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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 81 103 93
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -10
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 40 26 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.57% 0.96% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.00% 1.31% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 14 14
Average daily rate £400 £375 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £219 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £418 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.06% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 2
Average hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -12.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.40 £33.90 £39.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £89.40 £42.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £39.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year
+12.17% +4.69%
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
1997 1983 2006
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 78.59% 73.12% 75.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1043 1006 1032
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 38 59
Average hourly rate £16.09 £32.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.49% +103.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £13.65 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £55.65 £126.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineering within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +3 23 £400 +3.22% 17
Bracknell +1 7 £525 +320.00% 9
Maidenhead - 2 - - 2
Software Engineering
South East

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 28 (40.58%) Linux
2 27 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (30.43%) Python
4 20 (28.99%) CSS
4 20 (28.99%) HTML
4 20 (28.99%) Java
5 18 (26.09%) JavaScript
6 16 (23.19%) TDD
7 15 (21.74%) Responsive Web Design
7 15 (21.74%) SQL
8 14 (20.29%) Django
9 13 (18.84%) Software Testing
9 13 (18.84%) Sass
9 13 (18.84%) C++
9 13 (18.84%) User Experience
10 12 (17.39%) OO
10 12 (17.39%) Service Delivery
11 11 (15.94%) REST
12 9 (13.04%) Electronics
12 9 (13.04%) Eclipse
12 9 (13.04%) Degree
13 8 (11.59%) Bash Shell
13 8 (11.59%) Embedded C
13 8 (11.59%) OOP
13 8 (11.59%) Web Services
13 8 (11.59%) MySQL
13 8 (11.59%) Oracle
13 8 (11.59%) C
13 8 (11.59%) PHP
14 6 (8.70%) Scrum

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 5 (7.25%) Tomcat
1 5 (7.25%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.45%) CMS
2 1 (1.45%) nginx
2 1 (1.45%) Node.js
2 1 (1.45%) Umbraco
2 1 (1.45%) Zope
Applications
1 2 (2.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) BASE24
1 1 (1.45%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.35%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.70%) Internet
2 5 (7.25%) HTTP
3 4 (5.80%) FTP
3 4 (5.80%) LDAP
3 4 (5.80%) SSH
3 4 (5.80%) SSL
4 3 (4.35%) Wireless
5 2 (2.90%) Bluetooth
5 2 (2.90%) H.323
5 2 (2.90%) ZigBee
6 1 (1.45%) 3G
6 1 (1.45%) 4G
6 1 (1.45%) 802.15
6 1 (1.45%) Firewall
6 1 (1.45%) VoIP
6 1 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.59%) MySQL
2 5 (7.25%) MongoDB
3 4 (5.80%) NoSQL
3 4 (5.80%) RDBMS
3 4 (5.80%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.45%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.45%) Redis
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (13.04%) Eclipse
2 6 (8.70%) Jenkins
3 5 (7.25%) Git (software)
4 4 (5.80%) Selenium
4 4 (5.80%) Subversion
5 3 (4.35%) Artifactory
5 3 (4.35%) Checkstyle
5 3 (4.35%) Cobertura
5 3 (4.35%) FindBugs
5 3 (4.35%) Hudson
5 3 (4.35%) Liquibase
5 3 (4.35%) Maven
5 3 (4.35%) SoapUI
5 3 (4.35%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (2.90%) Bugzilla
6 2 (2.90%) JIRA
6 2 (2.90%) PHPUnit
7 1 (1.45%) ClearCase
7 1 (1.45%) JUnit
7 1 (1.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (13.04%) Electronics
2 3 (4.35%) Finance
2 3 (4.35%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.90%) Marketing
4 1 (1.45%) Automotive
4 1 (1.45%) Games
Job Titles
1 33 (47.83%) Developer
2 31 (44.93%) Software Engineer
3 16 (23.19%) Python Developer
4 10 (14.49%) Software Developer
5 8 (11.59%) C++ Software Engineer
6 7 (10.14%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 7 (10.14%) Embedded Engineer
6 7 (10.14%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 4 (5.80%) Embedded Developer
7 4 (5.80%) Embedded Software Developer
7 4 (5.80%) Java Engineer
7 4 (5.80%) Java Software Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) JavaScript Developer
8 3 (4.35%) Technical Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) Technical Leader
8 3 (4.35%) Technical Specialist
9 2 (2.90%) C++ Software Developer
9 2 (2.90%) PHP Developer
9 2 (2.90%) Software Consultant
9 2 (2.90%) Technical Writer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (28.99%) CSS
1 20 (28.99%) HTML
2 14 (20.29%) Django
3 13 (18.84%) Sass
4 11 (15.94%) REST
5 8 (11.59%) Web Services
6 6 (8.70%) J2EE
6 6 (8.70%) JSON
6 6 (8.70%) Laravel
7 4 (5.80%) .NET
7 4 (5.80%) HTML5
7 4 (5.80%) IBM Integration Bus
7 4 (5.80%) JMS
7 4 (5.80%) Middleware
7 4 (5.80%) SOAP
7 4 (5.80%) SWT
7 4 (5.80%) XML
8 3 (4.35%) Hibernate
8 3 (4.35%) JSP
8 3 (4.35%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.84%) User Experience
2 5 (7.25%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.80%) Client/Server
3 4 (5.80%) DataPower
4 3 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (4.35%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.90%) Device Driver
5 2 (2.90%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (2.90%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.90%) Physics
6 1 (1.45%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.45%) DTV
6 1 (1.45%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.45%) New Media
6 1 (1.45%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.45%) STB
6 1 (1.45%) Streaming Video
6 1 (1.45%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 28 (40.58%) Linux
2 5 (7.25%) Windows
3 3 (4.35%) Android
3 3 (4.35%) Apple iOS
3 3 (4.35%) CentOS
3 3 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.45%) AIX
4 1 (1.45%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.45%) OpenVMS
4 1 (1.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (23.19%) TDD
3 15 (21.74%) Responsive Web Design
4 13 (18.84%) Software Testing
5 12 (17.39%) OO
5 12 (17.39%) Service Delivery
6 8 (11.59%) OOP
7 6 (8.70%) Automated Testing
7 6 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (8.70%) Scrum
8 5 (7.25%) DevOps
9 4 (5.80%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (5.80%) Image Processing
9 4 (5.80%) Kanban
9 4 (5.80%) Migration
10 3 (4.35%) Data Management
10 3 (4.35%) ETL
10 3 (4.35%) Information Management
10 3 (4.35%) MVC
10 3 (4.35%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 21 (30.43%) Python
2 20 (28.99%) Java
3 18 (26.09%) JavaScript
4 15 (21.74%) SQL
5 13 (18.84%) C++
6 8 (11.59%) Bash Shell
6 8 (11.59%) C
6 8 (11.59%) Embedded C
6 8 (11.59%) PHP
7 5 (7.25%) C#
8 3 (4.35%) Erlang
8 3 (4.35%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.45%) Ada
9 1 (1.45%) Apple Swift
9 1 (1.45%) Assembly Language
9 1 (1.45%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.45%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.45%) Pascal
9 1 (1.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (13.04%) Degree
2 1 (1.45%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.90%) MISRA
2 1 (1.45%) COBIT
2 1 (1.45%) FedRAMP
2 1 (1.45%) ISO26262
2 1 (1.45%) MISRA C
2 1 (1.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (4.35%) Docker
2 1 (1.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (5.80%) CA Single Sign-On
2 3 (4.35%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 8 (11.59%) Oracle
2 6 (8.70%) IBM
3 4 (5.80%) CA
4 3 (4.35%) Ab Initio
5 1 (1.45%) FairCom
5 1 (1.45%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.45%) Sun
5 1 (1.45%) Xamarin
Bracknell, Berkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Real Staffing
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Berkshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago