The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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 Developer
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 114 107
Rank change year-on-year +19 -7  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 8 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.44% 0.25% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.27% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 5
Median daily rate £400 £494 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.98% +46.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £469 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £519 £360
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +10.71% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% +2.56%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1677 2209 2298
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 91.79% 92.74% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 816 1179 1166
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 95 89
Median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -27.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.05 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £25.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire that featured Software Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Berkshire

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Developer in Berkshire

Software Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Developer in Berkshire

Software Developer
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 Software Developer within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell +11 4 £405 - 1
Reading +17 1 £365 - 7
Slough +6 1 £325 - 1
Wokingham - 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 £400 -
Software Developer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, Software Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 13 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (57.14%) SQL
3 10 (47.62%) C#
3 10 (47.62%) TDD
4 9 (42.86%) C++
4 9 (42.86%) .NET
5 8 (38.10%) JavaScript
5 8 (38.10%) Test Automation
6 7 (33.33%) jQuery
6 7 (33.33%) MVC
6 7 (33.33%) Scrum
7 6 (28.57%) Java
7 6 (28.57%) BDD
8 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
8 5 (23.81%) Windows
8 5 (23.81%) OO
9 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
9 4 (19.05%) CSS
9 4 (19.05%) HTML
9 4 (19.05%) Manual Testing
9 4 (19.05%) OOP
9 4 (19.05%) Visualisation
9 4 (19.05%) HTML5
10 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
10 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
10 3 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (14.29%) RESTful
10 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (14.29%) Web Development

Software Developer 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 2 (9.52%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (4.76%) CMS
2 1 (4.76%) IIS
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) DVB
1 1 (4.76%) Extranet
1 1 (4.76%) HTTP
1 1 (4.76%) Intranet
1 1 (4.76%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (14.29%) Oracle Database
3 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
3 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (4.76%) Big Data
4 1 (4.76%) Pentaho
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
2 2 (9.52%) Jenkins
2 2 (9.52%) Maven
2 2 (9.52%) Subversion
3 1 (4.76%) ClearCase
3 1 (4.76%) Fiddler
3 1 (4.76%) JMeter
3 1 (4.76%) Selenium
3 1 (4.76%) SpecFlow
3 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.76%) Electronics
2 1 (4.76%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (42.86%) .NET
2 7 (33.33%) jQuery
3 4 (19.05%) CSS
3 4 (19.05%) HTML
3 4 (19.05%) HTML5
4 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET
4 3 (14.29%) RESTful
4 3 (14.29%) Web Services
4 3 (14.29%) XML
5 2 (9.52%) .NET Framework
5 2 (9.52%) Backbone.js
5 2 (9.52%) CSS3
5 2 (9.52%) Java EE
6 1 (4.76%) Ajax
6 1 (4.76%) Entity Framework
6 1 (4.76%) Gherkin
6 1 (4.76%) JSON
6 1 (4.76%) MDX
6 1 (4.76%) Razor View Engine
6 1 (4.76%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (4.76%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.76%) STB
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Windows
2 3 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (4.76%) Android
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (47.62%) TDD
3 8 (38.10%) Test Automation
4 7 (33.33%) MVC
4 7 (33.33%) Scrum
5 6 (28.57%) BDD
6 5 (23.81%) OO
7 4 (19.05%) Manual Testing
7 4 (19.05%) OOP
7 4 (19.05%) Visualisation
8 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (14.29%) Front End Development
8 3 (14.29%) SDLC
8 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
8 3 (14.29%) Web Development
9 2 (9.52%) Continuous Delivery
9 2 (9.52%) DevOps
9 2 (9.52%) Scenario Testing
9 2 (9.52%) Software Delivery
9 2 (9.52%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (57.14%) SQL
2 10 (47.62%) C#
3 9 (42.86%) C++
4 8 (38.10%) JavaScript
5 6 (28.57%) Java
6 3 (14.29%) C
7 2 (9.52%) PL/SQL
7 2 (9.52%) T-SQL
7 2 (9.52%) VB.NET
8 1 (4.76%) Assembly Language
8 1 (4.76%) Embedded C
8 1 (4.76%) Embedded C++
8 1 (4.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
1 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
1 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) Oracle
3 2 (9.52%) HP
4 1 (4.76%) Adobe
4 1 (4.76%) Apple
4 1 (4.76%) Samsung