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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 78 78 64
Rank change year-on-year
0 -14
Contract jobs citing SOA 30 41 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.53% 1.62% 2.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.93% 2.09% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 25 44
Median daily rate £488 £363 £545
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.48% -33.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £291 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £626 £693
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £470 £450
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £45.00 £48.75
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
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
1558 1960 1943
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 79.25% 77.26% 73.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 852 1047 1030
Median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 87 23
Median hourly rate £22.50 £30.90 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.18% +27.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.42 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.18 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 +5 10 £488 -25.00% 3
Wokingham +1 8 £488 -2.50%
Maidenhead +5 3 - - 1
Bracknell -4 2 - -
Slough -7 2 £470 +59.32%
SOA
South East

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 28 (32.56%) Java
2 26 (30.23%) .NET
3 25 (29.07%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (27.91%) Oracle
4 24 (27.91%) Web Services
4 24 (27.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 20 (23.26%) Finance
6 18 (20.93%) REST
7 17 (19.77%) SOAP
8 16 (18.60%) XML
8 16 (18.60%) J2EE
8 16 (18.60%) SQL
8 16 (18.60%) Middleware
8 16 (18.60%) Analytical Skills
9 15 (17.44%) C#
9 15 (17.44%) Microsoft
10 13 (15.12%) Retail
10 13 (15.12%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (13.95%) SQL Server
11 12 (13.95%) Telecoms
11 12 (13.95%) MSTest
12 11 (12.79%) Oracle Database
12 11 (12.79%) DevOps
12 11 (12.79%) UML
13 10 (11.63%) OO
13 10 (11.63%) Linux
13 10 (11.63%) Data Management
13 10 (11.63%) Enterprise Software
14 9 (10.47%) SDLC
14 9 (10.47%) TOGAF

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 24 (27.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (6.98%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (5.81%) JBoss
4 4 (4.65%) WebLogic
5 3 (3.49%) Confluence
6 1 (1.16%) CMS
6 1 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.16%) IIS
6 1 (1.16%) Oracle BPEL
6 1 (1.16%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (1.16%) SAS
6 1 (1.16%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.16%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (8.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.16%) MS Project
2 1 (1.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (4.65%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (3.49%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.16%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (1.16%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.16%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.49%) Firewall
1 3 (3.49%) LAN
1 3 (3.49%) WAN
2 2 (2.33%) Intelligent Network
2 2 (2.33%) PuTTY
2 2 (2.33%) SSL
2 2 (2.33%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.16%) DVB
3 1 (1.16%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.16%) HTTP
3 1 (1.16%) Internet
3 1 (1.16%) LDAP
3 1 (1.16%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.95%) SQL Server
2 11 (12.79%) Oracle Database
3 8 (9.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (5.81%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (5.81%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (5.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (3.49%) Big Data
5 3 (3.49%) Endeca
5 3 (3.49%) GIS
5 3 (3.49%) NoSQL
5 3 (3.49%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (3.49%) Power BI
5 3 (3.49%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.16%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.16%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.16%) Redis
6 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (13.95%) MSTest
2 7 (8.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (6.98%) Jenkins
3 6 (6.98%) Selenium
4 5 (5.81%) Git (software)
4 5 (5.81%) Visual Studio
5 4 (4.65%) Subversion
6 3 (3.49%) JIRA
6 3 (3.49%) SoapUI
7 2 (2.33%) Eclipse
7 2 (2.33%) JUnit
7 2 (2.33%) Maven
7 2 (2.33%) Toad
8 1 (1.16%) FxCop
8 1 (1.16%) Moq
8 1 (1.16%) NDepend
8 1 (1.16%) NUnit
8 1 (1.16%) Rational Functional Tester
8 1 (1.16%) ReSharper
8 1 (1.16%) StyleCop
General
1 20 (23.26%) Finance
2 13 (15.12%) Retail
3 12 (13.95%) Telecoms
4 5 (5.81%) Billing
5 4 (4.65%) Marketing
6 3 (3.49%) Banking
7 2 (2.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (44.19%) Architect
2 18 (20.93%) Solutions Architect
3 12 (13.95%) Designer
4 10 (11.63%) Consultant
4 10 (11.63%) Developer
4 10 (11.63%) Solutions Designer
5 9 (10.47%) SOA Architect
6 5 (5.81%) Java Developer
6 5 (5.81%) Test Architect
7 4 (4.65%) Applications Engineer
7 4 (4.65%) BizTalk Consultant
7 4 (4.65%) Infrastructure Designer
7 4 (4.65%) Oracle Architect
7 4 (4.65%) OSS Architect
7 4 (4.65%) Security Engineer
7 4 (4.65%) SOA Designer
7 4 (4.65%) Telecoms Designer
7 4 (4.65%) Test Automation Architect
7 4 (4.65%) Web Applications Engineer
7 4 (4.65%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (30.23%) .NET
2 24 (27.91%) Web Services
3 18 (20.93%) REST
4 17 (19.77%) SOAP
5 16 (18.60%) J2EE
5 16 (18.60%) Middleware
5 16 (18.60%) XML
6 8 (9.30%) ASP.NET
6 8 (9.30%) JSON
7 7 (8.14%) Ajax
7 7 (8.14%) Spring
8 6 (6.98%) Node.js
8 6 (6.98%) WCF
9 5 (5.81%) Apache Camel
9 5 (5.81%) HTML
9 5 (5.81%) Oracle Fusion
10 4 (4.65%) .NET Framework
10 4 (4.65%) CSS
11 3 (3.49%) Apache CXF
11 3 (3.49%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 16 (18.60%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (11.63%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.49%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.33%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.33%) Cryptography
4 2 (2.33%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.16%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.16%) CMDB
5 1 (1.16%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.16%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.16%) Digital TV
5 1 (1.16%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.16%) Market Risk
5 1 (1.16%) MPEG
5 1 (1.16%) PKI
5 1 (1.16%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.16%) STB
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.63%) Linux
2 8 (9.30%) Windows
3 4 (4.65%) Android
3 4 (4.65%) Apple iOS
3 4 (4.65%) Unix
3 4 (4.65%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.33%) Solaris
5 1 (1.16%) CentOS
5 1 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (29.07%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (15.12%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (12.79%) DevOps
3 11 (12.79%) UML
4 10 (11.63%) Data Management
4 10 (11.63%) OO
5 9 (10.47%) B2B
5 9 (10.47%) Data Modelling
5 9 (10.47%) SDLC
5 9 (10.47%) TOGAF
6 8 (9.30%) High Availability
6 8 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (9.30%) Unit Testing
7 7 (8.14%) Service Delivery
8 6 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (6.98%) CRM
8 6 (6.98%) ITIL
8 6 (6.98%) OOD
8 6 (6.98%) Scrum
8 6 (6.98%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (32.56%) Java
2 16 (18.60%) SQL
3 15 (17.44%) C#
4 6 (6.98%) T-SQL
5 5 (5.81%) VBScript
6 4 (4.65%) JavaScript
6 4 (4.65%) Perl
6 4 (4.65%) Scala
7 3 (3.49%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.33%) C
9 1 (1.16%) C++
9 1 (1.16%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.16%) Python
9 1 (1.16%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (8.14%) Degree
2 4 (4.65%) SC Cleared
2 4 (4.65%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.16%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (1.16%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.16%) MCSE
3 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.49%) QA
2 1 (1.16%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.16%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.16%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.49%) Oracle Identity Management
2 2 (2.33%) Amdocs OSS
2 2 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.16%) Kibana
3 1 (1.16%) logstash
3 1 (1.16%) Netcool
Vendors
1 24 (27.91%) Oracle
2 15 (17.44%) Microsoft
3 8 (9.30%) IBM
4 4 (4.65%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (4.65%) TIBCO
5 3 (3.49%) Cisco
5 3 (3.49%) FatWire
5 3 (3.49%) JDA
5 3 (3.49%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.33%) Cramer
6 2 (2.33%) HP
6 2 (2.33%) VMware
6 2 (2.33%) webMethods
7 1 (1.16%) Ab Initio
7 1 (1.16%) BMC
7 1 (1.16%) Citrix
7 1 (1.16%) Ericsson
7 1 (1.16%) Infovista
7 1 (1.16%) Remedy
7 1 (1.16%) Sitecore