Period
to 22 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £393 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 1 2
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 903 902 1,046
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 27.73% 29.89% 25.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 28.86% 31.06% 26.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 665 649 737
West Yorkshire median daily rate £393 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.29% +1.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £298 £285 £275
90th Percentile £488 £500 £503
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - £18.38 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -59.17% +28.57%
Yorkshire median hourly rate - £46.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +15.63% +14.29%

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 3,129 2,904 3,915
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.10% 96.22% 95.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,135 1,845 2,600
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £256
90th Percentile £538 £550 £560
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 114 154
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.65 £12.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.20% -7.41% +8.00%
10th Percentile £9.81 £9.23 £8.50
90th Percentile £40.00 £24.89 £23.75
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £13.81
% change year-on-year +7.14% +1.38% +6.23%

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 February 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 22 February 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 -1 733 £390 -2.50% 268
Bradford 0 47 £375 +10.29% 21
Halifax -1 24 £456 +40.38% 5
Wakefield -1 14 £340 -17.58% 19
Huddersfield -2 7 £325 -4.41% 15
Pontefract - 1 £290 - 1
Wetherby - 1 £300 - 3
Batley - 1 £325 - 2
Developer
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 500 (55.37%) Agile Software Development
2 397 (43.96%) JavaScript
3 284 (31.45%) Java
4 275 (30.45%) HTML
5 252 (27.91%) CSS
6 236 (26.14%) TDD
7 231 (25.58%) .NET
8 230 (25.47%) SQL
9 214 (23.70%) C#
10 201 (22.26%) SQL Server
11 199 (22.04%) Git (software)
12 174 (19.27%) Spring
13 166 (18.38%) AngularJS
14 156 (17.28%) MVC
15 148 (16.39%) ASP.NET
16 132 (14.62%) Scrum
16 132 (14.62%) Microservices
17 125 (13.84%) BDD
18 118 (13.07%) Test Automation
19 117 (12.96%) React
20 114 (12.62%) HTML5
21 109 (12.07%) Hibernate
22 104 (11.52%) CSS3
23 102 (11.30%) Continuous Integration
23 102 (11.30%) OO
24 100 (11.07%) Node.js
25 97 (10.74%) jQuery
25 97 (10.74%) Spring Boot
26 95 (10.52%) Maven
27 94 (10.41%) Jenkins

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 30 (3.32%) CMS
2 25 (2.77%) Confluence
3 18 (1.99%) SharePoint
3 18 (1.99%) Sitecore CMS
4 15 (1.66%) SAS
5 14 (1.55%) Elasticsearch
6 13 (1.44%) Umbraco
7 11 (1.22%) Tomcat
7 11 (1.22%) WordPress
8 10 (1.11%) Apache
9 9 (1.00%) JBoss
9 9 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
9 9 (1.00%) WebSphere
10 8 (0.89%) WebSphere Application Server
11 7 (0.78%) Apache Solr
11 7 (0.78%) nginx
12 6 (0.66%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 6 (0.66%) WebLogic
12 6 (0.66%) WebSphere Portal
13 5 (0.55%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 7 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.66%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 6 (0.66%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.55%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.33%) EngageOne
6 2 (0.22%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.11%) GIMP
7 1 (0.11%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 9 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.55%) Magento
3 4 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.22%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.22%) Eloqua
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.22%) SAP PM
5 2 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.11%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.11%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 36 (3.99%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (1.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (1.66%) GitHub
4 10 (1.11%) Slack
5 7 (0.78%) Office 365
6 6 (0.66%) Rackspace Cloud
7 3 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.22%) Google Play
8 2 (0.22%) npm
8 2 (0.22%) SmartFocus
8 2 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.11%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.11%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Service Cloud
9 1 (0.11%) Serverless
9 1 (0.11%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.55%) AMQP
1 5 (0.55%) Internet
2 4 (0.44%) HTTP
3 3 (0.33%) SSL
4 2 (0.22%) Skype
4 2 (0.22%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 201 (22.26%) SQL Server
2 72 (7.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 65 (7.20%) NoSQL
4 61 (6.76%) MongoDB
5 58 (6.42%) MySQL
6 49 (5.43%) SQL Server 2008
7 44 (4.87%) PostgreSQL
8 40 (4.43%) SQL Server 2012
9 31 (3.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 30 (3.32%) Data Warehouse
11 23 (2.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 22 (2.44%) Power BI
13 21 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
14 20 (2.21%) SQL Server 2014
15 15 (1.66%) Relational Database
16 14 (1.55%) QlikView
17 11 (1.22%) Hadoop
18 10 (1.11%) Big Data
18 10 (1.11%) SQL Server 2016
19 9 (1.00%) Riak
Development Applications
1 199 (22.04%) Git (software)
2 95 (10.52%) Maven
3 94 (10.41%) Jenkins
4 48 (5.32%) Subversion
5 40 (4.43%) JUnit
5 40 (4.43%) Octopus Deploy
6 39 (4.32%) JIRA
7 38 (4.21%) Mercurial
8 33 (3.65%) gulp
9 31 (3.43%) Visual Studio
10 30 (3.32%) Cucumber
11 29 (3.21%) Grunt
12 27 (2.99%) Gradle
13 16 (1.77%) Jasmine
14 15 (1.66%) Android Studio
15 12 (1.33%) Babel
15 12 (1.33%) Mockito
15 12 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
16 11 (1.22%) Selenium
16 11 (1.22%) TeamCity
General
1 83 (9.19%) Finance
2 28 (3.10%) Retail
3 26 (2.88%) Banking
4 18 (1.99%) Marketing
5 9 (1.00%) Games
5 9 (1.00%) Telecoms
6 5 (0.55%) Local Government
7 4 (0.44%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.44%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.33%) Law
9 2 (0.22%) Advertising
9 2 (0.22%) Legal
10 1 (0.11%) Electronics
10 1 (0.11%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.11%) Online Betting
10 1 (0.11%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 275 (30.45%) HTML
2 252 (27.91%) CSS
3 231 (25.58%) .NET
4 174 (19.27%) Spring
5 166 (18.38%) AngularJS
6 148 (16.39%) ASP.NET
7 117 (12.96%) React
8 114 (12.62%) HTML5
9 109 (12.07%) Hibernate
10 104 (11.52%) CSS3
11 100 (11.07%) Node.js
12 97 (10.74%) jQuery
12 97 (10.74%) Spring Boot
13 83 (9.19%) RESTful
14 79 (8.75%) ASP.NET MVC
15 78 (8.64%) ASP.NET Web API
16 62 (6.87%) .NET Framework
16 62 (6.87%) XML
17 59 (6.53%) Web Services
18 54 (5.98%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 59 (6.53%) User Experience
2 38 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (3.54%) Greenfield Project
4 31 (3.43%) Enterprise Software
5 29 (3.21%) Mobile App
6 27 (2.99%) Data Structures
7 23 (2.55%) Algorithms
8 7 (0.78%) Mainframe
9 5 (0.55%) iPad
10 4 (0.44%) FMCG
10 4 (0.44%) Minimum Viable Product
10 4 (0.44%) N-Tier
11 3 (0.33%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.22%) AS400
12 2 (0.22%) Clustering
12 2 (0.22%) DataPower
12 2 (0.22%) iSeries
12 2 (0.22%) NHS
12 2 (0.22%) Replication
12 2 (0.22%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 54 (5.98%) Apple iOS
2 53 (5.87%) Android
3 39 (4.32%) Linux
4 19 (2.10%) Windows
5 12 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.44%) Unix
7 1 (0.11%) CentOS
7 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.11%) VMS
7 1 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.11%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 500 (55.37%) Agile Software Development
2 236 (26.14%) TDD
3 156 (17.28%) MVC
4 132 (14.62%) Microservices
4 132 (14.62%) Scrum
5 125 (13.84%) BDD
6 118 (13.07%) Test Automation
7 102 (11.30%) Continuous Integration
7 102 (11.30%) OO
8 92 (10.19%) Front End Development
8 92 (10.19%) Software Engineering
9 77 (8.53%) Web Development
10 68 (7.53%) Business Intelligence
11 62 (6.87%) Unit Testing
12 52 (5.76%) E-Commerce
13 43 (4.76%) ETL
13 43 (4.76%) Open Source
13 43 (4.76%) Pair Programming
14 39 (4.32%) Kanban
15 38 (4.21%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 397 (43.96%) JavaScript
2 284 (31.45%) Java
3 230 (25.47%) SQL
4 214 (23.70%) C#
5 79 (8.75%) T-SQL
6 68 (7.53%) PHP
7 56 (6.20%) Python
8 39 (4.32%) Scala
9 24 (2.66%) Objective-C
10 22 (2.44%) TypeScript
11 20 (2.21%) Ruby
12 19 (2.10%) C++
13 18 (1.99%) VB
13 18 (1.99%) VB6
14 16 (1.77%) VB.NET
15 15 (1.66%) Apple Swift
16 13 (1.44%) Kotlin
17 9 (1.00%) PL/SQL
18 8 (0.89%) ES6
18 8 (0.89%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (1.33%) Degree
2 12 (1.33%) MCSE
2 12 (1.33%) Sun Certification
3 9 (1.00%) MCITP
4 5 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (0.55%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.22%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.22%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.11%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.11%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.11%) OCP
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (1.66%) QA
2 4 (0.44%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.22%) IFRS
3 2 (0.22%) IFRS 9
4 1 (0.11%) PMO
System Software
1 52 (5.76%) Docker
2 2 (0.22%) HDFS
2 2 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 22 (2.44%) Puppet
2 16 (1.77%) Ansible
3 14 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.66%) Kubernetes
4 6 (0.66%) Terraform
5 4 (0.44%) Grafana
5 4 (0.44%) Graylog
6 2 (0.22%) Oozie
Vendors
1 78 (8.64%) Microsoft
2 60 (6.64%) Oracle
3 29 (3.21%) Xamarin
4 25 (2.77%) IBM
4 25 (2.77%) Sitecore
4 25 (2.77%) Tableau
5 20 (2.21%) SAP
6 10 (1.11%) RedGate
7 8 (0.89%) Red Hat
8 7 (0.78%) Adobe
8 7 (0.78%) Cognos
9 6 (0.66%) Google
9 6 (0.66%) Rackspace
10 5 (0.55%) Apple
11 4 (0.44%) Atlassian
11 4 (0.44%) Netezza
11 4 (0.44%) QAD
11 4 (0.44%) Splunk
12 3 (0.33%) hybris
12 3 (0.33%) MuleSoft