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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 19 22 28
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +6
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 26 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 7.03% 2.91% 2.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.72% 4.03% 3.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 3 3
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£518 £365 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.78% -8.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
Software Engineering
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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
298 124 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 80.54% 72.09% 71.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 73 106
Average daily rate £463 £370 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £228 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £502
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 8
Average hourly rate £18.00 £37.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.00% +114.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.77 £13.69 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £39.00 £63.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -14.28%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 30 (81.08%) Java
2 28 (75.68%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (59.46%) TDD
3 22 (59.46%) XML
4 20 (54.05%) Oracle
5 19 (51.35%) XSLT
6 16 (43.24%) WebLogic
6 16 (43.24%) Publishing
7 15 (40.54%) SOA
8 14 (37.84%) Oracle ADF
8 14 (37.84%) XQuery
8 14 (37.84%) XPath
8 14 (37.84%) Oracle Fusion
8 14 (37.84%) Oracle BPM
8 14 (37.84%) Oracle Identity Management
8 14 (37.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 13 (35.14%) Digital Media
9 13 (35.14%) Linux
9 13 (35.14%) HTML
10 12 (32.43%) Scrum
10 12 (32.43%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (29.73%) Spring
11 11 (29.73%) SQL
12 10 (27.03%) BDD
13 9 (24.32%) J2EE
13 9 (24.32%) OO
14 8 (21.62%) Web Services
14 8 (21.62%) Analytics
15 7 (18.92%) Web Development
15 7 (18.92%) PHP

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 16 (43.24%) WebLogic
2 14 (37.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (13.51%) Node.js
3 5 (13.51%) Apache
4 2 (5.41%) Tomcat
4 2 (5.41%) WebSphere
4 2 (5.41%) Oracle Service Bus
4 2 (5.41%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (5.41%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 14 (37.84%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Amazon S3
1 2 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.41%) Amazon SQS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.22%) NoSQL
2 5 (13.51%) Big Data
2 5 (13.51%) Hadoop
2 5 (13.51%) MongoDB
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.70%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Ant
1 4 (10.81%) Maven
2 2 (5.41%) Cucumber
2 2 (5.41%) JUnit
General
1 16 (43.24%) Publishing
2 1 (2.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (67.57%) Developer
2 21 (56.76%) Software Engineer
3 16 (43.24%) Java Developer
4 14 (37.84%) Java Software Engineer
5 12 (32.43%) Lead Developer
6 10 (27.03%) Lead Software Engineer
7 6 (16.22%) Senior Developer
7 6 (16.22%) Senior Software Engineer
8 5 (13.51%) Senior Data Architect
8 5 (13.51%) Senior Architect
8 5 (13.51%) Big Data Architect
8 5 (13.51%) Data Architect
8 5 (13.51%) Architect
9 3 (8.11%) Software Developer
9 3 (8.11%) Development Manager
9 3 (8.11%) Engineering Manager
9 3 (8.11%) Chief Technology Officer
9 3 (8.11%) Software Development Manager
9 3 (8.11%) Software Engineering Manager
9 3 (8.11%) Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (59.46%) XML
2 19 (51.35%) XSLT
3 14 (37.84%) Oracle ADF
3 14 (37.84%) Oracle Fusion
4 13 (35.14%) HTML
5 11 (29.73%) Spring
6 9 (24.32%) J2EE
7 8 (21.62%) Web Services
8 6 (16.22%) CSS
9 5 (13.51%) .NET Framework
9 5 (13.51%) .NET
9 5 (13.51%) Backbone.js
9 5 (13.51%) Ember.js
9 5 (13.51%) AngularJS
9 5 (13.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (10.81%) Spring MVC
10 4 (10.81%) JMS
10 4 (10.81%) Middleware
10 4 (10.81%) JSF
10 4 (10.81%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 13 (35.14%) Digital Media
2 4 (10.81%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (8.11%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.70%) Open Source
4 1 (2.70%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.70%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (2.70%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.70%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 13 (35.14%) Linux
2 4 (10.81%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (75.68%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (59.46%) TDD
3 15 (40.54%) SOA
4 12 (32.43%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (32.43%) Scrum
5 10 (27.03%) BDD
6 9 (24.32%) OO
7 8 (21.62%) Analytics
8 7 (18.92%) Web Development
9 4 (10.81%) Unit Testing
9 4 (10.81%) Integration Testing
9 4 (10.81%) MVC
9 4 (10.81%) Test Automation
10 3 (8.11%) Data Management
10 3 (8.11%) RUP
10 3 (8.11%) CMMI
11 2 (5.41%) OOA/OOD
11 2 (5.41%) Project Management
11 2 (5.41%) Process Management
12 1 (2.70%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 30 (81.08%) Java
2 14 (37.84%) XQuery
2 14 (37.84%) XPath
3 11 (29.73%) SQL
4 7 (18.92%) PHP
5 6 (16.22%) C++
5 6 (16.22%) Scala
5 6 (16.22%) JavaScript
6 5 (13.51%) C#
7 4 (10.81%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 3 (8.11%) Python
9 1 (2.70%) Embedded C
9 1 (2.70%) Embedded C++
9 1 (2.70%) C
9 1 (2.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) QA
Systems Management
1 14 (37.84%) Oracle Identity Management
2 4 (10.81%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 20 (54.05%) Oracle
2 5 (13.51%) Twitter