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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 85 33 46
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 18 57 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.16% 4.90% 4.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.27% 5.32% 4.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 48 34
Average daily rate
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£415 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £320 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £403 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.05% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £29.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
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
1418 1072 795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 91.60% 92.18% 95.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1021 750 418
Average daily rate £350 £325 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +5.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 22 28
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.03 £12.00 £10.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £29.00 £39.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -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 30 June 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 30 June 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 30 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 16 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (53.33%) Oracle
2 16 (53.33%) Linux
3 15 (50.00%) OO
4 13 (43.33%) Configuration Management
4 13 (43.33%) Bash Shell
5 12 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (40.00%) Java
6 11 (36.67%) Python
7 9 (30.00%) TDD
7 9 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (26.67%) Multithreading
8 8 (26.67%) Git (software)
8 8 (26.67%) Relational Database
8 8 (26.67%) E-Commerce
8 8 (26.67%) Apache
8 8 (26.67%) UNIX
8 8 (26.67%) Windows
8 8 (26.67%) MySQL
9 7 (23.33%) Web Services
9 7 (23.33%) SQL
9 7 (23.33%) POSIX
9 7 (23.33%) RDBMS
9 7 (23.33%) Network Design
9 7 (23.33%) Intrusion Detection
9 7 (23.33%) Tomcat
9 7 (23.33%) Internet
9 7 (23.33%) Telecoms
9 7 (23.33%) Service Management

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 8 (26.67%) Apache
2 7 (23.33%) Tomcat
2 7 (23.33%) nginx
3 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.33%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.33%) JBoss
3 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (23.33%) Route 53
2 7 (23.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 7 (23.33%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (23.33%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 7 (23.33%) Internet
1 7 (23.33%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (3.33%) LDAP
2 1 (3.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (26.67%) MySQL
1 8 (26.67%) Relational Database
2 7 (23.33%) RDBMS
2 7 (23.33%) SimpleDB
2 7 (23.33%) MongoDB
2 7 (23.33%) NoSQL
2 7 (23.33%) Redis
2 7 (23.33%) Couchbase
2 7 (23.33%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (10.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
5 1 (3.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (26.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.33%) Valgrind
2 1 (3.33%) Gerrit
2 1 (3.33%) Redmine
2 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.33%) Subversion
General
1 7 (23.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Banking
2 1 (3.33%) Retail
2 1 (3.33%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) Web Services
1 7 (23.33%) POSIX
2 4 (13.33%) HTML
2 4 (13.33%) CSS
3 3 (10.00%) .NET
4 2 (6.67%) OpenGL
4 2 (6.67%) Middleware
4 2 (6.67%) Qt
4 2 (6.67%) HTML5
4 2 (6.67%) GStreamer
4 2 (6.67%) WebKit
4 2 (6.67%) QML
4 2 (6.67%) OpenGL ES
4 2 (6.67%) AngularJS
4 2 (6.67%) jQuery
5 1 (3.33%) CAML
5 1 (3.33%) Doctrine
5 1 (3.33%) REST
5 1 (3.33%) LAMP
5 1 (3.33%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Streaming Video
1 2 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.33%) Data Structures
2 1 (3.33%) Algorithms
2 1 (3.33%) DTV
2 1 (3.33%) STB
2 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.33%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 16 (53.33%) Linux
2 8 (26.67%) UNIX
2 8 (26.67%) Windows
3 2 (6.67%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (3.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 16 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (50.00%) OO
4 13 (43.33%) Configuration Management
5 9 (30.00%) TDD
5 9 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (26.67%) Multithreading
6 8 (26.67%) E-Commerce
7 7 (23.33%) Service Management
7 7 (23.33%) Performance Testing
7 7 (23.33%) Security Testing
7 7 (23.33%) Network Design
7 7 (23.33%) Kanban
7 7 (23.33%) Test Automation
7 7 (23.33%) DevOps
7 7 (23.33%) Concurrent Programming
8 2 (6.67%) Open Source
9 1 (3.33%) BDD
9 1 (3.33%) SDLC
9 1 (3.33%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 13 (43.33%) Bash Shell
2 12 (40.00%) Java
3 11 (36.67%) Python
4 7 (23.33%) SQL
5 5 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 3 (10.00%) PHP
6 3 (10.00%) C
6 3 (10.00%) C#
6 3 (10.00%) C++
7 2 (6.67%) Lua
8 1 (3.33%) PHP5
8 1 (3.33%) VB
8 1 (3.33%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 7 (23.33%) Puppet
1 7 (23.33%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (23.33%) HAProxy
1 7 (23.33%) Ansible
1 7 (23.33%) Salt
Vendors
1 16 (53.33%) Oracle
2 7 (23.33%) hybris
3 2 (6.67%) Google
4 1 (3.33%) Zend
4 1 (3.33%) IBM
4 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
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