The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 29 March 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
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 45 55
Rank change year-on-year -4 +10  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 10 27 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.52% 2.66% 1.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.90% 3.42% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 16 11
Median daily rate £300 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.41% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £369 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £600 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £27.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £39.00
% change year-on-year +0.59% +8.33%  

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 Reading with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 525 789 724
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 79.79% 77.66% 71.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 425 404
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 18 13
Median hourly rate £17.59 £38.75 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.60% +43.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.35 £18.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.33 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineering in Reading

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Reading over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineering in Reading

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Reading region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 10 (62.50%) Java
2 9 (56.25%) Unit Testing
3 8 (50.00%) Web Services
3 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (43.75%) Integration Testing
5 6 (37.50%) Big Data
6 5 (31.25%) JIRA
6 5 (31.25%) SOA
6 5 (31.25%) SQL
7 4 (25.00%) HTML
7 4 (25.00%) .NET
7 4 (25.00%) CSS
7 4 (25.00%) Python
7 4 (25.00%) Configuration Management
7 4 (25.00%) Web Development
7 4 (25.00%) Scrum
7 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
7 4 (25.00%) Scala
7 4 (25.00%) Apache Spark
8 3 (18.75%) Cyber Defence
8 3 (18.75%) Hadoop YARN
8 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (18.75%) Hortonworks
8 3 (18.75%) Kafka
8 3 (18.75%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (18.75%) Apache Camel
8 3 (18.75%) Hadoop
8 3 (18.75%) Open Source
8 3 (18.75%) Confluence
8 3 (18.75%) MapReduce

Software Engineering
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 4 (25.00%) Apache Spark
2 3 (18.75%) Apache
2 3 (18.75%) Apache Pig
2 3 (18.75%) Confluence
2 3 (18.75%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle CX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) Big Data
2 3 (18.75%) Apache Accumulo
2 3 (18.75%) Apache Hive
2 3 (18.75%) Hadoop
2 3 (18.75%) MongoDB
2 3 (18.75%) Neo4j
2 3 (18.75%) NoSQL
2 3 (18.75%) OrientDB
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) JIRA
2 3 (18.75%) JUnit
3 1 (6.25%) Mockito
3 1 (6.25%) MSTest
General
1 2 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Marketing
2 1 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Software Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Big Data Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Data Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Java Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Software Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Technical Leader
5 1 (6.25%) .NET Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 1 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) C# WCF Developer
5 1 (6.25%) C# WPF Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Java Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Java Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Machine Learning Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) PHP Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Scrum Master
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Developer
5 1 (6.25%) VB.NET Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (50.00%) Web Services
2 4 (25.00%) .NET
2 4 (25.00%) CSS
2 4 (25.00%) HTML
3 3 (18.75%) Apache Camel
3 3 (18.75%) Hibernate
3 3 (18.75%) J2EE
3 3 (18.75%) Kafka
3 3 (18.75%) OSGi
4 2 (12.50%) Unity DI Container
5 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 1 (6.25%) jQuery
5 1 (6.25%) Spring
5 1 (6.25%) Spring MVC
5 1 (6.25%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 1 (6.25%) Unreal Engine
5 1 (6.25%) WCF
5 1 (6.25%) WPF
5 1 (6.25%) XML
5 1 (6.25%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (18.75%) Cyber Defence
1 3 (18.75%) Wiki
2 2 (12.50%) Cyberthreat
2 2 (12.50%) Life Science
3 1 (6.25%) Algorithms
3 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.25%) Credit Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Unit Testing
2 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (43.75%) Integration Testing
4 5 (31.25%) SOA
5 4 (25.00%) Configuration Management
5 4 (25.00%) Scrum
5 4 (25.00%) Web Development
6 3 (18.75%) Change Control
6 3 (18.75%) CRM
6 3 (18.75%) MapReduce
6 3 (18.75%) OO
6 3 (18.75%) OOD
6 3 (18.75%) Open Source
6 3 (18.75%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (18.75%) UML
6 3 (18.75%) Use Case
7 2 (12.50%) Analytics
7 2 (12.50%) Coaching
7 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
7 2 (12.50%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) Java
2 5 (31.25%) SQL
3 4 (25.00%) Python
3 4 (25.00%) Scala
4 3 (18.75%) PHP
4 3 (18.75%) VB.NET
5 2 (12.50%) C#
5 2 (12.50%) C++
5 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 1 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (6.25%) Ansible
2 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (6.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Hortonworks
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle
2 2 (12.50%) BMC
2 2 (12.50%) Jaspersoft
2 2 (12.50%) Remedy