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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 104 103 101
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 29 25 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.02% 0.90% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 1.21% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 8
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£375 £338 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £250 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £490 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.57% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Average hourly rate £36.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
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
2008 2061 1518
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 70.33% 74.54% 70.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1036 1084 617
Average daily rate £400 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 56 64
Average hourly rate £30.00 £17.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -31.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.90 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £164.50 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 5 March 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 +12 17 £388 +19.23% 24
Bracknell +1 3 £125 -62.96% 6
Maidenhead +7 1 £260 - 1
Slough 0 1 £205 -36.92% 3
Windsor - - - - 3
Wokingham - - - -
Newbury - - - - 1
Hungerford - - - -
Software Engineering
South East

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 34 (47.89%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (45.07%) Java
3 29 (40.85%) Linux
4 26 (36.62%) Python
5 23 (32.39%) JavaScript
6 22 (30.99%) TDD
7 20 (28.17%) HTML
7 20 (28.17%) SQL
8 19 (26.76%) C++
9 18 (25.35%) OO
9 18 (25.35%) Telecoms
10 15 (21.13%) SOAP
11 14 (19.72%) CSS
11 14 (19.72%) C
12 13 (18.31%) Perl
13 11 (15.49%) Oracle
13 11 (15.49%) Web Services
13 11 (15.49%) LTE
13 11 (15.49%) User Experience
14 10 (14.08%) Ethernet
14 10 (14.08%) Embedded C
15 9 (12.68%) Embedded C++
15 9 (12.68%) OOP
15 9 (12.68%) C#
15 9 (12.68%) 3G
15 9 (12.68%) Oracle Database
15 9 (12.68%) Sass
15 9 (12.68%) Django
15 9 (12.68%) Ruby
16 8 (11.27%) Ajax

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 8 (11.27%) WebSphere
2 7 (9.86%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (2.82%) OpenStack
3 2 (2.82%) MQSeries
3 2 (2.82%) Apache
4 1 (1.41%) CMS
4 1 (1.41%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.41%) Node.js
4 1 (1.41%) WordPress
4 1 (1.41%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (2.82%) MS Visio
1 2 (2.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.41%) assyst
1 1 (1.41%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.04%) SaaS
2 3 (4.23%) IaaS
2 3 (4.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.49%) LTE
2 10 (14.08%) Ethernet
3 9 (12.68%) 3G
4 8 (11.27%) MPLS
4 8 (11.27%) WiMAX
5 7 (9.86%) Wireless
5 7 (9.86%) SDH
6 6 (8.45%) 4G
6 6 (8.45%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (7.04%) Internet
7 5 (7.04%) UMTS
7 5 (7.04%) SAN
7 5 (7.04%) GSM
7 5 (7.04%) IPv4
7 5 (7.04%) IPv6
7 5 (7.04%) NAS
8 3 (4.23%) Firewall
8 3 (4.23%) DNS
9 1 (1.41%) Gigabit Ethernet
9 1 (1.41%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.68%) Oracle Database
2 7 (9.86%) Oracle Database 10g
3 5 (7.04%) MySQL
4 4 (5.63%) Relational Database
4 4 (5.63%) SQL Server
5 3 (4.23%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.82%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.41%) Big Data
7 1 (1.41%) Apache Hive
7 1 (1.41%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.41%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.41%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 8 (11.27%) Git (software)
2 7 (9.86%) Toad
3 5 (7.04%) Selenium
4 3 (4.23%) Subversion
4 3 (4.23%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.82%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (2.82%) Maven
5 2 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.82%) WebDriver
5 2 (2.82%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.82%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.41%) JMeter
6 1 (1.41%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.41%) Ant
6 1 (1.41%) InstallAnywhere
6 1 (1.41%) Hudson
6 1 (1.41%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.41%) JIRA
