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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 28 24 30
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +6
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 3 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 1.81% 0.68% 1.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.44% 1.01% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate £550 £360 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.77% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £355 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.22% +7.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £38.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+12.25% +4.72%
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
123 99 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 74.10% 67.35% 77.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 59 46
Average daily rate £330 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 21
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.75 £35.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £35.00 £35.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 14 February 2016, 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 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) TickIT
2 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (50.00%) Degree
2 4 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (50.00%) C#
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) MS Office
2 4 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (50.00%) Web Services
2 4 (50.00%) UML
2 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (50.00%) ISO 9001
2 4 (50.00%) .NET
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) V-Model
2 4 (50.00%) High Availability
2 4 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 3 (37.50%) PHP
4 2 (25.00%) MySQL
4 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (25.00%) VB
4 2 (25.00%) Life Science
4 2 (25.00%) Ubuntu
4 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (25.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (25.00%) Logistics
4 2 (25.00%) NoSQL

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (50.00%) MS Office
1 4 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) SaaS
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) MySQL
1 2 (25.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Lead Software Engineer
2 5 (62.50%) Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior UI Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior UI/UX Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior UX Developer
3 1 (12.50%) UI Developer
3 1 (12.50%) UI/UX Developer
3 1 (12.50%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) .NET
1 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (12.50%) CSS
3 1 (12.50%) CSS3
3 1 (12.50%) HTML
3 1 (12.50%) HTML5
3 1 (12.50%) jQuery
3 1 (12.50%) LAMP
3 1 (12.50%) LESS
3 1 (12.50%) Sass
3 1 (12.50%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) Life Science
3 1 (12.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) High Availability
2 4 (50.00%) UML
2 4 (50.00%) V-Model
2 4 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (25.00%) Logistics
3 2 (25.00%) Open Source
4 1 (12.50%) Front End Development
4 1 (12.50%) MVC
4 1 (12.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) C#
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) PHP
3 2 (25.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (25.00%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) ISO 9001
1 4 (50.00%) TickIT
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft