The table below looks at the statistics 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 15 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 71 72 79
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 2 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.20% 1.00% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 1.06% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Average daily rate
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£320 £125 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+156.00% -65.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £125 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £125 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £31.80
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +10.06%
Programmer
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
929 852 1063
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 92.25% 94.35% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 601 464 593
Average daily rate £325 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £193 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 41 31
Average hourly rate £13.20 £31.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.41% +106.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.75 £21.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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
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 15 September 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 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 2 (33.33%) MVC
3 2 (33.33%) Mainframe
3 2 (33.33%) jQuery
3 2 (33.33%) Unisys
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
4 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
4 1 (16.67%) .NET
4 1 (16.67%) J2EE
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (16.67%) IIS
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
4 1 (16.67%) Web Services
4 1 (16.67%) Windows
4 1 (16.67%) UML
4 1 (16.67%) OO
4 1 (16.67%) Python
4 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 1 (16.67%) CRM
4 1 (16.67%) Adabas
4 1 (16.67%) SAS
4 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (16.67%) IBM
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) ColdFusion

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 1 (16.67%) IIS
1 1 (16.67%) SAS
1 1 (16.67%) ColdFusion
1 1 (16.67%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (16.67%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) jQuery
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET 2.0
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) J2EE
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Mainframe
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) MVC
2 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (16.67%) Information Security
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) UML
3 1 (16.67%) OO
3 1 (16.67%) CRM
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) Information Security Management
3 1 (16.67%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
2 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
2 1 (16.67%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) Assembly Language
2 1 (16.67%) NATURAL
2 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) C++
2 1 (16.67%) COBOL
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Unisys
2 1 (16.67%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle