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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 59 77 75
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -2
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 11 3 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.29% 0.30% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.92% 0.41% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 8
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £400 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £42.00 £38.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
Software Engineering
Berkshire

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
574 733 935
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 67.13% 72.50% 67.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 374 277
Average daily rate £425 £365 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.43% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 12
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £38.50 £27.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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
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 17 September 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 10 (37.04%) C
2 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
2 8 (29.63%) SQL
2 8 (29.63%) SQL Server
2 8 (29.63%) SOAP
2 8 (29.63%) GDB
3 7 (25.93%) Web Services
3 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (22.22%) TDD
4 6 (22.22%) .NET
4 6 (22.22%) Windows
4 6 (22.22%) T-SQL
4 6 (22.22%) Java
4 6 (22.22%) Cisco
5 5 (18.52%) MPLS
5 5 (18.52%) Embedded C
5 5 (18.52%) UNIX
5 5 (18.52%) SOA
5 5 (18.52%) C#
5 5 (18.52%) Visual Studio
5 5 (18.52%) Linux
5 5 (18.52%) OO
5 5 (18.52%) XML
5 5 (18.52%) .NET Framework
5 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (14.81%) Git (software)
6 4 (14.81%) WCF
6 4 (14.81%) Unit Testing
6 4 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (14.81%) Multithreading

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (14.81%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (7.41%) WebSphere
2 2 (7.41%) CMS
2 2 (7.41%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.70%) Apache
3 1 (3.70%) ArcGIS
3 1 (3.70%) WordPress
3 1 (3.70%) DNN
3 1 (3.70%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS Project
2 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (18.52%) MPLS
2 3 (11.11%) OSPF
2 3 (11.11%) BGP
2 3 (11.11%) IPv4
2 3 (11.11%) IPv6
3 2 (7.41%) Network Security
3 2 (7.41%) SDH
3 2 (7.41%) Ethernet
3 2 (7.41%) HTTP
3 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.70%) Internet
4 1 (3.70%) Wireless
4 1 (3.70%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (29.63%) SQL Server
2 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (11.11%) Oracle Database
3 3 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (7.41%) MySQL
4 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (29.63%) GDB
2 5 (18.52%) Visual Studio
3 4 (14.81%) Git (software)
3 4 (14.81%) NUnit
3 4 (14.81%) SoapUI
4 2 (7.41%) Selenium
4 2 (7.41%) Maven
4 2 (7.41%) Eclipse
4 2 (7.41%) Toad
4 2 (7.41%) Ant
4 2 (7.41%) JUnit
4 2 (7.41%) Gradle
4 2 (7.41%) JBehave
5 1 (3.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (3.70%) Subversion
General
1 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.41%) Military
3 1 (3.70%) Games
3 1 (3.70%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) Software Engineer
1 14 (51.85%) Developer
2 10 (37.04%) Software Developer
3 5 (18.52%) Programmer
4 3 (11.11%) C Developer
4 3 (11.11%) C Programmer
5 2 (7.41%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) PHP Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Android Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Android Software Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Mobile Developer
6 1 (3.70%) SQL Programmer
6 1 (3.70%) Development Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Architect
6 1 (3.70%) PHP Web Developer
6 1 (3.70%) PHP Programmer
6 1 (3.70%) Web Programmer
6 1 (3.70%) Applications Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Integration Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) DSP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (29.63%) SOAP
2 7 (25.93%) Web Services
3 6 (22.22%) .NET
4 5 (18.52%) XML
4 5 (18.52%) .NET Framework
5 4 (14.81%) WCF
5 4 (14.81%) JMS
5 4 (14.81%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (7.41%) JAXB
6 2 (7.41%) WSDL
6 2 (7.41%) VXML
6 2 (7.41%) CSS
6 2 (7.41%) HTML
6 2 (7.41%) CCXML
7 1 (3.70%) HTML5
7 1 (3.70%) Classic ASP
7 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
7 1 (3.70%) XSLT
7 1 (3.70%) Middleware
7 1 (3.70%) CodeIgniter
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Client/Server
2 2 (7.41%) Open Source
3 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) SCORM
3 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.70%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 6 (22.22%) Windows
2 5 (18.52%) UNIX
2 5 (18.52%) Linux
3 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (7.41%) Debian
4 2 (7.41%) Android
4 2 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.70%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (22.22%) TDD
3 5 (18.52%) SOA
3 5 (18.52%) OO
4 4 (14.81%) Unit Testing
4 4 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (14.81%) Multithreading
4 4 (14.81%) AOP
4 4 (14.81%) Pair Programming
4 4 (14.81%) Scrum
4 4 (14.81%) UML
4 4 (14.81%) OOD
4 4 (14.81%) Dependency Injection
4 4 (14.81%) BDD
4 4 (14.81%) Software Architecture
4 4 (14.81%) Embedded Software Development
4 4 (14.81%) Change Data Capture
5 2 (7.41%) Data Migration
5 2 (7.41%) Migration
5 2 (7.41%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (37.04%) C
2 8 (29.63%) SQL
3 6 (22.22%) T-SQL
3 6 (22.22%) Java
4 5 (18.52%) Embedded C
4 5 (18.52%) C#
5 2 (7.41%) Shell Script
5 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
5 2 (7.41%) PHP
5 2 (7.41%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.70%) VB.NET
6 1 (3.70%) MATLAB
6 1 (3.70%) ECMAScript
6 1 (3.70%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) MCSE
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.70%) PMP
2 1 (3.70%) PMI Certification
2 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) Degree
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
2 6 (22.22%) Cisco
3 4 (14.81%) Oracle
4 2 (7.41%) Cramer
4 2 (7.41%) MetaSolv
4 2 (7.41%) BEA
4 2 (7.41%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (3.70%) ESRI
5 1 (3.70%) Zend
5 1 (3.70%) Fujitsu
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