The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Developer
South East / Berkshire
Rank 89 118 119
Rank change year-on-year +29 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 12 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.65% 0.33% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.35% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 1
Median daily rate £325 £410 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.73% +228.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £48.00 £125.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -61.60%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year - +25.00%  

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 1727 2278 2702
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 93.30% 92.56% 93.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 794 1177 1385
Median daily rate £420 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 73 84
Median hourly rate £15.70 £26.50 £17.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.75% +53.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £63.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 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
Slough +10 3 £300 - 2
Bracknell -1 3 - - 2
Maidenhead - 2 £325 - 2
Reading +15 1 £300 -26.82% 10
Wokingham - 1 - - 2
Software Developer
South East

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 11 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (50.00%) TDD
2 10 (45.45%) SQL
3 9 (40.91%) C++
3 9 (40.91%) .NET
3 9 (40.91%) JavaScript
4 8 (36.36%) C#
4 8 (36.36%) jQuery
5 7 (31.82%) Windows
6 6 (27.27%) MVC
6 6 (27.27%) Web Development
7 5 (22.73%) Front End Development
7 5 (22.73%) BDD
7 5 (22.73%) Scrum
7 5 (22.73%) Java
7 5 (22.73%) XML
7 5 (22.73%) OO
8 4 (18.18%) Python
8 4 (18.18%) Linux
8 4 (18.18%) OOP
8 4 (18.18%) Oracle
8 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
8 4 (18.18%) Automated Testing
8 4 (18.18%) JSON
8 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (13.64%) HTML5
9 3 (13.64%) Software Delivery
9 3 (13.64%) Mathematics
9 3 (13.64%) Maven
9 3 (13.64%) Ruby

Software Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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%) CMS
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (4.55%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (4.55%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) HTTP
2 1 (4.55%) DVB
2 1 (4.55%) Extranet
2 1 (4.55%) Intranet
2 1 (4.55%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (9.09%) MS Access
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) JMeter
1 3 (13.64%) Maven
2 2 (9.09%) Ant
2 2 (9.09%) Apache Ivy
2 2 (9.09%) Bitbucket
2 2 (9.09%) Gradle
2 2 (9.09%) Selenium
2 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio
2 2 (9.09%) WebDriver
3 1 (4.55%) ClearCase
3 1 (4.55%) Eclipse
3 1 (4.55%) eggPlant
3 1 (4.55%) GoCD
3 1 (4.55%) Jasmine
3 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.55%) JUnit
3 1 (4.55%) TestNG
General
1 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.55%) Electronics
2 1 (4.55%) French Language
2 1 (4.55%) German Language
2 1 (4.55%) Italian Language
2 1 (4.55%) Marketing
2 1 (4.55%) Retail
2 1 (4.55%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (40.91%) .NET
2 8 (36.36%) jQuery
3 5 (22.73%) XML
4 4 (18.18%) JSON
5 3 (13.64%) HTML
5 3 (13.64%) HTML5
6 2 (9.09%) AngularJS
6 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET
6 2 (9.09%) CSS
6 2 (9.09%) RESTful
6 2 (9.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (9.09%) Web Services
7 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (4.55%) Backbone.js
7 1 (4.55%) CSS3
7 1 (4.55%) Laravel
7 1 (4.55%) Modernizr
7 1 (4.55%) Razor View Engine
7 1 (4.55%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (9.09%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.55%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.55%) STB
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) Windows
2 4 (18.18%) Linux
3 1 (4.55%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (50.00%) TDD
2 6 (27.27%) MVC
2 6 (27.27%) Web Development
3 5 (22.73%) BDD
3 5 (22.73%) Front End Development
3 5 (22.73%) OO
3 5 (22.73%) Scrum
4 4 (18.18%) Automated Testing
4 4 (18.18%) OOP
4 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
5 3 (13.64%) Manual Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Mathematics
5 3 (13.64%) Project Management
5 3 (13.64%) Software Delivery
5 3 (13.64%) Visualisation
6 2 (9.09%) Configuration Management
6 2 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (9.09%) Multithreaded Programming
Programming Languages
1 10 (45.45%) SQL
2 9 (40.91%) C++
2 9 (40.91%) JavaScript
3 8 (36.36%) C#
4 5 (22.73%) Java
5 4 (18.18%) Python
6 3 (13.64%) C
6 3 (13.64%) Ruby
7 2 (9.09%) Groovy
7 2 (9.09%) VB
7 2 (9.09%) VB.NET
7 2 (9.09%) VBA
8 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
8 1 (4.55%) F#
8 1 (4.55%) Go
8 1 (4.55%) ML
8 1 (4.55%) OCaml
8 1 (4.55%) PHP
8 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
8 1 (4.55%) Rust
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) ISEB
2 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) Apple
3 1 (4.55%) Samsung
3 1 (4.55%) Sitecore
3 1 (4.55%) Splunk
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Difrent
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £430 per day
Posted: 4 days ago