Period
to 20 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 100 119 125
Rank change year-on-year +19 +6 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 39 15 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.55% 0.69% 1.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.62% 0.70% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 7 22
Leeds median daily rate £425 £430 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +32.31% +1.56%
10th Percentile £358 £363 £310
90th Percentile £528 £471 £507
West Yorkshire median daily rate £404 £430 £325
% change year-on-year -6.10% +32.31% +0.78%
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 2,407 2,139 2,774
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.86% 97.81% 95.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,671 1,468 1,918
Leeds median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +9.59%
10th Percentile £305 £275 £288
90th Percentile £550 £545 £550
West Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 33 43
Leeds median hourly rate £16.81 £16.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.03% +23.08% -4.38%
10th Percentile £10.05 £10.53 £9.84
90th Percentile £29.83 £28.81 £22.55
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £12.25
% change year-on-year +10.71% +14.29% -8.65%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 22 (56.41%) Java
2 19 (48.72%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (43.59%) Microservices
4 15 (38.46%) JavaScript
5 14 (35.90%) Docker
6 11 (28.21%) C#
6 11 (28.21%) MySQL
7 10 (25.64%) Test Automation
7 10 (25.64%) Jenkins
8 9 (23.08%) Git (software)
8 9 (23.08%) SQL
8 9 (23.08%) Software Engineering
8 9 (23.08%) TDD
9 8 (20.51%) AngularJS
9 8 (20.51%) NoSQL
9 8 (20.51%) MongoDB
10 7 (17.95%) Node.js
10 7 (17.95%) .NET
10 7 (17.95%) DevOps
11 6 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web API
11 6 (15.38%) SDET
11 6 (15.38%) Terraform
11 6 (15.38%) HTML
11 6 (15.38%) CSS
11 6 (15.38%) MVC
11 6 (15.38%) Scrum
11 6 (15.38%) REST
11 6 (15.38%) BDD
11 6 (15.38%) Open Source
12 5 (12.82%) Security Cleared

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 3 (7.69%) Anypoint
1 3 (7.69%) CMS
1 3 (7.69%) Confluence
1 3 (7.69%) Mule
2 2 (5.13%) Apache
2 2 (5.13%) Apache Spark
2 2 (5.13%) WordPress
3 1 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.56%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (7.69%) Slack
2 1 (2.56%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.56%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.56%) PaaS
2 1 (2.56%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.69%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.21%) MySQL
2 8 (20.51%) MongoDB
2 8 (20.51%) NoSQL
3 5 (12.82%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (10.26%) Big Data
4 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
5 3 (7.69%) Apache Hive
5 3 (7.69%) Hadoop
6 1 (2.56%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (2.56%) HBase
6 1 (2.56%) Neo4j
6 1 (2.56%) Parquet
6 1 (2.56%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (25.64%) Jenkins
2 9 (23.08%) Git (software)
3 5 (12.82%) Selenium
4 4 (10.26%) Cucumber
5 3 (7.69%) JIRA
6 2 (5.13%) Artifactory
6 2 (5.13%) Maven
6 2 (5.13%) SpecFlow
6 2 (5.13%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.56%) Hudson
7 1 (2.56%) Jasmine
7 1 (2.56%) JUnit
7 1 (2.56%) Mocha
7 1 (2.56%) SoapUI
7 1 (2.56%) Subversion
7 1 (2.56%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (10.26%) Marketing
2 1 (2.56%) Banking
2 1 (2.56%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Games
2 1 (2.56%) Online Betting
2 1 (2.56%) Retail
2 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.51%) AngularJS
2 7 (17.95%) .NET
2 7 (17.95%) Node.js
3 6 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web API
3 6 (15.38%) CSS
3 6 (15.38%) HTML
3 6 (15.38%) REST
4 5 (12.82%) ASP.NET
4 5 (12.82%) Kafka
5 4 (10.26%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (10.26%) jQuery
5 4 (10.26%) SOAP
5 4 (10.26%) Spring
5 4 (10.26%) Vue.js
6 3 (7.69%) ActiveMQ
6 3 (7.69%) Django
6 3 (7.69%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (7.69%) React
6 3 (7.69%) RESTful
7 2 (5.13%) Spring Batch
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Mobile App
1 4 (10.26%) User Experience
2 2 (5.13%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (5.13%) NHS
3 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.26%) Linux
2 3 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.56%) Android
3 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (48.72%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (43.59%) Microservices
3 10 (25.64%) Test Automation
4 9 (23.08%) Software Engineering
4 9 (23.08%) TDD
5 7 (17.95%) DevOps
6 6 (15.38%) BDD
6 6 (15.38%) MVC
6 6 (15.38%) Open Source
6 6 (15.38%) Scrum
6 6 (15.38%) SDET
7 5 (12.82%) E-Commerce
8 4 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (10.26%) OO
9 3 (7.69%) Coaching
9 3 (7.69%) High Availability
9 3 (7.69%) OOP
9 3 (7.69%) SDLC
9 3 (7.69%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 22 (56.41%) Java
2 15 (38.46%) JavaScript
3 11 (28.21%) C#
4 9 (23.08%) SQL
5 4 (10.26%) PHP
5 4 (10.26%) Python
6 3 (7.69%) T-SQL
7 2 (5.13%) C++
7 2 (5.13%) Scala
8 1 (2.56%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.56%) ES6
8 1 (2.56%) Go
8 1 (2.56%) Groovy
8 1 (2.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (12.82%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.26%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.56%) ISEB
3 1 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.56%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) GDPR
System Software
1 14 (35.90%) Docker
2 1 (2.56%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (15.38%) Terraform
2 4 (10.26%) Ansible
2 4 (10.26%) Rancher
3 3 (7.69%) Puppet
4 2 (5.13%) Grafana
4 2 (5.13%) Graylog
5 1 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (7.69%) MuleSoft
2 2 (5.13%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.56%) Micro Focus
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.56%) Sitecore
3 1 (2.56%) Sun