The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £410 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineer
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 83 99 95
Rank change year-on-year +16 -4  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 20 8 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.49% 0.42% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.54% 0.44% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 5 11
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 £378 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £440 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +6.66% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year +1.17% +10.38%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire. 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
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1297 1830 1703
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 96.72% 96.11% 95.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 844 1240 1076
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 69 86
Median hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.07 £8.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £23.00 £35.50
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 West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +22 20 £410 -2.38% 13
Software Engineer
Yorkshire

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 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 West Yorkshire region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 25 (80.65%) Java
1 25 (80.65%) Software Engineering
2 20 (64.52%) JavaScript
3 16 (51.61%) Git (software)
4 15 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (45.16%) Linux
6 13 (41.94%) Python
7 11 (35.48%) JIRA
7 11 (35.48%) Jenkins
8 9 (29.03%) Node.js
8 9 (29.03%) Jasmine
8 9 (29.03%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (25.81%) MVC
9 8 (25.81%) Red Hat
9 8 (25.81%) PHP
9 8 (25.81%) JUnit
9 8 (25.81%) MongoDB
9 8 (25.81%) Apache Cassandra
9 8 (25.81%) Symfony
9 8 (25.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (22.58%) Android
10 7 (22.58%) MySQL
10 7 (22.58%) SQL
10 7 (22.58%) C++
10 7 (22.58%) Mentoring
11 6 (19.35%) C
11 6 (19.35%) Visual Studio
11 6 (19.35%) Windows
11 6 (19.35%) Eclipse
11 6 (19.35%) Scrum

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 6 (19.35%) Confluence
2 2 (6.45%) nginx
3 1 (3.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (3.23%) Apache
3 1 (3.23%) CMS
3 1 (3.23%) Drupal
3 1 (3.23%) uWSGI
3 1 (3.23%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (3.23%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Slack
2 1 (3.23%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (29.03%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (25.81%) Apache Cassandra
2 8 (25.81%) MongoDB
3 7 (22.58%) MySQL
4 2 (6.45%) NoSQL
5 1 (3.23%) Big Data
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
5 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
5 1 (3.23%) Redis
5 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (51.61%) Git (software)
2 11 (35.48%) Jenkins
2 11 (35.48%) JIRA
3 9 (29.03%) Jasmine
4 8 (25.81%) JUnit
5 6 (19.35%) Eclipse
5 6 (19.35%) Visual Studio
6 5 (16.13%) Android Studio
7 2 (6.45%) Cucumber
8 1 (3.23%) Grunt
8 1 (3.23%) gulp
8 1 (3.23%) Mercurial
8 1 (3.23%) Subversion
8 1 (3.23%) Travis CI
General
1 4 (12.90%) Electronics
2 3 (9.68%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.45%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (29.03%) Node.js
2 8 (25.81%) Symfony
3 5 (16.13%) RESTful
4 4 (12.90%) CSS
4 4 (12.90%) Web Services
5 3 (9.68%) HTML
5 3 (9.68%) REST
5 3 (9.68%) Sass
5 3 (9.68%) XHTML
6 2 (6.45%) .NET
6 2 (6.45%) AngularJS
6 2 (6.45%) Apache Axis
6 2 (6.45%) CSS3
6 2 (6.45%) HTML5
6 2 (6.45%) J2EE
6 2 (6.45%) LESS
6 2 (6.45%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (6.45%) WSDL
6 2 (6.45%) XML
6 2 (6.45%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) User Experience
2 1 (3.23%) Algorithms
2 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.23%) Data Structures
2 1 (3.23%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 14 (45.16%) Linux
2 8 (25.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (22.58%) Android
4 6 (19.35%) Windows
5 5 (16.13%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (12.90%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 2 (6.45%) Apple iOS
8 1 (3.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (80.65%) Software Engineering
2 15 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (25.81%) MVC
4 7 (22.58%) Mentoring
5 6 (19.35%) Kanban
5 6 (19.35%) Scrum
6 5 (16.13%) OO
6 5 (16.13%) Project Management
7 4 (12.90%) DevOps
7 4 (12.90%) E-Commerce
7 4 (12.90%) SDLC
7 4 (12.90%) TDD
8 3 (9.68%) Automated Testing
8 3 (9.68%) Continuous Delivery
9 2 (6.45%) BDD
9 2 (6.45%) Open Source
9 2 (6.45%) Pair Programming
9 2 (6.45%) Product Management
9 2 (6.45%) Service Management
9 2 (6.45%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (80.65%) Java
2 20 (64.52%) JavaScript
3 13 (41.94%) Python
4 8 (25.81%) PHP
5 7 (22.58%) C++
5 7 (22.58%) SQL
6 6 (19.35%) C
7 2 (6.45%) Apple Swift
7 2 (6.45%) C#
7 2 (6.45%) Objective-C
8 1 (3.23%) Embedded C
8 1 (3.23%) TypeScript
8 1 (3.23%) VB
8 1 (3.23%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Ansible
1 1 (3.23%) vRealize
Vendors
1 8 (25.81%) Red Hat
2 1 (3.23%) Adobe
2 1 (3.23%) hybris
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle
2 1 (3.23%) VMware
2 1 (3.23%) Zend
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