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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 28 23 30
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +7
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 16 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 4.30% 2.93% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.23% 4.62% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 0
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£340 £388 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+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
306 130 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 82.26% 63.41% 77.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 78 100
Average daily rate £425 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £185 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 10
Average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £10.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +96.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 March 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 March 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 27 (67.50%) Java
2 22 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (42.50%) TDD
4 15 (37.50%) XML
4 15 (37.50%) Linux
4 15 (37.50%) SOA
5 14 (35.00%) WebLogic
5 14 (35.00%) Oracle
6 13 (32.50%) Publishing
6 13 (32.50%) Digital Media
7 12 (30.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 12 (30.00%) Oracle Identity Management
7 12 (30.00%) Oracle ADF
7 12 (30.00%) XQuery
7 12 (30.00%) XSLT
7 12 (30.00%) XPath
7 12 (30.00%) Oracle Fusion
7 12 (30.00%) Oracle BPM
8 11 (27.50%) C++
9 10 (25.00%) OO
9 10 (25.00%) Scrum
10 8 (20.00%) UNIX
10 8 (20.00%) HTML
10 8 (20.00%) PHP
10 8 (20.00%) Analytics
11 7 (17.50%) Python
11 7 (17.50%) Web Development
11 7 (17.50%) BDD
12 6 (15.00%) NoSQL
12 6 (15.00%) Scala

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 14 (35.00%) WebLogic
2 12 (30.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (12.50%) Apache
3 5 (12.50%) Node.js
4 4 (10.00%) JBoss
5 2 (5.00%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (5.00%) WebSphere
5 2 (5.00%) Tomcat
5 2 (5.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 12 (30.00%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Amazon S3
1 2 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.00%) Amazon SQS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.00%) NoSQL
2 5 (12.50%) Hadoop
2 5 (12.50%) MongoDB
2 5 (12.50%) Big Data
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.50%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (5.00%) Subversion
1 2 (5.00%) Maven
1 2 (5.00%) Ant
1 2 (5.00%) JUnit
2 1 (2.50%) Bugzilla
2 1 (2.50%) Mercurial
2 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
General
1 13 (32.50%) Publishing
2 2 (5.00%) Finance
3 1 (2.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 24 (60.00%) Developer
2 22 (55.00%) Software Engineer
3 13 (32.50%) Java Developer
4 12 (30.00%) Lead Developer
5 11 (27.50%) Java Software Engineer
6 10 (25.00%) Lead Software Engineer
7 6 (15.00%) Senior Developer
8 5 (12.50%) Data Architect
8 5 (12.50%) Architect
8 5 (12.50%) Senior Data Architect
8 5 (12.50%) Senior Architect
8 5 (12.50%) Big Data Architect
8 5 (12.50%) AWS Architect
8 5 (12.50%) Full Stack Developer
8 5 (12.50%) Senior Full Stack Developer
9 4 (10.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 4 (10.00%) Senior Software Engineer
10 3 (7.50%) Engineering Manager
10 3 (7.50%) Development Manager
10 3 (7.50%) Software Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (37.50%) XML
2 12 (30.00%) Oracle ADF
2 12 (30.00%) XSLT
2 12 (30.00%) Oracle Fusion
3 8 (20.00%) HTML
4 6 (15.00%) CSS
5 5 (12.50%) .NET
5 5 (12.50%) Web Services
5 5 (12.50%) .NET Framework
5 5 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 5 (12.50%) Ember.js
5 5 (12.50%) AngularJS
5 5 (12.50%) Backbone.js
6 4 (10.00%) Spring
6 4 (10.00%) JSF
6 4 (10.00%) J2EE
6 4 (10.00%) EJB
7 3 (7.50%) JSON
7 3 (7.50%) REST
8 2 (5.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 13 (32.50%) Digital Media
2 3 (7.50%) Device Driver
2 3 (7.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 3 (7.50%) Data Integration
3 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (5.00%) Mathematics
3 2 (5.00%) Physics
4 1 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.50%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.50%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 15 (37.50%) Linux
2 8 (20.00%) UNIX
3 1 (2.50%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (42.50%) TDD
3 15 (37.50%) SOA
4 10 (25.00%) OO
4 10 (25.00%) Scrum
5 8 (20.00%) Analytics
6 7 (17.50%) Web Development
6 7 (17.50%) BDD
7 6 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (7.50%) CMMI
8 3 (7.50%) Project Management
8 3 (7.50%) RUP
8 3 (7.50%) Data Management
9 2 (5.00%) Multithreading
9 2 (5.00%) Unit Testing
9 2 (5.00%) Software Architecture
9 2 (5.00%) Software Testing
9 2 (5.00%) Requirements Analysis
9 2 (5.00%) UML
9 2 (5.00%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 27 (67.50%) Java
2 12 (30.00%) XQuery
2 12 (30.00%) XPath
3 11 (27.50%) C++
4 8 (20.00%) PHP
5 7 (17.50%) Python
6 6 (15.00%) Scala
6 6 (15.00%) SQL
6 6 (15.00%) C#
6 6 (15.00%) JavaScript
7 4 (10.00%) C
7 4 (10.00%) Embedded C
7 4 (10.00%) Embedded C++
8 2 (5.00%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
9 1 (2.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) Degree
2 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.00%) DV Cleared
2 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 12 (30.00%) Oracle Identity Management
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 14 (35.00%) Oracle
2 5 (12.50%) Twitter