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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 85 114 118
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +4
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 39 17 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.59% 0.66% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.16% 0.97% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 12
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£325 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +10.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £328 £318
% change year-on-year
+6.87% +3.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Average hourly rate £37.25 £33.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.87% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.45 £28.60 £31.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.05 £37.40 £36.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
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
1806 1756 2114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.59% 68.06% 67.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 887 835 763
Average daily rate £390 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 36 41
Average hourly rate £17.07 £22.85 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.29% -25.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.10 £11.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £44.40 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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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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
Slough +6 12 £325 -27.77% 8
Reading +23 11 £375 -6.25% 13
Bracknell +3 4 £325 -3.70% 2
Maidenhead +5 3 £325 - 3
Ascot - 2 £325 -
Windsor 0 1 £325 -7.14%
Wokingham - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Hungerford - - - -
Software Engineering
South East

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 22 (31.88%) Telecoms
2 20 (28.99%) Linux
3 19 (27.54%) C
4 16 (23.19%) Degree
5 13 (18.84%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (18.84%) SQL
6 12 (17.39%) Java
6 12 (17.39%) Windows
6 12 (17.39%) LTE
7 10 (14.49%) C++
7 10 (14.49%) .NET
8 9 (13.04%) C#
8 9 (13.04%) Perl
8 9 (13.04%) UML
8 9 (13.04%) OO
8 9 (13.04%) SOAP
8 9 (13.04%) GDB
8 9 (13.04%) Embedded Software Development
9 8 (11.59%) SQL Server
9 8 (11.59%) 3GPP
9 8 (11.59%) Cisco
9 8 (11.59%) Microsoft
10 7 (10.14%) Electronics
10 7 (10.14%) Embedded C
10 7 (10.14%) GPRS
10 7 (10.14%) Web Services
10 7 (10.14%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (10.14%) Multithreading
10 7 (10.14%) TDD
11 6 (8.70%) Information Management

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 4 (5.80%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (2.90%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.90%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.90%) CMS
3 1 (1.45%) ArcGIS
3 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.45%) Apache
3 1 (1.45%) DNN
3 1 (1.45%) Drupal
3 1 (1.45%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (4.35%) MS Visio
1 3 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.45%) MS Project
2 1 (1.45%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.35%) SaaS
2 1 (1.45%) IaaS
2 1 (1.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (17.39%) LTE
2 8 (11.59%) 3GPP
3 7 (10.14%) GPRS
4 6 (8.70%) 4G
4 6 (8.70%) GSM
4 6 (8.70%) WCDMA
4 6 (8.70%) TCP/IP
4 6 (8.70%) Internet
5 5 (7.25%) MPLS
5 5 (7.25%) Wireless
6 4 (5.80%) Ethernet
6 4 (5.80%) IPv6
6 4 (5.80%) 3G
6 4 (5.80%) VoLTE
7 3 (4.35%) MVNO
7 3 (4.35%) OSPF
7 3 (4.35%) BGP
7 3 (4.35%) Firewall
7 3 (4.35%) IPv4
8 2 (2.90%) RANAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.59%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.35%) Oracle Database
3 3 (4.35%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (2.90%) MySQL
4 2 (2.90%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (13.04%) GDB
2 5 (7.25%) Eclipse
2 5 (7.25%) Visual Studio
2 5 (7.25%) Maven
3 4 (5.80%) NUnit
3 4 (5.80%) SoapUI
3 4 (5.80%) Git (software)
4 3 (4.35%) Eclipse RCP
4 3 (4.35%) Hudson
5 2 (2.90%) Selenium
5 2 (2.90%) JBehave
