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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 64 63 73
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 9 11 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.90% 1.24% 1.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 1.32% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 13
Average daily rate
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£310 £265 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.98% -15.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £223 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £300 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
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
916 836 1020
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 92.06% 94.57% 94.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 594 461 562
Average daily rate £325 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £213 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 37 34
Average hourly rate £13.20 £27.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.00% +83.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £21.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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
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 19 September 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 (66.67%) .NET
1 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (60.00%) CSS
2 9 (60.00%) C#
3 8 (53.33%) JavaScript
3 8 (53.33%) SQL Server
3 8 (53.33%) OO
4 7 (46.67%) HTML
5 5 (33.33%) jQuery
6 4 (26.67%) WinForms
6 4 (26.67%) Software Engineering
6 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET
6 4 (26.67%) MVC
7 3 (20.00%) Java
7 3 (20.00%) VB.NET
7 3 (20.00%) HTML5
7 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (13.33%) MVVM
8 2 (13.33%) WCF
8 2 (13.33%) Silverlight
8 2 (13.33%) LINQ
8 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (13.33%) LINQ to SQL
8 2 (13.33%) Telerik
8 2 (13.33%) VB6
8 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (13.33%) NHibernate
8 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
8 2 (13.33%) C++
8 2 (13.33%) PHP

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (53.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (6.67%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (6.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (6.67%) Legal
1 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (66.67%) .NET
2 9 (60.00%) CSS
3 7 (46.67%) HTML
4 5 (33.33%) jQuery
5 4 (26.67%) WinForms
5 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET
6 3 (20.00%) HTML5
6 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (13.33%) WCF
7 2 (13.33%) Silverlight
7 2 (13.33%) LINQ
7 2 (13.33%) LINQ to SQL
7 2 (13.33%) NHibernate
7 2 (13.33%) XML
8 1 (6.67%) Middleware
8 1 (6.67%) Web Services
8 1 (6.67%) J2EE
8 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
8 1 (6.67%) Backbone.js
8 1 (6.67%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (53.33%) OO
3 4 (26.67%) Software Engineering
3 4 (26.67%) MVC
4 2 (13.33%) MVVM
4 2 (13.33%) Scrum
4 2 (13.33%) OOP
4 2 (13.33%) SOA
5 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (6.67%) CRM
5 1 (6.67%) Workflow
5 1 (6.67%) TDD
5 1 (6.67%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) C#
2 8 (53.33%) JavaScript
3 3 (20.00%) Java
3 3 (20.00%) VB.NET
4 2 (13.33%) VB6
4 2 (13.33%) C++
4 2 (13.33%) PHP
4 2 (13.33%) SQL
4 2 (13.33%) VB
5 1 (6.67%) X++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Telerik
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) Kony
2 1 (6.67%) Jaspersoft