Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 48 53
Rank change year-on-year +23 +5 -10
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 84 50 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 6.73% 4.32% 3.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.72% 5.19% 4.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 46 23
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £464 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.96% +23.67% -8.54%
10th Percentile £391 £350 £307
90th Percentile £584 £600 £523
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £375
% change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 10
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £50.00 £55.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +139.13% -
10th Percentile £38.85 £32.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £57.63 £77.50 £37.50
South East median hourly rate £43.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -4.44% +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 1,088 963 882
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 87.11% 83.16% 79.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 791 697 686
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +11.84% -5.00%
10th Percentile £268 £250 £200
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £438 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +5.42% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 36 25
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £35.00 £17.47 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.40% +2.74% -15.00%
10th Percentile £14.28 £11.42 £13.80
90th Percentile £55.25 £62.50 £41.00
South East median hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50% +9.09%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 25 May 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 +6 51 £460 -8.00% 55
Abingdon +4 3 £425 +30.77% 13
Kidlington -10 3 £413 -8.33% 1
Banbury - 1 £400 - 4
Software Engineering
South East

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 49 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (48.81%) JavaScript
3 33 (39.29%) AngularJS
4 28 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
5 27 (32.14%) DevOps
5 27 (32.14%) Node.js
6 23 (27.38%) Java
6 23 (27.38%) TypeScript
6 23 (27.38%) Terraform
7 22 (26.19%) QA
8 21 (25.00%) Linux
9 20 (23.81%) BDD
10 19 (22.62%) Amazon AWS
10 19 (22.62%) Ansible
10 19 (22.62%) Elasticsearch
11 18 (21.43%) SQL
11 18 (21.43%) C++
12 17 (20.24%) Microservices
13 16 (19.05%) Test Automation
14 15 (17.86%) Redis
14 15 (17.86%) MySQL
14 15 (17.86%) Computer Science
15 14 (16.67%) Mathematics
16 12 (14.29%) React
16 12 (14.29%) OO
17 11 (13.10%) Python
17 11 (13.10%) OOD
17 11 (13.10%) HTML
17 11 (13.10%) Scrum
17 11 (13.10%) Continuous Integration

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 19 (22.62%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (3.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.19%) JBoss
3 1 (1.19%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.19%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 3 (3.57%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 19 (22.62%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (4.76%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (3.57%) PaaS
5 2 (2.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (1.19%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.19%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.19%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (1.19%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 1 (1.19%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.76%) Kerberos
2 1 (1.19%) DNS
2 1 (1.19%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (17.86%) MySQL
1 15 (17.86%) Redis
2 9 (10.71%) MongoDB
3 4 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.57%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.19%) Big Data
5 1 (1.19%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (1.19%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.19%) Pentaho
5 1 (1.19%) Qlik Sense
5 1 (1.19%) QlikView
5 1 (1.19%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (10.71%) Git (software)
2 5 (5.95%) Grunt
2 5 (5.95%) gulp
2 5 (5.95%) IntelliJ
2 5 (5.95%) Maven
3 4 (4.76%) Ant
3 4 (4.76%) JIRA
3 4 (4.76%) JUnit
3 4 (4.76%) Mockito
4 3 (3.57%) Gradle
4 3 (3.57%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.38%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.38%) Selenium
5 2 (2.38%) Subversion
6 1 (1.19%) Artifactory
6 1 (1.19%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.19%) git-flow
6 1 (1.19%) GitLab
6 1 (1.19%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 4 (4.76%) Publishing
2 2 (2.38%) Aerospace
2 2 (2.38%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 51 (60.71%) Software Engineer
2 48 (57.14%) Developer
3 24 (28.57%) JavaScript Developer
4 23 (27.38%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 22 (26.19%) JavaScript Engineer
6 21 (25.00%) Node.js Developer
7 16 (19.05%) AWS Developer
8 15 (17.86%) AWS Engineer
8 15 (17.86%) AWS Software Engineer
9 13 (15.48%) Angular Developer
10 11 (13.10%) Java Developer
11 10 (11.90%) Agile Developer
12 8 (9.52%) Java Engineer
13 7 (8.33%) Java Software Engineer
13 7 (8.33%) React Developer
14 6 (7.14%) C++ Software Engineer
15 5 (5.95%) Python Engineer
15 5 (5.95%) Senior Software Engineer
16 4 (4.76%) ETL Developer
16 4 (4.76%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (39.29%) AngularJS
2 27 (32.14%) Node.js
3 12 (14.29%) React
4 11 (13.10%) HTML
5 10 (11.90%) HTML5
5 10 (11.90%) Spring
6 9 (10.71%) OpenMP
6 9 (10.71%) Web Services
7 8 (9.52%) Play Framework
8 7 (8.33%) CSS
8 7 (8.33%) Vue (Vue.js)
9 6 (7.14%) Hystrix
9 6 (7.14%) XML
10 5 (5.95%) Dropwizard
10 5 (5.95%) jQuery
10 5 (5.95%) Scalatra
10 5 (5.95%) Spring Boot
11 4 (4.76%) JMS
12 3 (3.57%) LDAP
12 3 (3.57%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.86%) Computer Science
2 9 (10.71%) CUDA
3 7 (8.33%) User Experience
4 3 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.38%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.38%) Life Science
6 1 (1.19%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (1.19%) Arduino
6 1 (1.19%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.19%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.19%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 21 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (2.38%) Windows
3 1 (1.19%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
3 27 (32.14%) DevOps
4 20 (23.81%) BDD
5 17 (20.24%) Microservices
6 16 (19.05%) Test Automation
7 14 (16.67%) Mathematics
8 12 (14.29%) OO
9 11 (13.10%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (13.10%) OOD
9 11 (13.10%) Scrum
10 10 (11.90%) Deployment Automation
11 9 (10.71%) Cross-Platform Development
11 9 (10.71%) Data Modelling
11 9 (10.71%) MVC
11 9 (10.71%) Parallel Programming
12 8 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (9.52%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 8 (9.52%) ETL
12 8 (9.52%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 41 (48.81%) JavaScript
2 23 (27.38%) Java
2 23 (27.38%) TypeScript
3 18 (21.43%) C++
3 18 (21.43%) SQL
4 11 (13.10%) Python
5 10 (11.90%) Scala
6 7 (8.33%) C#
7 6 (7.14%) Groovy
7 6 (7.14%) Java 8
7 6 (7.14%) PL/SQL
8 5 (5.95%) Go
9 3 (3.57%) XPath
10 2 (2.38%) ANSI C
10 2 (2.38%) C
10 2 (2.38%) C++/CLI
10 2 (2.38%) IronPython
10 2 (2.38%) Ruby
11 1 (1.19%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.19%) VC++
Qualifications
1 5 (5.95%) Degree
2 2 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (2.38%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.19%) PhD
3 1 (1.19%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.19%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (26.19%) QA
2 2 (2.38%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.38%) IEC 62304
2 2 (2.38%) ISO 13485
2 2 (2.38%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.19%) GDPR
System Software
1 8 (9.52%) Docker
Systems Management
1 23 (27.38%) Terraform
2 19 (22.62%) Ansible
3 5 (5.95%) Puppet
4 4 (4.76%) Kubernetes
4 4 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.19%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 10 (11.90%) Oracle
2 8 (9.52%) Talend
3 7 (8.33%) Google
4 5 (5.95%) New Relic
5 2 (2.38%) Atmel
5 2 (2.38%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.19%) Informatica
6 1 (1.19%) Splunk