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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 56 48 44
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -4
Contract jobs citing SOA 9 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.26% 0.61% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.57% 0.90% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 1
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£500 £125 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+300.00% -72.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £411 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.20% +2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.63 £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-10.93% +17.64%
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
572 333 345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 80.22% 68.10% 76.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 187 183
Average daily rate £413 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £220 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 25 23
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £11.00 £10.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £37.50 £67.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 - 8 £550 -
Wallingford - - - -
Kidlington - - - -
SOA
South East

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 38 (92.68%) Java
2 37 (90.24%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (82.93%) Oracle
3 34 (82.93%) Oracle Fusion
4 32 (78.05%) Oracle ADF
5 31 (75.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 22 (53.66%) Middleware
7 20 (48.78%) Oracle BPM
7 20 (48.78%) Oracle Identity Management
8 19 (46.34%) WebLogic
9 18 (43.90%) XQuery
9 18 (43.90%) XML
9 18 (43.90%) XSLT
9 18 (43.90%) XPath
10 15 (36.59%) Software Engineering
11 13 (31.71%) TDD
12 12 (29.27%) JSF
12 12 (29.27%) Publishing
13 11 (26.83%) J2EE
13 11 (26.83%) SQL
13 11 (26.83%) Enterprise Software
14 10 (24.39%) Digital Media
14 10 (24.39%) Linux
14 10 (24.39%) Scrum
14 10 (24.39%) Spring
15 8 (19.51%) Windows
15 8 (19.51%) JMS
15 8 (19.51%) Ajax
16 7 (17.07%) Unit Testing
16 7 (17.07%) Continuous Integration

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 31 (75.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 19 (46.34%) WebLogic
3 2 (4.88%) JBoss
4 1 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 20 (48.78%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (2.44%) MongoDB
1 1 (2.44%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (17.07%) Maven
1 7 (17.07%) Ant
2 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.44%) FxCop
2 1 (2.44%) StyleCop
2 1 (2.44%) MSBuild
General
1 12 (29.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 34 (82.93%) Developer
2 26 (63.41%) Java Developer
3 14 (34.15%) Lead Developer
4 10 (24.39%) Software Engineer
4 10 (24.39%) Java Software Engineer
4 10 (24.39%) Lead Software Engineer
5 9 (21.95%) Oracle Developer
6 6 (14.63%) Oracle Consultant
6 6 (14.63%) Consultant
7 4 (9.76%) Technical Leader
8 2 (4.88%) Java Architect
8 2 (4.88%) Architect
9 1 (2.44%) Engineering Manager
9 1 (2.44%) Development Manager
9 1 (2.44%) Senior Developer
9 1 (2.44%) Senior Oracle Developer
9 1 (2.44%) Chief Technology Officer
9 1 (2.44%) IT Development Manager
9 1 (2.44%) Software Development Manager
9 1 (2.44%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (82.93%) Oracle Fusion
2 32 (78.05%) Oracle ADF
3 22 (53.66%) Middleware
4 18 (43.90%) XML
4 18 (43.90%) XSLT
5 12 (29.27%) JSF
6 11 (26.83%) J2EE
7 10 (24.39%) Spring
8 8 (19.51%) Ajax
8 8 (19.51%) JMS
9 5 (12.20%) JSP
10 4 (9.76%) Hibernate
11 3 (7.32%) Web Services
11 3 (7.32%) RESTful
12 2 (4.88%) Java EE
12 2 (4.88%) Struts
12 2 (4.88%) EJB
13 1 (2.44%) CSS
13 1 (2.44%) HTML
13 1 (2.44%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.83%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (24.39%) Digital Media
3 2 (4.88%) PKI
4 1 (2.44%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.44%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 10 (24.39%) Linux
2 8 (19.51%) Windows
3 2 (4.88%) UNIX
3 2 (4.88%) Windows Mobile
3 2 (4.88%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (90.24%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (36.59%) Software Engineering
3 13 (31.71%) TDD
4 10 (24.39%) Scrum
5 7 (17.07%) Unit Testing
5 7 (17.07%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (17.07%) UML
6 3 (7.32%) OO
7 2 (4.88%) Configuration Management
7 2 (4.88%) Multithreading
7 2 (4.88%) Test Automation
7 2 (4.88%) Software Architecture
7 2 (4.88%) Software Delivery
7 2 (4.88%) Software Testing
7 2 (4.88%) Requirements Analysis
8 1 (2.44%) Microservices
8 1 (2.44%) Data Management
8 1 (2.44%) TOGAF
8 1 (2.44%) Data Analysis
8 1 (2.44%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (92.68%) Java
2 18 (43.90%) XQuery
2 18 (43.90%) XPath
3 11 (26.83%) SQL
4 7 (17.07%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 1 (2.44%) C#
5 1 (2.44%) Python
5 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
1 2 (4.88%) DV Cleared
1 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.44%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) Docker
Systems Management
1 20 (48.78%) Oracle Identity Management
2 7 (17.07%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 34 (82.93%) Oracle
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft