The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Oxford region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 23 33 33
Rank change year-on-year
+10 0
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 7 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 2.90% 0.81% 1.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.46% 1.07% 3.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 4
Average daily rate £388 £260 £503
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.03% -48.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £260 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £260 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +1.35%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
157 187 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 65.15% 75.40% 54.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 106 110
Average daily rate £325 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £270 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £498 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 14
Average hourly rate £17.00 £10.43 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.06% -56.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.41 £10.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £12.09 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Software Engineering
Oxfordshire

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 4 (33.33%) Scrum
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 4 (33.33%) Publishing
2 3 (25.00%) TDD
2 3 (25.00%) Retail
2 3 (25.00%) Workflow Management
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle OWB
2 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (25.00%) Data Modelling
2 3 (25.00%) Workflow
2 3 (25.00%) ETL
2 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (25.00%) PRINCE
2 3 (25.00%) Project Management
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle ODI
3 2 (16.67%) iOS Development
3 2 (16.67%) Apple iOS
3 2 (16.67%) Informatica
3 2 (16.67%) Xcode
3 2 (16.67%) Objective-C
3 2 (16.67%) C++
3 2 (16.67%) Pentaho
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (16.67%) iPhone
3 2 (16.67%) iPad

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (8.33%) CMS
1 1 (8.33%) Umbraco
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle OWB
2 3 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle ODI
3 2 (16.67%) Pentaho
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Xcode
2 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (33.33%) Publishing
2 3 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Software Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Developer
3 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Project Manager
3 3 (25.00%) Project Manager
4 2 (16.67%) Programmer
4 2 (16.67%) iOS Developer
4 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce Manager
4 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce Project Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Umbraco Developer
5 1 (8.33%) iPad Programmer
5 1 (8.33%) Classic ASP Developer
5 1 (8.33%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) ASP Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse Specialist
5 1 (8.33%) Web Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Ajax
1 1 (8.33%) JSON
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) Classic ASP
1 1 (8.33%) POSIX
1 1 (8.33%) iOS SDK
1 1 (8.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) iPhone
1 2 (16.67%) iPad
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) Data Integration
2 1 (8.33%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Apple iOS
2 1 (8.33%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Scrum
2 3 (25.00%) TDD
2 3 (25.00%) Workflow Management
2 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (25.00%) Data Modelling
2 3 (25.00%) Workflow
2 3 (25.00%) ETL
2 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (25.00%) PRINCE
2 3 (25.00%) Project Management
3 2 (16.67%) iOS Development
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Refactoring
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (8.33%) Analytics
4 1 (8.33%) Memory Management
4 1 (8.33%) Image Processing
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) Objective-C
2 2 (16.67%) C++
3 1 (8.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (16.67%) Informatica
3 1 (8.33%) Facebook
3 1 (8.33%) Twitter
3 1 (8.33%) Business Objects