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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 45 29 30
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +1
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 33 48 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 3.29% 5.41% 5.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.21% 6.79% 7.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 37 38
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£355 £300 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.33% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £125 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £440 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £50.00 £27.50 £45.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% -39.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
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
783 707 849
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 78.14% 79.62% 77.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 513 391 477
Average daily rate £350 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 12
Average hourly rate £11.43 £45.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-74.61% +210.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.20 £28.40 £10.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £80.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 (38.26%) Java
2 42 (36.52%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (29.57%) C#
3 34 (29.57%) Enterprise Software
4 30 (26.09%) OO
5 29 (25.22%) C++
6 27 (23.48%) SQL
6 27 (23.48%) SQL Server
7 25 (21.74%) Oracle
8 24 (20.87%) PHP
8 24 (20.87%) Web Services
9 23 (20.00%) .NET
9 23 (20.00%) Finance
10 20 (17.39%) Ruby
10 20 (17.39%) Dynamics AX
10 20 (17.39%) Linux
11 19 (16.52%) TDD
12 18 (15.65%) Scrum
12 18 (15.65%) Python
13 16 (13.91%) X++
13 16 (13.91%) Continuous Integration
14 15 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
14 15 (13.04%) WinForms
14 15 (13.04%) MVC
15 13 (11.30%) ASP.NET
15 13 (11.30%) HTML
16 12 (10.43%) JavaScript
16 12 (10.43%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 10 (8.70%) DevOps
17 10 (8.70%) .NET Framework

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 8 (6.96%) Apache
1 8 (6.96%) Node.js
2 6 (5.22%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.61%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.61%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.74%) nginx
5 1 (0.87%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (0.87%) GlassFish
5 1 (0.87%) ATG Dynamo
Applications
1 2 (1.74%) MS Office
1 2 (1.74%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 20 (17.39%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.74%) Route 53
2 2 (1.74%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.74%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.83%) DNS
2 8 (6.96%) TCP/IP
3 7 (6.09%) SSL
4 6 (5.22%) Internet
5 4 (3.48%) SSH
6 3 (2.61%) DHCP
7 1 (0.87%) HTTP
7 1 (0.87%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (23.48%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.83%) MySQL
3 6 (5.22%) SimpleDB
3 6 (5.22%) MongoDB
3 6 (5.22%) NoSQL
3 6 (5.22%) Redis
3 6 (5.22%) Couchbase
4 4 (3.48%) QlikView
5 3 (2.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.61%) DB2
5 3 (2.61%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.74%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.74%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.87%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.87%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (6.96%) Cucumber
2 7 (6.09%) Maven
3 5 (4.35%) Eclipse
4 4 (3.48%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (2.61%) Selenium
6 2 (1.74%) JUnit
6 2 (1.74%) Subversion
7 1 (0.87%) JMeter
7 1 (0.87%) JBehave
7 1 (0.87%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.87%) PHPUnit
7 1 (0.87%) Behat
General
1 23 (20.00%) Finance
2 4 (3.48%) Legal
3 2 (1.74%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.87%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 66 (57.39%) Software Engineer
2 60 (52.17%) Developer
3 18 (15.65%) Java Software Engineer
4 17 (14.78%) .NET Developer
5 14 (12.17%) Dynamics AX Developer
5 14 (12.17%) Cloud Software Engineer
5 14 (12.17%) Cloud Engineer
6 12 (10.43%) C# Software Engineer
6 12 (10.43%) .NET Software Engineer
6 12 (10.43%) C# Developer
7 10 (8.70%) Java Developer
7 10 (8.70%) C# .NET Developer
7 10 (8.70%) WinForms Developer
8 8 (6.96%) Agile Coach
9 7 (6.09%) Dynamics AX Consultant
9 7 (6.09%) Consultant
10 6 (5.22%) C++ Software Engineer
11 5 (4.35%) PHP Developer
11 5 (4.35%) DevOps Engineer
11 5 (4.35%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (20.87%) Web Services
2 23 (20.00%) .NET
3 15 (13.04%) WinForms
4 13 (11.30%) HTML
4 13 (11.30%) ASP.NET
5 12 (10.43%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 10 (8.70%) .NET Framework
7 9 (7.83%) Java EE
7 9 (7.83%) CSS
7 9 (7.83%) J2EE
8 8 (6.96%) XML
9 7 (6.09%) Spring
9 7 (6.09%) Hibernate
10 4 (3.48%) jQuery
11 3 (2.61%) WCF
11 3 (2.61%) ADO
11 3 (2.61%) LAMP
12 2 (1.74%) Ajax
12 2 (1.74%) XSLT
12 2 (1.74%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 34 (29.57%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (6.96%) Client/Server
3 5 (4.35%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.61%) Open Source
5 2 (1.74%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.87%) NHS
6 1 (0.87%) User Experience
6 1 (0.87%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 20 (17.39%) Linux
2 5 (4.35%) Windows
3 1 (0.87%) UNIX
3 1 (0.87%) Ubuntu
3 1 (0.87%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (36.52%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (26.09%) OO
3 19 (16.52%) TDD
4 18 (15.65%) Scrum
5 16 (13.91%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (13.04%) MVC
7 10 (8.70%) DevOps
8 9 (7.83%) Test Automation
9 7 (6.09%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (6.09%) Configuration Management
9 7 (6.09%) Refactoring
10 6 (5.22%) ATDD
10 6 (5.22%) Mentoring
11 5 (4.35%) OOA/OOD
12 4 (3.48%) OOP
12 4 (3.48%) E-Commerce
12 4 (3.48%) Release Management
12 4 (3.48%) Web Development
13 3 (2.61%) BDD
13 3 (2.61%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 44 (38.26%) Java
2 34 (29.57%) C#
3 29 (25.22%) C++
4 27 (23.48%) SQL
5 24 (20.87%) PHP
6 20 (17.39%) Ruby
7 18 (15.65%) Python
8 16 (13.91%) X++
9 12 (10.43%) JavaScript
10 8 (6.96%) Bash Shell
11 6 (5.22%) VB.NET
12 4 (3.48%) VB6
12 4 (3.48%) VB
13 3 (2.61%) PHP5
13 3 (2.61%) PowerShell
14 2 (1.74%) Embedded C
14 2 (1.74%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (2.61%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.83%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (7.83%) Puppet
1 9 (7.83%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (6.96%) Salt
3 2 (1.74%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 25 (21.74%) Oracle
2 4 (3.48%) JBoss
3 2 (1.74%) IBM
3 2 (1.74%) Zend
4 1 (0.87%) Jaspersoft
4 1 (0.87%) LexisNexis
4 1 (0.87%) Sybase
4 1 (0.87%) BEA
4 1 (0.87%) ATG
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