The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 6 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 52 47 34
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -13
Contract jobs citing SOA 2 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.43% 0.96% 1.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 1.33% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Average daily rate
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£488 £563 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +60.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £394
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.80 £35.00 £29.71
% change year-on-year
+22.28% +17.80%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
356 301 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 76.89% 72.53% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 198 119
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 20 28
Average hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +2.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £19.12 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.75 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOA across the Cambridge region.

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 7 (50.00%) HTML
1 7 (50.00%) Java
1 7 (50.00%) CSS
1 7 (50.00%) Google
1 7 (50.00%) Google Maps API
1 7 (50.00%) SDLC
2 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (42.86%) .NET
3 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
3 5 (35.71%) SAP
3 5 (35.71%) Web Application Development
3 5 (35.71%) User Experience
4 4 (28.57%) Bing Maps
4 4 (28.57%) Analytics
4 4 (28.57%) Windows
4 4 (28.57%) Middleware
4 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 3 (21.43%) Documentum
5 3 (21.43%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (21.43%) J2EE
5 3 (21.43%) Business Transformation
5 3 (21.43%) CSS3
5 3 (21.43%) HTML5
5 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
5 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (21.43%) TOGAF
6 2 (14.29%) SAP PI
6 2 (14.29%) Oracle
6 2 (14.29%) Web Services
6 2 (14.29%) XML

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 3 (21.43%) Documentum
1 3 (21.43%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (7.14%) WebLogic Portal
2 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
2 1 (7.14%) WebLogic
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Talend Open Studio
1 1 (7.14%) NWDS
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Developer
2 7 (50.00%) Architect
3 5 (35.71%) Web Developer
3 5 (35.71%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (35.71%) Applications Developer
3 5 (35.71%) Web Applications Developer
4 3 (21.43%) Full Stack Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Mobile Web Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Mobile Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Middleware Architect
6 1 (7.14%) SAP Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Developer
6 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Technical Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Integration Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) HTML
1 7 (50.00%) CSS
1 7 (50.00%) Google Maps API
2 6 (42.86%) .NET
3 4 (28.57%) Middleware
3 4 (28.57%) Bing Maps
4 3 (21.43%) CSS3
4 3 (21.43%) HTML5
4 3 (21.43%) J2EE
5 2 (14.29%) Web Services
5 2 (14.29%) XML
5 2 (14.29%) SAP PI
6 1 (7.14%) REST
6 1 (7.14%) EDI
6 1 (7.14%) BAPI
6 1 (7.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) User Experience
2 2 (14.29%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) SDLC
2 5 (35.71%) Web Application Development
3 4 (28.57%) Analytics
4 3 (21.43%) Business Transformation
4 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (21.43%) TOGAF
4 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
5 1 (7.14%) UML
5 1 (7.14%) EAI
5 1 (7.14%) B2B
5 1 (7.14%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) Java
2 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.14%) ABAP
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Google
2 5 (35.71%) SAP
3 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle
5 1 (7.14%) BEA
5 1 (7.14%) Apple
5 1 (7.14%) TIBCO
5 1 (7.14%) webMethods
5 1 (7.14%) IBM
5 1 (7.14%) Sitecore
5 1 (7.14%) Talend