The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 63 42 45
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 7 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.00% 1.05% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.05% 1.09% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £313 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.46% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
Software Developer
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
668 457 470
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 95.02% 95.81% 95.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 238 281
Average daily rate £400 £348 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.10% -0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 42 30
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £8.50 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.10 £25.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Developer in the job title across the Oxfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Software Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Developer across the Oxfordshire region.

Software Developer Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Software Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Developer across the Oxfordshire region.

Software Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Software Developer
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -20 3 £400 - 10
Abingdon - 3 £400 - 1
Software Developer
South East

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire region that cited Software Developer in their job title 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 with Software Developer in their job title.

1 8 (72.73%) C#
2 7 (63.64%) OO
2 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (63.64%) Software Engineering
3 6 (54.55%) C++
3 6 (54.55%) .NET
4 5 (45.45%) OOP
5 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
5 4 (36.36%) HTML
5 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
5 4 (36.36%) CSS
5 4 (36.36%) TDD
5 4 (36.36%) WPF
5 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (27.27%) C++/CLI
6 3 (27.27%) Scrum
6 3 (27.27%) C
6 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET
6 3 (27.27%) Windows
6 3 (27.27%) HTML5
6 3 (27.27%) CSS3
7 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
7 2 (18.18%) RESTful
7 2 (18.18%) AngularJS
7 2 (18.18%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
7 2 (18.18%) Perforce
7 2 (18.18%) Linux
7 2 (18.18%) UML
7 2 (18.18%) SharePoint

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire region that cited Software Developer in their job title 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 with Software Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
1 2 (18.18%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (9.09%) Apache
2 1 (9.09%) Drupal
2 1 (9.09%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
2 1 (9.09%) MySQL
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (9.09%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (18.18%) Electronics
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) .NET
2 4 (36.36%) CSS
2 4 (36.36%) WPF
2 4 (36.36%) HTML
3 3 (27.27%) HTML5
3 3 (27.27%) CSS3
3 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET
4 2 (18.18%) WinForms
4 2 (18.18%) SOAP
4 2 (18.18%) Web Services
4 2 (18.18%) jQuery
4 2 (18.18%) RESTful
4 2 (18.18%) AngularJS
5 1 (9.09%) Silverlight
5 1 (9.09%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 1 (9.09%) Sass
5 1 (9.09%) XML
5 1 (9.09%) XHTML
5 1 (9.09%) Ajax
5 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Robotics
1 1 (9.09%) Mechatronics
1 1 (9.09%) Mathematics
1 1 (9.09%) Physics
1 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (9.09%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Linux
3 1 (9.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) OO
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (63.64%) Software Engineering
2 5 (45.45%) OOP
3 4 (36.36%) TDD
3 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (27.27%) Scrum
5 2 (18.18%) UML
5 2 (18.18%) OOD
5 2 (18.18%) Refactoring
5 2 (18.18%) Multithreading
6 1 (9.09%) Kanban
6 1 (9.09%) Open Source
6 1 (9.09%) Dependency Injection
6 1 (9.09%) MVVM
6 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (9.09%) Performance Improvement
6 1 (9.09%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (9.09%) Agile Project Management
6 1 (9.09%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) C#
2 6 (54.55%) C++
3 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
4 3 (27.27%) C++/CLI
4 3 (27.27%) C
5 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
5 2 (18.18%) Embedded C
5 2 (18.18%) Embedded C++
6 1 (9.09%) PHP
6 1 (9.09%) SQL
6 1 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Varnish
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Perforce
3 1 (9.09%) Infragistics