Period
to 19 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Yorkshire during the 6 months to 19 June 2018.

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
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 137 167
Rank change year-on-year +47 +30 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 117 45 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.41% 1.08% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.52% 1.12% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 33 17
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -4.76% +25.84%
10th Percentile £354 £313 £310
90th Percentile £588 £485 £570
England median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 8
Yorkshire median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.50% -3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £37.75 £37.50 £29.13
90th Percentile £46.00 £42.50 £42.33
England median hourly rate £43.00 £43.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year - +1.18% +6.25%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies in Yorkshire with a recognized job title 4,649 4,030 5,376
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.72% 97.01% 96.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,062 2,538 3,615
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £262 £259
90th Percentile £538 £547 £556
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 156 173
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.73 £12.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.18% -8.93% +7.69%
10th Percentile £9.59 £9.25 £8.50
90th Percentile £42.49 £26.88 £33.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.07% -6.49% +14.27%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Yorkshire

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineer in Yorkshire

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 19 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineer in Yorkshire

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineer in Yorkshire

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 19 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Software Engineer in Yorkshire

Software Engineer
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 19 June 2018. 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
West Yorkshire +33 88 £428 +4.27% 33
North Yorkshire +11 11 £376 - 10
South Yorkshire +3 11 £425 +13.33% 13
East Yorkshire +1 4 - - 5
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 June 2018, Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Yorkshire region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 115 (98.29%) Software Engineering
2 84 (71.79%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (62.39%) Java
4 61 (52.14%) Git (software)
5 60 (51.28%) TDD
6 57 (48.72%) SQL
7 54 (46.15%) JavaScript
8 51 (43.59%) Test Automation
9 49 (41.88%) NoSQL
10 39 (33.33%) Microservices
11 37 (31.62%) Scrum
11 37 (31.62%) MySQL
11 37 (31.62%) Linux
12 36 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
13 35 (29.91%) Kanban
13 35 (29.91%) MongoDB
14 33 (28.21%) Open Source
15 31 (26.50%) Jenkins
15 31 (26.50%) PostgreSQL
16 30 (25.64%) Node.js
17 28 (23.93%) REST
17 28 (23.93%) JIRA
18 27 (23.08%) OO
18 27 (23.08%) Mentoring
18 27 (23.08%) BDD
19 25 (21.37%) Confluence
19 25 (21.37%) Cucumber
20 24 (20.51%) Docker
20 24 (20.51%) Amazon AWS
20 24 (20.51%) Slack

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 25 (21.37%) Confluence
2 11 (9.40%) Apache
3 5 (4.27%) Apache Spark
3 5 (4.27%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (3.42%) nginx
4 4 (3.42%) NServiceBus
4 4 (3.42%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.56%) Apache Pig
6 2 (1.71%) IIS
6 2 (1.71%) Jetty
6 2 (1.71%) Mongrel
6 2 (1.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.71%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 3 (2.56%) Simulink
2 1 (0.85%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 24 (20.51%) Amazon AWS
1 24 (20.51%) Slack
2 6 (5.13%) AWS CloudFormation
2 6 (5.13%) CloudFront
3 3 (2.56%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.71%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.71%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.85%) PaaS
5 1 (0.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.56%) Internet
2 2 (1.71%) DHCP
2 2 (1.71%) DNS
2 2 (1.71%) DVB
2 2 (1.71%) FTP
2 2 (1.71%) HTTP
2 2 (1.71%) IPsec
2 2 (1.71%) SMS
2 2 (1.71%) SSL
2 2 (1.71%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.85%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (41.88%) NoSQL
2 37 (31.62%) MySQL
3 35 (29.91%) MongoDB
4 31 (26.50%) PostgreSQL
5 19 (16.24%) Apache Cassandra
6 15 (12.82%) Big Data
7 14 (11.97%) Relational Database
8 12 (10.26%) Apache Hive
9 8 (6.84%) Hadoop
10 5 (4.27%) HBase
11 4 (3.42%) Ingres
12 3 (2.56%) RDBMS
12 3 (2.56%) Riak
13 2 (1.71%) Adabas
13 2 (1.71%) SQL Server
14 1 (0.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 1 (0.85%) BigQuery
14 1 (0.85%) Bigtable
14 1 (0.85%) Neo4j
14 1 (0.85%) NewSQL
Development Applications
1 61 (52.14%) Git (software)
2 31 (26.50%) Jenkins
3 28 (23.93%) JIRA
4 25 (21.37%) Cucumber
5 21 (17.95%) JUnit
6 17 (14.53%) Subversion
7 15 (12.82%) Mercurial
8 14 (11.97%) Jasmine
9 12 (10.26%) Visual Studio
10 7 (5.98%) Artifactory
11 6 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (3.42%) PHPUnit
13 3 (2.56%) CANoe
13 3 (2.56%) Maven
14 2 (1.71%) Liquibase
14 2 (1.71%) Octopus Deploy
14 2 (1.71%) Sonatype Nexus
14 2 (1.71%) TeamCity
14 2 (1.71%) Travis CI
14 2 (1.71%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (10.26%) Automotive
2 2 (1.71%) Electronics
2 2 (1.71%) Retail
3 1 (0.85%) Banking
3 1 (0.85%) Finance
3 1 (0.85%) Law
3 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (25.64%) Node.js
2 28 (23.93%) REST
3 23 (19.66%) Spring
4 22 (18.80%) .NET
5 19 (16.24%) Kafka
6 14 (11.97%) Spring Boot
7 11 (9.40%) RabbitMQ
7 11 (9.40%) RESTful
8 10 (8.55%) ASP.NET
8 10 (8.55%) XML
9 9 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (6.84%) Spring Batch
10 8 (6.84%) Spring Security
10 8 (6.84%) WCF
11 7 (5.98%) ActiveMQ
11 7 (5.98%) jQuery
12 6 (5.13%) .NET Framework
13 5 (4.27%) WPF
14 4 (3.42%) AngularJS
14 4 (3.42%) ServiceStack
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.84%) Greenfield Project
1 8 (6.84%) User Experience
2 5 (4.27%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.71%) Cloud Native
4 2 (1.71%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.71%) Internet of Things
4 2 (1.71%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.71%) STB
4 2 (1.71%) Video\Live Streaming
5 1 (0.85%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.85%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.85%) Device Driver
5 1 (0.85%) Life Science
5 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.85%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 37 (31.62%) Linux
2 23 (19.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (3.42%) Android
3 4 (3.42%) Embedded Linux
3 4 (3.42%) Unix
4 1 (0.85%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.85%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (98.29%) Software Engineering
2 84 (71.79%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (51.28%) TDD
4 51 (43.59%) Test Automation
5 39 (33.33%) Microservices
6 37 (31.62%) Scrum
7 36 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
8 35 (29.91%) Kanban
9 33 (28.21%) Open Source
10 27 (23.08%) BDD
10 27 (23.08%) Mentoring
10 27 (23.08%) OO
11 23 (19.66%) SFIA
12 22 (18.80%) Coaching
13 16 (13.68%) Continuous Delivery
14 14 (11.97%) DSDM
14 14 (11.97%) RUP
15 13 (11.11%) Integration Testing
15 13 (11.11%) SDLC
16 12 (10.26%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 73 (62.39%) Java
2 57 (48.72%) SQL
3 54 (46.15%) JavaScript
4 22 (18.80%) C#
5 17 (14.53%) C++
6 14 (11.97%) Python
7 11 (9.40%) C
8 7 (5.98%) Java 8
8 7 (5.98%) PHP
9 6 (5.13%) Embedded C
9 6 (5.13%) Scala
10 3 (2.56%) MATLAB
10 3 (2.56%) Ruby
11 2 (1.71%) Kotlin
11 2 (1.71%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.85%) ES6
12 1 (0.85%) Natural
12 1 (0.85%) VC++
Qualifications
1 7 (5.98%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.13%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.27%) QA
2 3 (2.56%) MISRA
3 2 (1.71%) GDPR
3 2 (1.71%) MISRA C
4 1 (0.85%) GCP
4 1 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 24 (20.51%) Docker
2 2 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.71%) Xen
Systems Management
1 16 (13.68%) Puppet
2 7 (5.98%) Grafana
2 7 (5.98%) Graylog
2 7 (5.98%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (5.98%) Terraform
3 4 (3.42%) Ansible
4 3 (2.56%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 20 (17.09%) Red Hat
2 7 (5.98%) Oracle
3 4 (3.42%) Google
3 4 (3.42%) MuleSoft
3 4 (3.42%) webMethods
4 3 (2.56%) Cadence
5 2 (1.71%) MapR
5 2 (1.71%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.71%) VMware
6 1 (0.85%) Adobe
6 1 (0.85%) Capita
6 1 (0.85%) Micro Focus
6 1 (0.85%) Twitter
6 1 (0.85%) Xamarin