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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 37 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SOA 8 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 2.12% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.58% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 0
Average daily rate
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£550 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £411 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.20% +2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.63 £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-10.93% +17.64%
SOA
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
310 136 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 82.01% 64.15% 77.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 84 105
Average daily rate £425 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £199 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 10
Average hourly rate £30.00 £17.00 £10.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.47% +58.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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 March 2015.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 35 (94.59%) Java
2 33 (89.19%) Oracle
2 33 (89.19%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (89.19%) Oracle Fusion
3 31 (83.78%) Oracle ADF
4 30 (81.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 21 (56.76%) Middleware
6 20 (54.05%) Oracle Identity Management
6 20 (54.05%) Oracle BPM
7 19 (51.35%) WebLogic
8 18 (48.65%) XQuery
8 18 (48.65%) XML
8 18 (48.65%) XSLT
8 18 (48.65%) XPath
9 15 (40.54%) Software Engineering
10 12 (32.43%) Publishing
11 11 (29.73%) TDD
11 11 (29.73%) J2EE
11 11 (29.73%) SQL
11 11 (29.73%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (27.03%) Digital Media
12 10 (27.03%) Linux
12 10 (27.03%) JSF
13 8 (21.62%) Scrum
13 8 (21.62%) Ajax
13 8 (21.62%) JMS
13 8 (21.62%) Spring
14 7 (18.92%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 7 (18.92%) Unit Testing
14 7 (18.92%) Continuous Integration

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 30 (81.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 19 (51.35%) WebLogic
3 2 (5.41%) JBoss
4 1 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 20 (54.05%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.70%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (18.92%) Maven
1 7 (18.92%) Ant
2 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.70%) FxCop
2 1 (2.70%) StyleCop
2 1 (2.70%) MSBuild
General
1 12 (32.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (81.08%) Developer
2 23 (62.16%) Java Developer
3 14 (37.84%) Lead Developer
4 10 (27.03%) Java Software Engineer
4 10 (27.03%) Lead Software Engineer
4 10 (27.03%) Software Engineer
5 9 (24.32%) Oracle Developer
6 6 (16.22%) Consultant
6 6 (16.22%) Oracle Consultant
7 4 (10.81%) Technical Leader
8 1 (2.70%) IT Director
8 1 (2.70%) Lead Java Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Software Development Manager
8 1 (2.70%) Senior Oracle Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Chief Technology Officer
8 1 (2.70%) IT Development Manager
8 1 (2.70%) Development Manager
8 1 (2.70%) Senior Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Engineering Manager
8 1 (2.70%) WebLogic Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (89.19%) Oracle Fusion
2 31 (83.78%) Oracle ADF
3 21 (56.76%) Middleware
4 18 (48.65%) XML
4 18 (48.65%) XSLT
5 11 (29.73%) J2EE
6 10 (27.03%) JSF
7 8 (21.62%) Ajax
7 8 (21.62%) Spring
7 8 (21.62%) JMS
8 5 (13.51%) JSP
9 3 (8.11%) Web Services
10 2 (5.41%) EJB
10 2 (5.41%) Hibernate
11 1 (2.70%) .NET Framework
11 1 (2.70%) WCF
11 1 (2.70%) WF
11 1 (2.70%) CSS
11 1 (2.70%) HTML
11 1 (2.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (29.73%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (27.03%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.70%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.70%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.03%) Linux
2 6 (16.22%) Windows
3 2 (5.41%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (89.19%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (40.54%) Software Engineering
3 11 (29.73%) TDD
4 8 (21.62%) Scrum
5 7 (18.92%) Unit Testing
5 7 (18.92%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (18.92%) UML
6 3 (8.11%) OO
7 2 (5.41%) Configuration Management
7 2 (5.41%) Test Automation
7 2 (5.41%) Software Architecture
7 2 (5.41%) Software Delivery
7 2 (5.41%) Software Testing
7 2 (5.41%) Requirements Analysis
8 1 (2.70%) Data Management
8 1 (2.70%) TOGAF
8 1 (2.70%) Data Analysis
8 1 (2.70%) Project Management
8 1 (2.70%) CMMI
8 1 (2.70%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 35 (94.59%) Java
2 18 (48.65%) XQuery
2 18 (48.65%) XPath
3 11 (29.73%) SQL
4 7 (18.92%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 1 (2.70%) C#
5 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.41%) DV Cleared
1 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.70%) Degree
Systems Management
1 20 (54.05%) Oracle Identity Management
2 7 (18.92%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 33 (89.19%) Oracle
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft