The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 70 89 58
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -31
Contract jobs citing SOA 54 37 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.15% 1.47% 2.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.95% 2.11% 3.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 13 41
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +31.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £362 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £429 £385 £400
% change year-on-year
+11.36% -3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £29.50 £32.05
% change year-on-year
-22.03% -7.95%
SOA
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1830 1757 2047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.00% 69.83% 67.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 914 787 766
Average daily rate £390 £385 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.29% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 37 35
Average hourly rate £17.07 £25.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.72% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.40 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £37.80 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

SOA
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

SOA
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

SOA Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

SOA
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +2 14 £488 -7.14% 8
Slough +14 13 £268 -
Bracknell - 3 £475 - 1
Newbury - 2 £413 -
Maidenhead -6 1 - - 1
Windsor - - - -
SOA
South East

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 28 (25.23%) .NET
2 26 (23.42%) SOAP
3 23 (20.72%) Telecoms
4 22 (19.82%) Java
4 22 (19.82%) XML
5 21 (18.92%) Linux
6 16 (14.41%) Web Services
7 15 (13.51%) SQL Server
7 15 (13.51%) BizTalk Server
7 15 (13.51%) Finance
8 14 (12.61%) Project Management
8 14 (12.61%) TDD
8 14 (12.61%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (11.71%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (11.71%) SC Cleared
9 13 (11.71%) Security Cleared
9 13 (11.71%) Enterprise Software
10 12 (10.81%) C#
10 12 (10.81%) J2EE
10 12 (10.81%) webMethods
10 12 (10.81%) Degree
10 12 (10.81%) SQL Server 2008
11 11 (9.91%) Oracle
11 11 (9.91%) UML
11 11 (9.91%) OO
11 11 (9.91%) Scrum
11 11 (9.91%) Pair Programming
11 11 (9.91%) WCF
11 11 (9.91%) Git (software)
11 11 (9.91%) RESTful

