The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 54 48 28
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -20
Contract jobs citing SOA 20 3 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 2.65% 0.60% 4.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.42% 0.88% 6.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 3 18
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £390
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +8.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.60 £40.50 £29.71
% change year-on-year
+0.24% +36.31%
SOA
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
585 339 350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 77.59% 68.35% 72.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 214 236
Average daily rate £405 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.71% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 23 14
Average hourly rate £22.00 £14.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £10.90 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the Oxfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOA across the Oxfordshire region.

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

SOA
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

SOA
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the Oxfordshire region.

SOA Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

SOA
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford - 11 £500 - 1
SOA
South East

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 24 (82.76%) Oracle
2 22 (75.86%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (62.07%) Java
4 16 (55.17%) Middleware
4 16 (55.17%) Oracle Fusion
5 15 (51.72%) SQL
6 14 (48.28%) XML
7 13 (44.83%) J2EE
8 12 (41.38%) Oracle ADF
8 12 (41.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 12 (41.38%) Spring
9 11 (37.93%) JSF
10 10 (34.48%) Oracle Identity Management
10 10 (34.48%) UML
11 9 (31.03%) Linux
11 9 (31.03%) JMS
11 9 (31.03%) XSLT
11 9 (31.03%) JSP
11 9 (31.03%) Scrum
11 9 (31.03%) Ajax
11 9 (31.03%) XPath
11 9 (31.03%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (27.59%) Maven
12 8 (27.59%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 8 (27.59%) Oracle BPM
12 8 (27.59%) XQuery
12 8 (27.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 8 (27.59%) Windows
12 8 (27.59%) Ant
12 8 (27.59%) WebLogic

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 (41.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 8 (27.59%) WebLogic
3 5 (17.24%) JBoss
4 3 (10.34%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (6.90%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (3.45%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 8 (27.59%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (13.79%) Adobe Campaign
3 3 (10.34%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 7 (24.14%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (10.34%) Adobe Analytics
2 3 (10.34%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (17.24%) Oracle Database 10g
1 5 (17.24%) Oracle Database 11g
1 5 (17.24%) Oracle BI EE
1 5 (17.24%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.45%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (27.59%) Ant
1 8 (27.59%) Maven
2 1 (3.45%) Jasmine
2 1 (3.45%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (13.79%) Publishing
1 4 (13.79%) Marketing
2 3 (10.34%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (55.17%) Developer
2 10 (34.48%) Oracle Developer
3 6 (20.69%) Technical Leader
4 5 (17.24%) Java Developer
4 5 (17.24%) Oracle Consultant
4 5 (17.24%) Consultant
5 4 (13.79%) Database Developer
5 4 (13.79%) Oracle Database Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Senior Development Manager
6 3 (10.34%) Senior Project Manager
6 3 (10.34%) Project Manager
6 3 (10.34%) Development Manager
6 3 (10.34%) Senior Manager
7 2 (6.90%) Software Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Architect
7 2 (6.90%) Senior Software Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Oracle SOA Consultant
7 2 (6.90%) Middleware Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Oracle SOA Developer
7 2 (6.90%) SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (55.17%) Middleware
1 16 (55.17%) Oracle Fusion
2 14 (48.28%) XML
3 13 (44.83%) J2EE
4 12 (41.38%) Oracle ADF
4 12 (41.38%) Spring
5 11 (37.93%) JSF
6 9 (31.03%) Ajax
6 9 (31.03%) JSP
6 9 (31.03%) XSLT
6 9 (31.03%) JMS
7 6 (20.69%) HTML
8 5 (17.24%) .NET
8 5 (17.24%) ASP.NET
9 4 (13.79%) Hibernate
10 3 (10.34%) .NET Framework
11 2 (6.90%) RESTful
11 2 (6.90%) Apache Camel
11 2 (6.90%) EJB
11 2 (6.90%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 9 (31.03%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (10.34%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.90%) Digital Media
4 1 (3.45%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9 (31.03%) Linux
2 8 (27.59%) Windows
3 2 (6.90%) UNIX
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (3.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (75.86%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (34.48%) UML
3 9 (31.03%) Scrum
4 7 (24.14%) Unit Testing
4 7 (24.14%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (17.24%) SDLC
5 5 (17.24%) ETL
6 4 (13.79%) Web Analytics
6 4 (13.79%) Software Engineering
6 4 (13.79%) System Testing
6 4 (13.79%) Analytics
7 3 (10.34%) Campaign Management
7 3 (10.34%) Line Management
7 3 (10.34%) ITIL
7 3 (10.34%) Workflow
7 3 (10.34%) Project Planning
7 3 (10.34%) Project Management
7 3 (10.34%) Service Management
8 2 (6.90%) Configuration Management
8 2 (6.90%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 18 (62.07%) Java
2 15 (51.72%) SQL
3 9 (31.03%) XPath
4 8 (27.59%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
4 8 (27.59%) XQuery
5 6 (20.69%) JavaScript
6 5 (17.24%) PL/SQL
6 5 (17.24%) VBScript
6 5 (17.24%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (20.69%) Degree
2 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.90%) DV Cleared
2 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 10 (34.48%) Oracle Identity Management
2 8 (27.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 24 (82.76%) Oracle
2 5 (17.24%) Business Objects
3 4 (13.79%) Adobe
3 4 (13.79%) Aprimo
3 4 (13.79%) Tableau
3 4 (13.79%) Eloqua
4 3 (10.34%) Google
5 1 (3.45%) IBM