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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 60 59 52
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -7
Contract jobs citing SOA 29 26 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.23% 2.21% 2.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.90% 3.06% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 18 16
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £317 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.32% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.43 £49.25 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-21.97% +44.85%
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
1001 850 598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 76.88% 72.22% 73.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 475 358
Average daily rate £355 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.38% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £240 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 22 28
Average hourly rate £26.00 £15.97 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.80% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £12.50 £9.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £27.00 £162.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 27 £450 +12.50% 3
SOA
South East

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 20 (40.82%) SQL Server
2 19 (38.78%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (36.73%) WCF
3 18 (36.73%) .NET
4 17 (34.69%) Middleware
4 17 (34.69%) Scrum
4 17 (34.69%) NUnit
4 17 (34.69%) Automated Testing
5 16 (32.65%) OOD
5 16 (32.65%) C#
5 16 (32.65%) OO
6 14 (28.57%) Web Services
6 14 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 13 (26.53%) TDD
8 12 (24.49%) Kentico
8 12 (24.49%) Oracle
9 11 (22.45%) SOAP
9 11 (22.45%) Java
9 11 (22.45%) MVC
9 11 (22.45%) CMS
9 11 (22.45%) Oracle Database
10 10 (20.41%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 10 (20.41%) UML
10 10 (20.41%) SharePoint
11 9 (18.37%) SQL
11 9 (18.37%) EAI
11 9 (18.37%) REST
11 9 (18.37%) Degree
12 8 (16.33%) Enterprise Architecture
12 8 (16.33%) jQuery

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 (24.49%) Kentico
2 11 (22.45%) CMS
3 10 (20.41%) SharePoint
4 7 (14.29%) WebSphere
5 5 (10.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (10.20%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (6.12%) WebLogic
7 2 (4.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (2.04%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (6.12%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (10.20%) Oracle Financials
1 5 (10.20%) Oracle 11i
1 5 (10.20%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (10.20%) Oracle Applications
1 5 (10.20%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.12%) Google Checkout
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.16%) LDAP
1 4 (8.16%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (40.82%) SQL Server
2 11 (22.45%) Oracle Database
3 7 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (10.20%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (10.20%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (34.69%) NUnit
2 14 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (16.33%) Visual Studio
4 5 (10.20%) Oracle Forms
5 4 (8.16%) Selenium
General
1 7 (14.29%) Finance
1 7 (14.29%) Retail
2 4 (8.16%) Automotive
3 2 (4.08%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.08%) Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (46.94%) Architect
2 21 (42.86%) Developer
3 19 (38.78%) Solutions Architect
4 11 (22.45%) .NET Developer
4 11 (22.45%) Digital Architect
5 10 (20.41%) Digital Solutions Architect
6 5 (10.20%) Oracle Architect
7 4 (8.16%) Web Architect
8 3 (6.12%) Java Developer
8 3 (6.12%) Technical Architect
8 3 (6.12%) Configuration Engineer
8 3 (6.12%) Oracle Technical Architect
9 2 (4.08%) SOA Developer
9 2 (4.08%) Oracle Solutions Architect
10 1 (2.04%) UI Programmer
10 1 (2.04%) Business Solution Architect
10 1 (2.04%) Oracle SOA Developer
10 1 (2.04%) Consultant
10 1 (2.04%) Website Architect
10 1 (2.04%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (36.73%) .NET
1 18 (36.73%) WCF
2 17 (34.69%) Middleware
3 14 (28.57%) Web Services
4 11 (22.45%) SOAP
5 10 (20.41%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 9 (18.37%) REST
7 8 (16.33%) jQuery
8 6 (12.24%) .NET Framework
9 4 (8.16%) SAML
9 4 (8.16%) CSS
9 4 (8.16%) HTML
9 4 (8.16%) Entity Framework
10 3 (6.12%) DHTML
10 3 (6.12%) JSP
10 3 (6.12%) Struts
10 3 (6.12%) Spring
10 3 (6.12%) Ajax
11 2 (4.08%) XML
11 2 (4.08%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.24%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.04%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.04%) CMDB
3 1 (2.04%) DataPower
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (38.78%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (34.69%) Scrum
2 17 (34.69%) Automated Testing
3 16 (32.65%) OO
3 16 (32.65%) OOD
4 13 (26.53%) TDD
5 11 (22.45%) MVC
6 10 (20.41%) UML
7 9 (18.37%) EAI
8 8 (16.33%) E-Commerce
8 8 (16.33%) Enterprise Architecture
9 6 (12.24%) Content Management
10 5 (10.20%) Workflow
10 5 (10.20%) Migration
10 5 (10.20%) Project Management
10 5 (10.20%) Strategic Management
11 4 (8.16%) Release Management
11 4 (8.16%) Configuration Management
12 3 (6.12%) B2B
12 3 (6.12%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 16 (32.65%) C#
2 11 (22.45%) Java
3 9 (18.37%) SQL
4 5 (10.20%) PL/SQL
5 4 (8.16%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.08%) PHP
6 2 (4.08%) C++
6 2 (4.08%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 9 (18.37%) Degree
2 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 12 (24.49%) Oracle
2 5 (10.20%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.12%) Google
3 3 (6.12%) Coremetrics
3 3 (6.12%) PayPal
3 3 (6.12%) IBM
4 2 (4.08%) Adobe
4 2 (4.08%) SAP