Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds 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 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 55 106
Rank change year-on-year +26 +51 -64
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 141 104 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 6.30% 4.02% 1.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.32% 4.58% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 80 48
Leeds median daily rate £430 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +30.77% -7.14%
10th Percentile £340 £312 £305
90th Percentile £645 £565 £425
West Yorkshire median daily rate £430 £425 £325
% change year-on-year +1.18% +30.77% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 10
Leeds median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% - -15.00%
10th Percentile £39.00 £41.25 £40.00
90th Percentile £41.00 £43.75 £45.00
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -20.00%

Software Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Leeds
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1925 2273 2832
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 86.01% 87.79% 87.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1374 1536 1988
Leeds median daily rate £410 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £275 £282 £263
90th Percentile £550 £563 £550
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 36 66
Leeds median hourly rate £20.50 £13.50 £14.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.85% -5.58% +5.91%
10th Percentile £13.35 £10.20 £8.94
90th Percentile £40.00 £31.50 £39.75
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +6.90% -3.33% +3.45%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leeds.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Leeds

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineering in Leeds

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Leeds over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineering in Leeds

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in Leeds

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Leeds region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 87 (61.70%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (58.16%) Java
3 66 (46.81%) JavaScript
3 66 (46.81%) TDD
4 60 (42.55%) Microservices
5 59 (41.84%) MySQL
6 58 (41.13%) Git (software)
7 52 (36.88%) MongoDB
8 49 (34.75%) SQL
9 47 (33.33%) Linux
10 45 (31.91%) Node.js
11 44 (31.21%) NoSQL
12 42 (29.79%) Jenkins
13 40 (28.37%) BDD
14 38 (26.95%) Open Source
15 37 (26.24%) JIRA
16 36 (25.53%) DevOps
17 34 (24.11%) REST
18 33 (23.40%) Scrum
18 33 (23.40%) Spring
19 32 (22.70%) Test Automation
20 31 (21.99%) Confluence
20 31 (21.99%) Mentoring
21 30 (21.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 30 (21.28%) Hibernate
21 30 (21.28%) C#
22 29 (20.57%) Slack
23 28 (19.86%) Oracle
23 28 (19.86%) CSS
23 28 (19.86%) Docker

