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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 40 30 21
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 1 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.35% 3.28% 3.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 3.52% 3.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 11 4
Average daily rate - £518 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +52.20%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.63 £38.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+14.05% +2.00%
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
264 341 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 92.96% 93.17% 95.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 212 94
Average daily rate £400 £430 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% +32.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £295 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 30 17
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.80 £8.83 £12.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.50 £19.10 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
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 11 February 2016, 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 6 (85.71%) Java
1 6 (85.71%) Web Services
1 6 (85.71%) Software Engineering
1 6 (85.71%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (71.43%) REST
2 5 (71.43%) NoSQL
2 5 (71.43%) Content Enrichment
3 4 (57.14%) Linux
3 4 (57.14%) HTML
3 4 (57.14%) TDD
3 4 (57.14%) Spring
3 4 (57.14%) WebSphere
3 4 (57.14%) JUnit
3 4 (57.14%) WebLogic
3 4 (57.14%) JBoss
3 4 (57.14%) Tomcat
3 4 (57.14%) Amazon SQS
3 4 (57.14%) Amazon S3
3 4 (57.14%) HTML5
3 4 (57.14%) Mockito
3 4 (57.14%) Cucumber
3 4 (57.14%) BDD
4 3 (42.86%) JSON
4 3 (42.86%) XML
5 2 (28.57%) MVC
5 2 (28.57%) SDLC
5 2 (28.57%) Mathematics
5 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
5 2 (28.57%) Spring MVC
6 1 (14.29%) Apache Hive

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 4 (57.14%) JBoss
1 4 (57.14%) Tomcat
1 4 (57.14%) WebLogic
1 4 (57.14%) WebSphere
2 1 (14.29%) Apache Pig
Cloud Services
1 6 (85.71%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (57.14%) Amazon S3
2 4 (57.14%) Amazon SQS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) NoSQL
2 1 (14.29%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (14.29%) Apache Hive
2 1 (14.29%) Big Data
2 1 (14.29%) Data Mining
2 1 (14.29%) Hadoop
2 1 (14.29%) MongoDB
2 1 (14.29%) Redis
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Cucumber
1 4 (57.14%) JUnit
1 4 (57.14%) Mockito
2 1 (14.29%) Redmine
General
1 1 (14.29%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) Web Services
2 5 (71.43%) REST
3 4 (57.14%) HTML
3 4 (57.14%) HTML5
3 4 (57.14%) Spring
4 3 (42.86%) JSON
4 3 (42.86%) XML
5 2 (28.57%) Spring MVC
6 1 (14.29%) .NET
6 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
6 1 (14.29%) Celery
6 1 (14.29%) Django
6 1 (14.29%) Flask
6 1 (14.29%) RESTful
6 1 (14.29%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
1 2 (28.57%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Software Engineering
2 5 (71.43%) Content Enrichment
3 4 (57.14%) BDD
3 4 (57.14%) TDD
4 2 (28.57%) MVC
4 2 (28.57%) SDLC
5 1 (14.29%) Analytics
5 1 (14.29%) Data Analytics
5 1 (14.29%) Machine Learning
5 1 (14.29%) OO
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) C++
2 1 (14.29%) Python
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree