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 22 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 66 99 68
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -31
Contract jobs citing SOA 55 32 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.24% 1.25% 2.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.05% 1.83% 3.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 14 39
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£475 £513 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.31% +36.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £321 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £566 £585 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £29.50 £32.10
% change year-on-year
+27.11% -8.09%
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
1806 1744 2137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.68% 67.97% 67.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 890 839 770
Average daily rate £390 £375 £382
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -1.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 36 41
Average hourly rate £17.07 £22.85 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.29% -25.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.10 £11.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £44.40 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +24 19 £500 +16.27% 2
Slough +2 12 £260 -53.77% 2
Bracknell +3 3 £475 - 1
Newbury - 2 £413 - 1
Maidenhead +1 1 - -
Windsor - - - -
SOA
South East

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 34 (30.63%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (23.42%) SOAP
3 24 (21.62%) Java
3 24 (21.62%) .NET
3 24 (21.62%) Telecoms
4 23 (20.72%) BizTalk Server
5 21 (18.92%) Linux
6 20 (18.02%) XML
7 17 (15.32%) Microsoft
8 16 (14.41%) SQL Server
9 15 (13.51%) Web Services
9 15 (13.51%) CRM
9 15 (13.51%) Clustering
9 15 (13.51%) Mentoring
10 14 (12.61%) TDD
10 14 (12.61%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (12.61%) SQL
11 13 (11.71%) SC Cleared
11 13 (11.71%) Security Cleared
12 12 (10.81%) SQL Server 2008
12 12 (10.81%) RESTful
12 12 (10.81%) Finance
12 12 (10.81%) Project Management
12 12 (10.81%) webMethods
12 12 (10.81%) C#
12 12 (10.81%) SharePoint
12 12 (10.81%) OO
13 11 (9.91%) UML
13 11 (9.91%) J2EE
13 11 (9.91%) Oracle

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 23 (20.72%) BizTalk Server
2 12 (10.81%) SharePoint
3 9 (8.11%) SharePoint 2010
3 9 (8.11%) Lync
3 9 (8.11%) SharePoint 2013
3 9 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (4.50%) Apache
5 4 (3.60%) Liferay
5 4 (3.60%) WebSphere
6 3 (2.70%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.80%) IIS
7 2 (1.80%) CMS
7 2 (1.80%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.90%) Confluence
8 1 (0.90%) AquaLogic Service Bus
8 1 (0.90%) Oracle BPEL
8 1 (0.90%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.90%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.90%) WordPress
8 1 (0.90%) SAP Web AS
Applications
1 3 (2.70%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.80%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.80%) MS Project
3 1 (0.90%) MS Office
3 1 (0.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (8.11%) Dynamics CRM
1 9 (8.11%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (5.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (3.60%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (1.80%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.90%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.90%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.90%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.90%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.90%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.90%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.11%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (6.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.70%) SaaS
4 2 (1.80%) Force.com
5 1 (0.90%) PaaS
5 1 (0.90%) GitHub
5 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
4 1 (0.90%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.41%) SQL Server
2 12 (10.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (7.21%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (5.41%) MongoDB
5 5 (4.50%) MySQL
6 4 (3.60%) NoSQL
7 3 (2.70%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.80%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.80%) DB2
8 2 (1.80%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.90%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.90%) Essbase
9 1 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.90%) Big Data
9 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.90%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (9.01%) Git (software)
2 8 (7.21%) Jenkins
3 6 (5.41%) SoapUI
4 5 (4.50%) Subversion
5 4 (3.60%) NUnit
5 4 (3.60%) Visual Studio
5 4 (3.60%) Mercurial
6 3 (2.70%) JUnit
7 2 (1.80%) XMLSpy
7 2 (1.80%) jMock
7 2 (1.80%) JIRA
7 2 (1.80%) Hudson
8 1 (0.90%) RSpec
8 1 (0.90%) Selenium
8 1 (0.90%) ERwin
8 1 (0.90%) Ant
General
1 24 (21.62%) Telecoms
2 12 (10.81%) Finance
3 10 (9.01%) Retail
4 8 (7.21%) Marketing
5 6 (5.41%) Electronics
5 6 (5.41%) Billing
5 6 (5.41%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.90%) Military
6 1 (0.90%) Law
Job Titles
1 39 (35.14%) Architect
2 29 (26.13%) Developer
3 19 (17.12%) Solutions Architect
3 19 (17.12%) Designer
4 13 (11.71%) Solutions Designer
5 11 (9.91%) Java Developer
6 10 (9.01%) Technical Architect
7 9 (8.11%) BSS Architect
8 7 (6.31%) BizTalk Developer
8 7 (6.31%) Consultant
9 6 (5.41%) Analyst
9 6 (5.41%) Business Analyst
10 5 (4.50%) SOA Designer
11 4 (3.60%) Senior Architect
11 4 (3.60%) Agile Java Developer
11 4 (3.60%) webMethods Consultant
11 4 (3.60%) Senior Developer
11 4 (3.60%) Software Developer
12 3 (2.70%) Project Manager
12 3 (2.70%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (23.42%) SOAP
2 24 (21.62%) .NET
3 20 (18.02%) XML
4 15 (13.51%) Web Services
5 12 (10.81%) RESTful
6 11 (9.91%) WCF
6 11 (9.91%) J2EE
7 10 (9.01%) JMS
8 8 (7.21%) Middleware
8 8 (7.21%) ASP.NET
9 7 (6.31%) Spring
9 7 (6.31%) AppFabric
9 7 (6.31%) Application Packaging
10 6 (5.41%) REST
10 6 (5.41%) .NET Framework
11 4 (3.60%) Hibernate
11 4 (3.60%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 4 (3.60%) Apache Camel
12 3 (2.70%) XSLT
12 3 (2.70%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.51%) Clustering
2 11 (9.91%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (8.11%) Open Source
4 6 (5.41%) DTV
5 4 (3.60%) CMDB
5 4 (3.60%) User Experience
5 4 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.80%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.90%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.90%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.90%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.90%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.90%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.90%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 21 (18.92%) Linux
2 9 (8.11%) Windows
3 6 (5.41%) Apple iOS
3 6 (5.41%) Android
4 5 (4.50%) UNIX
5 2 (1.80%) AIX
6 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (30.63%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (13.51%) CRM
2 15 (13.51%) Mentoring
3 14 (12.61%) TDD
3 14 (12.61%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (10.81%) Project Management
4 12 (10.81%) OO
5 11 (9.91%) UML
5 11 (9.91%) Pair Programming
5 11 (9.91%) Scrum
5 11 (9.91%) Enterprise Architecture
6 10 (9.01%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (8.11%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (8.11%) Configuration Management
8 8 (7.21%) DevOps
9 7 (6.31%) OOP
9 7 (6.31%) TOGAF
10 6 (5.41%) Digital Marketing
10 6 (5.41%) Unit Testing
10 6 (5.41%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 24 (21.62%) Java
2 14 (12.61%) SQL
3 12 (10.81%) C#
4 9 (8.11%) Groovy
5 7 (6.31%) Scala
6 4 (3.60%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.80%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.90%) ABAP
8 1 (0.90%) ActionScript
8 1 (0.90%) Ruby
8 1 (0.90%) PHP5
8 1 (0.90%) PHP4
8 1 (0.90%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.90%) Perl
8 1 (0.90%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (11.71%) SC Cleared
1 13 (11.71%) Security Cleared
2 11 (9.91%) Degree
3 4 (3.60%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.90%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.90%) PMP
5 1 (0.90%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.90%) MCSE
5 1 (0.90%) ISEB
5 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.80%) QA
2 1 (0.90%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (8.11%) Active Directory
1 9 (8.11%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.90%) OCFS2
2 1 (0.90%) Oracle RAC
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 17 (15.32%) Microsoft
2 12 (10.81%) webMethods
3 11 (9.91%) Oracle
4 9 (8.11%) SAP
5 8 (7.21%) Software AG
5 8 (7.21%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (5.41%) Siebel
7 5 (4.50%) BMC
8 4 (3.60%) Remedy
9 2 (1.80%) JBoss
9 2 (1.80%) Informatica
9 2 (1.80%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.80%) IBM
10 1 (0.90%) BEA
10 1 (0.90%) Cognos
10 1 (0.90%) Cisco
10 1 (0.90%) HP
10 1 (0.90%) EMC
10 1 (0.90%) Primavera
10 1 (0.90%) ESRI
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