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 1 July 2015 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 62 53 75
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 4 20 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.47% 2.13% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 2.34% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 0
Average daily rate
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£356 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.17% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.76% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £38.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +1.33%
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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
762 856 839
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.18% 90.97% 92.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 393 373
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £260 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 28 43
Average hourly rate £20.78 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.20% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.25 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.12 £22.05 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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
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 July 2015, 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 8 (66.67%) HTML
1 8 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 8 (66.67%) CSS
2 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 5 (41.67%) TDD
3 5 (41.67%) Python
3 5 (41.67%) Django
3 5 (41.67%) Sass
4 4 (33.33%) Java
4 4 (33.33%) C#
4 4 (33.33%) .NET
4 4 (33.33%) Service Delivery
5 3 (25.00%) MVC
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
5 3 (25.00%) XML
5 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET
5 3 (25.00%) Windows
5 3 (25.00%) Relational Database
5 3 (25.00%) Computer Science
6 2 (16.67%) Dependency Injection
6 2 (16.67%) Unity DI Container
6 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
6 2 (16.67%) Degree
6 2 (16.67%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 2 (16.67%) IIS
6 2 (16.67%) Web Services

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 2 (16.67%) IIS
2 1 (8.33%) JBoss
2 1 (8.33%) Apache
2 1 (8.33%) CMS
2 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (8.33%) GlassFish
2 1 (8.33%) Node.js
2 1 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (8.33%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (16.67%) MySQL
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (8.33%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
3 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (16.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (16.67%) Subversion
2 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (8.33%) MSTest
3 1 (8.33%) Selenium
3 1 (8.33%) Eclipse
3 1 (8.33%) NUnit
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Banking
1 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (66.67%) HTML
1 8 (66.67%) CSS
2 5 (41.67%) Django
2 5 (41.67%) Sass
3 4 (33.33%) .NET
4 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 3 (25.00%) XML
5 2 (16.67%) XSLT
5 2 (16.67%) Web Services
5 2 (16.67%) Ajax
5 2 (16.67%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
5 2 (16.67%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 2 (16.67%) Unity DI Container
6 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (8.33%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
6 1 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (8.33%) JSON
6 1 (8.33%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (8.33%) User Experience
2 1 (8.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (41.67%) TDD
3 4 (33.33%) Service Delivery
4 3 (25.00%) MVC
5 2 (16.67%) Scrum
5 2 (16.67%) Dependency Injection
6 1 (8.33%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (8.33%) AOP
6 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Time Management
6 1 (8.33%) Kanban
6 1 (8.33%) OOP
6 1 (8.33%) OO
6 1 (8.33%) OOD
6 1 (8.33%) Content Management
6 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 5 (41.67%) Python
3 4 (33.33%) Java
3 4 (33.33%) C#
4 2 (16.67%) C++
4 2 (16.67%) VBScript
4 2 (16.67%) VB
4 2 (16.67%) VB.NET
4 2 (16.67%) PHP
4 2 (16.67%) SQL
4 2 (16.67%) Ruby
5 1 (8.33%) Embedded C
5 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) 21 CFR Part 11
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft