Period
to 27 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 27 July 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 Engineer
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 138 167 158
Rank change year-on-year +29 -9 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 14 17 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.37% 0.35% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.38% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 12
Berkshire median daily rate £338 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +3.45% +20.83%
10th Percentile £175 £300 £220
90th Percentile £444 £478 £470
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Berkshire median hourly rate - £42.50 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.59% -3.66%
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +8.43% -7.78% +7.14%

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 3517 4524 5040
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 92.43% 92.90% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1700 2395 2664
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £220 £250 £213
90th Percentile £575 £550 £526
South East median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 159 194
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -29.11% +15.70%
10th Percentile £9.25 £9.25 £10.79
90th Percentile £42.60 £33.75 £39.85
South East median hourly rate £17.77 £19.61 £17.50
% change year-on-year -9.38% +12.06% +2.94%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Berkshire

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineer in Berkshire

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Berkshire over the 6 months to 27 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineer in Berkshire

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 Software Engineer in Berkshire.

Contractor 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 27 July 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
Reading +18 8 £225 -45.78% 7
Slough +8 2 £338 +8.87% 1
Bracknell - 1 £413 - 2
Software Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 27 July 2017, Software Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 13 (92.86%) Software Engineering
2 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (35.71%) Java
4 4 (28.57%) C#
4 4 (28.57%) C++
4 4 (28.57%) Oracle
4 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 4 (28.57%) Integration Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
5 3 (21.43%) TDD
5 3 (21.43%) Spring
5 3 (21.43%) CSS
5 3 (21.43%) Windows
5 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
5 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
5 3 (21.43%) .NET
5 3 (21.43%) Hibernate
5 3 (21.43%) Node.js
5 3 (21.43%) Digital Media
5 3 (21.43%) Functional Testing
5 3 (21.43%) AngularJS
5 3 (21.43%) Unity DI Container
5 3 (21.43%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 3 (21.43%) Unreal Engine
6 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
6 2 (14.29%) Oracle CX
6 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
6 2 (14.29%) Oracle Service Cloud
6 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012

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 2 (14.29%) Liferay
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Application Server
1 2 (14.29%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle CX
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) JasperReports
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
1 2 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (7.14%) Big Data
2 1 (7.14%) Pentaho
2 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (7.14%) Eclipse
2 1 (7.14%) Selenium
2 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
2 2 (14.29%) French Language
3 1 (7.14%) Electronics
3 1 (7.14%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) .NET
1 3 (21.43%) AngularJS
1 3 (21.43%) CSS
1 3 (21.43%) Hibernate
1 3 (21.43%) Node.js
1 3 (21.43%) Spring
1 3 (21.43%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 3 (21.43%) Unity DI Container
1 3 (21.43%) Unreal Engine
2 2 (14.29%) HTML
2 2 (14.29%) Java EE
2 2 (14.29%) Web Services
3 1 (7.14%) Akka
3 1 (7.14%) CSS3
3 1 (7.14%) MDX
3 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Digital Media
2 2 (14.29%) Life Science
3 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (92.86%) Software Engineering
2 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (28.57%) Integration Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
4 3 (21.43%) Functional Testing
4 3 (21.43%) TDD
5 2 (14.29%) BDD
5 2 (14.29%) CRM
5 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (14.29%) Migration
5 2 (14.29%) Unit Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Web Development
6 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
6 1 (7.14%) Load Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Multithreading
6 1 (7.14%) OO
6 1 (7.14%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) Java
2 4 (28.57%) C#
2 4 (28.57%) C++
3 2 (14.29%) PHP
3 2 (14.29%) SQL
3 2 (14.29%) VB.NET
4 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.14%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Oracle
2 2 (14.29%) BMC
2 2 (14.29%) Remedy
2 2 (14.29%) Talend
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
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