The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 110 119 110
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 11 10 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.43% 0.37% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.40% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 13
Average daily rate £400 £575 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.43% +91.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £215 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £575 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £348 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +12.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £48.00 £125.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.60% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.59 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+15.64% -5.88%
Software Developer
South East

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
2315 2525 2466
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 91.11% 93.10% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1208 1244 1230
Average daily rate £400 £398 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +2.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £550 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 68 109
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £36.20 £30.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Developer in the job title across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Developer across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Software Developer Daily Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -6 5 £375 -34.78% 11
Bracknell -1 3 - - 1
Software Developer
South East

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Software Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Developer in their job title.

1 10 (35.71%) C#
1 10 (35.71%) SQL Server
1 10 (35.71%) .NET
1 10 (35.71%) Software Engineering
2 9 (32.14%) Python
2 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (28.57%) CSS
3 8 (28.57%) Linux
3 8 (28.57%) HTML
3 8 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 7 (25.00%) C++
4 7 (25.00%) Scrum
4 7 (25.00%) Ajax
5 6 (21.43%) AngularJS
6 5 (17.86%) Electronics
6 5 (17.86%) Embedded C
6 5 (17.86%) Relational Database
6 5 (17.86%) Automated Testing
7 4 (14.29%) Software Testing
7 4 (14.29%) Django
7 4 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
7 4 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (14.29%) FedRAMP
7 4 (14.29%) Sass
7 4 (14.29%) User Experience
7 4 (14.29%) Twisted
7 4 (14.29%) Internet
7 4 (14.29%) H.323
7 4 (14.29%) TDD
7 4 (14.29%) OOP

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Software Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (10.71%) IIS
1 3 (10.71%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) H.323
1 4 (14.29%) Internet
2 3 (10.71%) FTP
2 3 (10.71%) HTTP
2 3 (10.71%) SSH
2 3 (10.71%) SSL
3 1 (3.57%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 5 (17.86%) Relational Database
3 3 (10.71%) NoSQL
3 3 (10.71%) RDBMS
3 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (7.14%) MySQL
4 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Eclipse
1 4 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (10.71%) Visual Studio
3 2 (7.14%) Bugzilla
3 2 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 2 (7.14%) Jenkins
3 2 (7.14%) JIRA
3 2 (7.14%) Subversion
3 2 (7.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (3.57%) ClearCase
4 1 (3.57%) Jasmine
4 1 (3.57%) NuGet
4 1 (3.57%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (17.86%) Electronics
2 1 (3.57%) Aerospace
2 1 (3.57%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (35.71%) .NET
2 8 (28.57%) CSS
2 8 (28.57%) HTML
3 7 (25.00%) Ajax
4 6 (21.43%) AngularJS
5 4 (14.29%) Django
5 4 (14.29%) Sass
5 4 (14.29%) Twisted
6 3 (10.71%) .NET Framework
6 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET
6 3 (10.71%) IBM Integration Bus
6 3 (10.71%) JSON
6 3 (10.71%) Middleware
6 3 (10.71%) REST
6 3 (10.71%) SOAP
6 3 (10.71%) XML
7 2 (7.14%) jQuery
7 2 (7.14%) Managed Extensibility Framework
7 2 (7.14%) Unity DI Container
7 2 (7.14%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) User Experience
2 3 (10.71%) DataPower
3 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (28.57%) Linux
2 2 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) Software Engineering
2 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (25.00%) Scrum
4 5 (17.86%) Automated Testing
5 4 (14.29%) OOP
5 4 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
5 4 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 4 (14.29%) TDD
6 3 (10.71%) Kanban
6 3 (10.71%) Migration
6 3 (10.71%) MVC
6 3 (10.71%) Service Delivery
7 2 (7.14%) API Integration
7 2 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (7.14%) Dependency Injection
8 1 (3.57%) Brand Management
8 1 (3.57%) Game Development
8 1 (3.57%) MSF
8 1 (3.57%) Signal Processing
8 1 (3.57%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (35.71%) C#
2 9 (32.14%) Python
3 8 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 7 (25.00%) C++
5 5 (17.86%) Embedded C
6 3 (10.71%) Erlang
7 2 (7.14%) Java
7 2 (7.14%) PHP
7 2 (7.14%) Ruby
7 2 (7.14%) SQL
7 2 (7.14%) VB
7 2 (7.14%) VB.NET
7 2 (7.14%) VBScript
8 1 (3.57%) C
8 1 (3.57%) Embedded C++
8 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) Degree
1 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) FedRAMP
2 2 (7.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) CA
1 3 (10.71%) IBM
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.57%) Perforce