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 15 September 2014 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 23 18 27
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +9
Contract jobs citing SOA 10 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 4.18% 6.00% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.68% 8.11% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 0
Average daily rate
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£480 £463 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.78% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £444 £386 £395
% change year-on-year
+14.88% -2.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.25 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+8.52% +0.78%
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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
176 148 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 73.64% 74.00% 70.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 92 93
Average daily rate £350 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £518 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 15
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £12.00 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.55 £27.50 £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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 8 (80.00%) Java
1 8 (80.00%) Oracle
1 8 (80.00%) Oracle BPM
1 8 (80.00%) Oracle Identity Management
2 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (60.00%) JMS
3 6 (60.00%) J2EE
3 6 (60.00%) WebLogic
3 6 (60.00%) Ajax
3 6 (60.00%) Oracle ADF
3 6 (60.00%) Spring
3 6 (60.00%) JSF
3 6 (60.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (60.00%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (50.00%) Scrum
4 5 (50.00%) SQL
4 5 (50.00%) Middleware
5 4 (40.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 4 (40.00%) XQuery
5 4 (40.00%) Ant
5 4 (40.00%) XML
5 4 (40.00%) XSLT
5 4 (40.00%) Linux
5 4 (40.00%) Maven
5 4 (40.00%) XPath
5 4 (40.00%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 4 (40.00%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (30.00%) Unit Testing
6 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (20.00%) MVC

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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 6 (60.00%) WebLogic
1 6 (60.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 8 (80.00%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Ant
1 4 (40.00%) Maven
2 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Technical Leader
3 2 (20.00%) WebLogic Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Middleware Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle SOA Developer
4 1 (10.00%) SOA Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Lead Developer
4 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Team Leader
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Team Leader
4 1 (10.00%) Java Team Leader
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) J2EE
1 6 (60.00%) JMS
1 6 (60.00%) Spring
1 6 (60.00%) JSF
1 6 (60.00%) Ajax
1 6 (60.00%) Oracle ADF
2 5 (50.00%) Middleware
3 4 (40.00%) XML
3 4 (40.00%) XSLT
3 4 (40.00%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (20.00%) .NET
4 2 (20.00%) REST
4 2 (20.00%) SOAP
4 2 (20.00%) Hibernate
4 2 (20.00%) Spring MVC
4 2 (20.00%) jQuery
5 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
5 1 (10.00%) Web Services
5 1 (10.00%) ADO.NET
5 1 (10.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Scrum
3 3 (30.00%) Unit Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (20.00%) Kanban
4 2 (20.00%) DevOps
4 2 (20.00%) Extreme Programming
4 2 (20.00%) MVC
4 2 (20.00%) TDD
5 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (10.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) Java
2 5 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (40.00%) XQuery
3 4 (40.00%) XPath
3 4 (40.00%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
4 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (20.00%) C#
Systems Management
1 8 (80.00%) Oracle Identity Management
2 4 (40.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Oracle