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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 17 21 14
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 2 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 2.15% 6.80% 9.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.25% 6.94% 10.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Average daily rate - £409 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -18.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 7
Average hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+5.62% +2.56%
Software Engineer
Gloucestershire

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
89 144 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 95.70% 97.96% 92.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 88 54
Average daily rate £325 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £325 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £478 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 13
Average hourly rate £12.25 £42.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-71.17% +6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.70 £17.45
% change year-on-year
+4.79% -4.29%

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 April 2016, 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 6 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (50.00%) C
2 3 (50.00%) Aerospace
2 3 (50.00%) DO-178B
2 3 (50.00%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (33.33%) Change Control
3 2 (33.33%) Automotive
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) Serena
3 2 (33.33%) Embedded C
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) EasyMock
4 1 (16.67%) Scala
4 1 (16.67%) Open Source
4 1 (16.67%) Confluence
4 1 (16.67%) Ruby
4 1 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Java EE
4 1 (16.67%) JIRA
4 1 (16.67%) Wiki
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (16.67%) Spring
4 1 (16.67%) JSF
4 1 (16.67%) Assembly Language
4 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (16.67%) C++

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 (16.67%) Apache
1 1 (16.67%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) MySQL
1 1 (16.67%) Neo4j
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (16.67%) OrientDB
1 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (16.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (16.67%) Bitbucket
2 1 (16.67%) EasyMock
2 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (16.67%) JIRA
2 1 (16.67%) JUnit
General
1 3 (50.00%) Aerospace
2 2 (33.33%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) EJB
1 1 (16.67%) Java EE
1 1 (16.67%) JSF
1 1 (16.67%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Cyberthreat
1 1 (16.67%) Wiki
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Change Control
2 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (16.67%) DevOps
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) OO
3 1 (16.67%) OOD
3 1 (16.67%) Open Source
3 1 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C
2 2 (33.33%) Embedded C
3 1 (16.67%) Ada
3 1 (16.67%) Assembly Language
3 1 (16.67%) C++
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
3 1 (16.67%) Ruby
3 1 (16.67%) Scala
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Serena
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle