The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 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 Berkshire 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 59 81 78
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -3
Contract jobs citing SOA 72 45 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.54% 1.79% 1.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.59% 2.63% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 13 25
Average daily rate £425 £500 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £342 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.25 £34.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+44.85% -6.20%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2003 1708 1959
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 70.73% 67.91% 63.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1029 677 747
Average daily rate £400 £375 £372
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £264 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 53 55
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.43 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £167.50 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.68% +23.07%
SOA
South East

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 23 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading +3 22 £425 +17.24% 6
Slough +19 12 £328 +0.76% 1
Bracknell - 11 £360 - 2
Newbury +5 6 £325 -
Maidenhead -5 3 £125 - 1
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - - 1
SOA
South East

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 41 (31.78%) Java
2 37 (28.68%) .NET
2 37 (28.68%) XML
3 35 (27.13%) Telecoms
4 29 (22.48%) Web Services
5 28 (21.71%) Oracle
5 28 (21.71%) SOAP
6 23 (17.83%) SQL Server
6 23 (17.83%) C#
7 22 (17.05%) J2EE
8 21 (16.28%) Linux
9 20 (15.50%) HTML
10 19 (14.73%) BizTalk Server
11 18 (13.95%) JavaScript
11 18 (13.95%) Agile Software Development
11 18 (13.95%) WCF
11 18 (13.95%) SQL Server 2008
12 17 (13.18%) Workflow
13 15 (11.63%) Scrum
13 15 (11.63%) SQL Server 2005
13 15 (11.63%) WebLogic
13 15 (11.63%) Windows
14 14 (10.85%) CSS
14 14 (10.85%) UNIX
14 14 (10.85%) ASP.NET
14 14 (10.85%) Finance
14 14 (10.85%) Microsoft Azure
15 13 (10.08%) AppFabric
15 13 (10.08%) JSON
15 13 (10.08%) jQuery

