Period
to 9 April 2020

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £343 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxfordshire during the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

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
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 29 37 66
Rank change year-on-year +8 +29 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 24 38 47
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 4.90% 4.76% 3.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.12% 4.85% 3.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 28 27
Median daily rate £343 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.41% -15.00% -
10th Percentile £225 £330 £378
90th Percentile £549 £561 £602
South East median daily rate £465 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +9.41% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 10
Median hourly rate £47.50 £47.50 £46.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.70% -15.91%
10th Percentile £43.45 £41.75 £31.25
90th Percentile £50.20 £51.00 £57.63
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%

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 469 784 1,229
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.71% 98.12% 98.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 576 903
Median daily rate £425 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £170 £158 £261
90th Percentile £575 £588 £600
South East median daily rate £438 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 23 38
Median hourly rate £20.90 £20.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.50% +17.65% +3.03%
10th Percentile £10.95 £15.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £49.30 £48.75 £53.75
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £18.05
% change year-on-year -5.00% +10.79% +3.57%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Oxfordshire

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Software Engineer in Oxfordshire.

Daily rate trend for Software Engineer in Oxfordshire

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Software Engineer in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Software Engineer in Oxfordshire

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Software Engineer in Oxfordshire.

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 9 April 2020. 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 12 £325 -23.53% 29
Abingdon -6 2 £360 - 6
Software Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 9 April 2020, 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 24 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 11 (45.83%) C
2 11 (45.83%) C++
3 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (29.17%) Embedded C
4 6 (25.00%) C#
4 6 (25.00%) .NET
5 5 (20.83%) SQL
5 5 (20.83%) Python
5 5 (20.83%) Linux
5 5 (20.83%) Law
5 5 (20.83%) AngularJS
5 5 (20.83%) DevOps
6 4 (16.67%) Azure
6 4 (16.67%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 4 (16.67%) Java
7 3 (12.50%) HTML
7 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
7 3 (12.50%) CSS
7 3 (12.50%) Device Driver
7 3 (12.50%) ThreadX
7 3 (12.50%) Wireless
7 3 (12.50%) Automotive
7 3 (12.50%) SDLC
7 3 (12.50%) Angular 2
7 3 (12.50%) Device Driver Development
7 3 (12.50%) AWS
7 3 (12.50%) RESTful
7 3 (12.50%) Boost C++ Libraries

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 1 (4.17%) Apache Airflow
1 1 (4.17%) Confluence
1 1 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Simulink
1 1 (4.17%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.67%) Azure
2 3 (12.50%) AWS
3 1 (4.17%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (4.17%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (4.17%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (4.17%) Amazon S3
3 1 (4.17%) GCP
3 1 (4.17%) OpenShift
3 1 (4.17%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 3 (12.50%) Wireless
3 2 (8.33%) Bluetooth
3 2 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (4.17%) 3G
4 1 (4.17%) 4G
4 1 (4.17%) 5G
4 1 (4.17%) Ethernet
4 1 (4.17%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (4.17%) Amazon Athena
3 1 (4.17%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (4.17%) Cosmos DB
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 2 (8.33%) CMake
2 2 (8.33%) SpecFlow
3 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.17%) JIRA
3 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (20.83%) Law
2 3 (12.50%) Automotive
3 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (25.00%) .NET
2 5 (20.83%) AngularJS
3 3 (12.50%) Angular 2
3 3 (12.50%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 3 (12.50%) CSS
3 3 (12.50%) HTML
3 3 (12.50%) RESTful
4 2 (8.33%) .NET Core
4 2 (8.33%) .NET Framework
4 2 (8.33%) Node.js
4 2 (8.33%) OpenCL
4 2 (8.33%) Qt
4 2 (8.33%) React
4 2 (8.33%) Web Services
5 1 (4.17%) Apache Camel
5 1 (4.17%) Kafka
5 1 (4.17%) NgRx
5 1 (4.17%) Redux
5 1 (4.17%) REST
5 1 (4.17%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (12.50%) Device Driver
3 2 (8.33%) CAN bus
3 2 (8.33%) CUDA
3 2 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Linux
2 3 (12.50%) ThreadX
3 2 (8.33%) SafeRTOS
3 2 (8.33%) Windows
4 1 (4.17%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (20.83%) DevOps
4 3 (12.50%) Device Driver Development
4 3 (12.50%) Machine Learning
4 3 (12.50%) SDLC
5 2 (8.33%) BDD
5 2 (8.33%) CAD
5 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (8.33%) Microservices
5 2 (8.33%) Scrum
5 2 (8.33%) Unit Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Web Development
6 1 (4.17%) Data Modelling
6 1 (4.17%) ETL
6 1 (4.17%) OO
6 1 (4.17%) OOD
6 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.17%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 11 (45.83%) C
1 11 (45.83%) C++
2 7 (29.17%) Embedded C
3 6 (25.00%) C#
4 5 (20.83%) Python
4 5 (20.83%) SQL
5 4 (16.67%) Java
6 2 (8.33%) Embedded C++
6 2 (8.33%) VB.NET
7 1 (4.17%) Go
7 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
7 1 (4.17%) MATLAB
7 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
7 1 (4.17%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Docker
2 1 (4.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 1 (4.17%) Autodesk
1 1 (4.17%) Google
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle
1 1 (4.17%) Red Hat
1 1 (4.17%) Renesas
1 1 (4.17%) Talend