Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £394 per day in advertised job vacancies in Yorkshire during the 6 months to 18 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.

Software Developer
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 165 149 144
Rank change year-on-year -16 -5 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 21 59 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.48% 1.08% 1.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 1.12% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 40 44
Yorkshire median daily rate £394 £365 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.88% +14.06% -
10th Percentile £313 £274 £287
90th Percentile £454 £464 £500
England median daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate - £45.00 -
England median hourly rate £41.15 £40.75 £38.50
% change year-on-year +0.98% +5.84% +0.65%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies in Yorkshire with a recognized job title 4222 5262 5912
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.68% 96.09% 95.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2801 3391 3946
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £223 £250 £250
90th Percentile £545 £538 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 201 319
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £14.00 £13.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.43% +2.98% +0.70%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.42 £9.00
90th Percentile £36.79 £29.50 £28.80
England median hourly rate £18.66 £18.50 £17.89
% change year-on-year +0.84% +3.41% +8.42%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Yorkshire

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Developer in Yorkshire

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Developer in Yorkshire

Software Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer in Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Developer in Yorkshire

Software Developer
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 18 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
West Yorkshire -9 15 £430 +30.30% 18
East Yorkshire - 3 £350 - 4
South Yorkshire +3 2 £456 +13.35% 14
North Yorkshire - 1 £325 - 1
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Software 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 Yorkshire region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 14 (66.67%) SQL
2 11 (52.38%) C#
3 10 (47.62%) .NET
3 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
4 8 (38.10%) SQL Server
4 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (33.33%) Linux
6 6 (28.57%) ASP.NET
6 6 (28.57%) Java
6 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
7 5 (23.81%) Software Engineering
7 5 (23.81%) JIRA
8 4 (19.05%) Test Automation
8 4 (19.05%) Confluence
8 4 (19.05%) Puppet
8 4 (19.05%) Node.js
8 4 (19.05%) REST
8 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (19.05%) Jenkins
8 4 (19.05%) MVC
8 4 (19.05%) JUnit
8 4 (19.05%) MySQL
8 4 (19.05%) Windows
9 3 (14.29%) Red Hat
9 3 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (14.29%) SAP
9 3 (14.29%) Web Services
9 3 (14.29%) C++
9 3 (14.29%) T-SQL
9 3 (14.29%) PostgreSQL

Software Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 4 (19.05%) Confluence
2 1 (4.76%) CMS
2 1 (4.76%) Kentico
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (4.76%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (4.76%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (38.10%) SQL Server
2 4 (19.05%) MySQL
3 3 (14.29%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (14.29%) MongoDB
3 3 (14.29%) NoSQL
3 3 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (4.76%) RDBMS
5 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
5 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) JIRA
2 4 (19.05%) Jenkins
2 4 (19.05%) JUnit
3 3 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 3 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 3 (14.29%) Jasmine
4 1 (4.76%) Chocolatey
4 1 (4.76%) Eclipse
4 1 (4.76%) Flyway
4 1 (4.76%) GitLab
4 1 (4.76%) IntelliJ
4 1 (4.76%) Maven
4 1 (4.76%) Mockito
4 1 (4.76%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (4.76%) Subversion
General
1 3 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Games
2 1 (4.76%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (47.62%) .NET
2 6 (28.57%) ASP.NET
3 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (19.05%) Node.js
3 4 (19.05%) REST
4 3 (14.29%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (14.29%) Web Services
5 2 (9.52%) AngularJS
5 2 (9.52%) CSS
5 2 (9.52%) HTML
5 2 (9.52%) SOAP
6 1 (4.76%) Ajax
6 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (4.76%) CSS3
6 1 (4.76%) HTML5
6 1 (4.76%) JPA
6 1 (4.76%) JSON
6 1 (4.76%) Kafka
6 1 (4.76%) RESTful
6 1 (4.76%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.76%) Smartcard
2 1 (4.76%) STB
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Linux
2 4 (19.05%) Windows
3 3 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (23.81%) Software Engineering
3 4 (19.05%) MVC
3 4 (19.05%) Test Automation
4 3 (14.29%) BDD
4 3 (14.29%) Microservices
4 3 (14.29%) Open Source
4 3 (14.29%) SDLC
4 3 (14.29%) TDD
5 2 (9.52%) Cryptography
5 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
5 2 (9.52%) Scrum
5 2 (9.52%) SFIA
6 1 (4.76%) DSDM
6 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce
6 1 (4.76%) Migration
6 1 (4.76%) OO
6 1 (4.76%) Test Strategy
6 1 (4.76%) Waterfall
6 1 (4.76%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 14 (66.67%) SQL
2 11 (52.38%) C#
3 6 (28.57%) Java
3 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 3 (14.29%) C++
4 3 (14.29%) T-SQL
5 2 (9.52%) Elixir
5 2 (9.52%) Erlang
5 2 (9.52%) Ruby
6 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
6 1 (4.76%) C
6 1 (4.76%) Embedded C++
6 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
6 1 (4.76%) VB
6 1 (4.76%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.76%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (9.52%) vSphere
2 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) Puppet
2 2 (9.52%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) Red Hat
2 3 (14.29%) SAP
2 3 (14.29%) VMware
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle
3 1 (4.76%) Sitecore