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 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
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 58 - 59
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing SOA 5 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.90% - 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% - 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 9
Median daily rate £600 - £500
90% offered a daily rate of more than £530 - £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 - £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £50.39 £35.63
% change year-on-year -15.65% +41.44%  

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 438 390 573
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 79.06% 78.47% 84.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 306 370
Median daily rate £450 £400 £412
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -2.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 36
Median hourly rate £55.00 £17.50 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +214.28% -32.03%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 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
Oxford - 1 - - 1
SOA
South East

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 14 (70.00%) Linux
1 14 (70.00%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (65.00%) Java
2 13 (65.00%) Oracle
3 12 (60.00%) XML
3 12 (60.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 9 (45.00%) Oracle BPM
5 8 (40.00%) Mockito
5 8 (40.00%) Node.js
5 8 (40.00%) REST
5 8 (40.00%) AngularJS
5 8 (40.00%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (40.00%) Play Framework
5 8 (40.00%) React
5 8 (40.00%) JMS
5 8 (40.00%) Ant
5 8 (40.00%) JUnit
5 8 (40.00%) JavaScript
5 8 (40.00%) SQL
5 8 (40.00%) MVC
5 8 (40.00%) Spring
5 8 (40.00%) JSF
5 8 (40.00%) Maven
5 8 (40.00%) Java EE
5 8 (40.00%) XPath
5 8 (40.00%) Spring MVC
5 8 (40.00%) Grails
5 8 (40.00%) jQuery
5 8 (40.00%) Unit Testing
6 7 (35.00%) Network Design

SOA
Top Related 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 12 (60.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 8 (40.00%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (30.00%) nginx
4 4 (20.00%) CMS
Business Applications
1 9 (45.00%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 14 (70.00%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (35.00%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (20.00%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 4 (20.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) LAN
1 6 (30.00%) WAN
2 3 (15.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (40.00%) Ant
1 8 (40.00%) JUnit
1 8 (40.00%) Maven
1 8 (40.00%) Mockito
General
1 7 (35.00%) Publishing
2 5 (25.00%) Back Office
3 4 (20.00%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) Architect
2 8 (40.00%) Developer
3 7 (35.00%) Java Developer
4 5 (25.00%) Technical Architect
5 4 (20.00%) Angular Developer
5 4 (20.00%) Digital Architect
5 4 (20.00%) Digital Solutions Architect
5 4 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (15.00%) Cloud Architect
6 3 (15.00%) J2EE Developer
6 3 (15.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 3 (15.00%) Node.js Developer
6 3 (15.00%) Senior Developer
6 3 (15.00%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (10.00%) AWS Architect
7 2 (10.00%) AWS Developer
7 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Architect
7 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
7 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
8 1 (5.00%) SaaS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (60.00%) XML
2 8 (40.00%) AngularJS
2 8 (40.00%) Grails
2 8 (40.00%) Java EE
2 8 (40.00%) JMS
2 8 (40.00%) jQuery
2 8 (40.00%) JSF
2 8 (40.00%) Node.js
2 8 (40.00%) Play Framework
2 8 (40.00%) React
2 8 (40.00%) REST
2 8 (40.00%) Spring
2 8 (40.00%) Spring MVC
3 6 (30.00%) HTML
3 6 (30.00%) J2EE
3 6 (30.00%) J2SE
4 4 (20.00%) .NET
4 4 (20.00%) Web Services
5 1 (5.00%) Oracle ADF
5 1 (5.00%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (20.00%) BBC
2 4 (20.00%) New Media
3 3 (15.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 14 (70.00%) Linux
2 6 (30.00%) Windows
3 5 (25.00%) Unix
3 5 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) MVC
1 8 (40.00%) Unit Testing
2 7 (35.00%) Configuration Management
2 7 (35.00%) Network Design
3 6 (30.00%) Process Improvement
3 6 (30.00%) Product Management
4 5 (25.00%) Migration
5 4 (20.00%) Content Management
6 3 (15.00%) Change Management
6 3 (15.00%) Project Planning
7 2 (10.00%) Time Management
8 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (5.00%) OO
8 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (5.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 13 (65.00%) Java
2 8 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 8 (40.00%) SQL
2 8 (40.00%) XPath
3 4 (20.00%) Perl
4 3 (15.00%) C#
4 3 (15.00%) C++
5 2 (10.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 7 (35.00%) Ansible
1 7 (35.00%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (35.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (65.00%) Oracle
2 3 (15.00%) Reuters
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