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 29 December 2014 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 28 39 21
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -18
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 3 6 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 1.20% 1.98% 6.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 2.86% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£360 £339 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.27% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £36.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.36%
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
171 210 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 68.40% 69.31% 66.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 96 75
Average daily rate £350 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 24 29
Average hourly rate £10.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.69% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.44 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.60 £36.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 29 December 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
Leicester +4 2 £360 +15.20% 4
Loughborough - - - - 2
Lutterworth - - - -
Ashby-de-la-Zouch - - - -
Software Engineering
East Midlands

Software Engineering
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 (60.00%) C++
1 3 (60.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (40.00%) UNIX
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) C
2 2 (40.00%) Ethernet
2 2 (40.00%) VxWorks
2 2 (40.00%) QNX
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Wireshark
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (20.00%) Embedded Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) SyteLine
3 1 (20.00%) WPF
3 1 (20.00%) NUnit
3 1 (20.00%) JIRA
3 1 (20.00%) WinForms
3 1 (20.00%) Automotive
3 1 (20.00%) Perforce
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) MFC
3 1 (20.00%) ERP
3 1 (20.00%) Progress

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) SyteLine
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Ethernet
1 2 (40.00%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (20.00%) NUnit
2 1 (20.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (20.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) C++ Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Software Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Progress Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Progress Programmer
3 1 (20.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) MFC
1 1 (20.00%) WinForms
1 1 (20.00%) WPF
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) UNIX
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
1 2 (40.00%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) ERP
1 1 (20.00%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C++
2 2 (40.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) C#
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) QNX
1 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) Progress
2 1 (20.00%) Perforce
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leicester
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £300 - £420 per day
Posted: 19 days ago