90% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 713 372 462
Average daily rate £350 £314 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.46% -3.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 32 42
Average hourly rate £16.50 £11.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.47% -11.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £85.70 £40.00 £23.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Programmer
West Yorkshire

Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Programmer in the job title across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Programmer
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Programmer across the Leeds region.

Programmer Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Programmer
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Programmer across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Programmer Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Programmer
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Programmer across the Leeds region.

Programmer Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region that cited Programmer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Programmer in their job title.

1 9 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (40.00%) C#
2 6 (40.00%) .NET
3 5 (33.33%) MVC
3 5 (33.33%) Finance
4 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (26.67%) TDD
4 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
4 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET
4 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
4 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (20.00%) jQuery
5 3 (20.00%) SQL
5 3 (20.00%) HTML
5 3 (20.00%) CSS
5 3 (20.00%) MySQL
5 3 (20.00%) Linux
6 2 (13.33%) LAMP
6 2 (13.33%) IBM
6 2 (13.33%) Apache
6 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
6 2 (13.33%) Windows
6 2 (13.33%) CICS
6 2 (13.33%) zOS
6 2 (13.33%) Oracle
6 2 (13.33%) DB2
6 2 (13.33%) PHP
6 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (13.33%) WCF
6 2 (13.33%) .NET Framework

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region that cited Programmer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Programmer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (13.33%) Apache
1 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
1 2 (13.33%) CICS
1 2 (13.33%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (13.33%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (6.67%) SAS
2 1 (6.67%) ColdFusion
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (20.00%) MySQL
3 2 (13.33%) DB2
4 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
4 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) .NET
2 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET
2 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (20.00%) jQuery
3 3 (20.00%) HTML
3 3 (20.00%) CSS
4 2 (13.33%) LAMP
4 2 (13.33%) WCF
4 2 (13.33%) .NET Framework
4 2 (13.33%) HTML5
4 2 (13.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 2 (13.33%) Backbone.js
4 2 (13.33%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 1 (6.67%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (6.67%) NHibernate
5 1 (6.67%) Web Services
5 1 (6.67%) J2EE
5 1 (6.67%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Open Source
1 1 (6.67%) Firmware
1 1 (6.67%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (33.33%) MVC
3 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) TDD
4 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (6.67%) Web Development
5 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
5 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (6.67%) OO
5 1 (6.67%) Content Management
5 1 (6.67%) Scrum
5 1 (6.67%) Workflow
5 1 (6.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) C#
2 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
3 3 (20.00%) SQL
4 2 (13.33%) PHP
5 1 (6.67%) Ruby
5 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
5 1 (6.67%) VB.NET
5 1 (6.67%) Java
5 1 (6.67%) C++
5 1 (6.67%) VC++
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) IBM
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) BMC
2 1 (6.67%) CA