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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 58 74 91
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 12 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.40% 0.59% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.55% 0.65% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 2
Average daily rate
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£225 £400 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.75% +9.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £36.88 £38.25
% change year-on-year
-1.69% -3.59%
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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
775 924 1204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.64% 91.39% 87.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 445 376
Average daily rate £388 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £224 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £493 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 33 26
Average hourly rate £17.07 £13.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.14% -31.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.88 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £50.00 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 17 September 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 15 (48.39%) C#
2 12 (38.71%) .NET
3 11 (35.48%) OO
3 11 (35.48%) Unit Testing
4 10 (32.26%) OOD
4 10 (32.26%) Software Engineering
5 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
6 8 (25.81%) Web Services
6 8 (25.81%) C
7 7 (22.58%) Cisco
7 7 (22.58%) Windows
7 7 (22.58%) GDB
8 6 (19.35%) C++
9 5 (16.13%) HTML
9 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
9 5 (16.13%) JavaScript
9 5 (16.13%) SQL
9 5 (16.13%) T-SQL
9 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (16.13%) Embedded Software Development
9 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (16.13%) .NET Framework
10 4 (12.90%) Computer Science
10 4 (12.90%) WCF
10 4 (12.90%) Degree
10 4 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (12.90%) Multithreading
10 4 (12.90%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (12.90%) Git (software)
10 4 (12.90%) HTML5

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 4 (12.90%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (6.45%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.23%) AutoCAD
2 1 (3.23%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) IPv4
1 3 (9.68%) IPv6
2 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.90%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (22.58%) GDB
2 4 (12.90%) Git (software)
2 4 (12.90%) SoapUI
2 4 (12.90%) NUnit
2 4 (12.90%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.23%) Eclipse
General
1 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (38.71%) .NET
2 8 (25.81%) Web Services
3 5 (16.13%) HTML
3 5 (16.13%) .NET Framework
4 4 (12.90%) WCF
4 4 (12.90%) HTML5
4 4 (12.90%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 4 (12.90%) CSS
4 4 (12.90%) SOAP
5 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET
5 3 (9.68%) REST
5 3 (9.68%) OAuth
6 2 (6.45%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 2 (6.45%) XML
7 1 (3.23%) STL
7 1 (3.23%) OpenGL
7 1 (3.23%) DirectX
7 1 (3.23%) WinForms
7 1 (3.23%) WPF
7 1 (3.23%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.45%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.23%) IPTV
3 1 (3.23%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.23%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 7 (22.58%) Windows
2 3 (9.68%) UNIX
3 2 (6.45%) Android
4 1 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) OO
1 11 (35.48%) Unit Testing
2 10 (32.26%) OOD
2 10 (32.26%) Software Engineering
3 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (16.13%) Embedded Software Development
4 4 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (12.90%) Multithreading
4 4 (12.90%) BDD
4 4 (12.90%) Dependency Injection
4 4 (12.90%) Software Architecture
4 4 (12.90%) Change Data Capture
4 4 (12.90%) Scrum
4 4 (12.90%) TDD
4 4 (12.90%) Pair Programming
4 4 (12.90%) AOP
4 4 (12.90%) SOA
4 4 (12.90%) UML
5 2 (6.45%) Android Development
5 2 (6.45%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (48.39%) C#
2 8 (25.81%) C
3 6 (19.35%) C++
4 5 (16.13%) JavaScript
4 5 (16.13%) SQL
4 5 (16.13%) T-SQL
5 4 (12.90%) Java
6 3 (9.68%) Fortran
7 2 (6.45%) Embedded C
8 1 (3.23%) Python
8 1 (3.23%) MATLAB
8 1 (3.23%) XAML
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) Degree
2 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
2 7 (22.58%) Cisco
3 2 (6.45%) TIBCO
4 1 (3.23%) Autodesk
4 1 (3.23%) SolidWorks