The table below looks at the statistics for Oracle Service Bus skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Oracle Service Bus (OSB)
Rank 136 115 118
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +3
Contract jobs citing Oracle Service Bus 9 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.27% 0.34% 0.33%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.54% 1.94% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 5
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£405 £348 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.54% +6.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £409 £375 £416
% change year-on-year
+9.00% -9.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Oracle Service Bus
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region.

Application Platforms Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
584 413 421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 17.73% 17.49% 15.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 254 254
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 35 12
Average hourly rate £22.69 £19.30 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.56% -3.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.40 £30.00 £31.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.24 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.22% -9.27%

Oracle Service Bus
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Oracle Service Bus Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Oracle Service Bus
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Oracle Service Bus Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Oracle Service Bus
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
Bristol -11 5 £400 - 1
Somerset -7 2 £413 +10.00%
Oracle Service Bus
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 11 (100.00%) Oracle
2 9 (81.82%) SOA
2 9 (81.82%) J2EE
3 8 (72.73%) Java
4 6 (54.55%) Web Services
4 6 (54.55%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (54.55%) Oracle Database
5 5 (45.45%) Oracle Fusion
5 5 (45.45%) Middleware
6 4 (36.36%) ATG
6 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (36.36%) BPEL
7 3 (27.27%) Retail
7 3 (27.27%) Hibernate
7 3 (27.27%) JDBC
7 3 (27.27%) JSP
7 3 (27.27%) XML
7 3 (27.27%) Linux
7 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
7 3 (27.27%) SQL
7 3 (27.27%) JUnit
7 3 (27.27%) Apache CXF
7 3 (27.27%) Hudson
7 3 (27.27%) Integration Testing
7 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (27.27%) Spring
7 3 (27.27%) Maven
8 2 (18.18%) AquaLogic
8 2 (18.18%) AquaLogic Service Bus
8 2 (18.18%) WebLogic

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 2 (18.18%) AquaLogic
1 2 (18.18%) AquaLogic Service Bus
1 2 (18.18%) WebLogic
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Firewall
1 1 (9.09%) BIG-IP
1 1 (9.09%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (54.55%) Oracle Database 11g
1 6 (54.55%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) JUnit
1 3 (27.27%) Hudson
1 3 (27.27%) Maven
2 1 (9.09%) LoadRunner
2 1 (9.09%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 3 (27.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Architect
2 5 (45.45%) Technical Architect
3 4 (36.36%) Developer
4 3 (27.27%) Java Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Tester
5 1 (9.09%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Tester
5 1 (9.09%) Oracle SOA Architect
5 1 (9.09%) Oracle Architect
5 1 (9.09%) SOA Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (81.82%) J2EE
2 6 (54.55%) Web Services
3 5 (45.45%) Oracle Fusion
3 5 (45.45%) Middleware
4 3 (27.27%) Hibernate
4 3 (27.27%) JDBC
4 3 (27.27%) JSP
4 3 (27.27%) XML
4 3 (27.27%) Apache CXF
4 3 (27.27%) Spring
5 1 (9.09%) Ajax
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) SOA
2 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) BPEL
3 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
3 3 (27.27%) Integration Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (18.18%) Migration
5 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) Java
2 3 (27.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Oracle
2 4 (36.36%) ATG
3 2 (18.18%) BEA
4 1 (9.09%) Kofax
4 1 (9.09%) KANA
4 1 (9.09%) F5
4 1 (9.09%) Talend