Period
to 14 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 977 840 1,142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 28.49% 27.90% 31.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 29.70% 28.72% 32.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 727 649 841
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £313 £308 £275
90th Percentile £508 £488 £500
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +4.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £33.50 - £18.38
10th Percentile £33.25 - £16.69
90th Percentile £33.75 - £20.06
Yorkshire median hourly rate £45.50 - £47.50

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 3,290 2,925 3,542
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.95% 97.14% 96.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,224 2,004 2,313
West Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £280 £256 £250
90th Percentile £550 £545 £550
Yorkshire median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 84 98
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.36 £14.10 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.95% +4.44% -0.70%
10th Percentile £10.40 £9.25 £9.09
90th Percentile £26.50 £25.35 £24.74
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.50 £14.20 £14.00
% change year-on-year +9.15% +1.43% +4.05%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 0 724 £405 +1.25% 241
Bradford +1 80 £375 +6.76% 44
Huddersfield 0 31 £375 +15.38% 20
Wakefield +6 23 £330 -12.00% 26
Halifax +1 17 £475 +18.75% 13
Pontefract +3 4 £330 +13.79% 8
Bingley - 3 £400 - 1
Pudsey +4 2 £430 +7.38% 1
Ossett - 1 - -
Batley - 1 - - 1
Developer
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 14 November 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.

1 447 (45.75%) Agile Software Development
2 439 (44.93%) JavaScript
3 286 (29.27%) CSS
4 273 (27.94%) HTML
5 272 (27.84%) Java
6 253 (25.90%) C#
7 236 (24.16%) .NET
8 234 (23.95%) SQL
9 220 (22.52%) SQL Server
10 207 (21.19%) TDD
11 191 (19.55%) AngularJS
12 179 (18.32%) React
13 172 (17.60%) Microservices
14 150 (15.35%) Git (software)
15 147 (15.05%) MVC
16 138 (14.12%) Node.js
17 135 (13.82%) ASP.NET
18 112 (11.46%) PHP
19 110 (11.26%) Scrum
20 98 (10.03%) Docker
21 96 (9.83%) E-Commerce
21 96 (9.83%) Amazon AWS
22 95 (9.72%) Front End Development
23 93 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
24 91 (9.31%) jQuery
25 90 (9.21%) T-SQL
26 89 (9.11%) HTML5
27 88 (9.01%) CSS3
27 88 (9.01%) ASP.NET MVC
28 86 (8.80%) Test Automation

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 52 (5.32%) Confluence
2 37 (3.79%) CMS
3 26 (2.66%) Apache
4 22 (2.25%) Apache Spark
5 21 (2.15%) nginx
5 21 (2.15%) WordPress
6 18 (1.84%) Elasticsearch
7 16 (1.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 13 (1.33%) SAS
8 13 (1.33%) Sitecore CMS
9 12 (1.23%) Tomcat
10 10 (1.02%) Anypoint
11 9 (0.92%) SharePoint
12 6 (0.61%) Drupal
12 6 (0.61%) Mule
13 5 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 4 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.41%) Kentico
14 4 (0.41%) Oracle Service Bus
14 4 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (0.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.20%) EngageOne
4 2 (0.20%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.10%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 21 (2.15%) Magento
2 5 (0.51%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.31%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.20%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.20%) Exstream
5 2 (0.20%) OpenCart
6 1 (0.10%) Epicor Tropos
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 96 (9.83%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (4.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (3.07%) Amazon EC2
4 29 (2.97%) GitHub
5 25 (2.56%) npm
6 20 (2.05%) AWS Lambda
7 19 (1.94%) Serverless
8 12 (1.23%) Slack
9 8 (0.82%) Google Analytics
10 7 (0.72%) Apigee
10 7 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (0.72%) Dynamics 365
10 7 (0.72%) PaaS
11 6 (0.61%) Boomi
12 5 (0.51%) Amazon S3
12 5 (0.51%) IaaS
12 5 (0.51%) Office 365
12 5 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 4 (0.41%) SaaS
14 3 (0.31%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.02%) HTTP
2 8 (0.82%) SSH
2 8 (0.82%) SSL
3 7 (0.72%) Firewall
3 7 (0.72%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.20%) DNS
4 2 (0.20%) SMS
5 1 (0.10%) Broadband
5 1 (0.10%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 220 (22.52%) SQL Server
2 85 (8.70%) MySQL
3 79 (8.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 66 (6.76%) Data Warehouse
4 66 (6.76%) NoSQL
5 62 (6.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 60 (6.14%) MongoDB
7 39 (3.99%) PostgreSQL
8 36 (3.68%) Hadoop
9 31 (3.17%) Power BI
10 25 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 23 (2.35%) Amazon RDS
12 21 (2.15%) Relational Database
13 20 (2.05%) Redis
14 19 (1.94%) Big Data
14 19 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
15 18 (1.84%) CouchDB
15 18 (1.84%) SQL Server 2008
16 17 (1.74%) SQL Server 2016
17 16 (1.64%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 150 (15.35%) Git (software)
2 76 (7.78%) Jenkins
3 69 (7.06%) JIRA
4 48 (4.91%) Selenium
5 45 (4.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 45 (4.61%) webpack
6 32 (3.28%) gulp
7 31 (3.17%) IntelliJ
8 30 (3.07%) Maven
9 27 (2.76%) Babel
9 27 (2.76%) Cucumber
9 27 (2.76%) Mercurial
10 24 (2.46%) Subversion
11 22 (2.25%) Octopus Deploy
11 22 (2.25%) Vagrant
12 20 (2.05%) Visual Studio
13 19 (1.94%) PHPUnit
14 17 (1.74%) Bitbucket
15 14 (1.43%) Grunt
15 14 (1.43%) TeamCity
General
1 59 (6.04%) Finance
2 31 (3.17%) Banking
3 29 (2.97%) Retail
4 16 (1.64%) Games
5 15 (1.54%) Marketing
6 8 (0.82%) Telecoms
7 6 (0.61%) Law
8 5 (0.51%) Back Office
8 5 (0.51%) Legal
8 5 (0.51%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.41%) Advertising
10 3 (0.31%) Automotive
11 2 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.10%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.10%) Online Betting
12 1 (0.10%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 286 (29.27%) CSS
2 273 (27.94%) HTML
3 236 (24.16%) .NET
4 191 (19.55%) AngularJS
5 179 (18.32%) React
6 138 (14.12%) Node.js
7 135 (13.82%) ASP.NET
8 91 (9.31%) jQuery
9 89 (9.11%) HTML5
10 88 (9.01%) ASP.NET MVC
10 88 (9.01%) CSS3
11 84 (8.60%) Spring
12 80 (8.19%) ASP.NET Web API
12 80 (8.19%) REST
13 72 (7.37%) Spring Boot
13 72 (7.37%) Vue.js
14 67 (6.86%) .NET Framework
15 60 (6.14%) RESTful
16 59 (6.04%) Web Services
17 57 (5.83%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 54 (5.53%) Greenfield Project
2 49 (5.02%) User Experience
3 46 (4.71%) Enterprise Software
4 34 (3.48%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (1.54%) Mobile App
6 11 (1.13%) Computer Science
7 9 (0.92%) Management Information System
8 8 (0.82%) PKI
8 8 (0.82%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (0.72%) NHS
10 6 (0.61%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.41%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.41%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (0.31%) Cyberthreat
12 3 (0.31%) Data Centre
12 3 (0.31%) W3C
13 2 (0.20%) AS400
13 2 (0.20%) CMDB
