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 11 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 91 100 103
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +3
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 31 19 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.27% 0.79% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.74% 1.15% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 19
Average daily rate
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£338 £250 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.00% -28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £150 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £375 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
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 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1783 1659 2067
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 72.83% 68.81% 65.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 836 730 800
Average daily rate £375 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 29 54
Average hourly rate £18.04 £30.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.86% -16.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £14.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £37.50 £49.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%
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 11 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 11 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 +15 16 £403 +78.88% 12
Slough +1 9 £300 +33.33% 2
Bracknell - 3 £338 - 2
Newbury 0 1 £200 - 4
Maidenhead -3 1 £300 +33.33%
Ascot - - - -
Hungerford - - - - 2
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - - 1
Software Engineering
South East

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 11 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 (45.76%) C
2 16 (27.12%) Linux
3 15 (25.42%) Shell Script
4 14 (23.73%) Telecoms
4 14 (23.73%) UML
5 12 (20.34%) Perl
5 12 (20.34%) Degree
6 11 (18.64%) C++
6 11 (18.64%) UNIX
7 10 (16.95%) Java
8 9 (15.25%) .NET
8 9 (15.25%) OOD
8 9 (15.25%) TCP/IP
8 9 (15.25%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (13.56%) 3GPP
9 8 (13.56%) SQL
9 8 (13.56%) SQL Server
9 8 (13.56%) C#
9 8 (13.56%) Windows
9 8 (13.56%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (13.56%) Multithreading
9 8 (13.56%) LTE
10 7 (11.86%) GDB
10 7 (11.86%) Embedded Software Development
10 7 (11.86%) Visual Studio
10 7 (11.86%) GPRS
10 7 (11.86%) Cisco
10 7 (11.86%) Microsoft
10 7 (11.86%) Internet
10 7 (11.86%) Electronics

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 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 (6.78%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.69%) ArcGIS
2 1 (1.69%) CMS
2 1 (1.69%) DNN
2 1 (1.69%) MQSeries
2 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.39%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.69%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.69%) Simulink
2 1 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.69%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.25%) TCP/IP
2 8 (13.56%) 3GPP
2 8 (13.56%) LTE
3 7 (11.86%) GPRS
3 7 (11.86%) Internet
4 6 (10.17%) GSM
4 6 (10.17%) WCDMA
4 6 (10.17%) 4G
5 4 (6.78%) VoLTE
5 4 (6.78%) IPv6
6 3 (5.08%) IPv4
6 3 (5.08%) Wireless
7 2 (3.39%) 2G
7 2 (3.39%) RANAP
7 2 (3.39%) MVNO
7 2 (3.39%) Network Security
7 2 (3.39%) HTTP
7 2 (3.39%) Firewall
7 2 (3.39%) 3G
7 2 (3.39%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.56%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.39%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (11.86%) Visual Studio
1 7 (11.86%) GDB
2 4 (6.78%) SoapUI
2 4 (6.78%) Git (software)
2 4 (6.78%) Eclipse
2 4 (6.78%) NUnit
2 4 (6.78%) Maven
3 2 (3.39%) Selenium
3 2 (3.39%) Ant
3 2 (3.39%) JUnit
3 2 (3.39%) JBehave
3 2 (3.39%) Hudson
3 2 (3.39%) Eclipse RCP
3 2 (3.39%) Gradle
4 1 (1.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (1.69%) LabVIEW
General
1 14 (23.73%) Telecoms
2 7 (11.86%) Electronics
3 3 (5.08%) Finance
4 2 (3.39%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.39%) Military
4 2 (3.39%) Billing
5 1 (1.69%) Marketing
5 1 (1.69%) German Language
5 1 (1.69%) Banking
5 1 (1.69%) Retail
5 1 (1.69%) Games
Job Titles
1 23 (38.98%) Software Engineer
1 23 (38.98%) Developer
2 12 (20.34%) Software Developer
3 7 (11.86%) Architect
3 7 (11.86%) Java Developer
4 6 (10.17%) Systems Architect
5 5 (8.47%) Programmer
5 5 (8.47%) C++ Software Engineer
5 5 (8.47%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Java Software Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 3 (5.08%) C Developer
6 3 (5.08%) C Programmer
7 2 (3.39%) C# Software Developer
7 2 (3.39%) UI Developer
7 2 (3.39%) C# Developer
7 2 (3.39%) Mobile Developer
7 2 (3.39%) Android Developer
7 2 (3.39%) Android Software Engineer
7 2 (3.39%) UI Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.25%) .NET
2 6 (10.17%) Web Services
3 5 (8.47%) SOAP
3 5 (8.47%) .NET Framework
4 4 (6.78%) WCF
4 4 (6.78%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 3 (5.08%) Spring
5 3 (5.08%) HTML
5 3 (5.08%) XML
5 3 (5.08%) J2EE
5 3 (5.08%) ASP.NET
6 2 (3.39%) CCXML
6 2 (3.39%) Java EE
6 2 (3.39%) J2SE
6 2 (3.39%) JMS
6 2 (3.39%) Middleware
6 2 (3.39%) VXML
6 2 (3.39%) JFace
7 1 (1.69%) HTML5
7 1 (1.69%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.47%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (6.78%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.39%) Open Source
4 1 (1.69%) Firmware
4 1 (1.69%) SCORM
4 1 (1.69%) Derivative
4 1 (1.69%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.69%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 16 (27.12%) Linux
2 11 (18.64%) UNIX
3 8 (13.56%) Windows
4 6 (10.17%) Embedded Linux
5 4 (6.78%) Android
6 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.39%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.69%) SUSE
7 1 (1.69%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (23.73%) UML
2 9 (15.25%) OOD
2 9 (15.25%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (13.56%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (13.56%) Multithreading
4 7 (11.86%) Embedded Software Development
5 6 (10.17%) Information Management
5 6 (10.17%) TDD
5 6 (10.17%) OO
5 6 (10.17%) Scrum
6 5 (8.47%) SOA
7 4 (6.78%) Pair Programming
7 4 (6.78%) AOP
7 4 (6.78%) Unit Testing
7 4 (6.78%) Resource Management
7 4 (6.78%) Dependency Injection
7 4 (6.78%) Change Data Capture
7 4 (6.78%) Android Development
7 4 (6.78%) Software Architecture
7 4 (6.78%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 27 (45.76%) C
2 15 (25.42%) Shell Script
3 12 (20.34%) Perl
4 11 (18.64%) C++
5 10 (16.95%) Java
6 8 (13.56%) C#
6 8 (13.56%) SQL
7 6 (10.17%) T-SQL
8 5 (8.47%) Ruby
9 3 (5.08%) Embedded C
9 3 (5.08%) JavaScript
10 2 (3.39%) VB.NET
10 2 (3.39%) Python
11 1 (1.69%) ECMAScript
11 1 (1.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (20.34%) Degree
2 4 (6.78%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.08%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (3.39%) PMP
4 2 (3.39%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.69%) MCSE
5 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (10.17%) Tivoli
1 6 (10.17%) Netcool
1 6 (10.17%) Netcool/OMNIbus
1 6 (10.17%) Netcool/Webtop
1 6 (10.17%) Ionix
2 2 (3.39%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (11.86%) Cisco
1 7 (11.86%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.17%) IBM
2 6 (10.17%) EMC
3 3 (5.08%) Green Hills
3 3 (5.08%) Oracle
4 2 (3.39%) SGI
4 2 (3.39%) HP
5 1 (1.69%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.69%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.69%) ESRI
5 1 (1.69%) NetHawk
5 1 (1.69%) Agilent
5 1 (1.69%) Fujitsu
5 1 (1.69%) Renesas
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