The table below looks at the statistics for the Software 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 Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 27 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 80 79 62
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 14 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.05% 0.78% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 0.84% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 10
Average daily rate
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£320 £300 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +8.10%
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £325 £314
% change year-on-year
+0.76% +3.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £31.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+9.52% -16.00%
Software 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
1211 1075 728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 90.64% 93.32% 95.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 802 712 378
Average daily rate £355 £345 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.89% +13.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £215 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 31 33
Average hourly rate £12.50 £17.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.60% +52.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.70 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £117.50 £110.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Software Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Software Developer Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Software Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Software Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

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

1 11 (68.75%) Java
2 10 (62.50%) Oracle
2 10 (62.50%) OO
3 9 (56.25%) SQL
3 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (50.00%) JavaScript
5 7 (43.75%) Software Engineering
6 5 (31.25%) Chemistry
6 5 (31.25%) Life Science
6 5 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (31.25%) Multithreading
6 5 (31.25%) JavaFX
6 5 (31.25%) Groovy
6 5 (31.25%) Visualisation
6 5 (31.25%) JFace
6 5 (31.25%) C#
6 5 (31.25%) .NET
6 5 (31.25%) MySQL
6 5 (31.25%) Swing
6 5 (31.25%) Python
6 5 (31.25%) OOP
6 5 (31.25%) E-Commerce
6 5 (31.25%) Eclipse
6 5 (31.25%) RDBMS
6 5 (31.25%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (31.25%) NetBeans
6 5 (31.25%) Machine Learning
6 5 (31.25%) Relational Database
6 5 (31.25%) Functional Programming
6 5 (31.25%) Knowledge Discovery

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

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

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) Cloud Foundry
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) CTI
1 1 (6.25%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) MySQL
1 5 (31.25%) RDBMS
1 5 (31.25%) PostgreSQL
1 5 (31.25%) Relational Database
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) NetBeans
1 5 (31.25%) Eclipse
2 1 (6.25%) IntelliJ
2 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.25%) TeamCity
2 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
2 1 (6.25%) Capybara
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) .NET
1 5 (31.25%) Swing
1 5 (31.25%) JavaFX
1 5 (31.25%) JFace
1 5 (31.25%) JFreeChart
2 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 4 (25.00%) Web Services
2 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (18.75%) .NET Framework
3 3 (18.75%) JSON
3 3 (18.75%) WCF
4 2 (12.50%) CSS
4 2 (12.50%) Dapper ORM
4 2 (12.50%) Entity Framework
5 1 (6.25%) CSS3
5 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 1 (6.25%) Sass
5 1 (6.25%) SOAP
5 1 (6.25%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Chemistry
1 5 (31.25%) Life Science
1 5 (31.25%) Visualisation
2 1 (6.25%) Open Source
2 1 (6.25%) NHS
2 1 (6.25%) IVR
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) OO
2 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (43.75%) Software Engineering
4 5 (31.25%) Machine Learning
4 5 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (31.25%) Multithreading
4 5 (31.25%) E-Commerce
4 5 (31.25%) Functional Programming
4 5 (31.25%) Knowledge Discovery
4 5 (31.25%) Concurrent Programming
4 5 (31.25%) OOP
5 2 (12.50%) MVC
6 1 (6.25%) Web Design
6 1 (6.25%) CRM
6 1 (6.25%) TDD
6 1 (6.25%) Pair Programming
6 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Dependency Injection
6 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (6.25%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) Java
2 9 (56.25%) SQL
3 8 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (31.25%) Python
4 5 (31.25%) C#
4 5 (31.25%) Groovy
5 1 (6.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Graylog
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) VMware
2 1 (6.25%) Akamai
2 1 (6.25%) New Relic
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