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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 90 110 102
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -8
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 29 19 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.17% 0.74% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.60% 1.07% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 15
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£325 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £150 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £404 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £42.00 £27.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.72% -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%
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
1818 1782 2047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.04% 69.61% 67.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 904 799 766
Average daily rate £390 £385 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.29% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 38 35
Average hourly rate £17.07 £25.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.72% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.45 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £39.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +28 15 £420 - 16
Slough +6 11 £325 +62.50% 5
Bracknell +6 3 £325 -3.70% 1
Maidenhead -2 3 £325 -
Windsor +1 1 £325 -7.14%
Newbury 0 1 £200 - 1
Hungerford - - - - 1
Wokingham - - - -
Software Engineering
South East

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 20 (35.09%) C
2 16 (28.07%) Linux
3 12 (21.05%) Windows
3 12 (21.05%) .NET
4 11 (19.30%) SQL
4 11 (19.30%) UML
5 10 (17.54%) C#
5 10 (17.54%) Telecoms
5 10 (17.54%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (15.79%) Shell Script
6 9 (15.79%) C++
6 9 (15.79%) Java
6 9 (15.79%) Degree
6 9 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (15.79%) LTE
6 9 (15.79%) GDB
7 8 (14.04%) Embedded Software Development
7 8 (14.04%) OO
7 8 (14.04%) OOD
7 8 (14.04%) 3GPP
7 8 (14.04%) TCP/IP
8 7 (12.28%) Cisco
8 7 (12.28%) Microsoft
8 7 (12.28%) GPRS
8 7 (12.28%) Visual Studio
8 7 (12.28%) SQL Server
8 7 (12.28%) TDD
8 7 (12.28%) Electronics
8 7 (12.28%) Multithreading
9 6 (10.53%) .NET Framework

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (7.02%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.75%) ArcGIS
2 1 (1.75%) CMS
2 1 (1.75%) DNN
Applications
1 3 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.75%) MS Project
2 1 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.75%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.79%) LTE
2 8 (14.04%) 3GPP
2 8 (14.04%) TCP/IP
3 7 (12.28%) GPRS
4 6 (10.53%) 4G
4 6 (10.53%) GSM
4 6 (10.53%) WCDMA
5 5 (8.77%) Internet
6 4 (7.02%) VoLTE
6 4 (7.02%) Wireless
6 4 (7.02%) IPv6
7 3 (5.26%) IPv4
7 3 (5.26%) MPLS
7 3 (5.26%) OSPF
7 3 (5.26%) BGP
8 2 (3.51%) Network Security
8 2 (3.51%) RANAP
8 2 (3.51%) MVNO
8 2 (3.51%) 2G
8 2 (3.51%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.28%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.51%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.75%) MySQL
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (15.79%) GDB
2 7 (12.28%) Visual Studio
3 5 (8.77%) Eclipse
3 5 (8.77%) Maven
4 4 (7.02%) Git (software)
4 4 (7.02%) SoapUI
4 4 (7.02%) NUnit
5 3 (5.26%) Hudson
5 3 (5.26%) Eclipse RCP
6 2 (3.51%) Selenium
6 2 (3.51%) JBehave
6 2 (3.51%) Gradle
6 2 (3.51%) Ant
6 2 (3.51%) JUnit
7 1 (1.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (1.75%) LabVIEW
General
1 10 (17.54%) Telecoms
2 7 (12.28%) Electronics
3 4 (7.02%) Finance
4 3 (5.26%) Billing
5 2 (3.51%) Banking
5 2 (3.51%) Military
6 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.75%) Games
6 1 (1.75%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (40.35%) Software Engineer
2 21 (36.84%) Developer
3 12 (21.05%) Software Developer
4 7 (12.28%) Architect
5 6 (10.53%) Systems Architect
5 6 (10.53%) Programmer
6 5 (8.77%) Java Developer
7 4 (7.02%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) C# Developer
8 3 (5.26%) C++ Software Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Java Software Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) UI Programmer
8 3 (5.26%) C Developer
8 3 (5.26%) C Programmer
8 3 (5.26%) Linux Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) UI Developer
9 2 (3.51%) C# Software Developer
9 2 (3.51%) PHP Programmer
9 2 (3.51%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 2 (3.51%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (21.05%) .NET
2 6 (10.53%) .NET Framework
2 6 (10.53%) SOAP
2 6 (10.53%) Web Services
3 5 (8.77%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 5 (8.77%) WCF
4 4 (7.02%) HTML
5 3 (5.26%) XML
5 3 (5.26%) ASP.NET
5 3 (5.26%) JFace
6 2 (3.51%) Spring
6 2 (3.51%) CCXML
6 2 (3.51%) VXML
6 2 (3.51%) Middleware
6 2 (3.51%) J2EE
6 2 (3.51%) JMS
7 1 (1.75%) CSS
7 1 (1.75%) Classic ASP
7 1 (1.75%) XSLT
7 1 (1.75%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.02%) Embedded Systems
1 4 (7.02%) Client/Server
2 2 (3.51%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.51%) Open Source
2 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.75%) Firmware
3 1 (1.75%) SCORM
3 1 (1.75%) Derivative
3 1 (1.75%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 16 (28.07%) Linux
2 12 (21.05%) Windows
3 5 (8.77%) UNIX
3 5 (8.77%) Embedded Linux
4 4 (7.02%) Android
5 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.51%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.75%) SUSE
6 1 (1.75%) Debian
6 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (19.30%) UML
2 10 (17.54%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (14.04%) Embedded Software Development
4 8 (14.04%) OO
4 8 (14.04%) OOD
5 7 (12.28%) TDD
5 7 (12.28%) Multithreading
6 6 (10.53%) Information Management
6 6 (10.53%) Scrum
7 5 (8.77%) SOA
8 4 (7.02%) Resource Management
8 4 (7.02%) Unit Testing
8 4 (7.02%) AOP
8 4 (7.02%) BDD
8 4 (7.02%) Software Architecture
8 4 (7.02%) Dependency Injection
8 4 (7.02%) Android Development
8 4 (7.02%) Change Data Capture
8 4 (7.02%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 20 (35.09%) C
2 11 (19.30%) SQL
3 10 (17.54%) C#
4 9 (15.79%) Shell Script
4 9 (15.79%) C++
4 9 (15.79%) Java
5 6 (10.53%) Embedded C
5 6 (10.53%) T-SQL
6 5 (8.77%) Perl
6 5 (8.77%) Ruby
7 3 (5.26%) PHP
8 2 (3.51%) JavaScript
8 2 (3.51%) VB.NET
8 2 (3.51%) Python
9 1 (1.75%) ECMAScript
9 1 (1.75%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.75%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.75%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 9 (15.79%) Degree
2 4 (7.02%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.26%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (3.51%) PMP
4 2 (3.51%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.75%) Siebel Certification
5 1 (1.75%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.51%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (12.28%) Cisco
1 7 (12.28%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.26%) Oracle
2 3 (5.26%) Green Hills
3 2 (3.51%) SGI
3 2 (3.51%) HP
4 1 (1.75%) Hitachi
4 1 (1.75%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.75%) Siebel
4 1 (1.75%) ESRI
4 1 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.75%) NetHawk
4 1 (1.75%) Agilent
4 1 (1.75%) Fujitsu
Berkshire
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 25000-40000 Per Annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago