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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 31 73 52
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -21
Contract jobs citing SOA 121 50 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 4.73% 2.18% 3.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.35% 3.09% 4.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 23 68
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £325 £384
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £562 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 1
Average hourly rate £50.00 £34.68 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.19% -0.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
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
1905 1617 1663
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 74.50% 70.43% 67.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1180 883 914
Average daily rate £413 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £488 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 157 133
Average hourly rate £24.50 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.61% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £41.80 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -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 27 January 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 27 January 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 +13 39 £563 +18.42% 3
Hertfordshire +18 32 £445 +9.53% 5
Cambridgeshire +5 19 £428 +0.58% 4
Essex +1 14 £350 -17.64% 5
Norfolk +16 10 £450 - 1
Suffolk - 6 £475 - 7
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 122 (58.10%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (45.24%) E-Commerce
3 67 (31.90%) .NET
4 53 (25.24%) Java
5 48 (22.86%) C#
6 44 (20.95%) Finance
7 41 (19.52%) Oracle
8 36 (17.14%) Web Services
9 35 (16.67%) XML
10 34 (16.19%) Enterprise Architecture
11 29 (13.81%) TDD
12 28 (13.33%) SQL
12 28 (13.33%) Microsoft
13 27 (12.86%) HTML
13 27 (12.86%) Technical Architecture
14 26 (12.38%) MVC
15 25 (11.90%) J2EE
15 25 (11.90%) WCF
16 21 (10.00%) Retail
16 21 (10.00%) UML
17 20 (9.52%) OO
17 20 (9.52%) JavaScript
17 20 (9.52%) WebSphere
18 19 (9.05%) Scrum
19 18 (8.57%) jQuery
19 18 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
19 18 (8.57%) Data Modelling
20 17 (8.10%) MS Excel
20 17 (8.10%) REST
21 16 (7.62%) Microsoft Azure

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 20 (9.52%) WebSphere
2 16 (7.62%) CMS
3 12 (5.71%) JBoss
4 11 (5.24%) WebLogic
5 8 (3.81%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (3.33%) Sitecore CMS
7 6 (2.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (2.86%) MQSeries
8 5 (2.38%) SharePoint
8 5 (2.38%) Confluence
9 4 (1.90%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (1.90%) Node.js
9 4 (1.90%) WebLogic Portal
10 3 (1.43%) Mule
11 2 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.95%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.48%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.48%) Documentum
12 1 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 17 (8.10%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.48%) MS Project
3 1 (0.48%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.95%) Oracle Retail
1 2 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.48%) SAP MDM
2 1 (0.48%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 16 (7.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (4.29%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (3.81%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (3.81%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.95%) SaaS
5 1 (0.48%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.48%) Office 365
5 1 (0.48%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.95%) RIP
2 1 (0.48%) HTTP
2 1 (0.48%) Internet
2 1 (0.48%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.62%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.29%) Oracle OLAP
2 9 (4.29%) OLAP
3 7 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 7 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (3.33%) NoSQL
3 7 (3.33%) Couchbase
4 5 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.90%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.90%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.43%) QlikView
6 3 (1.43%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.95%) Redis
7 2 (0.95%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.95%) OLTP
7 2 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (6.67%) JIRA
2 11 (5.24%) Git (software)
