The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Leicestershire during the 3 months to 26 June 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
East Midlands / Leicestershire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 34 40
Rank change year-on-year -7 +6  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 4 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 1.48% 1.16% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.54% 1.18% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £325 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.70%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £350
% change year-on-year +3.28% +8.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £42.35 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.53% +5.87%  

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 260 254 300
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 96.30% 98.07% 94.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 155 168
Median daily rate £315 £325 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.07% +14.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 9 28
Median hourly rate £19.00 £12.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.33% -4.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.18 £12.00 £10.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £14.50 £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 26 June 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 -1 4 - - 1
Software Engineer
East Midlands

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 10 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (60.00%) C#
2 6 (60.00%) TCP/IP
3 5 (50.00%) .NET
4 4 (40.00%) Oracle
4 4 (40.00%) Automotive
4 4 (40.00%) Manufacturing
4 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (40.00%) TDD
4 4 (40.00%) LINQ
4 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (30.00%) WCF
5 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (30.00%) Asynchronous Programming
5 3 (30.00%) Logistics
5 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (30.00%) Web Services
5 3 (30.00%) C
5 3 (30.00%) MVC
6 2 (20.00%) DNS
6 2 (20.00%) SSL
6 2 (20.00%) Linux
6 2 (20.00%) Python
6 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
6 2 (20.00%) SOA
6 2 (20.00%) HTTP
6 2 (20.00%) C++
6 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (20.00%) JSON

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) IaaS
1 2 (20.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (20.00%) DNS
2 2 (20.00%) HTTP
2 2 (20.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (40.00%) Automotive
1 4 (40.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) .NET
2 4 (40.00%) LINQ
3 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (30.00%) WCF
3 3 (30.00%) Web Services
4 2 (20.00%) JSON
4 2 (20.00%) Node.js
4 2 (20.00%) REST
4 2 (20.00%) Unreal Engine
5 1 (10.00%) Lambda Expressions
5 1 (10.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 1 (10.00%) Unity DI Container
5 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) CoreOS
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
1 2 (20.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (40.00%) TDD
3 3 (30.00%) Asynchronous Programming
3 3 (30.00%) Logistics
3 3 (30.00%) MVC
4 2 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Kanban
4 2 (20.00%) Load Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Scrum
4 2 (20.00%) SDET
4 2 (20.00%) SOA
4 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) C#
2 3 (30.00%) C
3 2 (20.00%) C++
3 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (20.00%) Python
4 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) Wonderware