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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 46 26 23
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -3
Contract jobs citing SOA 1 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.27% 0.90% 3.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 1.23% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
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UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £433 £377
% change year-on-year
+4.04% +14.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £36.25 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+17.24% +22.88%
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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
298 162 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 80.76% 72.97% 72.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 102 93
Average daily rate £413 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.32% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 9
Average hourly rate £45.00 £14.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+221.42% -15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £8.43 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £25.00 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

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 2 September 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 16 (88.89%) Oracle
1 16 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (83.33%) Java
3 13 (72.22%) Middleware
3 13 (72.22%) Oracle Fusion
4 12 (66.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 12 (66.67%) Oracle ADF
5 11 (61.11%) J2EE
5 11 (61.11%) XML
6 10 (55.56%) SQL
6 10 (55.56%) Oracle Identity Management
7 9 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (50.00%) XPath
7 9 (50.00%) JSP
7 9 (50.00%) XSLT
7 9 (50.00%) JMS
7 9 (50.00%) Spring
7 9 (50.00%) Ajax
8 8 (44.44%) JSF
8 8 (44.44%) Maven
8 8 (44.44%) Scrum
8 8 (44.44%) XQuery
8 8 (44.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 8 (44.44%) UML
8 8 (44.44%) Ant
8 8 (44.44%) WebLogic
8 8 (44.44%) Oracle BPM
8 8 (44.44%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
9 7 (38.89%) Amazon AWS
9 7 (38.89%) Unit Testing

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (66.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 8 (44.44%) WebLogic
3 1 (5.56%) JBoss
3 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (44.44%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (11.11%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (5.56%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 7 (38.89%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.56%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (5.56%) Google Analytics
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (11.11%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle BI EE
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.56%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (44.44%) Ant
1 8 (44.44%) Maven
2 1 (5.56%) Jasmine
2 1 (5.56%) Eclipse
General
1 2 (11.11%) Marketing
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Developer
2 6 (33.33%) Technical Leader
3 5 (27.78%) Oracle Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Oracle Consultant
4 3 (16.67%) Consultant
5 2 (11.11%) Software Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Java Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Software Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Middleware Developer
6 1 (5.56%) SOA Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Database Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Oracle Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Integration Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (72.22%) Middleware
1 13 (72.22%) Oracle Fusion
2 12 (66.67%) Oracle ADF
3 11 (61.11%) J2EE
3 11 (61.11%) XML
4 9 (50.00%) JSP
4 9 (50.00%) Spring
4 9 (50.00%) XSLT
4 9 (50.00%) JMS
4 9 (50.00%) Ajax
5 8 (44.44%) JSF
6 3 (16.67%) HTML
7 2 (11.11%) .NET
7 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET
8 1 (5.56%) CSS
8 1 (5.56%) Servlets
8 1 (5.56%) Struts
8 1 (5.56%) XSL
8 1 (5.56%) Hibernate
8 1 (5.56%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Windows
1 7 (38.89%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (44.44%) UML
2 8 (44.44%) Scrum
3 7 (38.89%) Unit Testing
3 7 (38.89%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (11.11%) System Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 2 (11.11%) Web Analytics
4 2 (11.11%) ETL
4 2 (11.11%) Analytics
5 1 (5.56%) Campaign Management
5 1 (5.56%) Line Management
5 1 (5.56%) SDLC
5 1 (5.56%) TDD
5 1 (5.56%) Service Management
5 1 (5.56%) MVC
5 1 (5.56%) Workflow
5 1 (5.56%) ITIL
5 1 (5.56%) CRM
5 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 15 (83.33%) Java
2 10 (55.56%) SQL
3 9 (50.00%) XPath
4 8 (44.44%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
4 8 (44.44%) XQuery
5 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 2 (11.11%) PL/SQL
6 2 (11.11%) VBScript
6 2 (11.11%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Degree
Systems Management
1 10 (55.56%) Oracle Identity Management
2 8 (44.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 16 (88.89%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) Adobe
2 2 (11.11%) Aprimo
2 2 (11.11%) Eloqua
3 1 (5.56%) Tableau
3 1 (5.56%) Google
3 1 (5.56%) IBM
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft