The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham with a requirement for Software Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineering
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
Rank 7 13 18
Rank change year-on-year +6 +5  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 7 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 13.46% 6.41% 9.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 20.00% 10.00% 11.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 4
Median daily rate £365 £475 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.15% +16.20%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 7
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 £40.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £42.50 £43.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £38.38
% change year-on-year - +10.74%  

Software Engineering is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cheltenham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 35 50 109
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 67.31% 64.10% 78.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 23 69
Median daily rate £365 £421 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.35% -0.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £320 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £484
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 8
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheltenham citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Cheltenham

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineering in Cheltenham

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in Cheltenham

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheltenham region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (45.00%) C
1 9 (45.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (40.00%) C++
3 7 (35.00%) Aerospace
4 6 (30.00%) Scrum
4 6 (30.00%) Embedded C
4 6 (30.00%) DV Cleared
5 5 (25.00%) JIRA
5 5 (25.00%) Java
6 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 4 (20.00%) Embedded C++
6 4 (20.00%) OO
6 4 (20.00%) Selenium
6 4 (20.00%) Release Management
6 4 (20.00%) DO-178B
6 4 (20.00%) Software Delivery
7 3 (15.00%) Bash Shell
7 3 (15.00%) Confluence
7 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
7 3 (15.00%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (15.00%) DevOps
7 3 (15.00%) Digital Marketing
7 3 (15.00%) Marketing
7 3 (15.00%) Hadoop
7 3 (15.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (15.00%) Maven
7 3 (15.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (15.00%) Software Testing

Software Engineering
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 3 (15.00%) Confluence
2 2 (10.00%) Apache
2 2 (10.00%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (5.00%) Apache Pig
3 1 (5.00%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 3 (15.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) Hadoop
2 2 (10.00%) Apache Accumulo
2 2 (10.00%) MySQL
3 1 (5.00%) Big Data
3 1 (5.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (5.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (5.00%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) JIRA
2 4 (20.00%) Selenium
3 3 (15.00%) Ant
3 3 (15.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (15.00%) Maven
4 2 (10.00%) Bitbucket
4 2 (10.00%) JUnit
4 2 (10.00%) LoadRunner
4 2 (10.00%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (10.00%) Selenium IDE
4 2 (10.00%) WebDriver
5 1 (5.00%) Cucumber
5 1 (5.00%) EasyMock
5 1 (5.00%) Eclipse
5 1 (5.00%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 7 (35.00%) Aerospace
2 3 (15.00%) Electronics
2 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (15.00%) Marketing
2 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.00%) Automotive
3 1 (5.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (75.00%) Software Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Embedded Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) C++ Software Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) .NET Software Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Java Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Java Software Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Big Data Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Data Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Developer
5 1 (5.00%) GUI Software Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Java Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Software Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Integration Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Test Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Test and Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) .NET
2 2 (10.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.00%) Apache Camel
3 1 (5.00%) CSS
3 1 (5.00%) EJB
3 1 (5.00%) HTML
3 1 (5.00%) Java EE
3 1 (5.00%) jQuery
3 1 (5.00%) JSF
3 1 (5.00%) Middleware
3 1 (5.00%) OpenGL
3 1 (5.00%) REST
3 1 (5.00%) Spring
3 1 (5.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (5.00%) WPF
3 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Wiki
2 1 (5.00%) 3D Graphics
2 1 (5.00%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (5.00%) Vector Graphics
2 1 (5.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Linux
2 2 (10.00%) CentOS
2 2 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (10.00%) Unix
3 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (30.00%) Scrum
3 4 (20.00%) OO
3 4 (20.00%) Release Management
3 4 (20.00%) Software Delivery
4 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (15.00%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (15.00%) DevOps
4 3 (15.00%) Digital Marketing
4 3 (15.00%) Programme Management
4 3 (15.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (10.00%) BDD
5 2 (10.00%) ITIL
5 2 (10.00%) MVC
5 2 (10.00%) OOD
5 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (10.00%) User Stories
5 2 (10.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) C
2 8 (40.00%) C++
3 6 (30.00%) Embedded C
4 5 (25.00%) Java
5 4 (20.00%) Embedded C++
5 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 3 (15.00%) Bash Shell
6 3 (15.00%) Python
7 2 (10.00%) Assembly Language
7 2 (10.00%) C#
8 1 (5.00%) Ada
8 1 (5.00%) Perl
8 1 (5.00%) PHP
8 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
8 1 (5.00%) Ruby
8 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
8 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (45.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (30.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (10.00%) ISEB
3 2 (10.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) DO-178B
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.00%) Kibana
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) SAP
2 2 (10.00%) Atlassian
2 2 (10.00%) Cloudera
2 2 (10.00%) HP
2 2 (10.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (10.00%) Wind River
3 1 (5.00%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (5.00%) Freescale
3 1 (5.00%) Motorola
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle