The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Leeds region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 36 48 34
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 44 34 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 4.19% 3.75% 4.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.48% 3.97% 5.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 32 42
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£325 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £125 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £440 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
Job Titles Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
982 856 1048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 93.52% 94.38% 94.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 680 455 624
Average daily rate £325 £308 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.69% -3.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £186 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £449 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 34 48
Average hourly rate £13.50 £29.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.44% +93.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.52 £10.65 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £45.00 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%
Software Engineer
West Yorkshire

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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 2014, 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 73 (96.05%) Software Engineering
2 31 (40.79%) Enterprise Software
3 26 (34.21%) C++
4 25 (32.89%) OO
5 23 (30.26%) Java
6 22 (28.95%) C#
7 20 (26.32%) PHP
7 20 (26.32%) Finance
8 18 (23.68%) SQL
8 18 (23.68%) .NET
8 18 (23.68%) SQL Server
8 18 (23.68%) Linux
9 17 (22.37%) Oracle
10 15 (19.74%) Web Services
11 14 (18.42%) Python
12 13 (17.11%) WinForms
12 13 (17.11%) ASP.NET
12 13 (17.11%) Amazon AWS
12 13 (17.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 12 (15.79%) Dynamics AX
13 12 (15.79%) X++
14 10 (13.16%) .NET Framework
14 10 (13.16%) Ruby
14 10 (13.16%) TDD
15 9 (11.84%) MySQL
15 9 (11.84%) MVC
16 8 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
17 7 (9.21%) Puppet
17 7 (9.21%) Opscode Chef
17 7 (9.21%) DNS

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 (7.89%) Node.js
2 4 (5.26%) Apache
3 2 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.32%) nginx
4 1 (1.32%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.32%) OpenEdge
Business Applications
1 12 (15.79%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (17.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.21%) DNS
2 6 (7.89%) Internet
2 6 (7.89%) TCP/IP
3 5 (6.58%) SSL
4 4 (5.26%) SSH
5 2 (2.63%) FTP
6 1 (1.32%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (23.68%) SQL Server
2 9 (11.84%) MySQL
3 5 (6.58%) SimpleDB
3 5 (6.58%) MongoDB
3 5 (6.58%) NoSQL
3 5 (6.58%) Redis
3 5 (6.58%) Couchbase
4 2 (2.63%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Visual Studio
1 2 (2.63%) Subversion
1 2 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.32%) WebDriver
2 1 (1.32%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.32%) Behat
2 1 (1.32%) Selenium
2 1 (1.32%) Git (software)
General
1 20 (26.32%) Finance
2 3 (3.95%) Legal
3 2 (2.63%) Banking
3 2 (2.63%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (23.68%) .NET
2 15 (19.74%) Web Services
3 13 (17.11%) ASP.NET
3 13 (17.11%) WinForms
3 13 (17.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 10 (13.16%) .NET Framework
5 6 (7.89%) Java EE
6 5 (6.58%) LAMP
6 5 (6.58%) CSS
6 5 (6.58%) HTML
7 3 (3.95%) HTML5
7 3 (3.95%) CSS3
7 3 (3.95%) XML
8 2 (2.63%) J2EE
8 2 (2.63%) JSP
8 2 (2.63%) Struts
8 2 (2.63%) Hibernate
8 2 (2.63%) Spring
8 2 (2.63%) Ajax
8 2 (2.63%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 31 (40.79%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (7.89%) Client/Server
3 3 (3.95%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.95%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.32%) Open Source
4 1 (1.32%) NHS
4 1 (1.32%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 18 (23.68%) Linux
2 1 (1.32%) Ubuntu
2 1 (1.32%) UNIX
2 1 (1.32%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (96.05%) Software Engineering
2 25 (32.89%) OO
3 10 (13.16%) TDD
4 9 (11.84%) MVC
5 8 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (7.89%) Multithreading
6 6 (7.89%) OOA/OOD
6 6 (7.89%) DevOps
7 5 (6.58%) Configuration Management
7 5 (6.58%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (6.58%) Scrum
8 2 (2.63%) Extreme Programming
8 2 (2.63%) Workflow
8 2 (2.63%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (1.32%) Project Management
9 1 (1.32%) OOP
9 1 (1.32%) CRM
9 1 (1.32%) E-Commerce
9 1 (1.32%) OWASP
9 1 (1.32%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 26 (34.21%) C++
2 23 (30.26%) Java
3 22 (28.95%) C#
4 20 (26.32%) PHP
5 18 (23.68%) SQL
6 14 (18.42%) Python
7 12 (15.79%) X++
8 10 (13.16%) Ruby
9 6 (7.89%) Bash Shell
10 5 (6.58%) VB.NET
10 5 (6.58%) JavaScript
11 3 (3.95%) C
11 3 (3.95%) Embedded C
12 2 (2.63%) VB
13 1 (1.32%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 3 (3.95%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.95%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (9.21%) Puppet
1 7 (9.21%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (7.89%) Salt
3 1 (1.32%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 17 (22.37%) Oracle
2 3 (3.95%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.63%) Zend
4 1 (1.32%) Progress
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