Period
to 18 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Slough during the 6 months to 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 28 31
Rank change year-on-year -4 +3 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 9 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 2.59% 2.11% 2.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.80% 2.23% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 3
Slough median daily rate £475 £388 £324
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.58% +19.60% +29.60%
10th Percentile £463 £336 £272
90th Percentile £575 £479 £336
Berkshire median daily rate £500 £388 £370
% change year-on-year +29.03% +4.73% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Slough median hourly rate - £41.00 £39.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.14% -
Berkshire median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £39.75
% change year-on-year +9.76% +3.14% +6.00%

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 321 269 280
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.51% 94.72% 93.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 180 186
Slough median daily rate £388 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +14.29% -4.11%
10th Percentile £150 £213 £203
90th Percentile £550 £557 £506
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 13
Slough median hourly rate £16.25 £41.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.37% +115.79% +46.15%
10th Percentile £12.45 £18.63 £9.00
90th Percentile £20.00 £41.50 £41.25
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £13.88 £15.00
% change year-on-year +44.14% -7.50% -25.00%

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 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 18 December 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
2 6 (66.67%) Big Data
2 6 (66.67%) Apache Spark
3 4 (44.44%) Web Development
3 4 (44.44%) WPF
3 4 (44.44%) Data Protection
3 4 (44.44%) Hadoop
3 4 (44.44%) SQL
3 4 (44.44%) .NET
3 4 (44.44%) Python
3 4 (44.44%) SOA
3 4 (44.44%) ETL
3 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
3 4 (44.44%) Internet
3 4 (44.44%) Firewall
3 4 (44.44%) Telecoms
3 4 (44.44%) Legal
3 4 (44.44%) Spark Streaming
3 4 (44.44%) Flink
3 4 (44.44%) Data Ingestion
3 4 (44.44%) Big Data Analytics
3 4 (44.44%) Data Analytics
3 4 (44.44%) Analytics
3 4 (44.44%) Open Source
3 4 (44.44%) Network Architecture
3 4 (44.44%) Apache Hive
3 4 (44.44%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (44.44%) Deep Learning
3 4 (44.44%) SSH

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 6 (66.67%) Apache Spark
2 4 (44.44%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) 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 2 (22.22%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) Big Data
2 4 (44.44%) Apache Hive
2 4 (44.44%) Flink
2 4 (44.44%) Hadoop
3 2 (22.22%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (22.22%) MongoDB
3 2 (22.22%) NoSQL
General
1 4 (44.44%) Legal
1 4 (44.44%) Telecoms
2 1 (11.11%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) .NET
1 4 (44.44%) Spark Streaming
1 4 (44.44%) WPF
2 2 (22.22%) .NET Core
2 2 (22.22%) JSON
2 2 (22.22%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (11.11%) React Native
3 1 (11.11%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (66.67%) Computer Science
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
3 4 (44.44%) SOA
3 4 (44.44%) Web Development
4 2 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (22.22%) DevOps
4 2 (22.22%) Multithreaded Programming
4 2 (22.22%) OO
4 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Python
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) C#
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft