The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £515 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leicestershire during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineer
East Midlands / Leicestershire
Rank 37 36 36
Rank change year-on-year -1 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 6 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 2.14% 0.73% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.21% 0.75% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Median daily rate £515 - £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 Leicestershire. 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
Leicestershire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 272 265 298
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 96.80% 96.72% 97.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 143 189
Median daily rate £315 £275 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.54% -8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £81
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 18 21
Median hourly rate £14.50 £20.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.50% +37.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £10.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £42.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicestershire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Leicestershire

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineer in Leicestershire

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Leicestershire over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineer in Leicestershire

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineer in Leicestershire

Software Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester -8 1 - - 3
Software Engineer
East Midlands

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 24 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 Leicestershire region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 16 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 11 (68.75%) C#
3 9 (56.25%) .NET
3 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (43.75%) Visual Studio
5 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET
5 5 (31.25%) C++
5 5 (31.25%) SQL
5 5 (31.25%) UML
5 5 (31.25%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (31.25%) Logistics
5 5 (31.25%) Waterfall
5 5 (31.25%) High Availability
6 4 (25.00%) Computer Science
6 4 (25.00%) Degree
6 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 4 (25.00%) V-Model
6 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (25.00%) Project Management
6 4 (25.00%) TDD
6 4 (25.00%) ISO 9001
6 4 (25.00%) Web Services
7 3 (18.75%) TickIT
7 3 (18.75%) E-Commerce
7 3 (18.75%) .NET Framework
7 3 (18.75%) Node.js
7 3 (18.75%) REST
7 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
8 2 (12.50%) Docker

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire 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 2 (12.50%) MS Office
2 1 (6.25%) Doxygen
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) IaaS
1 2 (12.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) DNS
1 2 (12.50%) HTTP
1 2 (12.50%) SSL
1 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.25%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
1 1 (6.25%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Visual Studio
2 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 2 (12.50%) JIRA
2 2 (12.50%) NUnit
General
1 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (56.25%) .NET
2 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET
3 4 (25.00%) Web Services
4 3 (18.75%) .NET Framework
4 3 (18.75%) Node.js
4 3 (18.75%) REST
5 2 (12.50%) JSON
5 2 (12.50%) Unreal Engine
5 2 (12.50%) WPF
6 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (6.25%) QML
6 1 (6.25%) Qt
6 1 (6.25%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 1 (6.25%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) CCTV
2 1 (6.25%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) CoreOS
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
1 2 (12.50%) Ubuntu
2 1 (6.25%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (31.25%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (31.25%) High Availability
3 5 (31.25%) Logistics
3 5 (31.25%) UML
3 5 (31.25%) Waterfall
4 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (25.00%) Project Management
4 4 (25.00%) TDD
4 4 (25.00%) V-Model
5 3 (18.75%) E-Commerce
6 2 (12.50%) BDD
6 2 (12.50%) Kanban
6 2 (12.50%) Load Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Manual Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Scrum
6 2 (12.50%) SOA
6 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) C#
2 5 (31.25%) C++
2 5 (31.25%) SQL
3 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 2 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Degree
1 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) ISO 9001
2 3 (18.75%) TickIT
3 2 (12.50%) QA
3 2 (12.50%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Perforce
3 1 (6.25%) Wonderware