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 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 97 83
Rank change year-on-year +17 -14  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 25 28 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.37% 1.18% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 1.47% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 20 9
Median daily rate £350 £458 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.58% +30.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £390 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £528 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 8
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +8.10%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.50% +5.62%  

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 1486 1903 1910
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 81.29% 79.92% 79.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 706 1049 939
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 72 75
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.21% -9.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

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 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 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 +15 9 £350 -32.03% 10
Maidenhead -1 5 £310 -27.05% 2
Slough +9 3 £319 +6.25% 1
Bracknell +2 3 £413 -18.51% 3
Software Engineering
South East

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 24 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (37.78%) Java
3 14 (31.11%) Web Services
3 14 (31.11%) Unit Testing
4 13 (28.89%) QA
4 13 (28.89%) Test Automation
4 13 (28.89%) TDD
5 11 (24.44%) SOA
5 11 (24.44%) Integration Testing
5 11 (24.44%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (20.00%) BDD
6 9 (20.00%) C#
6 9 (20.00%) JIRA
6 9 (20.00%) Scrum
7 8 (17.78%) C++
7 8 (17.78%) Security Cleared
8 7 (15.56%) Test Scripting
8 7 (15.56%) Process Improvement
8 7 (15.56%) Change Control
8 7 (15.56%) Functional Testing
8 7 (15.56%) JavaScript
8 7 (15.56%) SQL
8 7 (15.56%) E-Commerce
9 6 (13.33%) .NET
9 6 (13.33%) JUnit
9 6 (13.33%) Hibernate
9 6 (13.33%) Spring
9 6 (13.33%) Big Data
9 6 (13.33%) Unity DI Container
9 6 (13.33%) Unity (Game Engine)

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 4 (8.89%) Confluence
1 4 (8.89%) MS Project Server
2 2 (4.44%) Apache
2 2 (4.44%) Apache Spark
2 2 (4.44%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (4.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.22%) Apache Pig
3 1 (2.22%) Apache Solr
3 1 (2.22%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.22%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (2.22%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 4 (8.89%) SAP ERP
2 2 (4.44%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.67%) Oracle Service Cloud
2 2 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 2 (4.44%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (4.44%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 2 (4.44%) Amazon S3
2 2 (4.44%) Amazon SQS
2 2 (4.44%) AWS Lambda
2 2 (4.44%) CloudFront
2 2 (4.44%) Oracle CX
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.33%) Big Data
2 5 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 4 (8.89%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
5 2 (4.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (2.22%) Apache Accumulo
6 1 (2.22%) Apache Hive
6 1 (2.22%) DB2
6 1 (2.22%) Hadoop
6 1 (2.22%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.22%) MySQL
6 1 (2.22%) Neo4j
6 1 (2.22%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.22%) OrientDB
6 1 (2.22%) Pentaho
6 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (20.00%) JIRA
2 6 (13.33%) JUnit
3 4 (8.89%) Eclipse
3 4 (8.89%) Git (software)
3 4 (8.89%) Maven
4 3 (6.67%) Gradle
4 3 (6.67%) IntelliJ
4 3 (6.67%) Jenkins
4 3 (6.67%) Mercurial
5 1 (2.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (2.22%) Bugzilla
5 1 (2.22%) HP UFT
5 1 (2.22%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.22%) Moq
5 1 (2.22%) Selenium
5 1 (2.22%) Subversion
5 1 (2.22%) Trac
General
1 3 (6.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.22%) Aerospace
2 1 (2.22%) Banking
2 1 (2.22%) Electronics
2 1 (2.22%) Games
2 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (31.11%) Software Engineer
2 11 (24.44%) Developer
3 8 (17.78%) Java Developer
4 5 (11.11%) Analyst
4 5 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) C# Software Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) C++ Software Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) QA Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Quality Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Senior QA Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Senior Quality Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Senior Software Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Tester
6 3 (6.67%) Java Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Java Software Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Senior Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Senior Java Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Technical Leader
7 2 (4.44%) Senior Tester
7 2 (4.44%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (31.11%) Web Services
2 6 (13.33%) .NET
2 6 (13.33%) Hibernate
2 6 (13.33%) Spring
2 6 (13.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 6 (13.33%) Unity DI Container
2 6 (13.33%) Unreal Engine
3 5 (11.11%) CSS
3 5 (11.11%) HTML
4 4 (8.89%) J2EE
4 4 (8.89%) REST
5 3 (6.67%) AngularJS
5 3 (6.67%) Apache Camel
5 3 (6.67%) JSF
5 3 (6.67%) OSGi
5 3 (6.67%) Spring MVC
5 3 (6.67%) Struts
6 2 (4.44%) Entity Framework
6 2 (4.44%) Middleware
6 2 (4.44%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.44%) Digital Media
3 2 (4.44%) Life Science
3 2 (4.44%) User Experience
4 1 (2.22%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.22%) Credit Risk
4 1 (2.22%) Cyber Defence
4 1 (2.22%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (2.22%) IVR
4 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.22%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.67%) Linux
2 2 (4.44%) Windows
3 1 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (31.11%) Unit Testing
3 13 (28.89%) TDD
3 13 (28.89%) Test Automation
4 11 (24.44%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (24.44%) Integration Testing
4 11 (24.44%) SOA
5 9 (20.00%) BDD
5 9 (20.00%) Scrum
6 7 (15.56%) Change Control
6 7 (15.56%) E-Commerce
6 7 (15.56%) Functional Testing
6 7 (15.56%) Process Improvement
6 7 (15.56%) Test Scripting
7 6 (13.33%) SDLC
8 5 (11.11%) MVC
8 5 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (8.89%) CMMI
9 4 (8.89%) Pair Programming
9 4 (8.89%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 17 (37.78%) Java
2 9 (20.00%) C#
3 8 (17.78%) C++
4 7 (15.56%) JavaScript
4 7 (15.56%) SQL
5 3 (6.67%) PHP
5 3 (6.67%) Python
5 3 (6.67%) Scala
5 3 (6.67%) VB.NET
6 2 (4.44%) C
6 2 (4.44%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.22%) Ada
Qualifications
1 8 (17.78%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.89%) CSQA
2 4 (8.89%) Degree
3 3 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (4.44%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.22%) ISEB
5 1 (2.22%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (28.89%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 4 (8.89%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.22%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 4 (8.89%) Oracle
1 4 (8.89%) SAP
2 3 (6.67%) HP
2 3 (6.67%) Jaspersoft
3 2 (4.44%) BMC
3 2 (4.44%) Remedy
3 2 (4.44%) TIBCO
4 1 (2.22%) Adobe
4 1 (2.22%) Hortonworks
4 1 (2.22%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.22%) Red Hat
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