The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Leicester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 18 33 24
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 3 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 2.38% 0.62% 2.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.54% 0.64% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £200 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £319
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.19 £39.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+1.74% +8.96%
Software Engineer
Leicestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Leicester region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Leicester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
118 156 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 93.65% 96.30% 90.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 73 38
Average daily rate £275 £363 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.13% +26.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £225 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £525 £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 31 8
Average hourly rate £12.50 £35.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.28% +191.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £37.50 £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer in the job title across the Leicester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Engineer across the Leicester region.

Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer across the Leicester region.

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leicester region that cited Software Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Engineer in their job title.

1 7 (100.00%) C#
1 7 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (85.71%) .NET
3 5 (71.43%) Visual Studio
4 4 (57.14%) Manufacturing
4 4 (57.14%) SQL
5 3 (42.86%) SCADA
5 3 (42.86%) .NET Framework
5 3 (42.86%) V-Model
5 3 (42.86%) Waterfall
5 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
5 3 (42.86%) Web Services
5 3 (42.86%) UML
6 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
6 2 (28.57%) ISO 9001
6 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 2 (28.57%) TickIT
6 2 (28.57%) Finance
6 2 (28.57%) MS Office
6 2 (28.57%) SDLC
6 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (28.57%) Degree
6 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
6 2 (28.57%) Life Science
6 2 (28.57%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (14.29%) Multithreading
7 1 (14.29%) Change Control
7 1 (14.29%) Data Structures
7 1 (14.29%) C++

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leicester region that cited Software Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Office
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
1 2 (28.57%) MS PowerPoint
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (57.14%) Manufacturing
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
2 3 (42.86%) Web Services
2 3 (42.86%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) SCADA
2 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 2 (28.57%) Life Science
2 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (14.29%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (42.86%) UML
2 3 (42.86%) V-Model
2 3 (42.86%) Waterfall
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) SDLC
4 1 (14.29%) Change Control
4 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 1 (14.29%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C#
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) ISO 9001
1 2 (28.57%) TickIT
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft