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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 23 24 28
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 8 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 3.28% 3.90% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.52% 5.26% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 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 £37.50 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -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
177 152 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 72.54% 74.15% 68.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 91 90
Average daily rate £350 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 14
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 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.65 £27.13 £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 7 (63.64%) Java
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) TDD
2 6 (54.55%) Spring
2 6 (54.55%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 6 (54.55%) J2EE
2 6 (54.55%) XML
2 6 (54.55%) XSLT
3 5 (45.45%) Web Services
3 5 (45.45%) Oracle
3 5 (45.45%) HTML
4 4 (36.36%) MVC
4 4 (36.36%) Spring MVC
5 3 (27.27%) Integration Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
5 3 (27.27%) BDD
5 3 (27.27%) Publishing
6 2 (18.18%) Windows
6 2 (18.18%) Linux
6 2 (18.18%) Scrum
6 2 (18.18%) C++
6 2 (18.18%) Client/Server
6 2 (18.18%) Ajax
6 2 (18.18%) Android
6 2 (18.18%) Android Development
7 1 (9.09%) iOS Development
7 1 (9.09%) iPhone
7 1 (9.09%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (9.09%) Multithreading

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 1 (9.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (9.09%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) HTTP
1 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Maven
1 1 (9.09%) GNU Toolchain
1 1 (9.09%) Ant
1 1 (9.09%) Xcode
General
1 3 (27.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Software Engineer
1 8 (72.73%) Developer
2 5 (45.45%) Software Developer
2 5 (45.45%) Java Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Java Software Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Java Software Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Mobile Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Android Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Android Software Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) iOS Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) Spring
1 6 (54.55%) J2EE
1 6 (54.55%) XML
1 6 (54.55%) XSLT
2 5 (45.45%) Web Services
2 5 (45.45%) HTML
3 4 (36.36%) Spring MVC
4 2 (18.18%) Ajax
5 1 (9.09%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (9.09%) JSON
5 1 (9.09%) JSF
5 1 (9.09%) iOS SDK
5 1 (9.09%) REST
5 1 (9.09%) JMS
5 1 (9.09%) Middleware
5 1 (9.09%) Oracle ADF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Client/Server
2 1 (9.09%) iPhone
2 1 (9.09%) iPad
2 1 (9.09%) Open Source
2 1 (9.09%) Augmented Reality
2 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (9.09%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
1 2 (18.18%) Linux
1 2 (18.18%) Android
2 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) TDD
2 6 (54.55%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (36.36%) MVC
4 3 (27.27%) Integration Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
4 3 (27.27%) BDD
5 2 (18.18%) Scrum
5 2 (18.18%) Android Development
6 1 (9.09%) iOS Development
6 1 (9.09%) Multithreading
6 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Memory Management
6 1 (9.09%) Analytics
6 1 (9.09%) OOD
6 1 (9.09%) SOA
6 1 (9.09%) OO
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) Java
2 6 (54.55%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) C++
4 1 (9.09%) XPath
4 1 (9.09%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
4 1 (9.09%) Embedded C
4 1 (9.09%) Embedded C++
4 1 (9.09%) XQuery
4 1 (9.09%) C
4 1 (9.09%) C#
4 1 (9.09%) Objective-C
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Identity Management
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) Facebook
2 1 (9.09%) Twitter