The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire with a requirement for Software Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the 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 Engineering
East Midlands / Leicestershire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 32 39
Rank change year-on-year -4 +7  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 9 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 3.33% 1.93% 1.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.21% 2.75% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Median daily rate £413 £330 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -2.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £326 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £334 £340
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.75 £42.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.91% +5.62%  

Software Engineering is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Leicestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 214 182 215
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 79.26% 70.27% 67.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 119 127
Median daily rate £350 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 7
Median hourly rate £35.00 £12.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +191.66% -4.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £11.76 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £20.10 £28.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leicestershire citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Leicestershire

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineering in Leicestershire

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Leicestershire over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineering in Leicestershire

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in Leicestershire

Software Engineering
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 Engineering 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 +3 9 £413 +25.00% 10
Software Engineering
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Leicestershire region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 10 (50.00%) C#
1 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (45.00%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (40.00%) .NET
4 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
4 6 (30.00%) TCP/IP
4 6 (30.00%) TDD
5 5 (25.00%) Scrum
5 5 (25.00%) MVC
5 5 (25.00%) Oracle
5 5 (25.00%) Functional Testing
6 4 (20.00%) Unreal Engine
6 4 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 4 (20.00%) Integration Testing
6 4 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 4 (20.00%) LINQ
6 4 (20.00%) BDD
6 4 (20.00%) C++
6 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 4 (20.00%) SQL
6 4 (20.00%) Automotive
6 4 (20.00%) Manufacturing
6 4 (20.00%) Logistics
7 3 (15.00%) .NET Framework
7 3 (15.00%) HTML
7 3 (15.00%) Web Services
7 3 (15.00%) C
7 3 (15.00%) Linux
7 3 (15.00%) E-Commerce
7 3 (15.00%) Node.js

Software Engineering
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.00%) Apache Solr
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) IaaS
1 2 (10.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (10.00%) DNS
2 2 (10.00%) HTTP
2 2 (10.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) CouchDB
3 1 (5.00%) Couchbase
3 1 (5.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (5.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (20.00%) Automotive
1 4 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Games
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) C# Software Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Developer
3 2 (10.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (10.00%) C++ Software Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Development Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Quality Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Software Development Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Software Quality Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Software Test Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Test Development Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Magento Developer
4 1 (5.00%) SCADA Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) SCADA Software Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Scala Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Software Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Solr Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (40.00%) .NET
2 4 (20.00%) LINQ
2 4 (20.00%) Unreal Engine
3 3 (15.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (15.00%) HTML
3 3 (15.00%) HTML5
3 3 (15.00%) Node.js
3 3 (15.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 3 (15.00%) Unity DI Container
3 3 (15.00%) WCF
3 3 (15.00%) Web Services
4 2 (10.00%) AngularJS
4 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (10.00%) CSS
4 2 (10.00%) JSON
4 2 (10.00%) REST
4 2 (10.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.00%) SCADA
2 1 (5.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Linux
2 2 (10.00%) CoreOS
2 2 (10.00%) Ubuntu
2 2 (10.00%) Windows
3 1 (5.00%) Android
3 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.00%) Unix
3 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (45.00%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (30.00%) TDD
4 5 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 5 (25.00%) MVC
4 5 (25.00%) Scrum
5 4 (20.00%) BDD
5 4 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 4 (20.00%) Integration Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Logistics
5 4 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (15.00%) Asynchronous Programming
6 3 (15.00%) E-Commerce
7 2 (10.00%) Kanban
7 2 (10.00%) Load Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Manual Testing
7 2 (10.00%) SOA
7 2 (10.00%) Software Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting
7 2 (10.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) C#
2 4 (20.00%) C++
2 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (20.00%) SQL
3 3 (15.00%) C
4 2 (10.00%) Java
4 2 (10.00%) Python
4 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.00%) PHP
5 1 (5.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (5.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) ISO 9001
2 1 (5.00%) SLA
2 1 (5.00%) TickIT
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (5.00%) CA
2 1 (5.00%) Wonderware