The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 28 June 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)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 142 115
Contract jobs citing Oracle Service Bus 0 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - 0.13% 0.086%
As % of the Application Platforms category - 0.78% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £365 £494
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -26.07%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £538 £450 £465
% change year-on-year +19.44% -3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £56.50

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 363 511 421
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 17.47% 17.00% 18.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 326 234
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £350
% change year-on-year +1.26% +12.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 11 27
Median hourly rate £14.22 £12.00 £19.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.45% -38.68%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £10.85 £13.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.25 £24.00 £37.72
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -3.84% +23.80%  

Oracle Service Bus
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

Oracle Service Bus
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Oracle Service Bus in the West Midlands