The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Reading region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 54 75 66
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -9
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 15 1 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.67% 0.10% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.45% 0.15% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 11
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£400 - £330
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 - £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £42.00 - £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
613 661 821
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 68.11% 69.00% 68.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 283 311
Average daily rate £400 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 9
Average hourly rate £17.07 £30.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.03% +110.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £37.50 £38.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Software Engineering
Berkshire

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 28 July 2014.

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 28 July 2014, 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 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (34.78%) C
3 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
3 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
4 6 (26.09%) Cisco
4 6 (26.09%) SQL
4 6 (26.09%) T-SQL
4 6 (26.09%) .NET
4 6 (26.09%) Web Services
4 6 (26.09%) TDD
4 6 (26.09%) Scrum
4 6 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (26.09%) GDB
5 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (21.74%) .NET Framework
5 5 (21.74%) SOAP
5 5 (21.74%) UNIX
5 5 (21.74%) SOA
5 5 (21.74%) C#
5 5 (21.74%) Java
5 5 (21.74%) Visual Studio
6 4 (17.39%) Client/Server
6 4 (17.39%) UML
6 4 (17.39%) OO
6 4 (17.39%) Windows
6 4 (17.39%) OOD
6 4 (17.39%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (17.39%) Shell Script
6 4 (17.39%) AOP
6 4 (17.39%) Pair Programming

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 (17.39%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (4.35%) ArcGIS
2 1 (4.35%) CMS
2 1 (4.35%) DNN
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.35%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) IPv4
1 3 (13.04%) IPv6
2 2 (8.70%) HTTP
2 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
2 2 (8.70%) Network Security
3 1 (4.35%) LTE
3 1 (4.35%) MPLS
3 1 (4.35%) OSPF
3 1 (4.35%) BGP
3 1 (4.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (8.70%) MongoDB
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (4.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) GDB
2 5 (21.74%) Visual Studio
3 4 (17.39%) NUnit
3 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
3 4 (17.39%) SoapUI
4 2 (8.70%) Gradle
4 2 (8.70%) Eclipse
4 2 (8.70%) JBehave
4 2 (8.70%) Maven
4 2 (8.70%) Selenium
4 2 (8.70%) Ant
4 2 (8.70%) JUnit
5 1 (4.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (8.70%) Military
2 1 (4.35%) Marketing
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 14 (60.87%) Developer
2 11 (47.83%) Software Engineer
3 10 (43.48%) Software Developer
4 4 (17.39%) Programmer
5 3 (13.04%) Java Software Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) C Developer
5 3 (13.04%) C Programmer
6 2 (8.70%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Mobile Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Android Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Android Software Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Java Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Technical Consultant
7 1 (4.35%) Architect
7 1 (4.35%) Junior
7 1 (4.35%) Consultant
7 1 (4.35%) Junior Developer
7 1 (4.35%) PHP Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Junior Java Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Applications Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) .NET
1 6 (26.09%) Web Services
2 5 (21.74%) SOAP
2 5 (21.74%) .NET Framework
3 4 (17.39%) WCF
3 4 (17.39%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 3 (13.04%) XML
5 2 (8.70%) J2EE
5 2 (8.70%) CCXML
5 2 (8.70%) JMS
5 2 (8.70%) VXML
5 2 (8.70%) Spring
6 1 (4.35%) Middleware
6 1 (4.35%) HTML5
6 1 (4.35%) Classic ASP
6 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
6 1 (4.35%) CSS
6 1 (4.35%) XSLT
6 1 (4.35%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Client/Server
2 2 (8.70%) Open Source
3 1 (4.35%) SCORM
3 1 (4.35%) Derivative
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) UNIX
2 4 (17.39%) Windows
3 3 (13.04%) Linux
4 2 (8.70%) Android
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.35%) SUSE
5 1 (4.35%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (26.09%) TDD
2 6 (26.09%) Scrum
2 6 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (21.74%) SOA
4 4 (17.39%) UML
4 4 (17.39%) OO
4 4 (17.39%) OOD
4 4 (17.39%) Pair Programming
4 4 (17.39%) Multithreading
4 4 (17.39%) Dependency Injection
4 4 (17.39%) Unit Testing
4 4 (17.39%) AOP
4 4 (17.39%) Software Architecture
4 4 (17.39%) BDD
4 4 (17.39%) Embedded Software Development
4 4 (17.39%) Change Data Capture
5 2 (8.70%) Android Development
6 1 (4.35%) Network Management
6 1 (4.35%) MODAF
Programming Languages
1 8 (34.78%) C
2 6 (26.09%) SQL
2 6 (26.09%) T-SQL
3 5 (21.74%) C#
3 5 (21.74%) Java
4 4 (17.39%) Shell Script
5 3 (13.04%) Embedded C
6 1 (4.35%) MATLAB
6 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.35%) PHP
6 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.35%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) MCSE
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (4.35%) PMP
3 1 (4.35%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
2 6 (26.09%) Cisco
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle
4 1 (4.35%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (4.35%) ESRI
4 1 (4.35%) Fujitsu
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