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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineering
Rank 25 69 46
Rank change year-on-year +44 -23  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 74 29 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 7.18% 2.03% 3.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.44% 2.38% 4.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 23 36
Median daily rate £400 £368 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.84% +11.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £320 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £424 £394
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £9.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -74.28%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £38.25
% change year-on-year - +11.11%  

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 Leeds with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 877 1216 1005
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 85.06% 85.27% 87.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 598 864 672
Median daily rate £400 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £305 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 20 16
Median hourly rate £14.93 £13.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.84% -27.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.14 £10.20 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £19.46 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds 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 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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering in Leeds.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in Leeds

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 89 (70.08%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (65.35%) Java
3 51 (40.16%) JavaScript
4 43 (33.86%) Git (software)
5 36 (28.35%) Scrum
6 35 (27.56%) Linux
6 35 (27.56%) MongoDB
7 33 (25.98%) Python
8 32 (25.20%) MySQL
8 32 (25.20%) Jenkins
9 31 (24.41%) SQL
10 28 (22.05%) Continuous Integration
11 27 (21.26%) REST
11 27 (21.26%) Spring
12 26 (20.47%) Oracle
12 26 (20.47%) NoSQL
12 26 (20.47%) Kanban
12 26 (20.47%) JIRA
13 25 (19.69%) Node.js
13 25 (19.69%) DevOps
14 24 (18.90%) RESTful
14 24 (18.90%) PHP
14 24 (18.90%) HTML
14 24 (18.90%) TDD
14 24 (18.90%) MVC
15 22 (17.32%) CSS
15 22 (17.32%) Apache Cassandra
15 22 (17.32%) Unit Testing
16 21 (16.54%) PostgreSQL
17 20 (15.75%) Automated Testing

