Period
to 14 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Slough during the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

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 > Slough
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 28 39
Rank change year-on-year -8 +11 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 1 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 0.33% 1.41% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 1.52% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Slough median daily rate £350 £388 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.68% +25.00% -
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +20.00% +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Slough median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £30.00 - £40.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Slough. 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
Slough
Contract vacancies in Slough with a recognized job title 292 263 309
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.05% 92.61% 94.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 187 199
Slough median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £139 £213 £225
90th Percentile £538 £538 £489
Berkshire median daily rate £415 £421 £400
% change year-on-year -1.48% +5.31% +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 9
Slough median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -6.67% -17.81%
10th Percentile £15.13 £11.13 £10.90
90th Percentile £20.50 £17.50 £21.30
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +33.33% +7.14% -30.00%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Slough

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Slough

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Slough

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineer in Slough

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineer in Slough

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 17 Co-occurring IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Slough region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) Perl
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) HTTP
1 1 (100.00%) HTTPS
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Web Development
1 1 (100.00%) Apache Flex
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery
1 1 (100.00%) Android
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (100.00%) Apple Swift

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Slough 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) HTTP
1 1 (100.00%) HTTPS
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Apache Flex
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Android
1 1 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Apple Swift
1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) Perl