The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Berkshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 115 102 122
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 14 19 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.49% 0.77% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.84% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 7
Average daily rate £325 £400 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £196 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £478 £321
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
- +1.35%
Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2573 2250 2810
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 90.15% 91.54% 90.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1334 891 1035
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 150 103
Average hourly rate £16.86 £29.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.86% +52.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.38 £13.87 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Software Engineer
South East

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell +2 7 £338 -15.62% 7
Newbury - 5 £250 - 2
Reading -8 3 £310 -32.97% 14
Slough +9 1 £325 - 2
Wokingham - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Software Engineer
South East

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 27 (49.09%) Software Engineering
2 23 (41.82%) C#
3 18 (32.73%) C++
3 18 (32.73%) .NET
4 17 (30.91%) OOD
5 16 (29.09%) OO
5 16 (29.09%) Internet
6 15 (27.27%) Windows
6 15 (27.27%) Test Automation
7 14 (25.45%) Microsoft Azure
8 13 (23.64%) Linux
8 13 (23.64%) Web Services
8 13 (23.64%) Telecoms
9 12 (21.82%) C
10 11 (20.00%) REST
11 10 (18.18%) ASP.NET Web API
11 10 (18.18%) IPTV
11 10 (18.18%) JSON
12 9 (16.36%) SC Cleared
12 9 (16.36%) Security Cleared
12 9 (16.36%) Perl
13 8 (14.55%) Selenium
14 6 (10.91%) Degree
14 6 (10.91%) Silverlight
14 6 (10.91%) JavaScript
14 6 (10.91%) UNIX
14 6 (10.91%) UML
14 6 (10.91%) Software Distribution
15 5 (9.09%) Shell Script
15 5 (9.09%) McAfee

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (3.64%) Node.js
1 2 (3.64%) IIS
2 1 (1.82%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (3.64%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.82%) Simulink
2 1 (1.82%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 14 (25.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (29.09%) Internet
2 3 (5.45%) SMS
3 2 (3.64%) ZigBee
4 1 (1.82%) Wireless
4 1 (1.82%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.82%) Packet Switching
4 1 (1.82%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.82%) GGSN
4 1 (1.82%) SGSN
4 1 (1.82%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.09%) MySQL
2 2 (3.64%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.82%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 8 (14.55%) Selenium
2 3 (5.45%) Subversion
3 2 (3.64%) MSTest
4 1 (1.82%) Xcode
4 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.82%) NUnit
4 1 (1.82%) MSBuild
General
1 13 (23.64%) Telecoms
2 4 (7.27%) Games
3 2 (3.64%) Back Office
4 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.82%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (32.73%) .NET
2 13 (23.64%) Web Services
3 11 (20.00%) REST
4 10 (18.18%) ASP.NET Web API
4 10 (18.18%) JSON
5 6 (10.91%) Silverlight
6 4 (7.27%) CSS
6 4 (7.27%) HTML
7 3 (5.45%) OpenGL
7 3 (5.45%) SOAP
7 3 (5.45%) J2EE
7 3 (5.45%) XML
7 3 (5.45%) Spring
7 3 (5.45%) WCF
7 3 (5.45%) YUI
7 3 (5.45%) Symfony
7 3 (5.45%) CodeIgniter
7 3 (5.45%) Smarty
7 3 (5.45%) Kohana
8 2 (3.64%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.18%) IPTV
2 3 (5.45%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.64%) Smart Meter
3 2 (3.64%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (1.82%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.82%) iPhone
4 1 (1.82%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 15 (27.27%) Windows
2 13 (23.64%) Linux
3 6 (10.91%) UNIX
4 3 (5.45%) Embedded Linux
4 3 (5.45%) Apple iOS
5 2 (3.64%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (49.09%) Software Engineering
2 17 (30.91%) OOD
3 16 (29.09%) OO
4 15 (27.27%) Test Automation
5 6 (10.91%) UML
5 6 (10.91%) Software Distribution
6 5 (9.09%) Release Management
7 4 (7.27%) Unit Testing
7 4 (7.27%) Automated Testing
8 3 (5.45%) MVC
8 3 (5.45%) OOP
8 3 (5.45%) Process Architecture
8 3 (5.45%) Test Strategy
8 3 (5.45%) Software Deployment
9 2 (3.64%) Game Development
9 2 (3.64%) Software Architecture
9 2 (3.64%) Waterfall
9 2 (3.64%) 3D Programming
9 2 (3.64%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (3.64%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 23 (41.82%) C#
2 18 (32.73%) C++
3 12 (21.82%) C
4 9 (16.36%) Perl
5 6 (10.91%) JavaScript
6 5 (9.09%) Shell Script
6 5 (9.09%) SQL
7 4 (7.27%) Java
8 3 (5.45%) Embedded C
8 3 (5.45%) Embedded C++
8 3 (5.45%) PHP
9 2 (3.64%) Ruby
9 2 (3.64%) Python
10 1 (1.82%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (16.36%) SC Cleared
1 9 (16.36%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.91%) Degree
3 2 (3.64%) ISEB
4 1 (1.82%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (5.45%) Tivoli
1 3 (5.45%) Netcool
1 3 (5.45%) Netcool/OMNIbus
1 3 (5.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 3 (5.45%) Netcool/Webtop
1 3 (5.45%) Ionix
2 1 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.82%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (9.09%) McAfee
2 3 (5.45%) IBM
2 3 (5.45%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.45%) HP
2 3 (5.45%) EMC
2 3 (5.45%) Zend
3 1 (1.82%) NetHawk
3 1 (1.82%) Green Hills
3 1 (1.82%) Renesas
Berkshire / Buckinghamshire
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