Period
to 27 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire with a requirement for Software Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Engineering over the 6 months to 27 May 2020 with a comparison to the 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 Engineering
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
27 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 49 43 30
Rank change year-on-year -6 -13 +20
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 83 221 292
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Yorkshire 3.89% 4.94% 6.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.62% 5.75% 6.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 139 204
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £363 £318 £325
90th Percentile £582 £550 £550
England median daily rate £550 £500 £495
% change year-on-year +10.00% +1.01% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 17
Median hourly rate £47.50 £44.75 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.15% +9.15% +2.50%
10th Percentile £46.25 £35.00 £38.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.81 £46.55
England median hourly rate £47.24 £45.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year +4.98% +4.65% -1.15%

Software Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,795 3,846 4,254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 84.19% 86.04% 87.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,136 2,553 2,818
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £300 £263 £268
90th Percentile £613 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 127 123
Median hourly rate £18.45 £17.25 £20.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.97% -16.30% +52.67%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.22 £10.75
90th Percentile £35.00 £38.98 £44.20
Median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +11.98% +13.64% -13.73%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Yorkshire

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Daily rate trend for Software Engineering in Yorkshire

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Software Engineering in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 27 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Software Engineering in Yorkshire

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in Yorkshire

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 27 May 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 -15 60 £475 +4.97% 33
South Yorkshire +33 15 £500 +16.28% 10
East Yorkshire +2 1 £313 +47.06% 5
North Yorkshire -6 1 - - 6
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 30 (36.14%) User Experience
2 26 (31.33%) JavaScript
3 25 (30.12%) CSS
3 25 (30.12%) HTML
3 25 (30.12%) Java
3 25 (30.12%) Prototyping
4 24 (28.92%) Service Design
5 23 (27.71%) AWS
6 22 (26.51%) Systems Thinking
6 22 (26.51%) Kafka
7 21 (25.30%) Degree
8 20 (24.10%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (24.10%) GCP
9 19 (22.89%) Kubernetes
10 18 (21.69%) Azure
11 17 (20.48%) NoSQL
11 17 (20.48%) Scala
11 17 (20.48%) SQL
12 16 (19.28%) Hadoop
12 16 (19.28%) Apache Hive
12 16 (19.28%) Apache Spark
12 16 (19.28%) HBase
12 16 (19.28%) Big Data
13 15 (18.07%) Docker
14 14 (16.87%) Microservices
14 14 (16.87%) Kotlin
15 13 (15.66%) Continuous Integration
15 13 (15.66%) Git (software)
15 13 (15.66%) Python
16 11 (13.25%) DevOps

Software Engineering
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 16 (19.28%) Apache Spark
2 8 (9.64%) Apache
2 8 (9.64%) OpenStack
3 6 (7.23%) Confluence
4 5 (6.02%) Anypoint
4 5 (6.02%) Mule
5 2 (2.41%) Mendix
Cloud Services
1 23 (27.71%) AWS
2 20 (24.10%) GCP
3 18 (21.69%) Azure
4 8 (9.64%) Amazon Kinesis
5 7 (8.43%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (4.82%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.23%) SAN
2 1 (1.20%) Bluetooth
2 1 (1.20%) DHCP
2 1 (1.20%) Skype
2 1 (1.20%) SSH
2 1 (1.20%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.20%) VoIP
2 1 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.20%) Wireless
2 1 (1.20%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (20.48%) NoSQL
2 16 (19.28%) Apache Hive
2 16 (19.28%) Big Data
2 16 (19.28%) Hadoop
2 16 (19.28%) HBase
3 9 (10.84%) MySQL
4 8 (9.64%) Apache Cassandra
4 8 (9.64%) Flink
4 8 (9.64%) MongoDB
5 3 (3.61%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.20%) Redis
Development Applications
1 13 (15.66%) Git (software)
2 11 (13.25%) Jenkins
3 4 (4.82%) AppScan
4 2 (2.41%) JIRA
4 2 (2.41%) Katalon Studio
4 2 (2.41%) Postman
4 2 (2.41%) SoapUI
4 2 (2.41%) Subversion
5 1 (1.20%) ClearCase
General
1 11 (13.25%) Public Sector
2 9 (10.84%) Finance
3 1 (1.20%) Banking
3 1 (1.20%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.20%) Games
3 1 (1.20%) Law
Job Titles
1 26 (31.33%) Software Engineer
2 25 (30.12%) Designer
3 12 (14.46%) Developer
4 8 (9.64%) Big Data Engineer
4 8 (9.64%) Big Data Software Engineer
5 7 (8.43%) Architect
5 7 (8.43%) Big Data Architect
5 7 (8.43%) Data Architect
6 6 (7.23%) Java Developer
6 6 (7.23%) Scala Software Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Consultant
7 4 (4.82%) Interaction Designer
7 4 (4.82%) Java Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Java Software Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Security Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Senior Designer
8 3 (3.61%) Applications Engineer
8 3 (3.61%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (3.61%) Storage Engineer
8 3 (3.61%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (30.12%) CSS
1 25 (30.12%) HTML
2 22 (26.51%) Kafka
3 9 (10.84%) .NET
4 8 (9.64%) PySpark
5 6 (7.23%) RAML
6 5 (6.02%) RabbitMQ
6 5 (6.02%) Spring
6 5 (6.02%) Spring Boot
7 4 (4.82%) Elastic Stack
8 3 (3.61%) Node.js
8 3 (3.61%) React
9 2 (2.41%) React Native
9 2 (2.41%) RESTful
9 2 (2.41%) Web Services
10 1 (1.20%) .NET Core
10 1 (1.20%) .NET Framework
10 1 (1.20%) Dropwizard
10 1 (1.20%) Vue.js
10 1 (1.20%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 30 (36.14%) User Experience
2 8 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.64%) Public Cloud
3 5 (6.02%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.41%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (2.41%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.41%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.64%) Linux
2 5 (6.02%) Windows
3 3 (3.61%) Android
4 2 (2.41%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.41%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (30.12%) Prototyping
2 24 (28.92%) Service Design
3 22 (26.51%) Systems Thinking
4 20 (24.10%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (16.87%) Microservices
6 13 (15.66%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (13.25%) DevOps
8 10 (12.05%) Front End Development
9 9 (10.84%) API Development
10 8 (9.64%) Analytics
10 8 (9.64%) Continuous Delivery
10 8 (9.64%) Data Analytics
10 8 (9.64%) Data Architecture
10 8 (9.64%) Data Development
10 8 (9.64%) Data Ingestion
10 8 (9.64%) Data Modelling
10 8 (9.64%) Domain-Driven Design
10 8 (9.64%) Mentoring
11 7 (8.43%) Collaborative Working
11 7 (8.43%) Data Strategy
Programming Languages
1 26 (31.33%) JavaScript
2 25 (30.12%) Java
3 17 (20.48%) Scala
3 17 (20.48%) SQL
4 14 (16.87%) Kotlin
5 13 (15.66%) Python
6 11 (13.25%) Go
7 8 (9.64%) Bash Shell
7 8 (9.64%) Perl
7 8 (9.64%) Ruby
8 5 (6.02%) C#
9 3 (3.61%) C
9 3 (3.61%) C++
9 3 (3.61%) Embedded C
9 3 (3.61%) Embedded C++
9 3 (3.61%) PHP
10 2 (2.41%) Java 8
10 2 (2.41%) TypeScript
11 1 (1.20%) PHP 7
11 1 (1.20%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 21 (25.30%) Degree
2 4 (4.82%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (3.61%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.61%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 15 (18.07%) Docker
2 8 (9.64%) HDFS
3 2 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.20%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 19 (22.89%) Kubernetes
2 8 (9.64%) Ansible
2 8 (9.64%) Hadoop YARN
3 7 (8.43%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (8.43%) Puppet
4 5 (6.02%) Prometheus
5 4 (4.82%) Grafana
6 1 (1.20%) Graphite
6 1 (1.20%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (10.84%) Google
2 8 (9.64%) Tableau
3 7 (8.43%) MuleSoft
4 6 (7.23%) Cisco
4 6 (7.23%) EMC
5 3 (3.61%) Oracle
6 2 (2.41%) OutSystems
6 2 (2.41%) VMware
7 1 (1.20%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.20%) Perforce
7 1 (1.20%) Xamarin