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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 72 39 25
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -14
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 34 40 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.02% 3.91% 6.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.45% 4.84% 8.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 32 46
Average daily rate
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£340 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £320 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £575 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £50.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.19 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+5.76% +5.55%
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
1388 826 754
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 82.47% 80.82% 79.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1004 548 413
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £530 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 16 28
Average hourly rate £15.25 £11.43 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.47% -74.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

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
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 2 September 2015, 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 46 (60.53%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (38.16%) SQL
3 28 (36.84%) TDD
4 27 (35.53%) Java
4 27 (35.53%) Linux
5 26 (34.21%) C#
6 20 (26.32%) JavaScript
6 20 (26.32%) OO
7 18 (23.68%) Configuration Management
7 18 (23.68%) .NET
7 18 (23.68%) Web Services
8 17 (22.37%) Python
8 17 (22.37%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (21.05%) Bash Shell
10 15 (19.74%) Amazon AWS
10 15 (19.74%) ASP.NET
10 15 (19.74%) MVC
11 14 (18.42%) E-Commerce
11 14 (18.42%) SQL Server
11 14 (18.42%) ASP.NET MVC
11 14 (18.42%) Test Automation
11 14 (18.42%) ASP.NET Web API
12 13 (17.11%) Ruby
13 12 (15.79%) HTML
13 12 (15.79%) jQuery
14 11 (14.47%) CSS
14 11 (14.47%) MySQL
14 11 (14.47%) Oracle
15 10 (13.16%) C++
16 9 (11.84%) UNIX

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 8 (10.53%) Apache
1 8 (10.53%) Tomcat
2 6 (7.89%) nginx
3 4 (5.26%) CMS
4 1 (1.32%) Node.js
4 1 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.32%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.32%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 15 (19.74%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (7.89%) Route 53
2 6 (7.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 6 (7.89%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (7.89%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.89%) Internet
1 6 (7.89%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (1.32%) LDAP
2 1 (1.32%) HTTP
2 1 (1.32%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (18.42%) SQL Server
2 11 (14.47%) MySQL
3 8 (10.53%) MongoDB
4 7 (9.21%) Relational Database
5 6 (7.89%) NoSQL
5 6 (7.89%) Redis
5 6 (7.89%) Couchbase
5 6 (7.89%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (7.89%) SimpleDB
5 6 (7.89%) RDBMS
6 4 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (3.95%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.32%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 8 (10.53%) Git (software)
1 8 (10.53%) Cucumber
2 4 (5.26%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.95%) Subversion
4 2 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.32%) Valgrind
5 1 (1.32%) Gerrit
5 1 (1.32%) Redmine
5 1 (1.32%) Maven
5 1 (1.32%) JIRA
5 1 (1.32%) Selenium
5 1 (1.32%) JUnit
General
1 9 (11.84%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.95%) Finance
Job Titles
1 43 (56.58%) Developer
2 31 (40.79%) Software Engineer
3 20 (26.32%) Software Developer
4 9 (11.84%) Agile Coach
5 8 (10.53%) Applications Developer
5 8 (10.53%) Java Software Engineer
6 7 (9.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (9.21%) .NET Developer
7 6 (7.89%) Java Developer
7 6 (7.89%) .NET Software Developer
7 6 (7.89%) Cloud Software Engineer
7 6 (7.89%) Cloud Engineer
8 5 (6.58%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (6.58%) PHP Developer
8 5 (6.58%) Java Software Developer
9 4 (5.26%) UX Developer
9 4 (5.26%) C++ Software Engineer
10 3 (3.95%) C Software Engineer
10 3 (3.95%) SQL Developer
10 3 (3.95%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (23.68%) .NET
1 18 (23.68%) Web Services
2 15 (19.74%) ASP.NET
3 14 (18.42%) ASP.NET MVC
3 14 (18.42%) ASP.NET Web API
4 12 (15.79%) jQuery
4 12 (15.79%) HTML
5 11 (14.47%) CSS
6 8 (10.53%) .NET Framework
6 8 (10.53%) JSON
6 8 (10.53%) WCF
6 8 (10.53%) Entity Framework
6 8 (10.53%) Dapper ORM
7 6 (7.89%) POSIX
8 5 (6.58%) LAMP
9 3 (3.95%) Middleware
9 3 (3.95%) AngularJS
9 3 (3.95%) MCollective
9 3 (3.95%) HTML5
10 2 (2.63%) GStreamer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (5.26%) User Experience
2 2 (2.63%) Streaming Video
3 1 (1.32%) Equities
3 1 (1.32%) STB
3 1 (1.32%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.32%) DTV
3 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 27 (35.53%) Linux
2 9 (11.84%) UNIX
3 6 (7.89%) Windows
4 5 (6.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.63%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.32%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (60.53%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (36.84%) TDD
3 20 (26.32%) OO
4 18 (23.68%) Configuration Management
5 17 (22.37%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (19.74%) MVC
7 14 (18.42%) E-Commerce
7 14 (18.42%) Test Automation
8 9 (11.84%) ATDD
9 8 (10.53%) Continuous Delivery
9 8 (10.53%) Refactoring
10 7 (9.21%) Performance Testing
11 6 (7.89%) Security Testing
11 6 (7.89%) Multithreading
11 6 (7.89%) Network Design
11 6 (7.89%) Concurrent Programming
11 6 (7.89%) Service Management
11 6 (7.89%) DevOps
11 6 (7.89%) Kanban
12 5 (6.58%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 29 (38.16%) SQL
2 27 (35.53%) Java
3 26 (34.21%) C#
4 20 (26.32%) JavaScript
5 17 (22.37%) Python
6 16 (21.05%) Bash Shell
7 13 (17.11%) Ruby
8 10 (13.16%) C++
9 8 (10.53%) PHP
9 8 (10.53%) C
10 4 (5.26%) PHP5
10 4 (5.26%) T-SQL
11 2 (2.63%) VB
11 2 (2.63%) VB.NET
11 2 (2.63%) Lua
11 2 (2.63%) VB6
12 1 (1.32%) Embedded C++
12 1 (1.32%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (1.32%) Degree
1 1 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.32%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (11.84%) Puppet
2 6 (7.89%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (7.89%) HAProxy
2 6 (7.89%) Ansible
2 6 (7.89%) Salt
Vendors
1 11 (14.47%) Oracle
2 6 (7.89%) hybris
3 2 (2.63%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.63%) Red Hat
3 2 (2.63%) Google