The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 27 June 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 Engineer
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 69 62
Rank change year-on-year +20 -7  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 4 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.69% 0.46% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.49% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 4
Median daily rate £275 £375 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.66% +56.25%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £378 £348
% change year-on-year +3.97% +8.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £42.35 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.71% +5.87%  

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 531 822 777
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 91.24% 93.73% 93.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 481 384
Median daily rate £400 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £260 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £501 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 38 49
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.33 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.98% -1.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.65 £32.50 £30.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Reading

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineer in Reading

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Reading over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineer in Reading

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineer in Reading

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

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

1 7 (87.50%) Software Engineering
2 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (62.50%) Integration Testing
4 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 4 (50.00%) .NET
4 4 (50.00%) C#
5 3 (37.50%) C++
5 3 (37.50%) HTML
5 3 (37.50%) PHP
5 3 (37.50%) VB.NET
5 3 (37.50%) CSS
5 3 (37.50%) Web Services
5 3 (37.50%) CRM
5 3 (37.50%) TDD
5 3 (37.50%) Web Development
5 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (37.50%) Functional Testing
5 3 (37.50%) Unity DI Container
5 3 (37.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 3 (37.50%) Unreal Engine
5 3 (37.50%) Oracle Service Cloud
5 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
6 2 (25.00%) Oracle CX
6 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (25.00%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (25.00%) BDD
6 2 (25.00%) Life Science
6 2 (25.00%) QA
6 2 (25.00%) Oracle
6 2 (25.00%) BMC

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) Apache
1 1 (12.50%) Apache Pig
1 1 (12.50%) Apache Spark
1 1 (12.50%) Confluence
1 1 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle Service Cloud
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle CX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Apache Accumulo
1 1 (12.50%) Apache Hive
1 1 (12.50%) Big Data
1 1 (12.50%) Hadoop
1 1 (12.50%) MongoDB
1 1 (12.50%) Neo4j
1 1 (12.50%) NoSQL
1 1 (12.50%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
1 1 (12.50%) Selenium
1 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (12.50%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) .NET
2 3 (37.50%) CSS
2 3 (37.50%) HTML
2 3 (37.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 3 (37.50%) Unity DI Container
2 3 (37.50%) Unreal Engine
2 3 (37.50%) Web Services
3 1 (12.50%) Kafka
3 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Life Science
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) Cyber Defence
2 1 (12.50%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (12.50%) Wiki
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Software Engineering
2 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (62.50%) Integration Testing
4 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (37.50%) CRM
5 3 (37.50%) Functional Testing
5 3 (37.50%) TDD
5 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
5 3 (37.50%) Web Development
6 2 (25.00%) BDD
6 2 (25.00%) Migration
7 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (12.50%) Load Testing
7 1 (12.50%) OO
7 1 (12.50%) OOD
7 1 (12.50%) Open Source
7 1 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (12.50%) Scrum
7 1 (12.50%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) C#
2 3 (37.50%) C++
2 3 (37.50%) PHP
2 3 (37.50%) VB.NET
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (12.50%) C
4 1 (12.50%) Java
4 1 (12.50%) Python
4 1 (12.50%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Hadoop YARN
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) BMC
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle
1 2 (25.00%) Remedy
2 1 (12.50%) Hortonworks
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft