The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineer in their job title 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 Engineer
Rank 31 20 21
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 19 10 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 4.02% 4.50% 4.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.31% 4.74% 5.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 4
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£355 - £273
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 - £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £371 - £314
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 13
Average hourly rate £40.50 £12.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+217.64% -66.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £12.75 £36.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.78 £39.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
Software Engineer
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Gloucestershire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
441 211 420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 93.23% 95.05% 94.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 101 221
Average daily rate £350 £363 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +0.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £449 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 27 41
Average hourly rate £32.50 £19.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.05% -47.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.00 £10.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £35.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer in the job title across the Gloucestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Engineer across the Gloucestershire region.

Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer across the Gloucestershire region.

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

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

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

Software Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheltenham +1 8 £375 - 2
Tewkesbury - 2 - -
Gloucester - 1 £300 - 2
Cirencester - - - -
Software Engineer
South West

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire region that cited Software Engineer in their job title 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 with Software Engineer in their job title.

1 44 (97.78%) Software Engineering
2 23 (51.11%) DO-178B
3 20 (44.44%) Security Cleared
4 16 (35.56%) C
5 14 (31.11%) Avionics
6 13 (28.89%) SC Cleared
6 13 (28.89%) C++
7 12 (26.67%) Rational DOORS
8 10 (22.22%) UML
8 10 (22.22%) Embedded C
8 10 (22.22%) MATLAB
9 9 (20.00%) Automotive
9 9 (20.00%) Integration Testing
10 8 (17.78%) Simulink
10 8 (17.78%) C#
11 7 (15.56%) .NET
11 7 (15.56%) Embedded Systems
12 6 (13.33%) Aerospace
12 6 (13.33%) Linux
13 5 (11.11%) Windows
13 5 (11.11%) Configuration Management
13 5 (11.11%) Scrum
14 4 (8.89%) Serena
14 4 (8.89%) Release Management
14 4 (8.89%) Wind River
14 4 (8.89%) DV Cleared
14 4 (8.89%) IBM
15 3 (6.67%) GSM
15 3 (6.67%) UMTS
15 3 (6.67%) 3G

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire region that cited Software Engineer in their job title 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 with Software Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.22%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (2.22%) WebSphere
1 1 (2.22%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 8 (17.78%) Simulink
2 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Cognos TM1
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.67%) GSM
1 3 (6.67%) UMTS
1 3 (6.67%) 3G
1 3 (6.67%) LTE
2 1 (2.22%) Intranet
2 1 (2.22%) Internet
2 1 (2.22%) HTTP
2 1 (2.22%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) MySQL
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (26.67%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.67%) JIRA
3 2 (4.44%) LabVIEW
3 2 (4.44%) ClearCase
4 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.22%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.22%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.22%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.22%) Selenium
General
1 14 (31.11%) Avionics
2 9 (20.00%) Automotive
3 6 (13.33%) Aerospace
4 3 (6.67%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.22%) Multimedia
5 1 (2.22%) Finance
5 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.56%) .NET
2 2 (4.44%) .NET Framework
2 2 (4.44%) FFmpeg
2 2 (4.44%) STL
2 2 (4.44%) XML
3 1 (2.22%) SOAP
3 1 (2.22%) Middleware
3 1 (2.22%) JMS
3 1 (2.22%) WSDL
3 1 (2.22%) Managed Extensibility Framework
3 1 (2.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (2.22%) REST
3 1 (2.22%) WPF
3 1 (2.22%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (4.44%) Firmware
3 1 (2.22%) CCTV
3 1 (2.22%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.22%) Streaming Video
3 1 (2.22%) Open Source
3 1 (2.22%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.33%) Linux
2 5 (11.11%) Windows
3 1 (2.22%) UNIX
3 1 (2.22%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (97.78%) Software Engineering
2 10 (22.22%) UML
3 9 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 5 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 5 (11.11%) Scrum
5 4 (8.89%) Release Management
6 3 (6.67%) Validation
7 2 (4.44%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (4.44%) Embedded Software Development
7 2 (4.44%) OOP
7 2 (4.44%) OO
8 1 (2.22%) ITIL
8 1 (2.22%) E-Commerce
8 1 (2.22%) SOA
8 1 (2.22%) Software Testing
8 1 (2.22%) SysML
8 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Architecture
8 1 (2.22%) Requirements Management
8 1 (2.22%) TOGAF
8 1 (2.22%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 16 (35.56%) C
2 13 (28.89%) C++
3 10 (22.22%) Embedded C
3 10 (22.22%) MATLAB
4 8 (17.78%) C#
5 2 (4.44%) Assembly Language
5 2 (4.44%) Java
6 1 (2.22%) PHP
6 1 (2.22%) Ada
6 1 (2.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 13 (28.89%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.89%) DV Cleared
4 2 (4.44%) Degree
5 1 (2.22%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (51.11%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 4 (8.89%) Serena
1 4 (8.89%) Wind River
1 4 (8.89%) IBM
2 3 (6.67%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.22%) Cognos
3 1 (2.22%) Software AG
3 1 (2.22%) Zend