Period
to 22 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £390 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Developer
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 1 2
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 733 768 832
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 30.80% 33.89% 28.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 32.14% 35.29% 29.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 551 555 595
Leeds median daily rate £390 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £298 £300 £285
90th Percentile £485 £500 £503
West Yorkshire median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +3.29% +1.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Leeds median hourly rate - - £45.00
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - £18.38 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -59.17% +28.57%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Leeds
Contract vacancies in Leeds with a recognized job title 2,281 2,176 2,808
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.84% 96.03% 95.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,600 1,394 1,908
Leeds median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £263
90th Percentile £538 £550 £575
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 44 72
Leeds median hourly rate £25.00 £13.50 £14.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.19% -5.58% +14.38%
10th Percentile £10.65 £10.29 £8.81
90th Percentile £40.00 £26.25 £22.25
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.65 £12.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year +17.20% -7.41% +8.00%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leeds.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Leeds

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Developer in Leeds.

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in Leeds

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Leeds over the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in Leeds

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer in Leeds.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in Leeds

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 22 February 2018, Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Leeds region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 426 (58.12%) Agile Software Development
2 324 (44.20%) JavaScript
3 241 (32.88%) Java
4 213 (29.06%) HTML
5 203 (27.69%) SQL
6 198 (27.01%) .NET
7 196 (26.74%) TDD
8 195 (26.60%) CSS
9 186 (25.38%) C#
10 175 (23.87%) Git (software)
11 171 (23.33%) SQL Server
12 147 (20.05%) Spring
13 137 (18.69%) ASP.NET
14 134 (18.28%) MVC
15 128 (17.46%) AngularJS
16 118 (16.10%) Scrum
17 116 (15.83%) Microservices
18 109 (14.87%) Test Automation
19 102 (13.92%) React
20 96 (13.10%) Spring Boot
21 93 (12.69%) Continuous Integration
21 93 (12.69%) BDD
22 91 (12.41%) Hibernate
22 91 (12.41%) OO
23 90 (12.28%) Node.js
24 86 (11.73%) Software Engineering
25 85 (11.60%) Maven
26 83 (11.32%) Jenkins
27 81 (11.05%) HTML5
28 76 (10.37%) ASP.NET MVC

