The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Oracle Service Bus skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Oracle Service Bus over the 3 months to 30 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.

Oracle Service Bus (OSB)
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 556 569 565
Rank change year-on-year +13 -4  
Contract jobs citing Oracle Service Bus 44 71 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.097% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.56% 0.76% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 28 35
Median daily rate £475 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.15% -2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £375 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +11.76% +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £57.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £57.75 -

Oracle Service Bus is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 7862 9307 9295
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.27% 17.19% 17.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 5141 5965 5523
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £563 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 219 346
Median hourly rate £18.59 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.15% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year - +3.91%  

Oracle Service Bus
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Oracle Service Bus as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Job vacancy trend for Oracle Service Bus in the UK

Oracle Service Bus
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Oracle Service Bus.

Contractor daily rate trend for Oracle Service Bus in the UK

Oracle Service Bus
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Oracle Service Bus over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Oracle Service Bus in the UK

Oracle Service Bus
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Oracle Service Bus.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Oracle Service Bus in the UK

Oracle Service Bus
Top 21 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Oracle Service Bus within the UK over the 3 months to 30 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
England +24 43 £475 +15.15% 11
London +48 22 £463 +13.84% 3
East of England -1 9 £475 - 2
North West +24 6 £400 -3.03% 1
Merseyside +3 6 £400 -8.57%
Hertfordshire +3 6 £469 - 2
South East +7 3 £485 +14.11% 3
Hampshire +5 3 £485 +22.78%
Essex -20 3 £475 -
Havant - 3 £485 -
Liverpool +3 2 £400 -8.57%
Watford - 2 £475 -
Nottinghamshire +7 1 - -
Nottingham +2 1 - -
St Albans 0 1 - -
East Midlands -9 1 - -
North East - 1 £600 -
South West - 1 £320 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
City of London - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £320 -

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Oracle Service Bus also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Oracle Service Bus.

1 78 (100.00%) Oracle
2 69 (88.46%) SOA
2 69 (88.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 57 (73.08%) Middleware
4 36 (46.15%) Java
4 36 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (39.74%) Finance
6 30 (38.46%) TDD
6 30 (38.46%) Maven
7 29 (37.18%) Telecoms
7 29 (37.18%) Business Intelligence
7 29 (37.18%) WSO2
8 28 (35.90%) Apache Camel
8 28 (35.90%) Digital Marketing
8 28 (35.90%) Mule
8 28 (35.90%) SAP
8 28 (35.90%) Programme Management
8 28 (35.90%) Manufacturing
8 28 (35.90%) Electronics
8 28 (35.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 28 (35.90%) Marketing
9 27 (34.62%) XSLT
9 27 (34.62%) Oracle Database
10 25 (32.05%) JSON
11 24 (30.77%) WebLogic
12 23 (29.49%) XPath
12 23 (29.49%) Oracle Database 11g
13 22 (28.21%) Swagger
13 22 (28.21%) WireMock
14 19 (24.36%) SOAP

Oracle Service Bus
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 69 (88.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 28 (35.90%) Mule
3 24 (30.77%) WebLogic
4 6 (7.69%) Apache
4 6 (7.69%) Tomcat
5 4 (5.13%) Oracle Application Server
5 4 (5.13%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.56%) Confluence
7 1 (1.28%) Oracle BPEL
7 1 (1.28%) Oracle Coherence
Business Applications
1 28 (35.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (10.26%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (3.85%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (3.85%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (3.85%) Oracle Utilities
4 2 (2.56%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.13%) HTTP
2 3 (3.85%) SSL
3 2 (2.56%) LDAP
3 2 (2.56%) SMTP
4 1 (1.28%) FTP
4 1 (1.28%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.28%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (34.62%) Oracle Database
2 23 (29.49%) Oracle Database 11g
3 18 (23.08%) Oracle Database 12c
4 14 (17.95%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (2.56%) DB2
5 2 (2.56%) MySQL
5 2 (2.56%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.28%) Data Lake
6 1 (1.28%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 30 (38.46%) Maven
2 5 (6.41%) SoapUI
3 4 (5.13%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.85%) JIRA
5 2 (2.56%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.56%) Karma Test Runner
5 2 (2.56%) Mocha
5 2 (2.56%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.28%) Artifactory
6 1 (1.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.28%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.28%) Hudson
6 1 (1.28%) JUnit
6 1 (1.28%) Oracle APEX
General
1 31 (39.74%) Finance
2 29 (37.18%) Telecoms
3 28 (35.90%) Electronics
3 28 (35.90%) Manufacturing
3 28 (35.90%) Marketing
4 3 (3.85%) Retail
5 2 (2.56%) Advertising
6 1 (1.28%) Back Office
6 1 (1.28%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 49 (62.82%) Developer
2 29 (37.18%) SOA Developer
3 23 (29.49%) Middleware Developer
4 20 (25.64%) Java Developer
5 15 (19.23%) Integration Developer
5 15 (19.23%) Oracle Developer
6 12 (15.38%) Java Middleware Developer
7 10 (12.82%) Agile Developer
8 9 (11.54%) Consultant
9 8 (10.26%) DBA
9 8 (10.26%) Oracle Consultant
9 8 (10.26%) Oracle DBA
10 6 (7.69%) Integration Specialist
11 5 (6.41%) Middleware Consultant
11 5 (6.41%) Oracle Middleware Consultant
11 5 (6.41%) Oracle SOA Developer
12 4 (5.13%) Architect
13 3 (3.85%) Oracle Applications DBA
13 3 (3.85%) Oracle SOA Consultant
13 3 (3.85%) SOA Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (73.08%) Middleware
2 28 (35.90%) Apache Camel
3 27 (34.62%) XSLT
4 25 (32.05%) JSON
5 22 (28.21%) Swagger
5 22 (28.21%) WireMock
6 19 (24.36%) Oracle Fusion
6 19 (24.36%) SOAP
7 17 (21.79%) Web Services
7 17 (21.79%) XML
8 12 (15.38%) JMS
9 11 (14.10%) RESTful
10 7 (8.97%) J2EE
11 5 (6.41%) REST
12 4 (5.13%) EntireX
12 4 (5.13%) Java EE
12 4 (5.13%) WSDL
13 3 (3.85%) CSS
13 3 (3.85%) SAML
13 3 (3.85%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.56%) User Experience
2 1 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.54%) Linux
2 8 (10.26%) Unix
3 5 (6.41%) Windows
4 4 (5.13%) AIX
5 2 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.56%) Solaris
5 2 (2.56%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (88.46%) SOA
2 36 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (38.46%) TDD
4 29 (37.18%) Business Intelligence
5 28 (35.90%) Digital Marketing
5 28 (35.90%) Programme Management
6 14 (17.95%) BPEL
6 14 (17.95%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (11.54%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (8.97%) Unit Testing
9 6 (7.69%) API Integration
9 6 (7.69%) Business Activity Monitoring
9 6 (7.69%) Scrum
10 5 (6.41%) SDLC
11 4 (5.13%) E-business
11 4 (5.13%) WFM
12 3 (3.85%) CRM
12 3 (3.85%) ERP
12 3 (3.85%) Migration
12 3 (3.85%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 36 (46.15%) Java
2 23 (29.49%) XPath
3 11 (14.10%) SQL
4 6 (7.69%) PL/SQL
5 3 (3.85%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.85%) Scala
5 3 (3.85%) XQuery
6 2 (2.56%) ES6
6 2 (2.56%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.28%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 6 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 6 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.56%) OCP
2 2 (2.56%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (1.28%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.56%) QA
2 1 (1.28%) PA-DSS
2 1 (1.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (6.41%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (5.13%) CA Single Sign-On
1 4 (5.13%) Data Guard
1 4 (5.13%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (3.85%) Oracle Identity Management
3 2 (2.56%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
Vendors
1 78 (100.00%) Oracle
2 29 (37.18%) WSO2
3 28 (35.90%) SAP
4 5 (6.41%) IBM
5 3 (3.85%) Siebel
5 3 (3.85%) Veritas
6 2 (2.56%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.56%) MuleSoft
6 2 (2.56%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.28%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.28%) Cisco
7 1 (1.28%) JDA
7 1 (1.28%) Remedy
7 1 (1.28%) VMware
7 1 (1.28%) webMethods
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