The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £330 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 Engineer
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 33 39
Rank change year-on-year -11 +6  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 2 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 0.62% 3.72% 2.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 3.82% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 7
Median daily rate £330 £413 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -12.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £350 £395
10% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £503 £496
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £350
% change year-on-year +3.28% +8.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.35 £40.00
% change year-on-year +0.35% +5.87%  

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 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 Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineer in Oxford

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 11 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 7 (63.64%) Java
3 5 (45.45%) Machine Learning
4 4 (36.36%) Coaching
4 4 (36.36%) Neural Network
4 4 (36.36%) Deep Learning
4 4 (36.36%) Python
4 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (36.36%) TDD
4 4 (36.36%) IEC 62304
5 2 (18.18%) Pair Programming
5 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (18.18%) Publishing
5 2 (18.18%) Scrum
5 2 (18.18%) HTML
5 2 (18.18%) CSS
5 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
5 2 (18.18%) Big Data
5 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
5 2 (18.18%) Scala
6 1 (9.09%) Hadoop
6 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (9.09%) HTML5
6 1 (9.09%) Mockito
6 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
6 1 (9.09%) BDD
6 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
6 1 (9.09%) Game Development
6 1 (9.09%) Node.js

Software Engineer 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 (9.09%) Alfresco
1 1 (9.09%) Apache Spark
1 1 (9.09%) JBoss
1 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
1 1 (9.09%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (9.09%) WebSphere Process Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (9.09%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Big Data
2 1 (9.09%) Hadoop
2 1 (9.09%) MySQL
2 1 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
1 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
2 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
2 1 (9.09%) JUnit
2 1 (9.09%) Maven
2 1 (9.09%) Mockito
2 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (18.18%) Publishing
2 1 (9.09%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) CSS
1 2 (18.18%) HTML
2 1 (9.09%) CSS3
2 1 (9.09%) HTML5
2 1 (9.09%) Java EE
2 1 (9.09%) JSON
2 1 (9.09%) Node.js
2 1 (9.09%) REST
2 1 (9.09%) Spring
2 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Algorithms
1 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
1 1 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (9.09%) Semantic Web
1 1 (9.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Android
1 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (45.45%) Machine Learning
3 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (36.36%) Coaching
3 4 (36.36%) Deep Learning
3 4 (36.36%) Neural Network
3 4 (36.36%) TDD
4 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (18.18%) Pair Programming
4 2 (18.18%) Scrum
4 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
5 1 (9.09%) BPMN
5 1 (9.09%) Computer Vision
5 1 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (9.09%) DevOps
5 1 (9.09%) Informatics
5 1 (9.09%) Kanban
5 1 (9.09%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
5 1 (9.09%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) Java
2 4 (36.36%) Python
3 2 (18.18%) Scala
4 1 (9.09%) C#
4 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) IEC 62304
2 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Mesos