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 3 months to 25 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.

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 46 54
Rank change year-on-year -6 +8  
Contract jobs citing SOA 20 18 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 3.19% 3.06% 2.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.88% 3.81% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 17 18
Median daily rate £500 £525 £504
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £465 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £650 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £40.60
% change year-on-year -11.11% +10.83%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 516 472 616
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 82.30% 80.27% 80.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 347 413
Median daily rate £475 £415 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.45% +3.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £525 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 28
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £13.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +19.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire citing SOA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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 3 months to 25 June 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
Oxford -1 12 £500 -3.61%
Abingdon - 1 £513 -
Kidlington - 1 £408 -
SOA
South East

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, 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 15 (60.00%) Java
2 14 (56.00%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (52.00%) Test Automation
3 13 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (48.00%) TDD
4 12 (48.00%) BDD
5 11 (44.00%) QA
5 11 (44.00%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (44.00%) HTML
6 9 (36.00%) Scrum
7 8 (32.00%) AngularJS
8 7 (28.00%) Grunt
8 7 (28.00%) Scalatra
8 7 (28.00%) New Relic
8 7 (28.00%) Web Application Development
8 7 (28.00%) Git (software)
8 7 (28.00%) MongoDB
8 7 (28.00%) Domain-Driven Design
8 7 (28.00%) HTML5
8 7 (28.00%) Play Framework
8 7 (28.00%) React
8 7 (28.00%) gulp
8 7 (28.00%) Front End Development
8 7 (28.00%) SOLID
8 7 (28.00%) Dropwizard
8 7 (28.00%) Hystrix
8 7 (28.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 7 (28.00%) MVC
8 7 (28.00%) Pair Programming
8 7 (28.00%) Kanban

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 4 (16.00%) CMS
1 4 (16.00%) Confluence
2 3 (12.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (12.00%) WebLogic
3 2 (8.00%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (4.00%) JBoss
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (4.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 14 (56.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (8.00%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) HTTP
1 3 (12.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (28.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 7 (28.00%) Git (software)
1 7 (28.00%) Grunt
1 7 (28.00%) gulp
1 7 (28.00%) IntelliJ
2 5 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 5 (20.00%) Selenium
3 4 (16.00%) JIRA
3 4 (16.00%) JMeter
3 4 (16.00%) JUnit
3 4 (16.00%) LoadRunner
3 4 (16.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (8.00%) Maven
General
1 5 (20.00%) Publishing
2 4 (16.00%) Multimedia
3 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Architect
2 7 (28.00%) Developer
3 6 (24.00%) Java Developer
4 4 (16.00%) Digital Architect
4 4 (16.00%) Digital Solutions Architect
4 4 (16.00%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (16.00%) Technical Architect
4 4 (16.00%) Technical Leader
5 3 (12.00%) Automation Tester
5 3 (12.00%) Strategy Architect
5 3 (12.00%) Tester
6 2 (8.00%) BSS Architect
6 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Architect
6 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
6 2 (8.00%) Java Automation Tester
6 2 (8.00%) OSS Architect
6 2 (8.00%) Senior Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Telecoms Architect
7 1 (4.00%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (44.00%) HTML
2 8 (32.00%) AngularJS
3 7 (28.00%) CSS
3 7 (28.00%) Dropwizard
3 7 (28.00%) HTML5
3 7 (28.00%) Hystrix
3 7 (28.00%) Play Framework
3 7 (28.00%) React
3 7 (28.00%) Scalatra
3 7 (28.00%) Web Services
4 4 (16.00%) Gherkin
4 4 (16.00%) XML
5 2 (8.00%) Kafka
5 2 (8.00%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (8.00%) REST
5 2 (8.00%) Spring
5 2 (8.00%) Spring Boot
6 1 (4.00%) Middleware
6 1 (4.00%) Node.js
6 1 (4.00%) Oracle ADF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) BBC
1 4 (16.00%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (52.00%) Test Automation
2 12 (48.00%) BDD
2 12 (48.00%) TDD
3 11 (44.00%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (36.00%) Scrum
5 7 (28.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 7 (28.00%) Domain-Driven Design
5 7 (28.00%) Front End Development
5 7 (28.00%) Kanban
5 7 (28.00%) MVC
5 7 (28.00%) Pair Programming
5 7 (28.00%) Refactoring
5 7 (28.00%) Software Engineering
5 7 (28.00%) SOLID
5 7 (28.00%) Web Application Development
5 7 (28.00%) Web Development
6 4 (16.00%) SDLC
6 4 (16.00%) Software Delivery
6 4 (16.00%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (60.00%) Java
2 7 (28.00%) Groovy
2 7 (28.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (16.00%) Scala
4 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.00%) SQL
4 1 (4.00%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (44.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) New Relic
2 4 (16.00%) HP
3 3 (12.00%) Oracle
3 3 (12.00%) Reuters