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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 89 68 90
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +22
Contract jobs citing SOA 36 54 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.38% 2.22% 1.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.89% 2.97% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 35 15
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£488 £450 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £295 £384
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £508 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £435 £377
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +15.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +18.64%
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
1901 1816 1796
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 72.92% 74.82% 70.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1102 895 829
Average daily rate £400 £388 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 23 36
Average hourly rate £33.50 £17.04 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.65% -33.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.00 £14.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £59.00 £42.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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 -14 8 £515 +5.64%
Bracknell -6 5 £600 +26.31%
Slough -6 5 £488 +87.50% 1
Newbury -8 4 £450 +9.09%
SOA
South East

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 35 (46.67%) Java
2 34 (45.33%) Oracle
3 17 (22.67%) Middleware
4 16 (21.33%) webMethods
4 16 (21.33%) SOAP
4 16 (21.33%) REST
5 14 (18.67%) Retail
6 13 (17.33%) Web Services
6 13 (17.33%) JavaScript
7 12 (16.00%) Telecoms
8 11 (14.67%) Project Management
8 11 (14.67%) SQL
8 11 (14.67%) HTML
8 11 (14.67%) Data Modelling
9 10 (13.33%) DB2
10 9 (12.00%) XML
10 9 (12.00%) UNIX
10 9 (12.00%) Service Management
10 9 (12.00%) Data Management
10 9 (12.00%) Oracle Database
11 8 (10.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 8 (10.67%) Enterprise Architecture
11 8 (10.67%) Oracle Database 11g
11 8 (10.67%) JUnit
11 8 (10.67%) MySQL
11 8 (10.67%) SQL Server
12 7 (9.33%) .NET
12 7 (9.33%) SAP
12 7 (9.33%) ERP
12 7 (9.33%) CRM

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 8 (10.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (8.00%) WebLogic
3 5 (6.67%) MS Exchange
4 4 (5.33%) Oracle Service Bus
4 4 (5.33%) Node.js
5 3 (4.00%) Apache
5 3 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (2.67%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (2.67%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.33%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.33%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 5 (6.67%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (2.67%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (1.33%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (1.33%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.67%) GitHub
2 1 (1.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.33%) LAN
1 1 (1.33%) WAN
1 1 (1.33%) FTP
1 1 (1.33%) HTTP
1 1 (1.33%) CTI
1 1 (1.33%) GGSN
1 1 (1.33%) Diameter Protocol
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.33%) DB2
2 9 (12.00%) Oracle Database
3 8 (10.67%) MySQL
3 8 (10.67%) SQL Server
3 8 (10.67%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (5.33%) Informix
4 4 (5.33%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (5.33%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.67%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (2.67%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (1.33%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.33%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.33%) Big Data
6 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (10.67%) JUnit
2 6 (8.00%) Jenkins
3 5 (6.67%) Eclipse
3 5 (6.67%) JIRA
3 5 (6.67%) Cucumber
4 4 (5.33%) Talend Open Studio
4 4 (5.33%) TestNG
4 4 (5.33%) Git (software)
4 4 (5.33%) IntelliJ
4 4 (5.33%) Grunt
4 4 (5.33%) Jasmine
5 3 (4.00%) Maven
5 3 (4.00%) XMLSpy
5 3 (4.00%) Hudson
6 2 (2.67%) Subversion
6 2 (2.67%) Ant
7 1 (1.33%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (1.33%) Toad
7 1 (1.33%) JDeveloper
7 1 (1.33%) Apache Continuum
General
1 14 (18.67%) Retail
2 12 (16.00%) Telecoms
3 6 (8.00%) Finance
4 5 (6.67%) Marketing
4 5 (6.67%) Spanish Language
5 4 (5.33%) Banking
6 2 (2.67%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.33%) Legal
7 1 (1.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 36 (48.00%) Architect
2 16 (21.33%) Developer
2 16 (21.33%) Solutions Architect
3 11 (14.67%) Consultant
4 8 (10.67%) Designer
5 7 (9.33%) Oracle Architect
5 7 (9.33%) Solutions Designer
6 6 (8.00%) Analyst
7 5 (6.67%) Technical Architect
7 5 (6.67%) Data Architect
7 5 (6.67%) Lead Developer
8 4 (5.33%) Java Developer
8 4 (5.33%) Oracle Consultant
8 4 (5.33%) Technical Design Authority
8 4 (5.33%) Middleware Architect
8 4 (5.33%) webMethods Developer
8 4 (5.33%) Technical Solutions Architect
8 4 (5.33%) webMethods Analyst
8 4 (5.33%) Lead Architect
9 3 (4.00%) Lead Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (22.67%) Middleware
2 16 (21.33%) REST
2 16 (21.33%) SOAP
3 13 (17.33%) Web Services
4 11 (14.67%) HTML
5 9 (12.00%) XML
6 7 (9.33%) .NET
7 6 (8.00%) Oracle Fusion
7 6 (8.00%) WebCenter
8 5 (6.67%) HTML5
8 5 (6.67%) Oracle ADF
8 5 (6.67%) XSD
9 4 (5.33%) J2EE
9 4 (5.33%) CSS
9 4 (5.33%) WSDL
9 4 (5.33%) Sass
9 4 (5.33%) AngularJS
10 2 (2.67%) SAP PI
10 2 (2.67%) EJB
10 2 (2.67%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.67%) Management Information System
1 5 (6.67%) Computer Science
1 5 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.00%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.67%) Social Media
4 2 (2.67%) Digital Media
4 2 (2.67%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.67%) SCADA
4 2 (2.67%) Ergonomics
4 2 (2.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.33%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.33%) IVR
5 1 (1.33%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.00%) UNIX
2 1 (1.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (14.67%) Project Management
1 11 (14.67%) Data Modelling
2 9 (12.00%) Service Management
2 9 (12.00%) Data Management
3 8 (10.67%) Enterprise Architecture
4 7 (9.33%) Workflow
4 7 (9.33%) Service Delivery
4 7 (9.33%) ITIL
4 7 (9.33%) CRM
4 7 (9.33%) ERP
5 6 (8.00%) UML
5 6 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (6.67%) TDD
6 5 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (6.67%) Software Architecture
6 5 (6.67%) Analytics
6 5 (6.67%) Software Delivery
6 5 (6.67%) SDLC
6 5 (6.67%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 35 (46.67%) Java
2 13 (17.33%) JavaScript
3 11 (14.67%) SQL
4 5 (6.67%) Groovy
5 4 (5.33%) Scala
5 4 (5.33%) C#
6 3 (4.00%) C++
6 3 (4.00%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.67%) Python
7 2 (2.67%) Perl
8 1 (1.33%) COBOL
8 1 (1.33%) VBScript
8 1 (1.33%) VB
8 1 (1.33%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.33%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.33%) Jython
8 1 (1.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (6.67%) Degree
1 5 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.67%) QA
1 2 (2.67%) Solvency II
2 1 (1.33%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 2 (2.67%) TIBCO Hawk
1 2 (2.67%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (1.33%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (1.33%) Netcool
Vendors
1 34 (45.33%) Oracle
2 16 (21.33%) webMethods
3 7 (9.33%) SAP
4 5 (6.67%) Citrix
4 5 (6.67%) Software AG
5 4 (5.33%) Talend
6 3 (4.00%) TIBCO
6 3 (4.00%) Adobe
7 2 (2.67%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (2.67%) FatWire
7 2 (2.67%) IBM
7 2 (2.67%) Guidewire
7 2 (2.67%) MuleSoft
7 2 (2.67%) Pega
7 2 (2.67%) Sitecore
7 2 (2.67%) hybris
8 1 (1.33%) Tableau
8 1 (1.33%) Eloqua
8 1 (1.33%) Blue Prism
8 1 (1.33%) Microsoft