The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £430 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 3 months to 22 June 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.

Software Developer
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 92 89
Rank change year-on-year +10 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 11 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.01% 0.87% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 0.91% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 11
Median daily rate £430 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.30% +1.56%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +10.71% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% +2.56%  

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 1068 1431 1432
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 98.43% 96.04% 95.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 719 1017 1030
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £301 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 21 34
Median hourly rate £16.00 £12.00 £11.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +1.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.20 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.56 £22.50 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in Leeds over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Developer in Leeds

Software Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Developer in Leeds

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 15 (75.00%) SQL
2 13 (65.00%) .NET
3 12 (60.00%) C#
4 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (45.00%) TDD
6 8 (40.00%) MVC
6 8 (40.00%) JavaScript
6 8 (40.00%) Microservices
7 7 (35.00%) ASP.NET Web API
7 7 (35.00%) Open Source
7 7 (35.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (35.00%) MongoDB
7 7 (35.00%) NoSQL
7 7 (35.00%) Java
7 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
7 7 (35.00%) ASP.NET
8 6 (30.00%) T-SQL
8 6 (30.00%) Node.js
8 6 (30.00%) AngularJS
9 5 (25.00%) REST
9 5 (25.00%) Cucumber
9 5 (25.00%) BDD
9 5 (25.00%) Confluence
9 5 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (25.00%) Git (software)
9 5 (25.00%) Test Automation
9 5 (25.00%) SDLC
9 5 (25.00%) Slack
9 5 (25.00%) MySQL
9 5 (25.00%) Microsoft

Software 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 5 (25.00%) Confluence
2 3 (15.00%) CMS
2 3 (15.00%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (10.00%) Apache Solr
3 2 (10.00%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 5 (25.00%) Slack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (35.00%) MongoDB
1 7 (35.00%) NoSQL
1 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (25.00%) MySQL
2 5 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (20.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
5 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
5 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 5 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 5 (25.00%) JIRA
2 4 (20.00%) Jasmine
2 4 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (20.00%) JUnit
3 1 (5.00%) GitLab
3 1 (5.00%) Grunt
General
1 3 (15.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.00%) Back Office
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (65.00%) .NET
2 7 (35.00%) ASP.NET
2 7 (35.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 7 (35.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 6 (30.00%) AngularJS
3 6 (30.00%) Node.js
4 5 (25.00%) REST
5 4 (20.00%) jQuery
6 3 (15.00%) .NET Framework
6 3 (15.00%) Ajax
6 3 (15.00%) HTML
6 3 (15.00%) KnockoutJS
6 3 (15.00%) Web Services
7 2 (10.00%) CSS
7 2 (10.00%) WCF
8 1 (5.00%) HTML5
8 1 (5.00%) MSMQ
8 1 (5.00%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (5.00%) Spring
8 1 (5.00%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Linux
1 5 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (45.00%) TDD
3 8 (40.00%) Microservices
3 8 (40.00%) MVC
4 7 (35.00%) Open Source
5 5 (25.00%) BDD
5 5 (25.00%) SDLC
5 5 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 5 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 4 (20.00%) SOLID
7 3 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (15.00%) Front End Development
7 3 (15.00%) OOP
7 3 (15.00%) Scrum
7 3 (15.00%) SOA
8 2 (10.00%) Coaching
8 2 (10.00%) Mentoring
8 2 (10.00%) OO
9 1 (5.00%) Software Architecture
9 1 (5.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 15 (75.00%) SQL
2 12 (60.00%) C#
3 8 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 7 (35.00%) Java
5 6 (30.00%) T-SQL
6 3 (15.00%) Python
7 2 (10.00%) VB
7 2 (10.00%) VB.NET
7 2 (10.00%) VB6
8 1 (5.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (15.00%) SAP
3 3 (15.00%) Sitecore
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle