Period
to 18 September 2019

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 18 September 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
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 678 1,122 817
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 26.80% 32.01% 28.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 28.45% 33.35% 29.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 461 836 645
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £319 £313 £306
90th Percentile £538 £503 £488
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.48% - -
Yorkshire median hourly rate £35.00 £45.50 -
% change year-on-year -23.08% - -

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 2,383 3,364 2,786
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.19% 95.98% 97.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,547 2,279 1,884
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £250 £292 £263
90th Percentile £575 £550 £544
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 117 76
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.25 £15.50 £14.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.29% +9.93% +15.10%
10th Percentile £11.00 £9.45 £8.65
90th Percentile £30.50 £29.50 £28.03
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.50 £15.86 £14.00
% change year-on-year -2.27% +13.29% +2.26%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 0 524 £425 +3.03% 187
Bradford +1 73 £400 -1.54% 30
Halifax +1 18 £413 +3.13% 6
Wakefield -8 9 £350 +21.74% 26
Pudsey 0 3 - - 3
Huddersfield -3 3 £363 -3.33% 7
Brighouse - 2 - -
Ossett 0 1 £250 -
Wetherby - 1 - - 4
Dewsbury - 1 £425 - 1
Developer
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 295 (43.51%) Agile Software Development
2 211 (31.12%) Java
3 200 (29.50%) JavaScript
4 158 (23.30%) SQL
5 143 (21.09%) .NET
6 139 (20.50%) Git (software)
7 134 (19.76%) C#
8 133 (19.62%) SQL Server
9 125 (18.44%) CSS
10 120 (17.70%) TDD
11 113 (16.67%) HTML
12 112 (16.52%) Azure
13 105 (15.49%) Microservices
14 98 (14.45%) Test Automation
15 92 (13.57%) Microsoft
16 91 (13.42%) Java 8
17 86 (12.68%) AWS
17 86 (12.68%) Docker
18 83 (12.24%) Jenkins
19 79 (11.65%) AngularJS
20 76 (11.21%) React
21 69 (10.18%) Scrum
22 65 (9.59%) Node.js
23 64 (9.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 62 (9.14%) Linux
24 62 (9.14%) DevOps
25 60 (8.85%) Problem-Solving
25 60 (8.85%) Spring
26 58 (8.55%) Finance
26 58 (8.55%) Web Development

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 40 (5.90%) Confluence
2 35 (5.16%) CMS
3 24 (3.54%) Drupal
4 22 (3.24%) SharePoint
5 15 (2.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 14 (2.06%) SAS
7 13 (1.92%) Apache Spark
7 13 (1.92%) WordPress
8 7 (1.03%) Apache
8 7 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (0.88%) Jadu
9 6 (0.88%) Umbraco
10 5 (0.74%) EPiServer
10 5 (0.74%) Kentico
10 5 (0.74%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.59%) Apache ServiceMix
11 4 (0.59%) Cloud Foundry
11 4 (0.59%) Mule
12 3 (0.44%) nginx
Applications
1 12 (1.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.33%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (0.88%) Photoshop
4 5 (0.74%) InVision
5 4 (0.59%) Figma
5 4 (0.59%) Zeplin
6 3 (0.44%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.29%) Adobe Captivate
7 2 (0.29%) Sketch
7 2 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.74%) Magento
3 3 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.44%) SAP R/3
3 3 (0.44%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle HRMS
4 2 (0.29%) Shopify
4 2 (0.29%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.15%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 112 (16.52%) Azure
2 86 (12.68%) AWS
3 46 (6.78%) GitHub
4 26 (3.83%) Power Platform
5 25 (3.69%) Slack
6 16 (2.36%) Serverless
7 13 (1.92%) GCP
8 8 (1.18%) AWS Lambda
9 6 (0.88%) Dynamics 365
10 5 (0.74%) PowerApps
11 4 (0.59%) npm
11 4 (0.59%) OneDrive
12 3 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.44%) Amazon ECS
12 3 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
12 3 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.44%) Office 365
12 3 (0.44%) SaaS
13 2 (0.29%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.29%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.88%) HTTP
2 5 (0.74%) Unified Communications
3 3 (0.44%) Internet
3 3 (0.44%) SSL
3 3 (0.44%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.29%) CTI
4 2 (0.29%) DSL
4 2 (0.29%) FTP
4 2 (0.29%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.29%) VoIP
5 1 (0.15%) DNS
5 1 (0.15%) ICMP
5 1 (0.15%) Intranet
5 1 (0.15%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (19.62%) SQL Server
2 64 (9.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 49 (7.23%) MongoDB
4 38 (5.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 32 (4.72%) Data Warehouse
6 28 (4.13%) NoSQL
7 24 (3.54%) Power BI
8 18 (2.65%) Big Data
8 18 (2.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 16 (2.36%) Neo4j
10 15 (2.21%) Hadoop
10 15 (2.21%) Relational Database
11 14 (2.06%) MySQL
12 12 (1.77%) Oracle Database
13 8 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
14 7 (1.03%) BigQuery
14 7 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
15 6 (0.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 6 (0.88%) Cosmos DB
16 5 (0.74%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 139 (20.50%) Git (software)
2 83 (12.24%) Jenkins
3 49 (7.23%) JIRA
4 48 (7.08%) Mockito
5 34 (5.01%) Maven
6 26 (3.83%) Cucumber
6 26 (3.83%) Sonatype Nexus
7 23 (3.39%) Visual Studio
8 22 (3.24%) Selenium
8 22 (3.24%) Xcode
9 16 (2.36%) Subversion
10 15 (2.21%) Visual Studio Team System
11 14 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
12 13 (1.92%) Jasmine
12 13 (1.92%) TeamCity
13 10 (1.47%) JUnit
13 10 (1.47%) Octopus Deploy
14 9 (1.33%) webpack
15 7 (1.03%) Mocha
15 7 (1.03%) Protractor
General
1 58 (8.55%) Finance
2 36 (5.31%) Public Sector
3 34 (5.01%) Banking
4 29 (4.28%) Retail
5 14 (2.06%) Marketing
6 12 (1.77%) Legal
7 7 (1.03%) Retail Banking
8 5 (0.74%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.74%) Law
9 3 (0.44%) Back Office
9 3 (0.44%) Games
10 2 (0.29%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.29%) Publishing
11 1 (0.15%) Automotive
11 1 (0.15%) French Language
11 1 (0.15%) Local Government
11 1 (0.15%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (21.09%) .NET
2 125 (18.44%) CSS
3 113 (16.67%) HTML
4 79 (11.65%) AngularJS
5 76 (11.21%) React
6 65 (9.59%) Node.js
7 60 (8.85%) Spring
8 58 (8.55%) REST
9 53 (7.82%) Spring Boot
10 48 (7.08%) HTML5
11 46 (6.78%) ASP.NET
12 44 (6.49%) JSON
13 39 (5.75%) ASP.NET Web API
14 37 (5.46%) RESTful
15 35 (5.16%) CSS3
16 33 (4.87%) .NET Core
16 33 (4.87%) Web Services
17 32 (4.72%) ActiveMQ
18 31 (4.57%) .NET Framework
19 29 (4.28%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 53 (7.82%) User Experience
2 37 (5.46%) Mobile App
3 28 (4.13%) Greenfield Project
4 12 (1.77%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (1.18%) Mobile Banking
7 6 (0.88%) NHS
8 5 (0.74%) Data Structures
9 4 (0.59%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.44%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.44%) Credit Risk
10 3 (0.44%) e-Learning
11 2 (0.29%) Augmented Reality
11 2 (0.29%) Data Centre
11 2 (0.29%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.29%) IVR
11 2 (0.29%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (0.29%) VUI
12 1 (0.15%) Algorithms
12 1 (0.15%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 62 (9.14%) Linux
2 44 (6.49%) Unix
3 37 (5.46%) Android
4 31 (4.57%) Mac OS X
5 29 (4.28%) Apple iOS
6 12 (1.77%) Windows
7 4 (0.59%) AIX
8 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.15%) VMS
8 1 (0.15%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 295 (43.51%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (17.70%) TDD
3 105 (15.49%) Microservices
4 98 (14.45%) Test Automation
5 69 (10.18%) Scrum
6 62 (9.14%) DevOps
7 60 (8.85%) Problem-Solving
8 58 (8.55%) Web Development
9 53 (7.82%) BDD
9 53 (7.82%) Front End Development
10 51 (7.52%) MVC
11 47 (6.93%) Business Intelligence
11 47 (6.93%) Kanban
12 41 (6.05%) Pair Programming
13 38 (5.60%) Continuous Integration
14 37 (5.46%) Migration
15 36 (5.31%) ETL
16 35 (5.16%) Data Modelling
16 35 (5.16%) Web Design
17 34 (5.01%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 211 (31.12%) Java
2 200 (29.50%) JavaScript
3 158 (23.30%) SQL
4 134 (19.76%) C#
5 91 (13.42%) Java 8
6 58 (8.55%) PHP
7 47 (6.93%) T-SQL
8 38 (5.60%) Python
8 38 (5.60%) TypeScript
9 27 (3.98%) Scala
10 25 (3.69%) Apple Swift
11 18 (2.65%) C++
11 18 (2.65%) PL/SQL
12 17 (2.51%) C
12 17 (2.51%) PowerShell
13 15 (2.21%) Go
13 15 (2.21%) Ruby
14 12 (1.77%) VB.NET
15 8 (1.18%) Kotlin
15 8 (1.18%) XAML
Qualifications
1 24 (3.54%) Security Cleared
2 20 (2.95%) SC Cleared
3 14 (2.06%) BPSS Clearance
4 9 (1.33%) Degree
5 3 (0.44%) CIPD
6 2 (0.29%) AWS Certification
6 2 (0.29%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.29%) MCSE
6 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.21%) Data Quality
2 9 (1.33%) QA
2 9 (1.33%) WCAG
3 6 (0.88%) GDPR
4 3 (0.44%) SLA
5 2 (0.29%) CRD IV
5 2 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.29%) PMO
6 1 (0.15%) Dublin Core
System Software
1 86 (12.68%) Docker
2 3 (0.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 42 (6.19%) Kubernetes
2 6 (0.88%) Grafana
2 6 (0.88%) Terraform
3 5 (0.74%) Ansible
3 5 (0.74%) Kibana
3 5 (0.74%) Puppet
4 4 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.29%) Rancher
7 1 (0.15%) Graphite
7 1 (0.15%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 92 (13.57%) Microsoft
2 33 (4.87%) Oracle
3 28 (4.13%) Splunk
4 22 (3.24%) AppDynamics
5 19 (2.80%) Adobe
6 15 (2.21%) Tableau
7 14 (2.06%) Google
8 11 (1.62%) SAP
9 7 (1.03%) Zend
10 6 (0.88%) BT
10 6 (0.88%) Netezza
11 5 (0.74%) IBM
12 4 (0.59%) Talend
12 4 (0.59%) UiPath
13 3 (0.44%) ForgeRock
13 3 (0.44%) IDERA
13 3 (0.44%) Xamarin
14 2 (0.29%) Alteryx
14 2 (0.29%) Salesforce.com
14 2 (0.29%) ServiceNow