The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £433 per day in advertised job vacancies in Gloucestershire 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
South West / Gloucestershire
Rank 29 29 38
Rank change year-on-year 0 +9  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 17 23 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 5.15% 5.10% 4.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.45% 5.32% 4.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 2
Median daily rate £433 £388 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.61% -5.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £325 £406
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £412
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +7.33% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 12
Median hourly rate £42.50 £44.75 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.02% +5.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £42.50 £40.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.20 £44.00
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 Gloucestershire. 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
Gloucestershire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 312 432 465
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 94.55% 95.79% 97.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 214 279
Median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £133 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 33 28
Median hourly rate £27.50 £43.00 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.04% -1.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.25 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £45.00
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 Gloucestershire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Gloucestershire

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineer in Gloucestershire

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Gloucestershire over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineer in Gloucestershire

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineer in Gloucestershire

Software Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheltenham +8 7 £365 - 2
Tewkesbury 0 3 - -
Gloucester -1 1 - - 1
Filton - 1 - -
Software Engineer
South West

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

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 Gloucestershire region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 36 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 23 (63.89%) C++
3 19 (52.78%) C
4 15 (41.67%) Security Cleared
5 13 (36.11%) Embedded C++
6 12 (33.33%) Embedded C
7 10 (27.78%) OO
7 10 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (22.22%) Python
9 7 (19.44%) Linux
9 7 (19.44%) UML
9 7 (19.44%) Aerospace
10 6 (16.67%) C#
10 6 (16.67%) JavaScript
10 6 (16.67%) SC Cleared
11 5 (13.89%) OOA/OOD
12 4 (11.11%) Scrum
12 4 (11.11%) .NET
12 4 (11.11%) Java
12 4 (11.11%) Windows
12 4 (11.11%) DV Cleared
12 4 (11.11%) DO-178B
12 4 (11.11%) User Stories
13 3 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
13 3 (8.33%) Big Data
13 3 (8.33%) Rational DOORS
13 3 (8.33%) Wind River
13 3 (8.33%) Hadoop
13 3 (8.33%) Embedded Linux
13 3 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 (8.33%) Apache Pig
2 2 (5.56%) Confluence
2 2 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (5.56%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.78%) Apache
3 1 (2.78%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) LAN
1 1 (2.78%) RS-485
1 1 (2.78%) Skype
1 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) Big Data
1 3 (8.33%) Hadoop
2 2 (5.56%) Apache Accumulo
2 2 (5.56%) Apache Hive
2 2 (5.56%) MySQL
3 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.78%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (2.78%) OrientDB
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (5.56%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.56%) JIRA
2 2 (5.56%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (2.78%) Ant
3 1 (2.78%) Bitbucket
3 1 (2.78%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.78%) JUnit
3 1 (2.78%) Maven
3 1 (2.78%) Selenium
General
1 7 (19.44%) Aerospace
2 3 (8.33%) Games
2 3 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.56%) Electronics
3 2 (5.56%) Finance
3 2 (5.56%) Marketing
3 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.78%) Automotive
4 1 (2.78%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) .NET
2 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET
3 2 (5.56%) AngularJS
3 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (5.56%) EJB
3 2 (5.56%) Hibernate
3 2 (5.56%) HTML
3 2 (5.56%) J2EE
3 2 (5.56%) Java EE
3 2 (5.56%) Spring
3 2 (5.56%) STL
3 2 (5.56%) WPF
4 1 (2.78%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.78%) Apache Camel
4 1 (2.78%) CSS
4 1 (2.78%) jQuery
4 1 (2.78%) LINQ
4 1 (2.78%) REST
4 1 (2.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (2.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.78%) 3D Graphics
1 1 (2.78%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (2.78%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 1 (2.78%) Smartcard
1 1 (2.78%) Vector Graphics
1 1 (2.78%) Virtual Team
1 1 (2.78%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 7 (19.44%) Linux
2 4 (11.11%) Windows
3 3 (8.33%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (5.56%) Android
4 2 (5.56%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.78%) CentOS
5 1 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 10 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (27.78%) OO
3 7 (19.44%) UML
4 5 (13.89%) OOA/OOD
5 4 (11.11%) Scrum
5 4 (11.11%) User Stories
6 3 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (8.33%) Integration Testing
6 3 (8.33%) Mentoring
6 3 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (5.56%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (5.56%) Multithreading
7 2 (5.56%) MVC
7 2 (5.56%) OOD
7 2 (5.56%) Programme Management
7 2 (5.56%) Release Management
7 2 (5.56%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 23 (63.89%) C++
2 19 (52.78%) C
3 13 (36.11%) Embedded C++
4 12 (33.33%) Embedded C
5 8 (22.22%) Python
6 6 (16.67%) C#
6 6 (16.67%) JavaScript
7 4 (11.11%) Java
8 3 (8.33%) Assembly Language
9 2 (5.56%) Objective-C
10 1 (2.78%) Ada
10 1 (2.78%) Ada 95
10 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
10 1 (2.78%) MATLAB
10 1 (2.78%) Perl
10 1 (2.78%) PHP
10 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
10 1 (2.78%) Ruby
10 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
10 1 (2.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 6 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 4 (11.11%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) DO-178B
2 1 (2.78%) MISRA
2 1 (2.78%) MISRA C
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) Kibana
Vendors
1 3 (8.33%) Wind River
2 2 (5.56%) CA Agile Central
2 2 (5.56%) EMC
2 2 (5.56%) Freescale
2 2 (5.56%) Renesas
2 2 (5.56%) SAP
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.78%) Motorola
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle
3 1 (2.78%) Red Hat
Dursley, Gloucestershire
Claremont Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Stonehouse, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
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Gloucestershire
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: From £46 to £50 per hour + Dep On Exp
Posted: 5 days ago