The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cheltenham region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 10 12 20
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +8
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 13 5 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 11.21% 6.94% 11.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 20.00% 8.62% 12.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 9
Average daily rate £500 - £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 8
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.75 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.84% +11.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £39.35 £34.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £42.15 £37.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
- +1.35%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
65 58 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 56.03% 80.56% 88.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 38 152
Average daily rate £425 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 3 27
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +70.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Software Engineering
Gloucestershire

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 17 April 2014, 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 9 (56.25%) DO-178B
2 8 (50.00%) Rational DOORS
3 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
4 6 (37.50%) Integration Testing
4 6 (37.50%) Aerospace
4 6 (37.50%) Embedded C
4 6 (37.50%) C
5 3 (18.75%) C#
5 3 (18.75%) .NET
5 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
5 3 (18.75%) Assembly Language
5 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
5 3 (18.75%) IBM
5 3 (18.75%) JIRA
5 3 (18.75%) Validation
5 3 (18.75%) Release Management
5 3 (18.75%) Atlassian
5 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
5 3 (18.75%) DV Cleared
5 3 (18.75%) Avionics
5 3 (18.75%) Git (software)
6 2 (12.50%) WPF
6 2 (12.50%) Military
6 2 (12.50%) Serena
6 2 (12.50%) C++
6 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
7 1 (6.25%) CSS
7 1 (6.25%) XML
7 1 (6.25%) XSLT
7 1 (6.25%) Linux

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Simulink
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (18.75%) JIRA
2 3 (18.75%) Git (software)
3 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (37.50%) Aerospace
2 3 (18.75%) Avionics
3 2 (12.50%) Military
4 1 (6.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 14 (87.50%) Software Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) Developer
2 1 (6.25%) Graduate
2 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) .NET
2 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 2 (12.50%) WPF
3 1 (6.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (6.25%) Managed Extensibility Framework
3 1 (6.25%) HTML
3 1 (6.25%) CSS
3 1 (6.25%) XML
3 1 (6.25%) XSLT
3 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
3 1 (6.25%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Physics
1 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Integration Testing
2 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
2 3 (18.75%) Validation
2 3 (18.75%) Release Management
3 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
3 1 (6.25%) UML
3 1 (6.25%) OOP
3 1 (6.25%) Dependency Injection
3 1 (6.25%) MVVM
3 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (6.25%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) C
1 6 (37.50%) Embedded C
2 3 (18.75%) Assembly Language
2 3 (18.75%) C#
3 2 (12.50%) C++
4 1 (6.25%) Java
4 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.25%) Ada
4 1 (6.25%) MATLAB
4 1 (6.25%) R
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) DV Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (56.25%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) IBM
1 3 (18.75%) Atlassian
2 2 (12.50%) Serena
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) Wind River
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Engineering
Rate: £38 - £42 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago