The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Berkshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 112 110 124
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 17 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.60% 0.45% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.49% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 3 1
Average daily rate £350 £130 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+169.23% -62.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-16.00% +15.38%
Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2573 2250 2810
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 90.15% 91.54% 90.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1334 891 1035
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 150 103
Average hourly rate £16.86 £29.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.86% +52.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.38 £13.87 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Software Developer
South East

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading -1 9 £375 -6.25% 11
Maidenhead -7 2 £350 +169.23%
Bracknell 0 1 £225 - 1
Newbury - - - - 2
Slough - - - - 1
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - - 1
Software Developer
South East

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 24 (66.67%) C#
2 22 (61.11%) SQL
2 22 (61.11%) .NET
3 15 (41.67%) Web Services
4 13 (36.11%) WCF
5 12 (33.33%) T-SQL
6 10 (27.78%) OO
6 10 (27.78%) ASP.NET Web API
7 9 (25.00%) Unit Testing
7 9 (25.00%) Time Management
7 9 (25.00%) RESTful
7 9 (25.00%) Client/Server
7 9 (25.00%) OOD
7 9 (25.00%) SQL Server
7 9 (25.00%) WPF
7 9 (25.00%) MVC
7 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 8 (22.22%) JavaScript
8 8 (22.22%) HTML
9 7 (19.44%) MS Excel
10 6 (16.67%) Scrum
10 6 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (16.67%) JSON
10 6 (16.67%) Java
10 6 (16.67%) Windows
11 5 (13.89%) Visual Studio
11 5 (13.89%) ASP.NET
11 5 (13.89%) JSP
11 5 (13.89%) Sybase
11 5 (13.89%) RDBMS

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (5.56%) Apache
3 1 (2.78%) IIS
3 1 (2.78%) Node.js
Applications
1 7 (19.44%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.78%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.89%) RDBMS
2 5 (13.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (13.89%) Relational Database
3 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (5.56%) MySQL
5 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (13.89%) Visual Studio
2 3 (8.33%) NUnit
2 3 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 3 (8.33%) SoapUI
3 2 (5.56%) Eclipse
3 2 (5.56%) JUnit
4 1 (2.78%) Selenium
4 1 (2.78%) MSBuild
4 1 (2.78%) MSTest
General
1 3 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.56%) Automotive
3 1 (2.78%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (61.11%) .NET
2 15 (41.67%) Web Services
3 13 (36.11%) WCF
4 10 (27.78%) ASP.NET Web API
5 9 (25.00%) RESTful
5 9 (25.00%) WPF
6 8 (22.22%) HTML
7 6 (16.67%) JSON
8 5 (13.89%) ASP.NET
8 5 (13.89%) JSP
8 5 (13.89%) Ruby on Rails
8 5 (13.89%) HTML5
9 4 (11.11%) REST
9 4 (11.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 4 (11.11%) .NET Framework
10 3 (8.33%) SOAP
10 3 (8.33%) OAuth
11 2 (5.56%) Ajax
11 2 (5.56%) Zend Framework
12 1 (2.78%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.00%) Client/Server
2 4 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.56%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.67%) Windows
2 2 (5.56%) Android
2 2 (5.56%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.78%) OO
2 9 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 9 (25.00%) Time Management
2 9 (25.00%) OOD
2 9 (25.00%) MVC
3 6 (16.67%) Scrum
3 6 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (13.89%) Software Engineering
4 5 (13.89%) Technical Analysis
5 3 (8.33%) AOP
5 3 (8.33%) TDD
5 3 (8.33%) Pair Programming
5 3 (8.33%) E-Commerce
5 3 (8.33%) SOA
5 3 (8.33%) UML
5 3 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (8.33%) Multithreading
5 3 (8.33%) BDD
5 3 (8.33%) Dependency Injection
5 3 (8.33%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 24 (66.67%) C#
2 22 (61.11%) SQL
3 12 (33.33%) T-SQL
4 8 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 6 (16.67%) Java
6 5 (13.89%) Ruby
7 3 (8.33%) C++
8 2 (5.56%) Fortran
8 2 (5.56%) PHP
8 2 (5.56%) C
8 2 (5.56%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) Degree
2 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.89%) Sybase
3 2 (5.56%) Zend
Newbury, Berkshire
Gate Hampton Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago