The table below looks at the statistics for Oracle Service Bus skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Oracle Service Bus over the 3 months to 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Oracle Service Bus (OSB)
Rank 516 477 485
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +8
Contract jobs citing Oracle Service Bus 61 81 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.17% 0.13%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.67% 0.94% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 43 29
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£400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £250 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £550 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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

Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
9056 8586 8325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.82% 17.63% 18.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5678 5082 4677
Average daily rate £400 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £515 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 311 324 438
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £35.20 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £18.59
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -5.86%

Oracle Service Bus
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Oracle Service Bus Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Oracle Service Bus
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Oracle Service Bus within the UK.

Oracle Service Bus Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Oracle Service Bus
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Oracle Service Bus within the UK over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

Oracle Service Bus Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Oracle Service Bus
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Oracle Service Bus within the UK.

Oracle Service Bus Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Oracle Service Bus
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 27 January 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -37 61 £400 -5.88% 20
London -16 22 £450 - 3
South East -21 10 £500 +33.77% 9
City of London +21 9 £375 -46.42% 2
Yorkshire +1 9 £375 -11.76%
West Yorkshire +7 7 £375 -23.07%
Bradford - 7 £375 -
North West -6 6 - - 2
South West -20 6 £405 +26.56% 3
West Midlands -1 5 £358 - 2
Hampshire -21 5 £438 +21.52%
East Midlands +11 3 £645 -
Nottingham -1 3 £645 -
Nottinghamshire -3 3 £645 -
Manchester - 3 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 2 £688 - 3
Oxford - 2 £688 - 3
Berkshire +1 1 £550 - 4
Havant -5 1 £425 -10.29%
Bristol -15 1 - - 2
Somerset - 1 £413 - 1
Worcestershire - - - -
Merseyside - - - - 1
Scotland - - - -
Moray - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Malvern - - - -
Hitchin - - - - 1
Leeds - - - -

Oracle Service Bus
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 116 (99.15%) Oracle
2 85 (72.65%) SOA
3 75 (64.10%) Middleware
4 64 (54.70%) WebLogic
5 63 (53.85%) Oracle Fusion
6 56 (47.86%) Oracle Database
7 50 (42.74%) Oracle Database 11g
8 49 (41.88%) Finance
9 43 (36.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 38 (32.48%) Oracle ODI
11 37 (31.62%) Java
12 29 (24.79%) JMS
13 27 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
13 27 (23.08%) WebCenter
13 27 (23.08%) Oracle BPM
14 26 (22.22%) Web Services
15 25 (21.37%) JDBC
16 24 (20.51%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
16 24 (20.51%) BPEL
17 23 (19.66%) Billing
17 23 (19.66%) J2EE
18 22 (18.80%) SSL
18 22 (18.80%) Oracle BI EE
19 21 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
19 21 (17.95%) Revenue Management
19 21 (17.95%) SQL
20 20 (17.09%) Oracle EBS
20 20 (17.09%) WebLogic Portal
20 20 (17.09%) Documaker
20 20 (17.09%) Bash Shell

Oracle Service Bus
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 64 (54.70%) WebLogic
2 43 (36.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 20 (17.09%) WebLogic Portal
4 14 (11.97%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 6 (5.13%) AquaLogic
6 3 (2.56%) AquaLogic Service Bus
6 3 (2.56%) Oracle BPEL
6 3 (2.56%) JBoss
6 3 (2.56%) Apache
7 2 (1.71%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.85%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.85%) JCAPS
8 1 (0.85%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.85%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.85%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 4 (3.42%) MS Excel
1 4 (3.42%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 27 (23.08%) Oracle BPM
2 20 (17.09%) Oracle EBS
2 20 (17.09%) Documaker
3 8 (6.84%) Oracle FAH
4 5 (4.27%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (2.56%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.85%) FLEXCUBE
6 1 (0.85%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 22 (18.80%) SSL
2 19 (16.24%) HTTPS
3 15 (12.82%) HTTP
4 2 (1.71%) Firewall
4 2 (1.71%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.85%) VLAN
5 1 (0.85%) BIG-IP
5 1 (0.85%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (47.86%) Oracle Database
2 50 (42.74%) Oracle Database 11g
3 38 (32.48%) Oracle ODI
4 22 (18.80%) Oracle BI EE
5 15 (12.82%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 3 (2.56%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.71%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.71%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.71%) SQL Server
7 2 (1.71%) Essbase
8 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.85%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.85%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.85%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (0.85%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 19 (16.24%) JIRA
2 12 (10.26%) Hudson
3 7 (5.98%) Maven
3 7 (5.98%) JUnit
4 5 (4.27%) Oracle Forms
4 5 (4.27%) Eclipse
5 4 (3.42%) Selenium
5 4 (3.42%) SoapUI
6 3 (2.56%) Ant
7 2 (1.71%) JDeveloper
8 1 (0.85%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.85%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.85%) Subversion
8 1 (0.85%) LoadRunner
General
1 49 (41.88%) Finance
2 23 (19.66%) Billing
3 9 (7.69%) Financial Institution
4 6 (5.13%) Banking
5 5 (4.27%) Telecoms
6 4 (3.42%) Retail
7 3 (2.56%) Advertising
8 2 (1.71%) Marketing
9 1 (0.85%) Back Office
9 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 32 (27.35%) Developer
2 27 (23.08%) Architect
3 21 (17.95%) Oracle Developer
4 14 (11.97%) Consultant
5 12 (10.26%) SOA Developer
6 11 (9.40%) Oracle Architect
7 10 (8.55%) Oracle SOA Developer
7 10 (8.55%) Oracle Consultant
7 10 (8.55%) Technical Architect
8 9 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (6.84%) Senior Consultant
10 7 (5.98%) SOA Architect
11 6 (5.13%) Java Developer
11 6 (5.13%) Oracle Team Leader
11 6 (5.13%) Team Leader
11 6 (5.13%) Middleware Developer
12 5 (4.27%) Senior Oracle Consultant
12 5 (4.27%) Tester
13 4 (3.42%) Project Manager
13 4 (3.42%) Configuration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (64.10%) Middleware
2 63 (53.85%) Oracle Fusion
3 29 (24.79%) JMS
4 27 (23.08%) WebCenter
5 26 (22.22%) Web Services
6 25 (21.37%) JDBC
7 23 (19.66%) J2EE
8 15 (12.82%) XML
9 9 (7.69%) SOAP
10 8 (6.84%) Java EE
11 7 (5.98%) REST
11 7 (5.98%) Spring
12 5 (4.27%) XSLT
13 4 (3.42%) WSDL
13 4 (3.42%) XSD
13 4 (3.42%) .NET
13 4 (3.42%) JSP
13 4 (3.42%) Hibernate
13 4 (3.42%) Apache CXF
14 2 (1.71%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 20 (17.09%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.84%) Hedge funds
3 4 (3.42%) Mobile Payment
4 3 (2.56%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.71%) User Experience
5 2 (1.71%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.71%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.85%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.85%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 19 (16.24%) UNIX
2 17 (14.53%) Linux
3 8 (6.84%) Solaris
4 3 (2.56%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (72.65%) SOA
2 27 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
3 24 (20.51%) BPEL
4 21 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (17.95%) Revenue Management
5 16 (13.68%) Content Management
6 12 (10.26%) ITIL
7 8 (6.84%) Configuration Management
8 7 (5.98%) Automation Testing
8 7 (5.98%) Integration Testing
9 6 (5.13%) UML
9 6 (5.13%) Change Management
9 6 (5.13%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (5.13%) Performance Analysis
10 5 (4.27%) Scrum
10 5 (4.27%) Process Management
10 5 (4.27%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (4.27%) Project Management
10 5 (4.27%) CRM
11 4 (3.42%) EAI
Programming Languages
1 37 (31.62%) Java
2 24 (20.51%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
3 21 (17.95%) SQL
4 20 (17.09%) Bash Shell
5 18 (15.38%) Python
6 16 (13.68%) Jython
7 7 (5.98%) Shell Script
7 7 (5.98%) PL/SQL
8 5 (4.27%) XQuery
9 2 (1.71%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.85%) Korn
10 1 (0.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (5.98%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.27%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.56%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.71%) ISEB
4 2 (1.71%) PMP
4 2 (1.71%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.85%) Degree
5 1 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (16.24%) Data Quality
2 4 (3.42%) QA
3 3 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (16.24%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (0.85%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 19 (16.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 16 (13.68%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (0.85%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 116 (99.15%) Oracle
2 19 (16.24%) Remedy
3 12 (10.26%) Siebel
4 7 (5.98%) Microsoft
5 5 (4.27%) BEA
6 4 (3.42%) TIBCO
6 4 (3.42%) Informatica
6 4 (3.42%) ATG
6 4 (3.42%) Perforce
7 3 (2.56%) IBM
8 2 (1.71%) Hyperion
8 2 (1.71%) SAP
8 2 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.71%) F5
9 1 (0.85%) Talend
9 1 (0.85%) CollabNet
9 1 (0.85%) KANA
9 1 (0.85%) FatWire
9 1 (0.85%) Kofax
9 1 (0.85%) VMware
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