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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 12 - 10
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 9 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 8.04% - 10.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.11% - 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£353 - £247
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £37.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.40 - £33.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 - £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% -6.57%
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
81 41 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 72.32% 58.57% 71.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 28 23
Average daily rate £400 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £400 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 7
Average hourly rate £40.00 £14.38 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+178.26% -57.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Cheltenham region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 15 (68.18%) DO-178B
2 11 (50.00%) Rational DOORS
3 10 (45.45%) C
4 9 (40.91%) Embedded C
4 9 (40.91%) Integration Testing
5 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
5 7 (31.82%) Aerospace
6 6 (27.27%) Avionics
7 5 (22.73%) Configuration Management
8 4 (18.18%) Serena
8 4 (18.18%) Wind River
8 4 (18.18%) DV Cleared
9 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
9 3 (13.64%) IBM
9 3 (13.64%) JIRA
9 3 (13.64%) Release Management
9 3 (13.64%) Atlassian
10 2 (9.09%) Software Testing
10 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
10 2 (9.09%) C++
10 2 (9.09%) UML
10 2 (9.09%) Validation
10 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
11 1 (4.55%) Test Management
11 1 (4.55%) LTE
11 1 (4.55%) Rational Functional Tester
11 1 (4.55%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 1 (4.55%) Managed Extensibility Framework
11 1 (4.55%) Change Control
11 1 (4.55%) Embedded Systems

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (4.55%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Cognos TM1
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) LTE
1 1 (4.55%) GSM
1 1 (4.55%) UMTS
1 1 (4.55%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (50.00%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
2 3 (13.64%) JIRA
3 1 (4.55%) Rational Functional Tester
3 1 (4.55%) LoadRunner
General
1 7 (31.82%) Aerospace
2 6 (27.27%) Avionics
3 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (90.91%) Software Engineer
2 2 (9.09%) Senior Software Engineer
2 2 (9.09%) Verification Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) Analyst
3 1 (4.55%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 1 (4.55%) Managed Extensibility Framework
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
1 1 (4.55%) XML
1 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
1 1 (4.55%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Integration Testing
2 5 (22.73%) Configuration Management
3 3 (13.64%) Release Management
4 2 (9.09%) Software Testing
4 2 (9.09%) UML
4 2 (9.09%) Validation
5 1 (4.55%) Test Management
5 1 (4.55%) Change Control
5 1 (4.55%) Dependency Injection
5 1 (4.55%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 10 (45.45%) C
2 9 (40.91%) Embedded C
3 2 (9.09%) C++
4 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.55%) Python
4 1 (4.55%) Ada
4 1 (4.55%) Java
4 1 (4.55%) Perl
4 1 (4.55%) MATLAB
4 1 (4.55%) C#
4 1 (4.55%) Assembly Language
4 1 (4.55%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
2 4 (18.18%) DV Cleared
3 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (4.55%) ISEB
4 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (68.18%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Serena
1 4 (18.18%) Wind River
2 3 (13.64%) IBM
2 3 (13.64%) Atlassian
3 1 (4.55%) Cognos