Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 846 1117 1135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 27.69% 31.25% 25.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 28.61% 32.42% 27.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 653 821 840
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £380 £352
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.03% +8.23%
10th Percentile £305 £275 £275
90th Percentile £488 £500 £503
Yorkshire median daily rate £390 £380 £363
% change year-on-year +2.63% +4.83% +11.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 19
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - £18.38 £37.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -50.39% +13.97%
Yorkshire median hourly rate - £47.50 £37.04
% change year-on-year - +28.24% +16.66%

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 2957 3445 4195
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.79% 96.39% 95.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2031 2238 2825
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £256 £259 £259
90th Percentile £544 £550 £525
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 98 181
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £13.00 £13.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.23% -4.38% +9.24%
10th Percentile £9.69 £8.75 £8.63
90th Percentile £33.40 £24.74 £33.75
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £13.55
% change year-on-year +3.57% +3.34% +0.35%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 -1 706 £400 - 122
Bradford -2 33 £375 +7.14% 18
Huddersfield 0 13 £325 - 9
Halifax -2 12 £406 +25.00% 11
Wakefield -4 10 £350 +21.74% 7
Elland - 3 £375 - 2
Wetherby 0 1 £300 - 3
Pudsey -3 1 £400 -15.79%
Pontefract - 1 £290 - 1
Developer
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Yorkshire region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 441 (52.13%) Agile Software Development
2 352 (41.61%) JavaScript
3 273 (32.27%) Java
4 247 (29.20%) HTML
5 241 (28.49%) CSS
6 238 (28.13%) SQL
7 197 (23.29%) TDD
7 197 (23.29%) Git (software)
8 177 (20.92%) SQL Server
9 173 (20.45%) Spring
10 160 (18.91%) .NET
11 159 (18.79%) AngularJS
12 149 (17.61%) C#
13 142 (16.78%) MVC
14 127 (15.01%) HTML5
15 126 (14.89%) React
16 125 (14.78%) Scrum
17 121 (14.30%) CSS3
18 116 (13.71%) Continuous Integration
19 113 (13.36%) Node.js
20 107 (12.65%) BDD
21 103 (12.17%) Hibernate
21 103 (12.17%) ASP.NET
22 102 (12.06%) Front End Development
22 102 (12.06%) Jenkins
23 99 (11.70%) Test Automation
24 94 (11.11%) Microservices
25 85 (10.05%) Software Engineering
26 84 (9.93%) RESTful
26 84 (9.93%) NoSQL

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 37 (4.37%) Confluence
2 27 (3.19%) CMS
3 21 (2.48%) Tomcat
4 18 (2.13%) Sitecore CMS
5 14 (1.65%) SAS
6 13 (1.54%) JBoss
7 12 (1.42%) Umbraco
8 11 (1.30%) WebLogic
9 10 (1.18%) Apache Solr
9 10 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (0.83%) Mule
10 7 (0.83%) WebSphere
10 7 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
11 6 (0.71%) SharePoint
11 6 (0.71%) WebSphere Portal
11 6 (0.71%) WordPress
12 5 (0.59%) Apache Spark
12 5 (0.59%) Jetty
12 5 (0.59%) Tornado
13 4 (0.47%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 7 (0.83%) Photoshop
2 6 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.24%) Adobe After Effects
4 2 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.24%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.12%) InDesign
5 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (0.71%) Magento
2 5 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.12%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 22 (2.60%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (2.01%) GitHub
4 10 (1.18%) Slack
5 5 (0.59%) npm
6 3 (0.35%) SmartFocus
7 2 (0.24%) Google Play
8 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.12%) Firebase
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Service Cloud
8 1 (0.12%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.48%) HTTP
2 5 (0.59%) AMQP
3 3 (0.35%) Internet
3 3 (0.35%) SSL
4 2 (0.24%) Firewall
4 2 (0.24%) LDAP
4 2 (0.24%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (20.92%) SQL Server
2 84 (9.93%) NoSQL
3 83 (9.81%) MongoDB
3 83 (9.81%) MySQL
4 77 (9.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 45 (5.32%) SQL Server 2008
6 41 (4.85%) SQL Server 2012
7 38 (4.49%) PostgreSQL
8 36 (4.26%) Relational Database
9 28 (3.31%) Data Warehouse
9 28 (3.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 24 (2.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 23 (2.72%) Apache Cassandra
12 19 (2.25%) SQL Server 2014
13 15 (1.77%) Power BI
14 12 (1.42%) Big Data
14 12 (1.42%) QlikView
15 11 (1.30%) SQL Server 2016
16 10 (1.18%) Hadoop
17 9 (1.06%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 197 (23.29%) Git (software)
2 102 (12.06%) Jenkins
3 79 (9.34%) Maven
4 69 (8.16%) JIRA
5 68 (8.04%) Subversion
6 55 (6.50%) JUnit
7 40 (4.73%) Mercurial
8 28 (3.31%) gulp
9 27 (3.19%) Cucumber
10 26 (3.07%) Gradle
11 24 (2.84%) Visual Studio
12 21 (2.48%) Grunt
12 21 (2.48%) Octopus Deploy
13 20 (2.36%) IntelliJ
14 17 (2.01%) Jasmine
15 15 (1.77%) Mockito
16 13 (1.54%) Android Studio
17 12 (1.42%) Karma Test Runner
18 11 (1.30%) Selenium
19 9 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 70 (8.27%) Finance
2 26 (3.07%) Retail
3 23 (2.72%) Marketing
4 15 (1.77%) Banking
5 6 (0.71%) Games
6 5 (0.59%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.47%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.35%) Advertising
8 3 (0.35%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.12%) Back Office
9 1 (0.12%) Front Office
9 1 (0.12%) Legal
9 1 (0.12%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 247 (29.20%) HTML
2 241 (28.49%) CSS
3 173 (20.45%) Spring
4 160 (18.91%) .NET
5 159 (18.79%) AngularJS
6 127 (15.01%) HTML5
7 126 (14.89%) React
8 121 (14.30%) CSS3
9 113 (13.36%) Node.js
10 103 (12.17%) ASP.NET
10 103 (12.17%) Hibernate
11 84 (9.93%) RESTful
12 63 (7.45%) jQuery
13 61 (7.21%) REST
14 59 (6.97%) ASP.NET MVC
15 56 (6.62%) JSON
16 54 (6.38%) Spring Boot
17 49 (5.79%) ASP.NET Web API
18 47 (5.56%) Ajax
19 42 (4.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 67 (7.92%) User Experience
2 39 (4.61%) Greenfield Project
3 34 (4.02%) Data Structures
4 31 (3.66%) Mobile App
5 30 (3.55%) Algorithms
6 29 (3.43%) Analytical Skills
7 21 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (0.83%) Minimum Viable Product
9 5 (0.59%) iPad
10 4 (0.47%) Media Streaming
10 4 (0.47%) NHS
10 4 (0.47%) Replication
11 3 (0.35%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.24%) Clustering
12 2 (0.24%) DataPower
12 2 (0.24%) Smartcard
12 2 (0.24%) Video on Demand
12 2 (0.24%) Web 2.0
13 1 (0.12%) iPhone
13 1 (0.12%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 62 (7.33%) Linux
2 39 (4.61%) Android
3 35 (4.14%) Apple iOS
4 14 (1.65%) Windows
5 11 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (1.06%) Unix
7 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.12%) VMS
7 1 (0.12%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.12%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 441 (52.13%) Agile Software Development
2 197 (23.29%) TDD
3 142 (16.78%) MVC
4 125 (14.78%) Scrum
5 116 (13.71%) Continuous Integration
6 107 (12.65%) BDD
7 102 (12.06%) Front End Development
8 99 (11.70%) Test Automation
9 94 (11.11%) Microservices
10 85 (10.05%) Software Engineering
11 81 (9.57%) OO
12 61 (7.21%) Open Source
13 58 (6.86%) Web Development
14 53 (6.26%) Business Intelligence
15 50 (5.91%) E-Commerce
16 48 (5.67%) DevOps
17 44 (5.20%) ETL
18 42 (4.96%) Data Modelling
18 42 (4.96%) Pair Programming
19 41 (4.85%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 352 (41.61%) JavaScript
2 273 (32.27%) Java
3 238 (28.13%) SQL
4 149 (17.61%) C#
5 77 (9.10%) T-SQL
6 73 (8.63%) PHP
7 66 (7.80%) Python
8 57 (6.74%) Scala
9 35 (4.14%) Ruby
10 17 (2.01%) C++
11 16 (1.89%) Apple Swift
12 15 (1.77%) Objective-C
12 15 (1.77%) TypeScript
13 13 (1.54%) Kotlin
14 10 (1.18%) Go
14 10 (1.18%) VB
15 9 (1.06%) VB6
16 7 (0.83%) VB.NET
17 6 (0.71%) PL/SQL
17 6 (0.71%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (1.42%) Degree
2 11 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (1.30%) Sun Certification
3 9 (1.06%) MCITP
3 9 (1.06%) MCSE
4 5 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (0.47%) Security Cleared
6 3 (0.35%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.24%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.12%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.12%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.12%) OCP
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (0.83%) Data Quality
2 4 (0.47%) QA
3 3 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.24%) IFRS
4 2 (0.24%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 82 (9.69%) Docker
2 3 (0.35%) Apache Flume
2 3 (0.35%) VMware NSX
2 3 (0.35%) vSphere
3 2 (0.24%) HDFS
3 2 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 37 (4.37%) Puppet
2 20 (2.36%) Ansible
3 17 (2.01%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (0.83%) Kubernetes
5 5 (0.59%) vCenter Server
6 4 (0.47%) vRealize
7 2 (0.24%) Oozie
7 2 (0.24%) Terraform
8 1 (0.12%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.12%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 77 (9.10%) Microsoft
2 76 (8.98%) Oracle
3 27 (3.19%) Tableau
4 25 (2.96%) Sitecore
5 24 (2.84%) Google
6 18 (2.13%) SAP
7 11 (1.30%) Xamarin
8 10 (1.18%) RedGate
9 9 (1.06%) IBM
10 7 (0.83%) Adobe
10 7 (0.83%) Apple
10 7 (0.83%) VMware
11 6 (0.71%) MuleSoft
11 6 (0.71%) Red Hat
12 5 (0.59%) Telerik
13 4 (0.47%) hybris
14 2 (0.24%) Cloudera
14 2 (0.24%) DevExpress
14 2 (0.24%) Talend
14 2 (0.24%) Zend