The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 34 29 29
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 9 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 2.45% 0.98% 2.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.62% 1.03% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
Average daily rate
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£340 £125 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+172.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.38 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.33% -
Software Engineer
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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
343 195 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 93.21% 95.12% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 102 122
Average daily rate £410 £306 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.87% -5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £125 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £451 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 17 28
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +54.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £13.78 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.10 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
-1.02% -0.87%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

Software Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford region that cited Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title.

1 22 (95.65%) Software Engineering
2 15 (65.22%) Java
3 13 (56.52%) XML
4 12 (52.17%) WebLogic
4 12 (52.17%) Publishing
4 12 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (52.17%) TDD
5 11 (47.83%) Digital Media
6 10 (43.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 10 (43.48%) Oracle Fusion
6 10 (43.48%) Oracle Identity Management
6 10 (43.48%) Oracle BPM
6 10 (43.48%) XPath
6 10 (43.48%) Oracle ADF
6 10 (43.48%) XQuery
6 10 (43.48%) SOA
6 10 (43.48%) XSLT
6 10 (43.48%) Oracle
7 6 (26.09%) C++
7 6 (26.09%) Linux
8 4 (17.39%) HTML
8 4 (17.39%) C
8 4 (17.39%) Python
8 4 (17.39%) Embedded C
8 4 (17.39%) Embedded C++
9 3 (13.04%) JSON
9 3 (13.04%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 3 (13.04%) SQL
9 3 (13.04%) Web Services
9 3 (13.04%) Device Driver

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford region that cited Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (52.17%) WebLogic
2 10 (43.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (8.70%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (8.70%) JBoss
3 2 (8.70%) Tomcat
3 2 (8.70%) WebSphere
4 1 (4.35%) Joomla!
4 1 (4.35%) Drupal
4 1 (4.35%) WordPress
4 1 (4.35%) CMS
Business Applications
1 10 (43.48%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Amazon S3
1 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (8.70%) Amazon SQS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (4.35%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) JUnit
1 2 (8.70%) Subversion
1 2 (8.70%) Cucumber
2 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.35%) Mercurial
2 1 (4.35%) Bugzilla
General
1 12 (52.17%) Publishing
2 1 (4.35%) Electronics
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (56.52%) XML
2 10 (43.48%) XSLT
2 10 (43.48%) Oracle ADF
2 10 (43.48%) Oracle Fusion
3 4 (17.39%) HTML
4 3 (13.04%) JSON
4 3 (13.04%) REST
4 3 (13.04%) Web Services
5 2 (8.70%) Qt
5 2 (8.70%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 2 (8.70%) HTML5
5 2 (8.70%) EJB
5 2 (8.70%) CSS
5 2 (8.70%) Spring
5 2 (8.70%) OpenGL
6 1 (4.35%) STL
6 1 (4.35%) CSS3
6 1 (4.35%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 11 (47.83%) Digital Media
2 3 (13.04%) Device Driver
2 3 (13.04%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (4.35%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.35%) Physics
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.35%) Data Integration
3 1 (4.35%) Visualisation
3 1 (4.35%) Algorithms
3 1 (4.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (95.65%) Software Engineering
2 12 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (52.17%) TDD
3 10 (43.48%) SOA
4 2 (8.70%) Web Development
4 2 (8.70%) Multithreading
4 2 (8.70%) BDD
5 1 (4.35%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (4.35%) Business Analytics
5 1 (4.35%) Analytics
5 1 (4.35%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (4.35%) OO
5 1 (4.35%) Integration Testing
5 1 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (4.35%) ETL
5 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.35%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 15 (65.22%) Java
2 10 (43.48%) XQuery
2 10 (43.48%) XPath
3 6 (26.09%) C++
4 4 (17.39%) Python
4 4 (17.39%) Embedded C
4 4 (17.39%) Embedded C++
4 4 (17.39%) C
5 3 (13.04%) SQL
6 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
7 1 (4.35%) Perl
7 1 (4.35%) C#
7 1 (4.35%) Scala
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (43.48%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) Oracle