The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 79 82 68
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -14
Contract jobs citing SOA 46 39 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.90% 1.58% 2.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.40% 2.05% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 24 34
Median daily rate £450 £463 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% +20.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £350 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £574 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £36.25 £49.25
% change year-on-year
+24.13% -26.39%
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
1915 1898 1902
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 78.97% 76.75% 74.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1062 973 926
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 57 40
Median hourly rate £16.50 £21.55 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.43% +7.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £13.90 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.70 £39.75 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing SOA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 31 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Slough +14 13 £425 -10.52% 2
Reading -16 10 £425 +6.25% 10
Bracknell -5 7 £563 -6.25%
Newbury +1 1 - -
Maidenhead -2 1 £250 -58.33%
SOA
South East

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SOA 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for SOA.

1 24 (36.92%) Oracle
2 19 (29.23%) Web Services
3 15 (23.08%) Telecoms
4 14 (21.54%) Salesforce.com
5 12 (18.46%) .NET
6 11 (16.92%) J2EE
6 11 (16.92%) Finance
6 11 (16.92%) TOGAF
7 10 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (15.38%) BizTalk Server
7 10 (15.38%) Project Management
7 10 (15.38%) Java
7 10 (15.38%) UML
7 10 (15.38%) ETL
7 10 (15.38%) Visualforce
7 10 (15.38%) Apex Code
8 9 (13.85%) Logical Data Model
8 9 (13.85%) Physical Data Model
8 9 (13.85%) EAI
8 9 (13.85%) Data Modelling
8 9 (13.85%) Workflow
8 9 (13.85%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (12.31%) Billing
9 8 (12.31%) Data Management
9 8 (12.31%) Middleware
9 8 (12.31%) SOAP
9 8 (12.31%) SQL
9 8 (12.31%) XML
9 8 (12.31%) Relational Database
9 8 (12.31%) Master Data Management

