The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Reading region that had Software Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 76 63 58
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 2 5 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.22% 0.56% 1.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.59% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 8
Median daily rate £425 £338 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.92% -15.62%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £38.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+8.49% +6.25%
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
834 842 907
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 92.26% 93.76% 91.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 474 429 436
Median daily rate £415 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 36 31
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.55 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.75% +34.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £14.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £27.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Reading region that featured Software Developer in the job title.

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
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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, Software Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) HTML
2 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (50.00%) CSS
2 3 (50.00%) Web Services
2 3 (50.00%) .NET
3 2 (33.33%) Python
3 2 (33.33%) XML
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) C#
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 2 (33.33%) jQuery
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (33.33%) WCF
3 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (16.67%) RESTful
4 1 (16.67%) WPF
4 1 (16.67%) Django
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (16.67%) SaaS
4 1 (16.67%) WebCenter
4 1 (16.67%) MSF
4 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (16.67%) NoSQL
4 1 (16.67%) Hudson
4 1 (16.67%) Entity Framework

Software Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (16.67%) CMS
2 1 (16.67%) IIS
2 1 (16.67%) Node.js
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (16.67%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (16.67%) Office 365
2 1 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) H.323
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
1 1 (16.67%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) NoSQL
2 1 (16.67%) RDBMS
2 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (16.67%) Hudson
2 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
1 3 (50.00%) CSS
1 3 (50.00%) HTML
1 3 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (33.33%) jQuery
2 2 (33.33%) WCF
2 2 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (16.67%) Django
3 1 (16.67%) Entity Framework
3 1 (16.67%) JSON
3 1 (16.67%) REST
3 1 (16.67%) RESTful
3 1 (16.67%) Sass
3 1 (16.67%) WebCenter
3 1 (16.67%) WPF
3 1 (16.67%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
2 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (16.67%) CRM
3 1 (16.67%) ERP
3 1 (16.67%) Kanban
3 1 (16.67%) MSF
3 1 (16.67%) MVC
3 1 (16.67%) OOP
3 1 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) Python
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) FedRAMP
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Sitecore