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 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 72 56 81
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +25
Contract jobs citing SOA 22 31 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.43% 2.20% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.85% 2.99% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 6
Average daily rate £450 £325 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -14.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £236 £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £414 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £466 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.61% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -
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
1190 1036 1086
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 77.57% 73.53% 72.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 728 592 597
Average daily rate £380 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 35 55
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -36.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.44 £8.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £24.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -13 14 £300 +15.60% 2
Northamptonshire +13 3 £450 +100.00% 2
Leicestershire - 2 £588 -
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 41 (61.19%) Web Services
2 35 (52.24%) Java
3 31 (46.27%) Oracle
4 24 (35.82%) TIBCO
5 21 (31.34%) SQL
5 21 (31.34%) XML
6 18 (26.87%) SOAP
6 18 (26.87%) JavaScript
7 17 (25.37%) REST
8 16 (23.88%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (22.39%) HTML
9 15 (22.39%) IBM
10 14 (20.90%) JBoss
11 12 (17.91%) Hibernate
11 12 (17.91%) JMS
11 12 (17.91%) .NET
12 11 (16.42%) J2EE
12 11 (16.42%) HTTP
12 11 (16.42%) Tomcat
12 11 (16.42%) Informatica
12 11 (16.42%) MVC
12 11 (16.42%) Ajax
13 10 (14.93%) Spring
13 10 (14.93%) E-Commerce
13 10 (14.93%) CSS
14 9 (13.43%) PL/SQL
14 9 (13.43%) C#
14 9 (13.43%) EAI
14 9 (13.43%) ETL
14 9 (13.43%) WebSphere

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 14 (20.90%) JBoss
2 11 (16.42%) Tomcat
3 9 (13.43%) WebSphere
4 6 (8.96%) MQSeries
5 5 (7.46%) Apache
5 5 (7.46%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
6 4 (5.97%) WebLogic
7 3 (4.48%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.49%) Apache Solr
8 1 (1.49%) CMS
8 1 (1.49%) Commerce Server
8 1 (1.49%) CoreMedia CMS
8 1 (1.49%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (1.49%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (1.49%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (1.49%) MS Project
1 1 (1.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (8.96%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (2.99%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.94%) SaaS
2 5 (7.46%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 11 (16.42%) HTTP
2 6 (8.96%) HTTPS
3 5 (7.46%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (2.99%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.49%) Converged Networks
5 1 (1.49%) Intranet
5 1 (1.49%) Network Security
5 1 (1.49%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.94%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.45%) DB2
2 7 (10.45%) Relational Database
3 6 (8.96%) DataStage
4 5 (7.46%) Oracle Database
5 3 (4.48%) Oracle Exadata
5 3 (4.48%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.49%) MySQL
7 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.49%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 8 (11.94%) Eclipse
2 6 (8.96%) Ant
2 6 (8.96%) JUnit
3 5 (7.46%) Jenkins
4 4 (5.97%) SoapUI
4 4 (5.97%) Subversion
5 3 (4.48%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.99%) Checkstyle
6 2 (2.99%) QUnit
6 2 (2.99%) Selenium
7 1 (1.49%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.49%) JDeveloper
7 1 (1.49%) Maven
7 1 (1.49%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 6 (8.96%) Retail
2 5 (7.46%) Finance
3 4 (5.97%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.99%) Front Office
4 2 (2.99%) Publishing
5 1 (1.49%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (43.28%) Architect
2 23 (34.33%) Developer
3 14 (20.90%) Solutions Architect
4 12 (17.91%) Integration Architect
5 11 (16.42%) Java Developer
5 11 (16.42%) Oracle Architect
6 10 (14.93%) TIBCO Architect
7 6 (8.96%) Analyst
8 5 (7.46%) Salesforce.com Architect
9 4 (5.97%) .NET Developer
9 4 (5.97%) JavaScript Engineer
9 4 (5.97%) Lead Developer
9 4 (5.97%) Software Engineer
10 3 (4.48%) BizTalk Developer
10 3 (4.48%) Hybris Developer
10 3 (4.48%) Integration Analyst
10 3 (4.48%) Integration Developer
10 3 (4.48%) Lead Java Developer
10 3 (4.48%) SOA Architect
10 3 (4.48%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (61.19%) Web Services
2 21 (31.34%) XML
3 18 (26.87%) SOAP
4 17 (25.37%) REST
5 15 (22.39%) HTML
6 12 (17.91%) .NET
6 12 (17.91%) Hibernate
6 12 (17.91%) JMS
7 11 (16.42%) Ajax
7 11 (16.42%) J2EE
8 10 (14.93%) CSS
8 10 (14.93%) Spring
9 9 (13.43%) JPA
10 8 (11.94%) Java EE
10 8 (11.94%) Struts
11 7 (10.45%) JAX-WS
11 7 (10.45%) Middleware
12 6 (8.96%) JAX-RS
13 5 (7.46%) jQuery
13 5 (7.46%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.46%) Mainframe
2 4 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.97%) Data Integration
3 3 (4.48%) VCE vBlock
4 2 (2.99%) DataPower
4 2 (2.99%) User Experience
5 1 (1.49%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.49%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.49%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.94%) Linux
2 6 (8.96%) Unix
3 3 (4.48%) Windows
4 2 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.49%) AIX
5 1 (1.49%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (23.88%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (16.42%) MVC
3 10 (14.93%) E-Commerce
4 9 (13.43%) EAI
4 9 (13.43%) ETL
4 9 (13.43%) Waterfall
5 8 (11.94%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (11.94%) TOGAF
6 7 (10.45%) SDLC
6 7 (10.45%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (10.45%) TDD
7 6 (8.96%) Migration
7 6 (8.96%) Performance Testing
7 6 (8.96%) UML
8 5 (7.46%) AOP
8 5 (7.46%) B2B
8 5 (7.46%) Data Migration
8 5 (7.46%) Event-Driven Architecture
8 5 (7.46%) ITIL
8 5 (7.46%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 35 (52.24%) Java
2 21 (31.34%) SQL
3 18 (26.87%) JavaScript
4 9 (13.43%) C#
4 9 (13.43%) PL/SQL
5 5 (7.46%) Apex Code
5 5 (7.46%) COBOL
6 4 (5.97%) C
6 4 (5.97%) C++
6 4 (5.97%) VBScript
7 3 (4.48%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.49%) Ruby
8 1 (1.49%) VB
8 1 (1.49%) XPath
8 1 (1.49%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 1 (1.49%) CCNA
1 1 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (1.49%) Degree
1 1 (1.49%) HND
1 1 (1.49%) OCMJD
1 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.49%) Security Cleared
1 1 (1.49%) Sun Certification
1 1 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.48%) COBIT
1 3 (4.48%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.49%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.49%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.49%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.99%) Puppet
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (1.49%) SCCM
2 1 (1.49%) SCOM
2 1 (1.49%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 31 (46.27%) Oracle
2 24 (35.82%) TIBCO
3 15 (22.39%) IBM
4 11 (16.42%) Informatica
5 7 (10.45%) hybris
6 5 (7.46%) Microsoft
6 5 (7.46%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (7.46%) SAP
7 3 (4.48%) Endeca
7 3 (4.48%) Genesys
7 3 (4.48%) webMethods
8 2 (2.99%) Apigee
9 1 (1.49%) Citrix
9 1 (1.49%) HP
9 1 (1.49%) Intel
9 1 (1.49%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.49%) Software AG
9 1 (1.49%) Sun
9 1 (1.49%) Talend
9 1 (1.49%) VMware