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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 64 85 70
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -15
Contract jobs citing SOA 49 37 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.20% 1.49% 2.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.73% 1.96% 3.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 19 37
Median daily rate £470 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.47% +10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £450 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £650 £566
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £450 £440
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 £41.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.87% +10.00%
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
1792 1891 1852
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 80.61% 76.31% 76.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 967 1109 899
Median daily rate £413 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 63 28
Median hourly rate £19.61 £37.00 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.00% +116.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +29.38%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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
Reading +21 18 £400 -38.46% 3
Bracknell -3 7 £559 - 2
Wokingham -6 5 £363 -
Newbury +5 4 - -
Slough 0 1 £470 -3.58%
Maidenhead - 1 £470 - 2
SOA
South East

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 33 (33.00%) Java
2 31 (31.00%) Oracle
3 28 (28.00%) Web Services
4 27 (27.00%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (25.00%) .NET
5 25 (25.00%) J2EE
6 23 (23.00%) Finance
7 18 (18.00%) UML
8 17 (17.00%) Telecoms
9 16 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
10 15 (15.00%) Middleware
11 14 (14.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (14.00%) SOAP
11 14 (14.00%) Linux
11 14 (14.00%) REST
12 13 (13.00%) High Availability
12 13 (13.00%) BizTalk Server
12 13 (13.00%) Retail
12 13 (13.00%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (12.00%) Salesforce.com
13 12 (12.00%) SQL
13 12 (12.00%) DevOps
14 11 (11.00%) Enterprise Software
14 11 (11.00%) Windows
14 11 (11.00%) XML
14 11 (11.00%) Open Source
14 11 (11.00%) TOGAF
15 10 (10.00%) EAI
15 10 (10.00%) Data Modelling
15 10 (10.00%) IBM

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 13 (13.00%) BizTalk Server
2 9 (9.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (5.00%) JBoss
4 4 (4.00%) Confluence
5 1 (1.00%) CMS
5 1 (1.00%) IIS
5 1 (1.00%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (1.00%) SAS
5 1 (1.00%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.00%) MS Project
2 1 (1.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (8.00%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (3.00%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (3.00%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.00%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.00%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.00%) FinancialForce.com
4 1 (1.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.00%) Internet
2 4 (4.00%) Unified Communications
3 3 (3.00%) Ethernet
3 3 (3.00%) Firewall
4 2 (2.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (2.00%) LAN
4 2 (2.00%) MPLS
4 2 (2.00%) PBX
4 2 (2.00%) PuTTY
4 2 (2.00%) SNMP
4 2 (2.00%) SSL
4 2 (2.00%) VoIP
4 2 (2.00%) VPN
4 2 (2.00%) WAN
4 2 (2.00%) WLAN
5 1 (1.00%) DVB
5 1 (1.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.00%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (6.00%) Big Data
2 6 (6.00%) Relational Database
3 5 (5.00%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.00%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.00%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (7.00%) Selenium
2 6 (6.00%) MSTest
2 6 (6.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (5.00%) Git (software)
3 5 (5.00%) Jenkins
3 5 (5.00%) JIRA
3 5 (5.00%) Oracle APEX
3 5 (5.00%) Subversion
4 2 (2.00%) Eclipse
