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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 103 117 117
Rank change year-on-year
+14 0
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 17 12 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.69% 0.47% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.52% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 6
Average daily rate
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£400 £388 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +23.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £400 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £30.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
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
2244 2317 2653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 91.15% 91.40% 88.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1123 1018 983
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 89 84
Average hourly rate £17.07 £16.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.45% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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
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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 +17 14 £400 - 1
Slough -1 2 - -
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - - 1
Bracknell - - - - 1
Maidenhead - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Software Developer
South East

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 23 (57.50%) C#
2 19 (47.50%) .NET
3 12 (30.00%) Software Engineering
4 11 (27.50%) Unit Testing
4 11 (27.50%) OO
4 11 (27.50%) Microsoft
5 10 (25.00%) C
6 9 (22.50%) Web Services
6 9 (22.50%) Windows
6 9 (22.50%) OOD
7 8 (20.00%) SQL
8 7 (17.50%) HTML
8 7 (17.50%) Cisco
8 7 (17.50%) GDB
9 6 (15.00%) Java
9 6 (15.00%) C++
9 6 (15.00%) T-SQL
9 6 (15.00%) Visual Studio
10 5 (12.50%) ASP.NET
10 5 (12.50%) SQL Server
10 5 (12.50%) JavaScript
10 5 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (12.50%) Embedded Software Development
10 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
10 5 (12.50%) WCF
10 5 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (12.50%) .NET Framework
11 4 (10.00%) AOP
11 4 (10.00%) TDD
11 4 (10.00%) Pair Programming

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 5 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (7.50%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.50%) AutoCAD
2 1 (2.50%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (7.50%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) IPv4
1 3 (7.50%) IPv6
2 1 (2.50%) Internet
2 1 (2.50%) Asterisk PBX
2 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (17.50%) GDB
2 6 (15.00%) Visual Studio
3 4 (10.00%) NUnit
3 4 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 4 (10.00%) SoapUI
4 3 (7.50%) Eclipse
5 2 (5.00%) JUnit
General
1 3 (7.50%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.00%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (47.50%) .NET
2 9 (22.50%) Web Services
3 7 (17.50%) HTML
4 5 (12.50%) .NET Framework
4 5 (12.50%) WCF
4 5 (12.50%) ASP.NET
5 4 (10.00%) CSS
5 4 (10.00%) SOAP
5 4 (10.00%) OAuth
5 4 (10.00%) HTML5
5 4 (10.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 4 (10.00%) REST
6 2 (5.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 2 (5.00%) WPF
6 2 (5.00%) XML
7 1 (2.50%) OpenGL
7 1 (2.50%) DirectX
7 1 (2.50%) WinForms
7 1 (2.50%) STL
7 1 (2.50%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Client/Server
2 3 (7.50%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.00%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (5.00%) IPTV
4 1 (2.50%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.50%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 9 (22.50%) Windows
2 4 (10.00%) Android
3 3 (7.50%) UNIX
4 2 (5.00%) Apple iOS
4 2 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.00%) Software Engineering
2 11 (27.50%) OO
2 11 (27.50%) Unit Testing
3 9 (22.50%) OOD
4 5 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (12.50%) Embedded Software Development
5 4 (10.00%) Change Data Capture
5 4 (10.00%) Dependency Injection
5 4 (10.00%) Software Architecture
5 4 (10.00%) BDD
5 4 (10.00%) Android Development
5 4 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (10.00%) Multithreading
5 4 (10.00%) UML
5 4 (10.00%) Scrum
5 4 (10.00%) TDD
5 4 (10.00%) Pair Programming
5 4 (10.00%) AOP
5 4 (10.00%) SOA
6 3 (7.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 23 (57.50%) C#
2 10 (25.00%) C
3 8 (20.00%) SQL
4 6 (15.00%) T-SQL
4 6 (15.00%) C++
4 6 (15.00%) Java
5 5 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 3 (7.50%) Fortran
7 2 (5.00%) Embedded C
7 2 (5.00%) Python
8 1 (2.50%) MATLAB
8 1 (2.50%) XAML
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) Degree
1 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
1 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (10.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (27.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.50%) Cisco
3 3 (7.50%) TIBCO
4 1 (2.50%) Autodesk
4 1 (2.50%) SolidWorks