The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Oracle Service Bus skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Oracle Service Bus over the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Oracle Service Bus (OSB)
UK / England
Rank 541 551 546
Rank change year-on-year +10 -5  
Contract jobs citing Oracle Service Bus 42 66 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.10% 0.14% 0.12%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.57% 0.78% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 27 31
Median daily rate £469 £419 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.94% +4.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £375 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £419 £395
% change year-on-year +13.43% +6.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £57.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £57.75 -

Oracle Service Bus 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 England with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 7324 8422 8362
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 17.52% 17.24% 17.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4791 5397 5026
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 212 301
Median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £42.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.07
% change year-on-year -2.85% +8.89%  

Oracle Service Bus
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Oracle Service Bus in England

Oracle Service Bus
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Oracle Service Bus in England

Oracle Service Bus
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Oracle Service Bus in England over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Oracle Service Bus in England

Oracle Service Bus
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Oracle Service Bus in England

Oracle Service Bus
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Oracle Service Bus within the England region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
London +41 21 £444 +3.19% 3
East of England -6 9 £475 - 4
North West +23 6 £400 -3.03%
South East +16 3 £443 +4.11% 2
East Midlands -6 1 - -
North East - 1 £600 -
South West - 1 £320 - 1
Oracle Service Bus
UK

Oracle Service Bus
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Oracle Service Bus 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 England region with a requirement for Oracle Service Bus.

1 78 (100.00%) Oracle
2 69 (88.46%) SOA
2 69 (88.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 59 (75.64%) Middleware
4 36 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (43.59%) Java
6 31 (39.74%) Finance
7 30 (38.46%) TDD
7 30 (38.46%) Maven
8 29 (37.18%) Telecoms
8 29 (37.18%) Business Intelligence
8 29 (37.18%) WSO2
9 28 (35.90%) Apache Camel
9 28 (35.90%) Mule
9 28 (35.90%) SAP
9 28 (35.90%) Electronics
9 28 (35.90%) Manufacturing
9 28 (35.90%) Programme Management
9 28 (35.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 28 (35.90%) Marketing
9 28 (35.90%) Digital Marketing
10 27 (34.62%) WebLogic
10 27 (34.62%) XSLT
11 25 (32.05%) JSON
11 25 (32.05%) Oracle Database
12 23 (29.49%) XPath
13 22 (28.21%) Swagger
13 22 (28.21%) WireMock
14 21 (26.92%) Oracle Fusion
14 21 (26.92%) Oracle Database 11g

Oracle Service Bus
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 69 (88.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 28 (35.90%) Mule
3 27 (34.62%) WebLogic
4 6 (7.69%) Apache
4 6 (7.69%) Tomcat
5 4 (5.13%) Oracle Application Server
5 4 (5.13%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.56%) Confluence
7 1 (1.28%) Oracle BPEL
7 1 (1.28%) Oracle Coherence
Business Applications
1 28 (35.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (8.97%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (5.13%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (5.13%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (2.56%) Oracle Utilities
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.13%) HTTP
2 3 (3.85%) SSL
3 2 (2.56%) LDAP
3 2 (2.56%) SMTP
4 1 (1.28%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.28%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (32.05%) Oracle Database
2 21 (26.92%) Oracle Database 11g
3 17 (21.79%) Oracle Database 12c
4 14 (17.95%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (2.56%) DB2
5 2 (2.56%) MySQL
5 2 (2.56%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.28%) Data Lake
6 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.28%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 30 (38.46%) Maven
2 5 (6.41%) SoapUI
3 4 (5.13%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.85%) JIRA
5 2 (2.56%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.56%) Karma Test Runner
5 2 (2.56%) Mocha
5 2 (2.56%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.28%) Artifactory
6 1 (1.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.28%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.28%) Hudson
6 1 (1.28%) JUnit
6 1 (1.28%) Oracle APEX
General
1 31 (39.74%) Finance
2 29 (37.18%) Telecoms
3 28 (35.90%) Electronics
3 28 (35.90%) Manufacturing
3 28 (35.90%) Marketing
4 5 (6.41%) Advertising
5 3 (3.85%) Retail
6 1 (1.28%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 49 (62.82%) Developer
2 29 (37.18%) SOA Developer
3 24 (30.77%) Middleware Developer
4 20 (25.64%) Java Developer
5 15 (19.23%) Oracle Developer
6 14 (17.95%) Integration Developer
7 12 (15.38%) Java Middleware Developer
8 9 (11.54%) Agile Developer
8 9 (11.54%) Consultant
9 8 (10.26%) Oracle Consultant
10 7 (8.97%) DBA
10 7 (8.97%) Oracle DBA
11 6 (7.69%) Integration Specialist
12 5 (6.41%) Middleware Consultant
12 5 (6.41%) Oracle Middleware Consultant
12 5 (6.41%) Oracle SOA Developer
13 4 (5.13%) Oracle SOA Consultant
13 4 (5.13%) SOA Consultant
14 3 (3.85%) Architect
15 2 (2.56%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (75.64%) Middleware
2 28 (35.90%) Apache Camel
3 27 (34.62%) XSLT
4 25 (32.05%) JSON
5 22 (28.21%) Swagger
5 22 (28.21%) WireMock
6 21 (26.92%) Oracle Fusion
7 18 (23.08%) SOAP
8 17 (21.79%) Web Services
9 16 (20.51%) XML
10 11 (14.10%) JMS
10 11 (14.10%) RESTful
11 7 (8.97%) J2EE
12 5 (6.41%) REST
13 4 (5.13%) EntireX
13 4 (5.13%) WSDL
14 3 (3.85%) CSS
14 3 (3.85%) Java EE
14 3 (3.85%) SAML
14 3 (3.85%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.56%) User Experience
2 1 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.10%) Linux
2 10 (12.82%) Unix
3 5 (6.41%) Solaris
4 4 (5.13%) Windows
5 3 (3.85%) AIX
6 2 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.56%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (88.46%) SOA
2 36 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (38.46%) TDD
4 29 (37.18%) Business Intelligence
5 28 (35.90%) Digital Marketing
5 28 (35.90%) Programme Management
6 17 (21.79%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (17.95%) BPEL
8 9 (11.54%) Business Activity Monitoring
8 9 (11.54%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (7.69%) API Integration
9 6 (7.69%) Scrum
9 6 (7.69%) Unit Testing
10 5 (6.41%) DevOps
10 5 (6.41%) SDLC
11 4 (5.13%) E-business
12 3 (3.85%) ERP
12 3 (3.85%) Migration
12 3 (3.85%) Software Engineering
12 3 (3.85%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 34 (43.59%) Java
2 23 (29.49%) XPath
3 10 (12.82%) SQL
4 6 (7.69%) PL/SQL
5 3 (3.85%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.85%) Scala
6 2 (2.56%) ES6
6 2 (2.56%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.56%) XQuery
7 1 (1.28%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 6 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 6 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.56%) OCP
2 2 (2.56%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (1.28%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.56%) QA
2 1 (1.28%) PA-DSS
2 1 (1.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (5.13%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (5.13%) CA Single Sign-On
1 4 (5.13%) Data Guard
1 4 (5.13%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (2.56%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 2 (2.56%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 78 (100.00%) Oracle
2 29 (37.18%) WSO2
3 28 (35.90%) SAP
4 5 (6.41%) IBM
5 2 (2.56%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.56%) MuleSoft
5 2 (2.56%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.56%) Siebel
5 2 (2.56%) Veritas
6 1 (1.28%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.28%) Cisco
6 1 (1.28%) JDA
6 1 (1.28%) Remedy
6 1 (1.28%) VMware
6 1 (1.28%) webMethods
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