The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Gloucestershire during the 3 months to 29 June 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
South West > Gloucestershire
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 45 38
Rank change year-on-year +21 -7  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 20 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 6.12% 1.45% 2.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.25% 1.55% 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 7
Gloucestershire median daily rate £425 £425 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +46.55%  
10th Percentile £371 £330 £264
90th Percentile £438 £540 £373
South West median daily rate £375 £338 £413
% change year-on-year +11.11% -18.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 5
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
10th Percentile £41.25 £41.25 £41.10
90th Percentile £48.75 £43.75 £44.05
South West median hourly rate £47.50 £42.13 £42.50
% change year-on-year +12.75% -0.88%  

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 320 452 430
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 97.86% 93.39% 96.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 593 784 988
Gloucestershire median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -  
10th Percentile £205 £234 £205
90th Percentile £475 £563 £500
South West median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 84 111
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £32.50 £13.23 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +145.74% -33.87%  
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.63 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.60 £45.00
South West median hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +36.36% +57.14%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

Job postings that featured Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineer in Gloucestershire

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Gloucestershire over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 29 June 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
Tewkesbury -4 7 - -
Cheltenham +9 6 £363 - 3
Software Engineer
South West

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 21 (58.33%) C++
3 17 (47.22%) C
4 14 (38.89%) OO
5 11 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (27.78%) Security Cleared
6 10 (27.78%) Python
6 10 (27.78%) Embedded C++
7 8 (22.22%) C#
7 8 (22.22%) Aerospace
7 8 (22.22%) DO-178B
8 7 (19.44%) SC Cleared
8 7 (19.44%) SDLC
8 7 (19.44%) Embedded C
9 6 (16.67%) OOD
9 6 (16.67%) Linux
10 5 (13.89%) MATLAB
10 5 (13.89%) Games
10 5 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (11.11%) Git (software)
11 4 (11.11%) Wind River
11 4 (11.11%) Rational DOORS
11 4 (11.11%) AngularJS
11 4 (11.11%) Big Data
11 4 (11.11%) User Stories
11 4 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
11 4 (11.11%) Algorithms
11 4 (11.11%) Data Acquisition
11 4 (11.11%) Scrum
11 4 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 2 (5.56%) Apache Pig
1 2 (5.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Simulink
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) Big Data
1 4 (11.11%) MySQL
2 2 (5.56%) Apache Hive
2 2 (5.56%) Hadoop
2 2 (5.56%) MongoDB
2 2 (5.56%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.78%) NonStop SQL
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 4 (11.11%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (8.33%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (2.78%) Subversion
General
1 8 (22.22%) Aerospace
2 5 (13.89%) Games
3 2 (5.56%) Automotive
3 2 (5.56%) Electronics
4 1 (2.78%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) AngularJS
2 3 (8.33%) .NET
2 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET
2 3 (8.33%) STL
3 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (5.56%) EJB
3 2 (5.56%) Hibernate
3 2 (5.56%) J2EE
3 2 (5.56%) Java EE
3 2 (5.56%) Node.js
3 2 (5.56%) OpenGL
3 2 (5.56%) React
3 2 (5.56%) Spring
3 2 (5.56%) Yocto
4 1 (2.78%) HTML
4 1 (2.78%) OpenGL ES
4 1 (2.78%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Algorithms
2 2 (5.56%) 3D Graphics
2 2 (5.56%) Device Driver
2 2 (5.56%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (5.56%) Vector Graphics
2 2 (5.56%) Virtual Team
3 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.67%) Linux
2 4 (11.11%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (5.56%) Android
3 2 (5.56%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 14 (38.89%) OO
3 11 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (19.44%) SDLC
5 6 (16.67%) OOD
6 5 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
7 4 (11.11%) Data Acquisition
7 4 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
7 4 (11.11%) Scrum
7 4 (11.11%) User Stories
8 3 (8.33%) Integration Testing
8 3 (8.33%) UML
9 2 (5.56%) Continuous Deployment
9 2 (5.56%) Embedded Software Development
9 2 (5.56%) Machine Learning
9 2 (5.56%) Mentoring
9 2 (5.56%) Multithreading
9 2 (5.56%) Release Management
9 2 (5.56%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 21 (58.33%) C++
2 17 (47.22%) C
3 10 (27.78%) Embedded C++
3 10 (27.78%) Python
4 8 (22.22%) C#
5 7 (19.44%) Embedded C
6 5 (13.89%) MATLAB
7 4 (11.11%) Assembly Language
7 4 (11.11%) Java
7 4 (11.11%) JavaScript
8 3 (8.33%) Ada
9 2 (5.56%) Objective-C
9 2 (5.56%) SQL
10 1 (2.78%) Ada 95
10 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 10 (27.78%) Security Cleared
2 7 (19.44%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.56%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (22.22%) DO-178B
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (11.11%) Wind River
2 2 (5.56%) CA Agile Central
2 2 (5.56%) Freescale
3 1 (2.78%) Borland
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
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