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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 49 56 67
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +11
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 18 16 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.20% 1.74% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.04% 2.38% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 1
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£295 £425 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.58% +88.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
593 673 624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 72.41% 72.99% 69.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 299 258
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £273 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 13 18
Average hourly rate £21.55 £19.00 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.42% -37.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.00 £22.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.03 £22.25 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 July 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 July 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 22 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (50.00%) Python
3 18 (45.00%) JavaScript
4 16 (40.00%) HTML
4 16 (40.00%) TDD
5 15 (37.50%) CSS
6 14 (35.00%) Django
6 14 (35.00%) Sass
7 11 (27.50%) Service Delivery
7 11 (27.50%) Java
8 10 (25.00%) OOP
8 10 (25.00%) Software Testing
9 9 (22.50%) Responsive Web Design
9 9 (22.50%) C
10 8 (20.00%) Linux
10 8 (20.00%) MVC
11 7 (17.50%) C++
12 6 (15.00%) Scrum
12 6 (15.00%) Spring
13 5 (12.50%) Hibernate
13 5 (12.50%) Spring MVC
13 5 (12.50%) AngularJS
13 5 (12.50%) Unit Testing
13 5 (12.50%) SQL
13 5 (12.50%) OO
13 5 (12.50%) OOD
14 4 (10.00%) UML
14 4 (10.00%) WebSphere Application Server
14 4 (10.00%) IBM
14 4 (10.00%) Embedded C

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 (10.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 4 (10.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (5.00%) MQSeries
3 1 (2.50%) Zope
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) Internet
2 2 (5.00%) LTE
3 1 (2.50%) RTP
3 1 (2.50%) Wireless
3 1 (2.50%) VoIP
3 1 (2.50%) HTTP
3 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.50%) MySQL
2 1 (2.50%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.50%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) ClearCase
1 3 (7.50%) ClearQuest
1 3 (7.50%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.00%) Eclipse
2 2 (5.00%) Selenium
2 2 (5.00%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.50%) JMeter
3 1 (2.50%) Subversion
3 1 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.50%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.50%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (7.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (65.00%) Developer
2 15 (37.50%) Software Engineer
3 12 (30.00%) Python Developer
4 6 (15.00%) Java Software Engineer
4 6 (15.00%) Software Developer
5 4 (10.00%) Java Developer
5 4 (10.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (2.50%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 1 (2.50%) Embedded C++ Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) AWS Developer
6 1 (2.50%) Full Stack Developer
6 1 (2.50%) Test Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Architect
6 1 (2.50%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (40.00%) HTML
2 15 (37.50%) CSS
3 14 (35.00%) Django
3 14 (35.00%) Sass
4 6 (15.00%) Spring
5 5 (12.50%) Hibernate
5 5 (12.50%) Spring MVC
5 5 (12.50%) AngularJS
6 4 (10.00%) Spring Web Flow
6 4 (10.00%) JSF
6 4 (10.00%) Java EE
7 3 (7.50%) REST
8 2 (5.00%) PhoneGap
8 2 (5.00%) Apache Camel
8 2 (5.00%) XML
8 2 (5.00%) jQuery
8 2 (5.00%) RESTful
9 1 (2.50%) HTML5
9 1 (2.50%) Twisted
9 1 (2.50%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 4 (10.00%) User Experience
2 3 (7.50%) MPEG
3 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.00%) Algorithms
3 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.50%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.50%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.50%) VHDL
4 1 (2.50%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.00%) Linux
2 3 (7.50%) UNIX
3 1 (2.50%) Windows
3 1 (2.50%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (40.00%) TDD
3 11 (27.50%) Service Delivery
4 10 (25.00%) OOP
4 10 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 9 (22.50%) Responsive Web Design
6 8 (20.00%) MVC
7 6 (15.00%) Scrum
8 5 (12.50%) OO
8 5 (12.50%) OOD
8 5 (12.50%) Unit Testing
9 4 (10.00%) UML
10 2 (5.00%) Validation
10 2 (5.00%) SOA
10 2 (5.00%) Test Scripting
10 2 (5.00%) Test Planning
10 2 (5.00%) Mobile Development
10 2 (5.00%) V-Model
10 2 (5.00%) Waterfall
10 2 (5.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 20 (50.00%) Python
2 18 (45.00%) JavaScript
3 11 (27.50%) Java
4 9 (22.50%) C
5 7 (17.50%) C++
6 5 (12.50%) SQL
7 4 (10.00%) Embedded C
7 4 (10.00%) Embedded C++
8 2 (5.00%) MATLAB
8 2 (5.00%) Ruby
9 1 (2.50%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 2 (5.00%) ISEB
1 2 (5.00%) HND
1 2 (5.00%) Degree
1 2 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.50%) CRISC
2 1 (2.50%) CCIE
2 1 (2.50%) CISSP
2 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.50%) CISA
2 1 (2.50%) CISM
2 1 (2.50%) GSEC
2 1 (2.50%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 4 (10.00%) IBM
2 3 (7.50%) Oracle
3 2 (5.00%) Talend
4 1 (2.50%) Cyber-Ark
4 1 (2.50%) Symantec
4 1 (2.50%) Websense
4 1 (2.50%) Sourcefire
4 1 (2.50%) Imperva
4 1 (2.50%) Tufin
4 1 (2.50%) ArcSight
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