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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 67 60 69
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +9
Contract jobs citing SOA 27 22 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.97% 1.85% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.50% 2.50% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 16 8
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£450 £463 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% +12.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £400 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £506 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £428 £388
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +10.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £36.25 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+17.24% +22.88%
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
1082 881 828
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 79.09% 73.91% 76.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 607 501 431
Average daily rate £388 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 28 34
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -51.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £25.00 £66.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 -3 24 £438 -2.77% 1
Iver - 1 £550 -
SOA
South East

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 23 (43.40%) Web Services
2 21 (39.62%) Middleware
3 17 (32.08%) Oracle
4 16 (30.19%) SQL
5 15 (28.30%) Unit Testing
6 14 (26.42%) Java
7 12 (22.64%) SQL Server
7 12 (22.64%) SOAP
7 12 (22.64%) XML
7 12 (22.64%) E-Commerce
7 12 (22.64%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (20.75%) Retail
8 11 (20.75%) Enterprise Architecture
8 11 (20.75%) C#
8 11 (20.75%) .NET
8 11 (20.75%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (18.87%) UML
9 10 (18.87%) BizTalk Server
9 10 (18.87%) WebSphere
9 10 (18.87%) WCF
10 9 (16.98%) .NET Framework
10 9 (16.98%) Microsoft
10 9 (16.98%) XSD
10 9 (16.98%) XSLT
10 9 (16.98%) T-SQL
10 9 (16.98%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (15.09%) JavaScript
11 8 (15.09%) PL/SQL
11 8 (15.09%) EAI
11 8 (15.09%) Degree

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 10 (18.87%) BizTalk Server
1 10 (18.87%) WebSphere
2 7 (13.21%) IIS
2 7 (13.21%) Apache
2 7 (13.21%) MQSeries
3 6 (11.32%) WebLogic
4 3 (5.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (5.66%) SharePoint
4 3 (5.66%) Documentum
5 2 (3.77%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (1.89%) NServiceBus
6 1 (1.89%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (1.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.43%) Google Checkout
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.21%) Wireshark
2 3 (5.66%) LDAP
2 3 (5.66%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (22.64%) SQL Server
2 9 (16.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (9.43%) Oracle Database
4 3 (5.66%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (5.66%) Oracle OWB
4 3 (5.66%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 3 (5.66%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.77%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (3.77%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.89%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (13.21%) Fiddler
2 3 (5.66%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.89%) JDeveloper
General
1 11 (20.75%) Retail
2 5 (9.43%) Banking
2 5 (9.43%) Finance
3 3 (5.66%) Automotive
4 2 (3.77%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 26 (49.06%) Architect
2 21 (39.62%) Solutions Architect
3 10 (18.87%) Developer
4 8 (15.09%) Consultant
5 7 (13.21%) BizTalk Consultant
5 7 (13.21%) Digital Architect
6 6 (11.32%) Digital Solutions Architect
6 6 (11.32%) Senior Architect
6 6 (11.32%) Java Developer
7 4 (7.55%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (7.55%) Web Architect
8 3 (5.66%) IT Architect
8 3 (5.66%) Java Architect
8 3 (5.66%) Senior Solutions Architect
9 2 (3.77%) .NET Programmer
9 2 (3.77%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
9 2 (3.77%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 2 (3.77%) SOA Developer
9 2 (3.77%) Programmer
9 2 (3.77%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (43.40%) Web Services
2 21 (39.62%) Middleware
3 12 (22.64%) XML
3 12 (22.64%) SOAP
4 11 (20.75%) .NET
5 10 (18.87%) WCF
6 9 (16.98%) .NET Framework
6 9 (16.98%) XSD
6 9 (16.98%) XSLT
7 8 (15.09%) Spring
8 7 (13.21%) REST
8 7 (13.21%) MSMQ
8 7 (13.21%) EDI
8 7 (13.21%) CSS
8 7 (13.21%) JSP
9 6 (11.32%) HTML
10 5 (9.43%) DHTML
10 5 (9.43%) Struts
10 5 (9.43%) Ajax
11 4 (7.55%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.75%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (13.21%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.66%) Social Media
3 3 (5.66%) Digital Media
3 3 (5.66%) N-Tier
3 3 (5.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (5.66%) SCADA
4 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.89%) DataPower
5 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (28.30%) Unit Testing
2 12 (22.64%) E-Commerce
2 12 (22.64%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (20.75%) Enterprise Architecture
4 10 (18.87%) UML
5 8 (15.09%) EAI
5 8 (15.09%) Content Management
5 8 (15.09%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (11.32%) OO
6 6 (11.32%) B2B
6 6 (11.32%) Migration
6 6 (11.32%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (9.43%) SEO
7 5 (9.43%) B2C
7 5 (9.43%) OOD
7 5 (9.43%) System Testing
7 5 (9.43%) Analytics
8 4 (7.55%) Project Planning
8 4 (7.55%) Network Design
8 4 (7.55%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 16 (30.19%) SQL
2 14 (26.42%) Java
3 11 (20.75%) C#
4 9 (16.98%) T-SQL
5 8 (15.09%) JavaScript
5 8 (15.09%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.77%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 8 (15.09%) Degree
2 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) Solvency II
2 1 (1.89%) QA
Vendors
1 17 (32.08%) Oracle
2 9 (16.98%) Microsoft
3 5 (9.43%) Google
3 5 (9.43%) Coremetrics
3 5 (9.43%) SAP
3 5 (9.43%) PayPal
4 4 (7.55%) Adobe
5 3 (5.66%) Pega
5 3 (5.66%) Sitecore
5 3 (5.66%) hybris
5 3 (5.66%) Guidewire
5 3 (5.66%) MuleSoft
5 3 (5.66%) FatWire
6 2 (3.77%) IBM
7 1 (1.89%) Mashery
7 1 (1.89%) Software AG
7 1 (1.89%) webMethods