The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire 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 31 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 98 87 87
Rank change year-on-year
-11 0
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 27 9 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.17% 0.54% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.25% 0.57% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 5
Average daily rate
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£325 £320 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +20.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £333 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.23% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
Software Developer
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 West Yorkshire 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
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2160 1566 1461
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 93.87% 93.72% 94.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1485 955 777
Average daily rate £363 £340 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.61% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £213 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 70 74
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.20 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% -24.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.43 £9.00 £10.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.04 £28.40 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Developer in the job title across the West Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

Software Developer
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Developer across the West Yorkshire region.

Software Developer Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Software Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Developer across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Software Developer Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

Software Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Developer across the West Yorkshire region.

Software Developer Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Software Developer
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -17 18 £340 +9.67% 4
Bradford -13 2 £325 +1.56%
Wakefield - 2 - -
Software Developer
Yorkshire

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 34 (62.96%) .NET
2 33 (61.11%) SQL
3 32 (59.26%) C#
4 30 (55.56%) ASP.NET
5 29 (53.70%) JavaScript
6 28 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (51.85%) Software Engineering
7 27 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 27 (50.00%) MVC
8 21 (38.89%) Web Services
8 21 (38.89%) jQuery
9 20 (37.04%) WCF
10 17 (31.48%) SQL Server
11 16 (29.63%) ASP.NET Web API
12 13 (24.07%) CSS
12 13 (24.07%) HTML
12 13 (24.07%) Java
13 11 (20.37%) E-Commerce
14 10 (18.52%) Finance
15 9 (16.67%) .NET Framework
16 8 (14.81%) JSON
16 8 (14.81%) Entity Framework
16 8 (14.81%) N-Tier
16 8 (14.81%) Oracle
16 8 (14.81%) Dapper ORM
17 7 (12.96%) AngularJS
17 7 (12.96%) OO
17 7 (12.96%) Unit Testing
17 7 (12.96%) Configuration Management
18 6 (11.11%) MySQL

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 (7.41%) Confluence
2 3 (5.56%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (31.48%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.11%) MySQL
3 2 (3.70%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.70%) RDBMS
3 2 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (9.26%) JIRA
1 5 (9.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (5.56%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.70%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.70%) Eclipse
3 2 (3.70%) NetBeans
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle APEX
General
1 10 (18.52%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (62.96%) .NET
2 30 (55.56%) ASP.NET
3 27 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 21 (38.89%) jQuery
4 21 (38.89%) Web Services
5 20 (37.04%) WCF
6 16 (29.63%) ASP.NET Web API
7 13 (24.07%) HTML
7 13 (24.07%) CSS
8 9 (16.67%) .NET Framework
9 8 (14.81%) JSON
9 8 (14.81%) Dapper ORM
9 8 (14.81%) Entity Framework
10 7 (12.96%) AngularJS
11 5 (9.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 5 (9.26%) HTML5
11 5 (9.26%) Spring
12 4 (7.41%) Apache Camel
13 2 (3.70%) JFreeChart
13 2 (3.70%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.81%) N-Tier
2 2 (3.70%) Chemistry
2 2 (3.70%) Life Science
2 2 (3.70%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (51.85%) Software Engineering
1 28 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (50.00%) MVC
3 11 (20.37%) E-Commerce
4 7 (12.96%) Configuration Management
4 7 (12.96%) OO
4 7 (12.96%) Unit Testing
5 6 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
6 5 (9.26%) Concurrent Programming
6 5 (9.26%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (9.26%) Multithreading
7 4 (7.41%) UML
8 3 (5.56%) RUP
8 3 (5.56%) Automated Testing
8 3 (5.56%) SDLC
9 2 (3.70%) Functional Programming
9 2 (3.70%) Knowledge Discovery
9 2 (3.70%) Machine Learning
9 2 (3.70%) OOP
10 1 (1.85%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 33 (61.11%) SQL
2 32 (59.26%) C#
3 29 (53.70%) JavaScript
4 13 (24.07%) Java
5 5 (9.26%) C
6 4 (7.41%) Python
7 3 (5.56%) VB.NET
8 2 (3.70%) T-SQL
8 2 (3.70%) Groovy
9 1 (1.85%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.85%) Ruby
9 1 (1.85%) C++
System Software
1 4 (7.41%) Docker
2 1 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (7.41%) Vagrant
1 4 (7.41%) logstash
Vendors
1 8 (14.81%) Oracle
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.85%) VMware