The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £368 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxford during the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Software Developer
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 36 43
Rank change year-on-year -4 +7  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 6 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 1.85% 2.70% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.91% 2.78% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 4
Median daily rate £368 £463 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.54% +12.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £413 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £513 £457
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +10.35% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year -3.75% +2.56%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 314 288 332
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 96.62% 97.30% 98.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 211 256
Median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £135 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 12
Median hourly rate £20.00 £11.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.81% -45.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.92 £8.80 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £145.00 £22.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford that featured Software Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Oxford

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Developer in Oxford

Software Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Developer in Oxford

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, Software Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Oxford region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 9 (56.25%) Java
2 7 (43.75%) C#
2 7 (43.75%) Web Services
2 7 (43.75%) REST
3 6 (37.50%) .NET
3 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (31.25%) Google
4 5 (31.25%) Google App Engine
4 5 (31.25%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (31.25%) Google Compute Engine
4 5 (31.25%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 4 (25.00%) SQL
5 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET
6 3 (18.75%) CSS
6 3 (18.75%) C++
6 3 (18.75%) HTML
6 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
6 3 (18.75%) Scrum
6 3 (18.75%) MVC
6 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
6 3 (18.75%) HTML5
6 3 (18.75%) CSS3
6 3 (18.75%) AngularJS
7 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 2 (12.50%) WCF
7 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 2 (12.50%) DevOps
7 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012

Software Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) Alfresco
1 1 (6.25%) JBoss
1 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
1 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 5 (31.25%) Google App Engine
1 5 (31.25%) Google Cloud Platform
1 5 (31.25%) Google Compute Engine
2 1 (6.25%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
1 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
1 1 (6.25%) JUnit
1 1 (6.25%) Maven
1 1 (6.25%) Mockito
1 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (6.25%) Advertising
1 1 (6.25%) Dutch Language
1 1 (6.25%) Games
1 1 (6.25%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) REST
1 7 (43.75%) Web Services
2 6 (37.50%) .NET
3 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 3 (18.75%) AngularJS
4 3 (18.75%) CSS
4 3 (18.75%) CSS3
4 3 (18.75%) HTML
4 3 (18.75%) HTML5
5 2 (12.50%) .NET Framework
5 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (12.50%) jQuery
5 2 (12.50%) WCF
6 1 (6.25%) Java EE
6 1 (6.25%) LAMP
6 1 (6.25%) Spring
6 1 (6.25%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Algorithms
1 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
1 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (31.25%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (18.75%) MVC
3 3 (18.75%) Scrum
3 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
4 2 (12.50%) DevOps
4 2 (12.50%) TDD
5 1 (6.25%) BPEL
5 1 (6.25%) BPMN
5 1 (6.25%) Computer Vision
5 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (6.25%) CRM
5 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
5 1 (6.25%) Game Development
5 1 (6.25%) Migration
5 1 (6.25%) OO
5 1 (6.25%) Open Source
5 1 (6.25%) Pair Programming
5 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) Java
2 7 (43.75%) C#
3 4 (25.00%) SQL
4 3 (18.75%) C++
4 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
5 2 (12.50%) Python
6 1 (6.25%) Apex Code
6 1 (6.25%) C
6 1 (6.25%) Embedded C++
6 1 (6.25%) MATLAB
6 1 (6.25%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Google
2 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
2 1 (6.25%) Salesforce.com