The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £453 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxfordshire during the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineer
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 46 44 57
Rank change year-on-year -2 +13  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 15 8 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 2.66% 1.61% 2.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.72% 1.67% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 7
Median daily rate £453 £420 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.73% +23.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £345 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £502 £426
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +7.33% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 £11.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +400.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 £42.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +0.58% +8.97%  

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 551 479 667
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 97.70% 96.38% 95.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 370 404
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 22 62
Median hourly rate £16.50 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.10 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

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 3 months to 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 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 -2 9 £500 +14.28% 6
Software Engineer
South East

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 31 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 23 (74.19%) Java
3 18 (58.06%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (48.39%) Publishing
5 14 (45.16%) Spring
6 13 (41.94%) TDD
6 13 (41.94%) Pair Programming
6 13 (41.94%) Scrum
7 12 (38.71%) SQL
7 12 (38.71%) Unit Testing
7 12 (38.71%) Jenkins
8 11 (35.48%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (35.48%) BPMN
8 11 (35.48%) JUnit
8 11 (35.48%) JBoss
8 11 (35.48%) WebSphere
8 11 (35.48%) Java EE
8 11 (35.48%) WebSphere Process Server
8 11 (35.48%) BPEL
8 11 (35.48%) Maven
8 11 (35.48%) Migration
9 10 (32.26%) WebSphere Application Server
9 10 (32.26%) Alfresco
9 10 (32.26%) Cucumber
9 10 (32.26%) DevOps
9 10 (32.26%) Mockito
9 10 (32.26%) GitHub
10 7 (22.58%) Python
11 6 (19.35%) C++
12 5 (16.13%) Machine Learning

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 11 (35.48%) JBoss
1 11 (35.48%) WebSphere
1 11 (35.48%) WebSphere Process Server
2 10 (32.26%) Alfresco
2 10 (32.26%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (9.68%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 10 (32.26%) GitHub
2 3 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) Big Data
1 3 (9.68%) Oracle Database
1 3 (9.68%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (6.45%) Hadoop
2 2 (6.45%) MySQL
2 2 (6.45%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.23%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.23%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (3.23%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.23%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle OWB
3 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (38.71%) Jenkins
2 11 (35.48%) JUnit
2 11 (35.48%) Maven
3 10 (32.26%) Cucumber
3 10 (32.26%) Mockito
4 3 (9.68%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.23%) Ant
5 1 (3.23%) Eclipse
5 1 (3.23%) JIRA
5 1 (3.23%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 15 (48.39%) Publishing
2 3 (9.68%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (45.16%) Spring
2 11 (35.48%) Java EE
3 3 (9.68%) XML
4 2 (6.45%) Hibernate
4 2 (6.45%) HTML
4 2 (6.45%) JSON
4 2 (6.45%) Node.js
4 2 (6.45%) RESTful
4 2 (6.45%) Spring MVC
4 2 (6.45%) Spring Security
4 2 (6.45%) Spring Web Flow
4 2 (6.45%) Web Services
5 1 (3.23%) AngularJS
5 1 (3.23%) CSS3
5 1 (3.23%) Ehcache
5 1 (3.23%) HTML5
5 1 (3.23%) jQuery
5 1 (3.23%) PostGIS
5 1 (3.23%) React
5 1 (3.23%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
1 1 (3.23%) Linux Command Line
1 1 (3.23%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Linux
1 2 (6.45%) Unix
2 1 (3.23%) Android
2 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.23%) CentOS
2 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 18 (58.06%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (41.94%) Pair Programming
3 13 (41.94%) Scrum
3 13 (41.94%) TDD
4 12 (38.71%) Unit Testing
5 11 (35.48%) BPEL
5 11 (35.48%) BPMN
5 11 (35.48%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (35.48%) Migration
6 10 (32.26%) DevOps
7 5 (16.13%) Machine Learning
8 4 (12.90%) Coaching
8 4 (12.90%) Deep Learning
8 4 (12.90%) Neural Network
9 3 (9.68%) 3D Modelling
10 2 (6.45%) Continuous Delivery
10 2 (6.45%) Image Processing
10 2 (6.45%) Kanban
10 2 (6.45%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 23 (74.19%) Java
2 12 (38.71%) SQL
3 7 (22.58%) Python
4 6 (19.35%) C++
5 4 (12.90%) Scala
6 3 (9.68%) C#
6 3 (9.68%) MATLAB
7 2 (6.45%) C
7 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
8 1 (3.23%) Go
8 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
8 1 (3.23%) Rust
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) Mesos
2 1 (3.23%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (9.68%) Oracle
2 1 (3.23%) Alias
2 1 (3.23%) Siebel
2 1 (3.23%) Sophos
2 1 (3.23%) Talend