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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 57 97 43
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -54
Contract jobs citing SOA 95 44 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 3.11% 1.45% 3.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.07% 1.93% 5.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 26 56
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £291 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £434 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.74% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £32.00 £40.50 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.98% +33.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.60 £40.50 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.40 £40.50 £34.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +22.80%
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
2333 2278 1702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 76.39% 75.26% 71.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1441 1328 888
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 158 131
Average hourly rate £32.00 £30.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £41.95 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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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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
Essex +13 39 £538 +13.15% 3
Hertfordshire +11 25 £500 +75.43% 4
Cambridgeshire +8 18 £385 -2.53% 2
Norfolk +1 6 £450 - 1
Bedfordshire +14 4 £538 -4.44% 4
Suffolk - 3 £518 -
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 76 (38.00%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (34.00%) Java
3 61 (30.50%) Middleware
4 52 (26.00%) Web Services
5 49 (24.50%) .NET
6 43 (21.50%) Oracle
7 42 (21.00%) SQL Server
8 38 (19.00%) REST
9 37 (18.50%) TDD
10 32 (16.00%) JavaScript
10 32 (16.00%) HTML
11 31 (15.50%) SQL
11 31 (15.50%) TOGAF
12 30 (15.00%) J2EE
13 29 (14.50%) UNIX
13 29 (14.50%) Relational Database
14 28 (14.00%) Linux
14 28 (14.00%) CSS
14 28 (14.00%) Scrum
15 27 (13.50%) UML
16 25 (12.50%) XML
17 23 (11.50%) Microsoft
17 23 (11.50%) Git (software)
18 22 (11.00%) SOAP
18 22 (11.00%) WebLogic
18 22 (11.00%) jQuery
18 22 (11.00%) Continuous Integration
19 21 (10.50%) C#
20 20 (10.00%) Kanban
20 20 (10.00%) Subversion

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 22 (11.00%) WebLogic
2 19 (9.50%) Mule
3 18 (9.00%) SharePoint
4 10 (5.00%) WebSphere
5 9 (4.50%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (4.00%) JBoss
7 6 (3.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 5 (2.50%) Oracle Service Bus
9 4 (2.00%) CMS
10 3 (1.50%) MQSeries
11 2 (1.00%) Confluence
11 2 (1.00%) Documentum
11 2 (1.00%) Apache
11 2 (1.00%) Mule ESB
12 1 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.50%) Apache ServiceMix
12 1 (0.50%) IIS
12 1 (0.50%) NServiceBus
12 1 (0.50%) GlassFish
12 1 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 10 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.50%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (6.00%) Maximo
2 1 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 16 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
1 16 (8.00%) SaaS
2 15 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (6.50%) PaaS
4 8 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (3.00%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.00%) SSL
2 12 (6.00%) HTTP
2 12 (6.00%) TCP/IP
3 10 (5.00%) FTP
4 4 (2.00%) SAN
5 3 (1.50%) Telnet
5 3 (1.50%) Firewall
5 3 (1.50%) SSH
6 2 (1.00%) VLAN
6 2 (1.00%) NAS
7 1 (0.50%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.50%) Network Security
7 1 (0.50%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.50%) Internet
7 1 (0.50%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (21.00%) SQL Server
2 29 (14.50%) Relational Database
3 17 (8.50%) Oracle Database
4 10 (5.00%) RDBMS
5 9 (4.50%) MySQL
6 4 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.00%) SQLBase
9 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.50%) QlikView
9 1 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.50%) DataStage
9 1 (0.50%) DTS
9 1 (0.50%) DB2
9 1 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.50%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.50%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 23 (11.50%) Git (software)
