Period
to 26 May 2020

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £410 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 26 May 2020.

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.

Developer
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
26 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 320 763 1,030
As % of all contract jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 22.84% 25.87% 30.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 23.69% 27.13% 31.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 565 752
Median daily rate £410 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £313 £305
90th Percentile £538 £539 £494
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
Yorkshire median hourly rate - £35.00 £22.83
% change year-on-year - +53.31% -46.28%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire. 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
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies in West Yorkshire with a recognized job title 1,351 2,812 3,292
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.43% 95.35% 96.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 842 1,882 2,229
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £243 £262 £270
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 112 102
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.23 £14.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.83% +9.48% +20.16%
10th Percentile £10.87 £10.50 £9.81
90th Percentile £32.50 £25.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £15.86
% change year-on-year +12.90% -2.27% +24.39%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in West Yorkshire

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Developer in West Yorkshire.

Daily rate trend for Developer in West Yorkshire

Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Developer in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 26 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Developer in West Yorkshire

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Developer in West Yorkshire.

Hourly rate trend for Developer in West Yorkshire

Developer
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 26 May 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds 0 270 £413 -2.94% 77
Bradford -7 17 £425 +14.86% 9
Wakefield -3 7 £313 -40.48% 6
Halifax +6 3 £419 +4.69% 5
Huddersfield 0 3 £300 -20.00% 5
Developer
Yorkshire

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 May 2020, 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 West Yorkshire region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 116 (36.25%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (30.94%) Java
3 89 (27.81%) JavaScript
4 74 (23.13%) Azure
5 67 (20.94%) SQL
6 63 (19.69%) .NET
7 58 (18.13%) TDD
8 57 (17.81%) Microservices
9 55 (17.19%) C#
10 54 (16.88%) AWS
11 53 (16.56%) Git (software)
11 53 (16.56%) SQL Server
12 49 (15.31%) HTML
13 48 (15.00%) CSS
13 48 (15.00%) Java 8
14 42 (13.13%) React
14 42 (13.13%) Test Automation
15 41 (12.81%) Kubernetes
16 38 (11.88%) Docker
17 37 (11.56%) Microsoft
18 36 (11.25%) Node.js
19 34 (10.63%) BDD
19 34 (10.63%) Spring
20 33 (10.31%) Linux
20 33 (10.31%) AngularJS
21 32 (10.00%) Jenkins
22 31 (9.69%) Pair Programming
22 31 (9.69%) Web Development
23 30 (9.38%) Unix
23 30 (9.38%) Public Sector

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 12 (3.75%) BizTalk Server
2 11 (3.44%) Drupal
3 9 (2.81%) Confluence
4 6 (1.88%) WebSphere
5 4 (1.25%) JBoss
5 4 (1.25%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.25%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.94%) CMS
6 3 (0.94%) SAS
7 2 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.31%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.31%) IIS
8 1 (0.31%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.31%) Tuxedo
8 1 (0.31%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.31%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.25%) Sketch
3 3 (0.94%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 15 (4.69%) BusinessWorks
2 7 (2.19%) Magento
3 3 (0.94%) Shopify
4 1 (0.31%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 74 (23.13%) Azure
2 54 (16.88%) AWS
3 16 (5.00%) Power Platform
4 10 (3.13%) GitHub
5 7 (2.19%) Serverless
6 6 (1.88%) Kong
6 6 (1.88%) Slack
7 4 (1.25%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (0.94%) Apigee
8 3 (0.94%) GCP
8 3 (0.94%) Logic Apps
8 3 (0.94%) SaaS
9 2 (0.63%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.63%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.63%) Google Play
10 1 (0.31%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (0.31%) Cloudflare
10 1 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.31%) npm
10 1 (0.31%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.31%) HTTP
2 4 (1.25%) SMTP
2 4 (1.25%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.94%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.63%) DHCP
4 2 (0.63%) IGMP
4 2 (0.63%) IPv6
4 2 (0.63%) SSL
4 2 (0.63%) VoIP
5 1 (0.31%) DSL
5 1 (0.31%) Intranet
5 1 (0.31%) NFC
5 1 (0.31%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (16.56%) SQL Server
2 29 (9.06%) MongoDB
3 20 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (5.00%) Power BI
5 15 (4.69%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (4.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (3.44%) Relational Database
7 9 (2.81%) MySQL
7 9 (2.81%) Spotfire
8 8 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (2.19%) RDBMS
10 5 (1.56%) NoSQL
10 5 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (1.25%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (0.94%) Amazon Athena
12 3 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (0.94%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (0.94%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 53 (16.56%) Git (software)
2 32 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 20 (6.25%) Mockito
4 12 (3.75%) Sonatype Nexus
5 11 (3.44%) JIRA
6 10 (3.13%) Maven
7 9 (2.81%) Visual Studio
8 8 (2.50%) Xcode
9 7 (2.19%) SoapUI
9 7 (2.19%) SonarQube
9 7 (2.19%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (1.88%) Artifactory
10 6 (1.88%) GitLab
11 5 (1.56%) JUnit
12 4 (1.25%) Android Studio
12 4 (1.25%) CocoaPods
12 4 (1.25%) Postman
12 4 (1.25%) Selenium
13 3 (0.94%) Cucumber
13 3 (0.94%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 30 (9.38%) Public Sector
2 18 (5.63%) Finance
3 10 (3.13%) Banking
4 5 (1.56%) Law
5 4 (1.25%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.25%) Retail
6 3 (0.94%) Back Office
6 3 (0.94%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.63%) Local Government
7 2 (0.63%) Publishing
8 1 (0.31%) Games
8 1 (0.31%) Marketing
8 1 (0.31%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (19.69%) .NET
2 49 (15.31%) HTML
3 48 (15.00%) CSS
4 42 (13.13%) React
5 36 (11.25%) Node.js
6 34 (10.63%) Spring
7 33 (10.31%) AngularJS
8 29 (9.06%) XML
9 25 (7.81%) REST
10 24 (7.50%) Spring Boot
11 23 (7.19%) JAX-RS
11 23 (7.19%) SOAP
12 22 (6.88%) Web Services
13 21 (6.56%) ActiveMQ
14 20 (6.25%) .NET Core
14 20 (6.25%) HTML5
15 19 (5.94%) ASP.NET
16 18 (5.63%) .NET Framework
16 18 (5.63%) JSON
17 17 (5.31%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 19 (5.94%) User Experience
2 17 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (5.31%) Greenfield Project
3 16 (5.00%) Mobile App
4 12 (3.75%) Algorithms
5 6 (1.88%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (0.94%) Cloud Native
7 3 (0.94%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.63%) AS400
8 2 (0.63%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.63%) iPad
8 2 (0.63%) iPhone
8 2 (0.63%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.31%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.31%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.31%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.31%) NHS
9 1 (0.31%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 33 (10.31%) Linux
2 30 (9.38%) Unix
3 21 (6.56%) Mac OS X
4 20 (6.25%) Android
5 16 (5.00%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.94%) Windows
7 1 (0.31%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (36.25%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (18.13%) TDD
3 57 (17.81%) Microservices
4 42 (13.13%) Test Automation
5 34 (10.63%) BDD
6 31 (9.69%) Pair Programming
6 31 (9.69%) Web Development
7 29 (9.06%) Front End Development
8 28 (8.75%) DevOps
8 28 (8.75%) Problem-Solving
9 27 (8.44%) MVC
10 24 (7.50%) Migration
11 23 (7.19%) Business Intelligence
12 22 (6.88%) Scrum
13 20 (6.25%) Continuous Deployment
13 20 (6.25%) ETL
14 19 (5.94%) Continuous Integration
14 19 (5.94%) Project Management
14 19 (5.94%) Web Design
15 18 (5.63%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 99 (30.94%) Java
2 89 (27.81%) JavaScript
3 67 (20.94%) SQL
4 55 (17.19%) C#
5 48 (15.00%) Java 8
6 21 (6.56%) PHP
7 20 (6.25%) Python
7 20 (6.25%) T-SQL
8 15 (4.69%) TypeScript
9 14 (4.38%) Kotlin
10 10 (3.13%) PowerShell
10 10 (3.13%) Scala
11 9 (2.81%) Apple Swift
11 9 (2.81%) PL/SQL
11 9 (2.81%) XPath
12 8 (2.50%) ES6
12 8 (2.50%) Ruby
13 5 (1.56%) VBA
14 4 (1.25%) Objective-C
14 4 (1.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 22 (6.88%) Security Cleared
2 15 (4.69%) SC Cleared
3 12 (3.75%) Degree
4 8 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
4 8 (2.50%) DBS Check
5 5 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.31%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.94%) QA
2 2 (0.63%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.63%) WCAG
System Software
1 38 (11.88%) Docker
2 1 (0.31%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 41 (12.81%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.25%) Terraform
3 3 (0.94%) Kibana
4 2 (0.63%) Grafana
5 1 (0.31%) Ansible
5 1 (0.31%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.31%) HockeyApp
5 1 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.31%) Puppet
Vendors
1 37 (11.56%) Microsoft
2 17 (5.31%) Oracle
3 15 (4.69%) TIBCO
4 8 (2.50%) Google
5 6 (1.88%) Splunk
6 5 (1.56%) AppDynamics
7 4 (1.25%) Adobe
7 4 (1.25%) Cognos
7 4 (1.25%) Tableau
7 4 (1.25%) Xamarin
8 3 (0.94%) SAP
8 3 (0.94%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.63%) Apple
9 2 (0.63%) IBM
9 2 (0.63%) MuleSoft
10 1 (0.31%) BEA
10 1 (0.31%) Databricks
10 1 (0.31%) Demandware
10 1 (0.31%) RedGate
10 1 (0.31%) webMethods