Period
to 18 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 616 673 797
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 26.13% 30.52% 33.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 27.28% 31.55% 34.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 473 522 576
Leeds median daily rate £400 £390 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +0.26% +3.73%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £296
90th Percentile £525 £481 £500
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Leeds median hourly rate - - -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £45.00 - £18.38

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 2,258 2,133 2,303
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.73% 95.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,580 1,493 1,488
Leeds median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £300 £262 £256
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
West Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 47 53
Leeds median hourly rate £16.87 £20.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.71% +51.85% -10.00%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.70 £10.50
90th Percentile £25.50 £40.00 £29.25
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.30 £14.65 £12.50
% change year-on-year +4.44% +17.20% -10.71%

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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019, 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.

1 289 (46.92%) JavaScript
2 281 (45.62%) Agile Software Development
3 170 (27.60%) HTML
4 166 (26.95%) SQL
5 164 (26.62%) C#
6 163 (26.46%) CSS
7 159 (25.81%) Java
8 150 (24.35%) .NET
9 138 (22.40%) TDD
10 132 (21.43%) AngularJS
11 130 (21.10%) React
12 122 (19.81%) SQL Server
13 101 (16.40%) Git (software)
14 91 (14.77%) MVC
15 90 (14.61%) Microservices
16 89 (14.45%) jQuery
17 88 (14.29%) Node.js
18 87 (14.12%) ASP.NET
19 76 (12.34%) PHP
19 76 (12.34%) Software Engineering
20 74 (12.01%) Python
20 74 (12.01%) E-Commerce
21 73 (11.85%) Amazon AWS
22 67 (10.88%) Vue.js
23 63 (10.23%) Scrum
23 63 (10.23%) Test Automation
24 62 (10.06%) T-SQL
25 58 (9.42%) ASP.NET MVC
25 58 (9.42%) REST
26 55 (8.93%) NoSQL

