The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Berkshire region that had Software Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Developer
South East / Berkshire
Rank 93 117 126
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 13 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.65% 0.39% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.42% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 1
Median daily rate £325 £375 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +200.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £48.00 £125.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -61.60%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £43.75 £37.59
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +16.39%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1874 2356 2582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 93.51% 92.21% 93.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 893 1260 1284
Median daily rate £419 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.75% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £501 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 93 73
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £63.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Berkshire region that featured Software Developer in the job title.

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Software Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Developer across the Berkshire region.

Software Developer Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Software Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Developer across the Berkshire region.

Software Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Software Developer
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 February 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
Maidenhead - 5 £325 - 1
Bracknell +2 3 - -
Slough - 2 £300 - 1
Reading +5 1 £300 -20.00% 2
Software Developer
South East

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, Software Developer 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 Berkshire region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 15 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (41.94%) TDD
2 13 (41.94%) JavaScript
3 11 (35.48%) .NET
4 10 (32.26%) PHP
4 10 (32.26%) C#
4 10 (32.26%) Scrum
5 9 (29.03%) Java
5 9 (29.03%) SQL
5 9 (29.03%) JSON
6 8 (25.81%) jQuery
6 8 (25.81%) AngularJS
6 8 (25.81%) C++
6 8 (25.81%) Linux
6 8 (25.81%) OO
6 8 (25.81%) Python
7 7 (22.58%) MVC
7 7 (22.58%) HTTP
7 7 (22.58%) C
7 7 (22.58%) Windows
7 7 (22.58%) Ruby
7 7 (22.58%) Web Development
7 7 (22.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 7 (22.58%) BDD
7 7 (22.58%) SOLID
8 6 (19.35%) Continuous Delivery
8 6 (19.35%) API Development
8 6 (19.35%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (19.35%) XML
9 5 (16.13%) Microsoft

Software Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 4 (12.90%) Drupal
1 4 (12.90%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.45%) CMS
3 1 (3.23%) Apache
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (3.23%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (22.58%) HTTP
2 4 (12.90%) AMQP
3 1 (3.23%) DVB
3 1 (3.23%) Extranet
3 1 (3.23%) Intranet
3 1 (3.23%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.45%) MS Access
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (16.13%) GoCD
1 5 (16.13%) Jasmine
2 3 (9.68%) JMeter
3 2 (6.45%) Ant
3 2 (6.45%) Apache Ivy
3 2 (6.45%) Bitbucket
3 2 (6.45%) Gradle
3 2 (6.45%) Maven
3 2 (6.45%) Selenium
3 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio
3 2 (6.45%) WebDriver
4 1 (3.23%) ClearCase
4 1 (3.23%) Eclipse
4 1 (3.23%) eggPlant
4 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.23%) git-flow
4 1 (3.23%) JUnit
4 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.23%) TestNG
General
1 1 (3.23%) Electronics
1 1 (3.23%) Finance
1 1 (3.23%) French Language
1 1 (3.23%) German Language
1 1 (3.23%) Italian Language
1 1 (3.23%) Legal
1 1 (3.23%) Marketing
1 1 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (3.23%) Retail
1 1 (3.23%) Spanish Language
1 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (35.48%) .NET
2 9 (29.03%) JSON
3 8 (25.81%) AngularJS
3 8 (25.81%) jQuery
4 7 (22.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 6 (19.35%) XML
6 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET
6 3 (9.68%) HTML
6 3 (9.68%) HTML5
6 3 (9.68%) Laravel
6 3 (9.68%) REST
6 3 (9.68%) Symfony
7 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (6.45%) CSS
7 2 (6.45%) CSS3
7 2 (6.45%) Web Services
8 1 (3.23%) SOAP
8 1 (3.23%) WSDL
8 1 (3.23%) XSD
8 1 (3.23%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.90%) Virtual Team
3 2 (6.45%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (6.45%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.23%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.23%) FMCG
4 1 (3.23%) STB
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.81%) Linux
2 7 (22.58%) Windows
3 1 (3.23%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (41.94%) TDD
3 10 (32.26%) Scrum
4 8 (25.81%) OO
5 7 (22.58%) BDD
5 7 (22.58%) MVC
5 7 (22.58%) SOLID
5 7 (22.58%) Web Development
6 6 (19.35%) API Development
6 6 (19.35%) Continuous Delivery
6 6 (19.35%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (16.13%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (16.13%) DevOps
7 5 (16.13%) Front End Development
7 5 (16.13%) Microservices
8 4 (12.90%) Automated Testing
8 4 (12.90%) OOP
8 4 (12.90%) Test Automation
9 3 (9.68%) Manual Testing
9 3 (9.68%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (41.94%) JavaScript
2 10 (32.26%) C#
2 10 (32.26%) PHP
3 9 (29.03%) Java
3 9 (29.03%) SQL
4 8 (25.81%) C++
4 8 (25.81%) Python
5 7 (22.58%) C
5 7 (22.58%) Ruby
6 5 (16.13%) Bash Shell
6 5 (16.13%) F#
6 5 (16.13%) Go
6 5 (16.13%) Haskell
6 5 (16.13%) OCaml
6 5 (16.13%) Rust
7 2 (6.45%) Groovy
7 2 (6.45%) T-SQL
7 2 (6.45%) VB
7 2 (6.45%) VB.NET
7 2 (6.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) ISEB
2 1 (3.23%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) SDET
System Software
1 5 (16.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (16.13%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.90%) Oracle
3 1 (3.23%) Apple
3 1 (3.23%) IBM
3 1 (3.23%) Samsung
3 1 (3.23%) Sitecore
3 1 (3.23%) Splunk