Period
to 21 June 2018

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

Software Developer
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 108 114 112
Rank change year-on-year +6 -2 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 45 20 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.77% 0.95% 1.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.85% 0.97% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 11 27
Leeds median daily rate £425 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +19.23% +1.56%
10th Percentile £336 £330 £288
90th Percentile £535 £445 £475
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £388 £320
% change year-on-year +9.68% +21.09% -1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Leeds median hourly rate - - -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -

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 2,437 2,061 2,772
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.98% 97.82% 96.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,680 1,378 1,941
Leeds median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £280 £275 £288
90th Percentile £538 £550 £575
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 28 50
Leeds median hourly rate £20.24 £14.35 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.06% +14.80% +0.64%
10th Percentile £10.53 £10.95 £9.50
90th Percentile £41.00 £27.11 £22.25
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £12.18 £13.00
% change year-on-year +23.20% -6.35% -4.38%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

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 6 months to 21 June 2018.

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 21 June 2018, Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 26 (57.78%) Java
2 23 (51.11%) JavaScript
3 22 (48.89%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (42.22%) Jenkins
5 18 (40.00%) Microservices
6 15 (33.33%) Git (software)
6 15 (33.33%) TDD
6 15 (33.33%) SQL
6 15 (33.33%) MySQL
6 15 (33.33%) Docker
7 14 (31.11%) C#
8 13 (28.89%) .NET
8 13 (28.89%) Software Engineering
8 13 (28.89%) Scrum
8 13 (28.89%) Test Automation
8 13 (28.89%) MongoDB
9 12 (26.67%) Node.js
9 12 (26.67%) Open Source
10 11 (24.44%) BDD
11 10 (22.22%) Cucumber
11 10 (22.22%) HTML
11 10 (22.22%) CSS
11 10 (22.22%) Terraform
12 9 (20.00%) Kafka
12 9 (20.00%) AngularJS
12 9 (20.00%) ASP.NET
12 9 (20.00%) Linux
12 9 (20.00%) NoSQL
12 9 (20.00%) Confluence
12 9 (20.00%) jQuery

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 9 (20.00%) Confluence
2 6 (13.33%) Apache
3 2 (4.44%) CMS
4 1 (2.22%) Anypoint
4 1 (2.22%) Kentico
4 1 (2.22%) Mule
4 1 (2.22%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 8 (17.78%) Slack
2 2 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.22%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.22%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.22%) PaaS
3 1 (2.22%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.67%) Skype
2 1 (2.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (33.33%) MySQL
2 13 (28.89%) MongoDB
3 9 (20.00%) NoSQL
4 8 (17.78%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (15.56%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (13.33%) Apache Hive
6 6 (13.33%) Big Data
6 6 (13.33%) SQL Server
7 1 (2.22%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 19 (42.22%) Jenkins
2 15 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 10 (22.22%) Cucumber
4 9 (20.00%) JIRA
5 7 (15.56%) Jasmine
5 7 (15.56%) JUnit
5 7 (15.56%) Selenium
6 6 (13.33%) Artifactory
7 3 (6.67%) SpecFlow
7 3 (6.67%) Visual Studio
8 2 (4.44%) Maven
9 1 (2.22%) Hudson
9 1 (2.22%) IBM UrbanCode
9 1 (2.22%) Mocha
9 1 (2.22%) MSBuild
9 1 (2.22%) Subversion
9 1 (2.22%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (8.89%) Marketing
2 2 (4.44%) Finance
3 1 (2.22%) Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Games
3 1 (2.22%) Online Betting
3 1 (2.22%) Retail
3 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (28.89%) .NET
2 12 (26.67%) Node.js
3 10 (22.22%) CSS
3 10 (22.22%) HTML
4 9 (20.00%) AngularJS
4 9 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 9 (20.00%) jQuery
4 9 (20.00%) Kafka
5 8 (17.78%) REST
5 8 (17.78%) Spring
6 7 (15.56%) ActiveMQ
6 7 (15.56%) RabbitMQ
6 7 (15.56%) Spring Boot
7 6 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (13.33%) Spring Batch
7 6 (13.33%) Spring Security
8 5 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (8.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (8.89%) Vue (Vue.js)
10 3 (6.67%) React
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) User Experience
2 3 (6.67%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.44%) NHS
4 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.00%) Linux
2 8 (17.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (6.67%) Android
3 3 (6.67%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (48.89%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (40.00%) Microservices
3 15 (33.33%) TDD
4 13 (28.89%) Scrum
4 13 (28.89%) Software Engineering
4 13 (28.89%) Test Automation
5 12 (26.67%) Open Source
6 11 (24.44%) BDD
7 8 (17.78%) Coaching
7 8 (17.78%) Mentoring
7 8 (17.78%) SFIA
8 7 (15.56%) DevOps
8 7 (15.56%) Kanban
8 7 (15.56%) MVC
9 6 (13.33%) E-Commerce
9 6 (13.33%) Integration Testing
9 6 (13.33%) SDET
10 4 (8.89%) SDLC
11 3 (6.67%) API Testing
11 3 (6.67%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 26 (57.78%) Java
2 23 (51.11%) JavaScript
3 15 (33.33%) SQL
4 14 (31.11%) C#
5 6 (13.33%) PHP
6 4 (8.89%) T-SQL
7 2 (4.44%) Python
7 2 (4.44%) VB
7 2 (4.44%) VB6
8 1 (2.22%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.22%) ES6
8 1 (2.22%) Go
8 1 (2.22%) Groovy
8 1 (2.22%) Java 8
8 1 (2.22%) Ruby
8 1 (2.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (8.89%) SC Cleared
1 4 (8.89%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.22%) ISEB
2 1 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) GDPR
System Software
1 15 (33.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (22.22%) Terraform
2 7 (15.56%) Puppet
3 6 (13.33%) Grafana
3 6 (13.33%) Graylog
4 4 (8.89%) Ansible
4 4 (8.89%) Rancher
5 1 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (17.78%) Red Hat
2 4 (8.89%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.22%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.22%) Micro Focus
3 1 (2.22%) MuleSoft
3 1 (2.22%) Sitecore