Period
to 23 September 2019

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 23 September 2019.

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.

Senior Developer
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 87 121 111
Rank change year-on-year +34 -10 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 48 52 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.93% 1.51% 1.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.05% 1.57% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 40 35
West Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £423 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.51% +0.60% -6.67%
10th Percentile £375 £368 £313
90th Percentile £606 £512 £475
Yorkshire median daily rate £440 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.12% -11.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -

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 2,339 3,312 2,795
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.12% 95.92% 97.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,517 2,246 1,886
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £250 £291 £269
90th Percentile £575 £550 £544
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 117 78
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £15.43 £14.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.21% +9.40% +9.98%
10th Percentile £10.70 £9.45 £8.74
90th Percentile £30.30 £28.25 £27.82
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.50 £15.81 £14.20
% change year-on-year -1.93% +11.30% +2.12%

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

Job postings that featured Senior Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in West Yorkshire

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior Developer in West Yorkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Developer in West Yorkshire

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Developer in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 23 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Developer in West Yorkshire

Senior 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 Senior Developer in West Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Developer in West Yorkshire

Senior 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 Senior Developer within the West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 23 September 2019. 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 +20 39 £500 +19.05% 28
Bradford +6 4 £400 -5.88% 2
Halifax +2 1 £413 - 1
Huddersfield - 1 £363 - 2
Senior Developer
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 2019, Senior 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 Senior Developer in the job title.

1 30 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (54.17%) Java
3 22 (45.83%) TDD
4 19 (39.58%) Azure
5 18 (37.50%) Java 8
6 17 (35.42%) Mockito
6 17 (35.42%) MongoDB
7 13 (27.08%) RESTful
7 13 (27.08%) Cucumber
8 12 (25.00%) Neo4j
8 12 (25.00%) SQL
8 12 (25.00%) Microservices
9 11 (22.92%) C#
9 11 (22.92%) SQL Server
10 10 (20.83%) .NET
11 9 (18.75%) Microsoft
11 9 (18.75%) BDD
12 8 (16.67%) AWS
12 8 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (16.67%) Web Development
12 8 (16.67%) Linux
12 8 (16.67%) Docker
13 7 (14.58%) Mac OS X
13 7 (14.58%) Unix
13 7 (14.58%) JavaScript
13 7 (14.58%) PowerShell
13 7 (14.58%) Responsive Web Design
14 6 (12.50%) JAX-RS
14 6 (12.50%) Process Improvement
14 6 (12.50%) Test Automation

Senior 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 2 (4.17%) CMS
2 1 (2.08%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.08%) Jupyter
2 1 (2.08%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (39.58%) Azure
2 8 (16.67%) AWS
3 2 (4.17%) Power Platform
4 1 (2.08%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (2.08%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (2.08%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.08%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (35.42%) MongoDB
2 12 (25.00%) Neo4j
3 11 (22.92%) SQL Server
4 8 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (4.17%) Big Data
5 2 (4.17%) Hadoop
5 2 (4.17%) Power BI
6 1 (2.08%) Apache Hive
6 1 (2.08%) Apache Zeppelin
6 1 (2.08%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.08%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (2.08%) Data Lake
6 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.08%) Impala
6 1 (2.08%) MySQL
6 1 (2.08%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (35.42%) Mockito
2 13 (27.08%) Cucumber
3 6 (12.50%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (8.33%) Git (software)
5 2 (4.17%) Jenkins
5 2 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (4.17%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.08%) Maven
6 1 (2.08%) Selenium
6 1 (2.08%) Subversion
6 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (10.42%) Public Sector
2 2 (4.17%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Retail
3 1 (2.08%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (27.08%) RESTful
2 10 (20.83%) .NET
3 6 (12.50%) CSS
3 6 (12.50%) HTML
3 6 (12.50%) JAX-RS
4 5 (10.42%) ActiveMQ
5 3 (6.25%) REST
5 3 (6.25%) Spring
6 2 (4.17%) AngularJS
6 2 (4.17%) Hibernate
6 2 (4.17%) Web Services
7 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET
7 1 (2.08%) CSS3
7 1 (2.08%) HTML5
7 1 (2.08%) J2EE
7 1 (2.08%) JSON
7 1 (2.08%) Laravel
7 1 (2.08%) Node.js
7 1 (2.08%) WinForms
7 1 (2.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.08%) Augmented Reality
2 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.67%) Linux
2 7 (14.58%) Mac OS X
2 7 (14.58%) Unix
3 1 (2.08%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (45.83%) TDD
3 12 (25.00%) Microservices
4 9 (18.75%) BDD
5 8 (16.67%) Web Development
6 7 (14.58%) Responsive Web Design
7 6 (12.50%) Continuous Deployment
7 6 (12.50%) Pair Programming
7 6 (12.50%) Process Improvement
7 6 (12.50%) SOA
7 6 (12.50%) Test Automation
7 6 (12.50%) Web Design
8 5 (10.42%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (10.42%) Scrum
9 4 (8.33%) DevOps
10 3 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (6.25%) OO
10 3 (6.25%) Project Delivery
10 3 (6.25%) Strategic Thinking
11 2 (4.17%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (54.17%) Java
2 18 (37.50%) Java 8
3 12 (25.00%) SQL
4 11 (22.92%) C#
5 7 (14.58%) JavaScript
5 7 (14.58%) PowerShell
6 3 (6.25%) T-SQL
7 2 (4.17%) Python
7 2 (4.17%) Scala
8 1 (2.08%) Apple Swift
8 1 (2.08%) C
8 1 (2.08%) HiveQL
8 1 (2.08%) Objective-C
8 1 (2.08%) PHP
8 1 (2.08%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.08%) Ruby
8 1 (2.08%) TypeScript
8 1 (2.08%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 4 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.08%) Degree
System Software
1 8 (16.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (12.50%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.08%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.25%) UiPath
3 2 (4.17%) Automation Anywhere
3 2 (4.17%) Blue Prism
4 1 (2.08%) Zend