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 10 (15.38%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (7.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.54%) Confluence
3 1 (1.54%) IIS
3 1 (1.54%) Mule
3 1 (1.54%) Mule ESB
3 1 (1.54%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.54%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (3.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (6.15%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (3.08%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.54%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.31%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (3.08%) FinancialForce.com
2 2 (3.08%) Force.com
2 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.54%) PaaS
3 1 (1.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.23%) Internet
2 5 (7.69%) Firewall
3 3 (4.62%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (4.62%) LAN
3 3 (4.62%) VPN
3 3 (4.62%) WAN
4 2 (3.08%) Ethernet
4 2 (3.08%) MPLS
4 2 (3.08%) PBX
4 2 (3.08%) SNMP
4 2 (3.08%) Unified Communications
4 2 (3.08%) VoIP
4 2 (3.08%) WLAN
5 1 (1.54%) 3G
5 1 (1.54%) BIG-IP
5 1 (1.54%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.54%) Kerberos
5 1 (1.54%) LTE
5 1 (1.54%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (1.54%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.31%) Relational Database
2 6 (9.23%) Big Data
3 5 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (4.62%) RDBMS
5 2 (3.08%) Oracle Database
5 2 (3.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (9.23%) Oracle APEX
2 3 (4.62%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.62%) JIRA
2 3 (4.62%) MSTest
2 3 (4.62%) PowerDesigner
2 3 (4.62%) Subversion
2 3 (4.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.08%) Ant
3 2 (3.08%) Cucumber
3 2 (3.08%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.08%) Selenium
4 1 (1.54%) JUnit
4 1 (1.54%) Moq
4 1 (1.54%) NUnit
4 1 (1.54%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (1.54%) Toad
General
1 15 (23.08%) Telecoms
2 11 (16.92%) Finance
3 8 (12.31%) Billing
4 3 (4.62%) Retail
5 2 (3.08%) Marketing
5 2 (3.08%) Publishing
6 1 (1.54%) Legal
Job Titles
1 27 (41.54%) Architect
2 13 (20.00%) Developer
2 13 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
3 10 (15.38%) Designer
3 10 (15.38%) Salesforce.com Developer
4 9 (13.85%) Solutions Designer
5 7 (10.77%) Project Manager
6 5 (7.69%) Oracle Architect
6 5 (7.69%) Technical Architect
7 4 (6.15%) Lead Architect
7 4 (6.15%) Telecoms Designer
8 3 (4.62%) Consultant
8 3 (4.62%) Integration Architect
8 3 (4.62%) Oracle Project Manager
8 3 (4.62%) Technical Solutions Architect
9 2 (3.08%) DBA
9 2 (3.08%) Infrastructure Designer
9 2 (3.08%) Oracle DBA
9 2 (3.08%) Senior Tester
9 2 (3.08%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (29.23%) Web Services
2 12 (18.46%) .NET
3 11 (16.92%) J2EE
4 10 (15.38%) Visualforce
5 8 (12.31%) Middleware
5 8 (12.31%) Oracle Fusion
5 8 (12.31%) SOAP
5 8 (12.31%) XML
6 7 (10.77%) HTML
7 6 (9.23%) Apache Flex
7 6 (9.23%) REST
8 5 (7.69%) WebCenter
9 3 (4.62%) JSON
9 3 (4.62%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 2 (3.08%) Java EE
11 1 (1.54%) IBM Integration Bus
11 1 (1.54%) jQuery
11 1 (1.54%) OAuth
11 1 (1.54%) TIBCO EMS
11 1 (1.54%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (7.69%) Data Centre
1 5 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (6.15%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.62%) Client/Server
3 3 (4.62%) IVR
3 3 (4.62%) N-Tier
3 3 (4.62%) Private Cloud
3 3 (4.62%) Replication
4 2 (3.08%) FMCG
5 1 (1.54%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.54%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.77%) Linux
2 5 (7.69%) Windows
3 1 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (16.92%) TOGAF
2 10 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (15.38%) ETL
2 10 (15.38%) Project Management
2 10 (15.38%) UML
3 9 (13.85%) Data Modelling
3 9 (13.85%) EAI
3 9 (13.85%) Logical Data Model
3 9 (13.85%) Physical Data Model
3 9 (13.85%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (13.85%) Workflow
4 8 (12.31%) Data Architecture
4 8 (12.31%) Data Management
4 8 (12.31%) High Availability
4 8 (12.31%) Master Data Management
5 6 (9.23%) Analytics
5 6 (9.23%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (9.23%) CRM
5 6 (9.23%) DevOps
5 6 (9.23%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.38%) Apex Code
1 10 (15.38%) Java
2 8 (12.31%) SQL
3 4 (6.15%) JavaScript
3 4 (6.15%) Shell Script
4 3 (4.62%) C#
5 1 (1.54%) Perl
5 1 (1.54%) Python
5 1 (1.54%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.54%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (6.15%) Degree
2 3 (4.62%) SAP Certification
3 2 (3.08%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.54%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.08%) QA
1 2 (3.08%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (4.62%) Data Guard
1 3 (4.62%) MOM
1 3 (4.62%) Nagios
2 2 (3.08%) Amdocs OSS
2 2 (3.08%) Netcool
3 1 (1.54%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (1.54%) OpenView
Vendors
1 24 (36.92%) Oracle
2 14 (21.54%) Salesforce.com
3 5 (7.69%) Endeca
3 5 (7.69%) FatWire
4 4 (6.15%) Cisco
4 4 (6.15%) F5
5 3 (4.62%) Dell
5 3 (4.62%) EMC
5 3 (4.62%) Ericsson
5 3 (4.62%) HP
5 3 (4.62%) IBM
5 3 (4.62%) NetApp
5 3 (4.62%) SAP
5 3 (4.62%) Splunk
5 3 (4.62%) TIBCO
6 2 (3.08%) Cramer
6 2 (3.08%) Infovista
6 2 (3.08%) Remedy
6 2 (3.08%) SevOne
6 2 (3.08%) webMethods