Period
to 9 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 9 December 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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 110 126 110
Rank change year-on-year +16 -16 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 27 14 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.15% 0.62% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.20% 0.65% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 5 18
Leeds median daily rate £463 £430 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.56% +4.24% +21.32%
10th Percentile £358 £375 £307
90th Percentile £549 £445 £463
West Yorkshire median daily rate £375 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -11.76% +6.25% +25.00%
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 2,244 2,169 2,492
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.45% 96.57% 95.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,565 1,533 1,647
Leeds median daily rate £425 £409 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.04% +2.13% +5.26%
10th Percentile £304 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £549 £550
West Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 42 47
Leeds median hourly rate £17.00 £20.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.07% +57.69% -13.33%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.51 £10.02
90th Percentile £25.00 £40.00 £30.30
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.50 £14.35 £12.50
% change year-on-year +8.01% +14.80% -8.05%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 14 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (48.15%) Java
3 12 (44.44%) Test Automation
3 12 (44.44%) NoSQL
3 12 (44.44%) Microservices
4 11 (40.74%) JavaScript
4 11 (40.74%) SQL
5 10 (37.04%) Linux
6 9 (33.33%) MySQL
6 9 (33.33%) TDD
6 9 (33.33%) Git (software)
6 9 (33.33%) BDD
7 8 (29.63%) REST
7 8 (29.63%) Software Engineering
7 8 (29.63%) JIRA
7 8 (29.63%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (29.63%) C#
8 7 (25.93%) Cucumber
8 7 (25.93%) Confluence
9 6 (22.22%) MongoDB
9 6 (22.22%) Node.js
9 6 (22.22%) Mentoring
9 6 (22.22%) Coaching
9 6 (22.22%) Slack
9 6 (22.22%) SDLC
9 6 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
10 5 (18.52%) SOAP
10 5 (18.52%) Python
10 5 (18.52%) SDET

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 7 (25.93%) Confluence
2 4 (14.81%) Anypoint
2 4 (14.81%) Mule
3 2 (7.41%) Apache Spark
3 2 (7.41%) CMS
3 2 (7.41%) WordPress
4 1 (3.70%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 6 (22.22%) Slack
2 5 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (3.70%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (44.44%) NoSQL
2 9 (33.33%) MySQL
3 8 (29.63%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (22.22%) MongoDB
5 4 (14.81%) Hadoop
6 3 (11.11%) Big Data
7 1 (3.70%) Apache Hive
7 1 (3.70%) HBase
7 1 (3.70%) Parquet
7 1 (3.70%) RDBMS
7 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
7 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 8 (29.63%) JIRA
3 7 (25.93%) Cucumber
4 4 (14.81%) Selenium
5 3 (11.11%) Jenkins
6 2 (7.41%) Gatling
6 2 (7.41%) JMeter
6 2 (7.41%) Maven
6 2 (7.41%) NeoLoad
7 1 (3.70%) Bitbucket
7 1 (3.70%) Hudson
7 1 (3.70%) IntelliJ
7 1 (3.70%) PyCharm
7 1 (3.70%) SoapUI
7 1 (3.70%) TestNG
7 1 (3.70%) Vagrant
7 1 (3.70%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (3.70%) Games
1 1 (3.70%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (29.63%) REST
2 6 (22.22%) Node.js
3 5 (18.52%) SOAP
4 4 (14.81%) .NET
4 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (11.11%) AngularJS
5 3 (11.11%) CSS
5 3 (11.11%) Django
5 3 (11.11%) HTML
6 2 (7.41%) Kafka
7 1 (3.70%) .NET Core
7 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
7 1 (3.70%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (3.70%) J2EE
7 1 (3.70%) JSON
7 1 (3.70%) Spring
7 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) User Experience
2 1 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (37.04%) Linux
2 6 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (44.44%) Microservices
2 12 (44.44%) Test Automation
3 9 (33.33%) BDD
3 9 (33.33%) TDD
4 8 (29.63%) Software Engineering
5 6 (22.22%) Coaching
5 6 (22.22%) Mentoring
5 6 (22.22%) SDLC
6 5 (18.52%) SDET
7 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (11.11%) OO
8 2 (7.41%) EAI
8 2 (7.41%) MVC
8 2 (7.41%) Open Source
8 2 (7.41%) Test Management
8 2 (7.41%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
8 2 (7.41%) UX Design
8 2 (7.41%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (48.15%) Java
2 11 (40.74%) JavaScript
2 11 (40.74%) SQL
3 8 (29.63%) C#
4 5 (18.52%) Python
5 3 (11.11%) C++
6 2 (7.41%) Scala
7 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
7 1 (3.70%) Go
7 1 (3.70%) Groovy
7 1 (3.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
1 1 (3.70%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) Docker
2 1 (3.70%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (7.41%) Puppet
2 1 (3.70%) Ansible
2 1 (3.70%) Grafana
2 1 (3.70%) Graphite
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) MuleSoft
2 1 (3.70%) Atlassian
2 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
2 1 (3.70%) Sun