The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Software Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineering
South East / Berkshire
Rank 80 87 95
Rank change year-on-year +7 +8  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 21 39 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.13% 1.58% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 1.97% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 24 18
Median daily rate £406 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.41% +17.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £350 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £578 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 7
Median hourly rate £41.00 £46.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.82% +29.16%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £38.25
% change year-on-year - +11.11%  

Software Engineering is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1491 1977 2180
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 80.55% 80.33% 75.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 692 1023 1134
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £280 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 45 54
Median hourly rate £15.50 £19.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.42% -30.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.25 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £96.60 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Berkshire

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineering in Berkshire

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Berkshire over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineering in Berkshire

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in Berkshire

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +2 11 £388 -8.82% 17
Slough +9 2 - - 1
Bracknell -7 2 - - 6
Hungerford -2 1 - -
Newbury - 1 £450 - 2
Software Engineering
South East

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 23 (52.27%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (34.09%) Java
2 15 (34.09%) Web Services
3 13 (29.55%) JIRA
4 12 (27.27%) TDD
4 12 (27.27%) Unit Testing
4 12 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (25.00%) Scrum
5 11 (25.00%) C#
6 10 (22.73%) C++
6 10 (22.73%) Security Cleared
7 9 (20.45%) Integration Testing
7 9 (20.45%) Confluence
7 9 (20.45%) HTML
7 9 (20.45%) JavaScript
7 9 (20.45%) CSS
7 9 (20.45%) UML
7 9 (20.45%) SOA
8 8 (18.18%) SQL
8 8 (18.18%) Git (software)
9 7 (15.91%) Kanban
9 7 (15.91%) QA
9 7 (15.91%) Release Management
9 7 (15.91%) Open Source
9 7 (15.91%) Jenkins
9 7 (15.91%) User Stories
9 7 (15.91%) Pair Programming
10 6 (13.64%) .NET
10 6 (13.64%) Python
10 6 (13.64%) BDD

Software Engineering
Top Related 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 (20.45%) Confluence
2 4 (9.09%) Apache Spark
2 4 (9.09%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (6.82%) Apache
3 3 (6.82%) Apache Pig
4 2 (4.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (2.27%) Apache Solr
5 1 (2.27%) CMS
5 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (9.09%) AWS Lambda
2 3 (6.82%) Amazon Kinesis
2 3 (6.82%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (4.55%) Oracle CX
4 1 (2.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.27%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (2.27%) Amazon S3
4 1 (2.27%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (2.27%) CloudFront
4 1 (2.27%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) Firewall
1 1 (2.27%) Internet
1 1 (2.27%) SMS
1 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.27%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.64%) Big Data
2 4 (9.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 3 (6.82%) Apache Accumulo
3 3 (6.82%) Apache Hive
3 3 (6.82%) Hadoop
3 3 (6.82%) MongoDB
3 3 (6.82%) Neo4j
3 3 (6.82%) NoSQL
3 3 (6.82%) OrientDB
3 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.27%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.27%) MySQL
4 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (29.55%) JIRA
2 8 (18.18%) Git (software)
3 7 (15.91%) Jenkins
4 5 (11.36%) JUnit
5 4 (9.09%) Gatling
6 2 (4.55%) Eclipse
6 2 (4.55%) GCC
6 2 (4.55%) GDB
6 2 (4.55%) Gradle
6 2 (4.55%) IntelliJ
6 2 (4.55%) Maven
6 2 (4.55%) Mercurial
6 2 (4.55%) Subversion
7 1 (2.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (2.27%) Bitbucket
7 1 (2.27%) Bugzilla
7 1 (2.27%) Mockito
7 1 (2.27%) Moq
7 1 (2.27%) MSTest
7 1 (2.27%) Selenium
General
1 4 (9.09%) Aerospace
1 4 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.55%) Banking
3 1 (2.27%) Arabic Language
3 1 (2.27%) Finance
3 1 (2.27%) Marketing
3 1 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (43.18%) Software Engineer
2 13 (29.55%) Developer
3 6 (13.64%) C# Software Engineer
3 6 (13.64%) C++ Software Engineer
4 5 (11.36%) Java Developer
5 4 (9.09%) Big Data Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Data Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 3 (6.82%) Technical Leader
7 2 (4.55%) .NET Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Angular Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Architect
7 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 2 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (4.55%) C# Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Senior Software Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) SQL Developer
8 1 (2.27%) C# WPF Developer
8 1 (2.27%) E-Commerce Tester
8 1 (2.27%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (34.09%) Web Services
2 9 (20.45%) CSS
2 9 (20.45%) HTML
3 6 (13.64%) .NET
4 5 (11.36%) AngularJS
4 5 (11.36%) CSS3
4 5 (11.36%) HTML5
4 5 (11.36%) LESS
4 5 (11.36%) Node.js
4 5 (11.36%) Sass
5 4 (9.09%) J2EE
5 4 (9.09%) RESTful
5 4 (9.09%) Unity DI Container
6 3 (6.82%) Apache Camel
6 3 (6.82%) Hibernate
6 3 (6.82%) OSGi
6 3 (6.82%) REST
6 3 (6.82%) Spring
6 3 (6.82%) Spring MVC
6 3 (6.82%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (6.82%) Cyber Defence
1 3 (6.82%) Wiki
2 2 (4.55%) Cyberthreat
2 2 (4.55%) IVR
2 2 (4.55%) Life Science
2 2 (4.55%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.55%) User Experience
3 1 (2.27%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.27%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.27%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.82%) Linux
2 2 (4.55%) Windows
3 1 (2.27%) Android
3 1 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (52.27%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
2 12 (27.27%) TDD
2 12 (27.27%) Unit Testing
3 11 (25.00%) Scrum
4 9 (20.45%) Integration Testing
4 9 (20.45%) SOA
4 9 (20.45%) UML
5 7 (15.91%) Kanban
5 7 (15.91%) Open Source
5 7 (15.91%) Pair Programming
5 7 (15.91%) Release Management
5 7 (15.91%) User Stories
6 6 (13.64%) BDD
7 5 (11.36%) Configuration Management
7 5 (11.36%) DevOps
7 5 (11.36%) MVC
7 5 (11.36%) OO
7 5 (11.36%) Test Scripting
7 5 (11.36%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (34.09%) Java
2 11 (25.00%) C#
3 10 (22.73%) C++
4 9 (20.45%) JavaScript
5 8 (18.18%) SQL
6 6 (13.64%) Python
7 5 (11.36%) C
8 4 (9.09%) Ada
8 4 (9.09%) Scala
9 3 (6.82%) PHP
9 3 (6.82%) VB.NET
10 2 (4.55%) T-SQL
11 1 (2.27%) Bash Shell
11 1 (2.27%) Perl
11 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
11 1 (2.27%) Ruby
11 1 (2.27%) Shell Script
11 1 (2.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (22.73%) Security Cleared
2 6 (13.64%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.82%) Degree
4 1 (2.27%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.91%) QA
2 2 (4.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (6.82%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (2.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) Ansible
1 3 (6.82%) Hadoop YARN
2 2 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.55%) Puppet
3 1 (2.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 5 (11.36%) Oracle
2 3 (6.82%) Hortonworks
3 2 (4.55%) BMC
3 2 (4.55%) Jaspersoft
3 2 (4.55%) Red Hat
3 2 (4.55%) Remedy
3 2 (4.55%) TIBCO
4 1 (2.27%) Ab Initio
4 1 (2.27%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.27%) Citrix
4 1 (2.27%) IBM
4 1 (2.27%) SaltStack
4 1 (2.27%) Xamarin
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