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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 88 87 88
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 21 31 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.06% 1.24% 1.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.34% 1.61% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 25 16
Median daily rate £450 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £215 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £410 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.86% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Median hourly rate £38.50 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.41% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.75 £40.70 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+2.57% +1.75%
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
1565 1926 1966
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 79.36% 77.16% 73.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 862 1027 1038
Median daily rate £401 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 87 23
Median hourly rate £22.50 £30.90 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.18% +27.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £11.42 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.18 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.01% +39.80%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineering within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell +6 7 £500 +122.22% 8
Slough +8 4 £324 +44.00%
Reading -9 4 £460 +18.70% 7
Maidenhead +2 1 £365 - 1
Wokingham - 1 £365 - 2
Software Engineering
South East

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 46 (63.89%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (50.00%) Java
3 25 (34.72%) TDD
4 23 (31.94%) C++
5 20 (27.78%) Pair Programming
6 19 (26.39%) SQL
6 19 (26.39%) CSS
6 19 (26.39%) UML
6 19 (26.39%) User Stories
7 18 (25.00%) HTML
7 18 (25.00%) C
8 17 (23.61%) MVC
8 17 (23.61%) OOP
8 17 (23.61%) Web Services
9 16 (22.22%) QA
9 16 (22.22%) RESTful
10 15 (20.83%) Git (software)
10 15 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (20.83%) Jenkins
10 15 (20.83%) JavaScript
10 15 (20.83%) E-Commerce
10 15 (20.83%) Scrum
11 14 (19.44%) Node.js
11 14 (19.44%) Open Source
12 13 (18.06%) Release Management
12 13 (18.06%) High Availability
12 13 (18.06%) AngularJS
12 13 (18.06%) Relational Database
12 13 (18.06%) SDLC
13 12 (16.67%) Sass

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (13.89%) Confluence
2 2 (2.78%) OpenStack
2 2 (2.78%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.78%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.39%) Apache
3 1 (1.39%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.39%) CMS
3 1 (1.39%) JBoss
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle Spatial
3 1 (1.39%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.39%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.39%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.39%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (12.50%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.78%) InfoPath
2 2 (2.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.39%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 1 (1.39%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (11.11%) PaaS
3 6 (8.33%) Amazon Kinesis
3 6 (8.33%) AWS CloudFormation
3 6 (8.33%) AWS Lambda
3 6 (8.33%) SaaS
4 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.39%) AMQP
1 1 (1.39%) HTTP
1 1 (1.39%) Internet
1 1 (1.39%) MQTT
1 1 (1.39%) SSL
1 1 (1.39%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.39%) VoIP
1 1 (1.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (18.06%) Relational Database
2 12 (16.67%) RDBMS
3 6 (8.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 4 (5.56%) MySQL
4 4 (5.56%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.78%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.39%) Big Data
6 1 (1.39%) DB2
6 1 (1.39%) GIS
6 1 (1.39%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.39%) HBase
6 1 (1.39%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (20.83%) Git (software)
1 15 (20.83%) Jenkins
2 11 (15.28%) Gatling
3 10 (13.89%) JIRA
4 2 (2.78%) GCC
4 2 (2.78%) GDB
4 2 (2.78%) JUnit
4 2 (2.78%) Maven
4 2 (2.78%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.39%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.39%) FitNesse
5 1 (1.39%) Grunt
5 1 (1.39%) Mockito
5 1 (1.39%) MSTest
5 1 (1.39%) NuGet
5 1 (1.39%) Subversion
5 1 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.39%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.39%) TestNG
5 1 (1.39%) Travis CI
General
1 5 (6.94%) Retail
2 3 (4.17%) Aerospace
2 3 (4.17%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.78%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.39%) Finance
4 1 (1.39%) Games
4 1 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 19 (26.39%) Developer
2 18 (25.00%) Software Engineer
3 12 (16.67%) Analyst
3 12 (16.67%) Systems Analyst
4 10 (13.89%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 8 (11.11%) Security Engineer
5 8 (11.11%) Web Engineer
6 7 (9.72%) Applications Engineer
7 6 (8.33%) Test Automation Engineer
7 6 (8.33%) Test Engineer
7 6 (8.33%) Web Applications Engineer
8 5 (6.94%) Consultant
8 5 (6.94%) Web Developer
9 4 (5.56%) Angular Developer
9 4 (5.56%) Applications Consultant
9 4 (5.56%) C# Software Engineer
9 4 (5.56%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 4 (5.56%) Java Developer
10 3 (4.17%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 3 (4.17%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (26.39%) CSS
2 18 (25.00%) HTML
3 17 (23.61%) Web Services
4 16 (22.22%) RESTful
5 14 (19.44%) Node.js
6 13 (18.06%) AngularJS
7 12 (16.67%) CSS3
7 12 (16.67%) LESS
7 12 (16.67%) Sass
8 11 (15.28%) HTML5
9 9 (12.50%) .NET
10 6 (8.33%) React
10 6 (8.33%) REST
10 6 (8.33%) XML
11 5 (6.94%) J2EE
11 5 (6.94%) jQuery
12 4 (5.56%) Spring
13 3 (4.17%) ASP.NET
14 2 (2.78%) Ajax
14 2 (2.78%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.72%) Cryptography
3 6 (8.33%) Mathematics
4 4 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (4.17%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.78%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (1.39%) Fintech
7 1 (1.39%) IVR
7 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.39%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.94%) Linux
2 3 (4.17%) Android
2 3 (4.17%) Windows
3 2 (2.78%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.78%) Ubuntu
3 2 (2.78%) Unix
4 1 (1.39%) CentOS
4 1 (1.39%) Debian
4 1 (1.39%) Fedora
4 1 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.39%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (63.89%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (34.72%) TDD
3 20 (27.78%) Pair Programming
4 19 (26.39%) UML
4 19 (26.39%) User Stories
5 17 (23.61%) MVC
5 17 (23.61%) OOP
6 15 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (20.83%) E-Commerce
6 15 (20.83%) Scrum
7 14 (19.44%) Open Source
8 13 (18.06%) High Availability
8 13 (18.06%) Release Management
8 13 (18.06%) SDLC
9 12 (16.67%) Kanban
9 12 (16.67%) RAD
10 11 (15.28%) Mentoring
10 11 (15.28%) Performance Testing
11 9 (12.50%) Programme Management
11 9 (12.50%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 36 (50.00%) Java
2 23 (31.94%) C++
3 19 (26.39%) SQL
4 18 (25.00%) C
5 15 (20.83%) JavaScript
6 12 (16.67%) C#
6 12 (16.67%) VB
7 5 (6.94%) Python
8 3 (4.17%) Ada
8 3 (4.17%) Embedded C
8 3 (4.17%) Embedded C++
8 3 (4.17%) Perl
8 3 (4.17%) Scala
9 2 (2.78%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.78%) PHP
9 2 (2.78%) VB.NET
9 2 (2.78%) VBA
10 1 (1.39%) Haskell
10 1 (1.39%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.39%) VC++
Qualifications
1 11 (15.28%) Degree
2 8 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 7 (9.72%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (22.22%) QA
2 3 (4.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (4.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (6.94%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (6.94%) Puppet
2 2 (2.78%) Ansible
Vendors
1 11 (15.28%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.94%) Oracle
3 4 (5.56%) Capita
4 2 (2.78%) IBM
5 1 (1.39%) Ab Initio
5 1 (1.39%) Citrix
5 1 (1.39%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.39%) SaltStack
5 1 (1.39%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.39%) Xamarin