Software Engineering
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 14 (11.02%) Confluence
2 11 (8.66%) Apache
3 4 (3.15%) Apache Spark
3 4 (3.15%) nginx
3 4 (3.15%) OpenStack
4 3 (2.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.79%) CMS
5 1 (0.79%) Drupal
5 1 (0.79%) IIS
5 1 (0.79%) uWSGI
5 1 (0.79%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (0.79%) HipChat
1 1 (0.79%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.94%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (3.94%) IaaS
1 5 (3.94%) Slack
2 4 (3.15%) Google Cloud Platform
2 4 (3.15%) Loggly
2 4 (3.15%) Sumo Logic
3 2 (1.57%) GitHub
3 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (14.17%) HTTP
2 4 (3.15%) DNS
2 4 (3.15%) Internet
3 1 (0.79%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (27.56%) MongoDB
2 32 (25.20%) MySQL
3 26 (20.47%) NoSQL
4 22 (17.32%) Apache Cassandra
5 21 (16.54%) PostgreSQL
6 15 (11.81%) Redis
7 10 (7.87%) Relational Database
8 9 (7.09%) SQL Server
9 4 (3.15%) Hadoop
9 4 (3.15%) HBase
9 4 (3.15%) Riak
10 2 (1.57%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.57%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.79%) Big Data
11 1 (0.79%) Neo4j
11 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 43 (33.86%) Git (software)
2 32 (25.20%) Jenkins
3 26 (20.47%) JIRA
4 17 (13.39%) JUnit
5 16 (12.60%) Jasmine
6 12 (9.45%) PHPUnit
7 11 (8.66%) Visual Studio
8 10 (7.87%) Selenium
9 8 (6.30%) Eclipse
9 8 (6.30%) SoapUI
10 7 (5.51%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (4.72%) Grunt
12 5 (3.94%) Android Studio
12 5 (3.94%) Cucumber
12 5 (3.94%) Maven
13 4 (3.15%) Vagrant
14 3 (2.36%) WebDriver
15 2 (1.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 2 (1.57%) Mockito
15 2 (1.57%) MSBuild
General
1 4 (3.15%) Electronics
2 3 (2.36%) Finance
2 3 (2.36%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 77 (60.63%) Developer
2 31 (24.41%) Java Developer
3 27 (21.26%) Software Engineer
4 15 (11.81%) PHP Developer
5 10 (7.87%) iOS Developer
6 9 (7.09%) Java Engineer
7 8 (6.30%) .NET Developer
7 8 (6.30%) JavaScript Engineer
8 7 (5.51%) ASP.NET Developer
8 7 (5.51%) C# .NET Developer
8 7 (5.51%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 7 (5.51%) C# Developer
8 7 (5.51%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 6 (4.72%) Java Software Engineer
9 6 (4.72%) SQL Developer
10 5 (3.94%) DevOps Engineer
10 5 (3.94%) SQL Server Developer
10 5 (3.94%) Tester
11 4 (3.15%) Automation Tester
11 4 (3.15%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (21.26%) REST
1 27 (21.26%) Spring
2 25 (19.69%) Node.js
3 24 (18.90%) HTML
3 24 (18.90%) RESTful
4 22 (17.32%) CSS
5 19 (14.96%) Hibernate
6 17 (13.39%) Symfony
6 17 (13.39%) Web Services
7 16 (12.60%) Django
8 14 (11.02%) .NET
8 14 (11.02%) CSS3
8 14 (11.02%) HTML5
8 14 (11.02%) SOAP
9 13 (10.24%) AngularJS
10 11 (8.66%) ASP.NET
10 11 (8.66%) Laravel
11 10 (7.87%) EclipseLink
11 10 (7.87%) Flask
11 10 (7.87%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.87%) Algorithms
1 10 (7.87%) Data Structures
2 9 (7.09%) iPhone
3 5 (3.94%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (3.15%) Replication
5 2 (1.57%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.57%) Clustering
5 2 (1.57%) Derivative
5 2 (1.57%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.57%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.57%) User Experience
6 1 (0.79%) Animation
6 1 (0.79%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.79%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.79%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 35 (27.56%) Linux
2 18 (14.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 12 (9.45%) Apple iOS
4 10 (7.87%) Android
5 8 (6.30%) Windows
6 7 (5.51%) Embedded Linux
7 5 (3.94%) Unix
8 4 (3.15%) CoreOS
8 4 (3.15%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 2 (1.57%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (70.08%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (28.35%) Scrum
3 28 (22.05%) Continuous Integration
4 26 (20.47%) Kanban
5 25 (19.69%) DevOps
6 24 (18.90%) MVC
6 24 (18.90%) TDD
7 22 (17.32%) Unit Testing
8 20 (15.75%) Automated Testing
9 19 (14.96%) OO
10 16 (12.60%) BDD
10 16 (12.60%) Mentoring
11 13 (10.24%) User Stories
12 12 (9.45%) iOS Development
12 12 (9.45%) Microservices
13 11 (8.66%) Continuous Improvement
13 11 (8.66%) Regression Testing
14 10 (7.87%) SOLID
15 9 (7.09%) Code Optimisation
15 9 (7.09%) Memory Management
Programming Languages
1 83 (65.35%) Java
2 51 (40.16%) JavaScript
3 33 (25.98%) Python
4 31 (24.41%) SQL
5 24 (18.90%) PHP
6 15 (11.81%) C#
7 12 (9.45%) Apple Swift
8 10 (7.87%) Scala
9 9 (7.09%) C++
10 8 (6.30%) Ruby
11 7 (5.51%) C
11 7 (5.51%) Groovy
12 5 (3.94%) Bash Shell
13 3 (2.36%) Objective-C
14 2 (1.57%) PowerShell
14 2 (1.57%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.79%) ECMAScript
15 1 (0.79%) TypeScript
15 1 (0.79%) VB
15 1 (0.79%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (3.15%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (2.36%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.79%) Degree
3 1 (0.79%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.66%) QA
2 4 (3.15%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.79%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.79%) SDET
System Software
1 13 (10.24%) Docker
2 4 (3.15%) HDFS
2 4 (3.15%) VirtualBox
2 4 (3.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (8.66%) Puppet
2 8 (6.30%) Ansible
3 6 (4.72%) Kubernetes
3 6 (4.72%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (3.15%) Nagios
4 4 (3.15%) Salt
4 4 (3.15%) ZABBIX
5 2 (1.57%) Rancher
6 1 (0.79%) SCOM
6 1 (0.79%) vRealize
Vendors
1 26 (20.47%) Oracle
2 16 (12.60%) Red Hat
3 13 (10.24%) Zend
4 11 (8.66%) Google
5 5 (3.94%) VMware
6 4 (3.15%) New Relic
6 4 (3.15%) Rackspace
6 4 (3.15%) SaltStack
6 4 (3.15%) Splunk
7 3 (2.36%) Adobe
7 3 (2.36%) Atlassian
7 3 (2.36%) Microsoft
8 1 (0.79%) Apple
8 1 (0.79%) hybris
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Rate: From £340 to £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + DOE
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: £38 - £40 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 3 days ago