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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 26 26 25
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 4 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.90% 2.99% 3.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.08% 4.08% 4.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Average daily rate
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£290 £275 £563
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -51.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.61
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
130 147 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 61.61% 73.13% 73.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 98 125
Average daily rate £350 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £534
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 5 20
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £13.18 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £16.85 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -
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
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 July 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 (36.36%) Scrum
2 3 (27.27%) Workflow
2 3 (27.27%) Publishing
2 3 (27.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (27.27%) PRINCE
2 3 (27.27%) Project Management
2 3 (27.27%) C++
2 3 (27.27%) PRINCE2
2 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
2 3 (27.27%) Workflow Management
2 3 (27.27%) Retail
3 2 (18.18%) Android
3 2 (18.18%) iPhone
3 2 (18.18%) iPad
3 2 (18.18%) Apple iOS
3 2 (18.18%) Android Development
3 2 (18.18%) iOS Development
3 2 (18.18%) Client/Server
3 2 (18.18%) Windows
3 2 (18.18%) Linux
3 2 (18.18%) OO
3 2 (18.18%) Xcode
3 2 (18.18%) Objective-C
4 1 (9.09%) CMS
4 1 (9.09%) Device Driver
4 1 (9.09%) UML
4 1 (9.09%) Java
4 1 (9.09%) C
4 1 (9.09%) C#
4 1 (9.09%) OOD

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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%) CMS
1 1 (9.09%) Umbraco
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) HTTP
1 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Xcode
2 1 (9.09%) GNU Toolchain
General
1 3 (27.27%) Publishing
1 3 (27.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Software Engineer
2 5 (45.45%) Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Project Manager
3 3 (27.27%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Project Manager
4 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce Manager
4 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce Project Manager
4 2 (18.18%) Mobile Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Android Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Android Software Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) iOS Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Software Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Programmer
5 1 (9.09%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) C# Software Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Umbraco Developer
5 1 (9.09%) iPad Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) POSIX
1 1 (9.09%) iOS SDK
1 1 (9.09%) REST
1 1 (9.09%) Ajax
1 1 (9.09%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) iPhone
1 2 (18.18%) iPad
1 2 (18.18%) Client/Server
2 1 (9.09%) Device Driver
2 1 (9.09%) Augmented Reality
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Android
1 2 (18.18%) Apple iOS
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
1 2 (18.18%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Scrum
2 3 (27.27%) Workflow
2 3 (27.27%) PRINCE
2 3 (27.27%) Project Management
2 3 (27.27%) PRINCE2
2 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
2 3 (27.27%) Workflow Management
3 2 (18.18%) Android Development
3 2 (18.18%) iOS Development
3 2 (18.18%) OO
4 1 (9.09%) UML
4 1 (9.09%) OOD
4 1 (9.09%) Analytics
4 1 (9.09%) Memory Management
4 1 (9.09%) TDD
4 1 (9.09%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) C++
2 2 (18.18%) Objective-C
3 1 (9.09%) Java
3 1 (9.09%) C
3 1 (9.09%) C#
3 1 (9.09%) Embedded C
3 1 (9.09%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Facebook
1 1 (9.09%) Twitter