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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 23 15 6
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -9
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 9 1 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 5.81% 1.67% 15.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.20% 2.44% 23.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Average daily rate
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£665 £440 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.13% +23.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £653 £440 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £677 £440 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 10
Average hourly rate £39.00 - £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
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
125 41 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 80.65% 68.33% 63.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 21 26
Average daily rate £450 £438 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +29.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £299 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 16
Average hourly rate £36.00 £30.01 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.98% -16.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £24.00 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 £33.10 £39.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 8 (47.06%) C++
2 7 (41.18%) Windows
3 6 (35.29%) Manufacturing
3 6 (35.29%) Integration Testing
4 5 (29.41%) Degree
4 5 (29.41%) Electronics
4 5 (29.41%) Borland
4 5 (29.41%) C
5 4 (23.53%) Configuration Management
5 4 (23.53%) Embedded C
5 4 (23.53%) Aerospace
5 4 (23.53%) DV Cleared
5 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
5 4 (23.53%) Avionics
5 4 (23.53%) DO-178B
5 4 (23.53%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
6 3 (17.65%) UNIX
6 3 (17.65%) Python
7 2 (11.76%) Cognos
7 2 (11.76%) Client/Server
7 2 (11.76%) Java
7 2 (11.76%) Shell Script
7 2 (11.76%) Linux
7 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
7 2 (11.76%) Serena
7 2 (11.76%) Information Management
7 2 (11.76%) Cognos TM1
7 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
7 2 (11.76%) Wind River

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Cognos TM1
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) LTE
1 1 (5.88%) 3G
1 1 (5.88%) GSM
1 1 (5.88%) UMTS
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (5.88%) Rational Functional Tester
2 1 (5.88%) LoadRunner
General
1 6 (35.29%) Manufacturing
2 5 (29.41%) Electronics
3 4 (23.53%) Aerospace
3 4 (23.53%) Avionics
4 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
5 1 (5.88%) Retail
5 1 (5.88%) Law
5 1 (5.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Software Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Test Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Team Leader
2 2 (11.76%) Technical Team Leader
2 2 (11.76%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) C++ Team Leader
3 1 (5.88%) Real Time Software Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Real Time Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Cognos Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Systems Integration Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Java Team Leader
3 1 (5.88%) Cognos Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) Systems Test Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Test Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.88%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) UNIX
3 2 (11.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Integration Testing
2 4 (23.53%) Configuration Management
3 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Information Management
4 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
4 2 (11.76%) User Stories
4 2 (11.76%) Release Management
5 1 (5.88%) Functional Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Test Management
5 1 (5.88%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) C++
2 5 (29.41%) C
3 4 (23.53%) Embedded C
4 3 (17.65%) Python
5 2 (11.76%) Java
5 2 (11.76%) Shell Script
6 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
6 1 (5.88%) Ruby
6 1 (5.88%) Perl
6 1 (5.88%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) Degree
2 4 (23.53%) DV Cleared
2 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.88%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Borland
2 2 (11.76%) Cognos
2 2 (11.76%) Serena
2 2 (11.76%) Wind River
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