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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 14 - 10
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 8 0 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 6.67% - 10.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.88% - 15.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£353 - £247
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 6
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £37.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.10 - £34.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 - £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
81 43 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 67.50% 52.44% 66.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 29 35
Average daily rate £400 £363 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -14.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £400 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 6
Average hourly rate £34.50 £11.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+213.63% -70.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £11.00 £36.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £11.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
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
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 31 July 2014.

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 14 (63.64%) DO-178B
2 10 (45.45%) Rational DOORS
3 9 (40.91%) C
4 8 (36.36%) Embedded C
4 8 (36.36%) Integration Testing
4 8 (36.36%) Security Cleared
5 6 (27.27%) Aerospace
6 5 (22.73%) Avionics
7 4 (18.18%) Configuration Management
7 4 (18.18%) DV Cleared
8 3 (13.64%) Validation
8 3 (13.64%) IBM
8 3 (13.64%) C++
8 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
8 3 (13.64%) Wind River
8 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
8 3 (13.64%) Release Management
8 3 (13.64%) Atlassian
8 3 (13.64%) Serena
8 3 (13.64%) JIRA
9 2 (9.09%) Software Testing
9 2 (9.09%) WPF
9 2 (9.09%) .NET
9 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
9 2 (9.09%) C#
9 2 (9.09%) UML
9 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
9 2 (9.09%) Assembly Language
10 1 (4.55%) LoadRunner
10 1 (4.55%) 3G

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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%) GSM
1 1 (4.55%) UMTS
1 1 (4.55%) 3G
1 1 (4.55%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (45.45%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (13.64%) JIRA
2 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.55%) LoadRunner
3 1 (4.55%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 6 (27.27%) Aerospace
2 5 (22.73%) Avionics
3 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.55%) Military
Job Titles
1 19 (86.36%) Software Engineer
2 2 (9.09%) Senior Software Engineer
2 2 (9.09%) Verification Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) Software Developer
3 1 (4.55%) Developer
3 1 (4.55%) Analyst
3 1 (4.55%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) .NET
1 2 (9.09%) WPF
2 1 (4.55%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (4.55%) Managed Extensibility Framework
2 1 (4.55%) HTML
2 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.55%) CSS
2 1 (4.55%) XML
2 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.55%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Integration Testing
2 4 (18.18%) Configuration Management
3 3 (13.64%) Validation
3 3 (13.64%) Release Management
4 2 (9.09%) UML
4 2 (9.09%) Software Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Test Management
5 1 (4.55%) Dependency Injection
5 1 (4.55%) MVVM
5 1 (4.55%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) C
2 8 (36.36%) Embedded C
3 3 (13.64%) C++
4 2 (9.09%) Assembly Language
4 2 (9.09%) C#
5 1 (4.55%) MATLAB
5 1 (4.55%) Ruby
5 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
5 1 (4.55%) Java
5 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.55%) Perl
5 1 (4.55%) Python
5 1 (4.55%) Ada
Qualifications
1 8 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 4 (18.18%) DV Cleared
3 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.55%) ISEB
4 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
4 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (63.64%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) IBM
1 3 (13.64%) Serena
1 3 (13.64%) Atlassian
1 3 (13.64%) Wind River
2 1 (4.55%) Cognos
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £38 - £42 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 22 days ago