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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 86 69 70
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 18 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.06% 0.89% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 0.96% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 4
Average daily rate
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£340 £310 £251
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +23.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £348 £290
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.23% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
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
1571 934 879
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 92.74% 92.48% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1109 605 480
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £180 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 29 44
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.20 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -57.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.04 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Developer across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Software Developer Daily Rate Histogram 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 31 August 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 24 (68.57%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (62.86%) SQL
3 20 (57.14%) .NET
3 20 (57.14%) C#
3 20 (57.14%) Software Engineering
4 18 (51.43%) ASP.NET
5 17 (48.57%) JavaScript
6 16 (45.71%) MVC
6 16 (45.71%) ASP.NET MVC
6 16 (45.71%) ASP.NET Web API
7 13 (37.14%) Java
8 12 (34.29%) SQL Server
9 11 (31.43%) E-Commerce
10 10 (28.57%) CSS
11 9 (25.71%) Web Services
11 9 (25.71%) HTML
11 9 (25.71%) .NET Framework
11 9 (25.71%) WCF
11 9 (25.71%) jQuery
12 8 (22.86%) JSON
12 8 (22.86%) Oracle
12 8 (22.86%) Dapper ORM
12 8 (22.86%) Entity Framework
13 7 (20.00%) AngularJS
13 7 (20.00%) OO
14 6 (17.14%) MySQL
14 6 (17.14%) Responsive Web Design
15 5 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 5 (14.29%) HTML5
15 5 (14.29%) Concurrent Programming

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 4 (11.43%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (34.29%) SQL Server
2 6 (17.14%) MySQL
3 2 (5.71%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.71%) RDBMS
3 2 (5.71%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (14.29%) JIRA
2 3 (8.57%) Git (software)
3 2 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio
3 2 (5.71%) Eclipse
3 2 (5.71%) NetBeans
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle APEX
General
1 2 (5.71%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (57.14%) .NET
2 18 (51.43%) ASP.NET
3 16 (45.71%) ASP.NET MVC
3 16 (45.71%) ASP.NET Web API
4 10 (28.57%) CSS
5 9 (25.71%) Web Services
5 9 (25.71%) .NET Framework
5 9 (25.71%) WCF
5 9 (25.71%) jQuery
5 9 (25.71%) HTML
6 8 (22.86%) Dapper ORM
6 8 (22.86%) Entity Framework
6 8 (22.86%) JSON
7 7 (20.00%) AngularJS
8 5 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 5 (14.29%) HTML5
8 5 (14.29%) Spring
9 4 (11.43%) Apache Camel
10 2 (5.71%) JFace
10 2 (5.71%) JavaFX
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) Chemistry
1 2 (5.71%) Life Science
1 2 (5.71%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (68.57%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (57.14%) Software Engineering
3 16 (45.71%) MVC
4 11 (31.43%) E-Commerce
5 7 (20.00%) OO
6 6 (17.14%) Responsive Web Design
7 5 (14.29%) Concurrent Programming
7 5 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (14.29%) Multithreading
8 4 (11.43%) UML
9 3 (8.57%) RUP
9 3 (8.57%) Automated Testing
9 3 (8.57%) SDLC
10 2 (5.71%) Functional Programming
10 2 (5.71%) Knowledge Discovery
10 2 (5.71%) Machine Learning
10 2 (5.71%) Unit Testing
10 2 (5.71%) OOP
10 2 (5.71%) Configuration Management
11 1 (2.86%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 22 (62.86%) SQL
2 20 (57.14%) C#
3 17 (48.57%) JavaScript
4 13 (37.14%) Java
5 4 (11.43%) Python
6 2 (5.71%) Groovy
7 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.86%) Ruby
7 1 (2.86%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.86%) C++
System Software
1 4 (11.43%) Docker
2 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) Vagrant
1 4 (11.43%) logstash
Vendors
1 8 (22.86%) Oracle
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.86%) VMware