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 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 24 23 30
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +7
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 24 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 5.76% 2.87% 2.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.00% 4.03% 3.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 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 £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
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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
343 124 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 82.25% 71.26% 71.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 76 110
Average daily rate £475 £370 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.37% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £234 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 8 8
Average hourly rate £14.00 £37.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.66% +114.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.50 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.60 £39.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 December 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 22 December 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 27 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (78.79%) Java
3 20 (60.61%) Oracle
4 19 (57.58%) XML
4 19 (57.58%) XSLT
4 19 (57.58%) TDD
5 15 (45.45%) SOA
6 14 (42.42%) WebLogic
6 14 (42.42%) XQuery
6 14 (42.42%) Publishing
6 14 (42.42%) Oracle ADF
6 14 (42.42%) XPath
6 14 (42.42%) Oracle Fusion
6 14 (42.42%) Oracle BPM
6 14 (42.42%) Oracle Identity Management
6 14 (42.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 13 (39.39%) Digital Media
8 11 (33.33%) SQL
8 11 (33.33%) Scrum
9 10 (30.30%) HTML
9 10 (30.30%) Linux
9 10 (30.30%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (27.27%) J2EE
10 9 (27.27%) Spring
11 8 (24.24%) OO
12 7 (21.21%) BDD
12 7 (21.21%) Analytics
13 5 (15.15%) C++
13 5 (15.15%) JavaScript
13 5 (15.15%) CSS

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 14 (42.42%) WebLogic
1 14 (42.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (12.12%) Node.js
2 4 (12.12%) Apache
3 2 (6.06%) Oracle Service Bus
Business Applications
1 14 (42.42%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) NoSQL
2 4 (12.12%) Big Data
2 4 (12.12%) Hadoop
2 4 (12.12%) MongoDB
3 2 (6.06%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.03%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Ant
1 4 (12.12%) Maven
General
1 14 (42.42%) Publishing
2 1 (3.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (69.70%) Developer
2 20 (60.61%) Software Engineer
3 15 (45.45%) Java Developer
4 13 (39.39%) Java Software Engineer
5 12 (36.36%) Lead Developer
6 10 (30.30%) Lead Software Engineer
7 5 (15.15%) Software Developer
8 4 (12.12%) Architect
8 4 (12.12%) Data Architect
8 4 (12.12%) Senior Developer
8 4 (12.12%) Big Data Architect
8 4 (12.12%) Senior Data Architect
8 4 (12.12%) Senior Architect
9 3 (9.09%) Software Engineering Manager
9 3 (9.09%) Senior Software Engineer
9 3 (9.09%) Engineering Manager
9 3 (9.09%) Development Manager
9 3 (9.09%) Java Software Developer
9 3 (9.09%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 3 (9.09%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (57.58%) XML
1 19 (57.58%) XSLT
2 14 (42.42%) Oracle ADF
2 14 (42.42%) Oracle Fusion
3 10 (30.30%) HTML
4 9 (27.27%) J2EE
4 9 (27.27%) Spring
5 5 (15.15%) CSS
5 5 (15.15%) Web Services
6 4 (12.12%) .NET
6 4 (12.12%) JMS
6 4 (12.12%) Middleware
6 4 (12.12%) JSF
6 4 (12.12%) Ajax
6 4 (12.12%) .NET Framework
6 4 (12.12%) Spring MVC
6 4 (12.12%) Backbone.js
6 4 (12.12%) Ember.js
6 4 (12.12%) AngularJS
6 4 (12.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 13 (39.39%) Digital Media
2 4 (12.12%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (9.09%) Data Integration
4 2 (6.06%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.03%) Device Driver
5 1 (3.03%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (3.03%) Mathematics
5 1 (3.03%) Physics
5 1 (3.03%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 10 (30.30%) Linux
2 2 (6.06%) Android
2 2 (6.06%) UNIX
2 2 (6.06%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (57.58%) TDD
3 15 (45.45%) SOA
4 11 (33.33%) Scrum
5 10 (30.30%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (24.24%) OO
7 7 (21.21%) BDD
7 7 (21.21%) Analytics
8 4 (12.12%) Test Automation
8 4 (12.12%) MVC
8 4 (12.12%) Web Development
8 4 (12.12%) Unit Testing
8 4 (12.12%) Integration Testing
9 3 (9.09%) CMMI
9 3 (9.09%) Data Management
9 3 (9.09%) RUP
10 2 (6.06%) OOA/OOD
10 2 (6.06%) Process Management
10 2 (6.06%) Android Development
11 1 (3.03%) Business Analytics
Programming Languages
1 26 (78.79%) Java
2 14 (42.42%) XQuery
2 14 (42.42%) XPath
3 11 (33.33%) SQL
4 5 (15.15%) JavaScript
4 5 (15.15%) Scala
4 5 (15.15%) C++
5 4 (12.12%) PHP
5 4 (12.12%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 4 (12.12%) C#
6 1 (3.03%) C
6 1 (3.03%) Perl
6 1 (3.03%) Python
6 1 (3.03%) Embedded C
6 1 (3.03%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) Degree
Systems Management
1 14 (42.42%) Oracle Identity Management
2 4 (12.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 20 (60.61%) Oracle
2 4 (12.12%) Twitter
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