Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Gloucestershire 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
South West > Gloucestershire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 37 53
Rank change year-on-year +2 +16 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 24 45 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 3.66% 4.89% 3.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.92% 5.26% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 17 15
Gloucestershire median daily rate £500 £425 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +34.92% -12.50%
10th Percentile £370 £340 £264
90th Percentile £525 £563 £388
South West median daily rate £375 £375 £370
% change year-on-year - +1.35% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 17 11
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.30% +8.07%
10th Percentile £25.50 £38.90 £39.75
90th Percentile £46.00 £46.00 £45.50
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.11%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire. 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
Gloucestershire
Contract vacancies in Gloucestershire with a recognized job title 613 855 977
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.59% 92.83% 96.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 481 585
Gloucestershire median daily rate £375 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% -3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £205 £180 £202
90th Percentile £500 £563 £513
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 84 60
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £28.75 £27.50 £39.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.55% -30.62% +44.13%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.36 £11.17
90th Percentile £56.95 £45.55 £48.69
South West median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09% +37.50%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Gloucestershire over the 6 months to 19 November 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 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 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheltenham +5 18 £363 -27.50% 3
Gloucester -4 2 - - 1
Tewkesbury -1 1 - - 1
Software Engineer
South West

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

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 Gloucestershire region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 24 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 14 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (58.33%) C
3 12 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 11 (45.83%) DO-178B
4 11 (45.83%) Aerospace
5 10 (41.67%) C++
6 7 (29.17%) Validation
6 7 (29.17%) Assembly Language
6 7 (29.17%) Rational DOORS
6 7 (29.17%) Embedded Software Development
6 7 (29.17%) CA Agile Central
7 5 (20.83%) Freescale
7 5 (20.83%) Scrum
7 5 (20.83%) Linux
8 4 (16.67%) Web Services
8 4 (16.67%) C#
8 4 (16.67%) Java
8 4 (16.67%) Wind River
9 3 (12.50%) Customer Requirements
9 3 (12.50%) Qt
9 3 (12.50%) Avionics
9 3 (12.50%) Visual Studio
9 3 (12.50%) Ada
10 2 (8.33%) Eclipse
10 2 (8.33%) Borland
10 2 (8.33%) Windows
10 2 (8.33%) Games
10 2 (8.33%) EJB
10 2 (8.33%) CSS

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.17%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 7 (29.17%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (12.50%) Visual Studio
3 2 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (8.33%) Eclipse
3 2 (8.33%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.17%) C++Builder
4 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.17%) Subversion
General
1 11 (45.83%) Aerospace
2 3 (12.50%) Avionics
3 2 (8.33%) Games
4 1 (4.17%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) Web Services
2 3 (12.50%) Qt
3 2 (8.33%) Backbone.js
3 2 (8.33%) CSS
3 2 (8.33%) CSS3
3 2 (8.33%) EJB
3 2 (8.33%) HTML
3 2 (8.33%) HTML5
3 2 (8.33%) J2EE
3 2 (8.33%) jQuery
3 2 (8.33%) Play Framework
3 2 (8.33%) Spring
3 2 (8.33%) Spring Boot
3 2 (8.33%) Spring Cloud
4 1 (4.17%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) User Experience
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.17%) Device Driver
2 1 (4.17%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (4.17%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Linux
2 2 (8.33%) Windows
3 1 (4.17%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 14 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 7 (29.17%) Embedded Software Development
4 7 (29.17%) Validation
5 5 (20.83%) Scrum
6 3 (12.50%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (8.33%) Coaching
7 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (8.33%) DevOps
7 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
7 2 (8.33%) Microservices
7 2 (8.33%) Sequence Diagram
7 2 (8.33%) TDD
7 2 (8.33%) UML
7 2 (8.33%) Unit Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Web Development
8 1 (4.17%) OO
8 1 (4.17%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 14 (58.33%) C
2 10 (41.67%) C++
3 7 (29.17%) Assembly Language
4 4 (16.67%) C#
4 4 (16.67%) Java
5 3 (12.50%) Ada
6 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
6 2 (8.33%) Scala
6 2 (8.33%) SQL
7 1 (4.17%) Embedded C
7 1 (4.17%) Embedded C++
7 1 (4.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (45.83%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) CA Agile Central
2 5 (20.83%) Freescale
3 4 (16.67%) Wind River
4 2 (8.33%) Borland
5 1 (4.17%) Serena