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 26 May 2015 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 108 99 120
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 12 21 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.47% 0.83% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.93% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 1
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£331 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.66% -6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £335 £316
% change year-on-year
-1.49% +5.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
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
2258 2262 2193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.35% 89.44% 91.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1178 1112 905
Average daily rate £388 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 74 116
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% -30.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £11.25 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £30.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.52% -4.28%

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
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 26 May 2015. 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
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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 -4 5 £338 -15.62% 4
Slough - 1 £250 - 1
Wokingham - 1 £325 - 1
Software Developer
South East

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 13 (65.00%) JavaScript
2 12 (60.00%) .NET
2 12 (60.00%) C#
3 10 (50.00%) HTML
3 10 (50.00%) CSS
4 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (40.00%) Software Engineering
6 7 (35.00%) SQL
6 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
7 6 (30.00%) Python
7 6 (30.00%) TDD
7 6 (30.00%) Django
7 6 (30.00%) Sass
8 5 (25.00%) Relational Database
8 5 (25.00%) .NET Framework
8 5 (25.00%) Scrum
8 5 (25.00%) Web Services
8 5 (25.00%) Visual Studio
9 4 (20.00%) T-SQL
9 4 (20.00%) Java
9 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET
9 4 (20.00%) Service Delivery
9 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (20.00%) WCF
9 4 (20.00%) WPF
10 3 (15.00%) RESTful
10 3 (15.00%) User Experience
10 3 (15.00%) Time Management
10 3 (15.00%) REST
10 3 (15.00%) Ajax

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 2 (10.00%) IIS
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.00%) CMS
2 1 (5.00%) Lync
2 1 (5.00%) Node.js
2 1 (5.00%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.00%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (15.00%) MySQL
3 3 (15.00%) RDBMS
4 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
5 1 (5.00%) MS Access
5 1 (5.00%) MongoDB
5 1 (5.00%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (5.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (10.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (10.00%) Subversion
2 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.00%) MSTest
3 1 (5.00%) Selenium
3 1 (5.00%) LabVIEW
3 1 (5.00%) NUnit
General
1 1 (5.00%) Electronics
1 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (60.00%) .NET
2 10 (50.00%) CSS
2 10 (50.00%) HTML
3 6 (30.00%) Django
3 6 (30.00%) Sass
4 5 (25.00%) .NET Framework
4 5 (25.00%) Web Services
5 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET
5 4 (20.00%) WCF
5 4 (20.00%) WPF
5 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (15.00%) RESTful
6 3 (15.00%) REST
6 3 (15.00%) Ajax
6 3 (15.00%) XML
7 2 (10.00%) XSLT
7 2 (10.00%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (10.00%) JSON
7 2 (10.00%) Ext JS
7 2 (10.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Client/Server
1 3 (15.00%) User Experience
2 2 (10.00%) N-Tier
2 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 6 (30.00%) TDD
4 5 (25.00%) Scrum
5 4 (20.00%) Service Delivery
6 3 (15.00%) Time Management
7 2 (10.00%) Kanban
7 2 (10.00%) Product Management
7 2 (10.00%) Dependency Injection
7 2 (10.00%) Use Case
7 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (10.00%) MVC
7 2 (10.00%) Migration
7 2 (10.00%) OOP
7 2 (10.00%) Responsive Web Design
8 1 (5.00%) Content Management
8 1 (5.00%) Logistics
8 1 (5.00%) Automated Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Multithreading
8 1 (5.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (65.00%) JavaScript
2 12 (60.00%) C#
3 7 (35.00%) SQL
4 6 (30.00%) Python
5 4 (20.00%) T-SQL
5 4 (20.00%) Java
6 3 (15.00%) C
6 3 (15.00%) PHP
7 2 (10.00%) Embedded C
7 2 (10.00%) Ruby
7 2 (10.00%) C++
7 2 (10.00%) VBScript
7 2 (10.00%) VB
7 2 (10.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
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Rate: £35 - 38 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
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Pertemps ERP
Rate: £500 a day
Posted: 7 days ago