Period
to 21 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 21 August 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.

Developer
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 1,079 834 1,265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 31.93% 29.56% 31.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 33.26% 30.26% 32.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 800 648 974
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.16% +10.79%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £290
90th Percentile £500 £488 £501
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £380 £380
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £33.50 - £9.00
Yorkshire median hourly rate £45.50 - £16.09

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 3,244 2,756 3,889
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.00% 97.70% 96.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,192 1,869 2,641
West Yorkshire median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £285 £275 £270
90th Percentile £543 £545 £550
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 71 98
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £12.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.71% +13.13% -8.97%
10th Percentile £9.53 £8.41 £8.50
90th Percentile £33.75 £30.25 £20.90
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.48 £13.25 £13.50
% change year-on-year +24.34% -1.85% +3.85%

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 21 August 2018.

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 21 August 2018. 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 0 849 £402 +0.38% 203
Bradford +4 56 £381 +12.13% 31
Huddersfield 0 30 £375 +7.14% 16
Wakefield +6 22 £301 -24.69% 23
Halifax 0 16 £425 +25.00% 5
Pudsey +5 3 £430 +7.38% 3
Pontefract - 2 £260 - 8
Batley - 2 £275 - 3
Ossett - 1 - -
Bingley - 1 £325 - 2
Castleford - 1 - - 5
Developer
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, 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.

1 555 (51.44%) Agile Software Development
2 491 (45.51%) JavaScript
3 327 (30.31%) Java
4 326 (30.21%) CSS
5 320 (29.66%) HTML
6 281 (26.04%) C#
7 273 (25.30%) TDD
8 269 (24.93%) .NET
9 225 (20.85%) SQL
10 219 (20.30%) AngularJS
11 217 (20.11%) SQL Server
12 197 (18.26%) Microservices
13 196 (18.16%) MVC
14 188 (17.42%) Git (software)
15 180 (16.68%) ASP.NET
16 169 (15.66%) React
17 151 (13.99%) Node.js
18 150 (13.90%) Scrum
19 122 (11.31%) ASP.NET Web API
20 121 (11.21%) Continuous Integration
21 118 (10.94%) Spring
22 117 (10.84%) ASP.NET MVC
22 117 (10.84%) Docker
23 116 (10.75%) Front End Development
24 114 (10.57%) PHP
25 108 (10.01%) OO
26 106 (9.82%) Test Automation
27 101 (9.36%) Jenkins
28 100 (9.27%) E-Commerce
29 99 (9.18%) CSS3