3 10 (4.76%) JUnit
4 9 (4.29%) Visual Studio
4 9 (4.29%) Ant
4 9 (4.29%) Talend Open Studio
5 8 (3.81%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (3.33%) Selenium
7 4 (1.90%) Jenkins
7 4 (1.90%) SpecFlow
7 4 (1.90%) Cucumber
7 4 (1.90%) Maven
8 3 (1.43%) Subversion
8 3 (1.43%) Fiddler
8 3 (1.43%) StyleCop
9 2 (0.95%) ERwin
9 2 (0.95%) NUnit
10 1 (0.48%) CruiseControl
10 1 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.48%) Eclipse
General
1 44 (20.95%) Finance
2 21 (10.00%) Retail
3 15 (7.14%) Telecoms
4 9 (4.29%) Legal
5 6 (2.86%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.86%) Back Office
5 6 (2.86%) Marketing
5 6 (2.86%) Banking
6 2 (0.95%) Electronics
6 2 (0.95%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.48%) Online Betting
7 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 117 (55.71%) Architect
2 90 (42.86%) Solutions Architect
3 45 (21.43%) Developer
4 22 (10.48%) Designer
5 20 (9.52%) Solutions Designer
6 18 (8.57%) .NET Developer
7 17 (8.10%) C# Developer
8 16 (7.62%) Web Architect
9 15 (7.14%) Analyst
10 14 (6.67%) Integration Architect
11 13 (6.19%) C# .NET Developer
11 13 (6.19%) Java Developer
11 13 (6.19%) Senior Developer
12 10 (4.76%) Senior .NET Developer
13 9 (4.29%) Senior C# Developer
14 8 (3.81%) Systems Analyst
15 7 (3.33%) Technical Architect
15 7 (3.33%) Software Engineer
15 7 (3.33%) Data Architect
15 7 (3.33%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (31.90%) .NET
2 36 (17.14%) Web Services
3 35 (16.67%) XML
4 27 (12.86%) HTML
5 25 (11.90%) J2EE
5 25 (11.90%) WCF
6 18 (8.57%) jQuery
7 17 (8.10%) REST
8 16 (7.62%) CSS
9 13 (6.19%) ASP.NET
10 12 (5.71%) SOAP
11 11 (5.24%) MSMQ
11 11 (5.24%) RabbitMQ
11 11 (5.24%) HTML5
12 9 (4.29%) JSON
12 9 (4.29%) .NET Framework
12 9 (4.29%) Middleware
12 9 (4.29%) Apache Camel
13 8 (3.81%) ASP.NET MVC
14 7 (3.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.81%) Computer Science
3 6 (2.86%) Open Source
4 5 (2.38%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.38%) Mainframe
4 5 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.90%) Data Structures
5 4 (1.90%) N-Tier
5 4 (1.90%) Data Integration
6 3 (1.43%) Tandem
6 3 (1.43%) FMCG
6 3 (1.43%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.43%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.43%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.95%) DataPower
7 2 (0.95%) DTV
7 2 (0.95%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 15 (7.14%) Windows
2 6 (2.86%) Linux
3 4 (1.90%) UNIX
3 4 (1.90%) Solaris
4 2 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (0.95%) Oracle Linux
4 2 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (58.10%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (45.24%) E-Commerce
3 34 (16.19%) Enterprise Architecture
4 29 (13.81%) TDD
5 27 (12.86%) Technical Architecture
6 26 (12.38%) MVC
7 21 (10.00%) UML
8 20 (9.52%) OO
9 19 (9.05%) Scrum
10 18 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
10 18 (8.57%) Data Modelling
11 16 (7.62%) ETL
12 14 (6.67%) EAI
12 14 (6.67%) CRM
12 14 (6.67%) B2C
12 14 (6.67%) Logical Data Model
13 13 (6.19%) Project Management
14 12 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
15 11 (5.24%) Systems Analysis
15 11 (5.24%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 53 (25.24%) Java
2 48 (22.86%) C#
3 28 (13.33%) SQL
4 20 (9.52%) JavaScript
5 9 (4.29%) VB
6 7 (3.33%) Ruby
6 7 (3.33%) Python
7 4 (1.90%) VB.NET
8 3 (1.43%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.48%) C
9 1 (0.48%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.48%) PHP
9 1 (0.48%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.48%) Golang
Qualifications
1 11 (5.24%) Degree
2 9 (4.29%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.81%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.48%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.90%) QA
2 2 (0.95%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.48%) SAP ITS
1 1 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (2.38%) SCOM
2 3 (1.43%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (0.48%) Puppet
Vendors
1 41 (19.52%) Oracle
2 28 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 15 (7.14%) TIBCO
4 11 (5.24%) SAP
5 9 (4.29%) IBM
5 9 (4.29%) Sitecore
5 9 (4.29%) Talend
6 7 (3.33%) webMethods
7 5 (2.38%) KANA
7 5 (2.38%) FatWire
7 5 (2.38%) BEA
7 5 (2.38%) Informatica
7 5 (2.38%) hybris
8 3 (1.43%) Software AG
8 3 (1.43%) Splunk
8 3 (1.43%) WSO2
9 2 (0.95%) AccuRev
9 2 (0.95%) MicroStrategy
9 2 (0.95%) Cognos
10 1 (0.48%) VMware
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