Period
to 20 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer/Software Engineer was £531 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 20 November 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Software Engineer/Developer
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 160 167 167
Rank change year-on-year +7 0 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Developer/Software Engineer 11 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.27% 0.024% 0.071%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.027% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Berkshire median daily rate £531 - £370
10th Percentile £494 - £358
90th Percentile £594 - £386
South East median daily rate £450 £500 £466
% change year-on-year -10.00% +7.30% +20.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £8.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -80.00% - -
South East median hourly rate £52.50 £40.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year +31.25% -3.61% -2.35%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Berkshire
Contract vacancies in Berkshire with a recognized job title 3,824 3,767 3,900
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.43% 92.10% 92.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,887 1,992 2,107
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% +1.27%
10th Percentile £209 £250 £229
90th Percentile £575 £588 £564
South East median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 132 182
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £14.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.93% - -32.71%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.40 £9.25
90th Percentile £44.50 £39.98 £43.28
South East median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £19.62
% change year-on-year +13.89% -8.25% +7.18%

Developer/Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings that featured Developer/Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Developer/Software Engineer in Berkshire

Developer/Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Developer/Software Engineer in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer/Software Engineer in Berkshire

Developer/Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer/Software Engineer in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer/Software Engineer in Berkshire

Developer/Software Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer/Software Engineer within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 20 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell - 3 £538 -
Newbury - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - - 1
Developer/Software Engineer
South East

Developer/Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 20 November 2018, Developer/Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region featuring Developer/Software Engineer in the job title.

1 11 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 7 (63.64%) MVC
3 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
3 6 (54.55%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (54.55%) Open Source
3 6 (54.55%) ASP.NET Web API
4 5 (45.45%) OO
5 4 (36.36%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (36.36%) SQL
5 4 (36.36%) C#
5 4 (36.36%) SOA
5 4 (36.36%) Spring
5 4 (36.36%) Apache Solr
5 4 (36.36%) Microservices
5 4 (36.36%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (27.27%) Asynchronous Programming
6 3 (27.27%) Multithreaded Programming
6 3 (27.27%) Serverless
6 3 (27.27%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (27.27%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (27.27%) Automation Anywhere
6 3 (27.27%) UiPath
6 3 (27.27%) Mentoring
6 3 (27.27%) Flask
6 3 (27.27%) DevOps
6 3 (27.27%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (27.27%) Power BI
6 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (27.27%) Confluence
6 3 (27.27%) Software Architecture

Developer/Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (36.36%) Apache Solr
1 4 (36.36%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (27.27%) Confluence
3 1 (9.09%) Adobe Experience Manager
Cloud Services
1 6 (54.55%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (27.27%) AWS Lambda
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (27.27%) Serverless
3 2 (18.18%) Amazon Kinesis
3 2 (18.18%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (9.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (9.09%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (9.09%) Amazon S3
4 1 (9.09%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (9.09%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 3 (27.27%) Apache Cassandra
1 3 (27.27%) MongoDB
1 3 (27.27%) MySQL
1 3 (27.27%) Neo4j
1 3 (27.27%) NoSQL
1 3 (27.27%) Power BI
1 3 (27.27%) Redis
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
1 3 (27.27%) Jenkins
1 3 (27.27%) JIRA
1 3 (27.27%) Mercurial
2 1 (9.09%) Checkstyle
2 1 (9.09%) Eclipse
2 1 (9.09%) Gradle
2 1 (9.09%) IntelliJ
2 1 (9.09%) JUnit
2 1 (9.09%) Maven
2 1 (9.09%) SonarQube
General
1 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) ASP.NET Web API
2 4 (36.36%) Spring
3 3 (27.27%) .NET
3 3 (27.27%) AngularJS
3 3 (27.27%) Apache Avro
3 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET
3 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (27.27%) Django
3 3 (27.27%) Flask
3 3 (27.27%) JSON
3 3 (27.27%) Kafka
3 3 (27.27%) Lucene
3 3 (27.27%) Memcached
3 3 (27.27%) Protocol Buffers
3 3 (27.27%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (27.27%) REST
3 3 (27.27%) SignalR
3 3 (27.27%) Web Services
4 2 (18.18%) LESS
4 2 (18.18%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (18.18%) User Experience
3 1 (9.09%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 7 (63.64%) MVC
3 6 (54.55%) Open Source
4 5 (45.45%) OO
5 4 (36.36%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (36.36%) Microservices
5 4 (36.36%) SOA
6 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (27.27%) Asynchronous Programming
6 3 (27.27%) B2B
6 3 (27.27%) BDD
6 3 (27.27%) DevOps
6 3 (27.27%) Mentoring
6 3 (27.27%) Multithreaded Programming
6 3 (27.27%) Pair Programming
6 3 (27.27%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (27.27%) Scrum
6 3 (27.27%) Software Architecture
6 3 (27.27%) TDD
6 3 (27.27%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) C#
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 2 (18.18%) Java
3 2 (18.18%) Python
4 1 (9.09%) Cython
4 1 (9.09%) Java 8
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Automation Anywhere
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle
2 3 (27.27%) Rackspace
2 3 (27.27%) Tableau
2 3 (27.27%) UiPath
3 1 (9.09%) Adobe