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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 65 59 51
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -8
Contract jobs citing SOA 25 23 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.11% 1.85% 2.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.67% 2.49% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 18 14
Average daily rate
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£450 £390 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -10.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £317 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £410 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.75% +9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £49.25 £31.46
% change year-on-year
-26.39% +56.54%
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
935 925 583
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 78.77% 74.48% 71.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 466 558 349
Average daily rate £368 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 37 19
Average hourly rate £31.25 £20.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.43% +13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.90 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £27.00 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 26 May 2015.

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 26 May 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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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 23 £450 +13.92% 3
Aylesbury - 1 - -
SOA
South East

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 19 (37.25%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (35.29%) Middleware
3 17 (33.33%) OOD
3 17 (33.33%) .NET
3 17 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 17 (33.33%) OO
3 17 (33.33%) Scrum
4 16 (31.37%) Java
5 15 (29.41%) C#
5 15 (29.41%) Web Services
5 15 (29.41%) WCF
6 14 (27.45%) TDD
6 14 (27.45%) NUnit
6 14 (27.45%) Automated Testing
6 14 (27.45%) SOAP
7 13 (25.49%) Oracle
8 12 (23.53%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (23.53%) Kentico
9 11 (21.57%) CMS
9 11 (21.57%) MVC
10 10 (19.61%) UML
10 10 (19.61%) SharePoint
10 10 (19.61%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 9 (17.65%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (17.65%) Oracle Database
11 9 (17.65%) REST
11 9 (17.65%) E-Commerce
11 9 (17.65%) SQL
11 9 (17.65%) EAI
11 9 (17.65%) jQuery

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 12 (23.53%) Kentico
2 11 (21.57%) CMS
3 10 (19.61%) SharePoint
4 8 (15.69%) WebSphere
5 5 (9.80%) Oracle Workflow
5 5 (9.80%) WebLogic
6 4 (7.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (3.92%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (3.92%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (1.96%) IIS
8 1 (1.96%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (1.96%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 3 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (9.80%) Oracle Financials
1 5 (9.80%) Oracle 11i
1 5 (9.80%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (9.80%) Oracle Applications
1 5 (9.80%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.84%) Google Checkout
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.84%) LDAP
1 4 (7.84%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 9 (17.65%) Oracle Database
3 6 (11.76%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (9.80%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (9.80%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (27.45%) NUnit
2 12 (23.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (15.69%) Visual Studio
4 6 (11.76%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.96%) JDeveloper
5 1 (1.96%) Selenium
General
1 7 (13.73%) Finance
1 7 (13.73%) Retail
2 4 (7.84%) Automotive
3 2 (3.92%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.92%) Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (50.98%) Architect
2 22 (43.14%) Developer
3 21 (41.18%) Solutions Architect
4 12 (23.53%) .NET Developer
5 11 (21.57%) Digital Architect
6 10 (19.61%) Digital Solutions Architect
7 5 (9.80%) Oracle Architect
8 4 (7.84%) Web Architect
8 4 (7.84%) Java Developer
9 3 (5.88%) Technical Architect
9 3 (5.88%) Java Architect
9 3 (5.88%) Oracle Technical Architect
10 2 (3.92%) SOA Developer
10 2 (3.92%) Oracle Solutions Architect
11 1 (1.96%) UI Programmer
11 1 (1.96%) Business Solution Architect
11 1 (1.96%) CMS Developer
11 1 (1.96%) Configuration Engineer
11 1 (1.96%) WebCenter Consultant
11 1 (1.96%) Oracle Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (35.29%) Middleware
2 17 (33.33%) .NET
3 15 (29.41%) Web Services
3 15 (29.41%) WCF
4 14 (27.45%) SOAP
5 10 (19.61%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 9 (17.65%) REST
6 9 (17.65%) jQuery
7 7 (13.73%) Spring
8 6 (11.76%) JSP
8 6 (11.76%) HTML
9 5 (9.80%) CSS
9 5 (9.80%) XML
10 4 (7.84%) SAML
10 4 (7.84%) Struts
10 4 (7.84%) DHTML
10 4 (7.84%) Ajax
10 4 (7.84%) .NET Framework
11 3 (5.88%) jBPM
11 3 (5.88%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.65%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.96%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.96%) DataPower
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (37.25%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (33.33%) OO
2 17 (33.33%) OOD
2 17 (33.33%) Scrum
3 14 (27.45%) TDD
3 14 (27.45%) Automated Testing
4 11 (21.57%) MVC
5 10 (19.61%) UML
6 9 (17.65%) E-Commerce
6 9 (17.65%) EAI
7 8 (15.69%) Enterprise Architecture
8 7 (13.73%) Content Management
9 6 (11.76%) Migration
10 5 (9.80%) Project Management
10 5 (9.80%) Workflow
10 5 (9.80%) Strategic Management
10 5 (9.80%) Unit Testing
11 4 (7.84%) System Testing
11 4 (7.84%) SEO
11 4 (7.84%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 16 (31.37%) Java
2 15 (29.41%) C#
3 9 (17.65%) SQL
4 5 (9.80%) PL/SQL
4 5 (9.80%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.92%) C++
5 2 (3.92%) XQuery
6 1 (1.96%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (17.65%) Degree
2 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.96%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 13 (25.49%) Oracle
2 4 (7.84%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.84%) Google
2 4 (7.84%) Coremetrics
2 4 (7.84%) PayPal
3 3 (5.88%) IBM
4 2 (3.92%) Adobe
4 2 (3.92%) SAP