Software Engineering
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 31 (21.99%) Confluence
2 10 (7.09%) nginx
3 5 (3.55%) CMS
3 5 (3.55%) Jupyter
4 4 (2.84%) Sitecore CMS
4 4 (2.84%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.13%) Apache Spark
5 3 (2.13%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (2.13%) GlassFish
5 3 (2.13%) JBoss
6 2 (1.42%) Apache
6 2 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.42%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.42%) WordPress
7 1 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.71%) Drupal
7 1 (0.71%) Joomla!
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.71%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 29 (20.57%) Slack
2 8 (5.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (4.96%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.84%) GitHub
5 3 (2.13%) Heroku
6 1 (0.71%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.71%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.93%) HTTP
2 4 (2.84%) DNS
3 1 (0.71%) FTP
3 1 (0.71%) SMTP
3 1 (0.71%) SSH
3 1 (0.71%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (41.84%) MySQL
2 52 (36.88%) MongoDB
3 44 (31.21%) NoSQL
4 23 (16.31%) PostgreSQL
5 21 (14.89%) Apache Cassandra
6 17 (12.06%) SQL Server
7 4 (2.84%) Big Data
8 3 (2.13%) Hadoop
8 3 (2.13%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.42%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.71%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.71%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 58 (41.13%) Git (software)
2 42 (29.79%) Jenkins
3 37 (26.24%) JIRA
4 21 (14.89%) Cucumber
5 16 (11.35%) Jasmine
5 16 (11.35%) JUnit
6 10 (7.09%) SonarQube
7 9 (6.38%) IntelliJ
7 9 (6.38%) Maven
8 5 (3.55%) Subversion
9 4 (2.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (2.13%) Mercurial
10 3 (2.13%) Visual Studio
11 2 (1.42%) Eclipse
11 2 (1.42%) PHPUnit
11 2 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
12 1 (0.71%) Mockito
12 1 (0.71%) SpecFlow
12 1 (0.71%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.71%) TestNG
General
1 13 (9.22%) Finance
2 10 (7.09%) Banking
2 10 (7.09%) Retail Banking
3 1 (0.71%) Games
3 1 (0.71%) Military
Job Titles
1 85 (60.28%) Developer
2 39 (27.66%) Java Developer
3 35 (24.82%) Software Engineer
4 19 (13.48%) .NET Developer
4 19 (13.48%) Java Engineer
5 18 (12.77%) C# .NET Developer
5 18 (12.77%) C# Developer
5 18 (12.77%) Java Software Engineer
6 17 (12.06%) ASP.NET Developer
6 17 (12.06%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 16 (11.35%) DevOps Engineer
8 10 (7.09%) JavaScript Developer
8 10 (7.09%) Linux Engineer
9 9 (6.38%) Lead Software Engineer
9 9 (6.38%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 9 (6.38%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 9 (6.38%) Scala Developer
10 8 (5.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 8 (5.67%) Java Software Developer
11 7 (4.96%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (31.91%) Node.js
2 34 (24.11%) REST
3 33 (23.40%) Spring
4 30 (21.28%) Hibernate
5 28 (19.86%) CSS
6 27 (19.15%) .NET
7 26 (18.44%) ASP.NET
7 26 (18.44%) HTML
8 23 (16.31%) AngularJS
9 18 (12.77%) Web Services
10 17 (12.06%) React
11 13 (9.22%) ASP.NET MVC
12 12 (8.51%) JSON
12 12 (8.51%) XML
13 11 (7.80%) .NET Framework
13 11 (7.80%) Spring Boot
14 10 (7.09%) HTML5
14 10 (7.09%) jQuery
15 9 (6.38%) Play Framework
16 8 (5.67%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.06%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (7.09%) Clustering
3 8 (5.67%) User Experience
4 7 (4.96%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.13%) Algorithms
5 3 (2.13%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.42%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.71%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.71%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.71%) STB
Operating Systems
1 47 (33.33%) Linux
2 30 (21.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (2.84%) Unix
4 3 (2.13%) CentOS
5 1 (0.71%) Android
5 1 (0.71%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.71%) Windows
5 1 (0.71%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (61.70%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (46.81%) TDD
3 60 (42.55%) Microservices
4 40 (28.37%) BDD
5 38 (26.95%) Open Source
6 36 (25.53%) DevOps
7 33 (23.40%) Scrum
8 32 (22.70%) Test Automation
9 31 (21.99%) Mentoring
10 26 (18.44%) SFIA
11 25 (17.73%) Coaching
12 23 (16.31%) Continuous Delivery
12 23 (16.31%) Continuous Integration
13 22 (15.60%) Kanban
14 21 (14.89%) MVC
15 14 (9.93%) Configuration Management
16 12 (8.51%) SDLC
17 11 (7.80%) Integration Testing
18 10 (7.09%) OO
18 10 (7.09%) Static Code Analysis
Programming Languages
1 82 (58.16%) Java
2 66 (46.81%) JavaScript
3 49 (34.75%) SQL
4 30 (21.28%) C#
5 21 (14.89%) Python
6 15 (10.64%) Scala
7 14 (9.93%) Shell Script
8 11 (7.80%) Bash Shell
9 9 (6.38%) PHP
10 4 (2.84%) Ruby
11 3 (2.13%) C++
11 3 (2.13%) ES6
11 3 (2.13%) Go
11 3 (2.13%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.42%) Elixir
13 1 (0.71%) C
13 1 (0.71%) ECMAScript
13 1 (0.71%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.71%) Groovy
13 1 (0.71%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (5.67%) BPSS Clearance
2 7 (4.96%) Degree
3 1 (0.71%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.71%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.84%) QA
System Software
1 28 (19.86%) Docker
2 8 (5.67%) Xen
Systems Management
1 21 (14.89%) Puppet
2 14 (9.93%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.84%) Kubernetes
4 3 (2.13%) Graphite
4 3 (2.13%) Nagios
4 3 (2.13%) Opsview
4 3 (2.13%) Rancher
5 2 (1.42%) Terraform
6 1 (0.71%) Ansible
6 1 (0.71%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.71%) Grafana
6 1 (0.71%) Graylog
Vendors
1 28 (19.86%) Oracle
2 19 (13.48%) Red Hat
3 10 (7.09%) Microsoft
4 5 (3.55%) Splunk
5 4 (2.84%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.42%) Telerik
7 1 (0.71%) Google
7 1 (0.71%) Zend