Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 44 51
Rank change year-on-year +28 +7 +4
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 111 59 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 8.94% 4.91% 4.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.16% 5.77% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 53 33
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% +9.09%
10th Percentile £375 £367 £350
90th Percentile £550 £575 £525
South East median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +15.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 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 £37.75 £32.50 £36.20
90th Percentile £55.25 £77.50 £42.55
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%

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 1,093 1,023 1,080
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 88.07% 85.18% 85.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 801 797 770
Oxfordshire median daily rate £438 £440 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.57% +6.67% +3.13%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £260
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £433 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +4.22% +3.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 21 38
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +14.29% -12.50%
10th Percentile £13.75 £12.08 £13.05
90th Percentile £52.50 £43.75 £41.43
South East median hourly rate £26.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +23.81% -6.67% -1.45%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +9 59 £450 -10.00% 72
Abingdon +7 23 £525 +20.00% 16
Kidlington -2 3 £413 -8.33% 2
Thame - 1 £350 -
Software Engineering
South East

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 75 (67.57%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (46.85%) JavaScript
3 48 (43.24%) AngularJS
4 41 (36.94%) Java
5 31 (27.93%) Computer Science
6 29 (26.13%) DevOps
7 28 (25.23%) Test Automation
8 27 (24.32%) User Experience
8 27 (24.32%) Microservices
8 27 (24.32%) Mathematics
9 24 (21.62%) Node.js
10 22 (19.82%) Amazon AWS
11 21 (18.92%) UX Design
11 21 (18.92%) TypeScript
12 20 (18.02%) React
12 20 (18.02%) C++
13 19 (17.12%) C#
13 19 (17.12%) Oracle
13 19 (17.12%) Linux
13 19 (17.12%) Continuous Delivery
13 19 (17.12%) Terraform
14 17 (15.32%) Salesforce.com
15 16 (14.41%) HTML
15 16 (14.41%) Docker
16 14 (12.61%) Vue.js
16 14 (12.61%) .NET
16 14 (12.61%) CSS
17 13 (11.71%) Google
17 13 (11.71%) Kubernetes
17 13 (11.71%) Ansible

