The table below looks at the statistics for Software Engineering skills 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 Engineering over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 18 29 23
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -6
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 3 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 2.34% 1.21% 2.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.61% 1.87% 3.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Average daily rate
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£350 £220 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.09% -37.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.95% +6.66%
Software Engineering
Leicestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Leicester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leicester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
83 107 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 64.84% 64.85% 79.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 48 37
Average daily rate £320 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £112 £229 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £450 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 18 3
Average hourly rate £14.00 £25.50 £18.55
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.09% +37.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £10.85 £9.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £37.50 £36.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering across the Leicester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

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

Software Engineering Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

Software Engineering
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

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

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leicester region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering.

1 7 (87.50%) C#
2 6 (75.00%) Visual Studio
2 6 (75.00%) .NET
3 4 (50.00%) Manufacturing
3 4 (50.00%) SQL
4 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (37.50%) SCADA
4 3 (37.50%) .NET Framework
4 3 (37.50%) V-Model
4 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
4 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET
4 3 (37.50%) Web Services
4 3 (37.50%) UML
5 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 2 (25.00%) ISO 9001
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (25.00%) MS Office
5 2 (25.00%) C++
5 2 (25.00%) TickIT
5 2 (25.00%) Finance
5 2 (25.00%) Degree
5 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (25.00%) SDLC
5 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
5 2 (25.00%) Life Science
5 2 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (12.50%) Multithreading
6 1 (12.50%) Data Structures
6 1 (12.50%) Change Control
6 1 (12.50%) ATL

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leicester region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Office
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Software Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Lead Software Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) C# Software Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Software Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Developer
4 1 (12.50%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) .NET
2 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET
2 3 (37.50%) Web Services
2 3 (37.50%) .NET Framework
3 1 (12.50%) ATL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) SCADA
2 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (25.00%) Life Science
2 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (12.50%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) UML
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (37.50%) V-Model
1 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
2 2 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (12.50%) Change Control
3 1 (12.50%) Multithreading
3 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) C#
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) ISO 9001
1 2 (25.00%) TickIT
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft