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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 41 35 32
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 44 45 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 3.99% 4.67% 3.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.73% 5.75% 4.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 37 16
Average daily rate
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£363 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £273 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £359 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £329 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.90% +1.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
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
930 783 563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 84.39% 81.22% 74.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 651 485 281
Average daily rate £375 £328 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.32% -4.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 16
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +31.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 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 57 (68.67%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (51.81%) PHP
3 39 (46.99%) Ruby
4 34 (40.96%) Linux
5 32 (38.55%) Apache
6 31 (37.35%) Python
7 30 (36.14%) SQL
8 29 (34.94%) Oracle
8 29 (34.94%) MongoDB
9 26 (31.33%) Java
10 25 (30.12%) Puppet
10 25 (30.12%) Opscode Chef
10 25 (30.12%) DevOps
11 23 (27.71%) Riak
11 23 (27.71%) TDD
12 21 (25.30%) Graphite
13 19 (22.89%) C
13 19 (22.89%) Analytical Skills
13 19 (22.89%) Ansible
14 18 (21.69%) SaltStack
14 18 (21.69%) CFEngine
14 18 (21.69%) Splunk
14 18 (21.69%) Hypertable
14 18 (21.69%) Fiddler
14 18 (21.69%) Continuous Integration
14 18 (21.69%) CouchDB
14 18 (21.69%) Nagios
15 17 (20.48%) C#
16 16 (19.28%) MySQL
17 13 (15.66%) JavaScript

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 32 (38.55%) Apache
2 12 (14.46%) Node.js
3 4 (4.82%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.61%) OpenStack
5 2 (2.41%) JBoss
5 2 (2.41%) nginx
6 1 (1.20%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.20%) CMS
6 1 (1.20%) ATG Dynamo
6 1 (1.20%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.20%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 5 (6.02%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.41%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.43%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.61%) Route 53
2 3 (3.61%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (3.61%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.43%) TCP/IP
1 7 (8.43%) DNS
1 7 (8.43%) SSL
2 6 (7.23%) Internet
3 4 (4.82%) DHCP
4 2 (2.41%) HTTP
5 1 (1.20%) SSH
5 1 (1.20%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (34.94%) MongoDB
2 23 (27.71%) Riak
3 18 (21.69%) Hypertable
3 18 (21.69%) CouchDB
4 16 (19.28%) MySQL
5 12 (14.46%) SQL Server
6 7 (8.43%) Redis
7 6 (7.23%) NoSQL
8 4 (4.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (4.82%) Oracle Database
9 3 (3.61%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (3.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (3.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (2.41%) SimpleDB
10 2 (2.41%) RDBMS
10 2 (2.41%) Couchbase
10 2 (2.41%) Relational Database
11 1 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (1.20%) DB2
Development Applications
1 18 (21.69%) Fiddler
2 9 (10.84%) Git (software)
3 6 (7.23%) Cucumber
4 5 (6.02%) Subversion
5 4 (4.82%) PHPUnit
6 3 (3.61%) Maven
6 3 (3.61%) Jenkins
6 3 (3.61%) Grunt
6 3 (3.61%) Karma Test Runner
7 2 (2.41%) JUnit
8 1 (1.20%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.20%) JMeter
8 1 (1.20%) Selenium
General
1 5 (6.02%) Finance
2 3 (3.61%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.41%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.41%) Banking
4 1 (1.20%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (37.35%) Developer
2 20 (24.10%) Software Engineer
3 19 (22.89%) DevOps Engineer
4 12 (14.46%) Agile Coach
5 9 (10.84%) Java Developer
6 6 (7.23%) PHP Developer
7 5 (6.02%) Cloud Software Engineer
7 5 (6.02%) Java Software Engineer
7 5 (6.02%) Cloud Engineer
8 4 (4.82%) PHP LAMP Developer
8 4 (4.82%) PHP Zend Developer
9 3 (3.61%) .NET Developer
9 3 (3.61%) Senior Software Engineer
9 3 (3.61%) Web Developer
9 3 (3.61%) Front-End Developer
10 2 (2.41%) Senior Developer
10 2 (2.41%) VB Developer
10 2 (2.41%) Lead Developer
10 2 (2.41%) SQL Developer
10 2 (2.41%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (14.46%) HTML
2 10 (12.05%) .NET
2 10 (12.05%) CSS
2 10 (12.05%) LAMP
3 9 (10.84%) Web Services
4 8 (9.64%) XML
5 7 (8.43%) J2EE
6 6 (7.23%) Spring
6 6 (7.23%) Doctrine
7 5 (6.02%) jQuery
8 4 (4.82%) CodeIgniter
8 4 (4.82%) ASP.NET
8 4 (4.82%) Symfony
8 4 (4.82%) AngularJS
8 4 (4.82%) Hibernate
9 3 (3.61%) HTML5
9 3 (3.61%) CSS3
9 3 (3.61%) Sass
9 3 (3.61%) WPF
10 2 (2.41%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 19 (22.89%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.23%) Client/Server
3 5 (6.02%) User Experience
4 4 (4.82%) Inversion of Control
5 3 (3.61%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.41%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.41%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 34 (40.96%) Linux
2 2 (2.41%) UNIX
3 1 (1.20%) Windows
3 1 (1.20%) AIX
3 1 (1.20%) Android
3 1 (1.20%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (68.67%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (30.12%) DevOps
3 23 (27.71%) TDD
4 18 (21.69%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (15.66%) OO
6 12 (14.46%) MVC
6 12 (14.46%) Scrum
7 11 (13.25%) Test Automation
8 10 (12.05%) Refactoring
8 10 (12.05%) E-Commerce
9 8 (9.64%) BDD
9 8 (9.64%) ATDD
10 7 (8.43%) OOP
10 7 (8.43%) Load Balancing
11 5 (6.02%) Multithreading
11 5 (6.02%) Configuration Management
11 5 (6.02%) Pair Programming
11 5 (6.02%) User Stories
12 4 (4.82%) Mentoring
12 4 (4.82%) Planning Poker
Programming Languages
1 43 (51.81%) PHP
2 39 (46.99%) Ruby
3 31 (37.35%) Python
4 30 (36.14%) SQL
5 26 (31.33%) Java
6 19 (22.89%) C
7 17 (20.48%) C#
8 13 (15.66%) JavaScript
9 7 (8.43%) C++
10 5 (6.02%) T-SQL
10 5 (6.02%) Bash Shell
11 4 (4.82%) PHP5
11 4 (4.82%) VB
12 2 (2.41%) VB.NET
12 2 (2.41%) Perl
12 2 (2.41%) PowerShell
12 2 (2.41%) VB6
13 1 (1.20%) XAML
13 1 (1.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (3.61%) Degree
2 2 (2.41%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.20%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.41%) QA
Systems Management
1 25 (30.12%) Puppet
1 25 (30.12%) Opscode Chef
2 21 (25.30%) Graphite
3 19 (22.89%) Ansible
4 18 (21.69%) Nagios
4 18 (21.69%) CFEngine
5 3 (3.61%) Salt
6 2 (2.41%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 29 (34.94%) Oracle
2 18 (21.69%) Splunk
2 18 (21.69%) SaltStack
3 7 (8.43%) Zend
4 5 (6.02%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.20%) BEA
5 1 (1.20%) ATG
5 1 (1.20%) jBASE
5 1 (1.20%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.20%) hybris
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