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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 34 27 37
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +10
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 34 16 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 4.53% 4.06% 2.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.63% 5.93% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 10 7
Average daily rate
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£518 £333 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.63% -16.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £225 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £690 £375 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £40.50 - £36.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
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
604 270 333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 80.53% 68.53% 71.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 417 149 199
Average daily rate £450 £370 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 15 19
Average hourly rate £19.50 £25.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +18.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £39.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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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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 -1 24 £518 +41.78% 19
Kidlington - 3 £500 -
Wallingford - - - -
Abingdon - - - -
Banbury - - - -
Faringdon - - - - 1
Software Engineering
South East

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 39 (68.42%) Java
2 35 (61.40%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (54.39%) Oracle
4 29 (50.88%) XML
5 23 (40.35%) XSLT
6 22 (38.60%) TDD
7 21 (36.84%) Publishing
7 21 (36.84%) SQL
8 19 (33.33%) HTML
8 19 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (29.82%) Spring
9 17 (29.82%) SOA
10 16 (28.07%) XQuery
10 16 (28.07%) WebLogic
10 16 (28.07%) Oracle ADF
10 16 (28.07%) Oracle Fusion
10 16 (28.07%) Scrum
10 16 (28.07%) XPath
10 16 (28.07%) Oracle BPM
10 16 (28.07%) Oracle Identity Management
10 16 (28.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 14 (24.56%) J2EE
12 13 (22.81%) Linux
12 13 (22.81%) Digital Media
13 10 (17.54%) Middleware
13 10 (17.54%) CSS
13 10 (17.54%) Maven
14 9 (15.79%) Degree
14 9 (15.79%) BDD
15 8 (14.04%) Analytics

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 16 (28.07%) WebLogic
1 16 (28.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 8 (14.04%) Apache
3 4 (7.02%) CMS
3 4 (7.02%) Oracle Workflow
3 4 (7.02%) Alfresco
3 4 (7.02%) Tomcat
3 4 (7.02%) Node.js
4 2 (3.51%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 2 (3.51%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 16 (28.07%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.53%) Big Data
2 5 (8.77%) NoSQL
3 4 (7.02%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (7.02%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (7.02%) SQL Server
3 4 (7.02%) MySQL
3 4 (7.02%) Hadoop
3 4 (7.02%) MongoDB
3 4 (7.02%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.51%) JasperReports
4 2 (3.51%) Pentaho
4 2 (3.51%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (3.51%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (3.51%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (17.54%) Maven
2 6 (10.53%) Ant
3 5 (8.77%) JIRA
4 4 (7.02%) Git (software)
4 4 (7.02%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.51%) Log4j
5 2 (3.51%) Eclipse
5 2 (3.51%) Eclipse RCP
6 1 (1.75%) Subversion
6 1 (1.75%) Bugzilla
General
1 21 (36.84%) Publishing
2 3 (5.26%) Aerospace
3 2 (3.51%) Automotive
4 1 (1.75%) Finance
Job Titles
1 37 (64.91%) Developer
2 33 (57.89%) Software Engineer
3 24 (42.11%) Java Developer
4 14 (24.56%) Java Software Engineer
5 12 (21.05%) Lead Developer
6 10 (17.54%) Lead Software Engineer
7 9 (15.79%) Software Developer
8 7 (12.28%) Senior Developer
8 7 (12.28%) Senior Software Engineer
9 5 (8.77%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 5 (8.77%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 4 (7.02%) Java Software Developer
10 4 (7.02%) Architect
10 4 (7.02%) Data Architect
10 4 (7.02%) Senior Data Architect
10 4 (7.02%) Senior Architect
10 4 (7.02%) Big Data Architect
11 3 (5.26%) Software Engineering Manager
11 3 (5.26%) Programmer
11 3 (5.26%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (50.88%) XML
2 23 (40.35%) XSLT
3 19 (33.33%) HTML
4 17 (29.82%) Spring
5 16 (28.07%) Oracle ADF
5 16 (28.07%) Oracle Fusion
6 14 (24.56%) J2EE
7 10 (17.54%) Middleware
7 10 (17.54%) CSS
8 8 (14.04%) Web Services
9 6 (10.53%) JSF
9 6 (10.53%) Spring MVC
9 6 (10.53%) Ajax
9 6 (10.53%) JMS
9 6 (10.53%) .NET
10 4 (7.02%) Hibernate
10 4 (7.02%) JSON
10 4 (7.02%) EJB 3.0
10 4 (7.02%) .NET Framework
10 4 (7.02%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.81%) Digital Media
2 6 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (8.77%) Computer Science
4 4 (7.02%) Data Integration
5 3 (5.26%) Mathematics
6 2 (3.51%) Physics
6 2 (3.51%) Client/Server
6 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.51%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.75%) Open Source
7 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.75%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (1.75%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.81%) Linux
2 6 (10.53%) UNIX
3 2 (3.51%) Windows
3 2 (3.51%) Android
4 1 (1.75%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (61.40%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (38.60%) TDD
3 19 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (29.82%) SOA
5 16 (28.07%) Scrum
6 9 (15.79%) BDD
7 8 (14.04%) Analytics
7 8 (14.04%) OO
8 7 (12.28%) Test Automation
9 6 (10.53%) Integration Testing
9 6 (10.53%) MVC
9 6 (10.53%) Process Management
10 5 (8.77%) Unit Testing
11 4 (7.02%) Automated Testing
11 4 (7.02%) Web Development
11 4 (7.02%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (7.02%) ETL
11 4 (7.02%) Workflow
11 4 (7.02%) Project Management
11 4 (7.02%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 39 (68.42%) Java
2 21 (36.84%) SQL
3 16 (28.07%) XQuery
3 16 (28.07%) XPath
4 7 (12.28%) C++
5 6 (10.53%) C
5 6 (10.53%) C#
5 6 (10.53%) JavaScript
5 6 (10.53%) PHP
5 6 (10.53%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
6 5 (8.77%) Scala
7 4 (7.02%) Python
8 3 (5.26%) Embedded C
8 3 (5.26%) Embedded C++
8 3 (5.26%) Assembly Language
9 2 (3.51%) VB6
9 2 (3.51%) Perl
9 2 (3.51%) VB
9 2 (3.51%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (15.79%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (8.77%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 16 (28.07%) Oracle Identity Management
2 6 (10.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 31 (54.39%) Oracle
2 4 (7.02%) Twitter
3 2 (3.51%) Jaspersoft
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