Period
to 22 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 22 May 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 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 844 754 906
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 33.36% 35.82% 30.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 34.58% 36.69% 32.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 612 568 701
Leeds median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £305 £306 £295
90th Percentile £494 £500 £506
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Leeds median hourly rate - - £9.00
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - £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 2,441 2,055 2,821
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.48% 97.62% 96.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,679 1,361 1,966
Leeds median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £275 £275 £275
90th Percentile £538 £550 £575
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £396
% change year-on-year - +1.14% +9.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 31 54
Leeds median hourly rate £21.50 £13.60 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.15% +8.76% +0.64%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.50 £9.50
90th Percentile £42.40 £29.13 £19.93
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.83 £12.25 £12.50
% change year-on-year +21.02% -2.00% -8.05%

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 May 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 May 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.

1 490 (58.06%) Agile Software Development
2 404 (47.87%) JavaScript
3 266 (31.52%) Java
3 266 (31.52%) TDD
4 258 (30.57%) HTML
5 237 (28.08%) CSS
6 231 (27.37%) C#
7 230 (27.25%) .NET
8 173 (20.50%) SQL
9 167 (19.79%) Git (software)
10 166 (19.67%) ASP.NET
11 164 (19.43%) SQL Server
12 163 (19.31%) Microservices
13 162 (19.19%) MVC
14 161 (19.08%) AngularJS
15 139 (16.47%) React
16 133 (15.76%) Spring
17 127 (15.05%) Scrum
18 115 (13.63%) Test Automation
19 112 (13.27%) ASP.NET Web API
20 107 (12.68%) Node.js
21 105 (12.44%) jQuery
22 102 (12.09%) Continuous Integration
22 102 (12.09%) Software Engineering
23 101 (11.97%) Spring Boot
24 99 (11.73%) ASP.NET MVC
25 98 (11.61%) OO
25 98 (11.61%) Front End Development
26 95 (11.26%) BDD
27 94 (11.14%) Java 8

