Period
to 20 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Software Engineer was £373 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

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.

Senior Software Engineer
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 84 -
Rank change year-on-year -2 - +110
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 6 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.41% 0.080% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.086% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Reading median daily rate £373 £175 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +113.14% - -
Berkshire median daily rate £373 £375 -
% change year-on-year -0.53% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £8.00 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading. 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
Reading
Contract vacancies in Reading with a recognized job title 1,373 1,159 1,727
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.15% 92.79% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 835 593 979
Reading median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +1.91%
10th Percentile £250 £205 £248
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £415 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +0.61% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 84 71
Reading median hourly rate £21.50 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.33% -11.76% -20.09%
10th Percentile £11.81 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £48.88 £55.08 £45.00
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +26.67% +7.14% -24.53%

Senior Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings that featured Senior Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Software Engineer in Reading

Senior Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior Software Engineer in Reading.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Software Engineer in Reading

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

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, Senior 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 Reading region featuring Senior Software Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) C
1 6 (100.00%) C#
1 6 (100.00%) C++
1 6 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Python
1 6 (100.00%) Assembly Language
1 6 (100.00%) MATLAB
1 6 (100.00%) Simulink
1 6 (100.00%) Automotive
1 6 (100.00%) Subversion
1 6 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 6 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 6 (100.00%) Mercurial
1 6 (100.00%) Software Architecture
1 6 (100.00%) Embedded Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Test Planning
1 6 (100.00%) RS-232
1 6 (100.00%) MISRA C
1 6 (100.00%) MISRA
1 6 (100.00%) FMEA
2 5 (83.33%) Embedded C
2 5 (83.33%) Embedded C++
3 1 (16.67%) Validation
3 1 (16.67%) LabVIEW
3 1 (16.67%) Electronics
3 1 (16.67%) RFID
3 1 (16.67%) Apple
3 1 (16.67%) Cryptography
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing

Senior Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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:

Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) RS-232
2 1 (16.67%) NFC
2 1 (16.67%) RFID
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 6 (100.00%) Mercurial
1 6 (100.00%) Subversion
1 6 (100.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (16.67%) LabVIEW
General
1 6 (100.00%) Automotive
2 1 (16.67%) Electronics
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Android
2 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) FMEA
1 6 (100.00%) Software Architecture
1 6 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 6 (100.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (16.67%) Cryptography
2 1 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (16.67%) Release Management
2 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) Assembly Language
1 6 (100.00%) C
1 6 (100.00%) C#
1 6 (100.00%) C++
1 6 (100.00%) MATLAB
1 6 (100.00%) Python
2 5 (83.33%) Embedded C
2 5 (83.33%) Embedded C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (100.00%) MISRA
1 6 (100.00%) MISRA C
2 1 (16.67%) ISO 26262
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Apple