The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Leicester during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineer
Leicestershire / Leicester
Rank 32 25 25
Rank change year-on-year -7 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 1 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicester 0.63% 0.68% 1.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.70% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +6.66% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year +1.17% +10.38%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Leicester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Leicester
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 153 143 150
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicester 96.84% 97.28% 96.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 52 93
Median daily rate £325 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 11
Median hourly rate £14.50 £35.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.57% +141.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.80 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £42.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leicester that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer in Leicester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineer in Leicester

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 7 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (71.43%) Waterfall
2 5 (71.43%) High Availability
2 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 5 (71.43%) .NET
2 5 (71.43%) Visual Studio
2 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET
2 5 (71.43%) C#
2 5 (71.43%) UML
2 5 (71.43%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) Logistics
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) Project Management
3 4 (57.14%) ISO 9001
3 4 (57.14%) Web Services
3 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
3 4 (57.14%) V-Model
3 4 (57.14%) Degree
3 4 (57.14%) Computer Science
4 3 (42.86%) .NET Framework
4 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
4 3 (42.86%) TickIT
5 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (14.29%) QML
6 1 (14.29%) SDLC
6 1 (14.29%) Qt
6 1 (14.29%) Doxygen
6 1 (14.29%) ZigBee
6 1 (14.29%) SQLite

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Doxygen
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) .NET
1 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET
2 4 (57.14%) Web Services
3 3 (42.86%) .NET Framework
4 1 (14.29%) QML
4 1 (14.29%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (71.43%) High Availability
2 5 (71.43%) Logistics
2 5 (71.43%) UML
2 5 (71.43%) Waterfall
3 4 (57.14%) Project Management
3 4 (57.14%) V-Model
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (14.29%) Change Management
5 1 (14.29%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) C#
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Degree
1 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) ISO 9001
2 3 (42.86%) TickIT
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft