The table below looks at the statistics for Software Engineering skills 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 Engineering over the 3 months to 28 November 2014 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 51 27 44
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +17
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 40 48 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 3.40% 5.07% 3.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.32% 6.43% 4.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 40 19
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£363 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £245 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £325 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £80.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -65.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Software Engineering
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
926 747 760
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 78.81% 78.96% 75.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 629 449 412
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 12
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.60 £4.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £19.30 £80.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -7.56%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Software Engineering Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014.

Software Engineering Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Software Engineering
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering.

1 44 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (46.25%) Ruby
3 33 (41.25%) C#
4 31 (38.75%) SQL
4 31 (38.75%) Oracle
5 29 (36.25%) Java
6 28 (35.00%) PHP
7 25 (31.25%) SQL Server
7 25 (31.25%) Python
8 24 (30.00%) TDD
9 23 (28.75%) .NET
10 22 (27.50%) Linux
10 22 (27.50%) Continuous Integration
11 21 (26.25%) Apache
12 19 (23.75%) DevOps
13 18 (22.50%) Opscode Chef
13 18 (22.50%) Puppet
14 17 (21.25%) MongoDB
15 16 (20.00%) MVC
15 16 (20.00%) Test Automation
16 15 (18.75%) Refactoring
17 14 (17.50%) Web Services
17 14 (17.50%) Riak
17 14 (17.50%) Enterprise Software
18 13 (16.25%) ASP.NET
18 13 (16.25%) C++
19 12 (15.00%) OO
19 12 (15.00%) WinForms
19 12 (15.00%) ATDD
19 12 (15.00%) Node.js

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 21 (26.25%) Apache
2 12 (15.00%) Node.js
3 5 (6.25%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.75%) OpenStack
4 3 (3.75%) nginx
4 3 (3.75%) WebLogic
4 3 (3.75%) JBoss
4 3 (3.75%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.25%) ATG Dynamo
Applications
1 4 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.75%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.25%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.75%) Route 53
2 3 (3.75%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (3.75%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.25%) DNS
2 8 (10.00%) SSL
2 8 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 5 (6.25%) DHCP
3 5 (6.25%) Internet
4 2 (2.50%) HTTP
5 1 (1.25%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.25%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 17 (21.25%) MongoDB
3 14 (17.50%) Riak
4 9 (11.25%) Hypertable
4 9 (11.25%) CouchDB
5 8 (10.00%) Redis
5 8 (10.00%) MySQL
6 7 (8.75%) NoSQL
7 4 (5.00%) Relational Database
8 3 (3.75%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (3.75%) Couchbase
8 3 (3.75%) SimpleDB
8 3 (3.75%) DB2
8 3 (3.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (2.50%) RDBMS
9 2 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (2.50%) QlikView
10 1 (1.25%) Big Data
10 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (13.75%) Cucumber
2 9 (11.25%) Fiddler
3 5 (6.25%) Git (software)
3 5 (6.25%) Maven
4 3 (3.75%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.50%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.25%) PHPUnit
6 1 (1.25%) JUnit
6 1 (1.25%) JMeter
6 1 (1.25%) Selenium
6 1 (1.25%) Subversion
General
1 8 (10.00%) Finance
2 3 (3.75%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.25%) Banking
3 1 (1.25%) Retail
3 1 (1.25%) Publishing
3 1 (1.25%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (43.75%) Developer
2 30 (37.50%) Software Engineer
3 17 (21.25%) .NET Developer
4 16 (20.00%) Agile Coach
5 11 (13.75%) DevOps Engineer
6 9 (11.25%) C# Developer
6 9 (11.25%) C# Software Engineer
6 9 (11.25%) .NET Software Engineer
6 9 (11.25%) WinForms Developer
6 9 (11.25%) C# .NET Developer
7 7 (8.75%) Cloud Software Engineer
7 7 (8.75%) Cloud Engineer
8 5 (6.25%) Java Developer
9 4 (5.00%) VB6 Developer
9 4 (5.00%) Java Software Engineer
9 4 (5.00%) VB Developer
9 4 (5.00%) Software Developer
10 3 (3.75%) Web Developer
10 3 (3.75%) Senior Developer
10 3 (3.75%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (28.75%) .NET
2 14 (17.50%) Web Services
3 13 (16.25%) ASP.NET
4 12 (15.00%) WinForms
5 10 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 10 (12.50%) HTML
6 9 (11.25%) .NET Framework
7 8 (10.00%) CSS
8 7 (8.75%) J2EE
9 5 (6.25%) LAMP
9 5 (6.25%) Hibernate
9 5 (6.25%) Spring
10 4 (5.00%) XML
10 4 (5.00%) jQuery
11 3 (3.75%) HTML5
11 3 (3.75%) ADO
11 3 (3.75%) Java EE
12 2 (2.50%) Spring MVC
12 2 (2.50%) XSLT
12 2 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.50%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (13.75%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (10.00%) Client/Server
4 4 (5.00%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.50%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.50%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.50%) User Experience
5 2 (2.50%) Open Source
6 1 (1.25%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 22 (27.50%) Linux
2 4 (5.00%) Windows
3 1 (1.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (30.00%) TDD
3 22 (27.50%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (23.75%) DevOps
5 16 (20.00%) MVC
5 16 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 15 (18.75%) Refactoring
7 12 (15.00%) OO
7 12 (15.00%) ATDD
8 10 (12.50%) Scrum
9 8 (10.00%) Load Balancing
10 7 (8.75%) Mentoring
11 6 (7.50%) User Stories
12 5 (6.25%) Configuration Management
13 4 (5.00%) Web Development
13 4 (5.00%) Release Management
13 4 (5.00%) Product Management
14 3 (3.75%) BDD
14 3 (3.75%) Multithreading
14 3 (3.75%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 37 (46.25%) Ruby
2 33 (41.25%) C#
3 31 (38.75%) SQL
4 29 (36.25%) Java
5 28 (35.00%) PHP
6 25 (31.25%) Python
7 13 (16.25%) C++
8 9 (11.25%) C
9 8 (10.00%) Bash Shell
10 7 (8.75%) JavaScript
11 5 (6.25%) VB
12 4 (5.00%) VB6
12 4 (5.00%) VB.NET
13 3 (3.75%) PowerShell
14 2 (2.50%) Perl
14 2 (2.50%) T-SQL
14 2 (2.50%) PHP5
15 1 (1.25%) XAML
Qualifications
1 3 (3.75%) Degree
2 1 (1.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 18 (22.50%) Opscode Chef
1 18 (22.50%) Puppet
2 9 (11.25%) Nagios
2 9 (11.25%) Ansible
2 9 (11.25%) CFEngine
3 5 (6.25%) Salt
4 3 (3.75%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 31 (38.75%) Oracle
2 9 (11.25%) SaltStack
2 9 (11.25%) Splunk
3 2 (2.50%) IBM
3 2 (2.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.50%) Zend
4 1 (1.25%) Jaspersoft
4 1 (1.25%) Sybase
4 1 (1.25%) BEA
4 1 (1.25%) ATG
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