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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 77 94 109
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +15
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 44 29 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.81% 1.15% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.51% 1.62% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 16 7
Average daily rate
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£350 £338 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +35.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £284 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 0
Average hourly rate £37.00 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- +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
1752 1794 1615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 72.22% 71.42% 68.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 891 870 659
Average daily rate £400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 35 36
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.14% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.45 £11.25 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £34.00 £37.50
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 2 June 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 2 June 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 2 June 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 +12 20 £333 -21.76% 30
Bracknell -7 5 £325 -3.70%
Slough +4 3 £300 - 4
Newbury -3 1 £350 +211.11% 5
Software Engineering
South East

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 29 (39.73%) Agile Software Development
1 29 (39.73%) C
2 24 (32.88%) JavaScript
3 23 (31.51%) C++
4 21 (28.77%) Java
4 21 (28.77%) Linux
5 20 (27.40%) HTML
6 19 (26.03%) Python
6 19 (26.03%) TDD
7 18 (24.66%) CSS
8 15 (20.55%) OO
9 14 (19.18%) OOD
9 14 (19.18%) Embedded C
10 13 (17.81%) UML
11 12 (16.44%) Django
11 12 (16.44%) LTE
11 12 (16.44%) Sass
12 11 (15.07%) Embedded C++
12 11 (15.07%) Wireless
13 10 (13.70%) Software Testing
13 10 (13.70%) 3G
13 10 (13.70%) 4G
14 9 (12.33%) IPv4
14 9 (12.33%) IPv6
14 9 (12.33%) UMTS
14 9 (12.33%) WiMAX
14 9 (12.33%) Service Delivery
14 9 (12.33%) Wi-Fi
15 8 (10.96%) OOP
15 8 (10.96%) C#

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 3 (4.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 3 (4.11%) WebSphere Application Server
1 3 (4.11%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.74%) MQSeries
2 2 (2.74%) Node.js
2 2 (2.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.37%) Apache
3 1 (1.37%) Zope
Applications
1 2 (2.74%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (16.44%) LTE
2 11 (15.07%) Wireless
3 10 (13.70%) 3G
3 10 (13.70%) 4G
4 9 (12.33%) IPv4
4 9 (12.33%) IPv6
4 9 (12.33%) UMTS
4 9 (12.33%) WiMAX
4 9 (12.33%) Wi-Fi
5 7 (9.59%) GSM
6 4 (5.48%) Internet
7 2 (2.74%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.37%) ZigBee
8 1 (1.37%) RTP
8 1 (1.37%) Bluetooth
8 1 (1.37%) HTTP
8 1 (1.37%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.59%) MySQL
2 5 (6.85%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.48%) SQLite
4 3 (4.11%) Oracle Database
4 3 (4.11%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.74%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.37%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 7 (9.59%) Git (software)
2 6 (8.22%) Selenium
3 4 (5.48%) Xcode
4 3 (4.11%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.74%) Subversion
5 2 (2.74%) Eclipse
5 2 (2.74%) ClearQuest
5 2 (2.74%) ClearCase
5 2 (2.74%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (2.74%) WebDriver
5 2 (2.74%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.37%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.37%) Capybara
6 1 (1.37%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.37%) JIRA
