Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 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.

Software Engineering
Oxfordshire > Oxford
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 51 51
Rank change year-on-year +19 0 -16
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 56 33 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 7.62% 4.59% 3.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.72% 5.25% 4.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 24 25
Oxford median daily rate £500 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +25.00% -22.71%
10th Percentile £393 £420 £213
90th Percentile £579 £615 £490
Oxfordshire median daily rate £500 £475 £413
% change year-on-year +5.26% +15.15% -8.33%
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%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Oxford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 642 629 562
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 87.35% 87.48% 82.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 552 484 463
Oxford median daily rate £450 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% +4.23%
10th Percentile £320 £188 £228
90th Percentile £588 £538 £512
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 23
Oxford median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% -55.56% +221.43%
10th Percentile £14.30 £13.59 £12.10
90th Percentile £77.50 £47.60 £55.60
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +15.00% -11.11% +52.54%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxford.

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 6 months to 18 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Oxford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in Oxford

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 44 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (53.57%) TDD
4 29 (51.79%) Kanban
4 29 (51.79%) Scrum
5 27 (48.21%) JavaScript
5 27 (48.21%) Pair Programming
6 26 (46.43%) HTML
6 26 (46.43%) CSS
7 25 (44.64%) Test Automation
8 24 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
8 24 (42.86%) Web Development
9 23 (41.07%) Web Services
9 23 (41.07%) Java
9 23 (41.07%) AngularJS
10 19 (33.93%) Git (software)
11 18 (32.14%) SQL
12 16 (28.57%) BDD
13 15 (26.79%) MongoDB
13 15 (26.79%) React
13 15 (26.79%) Hystrix
13 15 (26.79%) MVC
13 15 (26.79%) SOA
13 15 (26.79%) Groovy
14 14 (25.00%) Domain-Driven Design
14 14 (25.00%) QA
14 14 (25.00%) Refactoring
14 14 (25.00%) IntelliJ
14 14 (25.00%) Dropwizard
14 14 (25.00%) Digital Transformation Programme

Software Engineering
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 (7.14%) Apache Spark
1 4 (7.14%) WebLogic
2 2 (3.57%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.79%) Apache
3 1 (1.79%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.79%) CMS
3 1 (1.79%) Confluence
3 1 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.79%) JBoss
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 8 (14.29%) Magento
2 3 (5.36%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 32 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (7.14%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (3.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (3.57%) Amazon S3
3 2 (3.57%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (3.57%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (3.57%) Serverless
4 1 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.79%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (26.79%) MongoDB
2 12 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (16.07%) NoSQL
4 5 (8.93%) Oracle BI EE
5 4 (7.14%) Big Data
5 4 (7.14%) Hadoop
6 2 (3.57%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (1.79%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (1.79%) MySQL
7 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.79%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (33.93%) Git (software)
2 14 (25.00%) Grunt
2 14 (25.00%) gulp
2 14 (25.00%) IntelliJ
3 12 (21.43%) Talend Open Studio
4 8 (14.29%) JIRA
5 4 (7.14%) Maven
6 2 (3.57%) Artifactory
6 2 (3.57%) Cucumber
6 2 (3.57%) JUnit
6 2 (3.57%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (3.57%) VectorCAST
7 1 (1.79%) Ant
7 1 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.79%) FrontPage
7 1 (1.79%) Mockito
7 1 (1.79%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (1.79%) Subversion
7 1 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (19.64%) Publishing
2 1 (1.79%) Finance
2 1 (1.79%) Games
Job Titles
1 46 (82.14%) Developer
2 18 (32.14%) Java Developer
3 17 (30.36%) AWS Developer
4 14 (25.00%) AWS Engineer
5 13 (23.21%) Agile Developer
5 13 (23.21%) Software Engineer
6 12 (21.43%) Data Warehouse Developer
7 11 (19.64%) SQL Developer
8 10 (17.86%) AWS Software Engineer
9 9 (16.07%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 9 (16.07%) JavaScript Developer
10 8 (14.29%) Node.js Developer
11 7 (12.50%) Talend Developer
12 6 (10.71%) ETL Developer
13 5 (8.93%) Java Software Developer
14 4 (7.14%) HTML Developer
14 4 (7.14%) Java Software Engineer
14 4 (7.14%) Oracle Developer
14 4 (7.14%) Software Developer
14 4 (7.14%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (46.43%) CSS
1 26 (46.43%) HTML
2 23 (41.07%) AngularJS
2 23 (41.07%) Web Services
3 15 (26.79%) Hystrix
3 15 (26.79%) React
4 14 (25.00%) Dropwizard
4 14 (25.00%) HTML5
4 14 (25.00%) Play Framework
4 14 (25.00%) Scalatra
5 11 (19.64%) Node.js
6 9 (16.07%) CSS3
7 8 (14.29%) JSON
7 8 (14.29%) LESS
7 8 (14.29%) Sass
8 4 (7.14%) jQuery
9 3 (5.36%) REST
9 3 (5.36%) Spring
10 2 (3.57%) Java EE
10 2 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.14%) Semantic Web
2 1 (1.79%) Algorithms
2 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.79%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.93%) Linux
2 1 (1.79%) Unix
2 1 (1.79%) Windows
2 1 (1.79%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (53.57%) TDD
3 29 (51.79%) Kanban
3 29 (51.79%) Scrum
4 27 (48.21%) Pair Programming
5 25 (44.64%) Test Automation
6 24 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
6 24 (42.86%) Web Development
7 16 (28.57%) BDD
8 15 (26.79%) MVC
8 15 (26.79%) SOA
9 14 (25.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 14 (25.00%) Domain-Driven Design
9 14 (25.00%) Front End Development
9 14 (25.00%) Refactoring
9 14 (25.00%) SOLID
9 14 (25.00%) Web Application Development
10 12 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (19.64%) ETL
11 11 (19.64%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 27 (48.21%) JavaScript
2 23 (41.07%) Java
3 18 (32.14%) SQL
4 15 (26.79%) Groovy
5 12 (21.43%) PL/SQL
6 8 (14.29%) PHP
6 8 (14.29%) Scala
7 6 (10.71%) Python
8 3 (5.36%) C
9 2 (3.57%) C#
10 1 (1.79%) Ruby
10 1 (1.79%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.79%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.79%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (1.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (25.00%) QA
2 2 (3.57%) IEC 62304
2 2 (3.57%) MISRA
2 2 (3.57%) MISRA C
System Software
1 6 (10.71%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (17.86%) Terraform
2 4 (7.14%) Mesos
3 3 (5.36%) Puppet
4 1 (1.79%) Ansible
4 1 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.79%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 14 (25.00%) New Relic
2 12 (21.43%) Talend
3 6 (10.71%) Oracle
4 4 (7.14%) Infor
5 1 (1.79%) Splunk