The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Leeds region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 72 56 64
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 10 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.85% 1.05% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 1.10% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 3
Average daily rate £300 £278 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -20.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-16.00% +15.38%
Job Titles Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1096 726 863
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 93.44% 94.90% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 713 372 462
Average daily rate £350 £314 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.46% -3.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 32 42
Average hourly rate £16.50 £11.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.47% -11.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £85.70 £40.00 £23.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Software Developer
West Yorkshire

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 April 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 April 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 15 (62.50%) C#
2 14 (58.33%) .NET
2 14 (58.33%) MVC
3 13 (54.17%) SQL
4 12 (50.00%) OO
4 12 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (45.83%) SQL Server
6 10 (41.67%) ASP.NET
6 10 (41.67%) Oracle
7 8 (33.33%) VB
7 8 (33.33%) HTML
7 8 (33.33%) Finance
8 7 (29.17%) JavaScript
8 7 (29.17%) XML
8 7 (29.17%) jQuery
9 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
9 6 (25.00%) Software Engineering
10 5 (20.83%) ColdFusion
10 5 (20.83%) PL/SQL
10 5 (20.83%) J2EE
10 5 (20.83%) TDD
11 4 (16.67%) VB6
11 4 (16.67%) WPF
11 4 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (16.67%) Visual Studio
11 4 (16.67%) Web Services
11 4 (16.67%) CSS
12 3 (12.50%) Classic ASP
12 3 (12.50%) VB.NET
12 3 (12.50%) OOP

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (20.83%) ColdFusion
2 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.17%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (45.83%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.17%) NUnit
General
1 8 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Legal
2 1 (4.17%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (58.33%) .NET
2 10 (41.67%) ASP.NET
3 8 (33.33%) HTML
4 7 (29.17%) XML
4 7 (29.17%) jQuery
5 5 (20.83%) J2EE
6 4 (16.67%) WPF
6 4 (16.67%) Web Services
6 4 (16.67%) CSS
7 3 (12.50%) Classic ASP
7 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 3 (12.50%) LINQ to SQL
7 3 (12.50%) LINQ
7 3 (12.50%) WCF
7 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (4.17%) WSDL
8 1 (4.17%) XSD
8 1 (4.17%) SOAP
8 1 (4.17%) MFC
8 1 (4.17%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.17%) Firmware
2 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (58.33%) MVC
2 12 (50.00%) OO
2 12 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 5 (20.83%) TDD
5 3 (12.50%) OOP
5 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (12.50%) Scrum
5 3 (12.50%) Extreme Programming
5 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 3 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (12.50%) Multithreading
6 2 (8.33%) Integration Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Workflow
7 1 (4.17%) SOA
7 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management
7 1 (4.17%) Web Development
7 1 (4.17%) Document Management
7 1 (4.17%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (62.50%) C#
2 13 (54.17%) SQL
3 8 (33.33%) VB
4 7 (29.17%) JavaScript
5 5 (20.83%) PL/SQL
6 4 (16.67%) VB6
7 3 (12.50%) VB.NET
8 2 (8.33%) COBOL
8 2 (8.33%) PHP
8 2 (8.33%) Java
9 1 (4.17%) VC++
9 1 (4.17%) C++
9 1 (4.17%) X++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) Oracle
2 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.33%) Micro Focus
3 2 (8.33%) Business Objects
3 2 (8.33%) BEA
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