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 4 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 82 73 72
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 20 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.24% 0.77% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.34% 0.82% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 3
Average daily rate
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£340 £300 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +26.31%
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +8.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -2.00%
Software Developer
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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
1490 970 824
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 92.49% 93.18% 94.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1069 656 448
Average daily rate £363 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £185 £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 40 22 35
Average hourly rate £13.60 £13.20 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.99% -57.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £10.43 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £17.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 4 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 4 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 25 (69.44%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (61.11%) SQL
3 20 (55.56%) JavaScript
4 19 (52.78%) C#
4 19 (52.78%) .NET
4 19 (52.78%) Software Engineering
5 18 (50.00%) ASP.NET
6 16 (44.44%) Java
6 16 (44.44%) MVC
6 16 (44.44%) ASP.NET MVC
6 16 (44.44%) ASP.NET Web API
7 12 (33.33%) SQL Server
8 11 (30.56%) E-Commerce
9 10 (27.78%) OO
9 10 (27.78%) Oracle
10 9 (25.00%) CSS
10 9 (25.00%) Web Services
10 9 (25.00%) MySQL
10 9 (25.00%) WCF
10 9 (25.00%) jQuery
10 9 (25.00%) .NET Framework
11 8 (22.22%) JSON
11 8 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (22.22%) Entity Framework
11 8 (22.22%) HTML
11 8 (22.22%) Dapper ORM
12 6 (16.67%) AngularJS
12 6 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
12 6 (16.67%) Python
12 6 (16.67%) HTML5

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 (11.11%) Confluence
2 1 (2.78%) Cloud Foundry
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 9 (25.00%) MySQL
3 5 (13.89%) RDBMS
3 5 (13.89%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (13.89%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (13.89%) Eclipse
1 5 (13.89%) NetBeans
1 5 (13.89%) JIRA
2 4 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 2 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (5.56%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.78%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.78%) Capybara
4 1 (2.78%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.78%) IntelliJ
General
1 2 (5.56%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (52.78%) .NET
2 18 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 16 (44.44%) ASP.NET MVC
3 16 (44.44%) ASP.NET Web API
4 9 (25.00%) CSS
4 9 (25.00%) Web Services
4 9 (25.00%) .NET Framework
4 9 (25.00%) WCF
4 9 (25.00%) jQuery
5 8 (22.22%) JSON
5 8 (22.22%) Entity Framework
5 8 (22.22%) Dapper ORM
5 8 (22.22%) HTML
6 6 (16.67%) AngularJS
6 6 (16.67%) HTML5
7 5 (13.89%) JFace
7 5 (13.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 5 (13.89%) JavaFX
7 5 (13.89%) Swing
7 5 (13.89%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Chemistry
1 5 (13.89%) Life Science
1 5 (13.89%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (69.44%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (52.78%) Software Engineering
3 16 (44.44%) MVC
4 11 (30.56%) E-Commerce
5 10 (27.78%) OO
6 8 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
8 5 (13.89%) Functional Programming
8 5 (13.89%) Knowledge Discovery
8 5 (13.89%) Concurrent Programming
8 5 (13.89%) Machine Learning
8 5 (13.89%) Multithreading
8 5 (13.89%) OOP
9 4 (11.11%) UML
10 3 (8.33%) RUP
10 3 (8.33%) Automated Testing
10 3 (8.33%) SDLC
11 2 (5.56%) Configuration Management
11 2 (5.56%) Unit Testing
12 1 (2.78%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 22 (61.11%) SQL
2 20 (55.56%) JavaScript
3 19 (52.78%) C#
4 16 (44.44%) Java
5 6 (16.67%) Python
6 5 (13.89%) Groovy
7 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.78%) Ruby
7 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 4 (11.11%) Docker
2 2 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) Vagrant
1 4 (11.11%) logstash
2 1 (2.78%) Graylog
Vendors
1 10 (27.78%) Oracle
2 2 (5.56%) VMware
3 1 (2.78%) Akamai
3 1 (2.78%) New Relic
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
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