The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 58 73 45
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -28
Contract jobs citing SOA 19 9 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.66% 0.85% 2.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.22% 1.14% 3.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 11
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£425 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £318 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £420 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £439 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
+13.22% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £29.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+61.01% -1.66%
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
857 788 683
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 74.72% 74.55% 71.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 476 409 328
Average daily rate £375 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £468 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 38 56
Average hourly rate £15.00 £23.25 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.48% +60.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.98 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £66.00 £24.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 1 October 2014.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

SOA
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 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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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
Milton Keynes +12 16 £413 +3.12%
Marlow - 1 - -
Amersham - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
SOA
South East

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 31 (73.81%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (71.43%) C#
2 30 (71.43%) OO
3 27 (64.29%) .NET
4 26 (61.90%) Oracle
4 26 (61.90%) Scrum
4 26 (61.90%) Continuous Integration
5 25 (59.52%) TDD
6 24 (57.14%) N-Tier
7 22 (52.38%) ASP.NET
7 22 (52.38%) ASP.NET MVC
7 22 (52.38%) Coaching
8 20 (47.62%) SQL
8 20 (47.62%) MVC
9 19 (45.24%) Domain-Driven Design
10 17 (40.48%) BDD
10 17 (40.48%) PL/SQL
11 15 (35.71%) Web Development
12 14 (33.33%) Finance
13 13 (30.95%) PRINCE2
13 13 (30.95%) Waterfall
13 13 (30.95%) People Management
14 11 (26.19%) Matrix Management
14 11 (26.19%) Oracle Applications
15 10 (23.81%) WCF
15 10 (23.81%) Visual Studio
15 10 (23.81%) Team Foundation Server
16 9 (21.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 9 (21.43%) Oracle Database
16 9 (21.43%) Microsoft

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 9 (21.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (4.76%) WebSphere Portal
2 2 (4.76%) WebSphere
2 2 (4.76%) Apache
3 1 (2.38%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.38%) Content Management Server
3 1 (2.38%) SAS
3 1 (2.38%) Joomla!
3 1 (2.38%) CMS
3 1 (2.38%) WordPress
3 1 (2.38%) Kentico
3 1 (2.38%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 11 (26.19%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (4.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (2.38%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) Firewall
1 1 (2.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.43%) Oracle Database
1 9 (21.43%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (4.76%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.38%) MySQL
4 1 (2.38%) Ingres
4 1 (2.38%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 10 (23.81%) Visual Studio
1 10 (23.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (21.43%) NUnit
3 3 (7.14%) Selenium
3 3 (7.14%) TeamCity
3 3 (7.14%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (7.14%) MSBuild
4 1 (2.38%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (2.38%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.38%) JIRA
4 1 (2.38%) Subversion
4 1 (2.38%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.38%) Redmine
4 1 (2.38%) Rational DOORS
General
1 14 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Marketing
3 2 (4.76%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.76%) Electronics
3 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.38%) Back Office
4 1 (2.38%) Automotive
4 1 (2.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (40.48%) Development Manager
2 14 (33.33%) Developer
3 12 (28.57%) Web Manager
3 12 (28.57%) Web Development Manager
4 6 (14.29%) Software Developer
5 5 (11.90%) Architect
6 3 (7.14%) Senior Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Technical Development Manager
6 3 (7.14%) Technical Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Software Developer
7 2 (4.76%) .NET Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Web Developer
8 1 (2.38%) Consultant
8 1 (2.38%) Test Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) Software Engineer
8 1 (2.38%) Technical Consultant
8 1 (2.38%) Lead Developer
8 1 (2.38%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (64.29%) .NET
2 22 (52.38%) ASP.NET
2 22 (52.38%) ASP.NET MVC
3 10 (23.81%) WCF
4 8 (19.05%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 6 (14.29%) jQuery
6 5 (11.90%) .NET Framework
7 4 (9.52%) HTML
8 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 3 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (4.76%) KnockoutJS
9 2 (4.76%) AngularJS
9 2 (4.76%) Backbone.js
9 2 (4.76%) Ajax
9 2 (4.76%) WebSphere MQ
9 2 (4.76%) Web Services
9 2 (4.76%) XML
10 1 (2.38%) J2EE
10 1 (2.38%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 24 (57.14%) N-Tier
2 2 (4.76%) User Experience
2 2 (4.76%) DTV
3 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.38%) VLE
3 1 (2.38%) Learning Management System
3 1 (2.38%) Open Source
3 1 (2.38%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.76%) UNIX
1 2 (4.76%) Windows
2 1 (2.38%) AIX
2 1 (2.38%) Linux
2 1 (2.38%) zOS
2 1 (2.38%) Android
2 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (73.81%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (71.43%) OO
3 26 (61.90%) Scrum
3 26 (61.90%) Continuous Integration
4 25 (59.52%) TDD
5 22 (52.38%) Coaching
6 20 (47.62%) MVC
7 19 (45.24%) Domain-Driven Design
8 17 (40.48%) BDD
9 15 (35.71%) Web Development
10 13 (30.95%) PRINCE2
10 13 (30.95%) Waterfall
10 13 (30.95%) People Management
11 11 (26.19%) Matrix Management
12 9 (21.43%) Automated Testing
13 8 (19.05%) Configuration Management
14 3 (7.14%) OOD
15 2 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
15 2 (4.76%) Content Management
15 2 (4.76%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (71.43%) C#
2 20 (47.62%) SQL
3 17 (40.48%) PL/SQL
4 6 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 3 (7.14%) PowerShell
6 2 (4.76%) Java
6 2 (4.76%) Perl
6 2 (4.76%) PHP
7 1 (2.38%) VB
7 1 (2.38%) ActionScript
7 1 (2.38%) C
7 1 (2.38%) COBOL
7 1 (2.38%) PHP5
7 1 (2.38%) PHP4
7 1 (2.38%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (4.76%) Degree
2 1 (2.38%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 7 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (2.38%) Nagios
2 1 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (61.90%) Oracle
2 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.76%) IBM
3 2 (4.76%) SAP
4 1 (2.38%) HP
4 1 (2.38%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.38%) Northgate
4 1 (2.38%) Splunk
4 1 (2.38%) ClickSoftware Technologies
4 1 (2.38%) Rackspace