Period
to 26 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 1,030 875 1,105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 30.13% 31.34% 27.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 31.29% 32.24% 28.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 744 660 832
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.96% +7.86%
10th Percentile £305 £300 £285
90th Percentile £495 £500 £500
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - £9.00
Yorkshire median hourly rate £22.83 £42.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -46.28% +30.77% -7.14%

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 3,292 2,714 3,824
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.29% 97.21% 96.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,229 1,775 2,619
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £270 £271 £263
90th Percentile £538 £550 £550
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +11.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 90 112
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.83 £12.34 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.16% -1.30% -9.88%
10th Percentile £9.81 £8.83 £8.50
90th Percentile £40.00 £29.22 £22.13
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.86 £12.75 £14.00
% change year-on-year +24.39% -8.93% +7.69%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 0 852 £400 - 212
Bradford +9 49 £350 +2.94% 30
Halifax -1 24 £400 +14.29% 11
Wakefield +1 15 £340 -15.00% 13
Huddersfield 0 13 £340 -2.86% 12
Batley - 2 £300 - 2
Pudsey -2 1 £363 -34.09%
Castleford - 1 - - 6
Developer
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 569 (55.24%) Agile Software Development
2 477 (46.31%) JavaScript
3 330 (32.04%) HTML
4 306 (29.71%) CSS
4 306 (29.71%) TDD
5 296 (28.74%) Java
6 284 (27.57%) .NET
7 278 (26.99%) C#
8 204 (19.81%) SQL
9 195 (18.93%) AngularJS
10 193 (18.74%) MVC
11 191 (18.54%) SQL Server
12 188 (18.25%) ASP.NET
13 186 (18.06%) Git (software)
14 172 (16.70%) Microservices
15 161 (15.63%) React
16 150 (14.56%) Spring
17 145 (14.08%) Scrum
18 128 (12.43%) jQuery
19 125 (12.14%) Node.js
20 123 (11.94%) ASP.NET Web API
20 123 (11.94%) Test Automation
21 119 (11.55%) Front End Development
22 114 (11.07%) Continuous Integration
23 110 (10.68%) ASP.NET MVC
23 110 (10.68%) BDD
24 109 (10.58%) OO
25 108 (10.49%) Software Engineering
26 105 (10.19%) Spring Boot
27 104 (10.10%) HTML5

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 35 (3.40%) CMS
2 30 (2.91%) Apache
3 26 (2.52%) Confluence
4 20 (1.94%) Apache Spark
5 18 (1.75%) Tomcat
5 18 (1.75%) WordPress
6 17 (1.65%) Sitecore CMS
7 15 (1.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 15 (1.46%) SAS
8 13 (1.26%) Elasticsearch
8 13 (1.26%) SharePoint
9 9 (0.87%) nginx
10 8 (0.78%) Umbraco
10 8 (0.78%) WebSphere
11 6 (0.58%) Apache Pig
12 4 (0.39%) Anypoint
12 4 (0.39%) JBoss
12 4 (0.39%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.29%) IIS
13 3 (0.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (0.87%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 4 (0.39%) EngageOne
4 3 (0.29%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.097%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 10 (0.97%) Magento
2 5 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.49%) SAP S/4HANA
3 4 (0.39%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 4 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.29%) Cognos TM1
4 3 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.29%) SAP R/3
5 2 (0.19%) Eloqua
5 2 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.19%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.097%) Epicor Tropos
