The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Programmer role 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 Programmer in their job title over the 3 months to 24 November 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Programmer
Rank - - -
Contract jobs requiring a Software Programmer 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading - - -
As % of the Job Titles category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £475 £313
% change year-on-year
-26.31% +52.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £48.92
% change year-on-year
- -33.56%
Software Programmer
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
813 997 1199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 89.54% 91.97% 90.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 496 527 405
Average daily rate £400 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £210 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £557 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 35 44
Average hourly rate £17.07 £12.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.56% -26.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £17.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

Software Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Programmer in the job title across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Software Programmer
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Programmer across the Reading region.

Software Programmer Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Software Programmer
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region that cited Software Programmer in their job title 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 with Software Programmer in their job title.

1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (100.00%) MySQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) SUSE
1 1 (100.00%) Debian
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Derivative
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database

Software Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region that cited Software Programmer in their job title 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 with Software Programmer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) MySQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) SUSE
1 1 (100.00%) Debian
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat