The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Oracle SOA Suite skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Oracle SOA Suite 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 SOA Suite
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 339 357 318
Rank change year-on-year +18 -39  
Contract jobs citing Oracle SOA Suite 276 312 356
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.61% 0.58% 0.66%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.51% 3.35% 3.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 185 225
Median daily rate £475 £441 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.64% -1.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £330 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £578 £577
UK excluding London median daily rate £473 £425 £443
% change year-on-year +11.17% -3.95%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £57.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £57.75 -

Oracle SOA Suite 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 SOA Suite
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Oracle SOA Suite in the UK

Oracle SOA Suite
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Oracle SOA Suite in the UK

Oracle SOA Suite
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Oracle SOA Suite in the UK

Oracle SOA Suite
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Oracle SOA Suite in the UK

Oracle SOA Suite
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Oracle SOA Suite 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 +27 251 £475 +11.76% 56
London +39 101 £475 +5.55% 29
South East +27 58 £474 +11.47% 9
East of England +12 42 £525 +23.52% 4
Essex -3 27 £511 -
Berkshire +35 21 £400 -11.11% 6
North West +14 16 £400 -17.09% 2
Southend-on-Sea - 15 £524 -
Hertfordshire +5 13 £600 +26.31% 3
Merseyside +10 12 £400 -12.32%
Yorkshire +6 11 £378 -20.52% 2
West Sussex +15 10 £512 -
Scotland +1 10 £388 -16.21%
Surrey +8 9 £474 +2.43% 1
Hampshire -2 9 £485 +21.25% 1
Worthing +24 8 £512 -
Northern Ireland -12 8 £375 -
Belfast - 8 £375 -
County Antrim - 8 £375 -
City of London +9 7 £550 +57.14% 8
Liverpool +7 7 £400 -12.32%
Croydon - 7 - -
Reading +19 6 £400 -11.11% 3
Milton Keynes +1 6 £423 -24.04%
South West +1 6 £438 -10.25% 3
Buckinghamshire -1 6 £423 -21.39%
Camberley - 6 £473 -
West Midlands +11 5 £484 +17.33% 3
Glasgow +5 5 £463 -
East Midlands -7 5 £395 - 2

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Oracle SOA Suite 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 SOA Suite.

1 539 (100.00%) Oracle
1 539 (100.00%) SOA
2 272 (50.46%) Java
3 265 (49.17%) Agile Software Development
4 203 (37.66%) Web Services
5 185 (34.32%) SQL
6 176 (32.65%) XML
7 175 (32.47%) Middleware
8 151 (28.01%) Oracle Database
9 138 (25.60%) Spring
10 137 (25.42%) J2EE
11 117 (21.71%) Finance
11 117 (21.71%) REST
12 114 (21.15%) TDD
13 107 (19.85%) Continuous Integration
14 103 (19.11%) JSON
15 102 (18.92%) WebLogic
15 102 (18.92%) PL/SQL
16 101 (18.74%) Oracle Fusion
17 90 (16.70%) SOAP
18 89 (16.51%) SQL Server
19 84 (15.58%) Maven
20 83 (15.40%) XSLT
20 83 (15.40%) Unix
20 83 (15.40%) Linux
20 83 (15.40%) Hibernate
21 81 (15.03%) Scrum
21 81 (15.03%) Business Intelligence
22 78 (14.47%) JavaScript
23 76 (14.10%) JMS

Oracle SOA Suite
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
1 102 (18.92%) WebLogic
2 69 (12.80%) Oracle Service Bus
3 51 (9.46%) JBoss
4 45 (8.35%) Confluence
5 33 (6.12%) Mule
5 33 (6.12%) WebSphere
6 30 (5.57%) Apache
7 27 (5.01%) Tomcat
8 25 (4.64%) Oracle Workflow
9 19 (3.53%) Anypoint
10 15 (2.78%) BizTalk Server
11 14 (2.60%) Elasticsearch
12 13 (2.41%) Oracle Coherence
12 13 (2.41%) WebLogic Portal
13 9 (1.67%) Cloud Foundry
13 9 (1.67%) IIS
13 9 (1.67%) nginx
14 8 (1.48%) SharePoint
15 5 (0.93%) Apache Solr
15 5 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 20 (3.71%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.30%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.56%) MS Office
4 1 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.19%) Simulink
4 1 (0.19%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 63 (11.69%) Oracle BPM
2 38 (7.05%) Oracle EBS
3 30 (5.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 29 (5.38%) Oracle EBS R12
5 16 (2.97%) Oracle Applications
5 16 (2.97%) Payment Gateway
6 15 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
7 10 (1.86%) Oracle iRecruitment
8 7 (1.30%) BusinessWorks
9 6 (1.11%) Oracle General Ledger
9 6 (1.11%) Oracle Payables
9 6 (1.11%) Oracle Receivables
10 4 (0.74%) Oracle Financials
11 3 (0.56%) Eloqua
11 3 (0.56%) Oracle ASCP
11 3 (0.56%) Oracle ERP
11 3 (0.56%) Oracle Utilities
12 2 (0.37%) Magento
12 2 (0.37%) Oracle Retail
13 1 (0.19%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 33 (6.12%) PaaS
2 27 (5.01%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (4.27%) IaaS
4 19 (3.53%) Microsoft Azure
5 18 (3.34%) SaaS
6 12 (2.23%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (2.04%) Oracle CX
8 6 (1.11%) Office 365
9 5 (0.93%) Yammer
10 4 (0.74%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 3 (0.56%) GitHub
11 3 (0.56%) IBM Cloud
12 2 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.37%) Google Analytics
12 2 (0.37%) Google Checkout
12 2 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.37%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.19%) BlueKai
13 1 (0.19%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 31 (5.75%) HTTP
1 31 (5.75%) SSL
2 22 (4.08%) TCP/IP
3 11 (2.04%) Internet
3 11 (2.04%) IPsec
4 9 (1.67%) LDAP
5 6 (1.11%) FTP
5 6 (1.11%) HTTPS
5 6 (1.11%) LAN
5 6 (1.11%) WAN
6 5 (0.93%) Firewall
6 5 (0.93%) X.509
7 4 (0.74%) SAN
8 2 (0.37%) SMTP
9 1 (0.19%) DHCP
9 1 (0.19%) DNS
9 1 (0.19%) DSL
9 1 (0.19%) Intranet
9 1 (0.19%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.19%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (28.01%) Oracle Database
2 89 (16.51%) SQL Server
3 73 (13.54%) Oracle Database 11g
4 69 (12.80%) Relational Database
5 43 (7.98%) Oracle Database 12c
6 35 (6.49%) Oracle Database 10g
7 30 (5.57%) Big Data
7 30 (5.57%) DB2
8 29 (5.38%) Oracle ODI
9 28 (5.19%) Data Warehouse
9 28 (5.19%) MongoDB
10 25 (4.64%) NoSQL
11 22 (4.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 19 (3.53%) Endeca
13 18 (3.34%) MySQL
14 14 (2.60%) Oracle BI EE
15 11 (2.04%) Hadoop
15 11 (2.04%) RDBMS
16 9 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 8 (1.48%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 84 (15.58%) Maven
2 75 (13.91%) Git (software)
3 65 (12.06%) Jenkins
3 65 (12.06%) JIRA
4 62 (11.50%) Subversion
5 39 (7.24%) JUnit
6 27 (5.01%) Mockito
7 25 (4.64%) Eclipse
8 22 (4.08%) Selenium
9 21 (3.90%) Gradle
10 19 (3.53%) SoapUI
11 18 (3.34%) Ant
12 17 (3.15%) Spock
13 14 (2.60%) Oracle Forms
14 13 (2.41%) Bitbucket
14 13 (2.41%) Oracle APEX
15 10 (1.86%) TeamCity
16 7 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
17 6 (1.11%) ANTLR
17 6 (1.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 117 (21.71%) Finance
2 52 (9.65%) Retail
3 48 (8.91%) Banking
4 36 (6.68%) Telecoms
5 32 (5.94%) Marketing
6 31 (5.75%) Electronics
7 30 (5.57%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.86%) Back Office
8 10 (1.86%) Front Office
9 9 (1.67%) Advertising
10 5 (0.93%) Billing
11 4 (0.74%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.56%) Publishing
13 2 (0.37%) Prime Brokerage
13 2 (0.37%) Swedish Language
14 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.19%) Law
14 1 (0.19%) Legal
14 1 (0.19%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 250 (46.38%) Developer
2 157 (29.13%) Architect
3 124 (23.01%) Java Developer
4 61 (11.32%) Oracle Developer
5 50 (9.28%) Senior Developer
6 45 (8.35%) SOA Developer
7 43 (7.98%) DBA
8 40 (7.42%) Solutions Architect
9 34 (6.31%) Consultant
10 33 (6.12%) Oracle Architect
10 33 (6.12%) Oracle DBA
11 31 (5.75%) Senior Java Developer
12 30 (5.57%) Integration Architect
12 30 (5.57%) Middleware Developer
12 30 (5.57%) Technical Architect
13 26 (4.82%) Agile Developer
13 26 (4.82%) Java Architect
14 24 (4.45%) Integration Developer
15 22 (4.08%) Oracle Consultant
