Period
to 19 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 83 98
Rank change year-on-year +31 +15 -54
Contract jobs citing SOA 53 26 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 4.31% 2.05% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.19% 2.35% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 19 8
Oxfordshire median daily rate £525 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% -7.50%
10th Percentile £412 £424 £428
90th Percentile £603 £688 £625
South East median daily rate £480 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.86% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £44.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year -9.09% +18.92% -7.50%

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 1021 1108 1091
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 83.01% 87.18% 81.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 832 801 799
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £213 £230
90th Percentile £588 £538 £520
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 29 42
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -11.11% +50.00%
10th Percentile £13.67 £14.35 £12.57
90th Percentile £77.50 £44.15 £55.00
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £26.75 £26.55
% change year-on-year -14.02% +0.75% +51.71%

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 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 +26 36 £525 -19.23% 1
Kidlington -1 5 £408 -
Abingdon - 1 £525 -
SOA
South East

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 44 (83.02%) Java
2 34 (64.15%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (50.94%) JavaScript
4 26 (49.06%) Web Services
4 26 (49.06%) Amazon AWS
5 25 (47.17%) Test Automation
5 25 (47.17%) AngularJS
6 23 (43.40%) REST
6 23 (43.40%) React
7 22 (41.51%) Play Framework
7 22 (41.51%) MVC
8 21 (39.62%) HTML
8 21 (39.62%) SQL
8 21 (39.62%) Spring
9 20 (37.74%) TDD
9 20 (37.74%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (35.85%) Oracle
10 19 (35.85%) Scrum
10 19 (35.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 18 (33.96%) BDD
11 18 (33.96%) QA
12 17 (32.08%) CSS
13 16 (30.19%) Maven
13 16 (30.19%) Git (software)
13 16 (30.19%) HTML5
14 15 (28.30%) Software Engineering
14 15 (28.30%) Web Development
14 15 (28.30%) XML
14 15 (28.30%) MongoDB
15 14 (26.42%) Web Application Development

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 19 (35.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 9 (16.98%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (9.43%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (9.43%) Oracle Workflow
4 4 (7.55%) Confluence
5 1 (1.89%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.89%) JBoss
5 1 (1.89%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.89%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.89%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 10 (18.87%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (11.32%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (11.32%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (11.32%) Oracle Financials
2 6 (11.32%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 26 (49.06%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (16.98%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (13.21%) Amazon SQS
4 3 (5.66%) SaaS
4 3 (5.66%) Slack
5 2 (3.77%) Bluemix
5 2 (3.77%) IBM Cloud
5 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (3.77%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.21%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (28.30%) MongoDB
2 6 (11.32%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (9.43%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 2 (3.77%) Big Data
4 2 (3.77%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.89%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.89%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.89%) MySQL
5 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (30.19%) Git (software)
1 16 (30.19%) Maven
2 14 (26.42%) Grunt
2 14 (26.42%) gulp
2 14 (26.42%) IntelliJ
2 14 (26.42%) JUnit
3 9 (16.98%) Ant
3 9 (16.98%) Mockito
4 7 (13.21%) JIRA
5 6 (11.32%) Eclipse
6 5 (9.43%) JDeveloper
6 5 (9.43%) JMeter
6 5 (9.43%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (7.55%) Cucumber
7 4 (7.55%) LoadRunner
7 4 (7.55%) Selenium
7 4 (7.55%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.89%) Gradle
8 1 (1.89%) Hudson
8 1 (1.89%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (11.32%) Finance
2 4 (7.55%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 35 (66.04%) Developer
2 27 (50.94%) Java Developer
3 8 (15.09%) Architect
4 7 (13.21%) Oracle Developer
5 5 (9.43%) Senior Developer
5 5 (9.43%) Senior Java Developer
5 5 (9.43%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (7.55%) Oracle Financials Developer
6 4 (7.55%) Technical Architect
6 4 (7.55%) Technical Leader
7 3 (5.66%) Automation Tester
7 3 (5.66%) Java Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Tester
8 2 (3.77%) Agile Developer
8 2 (3.77%) Agile Java Developer
8 2 (3.77%) Cloud Architect
8 2 (3.77%) DevOps Architect
8 2 (3.77%) Java Automation Tester
8 2 (3.77%) Java Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.77%) SAP Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (49.06%) Web Services
2 25 (47.17%) AngularJS
3 23 (43.40%) React
3 23 (43.40%) REST
4 22 (41.51%) Play Framework
5 21 (39.62%) HTML
5 21 (39.62%) Spring
6 17 (32.08%) CSS
7 16 (30.19%) HTML5
8 15 (28.30%) XML
9 14 (26.42%) Dropwizard
9 14 (26.42%) Hystrix
9 14 (26.42%) Scalatra
10 11 (20.75%) jQuery
10 11 (20.75%) Node.js
11 9 (16.98%) Grails
11 9 (16.98%) Java EE
11 9 (16.98%) JMS
11 9 (16.98%) JSF
11 9 (16.98%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 13 (24.53%) Linux
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (64.15%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (47.17%) Test Automation
3 22 (41.51%) MVC
4 20 (37.74%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (37.74%) TDD
5 19 (35.85%) Scrum
6 18 (33.96%) BDD
7 15 (28.30%) Software Engineering
7 15 (28.30%) Web Development
8 14 (26.42%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 14 (26.42%) Domain-Driven Design
8 14 (26.42%) Front End Development
8 14 (26.42%) Kanban
8 14 (26.42%) Pair Programming
8 14 (26.42%) Refactoring
8 14 (26.42%) SOLID
8 14 (26.42%) Web Application Development
9 13 (24.53%) Configuration Management
10 12 (22.64%) DevOps
11 10 (18.87%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 44 (83.02%) Java
2 27 (50.94%) JavaScript
3 21 (39.62%) SQL
4 14 (26.42%) Groovy
5 9 (16.98%) XPath
6 7 (13.21%) PL/SQL
7 4 (7.55%) Scala
8 2 (3.77%) ActionScript
8 2 (3.77%) ActionScript 2.0
9 1 (1.89%) C
9 1 (1.89%) Perl
9 1 (1.89%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (5.66%) Degree
2 2 (3.77%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (33.96%) QA
2 2 (3.77%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 11 (20.75%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (22.64%) Opscode Chef
1 12 (22.64%) Puppet
2 9 (16.98%) Ansible
Vendors
1 19 (35.85%) Oracle
2 14 (26.42%) New Relic
3 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
3 5 (9.43%) SAP
4 4 (7.55%) HP
5 2 (3.77%) IBM
5 2 (3.77%) Salesforce.com