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 28 (3.82%) CMS
2 25 (3.41%) Confluence
3 17 (2.32%) Sitecore CMS
4 15 (2.05%) SharePoint
5 12 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
6 11 (1.50%) Tomcat
7 10 (1.36%) Umbraco
8 9 (1.23%) Apache
8 9 (1.23%) JBoss
8 9 (1.23%) SAS
8 9 (1.23%) WordPress
9 8 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
10 7 (0.95%) Apache Solr
11 6 (0.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 6 (0.82%) nginx
11 6 (0.82%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.68%) Apache Spark
13 4 (0.55%) Jetty
13 4 (0.55%) Tornado
14 3 (0.41%) EPiServer
Applications
1 6 (0.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 6 (0.82%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (0.82%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.41%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.27%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.14%) GIMP
5 1 (0.14%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 7 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.68%) Magento
3 2 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.27%) Eloqua
3 2 (0.27%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 25 (3.41%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (2.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.36%) GitHub
3 10 (1.36%) Slack
4 6 (0.82%) Rackspace Cloud
5 5 (0.68%) Office 365
6 2 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.27%) Google Play
6 2 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.14%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.14%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.68%) AMQP
2 4 (0.55%) HTTP
3 3 (0.41%) Internet
4 2 (0.27%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 171 (23.33%) SQL Server
2 62 (8.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 59 (8.05%) NoSQL
4 57 (7.78%) MongoDB
5 46 (6.28%) SQL Server 2008
6 45 (6.14%) MySQL
7 38 (5.18%) SQL Server 2012
8 36 (4.91%) PostgreSQL
9 22 (3.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 21 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
11 18 (2.46%) Power BI
12 17 (2.32%) Apache Cassandra
13 15 (2.05%) SQL Server 2014
13 15 (2.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 13 (1.77%) QlikView
15 10 (1.36%) Big Data
15 10 (1.36%) Hadoop
16 9 (1.23%) Relational Database
16 9 (1.23%) Riak
17 7 (0.95%) Redis
Development Applications
1 175 (23.87%) Git (software)
2 85 (11.60%) Maven
3 83 (11.32%) Jenkins
4 42 (5.73%) Subversion
5 40 (5.46%) Octopus Deploy
6 37 (5.05%) JUnit
7 36 (4.91%) Mercurial
8 34 (4.64%) JIRA
9 30 (4.09%) gulp
10 26 (3.55%) Grunt
11 24 (3.27%) Cucumber
12 22 (3.00%) Gradle
13 21 (2.86%) Visual Studio
14 16 (2.18%) Jasmine
15 13 (1.77%) Android Studio
16 11 (1.50%) Mockito
16 11 (1.50%) Selenium
17 10 (1.36%) TeamCity
18 9 (1.23%) Babel
18 9 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 66 (9.00%) Finance
2 22 (3.00%) Banking
3 16 (2.18%) Marketing
4 15 (2.05%) Retail
5 9 (1.23%) Games
5 9 (1.23%) Telecoms
6 5 (0.68%) Local Government
7 2 (0.27%) Advertising
7 2 (0.27%) Law
7 2 (0.27%) Legal
7 2 (0.27%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.27%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.14%) Electronics
8 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.14%) Online Betting
8 1 (0.14%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 213 (29.06%) HTML
2 198 (27.01%) .NET
3 195 (26.60%) CSS
4 147 (20.05%) Spring
5 137 (18.69%) ASP.NET
6 128 (17.46%) AngularJS
7 102 (13.92%) React
8 96 (13.10%) Spring Boot
9 91 (12.41%) Hibernate
10 90 (12.28%) Node.js
11 81 (11.05%) HTML5
12 76 (10.37%) ASP.NET MVC
13 74 (10.10%) jQuery
14 73 (9.96%) ASP.NET Web API
15 72 (9.82%) CSS3
16 71 (9.69%) RESTful
17 52 (7.09%) .NET Framework
18 45 (6.14%) Sass
19 43 (5.87%) XML
20 39 (5.32%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 49 (6.68%) User Experience
2 37 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (3.96%) Enterprise Software
4 27 (3.68%) Greenfield Project
5 25 (3.41%) Mobile App
6 24 (3.27%) Data Structures
7 23 (3.14%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.27%) AS400
8 2 (0.27%) FMCG
8 2 (0.27%) iSeries
8 2 (0.27%) NHS
8 2 (0.27%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.14%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.14%) iPhone
9 1 (0.14%) IPTV
9 1 (0.14%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.14%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.14%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.14%) STB
9 1 (0.14%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 49 (6.68%) Apple iOS
2 45 (6.14%) Android
3 37 (5.05%) Linux
4 12 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (1.36%) Windows
6 4 (0.55%) Unix
7 1 (0.14%) CentOS
7 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.14%) VMS
7 1 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 426 (58.12%) Agile Software Development
2 196 (26.74%) TDD
3 134 (18.28%) MVC
4 118 (16.10%) Scrum
5 116 (15.83%) Microservices
6 109 (14.87%) Test Automation
7 93 (12.69%) BDD
7 93 (12.69%) Continuous Integration
8 91 (12.41%) OO
9 86 (11.73%) Software Engineering
10 71 (9.69%) Front End Development
11 65 (8.87%) Web Development
12 57 (7.78%) Business Intelligence
13 56 (7.64%) Unit Testing
14 44 (6.00%) E-Commerce
15 39 (5.32%) Kanban
16 36 (4.91%) ETL
17 35 (4.77%) iOS Development
18 33 (4.50%) DevOps
19 32 (4.37%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 324 (44.20%) JavaScript
2 241 (32.88%) Java
3 203 (27.69%) SQL
4 186 (25.38%) C#
5 74 (10.10%) T-SQL
6 58 (7.91%) PHP
7 51 (6.96%) Python
8 27 (3.68%) Scala
9 21 (2.86%) Objective-C
10 19 (2.59%) C++
10 19 (2.59%) Ruby
11 15 (2.05%) Apple Swift
11 15 (2.05%) VB.NET
12 13 (1.77%) Kotlin
13 12 (1.64%) TypeScript
13 12 (1.64%) VB
13 12 (1.64%) VB6
14 8 (1.09%) Go
14 8 (1.09%) PL/SQL
14 8 (1.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (1.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (1.64%) Degree
2 12 (1.64%) MCSE
2 12 (1.64%) Sun Certification
3 9 (1.23%) MCITP
4 5 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (0.68%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.27%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.27%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.14%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.14%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.14%) OCP
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (1.91%) QA
2 3 (0.41%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.14%) PMO
System Software
1 44 (6.00%) Docker
2 2 (0.27%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 22 (3.00%) Puppet
2 15 (2.05%) Ansible
3 14 (1.91%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.82%) Kubernetes
4 6 (0.82%) Terraform
5 4 (0.55%) Grafana
5 4 (0.55%) Graylog
6 2 (0.27%) Oozie
Vendors
1 63 (8.59%) Microsoft
2 50 (6.82%) Oracle
3 29 (3.96%) Xamarin
4 24 (3.27%) Sitecore
5 22 (3.00%) Tableau
6 10 (1.36%) RedGate
7 9 (1.23%) SAP
8 8 (1.09%) Red Hat
9 7 (0.95%) Adobe
9 7 (0.95%) IBM
10 6 (0.82%) Cognos
10 6 (0.82%) Rackspace
11 5 (0.68%) Apple
11 5 (0.68%) Google
12 4 (0.55%) Atlassian
12 4 (0.55%) Splunk
13 2 (0.27%) Cloudera
13 2 (0.27%) Marketo
13 2 (0.27%) Netezza
13 2 (0.27%) Salesforce.com