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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineering
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 37 37 40
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 26 14 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 4.69% 2.82% 4.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.94% 3.59% 4.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 10 16
Median daily rate £450 £363 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.13% +13.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £442 £399
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 £11.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +400.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £38.38
% change year-on-year - +10.74%  

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 438 390 573
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 79.06% 78.47% 84.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 306 370
Median daily rate £450 £400 £412
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -2.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 36
Median hourly rate £55.00 £17.50 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +214.28% -32.03%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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 -2 15 £488 +39.28% 14
Kidlington -2 2 £475 - 1
Software Engineering
South East

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 37 (68.52%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (51.85%) Java
3 24 (44.44%) Scrum
4 23 (42.59%) Publishing
5 19 (35.19%) SQL
5 19 (35.19%) TDD
6 17 (31.48%) Pair Programming
6 17 (31.48%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (29.63%) Spring
8 15 (27.78%) Unit Testing
8 15 (27.78%) Migration
9 14 (25.93%) Python
10 13 (24.07%) Maven
10 13 (24.07%) JBoss
11 12 (22.22%) JUnit
11 12 (22.22%) WebSphere
11 12 (22.22%) DevOps
11 12 (22.22%) Jenkins
12 11 (20.37%) Cucumber
12 11 (20.37%) Java EE
12 11 (20.37%) BPMN
12 11 (20.37%) WebSphere Process Server
12 11 (20.37%) BPEL
12 11 (20.37%) WebSphere Application Server
12 11 (20.37%) C++
13 10 (18.52%) HTML
13 10 (18.52%) Alfresco
13 10 (18.52%) Mockito
13 10 (18.52%) GitHub
14 8 (14.81%) Git (software)

Software Engineering
Top Related 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 (24.07%) JBoss
2 12 (22.22%) WebSphere
3 11 (20.37%) WebSphere Application Server
3 11 (20.37%) WebSphere Process Server
4 10 (18.52%) Alfresco
5 4 (7.41%) Confluence
6 3 (5.56%) Apache Spark
7 2 (3.70%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.85%) Apache
8 1 (1.85%) Apache Solr
8 1 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (1.85%) Jetty
8 1 (1.85%) nginx
8 1 (1.85%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 10 (18.52%) GitHub
2 8 (14.81%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (5.56%) PaaS
4 1 (1.85%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.85%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.41%) Intranet
2 2 (3.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.26%) NoSQL
1 5 (9.26%) Oracle Database
1 5 (9.26%) SQL Server
1 5 (9.26%) SQL Server 2014
2 4 (7.41%) MS Access
2 4 (7.41%) Snowflake Schema
2 4 (7.41%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (5.56%) Big Data
3 3 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (5.56%) MySQL
3 3 (5.56%) Oracle BI EE
3 3 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (5.56%) Oracle OWB
3 3 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (3.70%) Hadoop
4 2 (3.70%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.85%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.85%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (1.85%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (24.07%) Maven
2 12 (22.22%) Jenkins
2 12 (22.22%) JUnit
3 11 (20.37%) Cucumber
4 10 (18.52%) Mockito
5 8 (14.81%) Git (software)
6 7 (12.96%) Talend Open Studio
7 5 (9.26%) JIRA
8 4 (7.41%) Liquibase
9 1 (1.85%) Ant
9 1 (1.85%) Eclipse
9 1 (1.85%) Gradle
9 1 (1.85%) Selenium
9 1 (1.85%) Subversion
General
1 23 (42.59%) Publishing
2 3 (5.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.85%) Banking
3 1 (1.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 33 (61.11%) Software Engineer
2 30 (55.56%) Developer
3 15 (27.78%) Software Developer
4 14 (25.93%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 14 (25.93%) Java Developer
4 14 (25.93%) Java Engineer
4 14 (25.93%) Java Software Developer
4 14 (25.93%) Java Software Engineer
5 5 (9.26%) Agile Developer
5 5 (9.26%) AWS Developer
6 4 (7.41%) C# Developer
6 4 (7.41%) ETL Developer
6 4 (7.41%) HTML Developer
6 4 (7.41%) JavaScript Developer
6 4 (7.41%) SQL Developer
7 3 (5.56%) C# Software Developer
7 3 (5.56%) C# Software Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) C++ Software Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Database Developer
7 3 (5.56%) SQL Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (29.63%) Spring
2 11 (20.37%) Java EE
3 10 (18.52%) HTML
4 8 (14.81%) Web Services
5 6 (11.11%) JSON
5 6 (11.11%) Node.js
5 6 (11.11%) XML
6 5 (9.26%) .NET
6 5 (9.26%) CSS
6 5 (9.26%) CSS3
6 5 (9.26%) RESTful
7 4 (7.41%) AngularJS
7 4 (7.41%) HTML5
7 4 (7.41%) J2EE
8 3 (5.56%) JSP
8 3 (5.56%) LESS
8 3 (5.56%) Sass
9 2 (3.70%) Spring MVC
9 2 (3.70%) Spring Security
9 2 (3.70%) Spring Web Flow
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.41%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.85%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (1.85%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (1.85%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.26%) Linux
2 4 (7.41%) Unix
2 4 (7.41%) Windows
3 2 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.85%) Android
4 1 (1.85%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.85%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (68.52%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (44.44%) Scrum
3 19 (35.19%) TDD
4 17 (31.48%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (31.48%) Pair Programming
5 15 (27.78%) Migration
5 15 (27.78%) Unit Testing
6 12 (22.22%) DevOps
7 11 (20.37%) BPEL
7 11 (20.37%) BPMN
8 6 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (9.26%) Data Analysis
9 5 (9.26%) ETL
9 5 (9.26%) Kanban
9 5 (9.26%) Machine Learning
9 5 (9.26%) Open Source
9 5 (9.26%) Web Development
10 4 (7.41%) Customer Insight
10 4 (7.41%) Deep Learning
10 4 (7.41%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 28 (51.85%) Java
2 19 (35.19%) SQL
3 14 (25.93%) Python
4 11 (20.37%) C++
5 8 (14.81%) JavaScript
6 7 (12.96%) C#
7 5 (9.26%) Scala
8 4 (7.41%) C
9 3 (5.56%) MATLAB
9 3 (5.56%) PHP
9 3 (5.56%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.85%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.85%) Go
10 1 (1.85%) Ruby
10 1 (1.85%) Rust
10 1 (1.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 6 (11.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (5.56%) Terraform
2 2 (3.70%) Kubernetes
2 2 (3.70%) Mesos
3 1 (1.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (12.96%) Talend
2 5 (9.26%) Oracle
3 3 (5.56%) Siebel
4 1 (1.85%) Alias
4 1 (1.85%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.85%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.85%) RedGate
4 1 (1.85%) Sophos