Period
to 19 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £403 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 849 715 1,038
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 34.39% 33.36% 34.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 35.87% 34.02% 36.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 629 570 831
Leeds median daily rate £403 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £320 £308 £305
90th Percentile £501 £488 £510
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.16% +10.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Leeds median hourly rate £33.50 - £9.00
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £33.50 - £9.00

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 2,367 2,102 2,864
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.87% 98.09% 96.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,641 1,448 2,002
Leeds median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £304 £275 £290
90th Percentile £550 £547 £570
West Yorkshire median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.53% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 24 52
Leeds median hourly rate £17.00 £17.25 £12.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.45% +33.62% -5.04%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.95 £9.50
90th Percentile £39.60 £40.55 £23.38
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.50 £13.86 £12.38
% change year-on-year +11.83% +12.00% -8.97%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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.

1 484 (57.01%) Agile Software Development
2 415 (48.88%) JavaScript
3 277 (32.63%) Java
4 257 (30.27%) HTML
5 250 (29.45%) CSS
6 249 (29.33%) TDD
7 198 (23.32%) C#
8 190 (22.38%) .NET
9 175 (20.61%) SQL
10 172 (20.26%) AngularJS
11 167 (19.67%) Microservices
12 152 (17.90%) Git (software)
12 152 (17.90%) SQL Server
12 152 (17.90%) MVC
13 149 (17.55%) ASP.NET
14 145 (17.08%) React
15 129 (15.19%) Scrum
16 119 (14.02%) Spring
17 118 (13.90%) Node.js
18 108 (12.72%) ASP.NET Web API
19 104 (12.25%) Front End Development
20 101 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
21 98 (11.54%) PHP
22 97 (11.43%) Test Automation
23 95 (11.19%) E-Commerce
23 95 (11.19%) Software Engineering
24 94 (11.07%) Spring Boot
25 93 (10.95%) ASP.NET MVC
26 90 (10.60%) Docker
27 88 (10.37%) OO

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 41 (4.83%) Apache
2 30 (3.53%) Apache Spark
3 27 (3.18%) Confluence
4 19 (2.24%) CMS
4 19 (2.24%) Tomcat
5 16 (1.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 15 (1.77%) WordPress
7 14 (1.65%) Elasticsearch
8 13 (1.53%) nginx
9 9 (1.06%) SAS
9 9 (1.06%) Sitecore CMS
10 7 (0.82%) Anypoint
10 7 (0.82%) Drupal
11 6 (0.71%) SharePoint
11 6 (0.71%) WebSphere
12 5 (0.59%) Apache Pig
12 5 (0.59%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.47%) WebLogic
14 3 (0.35%) Oracle Service Bus
14 3 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 19 (2.24%) Magento
2 2 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.12%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 81 (9.54%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (4.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (2.94%) GitHub
4 15 (1.77%) Amazon EC2
5 14 (1.65%) npm
6 13 (1.53%) Slack
7 11 (1.30%) Serverless
8 10 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (1.06%) AWS Lambda
10 7 (0.82%) PaaS
10 7 (0.82%) SaaS
11 6 (0.71%) Force.com
11 6 (0.71%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 5 (0.59%) Amazon S3
12 5 (0.59%) Boomi
12 5 (0.59%) IaaS
13 3 (0.35%) Trello
14 2 (0.24%) Office 365
15 1 (0.12%) Google App Engine
15 1 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.59%) Firewall
2 4 (0.47%) HTTP
2 4 (0.47%) SMS
3 3 (0.35%) Skype
3 3 (0.35%) SSL
3 3 (0.35%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.12%) AMQP
4 1 (0.12%) DHCP
4 1 (0.12%) DNS
4 1 (0.12%) FTP
4 1 (0.12%) Intranet
4 1 (0.12%) IPsec
4 1 (0.12%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (17.90%) SQL Server
2 68 (8.01%) MySQL
3 67 (7.89%) NoSQL
4 53 (6.24%) Big Data
5 42 (4.95%) MongoDB
5 42 (4.95%) PostgreSQL
6 34 (4.00%) Hadoop
7 33 (3.89%) Data Warehouse
8 29 (3.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 25 (2.94%) Apache Hive
9 25 (2.94%) Relational Database
10 21 (2.47%) Riak
11 19 (2.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 17 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
13 16 (1.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 14 (1.65%) Apache Cassandra
14 14 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
15 13 (1.53%) CouchDB
15 13 (1.53%) HBase
16 12 (1.41%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 152 (17.90%) Git (software)
2 87 (10.25%) Jenkins
3 51 (6.01%) Maven
4 47 (5.54%) JIRA
5 40 (4.71%) Selenium
6 30 (3.53%) Subversion
7 26 (3.06%) Mercurial
7 26 (3.06%) Octopus Deploy
8 25 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
9 22 (2.59%) Visual Studio
10 21 (2.47%) webpack
11 20 (2.36%) Cucumber
12 18 (2.12%) JUnit
13 15 (1.77%) gulp
14 14 (1.65%) TeamCity
15 13 (1.53%) Jasmine
15 13 (1.53%) Mockito
15 13 (1.53%) PHPUnit
16 11 (1.30%) IntelliJ
17 10 (1.18%) NUnit
General
1 31 (3.65%) Finance
2 29 (3.42%) Retail
3 22 (2.59%) Marketing
4 19 (2.24%) Banking
5 13 (1.53%) Games
6 6 (0.71%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.47%) Automotive
8 2 (0.24%) Advertising
8 2 (0.24%) Law
8 2 (0.24%) Publishing
9 1 (0.12%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.12%) Legal
9 1 (0.12%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.12%) Online Betting
9 1 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 257 (30.27%) HTML
2 250 (29.45%) CSS
3 190 (22.38%) .NET
4 172 (20.26%) AngularJS
5 149 (17.55%) ASP.NET
6 145 (17.08%) React
7 119 (14.02%) Spring
8 118 (13.90%) Node.js
9 108 (12.72%) ASP.NET Web API
10 94 (11.07%) Spring Boot
11 93 (10.95%) ASP.NET MVC
12 82 (9.66%) jQuery
13 80 (9.42%) CSS3
14 78 (9.19%) HTML5
15 73 (8.60%) RESTful
15 73 (8.60%) Vue.js
16 63 (7.42%) Hibernate
16 63 (7.42%) Web Services
17 56 (6.60%) REST
18 47 (5.54%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 34 (4.00%) User Experience
2 33 (3.89%) Enterprise Software
3 20 (2.36%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (2.12%) Mobile App
5 17 (2.00%) NHS
6 16 (1.88%) Greenfield Project
6 16 (1.88%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (0.71%) Computer Science
7 6 (0.71%) Data Structures
7 6 (0.71%) Linux Command Line
8 5 (0.59%) Algorithms
9 4 (0.47%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.35%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.24%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.24%) Fintech
11 2 (0.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (0.24%) iPad
11 2 (0.24%) iPhone
11 2 (0.24%) W3C
12 1 (0.12%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 54 (6.36%) Linux
2 17 (2.00%) Unix
3 14 (1.65%) Windows
4 13 (1.53%) Apple iOS
5 12 (1.41%) Android
6 9 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (1.06%) VMS
7 2 (0.24%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.12%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.12%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 484 (57.01%) Agile Software Development
2 249 (29.33%) TDD
3 167 (19.67%) Microservices
4 152 (17.90%) MVC
5 129 (15.19%) Scrum
6 104 (12.25%) Front End Development
7 101 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
8 97 (11.43%) Test Automation
9 95 (11.19%) E-Commerce
9 95 (11.19%) Software Engineering
10 88 (10.37%) OO
11 83 (9.78%) BDD
12 64 (7.54%) Web Development
13 61 (7.18%) Business Intelligence
14 56 (6.60%) Open Source
15 50 (5.89%) Pair Programming
16 46 (5.42%) Unit Testing
17 41 (4.83%) SOA
18 34 (4.00%) Kanban
19 31 (3.65%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 415 (48.88%) JavaScript
2 277 (32.63%) Java
3 198 (23.32%) C#
4 175 (20.61%) SQL
5 98 (11.54%) PHP
6 80 (9.42%) Java 8
7 77 (9.07%) Python
8 67 (7.89%) T-SQL
9 45 (5.30%) Scala
10 20 (2.36%) PHP 7
11 18 (2.12%) Groovy
12 15 (1.77%) ES6
13 14 (1.65%) Go
13 14 (1.65%) PowerShell
13 14 (1.65%) Ruby
13 14 (1.65%) TypeScript
14 10 (1.18%) Clojure
14 10 (1.18%) Kotlin
15 8 (0.94%) Objective-C
15 8 (0.94%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 26 (3.06%) Security Cleared
2 18 (2.12%) BPSS Clearance
3 17 (2.00%) Degree
4 13 (1.53%) SC Cleared
5 6 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (0.59%) BC Cleared
7 2 (0.24%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.12%) ISEB
8 1 (0.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.12%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.12%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (1.88%) GDPR
2 12 (1.41%) PMO
3 9 (1.06%) QA
4 4 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.35%) WCAG
6 2 (0.24%) WAI
7 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.12%) Solvency II
System Software
1 90 (10.60%) Docker
2 10 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (0.59%) Apache Flume
4 3 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.24%) vSphere
6 1 (0.12%) HDFS
6 1 (0.12%) Xen
Systems Management
1 30 (3.53%) Puppet
2 28 (3.30%) Ansible
3 18 (2.12%) Terraform
4 14 (1.65%) Rancher
5 10 (1.18%) Grafana
6 8 (0.94%) Graylog
7 7 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (0.59%) CFEngine
8 5 (0.59%) Salt
9 4 (0.47%) Oracle Identity Management
9 4 (0.47%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 3 (0.35%) Kibana
10 3 (0.35%) Oozie
11 2 (0.24%) Kubernetes
12 1 (0.12%) Hadoop YARN
12 1 (0.12%) Prometheus
12 1 (0.12%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 59 (6.95%) Microsoft
2 29 (3.42%) Oracle
3 28 (3.30%) Zend
4 24 (2.83%) Sitecore
5 23 (2.71%) Splunk
6 16 (1.88%) Adobe
7 10 (1.18%) Informatica
8 9 (1.06%) IBM
9 8 (0.94%) Coverity
9 8 (0.94%) Hortonworks
9 8 (0.94%) MuleSoft
9 8 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (0.82%) Red Hat
10 7 (0.82%) ServiceNow
11 6 (0.71%) Capita
11 6 (0.71%) Google
12 5 (0.59%) Dell
12 5 (0.59%) SAP
12 5 (0.59%) Software AG
12 5 (0.59%) TIBCO