The table below looks at the statistics for Software Engineering skills 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 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 37 33 39
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +6
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 5 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 1.68% 1.06% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.20% 1.52% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 2
Average daily rate £500 £360 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £360 £369
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £360 £397
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
East Midlands

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
227 197 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 76.43% 69.37% 78.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 125 96
Average daily rate £300 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £189 £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 15 7 29
Average hourly rate £40.00 £10.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+280.95% -61.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £10.44 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £16.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

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

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Software Engineering Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Software Engineering
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -4 3 £550 +52.77% 3
Loughborough - 1 £450 -
Software Engineering
East Midlands

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 11 (64.71%) C#
2 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (52.94%) SQL
3 9 (52.94%) .NET
4 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
5 7 (41.18%) V-Model
5 7 (41.18%) Waterfall
5 7 (41.18%) Finance
5 7 (41.18%) Web Services
5 7 (41.18%) TickIT
5 7 (41.18%) Visual Studio
5 7 (41.18%) ASP.NET
5 7 (41.18%) UML
5 7 (41.18%) MS Excel
5 7 (41.18%) ISO 9001
6 6 (35.29%) MS Office
6 6 (35.29%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (35.29%) High Availability
6 6 (35.29%) Degree
6 6 (35.29%) Computer Science
7 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (23.53%) Logistics
8 4 (23.53%) Multithreading
8 4 (23.53%) Chartered Engineer
8 4 (23.53%) PHP
8 4 (23.53%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (17.65%) MySQL
9 3 (17.65%) Ubuntu
9 3 (17.65%) NoSQL
9 3 (17.65%) Open Source

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 7 (41.18%) MS Excel
2 6 (35.29%) MS Office
2 6 (35.29%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) SaaS
2 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) MySQL
1 3 (17.65%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Blend
General
1 7 (41.18%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (76.47%) Software Engineer
2 9 (52.94%) Lead Software Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Lead Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Lead PHP Developer
4 1 (5.88%) PHP Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior UI Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior UI/UX Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior UX Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Silverlight Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) UI Developer
4 1 (5.88%) UI/UX Developer
4 1 (5.88%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (52.94%) .NET
2 7 (41.18%) ASP.NET
2 7 (41.18%) Web Services
3 2 (11.76%) .NET Framework
3 2 (11.76%) jQuery
3 2 (11.76%) LAMP
3 2 (11.76%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (5.88%) CSS
4 1 (5.88%) CSS3
4 1 (5.88%) HTML
4 1 (5.88%) HTML5
4 1 (5.88%) LESS
4 1 (5.88%) Sass
4 1 (5.88%) Semantic HTML
4 1 (5.88%) Silverlight
4 1 (5.88%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Computer Science
2 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (11.76%) Life Science
3 2 (11.76%) User Experience
4 1 (5.88%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Ubuntu
2 2 (11.76%) Windows
3 1 (5.88%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) UML
2 7 (41.18%) V-Model
2 7 (41.18%) Waterfall
3 6 (35.29%) High Availability
4 4 (23.53%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (23.53%) Logistics
4 4 (23.53%) Multithreading
5 3 (17.65%) Open Source
6 1 (5.88%) Front End Development
6 1 (5.88%) MVC
6 1 (5.88%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) C#
2 9 (52.94%) SQL
3 4 (23.53%) PHP
4 2 (11.76%) C++
4 2 (11.76%) VB
5 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) Degree
2 4 (23.53%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (41.18%) ISO 9001
1 7 (41.18%) TickIT
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle