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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 46 41 32
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -9
Contract jobs citing SOA 10 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.92% 2.03% 2.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.45% 2.97% 3.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 2
Average daily rate
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£500 £475 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +30.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £363 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £604 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £435 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £36.25 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+17.24% +22.88%
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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
408 337 277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 78.46% 68.36% 76.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 219 122
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 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 24 18
Average hourly rate £38.50 £27.50 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £20.52 £28.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £60.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

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 1 September 2015.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 4 (40.00%) Oracle
1 4 (40.00%) UML
2 3 (30.00%) SAP
2 3 (30.00%) HTML
2 3 (30.00%) Middleware
2 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (30.00%) jQuery
2 3 (30.00%) Sitecore
3 2 (20.00%) SCADA
3 2 (20.00%) MVC
3 2 (20.00%) Finance
3 2 (20.00%) Migration
3 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (20.00%) FatWire
3 2 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (20.00%) Banking
3 2 (20.00%) Retail
3 2 (20.00%) Content Management
3 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (20.00%) N-Tier
3 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (20.00%) Adobe
3 2 (20.00%) CRM
3 2 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (20.00%) Java
3 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (20.00%) .NET

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (30.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (10.00%) Node.js
3 1 (10.00%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) MySQL
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (20.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (10.00%) CouchDB
2 1 (10.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (10.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (10.00%) RSpec
1 1 (10.00%) Jasmine
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Banking
1 2 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Solutions Architect
1 7 (70.00%) Architect
2 3 (30.00%) Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Solutions Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Architect
4 1 (10.00%) AWS Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
4 1 (10.00%) C# Software Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Web Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) HTML
1 3 (30.00%) Middleware
1 3 (30.00%) jQuery
2 2 (20.00%) .NET
2 2 (20.00%) CSS
2 2 (20.00%) Web Services
2 2 (20.00%) SAP PI
3 1 (10.00%) RESTful
3 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (10.00%) HTML5
3 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 2
3 1 (10.00%) Entity Framework
3 1 (10.00%) CSS3
3 1 (10.00%) Razor View Engine
3 1 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (10.00%) Spring
3 1 (10.00%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (10.00%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) N-Tier
1 2 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 2 (20.00%) SCADA
1 2 (20.00%) Social Media
1 2 (20.00%) Digital Media
1 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) AIX
1 1 (10.00%) Solaris
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) UML
2 2 (20.00%) OO
2 2 (20.00%) CRM
2 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (20.00%) MVC
2 2 (20.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (20.00%) Content Management
2 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (10.00%) Web Development
3 1 (10.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (10.00%) Computer Security
3 1 (10.00%) Kanban
3 1 (10.00%) BDD
3 1 (10.00%) DevOps
3 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (10.00%) Microservices
3 1 (10.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Java
1 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (10.00%) Ruby
2 1 (10.00%) CoffeeScript
2 1 (10.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) MOM
1 1 (10.00%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle
2 3 (30.00%) SAP
2 3 (30.00%) Sitecore
3 2 (20.00%) hybris
3 2 (20.00%) Guidewire
3 2 (20.00%) MuleSoft
3 2 (20.00%) Adobe
3 2 (20.00%) FatWire
3 2 (20.00%) Pega