The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Leicestershire region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 43 23 14
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -9
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 4 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 1.13% 4.09% 6.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 5.84% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 3
Average daily rate £290 £738 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-60.67% +391.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £515 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £750 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
- +1.35%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
256 154 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 72.52% 70.00% 52.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 58 43
Average daily rate £300 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £750 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 27 10
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +52.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.67 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Software Engineering
East Midlands

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Software Engineering Daily Rate Histogram 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 17 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Leicester -15 1 £288 - 2
Loughborough - - - - 2
Lutterworth - - - - 1
Hinckley - - - -
Software Engineering
East Midlands

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 7 (77.78%) .NET
2 6 (66.67%) C#
2 6 (66.67%) SQL
3 5 (55.56%) Visual Studio
3 5 (55.56%) Windows
3 5 (55.56%) .NET Framework
3 5 (55.56%) Relational Database
4 4 (44.44%) Logistics
4 4 (44.44%) Modbus
4 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 4 (44.44%) Siemens
4 4 (44.44%) Oracle
4 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
5 1 (11.11%) Multithreading
5 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (11.11%) DOC1
5 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (11.11%) TDD
5 1 (11.11%) Retail
5 1 (11.11%) SCADA
5 1 (11.11%) WCF
5 1 (11.11%) WPF
5 1 (11.11%) WF
5 1 (11.11%) MVC
5 1 (11.11%) XAML
5 1 (11.11%) Finance
5 1 (11.11%) Migration
5 1 (11.11%) Scrum
5 1 (11.11%) Pascal

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) DOC1
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
1 4 (44.44%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) Relational Database
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Visual Studio
2 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Software Engineer
1 7 (77.78%) Developer
2 5 (55.56%) C# Software Developer
2 5 (55.56%) C# Developer
2 5 (55.56%) Software Developer
3 4 (44.44%) C# Software Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Programmer
4 2 (22.22%) .NET Developer
5 1 (11.11%) .NET Programmer
5 1 (11.11%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (11.11%) VB.NET Programmer
5 1 (11.11%) VB.NET Developer
5 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Programmer
5 1 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (11.11%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (77.78%) .NET
2 5 (55.56%) .NET Framework
3 1 (11.11%) WCF
3 1 (11.11%) WPF
3 1 (11.11%) WF
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
3 1 (11.11%) Web Services
3 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) EPoS
1 1 (11.11%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Logistics
2 1 (11.11%) Multithreading
2 1 (11.11%) SOA
2 1 (11.11%) MVC
2 1 (11.11%) Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Scrum
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (11.11%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) SQL
1 6 (66.67%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) C++
2 1 (11.11%) C
2 1 (11.11%) VB.NET
2 1 (11.11%) VC++
2 1 (11.11%) Pascal
2 1 (11.11%) XAML
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
1 4 (44.44%) Siemens