The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Leicestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 37 37 27
Rank change year-on-year
0 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 3 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 0.94% 1.30% 1.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 1.39% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Average daily rate
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£335 £213 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.64% -27.96%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £15.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -55.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £30.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+11.47% -15.86%
Software Developer
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Leicestershire 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
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
304 288 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 95.60% 93.81% 89.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 134 63
Average daily rate £300 £289 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £81 £217 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 41 51
Average hourly rate £14.50 £32.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.68% +88.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.44 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
-1.02% -0.87%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

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

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

Software Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Software Developer Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Software Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Software Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Software Developer
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester - 1 - - 1
Loughborough - - - -
Ashby-de-la-Zouch - - - -
Software Developer
East Midlands

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire region that cited Software Developer 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 Developer in their job title.

1 3 (75.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) Entity Framework
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Subversion
3 1 (25.00%) Data Mart
3 1 (25.00%) Ajax
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (25.00%) JSON
3 1 (25.00%) WCF
3 1 (25.00%) LINQ
3 1 (25.00%) jQuery
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (25.00%) TeamCity
3 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (25.00%) MSTest
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) IIS
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (25.00%) CSS
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) XSLT
3 1 (25.00%) UNIX

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire region that cited Software Developer 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 Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (25.00%) PowerCenter
2 1 (25.00%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Subversion
1 1 (25.00%) TeamCity
1 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (25.00%) MSTest
General
1 1 (25.00%) Games
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Entity Framework
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (25.00%) CSS
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) XML
2 1 (25.00%) XSLT
2 1 (25.00%) Ajax
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (25.00%) JSON
2 1 (25.00%) WCF
2 1 (25.00%) LINQ
2 1 (25.00%) jQuery
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) UNIX
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (25.00%) OOP
2 1 (25.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) Perl
3 1 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (25.00%) C++
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Control-M
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) Perforce