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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 54 68 56
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -12
Contract jobs citing SOA 25 14 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.05% 1.28% 1.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.80% 1.70% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 8 10
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£493 £413 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.39% +8.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £353 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £625 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £433 £385 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.33% -3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £29.50 £32.05
% change year-on-year
-22.03% -7.95%
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
892 823 718
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 73.17% 75.44% 68.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 509 429 349
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 33 41
Average hourly rate £16.32 £22.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.46% +55.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.35 £44.97 £41.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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
Milton Keynes +15 21 £490 +18.78% 2
High Wycombe - 1 - -
Marlow - 1 - -
Amersham - - - -
Aylesbury - - - -
SOA
South East

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (66.67%) C#
2 32 (62.75%) Oracle
2 32 (62.75%) OO
3 31 (60.78%) Scrum
3 31 (60.78%) TDD
4 29 (56.86%) .NET
4 29 (56.86%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (54.90%) N-Tier
6 22 (43.14%) ASP.NET
7 21 (41.18%) MVC
8 20 (39.22%) SQL
8 20 (39.22%) ASP.NET MVC
9 17 (33.33%) PL/SQL
9 17 (33.33%) Domain-Driven Design
10 16 (31.37%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (29.41%) Web Development
11 15 (29.41%) Visual Studio
11 15 (29.41%) BDD
12 14 (27.45%) Team Foundation Server
12 14 (27.45%) WCF
12 14 (27.45%) Oracle Database 11g
12 14 (27.45%) Oracle Database
13 13 (25.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 13 (25.49%) Waterfall
13 13 (25.49%) PRINCE2
13 13 (25.49%) Microsoft
13 13 (25.49%) NUnit
13 13 (25.49%) Automated Testing
13 13 (25.49%) Finance
14 12 (23.53%) ADO.NET Entity Framework

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (25.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (5.88%) Apache
3 2 (3.92%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.92%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (3.92%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.92%) Papyrus
3 2 (3.92%) Confluence
4 1 (1.96%) Kentico
4 1 (1.96%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.96%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.96%) Joomla!
4 1 (1.96%) WordPress
4 1 (1.96%) WebSphere Portal
4 1 (1.96%) Content Management Server
4 1 (1.96%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (21.57%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (3.92%) Exstream
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) WEP
2 1 (1.96%) SSL
2 1 (1.96%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (27.45%) Oracle Database 11g
1 14 (27.45%) Oracle Database
2 5 (9.80%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (5.88%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.92%) MySQL
5 1 (1.96%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 15 (29.41%) Visual Studio
2 14 (27.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (25.49%) NUnit
4 2 (3.92%) Subversion
4 2 (3.92%) JIRA
4 2 (3.92%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.96%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.96%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (1.96%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (1.96%) Redmine
5 1 (1.96%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (1.96%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.96%) Ant
General
1 13 (25.49%) Finance
2 3 (5.88%) Marketing
3 1 (1.96%) Electronics
3 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.96%) Publishing
3 1 (1.96%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (35.29%) Developer
2 17 (33.33%) Development Manager
3 12 (23.53%) Web Manager
3 12 (23.53%) Web Development Manager
4 11 (21.57%) Architect
5 8 (15.69%) Software Developer
6 6 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (9.80%) Senior Developer
7 5 (9.80%) Senior Software Developer
8 4 (7.84%) Consultant
9 3 (5.88%) Software Engineer
9 3 (5.88%) .NET Developer
9 3 (5.88%) Technical Development Manager
9 3 (5.88%) Technical Manager
10 2 (3.92%) .NET Software Engineer
10 2 (3.92%) Business Architect
10 2 (3.92%) C# Developer
10 2 (3.92%) C# Software Engineer
10 2 (3.92%) Technical Architect
10 2 (3.92%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (56.86%) .NET
2 22 (43.14%) ASP.NET
3 20 (39.22%) ASP.NET MVC
4 14 (27.45%) WCF
5 12 (23.53%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 8 (15.69%) .NET Framework
7 6 (11.76%) J2EE
8 5 (9.80%) Web Services
8 5 (9.80%) Middleware
9 4 (7.84%) HTML
10 3 (5.88%) XML
10 3 (5.88%) CSS
10 3 (5.88%) REST
10 3 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 3 (5.88%) HTML5
10 3 (5.88%) jQuery
11 2 (3.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 2 (3.92%) Ajax
11 2 (3.92%) JSON
11 2 (3.92%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 28 (54.90%) N-Tier
2 2 (3.92%) Open Source
3 1 (1.96%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (1.96%) DTV
3 1 (1.96%) VLE
3 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.96%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.96%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.96%) UNIX
1 1 (1.96%) Windows
1 1 (1.96%) AIX
1 1 (1.96%) Linux
1 1 (1.96%) zOS
1 1 (1.96%) Android
1 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (62.75%) OO
2 31 (60.78%) Scrum
2 31 (60.78%) TDD
3 29 (56.86%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (41.18%) MVC
5 17 (33.33%) Domain-Driven Design
6 16 (31.37%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (29.41%) Web Development
7 15 (29.41%) BDD
8 13 (25.49%) Waterfall
8 13 (25.49%) Automated Testing
8 13 (25.49%) PRINCE2
9 11 (21.57%) Matrix Management
10 10 (19.61%) Configuration Management
11 4 (7.84%) EAI
12 3 (5.88%) OOD
12 3 (5.88%) UML
12 3 (5.88%) Software Engineering
13 2 (3.92%) Content Management
13 2 (3.92%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 34 (66.67%) C#
2 20 (39.22%) SQL
3 17 (33.33%) PL/SQL
4 6 (11.76%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.88%) PHP
6 2 (3.92%) Java
6 2 (3.92%) VBA
7 1 (1.96%) PHP5
7 1 (1.96%) PHP4
7 1 (1.96%) Scala
7 1 (1.96%) Perl
7 1 (1.96%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 4 (7.84%) Degree
2 1 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (1.96%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 9 (17.65%) SCCM
2 1 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.96%) Nagios
Vendors
1 32 (62.75%) Oracle
2 13 (25.49%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.88%) HP
4 2 (3.92%) IBM
5 1 (1.96%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.96%) Splunk
5 1 (1.96%) Rackspace
5 1 (1.96%) ClickSoftware Technologies
5 1 (1.96%) Adobe
5 1 (1.96%) SAP
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