The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 22 8 17
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 9 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 5.70% 10.26% 1.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.81% 11.54% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£405 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheltenham region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
155 104 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 98.10% 88.89% 91.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 50 43
Average daily rate £425 £300 £346
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -13.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £130 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 7
Average hourly rate £42.50 £26.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.37% -32.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £15.00 £11.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.60 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer in the job title across the Cheltenham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham region that cited Software Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Engineer in their job title.

1 17 (94.44%) Software Engineering
2 11 (61.11%) Aerospace
3 10 (55.56%) C
4 9 (50.00%) Embedded C
4 9 (50.00%) Integration Testing
4 9 (50.00%) DO-178B
4 9 (50.00%) Rational DOORS
5 8 (44.44%) Serena
6 6 (33.33%) Automotive
6 6 (33.33%) Change Control
7 5 (27.78%) C++
8 4 (22.22%) Configuration Management
8 4 (22.22%) Degree
9 3 (16.67%) Wind River
9 3 (16.67%) Electronics
9 3 (16.67%) Manufacturing
9 3 (16.67%) C#
9 3 (16.67%) .NET
9 3 (16.67%) Windows
9 3 (16.67%) Borland
10 2 (11.11%) Oracle
10 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
10 2 (11.11%) Avionics
10 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
11 1 (5.56%) Entity Framework
11 1 (5.56%) Automation Testing
11 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
11 1 (5.56%) System Integration Testing

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham region that cited Software Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.56%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Windchill
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (50.00%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Blend
General
1 11 (61.11%) Aerospace
2 6 (33.33%) Automotive
3 3 (16.67%) Electronics
3 3 (16.67%) Manufacturing
4 2 (11.11%) Avionics
5 1 (5.56%) Banking
5 1 (5.56%) Investment Banking
5 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
5 1 (5.56%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) Entity Framework
2 1 (5.56%) WPF
2 1 (5.56%) LINQ
2 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.56%) Java EE
2 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.56%) XML
2 1 (5.56%) J2EE
2 1 (5.56%) OpenGL
2 1 (5.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (94.44%) Software Engineering
2 9 (50.00%) Integration Testing
3 6 (33.33%) Change Control
4 4 (22.22%) Configuration Management
5 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.56%) Automation Testing
6 1 (5.56%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Test Scripting
6 1 (5.56%) Performance Testing
6 1 (5.56%) MVVM
6 1 (5.56%) Waterfall
6 1 (5.56%) Project Management
6 1 (5.56%) Software Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (5.56%) Web Development
6 1 (5.56%) UML
6 1 (5.56%) OO
6 1 (5.56%) Change Management
6 1 (5.56%) MVC
6 1 (5.56%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) C
2 9 (50.00%) Embedded C
3 5 (27.78%) C++
4 3 (16.67%) C#
5 1 (5.56%) Java
5 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (50.00%) DO-178B
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Serena
2 3 (16.67%) Wind River
2 3 (16.67%) Borland
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.56%) HP
4 1 (5.56%) Infragistics
4 1 (5.56%) TIBCO