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 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)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 128 121
Contract jobs citing Oracle Service Bus 0 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - 0.037% 0.23%
As % of the Application Platforms category - 0.19% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +11.76% +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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 305 513 506
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 13.72% 18.75% 19.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 267 274
Median daily rate £400 £441 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.24% +10.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 25
Median hourly rate £20.75 £15.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.33% +1.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £18.20 £27.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  

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

Oracle Service Bus
Top 3 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Oracle Service Bus.

1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle SOA Suite

Oracle Service Bus
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (100.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle SOA Developer
1 1 (100.00%) SOA Developer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle