The median contractor rate for a Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wakefield during the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Developer
West Yorkshire / Wakefield
Rank 3 1 3
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 7 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wakefield 17.50% 25.81% 17.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 18.42% 25.81% 17.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 4
Median daily rate £400 £300 £228
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +31.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £260 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £320 £332
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year -5.32% +17.36%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Wakefield. 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
Wakefield
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 38 31 29
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wakefield 95.00% 100.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 17 15
Median daily rate £450 £300 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% +33.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 4
Median hourly rate £15.84 £12.50 £9.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.70% +27.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.96 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 £14.50 £10.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Wakefield

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

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Wakefield

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wakefield

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in Wakefield

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wakefield

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Wakefield over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in Wakefield

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wakefield

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in Wakefield

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wakefield

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, 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 Wakefield region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 7 (53.85%) Mule
1 7 (53.85%) MuleSoft
2 6 (46.15%) Anypoint
2 6 (46.15%) Java
2 6 (46.15%) XML
2 6 (46.15%) Tomcat
2 6 (46.15%) Java EE
3 4 (30.77%) PHP
3 4 (30.77%) MySQL
4 3 (23.08%) OpenCart
4 3 (23.08%) MVC
4 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
5 2 (15.38%) Finance
5 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
5 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
5 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (15.38%) .NET
6 1 (7.69%) NoSQL
6 1 (7.69%) Retail
6 1 (7.69%) REST
6 1 (7.69%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (7.69%) Coaching
6 1 (7.69%) User Experience
6 1 (7.69%) ERP
6 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
6 1 (7.69%) CRM
6 1 (7.69%) OOP
6 1 (7.69%) C#

Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Wakefield 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 (53.85%) Mule
2 6 (46.15%) Anypoint
2 6 (46.15%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 3 (23.08%) OpenCart
2 1 (7.69%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (7.69%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) MySQL
2 1 (7.69%) NoSQL
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) Java EE
1 6 (46.15%) XML
2 2 (15.38%) .NET
2 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (7.69%) CSS
3 1 (7.69%) HTML
3 1 (7.69%) REST
3 1 (7.69%) Symfony
3 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) MVC
1 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
2 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
3 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (7.69%) Coaching
3 1 (7.69%) CRM
3 1 (7.69%) ERP
3 1 (7.69%) OOP
3 1 (7.69%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (7.69%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) Java
2 4 (30.77%) PHP
3 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.69%) C#
4 1 (7.69%) SQL
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) MuleSoft
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Zend