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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 105 97 107
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +10
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 22 33 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.83% 1.27% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 1.72% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 2
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£363 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £464 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £34.25 £39.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.17% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.40% -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
1836 1914 1473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 69.39% 73.59% 69.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 958 970 623
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 62 68
Average hourly rate £20.25 £16.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.56% -21.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £11.90 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £127.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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
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 30 January 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 +10 12 £388 +10.71% 14
Bracknell +3 5 £330 -21.19% 4
Slough -6 1 £205 -36.92% 1
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
Hungerford - - - - 1
Maidenhead - - - - 2
Newbury - - - - 4
Software Engineering
South East

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 27 (43.55%) Linux
2 26 (41.94%) Java
2 26 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (33.87%) Telecoms
4 20 (32.26%) Python
5 19 (30.65%) SQL
6 18 (29.03%) TDD
7 16 (25.81%) HTML
7 16 (25.81%) JavaScript
8 15 (24.19%) C++
8 15 (24.19%) SOAP
9 13 (20.97%) Perl
10 12 (19.35%) OO
11 10 (16.13%) CSS
11 10 (16.13%) Ethernet
12 9 (14.52%) Migration
12 9 (14.52%) MPLS
12 9 (14.52%) Web Services
12 9 (14.52%) Windows
12 9 (14.52%) Data Migration
12 9 (14.52%) User Experience
13 8 (12.90%) Ajax
13 8 (12.90%) Degree
13 8 (12.90%) Oracle
13 8 (12.90%) C
13 8 (12.90%) C#
13 8 (12.90%) PL/SQL
14 7 (11.29%) MetaSolv
14 7 (11.29%) Cramer
14 7 (11.29%) WebLogic

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 7 (11.29%) WebLogic
1 7 (11.29%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.23%) Apache
2 2 (3.23%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.61%) WordPress
3 1 (1.61%) Drupal
3 1 (1.61%) Node.js
3 1 (1.61%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (3.23%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.61%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.06%) SaaS
2 3 (4.84%) PaaS
2 3 (4.84%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.13%) Ethernet
2 9 (14.52%) MPLS
3 7 (11.29%) SDH
4 6 (9.68%) LTE
5 5 (8.06%) NAS
5 5 (8.06%) SAN
5 5 (8.06%) 3G
5 5 (8.06%) Internet
6 4 (6.45%) WiMAX
7 3 (4.84%) DNS
7 3 (4.84%) Firewall
8 2 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (3.23%) Wireless
9 1 (1.61%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (1.61%) 4G
9 1 (1.61%) MVNO
9 1 (1.61%) Kerberos
9 1 (1.61%) SNMP
9 1 (1.61%) IPv4
9 1 (1.61%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.29%) Oracle Database 10g
1 7 (11.29%) Oracle Database
2 5 (8.06%) MySQL
3 2 (3.23%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.23%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.23%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.61%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.61%) Big Data
4 1 (1.61%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.61%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.61%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (11.29%) Toad
2 5 (8.06%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.84%) Selenium
3 3 (4.84%) Subversion
4 2 (3.23%) Eclipse
4 2 (3.23%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.23%) Maven
4 2 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.61%) JIRA
5 1 (1.61%) Hudson
5 1 (1.61%) GDB
5 1 (1.61%) InstallAnywhere
5 1 (1.61%) Ant
5 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.61%) Bugzilla
General
1 21 (33.87%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.23%) Electronics
2 2 (3.23%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.23%) Billing
3 1 (1.61%) Marketing
3 1 (1.61%) Finance
3 1 (1.61%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (35.48%) Software Engineer
2 15 (24.19%) Developer
3 10 (16.13%) Technical Writer
4 8 (12.90%) Author
4 8 (12.90%) Technical Author
5 6 (9.68%) Python Developer
6 4 (6.45%) PHP Developer
7 3 (4.84%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Architect
7 3 (4.84%) C++ Software Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) Programmer
8 2 (3.23%) Software Developer
8 2 (3.23%) Release Manager
8 2 (3.23%) C# Software Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) Java Software Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) Test Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) Cloud Architect
8 2 (3.23%) C Software Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (25.81%) HTML
2 15 (24.19%) SOAP
3 10 (16.13%) CSS
4 9 (14.52%) Web Services
5 8 (12.90%) Ajax
6 7 (11.29%) XML
6 7 (11.29%) JAXB
6 7 (11.29%) JMS
6 7 (11.29%) WSDL
7 6 (9.68%) REST
7 6 (9.68%) Sass
7 6 (9.68%) JSON
7 6 (9.68%) Django
8 5 (8.06%) Hibernate
8 5 (8.06%) Middleware
9 4 (6.45%) .NET
9 4 (6.45%) jQuery
10 3 (4.84%) LAMP
11 2 (3.23%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 2 (3.23%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.52%) User Experience
2 6 (9.68%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.84%) Data Structures
3 3 (4.84%) Algorithms
3 3 (4.84%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.23%) Open Source
5 1 (1.61%) CMDB
5 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.61%) EFT
5 1 (1.61%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 27 (43.55%) Linux
2 9 (14.52%) Windows
3 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (6.45%) Embedded Linux
3 4 (6.45%) Android
3 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.23%) UNIX
5 2 (3.23%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.61%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.61%) VMS
6 1 (1.61%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (29.03%) TDD
3 12 (19.35%) OO
4 9 (14.52%) Migration
4 9 (14.52%) Data Migration
5 7 (11.29%) OOP
6 6 (9.68%) Software Testing
6 6 (9.68%) Web Development
7 5 (8.06%) eTOM
7 5 (8.06%) ITIL
7 5 (8.06%) MVC
8 4 (6.45%) Responsive Web Design
9 3 (4.84%) Test Automation
9 3 (4.84%) Waterfall
9 3 (4.84%) BDD
9 3 (4.84%) DRM
9 3 (4.84%) Service Delivery
9 3 (4.84%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (3.23%) Scrum
10 2 (3.23%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 26 (41.94%) Java
2 20 (32.26%) Python
3 19 (30.65%) SQL
4 16 (25.81%) JavaScript
5 15 (24.19%) C++
6 13 (20.97%) Perl
7 8 (12.90%) C
7 8 (12.90%) C#
7 8 (12.90%) PL/SQL
8 7 (11.29%) Ruby
9 6 (9.68%) Bash Shell
10 5 (8.06%) Embedded C
10 5 (8.06%) PHP
10 5 (8.06%) Shell Script
11 4 (6.45%) Embedded C++
12 2 (3.23%) PHP5
13 1 (1.61%) Groovy
13 1 (1.61%) VC++
Qualifications
1 8 (12.90%) Degree
2 3 (4.84%) ISEB
3 2 (3.23%) HND
3 2 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.61%) HP APS
4 1 (1.61%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.68%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.84%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (4.84%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.23%) vSphere
2 2 (3.23%) vCloud
3 1 (1.61%) Docker
3 1 (1.61%) HDFS
3 1 (1.61%) LXC
3 1 (1.61%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (4.84%) WSUS
2 2 (3.23%) Puppet
3 1 (1.61%) Salt
3 1 (1.61%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.61%) Netcool
Vendors
1 8 (12.90%) Oracle
2 7 (11.29%) MetaSolv
2 7 (11.29%) Cramer
2 7 (11.29%) BEA
3 5 (8.06%) Hitachi
4 4 (6.45%) Red Hat
5 3 (4.84%) BMC
5 3 (4.84%) EMC
5 3 (4.84%) Cisco
5 3 (4.84%) VMware
6 2 (3.23%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.61%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.61%) Infoblox
7 1 (1.61%) Zend
7 1 (1.61%) SAP
7 1 (1.61%) HP
7 1 (1.61%) Siebel
7 1 (1.61%) Symantec
7 1 (1.61%) webMethods
7 1 (1.61%) Remedy
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