Period
to 12 July 2020

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 12 July 2020.

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
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
12 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 89 130 130
Rank change year-on-year +41 0 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 11 48 40
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.65% 1.12% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 1.19% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 31 16
Median daily rate £488 £425 £377
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.71% +12.88% +15.85%
10th Percentile £259 £295 £329
90th Percentile £591 £538 £578
South East median daily rate £475 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +18.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 14
Median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +56.52% -
10th Percentile £46.25 £41.25 £8.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.03 £47.25
South East median hourly rate £46.98 £46.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +1.03% +3.33% -

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 1,584 4,050 3,724
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.67% 94.36% 93.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 849 2,024 1,948
Median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.43% +0.61%
10th Percentile £231 £262 £250
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
South East median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 136 102
Median hourly rate £26.71 £20.38 £18.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.07% +12.51% +24.90%
10th Percentile £15.96 £12.00 £8.01
90th Percentile £52.04 £73.75 £48.55
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year - +20.00% +7.14%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Berkshire

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Software Engineer in Berkshire.

Daily rate trend for Software Engineer in Berkshire

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Software Engineer in Berkshire over the 6 months to 12 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Software Engineer in Berkshire

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Software Engineer in Berkshire.

Hourly rate trend for Software Engineer in Berkshire

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 Software Engineer within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 12 July 2020. 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 0 3 £513 +13.89% 4
Slough +17 1 - - 5
Newbury +9 1 £525 +50.00% 1
Bracknell - 1 £588 - 4
Software Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 12 July 2020, 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 Software Engineer in the job title.

1 11 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (54.55%) Python
3 5 (45.45%) C++
3 5 (45.45%) Linux
4 4 (36.36%) Java
5 3 (27.27%) C
5 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
5 3 (27.27%) DevOps
6 2 (18.18%) TensorFlow
6 2 (18.18%) Serverless
6 2 (18.18%) Gradle
6 2 (18.18%) AWS
6 2 (18.18%) Wireless
6 2 (18.18%) C#
6 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (18.18%) Embedded C
7 1 (9.09%) Embedded C++
7 1 (9.09%) Assembly Language
7 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
7 1 (9.09%) Middleware
7 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
7 1 (9.09%) .NET
7 1 (9.09%) Web Services
7 1 (9.09%) Windows
7 1 (9.09%) IntelliJ
7 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
7 1 (9.09%) Adobe
7 1 (9.09%) Subversion
7 1 (9.09%) Spring
7 1 (9.09%) Maven

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 1 (9.09%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 1 (9.09%) CMS
1 1 (9.09%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (9.09%) Headless CMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) AWS
1 2 (18.18%) Serverless
2 1 (9.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (9.09%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 1 (9.09%) Amazon S3
2 1 (9.09%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (9.09%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (9.09%) Azure
2 1 (9.09%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Wireless
2 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
2 2 (18.18%) Gradle
3 1 (9.09%) CMake
3 1 (9.09%) IntelliJ
3 1 (9.09%) Maven
3 1 (9.09%) Subversion
General
1 1 (9.09%) Law
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) TensorFlow
2 1 (9.09%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) .NET Core
2 1 (9.09%) Android NDK
2 1 (9.09%) Angular 2
2 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
2 1 (9.09%) CNTK
2 1 (9.09%) JSON
2 1 (9.09%) JSR 170
2 1 (9.09%) Middleware
2 1 (9.09%) NgRx
2 1 (9.09%) PyTorch
2 1 (9.09%) QML
2 1 (9.09%) Qt
2 1 (9.09%) React
2 1 (9.09%) Spring
2 1 (9.09%) Spring Boot
2 1 (9.09%) Web Services
2 1 (9.09%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Algorithms
1 1 (9.09%) CAN bus
1 1 (9.09%) Cloud Native
1 1 (9.09%) Device Driver
1 1 (9.09%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Android
2 1 (9.09%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (9.09%) FreeRTOS
2 1 (9.09%) SafeRTOS
2 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (27.27%) DevOps
3 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) Artificial Intelligence
4 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (9.09%) Data Science
4 1 (9.09%) Machine Learning
4 1 (9.09%) MVC
4 1 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (9.09%) SDLC
4 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) Python
2 5 (45.45%) C++
3 4 (36.36%) Java
4 3 (27.27%) C
5 2 (18.18%) C#
5 2 (18.18%) Embedded C
6 1 (9.09%) Assembly Language
6 1 (9.09%) Bash Shell
6 1 (9.09%) Embedded C++
6 1 (9.09%) Java 8
6 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
6 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
6 1 (9.09%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
1 1 (9.09%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Adobe