Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Yorkshire during the 6 months to 21 November 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.

Software Engineer
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 139 181 179
Rank change year-on-year +42 -2 -38
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 44 25 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.99% 0.46% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 0.48% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 17 31
Yorkshire median daily rate £475 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +13.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £364 £293 £300
90th Percentile £645 £528 £438
England median daily rate £454 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +6.78% +6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 14
Yorkshire median hourly rate £41.25 £38.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £39.33 £37.05 £15.04
90th Percentile £43.38 £41.95 £45.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.10 £40.00
% change year-on-year +0.95% +5.25% -

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 4294 5188 5852
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.58% 96.13% 95.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2846 3331 3898
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £221 £250 £250
90th Percentile £545 £538 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 198 320
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £13.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +3.34% +0.35%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.48 £9.00
90th Percentile £38.58 £29.88 £28.78
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 +38 37 £525 +23.53% 24
South Yorkshire +23 7 £640 +113.33% 14
North Yorkshire +8 2 - - 3
East Yorkshire - 2 £325 - 1
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Yorkshire region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 41 (93.18%) Software Engineering
2 29 (65.91%) Java
3 28 (63.64%) SQL
4 27 (61.36%) JavaScript
4 27 (61.36%) Git (software)
5 26 (59.09%) TDD
6 24 (54.55%) NoSQL
7 23 (52.27%) Node.js
7 23 (52.27%) Test Automation
8 22 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (50.00%) MySQL
9 21 (47.73%) REST
10 20 (45.45%) BDD
10 20 (45.45%) Linux
11 19 (43.18%) MongoDB
12 18 (40.91%) Open Source
12 18 (40.91%) PostgreSQL
12 18 (40.91%) Microservices
13 16 (36.36%) SFIA
13 16 (36.36%) JIRA
14 15 (34.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 14 (31.82%) Confluence
15 14 (31.82%) Cucumber
15 14 (31.82%) Slack
15 14 (31.82%) Mentoring
15 14 (31.82%) Coaching
16 12 (27.27%) Jenkins
16 12 (27.27%) Kanban
16 12 (27.27%) Scrum
17 11 (25.00%) Red Hat

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 14 (31.82%) Confluence
2 3 (6.82%) Jupyter
3 1 (2.27%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 14 (31.82%) Slack
2 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (54.55%) NoSQL
2 22 (50.00%) MySQL
3 19 (43.18%) MongoDB
4 18 (40.91%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (25.00%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (6.82%) Relational Database
6 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
7 1 (2.27%) Apache Hive
7 1 (2.27%) Big Data
7 1 (2.27%) RDBMS
7 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 27 (61.36%) Git (software)
2 16 (36.36%) JIRA
3 14 (31.82%) Cucumber
4 12 (27.27%) Jenkins
5 11 (25.00%) Jasmine
5 11 (25.00%) JUnit
6 5 (11.36%) Subversion
7 4 (9.09%) Mercurial
8 3 (6.82%) Visual Studio
9 2 (4.55%) Eclipse
9 2 (4.55%) PHPUnit
10 1 (2.27%) Artifactory
10 1 (2.27%) FitNesse
10 1 (2.27%) Maven
10 1 (2.27%) Selenium
10 1 (2.27%) SpecFlow
10 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (2.27%) TeamCity
10 1 (2.27%) Vagrant
10 1 (2.27%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (6.82%) Banking
1 3 (6.82%) Retail Banking
2 1 (2.27%) Automotive
2 1 (2.27%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.27%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (52.27%) Node.js
2 21 (47.73%) REST
3 5 (11.36%) .NET
3 5 (11.36%) AngularJS
4 4 (9.09%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET
5 3 (6.82%) CSS
5 3 (6.82%) HTML
5 3 (6.82%) jQuery
5 3 (6.82%) JSON
5 3 (6.82%) Spring
5 3 (6.82%) XML
6 2 (4.55%) .NET Framework
6 2 (4.55%) Ajax
6 2 (4.55%) Hibernate
6 2 (4.55%) React
6 2 (4.55%) Spring Boot
7 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (2.27%) Kafka
7 1 (2.27%) Mustache
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) Algorithms
1 4 (9.09%) Data Structures
2 3 (6.82%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.27%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.27%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 20 (45.45%) Linux
2 15 (34.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (6.82%) Windows
4 1 (2.27%) Android
4 1 (2.27%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (2.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (93.18%) Software Engineering
2 26 (59.09%) TDD
3 23 (52.27%) Test Automation
4 22 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (45.45%) BDD
6 18 (40.91%) Microservices
6 18 (40.91%) Open Source
7 16 (36.36%) SFIA
8 14 (31.82%) Coaching
8 14 (31.82%) Mentoring
9 12 (27.27%) Kanban
9 12 (27.27%) Scrum
10 11 (25.00%) Integration Testing
11 8 (18.18%) SDLC
12 7 (15.91%) Continuous Delivery
12 7 (15.91%) OO
13 5 (11.36%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (11.36%) DSDM
13 5 (11.36%) MVC
13 5 (11.36%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 29 (65.91%) Java
2 28 (63.64%) SQL
3 27 (61.36%) JavaScript
4 6 (13.64%) C#
5 5 (11.36%) Python
6 3 (6.82%) C++
6 3 (6.82%) PHP
7 2 (4.55%) C
7 2 (4.55%) Elixir
7 2 (4.55%) Erlang
7 2 (4.55%) ES6
7 2 (4.55%) Ruby
8 1 (2.27%) MATLAB
8 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.27%) VB
8 1 (2.27%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) ISO 26262
2 1 (2.27%) MISRA
System Software
1 2 (4.55%) Docker
1 2 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (4.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) Puppet
2 2 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.55%) vCenter Server
3 1 (2.27%) Ansible
3 1 (2.27%) Cobbler
3 1 (2.27%) Grafana
3 1 (2.27%) Graylog
3 1 (2.27%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 5 (11.36%) Oracle
3 3 (6.82%) Splunk
4 2 (4.55%) VMware
5 1 (2.27%) Microsoft