The table below looks at the statistics for Software Engineering skills 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 Engineering over the 3 months to 9 February 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.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 14 19 13
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -6
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 9 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 9.57% 7.84% 3.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.64% 9.60% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 0
Average daily rate £400 £680 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.17% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £360 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 2
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £26.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +51.65%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £39.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+12.82% +5.40%
Software Engineering
Gloucestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheltenham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
66 125 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 70.21% 81.70% 70.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 84 19
Average daily rate £418 £450 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.22% +30.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £350 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £525 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 6
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering across the Cheltenham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Software Engineering Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Software Engineering
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering.

1 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (38.46%) Scrum
2 5 (38.46%) Integration Testing
2 5 (38.46%) DV Cleared
2 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
3 4 (30.77%) C
3 4 (30.77%) DO-178B
3 4 (30.77%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (23.08%) System Testing
4 3 (23.08%) DevOps
4 3 (23.08%) Java
4 3 (23.08%) SQL
4 3 (23.08%) Embedded C
4 3 (23.08%) Ruby
4 3 (23.08%) Aerospace
5 2 (15.38%) Serena
5 2 (15.38%) Validation
5 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
5 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
5 2 (15.38%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (15.38%) Selenium
5 2 (15.38%) Test Management
5 2 (15.38%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (15.38%) ISEB
5 2 (15.38%) LoadRunner
5 2 (15.38%) Unix
5 2 (15.38%) Linux
5 2 (15.38%) OO
5 2 (15.38%) Python
5 2 (15.38%) .NET

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) Apache
1 1 (7.69%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.69%) MySQL
2 1 (7.69%) Neo4j
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (7.69%) OrientDB
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (15.38%) Cucumber
2 2 (15.38%) LoadRunner
2 2 (15.38%) Rational Functional Tester
2 2 (15.38%) Selenium
3 1 (7.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (7.69%) Bitbucket
3 1 (7.69%) EasyMock
3 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
3 1 (7.69%) JIRA
3 1 (7.69%) JUnit
General
1 3 (23.08%) Aerospace
2 1 (7.69%) Automotive
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Software Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Embedded Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Test Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) .NET Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Developer
3 2 (15.38%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Integration Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Test and Integration Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) .NET Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 1 (7.69%) C# Software Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Lead Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Requirements Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Software Team Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
1 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET
2 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
2 1 (7.69%) EJB
2 1 (7.69%) Entity Framework
2 1 (7.69%) HTML
2 1 (7.69%) Java EE
2 1 (7.69%) JSF
2 1 (7.69%) Managed Extensibility Framework
2 1 (7.69%) Spring
2 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.69%) Cyberthreat
1 1 (7.69%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
1 2 (15.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (38.46%) Integration Testing
2 5 (38.46%) Scrum
3 3 (23.08%) DevOps
3 3 (23.08%) System Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Functional Testing
4 2 (15.38%) OO
4 2 (15.38%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (15.38%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (15.38%) SDLC
4 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
4 2 (15.38%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Test Management
4 2 (15.38%) Validation
4 2 (15.38%) V-Model
4 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
5 1 (7.69%) MVC
5 1 (7.69%) OOD
5 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) C
2 3 (23.08%) Embedded C
2 3 (23.08%) Java
2 3 (23.08%) Ruby
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) Bash Shell
3 2 (15.38%) C#
3 2 (15.38%) C++
3 2 (15.38%) Perl
3 2 (15.38%) Python
4 1 (7.69%) Ada
4 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
4 1 (7.69%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) DV Cleared
1 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) ISEB
2 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
2 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Serena
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Wind River