Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 1 2
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 707 913 900
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 31.17% 34.87% 27.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 32.31% 36.36% 29.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 570 684 682
Leeds median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34% +11.54%
10th Percentile £306 £294 £285
90th Percentile £488 £500 £510
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £380 £353
% change year-on-year +5.26% +7.80% +8.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 15
Leeds median hourly rate - - £37.04
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - £18.38 £37.04
% change year-on-year - -50.39% +13.97%

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 2188 2511 3040
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.47% 95.91% 94.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1550 1665 2104
Leeds median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £270 £263
90th Percentile £545 £558 £540
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 44 95
Leeds median hourly rate £20.00 £13.50 £13.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.15% -0.70% +0.70%
10th Percentile £10.61 £10.20 £8.81
90th Percentile £40.00 £31.28 £36.22
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £13.00 £13.60
% change year-on-year +9.23% -4.38% +9.00%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017, Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Leeds region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 389 (55.02%) Agile Software Development
2 296 (41.87%) JavaScript
3 235 (33.24%) Java
4 213 (30.13%) SQL
5 193 (27.30%) HTML
6 186 (26.31%) CSS
7 177 (25.04%) TDD
8 167 (23.62%) Git (software)
9 148 (20.93%) SQL Server
10 145 (20.51%) Spring
11 143 (20.23%) .NET
12 125 (17.68%) C#
13 119 (16.83%) AngularJS
14 115 (16.27%) MVC
15 108 (15.28%) React
16 102 (14.43%) Scrum
17 100 (14.14%) Continuous Integration
18 96 (13.58%) ASP.NET
18 96 (13.58%) Node.js
19 94 (13.30%) Hibernate
20 93 (13.15%) HTML5
21 87 (12.31%) CSS3
22 86 (12.16%) Software Engineering
23 84 (11.88%) BDD
23 84 (11.88%) MongoDB
24 83 (11.74%) Test Automation
25 82 (11.60%) NoSQL
26 81 (11.46%) Jenkins
26 81 (11.46%) Front End Development
27 78 (11.03%) Microservices

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 24 (3.39%) CMS
1 24 (3.39%) Confluence
2 18 (2.55%) Tomcat
3 15 (2.12%) Sitecore CMS
4 12 (1.70%) JBoss
5 10 (1.41%) Apache Solr
5 10 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (1.41%) SAS
5 10 (1.41%) WebLogic
6 7 (0.99%) SharePoint
6 7 (0.99%) Umbraco
7 6 (0.85%) WordPress
8 5 (0.71%) Apache Spark
8 5 (0.71%) Jetty
8 5 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (0.71%) Tornado
9 4 (0.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 4 (0.57%) Drupal
9 4 (0.57%) Mule
10 3 (0.42%) GlassFish
Applications
1 6 (0.85%) Photoshop
2 5 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.28%) Adobe After Effects
4 2 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.28%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.14%) InDesign
5 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.85%) Magento
2 5 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.14%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 19 (2.69%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (2.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.84%) GitHub
4 10 (1.41%) Slack
5 2 (0.28%) Google Play
6 1 (0.14%) Firebase
6 1 (0.14%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 7 (0.99%) HTTP
2 5 (0.71%) AMQP
3 2 (0.28%) Firewall
4 1 (0.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (20.93%) SQL Server
2 84 (11.88%) MongoDB
3 82 (11.60%) NoSQL
4 71 (10.04%) MySQL
5 68 (9.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 44 (6.22%) SQL Server 2008
7 38 (5.37%) SQL Server 2012
8 30 (4.24%) PostgreSQL
9 20 (2.83%) Apache Cassandra
9 20 (2.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 17 (2.40%) Relational Database
11 16 (2.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 14 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
12 14 (1.98%) SQL Server 2014
13 12 (1.70%) Big Data
13 12 (1.70%) QlikView
14 10 (1.41%) Hadoop
14 10 (1.41%) Power BI
15 8 (1.13%) Couchbase
16 7 (0.99%) Riak
Development Applications
1 167 (23.62%) Git (software)
2 81 (11.46%) Jenkins
3 71 (10.04%) Maven
4 51 (7.21%) Subversion
5 49 (6.93%) JIRA
6 42 (5.94%) JUnit
7 38 (5.37%) Mercurial
8 25 (3.54%) gulp
9 21 (2.97%) Octopus Deploy
9 21 (2.97%) Visual Studio
10 20 (2.83%) Gradle
10 20 (2.83%) Grunt
11 19 (2.69%) Cucumber
12 17 (2.40%) Jasmine
13 14 (1.98%) IntelliJ
13 14 (1.98%) Mockito
14 12 (1.70%) Android Studio
14 12 (1.70%) Karma Test Runner
15 10 (1.41%) Selenium
16 9 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 56 (7.92%) Finance
2 20 (2.83%) Marketing
3 12 (1.70%) Retail
4 11 (1.56%) Banking
5 6 (0.85%) Games
6 5 (0.71%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.42%) Advertising
7 3 (0.42%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.14%) Front Office
8 1 (0.14%) Publishing
8 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 193 (27.30%) HTML
2 186 (26.31%) CSS
3 145 (20.51%) Spring
4 143 (20.23%) .NET
5 119 (16.83%) AngularJS
6 108 (15.28%) React
7 96 (13.58%) ASP.NET
7 96 (13.58%) Node.js
8 94 (13.30%) Hibernate
9 93 (13.15%) HTML5
10 87 (12.31%) CSS3
11 60 (8.49%) RESTful
12 54 (7.64%) ASP.NET MVC
13 53 (7.50%) Spring Boot
14 49 (6.93%) jQuery
15 41 (5.80%) ASP.NET Web API
16 39 (5.52%) JSON
17 38 (5.37%) Sass
18 36 (5.09%) REST
19 35 (4.95%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 59 (8.35%) User Experience
2 33 (4.67%) Greenfield Project
3 31 (4.38%) Data Structures
4 30 (4.24%) Algorithms
4 30 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (3.96%) Mobile App
6 21 (2.97%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (0.57%) Media Streaming
8 2 (0.28%) NHS
8 2 (0.28%) Video on Demand
9 1 (0.14%) Chromecast
9 1 (0.14%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.14%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.14%) iPad
9 1 (0.14%) iPhone
9 1 (0.14%) IPTV
9 1 (0.14%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.14%) RIA
9 1 (0.14%) STB
Operating Systems
1 49 (6.93%) Linux
2 36 (5.09%) Android
3 33 (4.67%) Apple iOS
4 11 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (1.56%) Windows
5 7 (0.99%) Unix
6 1 (0.14%) VMS
6 1 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.14%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 389 (55.02%) Agile Software Development
2 177 (25.04%) TDD
3 115 (16.27%) MVC
4 102 (14.43%) Scrum
5 100 (14.14%) Continuous Integration
6 86 (12.16%) Software Engineering
7 84 (11.88%) BDD
8 83 (11.74%) Test Automation
9 81 (11.46%) Front End Development
10 78 (11.03%) Microservices
11 68 (9.62%) OO
12 46 (6.51%) DevOps
12 46 (6.51%) Open Source
13 45 (6.36%) Web Development
14 43 (6.08%) Business Intelligence
15 40 (5.66%) E-Commerce
15 40 (5.66%) Kanban
16 39 (5.52%) ETL
17 34 (4.81%) Pair Programming
17 34 (4.81%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 296 (41.87%) JavaScript
2 235 (33.24%) Java
3 213 (30.13%) SQL
4 125 (17.68%) C#
5 72 (10.18%) T-SQL
6 63 (8.91%) PHP
7 57 (8.06%) Python
8 39 (5.52%) Scala
9 21 (2.97%) Ruby
10 16 (2.26%) Apple Swift
10 16 (2.26%) C++
11 15 (2.12%) Objective-C
12 13 (1.84%) Kotlin
13 10 (1.41%) Go
13 10 (1.41%) TypeScript
14 9 (1.27%) VB
14 9 (1.27%) VB6
15 7 (0.99%) VB.NET
16 6 (0.85%) PL/SQL
16 6 (0.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (1.84%) Degree
2 12 (1.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (1.70%) Sun Certification
3 10 (1.41%) MCSE
4 9 (1.27%) MCITP
5 5 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.42%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (0.42%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.28%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (0.28%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.14%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.14%) OCP
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (0.85%) Data Quality
2 4 (0.57%) QA
3 3 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 70 (9.90%) Docker
2 3 (0.42%) Apache Flume
2 3 (0.42%) VMware NSX
2 3 (0.42%) vSphere
3 2 (0.28%) HDFS
3 2 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 37 (5.23%) Puppet
2 20 (2.83%) Ansible
3 17 (2.40%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (0.99%) Kubernetes
5 5 (0.71%) vCenter Server
6 4 (0.57%) vRealize
7 2 (0.28%) Oozie
7 2 (0.28%) Terraform
8 1 (0.14%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 69 (9.76%) Oracle
2 62 (8.77%) Microsoft
3 28 (3.96%) Tableau
4 21 (2.97%) Sitecore
5 13 (1.84%) Google
6 12 (1.70%) SAP
7 10 (1.41%) RedGate
7 10 (1.41%) Xamarin
8 7 (0.99%) Adobe
8 7 (0.99%) VMware
9 6 (0.85%) Apple
9 6 (0.85%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.42%) IBM
10 3 (0.42%) MuleSoft
10 3 (0.42%) Telerik
11 2 (0.28%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.28%) Cloudera
11 2 (0.28%) DevExpress
11 2 (0.28%) Talend
11 2 (0.28%) Zend