The first table below looks at the demand for Oracle Service Bus skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Oracle Service Bus over the 3 months to 30 July 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 Application Platforms category for the South East 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Oracle Service Bus (OSB)
Rank 240 226 247
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +21
Contract jobs citing Oracle Service Bus 2 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.022% 0.047% 0.040%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.12% 0.29% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 4
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£313 £513 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.02% +41.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £425
% change year-on-year
+4.66% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Application Platforms Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
1702 1378 1653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.49% 16.26% 16.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 916 760 809
Average daily rate £350 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 85 82
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -23.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £12.26 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £37.90 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.36% -5.00%
Oracle Service Bus
England

Oracle Service Bus
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Oracle Service Bus across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Oracle Service Bus Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Oracle Service Bus
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Oracle Service Bus across the South East region.

Oracle Service Bus Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Oracle Service Bus
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Oracle Service Bus within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
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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
Hampshire -7 1 £313 -40.47%
Oxfordshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Oracle Service Bus
England

Oracle Service Bus
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Oracle Service Bus 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 Oracle Service Bus.

1 9 (100.00%) Oracle
2 8 (88.89%) SOA
3 5 (55.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (44.44%) Middleware
4 4 (44.44%) Java
4 4 (44.44%) WebLogic
5 3 (33.33%) SQL
5 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
5 3 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
6 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
6 2 (22.22%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (22.22%) Logistics
6 2 (22.22%) Scrum
6 2 (22.22%) VB
6 2 (22.22%) .NET
6 2 (22.22%) J2EE
6 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
6 2 (22.22%) JMS
6 2 (22.22%) N-Tier
6 2 (22.22%) HP
6 2 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (22.22%) LoadRunner
6 2 (22.22%) Linux
6 2 (22.22%) Vagrant
6 2 (22.22%) Shell Script
6 2 (22.22%) DevOps
6 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (22.22%) Puppet

Oracle Service Bus
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Oracle Service Bus 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 Oracle Service Bus. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (55.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (44.44%) WebLogic
3 1 (11.11%) Apache
3 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) NetScaler
1 1 (11.11%) LDAP
1 1 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 1 (11.11%) Big Data
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
1 2 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (22.22%) LoadRunner
2 1 (11.11%) JUnit
General
1 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Architect
1 2 (22.22%) Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Middleware Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Designer
2 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Java Software Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Technical Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Applications Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Technical Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Solutions Designer
2 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) Middleware
2 2 (22.22%) .NET
2 2 (22.22%) J2EE
2 2 (22.22%) JMS
3 1 (11.11%) REST
3 1 (11.11%) WebCenter
3 1 (11.11%) JSP
3 1 (11.11%) SOAP
3 1 (11.11%) Web Services
3 1 (11.11%) XML
3 1 (11.11%) XSLT
3 1 (11.11%) XML Messaging
3 1 (11.11%) Java EE
3 1 (11.11%) Hibernate
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (11.11%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) N-Tier
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
2 1 (11.11%) AIX
2 1 (11.11%) Solaris
2 1 (11.11%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) SOA
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
2 2 (22.22%) Logistics
2 2 (22.22%) Scrum
2 2 (22.22%) DevOps
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (11.11%) Data Analytics
3 1 (11.11%) Analytics
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) MVC
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Java
2 3 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) VB
3 2 (22.22%) Shell Script
4 1 (11.11%) XQuery
4 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Vagrant
1 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (22.22%) Puppet
2 1 (11.11%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) IBM
3 1 (11.11%) Sun
3 1 (11.11%) FatWire