Period
to 6 June 2020

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Yorkshire during the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

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
6 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 100 118 91
Rank change year-on-year +18 -27 +49
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 23 72 122
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.14% 1.62% 2.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.19% 1.69% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 36 73
Median daily rate £475 £419 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.43% -2.62% +7.50%
10th Percentile £329 £181 £356
90th Percentile £556 £488 £588
England median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 13
Median hourly rate - £46.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.20% +2.50%
England median hourly rate £47.50 £45.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year +4.40% +5.81% +1.18%

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 1,925 4,255 4,671
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.49% 95.58% 95.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,203 2,816 3,081
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £245 £244 £263
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 190 165
Median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £16.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.90% -5.78% +26.54%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.00 £9.79
90th Percentile £29.50 £33.65 £44.20
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £18.52
% change year-on-year +10.26% +5.29% -1.20%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Yorkshire

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Software Engineer in Yorkshire.

Daily rate trend for Software Engineer in Yorkshire

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Software Engineer in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Software Engineer in Yorkshire

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Software Engineer in Yorkshire.

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 6 June 2020. 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 +30 19 £475 +11.76% 14
South Yorkshire +30 2 £525 +21.25% 8
East Yorkshire 0 1 £313 +47.06% 1
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 6 June 2020, 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 23 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 10 (43.48%) Java
3 9 (39.13%) Kafka
4 8 (34.78%) HBase
4 8 (34.78%) Apache Hive
4 8 (34.78%) Scala
4 8 (34.78%) Hadoop
4 8 (34.78%) Ruby
4 8 (34.78%) Apache
4 8 (34.78%) Big Data
4 8 (34.78%) Apache Spark
4 8 (34.78%) PySpark
4 8 (34.78%) Data Development
5 7 (30.43%) SQL
5 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (30.43%) NoSQL
6 6 (26.09%) .NET
7 4 (17.39%) MySQL
7 4 (17.39%) Python
8 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
8 3 (13.04%) CSS
8 3 (13.04%) Linux
8 3 (13.04%) HTML
8 3 (13.04%) Git (software)
8 3 (13.04%) Mentoring
8 3 (13.04%) Docker
9 2 (8.70%) DevOps
9 2 (8.70%) Web Application Development
9 2 (8.70%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (8.70%) Kubernetes

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 8 (34.78%) Apache
1 8 (34.78%) Apache Spark
2 2 (8.70%) Mendix
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) AWS
1 2 (8.70%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) DHCP
1 1 (4.35%) Skype
1 1 (4.35%) SSH
1 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.35%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (34.78%) Apache Hive
1 8 (34.78%) Big Data
1 8 (34.78%) Hadoop
1 8 (34.78%) HBase
2 7 (30.43%) NoSQL
3 4 (17.39%) MySQL
4 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
5 1 (4.35%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Git (software)
2 2 (8.70%) JIRA
2 2 (8.70%) Katalon Studio
2 2 (8.70%) Postman
2 2 (8.70%) SoapUI
2 2 (8.70%) Subversion
3 1 (4.35%) ClearCase
General
1 1 (4.35%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (39.13%) Kafka
2 8 (34.78%) PySpark
3 6 (26.09%) .NET
4 3 (13.04%) CSS
4 3 (13.04%) HTML
5 2 (8.70%) Node.js
5 2 (8.70%) React
5 2 (8.70%) React Native
6 1 (4.35%) Akka
6 1 (4.35%) HTML5
6 1 (4.35%) Laravel
6 1 (4.35%) RESTful
6 1 (4.35%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Embedded Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Greenfield Project
1 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Linux
2 2 (8.70%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (4.35%) Android
3 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 8 (34.78%) Data Development
3 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (13.04%) Mentoring
5 2 (8.70%) API Testing
5 2 (8.70%) DevOps
5 2 (8.70%) Exploratory Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Open Source
5 2 (8.70%) Pair Programming
5 2 (8.70%) Project Delivery
5 2 (8.70%) Scrum
5 2 (8.70%) Waterfall
5 2 (8.70%) Web Application Development
6 1 (4.35%) Artificial Intelligence
6 1 (4.35%) Case Management
6 1 (4.35%) CRM
6 1 (4.35%) Kanban
6 1 (4.35%) Machine Learning
6 1 (4.35%) Problem-Solving
6 1 (4.35%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) Java
2 8 (34.78%) Ruby
2 8 (34.78%) Scala
3 7 (30.43%) SQL
4 4 (17.39%) Python
5 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
6 2 (8.70%) C
6 2 (8.70%) C#
6 2 (8.70%) C++
6 2 (8.70%) Embedded C
6 2 (8.70%) Embedded C++
6 2 (8.70%) PHP
7 1 (4.35%) Java 8
7 1 (4.35%) Kotlin
7 1 (4.35%) PHP 7
7 1 (4.35%) Tcl
7 1 (4.35%) TypeScript
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Docker
2 1 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Kubernetes
2 1 (4.35%) Graphite
2 1 (4.35%) Prometheus
2 1 (4.35%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle
1 2 (8.70%) OutSystems
2 1 (4.35%) Perforce
2 1 (4.35%) VMware