The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for Software Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineering
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 24 25 29
Rank change year-on-year +1 +4  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 16 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 5.57% 3.80% 4.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.11% 4.62% 4.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 13
Median daily rate £494 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.07% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £335 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £480 £406
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 £23.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +139.13% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year - +8.97%  

Software Engineering is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 225 195 324
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 78.40% 82.28% 86.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 155 236
Median daily rate £475 £410 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.85% -3.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £140 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 11
Median hourly rate £55.00 £35.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.14% +47.36%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Oxford

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineering in Oxford

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Oxford over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineering in Oxford

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in Oxford

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Oxford region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 20 (66.67%) Java
1 20 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (50.00%) Scrum
3 13 (43.33%) SQL
3 13 (43.33%) Publishing
4 12 (40.00%) TDD
4 12 (40.00%) Spring
4 12 (40.00%) Unit Testing
5 11 (36.67%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (36.67%) BPEL
5 11 (36.67%) WebSphere
5 11 (36.67%) BPMN
5 11 (36.67%) Java EE
5 11 (36.67%) Jenkins
5 11 (36.67%) WebSphere Process Server
5 11 (36.67%) Pair Programming
5 11 (36.67%) Migration
5 11 (36.67%) JUnit
5 11 (36.67%) JBoss
5 11 (36.67%) DevOps
6 10 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
6 10 (33.33%) Maven
6 10 (33.33%) GitHub
6 10 (33.33%) Mockito
6 10 (33.33%) Cucumber
6 10 (33.33%) Alfresco
7 6 (20.00%) Python
8 5 (16.67%) Machine Learning
9 4 (13.33%) Deep Learning
9 4 (13.33%) Neural Network

Software Engineering
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 11 (36.67%) JBoss
1 11 (36.67%) WebSphere
1 11 (36.67%) WebSphere Process Server
2 10 (33.33%) Alfresco
2 10 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (3.33%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (33.33%) GitHub
2 2 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) Big Data
1 2 (6.67%) MySQL
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database
1 2 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.33%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle OWB
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 11 (36.67%) Jenkins
1 11 (36.67%) JUnit
2 10 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 10 (33.33%) Maven
2 10 (33.33%) Mockito
3 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.33%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 13 (43.33%) Publishing
2 1 (3.33%) Banking
2 1 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (70.00%) Software Engineer
2 15 (50.00%) Developer
3 11 (36.67%) Developer/Software Engineer
3 11 (36.67%) Java Developer
3 11 (36.67%) Java Engineer
3 11 (36.67%) Java Software Developer
3 11 (36.67%) Java Software Engineer
3 11 (36.67%) Software Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Agile Development Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Data Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Development Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Python Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Operations Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Siebel Architect
5 1 (3.33%) Siebel Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) SQL DBA
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (40.00%) Spring
2 11 (36.67%) Java EE
3 3 (10.00%) HTML
3 3 (10.00%) Node.js
4 2 (6.67%) CSS
4 2 (6.67%) CSS3
4 2 (6.67%) HTML5
4 2 (6.67%) XML
5 1 (3.33%) .NET
5 1 (3.33%) J2EE
5 1 (3.33%) jQuery
5 1 (3.33%) JSON
5 1 (3.33%) JSP
5 1 (3.33%) PyQt
5 1 (3.33%) Qt
5 1 (3.33%) REST
5 1 (3.33%) Spring MVC
5 1 (3.33%) Spring Security
5 1 (3.33%) Spring Web Flow
5 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.33%) CMDB
1 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (3.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 1 (3.33%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Android
1 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
1 1 (3.33%) Linux
1 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (3.33%) Unix
1 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (50.00%) Scrum
3 12 (40.00%) TDD
3 12 (40.00%) Unit Testing
4 11 (36.67%) BPEL
4 11 (36.67%) BPMN
4 11 (36.67%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (36.67%) DevOps
4 11 (36.67%) Migration
4 11 (36.67%) Pair Programming
5 5 (16.67%) Machine Learning
6 4 (13.33%) Coaching
6 4 (13.33%) Deep Learning
6 4 (13.33%) Neural Network
7 2 (6.67%) Business Transformation
7 2 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (3.33%) CRM
8 1 (3.33%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 20 (66.67%) Java
2 13 (43.33%) SQL
3 6 (20.00%) Python
4 2 (6.67%) C++
4 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.67%) Scala
5 1 (3.33%) C
5 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Mesos
1 1 (3.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (3.33%) Siebel
2 1 (3.33%) Talend