Period
to 22 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 854 831 923
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 25.55% 27.24% 29.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 26.65% 28.13% 30.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 646 619 665
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £286
90th Percentile £525 £486 £500
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £45.00 - £18.38
10th Percentile £44.00 - £16.69
90th Percentile £46.00 - £20.06
Yorkshire median hourly rate £35.00 - £50.00

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 3,205 2,954 3,021
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.87% 96.82% 96.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,173 2,003 1,933
West Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £269 £258 £250
90th Percentile £563 £550 £538
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 101 116
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.30 £14.65 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +17.20% -15.25%
10th Percentile £10.40 £9.81 £9.12
90th Percentile £25.00 £40.00 £25.20
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.30 £15.00 £13.92
% change year-on-year +2.00% +7.80% -0.61%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Developer in West Yorkshire

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in West Yorkshire

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in West Yorkshire

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor 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 22 January 2019. 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 0 625 £400 +2.56% 266
Bradford +2 90 £355 -5.33% 42
Huddersfield +1 25 £375 +15.38% 29
Wakefield +6 17 £330 -12.00% 24
Halifax -2 13 £463 +12.12% 14
Bingley - 3 £400 - 3
Pontefract +2 2 £335 +15.52% 4
Pudsey +7 1 £388 -3.13%
Brighouse - 1 £263 - 1
Developer
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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.

1 360 (42.15%) Agile Software Development
2 344 (40.28%) JavaScript
3 245 (28.69%) C#
3 245 (28.69%) SQL
4 226 (26.46%) .NET
5 220 (25.76%) CSS
6 216 (25.29%) HTML
7 202 (23.65%) SQL Server
8 194 (22.72%) Java
9 162 (18.97%) TDD
9 162 (18.97%) AngularJS
10 148 (17.33%) React
11 130 (15.22%) MVC
12 127 (14.87%) Git (software)
13 113 (13.23%) ASP.NET
14 110 (12.88%) Microservices
15 104 (12.18%) Node.js
16 102 (11.94%) jQuery
17 96 (11.24%) T-SQL
18 92 (10.77%) Business Intelligence
19 89 (10.42%) Software Engineering
20 87 (10.19%) Amazon AWS
21 86 (10.07%) ETL
22 84 (9.84%) Python
23 83 (9.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 81 (9.48%) PHP
24 81 (9.48%) Scrum
25 80 (9.37%) REST
26 79 (9.25%) Test Automation
27 77 (9.02%) E-Commerce

