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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 98 46 89
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +43
Contract jobs citing SOA 45 93 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.45% 3.84% 1.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.92% 5.43% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 51 21
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £615 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £433 £385 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.33% -3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 7
Average hourly rate - £31.25 £32.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £29.50 £32.05
% change year-on-year
-22.03% -7.95%
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
2339 1713 2112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 75.23% 70.76% 67.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1388 906 1073
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £220 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 114 221
Average hourly rate £28.50 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.57% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.00 £15.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 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
Essex -6 17 £500 +37.93% 7
Hertfordshire -27 11 £300 -33.33% 4
Cambridgeshire -18 10 £395 -7.05% 4
Norfolk -12 6 £450 +20.00%
Bedfordshire -21 1 £563 +45.16% 2
Suffolk - - - -
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 44 (46.81%) Java
2 40 (42.55%) J2EE
3 35 (37.23%) XML
4 25 (26.60%) Web Services
5 23 (24.47%) .NET
5 23 (24.47%) OO
6 22 (23.40%) CSS
6 22 (23.40%) HTML
7 21 (22.34%) SQL
8 20 (21.28%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (21.28%) HTML5
9 19 (20.21%) UNIX
9 19 (20.21%) Scrum
10 18 (19.15%) Finance
10 18 (19.15%) JavaScript
11 17 (18.09%) Oracle
12 16 (17.02%) Enterprise Architecture
13 15 (15.96%) SQL Server
13 15 (15.96%) Microsoft
14 14 (14.89%) Ajax
14 14 (14.89%) TDD
15 13 (13.83%) WebSphere
15 13 (13.83%) IBM
15 13 (13.83%) Ant
15 13 (13.83%) C#
16 12 (12.77%) RAD
16 12 (12.77%) Relational Database
17 11 (11.70%) UML
18 10 (10.64%) Open Source
18 10 (10.64%) Git (software)

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 13 (13.83%) WebSphere
2 8 (8.51%) Apache
3 5 (5.32%) WebLogic
4 4 (4.26%) Node.js
4 4 (4.26%) Apache ServiceMix
5 3 (3.19%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 2 (2.13%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.13%) IIS
6 2 (2.13%) Lync
6 2 (2.13%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (2.13%) CMS
7 1 (1.06%) Drupal
7 1 (1.06%) Apache Solr
7 1 (1.06%) Adobe CQ
7 1 (1.06%) Apache Pig
7 1 (1.06%) MQSeries
7 1 (1.06%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (4.26%) MS Office
1 4 (4.26%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.13%) MS Project
3 1 (1.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) SAP ERP
1 1 (1.06%) Oracle BRM
1 1 (1.06%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.26%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.06%) SaaS
3 1 (1.06%) PaaS
3 1 (1.06%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.26%) HTTP
2 2 (2.13%) RFID
2 2 (2.13%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.96%) SQL Server
2 12 (12.77%) Relational Database
3 7 (7.45%) NoSQL
4 5 (5.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (5.32%) MySQL
4 5 (5.32%) MongoDB
4 5 (5.32%) RDBMS
5 4 (4.26%) Oracle Database
6 3 (3.19%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.06%) Data Mining
8 1 (1.06%) OLTP
8 1 (1.06%) OLAP
8 1 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.06%) Oracle OLAP
8 1 (1.06%) QlikView
8 1 (1.06%) Big Data
8 1 (1.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (1.06%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 13 (13.83%) Ant
2 10 (10.64%) Git (software)
3 9 (9.57%) Visual Studio
4 8 (8.51%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (5.32%) Eclipse
6 3 (3.19%) Subversion
6 3 (3.19%) JIRA
7 1 (1.06%) Selenium
7 1 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.06%) Rational Application Developer
7 1 (1.06%) Behat
7 1 (1.06%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.06%) Maven
7 1 (1.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (1.06%) WebLogic Workshop
7 1 (1.06%) ERwin
7 1 (1.06%) CruiseControl
General
1 18 (19.15%) Finance
2 7 (7.45%) Banking
3 6 (6.38%) Back Office
3 6 (6.38%) Legal
4 5 (5.32%) Retail
5 4 (4.26%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.13%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.13%) Marketing
6 2 (2.13%) French Language
7 1 (1.06%) Online Betting
7 1 (1.06%) Front Office
7 1 (1.06%) Automotive
7 1 (1.06%) Local Government
7 1 (1.06%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (38.30%) Architect
2 30 (31.91%) Developer
3 13 (13.83%) Solutions Architect
4 12 (12.77%) Project Manager
5 11 (11.70%) Java Developer
6 8 (8.51%) .NET Developer
6 8 (8.51%) C# Developer
6 8 (8.51%) Analyst
6 8 (8.51%) Technical Architect
7 6 (6.38%) Business Analyst
7 6 (6.38%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (5.32%) Designer
8 5 (5.32%) Java Architect
8 5 (5.32%) Integration Architect
8 5 (5.32%) Solutions Designer
9 4 (4.26%) Lead Developer
9 4 (4.26%) Enterprise Architect
9 4 (4.26%) SOA Designer
9 4 (4.26%) WPF Developer
10 3 (3.19%) Payments Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (42.55%) J2EE
2 35 (37.23%) XML
3 25 (26.60%) Web Services
4 23 (24.47%) .NET
5 22 (23.40%) HTML
5 22 (23.40%) CSS
6 20 (21.28%) HTML5
7 14 (14.89%) Ajax
8 10 (10.64%) Middleware
8 10 (10.64%) XSD
8 10 (10.64%) JSP
8 10 (10.64%) XHTML
9 9 (9.57%) ASP.NET
9 9 (9.57%) Java EE
9 9 (9.57%) JSON
10 8 (8.51%) LINQ
10 8 (8.51%) RabbitMQ
10 8 (8.51%) WPF
11 7 (7.45%) REST
11 7 (7.45%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.64%) Open Source
2 7 (7.45%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (6.38%) N-Tier
4 5 (5.32%) Mainframe
4 5 (5.32%) Web 2.0
5 4 (4.26%) Taxonomies
5 4 (4.26%) Data Integration
6 3 (3.19%) PKI
7 2 (2.13%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.13%) W3C
7 2 (2.13%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.13%) Reference Data
8 1 (1.06%) FMCG
8 1 (1.06%) DataPower
8 1 (1.06%) Social Media
8 1 (1.06%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.06%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.06%) Tandem
8 1 (1.06%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 19 (20.21%) UNIX
2 10 (10.64%) Solaris
2 10 (10.64%) Linux
3 8 (8.51%) Windows
4 1 (1.06%) Android
4 1 (1.06%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (24.47%) OO
2 20 (21.28%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (20.21%) Scrum
4 16 (17.02%) Enterprise Architecture
5 14 (14.89%) TDD
6 12 (12.77%) RAD
7 11 (11.70%) UML
8 10 (10.64%) RUP
8 10 (10.64%) MVVM
9 9 (9.57%) Data Modelling
9 9 (9.57%) Validation
9 9 (9.57%) TOGAF
9 9 (9.57%) Content Management
10 8 (8.51%) Kanban
11 7 (7.45%) Zachman Framework
11 7 (7.45%) Technical Architecture
11 7 (7.45%) Project Management
11 7 (7.45%) E-Commerce
12 6 (6.38%) ITIL
12 6 (6.38%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (46.81%) Java
2 21 (22.34%) SQL
3 18 (19.15%) JavaScript
4 13 (13.83%) C#
5 10 (10.64%) VB
6 8 (8.51%) XAML
7 7 (7.45%) VB6
8 6 (6.38%) Python
9 4 (4.26%) Shell Script
9 4 (4.26%) PHP
10 3 (3.19%) PL/SQL
10 3 (3.19%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
11 1 (1.06%) PHP5
11 1 (1.06%) Groovy
11 1 (1.06%) Scala
11 1 (1.06%) FQL
Qualifications
1 6 (6.38%) Degree
2 2 (2.13%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.06%) CBAP
3 1 (1.06%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.06%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (1.06%) ISEB
3 1 (1.06%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.19%) QA
2 2 (2.13%) SLA
3 1 (1.06%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (3.19%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 2 (2.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.19%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (18.09%) Oracle
2 15 (15.96%) Microsoft
3 13 (13.83%) IBM
4 9 (9.57%) FatWire
5 8 (8.51%) webMethods
6 6 (6.38%) SAP
7 5 (5.32%) Software AG
7 5 (5.32%) AccuRev
7 5 (5.32%) DevExpress
8 2 (2.13%) Facebook
8 2 (2.13%) Twitter
9 1 (1.06%) Terracotta
9 1 (1.06%) Teradata
9 1 (1.06%) Zend
9 1 (1.06%) BEA
9 1 (1.06%) Adobe
9 1 (1.06%) Citrix
9 1 (1.06%) Cognos
9 1 (1.06%) Vignette
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