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 43 (3.99%) Apache
2 35 (3.24%) Confluence
3 30 (2.78%) Apache Spark
4 25 (2.32%) Tomcat
5 23 (2.13%) CMS
6 19 (1.76%) nginx
7 18 (1.67%) WordPress
8 17 (1.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 16 (1.48%) Elasticsearch
10 12 (1.11%) SAS
11 11 (1.02%) Anypoint
12 10 (0.93%) SharePoint
13 9 (0.83%) Sitecore CMS
14 7 (0.65%) Drupal
14 7 (0.65%) WebSphere
15 5 (0.46%) Apache Pig
15 5 (0.46%) OpenStack
16 4 (0.37%) Mule
16 4 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 4 (0.37%) Umbraco
Applications
1 9 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.093%) EngageOne
4 1 (0.093%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.093%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.093%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 21 (1.95%) Magento
2 4 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 3 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.28%) SAP R/3
3 3 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.19%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.093%) Epicor Tropos
5 1 (0.093%) Maximo
5 1 (0.093%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.093%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.093%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.093%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.093%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.093%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.093%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.093%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.093%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 91 (8.43%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (4.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (2.78%) GitHub
4 20 (1.85%) npm
5 17 (1.58%) Amazon EC2
6 13 (1.20%) Serverless
6 13 (1.20%) Slack
7 12 (1.11%) AWS Lambda
8 10 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (0.74%) Boomi
9 8 (0.74%) Dynamics 365
10 7 (0.65%) PaaS
10 7 (0.65%) SaaS
11 6 (0.56%) Force.com
11 6 (0.56%) Google Analytics
11 6 (0.56%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 5 (0.46%) Amazon S3
12 5 (0.46%) IaaS
13 3 (0.28%) Office 365
13 3 (0.28%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 8 (0.74%) HTTP
1 8 (0.74%) SSL
1 8 (0.74%) TCP/IP
2 6 (0.56%) SSH
3 5 (0.46%) Firewall
3 5 (0.46%) SMS
4 3 (0.28%) Skype
5 1 (0.093%) AMQP
5 1 (0.093%) DHCP
5 1 (0.093%) DNS
5 1 (0.093%) FTP
5 1 (0.093%) Internet
5 1 (0.093%) Intranet
5 1 (0.093%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 217 (20.11%) SQL Server
2 83 (7.69%) MySQL
3 74 (6.86%) NoSQL
4 52 (4.82%) Big Data
5 51 (4.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 50 (4.63%) Data Warehouse
7 49 (4.54%) MongoDB
8 47 (4.36%) PostgreSQL
9 35 (3.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 34 (3.15%) Hadoop
11 27 (2.50%) Relational Database
12 25 (2.32%) Apache Hive
13 24 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 22 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
15 21 (1.95%) Riak
16 18 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
17 14 (1.30%) Apache Cassandra
17 14 (1.30%) RDBMS
18 13 (1.20%) CouchDB
18 13 (1.20%) HBase
Development Applications
1 188 (17.42%) Git (software)
2 101 (9.36%) Jenkins
3 55 (5.10%) Maven
4 53 (4.91%) JIRA
5 52 (4.82%) Team Foundation Server
6 46 (4.26%) Selenium
7 32 (2.97%) Subversion
8 31 (2.87%) webpack
9 29 (2.69%) Mercurial
9 29 (2.69%) Octopus Deploy
10 27 (2.50%) Cucumber
11 26 (2.41%) Visual Studio
12 20 (1.85%) JUnit
13 18 (1.67%) IntelliJ
14 17 (1.58%) gulp
14 17 (1.58%) Jasmine
15 16 (1.48%) TeamCity
16 15 (1.39%) Babel
17 13 (1.20%) Mockito
17 13 (1.20%) PHPUnit
General
1 54 (5.00%) Finance
2 38 (3.52%) Retail
3 22 (2.04%) Marketing
4 21 (1.95%) Banking
5 14 (1.30%) Games
6 6 (0.56%) Automotive
6 6 (0.56%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.37%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.28%) Law
8 3 (0.28%) Publishing
9 2 (0.19%) Advertising
9 2 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.093%) Electronics
10 1 (0.093%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.093%) Interactive Media
10 1 (0.093%) Legal
10 1 (0.093%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 326 (30.21%) CSS
2 320 (29.66%) HTML
3 269 (24.93%) .NET
4 219 (20.30%) AngularJS
5 180 (16.68%) ASP.NET
6 169 (15.66%) React
7 151 (13.99%) Node.js
8 122 (11.31%) ASP.NET Web API
9 118 (10.94%) Spring
10 117 (10.84%) ASP.NET MVC
11 99 (9.18%) CSS3
12 97 (8.99%) HTML5
13 96 (8.90%) Spring Boot
14 93 (8.62%) RESTful
15 89 (8.25%) jQuery
16 81 (7.51%) REST
17 77 (7.14%) Web Services
18 73 (6.77%) Vue.js
19 66 (6.12%) .NET Framework
20 63 (5.84%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 60 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
2 46 (4.26%) Greenfield Project
3 42 (3.89%) User Experience
4 29 (2.69%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (1.85%) Mobile App
6 18 (1.67%) NHS
7 17 (1.58%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (0.65%) Management Information System
9 6 (0.56%) Computer Science
9 6 (0.56%) Data Structures
9 6 (0.56%) Linux Command Line
9 6 (0.56%) PKI
10 5 (0.46%) Algorithms
11 4 (0.37%) e-Learning
11 4 (0.37%) Mainframe
12 3 (0.28%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.19%) AS400
13 2 (0.19%) Fintech
13 2 (0.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 2 (0.19%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 64 (5.93%) Linux
2 24 (2.22%) Windows
3 19 (1.76%) Android
3 19 (1.76%) Unix
4 18 (1.67%) Apple iOS
5 9 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (0.83%) VMS
6 7 (0.65%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.093%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.093%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.093%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.093%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.093%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 555 (51.44%) Agile Software Development
2 273 (25.30%) TDD
3 197 (18.26%) Microservices
4 196 (18.16%) MVC
5 150 (13.90%) Scrum
6 121 (11.21%) Continuous Integration
7 116 (10.75%) Front End Development
8 108 (10.01%) OO
9 106 (9.82%) Test Automation
10 100 (9.27%) E-Commerce
11 97 (8.99%) Software Engineering
12 87 (8.06%) BDD
13 78 (7.23%) Business Intelligence
14 76 (7.04%) Web Development
15 64 (5.93%) Open Source
16 53 (4.91%) Pair Programming
17 52 (4.82%) Unit Testing
18 49 (4.54%) DevOps
18 49 (4.54%) ETL
19 46 (4.26%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 491 (45.51%) JavaScript
2 327 (30.31%) Java
3 281 (26.04%) C#
4 225 (20.85%) SQL
5 114 (10.57%) PHP
6 89 (8.25%) Python
7 85 (7.88%) Java 8
8 84 (7.78%) T-SQL
9 55 (5.10%) Scala
10 25 (2.32%) Groovy
11 22 (2.04%) ES6
12 20 (1.85%) PHP 7
12 20 (1.85%) Ruby
13 19 (1.76%) TypeScript
14 16 (1.48%) PowerShell
15 14 (1.30%) C++
15 14 (1.30%) Go
16 12 (1.11%) Clojure
16 12 (1.11%) Perl
16 12 (1.11%) VBA
Qualifications
1 27 (2.50%) Security Cleared
2 18 (1.67%) BPSS Clearance
3 17 (1.58%) Degree
4 13 (1.20%) SC Cleared
5 6 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (0.46%) BC Cleared
7 3 (0.28%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.19%) CIPD
9 1 (0.093%) ISEB
9 1 (0.093%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.093%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.093%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (1.67%) GDPR
2 14 (1.30%) QA
3 12 (1.11%) PMO
4 4 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.28%) WCAG
6 2 (0.19%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.19%) WAI
7 1 (0.093%) Solvency II
System Software
1 117 (10.84%) Docker
2 12 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (0.46%) Apache Flume
4 3 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.19%) vSphere
6 1 (0.093%) HDFS
6 1 (0.093%) Time Sharing Option
6 1 (0.093%) Xen
Systems Management
1 35 (3.24%) Puppet
2 33 (3.06%) Terraform
3 29 (2.69%) Ansible
4 15 (1.39%) Grafana
5 14 (1.30%) Rancher
6 8 (0.74%) Graylog
6 8 (0.74%) Kibana
7 7 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (0.46%) CFEngine
8 5 (0.46%) Oracle Identity Management
8 5 (0.46%) Salt
9 4 (0.37%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 3 (0.28%) Oozie
11 2 (0.19%) Kubernetes
12 1 (0.093%) ArcSight ESM
12 1 (0.093%) Hadoop YARN
12 1 (0.093%) Prometheus
12 1 (0.093%) Single Sign-On
12 1 (0.093%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 92 (8.53%) Microsoft
2 44 (4.08%) Oracle
3 28 (2.59%) Zend
4 27 (2.50%) Sitecore
5 24 (2.22%) Splunk
6 22 (2.04%) Adobe
7 20 (1.85%) IBM
8 17 (1.58%) MuleSoft
9 14 (1.30%) Google
10 13 (1.20%) Informatica
11 12 (1.11%) SAP
12 10 (0.93%) Dell
13 9 (0.83%) Capita
13 9 (0.83%) Hortonworks
14 8 (0.74%) Apigee
14 8 (0.74%) Coverity
14 8 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
14 8 (0.74%) Software AG
14 8 (0.74%) TIBCO
15 7 (0.65%) Red Hat