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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 54 64 65
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +1
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 20 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.08% 0.98% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.11% 1.33% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 5
Average daily rate
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£375 £425 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +54.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £425 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £41.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +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
644 752 589
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 67.08% 73.80% 71.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 375 254
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.59% +3.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 14 16
Average hourly rate £21.55 £16.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.65% +4.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 £15.55 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £22.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 23 (67.65%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (58.82%) Python
3 15 (44.12%) HTML
3 15 (44.12%) JavaScript
3 15 (44.12%) TDD
4 13 (38.24%) CSS
5 12 (35.29%) Django
5 12 (35.29%) Sass
6 9 (26.47%) Linux
6 9 (26.47%) Java
7 8 (23.53%) Service Delivery
7 8 (23.53%) Software Testing
8 7 (20.59%) C
8 7 (20.59%) OOP
9 6 (17.65%) C++
9 6 (17.65%) AngularJS
9 6 (17.65%) Git (software)
10 5 (14.71%) Responsive Web Design
10 5 (14.71%) Internet
10 5 (14.71%) MVC
10 5 (14.71%) User Experience
11 4 (11.76%) Scrum
11 4 (11.76%) SQL
11 4 (11.76%) Waterfall
12 3 (8.82%) BDD
12 3 (8.82%) V-Model
12 3 (8.82%) REST
12 3 (8.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (8.82%) Subversion
12 3 (8.82%) Spring

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 2 (5.88%) WebSphere Application Server
1 2 (5.88%) MQSeries
1 2 (5.88%) WebSphere
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (2.94%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.94%) Node.js
2 1 (2.94%) Zope
2 1 (2.94%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.71%) Internet
2 2 (5.88%) LTE
3 1 (2.94%) RTP
3 1 (2.94%) Wireless
3 1 (2.94%) VoIP
3 1 (2.94%) HTTP
3 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.94%) MySQL
2 1 (2.94%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.94%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (2.94%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (17.65%) Git (software)
2 3 (8.82%) Subversion
2 3 (8.82%) Selenium
3 2 (5.88%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (5.88%) Eclipse
3 2 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (5.88%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.94%) ClearCase
4 1 (2.94%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.94%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.94%) ClearQuest
4 1 (2.94%) JMeter
4 1 (2.94%) Bugzilla
4 1 (2.94%) JIRA
General
1 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (64.71%) Developer
2 12 (35.29%) Software Engineer
3 11 (32.35%) Python Developer
4 5 (14.71%) Java Software Engineer
4 5 (14.71%) Software Developer
5 4 (11.76%) JavaScript Developer
6 3 (8.82%) Java Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) AWS Developer
8 1 (2.94%) Automation Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) C Software Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Linux Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Test Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Senior Software Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) C++ Software Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Lead Developer
8 1 (2.94%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (44.12%) HTML
2 13 (38.24%) CSS
3 12 (35.29%) Django
3 12 (35.29%) Sass
4 6 (17.65%) AngularJS
5 3 (8.82%) REST
5 3 (8.82%) jQuery
5 3 (8.82%) Spring
6 2 (5.88%) JSF
6 2 (5.88%) Hibernate
6 2 (5.88%) RESTful
6 2 (5.88%) Java EE
6 2 (5.88%) Spring MVC
6 2 (5.88%) Spring Web Flow
6 2 (5.88%) PhoneGap
6 2 (5.88%) Apache Camel
7 1 (2.94%) Celery
7 1 (2.94%) Catalyst
7 1 (2.94%) ZeroMQ
7 1 (2.94%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) User Experience
2 2 (5.88%) Algorithms
2 2 (5.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.94%) EFT
3 1 (2.94%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.94%) VHDL
3 1 (2.94%) Verilog
3 1 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.94%) Open Source
3 1 (2.94%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.94%) MPEG
3 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (26.47%) Linux
2 3 (8.82%) UNIX
3 2 (5.88%) Windows
4 1 (2.94%) FreeBSD
4 1 (2.94%) Ubuntu
4 1 (2.94%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (67.65%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (44.12%) TDD
3 8 (23.53%) Software Testing
3 8 (23.53%) Service Delivery
4 7 (20.59%) OOP
5 5 (14.71%) MVC
5 5 (14.71%) Responsive Web Design
6 4 (11.76%) Waterfall
6 4 (11.76%) Scrum
7 3 (8.82%) Validation
7 3 (8.82%) OO
7 3 (8.82%) BDD
7 3 (8.82%) V-Model
7 3 (8.82%) Unit Testing
7 3 (8.82%) Test Scripting
7 3 (8.82%) Test Planning
8 2 (5.88%) Mobile Development
8 2 (5.88%) OOD
8 2 (5.88%) SOA
8 2 (5.88%) UML
Programming Languages
1 20 (58.82%) Python
2 15 (44.12%) JavaScript
3 9 (26.47%) Java
4 7 (20.59%) C
5 6 (17.65%) C++
6 4 (11.76%) SQL
7 2 (5.88%) Embedded C
7 2 (5.88%) Embedded C++
7 2 (5.88%) MATLAB
7 2 (5.88%) Ruby
8 1 (2.94%) Erlang
8 1 (2.94%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) HND
1 3 (8.82%) ISEB
1 3 (8.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Puppet
1 1 (2.94%) Salt
Vendors
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle
1 2 (5.88%) IBM
1 2 (5.88%) Talend
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
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