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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 37 37 49
Rank change year-on-year
0 +12
Contract jobs citing SOA 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.60% 0.37% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.55% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
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£544 £550 £481
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.13% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £550 £466
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £550 £496
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.75
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
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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
243 183 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 72.75% 68.03% 65.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 100 140
Average daily rate £375 £413 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +13.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £274 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 27
Average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £14.00 £33.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £39.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.69%

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 23 January 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 5 (62.50%) Business Transformation
1 5 (62.50%) Java
1 5 (62.50%) J2EE
1 5 (62.50%) SAP
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
1 5 (62.50%) EAI
2 4 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) TOGAF
3 3 (37.50%) WebSphere
3 3 (37.50%) SAP PI
3 3 (37.50%) Talend Open Studio
3 3 (37.50%) IBM
3 3 (37.50%) Talend
3 3 (37.50%) TIBCO
3 3 (37.50%) Middleware
3 3 (37.50%) webMethods
3 3 (37.50%) BEA
3 3 (37.50%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (37.50%) Web Services
3 3 (37.50%) WebLogic
3 3 (37.50%) .NET
4 2 (25.00%) OO
4 2 (25.00%) CRM
4 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (25.00%) WebLogic Portal
4 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (12.50%) SAP ITS
5 1 (12.50%) SAP Implementation
5 1 (12.50%) Analytics

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 (37.50%) WebLogic
1 3 (37.50%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (37.50%) WebSphere
2 2 (25.00%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (12.50%) Documentum
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Talend Open Studio
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Architect
2 7 (87.50%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) J2EE
2 3 (37.50%) Web Services
2 3 (37.50%) Middleware
2 3 (37.50%) SAP PI
2 3 (37.50%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) EAI
1 5 (62.50%) Business Transformation
2 4 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) TOGAF
3 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (25.00%) OO
3 2 (25.00%) CRM
4 1 (12.50%) ERP
4 1 (12.50%) ETL
4 1 (12.50%) SAP Implementation
4 1 (12.50%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) Java
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) SAP ITS
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
1 5 (62.50%) SAP
2 3 (37.50%) IBM
2 3 (37.50%) BEA
2 3 (37.50%) TIBCO
2 3 (37.50%) webMethods
2 3 (37.50%) Talend