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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 96 94 111
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +17
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 31 37 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.16% 1.43% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 2.03% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 19 3
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 £39.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
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
1845 1827 1705
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 69.15% 70.43% 68.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1002 911 690
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 55 73
Average hourly rate £27.83 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.02% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £12.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 17 December 2014.

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
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 17 December 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +4 11 £330 -2.22% 7
Reading +15 10 £413 +3.12% 12
Maidenhead +1 3 - -
Slough -9 3 - - 1
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - - 1
Newbury - - - - 5
Ascot - - - -
Software Engineering
South East

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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 26 (38.81%) Java
1 26 (38.81%) Telecoms
2 24 (35.82%) Linux
3 21 (31.34%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (28.36%) SQL
5 18 (26.87%) Python
6 16 (23.88%) SOAP
7 15 (22.39%) C++
8 14 (20.90%) Perl
9 13 (19.40%) JavaScript
9 13 (19.40%) HTML
9 13 (19.40%) OO
10 12 (17.91%) TDD
10 12 (17.91%) Degree
11 11 (16.42%) MPLS
12 10 (14.93%) Windows
12 10 (14.93%) Web Services
12 10 (14.93%) C
12 10 (14.93%) C#
12 10 (14.93%) Ethernet
12 10 (14.93%) LTE
13 9 (13.43%) Data Migration
13 9 (13.43%) Ajax
13 9 (13.43%) Oracle
13 9 (13.43%) Migration
14 8 (11.94%) PL/SQL
14 8 (11.94%) Web Development
14 8 (11.94%) Ruby
14 8 (11.94%) Computer Science
14 8 (11.94%) User Experience

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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 7 (10.45%) WebSphere
1 7 (10.45%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.99%) CMS
2 2 (2.99%) Apache
2 2 (2.99%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.49%) Node.js
3 1 (1.49%) Drupal
3 1 (1.49%) WordPress
3 1 (1.49%) DNN
Applications
1 2 (2.99%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.49%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.49%) assyst
1 1 (1.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.49%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.97%) SaaS
2 3 (4.48%) PaaS
2 3 (4.48%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (16.42%) MPLS
2 10 (14.93%) Ethernet
2 10 (14.93%) LTE
3 7 (10.45%) SDH
4 6 (8.96%) SAN
4 6 (8.96%) NAS
5 4 (5.97%) 3G
5 4 (5.97%) GPRS
5 4 (5.97%) GSM
5 4 (5.97%) 3GPP
5 4 (5.97%) WCDMA
5 4 (5.97%) 4G
5 4 (5.97%) VoLTE
6 3 (4.48%) WiMAX
6 3 (4.48%) DNS
6 3 (4.48%) Internet
6 3 (4.48%) OSPF
6 3 (4.48%) BGP
6 3 (4.48%) Firewall
7 2 (2.99%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.45%) Oracle Database
1 7 (10.45%) Oracle Database 10g
2 4 (5.97%) MySQL
3 3 (4.48%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.49%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.49%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.49%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.49%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.49%) Big Data
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (10.45%) Toad
2 3 (4.48%) GDB
2 3 (4.48%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.48%) Subversion
2 3 (4.48%) Maven
3 2 (2.99%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.99%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.99%) Hudson
4 1 (1.49%) InstallAnywhere
4 1 (1.49%) Eclipse RCP
4 1 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.49%) JIRA
4 1 (1.49%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (1.49%) Ant
4 1 (1.49%) Bugzilla
General
1 26 (38.81%) Telecoms
2 6 (8.96%) Electronics
3 2 (2.99%) Finance
3 2 (2.99%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.99%) Billing
4 1 (1.49%) Banking
4 1 (1.49%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (38.81%) Software Engineer
2 13 (19.40%) Developer
3 10 (14.93%) Technical Writer
4 8 (11.94%) Author
4 8 (11.94%) Technical Author
5 7 (10.45%) Architect
6 4 (5.97%) Systems Architect
7 3 (4.48%) Python Developer
7 3 (4.48%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) Software Developer
7 3 (4.48%) PHP Developer
7 3 (4.48%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) C++ Software Engineer
8 2 (2.99%) C# Software Engineer
8 2 (2.99%) Java Software Engineer
8 2 (2.99%) Release Manager
8 2 (2.99%) Programmer
8 2 (2.99%) C Software Engineer
8 2 (2.99%) Java Developer
8 2 (2.99%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (23.88%) SOAP
2 13 (19.40%) HTML
3 10 (14.93%) Web Services
4 9 (13.43%) Ajax
5 7 (10.45%) XML
5 7 (10.45%) WSDL
5 7 (10.45%) JAXB
5 7 (10.45%) JMS
6 6 (8.96%) Hibernate
6 6 (8.96%) Middleware
6 6 (8.96%) CSS
6 6 (8.96%) .NET
6 6 (8.96%) JSON
6 6 (8.96%) REST
7 4 (5.97%) jQuery
8 3 (4.48%) Sass
8 3 (4.48%) Django
8 3 (4.48%) LAMP
9 2 (2.99%) ASP.NET
9 2 (2.99%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.94%) Computer Science
1 8 (11.94%) User Experience
2 4 (5.97%) Algorithms
3 3 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.48%) Data Structures
3 3 (4.48%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.99%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.99%) Open Source
5 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.49%) CMDB
5 1 (1.49%) DTV
5 1 (1.49%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 24 (35.82%) Linux
2 10 (14.93%) Windows
3 6 (8.96%) Android
4 4 (5.97%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (5.97%) Embedded Linux
4 4 (5.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (5.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.99%) UNIX
6 2 (2.99%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.49%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.49%) VMS
7 1 (1.49%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (31.34%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (19.40%) OO
3 12 (17.91%) TDD
4 9 (13.43%) Data Migration
4 9 (13.43%) Migration
5 8 (11.94%) Web Development
6 5 (7.46%) eTOM
6 5 (7.46%) ITIL
6 5 (7.46%) OOP
6 5 (7.46%) MVC
7 4 (5.97%) Information Management
7 4 (5.97%) Resource Management
8 3 (4.48%) Embedded Software Development
8 3 (4.48%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (4.48%) DRM
8 3 (4.48%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (2.99%) Software Testing
9 2 (2.99%) Time Management
9 2 (2.99%) Integration Testing
9 2 (2.99%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 26 (38.81%) Java
2 19 (28.36%) SQL
3 18 (26.87%) Python
4 15 (22.39%) C++
5 14 (20.90%) Perl
6 13 (19.40%) JavaScript
7 10 (14.93%) C
7 10 (14.93%) C#
8 8 (11.94%) PL/SQL
8 8 (11.94%) Ruby
9 7 (10.45%) Bash Shell
10 6 (8.96%) Shell Script
10 6 (8.96%) Embedded C
11 4 (5.97%) PHP
12 3 (4.48%) Embedded C++
13 2 (2.99%) VB.NET
13 2 (2.99%) PHP5
14 1 (1.49%) Groovy
14 1 (1.49%) T-SQL
14 1 (1.49%) VC++
Qualifications
1 12 (17.91%) Degree
2 1 (1.49%) HP APS
2 1 (1.49%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.96%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (4.48%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.99%) vCloud
2 2 (2.99%) vSphere
3 1 (1.49%) Docker
3 1 (1.49%) HDFS
3 1 (1.49%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.49%) LXC
Systems Management
1 3 (4.48%) WSUS
2 2 (2.99%) Puppet
3 1 (1.49%) Salt
3 1 (1.49%) Netcool
3 1 (1.49%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 9 (13.43%) Oracle
2 7 (10.45%) MetaSolv
2 7 (10.45%) BEA
2 7 (10.45%) Cramer
3 6 (8.96%) Hitachi
4 4 (5.97%) Red Hat
4 4 (5.97%) Cisco
5 3 (4.48%) EMC
5 3 (4.48%) BMC
5 3 (4.48%) VMware
6 2 (2.99%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.49%) Infoblox
7 1 (1.49%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.49%) Zend
7 1 (1.49%) Green Hills
7 1 (1.49%) Siebel
7 1 (1.49%) HP
7 1 (1.49%) SAP
7 1 (1.49%) Remedy
7 1 (1.49%) Symantec
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