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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 75 110 126
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +16
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 40 22 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.66% 0.84% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.29% 1.25% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 15 7
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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 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 1
Average hourly rate £42.25 £41.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +19.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -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
1748 1767 2106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 72.50% 67.42% 67.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 850 858 748
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 £260 £237 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 37 43
Average hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.05 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £45.00 £47.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +24 11 £375 -6.25% 18
Slough -2 10 £325 -27.77% 10
Bracknell +3 5 £325 -3.70% 1
Maidenhead - 3 £325 - 2
Ascot - 2 £325 -
Windsor -1 1 £325 -7.14%
Wokingham - - - - 1
Newbury - - - - 2
Hungerford - - - -
Software Engineering
South East

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 23 (32.86%) Linux
2 22 (31.43%) Telecoms
3 20 (28.57%) C
4 16 (22.86%) Java
4 16 (22.86%) Degree
5 14 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (18.57%) LTE
6 13 (18.57%) SQL
6 13 (18.57%) Windows
7 12 (17.14%) C++
8 11 (15.71%) C#
8 11 (15.71%) OO
9 10 (14.29%) Perl
10 9 (12.86%) GDB
10 9 (12.86%) .NET
10 9 (12.86%) SOAP
10 9 (12.86%) Cisco
10 9 (12.86%) Embedded C
10 9 (12.86%) Embedded Software Development
11 8 (11.43%) 3GPP
12 7 (10.00%) GPRS
12 7 (10.00%) Python
12 7 (10.00%) Microsoft
12 7 (10.00%) Web Services
12 7 (10.00%) UML
12 7 (10.00%) SQL Server
12 7 (10.00%) Electronics
13 6 (8.57%) Internet
13 6 (8.57%) 3G
13 6 (8.57%) MPLS

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 3 (4.29%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (2.86%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.86%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.86%) CMS
3 1 (1.43%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.43%) DNN
3 1 (1.43%) Drupal
3 1 (1.43%) WordPress
3 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.43%) Apache
3 1 (1.43%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 3 (4.29%) MS Visio
1 3 (4.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.43%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.43%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) assyst
1 1 (1.43%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.43%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.71%) SaaS
2 2 (2.86%) PaaS
2 2 (2.86%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (18.57%) LTE
2 8 (11.43%) 3GPP
3 7 (10.00%) GPRS
4 6 (8.57%) Internet
4 6 (8.57%) 3G
4 6 (8.57%) MPLS
4 6 (8.57%) WCDMA
4 6 (8.57%) Ethernet
4 6 (8.57%) GSM
4 6 (8.57%) 4G
5 5 (7.14%) TCP/IP
6 4 (5.71%) IPv6
6 4 (5.71%) Firewall
6 4 (5.71%) Wireless
6 4 (5.71%) VoLTE
7 3 (4.29%) MVNO
7 3 (4.29%) WiMAX
7 3 (4.29%) DNS
7 3 (4.29%) IPv4
7 3 (4.29%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.29%) Oracle Database
3 3 (4.29%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (2.86%) MySQL
4 2 (2.86%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (12.86%) GDB
2 5 (7.14%) Maven
2 5 (7.14%) Eclipse
3 4 (5.71%) Visual Studio
4 3 (4.29%) SoapUI
4 3 (4.29%) Eclipse RCP
4 3 (4.29%) NUnit
4 3 (4.29%) Hudson
4 3 (4.29%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.86%) Ant
5 2 (2.86%) JUnit
5 2 (2.86%) Toad
5 2 (2.86%) JBehave
5 2 (2.86%) Selenium
5 2 (2.86%) Gradle
6 1 (1.43%) Subversion
6 1 (1.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (1.43%) LabVIEW
General
1 22 (31.43%) Telecoms
2 7 (10.00%) Electronics
3 4 (5.71%) Finance
3 4 (5.71%) Billing
4 2 (2.86%) Banking
4 2 (2.86%) Military
