The table below looks at the statistics 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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 71 65 76
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 5 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.51% 0.80% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.84% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
Average daily rate £375 £575 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.78% +98.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £348 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +12.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.59 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+15.64% -5.88%
Software Developer
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
927 834 924
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 94.11% 95.21% 92.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 447 440
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £550 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 22 33
Average hourly rate £45.00 £19.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+130.76% +21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £42.50 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016, 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 7 (50.00%) HTML
1 7 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 7 (50.00%) CSS
2 6 (42.86%) Python
2 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (35.71%) Scrum
3 5 (35.71%) Linux
3 5 (35.71%) Relational Database
4 4 (28.57%) User Experience
4 4 (28.57%) Responsive Web Design
4 4 (28.57%) Sass
4 4 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (28.57%) OOP
4 4 (28.57%) Internet
4 4 (28.57%) .NET
4 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 4 (28.57%) C#
4 4 (28.57%) TDD
4 4 (28.57%) Django
4 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
4 4 (28.57%) Software Testing
5 3 (21.43%) IBM Integration Bus
5 3 (21.43%) WebSphere
5 3 (21.43%) .NET Framework
5 3 (21.43%) SSH
5 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery
5 3 (21.43%) MVC
5 3 (21.43%) Migration
5 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
5 3 (21.43%) C++

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 3 (21.43%) IIS
1 3 (21.43%) WebSphere
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) Internet
2 3 (21.43%) FTP
2 3 (21.43%) HTTP
2 3 (21.43%) SSH
2 3 (21.43%) SSL
3 2 (14.29%) H.323
4 1 (7.14%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) Relational Database
2 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 3 (21.43%) NoSQL
3 3 (21.43%) RDBMS
4 2 (14.29%) MySQL
4 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio
3 2 (14.29%) Subversion
3 2 (14.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (7.14%) NuGet
4 1 (7.14%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (7.14%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) CSS
1 7 (50.00%) HTML
2 4 (28.57%) .NET
2 4 (28.57%) Django
2 4 (28.57%) Sass
3 3 (21.43%) .NET Framework
3 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
3 3 (21.43%) IBM Integration Bus
3 3 (21.43%) JSON
3 3 (21.43%) Middleware
3 3 (21.43%) REST
3 3 (21.43%) SOAP
3 3 (21.43%) XML
4 2 (14.29%) Ajax
4 2 (14.29%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 2 (14.29%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (14.29%) Unity DI Container
4 2 (14.29%) XSLT
5 1 (7.14%) Entity Framework
5 1 (7.14%) Twisted
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) User Experience
2 3 (21.43%) DataPower
3 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Linux
2 2 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) Scrum
3 4 (28.57%) OOP
3 4 (28.57%) Responsive Web Design
3 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
3 4 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 4 (28.57%) TDD
4 3 (21.43%) Kanban
4 3 (21.43%) Migration
4 3 (21.43%) MVC
4 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery
5 2 (14.29%) API Integration
5 2 (14.29%) Automated Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Dependency Injection
6 1 (7.14%) CRM
6 1 (7.14%) ERP
6 1 (7.14%) Game Development
6 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
6 1 (7.14%) MSF
6 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (42.86%) Python
3 4 (28.57%) C#
4 3 (21.43%) C++
5 2 (14.29%) Java
5 2 (14.29%) PHP
5 2 (14.29%) Ruby
5 2 (14.29%) SQL
5 2 (14.29%) VB
5 2 (14.29%) VB.NET
5 2 (14.29%) VBScript
6 1 (7.14%) Erlang
6 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 2 (14.29%) FedRAMP
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) CA
1 3 (21.43%) IBM
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Perforce