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 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 44 29 47
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +18
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 25 22 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 3.40% 4.10% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.30% 5.88% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 1
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£365 £363 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% +39.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £38.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
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
581 374 343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 79.05% 69.78% 75.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 234 191
Average daily rate £413 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £361
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 22 19
Average hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £12.09
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% +73.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £11.00 £10.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £50.00 £26.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £29.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -7.03%

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 April 2015.

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 April 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
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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 -10 12 £340 -12.25% 18
Kidlington - 1 £410 -
Thame - - - -
Wallingford - - - -
Witney - - - - 1
Abingdon - - - - 4
Banbury - - - - 2
Bicester - - - -
Faringdon - - - -
Henley-on-Thames - - - - 1
Software Engineering
South East

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 40 (62.50%) Java
2 25 (39.06%) XML
2 25 (39.06%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (34.38%) TDD
4 20 (31.25%) Linux
5 18 (28.13%) WebLogic
6 17 (26.56%) UNIX
7 16 (25.00%) Oracle
8 15 (23.44%) PHP
8 15 (23.44%) SOA
8 15 (23.44%) Publishing
8 15 (23.44%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (21.88%) Python
10 13 (20.31%) Web Services
10 13 (20.31%) HTML
10 13 (20.31%) Digital Media
11 12 (18.75%) Oracle Identity Management
11 12 (18.75%) Oracle BPM
11 12 (18.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 12 (18.75%) Oracle Fusion
11 12 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
11 12 (18.75%) C++
11 12 (18.75%) XSLT
11 12 (18.75%) XQuery
11 12 (18.75%) XPath
11 12 (18.75%) Oracle ADF
11 12 (18.75%) Scrum
12 11 (17.19%) Degree
12 11 (17.19%) C#
13 10 (15.63%) EJB

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 18 (28.13%) WebLogic
2 12 (18.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 8 (12.50%) JBoss
3 8 (12.50%) Tomcat
4 7 (10.94%) Apache
5 6 (9.38%) WebSphere
6 5 (7.81%) Node.js
7 4 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (3.13%) Alfresco
8 2 (3.13%) Oracle Service Bus
8 2 (3.13%) CMS
8 2 (3.13%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 12 (18.75%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 12 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (9.38%) Amazon SQS
2 6 (9.38%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.56%) Bluetooth
1 1 (1.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.38%) NoSQL
2 5 (7.81%) Big Data
2 5 (7.81%) Hadoop
2 5 (7.81%) MongoDB
3 4 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.13%) MySQL
4 2 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (3.13%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (3.13%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (9.38%) JUnit
2 4 (6.25%) Maven
2 4 (6.25%) Cucumber
3 3 (4.69%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.69%) Subversion
4 2 (3.13%) Ant
4 2 (3.13%) Eclipse
4 2 (3.13%) Bugzilla
4 2 (3.13%) JIRA
4 2 (3.13%) Eclipse RCP
4 2 (3.13%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.56%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (1.56%) Mercurial
General
1 15 (23.44%) Publishing
2 4 (6.25%) Finance
3 2 (3.13%) Electronics
4 1 (1.56%) Military
Job Titles
1 34 (53.13%) Software Engineer
2 32 (50.00%) Developer
3 18 (28.13%) Java Developer
4 15 (23.44%) Java Software Engineer
5 12 (18.75%) Lead Developer
6 10 (15.63%) Lead Software Engineer
7 8 (12.50%) Senior Developer
8 7 (10.94%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 5 (7.81%) Senior Software Engineer
9 5 (7.81%) Analyst
9 5 (7.81%) Architect
9 5 (7.81%) Data Architect
9 5 (7.81%) Senior Data Architect
9 5 (7.81%) Senior Architect
9 5 (7.81%) Big Data Architect
9 5 (7.81%) AWS Architect
9 5 (7.81%) Full Stack Developer
9 5 (7.81%) Senior Full Stack Developer
10 3 (4.69%) Software Engineering Manager
10 3 (4.69%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (39.06%) XML
2 13 (20.31%) HTML
2 13 (20.31%) Web Services
3 12 (18.75%) Oracle ADF
3 12 (18.75%) XSLT
3 12 (18.75%) Oracle Fusion
4 10 (15.63%) EJB
4 10 (15.63%) Spring
5 9 (14.06%) JSON
6 8 (12.50%) HTML5
7 7 (10.94%) CSS
8 5 (7.81%) .NET
8 5 (7.81%) REST
8 5 (7.81%) Backbone.js
8 5 (7.81%) Ember.js
8 5 (7.81%) AngularJS
8 5 (7.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 5 (7.81%) .NET Framework
9 4 (6.25%) J2EE
9 4 (6.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.31%) Digital Media
2 8 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 4 (6.25%) Mobile App
3 4 (6.25%) Informatics
4 3 (4.69%) Mathematics
4 3 (4.69%) Device Driver
4 3 (4.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (3.13%) Physics
5 2 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.13%) Data Integration
5 2 (3.13%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.56%) Life Science
6 1 (1.56%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.56%) Robotics
6 1 (1.56%) Mechatronics
6 1 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.56%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 20 (31.25%) Linux
2 17 (26.56%) UNIX
3 2 (3.13%) Windows
4 1 (1.56%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (39.06%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (34.38%) TDD
3 15 (23.44%) SOA
3 15 (23.44%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (18.75%) Scrum
5 10 (15.63%) OO
6 9 (14.06%) Project Management
6 9 (14.06%) BDD
6 9 (14.06%) Web Development
7 7 (10.94%) Analytics
7 7 (10.94%) UML
8 4 (6.25%) Process Management
8 4 (6.25%) Data Modelling
9 3 (4.69%) Data Management
9 3 (4.69%) CMMI
9 3 (4.69%) RUP
10 2 (3.13%) OOA/OOD
10 2 (3.13%) Workflow
10 2 (3.13%) Configuration Management
10 2 (3.13%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 40 (62.50%) Java
2 15 (23.44%) PHP
3 14 (21.88%) Python
4 12 (18.75%) XQuery
4 12 (18.75%) XPath
4 12 (18.75%) C++
5 11 (17.19%) C#
6 9 (14.06%) SQL
7 6 (9.38%) Scala
8 5 (7.81%) Embedded C
8 5 (7.81%) Embedded C++
8 5 (7.81%) C
8 5 (7.81%) JavaScript
9 2 (3.13%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 1 (1.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (17.19%) Degree
2 2 (3.13%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.13%) DV Cleared
2 2 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.56%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.13%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 12 (18.75%) Oracle Identity Management
2 2 (3.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 16 (25.00%) Oracle
2 5 (7.81%) Twitter
3 1 (1.56%) VMware
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