The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheltenham during the 3 months to 29 June 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 Engineer
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 21 24
Rank change year-on-year +9 +3  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 6 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 7.41% 3.15% 2.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.69% 3.60% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £363 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £343
% change year-on-year +3.89% +12.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 4
Median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.25 £41.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £43.75 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.57% +5.00%  

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 78 111 136
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 96.30% 87.40% 97.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 175 325
Median daily rate £375 £330 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.63% -19.01%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £263 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £575 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £365
% change year-on-year +1.01% +8.49%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 52 24
Median hourly rate £17.35 £13.23 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.19% -68.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.63 £12.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.75 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

Job postings that featured Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Cheltenham

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineer in Cheltenham

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineer in Cheltenham

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheltenham region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 12 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 7 (58.33%) C
2 7 (58.33%) DO-178B
3 6 (50.00%) Aerospace
4 4 (33.33%) Scrum
4 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (25.00%) Wind River
5 3 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (25.00%) Embedded C
5 3 (25.00%) Assembly Language
6 2 (16.67%) OpenGL
6 2 (16.67%) MVC
6 2 (16.67%) Automotive
6 2 (16.67%) 3D Graphics
6 2 (16.67%) Games
6 2 (16.67%) C#
6 2 (16.67%) C++
6 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 2 (16.67%) .NET
6 2 (16.67%) MySQL
6 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
6 2 (16.67%) Release Management
6 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (16.67%) Ada
6 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (16.67%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (16.67%) Vector Graphics
6 2 (16.67%) Virtual Team

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (16.67%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (8.33%) Subversion
General
1 6 (50.00%) Aerospace
2 2 (16.67%) Automotive
2 2 (16.67%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
1 2 (16.67%) AngularJS
1 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
1 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (16.67%) OpenGL
2 1 (8.33%) OpenGL ES
2 1 (8.33%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) 3D Graphics
1 2 (16.67%) Vector Graphics
1 2 (16.67%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Scrum
3 3 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) Continuous Deployment
4 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (16.67%) MVC
4 2 (16.67%) Release Management
4 2 (16.67%) Software Delivery
4 2 (16.67%) User Stories
5 1 (8.33%) Embedded Software Development
5 1 (8.33%) UML
5 1 (8.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) C
2 3 (25.00%) Assembly Language
2 3 (25.00%) Embedded C
3 2 (16.67%) Ada
3 2 (16.67%) C#
3 2 (16.67%) C++
3 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (8.33%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (58.33%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Wind River
2 1 (8.33%) Borland
2 1 (8.33%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (8.33%) Freescale
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