The table below looks at the statistics for Software Engineering skills 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 Engineering over the 3 months to 6 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 85 99 112
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +13
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 44 26 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.59% 0.98% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.24% 1.38% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 17 10
Average daily rate
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£363 £338 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% +1.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £288 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
Average hourly rate £36.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Software Engineering
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1960 1890 1721
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 70.66% 71.11% 68.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1037 946 695
Average daily rate £400 £390 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 40 49
Average hourly rate £27.00 £17.50 £17.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.28% +1.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.25 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £33.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Software Engineering Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

Software Engineering Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Software Engineering
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Software Engineering
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 6 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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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +10 20 £375 -11.76% 23
Bracknell -2 8 £313 -7.40% 1
Slough -5 1 £300 - 2
Newbury -6 1 £350 +211.11% 3
Maidenhead - 1 £260 -
Software Engineering
South East

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering.

1 32 (47.76%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (37.31%) JavaScript
3 22 (32.84%) TDD
4 21 (31.34%) HTML
4 21 (31.34%) Java
4 21 (31.34%) Python
5 20 (29.85%) C
6 18 (26.87%) CSS
6 18 (26.87%) Linux
7 17 (25.37%) C++
8 12 (17.91%) Django
8 12 (17.91%) Sass
9 11 (16.42%) OO
9 11 (16.42%) Embedded C
10 10 (14.93%) SQL
11 9 (13.43%) Oracle
11 9 (13.43%) UML
11 9 (13.43%) Embedded C++
11 9 (13.43%) Software Testing
11 9 (13.43%) User Experience
11 9 (13.43%) Git (software)
12 8 (11.94%) LTE
12 8 (11.94%) Service Delivery
12 8 (11.94%) OOD
12 8 (11.94%) OOP
13 7 (10.45%) MySQL
13 7 (10.45%) Wireless
13 7 (10.45%) Telecoms
13 7 (10.45%) jQuery
13 7 (10.45%) AngularJS

