The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Oracle SOA Suite skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Oracle SOA Suite over the 3 months to 27 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Oracle SOA Suite
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 67 76
Rank change year-on-year +12 +9  
Contract jobs citing Oracle SOA Suite 1 24 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.18% 2.17% 0.20%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.43% 9.60% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 19 1
Median daily rate £363 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.50% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £473 £450
% change year-on-year -2.11% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £57.75 -

Oracle SOA Suite is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 70 250 124
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 12.43% 22.62% 12.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 154 59
Median daily rate £363 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.70% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £570 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.01% +5.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 13
Median hourly rate £15.50 £20.00 £22.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.50% -9.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £14.80 £14.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £28.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +14.70% -15.00%  

Oracle SOA Suite
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Oracle SOA Suite as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Job vacancy trend for Oracle SOA Suite in Cheshire

Oracle SOA Suite
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Oracle SOA Suite in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Oracle SOA Suite in Cheshire

Oracle SOA Suite
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Oracle SOA Suite within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 April 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +28 1 £363 -36.40%
Widnes - 1 £363 -
Oracle SOA Suite
North West

For the 6 months to 27 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Oracle SOA Suite also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Oracle SOA Suite.

1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
1 4 (100.00%) SOA
2 3 (75.00%) Middleware
2 3 (75.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (50.00%) WebCenter
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (50.00%) REST
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) BPEL
3 2 (50.00%) Perl
3 2 (50.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) WebLogic
3 2 (50.00%) XML
3 2 (50.00%) JBoss
3 2 (50.00%) IBM
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (25.00%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (25.00%) Hyperion
4 1 (25.00%) Informatica
4 1 (25.00%) PowerCenter
4 1 (25.00%) SPSS
4 1 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (25.00%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (25.00%) WebLogic Integration
4 1 (25.00%) Apache

Oracle SOA Suite
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (50.00%) JBoss
1 2 (50.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (25.00%) Apache
2 1 (25.00%) GlassFish
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (25.00%) SAS
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (25.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (25.00%) WebLogic Integration
2 1 (25.00%) WebLogic Portal
2 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (25.00%) SAP MDG
2 1 (25.00%) SAP MDM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
1 1 (25.00%) HTTP
1 1 (25.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (25.00%) Apache Hive
2 1 (25.00%) Big Data
2 1 (25.00%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (25.00%) DB2
2 1 (25.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (25.00%) PowerCenter
2 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (25.00%) SAP HANA
2 1 (25.00%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle APEX
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (25.00%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) Middleware
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (50.00%) REST
2 2 (50.00%) WebCenter
2 2 (50.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) Ajax
3 1 (25.00%) Dojo
3 1 (25.00%) Hibernate
3 1 (25.00%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (25.00%) Java EE
3 1 (25.00%) JMS
3 1 (25.00%) jQuery
3 1 (25.00%) JSF
3 1 (25.00%) JTA
3 1 (25.00%) Spring
3 1 (25.00%) Spring Web Flow
3 1 (25.00%) Struts2
3 1 (25.00%) UIKit
3 1 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (25.00%) YUI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Clustering
1 1 (25.00%) DataPower
1 1 (25.00%) Derivative
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (25.00%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) SOA
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) BPEL
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (25.00%) AOP
3 1 (25.00%) Business Activity Monitoring
3 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Business Process Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Domain-Driven Design
3 1 (25.00%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (25.00%) OO
3 1 (25.00%) OOA/OOD
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) SOLID
3 1 (25.00%) UML
3 1 (25.00%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) Perl
2 2 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) IBM
3 1 (25.00%) Google
3 1 (25.00%) Hyperion
3 1 (25.00%) Informatica
3 1 (25.00%) Kony
3 1 (25.00%) SAP
3 1 (25.00%) Sybase
3 1 (25.00%) Yahoo!