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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 66 93 86
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -7
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 53 27 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.40% 1.08% 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.97% 1.42% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 12 11
Median daily rate £450 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +7.69%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 4
Median hourly rate £38.50 £37.25 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.35% -11.83%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +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
1783 1905 1861
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 80.68% 76.08% 76.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 967 1116 892
Median daily rate £413 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 66 31
Median hourly rate £19.61 £37.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.00% +105.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £40.00 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.95% +30.76%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineering within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell +2 13 £513 +220.31% 3
Reading +18 10 £433 +3.90% 11
Slough +5 5 £350 +40.00% 1
Maidenhead - 3 £460 - 4
Wokingham - 2 £343 - 2
Newbury - 1 - - 1
Software Engineering
South East

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 53 (65.43%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (55.56%) Java
3 28 (34.57%) TDD
4 23 (28.40%) Pair Programming
4 23 (28.40%) E-Commerce
5 22 (27.16%) User Stories
6 21 (25.93%) C++
7 20 (24.69%) C
7 20 (24.69%) Scrum
8 19 (23.46%) HTML
8 19 (23.46%) SQL
9 18 (22.22%) CSS
9 18 (22.22%) QA
9 18 (22.22%) Git (software)
10 17 (20.99%) Continuous Integration
10 17 (20.99%) High Availability
10 17 (20.99%) OOP
11 16 (19.75%) UML
11 16 (19.75%) MVC
11 16 (19.75%) Jenkins
12 15 (18.52%) Open Source
12 15 (18.52%) Degree
12 15 (18.52%) JavaScript
13 14 (17.28%) Web Services
13 14 (17.28%) RESTful
14 13 (16.05%) Relational Database
14 13 (16.05%) Node.js
14 13 (16.05%) Mentoring
15 12 (14.81%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 12 (14.81%) SDLC

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (12.35%) Confluence
2 2 (2.47%) OpenStack
2 2 (2.47%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.47%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.23%) Apache
3 1 (1.23%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.23%) CMS
3 1 (1.23%) JBoss
3 1 (1.23%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (1.23%) Oracle Spatial
3 1 (1.23%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.23%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.23%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.23%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (11.11%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.47%) InfoPath
2 2 (2.47%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Magento
2 1 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.23%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (1.23%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.35%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (12.35%) PaaS
2 6 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (7.41%) SaaS
3 4 (4.94%) Amazon Kinesis
3 4 (4.94%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (4.94%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (1.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.47%) HTTP
2 1 (1.23%) AMQP
2 1 (1.23%) DVB
2 1 (1.23%) Firewall
2 1 (1.23%) LAN
2 1 (1.23%) MQTT
2 1 (1.23%) RS-232
2 1 (1.23%) RS-485
2 1 (1.23%) SSL
2 1 (1.23%) WAN
2 1 (1.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.05%) Relational Database
2 12 (14.81%) RDBMS
3 4 (4.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 4 (4.94%) MySQL
3 4 (4.94%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.47%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.23%) Big Data
5 1 (1.23%) DB2
5 1 (1.23%) GIS
5 1 (1.23%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.23%) HBase
5 1 (1.23%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 16 (19.75%) Jenkins
3 12 (14.81%) JIRA
4 9 (11.11%) Gatling
5 3 (3.70%) JUnit
5 3 (3.70%) TestNG
6 2 (2.47%) Maven
6 2 (2.47%) Selenium
6 2 (2.47%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.23%) Bower
7 1 (1.23%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.23%) FitNesse
7 1 (1.23%) Grunt
7 1 (1.23%) LabVIEW
7 1 (1.23%) NuGet
7 1 (1.23%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.23%) Subversion
7 1 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.23%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (12.35%) Retail
2 3 (3.70%) Aerospace
2 3 (3.70%) Manufacturing
2 3 (3.70%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.47%) Finance
3 2 (2.47%) Publishing
4 1 (1.23%) Banking
4 1 (1.23%) Electronics
4 1 (1.23%) Games
Job Titles
1 24 (29.63%) Developer
2 16 (19.75%) Software Engineer
3 12 (14.81%) Analyst
3 12 (14.81%) Systems Analyst
4 9 (11.11%) Consultant
4 9 (11.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 8 (9.88%) Security Engineer
5 8 (9.88%) Web Engineer
6 7 (8.64%) Applications Engineer
6 7 (8.64%) Architect
7 6 (7.41%) Software Developer
7 6 (7.41%) Test Automation Engineer
7 6 (7.41%) Test Engineer
7 6 (7.41%) Web Applications Engineer
8 5 (6.17%) E-Commerce Developer
8 5 (6.17%) Java Developer
8 5 (6.17%) Web Developer
9 4 (4.94%) Applications Consultant
9 4 (4.94%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 4 (4.94%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (23.46%) HTML
2 18 (22.22%) CSS
3 14 (17.28%) RESTful
3 14 (17.28%) Web Services
4 13 (16.05%) Node.js
5 12 (14.81%) REST
6 11 (13.58%) AngularJS
7 10 (12.35%) CSS3
7 10 (12.35%) HTML5
7 10 (12.35%) LESS
7 10 (12.35%) Sass
8 9 (11.11%) .NET
9 7 (8.64%) XML
10 5 (6.17%) React
11 4 (4.94%) J2EE
11 4 (4.94%) jQuery
12 3 (3.70%) ASP.NET
12 3 (3.70%) Spring
13 2 (2.47%) Ajax
13 2 (2.47%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.41%) Computer Science
2 6 (7.41%) Cryptography
2 6 (7.41%) Mathematics
3 4 (4.94%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.47%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.47%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.23%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (1.23%) Fintech
5 1 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.23%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.23%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.41%) Linux
2 3 (3.70%) Android
2 3 (3.70%) Windows
3 2 (2.47%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (2.47%) Ubuntu
3 2 (2.47%) Unix
4 1 (1.23%) CentOS
4 1 (1.23%) Debian
4 1 (1.23%) Fedora
4 1 (1.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (65.43%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (34.57%) TDD
3 23 (28.40%) E-Commerce
3 23 (28.40%) Pair Programming
4 22 (27.16%) User Stories
5 20 (24.69%) Scrum
6 17 (20.99%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (20.99%) High Availability
6 17 (20.99%) OOP
7 16 (19.75%) MVC
7 16 (19.75%) UML
8 15 (18.52%) Open Source
9 13 (16.05%) Mentoring
10 12 (14.81%) RAD
10 12 (14.81%) SDLC
10 12 (14.81%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 11 (13.58%) Kanban
12 10 (12.35%) DevOps
12 10 (12.35%) Release Management
13 9 (11.11%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 45 (55.56%) Java
2 21 (25.93%) C++
3 20 (24.69%) C
4 19 (23.46%) SQL
5 15 (18.52%) JavaScript
6 12 (14.81%) C#
6 12 (14.81%) VB
7 5 (6.17%) Python
8 4 (4.94%) PHP
9 3 (3.70%) Ada
9 3 (3.70%) Bash Shell
9 3 (3.70%) Embedded C
9 3 (3.70%) Embedded C++
9 3 (3.70%) Scala
9 3 (3.70%) VB.NET
10 2 (2.47%) Perl
10 2 (2.47%) Shell Script
10 2 (2.47%) VBA
11 1 (1.23%) Go
11 1 (1.23%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 15 (18.52%) Degree
2 9 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 8 (9.88%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.23%) CISSP
4 1 (1.23%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (22.22%) QA
2 2 (2.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (4.94%) Docker
2 1 (1.23%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (4.94%) Puppet
2 3 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.23%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 12 (14.81%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.17%) Oracle
3 4 (4.94%) Capita
4 2 (2.47%) IBM
4 2 (2.47%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.23%) Ab Initio
5 1 (1.23%) CA
5 1 (1.23%) Citrix
5 1 (1.23%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.23%) VMware
5 1 (1.23%) Xamarin
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