The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Berkshire region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 91 104 107
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +3
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 29 19 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.15% 0.78% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.57% 1.15% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 17
Average daily rate
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£338 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £150 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £407 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 7
Average hourly rate £41.00 - £36.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 - £30.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.80 - £45.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1844 1657 2077
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.32% 68.30% 65.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 878 720 811
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £523 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 31 45
Average hourly rate £17.07 £30.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.10% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £14.50 £14.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £37.50 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Software Engineering
South East

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 24 July 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 24 July 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
Reading +23 16 £425 - 11
Slough +2 8 £300 +50.00% 2
Newbury 0 1 £200 - 5
Maidenhead -3 1 £300 - 2
Bracknell - 1 £338 - 3
Hungerford - - - - 3
Ascot - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
Software Engineering
South East

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 27 (46.55%) C
2 15 (25.86%) Linux
3 14 (24.14%) UML
3 14 (24.14%) Shell Script
4 13 (22.41%) Telecoms
5 11 (18.97%) C++
5 11 (18.97%) Java
5 11 (18.97%) Perl
5 11 (18.97%) Degree
6 10 (17.24%) UNIX
7 9 (15.52%) Windows
7 9 (15.52%) .NET
7 9 (15.52%) OOD
7 9 (15.52%) TCP/IP
7 9 (15.52%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (15.52%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (15.52%) Multithreading
7 9 (15.52%) LTE
8 8 (13.79%) Embedded Software Development
8 8 (13.79%) 3GPP
8 8 (13.79%) SQL
8 8 (13.79%) SQL Server
8 8 (13.79%) C#
9 7 (12.07%) OO
9 7 (12.07%) Visual Studio
9 7 (12.07%) GPRS
9 7 (12.07%) Cisco
9 7 (12.07%) Microsoft
9 7 (12.07%) Electronics
9 7 (12.07%) Internet

