Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 17 November 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
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 152 155
Rank change year-on-year +36 +3 -43
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 37 18 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.22% 0.49% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.26% 0.51% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 15 26
West Yorkshire median daily rate £525 £425 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.53% +37.10% -3.88%
10th Percentile £374 £293 £300
90th Percentile £645 £542 £431
Yorkshire median daily rate £475 £425 £375
% change year-on-year +11.76% +13.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 13
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £40.00 - £40.00
10th Percentile £39.00 - £15.04
90th Percentile £41.00 - £45.00
Yorkshire median hourly rate £41.25 £38.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +7.14% -3.75% +6.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies in West Yorkshire with a recognized job title 2926 3508 4239
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.82% 96.40% 95.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2009 2283 2864
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £256 £250 £258
90th Percentile £545 £550 £525
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 101 181
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £13.00 £13.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.23% -4.38% +9.00%
10th Percentile £9.47 £8.75 £8.58
90th Percentile £30.65 £24.63 £33.75
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £14.00 £13.55
% change year-on-year +1.43% +3.34% +0.35%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

Job postings that featured Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in West Yorkshire

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Engineer in West Yorkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineer in West Yorkshire

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineer in West Yorkshire

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineer in West Yorkshire

Software Engineer
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +29 37 £525 +22.81% 15
Software Engineer
Yorkshire

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 West Yorkshire region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 35 (94.59%) Software Engineering
2 27 (72.97%) Java
2 27 (72.97%) SQL
3 25 (67.57%) JavaScript
3 25 (67.57%) Git (software)
4 24 (64.86%) TDD
5 23 (62.16%) NoSQL
5 23 (62.16%) Node.js
6 21 (56.76%) REST
6 21 (56.76%) Test Automation
6 21 (56.76%) MySQL
7 19 (51.35%) Linux
7 19 (51.35%) MongoDB
8 18 (48.65%) BDD
8 18 (48.65%) Open Source
8 18 (48.65%) Microservices
8 18 (48.65%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (48.65%) PostgreSQL
9 16 (43.24%) JIRA
9 16 (43.24%) SFIA
10 15 (40.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (37.84%) Confluence
11 14 (37.84%) Cucumber
11 14 (37.84%) Mentoring
11 14 (37.84%) Coaching
11 14 (37.84%) Slack
12 12 (32.43%) Jenkins
13 11 (29.73%) Jasmine
13 11 (29.73%) Apache Cassandra
13 11 (29.73%) Kanban

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 (37.84%) Confluence
2 3 (8.11%) Jupyter
3 1 (2.70%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 14 (37.84%) Slack
2 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (62.16%) NoSQL
2 21 (56.76%) MySQL
3 19 (51.35%) MongoDB
4 18 (48.65%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (29.73%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (5.41%) Relational Database
6 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
7 1 (2.70%) Apache Hive
7 1 (2.70%) Big Data
7 1 (2.70%) RDBMS
7 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 25 (67.57%) Git (software)
2 16 (43.24%) JIRA
3 14 (37.84%) Cucumber
4 12 (32.43%) Jenkins
5 11 (29.73%) Jasmine
5 11 (29.73%) JUnit
6 4 (10.81%) Subversion
7 3 (8.11%) Mercurial
8 2 (5.41%) Eclipse
9 1 (2.70%) Android Studio
9 1 (2.70%) Artifactory
9 1 (2.70%) FitNesse
9 1 (2.70%) git-flow
9 1 (2.70%) Maven
9 1 (2.70%) PHPUnit
9 1 (2.70%) SpecFlow
9 1 (2.70%) TeamCity
9 1 (2.70%) Vagrant
9 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (8.11%) Banking
1 3 (8.11%) Retail Banking
2 1 (2.70%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (62.16%) Node.js
2 21 (56.76%) REST
3 5 (13.51%) AngularJS
4 4 (10.81%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (8.11%) .NET
5 3 (8.11%) jQuery
5 3 (8.11%) JSON
5 3 (8.11%) Spring
6 2 (5.41%) Ajax
6 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET
6 2 (5.41%) CSS
6 2 (5.41%) Hibernate
6 2 (5.41%) HTML
6 2 (5.41%) React
6 2 (5.41%) Spring Boot
6 2 (5.41%) XML
7 1 (2.70%) Dropwizard
7 1 (2.70%) Handlebars
7 1 (2.70%) Spring Security
7 1 (2.70%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Algorithms
1 3 (8.11%) Data Structures
1 3 (8.11%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.70%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 19 (51.35%) Linux
2 15 (40.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (8.11%) Windows
4 1 (2.70%) Android
4 1 (2.70%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (94.59%) Software Engineering
2 24 (64.86%) TDD
3 21 (56.76%) Test Automation
4 18 (48.65%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (48.65%) BDD
4 18 (48.65%) Microservices
4 18 (48.65%) Open Source
5 16 (43.24%) SFIA
6 14 (37.84%) Coaching
6 14 (37.84%) Mentoring
7 11 (29.73%) Kanban
7 11 (29.73%) Scrum
8 10 (27.03%) Integration Testing
9 8 (21.62%) SDLC
10 7 (18.92%) Continuous Delivery
11 5 (13.51%) OO
12 4 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (10.81%) DSDM
12 4 (10.81%) MVC
12 4 (10.81%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 27 (72.97%) Java
1 27 (72.97%) SQL
2 25 (67.57%) JavaScript
3 4 (10.81%) C#
3 4 (10.81%) Python
4 2 (5.41%) C++
4 2 (5.41%) Elixir
4 2 (5.41%) Erlang
4 2 (5.41%) ES6
4 2 (5.41%) PHP
4 2 (5.41%) Ruby
5 1 (2.70%) C
5 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Docker
1 2 (5.41%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (5.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) Puppet
2 2 (5.41%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (5.41%) vCenter Server
3 1 (2.70%) Ansible
3 1 (2.70%) Cobbler
3 1 (2.70%) Grafana
3 1 (2.70%) Graylog
3 1 (2.70%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (29.73%) Red Hat
2 4 (10.81%) Oracle
3 3 (8.11%) Splunk
4 2 (5.41%) VMware