The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bradford with a requirement for Software Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Software Engineering
West Yorkshire / Bradford
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 24 25
Rank change year-on-year +7 +1  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 2 2 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bradford 2.13% 1.35% 6.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.44% 1.52% 7.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 13
Median daily rate £300 £374 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.73% +6.78%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.75 £42.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.91% +5.62%  

Software Engineering is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bradford with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Bradford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 82 132 207
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bradford 87.23% 89.19% 86.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 83 112
Median daily rate £425 £450 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +30.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £541 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 8
Median hourly rate £17.50 £98.38 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -82.21% +488.36%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Bradford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bradford citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Bradford

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bradford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineering in Bradford

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bradford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in Bradford

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bradford region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 2 (66.67%) Scrum
1 2 (66.67%) QA
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
1 2 (66.67%) Usability Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Security Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 2 (66.67%) Scala
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) SoapUI
1 2 (66.67%) Gherkin
1 2 (66.67%) User Stories
1 2 (66.67%) Defect Management
1 2 (66.67%) Cross-Browser Testing
2 1 (33.33%) iOS Development
2 1 (33.33%) Apple Swift
2 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (33.33%) iPhone
2 1 (33.33%) Xcode
2 1 (33.33%) Objective-C

Software Engineering
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bradford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
1 2 (66.67%) SoapUI
1 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (33.33%) Xcode
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) iOS Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Java Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Java Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) QA Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) QA Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) QA Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) QA Leader
1 1 (33.33%) QA Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) QA Test Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) QA Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Test Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Test Leader
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (66.67%) Cross-Browser Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Defect Management
1 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Scrum
1 2 (66.67%) Security Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
1 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Usability Testing
1 2 (66.67%) User Stories
2 1 (33.33%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) Scala
2 1 (33.33%) Apple Swift
2 1 (33.33%) Objective-C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA