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 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 22 30
Rank change year-on-year +3 +8  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 29 22 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 8.87% 7.46% 5.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.43% 9.40% 6.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 11 16
Median daily rate £520 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.47% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £350 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.75 £42.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.91% +5.62%  

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 278 234 291
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 85.02% 79.32% 84.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 177 238
Median daily rate £475 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +5.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 7
Median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.12% -41.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.77 £13.80 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 32 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (43.18%) HTML
2 19 (43.18%) TDD
3 18 (40.91%) CSS
4 17 (38.64%) Scrum
5 16 (36.36%) Pair Programming
5 16 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (34.09%) Web Development
6 15 (34.09%) JavaScript
6 15 (34.09%) Amazon AWS
7 14 (31.82%) SQL
7 14 (31.82%) Java
7 14 (31.82%) Kanban
7 14 (31.82%) Test Automation
8 13 (29.55%) Web Services
8 13 (29.55%) AngularJS
9 11 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
9 11 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (22.73%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (22.73%) Data Modelling
10 10 (22.73%) PL/SQL
10 10 (22.73%) Talend Open Studio
10 10 (22.73%) Unit Testing
10 10 (22.73%) Kimball Methodology
10 10 (22.73%) Talend
10 10 (22.73%) Node.js
11 9 (20.45%) CSS3
11 9 (20.45%) Waterfall
11 9 (20.45%) Git (software)
11 9 (20.45%) Oracle BI EE

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 1 (2.27%) Alfresco
1 1 (2.27%) Apache Spark
1 1 (2.27%) CMS
1 1 (2.27%) JBoss
1 1 (2.27%) WebSphere
1 1 (2.27%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (2.27%) WebSphere Process Server
Business Applications
1 7 (15.91%) Magento
2 1 (2.27%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (34.09%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.27%) GitHub
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (20.45%) Oracle BI EE
3 7 (15.91%) NoSQL
4 6 (13.64%) MongoDB
5 4 (9.09%) MySQL
6 3 (6.82%) Big Data
6 3 (6.82%) Oracle Database
6 3 (6.82%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
7 1 (2.27%) Hadoop
7 1 (2.27%) Oracle OWB
7 1 (2.27%) RDBMS
7 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
7 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 10 (22.73%) Talend Open Studio
2 9 (20.45%) Git (software)
3 6 (13.64%) Grunt
3 6 (13.64%) gulp
3 6 (13.64%) IntelliJ
4 2 (4.55%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (2.27%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.27%) JIRA
5 1 (2.27%) JUnit
5 1 (2.27%) Maven
5 1 (2.27%) Mockito
5 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (15.91%) Publishing
2 3 (6.82%) Finance
3 1 (2.27%) Banking
3 1 (2.27%) Games
Job Titles
1 29 (65.91%) Developer
2 11 (25.00%) Software Engineer
3 9 (20.45%) Data Warehouse Developer
3 9 (20.45%) SQL Developer
4 7 (15.91%) Agile Developer
4 7 (15.91%) AWS Developer
4 7 (15.91%) JavaScript Developer
4 7 (15.91%) Node.js Developer
4 7 (15.91%) OBIEE Developer
5 4 (9.09%) E-Commerce Developer
5 4 (9.09%) HTML CSS Developer
5 4 (9.09%) HTML Developer
5 4 (9.09%) Java Developer
5 4 (9.09%) Python Developer
5 4 (9.09%) Talend Developer
6 3 (6.82%) Angular Developer
6 3 (6.82%) AWS Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) JavaScript Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Software Developer
6 3 (6.82%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (43.18%) HTML
2 18 (40.91%) CSS
3 13 (29.55%) AngularJS
3 13 (29.55%) Web Services
4 10 (22.73%) Node.js
5 9 (20.45%) CSS3
5 9 (20.45%) JSON
6 8 (18.18%) HTML5
7 7 (15.91%) LESS
7 7 (15.91%) Sass
8 6 (13.64%) Dropwizard
8 6 (13.64%) Hystrix
8 6 (13.64%) Play Framework
8 6 (13.64%) React
8 6 (13.64%) Scalatra
9 3 (6.82%) XML
10 2 (4.55%) .NET
11 1 (2.27%) ADO.NET
11 1 (2.27%) J2EE
11 1 (2.27%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.55%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.27%) Algorithms
2 1 (2.27%) CMDB
2 1 (2.27%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.27%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.27%) Semantic Web
2 1 (2.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.27%) Android
1 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
1 1 (2.27%) Linux
1 1 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (2.27%) Unix
1 1 (2.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (43.18%) TDD
3 17 (38.64%) Scrum
4 16 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (36.36%) Pair Programming
5 15 (34.09%) Web Development
6 14 (31.82%) Kanban
6 14 (31.82%) Test Automation
7 11 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
8 10 (22.73%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (22.73%) Data Modelling
8 10 (22.73%) Kimball Methodology
8 10 (22.73%) Unit Testing
9 9 (20.45%) Waterfall
10 8 (18.18%) API Development
10 8 (18.18%) BDD
10 8 (18.18%) Dimensional Modelling
10 8 (18.18%) ETL
10 8 (18.18%) Open Source
11 7 (15.91%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 15 (34.09%) JavaScript
2 14 (31.82%) Java
2 14 (31.82%) SQL
3 10 (22.73%) PL/SQL
4 9 (20.45%) Python
5 7 (15.91%) PHP
6 6 (13.64%) Groovy
7 5 (11.36%) Scala
8 2 (4.55%) C
8 2 (4.55%) C#
8 2 (4.55%) C++
9 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
9 1 (2.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (6.82%) Degree
2 1 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (2.27%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.91%) QA
2 4 (9.09%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 2 (4.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (15.91%) Terraform
2 1 (2.27%) Mesos
2 1 (2.27%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (22.73%) Talend
2 6 (13.64%) New Relic
3 4 (9.09%) Infor
3 4 (9.09%) Oracle
4 1 (2.27%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.27%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.27%) Siebel