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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 30 33 25
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -8
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 9 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 3.40% 3.25% 3.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.57% 3.87% 4.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 6
Average daily rate £363 £340 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.61% -12.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £275 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £388 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £23.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+5.62% +2.56%
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
197 310 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 74.34% 84.01% 68.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 248 110
Average daily rate £425 £420 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +29.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 10
Average hourly rate £13.80 £30.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.00% +76.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £8.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 29 April 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxford

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 7 (53.85%) Python
2 6 (46.15%) Linux
2 6 (46.15%) C++
2 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (38.46%) Java
4 4 (30.77%) SOAP
4 4 (30.77%) Finance
4 4 (30.77%) MongoDB
5 3 (23.08%) Puppet
5 3 (23.08%) Visualisation
5 3 (23.08%) jQuery
5 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (23.08%) Machine Learning
5 3 (23.08%) Big Data
5 3 (23.08%) Degree
5 3 (23.08%) Mathematics
5 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
5 3 (23.08%) OO
5 3 (23.08%) C
5 3 (23.08%) PHP
5 3 (23.08%) Algorithms
6 2 (15.38%) Quantitative Trading
6 2 (15.38%) Data Acquisition
6 2 (15.38%) SQL
6 2 (15.38%) VB
6 2 (15.38%) C#
6 2 (15.38%) HTML
6 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
6 2 (15.38%) VBA
6 2 (15.38%) MySQL

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 2 (15.38%) Apache Pig
2 1 (7.69%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (15.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) MongoDB
2 3 (23.08%) Big Data
3 2 (15.38%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (15.38%) Apache Hive
3 2 (15.38%) Data Mining
3 2 (15.38%) Hadoop
3 2 (15.38%) KDB
3 2 (15.38%) MySQL
3 2 (15.38%) NoSQL
3 2 (15.38%) Redis
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Eclipse
1 2 (15.38%) Maven
1 2 (15.38%) PHPUnit
1 2 (15.38%) Redmine
1 2 (15.38%) Subversion
1 2 (15.38%) Vagrant
2 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Front Office
3 1 (7.69%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Developer
2 5 (38.46%) Software Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) PHP Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Python Developer
4 2 (15.38%) C++ Software Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Java Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Java Software Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Quantitative Developer
5 1 (7.69%) AWS Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) C Software Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) C# Software Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Electronics Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Embedded C Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Embedded C Software Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Embedded Java Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Graduate Software Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Python Software Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Ruby Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) SOAP
2 3 (23.08%) jQuery
3 2 (15.38%) AngularJS
3 2 (15.38%) Celery
3 2 (15.38%) CodeIgniter
3 2 (15.38%) CSS
3 2 (15.38%) Django
3 2 (15.38%) EDI
3 2 (15.38%) Esper
3 2 (15.38%) Flask
3 2 (15.38%) HTML
3 2 (15.38%) NumPy
3 2 (15.38%) Pandas
3 2 (15.38%) Pyramid
3 2 (15.38%) RESTful
3 2 (15.38%) SciPy
3 2 (15.38%) Web Services
3 2 (15.38%) XML
4 1 (7.69%) .NET
4 1 (7.69%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Algorithms
1 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
1 3 (23.08%) Mathematics
1 3 (23.08%) Visualisation
2 2 (15.38%) Fintech
2 2 (15.38%) Hedge funds
2 2 (15.38%) Statistics
3 1 (7.69%) Data Structures
3 1 (7.69%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.69%) Physics
3 1 (7.69%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Android
2 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (23.08%) Machine Learning
2 3 (23.08%) OO
3 2 (15.38%) Analytics
3 2 (15.38%) Data Acquisition
3 2 (15.38%) Data Analytics
3 2 (15.38%) ERP
3 2 (15.38%) Kanban
3 2 (15.38%) MVC
3 2 (15.38%) Open Source
3 2 (15.38%) Quantitative Trading
3 2 (15.38%) Refactoring
3 2 (15.38%) Time Series Analysis
3 2 (15.38%) Unit Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Web Development
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) SDLC
4 1 (7.69%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) Python
2 6 (46.15%) C++
3 5 (38.46%) Java
4 3 (23.08%) C
4 3 (23.08%) PHP
5 2 (15.38%) C#
5 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
5 2 (15.38%) PHP 5
5 2 (15.38%) SQL
5 2 (15.38%) VB
5 2 (15.38%) VBA
6 1 (7.69%) F#
6 1 (7.69%) Haskell
6 1 (7.69%) Ruby
6 1 (7.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) Puppet
2 1 (7.69%) Ansible
2 1 (7.69%) Kubernetes
2 1 (7.69%) Mesos
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle
1 2 (15.38%) SAP
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
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