Period
to 22 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 22 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.

Software Developer
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 124 125 123
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 49 21 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.45% 0.76% 1.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.51% 0.78% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 11 30
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £375 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +16.28% -0.77%
10th Percentile £344 £325 £288
90th Percentile £535 £445 £479
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £375 £320
% change year-on-year +13.33% +17.19% -1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
Yorkshire median hourly rate £22.83 - £41.50

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 3,254 2,677 3,830
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.27% 97.17% 96.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,204 1,750 2,626
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.14% +9.10%
10th Percentile £273 £275 £263
90th Percentile £538 £550 £550
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 91 112
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.83 £12.25 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.02% -2.00% -8.05%
10th Percentile £9.81 £8.41 £8.50
90th Percentile £40.00 £29.13 £21.00
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.86 £12.75 £14.00
% change year-on-year +24.39% -8.93% +7.69%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in West Yorkshire

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Developer in West Yorkshire

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 22 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Developer in West Yorkshire

Software 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 Software Developer in West Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Developer in West Yorkshire

Software 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 Software Developer within the West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 22 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 +13 44 £425 +11.48% 22
Halifax 0 1 - - 4
Software Developer
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2018, Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 26 (53.06%) Agile Software Development
1 26 (53.06%) Java
2 25 (51.02%) JavaScript
3 21 (42.86%) Microservices
4 20 (40.82%) Jenkins
4 20 (40.82%) C#
5 18 (36.73%) .NET
6 17 (34.69%) SQL
7 16 (32.65%) TDD
7 16 (32.65%) Test Automation
8 15 (30.61%) Git (software)
9 14 (28.57%) Software Engineering
9 14 (28.57%) MySQL
10 13 (26.53%) ASP.NET
10 13 (26.53%) Scrum
10 13 (26.53%) MongoDB
11 12 (24.49%) Docker
12 11 (22.45%) Node.js
12 11 (22.45%) Open Source
12 11 (22.45%) Cucumber
12 11 (22.45%) BDD
12 11 (22.45%) CSS
12 11 (22.45%) HTML
13 10 (20.41%) SQL Server
13 10 (20.41%) Mentoring
13 10 (20.41%) Coaching
13 10 (20.41%) Kafka
13 10 (20.41%) Terraform
14 9 (18.37%) AngularJS
14 9 (18.37%) jQuery

Software 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 9 (18.37%) Confluence
2 6 (12.24%) Apache
3 2 (4.08%) CMS
4 1 (2.04%) Kentico
4 1 (2.04%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 8 (16.33%) Slack
2 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) Skype
2 2 (4.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (28.57%) MySQL
2 13 (26.53%) MongoDB
3 10 (20.41%) SQL Server
4 9 (18.37%) NoSQL
5 8 (16.33%) Apache Cassandra
5 8 (16.33%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (12.24%) Apache Hive
6 6 (12.24%) Big Data
7 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (2.04%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 20 (40.82%) Jenkins
2 15 (30.61%) Git (software)
3 11 (22.45%) Cucumber
4 9 (18.37%) JIRA
5 8 (16.33%) Jasmine
5 8 (16.33%) JUnit
6 7 (14.29%) Selenium
7 6 (12.24%) Artifactory
8 4 (8.16%) SpecFlow
8 4 (8.16%) Visual Studio
9 2 (4.08%) IBM UrbanCode
9 2 (4.08%) Maven
9 2 (4.08%) MSBuild
10 1 (2.04%) git-flow
10 1 (2.04%) Subversion
10 1 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (8.16%) Marketing
2 2 (4.08%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Games
3 1 (2.04%) Banking
3 1 (2.04%) Retail
3 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (36.73%) .NET
2 13 (26.53%) ASP.NET
3 11 (22.45%) CSS
3 11 (22.45%) HTML
3 11 (22.45%) Node.js
4 10 (20.41%) Kafka
5 9 (18.37%) AngularJS
5 9 (18.37%) jQuery
5 9 (18.37%) RabbitMQ
5 9 (18.37%) REST
6 8 (16.33%) Spring
7 7 (14.29%) ActiveMQ
7 7 (14.29%) Spring Boot
8 6 (12.24%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (12.24%) Spring Batch
8 6 (12.24%) Spring Security
9 5 (10.20%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (10.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 5 (10.20%) XML
10 4 (8.16%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) User Experience
2 3 (6.12%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (4.08%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.08%) NHS
4 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.04%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.37%) Linux
2 8 (16.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (6.12%) Android
3 3 (6.12%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (53.06%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (42.86%) Microservices
3 16 (32.65%) TDD
3 16 (32.65%) Test Automation
4 14 (28.57%) Software Engineering
5 13 (26.53%) Scrum
6 11 (22.45%) BDD
6 11 (22.45%) Open Source
7 10 (20.41%) Coaching
7 10 (20.41%) Mentoring
8 9 (18.37%) Kanban
8 9 (18.37%) MVC
9 8 (16.33%) DevOps
9 8 (16.33%) SFIA
10 7 (14.29%) SDET
11 5 (10.20%) E-Commerce
11 5 (10.20%) Integration Testing
11 5 (10.20%) SDLC
12 4 (8.16%) Continuous Integration
13 3 (6.12%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 26 (53.06%) Java
2 25 (51.02%) JavaScript
3 20 (40.82%) C#
4 17 (34.69%) SQL
5 6 (12.24%) PHP
5 6 (12.24%) VB
5 6 (12.24%) VB6
6 4 (8.16%) T-SQL
7 2 (4.08%) Python
7 2 (4.08%) Ruby
8 1 (2.04%) C
8 1 (2.04%) Java 8
8 1 (2.04%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (6.12%) SC Cleared
1 3 (6.12%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.04%) ISEB
2 1 (2.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 12 (24.49%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (20.41%) Terraform
2 6 (12.24%) Grafana
2 6 (12.24%) Graylog
2 6 (12.24%) Puppet
3 4 (8.16%) Rancher
4 3 (6.12%) Ansible
Vendors
1 8 (16.33%) Red Hat
2 5 (10.20%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.04%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle
3 1 (2.04%) Sitecore