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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 37 27 19
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -8
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 4 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 1.34% 3.95% 5.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.16% 5.24% 6.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 1
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£200 £450 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-55.55% +50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
185 191 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 62.08% 75.49% 73.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 92 59
Average daily rate £350 £375 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 11 15
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.55 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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 29 July 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 29 July 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
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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
Loughborough +3 2 £275 - 1
Leicester -9 1 £200 -42.85% 1
Ashby-de-la-Zouch - 1 - -
Hinckley - - - -
Lutterworth - - - -
Software Engineering
East Midlands

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 3 (42.86%) C#
1 3 (42.86%) C++
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) C
2 2 (28.57%) WPF
3 1 (14.29%) WF
3 1 (14.29%) Multithreading
3 1 (14.29%) Time Management
3 1 (14.29%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (14.29%) HTML5
3 1 (14.29%) Change Control
3 1 (14.29%) Embedded Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) MVC
3 1 (14.29%) XAML
3 1 (14.29%) Electronics
3 1 (14.29%) CMS
3 1 (14.29%) Device Driver
3 1 (14.29%) Perforce
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) WinForms
3 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) TDD
3 1 (14.29%) NUnit
3 1 (14.29%) Retail
3 1 (14.29%) Requirements Management
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (14.29%) IIS
1 1 (14.29%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
2 1 (14.29%) NUnit
2 1 (14.29%) JIRA
2 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Electronics
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Software Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Software Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Programmer
3 2 (28.57%) .NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
4 1 (14.29%) VB.NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Web Designer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Software Developer
4 1 (14.29%) PHP Developer
4 1 (14.29%) PHP Web Developer
4 1 (14.29%) PHP Programmer
4 1 (14.29%) .NET Programmer
4 1 (14.29%) Web Programmer
4 1 (14.29%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) VB.NET Programmer
4 1 (14.29%) C# Software Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Web Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Programmer
4 1 (14.29%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 2 (28.57%) WPF
3 1 (14.29%) WF
3 1 (14.29%) HTML5
3 1 (14.29%) HTML
3 1 (14.29%) MFC
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 1 (14.29%) CSS
3 1 (14.29%) Web Services
3 1 (14.29%) WinForms
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
3 1 (14.29%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) EPoS
1 1 (14.29%) Device Driver
1 1 (14.29%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) SOA
1 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
1 1 (14.29%) MVC
1 1 (14.29%) Scrum
1 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (14.29%) TDD
1 1 (14.29%) Requirements Management
1 1 (14.29%) Multithreading
1 1 (14.29%) Time Management
1 1 (14.29%) Change Control
1 1 (14.29%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C#
1 3 (42.86%) C++
2 2 (28.57%) C
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
3 1 (14.29%) VC++
3 1 (14.29%) XAML
3 1 (14.29%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) Chartered Engineer
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) Perforce