The first table below looks at the demand for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Basingstoke region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Basingstoke region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 19 11 32
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +21
Contract jobs citing SOA 16 52 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 7.24% 21.40% 1.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.70% 28.89% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 38 3
Average daily rate £356 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.78% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £320 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £400 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £39.25 £39.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.00 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+35.29% +4.61%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Basingstoke
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
165 180 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 74.66% 74.07% 71.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 110 61
Average daily rate £380 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £292 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £415 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 6
Average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.08 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £39.00 £33.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
SOA
Hampshire

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the Basingstoke region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOA across the Basingstoke region.

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

SOA
Hourly Rate Trend in Basingstoke

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

SOA Hourly Rate Trend in Basingstoke

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Basingstoke region citing SOA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SOA.

1 24 (92.31%) Web Services
2 23 (88.46%) XML
3 17 (65.38%) SOAP
3 17 (65.38%) Middleware
3 17 (65.38%) SoapUI
4 16 (61.54%) SC Cleared
4 16 (61.54%) Security Cleared
5 14 (53.85%) Test Scripting
5 14 (53.85%) WebSphere
6 12 (46.15%) SQL Server
6 12 (46.15%) .NET
7 11 (42.31%) SharePoint
7 11 (42.31%) Test Strategy
8 10 (38.46%) Java
9 9 (34.62%) IIS
10 6 (23.08%) SQL
11 5 (19.23%) Eclipse
11 5 (19.23%) XSLT
11 5 (19.23%) Hibernate
12 4 (15.38%) Subversion
12 4 (15.38%) Windows
12 4 (15.38%) Oracle
13 3 (11.54%) JavaScript
13 3 (11.54%) C#
13 3 (11.54%) CSS
13 3 (11.54%) ISEB
13 3 (11.54%) .NET Framework
13 3 (11.54%) Spring
13 3 (11.54%) Google
13 3 (11.54%) ISTQB

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Basingstoke region citing SOA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SOA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (53.85%) WebSphere
2 11 (42.31%) SharePoint
3 9 (34.62%) IIS
4 2 (7.69%) ArcGIS
4 2 (7.69%) Tomcat
5 1 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Force.com
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (46.15%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database
3 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 17 (65.38%) SoapUI
2 5 (19.23%) Eclipse
3 4 (15.38%) Subversion
4 2 (7.69%) TortoiseSVN
4 2 (7.69%) Hudson
4 2 (7.69%) LoadUI
4 2 (7.69%) Bugzilla
4 2 (7.69%) Ant
4 2 (7.69%) JUnit
General
1 2 (7.69%) Banking
1 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Developer
2 7 (26.92%) Consultant
2 7 (26.92%) Test Consultant
3 6 (23.08%) Test Manager
4 5 (19.23%) Java Developer
5 4 (15.38%) Test Analyst
5 4 (15.38%) Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Architect
7 1 (3.85%) Tester
7 1 (3.85%) Technical Architect
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Tester
7 1 (3.85%) Applications Architect
7 1 (3.85%) BizTalk Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Salesforce.com Architect
7 1 (3.85%) Testing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (92.31%) Web Services
2 23 (88.46%) XML
3 17 (65.38%) SOAP
3 17 (65.38%) Middleware
4 12 (46.15%) .NET
5 5 (19.23%) XSLT
5 5 (19.23%) Hibernate
6 3 (11.54%) CSS
6 3 (11.54%) .NET Framework
6 3 (11.54%) Spring
6 3 (11.54%) GWT
7 2 (7.69%) JSON
7 2 (7.69%) Apache Axis
7 2 (7.69%) REST
7 2 (7.69%) WSDL
7 2 (7.69%) Java RMI
7 2 (7.69%) Swing
7 2 (7.69%) J2SE
7 2 (7.69%) XSD
7 2 (7.69%) Classic ASP
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (53.85%) Test Scripting
2 11 (42.31%) Test Strategy
3 2 (7.69%) Unit Testing
3 2 (7.69%) BPMN
3 2 (7.69%) Software Engineering
3 2 (7.69%) TOGAF
3 2 (7.69%) TDD
3 2 (7.69%) OOD
3 2 (7.69%) OO
4 1 (3.85%) CRM
4 1 (3.85%) Workflow
4 1 (3.85%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 10 (38.46%) Java
2 6 (23.08%) SQL
3 3 (11.54%) JavaScript
3 3 (11.54%) C#
4 2 (7.69%) Ruby
4 2 (7.69%) C++
5 1 (3.85%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 16 (61.54%) SC Cleared
1 16 (61.54%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.54%) ISEB
2 3 (11.54%) ISTQB
3 2 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) HL7
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) WMI
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Oracle
2 3 (11.54%) Google
3 2 (7.69%) webMethods
3 2 (7.69%) ESRI
3 2 (7.69%) Software AG
4 1 (3.85%) Salesforce.com