The table below looks at the statistics for Software Engineering skills 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 Engineering over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 23 21 29
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +8
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 10 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 3.61% 3.94% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.88% 5.41% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 1
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£375 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -4.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
205 148 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 74.01% 72.91% 70.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 88 96
Average daily rate £350 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 13
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 £27.50 £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering across the Oxford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Software Engineering Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Software Engineering Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

Software Engineering
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering.

1 8 (61.54%) SQL
1 8 (61.54%) Java
1 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) Spring
2 7 (53.85%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (53.85%) XML
2 7 (53.85%) XSLT
2 7 (53.85%) J2EE
3 6 (46.15%) Oracle
3 6 (46.15%) HTML
3 6 (46.15%) TDD
4 5 (38.46%) Web Services
5 4 (30.77%) MVC
5 4 (30.77%) Spring MVC
6 3 (23.08%) Ajax
6 3 (23.08%) Integration Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
6 3 (23.08%) BDD
6 3 (23.08%) Publishing
6 3 (23.08%) Scrum
6 3 (23.08%) Linux
7 2 (15.38%) Client/Server
7 2 (15.38%) JMS
7 2 (15.38%) Windows
7 2 (15.38%) C++
7 2 (15.38%) Ant
7 2 (15.38%) WebLogic
7 2 (15.38%) SOA
7 2 (15.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (15.38%) XQuery

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) WebLogic
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) HTTP
1 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Pentaho
1 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Ant
1 2 (15.38%) Maven
2 1 (7.69%) GNU Toolchain
2 1 (7.69%) Xcode
General
1 3 (23.08%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Software Engineer
2 8 (61.54%) Developer
3 5 (38.46%) Java Developer
3 5 (38.46%) Software Developer
4 3 (23.08%) Java Software Developer
4 3 (23.08%) Senior Software Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) Java Software Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Android Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Android Software Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Mobile Developer
6 1 (7.69%) C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) C# Software Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) Spring
1 7 (53.85%) XML
1 7 (53.85%) XSLT
1 7 (53.85%) J2EE
2 6 (46.15%) HTML
3 5 (38.46%) Web Services
4 4 (30.77%) Spring MVC
5 3 (23.08%) Ajax
6 2 (15.38%) JMS
6 2 (15.38%) Middleware
6 2 (15.38%) Oracle ADF
6 2 (15.38%) JSF
6 2 (15.38%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (7.69%) JSON
7 1 (7.69%) iOS SDK
7 1 (7.69%) REST
7 1 (7.69%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Client/Server
1 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (7.69%) Open Source
2 1 (7.69%) iPhone
2 1 (7.69%) Augmented Reality
2 1 (7.69%) Data Integration
2 1 (7.69%) iPad
2 1 (7.69%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Android
3 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (46.15%) TDD
4 4 (30.77%) MVC
5 3 (23.08%) Integration Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
5 3 (23.08%) BDD
5 3 (23.08%) Scrum
6 2 (15.38%) SOA
6 2 (15.38%) Unit Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Analytics
6 2 (15.38%) Android Development
7 1 (7.69%) iOS Development
7 1 (7.69%) Business Analytics
7 1 (7.69%) Multithreading
7 1 (7.69%) Memory Management
7 1 (7.69%) ETL
7 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (7.69%) OOD
7 1 (7.69%) OO
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) SQL
1 8 (61.54%) Java
2 2 (15.38%) C++
2 2 (15.38%) XQuery
2 2 (15.38%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
2 2 (15.38%) XPath
3 1 (7.69%) Embedded C
3 1 (7.69%) Embedded C++
3 1 (7.69%) Objective-C
3 1 (7.69%) C
3 1 (7.69%) C#
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Facebook
2 1 (7.69%) Twitter
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