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 29 December 2014 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 62 75 80
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 6 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.67% 0.83% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.91% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 1
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£575 £345 £195
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% +76.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+16.33% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.59 £36.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-5.23% +0.68%
Software Developer
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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
811 984 1046
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.41% 90.77% 92.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 491 522 374
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £235 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £482
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 31 55
Average hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £16.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -7.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £19.70 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 29 December 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 7 (41.18%) Windows
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (35.29%) CSS
2 6 (35.29%) HTML
2 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
2 6 (35.29%) .NET
3 5 (29.41%) Web Services
3 5 (29.41%) OO
3 5 (29.41%) Python
3 5 (29.41%) OOD
3 5 (29.41%) Eclipse
3 5 (29.41%) HTML5
3 5 (29.41%) Unit Testing
3 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (23.53%) C#
4 4 (23.53%) Automated Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Refactoring
4 4 (23.53%) Risk Management
4 4 (23.53%) Analytics
5 3 (17.65%) SQL
5 3 (17.65%) Computer Science
5 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
5 3 (17.65%) Degree
6 2 (11.76%) TIBCO EMS
6 2 (11.76%) MVC
6 2 (11.76%) WPF
6 2 (11.76%) Android
6 2 (11.76%) Release Management
6 2 (11.76%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (11.76%) Java

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 2 (11.76%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (5.88%) Apache
2 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.88%) MySQL
2 1 (5.88%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Eclipse
General
1 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) HTML
1 6 (35.29%) .NET
1 6 (35.29%) CSS
2 5 (29.41%) Web Services
2 5 (29.41%) HTML5
3 2 (11.76%) WPF
3 2 (11.76%) XML
4 1 (5.88%) Spring
4 1 (5.88%) JSON
4 1 (5.88%) JSP
4 1 (5.88%) Servlets
4 1 (5.88%) J2EE
4 1 (5.88%) Spring Security
4 1 (5.88%) Django
4 1 (5.88%) jQuery
4 1 (5.88%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (5.88%) CSS3
4 1 (5.88%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Computer Science
2 2 (11.76%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.88%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) OO
1 5 (29.41%) OOD
1 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (29.41%) Unit Testing
2 4 (23.53%) Analytics
2 4 (23.53%) Refactoring
2 4 (23.53%) Automated Testing
2 4 (23.53%) Risk Management
3 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
4 2 (11.76%) Workflow
4 2 (11.76%) Release Management
4 2 (11.76%) Android Development
4 2 (11.76%) MVC
5 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.88%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
2 5 (29.41%) Python
3 4 (23.53%) C#
4 3 (17.65%) SQL
5 2 (11.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Degree
2 2 (11.76%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
1 2 (11.76%) TIBCO
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle
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