Period
to 13 October 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 13 October 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
13 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 60 86 65
Rank change year-on-year +26 -21 +20
Contract jobs citing SOA 3 9 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.46% 0.73% 3.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.82% 4.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 39
Oxfordshire median daily rate £375 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% -10.00% +2.56%
10th Percentile £363 £425 £412
90th Percentile £520 £508 £588
South East median daily rate £495 £475 £485
% change year-on-year +4.21% -2.06% +7.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £80.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +128.57% -12.50% -11.11%

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 527 1,092 1,034
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 80.95% 88.56% 85.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 805 810
Oxfordshire median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - +8.43%
10th Percentile £162 £283 £275
90th Percentile £575 £600 £580
South East median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 41 20
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £21.76 £22.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.09% +8.64% +15.71%
10th Percentile £17.32 £13.50 £11.92
90th Percentile £101.03 £48.75 £77.50
South East median hourly rate £31.50 £27.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +16.67% +20.00% +0.33%

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 13 October 2019.

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 13 October 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
Oxford +18 1 £375 -16.67% 1
SOA
South East

For the 6 months to 13 October 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 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) Problem-Solving
1 2 (66.67%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) UiPath
2 1 (33.33%) VB
2 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) Microservices
2 1 (33.33%) Kubernetes
2 1 (33.33%) Robotic Process Automation
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) Front End Development
2 1 (33.33%) Creative Problem-Solving
2 1 (33.33%) Java 8
2 1 (33.33%) Decision-Making
2 1 (33.33%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (33.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (33.33%) OOP
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (33.33%) Client/Server
2 1 (33.33%) ERP
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Terminal Server
2 1 (33.33%) Workflow
2 1 (33.33%) Finance

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:

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Dynamics AX Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Java Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Lead Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Robotic Process Automation Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Robotic Process Automation Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Client/Server
2 1 (33.33%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (33.33%) Creative Problem-Solving
2 1 (33.33%) Decision-Making
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) ERP
2 1 (33.33%) Front End Development
2 1 (33.33%) Microservices
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) OOP
2 1 (33.33%) Robotic Process Automation
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Java 8
2 1 (33.33%) VB
2 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
2 1 (33.33%) X++
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) UiPath