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 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 39 59
Rank change year-on-year 0 +20  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 52 73 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 4.66% 4.91% 2.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.28% 5.54% 3.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 52 44
Leeds median daily rate £400 £413 £329
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +25.47%  
10th Percentile £313 £310 £305
90th Percentile £491 £565 £621
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £413 £339
% change year-on-year -3.03% +21.77%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Leeds median hourly rate - - £40.00
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £40.00 - £40.00

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 985 1317 1344
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 88.26% 88.51% 86.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2713 3958 4317
Leeds median daily rate £415 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.35% +21.42%  
10th Percentile £308 £313 £263
90th Percentile £550 £575 £530
West Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £425 £356
% change year-on-year -2.94% +19.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 21 43
Leeds median hourly rate £15.25 £14.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.17% -17.14%  
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.20 £9.80
90th Percentile £25.86 £180.00 £187.50
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £10.59 £14.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -26.94% -58.57%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 29 June 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 85 (63.91%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (57.14%) Java
3 55 (41.35%) JavaScript
4 48 (36.09%) Test Automation
5 41 (30.83%) MySQL
6 40 (30.08%) TDD
7 38 (28.57%) NoSQL
8 33 (24.81%) Git (software)
8 33 (24.81%) SQL
9 32 (24.06%) Spring
10 31 (23.31%) JIRA
10 31 (23.31%) DevOps
11 30 (22.56%) Oracle
11 30 (22.56%) Linux
12 28 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
12 28 (21.05%) MongoDB
12 28 (21.05%) Microservices
13 27 (20.30%) REST
14 26 (19.55%) CSS
14 26 (19.55%) HTML
14 26 (19.55%) Greenfield Project
15 25 (18.80%) C#
15 25 (18.80%) Node.js
15 25 (18.80%) Jenkins
15 25 (18.80%) Confluence
16 24 (18.05%) MVC
16 24 (18.05%) PHP
16 24 (18.05%) .NET
16 24 (18.05%) Python
17 23 (17.29%) ASP.NET

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 25 (18.80%) Confluence
2 7 (5.26%) Apache
3 5 (3.76%) CMS
4 4 (3.01%) nginx
4 4 (3.01%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (2.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (1.50%) WordPress
7 1 (0.75%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.75%) Drupal
7 1 (0.75%) IIS
7 1 (0.75%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (0.75%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.53%) Slack
2 2 (1.50%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.50%) GitHub
2 2 (1.50%) IaaS
3 1 (0.75%) Firebase
3 1 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.75%) Loggly
3 1 (0.75%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.52%) HTTP
2 1 (0.75%) DNS
2 1 (0.75%) Internet
2 1 (0.75%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (30.83%) MySQL
2 38 (28.57%) NoSQL
3 28 (21.05%) MongoDB
4 18 (13.53%) SQL Server
5 14 (10.53%) Apache Cassandra
6 13 (9.77%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (5.26%) Redis
7 7 (5.26%) Relational Database
8 3 (2.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.50%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.50%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.75%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.75%) HBase
10 1 (0.75%) Riak
Development Applications
1 33 (24.81%) Git (software)
2 31 (23.31%) JIRA
3 25 (18.80%) Jenkins
4 12 (9.02%) Cucumber
5 11 (8.27%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (7.52%) Jasmine
6 10 (7.52%) JUnit
6 10 (7.52%) PHPUnit
7 8 (6.02%) Visual Studio
8 6 (4.51%) Eclipse
8 6 (4.51%) Selenium
9 5 (3.76%) SoapUI
10 3 (2.26%) Android Studio
10 3 (2.26%) SonarQube
11 2 (1.50%) GitLab
11 2 (1.50%) Gradle
11 2 (1.50%) Grunt
11 2 (1.50%) IntelliJ
11 2 (1.50%) Vagrant
11 2 (1.50%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (3.01%) Finance
2 3 (2.26%) Electronics
2 3 (2.26%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.75%) Marketing
3 1 (0.75%) Military
Job Titles
1 92 (69.17%) Developer
2 31 (23.31%) Java Developer
3 25 (18.80%) Software Engineer
4 16 (12.03%) .NET Developer
4 16 (12.03%) PHP Developer
5 15 (11.28%) C# .NET Developer
5 15 (11.28%) C# Developer
6 13 (9.77%) SQL Developer
7 12 (9.02%) iOS Developer
8 11 (8.27%) ASP.NET Developer
8 11 (8.27%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 10 (7.52%) Java Engineer
10 9 (6.77%) Java Software Engineer
11 8 (6.02%) JavaScript Engineer
11 8 (6.02%) SQL Server Developer
12 7 (5.26%) Sitecore Developer
13 6 (4.51%) JavaScript Developer
14 5 (3.76%) C++ Software Engineer
14 5 (3.76%) PHP Software Engineer
14 5 (3.76%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (24.06%) Spring
2 27 (20.30%) REST
3 26 (19.55%) CSS
3 26 (19.55%) HTML
4 25 (18.80%) Node.js
5 24 (18.05%) .NET
6 23 (17.29%) ASP.NET
6 23 (17.29%) Hibernate
7 18 (13.53%) Symfony
7 18 (13.53%) Web Services
8 16 (12.03%) RESTful
9 15 (11.28%) HTML5
10 13 (9.77%) CSS3
10 13 (9.77%) jQuery
10 13 (9.77%) SOAP
11 11 (8.27%) AngularJS
12 9 (6.77%) React
13 8 (6.02%) Django
13 8 (6.02%) XML
14 7 (5.26%) CodeIgniter
Miscellaneous
1 26 (19.55%) Greenfield Project
2 12 (9.02%) Algorithms
2 12 (9.02%) Data Structures
3 11 (8.27%) iPhone
4 4 (3.01%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.26%) Clustering
6 2 (1.50%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.50%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.50%) User Experience
7 1 (0.75%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.75%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.75%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.75%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.75%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 30 (22.56%) Linux
2 15 (11.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 14 (10.53%) Apple iOS
4 6 (4.51%) Android
4 6 (4.51%) Windows
5 3 (2.26%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (2.26%) Unix
6 2 (1.50%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 1 (0.75%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (63.91%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (36.09%) Test Automation
3 40 (30.08%) TDD
4 31 (23.31%) DevOps
5 28 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (21.05%) Microservices
6 24 (18.05%) MVC
7 18 (13.53%) BDD
8 17 (12.78%) Unit Testing
9 16 (12.03%) Open Source
9 16 (12.03%) Scrum
10 15 (11.28%) OO
11 14 (10.53%) iOS Development
11 14 (10.53%) Kanban
12 13 (9.77%) Continuous Delivery
12 13 (9.77%) SDLC
13 12 (9.02%) Regression Testing
14 11 (8.27%) Code Optimisation
14 11 (8.27%) Memory Management
14 11 (8.27%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 76 (57.14%) Java
2 55 (41.35%) JavaScript
3 33 (24.81%) SQL
4 25 (18.80%) C#
5 24 (18.05%) PHP
5 24 (18.05%) Python
6 15 (11.28%) Scala
7 14 (10.53%) Apple Swift
8 10 (7.52%) Groovy
9 9 (6.77%) Ruby
10 7 (5.26%) C++
11 6 (4.51%) ECMAScript
12 5 (3.76%) Bash Shell
13 4 (3.01%) C
13 4 (3.01%) T-SQL
14 3 (2.26%) Objective-C
14 3 (2.26%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.75%) Embedded C
15 1 (0.75%) Embedded C++
15 1 (0.75%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (2.26%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (1.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.75%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.52%) QA
System Software
1 16 (12.03%) Docker
2 1 (0.75%) HDFS
2 1 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.75%) VirtualBox
2 1 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.75%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (9.77%) Puppet
2 7 (5.26%) Ansible
3 5 (3.76%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (3.01%) Kubernetes
5 3 (2.26%) Rancher
6 1 (0.75%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.75%) Nagios
6 1 (0.75%) Salt
6 1 (0.75%) SCOM
6 1 (0.75%) vRealize
6 1 (0.75%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 30 (22.56%) Oracle
2 15 (11.28%) Zend
3 10 (7.52%) Red Hat
4 7 (5.26%) Sitecore
5 5 (3.76%) Google
6 3 (2.26%) Adobe
7 2 (1.50%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.50%) VMware
8 1 (0.75%) hybris
8 1 (0.75%) Microsoft
8 1 (0.75%) New Relic
8 1 (0.75%) Rackspace
8 1 (0.75%) SaltStack
8 1 (0.75%) Splunk
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 3 days ago