The table below looks at the statistics for Software Engineering skills 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 Engineering over the 3 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 35 39 42
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +3
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 24 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 3.54% 2.45% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.59% 3.47% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 7 2
Average daily rate
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£413 £260 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.65% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £185 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £445 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £40.50 £27.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.27% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%
Software Engineering
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
523 317 290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 77.14% 70.60% 71.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 189 151
Average daily rate £395 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 17 18
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.75 £16.03
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.08% -7.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.30 £10.85 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £30.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering across the Oxfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Software Engineering Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Software Engineering Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

Software Engineering
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014. 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
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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 -7 9 £400 +18.51% 21
Kidlington - 1 £500 -
Abingdon - - - - 1
Banbury - - - -
Software Engineering
South East

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 18 (56.25%) Java
1 18 (56.25%) SQL
2 17 (53.13%) XML
3 16 (50.00%) Oracle
4 14 (43.75%) HTML
4 14 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (40.63%) Spring
6 12 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (37.50%) XSLT
6 12 (37.50%) J2EE
7 9 (28.13%) TDD
7 9 (28.13%) Publishing
8 8 (25.00%) Web Services
9 6 (18.75%) Maven
9 6 (18.75%) Test Automation
9 6 (18.75%) Spring MVC
9 6 (18.75%) Linux
9 6 (18.75%) C
9 6 (18.75%) MVC
9 6 (18.75%) Middleware
10 5 (15.63%) XQuery
10 5 (15.63%) SOA
10 5 (15.63%) Firmware
10 5 (15.63%) WebLogic
10 5 (15.63%) CSS
10 5 (15.63%) Integration Testing
10 5 (15.63%) Oracle Fusion
10 5 (15.63%) Oracle BPM
10 5 (15.63%) BDD
10 5 (15.63%) XPath

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 5 (15.63%) WebLogic
1 5 (15.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (6.25%) Apache
2 2 (6.25%) Tomcat
2 2 (6.25%) CMS
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (6.25%) Alfresco
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (15.63%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) Wireless
2 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (6.25%) MySQL
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (6.25%) JasperReports
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (6.25%) Pentaho
2 2 (6.25%) Big Data
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (18.75%) Maven
2 4 (12.50%) Ant
3 3 (9.38%) JIRA
4 2 (6.25%) Git (software)
4 2 (6.25%) Log4j
4 2 (6.25%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.13%) Subversion
5 1 (3.13%) Bugzilla
5 1 (3.13%) GNU Toolchain
General
1 9 (28.13%) Publishing
2 3 (9.38%) Aerospace
3 2 (6.25%) Automotive
4 1 (3.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 25 (78.13%) Software Engineer
2 18 (56.25%) Developer
3 11 (34.38%) Java Developer
4 8 (25.00%) Software Developer
5 7 (21.88%) Senior Software Engineer
6 5 (15.63%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 5 (15.63%) Java Software Engineer
6 5 (15.63%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 4 (12.50%) Java Software Developer
8 3 (9.38%) Programmer
9 2 (6.25%) Senior Developer
9 2 (6.25%) VB Developer
9 2 (6.25%) Senior Java Developer
9 2 (6.25%) VB6 Developer
9 2 (6.25%) Report Developer
9 2 (6.25%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
9 2 (6.25%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
9 2 (6.25%) VB Software Engineer
9 2 (6.25%) Mobile Developer
9 2 (6.25%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (53.13%) XML
2 14 (43.75%) HTML
3 13 (40.63%) Spring
4 12 (37.50%) J2EE
4 12 (37.50%) XSLT
5 8 (25.00%) Web Services
6 6 (18.75%) Middleware
6 6 (18.75%) Spring MVC
7 5 (15.63%) Oracle ADF
7 5 (15.63%) Oracle Fusion
7 5 (15.63%) CSS
8 4 (12.50%) JMS
8 4 (12.50%) JSF
8 4 (12.50%) Ajax
9 3 (9.38%) HTML5
10 2 (6.25%) CSS3
10 2 (6.25%) RESTful
10 2 (6.25%) Hibernate
10 2 (6.25%) EJB 3.0
10 2 (6.25%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.25%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (6.25%) Client/Server
2 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.25%) Data Integration
3 1 (3.13%) Open Source
3 1 (3.13%) Digital Media
3 1 (3.13%) Device Driver
3 1 (3.13%) SCORM
3 1 (3.13%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.13%) Physics
3 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.75%) Linux
2 2 (6.25%) Windows
2 2 (6.25%) Android
3 1 (3.13%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (28.13%) TDD
4 6 (18.75%) MVC
4 6 (18.75%) Test Automation
5 5 (15.63%) BDD
5 5 (15.63%) SOA
5 5 (15.63%) Scrum
5 5 (15.63%) Integration Testing
6 4 (12.50%) ETL
6 4 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (9.38%) Unit Testing
8 2 (6.25%) Process Management
8 2 (6.25%) Automated Testing
8 2 (6.25%) Workflow
8 2 (6.25%) Embedded Software Development
8 2 (6.25%) Business Analytics
8 2 (6.25%) Analytics
8 2 (6.25%) User Stories
8 2 (6.25%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (56.25%) Java
1 18 (56.25%) SQL
2 6 (18.75%) C
3 5 (15.63%) XQuery
3 5 (15.63%) XPath
4 4 (12.50%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
4 4 (12.50%) C++
5 3 (9.38%) Assembly Language
5 3 (9.38%) C#
5 3 (9.38%) Embedded C
5 3 (9.38%) Embedded C++
5 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
6 2 (6.25%) VB
6 2 (6.25%) VB.NET
6 2 (6.25%) VB6
7 1 (3.13%) Python
7 1 (3.13%) ECMAScript
7 1 (3.13%) Perl
7 1 (3.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (15.63%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) Oracle Identity Management
2 4 (12.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 16 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (6.25%) Jaspersoft
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