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 19 (14.73%) BizTalk Server
2 15 (11.63%) WebLogic
3 6 (4.65%) WebSphere
4 4 (3.10%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.10%) Alfresco
5 3 (2.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (2.33%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (1.55%) Apache
6 2 (1.55%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.55%) IIS
6 2 (1.55%) CMS
6 2 (1.55%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.78%) Confluence
7 1 (0.78%) Jetty
7 1 (0.78%) TIBCO EMS
7 1 (0.78%) SAP Web AS
7 1 (0.78%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.78%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 3 (2.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.55%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.55%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.78%) MS Project
3 1 (0.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.33%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.55%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (1.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.55%) TIBCO iProcess
2 2 (1.55%) Oracle BRM
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.78%) SAP GRC
3 1 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.78%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.78%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.78%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.33%) SaaS
3 1 (0.78%) IaaS
3 1 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.78%) PaaS
3 1 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.20%) TCP/IP
1 8 (6.20%) Internet
2 3 (2.33%) HTTP
3 2 (1.55%) Firewall
3 2 (1.55%) LTE
4 1 (0.78%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.78%) Network Security
4 1 (0.78%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (0.78%) WAN
4 1 (0.78%) SAN
4 1 (0.78%) 3G
4 1 (0.78%) S/MIME
4 1 (0.78%) SSL
4 1 (0.78%) VPN
4 1 (0.78%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (17.83%) SQL Server
2 18 (13.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (11.63%) SQL Server 2005
4 12 (9.30%) Oracle Database
5 5 (3.88%) MySQL
6 3 (2.33%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.78%) Big Data
8 1 (0.78%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.78%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.78%) Spotfire
8 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.78%) DB2
8 1 (0.78%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 6 (4.65%) Visual Studio
1 6 (4.65%) Jenkins
2 5 (3.88%) SoapUI
2 5 (3.88%) Maven
2 5 (3.88%) Subversion
2 5 (3.88%) NUnit
2 5 (3.88%) Eclipse
3 4 (3.10%) JUnit
3 4 (3.10%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.33%) PhoneGap
4 3 (2.33%) Selenium
5 2 (1.55%) JIRA
5 2 (1.55%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.78%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.78%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (0.78%) Apache Continuum
6 1 (0.78%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.78%) RSpec
6 1 (0.78%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle APEX
General
1 35 (27.13%) Telecoms
2 14 (10.85%) Finance
3 8 (6.20%) Retail
4 6 (4.65%) Billing
5 4 (3.10%) Marketing
6 2 (1.55%) Front Office
6 2 (1.55%) Electronics
6 2 (1.55%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.78%) Military
7 1 (0.78%) Publishing
7 1 (0.78%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 43 (33.33%) Developer
2 38 (29.46%) Architect
3 19 (14.73%) Solutions Architect
4 13 (10.08%) BizTalk Developer
4 13 (10.08%) Consultant
5 12 (9.30%) Java Developer
5 12 (9.30%) BSS Architect
6 11 (8.53%) Project Manager
7 7 (5.43%) Technical Manager
7 7 (5.43%) Technical Project Manager
8 6 (4.65%) SOA Architect
8 6 (4.65%) Designer
9 5 (3.88%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 5 (3.88%) Solutions Designer
10 4 (3.10%) webMethods Consultant
10 4 (3.10%) JavaScript Developer
10 4 (3.10%) UI Developer
10 4 (3.10%) UI Programmer
11 3 (2.33%) Salesforce.com Architect
11 3 (2.33%) Domain Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (28.68%) .NET
1 37 (28.68%) XML
2 29 (22.48%) Web Services
3 28 (21.71%) SOAP
4 22 (17.05%) J2EE
5 20 (15.50%) HTML
6 18 (13.95%) WCF
7 14 (10.85%) CSS
7 14 (10.85%) ASP.NET
8 13 (10.08%) AppFabric
8 13 (10.08%) JSON
8 13 (10.08%) jQuery
8 13 (10.08%) WSDL
9 11 (8.53%) Spring
9 11 (8.53%) Middleware
10 10 (7.75%) Ajax
10 10 (7.75%) REST
10 10 (7.75%) HTML5
11 8 (6.20%) Hibernate
11 8 (6.20%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.75%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (4.65%) Clustering
2 6 (4.65%) RIA
2 6 (4.65%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.10%) Data Integration
4 3 (2.33%) iPad
4 3 (2.33%) Open Source
4 3 (2.33%) Replication
4 3 (2.33%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.55%) DTV
5 2 (1.55%) Reference Data
5 2 (1.55%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.78%) AS400
6 1 (0.78%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.78%) GIS
6 1 (0.78%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 21 (16.28%) Linux
2 15 (11.63%) Windows
3 14 (10.85%) UNIX
4 4 (3.10%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.33%) Android
6 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.78%) AIX
6 1 (0.78%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (13.95%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (13.18%) Workflow
3 15 (11.63%) Scrum
4 12 (9.30%) CRM
4 12 (9.30%) Performance Tuning
5 11 (8.53%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (8.53%) Project Management
6 10 (7.75%) MVC
7 9 (6.98%) Unit Testing
7 9 (6.98%) Problem Management
7 9 (6.98%) UML
8 8 (6.20%) Business Continuity
8 8 (6.20%) TDD
9 6 (4.65%) OO
9 6 (4.65%) ITIL
10 5 (3.88%) Time Management
10 5 (3.88%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (3.88%) Systems Analysis
10 5 (3.88%) TOGAF
10 5 (3.88%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 41 (31.78%) Java
2 23 (17.83%) C#
3 18 (13.95%) JavaScript
4 12 (9.30%) SQL
5 8 (6.20%) Perl
6 5 (3.88%) PL/SQL
7 4 (3.10%) T-SQL
7 4 (3.10%) C
7 4 (3.10%) Groovy
8 3 (2.33%) Apex Code
8 3 (2.33%) Ruby
8 3 (2.33%) Objective-C
9 2 (1.55%) C++
9 2 (1.55%) PHP
10 1 (0.78%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.78%) ABAP
10 1 (0.78%) RPG
10 1 (0.78%) Python
10 1 (0.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (8.53%) Security Cleared
2 9 (6.98%) Degree
3 7 (5.43%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.10%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.78%) MCSE
5 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.78%) PMP
5 1 (0.78%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.55%) QA
2 1 (0.78%) COBIT
2 1 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (0.78%) KVM
1 1 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (0.78%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (1.55%) Puppet
1 2 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.78%) MOM
2 1 (0.78%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 28 (21.71%) Oracle
2 11 (8.53%) TIBCO
2 11 (8.53%) webMethods
3 10 (7.75%) Microsoft
4 8 (6.20%) Metastorm
5 6 (4.65%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (3.88%) SAP
6 5 (3.88%) Software AG
7 4 (3.10%) Siebel
7 4 (3.10%) JBoss
8 2 (1.55%) Adobe
8 2 (1.55%) Informatica
8 2 (1.55%) Unica
9 1 (0.78%) Fujitsu
9 1 (0.78%) Teradata
9 1 (0.78%) Ab Initio
9 1 (0.78%) VMware
9 1 (0.78%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.78%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.78%) Mercator
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