Period
to 23 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 121 150 161
Rank change year-on-year +29 +11 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 43 18 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.13% 0.45% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.22% 0.49% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 11 6
Berkshire median daily rate £475 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.67% +1.35% +17.46%
10th Percentile £362 £213 £269
90th Percentile £638 £494 £394
South East median daily rate £450 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +12.50% +3.90% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 2
Berkshire median hourly rate £30.00 - £39.25
10th Percentile £8.00 - £36.83
90th Percentile £42.00 - £42.28
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £45.20 £43.00
% change year-on-year +5.10% +5.10% +7.50%

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 3,539 3,679 4,231
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.30% 92.14% 92.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,831 1,910 2,275
Berkshire median daily rate £415 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.75% +3.23%
10th Percentile £213 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £588 £563
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 139 185
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.03% +10.71% -35.03%
10th Percentile £11.17 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £44.90 £40.45 £38.25
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £19.61
% change year-on-year +5.56% -8.21% +12.06%

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 23 September 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Berkshire over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 23 September 2018. 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 +3 16 £373 +14.77% 11
Bracknell +9 8 £538 +30.30% 6
Slough +2 7 £475 +22.58% 8
Newbury - 2 - - 1
Software Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, 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 41 (95.35%) Software Engineering
2 16 (37.21%) Git (software)
2 16 (37.21%) C#
2 16 (37.21%) Python
3 15 (34.88%) OO
3 15 (34.88%) Windows
4 14 (32.56%) JavaScript
4 14 (32.56%) Mercurial
4 14 (32.56%) Amazon AWS
5 13 (30.23%) C
6 12 (27.91%) Open Source
7 11 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (23.26%) Scrum
8 10 (23.26%) Unit Testing
8 10 (23.26%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (23.26%) SQL
8 10 (23.26%) SOA
9 9 (20.93%) .NET
9 9 (20.93%) C++
9 9 (20.93%) HTML
9 9 (20.93%) MVC
9 9 (20.93%) HTTP
9 9 (20.93%) Microsoft
9 9 (20.93%) Kanban
9 9 (20.93%) Release Management
9 9 (20.93%) JSON
9 9 (20.93%) JIRA
9 9 (20.93%) Elasticsearch
9 9 (20.93%) Microservices
9 9 (20.93%) Jenkins

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 9 (20.93%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (18.60%) Confluence
3 7 (16.28%) Apache Solr
4 4 (9.30%) Apache Spark
5 1 (2.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (2.33%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (13.95%) Simulink
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 14 (32.56%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (13.95%) AWS Lambda
2 6 (13.95%) Serverless
3 5 (11.63%) Amazon Kinesis
3 5 (11.63%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (4.65%) Amazon S3
5 1 (2.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (2.33%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (2.33%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (2.33%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.93%) HTTP
2 6 (13.95%) RS-232
3 4 (9.30%) Firewall
3 4 (9.30%) Internet
3 4 (9.30%) SSH
3 4 (9.30%) TCP/IP
4 3 (6.98%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (6.98%) Wireless
5 2 (4.65%) ZigBee
6 1 (2.33%) 3G
6 1 (2.33%) 4G
6 1 (2.33%) Bluetooth
6 1 (2.33%) GPRS
6 1 (2.33%) GSM
6 1 (2.33%) HTTPS
6 1 (2.33%) NFC
6 1 (2.33%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (18.60%) MongoDB
1 8 (18.60%) Redis
2 7 (16.28%) Apache Cassandra
2 7 (16.28%) Neo4j
2 7 (16.28%) NoSQL
3 6 (13.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 5 (11.63%) Big Data
5 4 (9.30%) Apache Hive
5 4 (9.30%) Flink
5 4 (9.30%) Hadoop
6 1 (2.33%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (2.33%) Data Mining
6 1 (2.33%) KNIME
6 1 (2.33%) MySQL
6 1 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (2.33%) Power BI
6 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (37.21%) Git (software)
2 14 (32.56%) Mercurial
3 9 (20.93%) Jenkins
3 9 (20.93%) JIRA
4 7 (16.28%) Subversion
5 6 (13.95%) Visual Studio
6 3 (6.98%) Eclipse
6 3 (6.98%) JUnit
7 2 (4.65%) Gradle
7 2 (4.65%) IntelliJ
7 2 (4.65%) Maven
8 1 (2.33%) Ant
8 1 (2.33%) Checkstyle
8 1 (2.33%) LabVIEW
8 1 (2.33%) SonarQube
General
1 6 (13.95%) Automotive
2 4 (9.30%) Legal
2 4 (9.30%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.98%) Electronics
4 1 (2.33%) Marketing
4 1 (2.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.93%) .NET
1 9 (20.93%) HTML
1 9 (20.93%) JSON
2 8 (18.60%) CSS
2 8 (18.60%) HTML5
2 8 (18.60%) REST
2 8 (18.60%) Web Services
3 7 (16.28%) AngularJS
3 7 (16.28%) Apache Avro
3 7 (16.28%) ASP.NET
3 7 (16.28%) ASP.NET MVC
3 7 (16.28%) ASP.NET Web API
3 7 (16.28%) Kafka
3 7 (16.28%) Memcached
3 7 (16.28%) Protocol Buffers
3 7 (16.28%) RabbitMQ
3 7 (16.28%) SignalR
4 6 (13.95%) CSS3
4 6 (13.95%) LESS
4 6 (13.95%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.60%) Self-Motivation
2 7 (16.28%) Computer Science
3 6 (13.95%) Embedded Systems
3 6 (13.95%) User Experience
4 4 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.65%) Algorithms
6 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.33%) RIA
6 1 (2.33%) Virtual Team
6 1 (2.33%) Wiki
6 1 (2.33%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 15 (34.88%) Windows
2 5 (11.63%) Linux
3 2 (4.65%) Android
3 2 (4.65%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.33%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (2.33%) FreeRTOS
4 1 (2.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (95.35%) Software Engineering
2 15 (34.88%) OO
3 12 (27.91%) Open Source
4 11 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (23.26%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (23.26%) Scrum
5 10 (23.26%) SOA
5 10 (23.26%) Unit Testing
6 9 (20.93%) Kanban
6 9 (20.93%) Microservices
6 9 (20.93%) MVC
6 9 (20.93%) Release Management
7 8 (18.60%) BDD
7 8 (18.60%) DevOps
7 8 (18.60%) Multithreaded Programming
7 8 (18.60%) Multithreading
7 8 (18.60%) Pair Programming
7 8 (18.60%) TDD
7 8 (18.60%) Test Scripting
7 8 (18.60%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 16 (37.21%) C#
1 16 (37.21%) Python
2 14 (32.56%) JavaScript
3 13 (30.23%) C
4 10 (23.26%) SQL
5 9 (20.93%) C++
6 7 (16.28%) Embedded C
7 6 (13.95%) Assembly Language
7 6 (13.95%) Embedded C++
7 6 (13.95%) Java
7 6 (13.95%) MATLAB
8 2 (4.65%) Cython
8 2 (4.65%) Java 8
9 1 (2.33%) Apple Swift
9 1 (2.33%) Perl
9 1 (2.33%) PHP
9 1 (2.33%) PL/SQL
9 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.65%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (4.65%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (18.60%) QA
2 6 (13.95%) MISRA
2 6 (13.95%) MISRA C
3 2 (4.65%) IEC 62304
4 1 (2.33%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (20.93%) Microsoft
2 7 (16.28%) Rackspace
3 1 (2.33%) Adobe
3 1 (2.33%) Apple