The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 62 106 45
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -61
Contract jobs citing SOA 90 48 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.86% 1.53% 3.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.76% 1.97% 5.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 30 51
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£500 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £575 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £435 £377
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +15.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £36.67 - £31.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.53 - £28.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.33 - £34.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +18.64%
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 of England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2391 2437 1731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 75.88% 77.66% 72.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1443 1460 875
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 150 124
Average hourly rate £31.50 £29.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.62% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.64 £43.54 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

SOA Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

SOA
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the East of England region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

SOA
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

SOA Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

SOA
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the East of England region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

SOA Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

SOA
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 31 August 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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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
Hertfordshire +21 28 £513 +79.82% 7
Essex 0 23 £260 -48.00% 2
Cambridgeshire +3 22 £385 -2.53% 6
Bedfordshire +21 10 £575 +2.22% 2
Norfolk +10 4 £325 -27.77%
Suffolk +5 3 £518 -10.00%
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 67 (38.29%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (35.43%) Java
3 60 (34.29%) Web Services
4 56 (32.00%) Middleware
5 48 (27.43%) TDD
6 47 (26.86%) REST
7 43 (24.57%) SQL Server
8 35 (20.00%) Oracle
9 34 (19.43%) .NET
9 34 (19.43%) SQL
10 32 (18.29%) SOAP
11 31 (17.71%) Linux
11 31 (17.71%) Relational Database
12 30 (17.14%) Scrum
13 29 (16.57%) TOGAF
13 29 (16.57%) UNIX
14 28 (16.00%) JavaScript
15 27 (15.43%) Continuous Integration
16 26 (14.86%) Mule
17 25 (14.29%) C#
17 25 (14.29%) HTML
18 23 (13.14%) J2EE
19 22 (12.57%) WebLogic
19 22 (12.57%) Kanban
19 22 (12.57%) Git (software)
20 20 (11.43%) Puppet
20 20 (11.43%) Jenkins
20 20 (11.43%) Subversion
20 20 (11.43%) CSS
20 20 (11.43%) IBM

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 26 (14.86%) Mule
2 22 (12.57%) WebLogic
3 18 (10.29%) SharePoint
4 9 (5.14%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (4.57%) JBoss
6 7 (4.00%) WebSphere
7 6 (3.43%) Oracle Service Bus
8 5 (2.86%) Confluence
9 4 (2.29%) CMS
9 4 (2.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (2.29%) Apache ServiceMix
10 2 (1.14%) Mule ESB
11 1 (0.57%) Node.js
11 1 (0.57%) NServiceBus
11 1 (0.57%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.57%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.57%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.57%) Apache
11 1 (0.57%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (5.71%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.71%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 16 (9.14%) Maximo
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 18 (10.29%) Amazon AWS
1 18 (10.29%) SaaS
2 15 (8.57%) PaaS
3 6 (3.43%) Google Analytics
4 5 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.00%) SSL
2 12 (6.86%) FTP
2 12 (6.86%) HTTP
2 12 (6.86%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.71%) Telnet
3 3 (1.71%) SSH
4 2 (1.14%) Firewall
5 1 (0.57%) SAN
5 1 (0.57%) Internet
5 1 (0.57%) BGP
5 1 (0.57%) VLAN
5 1 (0.57%) Network Security
5 1 (0.57%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.57%) NAS
5 1 (0.57%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (24.57%) SQL Server
2 31 (17.71%) Relational Database
3 12 (6.86%) RDBMS
3 12 (6.86%) MySQL
4 11 (6.29%) Oracle Database
5 5 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.71%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.14%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.57%) DTS
8 1 (0.57%) SQLBase
8 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.57%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.57%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 22 (12.57%) Git (software)
2 20 (11.43%) Subversion
2 20 (11.43%) Jenkins
3 6 (3.43%) JUnit
4 5 (2.86%) ERwin
4 5 (2.86%) Maven
4 5 (2.86%) JIRA
4 5 (2.86%) Ant
5 3 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.71%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.14%) RSpec
6 2 (1.14%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.14%) SoapUI
6 2 (1.14%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.57%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.57%) NUnit
7 1 (0.57%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 15 (8.57%) Finance
2 10 (5.71%) Retail
3 4 (2.29%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.71%) Banking
5 2 (1.14%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.14%) Advertising
6 1 (0.57%) Automotive
6 1 (0.57%) Legal
6 1 (0.57%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.57%) Back Office
6 1 (0.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 80 (45.71%) Architect
2 67 (38.29%) Developer
3 46 (26.29%) Solutions Architect
4 44 (25.14%) Java Developer
5 28 (16.00%) Technical Architect
6 12 (6.86%) Senior Developer
7 10 (5.71%) Senior Architect
8 9 (5.14%) Analyst
8 9 (5.14%) Integration Architect
8 9 (5.14%) Applications Architect
9 8 (4.57%) Lead Technical Architect
9 8 (4.57%) Senior Solutions Architect
9 8 (4.57%) Lead Architect
9 8 (4.57%) Designer
9 8 (4.57%) Middleware Developer
9 8 (4.57%) PHP Developer
10 6 (3.43%) Lead Developer
10 6 (3.43%) Senior PHP Developer
11 5 (2.86%) Lead Java Developer
11 5 (2.86%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (34.29%) Web Services
2 56 (32.00%) Middleware
3 47 (26.86%) REST
4 34 (19.43%) .NET
5 32 (18.29%) SOAP
6 25 (14.29%) HTML
7 23 (13.14%) J2EE
8 20 (11.43%) CSS
9 18 (10.29%) XML
10 17 (9.71%) WCF
10 17 (9.71%) jQuery
11 15 (8.57%) HTML5
12 13 (7.43%) Ajax
13 9 (5.14%) .NET Framework
13 9 (5.14%) ASP.NET
13 9 (5.14%) Spring
13 9 (5.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 8 (4.57%) JSP
14 8 (4.57%) ASP.NET MVC
15 7 (4.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.86%) Data Integration
2 12 (6.86%) GIS
3 7 (4.00%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (2.86%) Web 2.0
5 4 (2.29%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.71%) Social Media
6 3 (1.71%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.71%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.71%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.71%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.14%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.14%) SCADA
7 2 (1.14%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.14%) FMCG
7 2 (1.14%) User Experience
8 1 (0.57%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 31 (17.71%) Linux
2 29 (16.57%) UNIX
3 20 (11.43%) Mac OS X
4 10 (5.71%) Windows
4 10 (5.71%) Solaris
5 4 (2.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.14%) AIX
7 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (38.29%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (27.43%) TDD
3 30 (17.14%) Scrum
4 29 (16.57%) TOGAF
5 27 (15.43%) Continuous Integration
6 22 (12.57%) Kanban
7 17 (9.71%) OO
8 16 (9.14%) UML
8 16 (9.14%) Open Source
9 14 (8.00%) Content Management
9 14 (8.00%) Coaching
10 13 (7.43%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (7.43%) E-Commerce
10 13 (7.43%) ETL
10 13 (7.43%) Software Engineering
10 13 (7.43%) Enterprise Architecture
11 12 (6.86%) User Stories
12 11 (6.29%) MVC
13 10 (5.71%) OOP
13 10 (5.71%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 62 (35.43%) Java
2 34 (19.43%) SQL
3 28 (16.00%) JavaScript
4 25 (14.29%) C#
5 8 (4.57%) PHP
6 5 (2.86%) C++
6 5 (2.86%) Ruby
7 4 (2.29%) Scala
8 2 (1.14%) CoffeeScript
9 1 (0.57%) Clojure
9 1 (0.57%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.57%) VB
9 1 (0.57%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.57%) XAML
9 1 (0.57%) VB6
Qualifications
1 16 (9.14%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.57%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.43%) Degree
4 3 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.71%) MCPD
5 2 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.86%) QA
2 3 (1.71%) SLA
3 2 (1.14%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (11.43%) Puppet
1 20 (11.43%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.14%) Capistrano
2 2 (1.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.57%) MOM
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.57%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.57%) Ansible
Vendors
1 35 (20.00%) Oracle
2 20 (11.43%) IBM
3 19 (10.86%) Microsoft
4 16 (9.14%) Citrix
4 16 (9.14%) WSO2
5 14 (8.00%) VMware
6 12 (6.86%) ESRI
7 9 (5.14%) Google
8 8 (4.57%) Zend
9 7 (4.00%) FatWire
10 6 (3.43%) Sitecore
11 5 (2.86%) Omniture
11 5 (2.86%) TIBCO
12 3 (1.71%) webMethods
12 3 (1.71%) Software AG
12 3 (1.71%) SAP
12 3 (1.71%) Atlassian
12 3 (1.71%) hybris
13 2 (1.14%) Guidewire
13 2 (1.14%) MuleSoft
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