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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 78 63 62
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 8 15 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.65% 1.55% 1.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 1.64% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 15
Average daily rate
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£313 £320 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.34% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £332 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £308
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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
1142 917 918
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 92.85% 94.63% 94.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 774 558 494
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 21 45
Average hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.10 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £16.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 2014, 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 10 (58.82%) .NET
2 9 (52.94%) C#
3 8 (47.06%) CSS
3 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (41.18%) JavaScript
5 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
5 6 (35.29%) ASP.NET
5 6 (35.29%) OO
5 6 (35.29%) jQuery
6 5 (29.41%) HTML
6 5 (29.41%) MVC
7 4 (23.53%) WCF
7 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
7 4 (23.53%) Java
7 4 (23.53%) C++
7 4 (23.53%) Web Services
8 3 (17.65%) SQL
8 3 (17.65%) Oracle
8 3 (17.65%) TDD
8 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (11.76%) HTML5
9 2 (11.76%) MVVM
9 2 (11.76%) BDD
9 2 (11.76%) MongoDB
9 2 (11.76%) Silverlight
9 2 (11.76%) .NET Framework
9 2 (11.76%) JSON
9 2 (11.76%) Ruby
9 2 (11.76%) NHibernate

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 (5.88%) Node.js
1 1 (5.88%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon SQS
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) CTI
1 1 (5.88%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) MongoDB
2 2 (11.76%) MySQL
3 1 (5.88%) RDBMS
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (5.88%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (5.88%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.88%) RavenDB
3 1 (5.88%) Redis
3 1 (5.88%) Riak
3 1 (5.88%) Big Data
3 1 (5.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Subversion
1 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (11.76%) Electronics
1 2 (11.76%) Automotive
2 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (58.82%) .NET
2 8 (47.06%) CSS
3 6 (35.29%) ASP.NET
3 6 (35.29%) jQuery
4 5 (29.41%) HTML
5 4 (23.53%) WCF
5 4 (23.53%) Web Services
6 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (11.76%) HTML5
7 2 (11.76%) Silverlight
7 2 (11.76%) .NET Framework
7 2 (11.76%) JSON
7 2 (11.76%) NHibernate
7 2 (11.76%) WinForms
7 2 (11.76%) J2EE
8 1 (5.88%) Middleware
8 1 (5.88%) SOAP
8 1 (5.88%) Spring
8 1 (5.88%) Hibernate
8 1 (5.88%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.88%) NHS
2 1 (5.88%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) OO
3 5 (29.41%) MVC
4 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
5 3 (17.65%) TDD
6 2 (11.76%) MVVM
6 2 (11.76%) BDD
6 2 (11.76%) CRM
6 2 (11.76%) SOA
7 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (5.88%) OOA/OOD
7 1 (5.88%) Automated Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Scrum
7 1 (5.88%) Web Development
7 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (5.88%) Dependency Injection
7 1 (5.88%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) C#
2 7 (41.18%) JavaScript
3 4 (23.53%) Java
3 4 (23.53%) C++
4 3 (17.65%) SQL
5 2 (11.76%) Ruby
5 2 (11.76%) VB6
5 2 (11.76%) C
5 2 (11.76%) VB
5 2 (11.76%) Embedded C
6 1 (5.88%) Python
6 1 (5.88%) PHP
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Puppet
1 1 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (5.88%) Graphite
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle
2 2 (11.76%) Telerik
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) Jaspersoft
3 1 (5.88%) Kony