The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £418 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxfordshire during the 3 months to 26 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 Developer
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 55 69
Rank change year-on-year -2 +14  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 11 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.74% 1.53% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.80% 1.58% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 5
Median daily rate £418 £463 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.72% +15.62%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +10.71% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £40.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year -5.52% +4.48%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire. 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
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 612 571 755
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 96.68% 97.11% 98.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 447 405 500
Median daily rate £415 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £150 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 34 44
Median hourly rate £18.00 £14.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -9.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.80 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £145.00 £32.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire that featured Software Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Oxfordshire

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Developer in Oxfordshire

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in Oxfordshire over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Developer in Oxfordshire

Software Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Developer in Oxfordshire

Software Developer
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -5 6 £368 -20.54% 8
Abingdon - 2 £438 - 4
Software Developer
South East

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, Software Developer 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 Oxfordshire region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 12 (46.15%) Java
2 10 (38.46%) C#
3 9 (34.62%) .NET
3 9 (34.62%) SQL Server
4 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (30.77%) Web Services
5 7 (26.92%) ASP.NET
5 7 (26.92%) REST
5 7 (26.92%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (23.08%) SQL
7 5 (19.23%) Scrum
7 5 (19.23%) MVC
7 5 (19.23%) Google Compute Engine
7 5 (19.23%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (19.23%) Google App Engine
7 5 (19.23%) Google
8 4 (15.38%) Degree
8 4 (15.38%) Software Engineering
8 4 (15.38%) C++
8 4 (15.38%) JavaScript
8 4 (15.38%) Python
9 3 (11.54%) CSS
9 3 (11.54%) Linux
9 3 (11.54%) HTML
9 3 (11.54%) Subversion
9 3 (11.54%) Maven
9 3 (11.54%) TDD
9 3 (11.54%) Computer Science
9 3 (11.54%) WCF
9 3 (11.54%) WPF

Software Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 (3.85%) Alfresco
1 1 (3.85%) Apache
1 1 (3.85%) JBoss
1 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
1 1 (3.85%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (3.85%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 5 (19.23%) Google App Engine
1 5 (19.23%) Google Cloud Platform
1 5 (19.23%) Google Compute Engine
2 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.85%) GitHub
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (34.62%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.85%) MySQL
3 1 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.85%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Git (software)
1 3 (11.54%) Maven
1 3 (11.54%) Subversion
2 2 (7.69%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.85%) Ant
3 1 (3.85%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.85%) Eclipse
3 1 (3.85%) Gradle
3 1 (3.85%) JUnit
3 1 (3.85%) Mockito
3 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (7.69%) Publishing
2 1 (3.85%) Advertising
2 1 (3.85%) Dutch Language
2 1 (3.85%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (34.62%) .NET
2 8 (30.77%) Web Services
3 7 (26.92%) ASP.NET
3 7 (26.92%) REST
4 3 (11.54%) AngularJS
4 3 (11.54%) CSS
4 3 (11.54%) CSS3
4 3 (11.54%) HTML
4 3 (11.54%) HTML5
4 3 (11.54%) WCF
4 3 (11.54%) WPF
5 2 (7.69%) .NET Framework
5 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (7.69%) jQuery
5 2 (7.69%) RESTful
5 2 (7.69%) Spring
6 1 (3.85%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Algorithms
1 3 (11.54%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.85%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Linux
2 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (3.85%) Unix
2 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (26.92%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (19.23%) MVC
3 5 (19.23%) Scrum
4 4 (15.38%) Software Engineering
5 3 (11.54%) TDD
6 2 (7.69%) DevOps
6 2 (7.69%) Mathematics
6 2 (7.69%) MVVM
6 2 (7.69%) OO
7 1 (3.85%) BPMN
7 1 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (3.85%) Image Processing
7 1 (3.85%) Kanban
7 1 (3.85%) Machine Learning
7 1 (3.85%) Open Source
7 1 (3.85%) Physics
7 1 (3.85%) Test Automation
7 1 (3.85%) Unit Testing
7 1 (3.85%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 12 (46.15%) Java
2 10 (38.46%) C#
3 6 (23.08%) SQL
4 4 (15.38%) C++
4 4 (15.38%) JavaScript
4 4 (15.38%) Python
5 2 (7.69%) MATLAB
6 1 (3.85%) Apex Code
6 1 (3.85%) C
6 1 (3.85%) Embedded C++
6 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.85%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) Google
2 1 (3.85%) LabWare
2 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
2 1 (3.85%) Salesforce.com