5 2 (2.90%) Ant
5 2 (2.90%) JUnit
5 2 (2.90%) Toad
5 2 (2.90%) Gradle
6 1 (1.45%) LabVIEW
6 1 (1.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (1.45%) Subversion
General
1 22 (31.88%) Telecoms
2 7 (10.14%) Electronics
3 4 (5.80%) Finance
4 3 (4.35%) Billing
5 2 (2.90%) Banking
5 2 (2.90%) Military
6 1 (1.45%) Games
6 1 (1.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (36.23%) Software Engineer
2 19 (27.54%) Developer
3 10 (14.49%) Technical Writer
3 10 (14.49%) Software Developer
4 8 (11.59%) Architect
4 8 (11.59%) Author
4 8 (11.59%) Technical Author
5 6 (8.70%) Systems Architect
5 6 (8.70%) Programmer
6 4 (5.80%) C++ Software Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) UI Programmer
7 3 (4.35%) UI Developer
7 3 (4.35%) Java Developer
7 3 (4.35%) PHP Developer
7 3 (4.35%) C Developer
7 3 (4.35%) C Programmer
7 3 (4.35%) Linux Engineer
8 2 (2.90%) C Software Engineer
8 2 (2.90%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 2 (2.90%) PHP Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.49%) .NET
2 9 (13.04%) SOAP
3 7 (10.14%) Web Services
4 6 (8.70%) .NET Framework
5 5 (7.25%) XML
5 5 (7.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 5 (7.25%) WCF
6 4 (5.80%) JMS
7 3 (4.35%) LAMP
7 3 (4.35%) HTML
7 3 (4.35%) JFace
8 2 (2.90%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (2.90%) Ajax
8 2 (2.90%) CCXML
8 2 (2.90%) CSS
8 2 (2.90%) JAXB
8 2 (2.90%) WSDL
8 2 (2.90%) Middleware
8 2 (2.90%) VXML
9 1 (1.45%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.80%) Client/Server
2 3 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.90%) Open Source
3 2 (2.90%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.90%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.45%) User Experience
4 1 (1.45%) Firmware
4 1 (1.45%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.45%) SCORM
4 1 (1.45%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 20 (28.99%) Linux
2 12 (17.39%) Windows
3 5 (7.25%) UNIX
3 5 (7.25%) Embedded Linux
4 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (4.35%) Android
5 3 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.90%) Debian
7 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.45%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (18.84%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (13.04%) UML
2 9 (13.04%) OO
2 9 (13.04%) Embedded Software Development
3 7 (10.14%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (10.14%) Multithreading
3 7 (10.14%) TDD
4 6 (8.70%) Information Management
4 6 (8.70%) OOD
5 5 (7.25%) SOA
5 5 (7.25%) ITIL
5 5 (7.25%) eTOM
6 4 (5.80%) AOP
6 4 (5.80%) Resource Management
6 4 (5.80%) Pair Programming
6 4 (5.80%) Scrum
6 4 (5.80%) Unit Testing
6 4 (5.80%) Software Architecture
6 4 (5.80%) BDD
6 4 (5.80%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 19 (27.54%) C
2 13 (18.84%) SQL
3 12 (17.39%) Java
4 10 (14.49%) C++
5 9 (13.04%) C#
5 9 (13.04%) Perl
6 7 (10.14%) Embedded C
7 6 (8.70%) T-SQL
7 6 (8.70%) Python
8 5 (7.25%) Shell Script
8 5 (7.25%) Ruby
9 4 (5.80%) PHP
10 3 (4.35%) PL/SQL
10 3 (4.35%) JavaScript
11 2 (2.90%) Bash Shell
11 2 (2.90%) VB.NET
12 1 (1.45%) MATLAB
12 1 (1.45%) Embedded C++
12 1 (1.45%) ECMAScript
12 1 (1.45%) VC++
Qualifications
1 16 (23.19%) Degree
2 2 (2.90%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (2.90%) PMP
2 2 (2.90%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.45%) Siebel Certification
3 1 (1.45%) MCSE
3 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.90%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.45%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.45%) vCloud
1 1 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.90%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (11.59%) Cisco
1 8 (11.59%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.25%) Oracle
3 3 (4.35%) Red Hat
3 3 (4.35%) Green Hills
4 2 (2.90%) MetaSolv
4 2 (2.90%) Cramer
4 2 (2.90%) SGI
4 2 (2.90%) HP
4 2 (2.90%) BEA
5 1 (1.45%) BMC
5 1 (1.45%) Hitachi
5 1 (1.45%) EMC
5 1 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.45%) ESRI
5 1 (1.45%) Siebel
5 1 (1.45%) Agilent
5 1 (1.45%) Zend
5 1 (1.45%) VMware
5 1 (1.45%) Fujitsu
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