Period
to 17 February 2019

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheltenham during the 6 months to 17 February 2019.

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
6 months to
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 11 19 14
Rank change year-on-year +8 -5 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 31 3 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 11.83% 2.14% 10.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.81% 2.56% 10.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 7
Cheltenham median daily rate £450 - £365
10th Percentile £403 - £340
90th Percentile £500 - £563
Gloucestershire median daily rate £438 £400 £433
% change year-on-year +9.38% -7.51% +23.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 1 8
Cheltenham median hourly rate £45.00 £44.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +2.33% +1.18%
10th Percentile £41.00 £42.00 £41.25
90th Percentile £49.00 £46.00 £46.83
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £45.00 £44.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% -2.30%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Cheltenham
Contract vacancies in Cheltenham with a recognized job title 242 117 159
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.37% 83.57% 94.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 50 89
Cheltenham median daily rate £450 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +20.00% -2.60%
10th Percentile £288 £247 £261
90th Percentile £531 £600 £543
Gloucestershire median daily rate £425 £384 £400
% change year-on-year +10.75% -4.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 17 22
Cheltenham median hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £12.63 £13.00 £12.10
90th Percentile £50.00 £55.50 £47.35
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -8.33% +9.09% -35.29%

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 17 February 2019, Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheltenham region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 31 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 13 (41.94%) C++
3 12 (38.71%) C
3 12 (38.71%) Rational DOORS
4 11 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (25.81%) Project Management
5 8 (25.81%) Serena
5 8 (25.81%) Test Automation
6 7 (22.58%) Rational Rhapsody
7 6 (19.35%) Unit Testing
7 6 (19.35%) State Machine
8 5 (16.13%) Embedded Linux
8 5 (16.13%) Aerospace
8 5 (16.13%) Linux
9 4 (12.90%) Ada
9 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
9 4 (12.90%) Integration Testing
9 4 (12.90%) Embedded Systems
10 3 (9.68%) Embedded Software Development
10 3 (9.68%) Python
10 3 (9.68%) TMS320
10 3 (9.68%) Technical Leadership
11 2 (6.45%) Yocto
11 2 (6.45%) Validation
11 2 (6.45%) Scrum
11 2 (6.45%) .NET
11 2 (6.45%) Java
11 2 (6.45%) Embedded C++
11 2 (6.45%) Assembly Language
11 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (38.71%) Rational DOORS
2 7 (22.58%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (3.23%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 5 (16.13%) Aerospace
2 1 (3.23%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) .NET
1 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET
1 2 (6.45%) Qt
1 2 (6.45%) Yocto
2 1 (3.23%) AngularJS
2 1 (3.23%) jQuery
2 1 (3.23%) React
2 1 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) State Machine
2 4 (12.90%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (9.68%) TMS320
4 1 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Embedded Linux
1 5 (16.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 11 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (25.81%) Project Management
3 8 (25.81%) Test Automation
4 6 (19.35%) Unit Testing
5 4 (12.90%) Integration Testing
6 3 (9.68%) Embedded Software Development
6 3 (9.68%) Technical Leadership
7 2 (6.45%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (6.45%) Scrum
7 2 (6.45%) SDLC
7 2 (6.45%) Validation
8 1 (3.23%) Configuration Management
8 1 (3.23%) Customer Engagement
8 1 (3.23%) ERP
8 1 (3.23%) Kanban
8 1 (3.23%) Resource Management
8 1 (3.23%) Test Management
8 1 (3.23%) Test Scripting
8 1 (3.23%) UML
Programming Languages
1 13 (41.94%) C++
2 12 (38.71%) C
3 4 (12.90%) Ada
3 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
4 3 (9.68%) Python
5 2 (6.45%) Assembly Language
5 2 (6.45%) Embedded C++
5 2 (6.45%) Java
6 1 (3.23%) C#
6 1 (3.23%) PHP
6 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared
1 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) DO-178B
2 1 (3.23%) DO-160
2 1 (3.23%) MISRA
2 1 (3.23%) MISRA C
Vendors
1 8 (25.81%) Serena
2 2 (6.45%) CA Agile Central
2 2 (6.45%) Freescale
2 2 (6.45%) Wind River
3 1 (3.23%) IBM
3 1 (3.23%) Pega