The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £410 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineer
Rank 64 97 79
Rank change year-on-year +33 -18  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 22 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 2.19% 0.21% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.25% 0.22% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 3 10
Median daily rate £410 £420 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% +31.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £420 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £424 £356
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +7.33% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 £42.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +0.58% +8.97%  

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 976 1380 1114
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 97.21% 96.64% 94.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 654 963 733
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 30 41
Median hourly rate £14.20 £12.00 £12.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.33% -3.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £21.20 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Leeds over the 3 months to 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer in Leeds.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineer in Leeds

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 27 (81.82%) Java
1 27 (81.82%) Software Engineering
2 22 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 17 (51.52%) Git (software)
4 16 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (45.45%) Linux
6 14 (42.42%) Python
7 12 (36.36%) JIRA
7 12 (36.36%) Jenkins
8 11 (33.33%) Node.js
9 10 (30.30%) Jasmine
9 10 (30.30%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (27.27%) Red Hat
10 9 (27.27%) PHP
10 9 (27.27%) JUnit
10 9 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (27.27%) Symfony
10 9 (27.27%) MongoDB
10 9 (27.27%) Apache Cassandra
11 8 (24.24%) MySQL
11 8 (24.24%) SQL
11 8 (24.24%) MVC
11 8 (24.24%) Mentoring
12 7 (21.21%) C++
12 7 (21.21%) Android
12 7 (21.21%) Confluence
13 6 (18.18%) Kanban
13 6 (18.18%) C
13 6 (18.18%) Visual Studio
13 6 (18.18%) Windows

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 7 (21.21%) Confluence
2 2 (6.06%) nginx
3 1 (3.03%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (3.03%) Apache
3 1 (3.03%) CMS
3 1 (3.03%) Drupal
3 1 (3.03%) uWSGI
3 1 (3.03%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (3.03%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) Slack
2 1 (3.03%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (30.30%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (27.27%) Apache Cassandra
2 9 (27.27%) MongoDB
3 8 (24.24%) MySQL
4 3 (9.09%) NoSQL
5 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database
5 2 (6.06%) RDBMS
5 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
6 1 (3.03%) Big Data
6 1 (3.03%) Redis
6 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (51.52%) Git (software)
2 12 (36.36%) Jenkins
2 12 (36.36%) JIRA
3 10 (30.30%) Jasmine
4 9 (27.27%) JUnit
5 6 (18.18%) Eclipse
5 6 (18.18%) Visual Studio
6 5 (15.15%) Android Studio
7 3 (9.09%) Cucumber
8 1 (3.03%) Grunt
8 1 (3.03%) gulp
8 1 (3.03%) Mercurial
8 1 (3.03%) Subversion
8 1 (3.03%) Travis CI
General
1 4 (12.12%) Electronics
2 3 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.06%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (33.33%) Node.js
2 9 (27.27%) Symfony
3 5 (15.15%) RESTful
4 4 (12.12%) CSS
4 4 (12.12%) REST
4 4 (12.12%) Web Services
5 3 (9.09%) HTML
5 3 (9.09%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (9.09%) Sass
5 3 (9.09%) XHTML
6 2 (6.06%) .NET
6 2 (6.06%) AngularJS
6 2 (6.06%) Apache Axis
6 2 (6.06%) CSS3
6 2 (6.06%) Express
6 2 (6.06%) HTML5
6 2 (6.06%) LESS
6 2 (6.06%) WSDL
6 2 (6.06%) XML
6 2 (6.06%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) User Experience
2 1 (3.03%) Algorithms
2 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.03%) Data Structures
2 1 (3.03%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 15 (45.45%) Linux
2 9 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (21.21%) Android
4 6 (18.18%) Windows
5 5 (15.15%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (12.12%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 2 (6.06%) Apple iOS
8 1 (3.03%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (81.82%) Software Engineering
2 16 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (24.24%) Mentoring
3 8 (24.24%) MVC
4 6 (18.18%) Kanban
4 6 (18.18%) Scrum
5 5 (15.15%) OO
5 5 (15.15%) Project Management
5 5 (15.15%) SDLC
5 5 (15.15%) TDD
6 4 (12.12%) DevOps
6 4 (12.12%) E-Commerce
7 3 (9.09%) Automated Testing
7 3 (9.09%) BDD
7 3 (9.09%) Coaching
7 3 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (9.09%) Microservices
7 3 (9.09%) Open Source
7 3 (9.09%) SFIA
8 2 (6.06%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 27 (81.82%) Java
2 22 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 14 (42.42%) Python
4 9 (27.27%) PHP
5 8 (24.24%) SQL
6 7 (21.21%) C++
7 6 (18.18%) C
8 2 (6.06%) Apple Swift
8 2 (6.06%) C#
8 2 (6.06%) Objective-C
9 1 (3.03%) Embedded C
9 1 (3.03%) TypeScript
9 1 (3.03%) VB
9 1 (3.03%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.03%) Degree
2 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.03%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) Ansible
1 1 (3.03%) vRealize
Vendors
1 9 (27.27%) Red Hat
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle
2 2 (6.06%) Zend
3 1 (3.03%) Adobe
3 1 (3.03%) hybris
3 1 (3.03%) VMware
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