The first table below looks at the demand for Software Engineering skills 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 Engineering over the 3 months to 24 April 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 Gloucestershire 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 19 25 18
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -7
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 24 23 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 6.42% 7.01% 9.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.72% 9.62% 11.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 25
Average daily rate £500 £438 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +52.17%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 16
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +13.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.80 £38.80 £34.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £42.50 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
247 239 637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 66.04% 72.87% 81.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 142 360
Average daily rate £400 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 21 39
Average hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% +16.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +20.75%
Software Engineering
South West

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering across the Gloucestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Software Engineering Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

Software Engineering Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

Software Engineering
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Software Engineering
Hourly Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cheltenham 0 13 £500 - 2
Cirencester - 2 £225 -
Gloucester - - - - 3
Tewkesbury - - - - 1
Software Engineering
South West

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 13 (44.83%) Security Cleared
2 12 (41.38%) DO-178B
2 12 (41.38%) C
3 8 (27.59%) C++
3 8 (27.59%) Rational DOORS
4 7 (24.14%) Embedded C
4 7 (24.14%) SC Cleared
5 6 (20.69%) Integration Testing
5 6 (20.69%) Aerospace
5 6 (20.69%) MATLAB
5 6 (20.69%) C#
5 6 (20.69%) Avionics
6 5 (17.24%) Java
6 5 (17.24%) .NET
6 5 (17.24%) DV Cleared
7 4 (13.79%) Automotive
7 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
7 4 (13.79%) Simulink
8 3 (10.34%) Oracle
8 3 (10.34%) Configuration Management
8 3 (10.34%) Assembly Language
8 3 (10.34%) IBM
8 3 (10.34%) Validation
8 3 (10.34%) Release Management
8 3 (10.34%) Atlassian
8 3 (10.34%) Degree
8 3 (10.34%) JIRA
8 3 (10.34%) Git (software)
9 2 (6.90%) WPF
9 2 (6.90%) Physics

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 4 (13.79%) Simulink
2 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) 3G
1 1 (3.45%) Wireless
1 1 (3.45%) LTE
1 1 (3.45%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (27.59%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (10.34%) JIRA
2 3 (10.34%) Git (software)
3 2 (6.90%) LabVIEW
4 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (20.69%) Aerospace
1 6 (20.69%) Avionics
2 4 (13.79%) Automotive
3 2 (6.90%) Military
4 1 (3.45%) Marketing
4 1 (3.45%) Games
4 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (79.31%) Software Engineer
2 3 (10.34%) Developer
2 3 (10.34%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Graduate
3 2 (6.90%) Software Developer
3 2 (6.90%) C Software Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Developer
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Developer
4 1 (3.45%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Head of Operations
4 1 (3.45%) C# Programmer
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Programmer
4 1 (3.45%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Programmer
4 1 (3.45%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) .NET
2 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET
2 2 (6.90%) WPF
3 1 (3.45%) RESTful
3 1 (3.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (3.45%) Managed Extensibility Framework
3 1 (3.45%) CSS
3 1 (3.45%) Web Services
3 1 (3.45%) XML
3 1 (3.45%) XSLT
3 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.45%) WCF
3 1 (3.45%) J2EE
3 1 (3.45%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Firmware
1 2 (6.90%) Physics
2 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.45%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Linux
2 1 (3.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) Integration Testing
2 3 (10.34%) Release Management
2 3 (10.34%) Configuration Management
2 3 (10.34%) Validation
3 2 (6.90%) UML
3 2 (6.90%) OOP
4 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.45%) TOGAF
4 1 (3.45%) Software Testing
4 1 (3.45%) MODAF
4 1 (3.45%) Unit Testing
4 1 (3.45%) ITIL
4 1 (3.45%) Kanban
4 1 (3.45%) Dependency Injection
4 1 (3.45%) MVVM
4 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (3.45%) Change Control
4 1 (3.45%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (41.38%) C
2 8 (27.59%) C++
3 7 (24.14%) Embedded C
4 6 (20.69%) C#
4 6 (20.69%) MATLAB
5 5 (17.24%) Java
6 3 (10.34%) Assembly Language
7 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
7 1 (3.45%) Perl
7 1 (3.45%) VB.NET
7 1 (3.45%) Ada
7 1 (3.45%) AWK
7 1 (3.45%) Bash Shell
7 1 (3.45%) R
7 1 (3.45%) sed
Qualifications
1 13 (44.83%) Security Cleared
2 7 (24.14%) SC Cleared
3 5 (17.24%) DV Cleared
4 3 (10.34%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (41.38%) DO-178B
2 1 (3.45%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 3 (10.34%) Oracle
1 3 (10.34%) IBM
1 3 (10.34%) Atlassian
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.90%) Serena
3 1 (3.45%) Wind River
Gloucestershire
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: From £39 to £42 per hour Dep on Exp
Posted: 14 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Real Staffing
Posted: 8 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 9 days ago