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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 109 82 126
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +44
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 19 53 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.76% 2.03% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 2.20% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 24 4
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£325 £338 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -7.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £311
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £38.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.75 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -5.40%
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
2268 2407 2615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 90.29% 92.12% 90.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1204 1166 981
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 97 110
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 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £36.15 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

Software Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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 31 October 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
Bracknell +5 6 £330 -2.22% 2
Reading -19 6 £373 +71.26% 8
Slough - 5 £325 -
Maidenhead - 3 £325 -
Ascot - 2 £325 -
Windsor -3 1 £325 -7.14%
Wokingham - - - -
Newbury - - - - 2
Software Engineer
South East

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 29 (80.56%) Software Engineering
2 13 (36.11%) Linux
3 11 (30.56%) SQL
3 11 (30.56%) Java
3 11 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (27.78%) C
4 10 (27.78%) C++
4 10 (27.78%) Windows
5 9 (25.00%) HTML
5 9 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 9 (25.00%) SOAP
6 8 (22.22%) OO
7 7 (19.44%) Python
7 7 (19.44%) Perl
7 7 (19.44%) Shell Script
7 7 (19.44%) Computer Science
7 7 (19.44%) GDB
8 6 (16.67%) Web Development
8 6 (16.67%) JSON
8 6 (16.67%) Ruby
8 6 (16.67%) Ajax
8 6 (16.67%) Web Services
8 6 (16.67%) .NET
9 5 (13.89%) Client/Server
9 5 (13.89%) C#
9 5 (13.89%) Middleware
9 5 (13.89%) MPLS
9 5 (13.89%) SAN
9 5 (13.89%) Hitachi
9 5 (13.89%) Cisco

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 (5.56%) WebLogic
1 2 (5.56%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.78%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.89%) SAN
1 5 (13.89%) MPLS
1 5 (13.89%) NAS
2 3 (8.33%) OSPF
2 3 (8.33%) BGP
2 3 (8.33%) Ethernet
3 2 (5.56%) HTTP
3 2 (5.56%) SDH
3 2 (5.56%) IPv4
3 2 (5.56%) IPv6
4 1 (2.78%) Internet
4 1 (2.78%) SMS
4 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.78%) Gigabit Ethernet
4 1 (2.78%) Network Security
4 1 (2.78%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) MySQL
1 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.78%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.78%) Apache Hive
2 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.78%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.78%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (19.44%) GDB
2 3 (8.33%) Selenium
3 2 (5.56%) JBehave
3 2 (5.56%) Gradle
3 2 (5.56%) Eclipse
3 2 (5.56%) Toad
3 2 (5.56%) Ant
3 2 (5.56%) JUnit
3 2 (5.56%) Maven
4 1 (2.78%) JIRA
4 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.78%) NUnit
4 1 (2.78%) Subversion
4 1 (2.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (2.78%) MSBuild
4 1 (2.78%) FishEye
General
1 4 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 3 (8.33%) Electronics
3 2 (5.56%) Games
4 1 (2.78%) Marketing
4 1 (2.78%) Finance
4 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (25.00%) HTML
1 9 (25.00%) SOAP
2 6 (16.67%) Web Services
2 6 (16.67%) .NET
2 6 (16.67%) Ajax
2 6 (16.67%) JSON
3 5 (13.89%) Middleware
3 5 (13.89%) Hibernate
3 5 (13.89%) REST
4 4 (11.11%) CSS
4 4 (11.11%) XML
4 4 (11.11%) JMS
5 2 (5.56%) WSDL
5 2 (5.56%) JAXB
5 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET
5 2 (5.56%) VXML
5 2 (5.56%) LAMP
5 2 (5.56%) WCF
5 2 (5.56%) HTML5
5 2 (5.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Computer Science
2 5 (13.89%) Client/Server
2 5 (13.89%) User Experience
3 3 (8.33%) Open Source
4 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.78%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (2.78%) SCORM
5 1 (2.78%) IPTV
5 1 (2.78%) Derivative
5 1 (2.78%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 13 (36.11%) Linux
2 10 (27.78%) Windows
3 3 (8.33%) UNIX
3 3 (8.33%) Android
4 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.78%) SUSE
5 1 (2.78%) Debian
5 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (80.56%) Software Engineering
2 11 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (22.22%) OO
4 6 (16.67%) Web Development
5 4 (11.11%) TDD
6 3 (8.33%) Embedded Software Development
6 3 (8.33%) DRM
6 3 (8.33%) MVC
7 2 (5.56%) Migration
7 2 (5.56%) Data Migration
7 2 (5.56%) Test Automation
7 2 (5.56%) Software Distribution
7 2 (5.56%) Android Development
7 2 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (2.78%) Coaching
8 1 (2.78%) Software Deployment
8 1 (2.78%) Pair Programming
8 1 (2.78%) Release Management
8 1 (2.78%) Digital Marketing
8 1 (2.78%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (30.56%) Java
1 11 (30.56%) SQL
2 10 (27.78%) C
2 10 (27.78%) C++
3 9 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 7 (19.44%) Perl
4 7 (19.44%) Python
4 7 (19.44%) Shell Script
5 6 (16.67%) Ruby
6 5 (13.89%) Bash Shell
6 5 (13.89%) C#
7 3 (8.33%) PHP
7 3 (8.33%) Embedded C
8 2 (5.56%) PL/SQL
9 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
9 1 (2.78%) ECMAScript
9 1 (2.78%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 2 (5.56%) Degree
1 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.89%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 5 (13.89%) Cisco
1 5 (13.89%) Hitachi
2 2 (5.56%) MetaSolv
2 2 (5.56%) Cramer
2 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle
2 2 (5.56%) BEA
3 1 (2.78%) SAP
3 1 (2.78%) HP
3 1 (2.78%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.78%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.78%) McAfee
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