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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 30 64 55
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -9
Contract jobs citing SOA 134 73 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 5.36% 2.76% 2.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.19% 3.75% 4.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 36 51
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £325 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £575 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £34.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +13.97%
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
1864 1945 1517
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 74.50% 73.48% 68.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1085 1094 814
Average daily rate £413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 141 114
Average hourly rate £24.50 £29.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.51% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £13.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 5 March 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
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 5 March 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
Bedfordshire +21 46 £575 +21.05% 1
Hertfordshire +9 36 £400 -15.78% 10
Suffolk +18 17 £450 +2.85% 5
Norfolk +10 14 £456 - 1
Cambridgeshire +10 13 £288 -28.12% 2
Essex -2 8 £450 -14.28% 1
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

1 135 (54.22%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (40.96%) E-Commerce
3 85 (34.14%) .NET
4 56 (22.49%) Oracle
4 56 (22.49%) Java
5 51 (20.48%) C#
6 40 (16.06%) Microsoft
7 39 (15.66%) Finance
8 38 (15.26%) HTML
9 37 (14.86%) XML
10 36 (14.46%) Web Services
11 33 (13.25%) MVC
12 31 (12.45%) UML
13 30 (12.05%) TDD
13 30 (12.05%) WCF
14 29 (11.65%) Enterprise Architecture
14 29 (11.65%) Technical Architecture
14 29 (11.65%) SQL
15 28 (11.24%) J2EE
15 28 (11.24%) JavaScript
15 28 (11.24%) Microsoft Azure
16 27 (10.84%) SQL Server
16 27 (10.84%) CSS
17 26 (10.44%) jQuery
18 24 (9.64%) WebSphere
19 21 (8.43%) Windows
19 21 (8.43%) Scrum
19 21 (8.43%) Retail
20 20 (8.03%) OO
20 20 (8.03%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 24 (9.64%) WebSphere
2 17 (6.83%) CMS
3 15 (6.02%) JBoss
4 14 (5.62%) WebLogic
5 10 (4.02%) SharePoint
5 10 (4.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 9 (3.61%) MQSeries
7 8 (3.21%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (3.21%) Sitecore CMS
8 5 (2.01%) Confluence
9 4 (1.61%) Node.js
10 3 (1.20%) Mule
10 3 (1.20%) WebLogic Portal
10 3 (1.20%) Documentum
11 2 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.80%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.40%) Apache ServiceMix
12 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 20 (8.03%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.40%) MS Project
3 1 (0.40%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.40%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.40%) SAP R/3
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.40%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 28 (11.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (4.42%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (4.02%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (3.21%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.80%) SaaS
5 2 (0.80%) Office 365
6 1 (0.40%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.40%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.20%) SAN
2 2 (0.80%) RIP
3 1 (0.40%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.40%) Internet
3 1 (0.40%) Firewall
3 1 (0.40%) VLAN
3 1 (0.40%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (10.84%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.42%) Oracle Database
3 8 (3.21%) Couchbase
3 8 (3.21%) OLAP
3 8 (3.21%) Oracle OLAP
4 7 (2.81%) NoSQL
5 5 (2.01%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.20%) QlikView
6 3 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (0.80%) Redis
7 2 (0.80%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.40%) Big Data
8 1 (0.40%) SQLBase
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (6.43%) JIRA
2 14 (5.62%) Git (software)
3 13 (5.22%) JUnit
4 12 (4.82%) Ant
4 12 (4.82%) Talend Open Studio
5 10 (4.02%) Selenium
6 9 (3.61%) Visual Studio
7 8 (3.21%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (1.61%) Maven
8 4 (1.61%) Cucumber
8 4 (1.61%) SpecFlow
8 4 (1.61%) Jenkins
9 3 (1.20%) StyleCop
9 3 (1.20%) Fiddler
10 2 (0.80%) Subversion
10 2 (0.80%) NUnit
11 1 (0.40%) CruiseControl
11 1 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 1 (0.40%) ERwin
11 1 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 39 (15.66%) Finance
2 21 (8.43%) Retail
3 17 (6.83%) Telecoms
4 10 (4.02%) Legal
5 7 (2.81%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.41%) Back Office
6 6 (2.41%) Marketing
7 4 (1.61%) Banking
8 2 (0.80%) Electronics
9 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 139 (55.82%) Architect
2 109 (43.78%) Solutions Architect
3 51 (20.48%) Developer
4 27 (10.84%) Designer
5 24 (9.64%) Solutions Designer
6 21 (8.43%) Web Architect
7 19 (7.63%) .NET Developer
8 18 (7.23%) Integration Architect
9 17 (6.83%) C# Developer
10 15 (6.02%) Analyst
11 13 (5.22%) Senior Developer
11 13 (5.22%) C# .NET Developer
12 12 (4.82%) Technical Architect
12 12 (4.82%) Java Developer
13 11 (4.42%) Software Engineer
14 10 (4.02%) Senior .NET Developer
15 9 (3.61%) Senior C# Developer
15 9 (3.61%) Senior Architect
15 9 (3.61%) Java Software Engineer
16 8 (3.21%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (34.14%) .NET
2 38 (15.26%) HTML
3 37 (14.86%) XML
4 36 (14.46%) Web Services
5 30 (12.05%) WCF
6 28 (11.24%) J2EE
7 27 (10.84%) CSS
8 26 (10.44%) jQuery
9 19 (7.63%) REST
10 18 (7.23%) HTML5
10 18 (7.23%) ASP.NET
11 17 (6.83%) Middleware
12 13 (5.22%) SOAP
12 13 (5.22%) Apache Camel
12 13 (5.22%) ASP.NET MVC
13 12 (4.82%) CSS3
13 12 (4.82%) JSON
14 11 (4.42%) MSMQ
14 11 (4.42%) RabbitMQ
14 11 (4.42%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.21%) Computer Science
3 6 (2.41%) N-Tier
3 6 (2.41%) Mainframe
4 5 (2.01%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.01%) User Experience
5 4 (1.61%) Data Integration
5 4 (1.61%) DataPower
5 4 (1.61%) Open Source
6 3 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.20%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.20%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.20%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.20%) Web 2.0
7 2 (0.80%) DTV
7 2 (0.80%) Tandem
8 1 (0.40%) FMCG
8 1 (0.40%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 21 (8.43%) Windows
2 7 (2.81%) Linux
3 6 (2.41%) UNIX
4 5 (2.01%) Solaris
5 3 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.80%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (54.22%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (40.96%) E-Commerce
3 33 (13.25%) MVC
4 31 (12.45%) UML
5 30 (12.05%) TDD
6 29 (11.65%) Enterprise Architecture
6 29 (11.65%) Technical Architecture
7 21 (8.43%) Scrum
8 20 (8.03%) OO
9 17 (6.83%) Data Modelling
9 17 (6.83%) Business Intelligence
10 16 (6.43%) Logical Data Model
11 15 (6.02%) EAI
11 15 (6.02%) ETL
11 15 (6.02%) Content Management
12 14 (5.62%) Software Engineering
12 14 (5.62%) OOP
13 13 (5.22%) B2C
13 13 (5.22%) Project Management
14 12 (4.82%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 56 (22.49%) Java
2 51 (20.48%) C#
3 29 (11.65%) SQL
4 28 (11.24%) JavaScript
5 10 (4.02%) Python
5 10 (4.02%) Ruby
6 9 (3.61%) VB
7 2 (0.80%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.40%) ABAP
8 1 (0.40%) Golang
8 1 (0.40%) C
8 1 (0.40%) PHP
8 1 (0.40%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.40%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.40%) C++
Qualifications
1 12 (4.82%) Degree
1 12 (4.82%) Security Cleared
2 10 (4.02%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (1.61%) MCPD
4 2 (0.80%) VCP4
5 1 (0.40%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.81%) QA
2 1 (0.40%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.80%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.40%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.40%) SAP ITS
2 1 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (2.01%) SCOM
2 3 (1.20%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (0.40%) Puppet
Vendors
1 56 (22.49%) Oracle
2 40 (16.06%) Microsoft
3 17 (6.83%) TIBCO
4 12 (4.82%) SAP
4 12 (4.82%) Talend
5 10 (4.02%) Sitecore
5 10 (4.02%) IBM
6 8 (3.21%) Google
7 7 (2.81%) webMethods
7 7 (2.81%) VMware
8 6 (2.41%) Informatica
8 6 (2.41%) Citrix
9 5 (2.01%) KANA
9 5 (2.01%) FatWire
9 5 (2.01%) hybris
10 4 (1.61%) BEA
11 3 (1.20%) Splunk
11 3 (1.20%) WSO2
12 2 (0.80%) Rackspace
12 2 (0.80%) MicroStrategy
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