Period
to 18 August 2019

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £431 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 18 August 2019.

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
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 129 130 139
Rank change year-on-year +1 +9 +27
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 44 40 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.05% 1.01% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 1.08% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 18 10
Berkshire median daily rate £431 £456 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.48% +21.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £285 £358 £213
90th Percentile £549 £611 £477
South East median daily rate £431 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -4.17% +12.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £45.75 £30.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.50% - -
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +7.14%

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 3,920 3,699 3,582
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.67% 93.36% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,946 1,917 1,761
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £415 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% -2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £250 £229 £244
90th Percentile £600 £575 £588
South East median daily rate £440 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +3.53% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 105 153
Berkshire median hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.50% +33.33% +11.11%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.07 £9.25
90th Percentile £82.50 £46.45 £39.75
South East median hourly rate £23.50 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +23.68% +5.56% -10.00%

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 18 August 2019.

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 18 August 2019. 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 +6 27 £450 +20.64% 23
Newbury -2 4 £388 - 2
Slough -4 2 £325 -7.14% 4
Wokingham - 2 £413 - 1
Maidenhead +10 1 £325 - 5
Software Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 18 August 2019, 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 42 (95.45%) Software Engineering
2 21 (47.73%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (43.18%) C#
4 15 (34.09%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (29.55%) C++
5 13 (29.55%) JavaScript
5 13 (29.55%) Git (software)
6 12 (27.27%) .NET
7 11 (25.00%) C
7 11 (25.00%) Python
7 11 (25.00%) Embedded C
8 10 (22.73%) Java
9 9 (20.45%) NoSQL
9 9 (20.45%) DevOps
10 8 (18.18%) ASP.NET
10 8 (18.18%) Law
11 7 (15.91%) TDD
11 7 (15.91%) Linux
11 7 (15.91%) Open Source
11 7 (15.91%) ASP.NET Web API
11 7 (15.91%) Docker
12 6 (13.64%) Cosmos DB
12 6 (13.64%) .NET Core
12 6 (13.64%) GitHub
12 6 (13.64%) SQL Server
13 5 (11.36%) Visual Studio
13 5 (11.36%) Workflow
13 5 (11.36%) Test Automation
13 5 (11.36%) Relational Database
13 5 (11.36%) SonarQube

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 (2.27%) Apache Spark
1 1 (2.27%) Hyperledger
1 1 (2.27%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.64%) GitHub
2 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.27%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (2.27%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (2.27%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.82%) RS-232
1 3 (6.82%) RS-485
2 2 (4.55%) Bluetooth
2 2 (4.55%) HTTP
2 2 (4.55%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.27%) DHCP
3 1 (2.27%) IGMP
3 1 (2.27%) Internet
3 1 (2.27%) MQTT
3 1 (2.27%) Q.931
3 1 (2.27%) RTCP
3 1 (2.27%) RTP
3 1 (2.27%) SNMP
3 1 (2.27%) VLAN
3 1 (2.27%) VoIP
3 1 (2.27%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.45%) NoSQL
2 6 (13.64%) Cosmos DB
2 6 (13.64%) SQL Server
3 5 (11.36%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.55%) MariaDB
4 2 (4.55%) MySQL
5 1 (2.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (2.27%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.27%) Blockchain
5 1 (2.27%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.27%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 13 (29.55%) Git (software)
2 5 (11.36%) SonarQube
2 5 (11.36%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.55%) Appium
3 2 (4.55%) Eclipse
3 2 (4.55%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.55%) JIRA
3 2 (4.55%) PhpStorm
3 2 (4.55%) Selenium
4 1 (2.27%) Bitbucket
4 1 (2.27%) GitLab
4 1 (2.27%) Subversion
General
1 8 (18.18%) Law
2 4 (9.09%) Electronics
3 3 (6.82%) Games
4 2 (4.55%) Finance
4 2 (4.55%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.27%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.27%) Public Sector
5 1 (2.27%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (27.27%) .NET
2 8 (18.18%) ASP.NET
3 7 (15.91%) ASP.NET Web API
4 6 (13.64%) .NET Core
5 4 (9.09%) AngularJS
5 4 (9.09%) CSS
5 4 (9.09%) jQuery
5 4 (9.09%) RESTful
5 4 (9.09%) Web Services
6 3 (6.82%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 3 (6.82%) Spring
6 3 (6.82%) STL
7 2 (4.55%) Angular 2
7 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 2 (4.55%) HTML
7 2 (4.55%) HTML5
7 2 (4.55%) OAuth
7 2 (4.55%) Qt
7 2 (4.55%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.82%) Greenfield Project
1 3 (6.82%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (4.55%) Algorithms
2 2 (4.55%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (4.55%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.27%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.27%) CUDA
3 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.27%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (2.27%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.27%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.27%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.91%) Linux
2 4 (9.09%) Embedded Linux
2 4 (9.09%) Windows
3 1 (2.27%) uClinux
3 1 (2.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (95.45%) Software Engineering
2 21 (47.73%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (34.09%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (20.45%) DevOps
5 7 (15.91%) Open Source
5 7 (15.91%) TDD
6 5 (11.36%) Test Automation
6 5 (11.36%) Workflow
7 4 (9.09%) Microservices
7 4 (9.09%) OO
7 4 (9.09%) OOD
7 4 (9.09%) Security Testing
8 3 (6.82%) MVC
8 3 (6.82%) SDLC
9 2 (4.55%) CRM
9 2 (4.55%) Data Protection
9 2 (4.55%) Kanban
9 2 (4.55%) Scrum
9 2 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (4.55%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (43.18%) C#
2 13 (29.55%) C++
2 13 (29.55%) JavaScript
3 11 (25.00%) C
3 11 (25.00%) Embedded C
3 11 (25.00%) Python
4 10 (22.73%) Java
5 3 (6.82%) Embedded C++
5 3 (6.82%) Scala
5 3 (6.82%) SQL
6 2 (4.55%) Bash Shell
6 2 (4.55%) PHP
7 1 (2.27%) Java 8
7 1 (2.27%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.27%) Degree
1 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) MISRA
System Software
1 7 (15.91%) Docker
2 3 (6.82%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.27%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 2 (4.55%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.27%) CA
2 1 (2.27%) Pega