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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 21 23 32
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +9
Contract jobs citing SOA 29 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 7.07% 2.82% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.63% 3.91% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 4 1
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£521 £538 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.02% +30.30%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £34.50 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+37.68% +0.72%
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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
336 128 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 81.95% 72.32% 71.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 77 114
Average daily rate £475 £370 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.37% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £235 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 8 8
Average hourly rate £14.00 £37.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.66% +114.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.50 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.60 £39.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 2014.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 39 (90.70%) Java
1 39 (90.70%) Oracle
2 37 (86.05%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (81.40%) Oracle ADF
3 35 (81.40%) Oracle Fusion
4 34 (79.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 27 (62.79%) Oracle BPM
6 26 (60.47%) Oracle Identity Management
7 24 (55.81%) Middleware
7 24 (55.81%) WebLogic
8 20 (46.51%) XQuery
8 20 (46.51%) XML
8 20 (46.51%) XSLT
8 20 (46.51%) XPath
9 15 (34.88%) Software Engineering
9 15 (34.88%) Enterprise Software
10 13 (30.23%) TDD
11 12 (27.91%) Publishing
11 12 (27.91%) Spring
11 12 (27.91%) JSF
11 12 (27.91%) JMS
11 12 (27.91%) J2EE
11 12 (27.91%) SQL
11 12 (27.91%) Ajax
12 10 (23.26%) Digital Media
12 10 (23.26%) Linux
12 10 (23.26%) Scrum
13 9 (20.93%) Maven
13 9 (20.93%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 9 (20.93%) Ant

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 34 (79.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 24 (55.81%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 27 (62.79%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (20.93%) Maven
1 9 (20.93%) Ant
2 2 (4.65%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.33%) FxCop
3 1 (2.33%) StyleCop
3 1 (2.33%) MSBuild
General
1 12 (27.91%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 38 (88.37%) Developer
2 24 (55.81%) Java Developer
3 16 (37.21%) Lead Developer
4 14 (32.56%) Oracle Developer
5 12 (27.91%) Software Engineer
6 10 (23.26%) Java Software Engineer
6 10 (23.26%) Lead Software Engineer
7 4 (9.30%) WebLogic Developer
7 4 (9.30%) Oracle Consultant
7 4 (9.30%) Consultant
8 3 (6.98%) Senior Developer
8 3 (6.98%) Senior Oracle Developer
8 3 (6.98%) Middleware Developer
8 3 (6.98%) Oracle SOA Developer
8 3 (6.98%) SOA Developer
9 2 (4.65%) Senior Software Engineer
9 2 (4.65%) Technical Leader
10 1 (2.33%) IT Director
10 1 (2.33%) Lead Java Developer
10 1 (2.33%) Chief Technology Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (81.40%) Oracle ADF
1 35 (81.40%) Oracle Fusion
2 24 (55.81%) Middleware
3 20 (46.51%) XML
3 20 (46.51%) XSLT
4 12 (27.91%) JMS
4 12 (27.91%) J2EE
4 12 (27.91%) Spring
4 12 (27.91%) JSF
4 12 (27.91%) Ajax
5 3 (6.98%) .NET
6 2 (4.65%) SOAP
6 2 (4.65%) Web Services
6 2 (4.65%) .NET Framework
6 2 (4.65%) Spring MVC
6 2 (4.65%) jQuery
6 2 (4.65%) Hibernate
6 2 (4.65%) REST
7 1 (2.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (2.33%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (34.88%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (23.26%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.33%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.33%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.26%) Linux
2 2 (4.65%) Windows
3 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (86.05%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (34.88%) Software Engineering
3 13 (30.23%) TDD
4 10 (23.26%) Scrum
5 7 (16.28%) Unit Testing
5 7 (16.28%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (9.30%) OO
7 2 (4.65%) Extreme Programming
7 2 (4.65%) MVC
7 2 (4.65%) Kanban
7 2 (4.65%) Test Automation
7 2 (4.65%) DevOps
8 1 (2.33%) Data Management
8 1 (2.33%) TOGAF
8 1 (2.33%) Data Analysis
8 1 (2.33%) Workflow
8 1 (2.33%) RUP
8 1 (2.33%) EAI
8 1 (2.33%) OOD
8 1 (2.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (90.70%) Java
2 20 (46.51%) XQuery
2 20 (46.51%) XPath
3 12 (27.91%) SQL
4 9 (20.93%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 3 (6.98%) C#
5 3 (6.98%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.33%) Degree
Systems Management
1 26 (60.47%) Oracle Identity Management
2 9 (20.93%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 39 (90.70%) Oracle
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft