The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Buckinghamshire region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 58 61 51
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -10
Contract jobs citing SOA 27 18 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.05% 1.75% 1.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.75% 2.44% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 9 9
Average daily rate
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£493 £440 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.93% +17.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £395 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £640 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £398 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.43% -0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £32.10
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -8.09%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
981 739 657
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 74.43% 72.03% 68.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 570 400 305
Average daily rate £365 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £256 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 29 29
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +17.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.80 £35.30 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
SOA
South East

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +4 24 £490 +13.29%
High Wycombe - 1 - -
Aylesbury - - - -
SOA
South East

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 34 (65.38%) C#
2 33 (63.46%) Oracle
3 32 (61.54%) OO
3 32 (61.54%) Scrum
3 32 (61.54%) TDD
4 31 (59.62%) .NET
5 29 (55.77%) Continuous Integration
6 28 (53.85%) N-Tier
7 22 (42.31%) ASP.NET
8 21 (40.38%) SQL
8 21 (40.38%) MVC
9 20 (38.46%) ASP.NET MVC
10 17 (32.69%) PL/SQL
10 17 (32.69%) Domain-Driven Design
11 16 (30.77%) BDD
12 15 (28.85%) Visual Studio
12 15 (28.85%) Agile Software Development
12 15 (28.85%) Web Development
13 14 (26.92%) Microsoft
13 14 (26.92%) Oracle Database
13 14 (26.92%) Team Foundation Server
13 14 (26.92%) WCF
13 14 (26.92%) Oracle Database 11g
14 13 (25.00%) Waterfall
14 13 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 13 (25.00%) PRINCE2
14 13 (25.00%) Automated Testing
14 13 (25.00%) NUnit
15 12 (23.08%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 11 (21.15%) Matrix Management

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 13 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (5.77%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.85%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (3.85%) Apache
3 2 (3.85%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (3.85%) Papyrus
4 1 (1.92%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.92%) Content Management Server
4 1 (1.92%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.92%) WebSphere Portal
4 1 (1.92%) Confluence
4 1 (1.92%) Kentico
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (21.15%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (3.85%) Exstream
2 2 (3.85%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.85%) WEP
2 1 (1.92%) SSL
2 1 (1.92%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (26.92%) Oracle Database 11g
1 14 (26.92%) Oracle Database
2 6 (11.54%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.77%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.85%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.92%) MySQL
5 1 (1.92%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 15 (28.85%) Visual Studio
2 14 (26.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (25.00%) NUnit
4 1 (1.92%) Subversion
4 1 (1.92%) JIRA
4 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.92%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.92%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (1.92%) Redmine
4 1 (1.92%) Ant
General
1 11 (21.15%) Finance
2 2 (3.85%) Marketing
3 1 (1.92%) Electronics
3 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.92%) Publishing
3 1 (1.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (36.54%) Developer
2 17 (32.69%) Development Manager
3 13 (25.00%) Architect
4 12 (23.08%) Web Development Manager
4 12 (23.08%) Web Manager
5 7 (13.46%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (13.46%) Senior Developer
6 6 (11.54%) Software Developer
7 5 (9.62%) .NET Developer
7 5 (9.62%) Senior Software Developer
8 4 (7.69%) Consultant
9 3 (5.77%) Java Developer
9 3 (5.77%) Software Engineer
9 3 (5.77%) Technical Architect
9 3 (5.77%) Technical Manager
9 3 (5.77%) Technical Development Manager
9 3 (5.77%) Technical Developer
10 2 (3.85%) Java Architect
10 2 (3.85%) Agile .NET Developer
10 2 (3.85%) Agile C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (59.62%) .NET
2 22 (42.31%) ASP.NET
3 20 (38.46%) ASP.NET MVC
4 14 (26.92%) WCF
5 12 (23.08%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 10 (19.23%) .NET Framework
7 8 (15.38%) J2EE
8 7 (13.46%) Web Services
9 6 (11.54%) Middleware
10 4 (7.69%) REST
10 4 (7.69%) HTML
11 3 (5.77%) HTML5
11 3 (5.77%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 3 (5.77%) JSON
11 3 (5.77%) XML
11 3 (5.77%) CSS
12 2 (3.85%) Hibernate
12 2 (3.85%) Spring
12 2 (3.85%) jQuery
12 2 (3.85%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 28 (53.85%) N-Tier
2 2 (3.85%) Open Source
3 1 (1.92%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (1.92%) DTV
3 1 (1.92%) VLE
3 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.92%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.92%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.92%) UNIX
1 1 (1.92%) Windows
1 1 (1.92%) AIX
1 1 (1.92%) Linux
1 1 (1.92%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (61.54%) OO
1 32 (61.54%) Scrum
1 32 (61.54%) TDD
2 29 (55.77%) Continuous Integration
3 21 (40.38%) MVC
4 17 (32.69%) Domain-Driven Design
5 16 (30.77%) BDD
6 15 (28.85%) Web Development
6 15 (28.85%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (25.00%) Automated Testing
7 13 (25.00%) PRINCE2
7 13 (25.00%) Waterfall
8 11 (21.15%) Matrix Management
9 10 (19.23%) Configuration Management
10 5 (9.62%) EAI
11 3 (5.77%) OOD
11 3 (5.77%) UML
11 3 (5.77%) Software Engineering
12 2 (3.85%) Project Planning
12 2 (3.85%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (65.38%) C#
2 21 (40.38%) SQL
3 17 (32.69%) PL/SQL
4 6 (11.54%) JavaScript
5 4 (7.69%) Java
6 2 (3.85%) PHP
6 2 (3.85%) VBA
6 2 (3.85%) Scala
7 1 (1.92%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (9.62%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 9 (17.31%) SCCM
2 1 (1.92%) Nagios
Vendors
1 33 (63.46%) Oracle
2 14 (26.92%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.85%) HP
3 2 (3.85%) IBM
4 1 (1.92%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.92%) Splunk
4 1 (1.92%) ClickSoftware Technologies
4 1 (1.92%) Adobe
4 1 (1.92%) SAP