Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 140 145 154
Rank change year-on-year +5 +9 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 22 26 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.54% 0.61% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.66% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 18 16
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% -12.12%
10th Percentile £363 £310 £325
90th Percentile £442 £508 £500
South East median daily rate £398 £400 £330
% change year-on-year -0.63% +21.21% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Berkshire median hourly rate £40.00 - £40.00
10th Percentile £37.50 - £34.53
90th Percentile £42.50 - £49.45
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year +7.14% +1.82% -2.94%

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 3723 3928 4649
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.97% 92.27% 92.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1972 2127 2520
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £250 £229 £213
90th Percentile £588 £569 £538
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 184 242
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -32.71% +23.14%
10th Percentile £10.40 £9.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £40.15 £43.28 £46.62
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.56 £18.50
% change year-on-year -7.95% +5.70% +15.63%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in Berkshire over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 +8 9 £400 +29.03% 4
Slough +14 7 £400 +23.08% 5
Reading +2 4 £375 +1.69% 4
Wokingham +4 1 - - 1
Windsor - 1 £375 - 1
Software Developer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 17 (77.27%) C#
2 14 (63.64%) JavaScript
2 14 (63.64%) .NET
3 10 (45.45%) TDD
3 10 (45.45%) Software Engineering
4 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (40.91%) MVC
5 8 (36.36%) SQL
5 8 (36.36%) ASP.NET
5 8 (36.36%) CSS
6 7 (31.82%) HTML
6 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
6 7 (31.82%) HTML5
6 7 (31.82%) CSS3
7 6 (27.27%) Degree
7 6 (27.27%) jQuery
7 6 (27.27%) AngularJS
8 5 (22.73%) Relational Database
8 5 (22.73%) .NET Framework
8 5 (22.73%) Scrum
8 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (22.73%) Java
8 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
9 4 (18.18%) Web Services
9 4 (18.18%) CRM
9 4 (18.18%) Hibernate
9 4 (18.18%) Entity Framework
9 4 (18.18%) REST
9 4 (18.18%) BDD

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 (9.09%) Apache
2 1 (4.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (4.55%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (4.55%) Confluence
2 1 (4.55%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Autodesk Inventor
1 2 (9.09%) MicroStation
1 2 (9.09%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (18.18%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (9.09%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) DOCSIS
1 1 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) Relational Database
1 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) Big Data
2 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.55%) Pentaho
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.55%) Bitbucket
3 1 (4.55%) Eclipse
3 1 (4.55%) Gradle
3 1 (4.55%) gulp
3 1 (4.55%) IntelliJ
3 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.55%) JIRA
3 1 (4.55%) JUnit
3 1 (4.55%) Maven
3 1 (4.55%) Mercurial
3 1 (4.55%) MSBuild
3 1 (4.55%) Selenium
3 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
1 2 (9.09%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (63.64%) .NET
2 8 (36.36%) ASP.NET
2 8 (36.36%) CSS
3 7 (31.82%) CSS3
3 7 (31.82%) HTML
3 7 (31.82%) HTML5
4 6 (27.27%) AngularJS
4 6 (27.27%) jQuery
5 5 (22.73%) .NET Framework
6 4 (18.18%) Entity Framework
6 4 (18.18%) Hibernate
6 4 (18.18%) REST
6 4 (18.18%) WCF
6 4 (18.18%) Web Services
7 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (13.64%) JSON
7 3 (13.64%) SOAP
7 3 (13.64%) XML
7 3 (13.64%) XSD
8 2 (9.09%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (18.18%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.09%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.55%) Cloud Native
3 1 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (4.55%) Life Science
3 1 (4.55%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Linux
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Software Engineering
1 10 (45.45%) TDD
2 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (40.91%) MVC
3 5 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (22.73%) Scrum
4 4 (18.18%) BDD
4 4 (18.18%) CRM
4 4 (18.18%) Logistics
4 4 (18.18%) Technical Analysis
5 3 (13.64%) Kanban
5 3 (13.64%) OOD
5 3 (13.64%) Visualisation
5 3 (13.64%) Web Development
6 2 (9.09%) Domain-Driven Design
6 2 (9.09%) ETL
6 2 (9.09%) MVVM
6 2 (9.09%) Pair Programming
6 2 (9.09%) Test Automation
6 2 (9.09%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (77.27%) C#
2 14 (63.64%) JavaScript
3 8 (36.36%) SQL
4 5 (22.73%) Java
5 3 (13.64%) T-SQL
6 2 (9.09%) C++
6 2 (9.09%) PHP
6 2 (9.09%) TypeScript
6 2 (9.09%) XPath
7 1 (4.55%) C
7 1 (4.55%) Kotlin
7 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
7 1 (4.55%) VB
7 1 (4.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) Degree
2 4 (18.18%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Ansible
1 1 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle
3 2 (9.09%) Autodesk
4 1 (4.55%) Adobe