Period
to 17 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxfordshire during the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 92 77
Rank change year-on-year +54 -15 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 63 17 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 5.35% 1.36% 2.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.51% 1.41% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 11 29
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% - +19.05%
10th Percentile £381 £388 £416
90th Percentile £575 £500 £615
South East median daily rate £450 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £42.50 £55.00 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.73% +35.80% -14.74%
10th Percentile £34.25 £31.50 £36.20
90th Percentile £43.75 £77.50 £42.55
South East median hourly rate £49.50 £45.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% +9.76% -1.80%

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 1,143 1,202 1,246
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.03% 96.01% 97.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 829 941 889
Oxfordshire median daily rate £435 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £210
90th Percentile £588 £580 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 36 45
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £20.00 £17.77 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.55% +4.53% +3.03%
10th Percentile £13.75 £10.00 £10.60
90th Percentile £51.88 £62.50 £40.25
South East median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £19.44
% change year-on-year +13.89% -7.38% +7.97%

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 17 November 2018.

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 17 November 2018. 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 +42 35 £450 -10.00% 38
Abingdon - 15 - - 5
Kidlington +6 2 £413 - 2
Software Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, 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 63 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 42 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (42.86%) Java
4 26 (41.27%) AngularJS
5 21 (33.33%) User Experience
6 20 (31.75%) JavaScript
6 20 (31.75%) Mathematics
7 19 (30.16%) Test Automation
7 19 (30.16%) Computer Science
8 16 (25.40%) UX Design
8 16 (25.40%) Oracle
8 16 (25.40%) DevOps
9 15 (23.81%) Microservices
9 15 (23.81%) Node.js
10 14 (22.22%) Web Services
11 13 (20.63%) Go
11 13 (20.63%) TypeScript
11 13 (20.63%) React
12 12 (19.05%) Linux
12 12 (19.05%) C++
12 12 (19.05%) Salesforce.com
12 12 (19.05%) Google
13 11 (17.46%) HTML
13 11 (17.46%) SOLID
14 10 (15.87%) Continuous Delivery
14 10 (15.87%) Vue.js
14 10 (15.87%) Terraform
14 10 (15.87%) Angular 2
14 10 (15.87%) Problem-Solving
14 10 (15.87%) C#

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 2 (3.17%) Apache
1 2 (3.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.59%) Apache Solr
2 1 (1.59%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 8 (12.70%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (3.17%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.70%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.76%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.17%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.59%) 802.15
2 1 (1.59%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.59%) HTTP
2 1 (1.59%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.94%) NoSQL
2 3 (4.76%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.59%) MySQL
3 1 (1.59%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Ant
1 3 (4.76%) JUnit
1 3 (4.76%) Maven
1 3 (4.76%) Mockito
2 2 (3.17%) CMake
2 2 (3.17%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.17%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (1.59%) Git (software)
General
1 10 (15.87%) Manufacturing
2 8 (12.70%) Finance
3 7 (11.11%) Marketing
4 4 (6.35%) Back Office
5 3 (4.76%) Electronics
6 2 (3.17%) Publishing
6 2 (3.17%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.59%) Banking
7 1 (1.59%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (41.27%) AngularJS
2 15 (23.81%) Node.js
3 14 (22.22%) Web Services
4 13 (20.63%) React
5 11 (17.46%) HTML
6 10 (15.87%) Angular 2
6 10 (15.87%) Vue.js
7 9 (14.29%) Kafka
8 8 (12.70%) HTML5
8 8 (12.70%) WPF
9 4 (6.35%) .NET
9 4 (6.35%) CSS
9 4 (6.35%) Spring
9 4 (6.35%) Spring Boot
10 2 (3.17%) jQuery
10 2 (3.17%) RESTful
11 1 (1.59%) 802.1X
11 1 (1.59%) CodeIgniter
11 1 (1.59%) CSS3
11 1 (1.59%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 21 (33.33%) User Experience
2 19 (30.16%) Computer Science
3 8 (12.70%) Life Science
3 8 (12.70%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (3.17%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.59%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.59%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.59%) Renewable Energy
5 1 (1.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (19.05%) Linux
2 2 (3.17%) FreeRTOS
2 2 (3.17%) Mac OS X
2 2 (3.17%) SafeRTOS
2 2 (3.17%) Windows
3 1 (1.59%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 42 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (31.75%) Mathematics
4 19 (30.16%) Test Automation
5 16 (25.40%) DevOps
5 16 (25.40%) UX Design
6 15 (23.81%) Microservices
7 11 (17.46%) SOLID
8 10 (15.87%) Continuous Delivery
8 10 (15.87%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (12.70%) OO
9 8 (12.70%) Quote-to-Cash
10 7 (11.11%) Software Delivery
10 7 (11.11%) Unit Testing
10 7 (11.11%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
10 7 (11.11%) Web Application Development
11 6 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (7.94%) B2B
12 5 (7.94%) CRM
13 4 (6.35%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 27 (42.86%) Java
2 20 (31.75%) JavaScript
3 13 (20.63%) Go
3 13 (20.63%) TypeScript
4 12 (19.05%) C++
5 10 (15.87%) C#
6 6 (9.52%) C
6 6 (9.52%) Embedded C
7 5 (7.94%) Java 8
8 4 (6.35%) Python
9 3 (4.76%) Groovy
10 2 (3.17%) Scala
10 2 (3.17%) SQL
11 1 (1.59%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.59%) Embedded C++
11 1 (1.59%) PHP
11 1 (1.59%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.59%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.76%) MISRA
2 2 (3.17%) DO-178B
System Software
1 8 (12.70%) Docker
2 1 (1.59%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (15.87%) Terraform
2 7 (11.11%) Kubernetes
3 5 (7.94%) Ansible
4 3 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (4.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (25.40%) Oracle
2 12 (19.05%) Google
2 12 (19.05%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (6.35%) Adyen
3 4 (6.35%) WorldPay
4 2 (3.17%) QNX
4 2 (3.17%) SAP
5 1 (1.59%) Facebook