Period
to 20 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire with a requirement for SOA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SOA over the 6 months to 20 January 2018 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.

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 86 96
Rank change year-on-year +30 +10 -56
Contract jobs citing SOA 54 18 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 4.49% 1.47% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.32% 1.71% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 14 3
Oxfordshire median daily rate £535 £588 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.94% +30.56% -13.04%
South East median daily rate £485 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +7.78% +5.88% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £43.75
% change year-on-year -5.88% -2.86% +9.38%

SOA is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,015 1,055 988
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 84.30% 85.98% 81.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 804 758 747
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +8.97% -2.50%
10th Percentile £291 £213 £217
90th Percentile £613 £571 £525
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 37 40
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £20.50 £17.43 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.61% -36.62% +61.76%
10th Percentile £15.25 £11.80 £14.00
90th Percentile £77.50 £38.15 £76.25
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £24.09 £30.00
% change year-on-year +3.78% -19.70% +62.16%

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

Job postings citing SOA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for SOA in Oxfordshire

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA in Oxfordshire

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOA in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOA in Oxfordshire

SOA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA in Oxfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOA in Oxfordshire

SOA
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Oxfordshire region over the 6 months to 20 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford +11 36 £525 -19.23%
Kidlington -1 7 £560 -
Abingdon - 1 £525 -
SOA
South East

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SOA 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for SOA.

1 47 (87.04%) Java
2 36 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 35 (64.81%) Spring
4 33 (61.11%) REST
4 33 (61.11%) SQL
5 31 (57.41%) MVC
5 31 (57.41%) Play Framework
6 30 (55.56%) AngularJS
7 29 (53.70%) Oracle
7 29 (53.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 28 (51.85%) React
9 27 (50.00%) XML
10 26 (48.15%) Maven
11 25 (46.30%) Agile Software Development
12 24 (44.44%) Puppet
12 24 (44.44%) Opscode Chef
13 23 (42.59%) Node.js
13 23 (42.59%) Amazon AWS
13 23 (42.59%) jQuery
13 23 (42.59%) Web Services
13 23 (42.59%) Linux
14 22 (40.74%) JUnit
14 22 (40.74%) Oracle BPM
15 21 (38.89%) Mockito
15 21 (38.89%) Product Management
15 21 (38.89%) Unit Testing
15 21 (38.89%) Spring MVC
15 21 (38.89%) Grails
15 21 (38.89%) Cloud Computing
15 21 (38.89%) JSF

SOA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 29 (53.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 21 (38.89%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (9.26%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (9.26%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (3.70%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.85%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.85%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 22 (40.74%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (11.11%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (11.11%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (11.11%) Oracle Financials
2 6 (11.11%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 23 (42.59%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (38.89%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (9.26%) Amazon SQS
4 3 (5.56%) SaaS
4 3 (5.56%) Slack
5 2 (3.70%) Bluemix
5 2 (3.70%) IBM Cloud
5 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (3.70%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (22.22%) MongoDB
2 6 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (9.26%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 3 (5.56%) NoSQL
5 2 (3.70%) Big Data
5 2 (3.70%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.85%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.85%) MySQL
6 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 26 (48.15%) Maven
2 22 (40.74%) JUnit
3 21 (38.89%) Ant
3 21 (38.89%) Mockito
4 14 (25.93%) Git (software)
5 11 (20.37%) Grunt
5 11 (20.37%) gulp
5 11 (20.37%) IntelliJ
6 6 (11.11%) Eclipse
7 5 (9.26%) JDeveloper
7 5 (9.26%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (5.56%) JIRA
9 2 (3.70%) Gradle
9 2 (3.70%) Hudson
9 2 (3.70%) Jenkins
10 1 (1.85%) JMeter
10 1 (1.85%) Subversion
General
1 6 (11.11%) Finance
1 6 (11.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 46 (85.19%) Developer
2 38 (70.37%) Java Developer
3 8 (14.81%) Architect
4 7 (12.96%) Oracle Developer
5 6 (11.11%) Java Engineer
5 6 (11.11%) Senior Developer
5 6 (11.11%) Senior Java Developer
5 6 (11.11%) SQL Developer
6 5 (9.26%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 5 (9.26%) Java Software Developer
6 5 (9.26%) Java Software Engineer
6 5 (9.26%) Software Engineer
6 5 (9.26%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (7.41%) Oracle Financials Developer
7 4 (7.41%) Technical Architect
8 3 (5.56%) AWS Developer
8 3 (5.56%) AWS Engineer
8 3 (5.56%) AWS Software Engineer
8 3 (5.56%) Elasticsearch Developer
8 3 (5.56%) Elasticsearch Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (64.81%) Spring
2 33 (61.11%) REST
3 31 (57.41%) Play Framework
4 30 (55.56%) AngularJS
5 28 (51.85%) React
6 27 (50.00%) XML
7 23 (42.59%) jQuery
7 23 (42.59%) Node.js
7 23 (42.59%) Web Services
8 21 (38.89%) Grails
8 21 (38.89%) Java EE
8 21 (38.89%) JMS
8 21 (38.89%) JSF
8 21 (38.89%) Spring MVC
9 18 (33.33%) HTML
10 14 (25.93%) CSS
11 13 (24.07%) HTML5
12 11 (20.37%) Dropwizard
12 11 (20.37%) Hystrix
12 11 (20.37%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 23 (42.59%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (57.41%) MVC
2 25 (46.30%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (38.89%) Configuration Management
3 21 (38.89%) Product Management
3 21 (38.89%) Unit Testing
4 20 (37.04%) Process Improvement
5 16 (29.63%) Software Engineering
5 16 (29.63%) Test Automation
6 14 (25.93%) Scrum
7 13 (24.07%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (24.07%) Microservices
8 12 (22.22%) Web Development
9 11 (20.37%) BDD
9 11 (20.37%) Domain-Driven Design
9 11 (20.37%) Front End Development
9 11 (20.37%) Kanban
9 11 (20.37%) Pair Programming
9 11 (20.37%) Refactoring
9 11 (20.37%) TDD
9 11 (20.37%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 47 (87.04%) Java
2 36 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 33 (61.11%) SQL
4 21 (38.89%) XPath
5 11 (20.37%) Groovy
6 7 (12.96%) PL/SQL
7 2 (3.70%) ActionScript
7 2 (3.70%) ActionScript 2.0
8 1 (1.85%) C
8 1 (1.85%) Perl
8 1 (1.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (5.56%) Degree
2 2 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (20.37%) QA
2 2 (3.70%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 10 (18.52%) Docker
Systems Management
1 24 (44.44%) Opscode Chef
1 24 (44.44%) Puppet
2 21 (38.89%) Ansible
Vendors
1 29 (53.70%) Oracle
2 11 (20.37%) New Relic
3 5 (9.26%) Microsoft
3 5 (9.26%) SAP
4 2 (3.70%) IBM
4 2 (3.70%) Salesforce.com