The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Oxfordshire region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 47 39 46
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +7
Contract jobs citing SOA 3 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.57% 1.95% 1.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 2.60% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 6
Average daily rate £125 £315 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-60.31% -33.68%
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.25 £34.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+44.85% -6.20%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
361 346 397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 69.16% 75.05% 60.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 196 210
Average daily rate £338 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 18 40
Average hourly rate £21.00 £12.09 £24.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.69% -51.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.33 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £27.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.68% +23.07%
SOA
South East

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
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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Kidlington - - - - 1
Oxford - - - - 1
SOA
South East

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 7 (63.64%) Oracle
2 6 (54.55%) Middleware
3 5 (45.45%) WebLogic
3 5 (45.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (36.36%) WebCenter
4 4 (36.36%) UNIX
4 4 (36.36%) Windows
4 4 (36.36%) Linux
4 4 (36.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
5 3 (27.27%) Incident Management
5 3 (27.27%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (27.27%) Refactoring
5 3 (27.27%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 2 (18.18%) Retail
6 2 (18.18%) Subversion
6 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (18.18%) QA
6 2 (18.18%) BPMN
6 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
6 2 (18.18%) Finance
6 2 (18.18%) Publishing
6 2 (18.18%) Scrum
6 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (18.18%) Content Management
6 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
6 2 (18.18%) Data Modelling
6 2 (18.18%) ETL
6 2 (18.18%) Web Services
6 2 (18.18%) JavaScript

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 5 (45.45%) WebLogic
1 5 (45.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (9.09%) Confluence
2 1 (9.09%) Jetty
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
1 1 (9.09%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) MySQL
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle OWB
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (9.09%) Pentaho
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle ODI
1 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Subversion
2 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 1 (9.09%) Mercurial
2 1 (9.09%) JIRA
2 1 (9.09%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 2 (18.18%) Retail
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
1 2 (18.18%) Publishing
2 1 (9.09%) Back Office
2 1 (9.09%) Legal
2 1 (9.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Domain Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Middleware Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Support
4 1 (9.09%) Java Developer
4 1 (9.09%) HTML Developer
4 1 (9.09%) UI Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (9.09%) CSS Developer
4 1 (9.09%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Lead Architect
4 1 (9.09%) User Experience Developer
4 1 (9.09%) UI Programmer
4 1 (9.09%) Lead Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) Middleware
2 4 (36.36%) WebCenter
3 2 (18.18%) Web Services
4 1 (9.09%) HTML
4 1 (9.09%) XML
4 1 (9.09%) CSS
4 1 (9.09%) JMS
4 1 (9.09%) Spring
4 1 (9.09%) Ajax
4 1 (9.09%) LAMP
4 1 (9.09%) XML-RPC
4 1 (9.09%) WAMP
4 1 (9.09%) JSON
4 1 (9.09%) jQuery
4 1 (9.09%) MooTools
4 1 (9.09%) HTML5
4 1 (9.09%) LESS
4 1 (9.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (9.09%) HornetQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) EPoS
1 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
1 1 (9.09%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) UNIX
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
1 4 (36.36%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Incident Management
1 3 (27.27%) Enterprise Architecture
1 3 (27.27%) Refactoring
2 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (18.18%) BPMN
2 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
2 2 (18.18%) Scrum
2 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (18.18%) Content Management
2 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
2 2 (18.18%) Data Modelling
2 2 (18.18%) ETL
3 1 (9.09%) CRM
3 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (9.09%) B2C
3 1 (9.09%) ERP
3 1 (9.09%) MVC
3 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
3 1 (9.09%) TDD
3 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
2 1 (9.09%) PHP
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
2 1 (9.09%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Oracle
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) Business Objects
3 1 (9.09%) Adobe
3 1 (9.09%) Informatica
3 1 (9.09%) Salesforce.com