The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 31 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 50 38 29
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -9
Contract jobs citing SOA 4 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.18% 2.67% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 3.33% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 0
Median daily rate £465 £500 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £435
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
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
282 270 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 83.43% 80.12% 70.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 232 79
Median daily rate £400 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 16
Median hourly rate £17.00 £45.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.22% +221.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £8.50 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.40 £45.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Oxford region citing SOA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 31 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SOA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Oxford region with a requirement for SOA.

1 10 (83.33%) Java
2 9 (75.00%) Web Services
3 8 (66.67%) Spring
4 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (58.33%) Migration
4 7 (58.33%) JBoss
4 7 (58.33%) Oracle
4 7 (58.33%) Apache Camel
5 6 (50.00%) Oracle Service Bus
5 6 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 6 (50.00%) XML
5 6 (50.00%) SOAP
5 6 (50.00%) RESTful
6 5 (41.67%) Apache CXF
6 5 (41.67%) Talend Open Studio
6 5 (41.67%) Oracle Fusion
6 5 (41.67%) Integration Testing
6 5 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (41.67%) JPA
6 5 (41.67%) XML Schema
6 5 (41.67%) ETL
6 5 (41.67%) Hibernate
6 5 (41.67%) Talend
7 4 (33.33%) JIRA
7 4 (33.33%) Automated Testing
8 3 (25.00%) Oracle Database
8 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
9 2 (16.67%) REST
9 2 (16.67%) Play Framework
9 2 (16.67%) Windows Server

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford 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 7 (58.33%) JBoss
2 6 (50.00%) Oracle Service Bus
2 6 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (8.33%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (8.33%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (8.33%) IaaS
2 1 (8.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) LAN
1 2 (16.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (8.33%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (8.33%) Big Data
2 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
2 1 (8.33%) MySQL
2 1 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Talend Open Studio
2 4 (33.33%) JIRA
3 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (8.33%) Gradle
3 1 (8.33%) IntelliJ
General
1 1 (8.33%) Back Office
1 1 (8.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Developer
2 5 (41.67%) Integration Developer
3 4 (33.33%) Architect
4 3 (25.00%) Java Developer
4 3 (25.00%) Technical Architect
5 2 (16.67%) Oracle Developer
5 2 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (8.33%) AWS Architect
6 1 (8.33%) Cloud Architect
6 1 (8.33%) CRM Architect
6 1 (8.33%) CRM Solutions Architect
6 1 (8.33%) Digital Architect
6 1 (8.33%) Digital Solutions Architect
6 1 (8.33%) Oracle SOA Developer
6 1 (8.33%) SOA Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Technical Design Architect
6 1 (8.33%) Technical Design Authority
6 1 (8.33%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (75.00%) Web Services
2 8 (66.67%) Spring
3 7 (58.33%) Apache Camel
4 6 (50.00%) RESTful
4 6 (50.00%) SOAP
4 6 (50.00%) XML
5 5 (41.67%) Apache CXF
5 5 (41.67%) Hibernate
5 5 (41.67%) JPA
5 5 (41.67%) Oracle Fusion
5 5 (41.67%) XML Schema
6 2 (16.67%) HTML
6 2 (16.67%) Play Framework
6 2 (16.67%) REST
7 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
7 1 (8.33%) Dropwizard
7 1 (8.33%) HTML5
7 1 (8.33%) Node.js
7 1 (8.33%) React
7 1 (8.33%) Scalatra
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) Data Integration
2 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
1 2 (16.67%) Unix
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
1 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (58.33%) Migration
2 5 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (41.67%) ETL
2 5 (41.67%) Integration Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Network Design
5 1 (8.33%) CRM
5 1 (8.33%) Domain-Driven Design
5 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
5 1 (8.33%) Kanban
5 1 (8.33%) OWASP
5 1 (8.33%) Pair Programming
5 1 (8.33%) Project Planning
5 1 (8.33%) Refactoring
5 1 (8.33%) Scrum
5 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
5 1 (8.33%) TDD
5 1 (8.33%) Time Management
5 1 (8.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (83.33%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (16.67%) Scala
3 1 (8.33%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) C++
3 1 (8.33%) Perl
3 1 (8.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Oracle
2 5 (41.67%) Talend
3 1 (8.33%) New Relic