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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 65 83 63
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 28 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.97% 0.18% 1.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.07% 0.19% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 2 7
Average daily rate £320 £338 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.18% +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £308 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £368 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £349 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.15% +10.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.59 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+15.64% -3.92%
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
1353 1071 934
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 95.01% 94.11% 96.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 927 760 576
Average daily rate £385 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £515 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 29 24
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.13 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.71% -3.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.30 £9.00 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £18.53 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016, 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 26 (63.41%) C#
2 24 (58.54%) .NET
3 19 (46.34%) ASP.NET
4 18 (43.90%) MVC
5 16 (39.02%) ASP.NET MVC
6 14 (34.15%) JavaScript
6 14 (34.15%) SQL
7 13 (31.71%) SQL Server
8 11 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (17.07%) E-Commerce
9 7 (17.07%) jQuery
10 6 (14.63%) AngularJS
10 6 (14.63%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (14.63%) CSS
10 6 (14.63%) HTML
10 6 (14.63%) Software Engineering
11 5 (12.20%) Java
11 5 (12.20%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 5 (12.20%) Responsive Web Design
12 4 (9.76%) Git (software)
12 4 (9.76%) DevExpress
12 4 (9.76%) MVVM
12 4 (9.76%) Algorithms
12 4 (9.76%) Visual Studio
12 4 (9.76%) Windows
12 4 (9.76%) Linux
12 4 (9.76%) Microsoft
12 4 (9.76%) Mathematics
12 4 (9.76%) WinForms
12 4 (9.76%) Web Design

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 3 (7.32%) Node.js
2 1 (2.44%) nginx
2 1 (2.44%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) HTTP
2 1 (2.44%) DNS
2 1 (2.44%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (31.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.44%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (2.44%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.44%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Git (software)
1 4 (9.76%) Visual Studio
2 3 (7.32%) Grunt
2 3 (7.32%) gulp
2 3 (7.32%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.44%) Artifactory
3 1 (2.44%) Bower
3 1 (2.44%) GitLab
3 1 (2.44%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.44%) Maven
3 1 (2.44%) Mockito
3 1 (2.44%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (2.44%) Subversion
General
1 3 (7.32%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (58.54%) .NET
2 19 (46.34%) ASP.NET
3 16 (39.02%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (17.07%) jQuery
5 6 (14.63%) AngularJS
5 6 (14.63%) ASP.NET Web API
5 6 (14.63%) CSS
5 6 (14.63%) HTML
6 5 (12.20%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 4 (9.76%) WinForms
8 3 (7.32%) CSS3
8 3 (7.32%) HTML5
8 3 (7.32%) LINQ
8 3 (7.32%) React
8 3 (7.32%) Sass
9 2 (4.88%) LESS
9 2 (4.88%) lodash
9 2 (4.88%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (4.88%) REST
9 2 (4.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Algorithms
1 4 (9.76%) Mathematics
2 2 (4.88%) User Experience
3 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.44%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.76%) Linux
1 4 (9.76%) Windows
2 1 (2.44%) CentOS
2 1 (2.44%) Mac OS X
2 1 (2.44%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (43.90%) MVC
2 11 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (17.07%) E-Commerce
4 6 (14.63%) Software Engineering
5 5 (12.20%) Responsive Web Design
6 4 (9.76%) MVVM
6 4 (9.76%) Web Design
7 2 (4.88%) Front End Development
7 2 (4.88%) SDLC
7 2 (4.88%) TDD
8 1 (2.44%) BDD
8 1 (2.44%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (2.44%) DevOps
8 1 (2.44%) High Availability
8 1 (2.44%) Low Latency
8 1 (2.44%) Memory Management
8 1 (2.44%) Mentoring
8 1 (2.44%) Open Source
8 1 (2.44%) Web Accessibility
8 1 (2.44%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 26 (63.41%) C#
2 14 (34.15%) JavaScript
2 14 (34.15%) SQL
3 5 (12.20%) Java
4 3 (7.32%) Python
4 3 (7.32%) Ruby
5 2 (4.88%) C++
6 1 (2.44%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.44%) C
6 1 (2.44%) Embedded C
6 1 (2.44%) PHP
6 1 (2.44%) VB
6 1 (2.44%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.44%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) Puppet
2 1 (2.44%) Nagios
2 1 (2.44%) Opsview
Vendors
1 4 (9.76%) DevExpress
1 4 (9.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.44%) Red Hat
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