The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 106 106 108
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 17 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.67% 0.43% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.49% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 4
Average daily rate
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£278 £311 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.84% +38.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £216 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £338 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Software Engineer
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 2248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.00% 89.37% 91.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1181 1118 919
Average daily rate £380 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £210 £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 77 76 119
Average hourly rate £18.25 £17.75 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.81% -27.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Engineer across the Berkshire region.

Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer across the Berkshire region.

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Software Engineer
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 Engineer within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 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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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 +12 7 £278 -10.48% 11
Bracknell -2 2 - - 2
Software Engineer
South East

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title.

1 20 (76.92%) Software Engineering
2 14 (53.85%) C
3 11 (42.31%) C++
4 9 (34.62%) Java
5 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (19.23%) Android
6 5 (19.23%) Linux
6 5 (19.23%) Python
6 5 (19.23%) Embedded C
6 5 (19.23%) MVC
7 4 (15.38%) Electronics
7 4 (15.38%) Device Driver
7 4 (15.38%) C#
7 4 (15.38%) Android Development
8 3 (11.54%) iOS Development
8 3 (11.54%) Software Distribution
8 3 (11.54%) Software Delivery
8 3 (11.54%) SQL
8 3 (11.54%) OOD
8 3 (11.54%) ISO 9001
8 3 (11.54%) Scrum
8 3 (11.54%) HP
8 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
8 3 (11.54%) Assembly Language
8 3 (11.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 3 (11.54%) McAfee
8 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
8 3 (11.54%) Test Automation
8 3 (11.54%) IEC 61508
8 3 (11.54%) Apple iOS

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.69%) WebSphere
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (7.69%) MQSeries
1 2 (7.69%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (3.85%) Apache
2 1 (3.85%) Zope
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) LTE
1 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
1 2 (7.69%) SMS
2 1 (3.85%) VoIP
2 1 (3.85%) DHCP
2 1 (3.85%) HTTP
2 1 (3.85%) Wireless
2 1 (3.85%) DNS
2 1 (3.85%) 3G
2 1 (3.85%) RTP
2 1 (3.85%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
1 1 (3.85%) MySQL
1 1 (3.85%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Subversion
1 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
1 2 (7.69%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.85%) ClearCase
2 1 (3.85%) LabVIEW
2 1 (3.85%) ClearQuest
2 1 (3.85%) MSI
2 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.85%) JIRA
2 1 (3.85%) Selenium
General
1 4 (15.38%) Electronics
2 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.85%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) Spring MVC
1 2 (7.69%) Spring Web Flow
1 2 (7.69%) Java EE
1 2 (7.69%) Spring
1 2 (7.69%) JSF
1 2 (7.69%) PhoneGap
1 2 (7.69%) AngularJS
1 2 (7.69%) jQuery
1 2 (7.69%) Hibernate
1 2 (7.69%) Apache Camel
2 1 (3.85%) Celery
2 1 (3.85%) Catalyst
2 1 (3.85%) ZeroMQ
2 1 (3.85%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) DHTML
2 1 (3.85%) HTML
2 1 (3.85%) Swing
2 1 (3.85%) WinForms
2 1 (3.85%) RESTful
2 1 (3.85%) GStreamer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Device Driver
2 2 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.85%) MPEG
3 1 (3.85%) VHDL
3 1 (3.85%) Verilog
3 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (19.23%) Android
1 5 (19.23%) Linux
2 3 (11.54%) Apple iOS
3 2 (7.69%) UNIX
3 2 (7.69%) Windows
4 1 (3.85%) Windows XP
4 1 (3.85%) FreeBSD
4 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.85%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (76.92%) Software Engineering
2 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (19.23%) MVC
4 4 (15.38%) Android Development
5 3 (11.54%) iOS Development
5 3 (11.54%) Software Distribution
5 3 (11.54%) Software Delivery
5 3 (11.54%) OOD
5 3 (11.54%) Scrum
5 3 (11.54%) Test Automation
5 3 (11.54%) Unit Testing
6 2 (7.69%) Software Deployment
6 2 (7.69%) SOA
6 2 (7.69%) UML
6 2 (7.69%) OOP
6 2 (7.69%) OO
6 2 (7.69%) Mobile Development
7 1 (3.85%) DevOps
7 1 (3.85%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (3.85%) Functional Programming
Programming Languages
1 14 (53.85%) C
2 11 (42.31%) C++
3 9 (34.62%) Java
4 5 (19.23%) Python
4 5 (19.23%) Embedded C
5 4 (15.38%) C#
6 3 (11.54%) SQL
6 3 (11.54%) Assembly Language
7 2 (7.69%) Ruby
7 2 (7.69%) Embedded C++
7 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
8 1 (3.85%) Perl
8 1 (3.85%) VB
8 1 (3.85%) MATLAB
8 1 (3.85%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) ISEB
3 1 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) ISO 9001
1 3 (11.54%) IEC 61508
2 1 (3.85%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (3.85%) GCP
2 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (3.85%) Salt
2 1 (3.85%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (3.85%) Puppet
2 1 (3.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) HP
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
1 3 (11.54%) McAfee
2 2 (7.69%) Talend
2 2 (7.69%) IBM
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (3.85%) VMware
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