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 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (2.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (1.80%) Apache
3 1 (0.90%) Apache Solr
3 1 (0.90%) Drupal
3 1 (0.90%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 8 (7.21%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (2.70%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 22 (19.82%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (6.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.50%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (3.60%) AWS Lambda
4 4 (3.60%) Serverless
5 3 (2.70%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 2 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.80%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.60%) Kerberos
2 3 (2.70%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.80%) 802.15
3 2 (1.80%) NAS
3 2 (1.80%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.21%) MySQL
1 8 (7.21%) Redis
2 7 (6.31%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.50%) MongoDB
3 5 (4.50%) NoSQL
4 4 (3.60%) Amazon Aurora
5 3 (2.70%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (6.31%) Git (software)
2 5 (4.50%) Ant
2 5 (4.50%) JUnit
2 5 (4.50%) Maven
2 5 (4.50%) Mockito
3 4 (3.60%) Jenkins
3 4 (3.60%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.80%) CMake
4 2 (1.80%) GitLab
4 2 (1.80%) Gradle
4 2 (1.80%) Moq
4 2 (1.80%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (1.80%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.90%) Grunt
5 1 (0.90%) gulp
5 1 (0.90%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.90%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.90%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (9.91%) Marketing
2 9 (8.11%) Finance
3 7 (6.31%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.60%) Back Office
5 2 (1.80%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.80%) Electronics
5 2 (1.80%) Publishing
5 2 (1.80%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.90%) Banking
6 1 (0.90%) Games
Job Titles
1 73 (65.77%) Software Engineer
2 60 (54.05%) Developer
3 30 (27.03%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 24 (21.62%) Java Engineer
5 23 (20.72%) Java Software Engineer
6 19 (17.12%) Agile Developer
6 19 (17.12%) JavaScript Developer
7 17 (15.32%) JavaScript Engineer
8 15 (13.51%) Node.js Developer
8 15 (13.51%) React Developer
9 14 (12.61%) AWS Engineer
9 14 (12.61%) AWS Software Engineer
10 13 (11.71%) Java Developer
11 12 (10.81%) AWS Developer
12 10 (9.01%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 10 (9.01%) Java Software Developer
13 9 (8.11%) Angular Developer
13 9 (8.11%) Applications Engineer
13 9 (8.11%) Software Developer
14 8 (7.21%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (43.24%) AngularJS
2 24 (21.62%) Node.js
3 20 (18.02%) React
4 16 (14.41%) HTML
5 14 (12.61%) .NET
5 14 (12.61%) CSS
5 14 (12.61%) Vue.js
6 13 (11.71%) Angular 2
7 12 (10.81%) Web Services
8 10 (9.01%) HTML5
8 10 (9.01%) jQuery
8 10 (9.01%) WPF
9 9 (8.11%) ASP.NET
9 9 (8.11%) Kafka
10 7 (6.31%) .NET Framework
11 6 (5.41%) ADO.NET
11 6 (5.41%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (5.41%) Middleware
12 5 (4.50%) Spring
12 5 (4.50%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 31 (27.93%) Computer Science
2 27 (24.32%) User Experience
3 9 (8.11%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (4.50%) Life Science
5 4 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.60%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.80%) CUDA
6 2 (1.80%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.90%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (0.90%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.90%) Robotics
7 1 (0.90%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 19 (17.12%) Linux
2 2 (1.80%) FreeRTOS
2 2 (1.80%) Mac OS X
2 2 (1.80%) SafeRTOS
2 2 (1.80%) Unix
2 2 (1.80%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (67.57%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (26.13%) DevOps
3 28 (25.23%) Test Automation
4 27 (24.32%) Mathematics
4 27 (24.32%) Microservices
5 21 (18.92%) UX Design
6 19 (17.12%) Continuous Delivery
7 12 (10.81%) SOLID
8 11 (9.91%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (9.91%) Unit Testing
9 10 (9.01%) CRM
9 10 (9.01%) OO
9 10 (9.01%) Problem-Solving
9 10 (9.01%) Web Application Development
10 8 (7.21%) Front End Development
10 8 (7.21%) MVC
10 8 (7.21%) Quote-to-Cash
11 7 (6.31%) Kanban
11 7 (6.31%) Scrum
11 7 (6.31%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 52 (46.85%) JavaScript
2 41 (36.94%) Java
3 21 (18.92%) TypeScript
4 20 (18.02%) C++
5 19 (17.12%) C#
6 13 (11.71%) Go
7 12 (10.81%) Scala
8 11 (9.91%) Python
9 10 (9.01%) SQL
10 6 (5.41%) Groovy
10 6 (5.41%) Java 8
11 5 (4.50%) C
11 5 (4.50%) Embedded C
12 3 (2.70%) Bash Shell
13 2 (1.80%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.80%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.80%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.90%) PHP
14 1 (0.90%) VC++
Qualifications
1 6 (5.41%) Degree
2 4 (3.60%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.80%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (1.80%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.90%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.90%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.90%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.60%) MISRA
1 4 (3.60%) QA
2 2 (1.80%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.80%) DO-178B
2 2 (1.80%) GDPR
System Software
1 16 (14.41%) Docker
2 2 (1.80%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 19 (17.12%) Terraform
2 13 (11.71%) Ansible
2 13 (11.71%) Kubernetes
3 8 (7.21%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (7.21%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (17.12%) Oracle
2 17 (15.32%) Salesforce.com
3 13 (11.71%) Google
4 4 (3.60%) Adyen
4 4 (3.60%) WorldPay
5 2 (1.80%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.80%) QNX
5 2 (1.80%) SAP
6 1 (0.90%) Facebook
6 1 (0.90%) New Relic
6 1 (0.90%) Talend