6 1 (1.37%) JMeter
6 1 (1.37%) LabVIEW
General
1 6 (8.22%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.85%) Electronics
3 2 (2.74%) Billing
4 1 (1.37%) Retail
4 1 (1.37%) Legal
4 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 39 (53.42%) Developer
2 24 (32.88%) Software Engineer
3 10 (13.70%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 10 (13.70%) Python Developer
4 9 (12.33%) Software Developer
5 8 (10.96%) Java Developer
6 6 (8.22%) Java Software Engineer
7 5 (6.85%) JavaScript Developer
8 4 (5.48%) Mac Developer
8 4 (5.48%) Mac Engineer
9 3 (4.11%) AWS Developer
9 3 (4.11%) Embedded Software Developer
9 3 (4.11%) Test Engineer
10 2 (2.74%) Junior
10 2 (2.74%) Solutions Designer
10 2 (2.74%) Junior Developer
10 2 (2.74%) Junior Software Developer
10 2 (2.74%) Core Java Developer
10 2 (2.74%) Automation Engineer
10 2 (2.74%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (27.40%) HTML
2 18 (24.66%) CSS
3 12 (16.44%) Django
3 12 (16.44%) Sass
4 8 (10.96%) jQuery
5 7 (9.59%) AngularJS
6 5 (6.85%) Spring
7 4 (5.48%) Hibernate
7 4 (5.48%) .NET
7 4 (5.48%) Spring MVC
8 3 (4.11%) REST
8 3 (4.11%) Spring Web Flow
8 3 (4.11%) Web Services
8 3 (4.11%) JSF
8 3 (4.11%) Java EE
9 2 (2.74%) Apache Camel
9 2 (2.74%) .NET Framework
9 2 (2.74%) RESTful
9 2 (2.74%) Ext JS
9 2 (2.74%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.59%) User Experience
2 6 (8.22%) Device Driver
3 3 (4.11%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (2.74%) MPEG
4 2 (2.74%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.74%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.37%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.37%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.37%) VHDL
5 1 (1.37%) Verilog
5 1 (1.37%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 21 (28.77%) Linux
2 6 (8.22%) Android
3 4 (5.48%) Mac OS X
3 4 (5.48%) UNIX
3 4 (5.48%) Apple iOS
4 3 (4.11%) Windows
4 3 (4.11%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.37%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (39.73%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (26.03%) TDD
3 15 (20.55%) OO
4 14 (19.18%) OOD
5 13 (17.81%) UML
6 10 (13.70%) Software Testing
7 9 (12.33%) Service Delivery
8 8 (10.96%) OOP
9 7 (9.59%) MVC
9 7 (9.59%) Scrum
10 6 (8.22%) Responsive Web Design
10 6 (8.22%) Unit Testing
11 5 (6.85%) Android Development
12 4 (5.48%) iOS Development
12 4 (5.48%) Test Planning
12 4 (5.48%) Test Scripting
13 3 (4.11%) Waterfall
13 3 (4.11%) BDD
13 3 (4.11%) Continuous Integration
13 3 (4.11%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 29 (39.73%) C
2 24 (32.88%) JavaScript
3 23 (31.51%) C++
4 21 (28.77%) Java
5 19 (26.03%) Python
6 14 (19.18%) Embedded C
7 11 (15.07%) Embedded C++
8 8 (10.96%) C#
9 7 (9.59%) SQL
10 4 (5.48%) Objective-C
10 4 (5.48%) Assembly Language
11 3 (4.11%) Ruby
12 2 (2.74%) MATLAB
13 1 (1.37%) Bourne shell
13 1 (1.37%) Erlang
13 1 (1.37%) Perl
13 1 (1.37%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (5.48%) ISEB
2 3 (4.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (4.11%) HND
3 2 (2.74%) Degree
4 1 (1.37%) CRISC
4 1 (1.37%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.37%) CISSP
4 1 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.37%) CCIE
4 1 (1.37%) CEH
4 1 (1.37%) GSEC
4 1 (1.37%) CISA
4 1 (1.37%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.48%) ISO 9001
1 4 (5.48%) IEC 61508
2 1 (1.37%) QA
2 1 (1.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (1.37%) Puppet
1 1 (1.37%) Salt
Vendors
1 7 (9.59%) Oracle
2 4 (5.48%) Adobe
3 3 (4.11%) IBM
4 2 (2.74%) Amdocs
4 2 (2.74%) Pega
4 2 (2.74%) Talend
5 1 (1.37%) Tufin
5 1 (1.37%) ArcSight
5 1 (1.37%) Imperva
5 1 (1.37%) Cyber-Ark
5 1 (1.37%) Symantec
5 1 (1.37%) Websense
5 1 (1.37%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.37%) Sourcefire
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