5 1 (1.43%) Games
5 1 (1.43%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (35.71%) Software Engineer
2 18 (25.71%) Developer
3 10 (14.29%) Technical Writer
4 9 (12.86%) Software Developer
4 9 (12.86%) Architect
5 8 (11.43%) Author
5 8 (11.43%) Technical Author
6 6 (8.57%) Programmer
6 6 (8.57%) Systems Architect
7 4 (5.71%) C++ Software Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) UI Programmer
8 3 (4.29%) Java Developer
8 3 (4.29%) PHP Developer
8 3 (4.29%) C Developer
8 3 (4.29%) C Programmer
8 3 (4.29%) Linux Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) UI Developer
9 2 (2.86%) Web Engineer
9 2 (2.86%) Mobile Developer
9 2 (2.86%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.86%) .NET
1 9 (12.86%) SOAP
2 7 (10.00%) Web Services
3 5 (7.14%) .NET Framework
3 5 (7.14%) XML
4 4 (5.71%) HTML
4 4 (5.71%) JMS
4 4 (5.71%) WCF
4 4 (5.71%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 3 (4.29%) LAMP
5 3 (4.29%) Ajax
5 3 (4.29%) JFace
5 3 (4.29%) Middleware
6 2 (2.86%) VXML
6 2 (2.86%) CSS
6 2 (2.86%) JAXB
6 2 (2.86%) WSDL
6 2 (2.86%) CCXML
6 2 (2.86%) JSON
6 2 (2.86%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.71%) Client/Server
1 4 (5.71%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.29%) Algorithms
2 3 (4.29%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.86%) Open Source
3 2 (2.86%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.86%) User Experience
4 1 (1.43%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.43%) SCORM
4 1 (1.43%) Derivative
4 1 (1.43%) CMDB
4 1 (1.43%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 23 (32.86%) Linux
2 13 (18.57%) Windows
3 6 (8.57%) Embedded Linux
4 5 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (7.14%) UNIX
5 4 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (4.29%) Android
7 2 (2.86%) Debian
7 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.43%) SUSE
8 1 (1.43%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (15.71%) OO
3 9 (12.86%) Embedded Software Development
4 7 (10.00%) UML
5 6 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (8.57%) Multithreading
5 6 (8.57%) TDD
5 6 (8.57%) Information Management
6 5 (7.14%) eTOM
6 5 (7.14%) ITIL
7 4 (5.71%) OOD
7 4 (5.71%) SOA
7 4 (5.71%) Resource Management
8 3 (4.29%) Change Data Capture
8 3 (4.29%) Dependency Injection
8 3 (4.29%) Scrum
8 3 (4.29%) Pair Programming
8 3 (4.29%) AOP
8 3 (4.29%) Web Development
8 3 (4.29%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (28.57%) C
2 16 (22.86%) Java
3 13 (18.57%) SQL
4 12 (17.14%) C++
5 11 (15.71%) C#
6 10 (14.29%) Perl
7 9 (12.86%) Embedded C
8 7 (10.00%) Python
9 5 (7.14%) Ruby
9 5 (7.14%) T-SQL
9 5 (7.14%) Shell Script
10 4 (5.71%) PHP
10 4 (5.71%) JavaScript
11 3 (4.29%) Bash Shell
11 3 (4.29%) Embedded C++
11 3 (4.29%) PL/SQL
12 2 (2.86%) VB.NET
13 1 (1.43%) PHP5
13 1 (1.43%) ECMAScript
13 1 (1.43%) VC++
Qualifications
1 16 (22.86%) Degree
2 2 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (2.86%) PMP
2 2 (2.86%) PMI Certification
2 2 (2.86%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.43%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.43%) HP APS
3 1 (1.43%) MCSE
3 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.43%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.29%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.86%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.43%) Docker
2 1 (1.43%) vCloud
2 1 (1.43%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.43%) vSphere
2 1 (1.43%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (2.86%) WSUS
2 1 (1.43%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.43%) Puppet
2 1 (1.43%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.43%) Netcool
Vendors
1 9 (12.86%) Cisco
2 7 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.14%) Oracle
4 4 (5.71%) Red Hat
5 3 (4.29%) Green Hills
6 2 (2.86%) SGI
6 2 (2.86%) HP
6 2 (2.86%) EMC
6 2 (2.86%) BEA
6 2 (2.86%) BMC
6 2 (2.86%) Hitachi
6 2 (2.86%) MetaSolv
6 2 (2.86%) VMware
6 2 (2.86%) Cramer
7 1 (1.43%) Agilent
7 1 (1.43%) Fujitsu
7 1 (1.43%) Zend
7 1 (1.43%) Infoblox
7 1 (1.43%) Siebel
7 1 (1.43%) ESRI
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