Period
to 16 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Yorkshire during the 6 months to 16 November 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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 123 146 190
Rank change year-on-year +23 +44 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 79 44 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.60% 1.00% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.66% 1.04% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 43 17
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +11.76% +13.33%
10th Percentile £350 £364 £293
90th Percentile £545 £645 £528
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 2
Yorkshire median hourly rate £41.50 £41.25 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.61% +7.14% -3.75%
10th Percentile £39.75 £39.33 £37.05
90th Percentile £48.75 £43.38 £41.95
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%

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 4,752 4,249 5,313
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.98% 96.85% 96.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,186 2,811 3,424
Yorkshire median daily rate £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £220 £248
90th Percentile £550 £545 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 141 201
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.50 £14.20 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.15% +1.43% +3.70%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.00 £9.25
90th Percentile £36.35 £35.00 £29.50
England median hourly rate £18.28 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -2.23% +3.89% +1.21%

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 16 November 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
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 16 November 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 +19 67 £425 -19.05% 28
North Yorkshire +6 3 £400 - 11
South Yorkshire -9 2 £468 -26.95% 10
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 76 (96.20%) Software Engineering
2 35 (44.30%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (39.24%) Java
4 27 (34.18%) Linux
4 27 (34.18%) NoSQL
5 26 (32.91%) JavaScript
5 26 (32.91%) SQL
5 26 (32.91%) TDD
6 24 (30.38%) C++
7 23 (29.11%) Git (software)
8 22 (27.85%) MySQL
8 22 (27.85%) OO
9 21 (26.58%) BDD
9 21 (26.58%) Microservices
10 20 (25.32%) Python
11 19 (24.05%) Test Automation
11 19 (24.05%) MongoDB
11 19 (24.05%) Node.js
12 18 (22.78%) REST
12 18 (22.78%) Cucumber
12 18 (22.78%) Confluence
12 18 (22.78%) JIRA
12 18 (22.78%) PostgreSQL
13 17 (21.52%) C
13 17 (21.52%) SDLC
13 17 (21.52%) Slack
14 15 (18.99%) C#
14 15 (18.99%) .NET
15 14 (17.72%) Embedded C
15 14 (17.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 18 (22.78%) Confluence
2 11 (13.92%) Apache Spark
3 8 (10.13%) Apache
4 5 (6.33%) WordPress
5 4 (5.06%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (2.53%) nginx
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 17 (21.52%) Slack
2 5 (6.33%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.53%) Amazon Kinesis
3 2 (2.53%) Amazon SageMaker
4 1 (1.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.27%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.27%) AWS CloudTrail
4 1 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.59%) Wi-Fi
2 5 (6.33%) Internet
3 3 (3.80%) 3G
3 3 (3.80%) 4G
3 3 (3.80%) Bluetooth
3 3 (3.80%) DLNA
3 3 (3.80%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.80%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (34.18%) NoSQL
2 22 (27.85%) MySQL
3 19 (24.05%) MongoDB
4 18 (22.78%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (16.46%) Apache Hive
5 13 (16.46%) Big Data
6 11 (13.92%) Hadoop
7 9 (11.39%) HBase
8 8 (10.13%) RDBMS
8 8 (10.13%) Relational Database
9 4 (5.06%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (3.80%) SQL Server
11 2 (2.53%) Amazon Aurora
11 2 (2.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (2.53%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (2.53%) Amazon Redshift
11 2 (2.53%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (2.53%) Data Lake
11 2 (2.53%) Pentaho
11 2 (2.53%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 23 (29.11%) Git (software)
2 18 (22.78%) Cucumber
2 18 (22.78%) JIRA
3 6 (7.59%) GCC
4 5 (6.33%) Jenkins
4 5 (6.33%) Visual Studio
5 4 (5.06%) Artifactory
5 4 (5.06%) JUnit
5 4 (5.06%) Mercurial
5 4 (5.06%) Subversion
6 3 (3.80%) GDB
6 3 (3.80%) GoogleTest
6 3 (3.80%) Mockito
7 2 (2.53%) IntelliJ
8 1 (1.27%) Jasmine
8 1 (1.27%) Mocha
8 1 (1.27%) Selenium
8 1 (1.27%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.27%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (11.39%) Automotive
2 8 (10.13%) Manufacturing
3 5 (6.33%) Law
4 3 (3.80%) Electronics
4 3 (3.80%) Finance
5 1 (1.27%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (24.05%) Node.js
2 18 (22.78%) REST
3 15 (18.99%) .NET
4 13 (16.46%) Kafka
5 9 (11.39%) Web Services
6 8 (10.13%) STL
7 7 (8.86%) XML
8 6 (7.59%) AngularJS
8 6 (7.59%) ASP.NET
8 6 (7.59%) HTML
9 5 (6.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 5 (6.33%) CSS
9 5 (6.33%) Django
9 5 (6.33%) RabbitMQ
10 4 (5.06%) .NET Framework
10 4 (5.06%) ActiveMQ
10 4 (5.06%) Entity Framework
10 4 (5.06%) Spring
11 3 (3.80%) ASP.NET Web API
11 3 (3.80%) Spring Batch
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.13%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (3.80%) BeagleBone
2 3 (3.80%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.80%) MPEG
2 3 (3.80%) User Experience
3 2 (2.53%) Algorithms
3 2 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.53%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.53%) Internet of Things
3 2 (2.53%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.27%) Life Science
4 1 (1.27%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 27 (34.18%) Linux
2 14 (17.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 12 (15.19%) Embedded Linux
4 8 (10.13%) Windows
5 7 (8.86%) Android
6 1 (1.27%) Android TV
6 1 (1.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (96.20%) Software Engineering
2 35 (44.30%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (32.91%) TDD
4 22 (27.85%) OO
5 21 (26.58%) BDD
5 21 (26.58%) Microservices
6 19 (24.05%) Test Automation
7 17 (21.52%) SDLC
8 14 (17.72%) Coaching
9 13 (16.46%) Mentoring
10 12 (15.19%) OOP
10 12 (15.19%) Scrum
11 6 (7.59%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (7.59%) MVC
11 6 (7.59%) UML
12 5 (6.33%) DevOps
13 4 (5.06%) E-Commerce
13 4 (5.06%) Functional Programming
13 4 (5.06%) Multithreading
13 4 (5.06%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 31 (39.24%) Java
2 26 (32.91%) JavaScript
2 26 (32.91%) SQL
3 24 (30.38%) C++
4 20 (25.32%) Python
5 17 (21.52%) C
6 15 (18.99%) C#
7 14 (17.72%) Embedded C
8 12 (15.19%) Scala
9 6 (7.59%) PHP
10 4 (5.06%) T-SQL
11 3 (3.80%) Embedded C++
11 3 (3.80%) VC++
12 2 (2.53%) Java 8
13 1 (1.27%) PowerShell
13 1 (1.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (5.06%) Degree
2 3 (3.80%) SC Cleared
2 3 (3.80%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.53%) AWS Certification
3 2 (2.53%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.27%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.86%) MISRA
2 5 (6.33%) MISRA C
3 2 (2.53%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.27%) GDPR
System Software
1 9 (11.39%) Docker
2 1 (1.27%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 5 (6.33%) Puppet
1 5 (6.33%) Terraform
2 4 (5.06%) Grafana
2 4 (5.06%) Graylog
3 1 (1.27%) Ansible
3 1 (1.27%) Packer
Vendors
1 7 (8.86%) MapR
2 3 (3.80%) Google
3 2 (2.53%) BT
4 1 (1.27%) Micro Focus
4 1 (1.27%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.27%) Sun