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (7.46%) WebSphere
2 3 (4.48%) WebLogic
2 3 (4.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (2.99%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (2.99%) MQSeries
3 2 (2.99%) Node.js
3 2 (2.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.49%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.49%) Zope
4 1 (1.49%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (2.99%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.99%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.94%) LTE
2 7 (10.45%) Wireless
3 6 (8.96%) 3G
3 6 (8.96%) 4G
4 5 (7.46%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (7.46%) Internet
4 5 (7.46%) WiMAX
4 5 (7.46%) GSM
4 5 (7.46%) UMTS
4 5 (7.46%) IPv4
4 5 (7.46%) IPv6
5 3 (4.48%) Ethernet
5 3 (4.48%) SDH
5 3 (4.48%) MPLS
6 2 (2.99%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.49%) RTP
7 1 (1.49%) NAS
7 1 (1.49%) VoIP
7 1 (1.49%) HTTP
7 1 (1.49%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.45%) MySQL
2 5 (7.46%) Oracle Database
3 4 (5.97%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.97%) SQLite
4 3 (4.48%) RDBMS
4 3 (4.48%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (2.99%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.49%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (13.43%) Git (software)
2 6 (8.96%) Selenium
3 4 (5.97%) Xcode
4 3 (4.48%) Subversion
4 3 (4.48%) Toad
5 2 (2.99%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (2.99%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.99%) WebDriver
5 2 (2.99%) Eclipse
5 2 (2.99%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.49%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.49%) Capybara
6 1 (1.49%) ClearCase
6 1 (1.49%) ClearQuest
6 1 (1.49%) JMeter
6 1 (1.49%) LabVIEW
6 1 (1.49%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.49%) Maven
6 1 (1.49%) JIRA
General
1 7 (10.45%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.99%) Electronics
2 2 (2.99%) Billing
3 1 (1.49%) Legal
3 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (55.22%) Developer
2 19 (28.36%) Software Engineer
3 11 (16.42%) Python Developer
4 8 (11.94%) Software Developer
5 7 (10.45%) Java Developer
6 5 (7.46%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) Java Software Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) JavaScript Developer
7 4 (5.97%) Mac Developer
7 4 (5.97%) Mac Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) AWS Developer
8 3 (4.48%) Test Engineer
9 2 (2.99%) Junior Developer
9 2 (2.99%) PHP Developer
9 2 (2.99%) Junior Software Developer
9 2 (2.99%) Junior
9 2 (2.99%) Solutions Designer
9 2 (2.99%) Automation Engineer
9 2 (2.99%) Designer
10 1 (1.49%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (31.34%) HTML
2 18 (26.87%) CSS
3 12 (17.91%) Django
3 12 (17.91%) Sass
4 7 (10.45%) AngularJS
4 7 (10.45%) jQuery
5 6 (8.96%) Web Services
6 5 (7.46%) SOAP
7 4 (5.97%) .NET
7 4 (5.97%) Spring
7 4 (5.97%) XML
7 4 (5.97%) REST
8 3 (4.48%) Hibernate
8 3 (4.48%) JMS
8 3 (4.48%) WSDL
8 3 (4.48%) JAXB
9 2 (2.99%) JSF
9 2 (2.99%) Ajax
9 2 (2.99%) .NET Framework
9 2 (2.99%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.43%) User Experience
2 3 (4.48%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.48%) Device Driver
3 2 (2.99%) N-Tier
3 2 (2.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.99%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.49%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.49%) Open Source
4 1 (1.49%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.49%) EFT
4 1 (1.49%) MPEG
4 1 (1.49%) Streaming Video
4 1 (1.49%) VHDL
4 1 (1.49%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 18 (26.87%) Linux
2 4 (5.97%) Mac OS X
3 3 (4.48%) Android
3 3 (4.48%) UNIX
3 3 (4.48%) Windows
4 1 (1.49%) FreeBSD
4 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.49%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.49%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (47.76%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (32.84%) TDD
3 11 (16.42%) OO
4 9 (13.43%) UML
4 9 (13.43%) Software Testing
5 8 (11.94%) OOP
5 8 (11.94%) OOD
5 8 (11.94%) Service Delivery
6 6 (8.96%) Scrum
7 5 (7.46%) Responsive Web Design
7 5 (7.46%) MVC
7 5 (7.46%) Unit Testing
8 4 (5.97%) Test Scripting
8 4 (5.97%) Migration
8 4 (5.97%) Waterfall
8 4 (5.97%) Data Migration
8 4 (5.97%) Test Planning
9 3 (4.48%) V-Model
9 3 (4.48%) Test Automation
9 3 (4.48%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 25 (37.31%) JavaScript
2 21 (31.34%) Java
2 21 (31.34%) Python
3 20 (29.85%) C
4 17 (25.37%) C++
5 11 (16.42%) Embedded C
6 10 (14.93%) SQL
7 9 (13.43%) Embedded C++
8 5 (7.46%) C#
9 4 (5.97%) Objective-C
9 4 (5.97%) Ruby
10 3 (4.48%) PL/SQL
11 2 (2.99%) Perl
11 2 (2.99%) PHP
11 2 (2.99%) MATLAB
12 1 (1.49%) PHP5
12 1 (1.49%) Erlang
12 1 (1.49%) Bourne shell
12 1 (1.49%) Bash Shell
12 1 (1.49%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 4 (5.97%) ISEB
2 3 (4.48%) HND
2 3 (4.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.49%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.99%) QA
2 1 (1.49%) IEC 61508
2 1 (1.49%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.49%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.49%) Puppet
1 1 (1.49%) Salt
Vendors
1 9 (13.43%) Oracle
2 4 (5.97%) Adobe
3 3 (4.48%) BEA
3 3 (4.48%) MetaSolv
3 3 (4.48%) Cramer
4 2 (2.99%) Amdocs
4 2 (2.99%) Pega
4 2 (2.99%) Talend
4 2 (2.99%) IBM
4 2 (2.99%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.49%) Hitachi
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