Period
to 12 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Software Engineer was £412 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 12 December 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.

Senior Software Engineer
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 159 158 170
Rank change year-on-year -1 +12 -
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 16 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.37% 0.19% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.21% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 1
Berkshire median daily rate £412 £375 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.73% -18.48% -
South East median daily rate £475 £500 £360
% change year-on-year -5.00% +38.89% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - £8.00 -
South East median hourly rate £51.00 £48.00 -
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 4,006 3,780 3,925
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.43% 92.06% 92.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,966 2,016 2,108
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £213 £250 £234
90th Percentile £575 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 131 182
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -6.67% -25.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £41.50 £48.63
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +6.92%

Senior Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Software Engineer in Berkshire

Senior Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Software Engineer in Berkshire

Senior Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer in Berkshire over the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Software Engineer in Berkshire

Senior 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 Senior Software Engineer in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Software Engineer in Berkshire

Senior 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 Senior Software Engineer within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 12 December 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
Reading -4 7 £373 - 7
Slough - 5 £550 -
Bracknell - 4 £569 - 1
Senior Software Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, Senior 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 Senior Software Engineer in the job title.

1 16 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 10 (62.50%) Git (software)
2 10 (62.50%) Mercurial
3 8 (50.00%) C#
3 8 (50.00%) Windows
4 6 (37.50%) C
4 6 (37.50%) Python
4 6 (37.50%) C++
4 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 6 (37.50%) Visual Studio
4 6 (37.50%) Automotive
4 6 (37.50%) Assembly Language
4 6 (37.50%) MATLAB
4 6 (37.50%) Simulink
4 6 (37.50%) Subversion
4 6 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (37.50%) Software Architecture
4 6 (37.50%) Embedded Systems
4 6 (37.50%) DevOps
4 6 (37.50%) Test Planning
4 6 (37.50%) RS-232
4 6 (37.50%) MISRA C
4 6 (37.50%) MISRA
4 6 (37.50%) FMEA
5 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (31.25%) Embedded C
5 5 (31.25%) Embedded C++
5 5 (31.25%) OO
5 5 (31.25%) Scrum
5 5 (31.25%) SOA

Senior 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 (25.00%) Confluence
1 4 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (12.50%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon Kinesis
2 1 (6.25%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (6.25%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (6.25%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) RS-232
2 2 (12.50%) HTTP
3 1 (6.25%) NFC
3 1 (6.25%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (12.50%) Big Data
1 2 (12.50%) MongoDB
1 2 (12.50%) NoSQL
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 10 (62.50%) Git (software)
1 10 (62.50%) Mercurial
2 6 (37.50%) Subversion
2 6 (37.50%) Visual Studio
3 4 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 4 (25.00%) JIRA
4 1 (6.25%) Eclipse
4 1 (6.25%) Gradle
4 1 (6.25%) IntelliJ
4 1 (6.25%) JUnit
4 1 (6.25%) LabVIEW
4 1 (6.25%) Maven
General
1 6 (37.50%) Automotive
2 2 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) Electronics
3 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) .NET
1 4 (25.00%) CSS
1 4 (25.00%) HTML
1 4 (25.00%) HTML5
1 4 (25.00%) REST
1 4 (25.00%) WPF
2 3 (18.75%) CSS3
2 3 (18.75%) LESS
2 3 (18.75%) Sass
3 2 (12.50%) .NET Core
3 2 (12.50%) AngularJS
3 2 (12.50%) JSON
3 2 (12.50%) Node.js
3 2 (12.50%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (12.50%) Web Services
4 1 (6.25%) jQuery
4 1 (6.25%) JSF
4 1 (6.25%) Spring
4 1 (6.25%) Spring MVC
4 1 (6.25%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (18.75%) User Experience
3 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Android
2 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (37.50%) DevOps
2 6 (37.50%) FMEA
2 6 (37.50%) Software Architecture
2 6 (37.50%) Test Planning
3 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (31.25%) OO
3 5 (31.25%) Scrum
3 5 (31.25%) SOA
4 4 (25.00%) BDD
4 4 (25.00%) Kanban
4 4 (25.00%) Pair Programming
4 4 (25.00%) Release Management
4 4 (25.00%) TDD
4 4 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 4 (25.00%) User Stories
5 3 (18.75%) Functional Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Responsive Web Design
5 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) C#
2 6 (37.50%) Assembly Language
2 6 (37.50%) C
2 6 (37.50%) C++
2 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 6 (37.50%) MATLAB
2 6 (37.50%) Python
3 5 (31.25%) Embedded C
3 5 (31.25%) Embedded C++
4 1 (6.25%) Java
4 1 (6.25%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (37.50%) MISRA
1 6 (37.50%) MISRA C
2 3 (18.75%) QA
3 1 (6.25%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Apple