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 25 September 2016 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 57 70 62
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 5 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.70% 0.88% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.94% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 3
Median daily rate £375 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +7.14%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +9.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
638 962 807
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 89.48% 94.22% 94.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 613 439
Median daily rate £400 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £220 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £376 £351
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +6.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 49 58
Median hourly rate £15.00 £21.55 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.39% +23.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.72 £34.61 £24.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 25 September 2016, 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 6 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (50.00%) Scrum
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) HTML
2 4 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (37.50%) Java
3 3 (37.50%) CSS
3 3 (37.50%) XML
3 3 (37.50%) Python
3 3 (37.50%) TDD
3 3 (37.50%) C++
4 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (25.00%) Symfony
4 2 (25.00%) Multithreading
4 2 (25.00%) HTTP
4 2 (25.00%) Windows
4 2 (25.00%) PHP
4 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (25.00%) C
4 2 (25.00%) C#
4 2 (25.00%) .NET
4 2 (25.00%) MySQL
4 2 (25.00%) Degree
4 2 (25.00%) MongoDB
4 2 (25.00%) NoSQL
4 2 (25.00%) User Stories
5 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (12.50%) Go
5 1 (12.50%) Docker
5 1 (12.50%) DevOps

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 1 (12.50%) Apache Spark
1 1 (12.50%) IIS
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Spatial
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) HTTP
2 1 (12.50%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) MongoDB
1 2 (25.00%) MySQL
1 2 (25.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (12.50%) Big Data
2 1 (12.50%) GIS
2 1 (12.50%) Hadoop
2 1 (12.50%) HBase
2 1 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (12.50%) Fiddler
3 1 (12.50%) FitNesse
3 1 (12.50%) SpecFlow
3 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (12.50%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) HTML
2 3 (37.50%) CSS
2 3 (37.50%) XML
3 2 (25.00%) .NET
3 2 (25.00%) Symfony
4 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
4 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
4 1 (12.50%) DCOM
4 1 (12.50%) EJB
4 1 (12.50%) Gherkin
4 1 (12.50%) Hibernate
4 1 (12.50%) jQuery
4 1 (12.50%) JSON
4 1 (12.50%) MAPI
4 1 (12.50%) Node.js
4 1 (12.50%) Spring
4 1 (12.50%) Spring MVC
4 1 (12.50%) WCF
4 1 (12.50%) Web Services
4 1 (12.50%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Digital TV
2 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (12.50%) MPEG
2 1 (12.50%) STB
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) TDD
4 2 (25.00%) Multithreading
4 2 (25.00%) User Stories
5 1 (12.50%) ATDD
5 1 (12.50%) BDD
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Deployment
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (12.50%) DevOps
5 1 (12.50%) Embedded Software Development
5 1 (12.50%) Open Source
5 1 (12.50%) SDLC
5 1 (12.50%) Software Architecture
5 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
5 1 (12.50%) V-Model
5 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) C++
1 3 (37.50%) Java
1 3 (37.50%) Python
2 2 (25.00%) C
2 2 (25.00%) C#
2 2 (25.00%) PHP
3 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
3 1 (12.50%) Go
3 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) Scala
3 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle