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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 101 107 97
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 25 17 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.97% 0.70% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 0.77% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 10
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£313 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £260 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £344 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 £42.00 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +9.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
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
2306 2209 2316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.14% 91.24% 91.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1335 1105 1029
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 72 89
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.07 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.16% +3.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.09 £40.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 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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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 -4 12 £420 +29.23% 3
Bracknell -2 7 £160 -50.76% 6
Slough 0 4 £250 -23.07%
Software Engineer
South East

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 37 (82.22%) Software Engineering
2 20 (44.44%) C++
3 19 (42.22%) C
4 13 (28.89%) Java
5 12 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (22.22%) Linux
7 9 (20.00%) Scrum
8 8 (17.78%) Electronics
8 8 (17.78%) C#
8 8 (17.78%) Assembly Language
9 7 (15.56%) IBM
9 7 (15.56%) WebSphere
9 7 (15.56%) Test Automation
10 6 (13.33%) Android
10 6 (13.33%) Android Development
10 6 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (13.33%) Web Services
10 6 (13.33%) Windows
11 5 (11.11%) SOAP
11 5 (11.11%) Embedded C
11 5 (11.11%) HTTP
11 5 (11.11%) HP
11 5 (11.11%) QA
11 5 (11.11%) Spring
11 5 (11.11%) Telecoms
11 5 (11.11%) Device Driver
11 5 (11.11%) Hibernate
11 5 (11.11%) iOS Development
11 5 (11.11%) Apple iOS
11 5 (11.11%) Security Cleared

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 7 (15.56%) WebSphere
2 3 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (4.44%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.22%) Zope
4 1 (2.22%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) SaaS
1 1 (2.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.11%) HTTP
2 4 (8.89%) SSH
2 4 (8.89%) SSL
2 4 (8.89%) FTP
3 3 (6.67%) LDAP
4 2 (4.44%) SMS
4 2 (4.44%) LTE
4 2 (4.44%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.22%) DNS
5 1 (2.22%) 4G
5 1 (2.22%) UMTS
5 1 (2.22%) VoIP
5 1 (2.22%) DHCP
5 1 (2.22%) IPv4
5 1 (2.22%) IPv6
5 1 (2.22%) 3G
5 1 (2.22%) RTP
5 1 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.22%) Wireless
5 1 (2.22%) WiMAX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.67%) MySQL
1 3 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (6.67%) ClearQuest
1 3 (6.67%) ClearCase
2 2 (4.44%) TeamCity
2 2 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.44%) NuGet
3 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.22%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.22%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.22%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.22%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.22%) MSI
3 1 (2.22%) LabVIEW
3 1 (2.22%) Subversion
3 1 (2.22%) JIRA
3 1 (2.22%) Selenium
General
1 8 (17.78%) Electronics
2 5 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.44%) Marketing
4 1 (2.22%) French Language
4 1 (2.22%) German Language
4 1 (2.22%) Italian Language
4 1 (2.22%) Spanish Language
4 1 (2.22%) Finance
4 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.22%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.33%) Web Services
2 5 (11.11%) SOAP
2 5 (11.11%) Hibernate
2 5 (11.11%) Spring
3 4 (8.89%) Middleware
3 4 (8.89%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 3 (6.67%) Spring Web Flow
4 3 (6.67%) JSF
4 3 (6.67%) REST
4 3 (6.67%) Java EE
4 3 (6.67%) SWT
4 3 (6.67%) Spring MVC
4 3 (6.67%) JMS
5 2 (4.44%) XML
5 2 (4.44%) Struts
5 2 (4.44%) .NET
5 2 (4.44%) J2EE
5 2 (4.44%) JAXB
5 2 (4.44%) JNI
5 2 (4.44%) JAX-WS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.11%) Device Driver
3 4 (8.89%) VAX
3 4 (8.89%) DataPower
3 4 (8.89%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (6.67%) Data Centre
4 3 (6.67%) Client/Server
4 3 (6.67%) MPEG
4 3 (6.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (4.44%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.22%) Wiki
6 1 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.22%) Algorithms
6 1 (2.22%) DTV
6 1 (2.22%) Smartphone
6 1 (2.22%) Physics
6 1 (2.22%) VHDL
6 1 (2.22%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.22%) Linux
2 6 (13.33%) Windows
2 6 (13.33%) Android
3 5 (11.11%) Apple iOS
4 4 (8.89%) OpenVMS
4 4 (8.89%) UNIX
5 2 (4.44%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (2.22%) FreeBSD
6 1 (2.22%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (82.22%) Software Engineering
2 12 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (20.00%) Scrum
4 7 (15.56%) Test Automation
5 6 (13.33%) Android Development
6 5 (11.11%) iOS Development
6 5 (11.11%) Test Planning
7 4 (8.89%) Software Distribution
7 4 (8.89%) Migration
7 4 (8.89%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (8.89%) OO
7 4 (8.89%) OOD
7 4 (8.89%) Unit Testing
8 3 (6.67%) Test Management
8 3 (6.67%) Test Scripting
8 3 (6.67%) UML
8 3 (6.67%) MVC
8 3 (6.67%) Image Processing
8 3 (6.67%) Product Management
8 3 (6.67%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 20 (44.44%) C++
2 19 (42.22%) C
3 13 (28.89%) Java
4 8 (17.78%) C#
4 8 (17.78%) Assembly Language
5 5 (11.11%) Embedded C
6 4 (8.89%) Embedded C++
6 4 (8.89%) SQL
6 4 (8.89%) Pascal
6 4 (8.89%) Ada
7 2 (4.44%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.22%) Apple Swift
8 1 (2.22%) MATLAB
8 1 (2.22%) Objective-C
8 1 (2.22%) Erlang
8 1 (2.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.89%) Degree
2 4 (8.89%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.11%) QA
2 4 (8.89%) IEC 61508
2 4 (8.89%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (8.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (6.67%) CA Single Sign-On
2 3 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.22%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (15.56%) IBM
2 5 (11.11%) HP
3 4 (8.89%) CA
4 3 (6.67%) McAfee
5 2 (4.44%) Perforce
5 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.22%) Oracle
6 1 (2.22%) SAP
6 1 (2.22%) VMware
6 1 (2.22%) Compaq
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