The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Oxford region that had Software Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Developer
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 25 - 41
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 17 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 5.18% - 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.25% - 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 0 1
Median daily rate £423 - £288
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.22% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £43.75 £37.59
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +16.39%

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
324 263 341
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 98.78% 95.29% 94.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 209 219
Median daily rate £410 £385 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.49% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £520 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 27
Median hourly rate £14.20 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% -9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £8.80 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £38.25 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +6.92%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Oxford region that featured Software Developer in the job title.

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 23 February 2017.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, Software Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Oxford region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 20 (74.07%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (70.37%) Java
3 14 (51.85%) SQL
4 13 (48.15%) Scrum
4 13 (48.15%) Spring
5 12 (44.44%) DevOps
6 11 (40.74%) Unit Testing
6 11 (40.74%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (40.74%) BPMN
6 11 (40.74%) Mockito
6 11 (40.74%) Cucumber
6 11 (40.74%) GitHub
6 11 (40.74%) Jenkins
6 11 (40.74%) TDD
6 11 (40.74%) Pair Programming
6 11 (40.74%) WebSphere Process Server
6 11 (40.74%) BPEL
6 11 (40.74%) Maven
6 11 (40.74%) Software Engineering
6 11 (40.74%) WebSphere
6 11 (40.74%) Java EE
6 11 (40.74%) JUnit
6 11 (40.74%) WebSphere Application Server
6 11 (40.74%) Publishing
6 11 (40.74%) Migration
6 11 (40.74%) JBoss
7 10 (37.04%) Alfresco
8 8 (29.63%) MVC
9 5 (18.52%) .NET
9 5 (18.52%) C#

Software Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford 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 11 (40.74%) JBoss
1 11 (40.74%) WebSphere
1 11 (40.74%) WebSphere Application Server
1 11 (40.74%) WebSphere Process Server
2 10 (37.04%) Alfresco
3 4 (14.81%) Drupal
3 4 (14.81%) SilverStripe
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 11 (40.74%) GitHub
2 3 (11.11%) Google App Engine
2 3 (11.11%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (11.11%) Google Compute Engine
3 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) MySQL
1 4 (14.81%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 11 (40.74%) Cucumber
1 11 (40.74%) Jenkins
1 11 (40.74%) JUnit
1 11 (40.74%) Maven
1 11 (40.74%) Mockito
2 4 (14.81%) Git (software)
General
1 11 (40.74%) Publishing
2 1 (3.70%) Advertising
2 1 (3.70%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (48.15%) Spring
2 11 (40.74%) Java EE
3 5 (18.52%) .NET
4 4 (14.81%) Laravel
4 4 (14.81%) Symfony
4 4 (14.81%) Web Services
4 4 (14.81%) XML
4 4 (14.81%) XML Schema
4 4 (14.81%) XSLT
5 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET
5 3 (11.11%) REST
6 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (7.41%) CSS
6 2 (7.41%) CSS3
6 2 (7.41%) HTML
6 2 (7.41%) HTML5
6 2 (7.41%) jQuery
6 2 (7.41%) Spring MVC
6 2 (7.41%) Spring Security
6 2 (7.41%) Spring Web Flow
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Linux
1 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (74.07%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (48.15%) Scrum
3 12 (44.44%) DevOps
4 11 (40.74%) BPEL
4 11 (40.74%) BPMN
4 11 (40.74%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (40.74%) Migration
4 11 (40.74%) Pair Programming
4 11 (40.74%) Software Engineering
4 11 (40.74%) TDD
4 11 (40.74%) Unit Testing
5 8 (29.63%) MVC
6 4 (14.81%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (14.81%) Creative Problem-Solving
6 4 (14.81%) RDF
6 4 (14.81%) Release Management
6 4 (14.81%) Secure Coding
7 1 (3.70%) Open Source
7 1 (3.70%) Process Improvement
7 1 (3.70%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 19 (70.37%) Java
2 14 (51.85%) SQL
3 5 (18.52%) C#
4 4 (14.81%) Perl
4 4 (14.81%) PHP
4 4 (14.81%) XPath
5 3 (11.11%) JavaScript
6 2 (7.41%) C++
7 1 (3.70%) Apex Code
7 1 (3.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) Google
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.70%) Telerik