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 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 70 54 87
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +33
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 5 35 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.54% 3.24% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 3.52% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 15 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £38.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
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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
833 994 1148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 89.86% 92.04% 90.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 510 518 394
Average daily rate £400 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £210 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 35 44
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -23.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £17.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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 November 2014.

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 November 2014, 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 15 (93.75%) Software Engineering
2 6 (37.50%) Web Services
3 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (31.25%) MPLS
3 5 (31.25%) Windows
3 5 (31.25%) Linux
3 5 (31.25%) C
4 4 (25.00%) Java
4 4 (25.00%) XML
4 4 (25.00%) Client/Server
4 4 (25.00%) JMS
4 4 (25.00%) GDB
5 3 (18.75%) Open Source
5 3 (18.75%) SQL
5 3 (18.75%) SOAP
5 3 (18.75%) OSPF
5 3 (18.75%) BGP
6 2 (12.50%) MetaSolv
6 2 (12.50%) Cramer
6 2 (12.50%) TDD
6 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
6 2 (12.50%) Migration
6 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (12.50%) Shell Script
6 2 (12.50%) VXML
6 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (12.50%) JAXB
6 2 (12.50%) Embedded C
6 2 (12.50%) Eclipse
6 2 (12.50%) BEA

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 2 (12.50%) WebLogic
1 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
2 1 (6.25%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) MPLS
2 3 (18.75%) OSPF
2 3 (18.75%) BGP
3 2 (12.50%) SDH
3 2 (12.50%) Ethernet
3 2 (12.50%) HTTP
4 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.25%) ATM
4 1 (6.25%) IPv4
4 1 (6.25%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) GDB
2 2 (12.50%) Eclipse
2 2 (12.50%) Ant
2 2 (12.50%) JUnit
2 2 (12.50%) Toad
2 2 (12.50%) JBehave
2 2 (12.50%) Maven
2 2 (12.50%) Selenium
2 2 (12.50%) Gradle
3 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
3 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
3 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
3 1 (6.25%) Bugzilla
3 1 (6.25%) Subversion
General
1 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) Web Services
2 4 (25.00%) XML
2 4 (25.00%) JMS
3 3 (18.75%) SOAP
4 2 (12.50%) VXML
4 2 (12.50%) JAXB
4 2 (12.50%) CSS
4 2 (12.50%) HTML
4 2 (12.50%) WSDL
4 2 (12.50%) CCXML
5 1 (6.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 1 (6.25%) WCF
5 1 (6.25%) jQuery
5 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
5 1 (6.25%) Ajax
5 1 (6.25%) HTML5
5 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (6.25%) .NET
5 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Client/Server
2 3 (18.75%) Open Source
3 1 (6.25%) Derivative
3 1 (6.25%) EFT
3 1 (6.25%) SCORM
3 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Windows
1 5 (31.25%) Linux
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (12.50%) UNIX
2 2 (12.50%) Android
3 1 (6.25%) Ubuntu
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (6.25%) SUSE
3 1 (6.25%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (93.75%) Software Engineering
2 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (12.50%) TDD
3 2 (12.50%) Migration
3 2 (12.50%) Data Migration
3 2 (12.50%) Android Development
4 1 (6.25%) Software Distribution
4 1 (6.25%) Bug Management
4 1 (6.25%) Embedded Software Development
4 1 (6.25%) Analytics
4 1 (6.25%) Use Case
4 1 (6.25%) Web Development
4 1 (6.25%) OO
4 1 (6.25%) DRM
4 1 (6.25%) Scrum
4 1 (6.25%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) C
2 4 (25.00%) Java
3 3 (18.75%) SQL
4 2 (12.50%) Shell Script
4 2 (12.50%) Embedded C
4 2 (12.50%) PL/SQL
4 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 1 (6.25%) ECMAScript
5 1 (6.25%) Python
5 1 (6.25%) PHP
5 1 (6.25%) C#
5 1 (6.25%) C++
5 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) MetaSolv
1 2 (12.50%) Cramer
1 2 (12.50%) BEA
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle
1 2 (12.50%) Cisco
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Red Hat