Period
to 23 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 121 145 139
Rank change year-on-year +24 -6 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 54 30 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.30% 0.73% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.41% 0.79% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 8 9
Berkshire median daily rate £500 £406 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% +11.30% -5.19%
10th Percentile £376 £311 £241
90th Percentile £638 £508 £473
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +11.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 5
Berkshire median hourly rate £45.00 £40.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -1.22% +6.49%
10th Percentile £37.50 £8.00 £36.75
90th Percentile £47.75 £42.00 £41.50
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +9.76% +2.50%

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 3,827 3,778 3,672
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.46% 91.92% 92.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,868 1,999 1,958
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £215 £258 £238
90th Percentile £575 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £433 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.88% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 101 175
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% - -25.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.50 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £42.25 £49.80
South East median hourly rate £20.25 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% +2.86% -8.04%

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 January 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 23 January 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 0 21 £425 +4.62% 21
Bracknell +4 12 £500 - 3
Slough -3 10 £475 +1.33% 5
Newbury +1 1 £350 -6.67% 8
Software Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 53 (98.15%) Software Engineering
2 23 (42.59%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (37.04%) Elasticsearch
4 17 (31.48%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (27.78%) JSON
6 14 (25.93%) Python
7 13 (24.07%) Web Services
7 13 (24.07%) Windows
7 13 (24.07%) Git (software)
7 13 (24.07%) Open Source
8 12 (22.22%) Java
8 12 (22.22%) OO
8 12 (22.22%) Microsoft
9 11 (20.37%) JavaScript
9 11 (20.37%) SQL
9 11 (20.37%) C#
9 11 (20.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 11 (20.37%) React
9 11 (20.37%) AWS Lambda
9 11 (20.37%) Serverless
10 10 (18.52%) Big Data
10 10 (18.52%) Linux
10 10 (18.52%) SOA
10 10 (18.52%) Telecoms
10 10 (18.52%) MVC
10 10 (18.52%) Multithreading
11 9 (16.67%) Computer Science
11 9 (16.67%) TDD
11 9 (16.67%) Maven
11 9 (16.67%) Adobe

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 20 (37.04%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (16.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 8 (14.81%) Apache Spark
3 8 (14.81%) CMS
4 6 (11.11%) Apache Solr
5 4 (7.41%) Confluence
6 1 (1.85%) TPMS
Cloud Services
1 23 (42.59%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (20.37%) AWS Lambda
2 11 (20.37%) Serverless
3 9 (16.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 9 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (16.67%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 9 (16.67%) Amazon S3
3 9 (16.67%) Amazon SQS
3 9 (16.67%) CloudFront
4 8 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (5.56%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (3.70%) Amazon Kinesis
6 2 (3.70%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (3.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.67%) HTTP
2 7 (12.96%) TCP/IP
3 4 (7.41%) Firewall
3 4 (7.41%) Internet
3 4 (7.41%) LTE
3 4 (7.41%) SSH
4 3 (5.56%) 5G
5 2 (3.70%) 2.5G
5 2 (3.70%) 2G
5 2 (3.70%) 3G
5 2 (3.70%) 4G
5 2 (3.70%) GSM
5 2 (3.70%) Wireless
6 1 (1.85%) GPRS
6 1 (1.85%) ISDN
6 1 (1.85%) SDH
6 1 (1.85%) TETRA
6 1 (1.85%) UMTS
6 1 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.85%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (20.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 10 (18.52%) Big Data
3 7 (12.96%) Apache Cassandra
3 7 (12.96%) MongoDB
3 7 (12.96%) NoSQL
4 6 (11.11%) Hadoop
5 5 (9.26%) Neo4j
5 5 (9.26%) Redis
6 4 (7.41%) Apache Hive
6 4 (7.41%) Flink
7 3 (5.56%) MySQL
7 3 (5.56%) Power BI
7 3 (5.56%) SQL Server
8 2 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (1.85%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 13 (24.07%) Git (software)
2 9 (16.67%) IntelliJ
2 9 (16.67%) Maven
3 6 (11.11%) JIRA
4 4 (7.41%) Jenkins
4 4 (7.41%) Mercurial
5 2 (3.70%) Gradle
5 2 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.70%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.85%) Checkstyle
6 1 (1.85%) CMake
6 1 (1.85%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.85%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.85%) JUnit
6 1 (1.85%) Selenium
6 1 (1.85%) SonarQube
6 1 (1.85%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (18.52%) Telecoms
2 4 (7.41%) Legal
3 2 (3.70%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.85%) Automotive
4 1 (1.85%) Electronics
4 1 (1.85%) Law
4 1 (1.85%) Marketing
4 1 (1.85%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (27.78%) JSON
2 13 (24.07%) Web Services
3 11 (20.37%) React
4 9 (16.67%) .NET
5 8 (14.81%) AngularJS
5 8 (14.81%) ASP.NET Web API
5 8 (14.81%) JSR 170
5 8 (14.81%) WPF
6 7 (12.96%) Kafka
6 7 (12.96%) Node.js
6 7 (12.96%) RabbitMQ
6 7 (12.96%) REST
7 6 (11.11%) Protocol Buffers
8 5 (9.26%) Apache Avro
8 5 (9.26%) ASP.NET
8 5 (9.26%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (9.26%) Lucene
8 5 (9.26%) Memcached
8 5 (9.26%) SignalR
8 5 (9.26%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.81%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.56%) Cloud Native
3 3 (5.56%) Device Driver
3 3 (5.56%) Public Cloud
3 3 (5.56%) User Experience
4 2 (3.70%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (3.70%) Linked Data
4 2 (3.70%) Semantic Web
4 2 (3.70%) VHDL
5 1 (1.85%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.85%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 13 (24.07%) Windows
2 10 (18.52%) Linux
3 3 (5.56%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.85%) OpenVMS
4 1 (1.85%) Unix
4 1 (1.85%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (98.15%) Software Engineering
2 17 (31.48%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (24.07%) Open Source
4 12 (22.22%) OO
5 10 (18.52%) Multithreading
5 10 (18.52%) MVC
5 10 (18.52%) SOA
6 9 (16.67%) Computer Science
6 9 (16.67%) E-Commerce
6 9 (16.67%) TDD
7 8 (14.81%) Coaching
7 8 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (14.81%) Mentoring
7 8 (14.81%) Microservices
7 8 (14.81%) Web Development
8 7 (12.96%) Multithreaded Programming
8 7 (12.96%) Software Architecture
8 7 (12.96%) Unit Testing
9 6 (11.11%) DevOps
9 6 (11.11%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 14 (25.93%) Python
2 12 (22.22%) Java
3 11 (20.37%) C#
3 11 (20.37%) JavaScript
3 11 (20.37%) SQL
4 9 (16.67%) C++
4 9 (16.67%) Java 8
5 5 (9.26%) C
6 2 (3.70%) Perl
7 1 (1.85%) COBOL
7 1 (1.85%) Embedded C
7 1 (1.85%) Embedded C++
7 1 (1.85%) Go
7 1 (1.85%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.85%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 7 (12.96%) Degree
2 3 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 5 (9.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (9.26%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.85%) confd
Vendors
1 12 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 9 (16.67%) Adobe
3 5 (9.26%) Oracle
3 5 (9.26%) Rackspace
4 3 (5.56%) Automation Anywhere
4 3 (5.56%) Google
4 3 (5.56%) Tableau
4 3 (5.56%) UiPath
5 2 (3.70%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.85%) Cisco
6 1 (1.85%) Fujitsu
6 1 (1.85%) ICL