The table below looks at the statistics 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 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 30 8 38
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +30
Contract jobs citing SOA 4 57 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 1.89% 21.92% 3.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.96% 25.68% 4.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 39 9
Average daily rate
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£285 £310 £317
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.06% -2.20%
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £385 £400
% change year-on-year
+11.68% -3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 3
Average hourly rate £36.25 £23.13 £23.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.75% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £29.50 £32.30
% change year-on-year
+22.88% -8.66%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Basingstoke region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Basingstoke
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
135 222 279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 63.68% 85.38% 78.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 137 134
Average daily rate £338 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 14
Average hourly rate £37.50 £23.13 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.16% -5.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £18.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £29.50 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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 2 September 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 14 (87.50%) Web Services
2 12 (75.00%) XML
3 11 (68.75%) Middleware
4 10 (62.50%) SC Cleared
4 10 (62.50%) Security Cleared
5 8 (50.00%) SoapUI
5 8 (50.00%) WebSphere
5 8 (50.00%) SOAP
5 8 (50.00%) SharePoint
5 8 (50.00%) .NET
5 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
6 7 (43.75%) Java
6 7 (43.75%) Test Scripting
7 6 (37.50%) IIS
8 5 (31.25%) Eclipse
8 5 (31.25%) SQL
8 5 (31.25%) Hibernate
9 4 (25.00%) Test Strategy
9 4 (25.00%) Oracle
10 3 (18.75%) CSS
10 3 (18.75%) HL7
10 3 (18.75%) GWT
10 3 (18.75%) Spring
10 3 (18.75%) Google
11 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
11 2 (12.50%) .NET Framework
11 2 (12.50%) Degree
11 2 (12.50%) Apache Axis
11 2 (12.50%) ESRI

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 8 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 8 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 6 (37.50%) IIS
3 2 (12.50%) ArcGIS
4 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 5 (31.25%) Eclipse
3 2 (12.50%) Subversion
3 2 (12.50%) JUnit
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Test Manager
2 5 (31.25%) Developer
2 5 (31.25%) Java Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Tester
3 1 (6.25%) Test Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Applications Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Middleware Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Testing Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Tester
3 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (87.50%) Web Services
2 12 (75.00%) XML
3 11 (68.75%) Middleware
4 8 (50.00%) .NET
4 8 (50.00%) SOAP
5 5 (31.25%) Hibernate
6 3 (18.75%) Spring
6 3 (18.75%) GWT
6 3 (18.75%) CSS
7 2 (12.50%) Classic ASP
7 2 (12.50%) XSLT
7 2 (12.50%) Swing
7 2 (12.50%) J2SE
7 2 (12.50%) Java RMI
7 2 (12.50%) .NET Framework
7 2 (12.50%) Apache Axis
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
1 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Test Scripting
2 4 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (12.50%) BPMN
3 2 (12.50%) OO
3 2 (12.50%) OOD
3 2 (12.50%) TDD
3 2 (12.50%) TOGAF
3 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) Java
2 5 (31.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (62.50%) SC Cleared
1 10 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) HL7
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle
2 3 (18.75%) Google
3 2 (12.50%) Software AG
3 2 (12.50%) webMethods
3 2 (12.50%) ESRI
4 1 (6.25%) IBM