4 2 (2.00%) JUnit
4 2 (2.00%) Maven
4 2 (2.00%) SoapUI
4 2 (2.00%) Toad
5 1 (1.00%) Bower
5 1 (1.00%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.00%) Grunt
5 1 (1.00%) JSHint
5 1 (1.00%) Moq
5 1 (1.00%) NDepend
5 1 (1.00%) TestRail
General
1 23 (23.00%) Finance
2 17 (17.00%) Telecoms
3 13 (13.00%) Retail
4 8 (8.00%) Billing
5 3 (3.00%) Banking
6 2 (2.00%) Marketing
6 2 (2.00%) Publishing
6 2 (2.00%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 56 (56.00%) Architect
2 26 (26.00%) Solutions Architect
3 13 (13.00%) Developer
4 11 (11.00%) Designer
4 11 (11.00%) Solutions Designer
5 10 (10.00%) Oracle Architect
6 9 (9.00%) SOA Architect
7 7 (7.00%) Consultant
7 7 (7.00%) Salesforce.com Developer
7 7 (7.00%) Telecoms Designer
8 6 (6.00%) Lead Architect
8 6 (6.00%) OSS Architect
9 5 (5.00%) Technical Architect
9 5 (5.00%) Test Architect
10 4 (4.00%) Applications Engineer
10 4 (4.00%) BizTalk Consultant
10 4 (4.00%) Infrastructure Designer
10 4 (4.00%) Integration Architect
10 4 (4.00%) Security Engineer
10 4 (4.00%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (28.00%) Web Services
2 25 (25.00%) .NET
2 25 (25.00%) J2EE
3 15 (15.00%) Middleware
4 14 (14.00%) REST
4 14 (14.00%) SOAP
5 11 (11.00%) XML
6 9 (9.00%) HTML
6 9 (9.00%) Oracle Fusion
6 9 (9.00%) WebCenter
7 7 (7.00%) JSON
7 7 (7.00%) Visualforce
8 6 (6.00%) Ajax
8 6 (6.00%) Node.js
8 6 (6.00%) Spring
9 5 (5.00%) Apache Flex
10 4 (4.00%) Hibernate
10 4 (4.00%) Java EE
11 3 (3.00%) CSS
11 3 (3.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (11.00%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (7.00%) Virtual Team
4 5 (5.00%) Computer Science
5 4 (4.00%) Data Centre
6 3 (3.00%) Client/Server
6 3 (3.00%) IVR
7 2 (2.00%) Cryptography
7 2 (2.00%) FMCG
7 2 (2.00%) Internet of Things
7 2 (2.00%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.00%) N-Tier
7 2 (2.00%) Private Cloud
7 2 (2.00%) Replication
8 1 (1.00%) CMDB
8 1 (1.00%) Digital TV
8 1 (1.00%) Market Risk
8 1 (1.00%) MPEG
8 1 (1.00%) Smart Meter
8 1 (1.00%) STB
Operating Systems
1 14 (14.00%) Linux
2 11 (11.00%) Windows
3 4 (4.00%) Android
3 4 (4.00%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.00%) Solaris
5 1 (1.00%) CentOS
5 1 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.00%) Unix
5 1 (1.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (27.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (18.00%) UML
3 14 (14.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (13.00%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (13.00%) High Availability
5 12 (12.00%) DevOps
6 11 (11.00%) Open Source
6 11 (11.00%) TOGAF
7 10 (10.00%) Data Modelling
7 10 (10.00%) EAI
7 10 (10.00%) SDLC
8 9 (9.00%) B2B
8 9 (9.00%) Data Management
8 9 (9.00%) Identity Access Management
8 9 (9.00%) Release Management
9 8 (8.00%) Continuous Delivery
9 8 (8.00%) CRM
9 8 (8.00%) Master Data Management
9 8 (8.00%) Project Management
10 7 (7.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 33 (33.00%) Java
2 12 (12.00%) SQL
3 8 (8.00%) Shell Script
4 7 (7.00%) Apex Code
4 7 (7.00%) C#
5 5 (5.00%) Perl
5 5 (5.00%) VBScript
6 4 (4.00%) Scala
7 3 (3.00%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.00%) Python
9 1 (1.00%) C
9 1 (1.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (5.00%) Degree
2 4 (4.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.00%) QA
2 2 (2.00%) SLA
3 1 (1.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (3.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (4.00%) Amdocs OSS
2 3 (3.00%) Netcool
3 2 (2.00%) Data Guard
3 2 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.00%) MOM
3 2 (2.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 31 (31.00%) Oracle
2 12 (12.00%) Salesforce.com
3 10 (10.00%) IBM
4 9 (9.00%) Endeca
4 9 (9.00%) FatWire
5 6 (6.00%) Cisco
6 5 (5.00%) TIBCO
7 4 (4.00%) Cramer
7 4 (4.00%) HP
7 4 (4.00%) Microsoft
7 4 (4.00%) Red Hat
8 3 (3.00%) BMC
8 3 (3.00%) Ericsson
8 3 (3.00%) Infovista
8 3 (3.00%) JDA
8 3 (3.00%) Remedy
8 3 (3.00%) SevOne
8 3 (3.00%) VMware
8 3 (3.00%) webMethods
9 2 (2.00%) F5