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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 59 71 64
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 7 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.78% 0.41% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 0.45% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 4
Average daily rate
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£278 £310 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.48% -8.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £270 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £312 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Software Engineer
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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
811 882 792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.41% 89.45% 91.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 420 425 358
Average daily rate £388 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 29 43
Average hourly rate £21.55 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.68% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.85 £19.80 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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
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 22 May 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 12 (85.71%) Software Engineering
2 6 (42.86%) C
3 5 (35.71%) Java
3 5 (35.71%) Python
3 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (35.71%) MVC
4 4 (28.57%) C++
5 3 (21.43%) Linux
5 3 (21.43%) Scrum
6 2 (14.29%) Hibernate
6 2 (14.29%) Subversion
6 2 (14.29%) UNIX
6 2 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (14.29%) UML
6 2 (14.29%) OOP
6 2 (14.29%) OO
6 2 (14.29%) Oracle
6 2 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (14.29%) SQL
6 2 (14.29%) MQSeries
6 2 (14.29%) IBM
6 2 (14.29%) Embedded C
6 2 (14.29%) OOD
6 2 (14.29%) SOA
6 2 (14.29%) Spring
6 2 (14.29%) JSF
6 2 (14.29%) Ruby
6 2 (14.29%) WebSphere
6 2 (14.29%) Java EE
6 2 (14.29%) Spring MVC

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 2 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
1 2 (14.29%) MQSeries
1 2 (14.29%) WebSphere
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (7.14%) Apache
2 1 (7.14%) Zope
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) LTE
1 1 (7.14%) SMS
1 1 (7.14%) VoIP
1 1 (7.14%) HTTP
1 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
1 1 (7.14%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
1 1 (7.14%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (7.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Subversion
1 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 2 (14.29%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.14%) JIRA
2 1 (7.14%) ClearCase
2 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.14%) ClearQuest
General
1 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Hibernate
1 2 (14.29%) Spring
1 2 (14.29%) JSF
1 2 (14.29%) Java EE
1 2 (14.29%) Spring MVC
1 2 (14.29%) Spring Web Flow
1 2 (14.29%) PhoneGap
1 2 (14.29%) AngularJS
1 2 (14.29%) Apache Camel
2 1 (7.14%) Celery
2 1 (7.14%) Catalyst
2 1 (7.14%) ZeroMQ
2 1 (7.14%) RESTful
2 1 (7.14%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (7.14%) Twisted
2 1 (7.14%) jQuery
2 1 (7.14%) Ajax
2 1 (7.14%) DHTML
2 1 (7.14%) HTML
2 1 (7.14%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Algorithms
2 1 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) MPEG
2 1 (7.14%) VHDL
2 1 (7.14%) Verilog
2 1 (7.14%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Linux
2 2 (14.29%) UNIX
3 1 (7.14%) Android
3 1 (7.14%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) Software Engineering
2 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) MVC
3 3 (21.43%) Scrum
4 2 (14.29%) UML
4 2 (14.29%) OOP
4 2 (14.29%) OO
4 2 (14.29%) OOD
4 2 (14.29%) SOA
4 2 (14.29%) Unit Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 2 (14.29%) Mobile Development
5 1 (7.14%) Software Delivery
5 1 (7.14%) Software Deployment
5 1 (7.14%) DevOps
5 1 (7.14%) Functional Programming
5 1 (7.14%) Software Distribution
5 1 (7.14%) BDD
5 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (7.14%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) C
2 5 (35.71%) Java
2 5 (35.71%) Python
3 4 (28.57%) C++
4 2 (14.29%) SQL
4 2 (14.29%) Embedded C
4 2 (14.29%) Ruby
5 1 (7.14%) Erlang
5 1 (7.14%) Embedded C++
5 1 (7.14%) VB
5 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
5 1 (7.14%) Perl
5 1 (7.14%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 1 (7.14%) GCP
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Salt
1 1 (7.14%) Puppet
1 1 (7.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle
1 2 (14.29%) IBM
1 2 (14.29%) Talend
2 1 (7.14%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) McAfee