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 44 (5.15%) CMS
2 35 (4.10%) Confluence
3 27 (3.16%) Elasticsearch
4 24 (2.81%) Apache Spark
4 24 (2.81%) nginx
5 18 (2.11%) WordPress
6 16 (1.87%) Apache
6 16 (1.87%) Sitecore CMS
7 12 (1.41%) SharePoint
8 10 (1.17%) SAS
9 8 (0.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 4 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.47%) Kentico
10 4 (0.47%) Mule
10 4 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.47%) Umbraco
10 4 (0.47%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.35%) Apache Solr
11 3 (0.35%) Oracle Service Bus
11 3 (0.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.47%) EngageOne
2 4 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (1.76%) Magento
2 5 (0.59%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.35%) Shopify
3 3 (0.35%) Workday HCM
4 2 (0.23%) Exstream
4 2 (0.23%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 87 (10.19%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (6.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (2.46%) AWS Lambda
3 21 (2.46%) Serverless
4 20 (2.34%) Amazon EC2
4 20 (2.34%) npm
5 16 (1.87%) GitHub
6 11 (1.29%) Slack
7 8 (0.94%) Amazon S3
8 5 (0.59%) Amazon SQS
8 5 (0.59%) Office 365
8 5 (0.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (0.47%) AWS CodePipeline
9 4 (0.47%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.35%) Route 53
10 3 (0.35%) SaaS
10 3 (0.35%) Sage Pay
11 2 (0.23%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.99%) HTTP
2 5 (0.59%) SSH
2 5 (0.59%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.47%) SSL
4 3 (0.35%) Firewall
5 2 (0.23%) DNS
5 2 (0.23%) Internet
5 2 (0.23%) Intranet
6 1 (0.12%) Broadband
6 1 (0.12%) DLNA
6 1 (0.12%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.12%) UPnP
6 1 (0.12%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 202 (23.65%) SQL Server
2 83 (9.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 73 (8.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 64 (7.49%) Data Warehouse
5 61 (7.14%) NoSQL
6 59 (6.91%) MongoDB
7 48 (5.62%) MySQL
8 46 (5.39%) Power BI
9 40 (4.68%) Hadoop
9 40 (4.68%) PostgreSQL
10 29 (3.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 27 (3.16%) Redis
12 26 (3.04%) Relational Database
13 18 (2.11%) Big Data
14 16 (1.87%) Apache Cassandra
14 16 (1.87%) SQL Server 2016
15 15 (1.76%) CouchDB
15 15 (1.76%) GIS
15 15 (1.76%) Riak
15 15 (1.76%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 127 (14.87%) Git (software)
2 58 (6.79%) Jenkins
3 46 (5.39%) JIRA
4 38 (4.45%) Selenium
5 37 (4.33%) Subversion
5 37 (4.33%) webpack
6 34 (3.98%) gulp
7 32 (3.75%) Team Foundation Server
8 30 (3.51%) Maven
9 29 (3.40%) Cucumber
10 25 (2.93%) Mercurial
11 23 (2.69%) IntelliJ
11 23 (2.69%) Visual Studio
12 19 (2.22%) Babel
13 16 (1.87%) Vagrant
14 13 (1.52%) Bitbucket
14 13 (1.52%) PHPUnit
15 11 (1.29%) Mockito
16 10 (1.17%) Grunt
17 9 (1.05%) SonarQube
General
1 55 (6.44%) Finance
2 28 (3.28%) Banking
3 21 (2.46%) Retail
4 10 (1.17%) Games
5 7 (0.82%) Marketing
6 6 (0.70%) Law
6 6 (0.70%) Telecoms
7 5 (0.59%) Back Office
7 5 (0.59%) Legal
7 5 (0.59%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.47%) Advertising
9 2 (0.23%) Electronics
10 1 (0.12%) Automotive
10 1 (0.12%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.12%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 226 (26.46%) .NET
2 220 (25.76%) CSS
3 216 (25.29%) HTML
4 162 (18.97%) AngularJS
5 148 (17.33%) React
6 113 (13.23%) ASP.NET
7 104 (12.18%) Node.js
8 102 (11.94%) jQuery
9 80 (9.37%) REST
10 73 (8.55%) ASP.NET MVC
11 72 (8.43%) Vue.js
12 66 (7.73%) HTML5
13 64 (7.49%) CSS3
14 59 (6.91%) ASP.NET Web API
15 56 (6.56%) .NET Framework
15 56 (6.56%) Spring
16 49 (5.74%) Spring Boot
17 46 (5.39%) Redux
18 44 (5.15%) Sass
19 43 (5.04%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 54 (6.32%) User Experience
2 44 (5.15%) Greenfield Project
3 34 (3.98%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (2.58%) Enterprise Software
5 19 (2.22%) Mobile App
6 9 (1.05%) Management Information System
7 8 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
8 6 (0.70%) Data Centre
9 5 (0.59%) Mainframe
9 5 (0.59%) PKI
10 4 (0.47%) NHS
10 4 (0.47%) Self-Motivation
11 3 (0.35%) Cyberthreat
11 3 (0.35%) W3C
12 2 (0.23%) Analytical Mindset
12 2 (0.23%) CMDB
12 2 (0.23%) Fintech
12 2 (0.23%) Robotics
12 2 (0.23%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.23%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 57 (6.67%) Linux
2 30 (3.51%) Unix
3 26 (3.04%) Android
4 17 (1.99%) Apple iOS
5 13 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (1.52%) Windows
6 11 (1.29%) VMS
7 10 (1.17%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.23%) CentOS
8 2 (0.23%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.12%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 360 (42.15%) Agile Software Development
2 162 (18.97%) TDD
3 130 (15.22%) MVC
4 110 (12.88%) Microservices
5 92 (10.77%) Business Intelligence
6 89 (10.42%) Software Engineering
7 86 (10.07%) ETL
8 81 (9.48%) Scrum
9 79 (9.25%) Test Automation
10 77 (9.02%) E-Commerce
11 65 (7.61%) Front End Development
12 64 (7.49%) Continuous Integration
13 59 (6.91%) OO
14 52 (6.09%) DevOps
15 49 (5.74%) BDD
16 46 (5.39%) Problem-Solving
17 44 (5.15%) Migration
18 38 (4.45%) Web Development
19 36 (4.22%) OOP
20 32 (3.75%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 344 (40.28%) JavaScript
2 245 (28.69%) C#
2 245 (28.69%) SQL
3 194 (22.72%) Java
4 96 (11.24%) T-SQL
5 84 (9.84%) Python
6 81 (9.48%) PHP
7 42 (4.92%) Java 8
7 42 (4.92%) Scala
8 25 (2.93%) TypeScript
9 21 (2.46%) C++
10 18 (2.11%) ES6
11 17 (1.99%) Go
12 16 (1.87%) PHP 7
12 16 (1.87%) VBA
13 14 (1.64%) Groovy
14 13 (1.52%) Ruby
15 10 (1.17%) C
16 8 (0.94%) ES7
17 7 (0.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (1.99%) Security Cleared
2 15 (1.76%) Degree
3 11 (1.29%) SC Cleared
4 9 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (0.59%) MCSE
6 5 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.35%) MCITP
8 2 (0.23%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.23%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.23%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.12%) CISSP
9 1 (0.12%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.12%) HNC
9 1 (0.12%) HND
9 1 (0.12%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.17%) QA
2 7 (0.82%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.47%) GDPR
4 3 (0.35%) PMO
4 3 (0.35%) WAI
4 3 (0.35%) WCAG
5 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.12%) SLA
5 1 (0.12%) Solvency II
System Software
1 63 (7.38%) Docker
2 2 (0.23%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.23%) HDFS
2 2 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (2.58%) Ansible
2 8 (0.94%) Grafana
3 7 (0.82%) Puppet
4 6 (0.70%) Prometheus
5 5 (0.59%) Kibana
5 5 (0.59%) Terraform
6 4 (0.47%) Graphite
6 4 (0.47%) Kubernetes
7 3 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.35%) QRadar
8 1 (0.12%) ArcSight ESM
8 1 (0.12%) Oozie
8 1 (0.12%) Packer
8 1 (0.12%) Rancher
8 1 (0.12%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 67 (7.85%) Microsoft
2 25 (2.93%) Sitecore
3 18 (2.11%) Tableau
4 16 (1.87%) SAP
5 15 (1.76%) Oracle
5 15 (1.76%) Zend
6 9 (1.05%) Xamarin
7 8 (0.94%) Adobe
7 8 (0.94%) Hortonworks
7 8 (0.94%) ServiceNow
8 7 (0.82%) IBM
8 7 (0.82%) Red Hat
9 6 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (0.59%) Google
10 5 (0.59%) Splunk
11 4 (0.47%) MapR
11 4 (0.47%) MuleSoft
11 4 (0.47%) Nintex
11 4 (0.47%) RedGate
12 3 (0.35%) AlienVault