Period
to 16 November 2019

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 16 November 2019 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
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 59 49 49
Rank change year-on-year -10 0 +37
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 127 209 182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 3.50% 4.22% 4.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.03% 4.86% 4.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 152 200
Yorkshire median daily rate £475 £445 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.74% +3.49% +1.18%
10th Percentile £354 £351 £340
90th Percentile £550 £538 £645
England median daily rate £506 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +1.25% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 4
Yorkshire median hourly rate £41.75 £41.50 £41.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.60% -0.90% -4.29%
10th Percentile £40.58 £39.75 £39.49
90th Percentile £43.53 £48.75 £46.20
England median hourly rate £47.50 £44.00 £44.00
% change year-on-year +7.95% - +3.53%

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 3,155 4,297 3,768
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 86.89% 86.77% 85.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,128 2,903 2,504
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £275 £280 £256
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 118 107
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.25 £17.21 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +11.00% +5.53%
10th Percentile £10.16 £11.04 £9.92
90th Percentile £35.00 £43.25 £40.00
England median hourly rate £24.00 £22.00 £23.32
% change year-on-year +9.09% -5.66% +2.12%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Yorkshire

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Engineering in Yorkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineering in Yorkshire

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 16 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineering in Yorkshire

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Yorkshire.

Contractor 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 16 November 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 -18 72 £475 +5.56% 86
South Yorkshire +16 36 £472 +4.78% 32
North Yorkshire -5 5 £518 +21.76% 18
East Yorkshire - 2 £213 - 5
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 2019, 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 56 (44.09%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (32.28%) Java
3 37 (29.13%) Linux
4 36 (28.35%) Jenkins
5 33 (25.98%) JavaScript
6 32 (25.20%) Python
6 32 (25.20%) GitHub
7 30 (23.62%) DevOps
8 29 (22.83%) Ansible
9 24 (18.90%) AWS
10 22 (17.32%) C++
11 21 (16.54%) C
12 19 (14.96%) Shell Script
12 19 (14.96%) Finance
12 19 (14.96%) PowerShell
13 18 (14.17%) Scrum
14 17 (13.39%) Problem-Solving
15 15 (11.81%) Windows
15 15 (11.81%) Test Automation
15 15 (11.81%) JIRA
15 15 (11.81%) Open Source
15 15 (11.81%) Bash Shell
15 15 (11.81%) AngularJS
16 14 (11.02%) Multithreading
16 14 (11.02%) jQuery
16 14 (11.02%) Microservices
16 14 (11.02%) React
17 13 (10.24%) TDD
18 12 (9.45%) Azure
18 12 (9.45%) BDD

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 9 (7.09%) Confluence
2 7 (5.51%) Apache
3 3 (2.36%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (2.36%) JBoss
3 3 (2.36%) Jetty
3 3 (2.36%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.79%) Apache ServiceMix
4 1 (0.79%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.79%) CMS
4 1 (0.79%) Jupyter
Cloud Services
1 32 (25.20%) GitHub
2 24 (18.90%) AWS
3 12 (9.45%) Azure
4 8 (6.30%) GCP
5 4 (3.15%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (2.36%) IaaS
6 3 (2.36%) PaaS
6 3 (2.36%) SaaS
7 2 (1.57%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.57%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.79%) Apigee
8 1 (0.79%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.79%) Boomi
8 1 (0.79%) Datadog
8 1 (0.79%) Serverless
8 1 (0.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.30%) Bluetooth
2 7 (5.51%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (4.72%) Ethernet
3 6 (4.72%) TCP/IP
3 6 (4.72%) VoIP
4 3 (2.36%) Firewall
4 3 (2.36%) SAN
5 2 (1.57%) DVB
6 1 (0.79%) 3G
6 1 (0.79%) 4G
6 1 (0.79%) 5G
6 1 (0.79%) AMQP
6 1 (0.79%) FTP
6 1 (0.79%) HTTP
6 1 (0.79%) LTE
6 1 (0.79%) Wireless
6 1 (0.79%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.30%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.51%) DB2
3 6 (4.72%) Big Data
3 6 (4.72%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (3.94%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.36%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.36%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.36%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.57%) MySQL
7 1 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.79%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 36 (28.35%) Jenkins
2 15 (11.81%) JIRA
3 12 (9.45%) Visual Studio Code
4 11 (8.66%) Git (software)
5 10 (7.87%) Selenium
6 6 (4.72%) ClearCase
6 6 (4.72%) ClearQuest
6 6 (4.72%) Karma Test Runner
6 6 (4.72%) Redmine
7 4 (3.15%) Katalon Studio
7 4 (3.15%) Maven
7 4 (3.15%) SoapUI
8 3 (2.36%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (2.36%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.57%) AppScan
9 2 (1.57%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.57%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.79%) GitLab
10 1 (0.79%) MSTest
10 1 (0.79%) WebDriver
General
1 19 (14.96%) Finance
2 6 (4.72%) Marketing
2 6 (4.72%) Retail
3 5 (3.94%) Public Sector
4 3 (2.36%) Banking
4 3 (2.36%) Billing
5 2 (1.57%) Electronics
5 2 (1.57%) Law
6 1 (0.79%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.79%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 58 (45.67%) Software Engineer
2 22 (17.32%) Developer
3 18 (14.17%) Embedded Engineer
4 17 (13.39%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 10 (7.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (7.09%) Automation Tester
6 9 (7.09%) Tester
7 8 (6.30%) Java Engineer
7 8 (6.30%) Java Software Engineer
8 7 (5.51%) JavaScript Developer
9 6 (4.72%) Analyst
9 6 (4.72%) Architect
9 6 (4.72%) Business Analyst
9 6 (4.72%) C++ Software Engineer
9 6 (4.72%) Embedded C++ Engineer
9 6 (4.72%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
10 5 (3.94%) Embedded C Engineer
10 5 (3.94%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
10 5 (3.94%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
10 5 (3.94%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.81%) AngularJS
2 14 (11.02%) jQuery
2 14 (11.02%) React
3 10 (7.87%) .NET
4 9 (7.09%) CSS
4 9 (7.09%) HTML
4 9 (7.09%) JSON
4 9 (7.09%) Swagger
5 8 (6.30%) Node.js
6 7 (5.51%) Gherkin
6 7 (5.51%) pytest
6 7 (5.51%) Redux
6 7 (5.51%) Spring
6 7 (5.51%) XML
7 6 (4.72%) WebSockets
7 6 (4.72%) XHTML
8 5 (3.94%) Kafka
8 5 (3.94%) REST
8 5 (3.94%) Spring Boot
8 5 (3.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.87%) Blog
2 6 (4.72%) Embedded Systems
2 6 (4.72%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (2.36%) EMC VMAX
3 3 (2.36%) STB
4 2 (1.57%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.57%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.79%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.79%) Device Driver
5 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.79%) NHS
5 1 (0.79%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 37 (29.13%) Linux
2 15 (11.81%) Windows
3 11 (8.66%) Android
4 8 (6.30%) Embedded Linux
5 6 (4.72%) Unix
6 2 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.57%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.79%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (44.09%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (23.62%) DevOps
3 18 (14.17%) Scrum
4 17 (13.39%) Problem-Solving
5 15 (11.81%) Open Source
5 15 (11.81%) Test Automation
6 14 (11.02%) Microservices
6 14 (11.02%) Multithreading
7 13 (10.24%) TDD
8 12 (9.45%) BDD
8 12 (9.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 11 (8.66%) Prototyping
9 11 (8.66%) Web Development
10 10 (7.87%) SDLC
11 8 (6.30%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (6.30%) Enterprise Architecture
12 7 (5.51%) Computer Science
12 7 (5.51%) Continuous Delivery
12 7 (5.51%) Data Analysis
12 7 (5.51%) OO
Programming Languages
1 41 (32.28%) Java
2 33 (25.98%) JavaScript
3 32 (25.20%) Python
4 22 (17.32%) C++
5 21 (16.54%) C
6 19 (14.96%) PowerShell
6 19 (14.96%) Shell Script
7 15 (11.81%) Bash Shell
8 11 (8.66%) VB
9 10 (7.87%) SQL
10 9 (7.09%) PHP
11 8 (6.30%) Embedded C
11 8 (6.30%) TypeScript
12 7 (5.51%) Go
12 7 (5.51%) Kotlin
12 7 (5.51%) T-SQL
13 6 (4.72%) C#
13 6 (4.72%) Embedded C++
13 6 (4.72%) Scala
14 5 (3.94%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (7.09%) Degree
2 6 (4.72%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.57%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.79%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.79%) GDPR
1 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (9.45%) Docker
2 1 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.79%) VMware NSX
2 1 (0.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 29 (22.83%) Ansible
2 7 (5.51%) Kubernetes
2 7 (5.51%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (5.51%) Puppet
2 7 (5.51%) WMI
3 3 (2.36%) Cobbler
4 2 (1.57%) Grafana
4 2 (1.57%) Prometheus
4 2 (1.57%) Rancher
4 2 (1.57%) SCCM
4 2 (1.57%) SCOM
4 2 (1.57%) Terraform
5 1 (0.79%) Istio
5 1 (0.79%) RSA Archer
5 1 (0.79%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 9 (7.09%) MuleSoft
2 8 (6.30%) Oracle
3 7 (5.51%) SAP
4 5 (3.94%) Google
5 4 (3.15%) EMC
5 4 (3.15%) Microsoft
5 4 (3.15%) NetApp
5 4 (3.15%) Splunk
5 4 (3.15%) TOWER Software
6 3 (2.36%) Veritas
7 2 (1.57%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.79%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.79%) Dell
8 1 (0.79%) Renesas
8 1 (0.79%) Sigfox
8 1 (0.79%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.79%) VMware