The table below looks at the statistics for Software Engineering skills 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 Engineering over the 3 months to 4 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 57 54 68
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +14
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 18 14 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.90% 1.58% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.63% 2.25% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 0
Average daily rate
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£313 £420 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.59% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.95% +6.66%
Software Engineering
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
684 621 661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 72.30% 70.17% 71.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 285 287
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £285 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 10 13
Average hourly rate £37.09 £18.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+106.05% -40.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £15.45 £25.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.52 £22.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Software Engineering Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Reading region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

Software Engineering Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Software Engineering
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering.

1 17 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (41.03%) Python
3 14 (35.90%) JavaScript
4 12 (30.77%) HTML
5 11 (28.21%) CSS
5 11 (28.21%) TDD
6 10 (25.64%) C++
6 10 (25.64%) Java
6 10 (25.64%) Django
6 10 (25.64%) Sass
7 9 (23.08%) C
8 8 (20.51%) OOP
8 8 (20.51%) Service Delivery
8 8 (20.51%) MVC
9 7 (17.95%) Responsive Web Design
9 7 (17.95%) Software Testing
10 6 (15.38%) Spring
10 6 (15.38%) Linux
11 5 (12.82%) OO
11 5 (12.82%) OOD
11 5 (12.82%) Hibernate
11 5 (12.82%) Scrum
11 5 (12.82%) Spring MVC
11 5 (12.82%) Unit Testing
11 5 (12.82%) AngularJS
12 4 (10.26%) Spring Web Flow
12 4 (10.26%) JSF
12 4 (10.26%) WebSphere
12 4 (10.26%) Java EE
12 4 (10.26%) IBM

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (10.26%) WebSphere Application Server
1 4 (10.26%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (5.13%) MQSeries
3 1 (2.56%) Zope
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) Internet
1 2 (5.13%) LTE
2 1 (2.56%) RTP
2 1 (2.56%) Wireless
2 1 (2.56%) VoIP
2 1 (2.56%) HTTP
2 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.56%) MySQL
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) ClearQuest
1 3 (7.69%) ClearCase
2 2 (5.13%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (5.13%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.56%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.56%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.56%) NuGet
3 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.56%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.56%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.56%) JMeter
3 1 (2.56%) Subversion
3 1 (2.56%) Selenium
General
1 3 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.13%) Games
3 1 (2.56%) Marketing
3 1 (2.56%) French Language
3 1 (2.56%) German Language
3 1 (2.56%) Italian Language
3 1 (2.56%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 22 (56.41%) Developer
2 17 (43.59%) Software Engineer
3 8 (20.51%) Python Developer
4 6 (15.38%) Java Software Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) JavaScript Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Software Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Java Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Architect
6 1 (2.56%) Senior Developer
6 1 (2.56%) Lead Developer
6 1 (2.56%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 1 (2.56%) Embedded C++ Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) AWS Developer
6 1 (2.56%) Full Stack Developer
6 1 (2.56%) Senior Software Developer
6 1 (2.56%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (30.77%) HTML
2 11 (28.21%) CSS
3 10 (25.64%) Django
3 10 (25.64%) Sass
4 6 (15.38%) Spring
5 5 (12.82%) Hibernate
5 5 (12.82%) Spring MVC
5 5 (12.82%) AngularJS
6 4 (10.26%) Spring Web Flow
6 4 (10.26%) JSF
6 4 (10.26%) Java EE
7 2 (5.13%) XML
7 2 (5.13%) REST
7 2 (5.13%) jQuery
7 2 (5.13%) RESTful
7 2 (5.13%) PhoneGap
7 2 (5.13%) Apache Camel
8 1 (2.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (2.56%) HTML5
8 1 (2.56%) Twisted
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (7.69%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.69%) MPEG
3 2 (5.13%) User Experience
3 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.13%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.56%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.56%) Xbox
4 1 (2.56%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.56%) VHDL
4 1 (2.56%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.38%) Linux
2 3 (7.69%) UNIX
3 1 (2.56%) Windows
3 1 (2.56%) FreeBSD
3 1 (2.56%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (28.21%) TDD
3 8 (20.51%) OOP
3 8 (20.51%) Service Delivery
3 8 (20.51%) MVC
4 7 (17.95%) Software Testing
4 7 (17.95%) Responsive Web Design
5 5 (12.82%) Unit Testing
5 5 (12.82%) Scrum
5 5 (12.82%) OO
5 5 (12.82%) OOD
6 4 (10.26%) UML
7 3 (7.69%) Test Automation
8 2 (5.13%) Game Development
8 2 (5.13%) Mobile Development
8 2 (5.13%) SOA
9 1 (2.56%) Benchmarking
9 1 (2.56%) Service Management
9 1 (2.56%) E-Commerce
9 1 (2.56%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 16 (41.03%) Python
2 14 (35.90%) JavaScript
3 10 (25.64%) C++
3 10 (25.64%) Java
4 9 (23.08%) C
5 4 (10.26%) Embedded C
5 4 (10.26%) Embedded C++
5 4 (10.26%) SQL
6 2 (5.13%) MATLAB
6 2 (5.13%) Ruby
6 2 (5.13%) C#
7 1 (2.56%) Erlang
7 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (2.56%) CRISC
2 1 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.56%) HND
2 1 (2.56%) CCIE
2 1 (2.56%) ISEB
2 1 (2.56%) CISSP
2 1 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.56%) CISA
2 1 (2.56%) CISM
2 1 (2.56%) GSEC
2 1 (2.56%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (2.56%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (10.26%) IBM
2 3 (7.69%) Oracle
3 2 (5.13%) Talend
4 1 (2.56%) Cyber-Ark
4 1 (2.56%) Symantec
4 1 (2.56%) Websense
4 1 (2.56%) Perforce
4 1 (2.56%) Sourcefire
4 1 (2.56%) Imperva
4 1 (2.56%) Tufin
4 1 (2.56%) ArcSight