The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 86 54 44
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 15 32 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.13% 2.74% 3.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.25% 2.94% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 26 22
Average daily rate
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£320 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Software Engineer
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1202 1088 739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 90.24% 93.31% 95.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 792 721 384
Average daily rate £350 £340 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £213 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 32 33
Average hourly rate £12.50 £17.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.60% +52.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £117.50 £110.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer in the job title across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Engineer across the Leeds region.

Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Software Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer across the Leeds region.

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region that cited Software Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Engineer in their job title.

1 23 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 13 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (56.52%) OO
3 11 (47.83%) Oracle
4 10 (43.48%) Java
5 9 (39.13%) Multithreading
6 8 (34.78%) Linux
6 8 (34.78%) E-Commerce
7 7 (30.43%) Python
7 7 (30.43%) SQL
7 7 (30.43%) Amazon AWS
7 7 (30.43%) Concurrent Programming
8 6 (26.09%) DevOps
8 6 (26.09%) Bash Shell
8 6 (26.09%) NoSQL
8 6 (26.09%) PHP
8 6 (26.09%) MySQL
8 6 (26.09%) Apache
8 6 (26.09%) Configuration Management
9 5 (21.74%) Internet
9 5 (21.74%) Web Services
10 4 (17.39%) .NET
10 4 (17.39%) C#
10 4 (17.39%) Ruby
10 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (13.04%) Relational Database
11 3 (13.04%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database
11 3 (13.04%) Load Balancing
11 3 (13.04%) Node.js

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region that cited Software Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (26.09%) Apache
2 3 (13.04%) Node.js
3 2 (8.70%) Tomcat
3 2 (8.70%) nginx
4 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (4.35%) WebLogic
4 1 (4.35%) JBoss
4 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (30.43%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (8.70%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (8.70%) Amazon S3
2 2 (8.70%) Route 53
2 2 (8.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) Internet
2 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
2 3 (13.04%) DNS
2 3 (13.04%) SSL
3 2 (8.70%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (4.35%) LDAP
4 1 (4.35%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) NoSQL
1 6 (26.09%) MySQL
2 3 (13.04%) Relational Database
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database
2 3 (13.04%) Redis
2 3 (13.04%) MongoDB
2 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
3 2 (8.70%) RDBMS
3 2 (8.70%) SimpleDB
3 2 (8.70%) Couchbase
3 2 (8.70%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (4.35%) Riak
4 1 (4.35%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.35%) Subversion
General
1 2 (8.70%) Banking
1 2 (8.70%) Investment Banking
1 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) Web Services
2 4 (17.39%) .NET
3 2 (8.70%) POSIX
3 2 (8.70%) CSS
3 2 (8.70%) HTML
3 2 (8.70%) WCF
3 2 (8.70%) WPF
3 2 (8.70%) jQuery
4 1 (4.35%) Doctrine
4 1 (4.35%) AngularJS
4 1 (4.35%) CAML
4 1 (4.35%) Zend Framework
4 1 (4.35%) REST
4 1 (4.35%) XML
4 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.35%) Swing
4 1 (4.35%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Client/Server
2 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.35%) Data Structures
3 1 (4.35%) Algorithms
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) Linux
2 3 (13.04%) Windows
3 2 (8.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 13 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (56.52%) OO
3 9 (39.13%) Multithreading
4 8 (34.78%) E-Commerce
5 7 (30.43%) Concurrent Programming
6 6 (26.09%) DevOps
6 6 (26.09%) Configuration Management
7 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (13.04%) Load Balancing
8 3 (13.04%) TDD
9 2 (8.70%) Scrum
9 2 (8.70%) Extreme Programming
9 2 (8.70%) Network Design
9 2 (8.70%) Service Management
9 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (8.70%) Test Automation
9 2 (8.70%) Performance Testing
9 2 (8.70%) Security Testing
9 2 (8.70%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) Java
2 7 (30.43%) Python
2 7 (30.43%) SQL
3 6 (26.09%) Bash Shell
3 6 (26.09%) PHP
4 4 (17.39%) C#
4 4 (17.39%) Ruby
5 3 (13.04%) C++
6 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
6 2 (8.70%) VB
7 1 (4.35%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (13.04%) Puppet
2 2 (8.70%) HAProxy
2 2 (8.70%) Ansible
2 2 (8.70%) Salt
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) Oracle
2 2 (8.70%) hybris
3 1 (4.35%) Zend
3 1 (4.35%) IBM
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
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