The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 56 65 61
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -4
Contract jobs citing SOA 23 25 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.41% 2.10% 2.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.82% 2.59% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 19 21
Median daily rate £550 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £365 £366
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £36.25 £49.25
% change year-on-year
+24.13% -26.39%
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 Buckinghamshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
817 964 1011
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 85.55% 81.14% 78.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 450 483 598
Median daily rate £410 £355 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.49% -1.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 26 39
Median hourly rate £38.50 £30.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.33% +46.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £11.00 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.70 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing SOA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOA across the Buckinghamshire region.

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

SOA
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

SOA
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the Buckinghamshire region.

SOA Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

SOA
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 30 May 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
Milton Keynes +2 16 £575 +27.77% 2
SOA
South East

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for SOA.

1 24 (54.55%) .NET
2 20 (45.45%) SOAP
3 19 (43.18%) Microsoft
4 18 (40.91%) REST
5 17 (38.64%) Middleware
6 13 (29.55%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (27.27%) TDD
7 12 (27.27%) Java
7 12 (27.27%) SQL
8 10 (22.73%) Oracle
9 9 (20.45%) High Availability
9 9 (20.45%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (20.45%) WebSphere
9 9 (20.45%) C#
9 9 (20.45%) EAI
9 9 (20.45%) Red Hat
9 9 (20.45%) IBM
9 9 (20.45%) MVC
10 8 (18.18%) Finance
10 8 (18.18%) E-Commerce
11 7 (15.91%) N-Tier
11 7 (15.91%) SharePoint
11 7 (15.91%) XML
11 7 (15.91%) XSD
11 7 (15.91%) SAP
11 7 (15.91%) ASP.NET
11 7 (15.91%) Migration
11 7 (15.91%) JSON
11 7 (15.91%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (15.91%) DataPower

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 9 (20.45%) WebSphere
2 7 (15.91%) SharePoint
3 5 (11.36%) JBoss
4 3 (6.82%) MQSeries
4 3 (6.82%) Node.js
5 2 (4.55%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (4.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.36%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (11.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.64%) SSL
2 3 (6.82%) FTP
2 3 (6.82%) HTTP
2 3 (6.82%) HTTPS
2 3 (6.82%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.36%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (6.82%) XMLSpy
2 1 (2.27%) ERwin
General
1 8 (18.18%) Finance
2 6 (13.64%) Retail
3 2 (4.55%) Automotive
3 2 (4.55%) Electronics
3 2 (4.55%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.55%) Marketing
3 2 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (63.64%) Architect
2 16 (36.36%) Developer
3 11 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
4 10 (22.73%) Designer
4 10 (22.73%) Technical Architect
5 9 (20.45%) .NET Architect
6 6 (13.64%) .NET Technical Architect
6 6 (13.64%) E-Commerce Architect
6 6 (13.64%) Senior Developer
7 5 (11.36%) Web Architect
8 4 (9.09%) Java Developer
8 4 (9.09%) Senior Architect
9 3 (6.82%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
9 3 (6.82%) Enterprise Architect
9 3 (6.82%) Lead Enterprise Architect
9 3 (6.82%) SAP Architect
9 3 (6.82%) Senior Java Developer
10 2 (4.55%) Lead Architect
10 2 (4.55%) TOGAF Architect
10 2 (4.55%) TOGAF Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (54.55%) .NET
2 20 (45.45%) SOAP
3 18 (40.91%) REST
4 17 (38.64%) Middleware
5 7 (15.91%) ASP.NET
5 7 (15.91%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (15.91%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 7 (15.91%) JSON
5 7 (15.91%) XML
5 7 (15.91%) XSD
6 6 (13.64%) IBM Integration Bus
6 6 (13.64%) J2EE
6 6 (13.64%) Spring
6 6 (13.64%) WebSphere MQ
7 5 (11.36%) MSMQ
7 5 (11.36%) WCF
8 4 (9.09%) WSDL
9 3 (6.82%) JMS
9 3 (6.82%) Spring Boot
9 3 (6.82%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.45%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (15.91%) DataPower
2 7 (15.91%) N-Tier
2 7 (15.91%) User Experience
3 4 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (9.09%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.09%) Linux
2 3 (6.82%) Windows
3 1 (2.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (29.55%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (27.27%) TDD
3 9 (20.45%) EAI
3 9 (20.45%) High Availability
3 9 (20.45%) MVC
4 8 (18.18%) E-Commerce
5 7 (15.91%) Load Testing
5 7 (15.91%) Migration
5 7 (15.91%) Use Case
6 6 (13.64%) TOGAF
6 6 (13.64%) Zachman Framework
7 5 (11.36%) DevOps
8 4 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (9.09%) Microservices
8 4 (9.09%) UML
9 3 (6.82%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (6.82%) Domain-Driven Design
9 3 (6.82%) Pair Programming
9 3 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (6.82%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (27.27%) Java
1 12 (27.27%) SQL
2 9 (20.45%) C#
3 2 (4.55%) ABAP
4 1 (2.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (13.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.27%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) Nagios
Vendors
1 19 (43.18%) Microsoft
2 10 (22.73%) Oracle
3 9 (20.45%) IBM
3 9 (20.45%) Red Hat
4 7 (15.91%) SAP