Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 24 November 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 Developer
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 87 101
Rank change year-on-year +5 +14 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 4 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.31% 0.67% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.74% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 13
Reading median daily rate £375 £369 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.69% +5.36% -17.65%
10th Percentile £363 £303 £325
90th Percentile £388 £416 £500
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% -14.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £40.00 - £40.00

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 1200 1345 1833
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.39% 90.33% 94.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 720 721 1087
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £228 £220
90th Percentile £575 £569 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £419 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +4.75% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 78 129
Reading median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.45% -32.71% +23.14%
10th Percentile £9.63 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £41.25 £43.28 £47.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.25 £14.50 £21.55
% change year-on-year -1.72% -32.71% +24.03%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Reading

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Developer in Reading

Software Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Developer in Reading

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Software Developer 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 Reading region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) Autodesk Inventor
2 2 (50.00%) 3D Visualisation
2 2 (50.00%) OpenGL
2 2 (50.00%) DirectX
2 2 (50.00%) CAD
2 2 (50.00%) Autodesk
2 2 (50.00%) MVC
2 2 (50.00%) 3D Graphics
2 2 (50.00%) SOLIDWORKS
2 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (50.00%) Mason
2 2 (50.00%) MicroStation
2 2 (50.00%) Visualisation
2 2 (50.00%) Direct3D
3 1 (25.00%) Bitbucket
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (25.00%) REST
3 1 (25.00%) MSBuild
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (25.00%) PKI

Software Developer 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (25.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Autodesk Inventor
1 2 (50.00%) MicroStation
1 2 (50.00%) SOLIDWORKS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Bitbucket
1 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (25.00%) gulp
1 1 (25.00%) MSBuild
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Direct3D
1 2 (50.00%) DirectX
1 2 (50.00%) Mason
1 2 (50.00%) OpenGL
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (25.00%) JSON
2 1 (25.00%) REST
2 1 (25.00%) SOAP
2 1 (25.00%) WCF
2 1 (25.00%) XML
2 1 (25.00%) XSD
2 1 (25.00%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) 3D Graphics
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) 3D Visualisation
1 2 (50.00%) CAD
1 2 (50.00%) MVC
1 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (50.00%) Visualisation
2 1 (25.00%) Identity Management
2 1 (25.00%) Prototyping
2 1 (25.00%) Software Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (25.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Autodesk
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft