The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 35 38 24
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 4 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 1.28% 0.98% 4.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.34% 1.05% 4.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate
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£335 £345 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.89% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.13 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -
Software Engineer
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
299 286 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 95.53% 93.77% 89.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 130 63
Average daily rate £300 £300 £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £81 £203 £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 55
Average hourly rate £14.50 £32.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.68% +56.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.44 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

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

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Software Engineer
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 Engineer within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 27 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 - 3 £335 - 6
Loughborough - - - -
Ashby-de-la-Zouch - - - -
Software Engineer
East Midlands

Software Engineer
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 5 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (80.00%) C#
3 3 (60.00%) .NET
3 3 (60.00%) Visual Studio
3 3 (60.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (60.00%) SCADA
4 2 (40.00%) Change Control
4 2 (40.00%) Data Structures
4 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (40.00%) SQL
5 1 (20.00%) C++
5 1 (20.00%) Automotive
5 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
5 1 (20.00%) Embedded Software Development
5 1 (20.00%) Multithreading

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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.

Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (20.00%) Automotive
1 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
1 3 (60.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) SCADA
2 2 (40.00%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) Change Control
2 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (20.00%) Embedded Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) C++
Leicester, Leicestershire
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Rate: £340 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
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Rate: £310 - £360 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicester
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago