Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 41 51
Rank change year-on-year +20 +10 -6
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 107 61 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 8.21% 5.18% 3.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.39% 6.22% 4.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 53 24
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% +3.66%
10th Percentile £377 £361 £309
90th Percentile £538 £550 £525
South East median daily rate £450 £432 £390
% change year-on-year +4.29% +10.64% +11.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 11
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £47.50 £55.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.64% +57.14% -26.32%
10th Percentile £39.00 £32.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £77.50 £37.50
South East median hourly rate £43.50 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -3.33% +5.88% +4.94%

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 1,140 980 934
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 87.42% 83.19% 80.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 833 728 696
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £433 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.05% +8.13% -
10th Percentile £275 £250 £213
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £438 £418 £400
% change year-on-year +4.60% +4.56% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 32 24
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £35.00 £19.75 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +77.22% +16.18% -2.86%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.11 £13.80
90th Percentile £57.50 £74.50 £39.78
South East median hourly rate £25.12 £20.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year +25.60% -15.79% +10.21%

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 July 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 19 July 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 19 July 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 +5 60 £450 -10.00% 68
Abingdon +6 11 £425 +30.77% 8
Kidlington -9 3 £413 -8.33% 1
Banbury - 1 £400 - 3
Thame - 1 £350 - 3
Software Engineering
South East

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 71 (66.36%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (46.73%) JavaScript
3 42 (39.25%) AngularJS
4 34 (31.78%) DevOps
5 30 (28.04%) Continuous Delivery
6 29 (27.10%) Node.js
7 28 (26.17%) Terraform
8 27 (25.23%) TypeScript
9 26 (24.30%) Computer Science
10 25 (23.36%) C++
10 25 (23.36%) Java
11 24 (22.43%) Linux
12 23 (21.50%) Mathematics
13 21 (19.63%) Microservices
14 20 (18.69%) Test Automation
15 18 (16.82%) Amazon AWS
15 18 (16.82%) Ansible
15 18 (16.82%) React
16 17 (15.89%) C#
17 16 (14.95%) Python
17 16 (14.95%) QA
17 16 (14.95%) User Experience
18 15 (14.02%) OO
18 15 (14.02%) SQL
19 14 (13.08%) BDD
19 14 (13.08%) Scala
20 13 (12.15%) Vue.js
20 13 (12.15%) UX Design
20 13 (12.15%) Redis
20 13 (12.15%) Elasticsearch

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 13 (12.15%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (1.87%) Apache
2 2 (1.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (1.87%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 18 (16.82%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (6.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.74%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (2.80%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (2.80%) PaaS
4 3 (2.80%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.74%) Kerberos
2 3 (2.80%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.87%) 802.15
3 2 (1.87%) NAS
3 2 (1.87%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.15%) MySQL
1 13 (12.15%) Redis
2 4 (3.74%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (3.74%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.80%) Big Data
3 3 (2.80%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.87%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.87%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.93%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (0.93%) Pentaho
5 1 (0.93%) Qlik Sense
5 1 (0.93%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 8 (7.48%) Git (software)
2 5 (4.67%) Jenkins
3 4 (3.74%) Ant
3 4 (3.74%) JIRA
3 4 (3.74%) JUnit
3 4 (3.74%) Maven
3 4 (3.74%) Mockito
4 3 (2.80%) GitLab
4 3 (2.80%) Gradle
4 3 (2.80%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.87%) CMake
5 2 (1.87%) Moq
5 2 (1.87%) Selenium
5 2 (1.87%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.93%) git-flow
6 1 (0.93%) Grunt
6 1 (0.93%) gulp
6 1 (0.93%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.93%) Jasmine
General
1 6 (5.61%) Marketing
2 5 (4.67%) Manufacturing
2 5 (4.67%) Publishing
3 2 (1.87%) Electronics
3 2 (1.87%) Finance
3 2 (1.87%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.93%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.93%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 67 (62.62%) Software Engineer
2 61 (57.01%) Developer
3 32 (29.91%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 27 (25.23%) JavaScript Developer
5 26 (24.30%) JavaScript Engineer
6 24 (22.43%) Node.js Developer
7 18 (16.82%) Agile Developer
8 14 (13.08%) Angular Developer
9 13 (12.15%) AWS Developer
9 13 (12.15%) AWS Engineer
9 13 (12.15%) AWS Software Engineer
9 13 (12.15%) React Developer
10 11 (10.28%) Java Engineer
11 10 (9.35%) Java Software Engineer
12 8 (7.48%) Java Developer
13 6 (5.61%) Applications Engineer
13 6 (5.61%) C++ Software Engineer
14 5 (4.67%) Desktop Engineer
14 5 (4.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 5 (4.67%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (39.25%) AngularJS
2 29 (27.10%) Node.js
3 18 (16.82%) React
4 13 (12.15%) Vue.js
5 10 (9.35%) HTML
6 9 (8.41%) OpenMP
7 8 (7.48%) HTML5
7 8 (7.48%) Web Services
8 7 (6.54%) CSS
8 7 (6.54%) jQuery
9 6 (5.61%) .NET
9 6 (5.61%) Middleware
9 6 (5.61%) WPF
10 5 (4.67%) Kafka
11 4 (3.74%) Angular 2
11 4 (3.74%) ASP.NET
11 4 (3.74%) Spring
11 4 (3.74%) Spring Boot
11 4 (3.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 3 (2.80%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (24.30%) Computer Science
2 16 (14.95%) User Experience
3 9 (8.41%) CUDA
4 6 (5.61%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.80%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (2.80%) Life Science
7 1 (0.93%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (0.93%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.93%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.93%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.93%) Robotics
7 1 (0.93%) Social Media
7 1 (0.93%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 24 (22.43%) Linux
2 2 (1.87%) FreeRTOS
2 2 (1.87%) Mac OS X
2 2 (1.87%) SafeRTOS
2 2 (1.87%) Unix
2 2 (1.87%) Windows
3 1 (0.93%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (66.36%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (31.78%) DevOps
3 30 (28.04%) Continuous Delivery
4 23 (21.50%) Mathematics
5 21 (19.63%) Microservices
6 20 (18.69%) Test Automation
7 15 (14.02%) OO
8 14 (13.08%) BDD
9 13 (12.15%) UX Design
10 12 (11.21%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (9.35%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (9.35%) Data Modelling
11 10 (9.35%) OOD
11 10 (9.35%) Unit Testing
12 9 (8.41%) Cross-Platform Development
12 9 (8.41%) Parallel Programming
13 8 (7.48%) ETL
13 8 (7.48%) SOLID
14 7 (6.54%) Scrum
14 7 (6.54%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 50 (46.73%) JavaScript
2 27 (25.23%) TypeScript
3 25 (23.36%) C++
3 25 (23.36%) Java
4 17 (15.89%) C#
5 16 (14.95%) Python
6 15 (14.02%) SQL
7 14 (13.08%) Scala
8 7 (6.54%) Go
9 6 (5.61%) PL/SQL
10 5 (4.67%) C
10 5 (4.67%) Embedded C
10 5 (4.67%) Groovy
11 3 (2.80%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.87%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.87%) Ruby
12 2 (1.87%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.93%) IronPython
13 1 (0.93%) Java 8
13 1 (0.93%) VC++
Qualifications
1 7 (6.54%) Degree
2 4 (3.74%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.87%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (1.87%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.93%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.93%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.93%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (14.95%) QA
2 4 (3.74%) MISRA
3 3 (2.80%) GDPR
4 2 (1.87%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.87%) DO-178B
4 2 (1.87%) IEC 62304
4 2 (1.87%) ISO 13485
4 2 (1.87%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 9 (8.41%) Docker
2 2 (1.87%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 28 (26.17%) Terraform
2 18 (16.82%) Ansible
3 7 (6.54%) Kubernetes
4 3 (2.80%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (2.80%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (9.35%) Oracle
2 8 (7.48%) Google
2 8 (7.48%) Talend
3 5 (4.67%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.87%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.87%) QNX
4 2 (1.87%) SAP
5 1 (0.93%) Adyen
5 1 (0.93%) Capita
5 1 (0.93%) Informatica
5 1 (0.93%) New Relic
5 1 (0.93%) WorldPay