2 20 (10.00%) Subversion
2 20 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 8 (4.00%) Ant
4 7 (3.50%) JUnit
5 5 (2.50%) ERwin
5 5 (2.50%) JIRA
6 3 (1.50%) Selenium
6 3 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (1.50%) Maven
6 3 (1.50%) Visual Studio
6 3 (1.50%) Talend Open Studio
7 2 (1.00%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.50%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.50%) Rhino Mocks
8 1 (0.50%) NWDS
8 1 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.50%) NUnit
8 1 (0.50%) CruiseControl
General
1 14 (7.00%) Finance
2 12 (6.00%) Retail
3 8 (4.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.50%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.00%) Marketing
5 2 (1.00%) Legal
6 1 (0.50%) Banking
6 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.50%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 98 (49.00%) Architect
2 68 (34.00%) Developer
3 66 (33.00%) Solutions Architect
4 40 (20.00%) Java Developer
5 29 (14.50%) Technical Architect
6 14 (7.00%) Designer
7 13 (6.50%) Integration Architect
8 12 (6.00%) Senior Developer
9 11 (5.50%) Applications Architect
10 10 (5.00%) Solutions Designer
11 8 (4.00%) Analyst
11 8 (4.00%) PHP Developer
11 8 (4.00%) Lead Technical Architect
11 8 (4.00%) Lead Architect
12 7 (3.50%) Senior Architect
12 7 (3.50%) Consultant
12 7 (3.50%) Middleware Developer
13 6 (3.00%) Applications Developer
13 6 (3.00%) Lead Developer
13 6 (3.00%) Senior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (30.50%) Middleware
2 52 (26.00%) Web Services
3 49 (24.50%) .NET
4 38 (19.00%) REST
5 32 (16.00%) HTML
6 30 (15.00%) J2EE
7 28 (14.00%) CSS
8 25 (12.50%) XML
9 22 (11.00%) SOAP
9 22 (11.00%) jQuery
10 20 (10.00%) HTML5
11 14 (7.00%) WCF
12 13 (6.50%) Ajax
13 12 (6.00%) ASP.NET
13 12 (6.00%) CSS3
14 11 (5.50%) ASP.NET MVC
15 9 (4.50%) KnockoutJS
15 9 (4.50%) JSON
16 8 (4.00%) .NET Framework
16 8 (4.00%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.00%) GIS
1 10 (5.00%) Data Integration
2 8 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.00%) User Experience
4 5 (2.50%) Web 2.0
5 4 (2.00%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.50%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.50%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.00%) FMCG
7 2 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.00%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.50%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.50%) DataPower
8 1 (0.50%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 29 (14.50%) UNIX
2 28 (14.00%) Linux
3 18 (9.00%) Mac OS X
4 16 (8.00%) Windows
5 8 (4.00%) Solaris
6 4 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (38.00%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (18.50%) TDD
3 31 (15.50%) TOGAF
4 28 (14.00%) Scrum
5 27 (13.50%) UML
6 22 (11.00%) Continuous Integration
7 20 (10.00%) Kanban
8 18 (9.00%) MVC
9 17 (8.50%) E-Commerce
10 16 (8.00%) Content Management
11 15 (7.50%) Coaching
12 14 (7.00%) OO
13 13 (6.50%) Open Source
14 12 (6.00%) Software Engineering
14 12 (6.00%) OOP
14 12 (6.00%) Stakeholder Management
14 12 (6.00%) Zachman Framework
14 12 (6.00%) User Stories
14 12 (6.00%) Mentoring
15 11 (5.50%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 68 (34.00%) Java
2 32 (16.00%) JavaScript
3 31 (15.50%) SQL
4 21 (10.50%) C#
5 8 (4.00%) PHP
6 6 (3.00%) C++
6 6 (3.00%) Ruby
7 4 (2.00%) Scala
8 3 (1.50%) Python
9 1 (0.50%) XAML
9 1 (0.50%) VB6
9 1 (0.50%) Clojure
9 1 (0.50%) VB
9 1 (0.50%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.50%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 16 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (3.50%) MCPD
4 3 (1.50%) Degree
5 2 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.00%) QA
2 3 (1.50%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (10.00%) Puppet
1 20 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.50%) Ansible
2 1 (0.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 43 (21.50%) Oracle
2 23 (11.50%) Microsoft
3 18 (9.00%) Citrix
4 17 (8.50%) IBM
5 16 (8.00%) VMware
6 14 (7.00%) Google
7 13 (6.50%) WSO2
8 10 (5.00%) ESRI
9 8 (4.00%) Zend
10 5 (2.50%) Sitecore
10 5 (2.50%) FatWire
10 5 (2.50%) TIBCO
10 5 (2.50%) Omniture
11 4 (2.00%) webMethods
11 4 (2.00%) SAP
11 4 (2.00%) Software AG
12 3 (1.50%) Cisco
12 3 (1.50%) Talend
13 1 (0.50%) Informatica
13 1 (0.50%) Red Hat
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