Period
to 21 October 2019

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxfordshire during the 6 months to 21 October 2019.

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
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 24 34 87
Rank change year-on-year +10 +53 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 45 67 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 7.15% 5.50% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.29% 5.65% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 39 8
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -10.00% +7.30%
10th Percentile £363 £403 £342
90th Percentile £476 £575 £536
South East median daily rate £425 £450 £413
% change year-on-year -5.56% +9.09% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 3
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £46.25 £42.50 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.82% -22.73% +35.80%
10th Percentile £42.13 £36.00 £31.50
90th Percentile £49.38 £46.75 £77.50
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £47.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +8.43%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire. 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
Oxfordshire
Contract vacancies in Oxfordshire with a recognized job title 617 1,185 1,148
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.09% 97.21% 95.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 419 853 877
Oxfordshire median daily rate £425 £425 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.41% +6.67%
10th Percentile £160 £263 £250
90th Percentile £575 £600 £580
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 52 37
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £21.63 £20.50 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.51% +15.36% +7.70%
10th Percentile £16.38 £13.53 £10.18
90th Percentile £125.00 £51.00 £59.50
South East median hourly rate £23.50 £20.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year +16.78% +11.79% -5.26%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Oxfordshire

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineer in Oxfordshire

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineer in Oxfordshire

Software Engineer
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 Engineer within the Oxfordshire region over the 6 months to 21 October 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford +6 18 £450 - 40
Abingdon +1 11 - - 7
Software Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 2019, Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Oxfordshire region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 45 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 27 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (55.56%) C++
4 19 (42.22%) Mathematics
5 18 (40.00%) Python
6 17 (37.78%) Test Automation
6 17 (37.78%) DevOps
7 14 (31.11%) Algorithms
7 14 (31.11%) Java
8 13 (28.89%) Physics
8 13 (28.89%) Azure
9 12 (26.67%) Computer Science
10 11 (24.44%) Degree
10 11 (24.44%) Git (software)
10 11 (24.44%) User Experience
11 10 (22.22%) Go
11 10 (22.22%) Docker
11 10 (22.22%) GCP
11 10 (22.22%) Kubernetes
11 10 (22.22%) AngularJS
11 10 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (22.22%) Google
11 10 (22.22%) .NET
12 9 (20.00%) JavaScript
12 9 (20.00%) Configuration Management
12 9 (20.00%) Visual Studio Team System
12 9 (20.00%) Microservices
13 8 (17.78%) Data Structures
13 8 (17.78%) Complexity Analysis
13 8 (17.78%) .NET Core

Software Engineer 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:

Cloud Services
1 13 (28.89%) Azure
2 10 (22.22%) GCP
3 6 (13.33%) AWS
4 3 (6.67%) GitHub
5 1 (2.22%) Office 365
5 1 (2.22%) PaaS
5 1 (2.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 11 (24.44%) Git (software)
2 9 (20.00%) Visual Studio Team System
3 8 (17.78%) Cucumber
3 8 (17.78%) Mocha
3 8 (17.78%) Selenium
3 8 (17.78%) SpecFlow
3 8 (17.78%) TeamCity
3 8 (17.78%) WebDriver
4 2 (4.44%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.22%) GitLab
5 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (13.33%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.44%) Law
3 1 (2.22%) Avionics
3 1 (2.22%) Electronics
3 1 (2.22%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (22.22%) .NET
1 10 (22.22%) AngularJS
2 8 (17.78%) .NET Core
2 8 (17.78%) REST
2 8 (17.78%) Web Services
3 7 (15.56%) React
4 6 (13.33%) Node.js
4 6 (13.33%) Vue.js
5 4 (8.89%) OpenMP
5 4 (8.89%) RESTful
6 3 (6.67%) Qt
7 2 (4.44%) TensorFlow
8 1 (2.22%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 1 (2.22%) CSS
8 1 (2.22%) CSS3
8 1 (2.22%) HTML
8 1 (2.22%) HTML5
8 1 (2.22%) KnockoutJS
8 1 (2.22%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 14 (31.11%) Algorithms
2 11 (24.44%) User Experience
3 8 (17.78%) Data Structures
4 6 (13.33%) Life Science
5 1 (2.22%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (2.22%) ThreadX
2 1 (2.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 27 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (42.22%) Mathematics
4 17 (37.78%) DevOps
4 17 (37.78%) Test Automation
5 13 (28.89%) Physics
6 12 (26.67%) Computer Science
7 10 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (20.00%) Configuration Management
8 9 (20.00%) Microservices
9 8 (17.78%) Build Automation
9 8 (17.78%) Complexity Analysis
9 8 (17.78%) Integration Testing
9 8 (17.78%) Unit Testing
10 7 (15.56%) UX Design
11 6 (13.33%) Continuous Delivery
12 5 (11.11%) Parallel Programming
12 5 (11.11%) Visualisation
13 4 (8.89%) Biology
13 4 (8.89%) Chemistry
Programming Languages
1 25 (55.56%) C++
2 18 (40.00%) Python
3 14 (31.11%) Java
4 10 (22.22%) Go
5 9 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 7 (15.56%) C
7 6 (13.33%) TypeScript
8 5 (11.11%) C#
9 3 (6.67%) Embedded C
10 2 (4.44%) Fortran
10 2 (4.44%) MATLAB
10 2 (4.44%) SQL
11 1 (2.22%) Embedded C++
11 1 (2.22%) Scala
Qualifications
1 11 (24.44%) Degree
2 5 (11.11%) PhD
3 4 (8.89%) Master's Degree
4 3 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 10 (22.22%) Docker
2 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.22%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (22.22%) Kubernetes
2 6 (13.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (22.22%) Google
2 8 (17.78%) Cypress Semiconductor
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft