Period
to 19 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Yorkshire during the 6 months to 19 January 2019.

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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 118 108 179
Rank change year-on-year -10 +71 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 80 79 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.66% 1.79% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.73% 1.85% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 60 15
Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £430 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +14.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £350 £368 £313
90th Percentile £545 £645 £450
England median daily rate £475 £475 £425
% change year-on-year - +11.76% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 1
Yorkshire median hourly rate £41.50 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.22% +2.50% -11.11%
10th Percentile £39.75 £35.13 £37.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £44.38 £42.50
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 4,622 4,259 4,722
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.73% 96.38% 96.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,103 2,806 3,039
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £260 £225 £225
90th Percentile £550 £542 £538
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 150 211
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.30 £15.00 £13.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.00% +7.80% -0.61%
10th Percentile £10.40 £9.98 £9.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £40.00 £28.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.19 £18.39
% change year-on-year +2.80% -1.06% -0.62%

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 January 2019.

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 January 2019. 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 +1 68 £450 +2.86% 41
North Yorkshire -1 3 £400 +2.56% 12
South Yorkshire -15 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 19 January 2019, 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 78 (97.50%) Software Engineering
2 31 (38.75%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (38.75%) Java
2 31 (38.75%) Linux
3 29 (36.25%) SQL
3 29 (36.25%) C++
4 28 (35.00%) JavaScript
4 28 (35.00%) TDD
5 25 (31.25%) NoSQL
6 24 (30.00%) Git (software)
7 23 (28.75%) Python
8 20 (25.00%) MySQL
8 20 (25.00%) MongoDB
9 19 (23.75%) BDD
9 19 (23.75%) Node.js
9 19 (23.75%) C
10 18 (22.50%) Test Automation
11 17 (21.25%) Confluence
11 17 (21.25%) JIRA
11 17 (21.25%) .NET
11 17 (21.25%) Microservices
11 17 (21.25%) SDLC
12 16 (20.00%) Slack
12 16 (20.00%) REST
12 16 (20.00%) Cucumber
12 16 (20.00%) C#
12 16 (20.00%) Embedded C
12 16 (20.00%) Embedded Linux
13 15 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 15 (18.75%) PostgreSQL

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 17 (21.25%) Confluence
2 10 (12.50%) Apache Spark
3 7 (8.75%) Apache
4 5 (6.25%) WordPress
5 4 (5.00%) nginx
6 3 (3.75%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 16 (20.00%) Slack
2 3 (3.75%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.50%) Amazon Kinesis
3 2 (2.50%) Amazon SageMaker
4 1 (1.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.25%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.25%) AWS CloudTrail
4 1 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.25%) GitHub
4 1 (1.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.75%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (5.00%) DLNA
2 4 (5.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (5.00%) UPnP
3 3 (3.75%) 3G
3 3 (3.75%) 4G
3 3 (3.75%) Bluetooth
3 3 (3.75%) Internet
4 2 (2.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (31.25%) NoSQL
2 20 (25.00%) MongoDB
2 20 (25.00%) MySQL
3 15 (18.75%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (12.50%) Apache Hive
4 10 (12.50%) Big Data
4 10 (12.50%) Hadoop
5 6 (7.50%) HBase
5 6 (7.50%) RDBMS
5 6 (7.50%) Relational Database
6 4 (5.00%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (3.75%) CouchDB
7 3 (3.75%) GIS
7 3 (3.75%) Redis
7 3 (3.75%) Riak
8 2 (2.50%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (2.50%) Pentaho
8 2 (2.50%) Snowflake Schema
8 2 (2.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 24 (30.00%) Git (software)
2 17 (21.25%) JIRA
3 16 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 7 (8.75%) GCC
5 6 (7.50%) Mercurial
5 6 (7.50%) Subversion
6 5 (6.25%) Jenkins
6 5 (6.25%) JUnit
6 5 (6.25%) Visual Studio
7 4 (5.00%) GDB
7 4 (5.00%) GoogleTest
7 4 (5.00%) Mockito
8 3 (3.75%) Artifactory
9 2 (2.50%) SoapUI
10 1 (1.25%) Jasmine
10 1 (1.25%) Mocha
10 1 (1.25%) Rational DOORS
General
1 11 (13.75%) Manufacturing
2 8 (10.00%) Automotive
3 7 (8.75%) Law
4 4 (5.00%) Electronics
5 3 (3.75%) Finance
6 1 (1.25%) Banking
6 1 (1.25%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (23.75%) Node.js
2 17 (21.25%) .NET
3 16 (20.00%) REST
4 10 (12.50%) Kafka
5 9 (11.25%) STL
6 7 (8.75%) AngularJS
6 7 (8.75%) HTML
6 7 (8.75%) XML
7 6 (7.50%) CSS
7 6 (7.50%) RabbitMQ
7 6 (7.50%) Web Services
8 5 (6.25%) ASP.NET
8 5 (6.25%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 5 (6.25%) Django
8 5 (6.25%) Qt
9 4 (5.00%) .NET Framework
9 4 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (5.00%) Entity Framework
9 4 (5.00%) JNI
10 3 (3.75%) React
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.50%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (5.00%) MPEG
3 3 (3.75%) BeagleBone
4 2 (2.50%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.50%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.50%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.50%) User Experience
5 1 (1.25%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.25%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.25%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 31 (38.75%) Linux
2 16 (20.00%) Embedded Linux
3 15 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (12.50%) Windows
5 6 (7.50%) Android
6 2 (2.50%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 1 (1.25%) Android TV
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (97.50%) Software Engineering
2 31 (38.75%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (35.00%) TDD
4 19 (23.75%) BDD
5 18 (22.50%) Test Automation
6 17 (21.25%) Microservices
6 17 (21.25%) SDLC
7 15 (18.75%) OO
8 14 (17.50%) Coaching
9 13 (16.25%) Mentoring
9 13 (16.25%) Scrum
10 8 (10.00%) OOP
10 8 (10.00%) UML
11 6 (7.50%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (7.50%) Open Source
12 5 (6.25%) Multithreading
12 5 (6.25%) MVC
13 4 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
13 4 (5.00%) E-Commerce
13 4 (5.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (38.75%) Java
2 29 (36.25%) C++
2 29 (36.25%) SQL
3 28 (35.00%) JavaScript
4 23 (28.75%) Python
5 19 (23.75%) C
6 16 (20.00%) C#
6 16 (20.00%) Embedded C
7 8 (10.00%) Scala
8 6 (7.50%) PHP
9 4 (5.00%) Embedded C++
9 4 (5.00%) T-SQL
10 3 (3.75%) VC++
11 1 (1.25%) ES6
11 1 (1.25%) MATLAB
11 1 (1.25%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (5.00%) Degree
2 3 (3.75%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (2.50%) AWS Certification
3 2 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.25%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.75%) MISRA
2 5 (6.25%) MISRA C
3 2 (2.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (7.50%) Docker
2 2 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (5.00%) Puppet
1 4 (5.00%) Terraform
2 3 (3.75%) Ansible
2 3 (3.75%) Grafana
2 3 (3.75%) Graylog
3 1 (1.25%) Packer
Vendors
1 4 (5.00%) Google
1 4 (5.00%) MapR
2 2 (2.50%) BT
2 2 (2.50%) Red Hat