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 3 months to 27 June 2017 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 35 38
Rank change year-on-year +1 +3  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 34 29 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 5.45% 4.83% 4.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.64% 6.02% 6.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 15 31
Median daily rate £510 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £350 £382
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £40.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -14.73%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.50% +5.62%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 512 482 606
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 82.05% 80.33% 80.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 350 417
Median daily rate £473 £415 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.85% +3.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £525 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 22
Median hourly rate £14.75 £16.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.81% -27.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £40.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 +5 28 £523 +10.00% 11
Kidlington - 3 £450 - 1
Abingdon - 1 £325 - 3
Software Engineering
South East

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 45 (73.77%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (42.62%) TDD
3 25 (40.98%) HTML
4 23 (37.70%) Scrum
5 22 (36.07%) JavaScript
5 22 (36.07%) CSS
5 22 (36.07%) Pair Programming
6 21 (34.43%) Web Development
6 21 (34.43%) Amazon AWS
7 20 (32.79%) Continuous Integration
7 20 (32.79%) Test Automation
7 20 (32.79%) Java
8 19 (31.15%) SQL
8 19 (31.15%) Web Services
8 19 (31.15%) Kanban
9 17 (27.87%) Publishing
9 17 (27.87%) AngularJS
10 16 (26.23%) Performance Tuning
10 16 (26.23%) Data Warehouse
11 15 (24.59%) Data Modelling
11 15 (24.59%) PL/SQL
11 15 (24.59%) Business Intelligence
11 15 (24.59%) Talend Open Studio
11 15 (24.59%) Kimball Methodology
11 15 (24.59%) Talend
12 14 (22.95%) Waterfall
12 14 (22.95%) Oracle BI EE
13 13 (21.31%) Unit Testing
13 13 (21.31%) JSON
13 13 (21.31%) Python

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 3 (4.92%) Apache Spark
2 2 (3.28%) JBoss
3 1 (1.64%) Alfresco
3 1 (1.64%) CMS
3 1 (1.64%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.64%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.64%) WebSphere Process Server
Business Applications
1 10 (16.39%) Magento
2 3 (4.92%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (34.43%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.64%) GitHub
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.28%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (26.23%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (22.95%) Oracle BI EE
3 11 (18.03%) NoSQL
4 8 (13.11%) MongoDB
4 8 (13.11%) Oracle Database
5 5 (8.20%) MySQL
6 4 (6.56%) Big Data
6 4 (6.56%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (4.92%) Oracle OWB
7 3 (4.92%) SQL Server
8 2 (3.28%) Hadoop
8 2 (3.28%) RDBMS
8 2 (3.28%) Relational Database
9 1 (1.64%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (1.64%) Geospatial Data
9 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 15 (24.59%) Talend Open Studio
2 12 (19.67%) Git (software)
3 7 (11.48%) Grunt
3 7 (11.48%) gulp
3 7 (11.48%) IntelliJ
4 3 (4.92%) Jenkins
4 3 (4.92%) Maven
5 2 (3.28%) JIRA
6 1 (1.64%) Ant
6 1 (1.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.64%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.64%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.64%) JUnit
6 1 (1.64%) Mockito
6 1 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (27.87%) Publishing
2 6 (9.84%) Finance
3 1 (1.64%) Banking
3 1 (1.64%) Games
3 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 38 (62.30%) Developer
2 18 (29.51%) Software Engineer
3 10 (16.39%) Agile Developer
3 10 (16.39%) AWS Developer
3 10 (16.39%) Data Warehouse Developer
3 10 (16.39%) JavaScript Developer
3 10 (16.39%) Node.js Developer
4 9 (14.75%) SQL Developer
5 8 (13.11%) OBIEE Developer
6 7 (11.48%) E-Commerce Developer
6 7 (11.48%) HTML CSS Developer
6 7 (11.48%) HTML Developer
7 6 (9.84%) Talend Developer
8 5 (8.20%) Java Developer
8 5 (8.20%) Python Developer
9 4 (6.56%) Software Developer
9 4 (6.56%) Technical Leader
10 3 (4.92%) Angular Developer
10 3 (4.92%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 3 (4.92%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (40.98%) HTML
2 22 (36.07%) CSS
3 19 (31.15%) Web Services
4 17 (27.87%) AngularJS
5 13 (21.31%) JSON
5 13 (21.31%) Node.js
6 12 (19.67%) CSS3
7 10 (16.39%) LESS
7 10 (16.39%) Sass
8 9 (14.75%) HTML5
9 7 (11.48%) Dropwizard
9 7 (11.48%) Hystrix
9 7 (11.48%) Play Framework
9 7 (11.48%) React
9 7 (11.48%) Scalatra
10 6 (9.84%) XML
11 4 (6.56%) .NET
11 4 (6.56%) J2EE
12 3 (4.92%) JSP
12 3 (4.92%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.56%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.28%) User Experience
3 1 (1.64%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.64%) CMDB
3 1 (1.64%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.64%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (1.64%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.64%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.64%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.56%) Unix
2 3 (4.92%) Linux
2 3 (4.92%) Windows
3 2 (3.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.64%) Android
4 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.64%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (73.77%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (42.62%) TDD
3 23 (37.70%) Scrum
4 22 (36.07%) Pair Programming
5 21 (34.43%) Web Development
6 20 (32.79%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (32.79%) Test Automation
7 19 (31.15%) Kanban
8 16 (26.23%) Performance Tuning
9 15 (24.59%) Business Intelligence
9 15 (24.59%) Data Modelling
9 15 (24.59%) Kimball Methodology
10 14 (22.95%) Waterfall
11 13 (21.31%) Unit Testing
12 12 (19.67%) API Development
13 11 (18.03%) Dimensional Modelling
13 11 (18.03%) ETL
13 11 (18.03%) Open Source
14 10 (16.39%) E-Commerce
15 9 (14.75%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 22 (36.07%) JavaScript
2 20 (32.79%) Java
3 19 (31.15%) SQL
4 15 (24.59%) PL/SQL
5 13 (21.31%) Python
6 10 (16.39%) PHP
7 8 (13.11%) Scala
8 7 (11.48%) Groovy
9 6 (9.84%) C++
10 5 (8.20%) C
11 3 (4.92%) C#
12 1 (1.64%) Go
12 1 (1.64%) MATLAB
12 1 (1.64%) Rust
12 1 (1.64%) T-SQL
12 1 (1.64%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (4.92%) Degree
2 1 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (1.64%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.11%) QA
2 4 (6.56%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 6 (9.84%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (16.39%) Terraform
2 3 (4.92%) Kubernetes
3 2 (3.28%) Mesos
4 1 (1.64%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (24.59%) Talend
2 9 (14.75%) Oracle
3 7 (11.48%) New Relic
4 4 (6.56%) Infor
5 3 (4.92%) Siebel
6 1 (1.64%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.64%) Red Hat
Oxfordshire
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