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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 61 63 64
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 6 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.80% 0.85% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.89% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 2
Median daily rate £358 £400 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.62% -30.43%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.34
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +10.07%
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
680 895 858
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.31% 95.31% 94.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 507 520
Median daily rate £396 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.82% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 80 29
Median hourly rate £14.50 £21.55 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.71% +23.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £55.55 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.08%

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
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 6 December 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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 8 (80.00%) JavaScript
1 8 (80.00%) AngularJS
2 7 (70.00%) API Development
2 7 (70.00%) SOLID
2 7 (70.00%) Python
3 6 (60.00%) Linux
3 6 (60.00%) OO
3 6 (60.00%) PHP
3 6 (60.00%) C
3 6 (60.00%) HTTP
3 6 (60.00%) Ruby
3 6 (60.00%) JSON
3 6 (60.00%) Haskell
3 6 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (60.00%) OCaml
3 6 (60.00%) F#
3 6 (60.00%) Bash Shell
3 6 (60.00%) GoCD
3 6 (60.00%) Jasmine
3 6 (60.00%) Docker
3 6 (60.00%) DevOps
3 6 (60.00%) Microservices
3 6 (60.00%) Rust
3 6 (60.00%) Kubernetes
3 6 (60.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 6 (60.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 6 (60.00%) Go
4 5 (50.00%) Virtual Team
4 5 (50.00%) AMQP
5 3 (30.00%) Symfony

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 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) HTTP
2 5 (50.00%) AMQP
3 1 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) GIS
1 1 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) GoCD
1 6 (60.00%) Jasmine
2 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (10.00%) git-flow
3 1 (10.00%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (10.00%) French Language
1 1 (10.00%) German Language
1 1 (10.00%) Italian Language
1 1 (10.00%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) AngularJS
2 6 (60.00%) JSON
2 6 (60.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (30.00%) Laravel
3 3 (30.00%) Symfony
4 2 (20.00%) .NET
5 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
5 1 (10.00%) CSS
5 1 (10.00%) EJB
5 1 (10.00%) Hibernate
5 1 (10.00%) HTML
5 1 (10.00%) jQuery
5 1 (10.00%) Kendo UI
5 1 (10.00%) MAPI
5 1 (10.00%) Node.js
5 1 (10.00%) REST
5 1 (10.00%) SignalR
5 1 (10.00%) Spring
5 1 (10.00%) Spring MVC
5 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Virtual Team
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) API Development
1 7 (70.00%) SOLID
2 6 (60.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 6 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (60.00%) DevOps
2 6 (60.00%) Microservices
2 6 (60.00%) OO
3 2 (20.00%) Scrum
3 2 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) BDD
4 1 (10.00%) Dependency Injection
4 1 (10.00%) Memory Management
4 1 (10.00%) Mobile First
4 1 (10.00%) MVC
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (10.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 7 (70.00%) Python
3 6 (60.00%) Bash Shell
3 6 (60.00%) C
3 6 (60.00%) F#
3 6 (60.00%) Go
3 6 (60.00%) Haskell
3 6 (60.00%) OCaml
3 6 (60.00%) PHP
3 6 (60.00%) Ruby
3 6 (60.00%) Rust
4 2 (20.00%) C#
5 1 (10.00%) C++
5 1 (10.00%) Java
5 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (10.00%) SQL
5 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (10.00%) TypeScript
5 1 (10.00%) VB.NET
5 1 (10.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (60.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) IBM
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle