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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 31 35 8
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -27
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 24 4 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 4.70% 1.39% 17.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.98% 2.31% 21.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 18
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£680 £550 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.63% +29.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 24
Average hourly rate £40.25 £26.38 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.60% -29.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.90 £15.48 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.35 £37.28 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.40% -1.33%
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
344 173 340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 67.32% 60.28% 79.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 87 180
Average daily rate £400 £400 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £260 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 14 46
Average hourly rate £40.00 £13.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+196.29% -62.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £12.53 £33.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.35 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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
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 30 January 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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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 -8 13 £680 - 6
Gloucester - 2 - - 6
Cirencester - 1 - -
Tewkesbury - - - - 2
Software Engineering
South West

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 23 (51.11%) C
1 23 (51.11%) C++
1 23 (51.11%) Security Cleared
2 17 (37.78%) DV Cleared
3 15 (33.33%) Java
4 13 (28.89%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (26.67%) SQL
5 12 (26.67%) Oracle
6 11 (24.44%) XML
6 11 (24.44%) Scrum
6 11 (24.44%) Software Testing
7 10 (22.22%) Embedded C
8 9 (20.00%) Workflow
8 9 (20.00%) JAXB
8 9 (20.00%) Web Services
8 9 (20.00%) EJB
8 9 (20.00%) Windows
8 9 (20.00%) JBoss
8 9 (20.00%) JUnit
8 9 (20.00%) J2EE
8 9 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
8 9 (20.00%) JPA
8 9 (20.00%) EJB 3.0
8 9 (20.00%) Hibernate
8 9 (20.00%) JSF
8 9 (20.00%) SoapUI
8 9 (20.00%) JAX-RS
8 9 (20.00%) PrimeFaces
9 8 (17.78%) DO-178B
9 8 (17.78%) Integration Testing

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 9 (20.00%) JBoss
2 1 (2.22%) WebSphere Process Server
2 1 (2.22%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Cognos TM1
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.67%) ASN.1
1 3 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.44%) HTTP
2 2 (4.44%) SSL
3 1 (2.22%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.89%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.67%) MySQL
3 2 (4.44%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (4.44%) MS Access
3 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (20.00%) JUnit
1 9 (20.00%) SoapUI
2 7 (15.56%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (6.67%) Metasploit
4 2 (4.44%) Toad
4 2 (4.44%) Visual Studio
4 2 (4.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (15.56%) Aerospace
2 6 (13.33%) Electronics
3 5 (11.11%) Avionics
3 5 (11.11%) Manufacturing
4 3 (6.67%) Automotive
5 2 (4.44%) Marketing
5 2 (4.44%) Retail
6 1 (2.22%) Law
6 1 (2.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (48.89%) Software Engineer
2 15 (33.33%) Developer
3 9 (20.00%) C++/Java Developer
3 9 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 9 (20.00%) C++ Developer
4 3 (6.67%) Test Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) Team Leader
4 3 (6.67%) Technical Team Leader
5 2 (4.44%) Programmer
5 2 (4.44%) Ruby Developer
5 2 (4.44%) Java Team Leader
5 2 (4.44%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Senior Software Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Real Time Software Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Real Time Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Cognos Developer
5 2 (4.44%) C++ Team Leader
5 2 (4.44%) Integration Engineer
6 1 (2.22%) Systems Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (24.44%) XML
2 9 (20.00%) JAXB
2 9 (20.00%) Web Services
2 9 (20.00%) EJB
2 9 (20.00%) J2EE
2 9 (20.00%) JPA
2 9 (20.00%) EJB 3.0
2 9 (20.00%) Hibernate
2 9 (20.00%) JSF
2 9 (20.00%) JAX-RS
2 9 (20.00%) PrimeFaces
3 5 (11.11%) .NET
4 4 (8.89%) ASP.NET
5 2 (4.44%) REST
5 2 (4.44%) JMS
5 2 (4.44%) WSDL
5 2 (4.44%) HTML
5 2 (4.44%) XSL
5 2 (4.44%) CSS
5 2 (4.44%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.67%) Client/Server
2 2 (4.44%) Open Source
3 1 (2.22%) SCADA
3 1 (2.22%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.00%) Windows
2 7 (15.56%) Linux
3 3 (6.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.89%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (24.44%) Scrum
2 11 (24.44%) Software Testing
3 9 (20.00%) Workflow
3 9 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 8 (17.78%) Integration Testing
5 6 (13.33%) OO
6 5 (11.11%) Configuration Management
7 3 (6.67%) Release Management
7 3 (6.67%) UML
8 2 (4.44%) Test Automation
8 2 (4.44%) Embedded Software Development
8 2 (4.44%) User Stories
8 2 (4.44%) OOD
8 2 (4.44%) ITIL
8 2 (4.44%) SysML
8 2 (4.44%) TOGAF
8 2 (4.44%) Information Management
9 1 (2.22%) Penetration Testing
9 1 (2.22%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 23 (51.11%) C
1 23 (51.11%) C++
2 15 (33.33%) Java
3 12 (26.67%) SQL
4 10 (22.22%) Embedded C
5 6 (13.33%) Python
5 6 (13.33%) C#
6 3 (6.67%) Ruby
7 2 (4.44%) Shell Script
7 2 (4.44%) Delphi
7 2 (4.44%) T-SQL
7 2 (4.44%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.22%) Ada
8 1 (2.22%) PHP
8 1 (2.22%) Embedded C++
8 1 (2.22%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 23 (51.11%) Security Cleared
2 17 (37.78%) DV Cleared
3 7 (15.56%) Degree
4 3 (6.67%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.44%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.78%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 12 (26.67%) Oracle
2 5 (11.11%) Borland
3 4 (8.89%) Serena
4 3 (6.67%) Wind River
5 2 (4.44%) Cognos
6 1 (2.22%) Zend
6 1 (2.22%) IBM
6 1 (2.22%) Software AG
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