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 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 57 55 78
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +23
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 20 14 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.99% 1.62% 0.100%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.74% 2.35% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 0
Average daily rate
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£416 £398 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.71% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
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 £40.00 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
- +12.67%
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
730 596 749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 72.71% 69.06% 74.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 307 355
Average daily rate £415 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £290 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 10 20
Average hourly rate £37.09 £19.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.21% -34.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.67 £59.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 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 28 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 16 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (31.58%) JavaScript
3 11 (28.95%) Python
4 10 (26.32%) C++
4 10 (26.32%) HTML
5 9 (23.68%) C
5 9 (23.68%) CSS
6 8 (21.05%) Java
6 8 (21.05%) TDD
6 8 (21.05%) Django
6 8 (21.05%) Sass
7 7 (18.42%) WebSphere
7 7 (18.42%) Responsive Web Design
7 7 (18.42%) IBM
8 6 (15.79%) Service Delivery
8 6 (15.79%) MVC
8 6 (15.79%) OOP
8 6 (15.79%) REST
8 6 (15.79%) Software Testing
8 6 (15.79%) Spring
8 6 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (13.16%) Spring MVC
9 5 (13.16%) Linux
9 5 (13.16%) HTTP
9 5 (13.16%) Web Services
9 5 (13.16%) Hibernate
10 4 (10.53%) Scrum
10 4 (10.53%) Migration
10 4 (10.53%) Embedded C
10 4 (10.53%) Embedded C++

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 7 (18.42%) WebSphere
2 3 (7.89%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (2.63%) Zope
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.16%) HTTP
2 4 (10.53%) LDAP
2 4 (10.53%) SSL
2 4 (10.53%) SSH
2 4 (10.53%) FTP
3 2 (5.26%) LTE
3 2 (5.26%) Internet
4 1 (2.63%) RTP
4 1 (2.63%) Wireless
4 1 (2.63%) VoIP
4 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.26%) MySQL
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (7.89%) ClearQuest
1 3 (7.89%) ClearCase
2 1 (2.63%) Eclipse
2 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.63%) Subversion
2 1 (2.63%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.63%) Appcelerator Titanium
2 1 (2.63%) NuGet
2 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (7.89%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.26%) Games
3 1 (2.63%) Marketing
3 1 (2.63%) French Language
3 1 (2.63%) German Language
3 1 (2.63%) Italian Language
3 1 (2.63%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 19 (50.00%) Developer
2 17 (44.74%) Software Engineer
3 8 (21.05%) Python Developer
4 4 (10.53%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Java Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Software Developer
5 3 (7.89%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Java Software Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Android Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Android Software Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Mobile Software Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) iOS Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Full Stack Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Architect
7 1 (2.63%) Senior Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Lead Developer
7 1 (2.63%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (26.32%) HTML
2 9 (23.68%) CSS
3 8 (21.05%) Django
3 8 (21.05%) Sass
4 6 (15.79%) REST
4 6 (15.79%) Spring
5 5 (13.16%) Spring MVC
5 5 (13.16%) Web Services
5 5 (13.16%) Hibernate
6 4 (10.53%) JMS
6 4 (10.53%) Middleware
6 4 (10.53%) SOAP
6 4 (10.53%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 3 (7.89%) jQuery
7 3 (7.89%) Spring Web Flow
7 3 (7.89%) JSF
7 3 (7.89%) Java EE
7 3 (7.89%) AngularJS
8 2 (5.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (5.26%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.53%) Client/Server
2 4 (10.53%) DataPower
3 3 (7.89%) MPEG
3 3 (7.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.26%) Algorithms
4 2 (5.26%) User Experience
5 1 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.63%) Device Driver
5 1 (2.63%) VHDL
5 1 (2.63%) Verilog
5 1 (2.63%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.63%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.63%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.16%) Linux
2 3 (7.89%) UNIX
3 1 (2.63%) Windows
3 1 (2.63%) FreeBSD
3 1 (2.63%) Windows CE
3 1 (2.63%) Android
3 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (21.05%) TDD
3 7 (18.42%) Responsive Web Design
4 6 (15.79%) Software Testing
4 6 (15.79%) MVC
4 6 (15.79%) OOP
4 6 (15.79%) Service Delivery
5 4 (10.53%) OOD
5 4 (10.53%) OO
5 4 (10.53%) Migration
5 4 (10.53%) Scrum
5 4 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (7.89%) Test Automation
6 3 (7.89%) Unit Testing
6 3 (7.89%) UML
7 2 (5.26%) Game Development
7 2 (5.26%) Data Modelling
8 1 (2.63%) SIEM
8 1 (2.63%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (2.63%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 12 (31.58%) JavaScript
2 11 (28.95%) Python
3 10 (26.32%) C++
4 9 (23.68%) C
5 8 (21.05%) Java
6 4 (10.53%) Embedded C
6 4 (10.53%) Embedded C++
7 3 (7.89%) SQL
8 2 (5.26%) C#
8 2 (5.26%) MATLAB
9 1 (2.63%) Objective-C
9 1 (2.63%) Erlang
9 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
9 1 (2.63%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) Degree
2 1 (2.63%) CRISC
2 1 (2.63%) CCIE
2 1 (2.63%) CISSP
2 1 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.63%) CISA
2 1 (2.63%) CISM
2 1 (2.63%) GSEC
2 1 (2.63%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (2.63%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 7 (18.42%) IBM
2 4 (10.53%) CA
3 2 (5.26%) Oracle
4 1 (2.63%) Symantec
4 1 (2.63%) Websense
4 1 (2.63%) Perforce
4 1 (2.63%) Sourcefire
4 1 (2.63%) Imperva
4 1 (2.63%) Tufin
4 1 (2.63%) ArcSight
4 1 (2.63%) Cyber-Ark