The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the East Midlands region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 68 73 64
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -9
Contract jobs citing SOA 22 15 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.52% 1.04% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.19% 1.44% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 11
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £296 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £390 £400
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £32.10
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -8.09%
Processes & Methodologies Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1005 1039 962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 69.45% 71.70% 67.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 531 538 471
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 40 45
Average hourly rate £16.00 £35.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.92% -8.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £15.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £56.16 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
SOA
England

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014. 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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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 +12 5 - - 4
Northamptonshire -7 1 £525 +23.52% 2
Derbyshire - 1 £300 -
Leicestershire - - - -
Lincolnshire - - - -
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 20 (40.00%) XML
2 19 (38.00%) WebSphere
3 18 (36.00%) .NET
3 18 (36.00%) WebSphere MQ
4 17 (34.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 16 (32.00%) HTML
6 14 (28.00%) C#
7 13 (26.00%) Oracle
7 13 (26.00%) Web Services
8 12 (24.00%) XSD
8 12 (24.00%) WCF
8 12 (24.00%) REST
9 11 (22.00%) Windows
9 11 (22.00%) SQL Server
9 11 (22.00%) IBM
10 10 (20.00%) JMS
10 10 (20.00%) HTTP
10 10 (20.00%) WSDL
10 10 (20.00%) Java
10 10 (20.00%) SAP
10 10 (20.00%) ASP.NET
10 10 (20.00%) JSON
11 9 (18.00%) DataPower
11 9 (18.00%) Scrum
12 8 (16.00%) SQL Server 2005
12 8 (16.00%) Middleware
12 8 (16.00%) MVC
12 8 (16.00%) HTTPS
12 8 (16.00%) Intel
12 8 (16.00%) NetWeaver

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 19 (38.00%) WebSphere
2 8 (16.00%) NetWeaver
2 8 (16.00%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (8.00%) NServiceBus
4 3 (6.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (6.00%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (4.00%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.00%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (2.00%) WebLogic
6 1 (2.00%) IIS
6 1 (2.00%) Apache
Business Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (6.00%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (2.00%) Teamcenter
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.00%) SaaS
3 2 (4.00%) PaaS
3 2 (4.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.00%) HTTP
2 8 (16.00%) HTTPS
3 3 (6.00%) SSL
3 3 (6.00%) Firewall
4 2 (4.00%) DMZ
5 1 (2.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (16.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 8 (16.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (8.00%) Oracle Database
3 4 (8.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (6.00%) DB2
5 2 (4.00%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (2.00%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (2.00%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 5 (10.00%) Ant
2 4 (8.00%) Hudson
3 3 (6.00%) SoapUI
3 3 (6.00%) ClearCase
3 3 (6.00%) Eclipse
3 3 (6.00%) JDeveloper
4 2 (4.00%) Subversion
4 2 (4.00%) Maven
4 2 (4.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (4.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.00%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (2.00%) JIRA
General
1 5 (10.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.00%) Retail
3 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 21 (42.00%) Developer
2 18 (36.00%) Architect
3 9 (18.00%) Solutions Architect
4 8 (16.00%) BizTalk Developer
5 6 (12.00%) Integration Architect
6 4 (8.00%) .NET Developer
7 3 (6.00%) C# Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Oracle Developer
7 3 (6.00%) SOA Developer
7 3 (6.00%) WebSphere Architect
8 2 (4.00%) Lead Solutions Architect
8 2 (4.00%) Software Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Agile .NET Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Agile C# Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Oracle SOA Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Lead Architect
8 2 (4.00%) Systems Integrator
8 2 (4.00%) Project Manager
9 1 (2.00%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (40.00%) XML
2 18 (36.00%) .NET
2 18 (36.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 17 (34.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 16 (32.00%) HTML
5 13 (26.00%) Web Services
6 12 (24.00%) XSD
6 12 (24.00%) REST
6 12 (24.00%) WCF
7 10 (20.00%) JMS
7 10 (20.00%) WSDL
7 10 (20.00%) ASP.NET
7 10 (20.00%) JSON
8 8 (16.00%) Middleware
9 7 (14.00%) CSS
10 6 (12.00%) SOAP
10 6 (12.00%) jQuery
10 6 (12.00%) CSS3
10 6 (12.00%) HTML5
10 6 (12.00%) AppFabric
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.00%) DataPower
2 2 (4.00%) Open Source
2 2 (4.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (4.00%) Clustering
3 1 (2.00%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.00%) EPoS
3 1 (2.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.00%) Windows
2 4 (8.00%) Linux
3 3 (6.00%) UNIX
4 1 (2.00%) Android
4 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.00%) Scrum
2 8 (16.00%) MVC
3 6 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (12.00%) TDD
4 4 (8.00%) Pair Programming
4 4 (8.00%) BPEL
4 4 (8.00%) Software Engineering
4 4 (8.00%) Kanban
4 4 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (6.00%) Business Analysis
5 3 (6.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (6.00%) EAI
6 2 (4.00%) Data Modelling
6 2 (4.00%) Quality Management
6 2 (4.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.00%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (4.00%) Data Analysis
6 2 (4.00%) Data Management
6 2 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (4.00%) BPMN
Programming Languages
1 14 (28.00%) C#
2 10 (20.00%) Java
3 3 (6.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (6.00%) SQL
4 2 (4.00%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.00%) XAML
5 1 (2.00%) XPath
5 1 (2.00%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 1 (2.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.00%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (2.00%) PMP
1 1 (2.00%) PMI Certification
1 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) COBIT
Vendors
1 13 (26.00%) Oracle
2 11 (22.00%) IBM
3 10 (20.00%) SAP
4 8 (16.00%) Intel
5 3 (6.00%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (4.00%) ServiceNow
6 2 (4.00%) Software AG
7 1 (2.00%) Siemens
7 1 (2.00%) Citrix
7 1 (2.00%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.00%) AccuRev