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 30 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 22 25 21
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 1 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 0.72% 1.39% 5.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 1.89% 7.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
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£360 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £33.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.40% -1.33%
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
95 106 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 68.84% 73.61% 71.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 41 23
Average daily rate £360 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £120 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £448 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 17 30
Average hourly rate £20.00 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% -21.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 13 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (50.00%) VxWorks
1 1 (50.00%) QNX
1 1 (50.00%) Automotive
1 1 (50.00%) VMware
1 1 (50.00%) Wireshark
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded Software Development

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (50.00%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (50.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) C++ Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) C++
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) QNX
1 1 (50.00%) VMware