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 20 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 103 101 118
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 20 27 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.81% 1.06% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 1.16% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 4
Average daily rate
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£325 £319 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% -8.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+8.24% -3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £42.00 - £31.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -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
2240 2327 2780
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 91.02% 91.15% 88.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1118 1016 1046
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
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 64 88 86
Average hourly rate £17.07 £16.86 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.24% -15.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £31.40 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

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 20 August 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 20 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 +9 12 £420 +150.74% 6
Slough +9 6 £325 +8.33% 1
Bracknell +5 4 £325 -3.70%
Maidenhead -2 3 £325 -
Windsor +1 1 £325 -7.14%
Newbury 0 1 £200 - 1
Wokingham - - - -
Software Engineer
South East

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 24 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 13 (40.63%) C
3 11 (34.38%) Linux
4 9 (28.13%) Windows
5 8 (25.00%) C++
6 7 (21.88%) GDB
7 6 (18.75%) Perl
7 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
8 5 (15.63%) .NET
8 5 (15.63%) Web Services
8 5 (15.63%) Java
8 5 (15.63%) Client/Server
8 5 (15.63%) Cisco
8 5 (15.63%) Internet
8 5 (15.63%) Shell Script
8 5 (15.63%) SC Cleared
9 4 (12.50%) UML
9 4 (12.50%) JavaScript
9 4 (12.50%) HTML
9 4 (12.50%) C#
10 3 (9.38%) TDD
10 3 (9.38%) PHP
10 3 (9.38%) SQL
10 3 (9.38%) CSS
10 3 (9.38%) UNIX
10 3 (9.38%) OO
10 3 (9.38%) BGP
10 3 (9.38%) DRM
10 3 (9.38%) MPLS

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 1 (3.13%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) SaaS
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.63%) Internet
2 3 (9.38%) BGP
2 3 (9.38%) MPLS
2 3 (9.38%) OSPF
3 2 (6.25%) IPv4
3 2 (6.25%) IPv6
3 2 (6.25%) SMS
3 2 (6.25%) HTTP
4 1 (3.13%) Wireshark
4 1 (3.13%) GGSN
4 1 (3.13%) SGSN
4 1 (3.13%) LTE
4 1 (3.13%) NAS
4 1 (3.13%) Wireless
4 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.13%) Packet Switching
4 1 (3.13%) SAN
4 1 (3.13%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.13%) MySQL
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (21.88%) GDB
2 3 (9.38%) Selenium
3 2 (6.25%) Gradle
3 2 (6.25%) JBehave
3 2 (6.25%) Eclipse
3 2 (6.25%) Ant
3 2 (6.25%) JUnit
3 2 (6.25%) Maven
4 1 (3.13%) JIRA
4 1 (3.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (3.13%) NUnit
4 1 (3.13%) Subversion
4 1 (3.13%) MSBuild
4 1 (3.13%) FishEye
General
1 2 (6.25%) Games
2 1 (3.13%) Electronics
2 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.63%) .NET
1 5 (15.63%) Web Services
2 4 (12.50%) HTML
3 3 (9.38%) CSS
4 2 (6.25%) HTML5
4 2 (6.25%) CCXML
4 2 (6.25%) VXML
4 2 (6.25%) JMS
4 2 (6.25%) XML
4 2 (6.25%) SOAP
4 2 (6.25%) J2EE
4 2 (6.25%) Spring
4 2 (6.25%) JSON
5 1 (3.13%) Ajax
5 1 (3.13%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.13%) RESTful
5 1 (3.13%) Hibernate
5 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
5 1 (3.13%) LAMP
5 1 (3.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Client/Server
2 2 (6.25%) Open Source
2 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.13%) IPTV
3 1 (3.13%) Derivative
3 1 (3.13%) SCORM
3 1 (3.13%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 11 (34.38%) Linux
2 9 (28.13%) Windows
3 3 (9.38%) UNIX
4 2 (6.25%) Android
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.13%) SUSE
5 1 (3.13%) Debian
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (12.50%) UML
4 3 (9.38%) TDD
4 3 (9.38%) OO
4 3 (9.38%) DRM
4 3 (9.38%) Embedded Software Development
4 3 (9.38%) Software Distribution
5 2 (6.25%) Android Development
5 2 (6.25%) Software Deployment
5 2 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (6.25%) Scrum
5 2 (6.25%) Release Management
6 1 (3.13%) Web Development
6 1 (3.13%) Unit Testing
6 1 (3.13%) Test Scripting
6 1 (3.13%) Test Automation
6 1 (3.13%) OOD
6 1 (3.13%) MVC
6 1 (3.13%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 13 (40.63%) C
2 8 (25.00%) C++
3 6 (18.75%) Perl
4 5 (15.63%) Java
4 5 (15.63%) Shell Script
5 4 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 4 (12.50%) C#
6 3 (9.38%) PHP
6 3 (9.38%) SQL
6 3 (9.38%) Embedded C
7 2 (6.25%) Python
8 1 (3.13%) Ruby
8 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
8 1 (3.13%) ECMAScript
8 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
1 5 (15.63%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) Degree
2 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (15.63%) Cisco
2 2 (6.25%) HP
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.25%) McAfee
3 1 (3.13%) NetHawk
3 1 (3.13%) Atlassian
3 1 (3.13%) Hitachi
3 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
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