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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Oracle Service Bus (OSB)
Rank 533 528 532
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +4
Contract jobs citing Oracle Service Bus 80 56 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.78% 0.62% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 34 21
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£413 £375 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -18.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £536 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £450
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -16.66%
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
10252 9098 10078
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.82% 17.50% 17.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 6171 5373 5641
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £216 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £335 £335
% change year-on-year
+5.97% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 412 368 494
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.52 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-5.48% -2.55%

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 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
England -7 70 £413 +10.00% 14
London +10 37 £425 -15.00% 6
City of London +34 15 £375 -28.57% 3
West Yorkshire +6 9 £413 -23.61% 1
Yorkshire +2 9 £413 +10.00% 1
East of England -22 8 £393 - 1
Hertfordshire - 8 £393 - 1
Hitchin - 7 £393 -
Leeds +3 6 £413 -23.61% 1
South East -3 5 £313 -34.21% 1
North West -6 4 £425 - 1
Bradford - 4 £413 -
Hampshire -9 3 £431 -9.21%
West Midlands -13 3 - -
South West - 3 £400 - 4
Havant - 2 £550 -
Scotland - 2 £400 -
Berkshire +3 1 £275 -38.88%
Merseyside 0 1 £425 +13.33% 1
Liverpool -1 1 £425 +13.33% 1
Exeter - 1 - -
Devon - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £400 - 4
Edinburgh - - - -
Barrow-in-Furness - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Hayes - - - - 1
Hemel Hempstead - - - - 1
Hounslow - - - -
Kidlington - - - - 1

Oracle Service Bus
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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.

1 157 (99.37%) Oracle
2 101 (63.92%) SOA
3 90 (56.96%) Middleware
4 81 (51.27%) WebLogic
5 76 (48.10%) Java
6 72 (45.57%) Oracle Fusion
7 68 (43.04%) Oracle Database
8 63 (39.87%) Oracle Database 11g
9 60 (37.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 57 (36.08%) Web Services
11 55 (34.81%) Finance
12 51 (32.28%) Oracle BPM
13 50 (31.65%) Oracle ODI
14 42 (26.58%) BPEL
14 42 (26.58%) J2EE
15 41 (25.95%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 39 (24.68%) SQL
17 36 (22.78%) UNIX
17 36 (22.78%) WebLogic Portal
18 35 (22.15%) WebCenter
19 33 (20.89%) JDBC
20 32 (20.25%) XML
20 32 (20.25%) HTTP
21 31 (19.62%) JMS
22 29 (18.35%) Business Intelligence
22 29 (18.35%) Python
23 28 (17.72%) Oracle Identity Management
24 27 (17.09%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
25 26 (16.46%) Revenue Management
25 26 (16.46%) Analytical Skills

