The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 26 26 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 7 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 2.69% 2.00% -
As % of the Job Titles category 2.85% 2.05% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+11.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -9.09%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxford region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
246 195 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 94.62% 97.50% 95.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 99 130
Average daily rate £345 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.47% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 22 28
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £12.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £25.00 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Developer in the job title across the Oxford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Software Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Developer across the Oxford region.

Software Developer Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Software Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Developer across the Oxford region.

Software Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford region that cited Software Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Developer in their job title.

1 8 (72.73%) HTML
2 7 (63.64%) MVC
3 5 (45.45%) Software Engineering
4 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (36.36%) Java
4 4 (36.36%) SQL
4 4 (36.36%) VB.NET
4 4 (36.36%) .NET
4 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
4 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET
4 4 (36.36%) XML
4 4 (36.36%) HTML5
5 3 (27.27%) BDD
5 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
5 3 (27.27%) Integration Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (27.27%) Spring MVC
5 3 (27.27%) XSLT
5 3 (27.27%) J2EE
5 3 (27.27%) Oracle
5 3 (27.27%) Web Services
5 3 (27.27%) Publishing
5 3 (27.27%) TDD
5 3 (27.27%) Spring
6 2 (18.18%) Client/Server
6 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
6 2 (18.18%) Windows
6 2 (18.18%) Android
6 2 (18.18%) Android Development
7 1 (9.09%) Change Control

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford region that cited Software Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Subversion
General
1 3 (27.27%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (72.73%) HTML
2 4 (36.36%) .NET
2 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET
2 4 (36.36%) XML
2 4 (36.36%) HTML5
3 3 (27.27%) Spring MVC
3 3 (27.27%) Web Services
3 3 (27.27%) XSLT
3 3 (27.27%) Spring
3 3 (27.27%) J2EE
4 1 (9.09%) CSS
4 1 (9.09%) Ajax
4 1 (9.09%) XSL
4 1 (9.09%) Django
4 1 (9.09%) jQuery
4 1 (9.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
1 2 (18.18%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) MVC
2 5 (45.45%) Software Engineering
3 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (27.27%) TDD
4 3 (27.27%) Integration Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
4 3 (27.27%) BDD
5 2 (18.18%) Android Development
6 1 (9.09%) OO
6 1 (9.09%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) Java
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
1 4 (36.36%) VB.NET
2 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
3 1 (9.09%) Python
3 1 (9.09%) C#
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle