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 28 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 53 45 25
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -20
Contract jobs citing SOA 19 5 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 2.61% 1.02% 4.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.28% 1.53% 6.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 4 17
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£500 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £308 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +18.64%
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
579 327 363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 79.53% 67.01% 74.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 417 191 243
Average daily rate £410 £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.88% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 24 15
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 £8.50 £8.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £190.00 £42.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 28 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 28 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 -5 11 £500 - 3
Kidlington - 1 £450 -
SOA
South East

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 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 26 (83.87%) Oracle
2 21 (67.74%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (54.84%) Java
4 16 (51.61%) Middleware
4 16 (51.61%) Oracle Fusion
5 15 (48.39%) SQL
6 14 (45.16%) XML
7 13 (41.94%) J2EE
7 13 (41.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 12 (38.71%) Oracle ADF
9 11 (35.48%) Spring
10 10 (32.26%) JSF
10 10 (32.26%) Oracle Identity Management
10 10 (32.26%) UML
11 9 (29.03%) JMS
11 9 (29.03%) XSLT
11 9 (29.03%) Linux
11 9 (29.03%) JSP
11 9 (29.03%) WebLogic
11 9 (29.03%) Ajax
11 9 (29.03%) XPath
11 9 (29.03%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (25.81%) Maven
12 8 (25.81%) Oracle BPM
12 8 (25.81%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 8 (25.81%) Ant
12 8 (25.81%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 8 (25.81%) Scrum
12 8 (25.81%) XQuery
13 7 (22.58%) Windows

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 13 (41.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 9 (29.03%) WebLogic
3 5 (16.13%) JBoss
4 3 (9.68%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (6.45%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (3.23%) WebSphere
6 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
6 1 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (25.81%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (12.90%) Adobe Campaign
3 3 (9.68%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 7 (22.58%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (9.68%) Adobe Analytics
2 3 (9.68%) Google Analytics
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (16.13%) Oracle Database 10g
1 5 (16.13%) BusinessObjects
1 5 (16.13%) Oracle Database 11g
1 5 (16.13%) Oracle BI EE
1 5 (16.13%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.23%) DB2
2 1 (3.23%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.23%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (25.81%) Ant
1 8 (25.81%) Maven
2 1 (3.23%) Jasmine
2 1 (3.23%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (12.90%) Finance
1 4 (12.90%) Publishing
1 4 (12.90%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (48.39%) Developer
2 10 (32.26%) Oracle Developer
3 6 (19.35%) Oracle Consultant
3 6 (19.35%) Consultant
3 6 (19.35%) Technical Leader
4 4 (12.90%) Database Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Oracle Database Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Java Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Senior Project Manager
5 3 (9.68%) Project Manager
5 3 (9.68%) Development Manager
5 3 (9.68%) Senior Manager
5 3 (9.68%) SOA Consultant
5 3 (9.68%) Senior Development Manager
5 3 (9.68%) Oracle SOA Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Middleware Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Oracle SOA Developer
6 2 (6.45%) SOA Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Software Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (51.61%) Middleware
1 16 (51.61%) Oracle Fusion
2 14 (45.16%) XML
3 13 (41.94%) J2EE
4 12 (38.71%) Oracle ADF
5 11 (35.48%) Spring
6 10 (32.26%) JSF
7 9 (29.03%) Ajax
7 9 (29.03%) JMS
7 9 (29.03%) XSLT
7 9 (29.03%) JSP
8 6 (19.35%) HTML
9 5 (16.13%) .NET
9 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET
10 3 (9.68%) Hibernate
10 3 (9.68%) .NET Framework
11 2 (6.45%) Web Services
11 2 (6.45%) Apache Camel
11 2 (6.45%) EJB
12 1 (3.23%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (29.03%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (9.68%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.45%) Digital Media
4 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.23%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 9 (29.03%) Linux
2 7 (22.58%) Windows
3 2 (6.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (67.74%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (32.26%) UML
3 8 (25.81%) Scrum
4 7 (22.58%) Unit Testing
4 7 (22.58%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (16.13%) Analytics
5 5 (16.13%) SDLC
5 5 (16.13%) ETL
6 4 (12.90%) Software Engineering
6 4 (12.90%) System Testing
6 4 (12.90%) Web Analytics
7 3 (9.68%) Project Planning
7 3 (9.68%) Campaign Management
7 3 (9.68%) Line Management
7 3 (9.68%) ITIL
7 3 (9.68%) Workflow
7 3 (9.68%) Project Management
7 3 (9.68%) Service Management
8 2 (6.45%) Configuration Management
8 2 (6.45%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (54.84%) Java
2 15 (48.39%) SQL
3 9 (29.03%) XPath
4 8 (25.81%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
4 8 (25.81%) XQuery
5 6 (19.35%) JavaScript
6 5 (16.13%) PL/SQL
6 5 (16.13%) VBScript
6 5 (16.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) Degree
2 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.45%) DV Cleared
2 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 10 (32.26%) Oracle Identity Management
2 8 (25.81%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 26 (83.87%) Oracle
2 4 (12.90%) Adobe
2 4 (12.90%) Aprimo
2 4 (12.90%) Tableau
2 4 (12.90%) Eloqua
3 3 (9.68%) Google
4 1 (3.23%) IBM
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.23%) Splunk