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (6.90%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.72%) MQSeries
2 1 (1.72%) ArcGIS
2 1 (1.72%) CMS
2 1 (1.72%) DNN
Applications
1 2 (3.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.72%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.72%) MS Project
2 1 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.52%) TCP/IP
1 9 (15.52%) LTE
2 8 (13.79%) 3GPP
3 7 (12.07%) GPRS
3 7 (12.07%) Internet
4 6 (10.34%) 4G
4 6 (10.34%) GSM
4 6 (10.34%) WCDMA
5 4 (6.90%) VoLTE
5 4 (6.90%) Wireless
5 4 (6.90%) IPv6
6 3 (5.17%) IPv4
7 2 (3.45%) MVNO
7 2 (3.45%) Network Security
7 2 (3.45%) RANAP
7 2 (3.45%) 3G
7 2 (3.45%) 2G
7 2 (3.45%) Firewall
7 2 (3.45%) HTTP
8 1 (1.72%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.45%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.72%) MySQL
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.72%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (12.07%) Visual Studio
1 7 (12.07%) GDB
2 5 (8.62%) Eclipse
2 5 (8.62%) Maven
3 4 (6.90%) SoapUI
3 4 (6.90%) Git (software)
3 4 (6.90%) NUnit
4 3 (5.17%) Eclipse RCP
4 3 (5.17%) Hudson
5 2 (3.45%) Gradle
5 2 (3.45%) JBehave
5 2 (3.45%) Selenium
5 2 (3.45%) Ant
5 2 (3.45%) JUnit
6 1 (1.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (1.72%) LabVIEW
General
1 13 (22.41%) Telecoms
2 7 (12.07%) Electronics
3 4 (6.90%) Finance
4 2 (3.45%) Military
4 2 (3.45%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.45%) Billing
4 2 (3.45%) Banking
5 1 (1.72%) Retail
5 1 (1.72%) Games
5 1 (1.72%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (39.66%) Developer
2 21 (36.21%) Software Engineer
3 12 (20.69%) Software Developer
4 8 (13.79%) Java Developer
5 7 (12.07%) Architect
6 6 (10.34%) Systems Architect
7 5 (8.62%) C++ Software Engineer
7 5 (8.62%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (6.90%) Programmer
9 3 (5.17%) Java Software Engineer
9 3 (5.17%) C Developer
9 3 (5.17%) C Programmer
9 3 (5.17%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 3 (5.17%) UI Developer
9 3 (5.17%) UI Programmer
10 2 (3.45%) C# Software Developer
10 2 (3.45%) Android Developer
10 2 (3.45%) Android Software Engineer
10 2 (3.45%) Mobile Developer
10 2 (3.45%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.52%) .NET
2 6 (10.34%) Web Services
3 5 (8.62%) SOAP
3 5 (8.62%) .NET Framework
4 4 (6.90%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 4 (6.90%) WCF
5 3 (5.17%) XML
5 3 (5.17%) ASP.NET
5 3 (5.17%) J2EE
5 3 (5.17%) HTML
5 3 (5.17%) Spring
5 3 (5.17%) JFace
6 2 (3.45%) CCXML
6 2 (3.45%) Java EE
6 2 (3.45%) VXML
6 2 (3.45%) Middleware
6 2 (3.45%) J2SE
6 2 (3.45%) JMS
7 1 (1.72%) CSS
7 1 (1.72%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.62%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (6.90%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.45%) Open Source
4 1 (1.72%) Firmware
4 1 (1.72%) SCORM
4 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.72%) Derivative
4 1 (1.72%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 15 (25.86%) Linux
2 10 (17.24%) UNIX
3 9 (15.52%) Windows
4 6 (10.34%) Embedded Linux
5 4 (6.90%) Android
6 2 (3.45%) Apple iOS
6 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.72%) SUSE
7 1 (1.72%) Debian
7 1 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (24.14%) UML
2 9 (15.52%) OOD
2 9 (15.52%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (15.52%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (15.52%) Multithreading
3 8 (13.79%) Embedded Software Development
4 7 (12.07%) OO
5 6 (10.34%) Information Management
5 6 (10.34%) TDD
5 6 (10.34%) Scrum
6 5 (8.62%) SOA
7 4 (6.90%) Android Development
7 4 (6.90%) Change Data Capture
7 4 (6.90%) BDD
7 4 (6.90%) Unit Testing
7 4 (6.90%) Dependency Injection
7 4 (6.90%) Software Architecture
7 4 (6.90%) Resource Management
7 4 (6.90%) AOP
7 4 (6.90%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 27 (46.55%) C
2 14 (24.14%) Shell Script
3 11 (18.97%) C++
3 11 (18.97%) Java
3 11 (18.97%) Perl
4 8 (13.79%) SQL
4 8 (13.79%) C#
5 6 (10.34%) T-SQL
6 5 (8.62%) Ruby
7 4 (6.90%) Embedded C
8 3 (5.17%) JavaScript
9 2 (3.45%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.72%) ECMAScript
10 1 (1.72%) Python
10 1 (1.72%) PHP
10 1 (1.72%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 11 (18.97%) Degree
2 4 (6.90%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.17%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (3.45%) PMP
4 2 (3.45%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.72%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (8.62%) Tivoli
1 5 (8.62%) Netcool
1 5 (8.62%) Netcool/OMNIbus
1 5 (8.62%) Netcool/Webtop
1 5 (8.62%) Ionix
2 2 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (12.07%) Cisco
1 7 (12.07%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.62%) IBM
2 5 (8.62%) EMC
3 3 (5.17%) Oracle
3 3 (5.17%) Green Hills
4 2 (3.45%) SGI
4 2 (3.45%) HP
5 1 (1.72%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.72%) ESRI
5 1 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.72%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.72%) Agilent
5 1 (1.72%) Fujitsu
5 1 (1.72%) NetHawk
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Rate: Flexible Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
DP Connect
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £320 per day + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago