Period
to 10 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Slough 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 6 months to 10 December 2018 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 > Slough
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 22 34
Rank change year-on-year -8 +12 +10
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 12 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 3.42% 4.24% 2.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.24% 5.58% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 4
Slough median daily rate £475 £400 £324
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +23.46% +44.00%
10th Percentile £340 £331 £277
90th Percentile £575 £428 £407
Berkshire median daily rate £500 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Slough median hourly rate - £41.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.49% +4.05%
Berkshire median hourly rate £42.50 £40.50 £39.75
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.89% +6.00%

Software Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Slough with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Slough
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 283 215 252
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 80.63% 75.97% 82.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 145 163
Slough median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34% -
10th Percentile £225 £296 £230
90th Percentile £572 £568 £513
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 9
Slough median hourly rate £16.25 £41.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.37% +141.18% -2.86%
10th Percentile £12.45 £40.50 £8.50
90th Percentile £20.30 £41.50 £40.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £21.50 £14.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +48.28% -21.62% -27.55%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Slough

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Slough.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Slough

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Slough

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineering in Slough

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Slough over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineering in Slough

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in Slough

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 6 (50.00%) .NET
1 6 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 6 (50.00%) Big Data
1 6 (50.00%) Apache Spark
2 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 4 (33.33%) Firewall
3 4 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 4 (33.33%) Legal
3 4 (33.33%) Internet
3 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 4 (33.33%) Python
3 4 (33.33%) SOA
3 4 (33.33%) ETL
3 4 (33.33%) Big Data Analytics
3 4 (33.33%) Data Analytics
3 4 (33.33%) Analytics
3 4 (33.33%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (33.33%) Deep Learning
3 4 (33.33%) Open Source
3 4 (33.33%) Network Architecture
3 4 (33.33%) Apache Hive
3 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 4 (33.33%) Hadoop
3 4 (33.33%) Machine Learning
3 4 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 4 (33.33%) WPF
3 4 (33.33%) SSH
3 4 (33.33%) Web Development
3 4 (33.33%) Degree
3 4 (33.33%) Kalman Filter

Software Engineering
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 (50.00%) Apache Spark
2 4 (33.33%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) Firewall
1 4 (33.33%) Internet
1 4 (33.33%) SSH
1 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (16.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) Big Data
2 4 (33.33%) Apache Hive
2 4 (33.33%) Flink
2 4 (33.33%) Hadoop
3 2 (16.67%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (16.67%) MongoDB
3 2 (16.67%) NoSQL
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (33.33%) Legal
1 4 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
2 1 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Software Engineer
2 5 (41.67%) Senior Software Engineer
3 4 (33.33%) Big Data Engineer
3 4 (33.33%) Big Data Software Engineer
3 4 (33.33%) Data Analytics Engineer
3 4 (33.33%) Data Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) .NET Software Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) C# Software Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Elasticsearch Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) QA Tester
4 2 (16.67%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Senior C# Software Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Senior QA Tester
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Tester
4 2 (16.67%) Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) .NET
2 4 (33.33%) Spark Streaming
2 4 (33.33%) WPF
3 2 (16.67%) .NET Core
3 2 (16.67%) JSON
3 2 (16.67%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (16.67%) Web Services
4 1 (8.33%) React Native
4 1 (8.33%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) User Experience
3 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (8.33%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (33.33%) Analytics
2 4 (33.33%) Big Data Analytics
2 4 (33.33%) Data Analytics
2 4 (33.33%) Data Ingestion
2 4 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 4 (33.33%) Deep Learning
2 4 (33.33%) ETL
2 4 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
2 4 (33.33%) Machine Learning
2 4 (33.33%) Network Architecture
2 4 (33.33%) Open Source
2 4 (33.33%) SOA
2 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 4 (33.33%) Web Development
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) DevOps
4 2 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 2 (16.67%) OO
4 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) Python
3 2 (16.67%) C#
4 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (16.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft