The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cheltenham region that had Software Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 12 16 20
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 11 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 9.09% 5.69% 5.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.82% 6.03% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £475 £276 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+72.41% -26.53%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £336
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +10.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 5
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +7.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
112 116 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 92.56% 94.31% 97.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 69 76
Median daily rate £360 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £225 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £491 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 6
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Cheltenham region that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, 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 Cheltenham region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 15 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 9 (60.00%) Aerospace
3 6 (40.00%) C
4 5 (33.33%) C++
4 5 (33.33%) Java
4 5 (33.33%) Simulink
4 5 (33.33%) Assembly Language
4 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (33.33%) DV Cleared
4 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 4 (26.67%) DO-178B
5 4 (26.67%) Unix
6 3 (20.00%) Python
6 3 (20.00%) Ada
6 3 (20.00%) LoadRunner
6 3 (20.00%) HP
6 3 (20.00%) ISEB
6 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
6 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
6 3 (20.00%) JIRA
6 3 (20.00%) Selenium
6 3 (20.00%) Release Management
6 3 (20.00%) Atlassian
6 3 (20.00%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (20.00%) Cloudera
6 3 (20.00%) Selenium IDE
6 3 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (20.00%) Ant
6 3 (20.00%) Maven

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham 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 5 (33.33%) Simulink
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Ant
1 3 (20.00%) JIRA
1 3 (20.00%) LoadRunner
1 3 (20.00%) Maven
1 3 (20.00%) Rational DOORS
1 3 (20.00%) Selenium
1 3 (20.00%) Selenium IDE
1 3 (20.00%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (60.00%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) J2EE
1 1 (6.67%) Swing
1 1 (6.67%) SWT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Unix
2 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (20.00%) BDD
3 3 (20.00%) Release Management
3 3 (20.00%) Software Delivery
3 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (13.33%) Scrum
5 1 (6.67%) Functional Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Integration Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) SDLC
5 1 (6.67%) TDD
5 1 (6.67%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) C
2 5 (33.33%) Assembly Language
2 5 (33.33%) C++
2 5 (33.33%) Java
3 3 (20.00%) Ada
3 3 (20.00%) Bash Shell
3 3 (20.00%) Python
4 2 (13.33%) MATLAB
5 1 (6.67%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) DV Cleared
1 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (20.00%) ISEB
2 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) DO-178B
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Atlassian
1 3 (20.00%) Cloudera
1 3 (20.00%) HP