Period
to 19 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire with a requirement for Software Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Engineering over the 6 months to 19 September 2019 with a comparison to the 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 Engineering
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
19 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 8 16 43
Rank change year-on-year +8 +27 +6
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 86 110 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 12.27% 8.84% 4.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 15.06% 10.01% 5.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 61 53
Oxfordshire median daily rate £425 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% -10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £350 £375 £367
90th Percentile £500 £550 £575
South East median daily rate £434 £450 £432
% change year-on-year -3.61% +4.29% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 2
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £46.25 £45.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -18.18% +35.80%
10th Percentile £42.13 £38.63 £32.50
90th Percentile £49.38 £57.50 £77.50
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Software Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 571 1,099 1,005
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 81.46% 88.34% 85.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 804 775
Oxfordshire median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £160 £286 £260
90th Percentile £588 £600 £575
South East median daily rate £450 £435 £415
% change year-on-year +3.45% +4.82% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 44 22
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £22.08 £21.50 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +8.86% +11.27%
10th Percentile £17.59 £13.15 £12.08
90th Percentile £107.65 £53.38 £43.75
South East median hourly rate £31.00 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +24.00% +25.00% -12.09%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Oxfordshire

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Engineering in Oxfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineering in Oxfordshire

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 19 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineering in Oxfordshire

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Oxfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in Oxfordshire

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the Oxfordshire region over the 6 months to 19 September 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 +1 36 £450 - 48
Abingdon +2 23 £413 -21.43% 14
Thame +10 1 £475 +35.71% 1
Wallingford - 1 £450 -
Banbury - 1 £400 - 2
Software Engineering
South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 43 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (36.05%) C++
3 28 (32.56%) Mathematics
4 27 (31.40%) Git (software)
5 26 (30.23%) DevOps
6 25 (29.07%) JavaScript
7 24 (27.91%) .NET
8 23 (26.74%) Test Automation
8 23 (26.74%) Azure
9 22 (25.58%) C#
10 20 (23.26%) Python
11 19 (22.09%) Computer Science
12 18 (20.93%) AngularJS
12 18 (20.93%) Algorithms
13 17 (19.77%) Degree
14 16 (18.60%) AWS
15 15 (17.44%) Docker
15 15 (17.44%) Kubernetes
15 15 (17.44%) .NET Core
15 15 (17.44%) Continuous Integration
15 15 (17.44%) Java
16 14 (16.28%) Visual Studio Team System
16 14 (16.28%) Physics
17 13 (15.12%) HTML
18 12 (13.95%) Linux
18 12 (13.95%) Configuration Management
18 12 (13.95%) Microservices
18 12 (13.95%) User Experience
19 11 (12.79%) TypeScript
19 11 (12.79%) Node.js

Software Engineering
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 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.16%) CMS
2 1 (1.16%) ColdFusion
2 1 (1.16%) Mendix
Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 23 (26.74%) Azure
2 16 (18.60%) AWS
3 10 (11.63%) GCP
4 3 (3.49%) GitHub
5 1 (1.16%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (1.16%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.16%) Office 365
5 1 (1.16%) PaaS
5 1 (1.16%) SaaS
5 1 (1.16%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.33%) HTTP
2 1 (1.16%) DNS
2 1 (1.16%) FTP
2 1 (1.16%) SSL
2 1 (1.16%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.65%) Big Data
2 3 (3.49%) MySQL
3 2 (2.33%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.33%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.16%) Amazon Aurora
4 1 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.16%) Redis
Development Applications
1 27 (31.40%) Git (software)
2 14 (16.28%) Visual Studio Team System
3 11 (12.79%) TeamCity
4 10 (11.63%) Subversion
5 8 (9.30%) Cucumber
5 8 (9.30%) Mocha
5 8 (9.30%) Selenium
5 8 (9.30%) SpecFlow
5 8 (9.30%) WebDriver
6 6 (6.98%) Jenkins
7 3 (3.49%) Bitbucket
7 3 (3.49%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (2.33%) GitLab
8 2 (2.33%) gulp
9 1 (1.16%) CMake
9 1 (1.16%) Gatling
9 1 (1.16%) Geb
9 1 (1.16%) Protractor
9 1 (1.16%) Spock
9 1 (1.16%) webpack
General
1 6 (6.98%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.33%) Avionics
2 2 (2.33%) Electronics
2 2 (2.33%) Law
3 1 (1.16%) Advertising
3 1 (1.16%) Automotive
3 1 (1.16%) Games
3 1 (1.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 49 (56.98%) Software Engineer
2 35 (40.70%) Developer
3 14 (16.28%) JavaScript Developer
4 8 (9.30%) .NET Developer
4 8 (9.30%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 8 (9.30%) Research Engineer
4 8 (9.30%) Scientific Software Engineer
5 7 (8.14%) Applications Engineer
5 7 (8.14%) JavaScript Engineer
5 7 (8.14%) Node.js Developer
5 7 (8.14%) Web Applications Engineer
5 7 (8.14%) Web Developer
5 7 (8.14%) Web Engineer
6 6 (6.98%) C++ Software Engineer
6 6 (6.98%) Embedded Engineer
6 6 (6.98%) React Developer
6 6 (6.98%) Senior Developer
6 6 (6.98%) Senior JavaScript Developer
6 6 (6.98%) Senior Software Engineer
7 5 (5.81%) Senior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (27.91%) .NET
2 18 (20.93%) AngularJS
3 15 (17.44%) .NET Core
4 13 (15.12%) HTML
5 11 (12.79%) CSS
5 11 (12.79%) Node.js
6 10 (11.63%) React
6 10 (11.63%) Web Services
7 9 (10.47%) REST
8 8 (9.30%) jQuery
9 7 (8.14%) ASP.NET
9 7 (8.14%) RESTful
9 7 (8.14%) Vue.js
10 6 (6.98%) .NET Framework
10 6 (6.98%) HTML5
10 6 (6.98%) Qt
10 6 (6.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 5 (5.81%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (5.81%) LESS
11 5 (5.81%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 18 (20.93%) Algorithms
2 12 (13.95%) User Experience
3 8 (9.30%) Data Structures
4 6 (6.98%) Life Science
5 2 (2.33%) CAN bus
5 2 (2.33%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.16%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.16%) Animation
6 1 (1.16%) CUDA
6 1 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (13.95%) Linux
2 6 (6.98%) Windows
3 2 (2.33%) FreeRTOS
4 1 (1.16%) ThreadX
4 1 (1.16%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (32.56%) Mathematics
3 26 (30.23%) DevOps
4 23 (26.74%) Test Automation
5 19 (22.09%) Computer Science
6 15 (17.44%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (16.28%) Physics
8 12 (13.95%) Configuration Management
8 12 (13.95%) Microservices
9 11 (12.79%) MVC
9 11 (12.79%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (11.63%) Web Development
11 9 (10.47%) TDD
11 9 (10.47%) UX Design
12 8 (9.30%) Build Automation
12 8 (9.30%) Complexity Analysis
12 8 (9.30%) Integration Testing
12 8 (9.30%) Unit Testing
13 7 (8.14%) Continuous Delivery
14 6 (6.98%) Parallel Programming
Programming Languages
1 31 (36.05%) C++
2 25 (29.07%) JavaScript
3 22 (25.58%) C#
4 20 (23.26%) Python
5 15 (17.44%) Java
6 11 (12.79%) C
6 11 (12.79%) TypeScript
7 10 (11.63%) Go
8 9 (10.47%) SQL
9 5 (5.81%) Embedded C
10 3 (3.49%) Fortran
11 2 (2.33%) MATLAB
12 1 (1.16%) Embedded C++
12 1 (1.16%) ES6
12 1 (1.16%) Java 8
12 1 (1.16%) PHP
12 1 (1.16%) Scala
Qualifications
1 17 (19.77%) Degree
2 6 (6.98%) PhD
3 4 (4.65%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (4.65%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.16%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.16%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.16%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.49%) QA
System Software
1 15 (17.44%) Docker
2 2 (2.33%) Firmware
3 1 (1.16%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (17.44%) Kubernetes
2 8 (9.30%) Terraform
3 4 (4.65%) Ansible
3 4 (4.65%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (4.65%) Puppet
4 1 (1.16%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 10 (11.63%) Google
2 8 (9.30%) Cypress Semiconductor
3 6 (6.98%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.33%) Adobe
5 1 (1.16%) OutSystems