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 15 (13.51%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (3.60%) Apache
2 4 (3.60%) WebSphere
2 4 (3.60%) Liferay
3 3 (2.70%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.80%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.80%) IIS
4 2 (1.80%) CMS
4 2 (1.80%) Confluence
4 2 (1.80%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.90%) AquaLogic Service Bus
5 1 (0.90%) Oracle BPEL
5 1 (0.90%) Joomla!
5 1 (0.90%) Alfresco
5 1 (0.90%) WordPress
5 1 (0.90%) SAP Web AS
5 1 (0.90%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.90%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 4 (3.60%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (2.70%) MS Project
3 2 (1.80%) MS Office
4 1 (0.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (5.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (3.60%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.80%) TIBCO iProcess
3 2 (1.80%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.90%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.90%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.90%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.90%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.90%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.90%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.90%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.60%) SaaS
3 2 (1.80%) Force.com
4 1 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.90%) PaaS
4 1 (0.90%) GitHub
4 1 (0.90%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.50%) LTE
2 4 (3.60%) 3G
3 3 (2.70%) HTTP
4 1 (0.90%) SSL
4 1 (0.90%) S/MIME
4 1 (0.90%) Internet
4 1 (0.90%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 12 (10.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (7.21%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (5.41%) MySQL
4 6 (5.41%) MongoDB
5 4 (3.60%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.70%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.80%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.80%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.80%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.90%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.90%) Essbase
8 1 (0.90%) DB2
8 1 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.90%) Big Data
8 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (9.91%) Git (software)
2 8 (7.21%) Jenkins
3 6 (5.41%) SoapUI
3 6 (5.41%) Subversion
4 5 (4.50%) Mercurial
5 4 (3.60%) NUnit
5 4 (3.60%) Visual Studio
6 3 (2.70%) JUnit
6 3 (2.70%) JIRA
7 2 (1.80%) XMLSpy
7 2 (1.80%) jMock
7 2 (1.80%) Hudson
8 1 (0.90%) RSpec
8 1 (0.90%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 1 (0.90%) Ant
8 1 (0.90%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.90%) Selenium
General
1 23 (20.72%) Telecoms
2 15 (13.51%) Finance
3 8 (7.21%) Marketing
4 7 (6.31%) Retail
5 6 (5.41%) Manufacturing
5 6 (5.41%) Electronics
6 5 (4.50%) Billing
7 1 (0.90%) Publishing
7 1 (0.90%) Military
7 1 (0.90%) Law
7 1 (0.90%) Front Office
7 1 (0.90%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 30 (27.03%) Architect
1 30 (27.03%) Developer
2 18 (16.22%) Solutions Architect
3 16 (14.41%) Designer
4 11 (9.91%) BSS Architect
4 11 (9.91%) Project Manager
4 11 (9.91%) Java Developer
5 10 (9.01%) Solutions Designer
6 9 (8.11%) Consultant
7 7 (6.31%) Technical Project Manager
7 7 (6.31%) Technical Manager
7 7 (6.31%) BizTalk Developer
8 6 (5.41%) Business Analyst
8 6 (5.41%) Analyst
9 5 (4.50%) SOA Designer
10 4 (3.60%) Agile Java Developer
10 4 (3.60%) SOA Architect
10 4 (3.60%) Senior Developer
10 4 (3.60%) webMethods Consultant
10 4 (3.60%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (25.23%) .NET
2 26 (23.42%) SOAP
3 22 (19.82%) XML
4 16 (14.41%) Web Services
5 12 (10.81%) J2EE
6 11 (9.91%) WCF
6 11 (9.91%) RESTful
7 9 (8.11%) JMS
8 8 (7.21%) Middleware
8 8 (7.21%) ASP.NET
9 7 (6.31%) Spring
9 7 (6.31%) AppFabric
10 5 (4.50%) REST
10 5 (4.50%) .NET Framework
11 4 (3.60%) Hibernate
11 4 (3.60%) XSLT
11 4 (3.60%) Ajax
11 4 (3.60%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 3 (2.70%) Apache Camel
12 3 (2.70%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.71%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (8.11%) Open Source
3 6 (5.41%) DTV
3 6 (5.41%) Clustering
4 4 (3.60%) CMDB
5 1 (0.90%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.90%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.90%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.90%) AS400
5 1 (0.90%) iPad
5 1 (0.90%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.90%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 21 (18.92%) Linux
2 9 (8.11%) Windows
3 6 (5.41%) Apple iOS
3 6 (5.41%) Android
4 4 (3.60%) UNIX
5 2 (1.80%) AIX
6 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (12.61%) Project Management
1 14 (12.61%) TDD
1 14 (12.61%) Continuous Integration
2 13 (11.71%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (9.91%) Pair Programming
3 11 (9.91%) Scrum
3 11 (9.91%) UML
3 11 (9.91%) OO
4 9 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (8.11%) Workflow
4 9 (8.11%) Configuration Management
5 8 (7.21%) DevOps
6 7 (6.31%) Programme Management
6 7 (6.31%) Digital Marketing
7 6 (5.41%) Unit Testing
7 6 (5.41%) BDD
7 6 (5.41%) CRM
7 6 (5.41%) OOP
7 6 (5.41%) ITIL
8 5 (4.50%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 22 (19.82%) Java
2 12 (10.81%) C#
3 9 (8.11%) Groovy
4 7 (6.31%) Scala
4 7 (6.31%) SQL
5 4 (3.60%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.80%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.80%) PHP
7 1 (0.90%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.90%) RPG
7 1 (0.90%) Perl
7 1 (0.90%) ABAP
7 1 (0.90%) ActionScript
7 1 (0.90%) Ruby
7 1 (0.90%) PHP5
7 1 (0.90%) PHP4
7 1 (0.90%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 13 (11.71%) SC Cleared
1 13 (11.71%) Security Cleared
2 12 (10.81%) Degree
3 4 (3.60%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.80%) PMP
4 2 (1.80%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.90%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.90%) MCSE
5 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.70%) QA
2 1 (0.90%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.90%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (0.90%) OCFS2
Systems Management
1 9 (8.11%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (7.21%) Puppet
3 1 (0.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.90%) OpenView
3 1 (0.90%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 12 (10.81%) webMethods
2 11 (9.91%) Oracle
3 10 (9.01%) SAP
4 8 (7.21%) Microsoft
4 8 (7.21%) Software AG
4 8 (7.21%) Metastorm
4 8 (7.21%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (5.41%) Siebel
6 5 (4.50%) BMC
7 4 (3.60%) Remedy
8 3 (2.70%) TIBCO
9 2 (1.80%) Informatica
9 2 (1.80%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.80%) JBoss
10 1 (0.90%) IBM
10 1 (0.90%) Adobe
10 1 (0.90%) HP
10 1 (0.90%) EMC
10 1 (0.90%) BEA
10 1 (0.90%) Primavera