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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 46 52 47
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -5
Contract jobs citing SOA 14 14 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 2.42% 1.87% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.32% 2.33% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 1
Average daily rate £533 £525 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% +320.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £438 £410
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.00 £38.43 £49.25
% change year-on-year
+27.52% -21.97%
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
422 601 370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 72.88% 80.35% 71.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 396 235
Average daily rate £413 £410 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% +24.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 44 19
Average hourly rate £14.00 £25.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.00% +19.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £34.40 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +5 8 £525 +6.59% 5
SOA
South East

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 13 (92.86%) Java
1 13 (92.86%) Oracle
1 13 (92.86%) Web Services
1 13 (92.86%) Migration
2 8 (57.14%) Spring
2 8 (57.14%) JBoss
2 8 (57.14%) SOAP
2 8 (57.14%) RESTful
2 8 (57.14%) Oracle Service Bus
2 8 (57.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 8 (57.14%) Apache Camel
3 7 (50.00%) Apache CXF
3 7 (50.00%) Talend
3 7 (50.00%) JPA
3 7 (50.00%) Talend Open Studio
3 7 (50.00%) Integration Testing
3 7 (50.00%) ETL
3 7 (50.00%) XML
3 7 (50.00%) XML Schema
3 7 (50.00%) Hibernate
4 6 (42.86%) Windows Server
4 6 (42.86%) Data Centre
4 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (42.86%) Network Design
4 6 (42.86%) Unix
4 6 (42.86%) Windows
4 6 (42.86%) Linux
4 6 (42.86%) LAN
4 6 (42.86%) WAN
4 6 (42.86%) Continuous Integration

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 8 (57.14%) JBoss
1 8 (57.14%) Oracle Service Bus
1 8 (57.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 6 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) LAN
1 6 (42.86%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) Talend Open Studio
2 6 (42.86%) JIRA
General
1 5 (35.71%) Back Office
2 1 (7.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Developer
2 7 (50.00%) Integration Developer
3 6 (42.86%) Architect
3 6 (42.86%) Technical Architect
4 5 (35.71%) AWS Architect
5 3 (21.43%) Network Architect
5 3 (21.43%) Network Design Architect
5 3 (21.43%) Network Technical Architect
5 3 (21.43%) Software Architect
5 3 (21.43%) Software Design Architect
5 3 (21.43%) Storage Architect
6 2 (14.29%) Java Developer
6 2 (14.29%) Oracle Developer
7 1 (7.14%) Cloud Architect
7 1 (7.14%) DevOps Architect
7 1 (7.14%) Oracle SOA Developer
7 1 (7.14%) SaaS Architect
7 1 (7.14%) SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (92.86%) Web Services
2 8 (57.14%) Apache Camel
2 8 (57.14%) RESTful
2 8 (57.14%) SOAP
2 8 (57.14%) Spring
3 7 (50.00%) Apache CXF
3 7 (50.00%) Hibernate
3 7 (50.00%) JPA
3 7 (50.00%) XML
3 7 (50.00%) XML Schema
4 6 (42.86%) Oracle Fusion
5 5 (35.71%) .NET
5 5 (35.71%) HTML
6 1 (7.14%) JMS
6 1 (7.14%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 4 (28.57%) Computer Science
3 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
4 1 (7.14%) Data Integration
4 1 (7.14%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Linux
1 6 (42.86%) Unix
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
1 6 (42.86%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (92.86%) Migration
2 7 (50.00%) ETL
2 7 (50.00%) Integration Testing
3 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (42.86%) Network Design
4 5 (35.71%) Change Management
4 5 (35.71%) Project Planning
4 5 (35.71%) Time Management
5 3 (21.43%) Automated Testing
6 1 (7.14%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 13 (92.86%) Java
2 5 (35.71%) C#
2 5 (35.71%) C++
2 5 (35.71%) Perl
2 5 (35.71%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Degree
Vendors
1 13 (92.86%) Oracle
2 7 (50.00%) Talend