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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 69 60 62
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +2
Contract jobs citing SOA 19 27 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.53% 2.05% 1.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.97% 2.71% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 20 9
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£390 £493 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.81% +11.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £399 £395
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £514 £640
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £435 £390
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +18.64%
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
966 997 748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 77.84% 75.82% 73.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 560 580 399
Average daily rate £400 £365 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £225 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £495 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 41 31
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% -7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £27.00 £37.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -7 18 £389 -20.66% 4
SOA
South East

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (41.67%) Middleware
2 19 (39.58%) Web Services
3 16 (33.33%) Java
4 14 (29.17%) SOAP
5 13 (27.08%) SQL
5 13 (27.08%) Oracle
6 12 (25.00%) UML
6 12 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (20.83%) WebSphere
7 10 (20.83%) Degree
7 10 (20.83%) E-Commerce
7 10 (20.83%) EAI
8 9 (18.75%) Enterprise Architecture
8 9 (18.75%) Unit Testing
8 9 (18.75%) Retail
8 9 (18.75%) REST
8 9 (18.75%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (16.67%) Spring
9 8 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (16.67%) OO
9 8 (16.67%) XML
10 7 (14.58%) JSP
10 7 (14.58%) SQL Server
10 7 (14.58%) .NET
10 7 (14.58%) C#
10 7 (14.58%) OOD
10 7 (14.58%) Oracle Database
11 6 (12.50%) Microsoft
11 6 (12.50%) B2B
11 6 (12.50%) HTML

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (20.83%) WebSphere
2 6 (12.50%) WebLogic
3 3 (6.25%) IIS
3 3 (6.25%) Apache
3 3 (6.25%) MQSeries
3 3 (6.25%) Documentum
3 3 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (4.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (4.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (4.17%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.17%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (2.08%) Kentico
5 1 (2.08%) NServiceBus
5 1 (2.08%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 3 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (10.42%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (4.17%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (4.17%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (4.17%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (4.17%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.42%) Google Checkout
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.33%) LDAP
1 4 (8.33%) X.500
2 3 (6.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.58%) SQL Server
1 7 (14.58%) Oracle Database
2 4 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (6.25%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (6.25%) Oracle OWB
3 3 (6.25%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 3 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (4.17%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Oracle Forms
1 3 (6.25%) Fiddler
1 3 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.17%) NUnit
3 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.08%) JDeveloper
General
1 9 (18.75%) Retail
2 4 (8.33%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Automotive
3 2 (4.17%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (58.33%) Architect
2 24 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
3 12 (25.00%) Developer
4 11 (22.92%) Digital Architect
5 10 (20.83%) Digital Solutions Architect
6 6 (12.50%) Java Developer
7 4 (8.33%) Consultant
7 4 (8.33%) Web Architect
8 3 (6.25%) BizTalk Consultant
8 3 (6.25%) Java Architect
8 3 (6.25%) .NET Developer
8 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
9 2 (4.17%) Release Manager
9 2 (4.17%) IT Architect
9 2 (4.17%) Oracle Architect
9 2 (4.17%) Senior Architect
9 2 (4.17%) SOA Developer
9 2 (4.17%) Oracle Solutions Architect
9 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
10 1 (2.08%) Senior Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (41.67%) Middleware
2 19 (39.58%) Web Services
3 14 (29.17%) SOAP
4 9 (18.75%) REST
5 8 (16.67%) Spring
5 8 (16.67%) XML
6 7 (14.58%) JSP
6 7 (14.58%) .NET
7 6 (12.50%) HTML
7 6 (12.50%) WCF
8 5 (10.42%) Ajax
8 5 (10.42%) DHTML
8 5 (10.42%) CSS
8 5 (10.42%) Struts
8 5 (10.42%) XSD
8 5 (10.42%) XSLT
9 4 (8.33%) J2EE
9 4 (8.33%) SAML
10 3 (6.25%) Hibernate
10 3 (6.25%) jBPM
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.75%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (8.33%) N-Tier
3 3 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.17%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.17%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.08%) DataPower
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.00%) UML
1 12 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (20.83%) E-Commerce
2 10 (20.83%) EAI
3 9 (18.75%) Enterprise Architecture
3 9 (18.75%) Unit Testing
4 8 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (16.67%) OO
5 7 (14.58%) OOD
6 6 (12.50%) B2B
6 6 (12.50%) Scrum
7 5 (10.42%) Project Planning
7 5 (10.42%) Content Management
7 5 (10.42%) B2C
7 5 (10.42%) Migration
7 5 (10.42%) SEO
7 5 (10.42%) System Testing
7 5 (10.42%) Analytics
8 4 (8.33%) PRINCE2
8 4 (8.33%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 16 (33.33%) Java
2 13 (27.08%) SQL
3 7 (14.58%) C#
4 6 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 6 (12.50%) PL/SQL
5 3 (6.25%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.17%) XQuery
6 2 (4.17%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (20.83%) Degree
2 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 13 (27.08%) Oracle
2 6 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (10.42%) Google
3 5 (10.42%) Coremetrics
3 5 (10.42%) PayPal
4 2 (4.17%) Adobe
4 2 (4.17%) SAP
4 2 (4.17%) IBM
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