Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 21 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.

Senior Developer
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 98 80
Rank change year-on-year +13 -18 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 53 47 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 2.34% 1.81% 2.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.43% 1.89% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 35 44
Leeds median daily rate £425 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% -5.26% +40.74%
10th Percentile £313 £365 £325
90th Percentile £521 £500 £575
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £450 £451
% change year-on-year -5.56% -0.33% +11.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Leeds median hourly rate - - £37.04
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - £37.04

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 2184 2492 3062
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.51% 95.88% 94.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1545 1658 2117
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 £563 £539
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 43 97
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 £10.60 £10.20 £8.84
90th Percentile £40.00 £31.35 £35.82
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £13.00 £13.60
% change year-on-year +9.23% -4.38% +9.24%

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

Job postings that featured Senior Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leeds.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in Leeds

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior Developer in Leeds.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Developer in Leeds

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Developer in Leeds over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Developer in Leeds

Senior Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Developer in Leeds.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Developer in Leeds

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Senior 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 Senior Developer in the job title.

1 26 (49.06%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (47.17%) Java
3 22 (41.51%) SQL Server
4 21 (39.62%) JavaScript
5 20 (37.74%) SQL
5 20 (37.74%) TDD
5 20 (37.74%) SQL Server 2008
6 17 (32.08%) .NET
6 17 (32.08%) Spring
7 16 (30.19%) Octopus Deploy
8 14 (26.42%) AngularJS
8 14 (26.42%) Microservices
8 14 (26.42%) HTML
9 13 (24.53%) C#
9 13 (24.53%) MVC
9 13 (24.53%) RESTful
10 11 (20.75%) ASP.NET
10 11 (20.75%) CSS
10 11 (20.75%) Git (software)
10 11 (20.75%) SQL Server 2012
11 10 (18.87%) Jenkins
11 10 (18.87%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (18.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 10 (18.87%) Scrum
11 10 (18.87%) ETL
11 10 (18.87%) Microsoft
12 9 (16.98%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (16.98%) SOA
12 9 (16.98%) Finance
12 9 (16.98%) MCSE

Senior 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 1 (1.89%) Apache
1 1 (1.89%) Apache Spark
1 1 (1.89%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.89%) GitHub
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (41.51%) SQL Server
2 20 (37.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (20.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (18.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (16.98%) QlikView
6 5 (9.43%) NoSQL
7 4 (7.55%) MongoDB
8 2 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (1.89%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (1.89%) Apache Hive
9 1 (1.89%) Big Data
9 1 (1.89%) CouchDB
9 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.89%) Hadoop
9 1 (1.89%) HBase
9 1 (1.89%) MySQL
9 1 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (1.89%) Riak
9 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (1.89%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 16 (30.19%) Octopus Deploy
2 11 (20.75%) Git (software)
3 10 (18.87%) Jenkins
4 5 (9.43%) Maven
4 5 (9.43%) Visual Studio
5 4 (7.55%) Gradle
6 3 (5.66%) Hudson
6 3 (5.66%) JIRA
6 3 (5.66%) JUnit
7 2 (3.77%) Firebug
7 2 (3.77%) Hamcrest
8 1 (1.89%) AppVeyor
8 1 (1.89%) CircleCI
8 1 (1.89%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.89%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (1.89%) PHPUnit
8 1 (1.89%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (1.89%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.89%) Vagrant
General
1 9 (16.98%) Finance
2 1 (1.89%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (32.08%) .NET
1 17 (32.08%) Spring
2 14 (26.42%) AngularJS
2 14 (26.42%) HTML
3 13 (24.53%) RESTful
4 11 (20.75%) ASP.NET
4 11 (20.75%) CSS
5 9 (16.98%) HTML5
5 9 (16.98%) Spring Boot
6 8 (15.09%) ASP.NET Web API
6 8 (15.09%) CSS3
7 7 (13.21%) .NET Framework
7 7 (13.21%) ASP.NET Core
7 7 (13.21%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (13.21%) Sass
7 7 (13.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 5 (9.43%) ActiveMQ
8 5 (9.43%) Angular 2
8 5 (9.43%) RabbitMQ
8 5 (9.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.87%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.66%) Media Streaming
2 3 (5.66%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.89%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.55%) Android
2 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.89%) Linux
2 1 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (49.06%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (37.74%) TDD
3 14 (26.42%) Microservices
4 13 (24.53%) MVC
5 10 (18.87%) ETL
5 10 (18.87%) Scrum
6 9 (16.98%) Analytical Thinking
6 9 (16.98%) Performance Tuning
6 9 (16.98%) SOA
7 8 (15.09%) BDD
7 8 (15.09%) Web Development
8 5 (9.43%) E-Commerce
8 5 (9.43%) Test Automation
9 4 (7.55%) Android Development
9 4 (7.55%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (5.66%) Coaching
10 3 (5.66%) Kanban
10 3 (5.66%) OOP
10 3 (5.66%) Unit Testing
11 2 (3.77%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 25 (47.17%) Java
2 21 (39.62%) JavaScript
3 20 (37.74%) SQL
4 13 (24.53%) C#
5 6 (11.32%) T-SQL
6 5 (9.43%) TypeScript
7 3 (5.66%) Kotlin
7 3 (5.66%) PHP
8 2 (3.77%) Apex Code
8 2 (3.77%) PL/SQL
8 2 (3.77%) Python
9 1 (1.89%) C++
9 1 (1.89%) ES6
9 1 (1.89%) Groovy
9 1 (1.89%) Perl
9 1 (1.89%) Scala
9 1 (1.89%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.89%) VB
9 1 (1.89%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.89%) VB6
Qualifications
1 9 (16.98%) MCITP
1 9 (16.98%) MCSE
1 9 (16.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 9 (16.98%) Docker
2 1 (1.89%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 3 (5.66%) Kubernetes
1 3 (5.66%) Puppet
2 2 (3.77%) Ansible
2 2 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (18.87%) Microsoft
2 9 (16.98%) RedGate
3 2 (3.77%) Oracle
3 2 (3.77%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (3.77%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.89%) Informatica
4 1 (1.89%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.89%) Splunk
4 1 (1.89%) Talend
4 1 (1.89%) Zend