Period
to 15 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Slough during the 6 months to 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 30 36
Rank change year-on-year 0 +6 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 9 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 2.62% 1.04% 1.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.76% 1.12% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 1
Slough median daily rate £475 £388 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.58% +40.91% +10.00%
10th Percentile £418 £336 £263
90th Percentile £530 £479 £288
Berkshire median daily rate £488 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +30.00% - +50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Slough median hourly rate - - £38.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £23.25 - £38.50

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 326 267 300
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 92.39% 93.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 176 201
Slough median daily rate £391 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.19% +10.34% +3.57%
10th Percentile £135 £213 £213
90th Percentile £550 £531 £481
Berkshire median daily rate £415 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.35% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 13
Slough median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -17.65% -8.11%
10th Percentile £15.90 £11.13 £9.00
90th Percentile £20.60 £17.50 £39.95
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year +29.03% +14.81% -37.35%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Slough over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 9 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (66.67%) Computer Science
3 5 (55.56%) Web Development
3 5 (55.56%) Big Data
3 5 (55.56%) Apache Spark
4 4 (44.44%) Kalman Filter
4 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (44.44%) Spark Streaming
4 4 (44.44%) Big Data Analytics
4 4 (44.44%) Data Analytics
4 4 (44.44%) Analytics
4 4 (44.44%) Machine Learning
4 4 (44.44%) Deep Learning
4 4 (44.44%) Data Protection
4 4 (44.44%) Hadoop
4 4 (44.44%) Open Source
4 4 (44.44%) Network Architecture
4 4 (44.44%) Apache Hive
4 4 (44.44%) Internet
4 4 (44.44%) Firewall
4 4 (44.44%) Telecoms
4 4 (44.44%) Legal
4 4 (44.44%) SSH
4 4 (44.44%) SQL
4 4 (44.44%) Python
4 4 (44.44%) ETL
4 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
4 4 (44.44%) Flink
4 4 (44.44%) Data Ingestion
5 3 (33.33%) Elasticsearch

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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (55.56%) Apache Spark
2 3 (33.33%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) Firewall
1 4 (44.44%) Internet
1 4 (44.44%) SSH
1 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
2 3 (33.33%) HTTP
3 1 (11.11%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) Big Data
2 4 (44.44%) Apache Hive
2 4 (44.44%) Flink
2 4 (44.44%) Hadoop
3 1 (11.11%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (11.11%) MongoDB
3 1 (11.11%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (44.44%) Legal
1 4 (44.44%) Telecoms
2 1 (11.11%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) Spark Streaming
2 3 (33.33%) .NET
2 3 (33.33%) WPF
3 2 (22.22%) JSON
4 1 (11.11%) .NET Core
4 1 (11.11%) Apache Flex
4 1 (11.11%) HTML
4 1 (11.11%) jQuery
4 1 (11.11%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (11.11%) React Native
4 1 (11.11%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Android
2 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (55.56%) Web Development
3 4 (44.44%) Analytics
3 4 (44.44%) Big Data Analytics
3 4 (44.44%) Data Analytics
3 4 (44.44%) Data Ingestion
3 4 (44.44%) Data Protection
3 4 (44.44%) Deep Learning
3 4 (44.44%) ETL
3 4 (44.44%) Kalman Filter
3 4 (44.44%) Machine Learning
3 4 (44.44%) Network Architecture
3 4 (44.44%) Open Source
4 3 (33.33%) OO
4 3 (33.33%) SOA
5 2 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (22.22%) Multithreaded Programming
5 2 (22.22%) Multithreading
5 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Python
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) C#
2 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) Apple Swift
3 1 (11.11%) C
3 1 (11.11%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft