Period
to 19 January 2019

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 19 January 2019 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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 76 60 90
Rank change year-on-year -16 +30 +3
Contract jobs citing SOA 4 54 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.43% 4.45% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 5.14% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 47 14
Oxfordshire median daily rate - £535 £588
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -8.94% +30.56%
South East median daily rate £500 £485 £450
% change year-on-year +3.09% +7.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% -5.88% -2.86%

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 800 1,050 1,070
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 85.29% 86.49% 87.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 582 827 765
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +9.68%
10th Percentile £281 £269 £213
90th Percentile £575 £609 £570
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £408
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 17 42
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £21.50 £20.50 £17.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.88% +17.38% -36.49%
10th Percentile £14.38 £15.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.88 £77.50 £37.25
South East median hourly rate £26.91 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +12.10% +6.67% -21.74%

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 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 19 January 2019. 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
Kidlington +1 1 - -
Oxford -7 1 - - 1
SOA
South East

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing SOA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Oxfordshire region with a requirement for SOA.

1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) TDD
1 3 (75.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (50.00%) Confluence
2 2 (50.00%) QA
2 2 (50.00%) JIRA
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (50.00%) JMeter
2 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (50.00%) BDD
2 2 (50.00%) Gherkin
2 2 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) SDLC
2 2 (50.00%) API Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Process Improvement
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (25.00%) SOLID
3 1 (25.00%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
3 1 (25.00%) Deployment Automation
3 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (25.00%) Ansible
3 1 (25.00%) Microservices
3 1 (25.00%) React
3 1 (25.00%) Software Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Puppet

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 2 (50.00%) Confluence
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (25.00%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
Cloud Services
1 3 (75.00%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (50.00%) JIRA
1 2 (50.00%) JMeter
1 2 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (25.00%) Ant
2 1 (25.00%) JUnit
2 1 (25.00%) Maven
2 1 (25.00%) Mockito
General
1 1 (25.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) SAP Architect
2 1 (25.00%) SAP Solutions Architect
2 1 (25.00%) SAP Supply Chain Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Software Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Supply Chain Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (25.00%) jQuery
2 1 (25.00%) Node.js
2 1 (25.00%) React
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) API Testing
2 2 (50.00%) BDD
2 2 (50.00%) Process Improvement
2 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (50.00%) SDLC
2 2 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (25.00%) Deployment Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Microservices
3 1 (25.00%) Pair Programming
3 1 (25.00%) Software Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) SOLID
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Groovy
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Ansible
1 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (25.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) SAP