Period
to 27 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Development Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 27 July 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 Development Engineer
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 110 -
Rank change year-on-year +23 - +106
Contract jobs requiring a Software Development Engineer 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.16% 0.055% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.059% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Reading median daily rate £450 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% - -
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +20.00% - +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Reading. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1184 1696 1816
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 92.79% 93.08% 93.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 606 967 1003
Reading median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £206 £242 £230
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.13% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 65 76
Reading median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.23% -28.07% +32.62%
10th Percentile £9.25 £9.25 £11.13
90th Percentile £55.84 £34.50 £38.75
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year +7.14% -29.11% +15.70%

Software Development Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Development Engineer in Reading

Software Development Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Development Engineer in Reading

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

For the 6 months to 27 July 2017, Software Development Engineer 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 Development Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) Open Source
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (50.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) User Stories
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) SDET
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) RESTful
2 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) JSON
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium

Software Development 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) Fiddler
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (50.00%) JSON
2 1 (50.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) CRM
2 1 (50.00%) DSDM
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Open Source
2 1 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) SDET
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) User Stories
2 1 (50.00%) V-Model
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft