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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 34 24 35
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 14 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 3.30% 2.91% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.59% 3.09% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 0
Average daily rate
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£518 £365 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.78% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +1.38%
Software Engineer
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
390 162 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 91.98% 94.19% 94.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 95 135
Average daily rate £463 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.30% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 9 14
Average hourly rate £14.50 £12.09 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.98% -19.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £39.00 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014, 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 20 (90.91%) Software Engineering
2 16 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (72.73%) Java
3 15 (68.18%) Oracle
3 15 (68.18%) XML
3 15 (68.18%) XSLT
4 13 (59.09%) TDD
4 13 (59.09%) Publishing
5 12 (54.55%) Oracle ADF
5 12 (54.55%) XPath
5 12 (54.55%) XQuery
5 12 (54.55%) SOA
5 12 (54.55%) WebLogic
5 12 (54.55%) Oracle Fusion
5 12 (54.55%) Oracle BPM
5 12 (54.55%) Oracle Identity Management
5 12 (54.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 11 (50.00%) Digital Media
7 8 (36.36%) SQL
8 6 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (22.73%) Spring
9 5 (22.73%) J2EE
9 5 (22.73%) HTML
10 4 (18.18%) Linux
10 4 (18.18%) Integration Testing
11 3 (13.64%) Spring MVC
11 3 (13.64%) Web Services
11 3 (13.64%) MVC
11 3 (13.64%) BDD
11 3 (13.64%) Test Automation

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 (54.55%) WebLogic
1 12 (54.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (4.55%) Joomla!
2 1 (4.55%) WordPress
2 1 (4.55%) Drupal
2 1 (4.55%) CMS
Business Applications
1 12 (54.55%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.55%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Ant
1 2 (9.09%) Maven
General
1 13 (59.09%) Publishing
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (68.18%) XML
1 15 (68.18%) XSLT
2 12 (54.55%) Oracle ADF
2 12 (54.55%) Oracle Fusion
3 5 (22.73%) Spring
3 5 (22.73%) J2EE
3 5 (22.73%) HTML
4 3 (13.64%) Spring MVC
4 3 (13.64%) Web Services
5 2 (9.09%) JMS
5 2 (9.09%) CSS
5 2 (9.09%) Middleware
5 2 (9.09%) JSF
5 2 (9.09%) Ajax
6 1 (4.55%) jQuery
6 1 (4.55%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 11 (50.00%) Digital Media
2 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (9.09%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.55%) Data Integration
3 1 (4.55%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (4.55%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Linux
2 2 (9.09%) Android
2 2 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (90.91%) Software Engineering
2 16 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (59.09%) TDD
4 12 (54.55%) SOA
5 6 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (18.18%) Integration Testing
7 3 (13.64%) MVC
7 3 (13.64%) BDD
7 3 (13.64%) Test Automation
8 2 (9.09%) Android Development
8 2 (9.09%) Scrum
8 2 (9.09%) Unit Testing
9 1 (4.55%) Manual Testing
9 1 (4.55%) Web Design
9 1 (4.55%) CRM
9 1 (4.55%) ETL
9 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (4.55%) Regression Testing
9 1 (4.55%) Responsive Web Design
9 1 (4.55%) Business Analytics
Programming Languages
1 16 (72.73%) Java
2 12 (54.55%) XPath
2 12 (54.55%) XQuery
3 8 (36.36%) SQL
4 2 (9.09%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
4 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.55%) Perl
5 1 (4.55%) C
5 1 (4.55%) C++
5 1 (4.55%) Python
5 1 (4.55%) Embedded C
5 1 (4.55%) Embedded C++
5 1 (4.55%) Scala
Systems Management
1 12 (54.55%) Oracle Identity Management
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 15 (68.18%) Oracle
2 1 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
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