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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 40 26 26
Rank change year-on-year
-14 0
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 8 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 2.37% 1.44% 2.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.45% 1.54% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Average daily rate
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£448 £265 £163
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.86% +63.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £265 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £265 £193
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £318
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +2.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +9.72%
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
327 195 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 97.03% 93.30% 97.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 93 118
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 22 15
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £8.45 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £25.00 £17.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 18 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 9 (50.00%) TDD
3 8 (44.44%) Java
4 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (33.33%) C#
5 6 (33.33%) Linux
6 5 (27.78%) XML
6 5 (27.78%) C++
6 5 (27.78%) Spring
6 5 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (27.78%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (22.22%) HTML5
7 4 (22.22%) BDD
7 4 (22.22%) Multithreading
7 4 (22.22%) HTML
7 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
7 4 (22.22%) .NET
7 4 (22.22%) Oracle
7 4 (22.22%) JUnit
7 4 (22.22%) Web Services
7 4 (22.22%) UML
8 3 (16.67%) OOP
8 3 (16.67%) OO
8 3 (16.67%) C
8 3 (16.67%) XSLT
8 3 (16.67%) Python
8 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 3 (16.67%) Embedded C
8 3 (16.67%) Embedded C++
8 3 (16.67%) WebLogic

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 3 (16.67%) WebLogic
2 2 (11.11%) JBoss
2 2 (11.11%) Tomcat
2 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 2 (11.11%) WebSphere
2 2 (11.11%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (27.78%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (16.67%) Amazon SQS
2 3 (16.67%) Amazon S3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) JUnit
2 2 (11.11%) Mockito
2 2 (11.11%) Cucumber
2 2 (11.11%) Subversion
3 1 (5.56%) Maven
3 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.56%) Mercurial
3 1 (5.56%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (5.56%) Bugzilla
3 1 (5.56%) Ant
General
1 1 (5.56%) Electronics
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
1 1 (5.56%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) XML
1 5 (27.78%) Spring
2 4 (22.22%) HTML
2 4 (22.22%) .NET
2 4 (22.22%) HTML5
2 4 (22.22%) Web Services
3 3 (16.67%) jQuery
3 3 (16.67%) XSLT
4 2 (11.11%) SOAP
4 2 (11.11%) J2EE
4 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET
4 2 (11.11%) EJB
4 2 (11.11%) CSS
4 2 (11.11%) JSON
4 2 (11.11%) Spring MVC
4 2 (11.11%) WPF
4 2 (11.11%) OpenGL
4 2 (11.11%) Middleware
4 2 (11.11%) Hibernate
4 2 (11.11%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Device Driver
1 2 (11.11%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 2 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.56%) Algorithms
2 1 (5.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (5.56%) Mathematics
2 1 (5.56%) Physics
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.56%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) ThreadX
2 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 9 (50.00%) TDD
3 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (22.22%) Multithreading
5 4 (22.22%) BDD
5 4 (22.22%) UML
6 3 (16.67%) OOP
6 3 (16.67%) OO
6 3 (16.67%) Scrum
6 3 (16.67%) SDLC
6 3 (16.67%) Web Development
7 2 (11.11%) Refactoring
7 2 (11.11%) OOD
7 2 (11.11%) SOA
7 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
7 2 (11.11%) MVC
8 1 (5.56%) Requirements Management
8 1 (5.56%) Unit Testing
8 1 (5.56%) API Design
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) Java
2 6 (33.33%) C#
3 5 (27.78%) C++
4 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 3 (16.67%) SQL
5 3 (16.67%) Python
5 3 (16.67%) Embedded C
5 3 (16.67%) Embedded C++
5 3 (16.67%) C
6 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
7 1 (5.56%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
7 1 (5.56%) XQuery
7 1 (5.56%) XPath
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Puppet
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Identity Management
1 2 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (11.11%) Ansible
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.56%) VMware
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