The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 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 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineering
South West / Gloucestershire
Rank 15 16 27
Rank change year-on-year +1 +11  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 36 38 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 10.81% 8.50% 7.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.54% 11.31% 9.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 8 8
Median daily rate £500 £425 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.64% -10.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £325 £404
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £498 £554
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 18 14
Median hourly rate £42.50 £44.10 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.62% +4.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £42.50 £39.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.20 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £38.25
% change year-on-year - +11.11%  

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 Gloucestershire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Gloucestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 287 336 337
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 86.19% 75.17% 74.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 170 199
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £263 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 27 21
Median hourly rate £30.00 £43.50 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.03% +7.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.40 £46.20 £43.50
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 Gloucestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 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 Gloucestershire

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineering in Gloucestershire

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Gloucestershire over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineering in Gloucestershire

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in Gloucestershire

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 22 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 +5 7 £365 -23.15% 4
Tewkesbury 0 3 - -
Gloucester -4 1 - - 2
Filton - 1 - -
Software Engineering
South West

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 22 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 48 (61.54%) C
1 48 (61.54%) Security Cleared
2 45 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (44.87%) C++
3 35 (44.87%) DV Cleared
4 26 (33.33%) Java
4 26 (33.33%) Scrum
5 22 (28.21%) Software Testing
5 22 (28.21%) Python
6 21 (26.92%) SDLC
7 19 (24.36%) Linux
7 19 (24.36%) Oracle
8 16 (20.51%) UML
8 16 (20.51%) Selenium
9 15 (19.23%) Hadoop
9 15 (19.23%) OO
9 15 (19.23%) Embedded C++
10 14 (17.95%) SQL Server
10 14 (17.95%) Embedded C
11 13 (16.67%) DevOps
11 13 (16.67%) Integration Testing
11 13 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
11 13 (16.67%) JavaScript
11 13 (16.67%) Windows
12 12 (15.38%) EJB
12 12 (15.38%) Validation
12 12 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (15.38%) Big Data
13 11 (14.10%) System Testing
13 11 (14.10%) Waterfall

Software Engineering
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 9 (11.54%) JBoss
2 4 (5.13%) Apache Pig
2 4 (5.13%) Confluence
3 3 (3.85%) Apache
3 3 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.56%) Apache Spark
4 2 (2.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (11.54%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.28%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (3.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.26%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (10.26%) Amazon S3
2 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.28%) LAN
1 1 (1.28%) RS-485
1 1 (1.28%) Skype
1 1 (1.28%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (19.23%) Hadoop
2 14 (17.95%) SQL Server
3 12 (15.38%) Big Data
4 3 (3.85%) Apache Accumulo
5 2 (2.56%) Apache Hive
5 2 (2.56%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.56%) MySQL
5 2 (2.56%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.56%) OrientDB
6 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 16 (20.51%) Selenium
2 11 (14.10%) JUnit
3 10 (12.82%) Cucumber
4 8 (10.26%) JIRA
5 4 (5.13%) Ant
5 4 (5.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (5.13%) Jenkins
5 4 (5.13%) Maven
5 4 (5.13%) Subversion
6 3 (3.85%) Bitbucket
6 3 (3.85%) LoadRunner
6 3 (3.85%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (3.85%) Selenium IDE
6 3 (3.85%) WebDriver
7 2 (2.56%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (1.28%) C++Builder
8 1 (1.28%) EasyMock
8 1 (1.28%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.28%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (11.54%) Aerospace
2 8 (10.26%) Finance
3 4 (5.13%) Games
3 4 (5.13%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.85%) Electronics
4 3 (3.85%) Marketing
4 3 (3.85%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.28%) Automotive
5 1 (1.28%) Military
Job Titles
1 37 (47.44%) Software Engineer
2 19 (24.36%) Developer
3 14 (17.95%) Embedded Engineer
3 14 (17.95%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 12 (15.38%) C++ Software Engineer
5 11 (14.10%) Java Developer
5 11 (14.10%) Test Engineer
6 10 (12.82%) Integration Engineer
6 10 (12.82%) Systems Engineer
6 10 (12.82%) Test and Integration Engineer
7 5 (6.41%) .NET Developer
7 5 (6.41%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 5 (6.41%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
7 5 (6.41%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) C Software Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) C/C++ Software Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) Java Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) Java Software Engineer
9 3 (3.85%) .NET Software Engineer
9 3 (3.85%) Embedded C Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.38%) EJB
2 11 (14.10%) Hibernate
2 11 (14.10%) J2EE
2 11 (14.10%) REST
2 11 (14.10%) XML
3 10 (12.82%) JSF
3 10 (12.82%) Web Services
4 9 (11.54%) .NET
4 9 (11.54%) EJB 3.0
4 9 (11.54%) JAXB
4 9 (11.54%) JPA
4 9 (11.54%) PrimeFaces
4 9 (11.54%) XSD
4 9 (11.54%) XSLT
5 8 (10.26%) HTML
6 7 (8.97%) ASP.NET
6 7 (8.97%) CSS
6 7 (8.97%) jQuery
7 6 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (7.69%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.85%) Wiki
2 2 (2.56%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (1.28%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (1.28%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.28%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.28%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.28%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.28%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (1.28%) Mobile Games
3 1 (1.28%) Smartcard
3 1 (1.28%) User Experience
3 1 (1.28%) Vector Graphics
3 1 (1.28%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 19 (24.36%) Linux
2 13 (16.67%) Windows
3 4 (5.13%) Android
3 4 (5.13%) Apple iOS
4 3 (3.85%) Embedded Linux
4 3 (3.85%) Unix
5 2 (2.56%) CentOS
5 2 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (33.33%) Scrum
3 22 (28.21%) Software Testing
4 21 (26.92%) SDLC
5 16 (20.51%) UML
6 15 (19.23%) OO
7 13 (16.67%) DevOps
7 13 (16.67%) Integration Testing
7 13 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
8 12 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (15.38%) Validation
9 11 (14.10%) ITIL
9 11 (14.10%) System Testing
9 11 (14.10%) Waterfall
10 10 (12.82%) Risk Analysis
10 10 (12.82%) System Integration Testing
10 10 (12.82%) V-Model
10 10 (12.82%) Workflow
11 9 (11.54%) Automation Testing
11 9 (11.54%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 48 (61.54%) C
2 35 (44.87%) C++
3 26 (33.33%) Java
4 22 (28.21%) Python
5 15 (19.23%) Embedded C++
6 14 (17.95%) Embedded C
7 13 (16.67%) JavaScript
8 11 (14.10%) C#
9 10 (12.82%) Perl
10 4 (5.13%) Bash Shell
11 3 (3.85%) Assembly Language
12 2 (2.56%) Ada
12 2 (2.56%) Objective-C
12 2 (2.56%) Ruby
12 2 (2.56%) SQL
13 1 (1.28%) MATLAB
13 1 (1.28%) PHP
13 1 (1.28%) PL/SQL
13 1 (1.28%) Scala
13 1 (1.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 48 (61.54%) Security Cleared
2 35 (44.87%) DV Cleared
3 9 (11.54%) Degree
4 7 (8.97%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.85%) ISEB
5 3 (3.85%) ISTQB
5 3 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.41%) DO-178B
2 1 (1.28%) MISRA
2 1 (1.28%) MISRA C
2 1 (1.28%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.56%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.56%) Kibana
Vendors
1 19 (24.36%) Oracle
2 3 (3.85%) Atlassian
2 3 (3.85%) Cloudera
2 3 (3.85%) HP
2 3 (3.85%) SAP
2 3 (3.85%) Wind River
3 2 (2.56%) CA Agile Central
3 2 (2.56%) EMC
3 2 (2.56%) Freescale
3 2 (2.56%) Red Hat
3 2 (2.56%) Renesas
4 1 (1.28%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.28%) Motorola
4 1 (1.28%) RedGate
4 1 (1.28%) Twitter
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