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 27 May 2015 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 36 27 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 3 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.89% 1.75% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 1.83% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£425 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.49% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £36.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.12% -2.00%
Software Developer
Oxfordshire

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
317 218 225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 94.07% 95.20% 96.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 116 131
Average daily rate £385 £310 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.19% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £120 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £445 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 14
Average hourly rate £27.50 £15.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.41% +3.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Developer across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

Software Developer Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 May 2015, 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 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) C#
1 3 (60.00%) HTML
1 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (60.00%) CSS
1 3 (60.00%) OO
2 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) C++
2 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) HTML5
2 2 (40.00%) Electronics
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) CSS3
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Sass
3 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (20.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (20.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) UML
3 1 (20.00%) OOP
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Web Design
3 1 (20.00%) Varnish
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Subversion

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) Apache
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (20.00%) Drupal
1 1 (20.00%) Apache Solr
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) MySQL
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Subversion
1 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (40.00%) Electronics
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) CSS
1 3 (60.00%) HTML
2 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) HTML5
2 2 (40.00%) CSS3
3 1 (20.00%) Sass
3 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (20.00%) SOAP
3 1 (20.00%) Web Services
3 1 (20.00%) XML
3 1 (20.00%) XHTML
3 1 (20.00%) Ajax
3 1 (20.00%) jQuery
3 1 (20.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (20.00%) Physics
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) UNIX
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) OO
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) Open Source
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Content Management
3 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Web Design
3 1 (20.00%) UML
3 1 (20.00%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (60.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) C++
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) PHP
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Embedded C
3 1 (20.00%) Embedded C++
3 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Varnish