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 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 17 10 13
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +3
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 14 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 9.27% 10.34% 6.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.67% 17.39% 8.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 0
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£409 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 2
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £38.50 £39.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.95 £40.60 £42.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Software Engineering
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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
120 69 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 79.47% 59.48% 81.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 29 38
Average daily rate £425 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 3
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Cheltenham region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Software Engineering Daily Rate Histogram 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 2015, 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 12 (46.15%) Integration Testing
2 11 (42.31%) Aerospace
3 10 (38.46%) C
3 10 (38.46%) C++
4 9 (34.62%) Embedded C
4 9 (34.62%) DO-178B
4 9 (34.62%) Rational DOORS
5 7 (26.92%) Windows
5 7 (26.92%) Serena
6 6 (23.08%) Degree
7 5 (19.23%) DV Cleared
7 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
7 5 (19.23%) Change Control
7 5 (19.23%) Manufacturing
7 5 (19.23%) Automotive
7 5 (19.23%) Electronics
7 5 (19.23%) C#
7 5 (19.23%) Java
7 5 (19.23%) Borland
7 5 (19.23%) Configuration Management
8 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (11.54%) UNIX
9 3 (11.54%) Python
9 3 (11.54%) .NET
9 3 (11.54%) Wind River
9 3 (11.54%) Avionics
9 3 (11.54%) Software Testing
10 2 (7.69%) Information Management
10 2 (7.69%) Release Management
10 2 (7.69%) Test Automation

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 (3.85%) MQSeries
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (34.62%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (3.85%) LoadRunner
2 1 (3.85%) Rational Functional Tester
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Blend
General
1 11 (42.31%) Aerospace
2 5 (19.23%) Automotive
2 5 (19.23%) Electronics
2 5 (19.23%) Manufacturing
3 3 (11.54%) Avionics
4 2 (7.69%) Finance
5 1 (3.85%) Banking
5 1 (3.85%) Investment Banking
5 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.85%) Law
5 1 (3.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (69.23%) Software Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Technical Team Leader
2 3 (11.54%) Team Leader
3 2 (7.69%) C# Software Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Java Team Leader
3 2 (7.69%) Integration Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) C++ Team Leader
3 2 (7.69%) Developer
3 2 (7.69%) Software Developer
3 2 (7.69%) Test Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Programme Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Test Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) C# Developer
4 1 (3.85%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Embedded Software Developer
4 1 (3.85%) Real Time Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) J2EE
2 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.85%) XML
2 1 (3.85%) Swing
2 1 (3.85%) OpenGL
2 1 (3.85%) Middleware
2 1 (3.85%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.85%) Java EE
2 1 (3.85%) WPF
2 1 (3.85%) LINQ
2 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (3.85%) HTML5
2 1 (3.85%) Entity Framework
2 1 (3.85%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Client/Server
1 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (26.92%) Windows
2 3 (11.54%) UNIX
3 2 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) Integration Testing
2 5 (19.23%) Configuration Management
2 5 (19.23%) Change Control
3 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (11.54%) Software Testing
5 2 (7.69%) Information Management
5 2 (7.69%) Project Management
5 2 (7.69%) User Stories
5 2 (7.69%) Test Automation
5 2 (7.69%) Release Management
5 2 (7.69%) Waterfall
6 1 (3.85%) MVVM
6 1 (3.85%) Automation Testing
6 1 (3.85%) People Management
6 1 (3.85%) Functional Testing
6 1 (3.85%) Change Management
6 1 (3.85%) MVC
6 1 (3.85%) Risk Management
6 1 (3.85%) Programme Management
6 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 10 (38.46%) C++
1 10 (38.46%) C
2 9 (34.62%) Embedded C
3 5 (19.23%) Java
3 5 (19.23%) C#
4 3 (11.54%) Python
5 2 (7.69%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.85%) Ruby
6 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.85%) Perl
6 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) Degree
2 5 (19.23%) DV Cleared
2 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.85%) ISEB
3 1 (3.85%) PMP
3 1 (3.85%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.85%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (34.62%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) Serena
2 5 (19.23%) Borland
3 3 (11.54%) Wind River
4 2 (7.69%) Oracle
4 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.85%) TIBCO
5 1 (3.85%) Infragistics