6 1 (0.097%) Maximo
6 1 (0.097%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.097%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.097%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.097%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.097%) SAP PP
6 1 (0.097%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 61 (5.92%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (3.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (1.36%) GitHub
4 13 (1.26%) Slack
5 10 (0.97%) npm
6 6 (0.58%) Office 365
6 6 (0.58%) Rackspace Cloud
7 5 (0.49%) Amazon S3
7 5 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (0.39%) IaaS
8 4 (0.39%) PaaS
9 3 (0.29%) Force.com
9 3 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.29%) SaaS
9 3 (0.29%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 3 (0.29%) Serverless
9 3 (0.29%) Trello
10 2 (0.19%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.58%) Internet
2 5 (0.49%) Skype
2 5 (0.49%) SMS
3 3 (0.29%) HTTP
4 2 (0.19%) AMQP
4 2 (0.19%) SSL
5 1 (0.097%) DHCP
5 1 (0.097%) DNS
5 1 (0.097%) Firewall
5 1 (0.097%) FTP
5 1 (0.097%) Intranet
5 1 (0.097%) IPsec
5 1 (0.097%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 191 (18.54%) SQL Server
2 71 (6.89%) NoSQL
3 60 (5.83%) MySQL
4 48 (4.66%) Big Data
5 47 (4.56%) PostgreSQL
6 34 (3.30%) MongoDB
7 33 (3.20%) Data Warehouse
7 33 (3.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 26 (2.52%) SQL Server 2008
9 24 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
10 22 (2.14%) Relational Database
11 21 (2.04%) Apache Hive
12 20 (1.94%) Hadoop
12 20 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 17 (1.65%) Riak
14 15 (1.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 14 (1.36%) SQL Server 2014
16 13 (1.26%) Apache Cassandra
17 10 (0.97%) RDBMS
18 9 (0.87%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 186 (18.06%) Git (software)
2 98 (9.51%) Jenkins
3 72 (6.99%) Maven
4 37 (3.59%) JIRA
4 37 (3.59%) Octopus Deploy
5 33 (3.20%) Visual Studio
6 31 (3.01%) Subversion
7 30 (2.91%) Team Foundation Server
8 29 (2.82%) Selenium
9 24 (2.33%) gulp
10 23 (2.23%) Grunt
11 21 (2.04%) Cucumber
12 20 (1.94%) Mercurial
13 19 (1.84%) JUnit
14 18 (1.75%) Jasmine
15 15 (1.46%) NUnit
15 15 (1.46%) webpack
16 14 (1.36%) Mockito
16 14 (1.36%) MSTest
16 14 (1.36%) TeamCity
General
1 62 (6.02%) Finance
2 27 (2.62%) Banking
2 27 (2.62%) Retail
3 18 (1.75%) Marketing
4 10 (0.97%) Telecoms
5 8 (0.78%) Games
6 5 (0.49%) Local Government
7 4 (0.39%) Law
7 4 (0.39%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.39%) Publishing
8 3 (0.29%) Advertising
8 3 (0.29%) Automotive
8 3 (0.29%) Legal
9 2 (0.19%) Electronics
10 1 (0.097%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.097%) Interactive Media
10 1 (0.097%) Online Betting
10 1 (0.097%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.097%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 330 (32.04%) HTML
2 306 (29.71%) CSS
3 284 (27.57%) .NET
4 195 (18.93%) AngularJS
5 188 (18.25%) ASP.NET
6 161 (15.63%) React
7 150 (14.56%) Spring
8 128 (12.43%) jQuery
9 125 (12.14%) Node.js
10 123 (11.94%) ASP.NET Web API
11 110 (10.68%) ASP.NET MVC
12 105 (10.19%) Spring Boot
13 104 (10.10%) HTML5
14 95 (9.22%) RESTful
15 91 (8.83%) CSS3
16 87 (8.45%) Hibernate
17 72 (6.99%) Web Services
18 68 (6.60%) REST
19 66 (6.41%) .NET Framework
19 66 (6.41%) Vue (Vue.js)
Miscellaneous
1 50 (4.85%) User Experience
2 38 (3.69%) Enterprise Software
2 38 (3.69%) Greenfield Project
3 26 (2.52%) Mobile App
4 23 (2.23%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (1.65%) Self-Motivation
6 14 (1.36%) NHS
7 11 (1.07%) Algorithms
8 10 (0.97%) Data Structures
9 9 (0.87%) Mainframe
10 4 (0.39%) e-Learning
10 4 (0.39%) FMCG
10 4 (0.39%) N-Tier
11 3 (0.29%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.29%) Digital Media
11 3 (0.29%) iPad
11 3 (0.29%) iPhone
11 3 (0.29%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (0.19%) Credit Risk
12 2 (0.19%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 61 (5.92%) Linux
2 40 (3.88%) Apple iOS
3 38 (3.69%) Android
4 26 (2.52%) Windows
5 12 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (1.17%) Unix
6 3 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (0.19%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.19%) VMS
7 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.097%) CentOS
8 1 (0.097%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.097%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 569 (55.24%) Agile Software Development
2 306 (29.71%) TDD
3 193 (18.74%) MVC
4 172 (16.70%) Microservices
5 145 (14.08%) Scrum
6 123 (11.94%) Test Automation
7 119 (11.55%) Front End Development
8 114 (11.07%) Continuous Integration
9 110 (10.68%) BDD
10 109 (10.58%) OO
11 108 (10.49%) Software Engineering
12 96 (9.32%) Web Development
13 83 (8.06%) E-Commerce
14 65 (6.31%) Business Intelligence
15 56 (5.44%) Unit Testing
16 49 (4.76%) Open Source
17 42 (4.08%) Pair Programming
18 39 (3.79%) ETL
18 39 (3.79%) Kanban
18 39 (3.79%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 477 (46.31%) JavaScript
2 296 (28.74%) Java
3 278 (26.99%) C#
4 204 (19.81%) SQL
5 103 (10.00%) Java 8
6 90 (8.74%) PHP
7 80 (7.77%) Python
8 75 (7.28%) T-SQL
9 38 (3.69%) Scala
10 23 (2.23%) TypeScript
11 20 (1.94%) Ruby
12 18 (1.75%) Objective-C
12 18 (1.75%) PowerShell
13 17 (1.65%) VB
13 17 (1.65%) VB.NET
14 15 (1.46%) VB6
15 13 (1.26%) C++
16 10 (0.97%) ABAP
16 10 (0.97%) ES6
16 10 (0.97%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 22 (2.14%) Security Cleared
2 12 (1.17%) Degree
3 8 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
3 8 (0.78%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.29%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (0.29%) DBS Check
5 2 (0.19%) BC Cleared
5 2 (0.19%) CIPD
6 1 (0.097%) ISEB
6 1 (0.097%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (1.94%) QA
2 13 (1.26%) GDPR
3 9 (0.87%) PMO
4 4 (0.39%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.19%) IFRS
5 2 (0.19%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.097%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.097%) WCAG
System Software
1 84 (8.16%) Docker
2 5 (0.49%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.097%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.097%) Xen
Systems Management
1 30 (2.91%) Puppet
2 26 (2.52%) Ansible
3 19 (1.84%) Terraform
4 13 (1.26%) Rancher
5 10 (0.97%) Grafana
5 10 (0.97%) Graylog
6 6 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (0.49%) Oracle Identity Management
8 4 (0.39%) CFEngine
8 4 (0.39%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 4 (0.39%) Salt
9 3 (0.29%) Kubernetes
9 3 (0.29%) Oozie
10 1 (0.097%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.097%) Kibana
10 1 (0.097%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.097%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 77 (7.48%) Microsoft
2 36 (3.50%) Oracle
2 36 (3.50%) Sitecore
3 26 (2.52%) IBM
4 22 (2.14%) Splunk
5 21 (2.04%) SAP
5 21 (2.04%) Xamarin
6 15 (1.46%) Adobe
7 12 (1.17%) Zend
8 10 (0.97%) Google
9 9 (0.87%) Capita
9 9 (0.87%) Red Hat
10 8 (0.78%) ServiceNow
11 7 (0.68%) Cognos
11 7 (0.68%) Coverity
11 7 (0.68%) Informatica
12 6 (0.58%) Rackspace
13 5 (0.49%) Hortonworks
13 5 (0.49%) MuleSoft
13 5 (0.49%) Tableau