Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxford during the 6 months to 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 59 62
Rank change year-on-year -14 +3 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 13 23 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 1.76% 3.21% 1.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.82% 3.26% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 23 8
Oxford median daily rate £500 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +17.65% -16.46%
10th Percentile £480 £442 £308
90th Percentile £512 £615 £483
Oxfordshire median daily rate £500 £500 £420
% change year-on-year - +19.05% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Oxford median hourly rate £55.00 - £45.00
10th Percentile £32.50 - £42.50
90th Percentile £77.50 - £47.50
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £55.00 £40.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year +35.80% -14.74% +17.28%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Oxford
Contract vacancies in Oxford with a recognized job title 714 706 665
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.62% 98.47% 97.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 598 537 524
Oxford median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +7.02%
10th Percentile £259 £187 £213
90th Percentile £588 £538 £520
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 21 39
Oxford median hourly rate £17.89 £14.88 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.24% -15.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.87 £10.50 £8.50
90th Percentile £77.50 £37.25 £55.00
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.77 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +4.53% +3.03% +7.32%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

Job postings that featured Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxford.

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 6 months to 17 November 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 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 17 November 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 13 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (46.15%) Kanban
3 6 (46.15%) TDD
3 6 (46.15%) Scrum
4 5 (38.46%) Python
4 5 (38.46%) Pair Programming
4 5 (38.46%) Continuous Delivery
4 5 (38.46%) Docker
5 4 (30.77%) Mesos
5 4 (30.77%) Apache Spark
5 4 (30.77%) Big Data
5 4 (30.77%) Semantic Web
5 4 (30.77%) Scala
5 4 (30.77%) Hadoop
5 4 (30.77%) Oracle
5 4 (30.77%) Java
5 4 (30.77%) WebLogic
5 4 (30.77%) Publishing
6 3 (23.08%) Migration
6 3 (23.08%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
7 2 (15.38%) VectorCAST
7 2 (15.38%) AngularJS
7 2 (15.38%) Coaching
7 2 (15.38%) Node.js
7 2 (15.38%) Open Source
7 2 (15.38%) Puppet
7 2 (15.38%) NoSQL

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 4 (30.77%) Apache Spark
1 4 (30.77%) WebLogic
2 1 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (7.69%) JBoss
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (7.69%) Magento
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 7 (53.85%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (7.69%) Amazon S3
2 1 (7.69%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (7.69%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (7.69%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) Big Data
1 4 (30.77%) Hadoop
2 2 (15.38%) NoSQL
3 1 (7.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (7.69%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (7.69%) MongoDB
3 1 (7.69%) RDBMS
3 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
1 2 (15.38%) Maven
1 2 (15.38%) VectorCAST
2 1 (7.69%) Ant
2 1 (7.69%) Artifactory
2 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
2 1 (7.69%) JUnit
2 1 (7.69%) Mockito
2 1 (7.69%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (30.77%) Publishing
2 1 (7.69%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) AngularJS
1 2 (15.38%) Node.js
2 1 (7.69%) CSS
2 1 (7.69%) CSS3
2 1 (7.69%) Grails
2 1 (7.69%) HTML
2 1 (7.69%) Hystrix
2 1 (7.69%) Java EE
2 1 (7.69%) JMS
2 1 (7.69%) JSF
2 1 (7.69%) JSON
2 1 (7.69%) LESS
2 1 (7.69%) Play Framework
2 1 (7.69%) React
2 1 (7.69%) REST
2 1 (7.69%) Sass
2 1 (7.69%) Spring
2 1 (7.69%) Spring MVC
2 1 (7.69%) Web Services
2 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Semantic Web
2 1 (7.69%) Algorithms
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (46.15%) Kanban
3 6 (46.15%) Scrum
3 6 (46.15%) TDD
4 5 (38.46%) Continuous Delivery
4 5 (38.46%) Pair Programming
5 3 (23.08%) Migration
5 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
6 2 (15.38%) Coaching
6 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
6 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (15.38%) Open Source
6 2 (15.38%) SDLC
6 2 (15.38%) Unit Testing
7 1 (7.69%) API Development
7 1 (7.69%) Auto-Scaling
7 1 (7.69%) MVC
7 1 (7.69%) SOA
7 1 (7.69%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) Python
2 4 (30.77%) Java
2 4 (30.77%) Scala
3 2 (15.38%) C
3 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
3 2 (15.38%) SQL
4 1 (7.69%) C#
4 1 (7.69%) PHP
4 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
4 1 (7.69%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) IEC 62304
1 2 (15.38%) MISRA
1 2 (15.38%) MISRA C
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) Mesos
2 2 (15.38%) Puppet
2 2 (15.38%) Terraform
3 1 (7.69%) Ansible
3 1 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (7.69%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Splunk