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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 66 53
Rank change year-on-year +22 -13  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 9 7 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.55% 0.80% 2.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.94% 1.00% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 5
Median daily rate £350 £515 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.03% +114.58%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.50% +5.62%  

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 464 702 649
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 79.73% 80.05% 77.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 420 320
Median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.37% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £569 £500 £509
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 24 36
Median hourly rate £29.75 £19.81 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.21% -8.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £19.61 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £33.58 £41.16
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 (50.00%) Java
2 9 (45.00%) Web Services
2 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (45.00%) Unit Testing
2 9 (45.00%) Integration Testing
3 6 (30.00%) SOA
3 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
4 5 (25.00%) Big Data
4 5 (25.00%) TDD
4 5 (25.00%) JIRA
5 4 (20.00%) Web Development
5 4 (20.00%) C#
5 4 (20.00%) C++
5 4 (20.00%) J2EE
5 4 (20.00%) Functional Testing
5 4 (20.00%) BDD
5 4 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 4 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (20.00%) Use Case
5 4 (20.00%) Unity DI Container
5 4 (20.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 4 (20.00%) Unreal Engine
5 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (15.00%) Oracle Service Cloud
6 3 (15.00%) Mentoring
6 3 (15.00%) Coaching
6 3 (15.00%) Apache Camel
6 3 (15.00%) OSGi
6 3 (15.00%) Jaspersoft
6 3 (15.00%) Multithreading

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 2 (10.00%) Apache
1 2 (10.00%) Apache Spark
2 1 (5.00%) Apache Pig
2 1 (5.00%) Confluence
2 1 (5.00%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.00%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle Service Cloud
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle CX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) Big Data
2 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.00%) Apache Accumulo
3 1 (5.00%) Apache Hive
3 1 (5.00%) Hadoop
3 1 (5.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (5.00%) Neo4j
3 1 (5.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.00%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) JIRA
2 3 (15.00%) JUnit
3 1 (5.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (5.00%) Maven
General
1 2 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Games
2 1 (5.00%) Marketing
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Software Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Developer
2 4 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Technical Leader
4 2 (10.00%) Big Data Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Data Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) .NET Software Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) C# Software Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Java Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Java Software Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Machine Learning Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) PHP Software Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Scrum Master
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Software Quality Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Telecoms Trainer
5 1 (5.00%) VB.NET Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (45.00%) Web Services
2 4 (20.00%) J2EE
2 4 (20.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 4 (20.00%) Unity DI Container
2 4 (20.00%) Unreal Engine
3 3 (15.00%) .NET
3 3 (15.00%) Apache Camel
3 3 (15.00%) CSS
3 3 (15.00%) Hibernate
3 3 (15.00%) HTML
3 3 (15.00%) OSGi
4 1 (5.00%) Java EE
4 1 (5.00%) Kafka
4 1 (5.00%) REST
4 1 (5.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (10.00%) Life Science
3 1 (5.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (5.00%) Credit Risk
3 1 (5.00%) Cyber Defence
3 1 (5.00%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (5.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
1 1 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (45.00%) Integration Testing
1 9 (45.00%) Unit Testing
2 6 (30.00%) SOA
3 5 (25.00%) TDD
4 4 (20.00%) BDD
4 4 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 4 (20.00%) Use Case
4 4 (20.00%) Web Development
5 3 (15.00%) Change Control
5 3 (15.00%) Coaching
5 3 (15.00%) Data Security
5 3 (15.00%) Mentoring
5 3 (15.00%) Multithreading
5 3 (15.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Process Improvement
5 3 (15.00%) Scrum
5 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (20.00%) C#
2 4 (20.00%) C++
3 3 (15.00%) PHP
3 3 (15.00%) Python
3 3 (15.00%) VB.NET
4 2 (10.00%) Scala
4 2 (10.00%) SQL
5 1 (5.00%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (10.00%) Degree
2 2 (10.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Jaspersoft
2 2 (10.00%) BMC
2 2 (10.00%) HP
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle
2 2 (10.00%) Remedy
3 1 (5.00%) Adobe
3 1 (5.00%) Hortonworks
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