Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 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.

Software Engineering
Gloucestershire > Cheltenham
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 8 25
Rank change year-on-year 0 +17 -1
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 20 30 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 13.79% 12.77% 4.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 17.86% 15.31% 6.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 7
Cheltenham median daily rate £381 £431 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.59% +18.97% -3.33%
10th Percentile £348 £345 £280
90th Percentile £409 £563 £409
Gloucestershire median daily rate £415 £425 £363
% change year-on-year -2.35% +17.24% +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 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 £45.55 £44.25
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £43.25 £42.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year +1.76% -1.16% +6.17%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheltenham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 112 196 176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 77.24% 83.40% 70.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 108 123
Cheltenham median daily rate £405 £378 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.28% -5.63% -
10th Percentile £275 £263 £267
90th Percentile £663 £563 £503
Gloucestershire median daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 17 6
Cheltenham median hourly rate £43.25 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.76% - +13.33%
10th Percentile £15.15 £37.75 £40.13
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.00 £44.25
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £31.00 £38.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year -18.42% -8.43% +12.16%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham.

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 11 (55.00%) C
1 11 (55.00%) DO-178B
2 10 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 10 (50.00%) Aerospace
2 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (40.00%) C++
4 7 (35.00%) Assembly Language
4 7 (35.00%) Validation
4 7 (35.00%) Rational DOORS
4 7 (35.00%) Embedded Software Development
4 7 (35.00%) CA Agile Central
5 5 (25.00%) Freescale
6 4 (20.00%) Wind River
6 4 (20.00%) C#
6 4 (20.00%) Visual Studio
7 3 (15.00%) UML
7 3 (15.00%) Ada
7 3 (15.00%) Scrum
7 3 (15.00%) Qt
7 3 (15.00%) Avionics
7 3 (15.00%) Customer Requirements
8 2 (10.00%) Sequence Diagram
8 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
8 2 (10.00%) Borland
9 1 (5.00%) Automotive
9 1 (5.00%) Serena
9 1 (5.00%) Games
9 1 (5.00%) Subversion
9 1 (5.00%) Eclipse

Software Engineering
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.00%) ArcGIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (35.00%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (20.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.00%) C++Builder
4 1 (5.00%) Eclipse
4 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (5.00%) Subversion
General
1 10 (50.00%) Aerospace
2 3 (15.00%) Avionics
3 1 (5.00%) Automotive
3 1 (5.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 18 (90.00%) Software Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Embedded Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Software Test Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) C Software Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (5.00%) C# WPF Developer
3 1 (5.00%) C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Developer
3 1 (5.00%) DOORS Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Embedded C Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Embedded C Software Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Python Software Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) Qt
2 1 (5.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Graphic Design
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 7 (35.00%) Embedded Software Development
2 7 (35.00%) Validation
3 3 (15.00%) Customer Requirements
3 3 (15.00%) Scrum
3 3 (15.00%) UML
4 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (10.00%) Sequence Diagram
5 1 (5.00%) Change Management
5 1 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (5.00%) HOOD
5 1 (5.00%) MVVM
5 1 (5.00%) SDLC
5 1 (5.00%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) C
2 8 (40.00%) C++
3 7 (35.00%) Assembly Language
4 4 (20.00%) C#
5 3 (15.00%) Ada
6 1 (5.00%) Python
6 1 (5.00%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (55.00%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) CA Agile Central
2 5 (25.00%) Freescale
3 4 (20.00%) Wind River
4 2 (10.00%) Borland
5 1 (5.00%) ESRI
5 1 (5.00%) Serena