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 31 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 28 30 30
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 21 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 4.78% 3.36% 3.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.69% 5.77% 4.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 6
Average daily rate
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£350 £440 £246
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.45% +78.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £440 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £440 £356
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 £12.75 £37.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+213.72% -66.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -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
273 156 265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 62.19% 58.21% 72.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 78 98
Average daily rate £400 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £200 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £475 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 27 28
Average hourly rate £27.50 £21.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.95% -43.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £12.75 £24.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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 31 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
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 31 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 -11 4 £450 +2.27% 11
Cirencester - 3 £213 -
Gloucester - 1 £300 - 4
Stroud - - - -
Tetbury - - - -
Tewkesbury - - - - 2
Berkeley - - - -
Software Engineering
South West

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 31 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 24 (50.00%) C++
1 24 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 21 (43.75%) C
3 15 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (29.17%) Java
5 12 (25.00%) Scrum
5 12 (25.00%) DO-178B
5 12 (25.00%) DV Cleared
6 10 (20.83%) SC Cleared
6 10 (20.83%) SQL
6 10 (20.83%) Linux
7 9 (18.75%) Windows
7 9 (18.75%) Web Services
7 9 (18.75%) XML
7 9 (18.75%) Software Testing
7 9 (18.75%) Avionics
8 8 (16.67%) UML
8 8 (16.67%) C#
8 8 (16.67%) Oracle
9 7 (14.58%) .NET
9 7 (14.58%) J2EE
9 7 (14.58%) JBoss
9 7 (14.58%) JUnit
9 7 (14.58%) EJB
9 7 (14.58%) JAXB
9 7 (14.58%) Embedded C
9 7 (14.58%) JSF
9 7 (14.58%) Requirements Analysis
9 7 (14.58%) Hibernate
9 7 (14.58%) Workflow

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 7 (14.58%) JBoss
2 1 (2.08%) WebSphere Process Server
2 1 (2.08%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.08%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Cognos TM1
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.33%) LTE
2 3 (6.25%) GSM
2 3 (6.25%) UMTS
2 3 (6.25%) 3G
3 2 (4.17%) HTTP
3 2 (4.17%) SSL
3 2 (4.17%) Wireless
4 1 (2.08%) TETRA
4 1 (2.08%) Wireshark
4 1 (2.08%) VSAT
4 1 (2.08%) 4G
4 1 (2.08%) Intranet
4 1 (2.08%) DVB
4 1 (2.08%) RTP
4 1 (2.08%) VoIP
4 1 (2.08%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.08%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (14.58%) JUnit
1 7 (14.58%) SoapUI
2 5 (10.42%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (4.17%) Metasploit
3 2 (4.17%) ClearCase
4 1 (2.08%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.08%) NetBeans
4 1 (2.08%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 9 (18.75%) Avionics
2 5 (10.42%) Automotive
2 5 (10.42%) Telecoms
3 4 (8.33%) Aerospace
4 3 (6.25%) Marketing
5 2 (4.17%) Retail
5 2 (4.17%) Multimedia
6 1 (2.08%) Law
6 1 (2.08%) Legal
6 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.08%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 25 (52.08%) Software Engineer
2 18 (37.50%) Developer
3 10 (20.83%) C++ Developer
4 7 (14.58%) Java Developer
4 7 (14.58%) C++/Java Developer
5 4 (8.33%) Programmer
5 4 (8.33%) Test Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Senior Software Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) C++ Software Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) C++ Software Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Software Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Ruby Developer
7 2 (4.17%) RF Test Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Verification Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) RF Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Cognos Developer
8 1 (2.08%) Database Architect
8 1 (2.08%) Software Programmer
8 1 (2.08%) Embedded C Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) Embedded C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.75%) Web Services
1 9 (18.75%) XML
2 7 (14.58%) .NET
2 7 (14.58%) J2EE
2 7 (14.58%) EJB
2 7 (14.58%) Hibernate
2 7 (14.58%) JSF
2 7 (14.58%) JAXB
2 7 (14.58%) JPA
2 7 (14.58%) EJB 3.0
2 7 (14.58%) JAX-RS
2 7 (14.58%) PrimeFaces
3 4 (8.33%) FFmpeg
4 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET
4 2 (4.17%) REST
4 2 (4.17%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (4.17%) SOAP
4 2 (4.17%) STL
4 2 (4.17%) JMS
4 2 (4.17%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (4.17%) Client/Server
2 2 (4.17%) Streaming Video
3 1 (2.08%) CCTV
3 1 (2.08%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.08%) Physics
3 1 (2.08%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.08%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.83%) Linux
2 9 (18.75%) Windows
3 5 (10.42%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (25.00%) Scrum
3 9 (18.75%) Software Testing
4 8 (16.67%) UML
5 7 (14.58%) Workflow
5 7 (14.58%) Requirements Analysis
6 6 (12.50%) Integration Testing
7 4 (8.33%) Configuration Management
7 4 (8.33%) OO
8 2 (4.17%) OOD
8 2 (4.17%) ITIL
8 2 (4.17%) Validation
8 2 (4.17%) TOGAF
8 2 (4.17%) Test Management
8 2 (4.17%) Release Management
8 2 (4.17%) SysML
8 2 (4.17%) Test Automation
9 1 (2.08%) Portfolio Management
9 1 (2.08%) Embedded Software Development
9 1 (2.08%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (50.00%) C++
2 21 (43.75%) C
3 14 (29.17%) Java
4 10 (20.83%) SQL
5 8 (16.67%) C#
6 7 (14.58%) Embedded C
7 4 (8.33%) MATLAB
8 3 (6.25%) Ruby
8 3 (6.25%) Python
9 2 (4.17%) T-SQL
9 2 (4.17%) Perl
10 1 (2.08%) PHP
10 1 (2.08%) VB
10 1 (2.08%) VB.NET
10 1 (2.08%) Bash Shell
10 1 (2.08%) Assembly Language
10 1 (2.08%) Tcl
10 1 (2.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 24 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (25.00%) DV Cleared
3 10 (20.83%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.17%) BC Cleared
4 2 (4.17%) Degree
5 1 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.08%) HND
5 1 (2.08%) ISEB
5 1 (2.08%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (25.00%) DO-178B
2 1 (2.08%) DO-160
Vendors
1 8 (16.67%) Oracle
2 3 (6.25%) Cognos
2 3 (6.25%) Wind River
3 2 (4.17%) Serena
4 1 (2.08%) Zend
4 1 (2.08%) Cisco
4 1 (2.08%) IBM
4 1 (2.08%) Software AG