The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 23 June 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 Service Bus (OSB)
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 53 74
Contract jobs citing Oracle Service Bus 0 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire - 0.45% 0.23%
As % of the Application Platforms category - 2.59% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Median daily rate - £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.72%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £538 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +19.44% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £56.50

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 111 116 151
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 17.56% 17.42% 17.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 65 78
Median daily rate £400 £425 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +14.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £160 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.69% +11.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 4
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.33% -54.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £13.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £29.20 £34.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +8.69% +9.52%  

Oracle Service Bus
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

Oracle Service Bus
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Oracle Service Bus in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Oracle Service Bus.

1 6 (100.00%) Oracle
1 6 (100.00%) SOA
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle Database
2 5 (83.33%) Oracle Database 12c
2 5 (83.33%) Middleware
2 5 (83.33%) WebLogic
2 5 (83.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (66.67%) BPEL
3 4 (66.67%) JMS
4 3 (50.00%) E-business
4 3 (50.00%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (50.00%) SoapUI
4 3 (50.00%) SOAP
4 3 (50.00%) XML
4 3 (50.00%) XSD
4 3 (50.00%) XSLT
4 3 (50.00%) ERP
4 3 (50.00%) WSDL
4 3 (50.00%) SSL
4 3 (50.00%) Oracle ODI
4 3 (50.00%) Business Activity Monitoring
5 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (33.33%) Advertising
5 2 (33.33%) Retail
6 1 (16.67%) WFM
6 1 (16.67%) REST
6 1 (16.67%) JDA
6 1 (16.67%) Web Services

Oracle Service Bus
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 6 (100.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (83.33%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle Database
2 5 (83.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (83.33%) Oracle Database 12c
3 3 (50.00%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (33.33%) Advertising
1 2 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
1 3 (50.00%) SOA Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle SOA Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) SOA Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle SOA Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle SOA Developer
3 1 (16.67%) SOA Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) Middleware
2 4 (66.67%) JMS
3 3 (50.00%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (50.00%) SOAP
3 3 (50.00%) WSDL
3 3 (50.00%) XML
3 3 (50.00%) XSD
3 3 (50.00%) XSLT
4 1 (16.67%) REST
4 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) SOA
2 4 (66.67%) BPEL
3 3 (50.00%) Business Activity Monitoring
3 3 (50.00%) E-business
3 3 (50.00%) ERP
4 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (16.67%) WFM
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) JDA