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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 52 92 69
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -23
Contract jobs citing SOA 91 48 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 3.30% 1.62% 2.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.39% 2.23% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 26 28
Average daily rate
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£475 £438 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £318 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £513 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £413 £388
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 7
Average hourly rate £38.43 £43.25 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.15% +57.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £41.05 £27.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £45.45 £31.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £52.50 £31.46
% change year-on-year
-30.95% +66.87%
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
2073 2150 1548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 75.16% 72.37% 71.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1171 1211 854
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 152 135
Average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -0.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £19.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £42.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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
Essex +13 32 £550 +57.25% 3
Hertfordshire +5 22 £450 -5.26% 7
Suffolk +23 13 £450 -5.26%
Bedfordshire +17 12 £594 +3.26%
Cambridgeshire +1 9 £350 -22.22% 1
Norfolk 0 3 £470 +4.44% 1
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 101 (45.29%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (28.25%) Oracle
3 58 (26.01%) Java
4 57 (25.56%) E-Commerce
5 54 (24.22%) .NET
6 46 (20.63%) SQL Server
7 44 (19.73%) Web Services
7 44 (19.73%) Middleware
8 35 (15.70%) HTML
9 33 (14.80%) JavaScript
9 33 (14.80%) XML
10 32 (14.35%) CSS
10 32 (14.35%) UML
10 32 (14.35%) REST
11 31 (13.90%) jQuery
11 31 (13.90%) MVC
11 31 (13.90%) Microsoft
12 30 (13.45%) J2EE
13 29 (13.00%) SQL
14 26 (11.66%) TOGAF
15 24 (10.76%) Microsoft Azure
15 24 (10.76%) HTML5
16 23 (10.31%) C#
17 22 (9.87%) SOAP
17 22 (9.87%) Finance
18 21 (9.42%) Scrum
18 21 (9.42%) TDD
18 21 (9.42%) WebLogic
18 21 (9.42%) Relational Database
19 20 (8.97%) Technical Architecture

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 21 (9.42%) WebLogic
2 19 (8.52%) WebSphere
3 16 (7.17%) SharePoint
4 12 (5.38%) JBoss
5 11 (4.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 9 (4.04%) MQSeries
7 8 (3.59%) Mule
7 8 (3.59%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (2.24%) CMS
9 4 (1.79%) Confluence
10 3 (1.35%) Documentum
10 3 (1.35%) Oracle Service Bus
11 2 (0.90%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.90%) Apache
11 2 (0.90%) WebLogic Portal
12 1 (0.45%) NetWeaver
12 1 (0.45%) Apache ServiceMix
12 1 (0.45%) NServiceBus
12 1 (0.45%) Node.js
Applications
1 8 (3.59%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (4.04%) Maximo
2 2 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.45%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.45%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 24 (10.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (7.62%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (6.28%) SaaS
3 14 (6.28%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (4.93%) PaaS
5 2 (0.90%) Office 365
6 1 (0.45%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.45%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.45%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.59%) FTP
2 7 (3.14%) SSL
3 6 (2.69%) HTTP
3 6 (2.69%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.79%) SAN
5 2 (0.90%) NAS
5 2 (0.90%) VLAN
5 2 (0.90%) SSH
5 2 (0.90%) Telnet
5 2 (0.90%) Firewall
5 2 (0.90%) Internet
6 1 (0.45%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (20.63%) SQL Server
2 21 (9.42%) Relational Database
3 18 (8.07%) Oracle Database
4 8 (3.59%) RDBMS
5 5 (2.24%) MySQL
6 3 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (1.35%) Couchbase
6 3 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.90%) QlikView
7 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (0.90%) SQLBase
7 2 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.45%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.45%) DataStage
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.45%) DTS
8 1 (0.45%) DB2
8 1 (0.45%) OLAP
8 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 19 (8.52%) Git (software)
2 14 (6.28%) JIRA
2 14 (6.28%) JUnit
3 12 (5.38%) Ant
4 10 (4.48%) Jenkins
4 10 (4.48%) Talend Open Studio
4 10 (4.48%) Selenium
5 9 (4.04%) Subversion
6 4 (1.79%) Maven
6 4 (1.79%) Visual Studio
6 4 (1.79%) ERwin
7 2 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.90%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.90%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.45%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.45%) NUnit
8 1 (0.45%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (0.45%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 22 (9.87%) Finance
2 17 (7.62%) Telecoms
3 14 (6.28%) Retail
4 7 (3.14%) Legal
4 7 (3.14%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.79%) Marketing
6 3 (1.35%) Banking
7 2 (0.90%) Electronics
8 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.45%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 121 (54.26%) Architect
2 88 (39.46%) Solutions Architect
3 48 (21.52%) Developer
4 26 (11.66%) Java Developer
5 24 (10.76%) Integration Architect
6 19 (8.52%) Technical Architect
7 18 (8.07%) Designer
8 14 (6.28%) Solutions Designer
9 12 (5.38%) Senior Architect
9 12 (5.38%) Applications Architect
10 10 (4.48%) Senior Solutions Architect
10 10 (4.48%) Software Engineer
11 9 (4.04%) Java Software Engineer
12 8 (3.59%) Web Architect
12 8 (3.59%) Project Manager
13 7 (3.14%) Consultant
14 6 (2.69%) Analyst
14 6 (2.69%) Senior Developer
15 5 (2.24%) Applications Developer
15 5 (2.24%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (24.22%) .NET
2 44 (19.73%) Web Services
2 44 (19.73%) Middleware
3 35 (15.70%) HTML
4 33 (14.80%) XML
5 32 (14.35%) CSS
5 32 (14.35%) REST
6 31 (13.90%) jQuery
7 30 (13.45%) J2EE
8 24 (10.76%) HTML5
9 22 (9.87%) SOAP
10 19 (8.52%) WCF
11 18 (8.07%) ASP.NET
12 16 (7.17%) ASP.NET MVC
12 16 (7.17%) CSS3
13 15 (6.73%) JSON
13 15 (6.73%) KnockoutJS
14 13 (5.83%) Ajax
14 13 (5.83%) Apache Camel
15 10 (4.48%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.38%) Open Source
1 12 (5.38%) Data Integration
2 8 (3.59%) GIS
3 6 (2.69%) User Experience
3 6 (2.69%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.24%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.79%) DataPower
5 4 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.35%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.35%) Web 2.0
6 3 (1.35%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.35%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.90%) FMCG
7 2 (0.90%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.90%) DTV
8 1 (0.45%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.45%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.45%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 19 (8.52%) Windows
2 18 (8.07%) UNIX
2 18 (8.07%) Linux
3 8 (3.59%) Solaris
4 7 (3.14%) Mac OS X
5 3 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.90%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (45.29%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (25.56%) E-Commerce
3 32 (14.35%) UML
4 31 (13.90%) MVC
5 26 (11.66%) TOGAF
6 21 (9.42%) Scrum
6 21 (9.42%) TDD
7 20 (8.97%) Technical Architecture
8 18 (8.07%) Enterprise Architecture
9 17 (7.62%) Software Engineering
9 17 (7.62%) Content Management
10 16 (7.17%) ETL
11 14 (6.28%) Mentoring
11 14 (6.28%) OOP
11 14 (6.28%) OO
12 13 (5.83%) Stakeholder Management
13 12 (5.38%) EAI
14 11 (4.93%) B2C
14 11 (4.93%) Zachman Framework
14 11 (4.93%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (26.01%) Java
2 33 (14.80%) JavaScript
3 29 (13.00%) SQL
4 23 (10.31%) C#
5 12 (5.38%) Ruby
6 10 (4.48%) Python
7 5 (2.24%) PHP
8 3 (1.35%) C++
8 3 (1.35%) Scala
9 1 (0.45%) C
9 1 (0.45%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.45%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.45%) VB
9 1 (0.45%) ABAP
9 1 (0.45%) Go
9 1 (0.45%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 18 (8.07%) Security Cleared
2 13 (5.83%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (3.14%) Degree
3 7 (3.14%) MCPD
4 2 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.45%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.59%) QA
2 3 (1.35%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (0.90%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (4.04%) Puppet
2 8 (3.59%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.35%) SCOM
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.45%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (0.45%) Ansible
Vendors
1 63 (28.25%) Oracle
2 31 (13.90%) Microsoft
3 16 (7.17%) IBM
3 16 (7.17%) Citrix
4 15 (6.73%) VMware
5 14 (6.28%) TIBCO
6 10 (4.48%) Talend
7 9 (4.04%) Google
8 8 (3.59%) WSO2
8 8 (3.59%) ESRI
9 7 (3.14%) webMethods
9 7 (3.14%) SAP
10 6 (2.69%) Informatica
11 5 (2.24%) FatWire
11 5 (2.24%) KANA
11 5 (2.24%) hybris
12 4 (1.79%) Sitecore
12 4 (1.79%) Zend
12 4 (1.79%) Software AG
13 3 (1.35%) Apigee
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