Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 38 71
Rank change year-on-year -9 +33 -33
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 65 64 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 5.28% 5.15% 2.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.26% 6.04% 2.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 50 21
Oxfordshire median daily rate £483 £475 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.58% +16.56% -18.50%
10th Percentile £363 £361 £213
90th Percentile £596 £615 £475
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £357
% change year-on-year +5.88% +18.94% +2.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 1
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £40.00 £55.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.27% +46.67% -7.41%
10th Percentile £31.75 £32.50 £36.25
90th Percentile £63.50 £77.50 £38.75
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 1,038 1,060 916
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 84.32% 85.28% 80.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 808 764 696
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £433 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.99% +8.19% -
10th Percentile £300 £188 £213
90th Percentile £613 £575 £533
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 39 34
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £19.75 £19.00 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.95% -50.33% +118.57%
10th Percentile £15.25 £13.10 £14.15
90th Percentile £60.00 £47.75 £76.25
South East median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -1.76% -16.67% +50.00%

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 22 February 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 22 February 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 -3 45 £500 - 58
Kidlington -10 5 £483 +7.22% 3
Abingdon +3 1 £425 - 14
Banbury - 1 £400 - 1
Software Engineering
South East

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 40 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (50.77%) JavaScript
3 31 (47.69%) Amazon AWS
4 26 (40.00%) Java
5 23 (35.38%) AngularJS
6 22 (33.85%) SQL
6 22 (33.85%) Scrum
7 21 (32.31%) Continuous Delivery
8 20 (30.77%) QA
9 19 (29.23%) Git (software)
9 19 (29.23%) DevOps
9 19 (29.23%) Node.js
10 18 (27.69%) BDD
10 18 (27.69%) Test Automation
10 18 (27.69%) Kanban
10 18 (27.69%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (26.15%) TDD
12 16 (24.62%) HTML
13 15 (23.08%) CSS
13 15 (23.08%) SOA
13 15 (23.08%) MVC
13 15 (23.08%) Pair Programming
14 14 (21.54%) Web Development
14 14 (21.54%) Web Services
14 14 (21.54%) Elasticsearch
14 14 (21.54%) Play Framework
15 13 (20.00%) Ansible
15 13 (20.00%) Terraform
15 13 (20.00%) React
15 13 (20.00%) Linux

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 14 (21.54%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (7.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (6.15%) Apache Spark
4 2 (3.08%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.54%) JBoss
5 1 (1.54%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 5 (7.69%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.54%) Magento
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 31 (47.69%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (13.85%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (9.23%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (7.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 4 (6.15%) Amazon S3
5 4 (6.15%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (6.15%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (6.15%) Serverless
6 1 (1.54%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.54%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.54%) Bluetooth
1 1 (1.54%) DNS
1 1 (1.54%) GSM
1 1 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (1.54%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.46%) MongoDB
2 8 (12.31%) MySQL
2 8 (12.31%) Redis
3 5 (7.69%) Big Data
4 4 (6.15%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (6.15%) Hadoop
4 4 (6.15%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.08%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.54%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.54%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (1.54%) Pentaho
6 1 (1.54%) Qlik Sense
6 1 (1.54%) QlikView
6 1 (1.54%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 19 (29.23%) Git (software)
2 10 (15.38%) Grunt
2 10 (15.38%) gulp
2 10 (15.38%) IntelliJ
3 9 (13.85%) Maven
4 6 (9.23%) JUnit
5 5 (7.69%) Ant
5 5 (7.69%) Mockito
6 4 (6.15%) Artifactory
6 4 (6.15%) Cucumber
6 4 (6.15%) JIRA
6 4 (6.15%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (6.15%) Subversion
7 2 (3.08%) Jenkins
7 2 (3.08%) Selenium
8 1 (1.54%) git-flow
8 1 (1.54%) GitLab
8 1 (1.54%) Gradle
8 1 (1.54%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.54%) VectorCAST
General
1 8 (12.31%) Publishing
2 1 (1.54%) Aerospace
2 1 (1.54%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 41 (63.08%) Developer
2 33 (50.77%) Software Engineer
3 21 (32.31%) Java Developer
4 16 (24.62%) AWS Developer
4 16 (24.62%) AWS Engineer
4 16 (24.62%) AWS Software Engineer
4 16 (24.62%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 12 (18.46%) JavaScript Developer
6 9 (13.85%) JavaScript Engineer
6 9 (13.85%) Node.js Developer
7 8 (12.31%) Java Engineer
7 8 (12.31%) Java Software Engineer
8 7 (10.77%) Agile Developer
8 7 (10.77%) SQL Developer
9 6 (9.23%) Angular Developer
9 6 (9.23%) Java Software Developer
10 5 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
11 4 (6.15%) Big Data Engineer
11 4 (6.15%) Data Engineer
11 4 (6.15%) Embedded Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (35.38%) AngularJS
2 19 (29.23%) Node.js
3 16 (24.62%) HTML
4 15 (23.08%) CSS
5 14 (21.54%) Play Framework
5 14 (21.54%) Web Services
6 13 (20.00%) React
6 13 (20.00%) Spring
7 12 (18.46%) HTML5
8 11 (16.92%) Hystrix
9 10 (15.38%) Dropwizard
9 10 (15.38%) Scalatra
10 9 (13.85%) jQuery
11 7 (10.77%) XML
12 6 (9.23%) JMS
12 6 (9.23%) REST
13 5 (7.69%) Grails
13 5 (7.69%) Java EE
13 5 (7.69%) JSF
13 5 (7.69%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.15%) Semantic Web
2 2 (3.08%) Client/Server
2 2 (3.08%) User Experience
3 1 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.54%) Arduino
3 1 (1.54%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.54%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.54%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 13 (20.00%) Linux
2 2 (3.08%) Windows
3 1 (1.54%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (33.85%) Scrum
3 21 (32.31%) Continuous Delivery
4 19 (29.23%) DevOps
5 18 (27.69%) BDD
5 18 (27.69%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (27.69%) Kanban
5 18 (27.69%) Test Automation
6 17 (26.15%) TDD
7 15 (23.08%) MVC
7 15 (23.08%) Pair Programming
7 15 (23.08%) SOA
8 14 (21.54%) Web Development
9 11 (16.92%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 10 (15.38%) Domain-Driven Design
10 10 (15.38%) Front End Development
10 10 (15.38%) Refactoring
10 10 (15.38%) SOLID
10 10 (15.38%) Web Application Development
11 9 (13.85%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (50.77%) JavaScript
2 26 (40.00%) Java
3 22 (33.85%) SQL
4 11 (16.92%) Groovy
5 10 (15.38%) Python
6 8 (12.31%) TypeScript
7 7 (10.77%) Scala
8 6 (9.23%) PL/SQL
9 5 (7.69%) C#
9 5 (7.69%) XPath
10 4 (6.15%) C++
11 3 (4.62%) C
11 3 (4.62%) Ruby
12 2 (3.08%) ANSI C
12 2 (3.08%) C++/CLI
12 2 (3.08%) Go
12 2 (3.08%) IronPython
13 1 (1.54%) PHP
13 1 (1.54%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (4.62%) Degree
2 1 (1.54%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (30.77%) QA
2 3 (4.62%) IEC 62304
3 2 (3.08%) ISO 13485
3 2 (3.08%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.54%) GDPR
4 1 (1.54%) MISRA
4 1 (1.54%) MISRA C
System Software
1 10 (15.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (20.00%) Ansible
1 13 (20.00%) Terraform
2 9 (13.85%) Puppet
3 5 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (6.15%) Mesos
5 1 (1.54%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.54%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 10 (15.38%) New Relic
1 10 (15.38%) Oracle
2 5 (7.69%) Talend
3 2 (3.08%) Atmel
3 2 (3.08%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.54%) Google
4 1 (1.54%) Informatica
4 1 (1.54%) Splunk