The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £420 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 93 84
Rank change year-on-year +12 -9  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 9 15 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.83% 1.02% 1.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 1.06% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 17
Median daily rate £420 £413 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.81% -0.60%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £320 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £570 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £378 £350
% change year-on-year +3.97% +7.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £39.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.35 £40.00
% change year-on-year +0.35% +5.87%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1066 1412 1455
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 98.52% 95.79% 95.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 718 998 1042
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £305 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 38
Median hourly rate £16.00 £12.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.00% +4.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.20 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.56 £22.50 £26.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

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 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 25 June 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 24 (77.42%) Java
1 24 (77.42%) Software Engineering
2 18 (58.06%) JavaScript
3 13 (41.94%) Git (software)
3 13 (41.94%) JIRA
3 13 (41.94%) Linux
4 12 (38.71%) Python
4 12 (38.71%) PHP
4 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (35.48%) Symfony
6 10 (32.26%) Confluence
6 10 (32.26%) MVC
7 9 (29.03%) TDD
7 9 (29.03%) SQL
7 9 (29.03%) Node.js
7 9 (29.03%) Test Automation
8 8 (25.81%) Jenkins
8 8 (25.81%) MySQL
9 7 (22.58%) SDLC
9 7 (22.58%) REST
9 7 (22.58%) BDD
10 6 (19.35%) Open Source
10 6 (19.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (19.35%) MongoDB
10 6 (19.35%) NoSQL
10 6 (19.35%) C++
10 6 (19.35%) HTML
10 6 (19.35%) CSS
10 6 (19.35%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (19.35%) Microservices

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 10 (32.26%) Confluence
2 1 (3.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (3.23%) Apache
2 1 (3.23%) CMS
2 1 (3.23%) Drupal
2 1 (3.23%) nginx
2 1 (3.23%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (3.23%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 6 (19.35%) Slack
2 1 (3.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.81%) MySQL
2 6 (19.35%) MongoDB
2 6 (19.35%) NoSQL
2 6 (19.35%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (16.13%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (12.90%) Relational Database
5 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database
5 2 (6.45%) RDBMS
6 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (41.94%) Git (software)
1 13 (41.94%) JIRA
2 8 (25.81%) Jenkins
3 6 (19.35%) Cucumber
4 5 (16.13%) Jasmine
4 5 (16.13%) JUnit
5 4 (12.90%) Eclipse
5 4 (12.90%) Visual Studio
6 3 (9.68%) Android Studio
7 2 (6.45%) PHPUnit
8 1 (3.23%) GitLab
8 1 (3.23%) Mercurial
8 1 (3.23%) Subversion
8 1 (3.23%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (9.68%) Electronics
1 3 (9.68%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.45%) Finance
3 1 (3.23%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (35.48%) Symfony
2 9 (29.03%) Node.js
3 7 (22.58%) REST
4 6 (19.35%) CSS
4 6 (19.35%) HTML
5 5 (16.13%) RESTful
6 4 (12.90%) Web Services
7 3 (9.68%) HTML5
7 3 (9.68%) XHTML
8 2 (6.45%) AngularJS
8 2 (6.45%) Apache Axis
8 2 (6.45%) CSS3
8 2 (6.45%) Express
8 2 (6.45%) jQuery
8 2 (6.45%) JSP
8 2 (6.45%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (6.45%) Sass
8 2 (6.45%) WSDL
8 2 (6.45%) XML
8 2 (6.45%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Greenfield Project
1 2 (6.45%) User Experience
2 1 (3.23%) Algorithms
2 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.23%) Data Structures
2 1 (3.23%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 13 (41.94%) Linux
2 6 (19.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (16.13%) Android
4 4 (12.90%) Windows
5 3 (9.68%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (6.45%) Apple iOS
6 2 (6.45%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 1 (3.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (77.42%) Software Engineering
2 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (32.26%) MVC
4 9 (29.03%) TDD
4 9 (29.03%) Test Automation
5 7 (22.58%) BDD
5 7 (22.58%) SDLC
6 6 (19.35%) Microservices
6 6 (19.35%) Open Source
7 5 (16.13%) OO
8 4 (12.90%) DevOps
8 4 (12.90%) E-Commerce
8 4 (12.90%) Unit Testing
9 3 (9.68%) Coaching
9 3 (9.68%) Continuous Delivery
9 3 (9.68%) Mentoring
9 3 (9.68%) OO PHP
9 3 (9.68%) Project Management
9 3 (9.68%) SFIA
10 2 (6.45%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (77.42%) Java
2 18 (58.06%) JavaScript
3 12 (38.71%) PHP
3 12 (38.71%) Python
4 9 (29.03%) SQL
5 6 (19.35%) C++
6 4 (12.90%) C
7 2 (6.45%) Apple Swift
7 2 (6.45%) Objective-C
8 1 (3.23%) C#
8 1 (3.23%) Embedded C
8 1 (3.23%) Embedded C++
8 1 (3.23%) VB
8 1 (3.23%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Ansible
1 1 (3.23%) Cobbler
1 1 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.23%) Puppet
1 1 (3.23%) vRealize
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) Red Hat
2 3 (9.68%) Zend
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle
4 1 (3.23%) Adobe
4 1 (3.23%) hybris
4 1 (3.23%) VMware
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