The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 39 27 25
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -2
Contract jobs citing SOA 9 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 2.67% 0.96% 3.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.36% 1.47% 4.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 4
Average daily rate
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£500 - £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £440 - £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 - £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £434 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.74% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +22.80%
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Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
268 136 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 79.53% 65.07% 74.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 71 102
Average daily rate £413 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 6
Average hourly rate £45.00 £14.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+221.42% -15.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the Oxford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOA across the Oxford region.

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

SOA
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford region citing SOA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SOA.

1 17 (85.00%) Java
2 16 (80.00%) Oracle
2 16 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (65.00%) Middleware
3 13 (65.00%) J2EE
3 13 (65.00%) Oracle Fusion
4 12 (60.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 12 (60.00%) SQL
4 12 (60.00%) Oracle ADF
5 11 (55.00%) XML
6 10 (50.00%) UML
6 10 (50.00%) JSF
6 10 (50.00%) Oracle Identity Management
7 9 (45.00%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (45.00%) Ajax
7 9 (45.00%) Spring
7 9 (45.00%) XPath
7 9 (45.00%) JMS
7 9 (45.00%) XSLT
7 9 (45.00%) Linux
7 9 (45.00%) JSP
8 8 (40.00%) Ant
8 8 (40.00%) WebLogic
8 8 (40.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 8 (40.00%) XQuery
8 8 (40.00%) Maven
8 8 (40.00%) Scrum
8 8 (40.00%) Oracle BPM
8 8 (40.00%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
9 7 (35.00%) Amazon AWS

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford region citing SOA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SOA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (60.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 8 (40.00%) WebLogic
3 3 (15.00%) JBoss
4 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (40.00%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (10.00%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (5.00%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 7 (35.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.00%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (5.00%) Google Analytics
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle BI EE
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (40.00%) Ant
1 8 (40.00%) Maven
2 1 (5.00%) Jasmine
2 1 (5.00%) Eclipse
General
1 2 (10.00%) Marketing
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Developer
2 6 (30.00%) Technical Leader
3 5 (25.00%) Oracle Developer
4 4 (20.00%) Java Developer
5 3 (15.00%) Consultant
5 3 (15.00%) Oracle Consultant
6 2 (10.00%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Middleware Developer
6 2 (10.00%) Software Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Architect
7 1 (5.00%) Integration Architect
7 1 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Lead Developer
7 1 (5.00%) SOA Architect
7 1 (5.00%) Technical Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Database Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Oracle Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (65.00%) J2EE
1 13 (65.00%) Middleware
1 13 (65.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 12 (60.00%) Oracle ADF
3 11 (55.00%) XML
4 10 (50.00%) JSF
5 9 (45.00%) Ajax
5 9 (45.00%) Spring
5 9 (45.00%) XSLT
5 9 (45.00%) JMS
5 9 (45.00%) JSP
6 3 (15.00%) HTML
6 3 (15.00%) Hibernate
7 2 (10.00%) .NET
7 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET
7 2 (10.00%) EJB
7 2 (10.00%) Web Services
8 1 (5.00%) RESTful
8 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
8 1 (5.00%) JSTL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (45.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (45.00%) Linux
2 7 (35.00%) Windows
3 2 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (50.00%) UML
3 8 (40.00%) Scrum
4 7 (35.00%) Unit Testing
4 7 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (20.00%) Software Engineering
6 3 (15.00%) SDLC
7 2 (10.00%) Software Delivery
7 2 (10.00%) Analytics
7 2 (10.00%) System Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Software Architecture
7 2 (10.00%) Software Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Web Analytics
7 2 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (10.00%) ETL
7 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
8 1 (5.00%) Service Management
8 1 (5.00%) MVC
8 1 (5.00%) Workflow
8 1 (5.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 17 (85.00%) Java
2 12 (60.00%) SQL
3 9 (45.00%) XPath
4 8 (40.00%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
4 8 (40.00%) XQuery
5 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (10.00%) PL/SQL
6 2 (10.00%) VBScript
6 2 (10.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (10.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 10 (50.00%) Oracle Identity Management
2 8 (40.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 16 (80.00%) Oracle
2 2 (10.00%) Adobe
2 2 (10.00%) Aprimo
2 2 (10.00%) Eloqua
3 1 (5.00%) Tableau
3 1 (5.00%) Google
3 1 (5.00%) IBM
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft