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 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 39 34 45
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +11
Contract jobs citing SOA 9 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.00% 3.28% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.07% 4.30% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 3
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£400 £363 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -19.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £439 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+17.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £29.50 £32.10
% change year-on-year
+22.88% -8.09%
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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
293 279 285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 64.97% 76.23% 69.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 120 129
Average daily rate £390 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 22 68
Average hourly rate £27.50 £38.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +2.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.21 £32.35 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 6 (50.00%) Java
2 5 (41.67%) SAP
2 5 (41.67%) TOGAF
2 5 (41.67%) REST
3 4 (33.33%) Apache Camel
3 4 (33.33%) Apache ServiceMix
3 4 (33.33%) OOP
3 4 (33.33%) OO
3 4 (33.33%) Apache
4 3 (25.00%) UNIX
4 3 (25.00%) JMS
4 3 (25.00%) CRM
4 3 (25.00%) XML
4 3 (25.00%) ITIL
4 3 (25.00%) J2EE
4 3 (25.00%) Scrum
4 3 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (25.00%) OSGi
5 2 (16.67%) Lync
5 2 (16.67%) Node.js
5 2 (16.67%) jQuery
5 2 (16.67%) Laravel
5 2 (16.67%) Business Transformation
5 2 (16.67%) AngularJS
5 2 (16.67%) ExpressJS
5 2 (16.67%) Analytics
5 2 (16.67%) CSS3
5 2 (16.67%) VLAN
5 2 (16.67%) ERP
5 2 (16.67%) Symfony

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 4 (33.33%) Apache
1 4 (33.33%) Apache ServiceMix
2 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (16.67%) Lync
2 2 (16.67%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) MySQL
1 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (16.67%) MongoDB
1 2 (16.67%) NoSQL
Job Titles
1 10 (83.33%) Architect
2 4 (33.33%) Enterprise Architect
2 4 (33.33%) Java Architect
3 3 (25.00%) Java/J2EE Architect
3 3 (25.00%) J2EE Architect
4 2 (16.67%) IT Architect
4 2 (16.67%) Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Web Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (8.33%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (8.33%) SOA Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) REST
2 4 (33.33%) Apache Camel
3 3 (25.00%) XML
3 3 (25.00%) JMS
3 3 (25.00%) J2EE
3 3 (25.00%) OSGi
4 2 (16.67%) HTML
4 2 (16.67%) CSS
4 2 (16.67%) Symfony
4 2 (16.67%) jQuery
4 2 (16.67%) HTML5
4 2 (16.67%) CSS3
4 2 (16.67%) Laravel
4 2 (16.67%) AngularJS
4 2 (16.67%) ExpressJS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Client/Server
1 1 (8.33%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) TOGAF
2 4 (33.33%) OOP
2 4 (33.33%) OO
3 3 (25.00%) CRM
3 3 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (25.00%) ITIL
3 3 (25.00%) Scrum
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) Zachman Framework
4 2 (16.67%) ERP
4 2 (16.67%) Security Architecture
4 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 2 (16.67%) Business Transformation
4 2 (16.67%) Analytics
5 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
5 1 (8.33%) Service Management
5 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (8.33%) Identity Management
5 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
5 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (16.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) ISEB
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) SAP
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
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