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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 78 69 62
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -7
Contract jobs citing SOA 49 64 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.85% 2.46% 2.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.67% 3.34% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 31 26
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£475 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £364 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £637 £500 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
1836 1914 1473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 69.39% 73.59% 69.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 958 970 623
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 62 68
Average hourly rate £20.25 £16.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.56% -21.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £11.90 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £127.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +8 15 £400 -7.24% 5
Slough -2 8 £375 -16.66% 2
Bracknell +5 5 £563 +25.00%
Maidenhead +7 3 - - 2
Newbury - - - - 2
Wokingham - - - - 1
SOA
South East

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 28 (24.78%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (23.89%) .NET
3 26 (23.01%) Java
4 22 (19.47%) Telecoms
5 21 (18.58%) BizTalk Server
5 21 (18.58%) CRM
5 21 (18.58%) Microsoft
6 18 (15.93%) Web Services
6 18 (15.93%) XML
6 18 (15.93%) Active Directory
6 18 (15.93%) Retail
7 17 (15.04%) SharePoint 2010
7 17 (15.04%) Disaster Recovery
7 17 (15.04%) SharePoint
8 16 (14.16%) Clustering
8 16 (14.16%) Hyper-V
8 16 (14.16%) TDD
8 16 (14.16%) Lync
8 16 (14.16%) SharePoint 2013
8 16 (14.16%) Exchange Server 2013
9 15 (13.27%) Dynamics CRM
9 15 (13.27%) Dynamics AX
9 15 (13.27%) Cloud Computing
9 15 (13.27%) SQL
10 14 (12.39%) Finance
10 14 (12.39%) webMethods
11 13 (11.50%) Oracle
11 13 (11.50%) SQL Server
11 13 (11.50%) ITIL
11 13 (11.50%) SOAP

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 21 (18.58%) BizTalk Server
2 17 (15.04%) SharePoint 2010
2 17 (15.04%) SharePoint
3 16 (14.16%) Lync
3 16 (14.16%) SharePoint 2013
3 16 (14.16%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (6.19%) Apache
5 5 (4.42%) WebLogic
6 3 (2.65%) CMS
6 3 (2.65%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.77%) Adobe CQ
7 2 (1.77%) Apache ServiceMix
7 2 (1.77%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.88%) JBoss
8 1 (0.88%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.88%) TIBCO EMS
8 1 (0.88%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.88%) Confluence
8 1 (0.88%) AquaLogic Service Bus
8 1 (0.88%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 1 (0.88%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
1 1 (0.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 15 (13.27%) Dynamics CRM
1 15 (13.27%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (6.19%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (5.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.88%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.88%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.88%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.27%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (3.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.77%) SaaS
4 1 (0.88%) Force.com
4 1 (0.88%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.08%) MVNO
2 4 (3.54%) HTTP
3 3 (2.65%) Internet
4 1 (0.88%) Broadband
4 1 (0.88%) GSM
4 1 (0.88%) 3GPP
4 1 (0.88%) 3G
4 1 (0.88%) UTRAN
4 1 (0.88%) NGN
4 1 (0.88%) LTE
4 1 (0.88%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.88%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.50%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.19%) MySQL
3 6 (5.31%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (3.54%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (3.54%) DB2
4 4 (3.54%) Informix
5 3 (2.65%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.77%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.88%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 9 (7.96%) JUnit
1 9 (7.96%) Jenkins
2 5 (4.42%) TeamCity
3 4 (3.54%) RSpec
3 4 (3.54%) Subversion
4 3 (2.65%) Eclipse
4 3 (2.65%) XMLSpy
4 3 (2.65%) Maven
4 3 (2.65%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.77%) Hudson
5 2 (1.77%) jMock
5 2 (1.77%) Ant
6 1 (0.88%) ERwin
6 1 (0.88%) JIRA
6 1 (0.88%) Mercurial
General
1 22 (19.47%) Telecoms
2 18 (15.93%) Retail
