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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 27 24 29
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +5
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 24 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 5.11% 3.66% 3.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.89% 6.29% 4.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 5
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£353 - £247
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 - £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 - £279
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 7
Average hourly rate £40.00 £12.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+213.72% -66.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -4.00%
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
304 143 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 64.68% 58.13% 73.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 76 118
Average daily rate £400 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £200 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 25 30
Average hourly rate £35.00 £18.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.44% -37.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £12.75 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -4 8 £375 - 5
Tewkesbury - 2 - -
Cirencester - 1 £213 - 1
Gloucester - 1 £300 - 6
Tetbury - - - -
Berkeley - - - -
Software Engineering
South West

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 27 (46.55%) Security Cleared
2 24 (41.38%) C++
3 23 (39.66%) C
4 22 (37.93%) DO-178B
5 15 (25.86%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (25.86%) Avionics
6 13 (22.41%) SC Cleared
6 13 (22.41%) Java
7 12 (20.69%) Scrum
8 11 (18.97%) UML
8 11 (18.97%) DV Cleared
9 10 (17.24%) Rational DOORS
10 9 (15.52%) Linux
10 9 (15.52%) Web Services
10 9 (15.52%) C#
10 9 (15.52%) Embedded C
11 8 (13.79%) Automotive
11 8 (13.79%) Integration Testing
11 8 (13.79%) MATLAB
11 8 (13.79%) Simulink
11 8 (13.79%) SQL
11 8 (13.79%) .NET
11 8 (13.79%) XML
12 7 (12.07%) Windows
12 7 (12.07%) Oracle
12 7 (12.07%) Software Testing
12 7 (12.07%) Embedded Systems
13 6 (10.34%) JAX-RS
13 6 (10.34%) PrimeFaces
13 6 (10.34%) SoapUI

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.72%) WebSphere Process Server
1 1 (1.72%) WebSphere
1 1 (1.72%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (13.79%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Cognos TM1
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.62%) LTE
2 4 (6.90%) 3G
3 3 (5.17%) Wireless
3 3 (5.17%) GSM
3 3 (5.17%) UMTS
4 2 (3.45%) HTTP
4 2 (3.45%) SSL
4 2 (3.45%) 4G
5 1 (1.72%) VSAT
5 1 (1.72%) TETRA
5 1 (1.72%) Wireshark
5 1 (1.72%) Intranet
5 1 (1.72%) DVB
5 1 (1.72%) RTP
5 1 (1.72%) VoIP
5 1 (1.72%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.17%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.72%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (17.24%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (10.34%) SoapUI
2 6 (10.34%) JUnit
3 2 (3.45%) ClearCase
3 2 (3.45%) JIRA
3 2 (3.45%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.45%) Metasploit
4 1 (1.72%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (1.72%) NetBeans
4 1 (1.72%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.72%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.72%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (25.86%) Avionics
2 8 (13.79%) Automotive
3 6 (10.34%) Telecoms
3 6 (10.34%) Aerospace
4 3 (5.17%) Marketing
5 2 (3.45%) Retail
5 2 (3.45%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.72%) Electronics
6 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 36 (62.07%) Software Engineer
2 17 (29.31%) Developer
3 9 (15.52%) C++ Developer
4 6 (10.34%) C++/Java Developer
4 6 (10.34%) Java Developer
5 4 (6.90%) Programmer
5 4 (6.90%) Senior Software Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Test Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Software Developer
7 2 (3.45%) Cognos Developer
7 2 (3.45%) Ruby Developer
7 2 (3.45%) RF Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) C++ Software Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) C# Developer
7 2 (3.45%) SQL Developer
7 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Developer
7 2 (3.45%) C++ Software Developer
7 2 (3.45%) SQL Programmer
7 2 (3.45%) C# Programmer
7 2 (3.45%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.52%) Web Services
2 8 (13.79%) .NET
2 8 (13.79%) XML
3 6 (10.34%) JAX-RS
3 6 (10.34%) PrimeFaces
3 6 (10.34%) JPA
3 6 (10.34%) EJB 3.0
3 6 (10.34%) JSF
3 6 (10.34%) JAXB
3 6 (10.34%) Hibernate
3 6 (10.34%) J2EE
3 6 (10.34%) EJB
4 4 (6.90%) FFmpeg
5 2 (3.45%) SOAP
5 2 (3.45%) STL
5 2 (3.45%) JMS
5 2 (3.45%) WSDL
5 2 (3.45%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (3.45%) REST
6 1 (1.72%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.07%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (3.45%) Streaming Video
3 1 (1.72%) Open Source
3 1 (1.72%) Device Driver
3 1 (1.72%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.72%) Physics
3 1 (1.72%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.72%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.52%) Linux
2 7 (12.07%) Windows
3 3 (5.17%) UNIX
4 1 (1.72%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.86%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (20.69%) Scrum
3 11 (18.97%) UML
4 8 (13.79%) Integration Testing
5 7 (12.07%) Software Testing
6 6 (10.34%) Requirements Analysis
6 6 (10.34%) Workflow
7 5 (8.62%) Configuration Management
8 4 (6.90%) OO
8 4 (6.90%) Validation
9 3 (5.17%) Release Management
10 2 (3.45%) ITIL
10 2 (3.45%) SysML
10 2 (3.45%) TOGAF
10 2 (3.45%) Test Management
11 1 (1.72%) Information Assurance
11 1 (1.72%) Test Automation
11 1 (1.72%) Embedded Software Development
11 1 (1.72%) Functional Testing
11 1 (1.72%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (41.38%) C++
2 23 (39.66%) C
3 13 (22.41%) Java
4 9 (15.52%) C#
4 9 (15.52%) Embedded C
5 8 (13.79%) MATLAB
5 8 (13.79%) SQL
6 3 (5.17%) Ruby
7 2 (3.45%) Perl
7 2 (3.45%) VB.NET
7 2 (3.45%) Python
7 2 (3.45%) Assembly Language
8 1 (1.72%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.72%) Tcl
8 1 (1.72%) Ada
8 1 (1.72%) PHP
8 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.72%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (46.55%) Security Cleared
2 13 (22.41%) SC Cleared
3 11 (18.97%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.45%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.72%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.72%) Degree
5 1 (1.72%) ISEB
5 1 (1.72%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (37.93%) DO-178B
2 1 (1.72%) DO-160
Vendors
1 7 (12.07%) Oracle
2 6 (10.34%) JBoss
3 4 (6.90%) Wind River
4 3 (5.17%) Serena
4 3 (5.17%) IBM
4 3 (5.17%) Cognos
5 2 (3.45%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.72%) Zend
6 1 (1.72%) Cisco
6 1 (1.72%) Software AG