Period
to 15 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £406 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 795 679 974
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 33.01% 31.29% 35.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 34.45% 32.06% 36.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 594 546 739
Leeds median daily rate £406 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.56% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £320 £310 £303
90th Percentile £513 £488 £502
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +11.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Leeds median hourly rate £33.50 - £16.09
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £33.50 - £16.09

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 2,308 2,118 2,634
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.85% 97.60% 96.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,602 1,469 1,771
Leeds median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £305 £275 £280
90th Percentile £563 £545 £550
West Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +7.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 32 47
Leeds median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +18.52% -3.57%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.51 £10.02
90th Percentile £30.60 £27.30 £31.05
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.46 £13.86 £13.00
% change year-on-year +11.56% +6.62% -4.38%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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.

1 421 (52.96%) Agile Software Development
2 393 (49.43%) JavaScript
3 247 (31.07%) Java
4 220 (27.67%) HTML
5 218 (27.42%) CSS
5 218 (27.42%) TDD
6 180 (22.64%) C#
7 173 (21.76%) SQL
8 166 (20.88%) Microservices
9 165 (20.75%) AngularJS
10 162 (20.38%) .NET
11 161 (20.25%) React
12 142 (17.86%) Git (software)
13 137 (17.23%) SQL Server
14 130 (16.35%) Node.js
15 128 (16.10%) MVC
16 117 (14.72%) ASP.NET
17 113 (14.21%) PHP
18 109 (13.71%) Scrum
19 99 (12.45%) Spring
19 99 (12.45%) Software Engineering
20 97 (12.20%) ASP.NET Web API
21 94 (11.82%) E-Commerce
22 90 (11.32%) Continuous Integration
23 87 (10.94%) Amazon AWS
23 87 (10.94%) Front End Development
24 82 (10.31%) Test Automation
24 82 (10.31%) Spring Boot
25 81 (10.19%) ASP.NET MVC
25 81 (10.19%) jQuery

