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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 39 45 41
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -4
Contract jobs citing SOA 24 4 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 3.23% 0.81% 2.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.26% 1.19% 3.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 2 11
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£504 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.28% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £163 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £463 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £49.25 £31.46
% change year-on-year
-26.39% +56.54%
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
563 337 352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 75.88% 68.08% 74.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 219 217
Average daily rate £420 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 18 12
Average hourly rate £25.00 £14.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.41% +26.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £11.00 £10.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 May 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 May 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
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SOA
South East

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 29 (87.88%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (84.85%) Oracle
3 25 (75.76%) Java
4 22 (66.67%) Oracle Fusion
5 19 (57.58%) Middleware
6 18 (54.55%) Oracle ADF
6 18 (54.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 17 (51.52%) XML
8 15 (45.45%) SQL
9 13 (39.39%) J2EE
9 13 (39.39%) Oracle Identity Management
10 12 (36.36%) JSF
10 12 (36.36%) XPath
10 12 (36.36%) XSLT
11 11 (33.33%) WebLogic
11 11 (33.33%) XQuery
11 11 (33.33%) Spring
11 11 (33.33%) Oracle BPM
12 10 (30.30%) Scrum
12 10 (30.30%) UML
13 9 (27.27%) Windows
13 9 (27.27%) Linux
13 9 (27.27%) JMS
13 9 (27.27%) JSP
13 9 (27.27%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (27.27%) Ajax
14 8 (24.24%) Maven
14 8 (24.24%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 8 (24.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 8 (24.24%) Ant

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 18 (54.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 11 (33.33%) WebLogic
3 3 (9.09%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (9.09%) JBoss
4 1 (3.03%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 11 (33.33%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (12.12%) Adobe Campaign
3 3 (9.09%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.21%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (9.09%) Google Analytics
2 3 (9.09%) Adobe Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (15.15%) Oracle Database 10g
1 5 (15.15%) Oracle Database 11g
1 5 (15.15%) Oracle BI EE
1 5 (15.15%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.03%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (24.24%) Maven
1 8 (24.24%) Ant
2 1 (3.03%) Eclipse
2 1 (3.03%) Jasmine
General
1 6 (18.18%) Publishing
2 4 (12.12%) Marketing
3 3 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (63.64%) Developer
2 11 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 9 (27.27%) Oracle Developer
4 6 (18.18%) Technical Leader
5 5 (15.15%) Software Engineer
6 4 (12.12%) Oracle Database Developer
6 4 (12.12%) Database Developer
6 4 (12.12%) Lead Developer
7 3 (9.09%) Oracle Consultant
7 3 (9.09%) Java Software Engineer
7 3 (9.09%) Senior Project Manager
7 3 (9.09%) Project Manager
7 3 (9.09%) Consultant
7 3 (9.09%) Development Manager
7 3 (9.09%) Senior Manager
7 3 (9.09%) Lead Software Engineer
7 3 (9.09%) Senior Development Manager
8 2 (6.06%) Middleware Developer
8 2 (6.06%) Java Architect
8 2 (6.06%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (66.67%) Oracle Fusion
2 19 (57.58%) Middleware
3 18 (54.55%) Oracle ADF
4 17 (51.52%) XML
5 13 (39.39%) J2EE
6 12 (36.36%) JSF
6 12 (36.36%) XSLT
7 11 (33.33%) Spring
8 9 (27.27%) JMS
8 9 (27.27%) JSP
8 9 (27.27%) Ajax
9 6 (18.18%) HTML
10 5 (15.15%) Hibernate
10 5 (15.15%) .NET
10 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET
11 3 (9.09%) Struts
11 3 (9.09%) .NET Framework
11 3 (9.09%) RESTful
12 2 (6.06%) Java EE
12 2 (6.06%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (27.27%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (15.15%) Digital Media
3 3 (9.09%) Computer Science
4 2 (6.06%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9 (27.27%) Windows
1 9 (27.27%) Linux
2 2 (6.06%) Android
2 2 (6.06%) Windows Mobile
2 2 (6.06%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (87.88%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (30.30%) Scrum
2 10 (30.30%) UML
3 7 (21.21%) Software Engineering
3 7 (21.21%) Unit Testing
3 7 (21.21%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (18.18%) TDD
5 5 (15.15%) ETL
5 5 (15.15%) SDLC
6 4 (12.12%) Analytics
6 4 (12.12%) System Testing
6 4 (12.12%) Web Analytics
7 3 (9.09%) Service Management
7 3 (9.09%) Workflow
7 3 (9.09%) Project Management
7 3 (9.09%) ITIL
7 3 (9.09%) Project Planning
7 3 (9.09%) Campaign Management
7 3 (9.09%) Line Management
8 2 (6.06%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 25 (75.76%) Java
2 15 (45.45%) SQL
3 12 (36.36%) XPath
4 11 (33.33%) XQuery
5 8 (24.24%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
6 6 (18.18%) JavaScript
7 5 (15.15%) PL/SQL
7 5 (15.15%) VBScript
7 5 (15.15%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) Degree
2 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.06%) DV Cleared
2 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 13 (39.39%) Oracle Identity Management
2 8 (24.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 28 (84.85%) Oracle
2 5 (15.15%) Business Objects
3 4 (12.12%) Eloqua
3 4 (12.12%) Tableau
3 4 (12.12%) Aprimo
3 4 (12.12%) Adobe
4 3 (9.09%) Google
5 1 (3.03%) IBM