Period
to 14 November 2018

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 14 November 2018 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 47 53
Rank change year-on-year +29 +6 +6
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 107 65 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 8.94% 5.19% 4.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.32% 6.13% 5.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 58 34
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £500 £471
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +6.27% +14.06%
10th Percentile £368 £387 £354
90th Percentile £550 £577 £592
South East median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +14.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 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 £35.13 £31.50 £36.20
90th Percentile £43.75 £77.50 £42.55
South East median hourly rate £47.87 £45.20 £42.00
% change year-on-year +5.91% +7.61% -

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 1,037 1,061 1,119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 86.63% 84.68% 88.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 761 852 807
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £213
90th Percentile £588 £588 £538
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 16 36
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £22.93 £23.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.30% +17.95% -13.33%
10th Percentile £15.30 £13.67 £13.75
90th Percentile £49.00 £77.50 £45.88
South East median hourly rate £28.50 £22.50 £24.11
% change year-on-year +26.67% -6.66% +0.44%

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 14 November 2018.

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 14 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 +13 57 £450 -10.00% 72
Abingdon +11 31 £453 -17.73% 15
Kidlington +3 3 £413 -13.16% 2
Thame - 1 £350 -
Software Engineering
South East

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, 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 74 (69.16%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (46.73%) JavaScript
3 47 (43.93%) AngularJS
4 41 (38.32%) Java
5 33 (30.84%) Computer Science
6 29 (27.10%) Mathematics
6 29 (27.10%) User Experience
6 29 (27.10%) Test Automation
7 28 (26.17%) Microservices
8 24 (22.43%) UX Design
9 23 (21.50%) DevOps
10 21 (19.63%) Amazon AWS
10 21 (19.63%) Oracle
11 20 (18.69%) Salesforce.com
11 20 (18.69%) React
12 19 (17.76%) Angular 2
13 18 (16.82%) Node.js
13 18 (16.82%) .NET
13 18 (16.82%) C#
14 17 (15.89%) HTML
14 17 (15.89%) CSS
15 16 (14.95%) Linux
15 16 (14.95%) Web Application Development
16 15 (14.02%) C++
16 15 (14.02%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
17 14 (13.08%) Web Services
17 14 (13.08%) Go
17 14 (13.08%) TypeScript
18 13 (12.15%) Docker
18 13 (12.15%) CRM

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 (2.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (1.87%) Apache
3 1 (0.93%) Apache Solr
3 1 (0.93%) Drupal
3 1 (0.93%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 11 (10.28%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (2.80%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 21 (19.63%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.74%) AWS Lambda
3 4 (3.74%) Serverless
4 3 (2.80%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (2.80%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 1 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.93%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.87%) 802.15
1 2 (1.87%) NAS
1 2 (1.87%) TCP/IP
1 2 (1.87%) Wireless
2 1 (0.93%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.93%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.54%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.61%) Big Data
2 6 (5.61%) NoSQL
3 5 (4.67%) MySQL
3 5 (4.67%) Redis
4 4 (3.74%) Amazon Aurora
4 4 (3.74%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (6.54%) Git (software)
2 5 (4.67%) Ant
2 5 (4.67%) JUnit
2 5 (4.67%) Maven
2 5 (4.67%) Mockito
3 4 (3.74%) Jenkins
3 4 (3.74%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.80%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (1.87%) CMake
5 2 (1.87%) GitLab
5 2 (1.87%) Moq
5 2 (1.87%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (1.87%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.93%) Gradle
6 1 (0.93%) Grunt
6 1 (0.93%) gulp
6 1 (0.93%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.93%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.93%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (11.21%) Finance
2 11 (10.28%) Marketing
3 9 (8.41%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.74%) Aerospace
4 4 (3.74%) Back Office
5 3 (2.80%) Electronics
6 2 (1.87%) Publishing
6 2 (1.87%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.93%) Banking
7 1 (0.93%) Games
7 1 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 63 (58.88%) Software Engineer
2 62 (57.94%) Developer
3 25 (23.36%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 20 (18.69%) Java Engineer
4 20 (18.69%) Java Software Engineer
5 16 (14.95%) Java Developer
5 16 (14.95%) JavaScript Developer
6 15 (14.02%) Agile Developer
6 15 (14.02%) React Developer
7 12 (11.21%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 11 (10.28%) AWS Engineer
8 11 (10.28%) AWS Software Engineer
8 11 (10.28%) JavaScript Engineer
8 11 (10.28%) Salesforce Developer
9 10 (9.35%) Java Software Developer
9 10 (9.35%) Software Developer
10 9 (8.41%) .NET Developer
10 9 (8.41%) Angular Developer
10 9 (8.41%) AWS Developer
10 9 (8.41%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (43.93%) AngularJS
2 20 (18.69%) React
3 19 (17.76%) Angular 2
4 18 (16.82%) .NET
4 18 (16.82%) Node.js
5 17 (15.89%) CSS
5 17 (15.89%) HTML
6 14 (13.08%) Web Services
7 12 (11.21%) Kafka
8 11 (10.28%) HTML5
8 11 (10.28%) Vue.js
9 10 (9.35%) jQuery
9 10 (9.35%) WPF
10 9 (8.41%) ASP.NET
11 7 (6.54%) .NET Framework
12 6 (5.61%) ADO.NET
12 6 (5.61%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (5.61%) Middleware
13 5 (4.67%) Razor View Engine
13 5 (4.67%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 33 (30.84%) Computer Science
2 29 (27.10%) User Experience
3 8 (7.48%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (6.54%) Life Science
5 4 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.74%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.87%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.87%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.93%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.93%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.93%) Renewable Energy
7 1 (0.93%) Robotics
7 1 (0.93%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (14.95%) Linux
2 3 (2.80%) Windows
3 2 (1.87%) FreeRTOS
3 2 (1.87%) Mac OS X
3 2 (1.87%) SafeRTOS
3 2 (1.87%) Unix
4 1 (0.93%) Android
4 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.93%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (69.16%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (27.10%) Mathematics
2 29 (27.10%) Test Automation
3 28 (26.17%) Microservices
4 24 (22.43%) UX Design
5 23 (21.50%) DevOps
6 16 (14.95%) Web Application Development
7 15 (14.02%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
8 13 (12.15%) CRM
9 12 (11.21%) Continuous Delivery
9 12 (11.21%) SOLID
10 11 (10.28%) Quote-to-Cash
10 11 (10.28%) Unit Testing
11 10 (9.35%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (9.35%) Front End Development
11 10 (9.35%) Problem-Solving
11 10 (9.35%) SDLC
12 8 (7.48%) MVC
12 8 (7.48%) OO
13 7 (6.54%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 50 (46.73%) JavaScript
2 41 (38.32%) Java
3 18 (16.82%) C#
4 15 (14.02%) C++
5 14 (13.08%) Go
5 14 (13.08%) TypeScript
6 10 (9.35%) SQL
7 9 (8.41%) Java 8
7 9 (8.41%) Python
8 7 (6.54%) C
8 7 (6.54%) Embedded C
8 7 (6.54%) Scala
9 6 (5.61%) Groovy
10 3 (2.80%) Apex Code
10 3 (2.80%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.87%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.87%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.87%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.93%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.93%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (6.54%) Degree
2 5 (4.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.93%) Master's Degree
3 1 (0.93%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.74%) MISRA
2 2 (1.87%) DO-178B
2 2 (1.87%) GDPR
3 1 (0.93%) QA
System Software
1 13 (12.15%) Docker
2 3 (2.80%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 13 (12.15%) Terraform
2 11 (10.28%) Kubernetes
3 10 (9.35%) Ansible
4 8 (7.48%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (7.48%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (19.63%) Oracle
2 20 (18.69%) Salesforce.com
3 11 (10.28%) Google
4 4 (3.74%) Adyen
4 4 (3.74%) WorldPay
5 3 (2.80%) Microsoft
6 2 (1.87%) QNX
6 2 (1.87%) SAP
7 1 (0.93%) Facebook
7 1 (0.93%) New Relic
7 1 (0.93%) Xamarin