13 2 (0.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 2 (0.20%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 54 (5.53%) Linux
2 21 (2.15%) Android
3 20 (2.05%) Unix
4 19 (1.94%) Windows
5 17 (1.74%) Apple iOS
5 17 (1.74%) VMS
6 8 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (0.61%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.20%) CentOS
8 2 (0.20%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.10%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.10%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.10%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 447 (45.75%) Agile Software Development
2 207 (21.19%) TDD
3 172 (17.60%) Microservices
4 147 (15.05%) MVC
5 110 (11.26%) Scrum
6 96 (9.83%) E-Commerce
7 95 (9.72%) Front End Development
8 93 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
9 86 (8.80%) Business Intelligence
9 86 (8.80%) Test Automation
10 83 (8.50%) Software Engineering
11 81 (8.29%) ETL
12 69 (7.06%) OO
13 63 (6.45%) DevOps
14 61 (6.24%) BDD
15 54 (5.53%) Pair Programming
15 54 (5.53%) Problem-Solving
16 50 (5.12%) Web Development
17 47 (4.81%) Unit Testing
18 41 (4.20%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 439 (44.93%) JavaScript
2 272 (27.84%) Java
3 253 (25.90%) C#
4 234 (23.95%) SQL
5 112 (11.46%) PHP
6 90 (9.21%) T-SQL
7 81 (8.29%) Python
8 66 (6.76%) Java 8
9 61 (6.24%) Scala
10 33 (3.38%) Groovy
11 26 (2.66%) PHP 7
11 26 (2.66%) TypeScript
12 24 (2.46%) ES6
13 19 (1.94%) Ruby
14 18 (1.84%) Go
15 17 (1.74%) VBA
16 15 (1.54%) Clojure
17 13 (1.33%) PowerShell
18 12 (1.23%) Perl
19 11 (1.13%) C++
Qualifications
1 22 (2.25%) Degree
2 18 (1.84%) BPSS Clearance
3 16 (1.64%) Security Cleared
4 11 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (1.02%) SC Cleared
6 5 (0.51%) MCSE
6 5 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.31%) BC Cleared
7 3 (0.31%) DBS Check
7 3 (0.31%) MCITP
8 2 (0.20%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.10%) CISSP
9 1 (0.10%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.10%) HNC
9 1 (0.10%) HND
9 1 (0.10%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.10%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (1.64%) QA
2 6 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (0.61%) GDPR
3 5 (0.51%) PMO
4 4 (0.41%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.31%) WAI
5 3 (0.31%) WCAG
6 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.10%) SLA
6 1 (0.10%) Solvency II
System Software
1 98 (10.03%) Docker
2 11 (1.13%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.20%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.20%) HDFS
4 2 (0.20%) vSphere
5 1 (0.10%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 21 (2.15%) Terraform
2 20 (2.05%) Puppet
3 19 (1.94%) Ansible
4 14 (1.43%) Grafana
5 9 (0.92%) Kibana
6 8 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (0.61%) Prometheus
8 5 (0.51%) Kubernetes
9 4 (0.41%) Graphite
10 3 (0.31%) CFEngine
10 3 (0.31%) Salt
11 2 (0.20%) Graylog
11 2 (0.20%) QRadar
11 2 (0.20%) Rancher
12 1 (0.10%) ArcSight ESM
12 1 (0.10%) Oozie
12 1 (0.10%) Oracle Identity Management
12 1 (0.10%) Oracle Identity Manager
12 1 (0.10%) Packer
12 1 (0.10%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 85 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 31 (3.17%) Oracle
3 28 (2.87%) Zend
4 19 (1.94%) Adobe
4 19 (1.94%) Sitecore
5 16 (1.64%) MuleSoft
6 13 (1.33%) IBM
6 13 (1.33%) Tableau
7 11 (1.13%) Splunk
8 10 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
9 9 (0.92%) Google
10 8 (0.82%) Dell
10 8 (0.82%) SAP
11 6 (0.61%) Hortonworks
11 6 (0.61%) Informatica
11 6 (0.61%) Software AG
11 6 (0.61%) TIBCO
11 6 (0.61%) Xamarin
12 5 (0.51%) Nintex
12 5 (0.51%) ServiceNow