Period
to 19 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 105 148 183
Rank change year-on-year +43 +35 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 90 36 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.79% 0.86% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.87% 0.88% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 33 13
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £430 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +32.31% -7.14%
10th Percentile £350 £323 £285
90th Percentile £538 £645 £570
England median daily rate £475 £450 £420
% change year-on-year +5.56% +7.14% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 5
Yorkshire median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% -3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £39.75 £37.80 £37.20
90th Percentile £43.80 £42.31 £42.40
England median hourly rate £44.50 £43.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +3.49% +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 4,820 4,068 5,484
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.02% 97.04% 96.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,222 2,642 3,657
Yorkshire median daily rate £408 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.88% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £259
90th Percentile £550 £544 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 127 169
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.93 £14.00 £13.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.79% +2.19% +4.66%
10th Percentile £10.18 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £40.45 £27.92 £29.15
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.07% -1.58% +5.67%

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 September 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 19 September 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 +23 75 £425 -24.11% 37
North Yorkshire +1 5 - - 11
South Yorkshire -7 4 £438 -31.64% 15
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 86 (95.56%) Software Engineering
2 54 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (52.22%) Java
4 36 (40.00%) TDD
5 32 (35.56%) Git (software)
5 32 (35.56%) NoSQL
6 29 (32.22%) Microservices
7 28 (31.11%) JavaScript
7 28 (31.11%) SQL
8 27 (30.00%) Linux
9 26 (28.89%) OO
9 26 (28.89%) MySQL
10 22 (24.44%) Test Automation
11 21 (23.33%) Node.js
11 21 (23.33%) MongoDB
11 21 (23.33%) .NET
12 20 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
13 19 (21.11%) PostgreSQL
13 19 (21.11%) C++
13 19 (21.11%) BDD
13 19 (21.11%) REST
14 18 (20.00%) Mentoring
14 18 (20.00%) C#
14 18 (20.00%) JIRA
15 17 (18.89%) Scrum
15 17 (18.89%) Jenkins
16 16 (17.78%) Cucumber
16 16 (17.78%) Kafka
16 16 (17.78%) Python
17 15 (16.67%) C

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 15 (16.67%) Confluence
2 11 (12.22%) Apache
3 10 (11.11%) Apache Spark
4 4 (4.44%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (4.44%) WordPress
5 3 (3.33%) nginx
5 3 (3.33%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.22%) IIS
6 2 (2.22%) Jetty
6 2 (2.22%) Mongrel
6 2 (2.22%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 15 (16.67%) Slack
2 9 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.33%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (3.33%) CloudFront
3 3 (3.33%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (2.22%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (2.22%) Google App Engine
5 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.11%) PaaS
5 1 (1.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.67%) Internet
2 5 (5.56%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.33%) DLNA
3 3 (3.33%) UPnP
3 3 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (2.22%) DHCP
4 2 (2.22%) DNS
4 2 (2.22%) FTP
4 2 (2.22%) HTTP
4 2 (2.22%) IPsec
4 2 (2.22%) SSL
5 1 (1.11%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (35.56%) NoSQL
2 26 (28.89%) MySQL
3 21 (23.33%) MongoDB
4 19 (21.11%) PostgreSQL
5 14 (15.56%) Apache Hive
5 14 (15.56%) Big Data
6 12 (13.33%) Relational Database
7 10 (11.11%) Hadoop
8 9 (10.00%) HBase
8 9 (10.00%) RDBMS
9 4 (4.44%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (3.33%) SQL Server
11 2 (2.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 1 (1.11%) BigQuery
12 1 (1.11%) Bigtable
12 1 (1.11%) Blockchain
12 1 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (1.11%) Neo4j
12 1 (1.11%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 32 (35.56%) Git (software)
2 18 (20.00%) JIRA
3 17 (18.89%) Jenkins
4 16 (17.78%) Cucumber
5 11 (12.22%) Visual Studio
6 10 (11.11%) JUnit
7 6 (6.67%) Subversion
8 5 (5.56%) Artifactory
8 5 (5.56%) Mercurial
9 4 (4.44%) Mockito
9 4 (4.44%) PHPUnit
10 3 (3.33%) GCC
10 3 (3.33%) GDB
10 3 (3.33%) GoogleTest
10 3 (3.33%) Jasmine
10 3 (3.33%) Maven
11 2 (2.22%) IntelliJ
11 2 (2.22%) Liquibase
11 2 (2.22%) Selenium
11 2 (2.22%) SoapUI
General
1 11 (12.22%) Automotive
2 3 (3.33%) Electronics
2 3 (3.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.11%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (23.33%) .NET
1 21 (23.33%) Node.js
2 19 (21.11%) REST
3 16 (17.78%) Kafka
4 12 (13.33%) Spring
5 10 (11.11%) XML
6 9 (10.00%) ASP.NET
7 8 (8.89%) .NET Framework
7 8 (8.89%) STL
8 7 (7.78%) AngularJS
8 7 (7.78%) RabbitMQ
9 6 (6.67%) HTML
9 6 (6.67%) RESTful
9 6 (6.67%) WCF
9 6 (6.67%) Web Services
10 5 (5.56%) ActiveMQ
10 5 (5.56%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 5 (5.56%) CSS
10 5 (5.56%) jQuery
10 5 (5.56%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (5.56%) User Experience
3 3 (3.33%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.33%) MPEG
4 2 (2.22%) Internet of Things
4 2 (2.22%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.22%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.11%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.11%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.11%) Life Science
5 1 (1.11%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.11%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 27 (30.00%) Linux
2 13 (14.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (8.89%) Embedded Linux
4 7 (7.78%) Android
4 7 (7.78%) Windows
5 1 (1.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (95.56%) Software Engineering
2 54 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (40.00%) TDD
4 29 (32.22%) Microservices
5 26 (28.89%) OO
6 22 (24.44%) Test Automation
7 20 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (21.11%) BDD
9 18 (20.00%) Mentoring
10 17 (18.89%) Scrum
11 14 (15.56%) Coaching
12 13 (14.44%) OOP
13 12 (13.33%) Open Source
13 12 (13.33%) SDLC
14 9 (10.00%) MVC
15 8 (8.89%) DevOps
16 7 (7.78%) SFIA
17 6 (6.67%) Kanban
17 6 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
18 5 (5.56%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 47 (52.22%) Java
2 28 (31.11%) JavaScript
2 28 (31.11%) SQL
3 19 (21.11%) C++
4 18 (20.00%) C#
5 16 (17.78%) Python
6 15 (16.67%) C
7 11 (12.22%) Scala
8 9 (10.00%) PHP
9 7 (7.78%) Embedded C
10 4 (4.44%) Java 8
11 2 (2.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (8.89%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.22%) Degree
4 1 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.11%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.78%) MISRA
2 5 (5.56%) MISRA C
3 1 (1.11%) GCP
3 1 (1.11%) GDPR
3 1 (1.11%) QA
System Software
1 14 (15.56%) Docker
2 2 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.22%) Xen
3 1 (1.11%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 11 (12.22%) Puppet
2 5 (5.56%) Grafana
2 5 (5.56%) Graylog
2 5 (5.56%) Terraform
3 4 (4.44%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.11%) Ansible
4 1 (1.11%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 7 (7.78%) MapR
2 5 (5.56%) Google
2 5 (5.56%) Red Hat
3 4 (4.44%) MuleSoft
3 4 (4.44%) webMethods
4 2 (2.22%) BT
4 2 (2.22%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.22%) VMware
5 1 (1.11%) Capita
5 1 (1.11%) Micro Focus
5 1 (1.11%) Oracle
5 1 (1.11%) Sun