The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £365 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheltenham during the 3 months to 27 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineer
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
Rank 8 16 22
Rank change year-on-year +8 +6  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 7 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 13.46% 3.70% 6.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 14.58% 3.95% 7.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Median daily rate £365 - £409
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +7.33% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 6
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 £43.50 £42.50 £41.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £42.50 £43.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 £42.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +0.58% +8.97%  

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 48 76 142
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 92.31% 93.83% 95.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 33 90
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 £100 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 8
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 £11.40 £12.25 £40.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £43.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

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

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer in Cheltenham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineer in Cheltenham

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 15 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 8 (53.33%) C
3 6 (40.00%) C++
3 6 (40.00%) Aerospace
4 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (33.33%) Embedded C
4 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
5 4 (26.67%) Scrum
6 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (20.00%) .NET
6 3 (20.00%) Embedded C++
6 3 (20.00%) OO
6 3 (20.00%) DO-178B
7 2 (13.33%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (13.33%) Confluence
7 2 (13.33%) AngularJS
7 2 (13.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (13.33%) DV Cleared
7 2 (13.33%) Wind River
7 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (13.33%) Apache Accumulo
7 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
7 2 (13.33%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (13.33%) Software Delivery
7 2 (13.33%) User Stories
7 2 (13.33%) Continuous Deployment
7 2 (13.33%) MVC
7 2 (13.33%) Electronics
7 2 (13.33%) Telecoms

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (13.33%) Confluence
1 2 (13.33%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (6.67%) Apache
2 1 (6.67%) Apache Pig
2 1 (6.67%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Apache Accumulo
1 2 (13.33%) MySQL
2 1 (6.67%) Big Data
2 1 (6.67%) Hadoop
2 1 (6.67%) MongoDB
2 1 (6.67%) NoSQL
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (6.67%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
1 2 (13.33%) JIRA
1 2 (13.33%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (6.67%) Ant
2 1 (6.67%) Bitbucket
2 1 (6.67%) Eclipse
2 1 (6.67%) JUnit
2 1 (6.67%) Maven
2 1 (6.67%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (6.67%) Selenium
General
1 6 (40.00%) Aerospace
2 2 (13.33%) Electronics
2 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
2 2 (13.33%) Marketing
2 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.67%) Automotive
3 1 (6.67%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) .NET
2 2 (13.33%) AngularJS
2 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
2 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
3 1 (6.67%) Apache Camel
3 1 (6.67%) CSS
3 1 (6.67%) HTML
3 1 (6.67%) jQuery
3 1 (6.67%) Middleware
3 1 (6.67%) OpenGL
3 1 (6.67%) REST
3 1 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (6.67%) WPF
3 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) 3D Graphics
1 1 (6.67%) Vector Graphics
1 1 (6.67%) Virtual Team
1 1 (6.67%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) CentOS
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
1 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) Scrum
4 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (20.00%) OO
5 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (13.33%) Continuous Deployment
5 2 (13.33%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (13.33%) MVC
5 2 (13.33%) Programme Management
5 2 (13.33%) Release Management
5 2 (13.33%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (13.33%) Software Delivery
5 2 (13.33%) User Stories
6 1 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (6.67%) DevOps
6 1 (6.67%) Embedded Software Development
6 1 (6.67%) Issue Tracking
6 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
6 1 (6.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) C
2 6 (40.00%) C++
3 5 (33.33%) Embedded C
4 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
5 3 (20.00%) Embedded C++
6 2 (13.33%) Assembly Language
6 2 (13.33%) C#
6 2 (13.33%) Java
7 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
7 1 (6.67%) Perl
7 1 (6.67%) PHP
7 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
7 1 (6.67%) Ruby
7 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
7 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) DO-178B
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Kibana
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) SAP
1 2 (13.33%) Wind River
2 1 (6.67%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (6.67%) Freescale
2 1 (6.67%) Motorola
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) Red Hat