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 26 September 2016 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 95 115 108
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 18 7 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.81% 0.28% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 0.30% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 2
Median daily rate £375 £350 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +21.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £325 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £43.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+8.66% -
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
2032 2305 2273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 91.41% 93.02% 93.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1100 1316 1134
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 105 87
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.55 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.75% +23.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.09 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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
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 26 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 26 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Reading +19 9 £375 -11.76% 7
Maidenhead - 5 £500 -
Wokingham - 3 £400 - 3
Bracknell - 1 - - 1
Software Developer
South East

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, 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 14 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (52.17%) Java
3 11 (47.83%) JavaScript
3 11 (47.83%) PHP
4 10 (43.48%) Scrum
4 10 (43.48%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (39.13%) AngularJS
6 8 (34.78%) SOLID
7 7 (30.43%) Continuous Delivery
7 7 (30.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 7 (30.43%) DevOps
7 7 (30.43%) JSON
7 7 (30.43%) TDD
7 7 (30.43%) C#
7 7 (30.43%) .NET
8 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
8 6 (26.09%) C
8 6 (26.09%) Linux
8 6 (26.09%) Python
8 6 (26.09%) Software Engineering
8 6 (26.09%) API Development
9 5 (21.74%) Kubernetes
9 5 (21.74%) Microservices
9 5 (21.74%) Rust
9 5 (21.74%) Go
9 5 (21.74%) Docker
9 5 (21.74%) GoCD
9 5 (21.74%) Virtual Team
9 5 (21.74%) Ruby
9 5 (21.74%) Degree

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 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
2 4 (17.39%) Drupal
3 2 (8.70%) Apache
3 2 (8.70%) Confluence
4 1 (4.35%) CMS
4 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Spatial
4 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (4.35%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (4.35%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) GitHub
1 2 (8.70%) Office 365
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) AMQP
1 5 (21.74%) HTTP
2 1 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) GIS
2 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) GoCD
1 5 (21.74%) Jasmine
2 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
3 3 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (8.70%) Jenkins
4 2 (8.70%) JIRA
5 1 (4.35%) git-flow
5 1 (4.35%) TeamCity
5 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Legal
2 2 (8.70%) Retail
2 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.35%) French Language
3 1 (4.35%) German Language
3 1 (4.35%) Italian Language
3 1 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (4.35%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (39.13%) AngularJS
2 7 (30.43%) .NET
2 7 (30.43%) JSON
2 7 (30.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 5 (21.74%) jQuery
3 5 (21.74%) REST
3 5 (21.74%) Web Services
4 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET
4 4 (17.39%) CSS
4 4 (17.39%) HTML
4 4 (17.39%) XML
5 3 (13.04%) WCF
6 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (8.70%) CSS3
6 2 (8.70%) HTML5
6 2 (8.70%) Laravel
6 2 (8.70%) SOAP
6 2 (8.70%) Symfony
6 2 (8.70%) XSD
6 2 (8.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Virtual Team
2 4 (17.39%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.35%) Cryptography
4 1 (4.35%) FMCG
4 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Linux
2 2 (8.70%) Windows
3 1 (4.35%) Unix
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (43.48%) Continuous Integration
2 10 (43.48%) Scrum
3 8 (34.78%) SOLID
4 7 (30.43%) Continuous Delivery
4 7 (30.43%) DevOps
4 7 (30.43%) TDD
5 6 (26.09%) API Development
5 6 (26.09%) Software Engineering
6 5 (21.74%) BDD
6 5 (21.74%) Microservices
6 5 (21.74%) MVC
6 5 (21.74%) OO
7 4 (17.39%) E-Commerce
7 4 (17.39%) Kanban
8 3 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (13.04%) Customer Insight
8 3 (13.04%) User Stories
8 3 (13.04%) Web Development
9 2 (8.70%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) Java
2 11 (47.83%) JavaScript
2 11 (47.83%) PHP
3 7 (30.43%) C#
4 6 (26.09%) C
4 6 (26.09%) Python
5 5 (21.74%) Bash Shell
5 5 (21.74%) F#
5 5 (21.74%) Go
5 5 (21.74%) Haskell
5 5 (21.74%) OCaml
5 5 (21.74%) Ruby
5 5 (21.74%) Rust
6 3 (13.04%) T-SQL
7 2 (8.70%) C++
7 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
7 2 (8.70%) SQL
7 2 (8.70%) VB.NET
7 2 (8.70%) XPath
8 1 (4.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle
2 2 (8.70%) IBM
3 1 (4.35%) Sitecore
Wokingham, Berkshire
V2
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day then up to £60,000 perm after 6 months
Posted: 14 days ago
Reading
Spectrum IT
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Reading
Spectrum IT
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 27 days ago