6 1 (1.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 18 (25.35%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.82%) Electronics
2 2 (2.82%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.41%) Billing
3 1 (1.41%) Finance
3 1 (1.41%) Legal
3 1 (1.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (30.99%) Software Engineer
1 22 (30.99%) Developer
2 8 (11.27%) Technical Writer
3 7 (9.86%) Python Developer
4 6 (8.45%) Author
4 6 (8.45%) Technical Author
4 6 (8.45%) Software Developer
5 5 (7.04%) Java Software Engineer
6 4 (5.63%) Java Developer
7 3 (4.23%) PHP Developer
7 3 (4.23%) Test Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) C++ Software Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) Architect
8 2 (2.82%) Web Engineer
8 2 (2.82%) JavaScript Developer
8 2 (2.82%) Junior Developer
8 2 (2.82%) C Software Engineer
8 2 (2.82%) Automation Engineer
8 2 (2.82%) Cloud Architect
8 2 (2.82%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (28.17%) HTML
2 15 (21.13%) SOAP
3 14 (19.72%) CSS
4 11 (15.49%) Web Services
5 9 (12.68%) Sass
5 9 (12.68%) Django
6 8 (11.27%) Ajax
7 7 (9.86%) XML
7 7 (9.86%) JAXB
7 7 (9.86%) JMS
7 7 (9.86%) WSDL
8 6 (8.45%) JSON
8 6 (8.45%) REST
8 6 (8.45%) Hibernate
9 5 (7.04%) Middleware
9 5 (7.04%) jQuery
10 4 (5.63%) .NET
11 3 (4.23%) AngularJS
11 3 (4.23%) .NET Framework
12 2 (2.82%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.49%) User Experience
2 6 (8.45%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.23%) Data Structures
3 3 (4.23%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.82%) Open Source
4 2 (2.82%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.41%) DTV
5 1 (1.41%) EFT
5 1 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.41%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.41%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 29 (40.85%) Linux
2 6 (8.45%) Windows
3 4 (5.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (5.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (5.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (4.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (4.23%) Embedded Linux
4 3 (4.23%) Android
5 2 (2.82%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.82%) UNIX
6 1 (1.41%) Debian
6 1 (1.41%) VMS
6 1 (1.41%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (47.89%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (30.99%) TDD
3 18 (25.35%) OO
4 9 (12.68%) OOP
5 8 (11.27%) Software Testing
5 8 (11.27%) Data Migration
5 8 (11.27%) MVC
5 8 (11.27%) Migration
6 7 (9.86%) OOD
6 7 (9.86%) Web Development
7 6 (8.45%) UML
7 6 (8.45%) Service Delivery
8 5 (7.04%) Scrum
9 4 (5.63%) Test Scripting
9 4 (5.63%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (5.63%) eTOM
9 4 (5.63%) Waterfall
9 4 (5.63%) BDD
9 4 (5.63%) Responsive Web Design
9 4 (5.63%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 32 (45.07%) Java
2 26 (36.62%) Python
3 23 (32.39%) JavaScript
4 20 (28.17%) SQL
5 19 (26.76%) C++
6 14 (19.72%) C
7 13 (18.31%) Perl
8 10 (14.08%) Embedded C
9 9 (12.68%) Embedded C++
9 9 (12.68%) C#
9 9 (12.68%) Ruby
10 7 (9.86%) PL/SQL
11 6 (8.45%) Bash Shell
12 5 (7.04%) Shell Script
13 3 (4.23%) PHP
14 2 (2.82%) PHP5
15 1 (1.41%) Bourne shell
15 1 (1.41%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 7 (9.86%) Degree
2 4 (5.63%) ISEB
3 3 (4.23%) HND
3 3 (4.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (4.23%) VCP4
4 1 (1.41%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.45%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.23%) Active Directory
1 3 (4.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.82%) vSphere
2 2 (2.82%) vCloud
3 1 (1.41%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.41%) Docker
3 1 (1.41%) HDFS
3 1 (1.41%) LXC
Systems Management
1 3 (4.23%) WSUS
2 2 (2.82%) Puppet
3 1 (1.41%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.41%) Netcool
3 1 (1.41%) Salt
Vendors
1 11 (15.49%) Oracle
2 7 (9.86%) Cramer
2 7 (9.86%) MetaSolv
2 7 (9.86%) BEA
3 5 (7.04%) Hitachi
4 4 (5.63%) Red Hat
5 3 (4.23%) VMware
5 3 (4.23%) EMC
5 3 (4.23%) BMC
5 3 (4.23%) Cisco
6 2 (2.82%) Talend
6 2 (2.82%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.41%) Remedy
7 1 (1.41%) webMethods
7 1 (1.41%) Symantec
7 1 (1.41%) SAP
7 1 (1.41%) Adobe
7 1 (1.41%) IBM
7 1 (1.41%) HP
7 1 (1.41%) Zend
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