Period
to 10 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 10 December 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
10 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 147 149 150
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 27 21 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.66% 0.50% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.54% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 23
Berkshire median daily rate £375 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.74% +4.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £308 £302 £180
90th Percentile £494 £412 £500
South East median daily rate £400 £413 £370
% change year-on-year -3.03% +11.49% +9.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 26
Berkshire median hourly rate £41.00 £38.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.49% +2.67% +0.67%
10th Percentile £19.80 £36.75 £35.00
90th Percentile £42.10 £41.25 £40.00
South East median hourly rate £44.56 £41.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year +8.02% -2.94% +4.94%

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 3759 3891 4744
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.04% 92.25% 92.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2000 2099 2572
Berkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £234 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £418 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +4.44% +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 182 255
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% -30.23% +22.86%
10th Percentile £10.50 £9.25 £9.45
90th Percentile £41.50 £48.63 £46.99
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.77
% change year-on-year -5.26% +6.92% +11.06%

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 10 December 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Berkshire over the 6 months to 10 December 2017.

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 10 December 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 +10 9 £450 +16.13% 7
Slough +7 6 £388 +19.60%
Bracknell +3 2 - - 2
Wokingham +11 1 - - 3
Maidenhead -5 1 £315 -13.70% 1
Newbury - 1 - - 2
Software Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 26 (96.30%) Software Engineering
2 9 (33.33%) C#
2 9 (33.33%) C++
3 8 (29.63%) Java
3 8 (29.63%) Security Cleared
4 7 (25.93%) Windows
5 6 (22.22%) C
6 5 (18.52%) SQL
6 5 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
7 4 (14.81%) French Language
7 4 (14.81%) Java EE
7 4 (14.81%) Talend Open Studio
7 4 (14.81%) Liferay
7 4 (14.81%) Windows 7
7 4 (14.81%) Talend
7 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (14.81%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (14.81%) Oracle Database
7 4 (14.81%) TDD
7 4 (14.81%) Oracle Application Server
7 4 (14.81%) JasperReports
7 4 (14.81%) Linux
7 4 (14.81%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (14.81%) .NET
7 4 (14.81%) Oracle
7 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
7 4 (14.81%) Tomcat
7 4 (14.81%) Firewall
7 4 (14.81%) Active Directory

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 4 (14.81%) Liferay
1 4 (14.81%) Oracle Application Server
1 4 (14.81%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Autodesk Inventor
1 1 (3.70%) MicroStation
1 1 (3.70%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.70%) IaaS
2 1 (3.70%) PaaS
2 1 (3.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) Firewall
2 1 (3.70%) DOCSIS
2 1 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) JasperReports
1 4 (14.81%) Oracle Database
1 4 (14.81%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (11.11%) Pentaho
3 2 (7.41%) Big Data
3 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.70%) Hadoop
4 1 (3.70%) OLAP
4 1 (3.70%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (3.70%) Eclipse
2 1 (3.70%) Eclipse RCP
2 1 (3.70%) Hudson
2 1 (3.70%) Maven
2 1 (3.70%) Selenium
2 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (14.81%) French Language
2 3 (11.11%) Aerospace
2 3 (11.11%) Manufacturing
2 3 (11.11%) Retail
2 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 2 (7.41%) Games
4 1 (3.70%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) .NET
1 4 (14.81%) Java EE
2 3 (11.11%) AngularJS
2 3 (11.11%) Hibernate
2 3 (11.11%) MDX
2 3 (11.11%) Node.js
2 3 (11.11%) Spring
3 2 (7.41%) CSS
3 2 (7.41%) CSS3
4 1 (3.70%) Direct3D
4 1 (3.70%) DirectX
4 1 (3.70%) NumPy
4 1 (3.70%) OpenGL
4 1 (3.70%) QML
4 1 (3.70%) SciPy
4 1 (3.70%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (3.70%) Unity DI Container
4 1 (3.70%) Unreal Engine
4 1 (3.70%) Web Services
4 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Digital Media
2 2 (7.41%) Life Science
3 1 (3.70%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.70%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.93%) Windows
2 4 (14.81%) Linux
2 4 (14.81%) Windows 7
2 4 (14.81%) Windows Server
2 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (7.41%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (7.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (96.30%) Software Engineering
2 5 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (14.81%) Infrastructure Management
3 4 (14.81%) TDD
4 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (11.11%) E-Commerce
4 3 (11.11%) SysML
4 3 (11.11%) UML
5 2 (7.41%) Analytics
5 2 (7.41%) Data Analytics
5 2 (7.41%) Data Modelling
5 2 (7.41%) DevOps
5 2 (7.41%) Mentoring
5 2 (7.41%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (7.41%) Scrum
5 2 (7.41%) Test Automation
5 2 (7.41%) Unit Testing
6 1 (3.70%) Coaching
6 1 (3.70%) Feasibility Study
6 1 (3.70%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 9 (33.33%) C#
1 9 (33.33%) C++
2 8 (29.63%) Java
3 6 (22.22%) C
4 5 (18.52%) SQL
5 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
6 3 (11.11%) Ada
6 3 (11.11%) Python
7 1 (3.70%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 8 (29.63%) Security Cleared
2 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) IEC 62304
1 1 (3.70%) MISRA
1 1 (3.70%) MISRA C
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Oracle
1 4 (14.81%) Talend
2 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.70%) Autodesk
3 1 (3.70%) DevExpress