Oracle Service Bus
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 81 (51.27%) WebLogic
2 60 (37.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 36 (22.78%) WebLogic Portal
4 22 (13.92%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 17 (10.76%) Apache
6 12 (7.59%) AquaLogic
7 7 (4.43%) WebSphere
7 7 (4.43%) Tomcat
8 5 (3.16%) Jetty
8 5 (3.16%) Liferay
9 3 (1.90%) Node.js
9 3 (1.90%) MQSeries
9 3 (1.90%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.63%) AquaLogic Service Bus
10 1 (0.63%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 9 (5.70%) MS Office
1 9 (5.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.63%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 51 (32.28%) Oracle BPM
2 21 (13.29%) Documaker
3 19 (12.03%) Oracle EBS
4 15 (9.49%) Oracle FAH
5 6 (3.80%) Oracle Retail
6 4 (2.53%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (1.27%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.63%) HFM
8 1 (0.63%) Hyperion Planning
8 1 (0.63%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.63%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.53%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (20.25%) HTTP
2 24 (15.19%) SSL
3 20 (12.66%) HTTPS
4 6 (3.80%) LDAP
5 5 (3.16%) Internet
6 4 (2.53%) FTP
7 3 (1.90%) Firewall
8 2 (1.27%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.63%) SAN
9 1 (0.63%) SSH
9 1 (0.63%) BIG-IP
9 1 (0.63%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (43.04%) Oracle Database
2 63 (39.87%) Oracle Database 11g
3 50 (31.65%) Oracle ODI
4 24 (15.19%) Oracle BI EE
5 21 (13.29%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 4 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.90%) Essbase
7 3 (1.90%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.27%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.27%) Big Data
8 2 (1.27%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.27%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.63%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.63%) DataStage
9 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.63%) SQLPlus
9 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.63%) MySQL
9 1 (0.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (12.66%) JIRA
2 16 (10.13%) Ant
3 14 (8.86%) Hudson
4 13 (8.23%) JUnit
4 13 (8.23%) Oracle Forms
4 13 (8.23%) Maven
5 9 (5.70%) Eclipse
6 8 (5.06%) JDeveloper
7 5 (3.16%) Jenkins
8 4 (2.53%) Subversion
9 3 (1.90%) SoapUI
10 2 (1.27%) Gradle
10 2 (1.27%) EasyMock
10 2 (1.27%) Selenium
10 2 (1.27%) FitNesse
10 2 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (1.27%) ClearCase
10 2 (1.27%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.27%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.63%) LoadRunner
General
1 55 (34.81%) Finance
2 26 (16.46%) Billing
3 11 (6.96%) Financial Institution
4 10 (6.33%) Banking
5 9 (5.70%) Retail
6 4 (2.53%) Back Office
6 4 (2.53%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.90%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.27%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.27%) Publishing
9 1 (0.63%) Games
9 1 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 36 (22.78%) Developer
2 28 (17.72%) Consultant
3 24 (15.19%) Architect
4 21 (13.29%) Oracle Consultant
5 18 (11.39%) Java Developer
6 17 (10.76%) Oracle Developer
7 16 (10.13%) Project Manager
8 12 (7.59%) Oracle Architect
8 12 (7.59%) SOA Developer
9 11 (6.96%) Oracle SOA Developer
9 11 (6.96%) Senior Consultant
10 9 (5.70%) Configuration Manager
10 9 (5.70%) Software Manager
10 9 (5.70%) SOA Architect
10 9 (5.70%) Middleware Consultant
11 8 (5.06%) Oracle SOA Architect
11 8 (5.06%) Designer
11 8 (5.06%) Software Configuration Manager
11 8 (5.06%) Applications Support
11 8 (5.06%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (56.96%) Middleware
2 72 (45.57%) Oracle Fusion
3 57 (36.08%) Web Services
4 42 (26.58%) J2EE
5 35 (22.15%) WebCenter
6 33 (20.89%) JDBC
7 32 (20.25%) XML
8 31 (19.62%) JMS
9 20 (12.66%) JSP
9 20 (12.66%) Spring
10 15 (9.49%) .NET
11 14 (8.86%) CSS
11 14 (8.86%) jQuery
12 13 (8.23%) HTML
13 12 (7.59%) WSDL
13 12 (7.59%) XSLT
14 11 (6.96%) Ajax
14 11 (6.96%) Java EE
14 11 (6.96%) REST
15 10 (6.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (16.46%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.96%) Hedge funds
3 3 (1.90%) Fixed Income
4 2 (1.27%) N-Tier
4 2 (1.27%) Data Integration
4 2 (1.27%) Open Source
4 2 (1.27%) User Experience
5 1 (0.63%) DataPower
5 1 (0.63%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.63%) PMI
5 1 (0.63%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.63%) Taxonomies
5 1 (0.63%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.63%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.63%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 36 (22.78%) UNIX
2 17 (10.76%) Linux
3 9 (5.70%) Solaris
4 2 (1.27%) Oracle Linux
4 2 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.27%) AIX
5 1 (0.63%) HPUX
5 1 (0.63%) Windows
5 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.63%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (63.92%) SOA
2 42 (26.58%) BPEL
3 29 (18.35%) Business Intelligence
4 26 (16.46%) Revenue Management
5 24 (15.19%) Content Management
6 17 (10.76%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (9.49%) Configuration Management
8 13 (8.23%) Project Management
9 10 (6.33%) PRINCE2
10 9 (5.70%) Scrum
11 8 (5.06%) Technical Architecture
11 8 (5.06%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (5.06%) Automation Testing
11 8 (5.06%) Performance Tuning
12 7 (4.43%) UML
12 7 (4.43%) ITIL
13 6 (3.80%) Change Management
13 6 (3.80%) MVC
14 5 (3.16%) Stakeholder Management
14 5 (3.16%) BPMN
Programming Languages
1 76 (48.10%) Java
2 39 (24.68%) SQL
3 29 (18.35%) Python
4 27 (17.09%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 25 (15.82%) Jython
6 21 (13.29%) Bash Shell
7 19 (12.03%) PL/SQL
8 14 (8.86%) JavaScript
9 13 (8.23%) XQuery
10 10 (6.33%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.90%) C
11 3 (1.90%) Bourne shell
11 3 (1.90%) Korn
12 2 (1.27%) XPath
12 2 (1.27%) VB6
12 2 (1.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (1.90%) Degree
2 2 (1.27%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.27%) APMP
2 2 (1.27%) PMP
2 2 (1.27%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.63%) OCP
3 1 (0.63%) OCA
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (13.92%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.53%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (15.82%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (1.90%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.63%) ISA Server
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 41 (25.95%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 28 (17.72%) Oracle Identity Management
3 6 (3.80%) Tivoli
4 5 (3.16%) Puppet
5 2 (1.27%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 2 (1.27%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 157 (99.37%) Oracle
2 20 (12.66%) Siebel
3 18 (11.39%) Remedy
4 13 (8.23%) IBM
4 13 (8.23%) Microsoft
5 9 (5.70%) Perforce
6 6 (3.80%) Red Hat
7 5 (3.16%) BEA
8 4 (2.53%) F5
9 3 (1.90%) TIBCO
9 3 (1.90%) Hyperion
9 3 (1.90%) SAP
10 2 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.63%) Kofax
11 1 (0.63%) FatWire
11 1 (0.63%) Ab Initio
11 1 (0.63%) VMware
11 1 (0.63%) KANA
11 1 (0.63%) CollabNet
11 1 (0.63%) Sun