The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxford during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineer
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 32 29 37
Rank change year-on-year -3 +8  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 9 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 3.21% 2.11% 2.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.21% 2.21% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 7
Median daily rate £500 £438 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +28.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £348 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £528 £426
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +6.66% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 £23.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +139.13% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year +1.17% +9.67%  

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 280 226 353
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 100.00% 95.36% 96.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 173 241
Median daily rate £375 £350 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -15.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 26
Median hourly rate £14.20 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.06% -9.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.80 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Oxford

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineer in Oxford

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Oxford over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineer in Oxford

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineer in Oxford

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Software Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 23 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 21 (91.30%) Java
3 16 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (60.87%) TDD
4 14 (60.87%) Spring
5 13 (56.52%) Scrum
5 13 (56.52%) Publishing
6 12 (52.17%) JUnit
6 12 (52.17%) JBoss
6 12 (52.17%) WebSphere
6 12 (52.17%) Unit Testing
7 11 (47.83%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (47.83%) BPMN
7 11 (47.83%) BPEL
7 11 (47.83%) Maven
7 11 (47.83%) Java EE
7 11 (47.83%) WebSphere Application Server
7 11 (47.83%) SQL
7 11 (47.83%) Migration
7 11 (47.83%) Pair Programming
7 11 (47.83%) WebSphere Process Server
7 11 (47.83%) Cucumber
7 11 (47.83%) Jenkins
8 10 (43.48%) GitHub
8 10 (43.48%) Mockito
8 10 (43.48%) DevOps
8 10 (43.48%) Alfresco
9 5 (21.74%) Machine Learning
10 4 (17.39%) Deep Learning
10 4 (17.39%) Coaching

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 12 (52.17%) JBoss
1 12 (52.17%) WebSphere
2 11 (47.83%) WebSphere Application Server
2 11 (47.83%) WebSphere Process Server
3 10 (43.48%) Alfresco
4 2 (8.70%) Tomcat
5 1 (4.35%) Apache
5 1 (4.35%) Apache Solr
5 1 (4.35%) Apache Spark
5 1 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (4.35%) Jetty
5 1 (4.35%) nginx
5 1 (4.35%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 10 (43.48%) GitHub
2 3 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.35%) Amazon S3
3 1 (4.35%) Amazon SQS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) Big Data
2 1 (4.35%) Hadoop
2 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.35%) MySQL
2 1 (4.35%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (52.17%) JUnit
2 11 (47.83%) Cucumber
2 11 (47.83%) Jenkins
2 11 (47.83%) Maven
3 10 (43.48%) Mockito
4 2 (8.70%) Git (software)
5 1 (4.35%) Gradle
5 1 (4.35%) Selenium
5 1 (4.35%) Subversion
General
1 13 (56.52%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (60.87%) Spring
2 11 (47.83%) Java EE
3 3 (13.04%) HTML
3 3 (13.04%) HTML5
3 3 (13.04%) Web Services
4 2 (8.70%) JSON
4 2 (8.70%) Node.js
4 2 (8.70%) REST
4 2 (8.70%) RESTful
4 2 (8.70%) XML
5 1 (4.35%) .NET
5 1 (4.35%) CSS
5 1 (4.35%) CSS3
5 1 (4.35%) EJB
5 1 (4.35%) Hibernate
5 1 (4.35%) jQuery
5 1 (4.35%) Lucene
5 1 (4.35%) Spring MVC
5 1 (4.35%) Spring Security
5 1 (4.35%) Spring Web Flow
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Android
2 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 16 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (60.87%) TDD
4 13 (56.52%) Scrum
5 12 (52.17%) Unit Testing
6 11 (47.83%) BPEL
6 11 (47.83%) BPMN
6 11 (47.83%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (47.83%) Migration
6 11 (47.83%) Pair Programming
7 10 (43.48%) DevOps
8 5 (21.74%) Machine Learning
9 4 (17.39%) Coaching
9 4 (17.39%) Deep Learning
9 4 (17.39%) Neural Network
10 2 (8.70%) BDD
11 1 (4.35%) Build Automation
11 1 (4.35%) Kanban
11 1 (4.35%) Open Source
11 1 (4.35%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 21 (91.30%) Java
2 11 (47.83%) SQL
3 4 (17.39%) Python
4 3 (13.04%) Scala
5 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
6 1 (4.35%) C++
6 1 (4.35%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Mesos
Vendors
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle