Period
to 16 October 2019

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Yorkshire during the 6 months to 16 October 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
16 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 108 118 148
Rank change year-on-year +10 +30 +30
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 55 87 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.47% 1.76% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.56% 1.84% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 50 36
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.16% +1.18%
10th Percentile £252 £336 £349
90th Percentile £488 £539 £645
England median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 12 2
Yorkshire median hourly rate - £41.50 £40.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.15% +5.52%
England median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%

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 3,533 4,739 4,116
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.54% 96.11% 97.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,362 3,164 2,698
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% -
10th Percentile £213 £263 £250
90th Percentile £556 £545 £545
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 185 127
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.50 £15.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.59% +12.50% +0.99%
10th Percentile £10.05 £10.40 £9.25
90th Percentile £34.00 £41.50 £24.70
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.40 £18.70
% change year-on-year +8.73% -1.63% +1.08%

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 October 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 16 October 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 -3 30 £425 - 66
South Yorkshire 0 14 £451 -3.64% 24
East Yorkshire - 4 £213 - 1
North Yorkshire +8 2 £388 -3.13% 10
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 53 (96.36%) Software Engineering
2 28 (50.91%) Linux
3 24 (43.64%) C++
4 20 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (32.73%) C
6 16 (29.09%) Java
6 16 (29.09%) JavaScript
7 14 (25.45%) PowerShell
7 14 (25.45%) GitHub
7 14 (25.45%) Jenkins
7 14 (25.45%) Ansible
8 13 (23.64%) Shell Script
9 12 (21.82%) JIRA
10 11 (20.00%) Android
10 11 (20.00%) Multithreading
10 11 (20.00%) DevOps
10 11 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
11 10 (18.18%) jQuery
12 9 (16.36%) Web Development
12 9 (16.36%) PHP
12 9 (16.36%) Windows
12 9 (16.36%) Python
12 9 (16.36%) Swagger
13 8 (14.55%) MuleSoft
13 8 (14.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 8 (14.55%) SQL
13 8 (14.55%) C#
13 8 (14.55%) SQL Server
13 8 (14.55%) JSON
14 7 (12.73%) Data Analysis

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 7 (12.73%) Apache
1 7 (12.73%) Confluence
2 2 (3.64%) OpenEdge
3 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (25.45%) GitHub
2 3 (5.45%) Azure
3 2 (3.64%) GCP
4 1 (1.82%) Apigee
4 1 (1.82%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.09%) Bluetooth
1 5 (9.09%) Ethernet
1 5 (9.09%) TCP/IP
1 5 (9.09%) VoIP
1 5 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.82%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.55%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.73%) DB2
3 1 (1.82%) Big Data
3 1 (1.82%) BigQuery
3 1 (1.82%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (25.45%) Jenkins
2 12 (21.82%) JIRA
3 7 (12.73%) Visual Studio Code
4 5 (9.09%) ClearCase
4 5 (9.09%) ClearQuest
4 5 (9.09%) Redmine
5 4 (7.27%) Karma Test Runner
5 4 (7.27%) Visual Studio
6 3 (5.45%) Selenium
6 3 (5.45%) WebDriver
7 2 (3.64%) Gatling
7 2 (3.64%) Git (software)
7 2 (3.64%) JMeter
7 2 (3.64%) MSTest
7 2 (3.64%) NUnit
7 2 (3.64%) Protractor
7 2 (3.64%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (12.73%) Finance
2 3 (5.45%) Marketing
3 2 (3.64%) Law
3 2 (3.64%) Public Sector
3 2 (3.64%) Retail
4 1 (1.82%) Banking
4 1 (1.82%) Electronics
4 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.82%) Publishing
4 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (18.18%) jQuery
2 9 (16.36%) Swagger
3 8 (14.55%) JSON
4 7 (12.73%) CSS
4 7 (12.73%) HTML
5 6 (10.91%) .NET
6 5 (9.09%) AngularJS
6 5 (9.09%) Node.js
7 4 (7.27%) React
8 3 (5.45%) ASP.NET
8 3 (5.45%) HTML5
8 3 (5.45%) Middleware
8 3 (5.45%) Redux
8 3 (5.45%) WebSockets
8 3 (5.45%) XHTML
9 2 (3.64%) Kafka
9 2 (3.64%) REST
9 2 (3.64%) RESTful
9 2 (3.64%) Spring
10 1 (1.82%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.09%) Blog
1 5 (9.09%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (3.64%) STB
3 1 (1.82%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 28 (50.91%) Linux
2 11 (20.00%) Android
3 9 (16.36%) Windows
4 7 (12.73%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (5.45%) Unix
6 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (96.36%) Software Engineering
2 20 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (20.00%) DevOps
3 11 (20.00%) Multithreading
3 11 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
4 9 (16.36%) Web Development
5 8 (14.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 7 (12.73%) Data Analysis
6 7 (12.73%) Database Security
6 7 (12.73%) Scrum
7 6 (10.91%) Test Automation
8 5 (9.09%) Open Source
8 5 (9.09%) Prototyping
9 4 (7.27%) TDD
10 3 (5.45%) SDLC
11 2 (3.64%) API Testing
11 2 (3.64%) Integration Testing
11 2 (3.64%) MVC
11 2 (3.64%) Performance Testing
11 2 (3.64%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 24 (43.64%) C++
2 18 (32.73%) C
3 16 (29.09%) Java
3 16 (29.09%) JavaScript
4 14 (25.45%) PowerShell
5 13 (23.64%) Shell Script
6 9 (16.36%) PHP
6 9 (16.36%) Python
7 8 (14.55%) C#
7 8 (14.55%) SQL
8 7 (12.73%) Bash Shell
8 7 (12.73%) Embedded C
8 7 (12.73%) T-SQL
8 7 (12.73%) VB
9 6 (10.91%) Embedded C++
10 4 (7.27%) MATLAB
10 4 (7.27%) TypeScript
11 3 (5.45%) Scala
12 2 (3.64%) Kotlin
13 1 (1.82%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (1.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) QA
2 1 (1.82%) Dublin Core
2 1 (1.82%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (3.64%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (25.45%) Ansible
2 7 (12.73%) WMI
3 2 (3.64%) Rancher
4 1 (1.82%) SCCM
4 1 (1.82%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (14.55%) MuleSoft
2 7 (12.73%) Oracle
2 7 (12.73%) SAP
3 5 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.82%) Google