Period
to 19 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxfordshire during the 6 months to 19 January 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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 33 84 68
Rank change year-on-year +51 -16 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 47 27 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 5.01% 2.22% 3.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.13% 2.30% 3.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 17 36
Oxfordshire median daily rate £488 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% - +19.05%
10th Percentile £306 £378 £388
90th Percentile £563 £620 £608
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £419
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.49% +13.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 2
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +3.90% -
10th Percentile £42.25 £31.75 £35.85
90th Percentile £51.75 £77.50 £42.35
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year - +9.09% +1.85%

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 916 1,175 1,191
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.65% 96.79% 97.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 659 916 848
Oxfordshire median daily rate £425 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +12.58%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £200
90th Percentile £575 £600 £563
South East median daily rate £433 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 28 49
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +3.03% -9.59%
10th Percentile £14.00 £10.21 £10.75
90th Percentile £51.25 £56.50 £37.25
South East median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +13.89% +2.86% -7.89%

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 19 January 2019.

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
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 19 January 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 +34 25 £500 - 36
Abingdon - 11 - - 8
Kidlington +6 1 - - 4
Wantage - 1 £300 - 1
Software Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 47 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 25 (53.19%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (53.19%) Java
3 20 (42.55%) AngularJS
4 18 (38.30%) User Experience
5 16 (34.04%) Microservices
5 16 (34.04%) Go
6 15 (31.91%) Mathematics
6 15 (31.91%) Oracle
7 14 (29.79%) Web Services
7 14 (29.79%) HTML
7 14 (29.79%) Computer Science
7 14 (29.79%) Google
7 14 (29.79%) Test Automation
8 13 (27.66%) Salesforce.com
9 12 (25.53%) JavaScript
10 11 (23.40%) UX Design
10 11 (23.40%) Angular 2
11 9 (19.15%) Problem-Solving
11 9 (19.15%) HTML5
12 8 (17.02%) Manufacturing
12 8 (17.02%) C++
12 8 (17.02%) Life Science
12 8 (17.02%) Amazon AWS
12 8 (17.02%) Oracle EBS R12
12 8 (17.02%) Web Application Development
12 8 (17.02%) Docker
12 8 (17.02%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
13 7 (14.89%) Java 8
13 7 (14.89%) Linux

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 (2.13%) Apache Solr
1 1 (2.13%) Drupal
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 8 (17.02%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 8 (17.02%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (10.64%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) Ethernet
1 1 (2.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.64%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.26%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.13%) GIS
3 1 (2.13%) MySQL
3 1 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.13%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Ant
1 1 (2.13%) JUnit
1 1 (2.13%) Maven
1 1 (2.13%) Mockito
General
1 8 (17.02%) Manufacturing
2 6 (12.77%) Finance
3 5 (10.64%) Marketing
4 3 (6.38%) Back Office
5 1 (2.13%) Banking
5 1 (2.13%) Electronics
5 1 (2.13%) Games
5 1 (2.13%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (42.55%) AngularJS
2 14 (29.79%) HTML
2 14 (29.79%) Web Services
3 11 (23.40%) Angular 2
4 9 (19.15%) HTML5
5 6 (12.77%) Kafka
5 6 (12.77%) Node.js
6 4 (8.51%) .NET
6 4 (8.51%) CSS
6 4 (8.51%) React
7 3 (6.38%) RESTful
7 3 (6.38%) WPF
8 2 (4.26%) Qt
8 2 (4.26%) Spring
8 2 (4.26%) Vue.js
9 1 (2.13%) Hibernate
9 1 (2.13%) Silex
9 1 (2.13%) Spring Boot
9 1 (2.13%) WinForms
9 1 (2.13%) Zuul
Miscellaneous
1 18 (38.30%) User Experience
2 8 (17.02%) Life Science
3 3 (6.38%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.13%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.13%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.13%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.13%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.89%) Linux
2 2 (4.26%) Android
2 2 (4.26%) Windows
3 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.13%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (2.13%) FreeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 25 (53.19%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (34.04%) Microservices
4 15 (31.91%) Mathematics
5 14 (29.79%) Computer Science
5 14 (29.79%) Test Automation
6 11 (23.40%) UX Design
7 9 (19.15%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (17.02%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
8 8 (17.02%) Web Application Development
9 7 (14.89%) CRM
10 5 (10.64%) B2B
10 5 (10.64%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 4 (8.51%) Quote-to-Cash
11 4 (8.51%) Software Delivery
11 4 (8.51%) SOLID
12 3 (6.38%) DevOps
12 3 (6.38%) OO
12 3 (6.38%) Unit Testing
13 2 (4.26%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 25 (53.19%) Java
2 16 (34.04%) Go
3 12 (25.53%) JavaScript
4 8 (17.02%) C++
5 7 (14.89%) Java 8
6 5 (10.64%) C#
6 5 (10.64%) TypeScript
7 3 (6.38%) C
7 3 (6.38%) Embedded C
8 2 (4.26%) Python
9 1 (2.13%) Apple Swift
9 1 (2.13%) Embedded C++
9 1 (2.13%) Groovy
9 1 (2.13%) Objective-C
9 1 (2.13%) PHP
9 1 (2.13%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (2.13%) PhD
System Software
1 8 (17.02%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (12.77%) Kubernetes
2 2 (4.26%) Terraform
3 1 (2.13%) Ansible
3 1 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (31.91%) Oracle
2 14 (29.79%) Google
3 13 (27.66%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (6.38%) Adyen
4 3 (6.38%) WorldPay
5 1 (2.13%) Facebook
5 1 (2.13%) Xamarin