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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 80 86 96
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +10
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 40 38 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.66% 1.48% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% 1.91% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 9 10
Median daily rate £475 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £224 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £420 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £353 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.31% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £36.75 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.84% -10.36%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.38 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +2.50%
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
1924 1989 1890
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 80.03% 77.42% 77.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1029 1053 897
Median daily rate £420 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £245 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 72 22
Median hourly rate £19.61 £30.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.63% +57.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £14.50 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £42.90 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.63 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-6.14% +13.06%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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
Reading -4 10 £447 +51.44% 19
Bracknell -3 9 £519 +224.21% 4
Maidenhead - 5 £450 -
Software Engineering
South East

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 52 (66.67%) Java
2 41 (52.56%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (30.77%) SQL
4 20 (25.64%) TDD
5 16 (20.51%) Git (software)
5 16 (20.51%) REST
6 15 (19.23%) QA
6 15 (19.23%) C
6 15 (19.23%) Linux
7 14 (17.95%) C++
7 14 (17.95%) E-Commerce
8 13 (16.67%) HTML
8 13 (16.67%) Scrum
8 13 (16.67%) Jenkins
9 12 (15.38%) High Availability
9 12 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (15.38%) Pair Programming
9 12 (15.38%) MVC
9 12 (15.38%) JavaScript
9 12 (15.38%) DevOps
10 11 (14.10%) Mentoring
10 11 (14.10%) CSS
10 11 (14.10%) RDBMS
10 11 (14.10%) Degree
10 11 (14.10%) User Stories
10 11 (14.10%) Relational Database
11 10 (12.82%) Open Source
11 10 (12.82%) Microsoft
11 10 (12.82%) UML
11 10 (12.82%) RAD

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 5 (6.41%) Confluence
2 3 (3.85%) CMS
3 2 (2.56%) OpenStack
3 2 (2.56%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.28%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.28%) Drupal
4 1 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.28%) Joomla!
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle Spatial
4 1 (1.28%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.28%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.28%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (10.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.85%) Magento
2 1 (1.28%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.97%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (8.97%) PaaS
2 5 (6.41%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (6.41%) OpenShift
3 3 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.85%) HTTP
2 2 (2.56%) Internet
2 2 (2.56%) SSL
3 1 (1.28%) DVB
3 1 (1.28%) Firewall
3 1 (1.28%) FTP
3 1 (1.28%) LAN
3 1 (1.28%) LDAP
3 1 (1.28%) RS-232
3 1 (1.28%) RS-485
3 1 (1.28%) SSH
3 1 (1.28%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.10%) RDBMS
1 11 (14.10%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.56%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.56%) MySQL
2 2 (2.56%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.56%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.28%) Big Data
3 1 (1.28%) GIS
3 1 (1.28%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.28%) HBase
3 1 (1.28%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (20.51%) Git (software)
2 13 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 7 (8.97%) JIRA
4 4 (5.13%) Hudson
4 4 (5.13%) Selenium
5 3 (3.85%) JUnit
5 3 (3.85%) TestNG
6 2 (2.56%) Eclipse
6 2 (2.56%) Maven
6 2 (2.56%) Subversion
7 1 (1.28%) Ant
7 1 (1.28%) Artifactory
7 1 (1.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.28%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.28%) Checkstyle
7 1 (1.28%) Cobertura
7 1 (1.28%) FindBugs
7 1 (1.28%) Gradle
7 1 (1.28%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.28%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (11.54%) Retail
2 4 (5.13%) Finance
3 3 (3.85%) Electronics
3 3 (3.85%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.56%) Publishing
5 1 (1.28%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.28%) Automotive
5 1 (1.28%) Banking
5 1 (1.28%) Games
Job Titles
1 20 (25.64%) Developer
2 16 (20.51%) Software Engineer
3 10 (12.82%) Analyst
3 10 (12.82%) Systems Analyst
4 9 (11.54%) Consultant
5 8 (10.26%) Architect
6 7 (8.97%) Software Developer
7 6 (7.69%) Embedded Engineer
7 6 (7.69%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 6 (7.69%) Java Developer
7 6 (7.69%) Security Engineer
8 5 (6.41%) Applications Engineer
8 5 (6.41%) Java Engineer
8 5 (6.41%) Web Engineer
9 4 (5.13%) E-Commerce Developer
9 4 (5.13%) Python Developer
9 4 (5.13%) Technical Leader
9 4 (5.13%) Web Applications Engineer
10 3 (3.85%) Azure Architect
10 3 (3.85%) Azure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (20.51%) REST
2 13 (16.67%) HTML
3 11 (14.10%) CSS
4 7 (8.97%) XML
5 6 (7.69%) Node.js
5 6 (7.69%) RESTful
5 6 (7.69%) Web Services
6 4 (5.13%) EJB
6 4 (5.13%) J2EE
7 3 (3.85%) .NET
7 3 (3.85%) jQuery
7 3 (3.85%) JSP
7 3 (3.85%) Spring
8 2 (2.56%) ASP.NET
8 2 (2.56%) Django
8 2 (2.56%) HTML5
8 2 (2.56%) JSON
8 2 (2.56%) Sass
8 2 (2.56%) SOAP
8 2 (2.56%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.97%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.41%) Mathematics
3 5 (6.41%) Virtual Team
4 4 (5.13%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.13%) Cryptography
4 4 (5.13%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.56%) User Experience
6 1 (1.28%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.28%) DataPower
6 1 (1.28%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.28%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.28%) MPEG
6 1 (1.28%) New Media
6 1 (1.28%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (19.23%) Linux
2 8 (10.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (7.69%) CentOS
4 1 (1.28%) Android
4 1 (1.28%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.28%) Fedora
4 1 (1.28%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.28%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (52.56%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (25.64%) TDD
3 14 (17.95%) E-Commerce
4 13 (16.67%) Scrum
5 12 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (15.38%) DevOps
5 12 (15.38%) High Availability
5 12 (15.38%) MVC
5 12 (15.38%) Pair Programming
6 11 (14.10%) Mentoring
6 11 (14.10%) User Stories
7 10 (12.82%) Open Source
7 10 (12.82%) RAD
7 10 (12.82%) SDLC
7 10 (12.82%) UML
7 10 (12.82%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 8 (10.26%) Business Analysis
8 8 (10.26%) Programme Management
8 8 (10.26%) Translating Business Requirements
9 7 (8.97%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 52 (66.67%) Java
2 24 (30.77%) SQL
3 15 (19.23%) C
4 14 (17.95%) C++
5 12 (15.38%) JavaScript
6 10 (12.82%) Python
6 10 (12.82%) VB
7 8 (10.26%) Bash Shell
8 5 (6.41%) PHP
9 4 (5.13%) C#
10 3 (3.85%) Ruby
10 3 (3.85%) Shell Script
11 2 (2.56%) Embedded C
11 2 (2.56%) Scala
12 1 (1.28%) Embedded C++
12 1 (1.28%) MATLAB
12 1 (1.28%) Perl
12 1 (1.28%) PL/SQL
12 1 (1.28%) VB.NET
12 1 (1.28%) VC++
Qualifications
1 11 (14.10%) Degree
2 3 (3.85%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.56%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.28%) CISSP
4 1 (1.28%) IBM Certification
4 1 (1.28%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (19.23%) QA
2 1 (1.28%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (8.97%) Docker
2 2 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.28%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (7.69%) Kubernetes
2 3 (3.85%) Puppet
3 2 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.28%) Ansible
4 1 (1.28%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.28%) Cacti
4 1 (1.28%) Nagios
4 1 (1.28%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.28%) SELinux
Vendors
1 10 (12.82%) Microsoft
2 9 (11.54%) Oracle
3 4 (5.13%) IBM
4 3 (3.85%) Ab Initio
4 3 (3.85%) Capita
4 3 (3.85%) Red Hat
4 3 (3.85%) VMware
5 2 (2.56%) CA
5 2 (2.56%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.28%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.28%) Citrix
6 1 (1.28%) Symantec
6 1 (1.28%) Veritas
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