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 39 (4.91%) Confluence
2 33 (4.15%) CMS
3 26 (3.27%) Apache
4 22 (2.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 22 (2.77%) Apache Spark
5 20 (2.52%) WordPress
6 15 (1.89%) nginx
7 13 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
8 12 (1.51%) Sitecore CMS
9 9 (1.13%) SAS
10 8 (1.01%) Anypoint
11 6 (0.75%) Drupal
11 6 (0.75%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.63%) OpenStack
12 5 (0.63%) SharePoint
13 4 (0.50%) Mule
14 3 (0.38%) Apache Pig
14 3 (0.38%) Oracle Service Bus
14 3 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 3 (0.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (2.64%) Magento
2 5 (0.63%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.25%) Exstream
3 2 (0.25%) OpenCart
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 87 (10.94%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (3.40%) npm
4 23 (2.89%) Amazon EC2
5 18 (2.26%) GitHub
6 11 (1.38%) Slack
7 10 (1.26%) AWS Lambda
7 10 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (1.26%) Serverless
8 7 (0.88%) PaaS
9 6 (0.75%) Amazon S3
9 6 (0.75%) SaaS
10 5 (0.63%) IaaS
11 4 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (0.38%) Boomi
12 3 (0.38%) Force.com
12 3 (0.38%) Google Analytics
12 3 (0.38%) Office 365
12 3 (0.38%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 2 (0.25%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.63%) Firewall
2 4 (0.50%) HTTP
2 4 (0.50%) SMS
3 3 (0.38%) Skype
4 2 (0.25%) SSL
4 2 (0.25%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.13%) Broadband
5 1 (0.13%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (17.23%) SQL Server
2 81 (10.19%) MySQL
3 64 (8.05%) NoSQL
4 47 (5.91%) MongoDB
5 36 (4.53%) Data Warehouse
6 34 (4.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 33 (4.15%) Hadoop
8 30 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
9 28 (3.52%) Big Data
10 22 (2.77%) Riak
10 22 (2.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 21 (2.64%) Amazon RDS
12 20 (2.52%) SQL Server 2012
13 18 (2.26%) Redis
14 17 (2.14%) CouchDB
14 17 (2.14%) Relational Database
15 15 (1.89%) Apache Hive
16 14 (1.76%) Apache Cassandra
16 14 (1.76%) GIS
16 14 (1.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 142 (17.86%) Git (software)
2 74 (9.31%) Jenkins
3 57 (7.17%) JIRA
4 44 (5.53%) Selenium
5 41 (5.16%) Maven
6 35 (4.40%) webpack
7 25 (3.14%) gulp
7 25 (3.14%) Mercurial
7 25 (3.14%) Octopus Deploy
7 25 (3.14%) Subversion
8 24 (3.02%) IntelliJ
9 21 (2.64%) Team Foundation Server
10 20 (2.52%) Babel
11 19 (2.39%) Vagrant
12 18 (2.26%) PHPUnit
13 17 (2.14%) Cucumber
13 17 (2.14%) Visual Studio
14 14 (1.76%) JUnit
14 14 (1.76%) TeamCity
15 13 (1.64%) Grunt
General
1 42 (5.28%) Finance
2 24 (3.02%) Banking
3 22 (2.77%) Retail
4 17 (2.14%) Marketing
5 16 (2.01%) Games
6 9 (1.13%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.50%) Automotive
8 3 (0.38%) Law
9 2 (0.25%) Publishing
10 1 (0.13%) Advertising
10 1 (0.13%) Back Office
10 1 (0.13%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.13%) Legal
10 1 (0.13%) Online Betting
10 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 220 (27.67%) HTML
2 218 (27.42%) CSS
3 165 (20.75%) AngularJS
4 162 (20.38%) .NET
5 161 (20.25%) React
6 130 (16.35%) Node.js
7 117 (14.72%) ASP.NET
8 99 (12.45%) Spring
9 97 (12.20%) ASP.NET Web API
10 82 (10.31%) Spring Boot
11 81 (10.19%) ASP.NET MVC
11 81 (10.19%) jQuery
12 79 (9.94%) HTML5
13 77 (9.69%) CSS3
14 75 (9.43%) Vue.js
15 61 (7.67%) REST
16 57 (7.17%) RESTful
17 53 (6.67%) Web Services
18 47 (5.91%) Hibernate
19 41 (5.16%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 44 (5.53%) User Experience
2 26 (3.27%) Enterprise Software
3 22 (2.77%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (2.01%) Greenfield Project
5 14 (1.76%) Mobile App
6 12 (1.51%) NHS
7 10 (1.26%) Computer Science
8 8 (1.01%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (0.50%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.38%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (0.38%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.38%) W3C
11 2 (0.25%) CMDB
11 2 (0.25%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (0.25%) iPad
11 2 (0.25%) iPhone
12 1 (0.13%) Robotics
12 1 (0.13%) Social Media
12 1 (0.13%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 43 (5.41%) Linux
2 21 (2.64%) Apple iOS
3 19 (2.39%) Unix
4 17 (2.14%) Android
5 16 (2.01%) VMS
6 9 (1.13%) Windows
7 8 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.25%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.13%) CentOS
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.13%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.13%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 421 (52.96%) Agile Software Development
2 218 (27.42%) TDD
3 166 (20.88%) Microservices
4 128 (16.10%) MVC
5 109 (13.71%) Scrum
6 99 (12.45%) Software Engineering
7 94 (11.82%) E-Commerce
8 90 (11.32%) Continuous Integration
9 87 (10.94%) Front End Development
10 82 (10.31%) Test Automation
11 67 (8.43%) BDD
12 64 (8.05%) OO
13 61 (7.67%) Business Intelligence
14 57 (7.17%) Pair Programming
15 53 (6.67%) Web Development
16 48 (6.04%) Unit Testing
17 42 (5.28%) DevOps
18 40 (5.03%) ETL
19 39 (4.91%) Open Source
19 39 (4.91%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 393 (49.43%) JavaScript
2 247 (31.07%) Java
3 180 (22.64%) C#
4 173 (21.76%) SQL
5 113 (14.21%) PHP
6 77 (9.69%) Python
7 71 (8.93%) Java 8
8 67 (8.43%) T-SQL
9 43 (5.41%) Scala
10 25 (3.14%) PHP 7
11 21 (2.64%) Groovy
11 21 (2.64%) TypeScript
12 20 (2.52%) Go
13 16 (2.01%) ES6
14 15 (1.89%) PowerShell
15 14 (1.76%) Ruby
16 12 (1.51%) Clojure
17 9 (1.13%) Objective-C
18 8 (1.01%) Perl
19 7 (0.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (2.77%) Security Cleared
2 21 (2.64%) BPSS Clearance
3 20 (2.52%) Degree
4 13 (1.64%) SC Cleared
5 10 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (0.50%) BC Cleared
7 3 (0.38%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.25%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.13%) ISEB
9 1 (0.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.13%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.13%) MCSE
9 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.13%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.26%) GDPR
2 9 (1.13%) QA
3 8 (1.01%) PMO
4 6 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.50%) WCAG
6 3 (0.38%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.38%) WAI
7 1 (0.13%) Solvency II
System Software
1 79 (9.94%) Docker
2 9 (1.13%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.25%) HDFS
3 2 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 24 (3.02%) Ansible
2 17 (2.14%) Puppet
3 14 (1.76%) Terraform
4 8 (1.01%) Grafana
4 8 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.63%) CFEngine
5 5 (0.63%) Prometheus
5 5 (0.63%) Salt
6 4 (0.50%) Kibana
6 4 (0.50%) Rancher
7 3 (0.38%) Graphite
7 3 (0.38%) Graylog
7 3 (0.38%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.25%) Oracle Identity Management
8 2 (0.25%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 1 (0.13%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.13%) Oozie
Vendors
1 47 (5.91%) Microsoft
2 34 (4.28%) Zend
3 21 (2.64%) Sitecore
4 19 (2.39%) Adobe
5 18 (2.26%) Oracle
6 11 (1.38%) Tableau
7 9 (1.13%) MuleSoft
7 9 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (1.01%) Coverity
8 8 (1.01%) Splunk
9 7 (0.88%) IBM
9 7 (0.88%) SAP
10 5 (0.63%) Google
10 5 (0.63%) Hortonworks
11 4 (0.50%) Informatica
11 4 (0.50%) Xamarin
12 3 (0.38%) Dell
12 3 (0.38%) Red Hat
12 3 (0.38%) Software AG
12 3 (0.38%) TIBCO