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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 88 97 108
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +11
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 35 28 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.35% 1.10% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.83% 1.46% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 10
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£313 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £253 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £440 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 0
Average hourly rate £36.75 £41.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.36% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.95% +6.66%
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
1908 1915 1732
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.81% 75.07% 70.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1042 911 775
Average daily rate £388 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 23 28
Average hourly rate £30.00 £17.07 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.74% -44.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £15.15 £15.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.09 £43.90 £38.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+22.00% -19.35%

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 5 August 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 5 August 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 5 August 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
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Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -3 18 £313 -21.38% 16
Slough 0 6 - - 1
Bracknell -1 3 £160 -46.66% 1
Software Engineering
South East

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 30 (37.97%) C
2 28 (35.44%) C++
3 26 (32.91%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (26.58%) Java
4 21 (26.58%) JavaScript
5 18 (22.78%) Linux
6 16 (20.25%) HTML
7 15 (18.99%) Python
8 14 (17.72%) OO
8 14 (17.72%) OOD
8 14 (17.72%) CSS
8 14 (17.72%) TDD
9 13 (16.46%) Embedded C
10 12 (15.19%) C#
10 12 (15.19%) UML
11 11 (13.92%) Embedded C++
11 11 (13.92%) Scrum
12 10 (12.66%) LTE
13 9 (11.39%) Django
13 9 (11.39%) Sass
13 9 (11.39%) Wireless
13 9 (11.39%) Software Testing
14 8 (10.13%) MVC
14 8 (10.13%) 3G
14 8 (10.13%) OOP
14 8 (10.13%) Test Automation
14 8 (10.13%) 4G
15 7 (8.86%) Unit Testing
15 7 (8.86%) Responsive Web Design
15 7 (8.86%) Oracle

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 4 (5.06%) WebSphere Application Server
1 4 (5.06%) WebSphere
2 3 (3.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (2.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (2.53%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.27%) Zope
4 1 (1.27%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (2.53%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.66%) LTE
2 9 (11.39%) Wireless
3 8 (10.13%) 4G
3 8 (10.13%) 3G
4 7 (8.86%) IPv4
4 7 (8.86%) IPv6
4 7 (8.86%) UMTS
4 7 (8.86%) WiMAX
4 7 (8.86%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (6.33%) GSM
6 2 (2.53%) Internet
6 2 (2.53%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.27%) ZigBee
7 1 (1.27%) RTP
7 1 (1.27%) Bluetooth
7 1 (1.27%) VoIP
7 1 (1.27%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.33%) MySQL
1 5 (6.33%) Relational Database
2 4 (5.06%) SQLite
3 3 (3.80%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.53%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.53%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 4 (5.06%) Xcode
1 4 (5.06%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.80%) Selenium
2 3 (3.80%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.80%) ClearCase
2 3 (3.80%) ClearQuest
3 2 (2.53%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (2.53%) TeamCity
3 2 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.53%) WebDriver
3 2 (2.53%) NuGet
4 1 (1.27%) Capybara
4 1 (1.27%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.27%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.27%) Subversion
4 1 (1.27%) JMeter
4 1 (1.27%) LabVIEW
4 1 (1.27%) Eclipse
General
1 6 (7.59%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.33%) Electronics
3 3 (3.80%) Games
4 2 (2.53%) Billing
5 1 (1.27%) Marketing
5 1 (1.27%) French Language
5 1 (1.27%) German Language
5 1 (1.27%) Italian Language
5 1 (1.27%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (44.30%) Developer
2 34 (43.04%) Software Engineer
3 11 (13.92%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 8 (10.13%) Software Developer
4 8 (10.13%) Java Developer
4 8 (10.13%) Python Developer
5 6 (7.59%) Java Software Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) JavaScript Developer
6 4 (5.06%) Mac Developer
6 4 (5.06%) Mac Engineer
7 3 (3.80%) Embedded Software Developer
8 2 (2.53%) Junior Software Developer
8 2 (2.53%) AWS Developer
8 2 (2.53%) Designer
8 2 (2.53%) Core Java Developer
8 2 (2.53%) Junior Developer
8 2 (2.53%) Junior
8 2 (2.53%) Solutions Designer
9 1 (1.27%) Lead Developer
9 1 (1.27%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (20.25%) HTML
2 14 (17.72%) CSS
3 9 (11.39%) Django
3 9 (11.39%) Sass
4 6 (7.59%) AngularJS
4 6 (7.59%) jQuery
4 6 (7.59%) Spring
5 5 (6.33%) Spring MVC
5 5 (6.33%) .NET
5 5 (6.33%) Hibernate
6 4 (5.06%) JSF
6 4 (5.06%) Java EE
6 4 (5.06%) Spring Web Flow
7 3 (3.80%) Web Services
7 3 (3.80%) XML
8 2 (2.53%) .NET Framework
8 2 (2.53%) Ext JS
8 2 (2.53%) RESTful
8 2 (2.53%) REST
8 2 (2.53%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.59%) Device Driver
2 5 (6.33%) Computer Science
2 5 (6.33%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (6.33%) User Experience
3 4 (5.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.80%) MPEG
4 3 (3.80%) VAX
5 2 (2.53%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.53%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.27%) Xbox
6 1 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.27%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.27%) Animation
6 1 (1.27%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (1.27%) Streaming Video
6 1 (1.27%) VHDL
6 1 (1.27%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 18 (22.78%) Linux
2 5 (6.33%) Android
3 4 (5.06%) Apple iOS
3 4 (5.06%) UNIX
3 4 (5.06%) Mac OS X
4 3 (3.80%) OpenVMS
4 3 (3.80%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (2.53%) Windows
6 1 (1.27%) FreeBSD
6 1 (1.27%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (32.91%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (17.72%) TDD
2 14 (17.72%) OO
2 14 (17.72%) OOD
3 12 (15.19%) UML
4 11 (13.92%) Scrum
5 9 (11.39%) Software Testing
6 8 (10.13%) MVC
6 8 (10.13%) OOP
6 8 (10.13%) Test Automation
7 7 (8.86%) Responsive Web Design
7 7 (8.86%) Service Delivery
7 7 (8.86%) Unit Testing
8 5 (6.33%) Test Scripting
8 5 (6.33%) Test Planning
8 5 (6.33%) Android Development
8 5 (6.33%) Product Management
9 4 (5.06%) Test Management
9 4 (5.06%) iOS Development
9 4 (5.06%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 30 (37.97%) C
2 28 (35.44%) C++
3 21 (26.58%) Java
3 21 (26.58%) JavaScript
4 15 (18.99%) Python
5 13 (16.46%) Embedded C
6 12 (15.19%) C#
7 11 (13.92%) Embedded C++
8 7 (8.86%) Assembly Language
9 6 (7.59%) SQL
10 4 (5.06%) Objective-C
11 3 (3.80%) Ruby
11 3 (3.80%) Pascal
11 3 (3.80%) Ada
12 2 (2.53%) MATLAB
12 2 (2.53%) PowerShell
13 1 (1.27%) Bourne shell
13 1 (1.27%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 3 (3.80%) Degree
2 2 (2.53%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.27%) CRISC
3 1 (1.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.27%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.27%) HND
3 1 (1.27%) CCIE
3 1 (1.27%) ISEB
3 1 (1.27%) CISSP
3 1 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.27%) CISA
3 1 (1.27%) CISM
3 1 (1.27%) GSEC
3 1 (1.27%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.06%) ISO 9001
1 4 (5.06%) QA
1 4 (5.06%) IEC 61508
2 1 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 3 (3.80%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (8.86%) Oracle
2 4 (5.06%) IBM
2 4 (5.06%) Adobe
3 2 (2.53%) HP
3 2 (2.53%) Perforce
3 2 (2.53%) Amdocs
3 2 (2.53%) Pega
3 2 (2.53%) Talend
4 1 (1.27%) Cyber-Ark
4 1 (1.27%) Imperva
4 1 (1.27%) Tufin
4 1 (1.27%) ArcSight
4 1 (1.27%) Sourcefire
4 1 (1.27%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.27%) Compaq
4 1 (1.27%) Symantec
4 1 (1.27%) Websense