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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 61 71 53
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -18
Contract jobs citing SOA 21 7 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.79% 0.67% 1.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.39% 0.88% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 10
Average daily rate
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£425 £388 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -1.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £313 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £509 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £29.50 £32.10
% change year-on-year
+27.11% -8.09%
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
878 791 698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 74.79% 75.33% 70.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 489 409 345
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 36 53
Average hourly rate £16.50 £22.88 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.86% +57.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £66.00 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +8 18 £425 +9.67%
Marlow - 1 - -
Amersham - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
SOA
South East

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 35 (74.47%) C#
2 34 (72.34%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (70.21%) OO
4 30 (63.83%) .NET
5 29 (61.70%) Oracle
5 29 (61.70%) Scrum
5 29 (61.70%) Continuous Integration
6 28 (59.57%) TDD
6 28 (59.57%) N-Tier
7 24 (51.06%) Coaching
8 22 (46.81%) ASP.NET MVC
8 22 (46.81%) ASP.NET
9 21 (44.68%) MVC
10 20 (42.55%) SQL
11 19 (40.43%) Domain-Driven Design
12 17 (36.17%) BDD
12 17 (36.17%) PL/SQL
13 15 (31.91%) Visual Studio
13 15 (31.91%) Web Development
13 15 (31.91%) WCF
14 14 (29.79%) Finance
15 13 (27.66%) PRINCE2
15 13 (27.66%) Team Foundation Server
15 13 (27.66%) Waterfall
15 13 (27.66%) People Management
16 12 (25.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 12 (25.53%) Oracle Database
16 12 (25.53%) Oracle Database 11g
16 12 (25.53%) NUnit
16 12 (25.53%) Automated Testing

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 12 (25.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (4.26%) WebSphere Portal
2 2 (4.26%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (4.26%) Apache
2 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.26%) WebSphere
2 2 (4.26%) Papyrus
3 1 (2.13%) CMS
3 1 (2.13%) Joomla!
3 1 (2.13%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (2.13%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (2.13%) Content Management Server
3 1 (2.13%) SAS
3 1 (2.13%) WordPress
3 1 (2.13%) Kentico
3 1 (2.13%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 11 (23.40%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (4.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (4.26%) Exstream
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (2.13%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) Firewall
1 1 (2.13%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (25.53%) Oracle Database
1 12 (25.53%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (8.51%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.38%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (4.26%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.13%) MySQL
5 1 (2.13%) Ingres
5 1 (2.13%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.13%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 15 (31.91%) Visual Studio
2 13 (27.66%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (25.53%) NUnit
4 3 (6.38%) Selenium
4 3 (6.38%) TeamCity
4 3 (6.38%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (6.38%) MSBuild
5 1 (2.13%) Subversion
5 1 (2.13%) JIRA
5 1 (2.13%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (2.13%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.13%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.13%) Redmine
5 1 (2.13%) Rational DOORS
General
1 14 (29.79%) Finance
2 3 (6.38%) Marketing
3 2 (4.26%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.26%) Electronics
3 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.13%) Retail
4 1 (2.13%) Automotive
4 1 (2.13%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 19 (40.43%) Developer
2 17 (36.17%) Development Manager
3 12 (25.53%) Web Manager
3 12 (25.53%) Web Development Manager
4 8 (17.02%) Software Developer
5 5 (10.64%) Architect
5 5 (10.64%) Senior Developer
6 4 (8.51%) Senior Software Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Technical Manager
7 3 (6.38%) .NET Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Technical Development Manager
7 3 (6.38%) Consultant
8 2 (4.26%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (4.26%) Web Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Software Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Analyst
9 1 (2.13%) Senior .NET Developer
9 1 (2.13%) Oracle Consultant
9 1 (2.13%) Oracle Technical Consultant
9 1 (2.13%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (63.83%) .NET
2 22 (46.81%) ASP.NET MVC
2 22 (46.81%) ASP.NET
3 15 (31.91%) WCF
4 11 (23.40%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 8 (17.02%) .NET Framework
6 6 (12.77%) jQuery
7 4 (8.51%) HTML
7 4 (8.51%) Web Services
8 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 3 (6.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (4.26%) KnockoutJS
9 2 (4.26%) AngularJS
9 2 (4.26%) Backbone.js
9 2 (4.26%) WebSphere MQ
9 2 (4.26%) XML
9 2 (4.26%) Ajax
10 1 (2.13%) XML-RPC
10 1 (2.13%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 28 (59.57%) N-Tier
2 2 (4.26%) User Experience
2 2 (4.26%) DTV
3 1 (2.13%) VLE
3 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.13%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.13%) Learning Management System
3 1 (2.13%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.26%) UNIX
1 2 (4.26%) Windows
2 1 (2.13%) AIX
2 1 (2.13%) Linux
2 1 (2.13%) zOS
2 1 (2.13%) Android
2 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (72.34%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (70.21%) OO
3 29 (61.70%) Scrum
3 29 (61.70%) Continuous Integration
4 28 (59.57%) TDD
5 24 (51.06%) Coaching
6 21 (44.68%) MVC
7 19 (40.43%) Domain-Driven Design
8 17 (36.17%) BDD
9 15 (31.91%) Web Development
10 13 (27.66%) PRINCE2
10 13 (27.66%) Waterfall
10 13 (27.66%) People Management
11 12 (25.53%) Automated Testing
12 11 (23.40%) Matrix Management
13 10 (21.28%) Configuration Management
14 3 (6.38%) OOD
15 2 (4.26%) Continuous Improvement
15 2 (4.26%) Unit Testing
15 2 (4.26%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 35 (74.47%) C#
2 20 (42.55%) SQL
3 17 (36.17%) PL/SQL
4 8 (17.02%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.38%) PowerShell
6 2 (4.26%) VBA
6 2 (4.26%) Java
6 2 (4.26%) Perl
6 2 (4.26%) PHP
7 1 (2.13%) VB6
7 1 (2.13%) C
7 1 (2.13%) COBOL
7 1 (2.13%) VB
7 1 (2.13%) ActionScript
7 1 (2.13%) PHP5
7 1 (2.13%) PHP4
Qualifications
1 2 (4.26%) Degree
2 1 (2.13%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 9 (19.15%) SCCM
2 1 (2.13%) Nagios
2 1 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 29 (61.70%) Oracle
2 11 (23.40%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.38%) HP
4 2 (4.26%) IBM
4 2 (4.26%) SAP
5 1 (2.13%) Northgate
5 1 (2.13%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.13%) ClickSoftware Technologies
5 1 (2.13%) Splunk
5 1 (2.13%) Rackspace