Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheltenham during the 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 15 30
Rank change year-on-year +5 +15 0
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 18 21 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 12.41% 8.94% 2.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 14.40% 9.63% 2.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 1
Cheltenham median daily rate £363 £500 £276
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.50% +81.49% -26.53%
10th Percentile £344 £340 £238
90th Percentile £381 £563 £313
Gloucestershire median daily rate £500 £425 £315
% change year-on-year +17.65% +34.92% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 4
Cheltenham median hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.53% -1.16% +7.50%
10th Percentile £41.40 £41.25 £41.25
90th Percentile £46.00 £45.78 £44.25
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year - -2.30% +8.07%

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 125 218 237
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 86.21% 92.77% 95.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 118 163
Cheltenham median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25% +5.39%
10th Percentile £218 £221 £214
90th Percentile £503 £545 £511
Gloucestershire median daily rate £375 £388 £400
% change year-on-year -3.23% -3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 22 12
Cheltenham median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.80% +20.14%
10th Percentile £15.51 £11.10 £12.32
90th Percentile £54.75 £45.78 £44.25
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £28.75 £27.50 £39.64
% change year-on-year +4.55% -30.62% +44.13%

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 19 November 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 18 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 11 (61.11%) C
2 11 (61.11%) DO-178B
3 10 (55.56%) Aerospace
3 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (55.56%) Requirements Analysis
4 8 (44.44%) C++
5 7 (38.89%) Assembly Language
5 7 (38.89%) Validation
5 7 (38.89%) Rational DOORS
5 7 (38.89%) Embedded Software Development
5 7 (38.89%) CA Agile Central
6 5 (27.78%) Freescale
7 4 (22.22%) Wind River
8 3 (16.67%) Qt
8 3 (16.67%) Avionics
8 3 (16.67%) Ada
8 3 (16.67%) Scrum
8 3 (16.67%) C#
8 3 (16.67%) Visual Studio
8 3 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
9 2 (11.11%) Sequence Diagram
9 2 (11.11%) UML
9 2 (11.11%) Borland
9 2 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
10 1 (5.56%) Graphic Design
10 1 (5.56%) V-Model
10 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
10 1 (5.56%) Subversion
10 1 (5.56%) Change Management

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:

Development Applications
1 7 (38.89%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (16.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.56%) C++Builder
3 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.56%) Subversion
General
1 10 (55.56%) Aerospace
2 3 (16.67%) Avionics
3 1 (5.56%) Automotive
3 1 (5.56%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Graphic Design
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (55.56%) Requirements Analysis
3 7 (38.89%) Embedded Software Development
3 7 (38.89%) Validation
4 3 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
4 3 (16.67%) Scrum
5 2 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (11.11%) Sequence Diagram
5 2 (11.11%) UML
6 1 (5.56%) Change Management
6 1 (5.56%) HOOD
6 1 (5.56%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) C
2 8 (44.44%) C++
3 7 (38.89%) Assembly Language
4 3 (16.67%) Ada
4 3 (16.67%) C#
5 1 (5.56%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (61.11%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) CA Agile Central
2 5 (27.78%) Freescale
3 4 (22.22%) Wind River
4 2 (11.11%) Borland
5 1 (5.56%) Serena