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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 64 82 68
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -14
Contract jobs citing SOA 64 47 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.42% 1.82% 2.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.50% 2.58% 3.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 21 26
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£475 £450 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £375 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £736 £495 £490
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 £47.50 £34.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+39.70% -1.44%
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
1827 1823 1690
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 68.97% 70.74% 68.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 994 913 681
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 55 75
Average hourly rate £27.83 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.02% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £12.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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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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 +31 26 £550 +46.66% 3
Slough +4 13 £308 -
Bracknell 0 5 £426 -5.27%
Maidenhead 0 4 £300 -22.58%
Newbury - - - - 2
SOA
South East

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 33 (27.97%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (20.34%) Telecoms
2 24 (20.34%) BizTalk Server
2 24 (20.34%) Java
3 23 (19.49%) .NET
4 22 (18.64%) Web Services
4 22 (18.64%) CRM
4 22 (18.64%) Microsoft
5 18 (15.25%) XML
5 18 (15.25%) Linux
6 17 (14.41%) Active Directory
6 17 (14.41%) SharePoint
6 17 (14.41%) Disaster Recovery
6 17 (14.41%) SharePoint 2010
7 16 (13.56%) Hyper-V
7 16 (13.56%) TDD
7 16 (13.56%) Retail
7 16 (13.56%) Clustering
7 16 (13.56%) Lync
7 16 (13.56%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (13.56%) SharePoint 2013
8 15 (12.71%) Opscode Chef
8 15 (12.71%) DevOps
8 15 (12.71%) SOAP
8 15 (12.71%) SQL
8 15 (12.71%) Dynamics CRM
8 15 (12.71%) Dynamics AX
8 15 (12.71%) Enterprise Architecture
8 15 (12.71%) Cloud Computing
9 14 (11.86%) J2EE

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 24 (20.34%) BizTalk Server
2 17 (14.41%) SharePoint
2 17 (14.41%) SharePoint 2010
3 16 (13.56%) Lync
3 16 (13.56%) Exchange Server 2013
3 16 (13.56%) SharePoint 2013
4 7 (5.93%) Apache
5 4 (3.39%) CMS
6 3 (2.54%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.69%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.69%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.69%) Liferay
7 2 (1.69%) Apache ServiceMix
7 2 (1.69%) Adobe CQ
8 1 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.85%) WordPress
8 1 (0.85%) Confluence
8 1 (0.85%) AquaLogic Service Bus
8 1 (0.85%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.85%) Joomla!
Applications
1 2 (1.69%) MS Office
1 2 (1.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (12.71%) Dynamics CRM
1 15 (12.71%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (6.78%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (5.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.85%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.85%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 15 (12.71%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (5.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.78%) MVNO
2 3 (2.54%) Internet
2 3 (2.54%) HTTP
3 1 (0.85%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (0.85%) 4G
3 1 (0.85%) LTE
3 1 (0.85%) NGN
3 1 (0.85%) 3G
3 1 (0.85%) UTRAN
3 1 (0.85%) Broadband
3 1 (0.85%) GSM
3 1 (0.85%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.32%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (5.93%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (3.39%) MySQL
4 4 (3.39%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.54%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.69%) DB2
7 1 (0.85%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (8.47%) Jenkins
2 7 (5.93%) JUnit
3 5 (4.24%) Subversion
4 4 (3.39%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.39%) TeamCity
4 4 (3.39%) RSpec
5 3 (2.54%) Mercurial
5 3 (2.54%) Maven
5 3 (2.54%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.69%) XMLSpy
6 2 (1.69%) jMock
6 2 (1.69%) Hudson
7 1 (0.85%) JIRA
7 1 (0.85%) ERwin
7 1 (0.85%) Ant
General
1 24 (20.34%) Telecoms
2 16 (13.56%) Retail
3 13 (11.02%) Finance
4 11 (9.32%) Marketing
5 7 (5.93%) Billing
6 6 (5.08%) Manufacturing
6 6 (5.08%) Electronics
7 1 (0.85%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 51 (43.22%) Architect
2 29 (24.58%) Developer
3 23 (19.49%) Technical Architect
4 22 (18.64%) Solutions Architect
5 12 (10.17%) Designer
5 12 (10.17%) Java Developer
6 9 (7.63%) Senior Architect
6 9 (7.63%) Solutions Designer
7 8 (6.78%) DevOps Engineer
8 7 (5.93%) BizTalk Developer
8 7 (5.93%) Technical Solutions Architect
8 7 (5.93%) Consultant
9 5 (4.24%) Senior Technical Architect
9 5 (4.24%) Remedy Analyst
9 5 (4.24%) Business Analyst
9 5 (4.24%) Analyst
10 4 (3.39%) Senior Developer
10 4 (3.39%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 4 (3.39%) ScrumMaster
10 4 (3.39%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (19.49%) .NET
2 22 (18.64%) Web Services
3 18 (15.25%) XML
4 15 (12.71%) SOAP
5 14 (11.86%) J2EE
6 11 (9.32%) Application Packaging
6 11 (9.32%) RESTful
7 9 (7.63%) JMS
7 9 (7.63%) ASP.NET
8 8 (6.78%) REST
9 7 (5.93%) Apache Camel
9 7 (5.93%) AppFabric
9 7 (5.93%) WCF
9 7 (5.93%) Spring
10 5 (4.24%) jQuery
10 5 (4.24%) Hibernate
11 4 (3.39%) XSLT
12 3 (2.54%) Velocity
12 3 (2.54%) .NET Framework
12 3 (2.54%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.56%) Clustering
2 8 (6.78%) Open Source
2 8 (6.78%) CMDB
3 7 (5.93%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (5.93%) Mobile App
4 6 (5.08%) DTV
4 6 (5.08%) User Experience
5 3 (2.54%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.69%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.69%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.69%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.69%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.85%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.85%) Machine to Machine
7 1 (0.85%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.85%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.85%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.85%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 18 (15.25%) Linux
2 7 (5.93%) Windows
3 5 (4.24%) UNIX
4 4 (3.39%) Android
4 4 (3.39%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (27.97%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (18.64%) CRM
3 17 (14.41%) Disaster Recovery
4 16 (13.56%) TDD
5 15 (12.71%) DevOps
5 15 (12.71%) Enterprise Architecture
6 14 (11.86%) ITIL
6 14 (11.86%) Configuration Management
7 13 (11.02%) Mentoring
8 12 (10.17%) OO
8 12 (10.17%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (9.32%) TOGAF
10 10 (8.47%) OOP
10 10 (8.47%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (8.47%) Scrum
11 9 (7.63%) E-Commerce
12 8 (6.78%) Service Management
12 8 (6.78%) ITSM
12 8 (6.78%) Digital Marketing
13 6 (5.08%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 24 (20.34%) Java
2 15 (12.71%) SQL
3 9 (7.63%) C#
4 6 (5.08%) Groovy
5 5 (4.24%) Scala
6 4 (3.39%) JavaScript
6 4 (3.39%) Ruby
7 2 (1.69%) Perl
7 2 (1.69%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.85%) PHP5
8 1 (0.85%) PHP4
8 1 (0.85%) XPath
8 1 (0.85%) Python
8 1 (0.85%) ActionScript
8 1 (0.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (5.93%) SC Cleared
1 7 (5.93%) Security Cleared
1 7 (5.93%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (5.08%) Degree
3 4 (3.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.85%) PMP
4 1 (0.85%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.85%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.24%) QA
2 1 (0.85%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (14.41%) Active Directory
2 16 (13.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 15 (12.71%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (11.86%) Puppet
3 2 (1.69%) OpenView
3 2 (1.69%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.85%) cPanel
4 1 (0.85%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 22 (18.64%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.47%) Oracle
2 10 (8.47%) BMC
3 8 (6.78%) SAP
3 8 (6.78%) Remedy
4 6 (5.08%) webMethods
5 5 (4.24%) Software AG
6 4 (3.39%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (2.54%) Cisco
7 3 (2.54%) IBM
8 2 (1.69%) Adobe
8 2 (1.69%) HP
8 2 (1.69%) EMC
9 1 (0.85%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.85%) Comverse
9 1 (0.85%) Pega
9 1 (0.85%) Ab Initio
9 1 (0.85%) Ericsson
9 1 (0.85%) Informatica
9 1 (0.85%) Red Hat
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