16 19 (3.53%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 203 (37.66%) Web Services
2 176 (32.65%) XML
3 175 (32.47%) Middleware
4 138 (25.60%) Spring
5 137 (25.42%) J2EE
6 117 (21.71%) REST
7 103 (19.11%) JSON
8 101 (18.74%) Oracle Fusion
9 90 (16.70%) SOAP
10 83 (15.40%) Hibernate
10 83 (15.40%) XSLT
11 76 (14.10%) JMS
12 62 (11.50%) RESTful
13 56 (10.39%) Java EE
14 51 (9.46%) JPA
15 50 (9.28%) .NET
15 50 (9.28%) XSD
16 47 (8.72%) AngularJS
17 44 (8.16%) HTML
18 42 (7.79%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 51 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (6.68%) Enterprise Software
3 29 (5.38%) Computer Science
4 21 (3.90%) Social Media
5 20 (3.71%) iPad
6 15 (2.78%) Algorithms
6 15 (2.78%) Data Centre
7 12 (2.23%) Management Information System
8 11 (2.04%) Clustering
9 10 (1.86%) Virtual Team
10 7 (1.30%) Cloud Native
10 7 (1.30%) Data Structures
10 7 (1.30%) SWIFT
10 7 (1.30%) User Experience
11 5 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 5 (0.93%) Replication
12 4 (0.74%) DataPower
12 4 (0.74%) Derivative
13 3 (0.56%) Enterprise Storage
13 3 (0.56%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 83 (15.40%) Linux
1 83 (15.40%) Unix
2 59 (10.95%) Windows
3 19 (3.53%) AIX
4 15 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (2.60%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.11%) Solaris
7 3 (0.56%) VMS
7 3 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.37%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.37%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.19%) HPUX
9 1 (0.19%) MVS
9 1 (0.19%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 539 (100.00%) SOA
2 265 (49.17%) Agile Software Development
3 114 (21.15%) TDD
4 107 (19.85%) Continuous Integration
5 81 (15.03%) Business Intelligence
5 81 (15.03%) Scrum
6 73 (13.54%) SDLC
7 71 (13.17%) Microservices
8 64 (11.87%) OO
9 55 (10.20%) MVC
10 54 (10.02%) DevOps
11 52 (9.65%) Data Modelling
12 49 (9.09%) UML
13 46 (8.53%) Open Source
14 45 (8.35%) Configuration Management
15 40 (7.42%) OOA/OOD
16 38 (7.05%) Waterfall
17 37 (6.86%) Programme Management
18 36 (6.68%) BDD
19 35 (6.49%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 272 (50.46%) Java
2 185 (34.32%) SQL
3 102 (18.92%) PL/SQL
4 78 (14.47%) JavaScript
5 34 (6.31%) C#
5 34 (6.31%) XPath
6 26 (4.82%) Perl
7 19 (3.53%) C
8 15 (2.78%) ActionScript
9 14 (2.60%) Python
10 11 (2.04%) Scala
11 5 (0.93%) Shell Script
11 5 (0.93%) T-SQL
11 5 (0.93%) XQuery
12 4 (0.74%) C++
12 4 (0.74%) VB
13 3 (0.56%) Apex Code
13 3 (0.56%) PHP
13 3 (0.56%) SOQL
13 3 (0.56%) SOSL
Qualifications
1 63 (11.69%) Security Cleared
2 50 (9.28%) SC Cleared
3 18 (3.34%) Sun Certification
4 13 (2.41%) ISEB
5 10 (1.86%) Degree
5 10 (1.86%) ISTQB
6 7 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (1.30%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.74%) BC Cleared
7 4 (0.74%) Oracle Certification
8 3 (0.56%) OCPJP
9 2 (0.37%) CBAP
9 2 (0.37%) OCP
10 1 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.19%) MCSE
10 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.04%) SLA
2 8 (1.48%) QA
3 5 (0.93%) SEPA
4 3 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.56%) PMO
4 3 (0.56%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.37%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.37%) HL7
5 2 (0.37%) ISO20022
6 1 (0.19%) GDPR
6 1 (0.19%) MiFID
System Software
1 39 (7.24%) Docker
2 16 (2.97%) Oracle RAC
3 8 (1.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.37%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.37%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Clusterware
5 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.19%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.19%) Xen
Systems Management
1 32 (5.94%) Ansible
2 25 (4.64%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 23 (4.27%) Puppet
4 20 (3.71%) MOM
5 19 (3.53%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (2.97%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 8 (1.48%) Oracle Identity Management
8 7 (1.30%) Data Guard
9 4 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.56%) Oracle RMAN
11 1 (0.19%) Ambari
11 1 (0.19%) Control-M
11 1 (0.19%) Oracle Flashback
11 1 (0.19%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 1 (0.19%) SCOM
11 1 (0.19%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.19%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 539 (100.00%) Oracle
2 55 (10.20%) IBM
3 46 (8.53%) SAP
3 46 (8.53%) WSO2
4 33 (6.12%) Microsoft
5 30 (5.57%) Sybase
6 24 (4.45%) MuleSoft
7 22 (4.08%) ATG
8 18 (3.34%) Red Hat
8 18 (3.34%) TIBCO
9 17 (3.15%) Adobe
9 17 (3.15%) Salesforce.com
10 14 (2.60%) BEA
10 14 (2.60%) JDA
11 11 (2.04%) Kronos
12 10 (1.86%) Atlassian
12 10 (1.86%) Informatica
13 8 (1.48%) VMware
14 7 (1.30%) Infor
15 6 (1.11%) Google
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