The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 64 58 63
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 13 11 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.29% 1.27% 1.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.43% 1.41% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 6
Average daily rate
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£420 £373 £168
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.75% +122.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £250 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £423 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Software Engineer
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
906 778 919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.24% 90.15% 91.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 561 388 419
Average daily rate £400 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £221 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 44 39
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £10.50 £10.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £19.00 £49.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer in the job title across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Engineer across the Reading region.

Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the Reading region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Software Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer across the Reading region.

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region that cited Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title.

1 17 (80.95%) Software Engineering
2 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (33.33%) WebSphere
3 7 (33.33%) C++
3 7 (33.33%) C
3 7 (33.33%) IBM
4 5 (23.81%) HTTP
4 5 (23.81%) Java
4 5 (23.81%) SOAP
4 5 (23.81%) Scrum
4 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (19.05%) DataPower
5 4 (19.05%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 4 (19.05%) Migration
5 4 (19.05%) SSH
5 4 (19.05%) CA
5 4 (19.05%) Middleware
5 4 (19.05%) Telecoms
5 4 (19.05%) Web Services
5 4 (19.05%) Linux
5 4 (19.05%) FTP
5 4 (19.05%) SSL
6 3 (14.29%) Embedded C
6 3 (14.29%) Embedded C++
6 3 (14.29%) LDAP
6 3 (14.29%) ClearCase
6 3 (14.29%) Client/Server
6 3 (14.29%) JMS
6 3 (14.29%) OOD

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region that cited Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 3 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (4.76%) Zope
3 1 (4.76%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) SaaS
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) HTTP
2 4 (19.05%) SSL
2 4 (19.05%) SSH
2 4 (19.05%) FTP
3 3 (14.29%) LDAP
4 1 (4.76%) SMS
4 1 (4.76%) VoIP
4 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.76%) LTE
4 1 (4.76%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.76%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) ClearCase
1 3 (14.29%) ClearQuest
2 1 (4.76%) Subversion
2 1 (4.76%) JIRA
2 1 (4.76%) Selenium
2 1 (4.76%) TeamCity
2 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
2 1 (4.76%) Appcelerator Titanium
2 1 (4.76%) NuGet
2 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (19.05%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.52%) Marketing
3 1 (4.76%) French Language
3 1 (4.76%) German Language
3 1 (4.76%) Italian Language
3 1 (4.76%) Spanish Language
3 1 (4.76%) Finance
3 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.76%) Games
3 1 (4.76%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) SOAP
2 4 (19.05%) Web Services
2 4 (19.05%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 4 (19.05%) Middleware
3 3 (14.29%) Hibernate
3 3 (14.29%) Spring
3 3 (14.29%) JSF
3 3 (14.29%) Java EE
3 3 (14.29%) Spring MVC
3 3 (14.29%) Spring Web Flow
3 3 (14.29%) REST
3 3 (14.29%) JMS
4 2 (9.52%) RESTful
5 1 (4.76%) Twisted
5 1 (4.76%) XML
5 1 (4.76%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (19.05%) DataPower
3 3 (14.29%) Client/Server
3 3 (14.29%) MPEG
3 3 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
5 1 (4.76%) Wiki
5 1 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
5 1 (4.76%) Algorithms
5 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
5 1 (4.76%) DTV
5 1 (4.76%) Device Driver
5 1 (4.76%) VHDL
5 1 (4.76%) Verilog
5 1 (4.76%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Linux
2 3 (14.29%) UNIX
3 1 (4.76%) Windows
3 1 (4.76%) FreeBSD
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.76%) Android
3 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (80.95%) Software Engineering
2 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (23.81%) Scrum
4 4 (19.05%) Migration
4 4 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 3 (14.29%) MVC
5 3 (14.29%) UML
5 3 (14.29%) OO
5 3 (14.29%) OOD
5 3 (14.29%) Unit Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Software Distribution
7 1 (4.76%) Android Development
7 1 (4.76%) iOS Development
7 1 (4.76%) Functional Programming
7 1 (4.76%) Software Delivery
7 1 (4.76%) API Design
7 1 (4.76%) Waterfall
7 1 (4.76%) Game Development
7 1 (4.76%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) C++
1 7 (33.33%) C
2 5 (23.81%) Java
3 3 (14.29%) SQL
3 3 (14.29%) Embedded C
3 3 (14.29%) Embedded C++
4 1 (4.76%) MATLAB
4 1 (4.76%) Objective-C
4 1 (4.76%) Erlang
4 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.76%) Apple Swift
4 1 (4.76%) Python
4 1 (4.76%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Degree
1 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) CA Single Sign-On
2 2 (9.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) IBM
2 4 (19.05%) CA
3 1 (4.76%) McAfee
3 1 (4.76%) Perforce
3 1 (4.76%) HP
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle
3 1 (4.76%) SAP