Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxfordshire during the 6 months to 20 November 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 Engineer
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 76 77
Rank change year-on-year -14 +1 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 17 33 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.38% 2.63% 2.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.44% 2.70% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 29 18
Oxfordshire median daily rate £500 £500 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +20.12% +4.06%
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £370
% change year-on-year +5.00% +8.11% +10.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £55.00 £40.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.80% -14.74% +17.28%
10th Percentile £31.50 £36.20 £43.25
90th Percentile £77.50 £42.55 £49.75
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.25 £41.75
% change year-on-year +9.09% -1.20% -0.60%

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 1183 1224 1299
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 97.69% 97.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 928 871 925
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +7.38%
10th Percentile £250 £206 £213
90th Percentile £582 £538 £520
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 43 75
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.77 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.53% +6.25% +4.92%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.55 £9.99
90th Percentile £62.50 £40.50 £54.00
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.63 £18.50
% change year-on-year -8.28% +6.08% +15.63%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 20 November 2017. 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 -9 13 £500 - 20
Kidlington -9 1 - - 1
Software Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Software Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 17 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 9 (52.94%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (41.18%) Continuous Delivery
5 6 (35.29%) Docker
5 6 (35.29%) TDD
5 6 (35.29%) Kanban
5 6 (35.29%) Scrum
6 5 (29.41%) Java
6 5 (29.41%) Python
6 5 (29.41%) Pair Programming
7 4 (23.53%) Big Data
7 4 (23.53%) Mesos
7 4 (23.53%) Apache Spark
7 4 (23.53%) Semantic Web
7 4 (23.53%) Git (software)
7 4 (23.53%) Scala
7 4 (23.53%) Hadoop
7 4 (23.53%) Oracle
7 4 (23.53%) WebLogic
7 4 (23.53%) Publishing
8 3 (17.65%) Migration
8 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management
8 3 (17.65%) SQL
8 3 (17.65%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (17.65%) Linux
8 3 (17.65%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
8 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (17.65%) Maven

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (23.53%) Apache Spark
1 4 (23.53%) WebLogic
2 1 (5.88%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (5.88%) JBoss
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (5.88%) Magento
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 9 (52.94%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (17.65%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (11.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (11.76%) Amazon S3
3 2 (11.76%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (11.76%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (11.76%) Serverless
4 1 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Bluetooth
1 1 (5.88%) GSM
1 1 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (5.88%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) Big Data
1 4 (23.53%) Hadoop
2 2 (11.76%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (5.88%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (5.88%) MongoDB
3 1 (5.88%) RDBMS
3 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Git (software)
2 3 (17.65%) Maven
3 2 (11.76%) Artifactory
3 2 (11.76%) Cucumber
3 2 (11.76%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (11.76%) VectorCAST
4 1 (5.88%) Ant
4 1 (5.88%) JUnit
4 1 (5.88%) Mockito
4 1 (5.88%) Subversion
4 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (23.53%) Publishing
2 1 (5.88%) Electronics
2 1 (5.88%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) Node.js
2 2 (11.76%) AngularJS
3 1 (5.88%) CSS
3 1 (5.88%) CSS3
3 1 (5.88%) Grails
3 1 (5.88%) HTML
3 1 (5.88%) Java EE
3 1 (5.88%) JMS
3 1 (5.88%) jQuery
3 1 (5.88%) JSF
3 1 (5.88%) JSON
3 1 (5.88%) LESS
3 1 (5.88%) Play Framework
3 1 (5.88%) React
3 1 (5.88%) REST
3 1 (5.88%) Sass
3 1 (5.88%) Spring
3 1 (5.88%) Spring MVC
3 1 (5.88%) Web Services
3 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Semantic Web
2 1 (5.88%) Algorithms
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (41.18%) Continuous Delivery
4 6 (35.29%) Kanban
4 6 (35.29%) Scrum
4 6 (35.29%) TDD
5 5 (29.41%) Pair Programming
6 3 (17.65%) Coaching
6 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management
6 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (17.65%) DevOps
6 3 (17.65%) Migration
6 3 (17.65%) Open Source
6 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
7 2 (11.76%) Embedded Software Development
7 2 (11.76%) SDLC
7 2 (11.76%) Task Automation
7 2 (11.76%) Unit Testing
8 1 (5.88%) Computer Vision
8 1 (5.88%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) Java
1 5 (29.41%) Python
2 4 (23.53%) Scala
3 3 (17.65%) SQL
4 2 (11.76%) C
4 2 (11.76%) C#
4 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.88%) PHP
5 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
5 1 (5.88%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) IEC 62304
1 2 (11.76%) MISRA
1 2 (11.76%) MISRA C
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) Mesos
2 3 (17.65%) Puppet
2 3 (17.65%) Terraform
3 1 (5.88%) Ansible
3 1 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (5.88%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) Splunk