Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 122 133 145
Rank change year-on-year +11 +12 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 43 21 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.28% 0.74% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.33% 0.76% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 10 24
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £415 £321
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +29.49% -1.38%
10th Percentile £337 £328 £277
90th Percentile £535 £452 £500
Yorkshire median daily rate £415 £375 £321
% change year-on-year +10.67% +17.00% -1.38%
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 3,233 2,779 3,888
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.02% 97.71% 96.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,187 1,884 2,640
West Yorkshire median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.53% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £288 £275 £270
90th Percentile £540 £545 £550
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 73 98
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.50 £13.86 £12.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.83% +12.00% -8.97%
10th Percentile £9.82 £8.41 £8.50
90th Percentile £33.75 £30.03 £20.90
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.61 £13.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year +27.77% -3.70% +3.85%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 +6 36 £425 -1.16% 31
Huddersfield -11 2 £375 +15.38% 5
Bradford - 2 £363 - 6
Halifax +3 1 - - 1
Pontefract - 1 - -
Software Developer
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 23 (53.49%) Agile Software Development
1 23 (53.49%) Java
2 22 (51.16%) JavaScript
3 17 (39.53%) Microservices
4 15 (34.88%) C#
5 14 (32.56%) SQL
5 14 (32.56%) Docker
6 13 (30.23%) Jenkins
6 13 (30.23%) .NET
7 12 (27.91%) Test Automation
8 11 (25.58%) Git (software)
8 11 (25.58%) MongoDB
8 11 (25.58%) MySQL
8 11 (25.58%) CSS
8 11 (25.58%) Software Engineering
8 11 (25.58%) AngularJS
9 10 (23.26%) TDD
9 10 (23.26%) Scrum
9 10 (23.26%) HTML
10 9 (20.93%) ASP.NET
10 9 (20.93%) Node.js
10 9 (20.93%) Open Source
11 8 (18.60%) BDD
11 8 (18.60%) NoSQL
11 8 (18.60%) MVC
11 8 (18.60%) Terraform
12 7 (16.28%) SDET
12 7 (16.28%) DevOps
12 7 (16.28%) Kafka
12 7 (16.28%) SQL Server

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 5 (11.63%) Confluence
2 4 (9.30%) Apache
3 2 (4.65%) Apache Spark
4 1 (2.33%) Anypoint
4 1 (2.33%) CMS
4 1 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.33%) Mule
4 1 (2.33%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.63%) Slack
2 2 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.33%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.33%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.33%) PaaS
3 1 (2.33%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.98%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (25.58%) MongoDB
1 11 (25.58%) MySQL
2 8 (18.60%) NoSQL
3 7 (16.28%) SQL Server
4 5 (11.63%) Apache Hive
4 5 (11.63%) Big Data
4 5 (11.63%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (9.30%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (4.65%) Hadoop
6 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (2.33%) HBase
7 1 (2.33%) Neo4j
7 1 (2.33%) Parquet
7 1 (2.33%) RDBMS
7 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
7 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (30.23%) Jenkins
2 11 (25.58%) Git (software)
3 6 (13.95%) Cucumber
4 5 (11.63%) JIRA
4 5 (11.63%) Selenium
5 4 (9.30%) Artifactory
5 4 (9.30%) Jasmine
5 4 (9.30%) JUnit
6 3 (6.98%) Visual Studio
7 2 (4.65%) SoapUI
7 2 (4.65%) SpecFlow
7 2 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (2.33%) Hudson
8 1 (2.33%) Maven
8 1 (2.33%) Mocha
8 1 (2.33%) Subversion
8 1 (2.33%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (9.30%) Marketing
2 3 (6.98%) Retail
3 1 (2.33%) Banking
3 1 (2.33%) Finance
3 1 (2.33%) Games
3 1 (2.33%) Online Betting
3 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (30.23%) .NET
2 11 (25.58%) AngularJS
2 11 (25.58%) CSS
3 10 (23.26%) HTML
4 9 (20.93%) ASP.NET
4 9 (20.93%) Node.js
5 7 (16.28%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (16.28%) Kafka
6 6 (13.95%) REST
6 6 (13.95%) Spring
7 5 (11.63%) ActiveMQ
7 5 (11.63%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (11.63%) jQuery
7 5 (11.63%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (9.30%) .NET Framework
8 4 (9.30%) Spring Batch
8 4 (9.30%) Spring Boot
8 4 (9.30%) Spring Security
8 4 (9.30%) Vue.js
9 3 (6.98%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) Mobile App
1 4 (9.30%) User Experience
2 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.65%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.65%) NHS
4 1 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.95%) Linux
2 5 (11.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.33%) Android
3 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (53.49%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (39.53%) Microservices
3 12 (27.91%) Test Automation
4 11 (25.58%) Software Engineering
5 10 (23.26%) Scrum
5 10 (23.26%) TDD
6 9 (20.93%) Open Source
7 8 (18.60%) BDD
7 8 (18.60%) MVC
8 7 (16.28%) DevOps
8 7 (16.28%) SDET
9 5 (11.63%) Coaching
9 5 (11.63%) E-Commerce
9 5 (11.63%) SDLC
9 5 (11.63%) SFIA
10 4 (9.30%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (9.30%) Integration Testing
10 4 (9.30%) Kanban
10 4 (9.30%) Mentoring
10 4 (9.30%) OO
Programming Languages
1 23 (53.49%) Java
2 22 (51.16%) JavaScript
3 15 (34.88%) C#
4 14 (32.56%) SQL
5 6 (13.95%) T-SQL
6 4 (9.30%) PHP
7 2 (4.65%) Scala
8 1 (2.33%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.33%) C
8 1 (2.33%) C++
8 1 (2.33%) ES6
8 1 (2.33%) Go
8 1 (2.33%) Groovy
8 1 (2.33%) Python
8 1 (2.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.30%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) ISEB
3 1 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.33%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) GDPR
1 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 14 (32.56%) Docker
2 1 (2.33%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 8 (18.60%) Terraform
2 5 (11.63%) Puppet
3 4 (9.30%) Ansible
3 4 (9.30%) Grafana
3 4 (9.30%) Graylog
3 4 (9.30%) Rancher
4 1 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (11.63%) Red Hat
2 4 (9.30%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.33%) Micro Focus
3 1 (2.33%) MuleSoft
3 1 (2.33%) Sitecore
3 1 (2.33%) Sun