The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 27 22 22
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 29 32 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 5.93% 6.97% 3.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.12% 11.55% 5.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 10 0
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£363 £335 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.20% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 6
Average hourly rate £43.00 £40.50 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.17% +217.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
- +12.67%
Software Engineering
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Gloucestershire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
357 277 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 73.01% 60.35% 63.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 132 72
Average daily rate £406 £390 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +6.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £507 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 22 17
Average hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 £14.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +178.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £24.00 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.27 £42.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 2015.

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
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 28 August 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -5 8 £363 +2.83% 5
Gloucester -1 4 £380 +29.91% 8
Tewkesbury +3 3 £375 - 5
Cirencester +7 1 £263 +20.00% 1
Software Engineering
South West

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 22 (44.00%) C++
2 21 (42.00%) C#
3 17 (34.00%) Security Cleared
4 15 (30.00%) SQL Server
4 15 (30.00%) Windows
5 14 (28.00%) C
6 13 (26.00%) Microsoft
7 12 (24.00%) Java
7 12 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (22.00%) Aerospace
8 11 (22.00%) WCF
8 11 (22.00%) Visual Studio
9 10 (20.00%) TCP/IP
10 9 (18.00%) SQL
10 9 (18.00%) WPF
10 9 (18.00%) Integration Testing
10 9 (18.00%) Degree
10 9 (18.00%) SC Cleared
10 9 (18.00%) MVVM
11 8 (16.00%) Rational DOORS
11 8 (16.00%) DV Cleared
11 8 (16.00%) Git (software)
11 8 (16.00%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (16.00%) Automotive
11 8 (16.00%) .NET
12 7 (14.00%) Perl
12 7 (14.00%) Embedded C
12 7 (14.00%) DO-178B
13 6 (12.00%) Change Control
13 6 (12.00%) E-Commerce

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.00%) JBoss
2 1 (2.00%) Node.js
2 1 (2.00%) Apache Pig
2 1 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.00%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.00%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (6.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.00%) X.509
2 2 (4.00%) IPsec
2 2 (4.00%) VoIP
2 2 (4.00%) HTTP
3 1 (2.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.00%) Big Data
3 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.00%) MySQL
3 1 (2.00%) DTS
3 1 (2.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.00%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.00%) Apache Hive
3 1 (2.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 11 (22.00%) Visual Studio
2 8 (16.00%) Git (software)
2 8 (16.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (16.00%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (6.00%) Rational Functional Tester
3 3 (6.00%) LoadRunner
4 2 (4.00%) JUnit
4 2 (4.00%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.00%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.00%) Apache Ivy
5 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Blend
5 1 (2.00%) MSTest
5 1 (2.00%) Ant
5 1 (2.00%) ClearCase
5 1 (2.00%) NUnit
5 1 (2.00%) Maven
5 1 (2.00%) Selenium
General
1 11 (22.00%) Aerospace
2 8 (16.00%) Automotive
3 3 (6.00%) Avionics
4 2 (4.00%) Finance
5 1 (2.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 32 (64.00%) Software Engineer
2 16 (32.00%) Developer
3 6 (12.00%) C# Developer
4 5 (10.00%) Java Developer
5 4 (8.00%) C++ Developer
5 4 (8.00%) C# Software Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) C++ Software Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Web Applications Developer
6 3 (6.00%) .NET Web Developer
6 3 (6.00%) .NET Software Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (6.00%) .NET Applications Developer
6 3 (6.00%) .NET Developer
6 3 (6.00%) Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Test Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Web Developer
6 3 (6.00%) Applications Developer
6 3 (6.00%) C++/Java Developer
7 2 (4.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (4.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.00%) WCF
2 9 (18.00%) WPF
3 8 (16.00%) .NET
4 5 (10.00%) XML
4 5 (10.00%) OpenGL
4 5 (10.00%) HTML
4 5 (10.00%) HTML5
5 4 (8.00%) ASP.NET
6 3 (6.00%) CSS
6 3 (6.00%) Web Services
6 3 (6.00%) Hibernate
6 3 (6.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (4.00%) Entity Framework
7 2 (4.00%) JSF
7 2 (4.00%) .NET Framework
7 2 (4.00%) JPA
7 2 (4.00%) EJB 3.0
7 2 (4.00%) JAX-RS
7 2 (4.00%) PrimeFaces
7 2 (4.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.00%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.00%) Visualisation
3 1 (2.00%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 15 (30.00%) Windows
2 4 (8.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (18.00%) Integration Testing
2 9 (18.00%) MVVM
3 6 (12.00%) Change Control
3 6 (12.00%) E-Commerce
4 5 (10.00%) MVC
4 5 (10.00%) Software Testing
5 4 (8.00%) SDLC
6 3 (6.00%) Functional Testing
6 3 (6.00%) Test Management
6 3 (6.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (6.00%) Time Management
6 3 (6.00%) Scrum
6 3 (6.00%) OO
7 2 (4.00%) CRM
7 2 (4.00%) PRINCE2
7 2 (4.00%) Project Management
7 2 (4.00%) Workflow
7 2 (4.00%) Systems Analysis
7 2 (4.00%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 22 (44.00%) C++
2 21 (42.00%) C#
3 14 (28.00%) C
4 12 (24.00%) Java
5 9 (18.00%) SQL
6 7 (14.00%) Perl
6 7 (14.00%) Embedded C
7 6 (12.00%) JavaScript
8 5 (10.00%) VB.NET
8 5 (10.00%) Python
9 4 (8.00%) Ruby
10 3 (6.00%) Bash Shell
11 2 (4.00%) Tcl
12 1 (2.00%) VC++
12 1 (2.00%) Lua
12 1 (2.00%) PHP
12 1 (2.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (34.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (18.00%) Degree
2 9 (18.00%) SC Cleared
3 8 (16.00%) DV Cleared
4 3 (6.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (6.00%) ISEB
4 3 (6.00%) ISTQB
5 2 (4.00%) PMP
5 2 (4.00%) PMI Certification
6 1 (2.00%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.00%) DO-178B
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 13 (26.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.00%) Serena
3 4 (8.00%) Oracle
4 3 (6.00%) ESRI
5 1 (2.00%) Infragistics
5 1 (2.00%) VMware
5 1 (2.00%) Sun
5 1 (2.00%) Xamarin
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