The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Developer
Rank 78 73 82
Rank change year-on-year -5 +9  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 10 25 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.99% 1.75% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 1.81% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 16 9
Median daily rate £375 £323 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.27% -14.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £295 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £404 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year - +25.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 981 1378 1101
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 97.22% 96.63% 94.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 655 961 724
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 30 40
Median hourly rate £14.20 £12.00 £12.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.33% -3.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £21.20 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds that featured Software Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Leeds

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Developer in Leeds

Software Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Developer in Leeds

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 22 (88.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (56.00%) JavaScript
2 14 (56.00%) AngularJS
3 12 (48.00%) Java
4 10 (40.00%) HTML
4 10 (40.00%) .NET
5 8 (32.00%) C#
5 8 (32.00%) MVC
6 7 (28.00%) ASP.NET
6 7 (28.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (28.00%) ASP.NET Web API
7 6 (24.00%) TDD
8 5 (20.00%) Scrum
8 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
8 5 (20.00%) SQL
8 5 (20.00%) MongoDB
9 4 (16.00%) SOLID
9 4 (16.00%) Node.js
9 4 (16.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (16.00%) Git (software)
9 4 (16.00%) T-SQL
9 4 (16.00%) Python
10 3 (12.00%) SOA
10 3 (12.00%) Linux
10 3 (12.00%) Web Services
10 3 (12.00%) Ruby
10 3 (12.00%) .NET Framework
10 3 (12.00%) Kanban
10 3 (12.00%) Open Source
10 3 (12.00%) Jenkins

Software Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 2 (8.00%) Apache Solr
1 2 (8.00%) CMS
1 2 (8.00%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (8.00%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (4.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) MongoDB
1 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (8.00%) MySQL
2 2 (8.00%) NoSQL
2 2 (8.00%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (8.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (12.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (8.00%) Calabash
3 2 (8.00%) Grunt
3 2 (8.00%) Jasmine
3 2 (8.00%) JUnit
4 1 (4.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (4.00%) JIRA
4 1 (4.00%) Selenium
4 1 (4.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (8.00%) Back Office
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (56.00%) AngularJS
2 10 (40.00%) .NET
2 10 (40.00%) HTML
3 7 (28.00%) ASP.NET
3 7 (28.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 7 (28.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (16.00%) Node.js
5 3 (12.00%) .NET Framework
5 3 (12.00%) Web Services
6 2 (8.00%) Ajax
6 2 (8.00%) jQuery
6 2 (8.00%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (8.00%) WCF
7 1 (4.00%) Castle Windsor
7 1 (4.00%) CSS
7 1 (4.00%) Entity Framework
7 1 (4.00%) NHibernate
7 1 (4.00%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (4.00%) React
7 1 (4.00%) Spring.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.00%) NHS
2 1 (4.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (4.00%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Linux
2 2 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (88.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (32.00%) MVC
3 6 (24.00%) TDD
4 5 (20.00%) Scrum
5 4 (16.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (16.00%) SOLID
6 3 (12.00%) Kanban
6 3 (12.00%) Open Source
6 3 (12.00%) SOA
7 2 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (8.00%) Front End Development
7 2 (8.00%) Mentoring
7 2 (8.00%) Microservices
7 2 (8.00%) OO
7 2 (8.00%) OOP
7 2 (8.00%) Software Engineering
8 1 (4.00%) Exploratory Testing
8 1 (4.00%) Functional Testing
8 1 (4.00%) Software Architecture
8 1 (4.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 14 (56.00%) JavaScript
2 12 (48.00%) Java
3 8 (32.00%) C#
4 5 (20.00%) SQL
5 4 (16.00%) Python
5 4 (16.00%) T-SQL
6 3 (12.00%) Ruby
7 1 (4.00%) Perl
7 1 (4.00%) Scala
7 1 (4.00%) VB
7 1 (4.00%) VB.NET
7 1 (4.00%) VB6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Ansible
1 1 (4.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (8.00%) Red Hat
1 2 (8.00%) Sitecore
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle