The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Croydon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 28 22 18
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Contract jobs citing SOA 5 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 2.07% 0.92% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.35% 1.12% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Average daily rate £463 £400 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% -0.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £451 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.22% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 £35.35
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -0.99%
SOA
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Croydon region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Croydon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
213 89 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 88.02% 81.65% 75.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 69 37
Average daily rate £418 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £374 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £575 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £16.92
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +136.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

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

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

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

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Croydon 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 (66.67%) Web Services
2 5 (55.56%) XML
2 5 (55.56%) DataStage
2 5 (55.56%) DB2
2 5 (55.56%) WebSphere Application Server
2 5 (55.56%) IBM
2 5 (55.56%) WebSphere
2 5 (55.56%) IBM InfoSphere
3 4 (44.44%) Netezza
4 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 3 (33.33%) Java
5 2 (22.22%) Microservices
5 2 (22.22%) WebLogic
5 2 (22.22%) Middleware
5 2 (22.22%) Scrum
5 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (22.22%) Domain-Driven Design
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle
5 2 (22.22%) JIRA
5 2 (22.22%) CQRS
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (22.22%) Open Source
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (11.11%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
6 1 (11.11%) Gerrit
6 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
6 1 (11.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (11.11%) Confluence
6 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
6 1 (11.11%) OpenLDAP

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Croydon 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 5 (55.56%) WebSphere
1 5 (55.56%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle Service Bus
2 2 (22.22%) WebLogic
3 1 (11.11%) Alfresco
3 1 (11.11%) Confluence
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (11.11%) Tuxedo
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Firewall
1 1 (11.11%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) DataStage
1 5 (55.56%) DB2
1 5 (55.56%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) JIRA
2 1 (11.11%) Artifactory
2 1 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (11.11%) Gerrit
2 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 1 (11.11%) Maven
2 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
2 1 (11.11%) Subversion
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) DataStage Specialist
2 2 (22.22%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) DataStage Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) DataStage Developer
3 1 (11.11%) DB2 Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Java Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Lead Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Lead Java Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Middleware Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Middleware Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (11.11%) SOA Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Leader
3 1 (11.11%) WebLogic Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) Web Services
2 5 (55.56%) XML
3 2 (22.22%) Middleware
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (11.11%) Apache Camel
4 1 (11.11%) Drools
4 1 (11.11%) Hibernate
4 1 (11.11%) J2EE
4 1 (11.11%) SOAP
4 1 (11.11%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (22.22%) CQRS
1 2 (22.22%) Domain-Driven Design
1 2 (22.22%) Microservices
1 2 (22.22%) Open Source
1 2 (22.22%) Scrum
2 1 (11.11%) Analytics
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
2 1 (11.11%) Process Management
2 1 (11.11%) Stress Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
2 1 (11.11%) Python
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) IBM
2 4 (44.44%) Netezza
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle
4 1 (11.11%) Informatica
4 1 (11.11%) Red Hat