Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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.

Software Engineering
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 107 96 114
Rank change year-on-year -11 +18 +4
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 59 75 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.44% 1.77% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% 2.18% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 39 45
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +28.57% +7.69%
10th Percentile £331 £348 £188
90th Percentile £575 £538 £445
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £370
% change year-on-year +2.94% +14.86% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 32
Berkshire median hourly rate £40.50 £38.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.19% +2.67% -11.24%
10th Percentile £37.80 £36.75 £35.00
90th Percentile £42.40 £46.05 £40.00
South East median hourly rate £45.39 £42.50 £42.25
% change year-on-year +6.80% +0.59% +5.63%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3419 3438 3919
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 83.59% 81.35% 78.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1781 1853 2162
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 130 176
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.75 £30.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.31% -41.71% +78.38%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £13.25
90th Percentile £39.05 £48.83 £44.38
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £27.13 £26.50
% change year-on-year -15.21% +2.36% +51.43%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

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 6 months to 20 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 20 November 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 13 £450 +0.73% 14
Slough +9 10 £400 +23.46% 2
Bracknell -4 10 £425 -16.05% 2
Newbury +6 8 £500 - 8
Maidenhead -11 2 £310 -31.11% 2
Wokingham +7 1 - -
Software Engineering
South East

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 20 (33.90%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (23.73%) JavaScript
2 14 (23.73%) TDD
3 13 (22.03%) C#
3 13 (22.03%) Java
3 13 (22.03%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (20.34%) Big Data
4 12 (20.34%) Analytics
4 12 (20.34%) .NET
4 12 (20.34%) Windows
4 12 (20.34%) Python
4 12 (20.34%) Scrum
5 11 (18.64%) Data Modelling
6 10 (16.95%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (16.95%) SQL
6 10 (16.95%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (16.95%) Scala
6 10 (16.95%) Hadoop
6 10 (16.95%) DevOps
7 9 (15.25%) Apache Spark
7 9 (15.25%) Amazon AWS
7 9 (15.25%) ETL
8 8 (13.56%) Unit Testing
8 8 (13.56%) Google
8 8 (13.56%) Apache Hive
8 8 (13.56%) Hortonworks
8 8 (13.56%) Apache Tez
8 8 (13.56%) Data Engineering
8 8 (13.56%) Google Cloud Platform
9 7 (11.86%) Mentoring

Software Engineering
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 (15.25%) Apache Spark
2 5 (8.47%) Tomcat
3 4 (6.78%) Liferay
3 4 (6.78%) Oracle Application Server
4 2 (3.39%) Apache
4 2 (3.39%) MS Project Server
5 1 (1.69%) Confluence
5 1 (1.69%) GeoServer
Applications
1 3 (5.08%) Autodesk Inventor
1 3 (5.08%) MicroStation
1 3 (5.08%) SOLIDWORKS
2 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 13 (22.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (15.25%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (13.56%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.69%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (1.69%) IaaS
4 1 (1.69%) PaaS
4 1 (1.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.78%) Firewall
2 1 (1.69%) DOCSIS
2 1 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (20.34%) Big Data
2 10 (16.95%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (16.95%) Hadoop
3 8 (13.56%) Apache Hive
4 7 (11.86%) Relational Database
4 7 (11.86%) SQL Server
5 5 (8.47%) Pentaho
6 4 (6.78%) JasperReports
6 4 (6.78%) Oracle Database
6 4 (6.78%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (3.39%) OLAP
8 1 (1.69%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.69%) HBase
8 1 (1.69%) HDInsight
8 1 (1.69%) MonetDB
8 1 (1.69%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Talend Open Studio
2 3 (5.08%) Maven
3 2 (3.39%) Eclipse
3 2 (3.39%) JIRA
4 1 (1.69%) Appium
4 1 (1.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.69%) Eclipse RCP
4 1 (1.69%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.69%) Gradle
4 1 (1.69%) Hudson
4 1 (1.69%) IntelliJ
4 1 (1.69%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.69%) JUnit
4 1 (1.69%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.69%) Selenium
4 1 (1.69%) UI Automator
4 1 (1.69%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (6.78%) French Language
2 3 (5.08%) Aerospace
2 3 (5.08%) Games
2 3 (5.08%) Retail
2 3 (5.08%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.69%) Electronics
3 1 (1.69%) Finance
3 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (38.98%) Software Engineer
2 16 (27.12%) Developer
3 10 (16.95%) Software Developer
4 9 (15.25%) Big Data Engineer
4 9 (15.25%) Data Engineer
5 7 (11.86%) Senior Software Engineer
6 6 (10.17%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 5 (8.47%) .NET Developer
8 4 (6.78%) DevOps Developer
8 4 (6.78%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (6.78%) Full Stack Developer
8 4 (6.78%) Implementation Engineer
8 4 (6.78%) Java Engineer
8 4 (6.78%) Java Software Engineer
8 4 (6.78%) Senior Implementation Engineer
9 3 (5.08%) C# Software Engineer
9 3 (5.08%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 3 (5.08%) Head of Architecture
9 3 (5.08%) JavaScript Engineer
9 3 (5.08%) Senior Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.34%) .NET
2 8 (13.56%) Apache Tez
3 7 (11.86%) CSS
3 7 (11.86%) CSS3
3 7 (11.86%) Hibernate
4 5 (8.47%) AngularJS
4 5 (8.47%) HTML
4 5 (8.47%) HTML5
4 5 (8.47%) Java EE
4 5 (8.47%) MDX
5 4 (6.78%) .NET Framework
5 4 (6.78%) ASP.NET
5 4 (6.78%) Entity Framework
5 4 (6.78%) jQuery
5 4 (6.78%) Spring
6 3 (5.08%) Direct3D
6 3 (5.08%) DirectX
6 3 (5.08%) Mason
6 3 (5.08%) Node.js
6 3 (5.08%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.17%) Life Science
2 5 (8.47%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.08%) Digital Media
4 2 (3.39%) 3D Graphics
4 2 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (20.34%) Windows
2 7 (11.86%) Unix
3 4 (6.78%) Linux
3 4 (6.78%) Windows 7
3 4 (6.78%) Windows Server
3 4 (6.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.69%) Android
4 1 (1.69%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (33.90%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (23.73%) TDD
3 12 (20.34%) Analytics
3 12 (20.34%) Scrum
4 11 (18.64%) Data Modelling
5 10 (16.95%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (16.95%) DevOps
6 9 (15.25%) ETL
7 8 (13.56%) Data Engineering
7 8 (13.56%) Unit Testing
8 7 (11.86%) Mentoring
8 7 (11.86%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (10.17%) Logistics
10 5 (8.47%) MVC
11 4 (6.78%) Data Analytics
11 4 (6.78%) E-Commerce
11 4 (6.78%) Infrastructure Management
11 4 (6.78%) Process Improvement
11 4 (6.78%) Test Automation
11 4 (6.78%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 14 (23.73%) JavaScript
2 13 (22.03%) C#
2 13 (22.03%) Java
3 12 (20.34%) Python
4 10 (16.95%) Scala
4 10 (16.95%) SQL
5 5 (8.47%) C++
6 4 (6.78%) C
7 1 (1.69%) Ada
7 1 (1.69%) Assembly Language
7 1 (1.69%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (11.86%) Degree
2 5 (8.47%) Computer Science Degree
2 5 (8.47%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.39%) CSQA
4 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.86%) QA
2 1 (1.69%) IEC 62304
2 1 (1.69%) MISRA
2 1 (1.69%) MISRA C
System Software
1 4 (6.78%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.69%) Ansible
2 1 (1.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (13.56%) Google
1 8 (13.56%) Hortonworks
2 5 (8.47%) Oracle
3 4 (6.78%) Talend
4 3 (5.08%) Autodesk
4 3 (5.08%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.39%) SAP
6 1 (1.69%) DevExpress