The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 50 77 69
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -8
Contract jobs citing SOA 28 18 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 2.02% 1.19% 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.85% 1.71% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 8
Average daily rate
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£325 £388 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £336 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £455 £530
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 £34.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
SOA
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
983 1050 832
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 70.97% 69.63% 64.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 568 588 403
Average daily rate £365 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £120 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 49 83
Average hourly rate £16.75 £17.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.47% -51.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.44 £8.63 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.35 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

SOA Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

SOA
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

SOA
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the East Midlands region.

SOA Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

SOA
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire +7 16 £260 -37.09% 2
Derbyshire +26 3 £330 +5.09% 1
Northamptonshire -6 2 £500 - 2
Leicestershire - - - -
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 24 (39.34%) Java
2 23 (37.70%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (29.51%) HTML
3 18 (29.51%) Oracle
3 18 (29.51%) XML
4 17 (27.87%) Web Services
5 15 (24.59%) Middleware
5 15 (24.59%) .NET
6 13 (21.31%) HTTP
6 13 (21.31%) WebSphere
7 12 (19.67%) JMS
8 11 (18.03%) WebLogic
8 11 (18.03%) CSS
8 11 (18.03%) Linux
8 11 (18.03%) ActiveMQ
8 11 (18.03%) Open Source
8 11 (18.03%) REST
9 10 (16.39%) CSS3
9 10 (16.39%) HTML5
9 10 (16.39%) MVC
9 10 (16.39%) SQL Server
9 10 (16.39%) JavaScript
10 9 (14.75%) HTTPS
10 9 (14.75%) Retail
10 9 (14.75%) jQuery
10 9 (14.75%) Mentoring
11 8 (13.11%) Jenkins
11 8 (13.11%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (13.11%) DataPower
11 8 (13.11%) Scrum

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 13 (21.31%) WebSphere
2 11 (18.03%) WebLogic
3 6 (9.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (8.20%) NetWeaver
5 3 (4.92%) Apache
5 3 (4.92%) Tomcat
5 3 (4.92%) CICS
6 2 (3.28%) NServiceBus
6 2 (3.28%) IIS
7 1 (1.64%) WebLogic Integration
7 1 (1.64%) Jetty
7 1 (1.64%) Oracle Service Bus
Business Applications
1 5 (8.20%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (4.92%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.56%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 13 (21.31%) HTTP
2 9 (14.75%) HTTPS
3 5 (8.20%) DMZ
3 5 (8.20%) Firewall
4 4 (6.56%) Intranet
4 4 (6.56%) Internet
5 1 (1.64%) RIP
5 1 (1.64%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.39%) SQL Server
2 8 (13.11%) DB2
3 5 (8.20%) Relational Database
4 4 (6.56%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.64%) MySQL
5 1 (1.64%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (13.11%) Jenkins
2 7 (11.48%) Mockito
3 6 (9.84%) Cucumber
3 6 (9.84%) WebDriver
3 6 (9.84%) Selenium
4 4 (6.56%) SoapUI
5 3 (4.92%) Maven
5 3 (4.92%) Subversion
5 3 (4.92%) Git (software)
5 3 (4.92%) Hudson
6 2 (3.28%) Fiddler
6 2 (3.28%) Introscope
6 2 (3.28%) ClearCase
6 2 (3.28%) Ant
7 1 (1.64%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.64%) JDeveloper
7 1 (1.64%) Log4j
General
1 9 (14.75%) Retail
2 5 (8.20%) Finance
3 3 (4.92%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.28%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (31.15%) Developer
2 17 (27.87%) Architect
3 9 (14.75%) Java Developer
4 8 (13.11%) Administrator
5 7 (11.48%) Integration Architect
5 7 (11.48%) WebLogic Administrator
6 6 (9.84%) Hybris Developer
6 6 (9.84%) Analyst
7 5 (8.20%) Data Architect
7 5 (8.20%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (6.56%) Salesforce.com Architect
8 4 (6.56%) Change Manager
9 3 (4.92%) Business Analyst
9 3 (4.92%) C# Developer
9 3 (4.92%) Technical Architect
9 3 (4.92%) Technical Solutions Architect
10 2 (3.28%) Middleware Engineer
10 2 (3.28%) Designer
10 2 (3.28%) Senior WebLogic Administrator
10 2 (3.28%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (29.51%) HTML
1 18 (29.51%) XML
2 17 (27.87%) Web Services
3 15 (24.59%) Middleware
3 15 (24.59%) .NET
4 12 (19.67%) JMS
5 11 (18.03%) CSS
5 11 (18.03%) ActiveMQ
5 11 (18.03%) REST
6 10 (16.39%) CSS3
6 10 (16.39%) HTML5
7 9 (14.75%) jQuery
8 8 (13.11%) WebSphere MQ
9 7 (11.48%) XSD
9 7 (11.48%) WSDL
9 7 (11.48%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 6 (9.84%) RESTful
10 6 (9.84%) Spring
10 6 (9.84%) WCF
10 6 (9.84%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.03%) Open Source
2 8 (13.11%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (13.11%) DataPower
3 5 (8.20%) Clustering
4 3 (4.92%) Visualisation
4 3 (4.92%) User Experience
5 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (18.03%) Linux
2 5 (8.20%) UNIX
3 3 (4.92%) SUSE
4 2 (3.28%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (37.70%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (16.39%) MVC
3 9 (14.75%) Mentoring
4 8 (13.11%) Scrum
4 8 (13.11%) UML
5 7 (11.48%) OO
5 7 (11.48%) E-Commerce
5 7 (11.48%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (9.84%) TDD
6 6 (9.84%) Change Management
7 5 (8.20%) EAI
7 5 (8.20%) Data Modelling
7 5 (8.20%) Load Balancing
7 5 (8.20%) Software Architecture
7 5 (8.20%) Data Governance
8 4 (6.56%) Data Migration
8 4 (6.56%) Migration
8 4 (6.56%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (6.56%) OOP
9 3 (4.92%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (39.34%) Java
2 10 (16.39%) JavaScript
3 7 (11.48%) C#
3 7 (11.48%) C++
4 4 (6.56%) SQL
5 3 (4.92%) Python
5 3 (4.92%) C
6 2 (3.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (4.92%) Degree
2 2 (3.28%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (3.28%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.28%) CA Wily
1 2 (3.28%) SolarWinds Orion
1 2 (3.28%) WMI
Vendors
1 18 (29.51%) Oracle
2 8 (13.11%) SAP
3 7 (11.48%) IBM
4 6 (9.84%) hybris
5 5 (8.20%) Software AG
6 4 (6.56%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (6.56%) Intel
7 3 (4.92%) Siemens
8 2 (3.28%) Twitter
8 2 (3.28%) SolarWinds
8 2 (3.28%) CA
8 2 (3.28%) HP
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