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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Developer
Rank 83 65 71
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 20 24 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.40% 1.92% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.53% 2.07% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £363 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +7.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £406 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £39.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +0.64%
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
1303 1162 719
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 91.12% 93.03% 96.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 916 806 379
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £213 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 29 20
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.10 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +28.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.78 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £101.90 £35.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 28 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (36.96%) Java
3 15 (32.61%) .NET
4 13 (28.26%) C#
4 13 (28.26%) SQL
4 13 (28.26%) MVC
5 12 (26.09%) TDD
5 12 (26.09%) MongoDB
6 10 (21.74%) NoSQL
6 10 (21.74%) PHP
7 9 (19.57%) SQL Server
8 8 (17.39%) HTML
8 8 (17.39%) Scrum
8 8 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (15.22%) jQuery
9 7 (15.22%) Python
9 7 (15.22%) Neo4j
10 6 (13.04%) REST
10 6 (13.04%) Big Data
10 6 (13.04%) JavaScript
10 6 (13.04%) Hibernate
10 6 (13.04%) Kanban
10 6 (13.04%) Symfony
10 6 (13.04%) Zend
11 5 (10.87%) Unit Testing
11 5 (10.87%) PHP5
11 5 (10.87%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (10.87%) Git (software)
11 5 (10.87%) Hadoop
11 5 (10.87%) VB.NET

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 4 (8.70%) Apache
2 2 (4.35%) Apache ServiceMix
2 2 (4.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (2.17%) CMS
3 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.17%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.17%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.17%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (8.70%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.35%) HTTP
1 2 (4.35%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (26.09%) MongoDB
2 10 (21.74%) NoSQL
3 9 (19.57%) SQL Server
4 7 (15.22%) Neo4j
5 6 (13.04%) Big Data
6 5 (10.87%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (10.87%) Hadoop
6 5 (10.87%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (10.87%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (6.52%) MySQL
8 2 (4.35%) Relational Database
8 2 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (4.35%) Pentaho
9 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
9 1 (2.17%) Redis
Development Applications
1 5 (10.87%) Git (software)
2 4 (8.70%) Subversion
3 3 (6.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (6.52%) JUnit
4 2 (4.35%) QUnit
4 2 (4.35%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.35%) JMeter
5 1 (2.17%) Maven
5 1 (2.17%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.17%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.17%) IntelliJ
5 1 (2.17%) Capybara
5 1 (2.17%) Cucumber
General
1 4 (8.70%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (32.61%) .NET
2 8 (17.39%) HTML
3 7 (15.22%) jQuery
4 6 (13.04%) REST
4 6 (13.04%) Hibernate
4 6 (13.04%) Symfony
5 5 (10.87%) J2EE
5 5 (10.87%) CSS
5 5 (10.87%) Doctrine
5 5 (10.87%) Mustache
6 4 (8.70%) JAX-RS
6 4 (8.70%) Web Services
6 4 (8.70%) XML
6 4 (8.70%) WCF
6 4 (8.70%) WPF
7 3 (6.52%) .NET Framework
7 3 (6.52%) Spring
7 3 (6.52%) ASP.NET
7 3 (6.52%) SignalR
7 3 (6.52%) Underscore.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) NHS
2 2 (4.35%) Smartcard
2 2 (4.35%) PKI
3 1 (2.17%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.17%) iPhone
3 1 (2.17%) User Experience
3 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.70%) Linux
2 3 (6.52%) Mac OS X
2 3 (6.52%) UNIX
3 2 (4.35%) CentOS
4 1 (2.17%) Windows
4 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (28.26%) MVC
3 12 (26.09%) TDD
4 8 (17.39%) Scrum
4 8 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (13.04%) Kanban
6 5 (10.87%) Unit Testing
7 4 (8.70%) Responsive Web Design
7 4 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (8.70%) User Stories
7 4 (8.70%) CRM
7 4 (8.70%) Web Design
8 3 (6.52%) Software Delivery
8 3 (6.52%) Open Source
8 3 (6.52%) BDD
9 2 (4.35%) Continuous Delivery
9 2 (4.35%) DevOps
9 2 (4.35%) OO
9 2 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (4.35%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 17 (36.96%) Java
2 13 (28.26%) C#
2 13 (28.26%) SQL
3 10 (21.74%) PHP
4 7 (15.22%) Python
5 6 (13.04%) JavaScript
6 5 (10.87%) PHP5
6 5 (10.87%) VB.NET
7 4 (8.70%) T-SQL
7 4 (8.70%) VB
7 4 (8.70%) VB6
8 3 (6.52%) Ruby
8 3 (6.52%) PL/SQL
9 1 (2.17%) Groovy
9 1 (2.17%) Scala
9 1 (2.17%) Objective-C
9 1 (2.17%) XAML
9 1 (2.17%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 4 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) OpenIDM
2 1 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.17%) Salt
2 1 (2.17%) Graylog
2 1 (2.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (13.04%) Zend
2 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.35%) Splunk
3 2 (4.35%) Cisco
3 2 (4.35%) Adobe
3 2 (4.35%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.17%) OpenText
4 1 (2.17%) VMware
4 1 (2.17%) Vignette
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle
4 1 (2.17%) New Relic
4 1 (2.17%) SaltStack
4 1 (2.17%) Akamai