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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 96 97 109
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +12
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 30 27 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.16% 1.12% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.59% 1.49% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 8
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£350 £325 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £280 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £424 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 2
Average hourly rate £38.50 £42.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £42.00 £28.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £42.00 £37.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+6.26% +5.55%
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
1884 1817 1780
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 72.83% 75.05% 70.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1107 893 836
Average daily rate £400 £388 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 23 35
Average hourly rate £33.50 £17.07 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.25% -31.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.00 £14.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £59.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 4 September 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -2 17 £416 +11.00% 15
Bracknell -1 7 £160 -50.76% 8
Slough -4 5 £250 -23.07%
Software Engineering
South East

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 26 (35.14%) C++
2 25 (33.78%) C
3 23 (31.08%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (25.68%) Java
5 17 (22.97%) JavaScript
6 16 (21.62%) Linux
7 14 (18.92%) HTML
8 12 (16.22%) CSS
9 11 (14.86%) Python
9 11 (14.86%) TDD
10 9 (12.16%) OO
10 9 (12.16%) C#
10 9 (12.16%) OOD
11 8 (10.81%) Embedded C
11 8 (10.81%) Assembly Language
11 8 (10.81%) MySQL
11 8 (10.81%) UML
11 8 (10.81%) Scrum
11 8 (10.81%) Spring
11 8 (10.81%) Django
11 8 (10.81%) Test Automation
11 8 (10.81%) Sass
12 7 (9.46%) Responsive Web Design
12 7 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (9.46%) WebSphere
12 7 (9.46%) Software Testing
12 7 (9.46%) Hibernate
12 7 (9.46%) Web Services
12 7 (9.46%) Embedded C++
12 7 (9.46%) IBM

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 7 (9.46%) WebSphere
2 3 (4.05%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (2.70%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (1.35%) Zope
4 1 (1.35%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.11%) LTE
2 5 (6.76%) HTTP
2 5 (6.76%) Wireless
3 4 (5.41%) WiMAX
3 4 (5.41%) SSH
3 4 (5.41%) SSL
3 4 (5.41%) IPv4
3 4 (5.41%) IPv6
3 4 (5.41%) FTP
3 4 (5.41%) LDAP
3 4 (5.41%) UMTS
3 4 (5.41%) 4G
3 4 (5.41%) 3G
3 4 (5.41%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (2.70%) GSM
4 2 (2.70%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.70%) Internet
5 1 (1.35%) ZigBee
5 1 (1.35%) VoIP
5 1 (1.35%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.81%) MySQL
2 4 (5.41%) SQLite
3 3 (4.05%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 4 (5.41%) Xcode
2 3 (4.05%) ClearCase
2 3 (4.05%) ClearQuest
3 2 (2.70%) Eclipse
3 2 (2.70%) TeamCity
3 2 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.70%) NuGet
4 1 (1.35%) Capybara
4 1 (1.35%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.35%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 1 (1.35%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.35%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.35%) Subversion
4 1 (1.35%) Selenium
4 1 (1.35%) LabVIEW
General
1 6 (8.11%) Electronics
1 6 (8.11%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.05%) Games
3 2 (2.70%) Billing
4 1 (1.35%) Marketing
4 1 (1.35%) French Language
4 1 (1.35%) German Language
4 1 (1.35%) Italian Language
4 1 (1.35%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 30 (40.54%) Developer
3 10 (13.51%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 8 (10.81%) Python Developer
5 6 (8.11%) Java Developer
6 5 (6.76%) Java Software Engineer
6 5 (6.76%) Software Developer
7 4 (5.41%) JavaScript Developer
7 4 (5.41%) Mac Developer
7 4 (5.41%) Mac Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) Embedded Software Developer
9 2 (2.70%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 2 (2.70%) C++ Software Engineer
9 2 (2.70%) Solutions Designer
9 2 (2.70%) Ada Software Engineer
9 2 (2.70%) Designer
10 1 (1.35%) Android Developer
10 1 (1.35%) Android Software Engineer
10 1 (1.35%) Automation Tester
10 1 (1.35%) Mobile Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (18.92%) HTML
2 12 (16.22%) CSS
3 8 (10.81%) Spring
3 8 (10.81%) Django
3 8 (10.81%) Sass
4 7 (9.46%) Hibernate
4 7 (9.46%) Web Services
5 6 (8.11%) REST
5 6 (8.11%) jQuery
6 5 (6.76%) Spring MVC
7 4 (5.41%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 4 (5.41%) JMS
7 4 (5.41%) SOAP
7 4 (5.41%) J2EE
7 4 (5.41%) Middleware
7 4 (5.41%) AngularJS
8 3 (4.05%) Spring Web Flow
8 3 (4.05%) JSF
8 3 (4.05%) XML
8 3 (4.05%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.11%) Device Driver
3 5 (6.76%) Computer Science
3 5 (6.76%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (5.41%) DataPower
4 4 (5.41%) Client/Server
4 4 (5.41%) VAX
5 3 (4.05%) MPEG
5 3 (4.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (4.05%) User Experience
6 2 (2.70%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.35%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.35%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.35%) Xbox
7 1 (1.35%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.35%) Animation
7 1 (1.35%) Physics
7 1 (1.35%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (1.35%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 16 (21.62%) Linux
2 6 (8.11%) Android
3 5 (6.76%) Apple iOS
3 5 (6.76%) Windows
4 4 (5.41%) UNIX
4 4 (5.41%) OpenVMS
4 4 (5.41%) Mac OS X
5 3 (4.05%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.35%) Windows CE
6 1 (1.35%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (31.08%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (14.86%) TDD
3 9 (12.16%) OO
3 9 (12.16%) OOD
4 8 (10.81%) UML
4 8 (10.81%) Scrum
4 8 (10.81%) Test Automation
5 7 (9.46%) Software Testing
5 7 (9.46%) Responsive Web Design
6 6 (8.11%) Android Development
6 6 (8.11%) Service Delivery
6 6 (8.11%) MVC
6 6 (8.11%) OOP
7 5 (6.76%) Unit Testing
7 5 (6.76%) iOS Development
7 5 (6.76%) Test Planning
8 4 (5.41%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (5.41%) Migration
9 3 (4.05%) E-Commerce
9 3 (4.05%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 26 (35.14%) C++
2 25 (33.78%) C
3 19 (25.68%) Java
4 17 (22.97%) JavaScript
5 11 (14.86%) Python
6 9 (12.16%) C#
7 8 (10.81%) Embedded C
7 8 (10.81%) Assembly Language
8 7 (9.46%) Embedded C++
9 5 (6.76%) Objective-C
10 4 (5.41%) Pascal
10 4 (5.41%) Ada
11 3 (4.05%) SQL
12 2 (2.70%) MATLAB
12 2 (2.70%) PowerShell
13 1 (1.35%) Apple Swift
13 1 (1.35%) Ruby
13 1 (1.35%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 5 (6.76%) Degree
2 2 (2.70%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.35%) CRISC
3 1 (1.35%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.35%) CCIE
3 1 (1.35%) CISSP
3 1 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.35%) CISA
3 1 (1.35%) CISM
3 1 (1.35%) GSEC
3 1 (1.35%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.41%) ISO 9001
1 4 (5.41%) QA
1 4 (5.41%) IEC 61508
2 1 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 4 (5.41%) CA Single Sign-On
2 3 (4.05%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (9.46%) IBM
2 4 (5.41%) CA
2 4 (5.41%) Oracle
3 3 (4.05%) Adobe
4 2 (2.70%) HP
4 2 (2.70%) Perforce
4 2 (2.70%) Amdocs
4 2 (2.70%) Pega
5 1 (1.35%) Imperva
5 1 (1.35%) Tufin
5 1 (1.35%) ArcSight
5 1 (1.35%) Cyber-Ark
5 1 (1.35%) Sourcefire
5 1 (1.35%) Symantec
5 1 (1.35%) Websense
5 1 (1.35%) Compaq
5 1 (1.35%) Microsoft