Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £385 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leicester during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Software Engineer
Leicestershire > Leicester
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 35 35
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 8 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicester 2.52% 3.40% 2.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.61% 3.57% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 1
Leicester median daily rate £385 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.07% -3.57% +59.09%
10th Percentile £378 £313 £325
90th Percentile £393 £380 £375
Leicestershire median daily rate £383 £338 £350
% change year-on-year +13.33% -3.57% +59.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Leicester median hourly rate £45.00 - -
Leicestershire median hourly rate £45.00 - £47.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Leicester
Contract vacancies in Leicester with a recognized job title 307 280 273
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.54% 95.24% 95.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 189 141
Leicester median daily rate £356 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.72% +11.54% -4.41%
10th Percentile £222 £250 £180
90th Percentile £538 £500 £475
Leicestershire median daily rate £340 £338 £313
% change year-on-year +0.74% +8.00% -3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 12 22
Leicester median hourly rate £30.00 £18.13 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.52% +47.96% -46.74%
10th Percentile £12.90 £12.75 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £38.75 £23.75
Leicestershire median hourly rate £13.75 £14.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year -1.79% +12.00% -37.50%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicester

Job postings that featured Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leicester.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Leicester

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineer in Leicester

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineer in Leicester

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Leicester region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 7 (87.50%) .NET
2 7 (87.50%) C#
3 5 (62.50%) Oracle
3 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
3 5 (62.50%) Logistics
3 5 (62.50%) .NET Framework
3 5 (62.50%) LINQ
3 5 (62.50%) Manufacturing
3 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
4 4 (50.00%) Visual Studio
4 4 (50.00%) SQL
5 3 (37.50%) Web Services
5 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
5 3 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (37.50%) C
5 3 (37.50%) MVC
5 3 (37.50%) Automotive
5 3 (37.50%) Asynchronous Programming
5 3 (37.50%) High Availability
5 3 (37.50%) WCF
6 2 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
6 2 (25.00%) SDLC
6 2 (25.00%) Lambda Expressions
6 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
6 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (25.00%) Degree
6 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
6 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (62.50%) Manufacturing
2 3 (37.50%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) .NET
2 5 (62.50%) .NET Framework
2 5 (62.50%) LINQ
3 3 (37.50%) WCF
3 3 (37.50%) Web Services
4 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (25.00%) Lambda Expressions
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (62.50%) Logistics
3 3 (37.50%) Asynchronous Programming
3 3 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (37.50%) High Availability
3 3 (37.50%) MVC
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) SDLC
4 2 (25.00%) UML
4 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (12.50%) Collaborative Working
5 1 (12.50%) Project Management
5 1 (12.50%) Work Breakdown Structure
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) C#
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft