Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Engineer
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 129 145
Rank change year-on-year +29 +16 -55
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 37 16 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.63% 0.62% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.69% 0.64% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 14 17
Leeds median daily rate £525 £428 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.81% +14.00% +16.28%
10th Percentile £374 £310 £305
90th Percentile £645 £549 £438
West Yorkshire median daily rate £525 £425 £310
% change year-on-year +23.53% +37.10% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 10
Leeds median hourly rate £40.00 - £42.50
10th Percentile £39.00 - £40.00
90th Percentile £41.00 - £45.00
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £40.00 - £40.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Leeds
Contract vacancies in Leeds with a recognized job title 2184 2492 3062
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.51% 95.88% 94.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1545 1658 2117
Leeds median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £270 £263
90th Percentile £545 £563 £539
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 43 97
Leeds median hourly rate £20.00 £13.50 £13.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.15% -0.70% +0.70%
10th Percentile £10.60 £10.20 £8.84
90th Percentile £40.00 £31.35 £35.82
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £13.00 £13.60
% change year-on-year +9.23% -4.38% +9.24%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

Job postings that featured Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leeds.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Leeds

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineer in Leeds

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Leeds over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineer in Leeds

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineer in Leeds

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Leeds region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 35 (94.59%) Software Engineering
2 27 (72.97%) Java
2 27 (72.97%) SQL
3 25 (67.57%) JavaScript
3 25 (67.57%) Git (software)
4 24 (64.86%) TDD
5 23 (62.16%) NoSQL
5 23 (62.16%) Node.js
6 21 (56.76%) REST
6 21 (56.76%) Test Automation
6 21 (56.76%) MySQL
7 19 (51.35%) Linux
7 19 (51.35%) MongoDB
8 18 (48.65%) BDD
8 18 (48.65%) Open Source
8 18 (48.65%) Microservices
8 18 (48.65%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (48.65%) PostgreSQL
9 16 (43.24%) JIRA
9 16 (43.24%) SFIA
10 15 (40.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (37.84%) Confluence
11 14 (37.84%) Cucumber
11 14 (37.84%) Mentoring
11 14 (37.84%) Coaching
11 14 (37.84%) Slack
12 12 (32.43%) Jenkins
13 11 (29.73%) Jasmine
13 11 (29.73%) Apache Cassandra
13 11 (29.73%) Kanban

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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:

Application Platforms
1 14 (37.84%) Confluence
2 3 (8.11%) Jupyter
3 1 (2.70%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 14 (37.84%) Slack
2 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (62.16%) NoSQL
2 21 (56.76%) MySQL
3 19 (51.35%) MongoDB
4 18 (48.65%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (29.73%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (5.41%) Relational Database
6 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
7 1 (2.70%) Apache Hive
7 1 (2.70%) Big Data
7 1 (2.70%) RDBMS
7 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 25 (67.57%) Git (software)
2 16 (43.24%) JIRA
3 14 (37.84%) Cucumber
4 12 (32.43%) Jenkins
5 11 (29.73%) Jasmine
5 11 (29.73%) JUnit
6 4 (10.81%) Subversion
7 3 (8.11%) Mercurial
8 2 (5.41%) Eclipse
9 1 (2.70%) Android Studio
9 1 (2.70%) Artifactory
9 1 (2.70%) FitNesse
9 1 (2.70%) git-flow
9 1 (2.70%) Maven
9 1 (2.70%) PHPUnit
9 1 (2.70%) SpecFlow
9 1 (2.70%) TeamCity
9 1 (2.70%) Vagrant
9 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (8.11%) Banking
1 3 (8.11%) Retail Banking
2 1 (2.70%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (62.16%) Node.js
2 21 (56.76%) REST
3 5 (13.51%) AngularJS
4 4 (10.81%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (8.11%) .NET
5 3 (8.11%) jQuery
5 3 (8.11%) JSON
5 3 (8.11%) Spring
6 2 (5.41%) Ajax
6 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET
6 2 (5.41%) CSS
6 2 (5.41%) Hibernate
6 2 (5.41%) HTML
6 2 (5.41%) React
6 2 (5.41%) Spring Boot
6 2 (5.41%) XML
7 1 (2.70%) Dropwizard
7 1 (2.70%) Handlebars
7 1 (2.70%) JAXB
7 1 (2.70%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Algorithms
1 3 (8.11%) Data Structures
1 3 (8.11%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.70%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 19 (51.35%) Linux
2 15 (40.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (8.11%) Windows
4 1 (2.70%) Android
4 1 (2.70%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (94.59%) Software Engineering
2 24 (64.86%) TDD
3 21 (56.76%) Test Automation
4 18 (48.65%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (48.65%) BDD
4 18 (48.65%) Microservices
4 18 (48.65%) Open Source
5 16 (43.24%) SFIA
6 14 (37.84%) Coaching
6 14 (37.84%) Mentoring
7 11 (29.73%) Kanban
7 11 (29.73%) Scrum
8 10 (27.03%) Integration Testing
9 8 (21.62%) SDLC
10 7 (18.92%) Continuous Delivery
11 5 (13.51%) OO
12 4 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (10.81%) DSDM
12 4 (10.81%) MVC
12 4 (10.81%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 27 (72.97%) Java
1 27 (72.97%) SQL
2 25 (67.57%) JavaScript
3 4 (10.81%) C#
3 4 (10.81%) Python
4 2 (5.41%) C++
4 2 (5.41%) Elixir
4 2 (5.41%) Erlang
4 2 (5.41%) ES6
4 2 (5.41%) PHP
4 2 (5.41%) Ruby
5 1 (2.70%) C
5 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Docker
1 2 (5.41%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (5.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) Puppet
2 2 (5.41%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (5.41%) vCenter Server
3 1 (2.70%) Ansible
3 1 (2.70%) Cobbler
3 1 (2.70%) Grafana
3 1 (2.70%) Graylog
3 1 (2.70%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (29.73%) Red Hat
2 4 (10.81%) Oracle
3 3 (8.11%) Splunk
4 2 (5.41%) VMware