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 33 (3.91%) CMS
2 29 (3.44%) Apache
3 26 (3.08%) Confluence
4 19 (2.25%) Apache Spark
5 18 (2.13%) Sitecore CMS
5 18 (2.13%) Tomcat
6 14 (1.66%) WordPress
7 13 (1.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 12 (1.42%) SharePoint
9 11 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
9 11 (1.30%) SAS
10 9 (1.07%) nginx
11 7 (0.83%) WebSphere
12 6 (0.71%) Apache Pig
13 5 (0.59%) Umbraco
14 4 (0.47%) JBoss
15 3 (0.36%) IIS
15 3 (0.36%) OpenStack
15 3 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
15 3 (0.36%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (0.71%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.24%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.12%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 8 (0.95%) Magento
2 2 (0.24%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.24%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.12%) Maximo
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.12%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 53 (6.28%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (4.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (1.66%) Slack
4 13 (1.54%) GitHub
5 6 (0.71%) npm
5 6 (0.71%) Rackspace Cloud
6 5 (0.59%) Amazon S3
6 5 (0.59%) Office 365
7 4 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.36%) Force.com
8 3 (0.36%) IaaS
8 3 (0.36%) PaaS
8 3 (0.36%) SaaS
8 3 (0.36%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 3 (0.36%) Trello
9 2 (0.24%) Boomi
9 2 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.24%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.59%) Skype
2 3 (0.36%) HTTP
2 3 (0.36%) Internet
3 2 (0.24%) AMQP
3 2 (0.24%) SMS
4 1 (0.12%) DHCP
4 1 (0.12%) DNS
4 1 (0.12%) Firewall
4 1 (0.12%) FTP
4 1 (0.12%) Intranet
4 1 (0.12%) IPsec
4 1 (0.12%) SSL
4 1 (0.12%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (19.43%) SQL Server
2 66 (7.82%) NoSQL
3 47 (5.57%) Big Data
4 46 (5.45%) MySQL
5 44 (5.21%) PostgreSQL
6 31 (3.67%) MongoDB
7 30 (3.55%) Data Warehouse
8 27 (3.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 22 (2.61%) SQL Server 2008
10 21 (2.49%) SQL Server 2012
11 20 (2.37%) Apache Hive
12 18 (2.13%) Hadoop
12 18 (2.13%) Relational Database
12 18 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 16 (1.90%) Riak
14 14 (1.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 13 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
16 11 (1.30%) SQL Server 2014
17 10 (1.18%) Power BI
18 8 (0.95%) HBase
Development Applications
1 167 (19.79%) Git (software)
2 92 (10.90%) Jenkins
3 68 (8.06%) Maven
4 37 (4.38%) JIRA
5 34 (4.03%) Octopus Deploy
6 29 (3.44%) Selenium
6 29 (3.44%) Subversion
7 28 (3.32%) Visual Studio
8 23 (2.73%) Team Foundation Server
9 21 (2.49%) Cucumber
9 21 (2.49%) gulp
9 21 (2.49%) Mercurial
10 19 (2.25%) Grunt
10 19 (2.25%) JUnit
11 18 (2.13%) Jasmine
12 14 (1.66%) NUnit
13 13 (1.54%) MSTest
13 13 (1.54%) webpack
14 12 (1.42%) Mockito
15 11 (1.30%) Babel
General
1 48 (5.69%) Finance
2 25 (2.96%) Banking
3 22 (2.61%) Retail
4 17 (2.01%) Marketing
5 10 (1.18%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.07%) Games
7 5 (0.59%) Local Government
8 3 (0.36%) Advertising
8 3 (0.36%) Law
8 3 (0.36%) Legal
8 3 (0.36%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.36%) Publishing
9 1 (0.12%) Automotive
9 1 (0.12%) Electronics
9 1 (0.12%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.12%) Online Betting
9 1 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.12%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 258 (30.57%) HTML
2 237 (28.08%) CSS
3 230 (27.25%) .NET
4 166 (19.67%) ASP.NET
5 161 (19.08%) AngularJS
6 139 (16.47%) React
7 133 (15.76%) Spring
8 112 (13.27%) ASP.NET Web API
9 107 (12.68%) Node.js
10 105 (12.44%) jQuery
11 101 (11.97%) Spring Boot
12 99 (11.73%) ASP.NET MVC
13 83 (9.83%) RESTful
14 79 (9.36%) HTML5
15 78 (9.24%) Hibernate
16 68 (8.06%) CSS3
17 65 (7.70%) Vue (Vue.js)
18 57 (6.75%) REST
19 56 (6.64%) Web Services
20 54 (6.40%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 42 (4.98%) User Experience
2 30 (3.55%) Enterprise Software
3 26 (3.08%) Greenfield Project
4 22 (2.61%) Mobile App
5 21 (2.49%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (1.78%) Self-Motivation
7 13 (1.54%) NHS
8 11 (1.30%) Algorithms
9 10 (1.18%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.36%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.36%) Digital Media
10 3 (0.36%) iPad
10 3 (0.36%) iPhone
10 3 (0.36%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (0.36%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.24%) AS400
11 2 (0.24%) FMCG
11 2 (0.24%) iSeries
11 2 (0.24%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.24%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 57 (6.75%) Linux
2 31 (3.67%) Apple iOS
3 28 (3.32%) Android
4 16 (1.90%) Windows
5 13 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (1.42%) Unix
7 3 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (0.24%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.24%) VMS
8 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.12%) CentOS
9 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 490 (58.06%) Agile Software Development
2 266 (31.52%) TDD
3 163 (19.31%) Microservices
4 162 (19.19%) MVC
5 127 (15.05%) Scrum
6 115 (13.63%) Test Automation
7 102 (12.09%) Continuous Integration
7 102 (12.09%) Software Engineering
8 98 (11.61%) Front End Development
8 98 (11.61%) OO
9 95 (11.26%) BDD
10 82 (9.72%) Web Development
11 77 (9.12%) E-Commerce
12 56 (6.64%) Business Intelligence
13 46 (5.45%) Unit Testing
14 40 (4.74%) Open Source
15 38 (4.50%) Mentoring
16 37 (4.38%) Kanban
16 37 (4.38%) SOA
17 35 (4.15%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 404 (47.87%) JavaScript
2 266 (31.52%) Java
3 231 (27.37%) C#
4 173 (20.50%) SQL
5 94 (11.14%) Java 8
6 73 (8.65%) PHP
7 72 (8.53%) Python
7 72 (8.53%) T-SQL
8 26 (3.08%) Scala
9 19 (2.25%) Ruby
10 16 (1.90%) PowerShell
10 16 (1.90%) VB.NET
11 14 (1.66%) Objective-C
12 12 (1.42%) C++
13 11 (1.30%) TypeScript
14 10 (1.18%) Kotlin
15 9 (1.07%) VB
16 8 (0.95%) VB6
17 7 (0.83%) ABAP
17 7 (0.83%) ES6
Qualifications
1 22 (2.61%) Security Cleared
2 12 (1.42%) Degree
3 8 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
3 8 (0.95%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.36%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.24%) BC Cleared
5 2 (0.24%) DBS Check
5 2 (0.24%) MCSE
5 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.12%) ISEB
6 1 (0.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.13%) QA
2 11 (1.30%) GDPR
3 9 (1.07%) PMO
4 3 (0.36%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 73 (8.65%) Docker
2 5 (0.59%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.12%) Xen
Systems Management
1 29 (3.44%) Puppet
2 23 (2.73%) Ansible
3 14 (1.66%) Terraform
4 13 (1.54%) Rancher
5 10 (1.18%) Grafana
5 10 (1.18%) Graylog
6 5 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.47%) Oracle Identity Management
7 4 (0.47%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 3 (0.36%) CFEngine
8 3 (0.36%) Kubernetes
8 3 (0.36%) Oozie
8 3 (0.36%) Salt
9 1 (0.12%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.12%) Kibana
9 1 (0.12%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 62 (7.35%) Microsoft
2 34 (4.03%) Sitecore
3 24 (2.84%) Oracle
4 22 (2.61%) Splunk
5 20 (2.37%) Xamarin
6 13 (1.54%) Adobe
7 12 (1.42%) Zend
8 11 (1.30%) SAP
9 10 (1.18%) IBM
9 10 (1.18%) Red Hat
10 7 (0.83%) Google
10 7 (0.83%) Informatica
10 7 (0.83%) ServiceNow
11 6 (0.71%) Coverity
11 6 (0.71%) Rackspace
12 5 (0.59%) Cognos
12 5 (0.59%) Hortonworks
13 4 (0.47%) Capita
13 4 (0.47%) Tableau
14 3 (0.36%) Salesforce.com