The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Reading region that had Software Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineer
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 67 64 66
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 3 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.42% 0.75% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.79% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Median daily rate £500 £420 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% +1.81%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £43.63 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-3.72% +12.58%

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
652 884 807
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 91.44% 94.65% 94.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 505 463
Median daily rate £413 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £520 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 57 16
Median hourly rate £14.50 £28.38 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.89% +45.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £135.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Reading region that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

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
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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (83.33%) SQL
1 5 (83.33%) Scrum
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (83.33%) Software Engineering
2 4 (66.67%) NoSQL
2 4 (66.67%) OOD
2 4 (66.67%) Java
3 3 (50.00%) OO
3 3 (50.00%) Apache
3 3 (50.00%) Python
3 3 (50.00%) MapReduce
3 3 (50.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (50.00%) Neo4j
3 3 (50.00%) Open Source
3 3 (50.00%) Confluence
3 3 (50.00%) Apache Hive
3 3 (50.00%) MongoDB
3 3 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 3 (50.00%) JIRA
3 3 (50.00%) Scala
3 3 (50.00%) Hadoop
3 3 (50.00%) Wiki
3 3 (50.00%) Big Data
3 3 (50.00%) Hortonworks
3 3 (50.00%) Kafka
3 3 (50.00%) Apache Pig
3 3 (50.00%) Apache Accumulo
3 3 (50.00%) OrientDB
3 3 (50.00%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (50.00%) Apache Spark

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (50.00%) Apache
1 3 (50.00%) Apache Pig
1 3 (50.00%) Apache Spark
1 3 (50.00%) Confluence
1 3 (50.00%) Elasticsearch
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) DVB
1 1 (16.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) NoSQL
2 3 (50.00%) Apache Accumulo
2 3 (50.00%) Apache Hive
2 3 (50.00%) Big Data
2 3 (50.00%) Hadoop
2 3 (50.00%) MongoDB
2 3 (50.00%) Neo4j
2 3 (50.00%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (16.67%) FitNesse
2 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (16.67%) JUnit
2 1 (16.67%) Mockito
2 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) Kafka
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) DCOM
2 1 (16.67%) Hibernate
2 1 (16.67%) HTML
2 1 (16.67%) HTML5
2 1 (16.67%) jQuery
2 1 (16.67%) MAPI
2 1 (16.67%) Node.js
2 1 (16.67%) REST
2 1 (16.67%) Spring
2 1 (16.67%) Spring MVC
2 1 (16.67%) WCF
2 1 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) WPF
2 1 (16.67%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Cyber Defence
1 3 (50.00%) Wiki
2 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (33.33%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (16.67%) Digital TV
3 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (16.67%) MPEG
3 1 (16.67%) STB
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (83.33%) Scrum
1 5 (83.33%) Software Engineering
2 4 (66.67%) OOD
3 3 (50.00%) MapReduce
3 3 (50.00%) OO
3 3 (50.00%) Open Source
3 3 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (33.33%) TDD
5 1 (16.67%) ATDD
5 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (16.67%) Embedded Software Development
5 1 (16.67%) Multithreading
5 1 (16.67%) MVC
5 1 (16.67%) SDLC
5 1 (16.67%) SOA
5 1 (16.67%) Software Architecture
5 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) Java
3 3 (50.00%) Python
3 3 (50.00%) Scala
4 2 (33.33%) C
4 2 (33.33%) C++
5 1 (16.67%) C#
5 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (16.67%) Ansible
2 1 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (16.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Hortonworks
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle