The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheltenham during the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Software Developer
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 16 29
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 0 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham - 1.30% 2.04%
As % of the Job Titles category - 1.39% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £378
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Cheltenham
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 47 72 141
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 92.16% 93.51% 95.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 31 89
Median daily rate £350 £325 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -21.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £110 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £521 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 9
Median hourly rate £14.00 £42.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.66% -1.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £12.25 £41.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £43.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheltenham that featured Software Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Cheltenham

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Developer in Cheltenham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Developer in Cheltenham

Software Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer in Cheltenham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Developer in Cheltenham