The first table below looks at the demand for the Software Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Reading region.

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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 49 62 82
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 17 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.92% 0.54% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.17% 0.59% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 3
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£413 £394 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £291 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £544
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-2.00% +2.73%
Job Titles Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
785 841 1088
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 88.70% 90.82% 88.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 363 388
Average daily rate £375 £385 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +6.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 39 36
Average hourly rate £17.07 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.68% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £12.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £31.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Software Developer
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Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Developer in the job title across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Software Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Developer across the Reading region.

Software Developer Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Software Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Developer across the Reading region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Software Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Software Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Developer across the Reading region.

Software Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region that cited Software Developer in their job title 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 with Software Developer in their job title.

1 16 (55.17%) C#
2 13 (44.83%) .NET
3 10 (34.48%) Software Engineering
4 9 (31.03%) OO
4 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
4 9 (31.03%) Unit Testing
5 8 (27.59%) OOD
5 8 (27.59%) C
6 7 (24.14%) Web Services
6 7 (24.14%) Cisco
6 7 (24.14%) GDB
7 6 (20.69%) SQL
7 6 (20.69%) T-SQL
7 6 (20.69%) C++
8 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
8 5 (17.24%) Windows
8 5 (17.24%) .NET Framework
8 5 (17.24%) WCF
8 5 (17.24%) Embedded Software Development
9 4 (13.79%) Change Data Capture
9 4 (13.79%) SoapUI
9 4 (13.79%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 4 (13.79%) BDD
9 4 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (13.79%) Multithreading
9 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (13.79%) Git (software)
9 4 (13.79%) Dependency Injection
9 4 (13.79%) Software Architecture
9 4 (13.79%) Scrum

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region that cited Software Developer in their job title 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 with Software Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (13.79%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (6.90%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) AutoCAD
2 1 (3.45%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) IPv4
1 3 (10.34%) IPv6
2 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (24.14%) GDB
2 4 (13.79%) SoapUI
2 4 (13.79%) Git (software)
2 4 (13.79%) NUnit
2 4 (13.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (44.83%) .NET
2 7 (24.14%) Web Services
3 5 (17.24%) .NET Framework
3 5 (17.24%) WCF
4 4 (13.79%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 4 (13.79%) SOAP
5 3 (10.34%) HTML
5 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET
5 3 (10.34%) OAuth
5 3 (10.34%) REST
6 2 (6.90%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 2 (6.90%) HTML5
6 2 (6.90%) WPF
6 2 (6.90%) CSS
6 2 (6.90%) XML
7 1 (3.45%) STL
7 1 (3.45%) OpenGL
7 1 (3.45%) DirectX
7 1 (3.45%) WinForms
7 1 (3.45%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Client/Server
2 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.45%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.45%) Physics
3 1 (3.45%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) Windows
2 3 (10.34%) UNIX
3 2 (6.90%) Android
4 1 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) Software Engineering
2 9 (31.03%) OO
2 9 (31.03%) Unit Testing
3 8 (27.59%) OOD
4 5 (17.24%) Embedded Software Development
5 4 (13.79%) Change Data Capture
5 4 (13.79%) BDD
5 4 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (13.79%) Multithreading
5 4 (13.79%) Dependency Injection
5 4 (13.79%) Software Architecture
5 4 (13.79%) Scrum
5 4 (13.79%) AOP
5 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (13.79%) TDD
5 4 (13.79%) Pair Programming
5 4 (13.79%) SOA
5 4 (13.79%) UML
6 2 (6.90%) Android Development
6 2 (6.90%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 16 (55.17%) C#
2 8 (27.59%) C
3 6 (20.69%) SQL
3 6 (20.69%) T-SQL
3 6 (20.69%) C++
4 4 (13.79%) Java
5 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
5 3 (10.34%) Fortran
6 2 (6.90%) Embedded C
7 1 (3.45%) MATLAB
7 1 (3.45%) XAML
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
1 2 (6.90%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
2 7 (24.14%) Cisco
3 2 (6.90%) TIBCO
4 1 (3.45%) Autodesk
4 1 (3.45%) SolidWorks