The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Developer 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 Senior Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Developer
Rank 61 69 60
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 31 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.63% 1.05% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.91% 1.10% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 6 5
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
Senior Developer
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
1064 998 707
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 90.40% 95.05% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 699 630 344
Average daily rate £363 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £214 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 27 36
Average hourly rate £12.46 £16.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.50% +43.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £10.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.80 £29.00 £110.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

Senior Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Senior Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Senior Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Senior Developer Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Senior Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Developer across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Senior Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Senior Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Senior Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region that cited Senior Developer 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 Senior Developer in their job title.

1 37 (72.55%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (45.10%) MVC
2 23 (45.10%) Java
3 22 (43.14%) C#
4 21 (41.18%) .NET
5 17 (33.33%) TDD
6 16 (31.37%) SQL
7 14 (27.45%) PHP
8 13 (25.49%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (25.49%) JavaScript
9 12 (23.53%) jQuery
10 11 (21.57%) SQL Server
11 10 (19.61%) Hibernate
11 10 (19.61%) REST
12 9 (17.65%) Mustache
12 9 (17.65%) Git (software)
13 8 (15.69%) SQL Server 2008
13 8 (15.69%) Kanban
13 8 (15.69%) Subversion
13 8 (15.69%) Scrum
13 8 (15.69%) J2EE
13 8 (15.69%) NoSQL
14 7 (13.73%) HTML
14 7 (13.73%) JUnit
14 7 (13.73%) ASP.NET
14 7 (13.73%) WCF
14 7 (13.73%) Symfony
15 6 (11.76%) Zend
15 6 (11.76%) Ajax
15 6 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region that cited Senior Developer 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 Senior Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (11.76%) Apache ServiceMix
2 4 (7.84%) Apache
3 1 (1.96%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.96%) CMS
3 1 (1.96%) Node.js
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.96%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 3 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.76%) Firewall
2 2 (3.92%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (21.57%) SQL Server
2 8 (15.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (15.69%) NoSQL
3 6 (11.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (11.76%) Pentaho
3 6 (11.76%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (9.80%) MongoDB
5 3 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (3.92%) Relational Database
6 2 (3.92%) Neo4j
7 1 (1.96%) Big Data
7 1 (1.96%) Redis
7 1 (1.96%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.96%) OLAP
7 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.96%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (17.65%) Git (software)
2 8 (15.69%) Subversion
3 7 (13.73%) JUnit
4 6 (11.76%) QUnit
4 6 (11.76%) JMeter
4 6 (11.76%) Jenkins
5 4 (7.84%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.92%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.96%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.96%) IntelliJ
7 1 (1.96%) Maven
7 1 (1.96%) Selenium
7 1 (1.96%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.96%) PHPUnit
7 1 (1.96%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.96%) Capybara
General
1 6 (11.76%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (41.18%) .NET
2 12 (23.53%) jQuery
3 10 (19.61%) REST
3 10 (19.61%) Hibernate
4 9 (17.65%) Mustache
5 8 (15.69%) J2EE
6 7 (13.73%) ASP.NET
6 7 (13.73%) HTML
6 7 (13.73%) WCF
6 7 (13.73%) Symfony
7 6 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (11.76%) JPA
7 6 (11.76%) Drools
7 6 (11.76%) XML
7 6 (11.76%) JSON
7 6 (11.76%) Ajax
7 6 (11.76%) ActiveMQ
7 6 (11.76%) JRules
7 6 (11.76%) Apache Camel
7 6 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.76%) Smartcard
1 6 (11.76%) PKI
2 3 (5.88%) Open Source
2 3 (5.88%) NHS
3 1 (1.96%) User Experience
3 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.76%) CentOS
2 4 (7.84%) Linux
3 3 (5.88%) Mac OS X
3 3 (5.88%) UNIX
4 1 (1.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (72.55%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (45.10%) MVC
3 17 (33.33%) TDD
4 13 (25.49%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (15.69%) Kanban
5 8 (15.69%) Scrum
6 6 (11.76%) Unit Testing
6 6 (11.76%) Workflow
6 6 (11.76%) CRM
7 4 (7.84%) Web Design
7 4 (7.84%) Time Management
7 4 (7.84%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (7.84%) Responsive Web Design
7 4 (7.84%) User Stories
7 4 (7.84%) Mentoring
7 4 (7.84%) Coaching
8 3 (5.88%) BDD
9 2 (3.92%) DevOps
9 2 (3.92%) Pair Programming
9 2 (3.92%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 23 (45.10%) Java
2 22 (43.14%) C#
3 16 (31.37%) SQL
4 14 (27.45%) PHP
5 13 (25.49%) JavaScript
6 6 (11.76%) Python
7 5 (9.80%) PHP5
7 5 (9.80%) VB.NET
8 4 (7.84%) VB6
8 4 (7.84%) VB
9 3 (5.88%) T-SQL
9 3 (5.88%) PL/SQL
9 3 (5.88%) Ruby
10 1 (1.96%) XAML
10 1 (1.96%) Groovy
10 1 (1.96%) Scala
10 1 (1.96%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 4 (7.84%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.96%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) QA
2 1 (1.96%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.96%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (11.76%) OpenIDM
2 1 (1.96%) Salt
2 1 (1.96%) Graylog
2 1 (1.96%) Puppet
2 1 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (11.76%) Cisco
1 6 (11.76%) Red Hat
1 6 (11.76%) Zend
1 6 (11.76%) Splunk
2 5 (9.80%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle
3 1 (1.96%) Vignette
3 1 (1.96%) Akamai
3 1 (1.96%) OpenText
3 1 (1.96%) VMware
3 1 (1.96%) New Relic
3 1 (1.96%) SaltStack