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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 28 26 31
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +5
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 15 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 4.45% 2.16% 1.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.45% 3.36% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 2
Average daily rate
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£396 £290 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.63% +26.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £158 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £418 £254
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.78% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Software Engineering
Oxfordshire

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
275 149 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 81.60% 64.50% 76.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 94 111
Average daily rate £425 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £458 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 2
Average hourly rate £28.75 £14.00 £10.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.35% +34.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.48 £11.00 £10.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £37.50 £10.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015, 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 20 (62.50%) Java
2 15 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (43.75%) TDD
4 13 (40.63%) Linux
5 10 (31.25%) XML
6 9 (28.13%) C++
6 9 (28.13%) SOA
7 8 (25.00%) HTML
7 8 (25.00%) C#
7 8 (25.00%) PHP
7 8 (25.00%) Oracle
7 8 (25.00%) WebLogic
7 8 (25.00%) OO
8 7 (21.88%) Web Services
8 7 (21.88%) XSLT
8 7 (21.88%) JavaScript
8 7 (21.88%) Publishing
8 7 (21.88%) Web Development
8 7 (21.88%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (21.88%) BDD
8 7 (21.88%) Oracle Identity Management
9 6 (18.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 6 (18.75%) AngularJS
9 6 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
9 6 (18.75%) Oracle BPM
9 6 (18.75%) Oracle Fusion
9 6 (18.75%) XPath
9 6 (18.75%) Scrum
9 6 (18.75%) Oracle ADF
9 6 (18.75%) Python

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 8 (25.00%) WebLogic
2 6 (18.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (12.50%) Node.js
3 4 (12.50%) JBoss
3 4 (12.50%) Apache
4 2 (6.25%) WebSphere
4 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
4 2 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (6.25%) Tomcat
5 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 6 (18.75%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 6 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (9.38%) Amazon SQS
2 3 (9.38%) Amazon S3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) Hadoop
1 4 (12.50%) MongoDB
1 4 (12.50%) NoSQL
1 4 (12.50%) Big Data
2 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) JUnit
2 2 (6.25%) Maven
2 2 (6.25%) Subversion
2 2 (6.25%) Cucumber
2 2 (6.25%) Ant
3 1 (3.13%) Bugzilla
3 1 (3.13%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (3.13%) Mockito
3 1 (3.13%) Mercurial
3 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (21.88%) Publishing
2 2 (6.25%) Finance
3 1 (3.13%) Military
3 1 (3.13%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 20 (62.50%) Software Engineer
2 18 (56.25%) Developer
3 8 (25.00%) Java Developer
4 6 (18.75%) Senior Software Engineer
4 6 (18.75%) Java Software Engineer
4 6 (18.75%) Senior Developer
5 5 (15.63%) Lead Developer
6 4 (12.50%) Lead Software Engineer
6 4 (12.50%) Senior Data Architect
6 4 (12.50%) Senior Architect
6 4 (12.50%) Data Architect
6 4 (12.50%) Architect
6 4 (12.50%) Big Data Architect
6 4 (12.50%) AWS Architect
6 4 (12.50%) Full Stack Developer
6 4 (12.50%) Senior Full Stack Developer
7 3 (9.38%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 2 (6.25%) Senior Java Software Engineer
8 2 (6.25%) Senior Java Developer
8 2 (6.25%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (31.25%) XML
2 8 (25.00%) HTML
3 7 (21.88%) Web Services
3 7 (21.88%) XSLT
4 6 (18.75%) AngularJS
4 6 (18.75%) Oracle Fusion
4 6 (18.75%) Oracle ADF
4 6 (18.75%) .NET
4 6 (18.75%) CSS
5 5 (15.63%) J2EE
5 5 (15.63%) Spring
6 4 (12.50%) JSF
6 4 (12.50%) .NET Framework
6 4 (12.50%) HTML5
6 4 (12.50%) EJB
6 4 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (12.50%) Backbone.js
6 4 (12.50%) Ember.js
7 3 (9.38%) Middleware
7 3 (9.38%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Digital Media
2 3 (9.38%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (6.25%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (6.25%) Device Driver
4 1 (3.13%) Algorithms
4 1 (3.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (3.13%) Open Source
4 1 (3.13%) Visualisation
4 1 (3.13%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.13%) Physics
4 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (40.63%) Linux
2 6 (18.75%) UNIX
3 1 (3.13%) Windows
3 1 (3.13%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (43.75%) TDD
3 9 (28.13%) SOA
4 8 (25.00%) OO
5 7 (21.88%) Web Development
5 7 (21.88%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (21.88%) BDD
6 6 (18.75%) Scrum
6 6 (18.75%) UML
7 4 (12.50%) Analytics
8 3 (9.38%) Configuration Management
8 3 (9.38%) Project Management
9 2 (6.25%) Multithreading
9 2 (6.25%) Unit Testing
9 2 (6.25%) Requirements Analysis
9 2 (6.25%) Software Testing
9 2 (6.25%) Software Architecture
9 2 (6.25%) OOP
9 2 (6.25%) Software Delivery
10 1 (3.13%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (62.50%) Java
2 9 (28.13%) C++
3 8 (25.00%) C#
3 8 (25.00%) PHP
4 7 (21.88%) JavaScript
5 6 (18.75%) XPath
5 6 (18.75%) Python
5 6 (18.75%) XQuery
6 5 (15.63%) SQL
7 4 (12.50%) Scala
8 3 (9.38%) C
8 3 (9.38%) Embedded C
8 3 (9.38%) Embedded C++
9 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
9 2 (6.25%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 1 (3.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
1 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.25%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (21.88%) Oracle Identity Management
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (3.13%) Ansible
3 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (25.00%) Oracle
2 4 (12.50%) Twitter
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.13%) VMware
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Oliver Bernard
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Posted: 3 days ago