3 14 (12.39%) Finance
4 11 (9.73%) Marketing
5 6 (5.31%) Billing
5 6 (5.31%) Manufacturing
5 6 (5.31%) Electronics
6 1 (0.88%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 55 (48.67%) Architect
2 26 (23.01%) Developer
3 23 (20.35%) Technical Architect
4 22 (19.47%) Solutions Architect
5 10 (8.85%) Designer
6 9 (7.96%) Senior Architect
6 9 (7.96%) DevOps Engineer
7 8 (7.08%) Java Developer
7 8 (7.08%) Solutions Designer
8 7 (6.19%) Consultant
8 7 (6.19%) Technical Solutions Architect
9 5 (4.42%) Data Architect
9 5 (4.42%) Senior Technical Architect
10 4 (3.54%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 4 (3.54%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 4 (3.54%) ScrumMaster
10 4 (3.54%) Remedy Analyst
10 4 (3.54%) BizTalk Developer
10 4 (3.54%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 4 (3.54%) webMethods Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (23.89%) .NET
2 18 (15.93%) Web Services
2 18 (15.93%) XML
3 13 (11.50%) SOAP
4 12 (10.62%) J2EE
5 11 (9.73%) Application Packaging
6 10 (8.85%) JMS
7 8 (7.08%) RESTful
8 7 (6.19%) ASP.NET
8 7 (6.19%) Apache Camel
9 6 (5.31%) REST
10 5 (4.42%) WSDL
10 5 (4.42%) XSD
10 5 (4.42%) Spring
10 5 (4.42%) jQuery
11 4 (3.54%) AppFabric
11 4 (3.54%) WCF
11 4 (3.54%) Hibernate
11 4 (3.54%) XSLT
11 4 (3.54%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.16%) Clustering
2 7 (6.19%) CMDB
2 7 (6.19%) Mobile App
3 6 (5.31%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (5.31%) Open Source
3 6 (5.31%) DTV
4 5 (4.42%) User Experience
5 3 (2.65%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.77%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.77%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.77%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.77%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.88%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.88%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.88%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.88%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.88%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.88%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.88%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.62%) Linux
2 5 (4.42%) UNIX
2 5 (4.42%) Windows
3 3 (2.65%) Android
3 3 (2.65%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (24.78%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (18.58%) CRM
3 17 (15.04%) Disaster Recovery
4 16 (14.16%) TDD
5 13 (11.50%) ITIL
5 13 (11.50%) Enterprise Architecture
6 11 (9.73%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (9.73%) Mentoring
7 10 (8.85%) DevOps
7 10 (8.85%) TOGAF
7 10 (8.85%) OO
7 10 (8.85%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (7.96%) Data Modelling
8 9 (7.96%) Configuration Management
8 9 (7.96%) Scrum
9 8 (7.08%) Digital Marketing
9 8 (7.08%) OOP
9 8 (7.08%) E-Commerce
10 7 (6.19%) UML
10 7 (6.19%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (23.01%) Java
2 15 (13.27%) SQL
3 6 (5.31%) C#
4 5 (4.42%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.54%) Ruby
6 3 (2.65%) Groovy
7 2 (1.77%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.88%) Python
8 1 (0.88%) ActionScript
8 1 (0.88%) Perl
8 1 (0.88%) PHP
8 1 (0.88%) XPath
8 1 (0.88%) Scala
8 1 (0.88%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.88%) PHP5
8 1 (0.88%) PHP4
Qualifications
1 6 (5.31%) Degree
1 6 (5.31%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (4.42%) SC Cleared
2 5 (4.42%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.88%) PMP
4 1 (0.88%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.88%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.31%) QA
2 1 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (15.93%) Active Directory
2 16 (14.16%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (8.85%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (7.96%) Puppet
3 1 (0.88%) MOM
3 1 (0.88%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (0.88%) TIBCO Hawk
3 1 (0.88%) OpenView
3 1 (0.88%) cPanel
Vendors
1 21 (18.58%) Microsoft
2 14 (12.39%) webMethods
3 13 (11.50%) Oracle
4 9 (7.96%) SAP
5 8 (7.08%) BMC
6 7 (6.19%) Software AG
6 7 (6.19%) Remedy
7 6 (5.31%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (2.65%) Cisco
8 3 (2.65%) IBM
9 2 (1.77%) Adobe
10 1 (0.88%) Cognos
10 1 (0.88%) Business Objects
10 1 (0.88%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.88%) Ericsson
10 1 (0.88%) Informatica
10 1 (0.88%) HP
10 1 (0.88%) EMC
10 1 (0.88%) Ab Initio
10 1 (0.88%) Pega
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