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 12 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 41 27 35
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +8
Contract jobs citing SOA 17 22 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 3.00% 4.62% 2.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.14% 6.27% 3.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 20 9
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£488 £438 £470
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -6.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £375 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £515 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £388 £395
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -1.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -7.81%
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
411 351 314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 72.61% 73.74% 66.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 223 160
Average daily rate £360 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £165 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £463 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 20 20
Average hourly rate £15.60 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.70 £11.40 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £129.00 £45.00 £20.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 12 September 2014.

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 12 September 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -4 10 £480 +6.66% 4
Witney - 1 £225 -
Kidlington - - - -
SOA
South East

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, 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 14 (63.64%) Java
2 13 (59.09%) Oracle
2 13 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (59.09%) Oracle BPM
2 13 (59.09%) Oracle Identity Management
3 12 (54.55%) Ajax
4 11 (50.00%) Spring
4 11 (50.00%) JSF
4 11 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 11 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (50.00%) Oracle ADF
4 11 (50.00%) WebLogic
4 11 (50.00%) SQL
4 11 (50.00%) J2EE
4 11 (50.00%) JMS
5 10 (45.45%) XML
5 10 (45.45%) Linux
5 10 (45.45%) Middleware
6 9 (40.91%) XQuery
6 9 (40.91%) Scrum
6 9 (40.91%) XSLT
6 9 (40.91%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 9 (40.91%) Ant
6 9 (40.91%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
6 9 (40.91%) Maven
6 9 (40.91%) XPath
6 9 (40.91%) Oracle Fusion
7 6 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (22.73%) Unit Testing
8 5 (22.73%) .NET

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, 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 11 (50.00%) WebLogic
1 11 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (4.55%) Apache
2 1 (4.55%) Drupal
2 1 (4.55%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (59.09%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.55%) SaaS
1 1 (4.55%) Office 365
1 1 (4.55%) SuccessFactors
1 1 (4.55%) Responsys
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) MySQL
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.55%) Couchbase
2 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (40.91%) Maven
1 9 (40.91%) Ant
2 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.55%) Subversion
2 1 (4.55%) JIRA
2 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.55%) Mercurial
2 1 (4.55%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 3 (13.64%) Publishing
2 2 (9.09%) Finance
3 1 (4.55%) Legal
3 1 (4.55%) Retail
3 1 (4.55%) Marketing
3 1 (4.55%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Developer
2 5 (22.73%) Technical Leader
3 3 (13.64%) Architect
3 3 (13.64%) Software Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Oracle Developer
4 2 (9.09%) .NET Developer
4 2 (9.09%) WebLogic Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Software Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Middleware Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Domain Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Java Developer
5 1 (4.55%) UI Programmer
5 1 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) DevOps Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) CSS Developer
5 1 (4.55%) User Experience Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle SOA Developer
5 1 (4.55%) SOA Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Software Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (54.55%) Ajax
2 11 (50.00%) J2EE
2 11 (50.00%) JMS
2 11 (50.00%) Oracle ADF
2 11 (50.00%) Spring
2 11 (50.00%) JSF
3 10 (45.45%) Middleware
3 10 (45.45%) XML
4 9 (40.91%) XSLT
4 9 (40.91%) Oracle Fusion
5 5 (22.73%) .NET
6 3 (13.64%) Web Services
6 3 (13.64%) jQuery
7 2 (9.09%) .NET Framework
7 2 (9.09%) Spring MVC
7 2 (9.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 2 (9.09%) REST
7 2 (9.09%) Hibernate
7 2 (9.09%) SOAP
7 2 (9.09%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.55%) Mobile Payment
2 1 (4.55%) User Experience
2 1 (4.55%) EPoS
2 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (45.45%) Linux
2 2 (9.09%) Windows
3 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (40.91%) Scrum
3 6 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (22.73%) MVC
4 5 (22.73%) Unit Testing
5 3 (13.64%) DevOps
5 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering
6 2 (9.09%) TDD
6 2 (9.09%) Content Management
6 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (9.09%) Refactoring
6 2 (9.09%) Extreme Programming
6 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
6 2 (9.09%) CRM
6 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce
6 2 (9.09%) Kanban
6 2 (9.09%) BPMN
7 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (4.55%) Campaign Management
7 1 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 14 (63.64%) Java
2 11 (50.00%) SQL
3 9 (40.91%) XQuery
3 9 (40.91%) XPath
3 9 (40.91%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
4 3 (13.64%) C#
4 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
5 2 (9.09%) PHP
6 1 (4.55%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) QA
Systems Management
1 13 (59.09%) Oracle Identity Management
2 9 (40.91%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 13 (59.09%) Oracle
2 1 (4.55%) Adobe
2 1 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (4.55%) ExactTarget