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 43 (6.98%) CMS
2 32 (5.19%) Confluence
3 23 (3.73%) Apache Spark
4 22 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
5 21 (3.41%) nginx
6 18 (2.92%) WordPress
7 16 (2.60%) Sitecore CMS
8 15 (2.44%) Apache
9 7 (1.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 5 (0.81%) SAS
11 4 (0.65%) Kentico
11 4 (0.65%) SharePoint
11 4 (0.65%) Umbraco
12 3 (0.49%) Anypoint
12 3 (0.49%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.49%) Mule
13 2 (0.32%) IIS
13 2 (0.32%) Oracle Service Bus
13 2 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (2.44%) Magento
2 5 (0.81%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.49%) Shopify
4 2 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.32%) Exstream
4 2 (0.32%) OpenCart
5 1 (0.16%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 73 (11.85%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (5.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (3.08%) npm
4 16 (2.60%) Amazon EC2
5 14 (2.27%) AWS Lambda
5 14 (2.27%) Serverless
6 11 (1.79%) Slack
7 8 (1.30%) GitHub
8 7 (1.14%) Amazon S3
9 5 (0.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (0.49%) Office 365
10 3 (0.49%) Route 53
10 3 (0.49%) Sage Pay
11 2 (0.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.32%) Amazon Kinesis
11 2 (0.32%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.32%) AWS CloudTrail
11 2 (0.32%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.32%) IaaS
11 2 (0.32%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.44%) HTTP
2 3 (0.49%) Firewall
2 3 (0.49%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.32%) DNS
3 2 (0.32%) Internet
4 1 (0.16%) Broadband
4 1 (0.16%) DLNA
4 1 (0.16%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.16%) SSL
4 1 (0.16%) UPnP
4 1 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (19.81%) SQL Server
2 55 (8.93%) NoSQL
3 49 (7.95%) MongoDB
3 49 (7.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 47 (7.63%) MySQL
5 38 (6.17%) Hadoop
6 34 (5.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 31 (5.03%) PostgreSQL
8 30 (4.87%) Data Warehouse
9 25 (4.06%) Redis
10 21 (3.41%) Power BI
11 19 (3.08%) Relational Database
12 18 (2.92%) Big Data
12 18 (2.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 15 (2.44%) Amazon RDS
13 15 (2.44%) Apache Cassandra
14 14 (2.27%) CouchDB
14 14 (2.27%) GIS
14 14 (2.27%) Riak
15 11 (1.79%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 101 (16.40%) Git (software)
2 44 (7.14%) Jenkins
3 41 (6.66%) JIRA
4 35 (5.68%) Subversion
5 34 (5.52%) Selenium
6 31 (5.03%) webpack
7 30 (4.87%) gulp
8 29 (4.71%) Maven
9 25 (4.06%) Cucumber
10 21 (3.41%) Mercurial
11 20 (3.25%) IntelliJ
12 18 (2.92%) Babel
13 15 (2.44%) Vagrant
14 13 (2.11%) PHPUnit
15 11 (1.79%) Mockito
15 11 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
16 10 (1.62%) Grunt
17 7 (1.14%) JUnit
17 7 (1.14%) SonarQube
17 7 (1.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 37 (6.01%) Finance
2 25 (4.06%) Banking
3 12 (1.95%) Retail
4 11 (1.79%) Games
5 5 (0.81%) Back Office
5 5 (0.81%) Law
5 5 (0.81%) Marketing
6 4 (0.65%) Advertising
6 4 (0.65%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.32%) Legal
8 1 (0.16%) Automotive
8 1 (0.16%) Electronics
8 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.16%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 170 (27.60%) HTML
2 163 (26.46%) CSS
3 150 (24.35%) .NET
4 132 (21.43%) AngularJS
5 130 (21.10%) React
6 89 (14.45%) jQuery
7 88 (14.29%) Node.js
8 87 (14.12%) ASP.NET
9 67 (10.88%) Vue.js
10 58 (9.42%) ASP.NET MVC
10 58 (9.42%) REST
11 51 (8.28%) ASP.NET Web API
12 49 (7.95%) Spring
13 47 (7.63%) HTML5
14 44 (7.14%) Spring Boot
15 43 (6.98%) CSS3
16 41 (6.66%) Sass
17 39 (6.33%) Redux
18 33 (5.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 32 (5.19%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 45 (7.31%) User Experience
2 23 (3.73%) Greenfield Project
3 20 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (2.11%) Mobile App
5 12 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (0.97%) Data Centre
6 6 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (0.81%) Mainframe
8 4 (0.65%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (0.49%) W3C
10 2 (0.32%) CMDB
10 2 (0.32%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (0.32%) Fintech
10 2 (0.32%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.32%) NHS
10 2 (0.32%) VSAM
11 1 (0.16%) Graphic Design
11 1 (0.16%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.16%) Robotics
11 1 (0.16%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 45 (7.31%) Linux
2 27 (4.38%) Unix
3 19 (3.08%) Android
4 13 (2.11%) Apple iOS
5 12 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (1.79%) VMS
7 10 (1.62%) Mac OS X
8 6 (0.97%) Windows
9 2 (0.32%) CentOS
10 1 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 281 (45.62%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (22.40%) TDD
3 91 (14.77%) MVC
4 90 (14.61%) Microservices
5 76 (12.34%) Software Engineering
6 74 (12.01%) E-Commerce
7 63 (10.23%) Scrum
7 63 (10.23%) Test Automation
8 54 (8.77%) Business Intelligence
9 53 (8.60%) Front End Development
9 53 (8.60%) OO
10 52 (8.44%) Continuous Integration
11 46 (7.47%) ETL
12 44 (7.14%) BDD
13 40 (6.49%) DevOps
14 36 (5.84%) Web Development
15 31 (5.03%) Pair Programming
16 29 (4.71%) OOP
17 27 (4.38%) Unit Testing
18 24 (3.90%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 289 (46.92%) JavaScript
2 166 (26.95%) SQL
3 164 (26.62%) C#
4 159 (25.81%) Java
5 76 (12.34%) PHP
6 74 (12.01%) Python
7 62 (10.06%) T-SQL
8 42 (6.82%) Java 8
9 23 (3.73%) Scala
9 23 (3.73%) TypeScript
10 17 (2.76%) PHP 7
11 16 (2.60%) Go
12 13 (2.11%) C++
12 13 (2.11%) ES6
13 8 (1.30%) VBA
14 7 (1.14%) ES7
15 6 (0.97%) Groovy
15 6 (0.97%) Ruby
16 5 (0.81%) C
16 5 (0.81%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (2.60%) Security Cleared
2 13 (2.11%) Degree
3 10 (1.62%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (0.65%) MCSE
6 4 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.49%) MCITP
8 2 (0.32%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.32%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.32%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.16%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.16%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.62%) QA
2 5 (0.81%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.49%) WAI
4 3 (0.49%) WCAG
5 1 (0.16%) PMO
5 1 (0.16%) Solvency II
System Software
1 44 (7.14%) Docker
2 2 (0.32%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.32%) HDFS
2 2 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (3.41%) Ansible
2 6 (0.97%) Grafana
2 6 (0.97%) Prometheus
3 4 (0.65%) Graphite
3 4 (0.65%) Kubernetes
3 4 (0.65%) Puppet
4 3 (0.49%) Kibana
4 3 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.49%) Terraform
5 2 (0.32%) QRadar
6 1 (0.16%) ArcSight ESM
6 1 (0.16%) Oozie
6 1 (0.16%) Packer
6 1 (0.16%) Rancher
Vendors
1 47 (7.63%) Microsoft
2 24 (3.90%) Sitecore
3 18 (2.92%) Tableau
4 16 (2.60%) Zend
5 8 (1.30%) Hortonworks
6 7 (1.14%) Oracle
6 7 (1.14%) Xamarin
7 6 (0.97%) Red Hat
8 5 (0.81%) IBM
8 5 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (0.65%) Adobe
9 4 (0.65%) MapR
9 4 (0.65%) RedGate
9 4 (0.65%) ServiceNow
9 4 (0.65%) Splunk
10 3 (0.49%) Google
10 3 (0.49%) MuleSoft
10 3 (0.49%) SAP
10 3 (0.49%) WooCommerce
11 2 (0.32%) Databricks