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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 83 45 77
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +32
Contract jobs citing SOA 67 90 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.18% 3.80% 2.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.83% 5.29% 3.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 53 29
Average daily rate
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£550 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.02% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £340 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £587 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £382 £395
% change year-on-year
+14.45% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 11
Average hourly rate - - £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £29.50 £32.10
% change year-on-year
+27.11% -8.09%
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
2364 1702 2165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 76.95% 71.88% 69.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1450 856 1123
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 126 217
Average hourly rate £27.50 £36.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.61% +10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.55 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.10 £50.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -9 16 £550 +46.66% 3
Hertfordshire -31 16 £333 -30.00% 9
Bedfordshire -5 14 £581 +78.84% 3
Cambridgeshire -1 12 £400 -5.88% 10
Norfolk -24 5 £450 +24.13% 1
Suffolk -2 4 £550 +29.41% 3
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 48 (46.60%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (44.66%) Java
3 39 (37.86%) J2EE
4 31 (30.10%) XML
5 27 (26.21%) Enterprise Architecture
6 26 (25.24%) Web Services
7 23 (22.33%) OO
7 23 (22.33%) .NET
8 21 (20.39%) SQL
8 21 (20.39%) Finance
9 19 (18.45%) E-Commerce
10 18 (17.48%) UNIX
10 18 (17.48%) Scrum
11 16 (15.53%) HTML
11 16 (15.53%) JavaScript
11 16 (15.53%) CSS
12 15 (14.56%) IBM
12 15 (14.56%) WebSphere
13 14 (13.59%) HTML5
13 14 (13.59%) Oracle
14 13 (12.62%) Ant
14 13 (12.62%) C#
14 13 (12.62%) Data Modelling
15 12 (11.65%) RAD
15 12 (11.65%) UML
15 12 (11.65%) Ajax
15 12 (11.65%) TOGAF
16 11 (10.68%) Content Management
16 11 (10.68%) Windows
16 11 (10.68%) Microsoft

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 15 (14.56%) WebSphere
2 8 (7.77%) Apache
3 6 (5.83%) WebLogic
3 6 (5.83%) SharePoint
3 6 (5.83%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (4.85%) CMS
5 4 (3.88%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (3.88%) Node.js
5 4 (3.88%) Apache ServiceMix
6 3 (2.91%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (1.94%) Lync
7 2 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.94%) WebLogic Portal
7 2 (1.94%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.97%) Adobe CQ
8 1 (0.97%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.97%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.97%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.97%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 6 (5.83%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.88%) MS Visio
2 4 (3.88%) MS Office
3 3 (2.91%) MS Project
4 1 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.97%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.97%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.97%) SaaS
3 1 (0.97%) PaaS
3 1 (0.97%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.88%) HTTP
2 2 (1.94%) RFID
2 2 (1.94%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.74%) SQL Server
1 9 (8.74%) Relational Database
2 5 (4.85%) NoSQL
3 4 (3.88%) MongoDB
3 4 (3.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (3.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (3.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (3.88%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.91%) Couchbase
4 3 (2.91%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.91%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.91%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.94%) MySQL
5 2 (1.94%) Redis
5 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.97%) Big Data
6 1 (0.97%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.97%) OLTP
6 1 (0.97%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 13 (12.62%) Ant
2 5 (4.85%) Visual Studio
2 5 (4.85%) Eclipse
2 5 (4.85%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.91%) JIRA
3 3 (2.91%) Subversion
4 1 (0.97%) Maven
4 1 (0.97%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.97%) WebLogic Workshop
4 1 (0.97%) ERwin
4 1 (0.97%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.97%) Selenium
4 1 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.97%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.97%) Rational Application Developer
4 1 (0.97%) Behat
4 1 (0.97%) Jenkins
General
1 21 (20.39%) Finance
2 10 (9.71%) Retail
3 7 (6.80%) Legal
3 7 (6.80%) Banking
4 6 (5.83%) Telecoms
5 5 (4.85%) Back Office
6 3 (2.91%) Marketing
7 2 (1.94%) French Language
7 2 (1.94%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.97%) Local Government
8 1 (0.97%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.97%) Automotive
8 1 (0.97%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 49 (47.57%) Architect
2 31 (30.10%) Solutions Architect
3 28 (27.18%) Developer
4 12 (11.65%) Java Developer
5 8 (7.77%) Analyst
5 8 (7.77%) Project Manager
6 6 (5.83%) Solutions Designer
6 6 (5.83%) Designer
7 5 (4.85%) .NET Developer
7 5 (4.85%) Business Analyst
7 5 (4.85%) Integration Architect
7 5 (4.85%) Technical Architect
7 5 (4.85%) Enterprise Architect
8 4 (3.88%) Applications Architect
8 4 (3.88%) Web Developer
8 4 (3.88%) C# Developer
8 4 (3.88%) Lead Developer
8 4 (3.88%) Java Architect
8 4 (3.88%) SOA Designer
9 3 (2.91%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (37.86%) J2EE
2 31 (30.10%) XML
3 26 (25.24%) Web Services
4 23 (22.33%) .NET
5 16 (15.53%) HTML
5 16 (15.53%) CSS
6 14 (13.59%) HTML5
7 12 (11.65%) Ajax
8 11 (10.68%) Middleware
9 10 (9.71%) JSP
10 9 (8.74%) XHTML
11 8 (7.77%) Java EE
11 8 (7.77%) REST
12 7 (6.80%) .NET Framework
12 7 (6.80%) Hibernate
13 6 (5.83%) JMS
13 6 (5.83%) XSD
14 5 (4.85%) WCF
15 4 (3.88%) JSON
15 4 (3.88%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.83%) Open Source
1 6 (5.83%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (4.85%) Mainframe
2 5 (4.85%) Web 2.0
3 4 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.91%) PKI
4 3 (2.91%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.91%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.94%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.94%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.94%) FMCG
5 2 (1.94%) Tandem
5 2 (1.94%) User Experience
6 1 (0.97%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.97%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 18 (17.48%) UNIX
2 11 (10.68%) Windows
3 9 (8.74%) Solaris
3 9 (8.74%) Linux
4 2 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.97%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.97%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (46.60%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (26.21%) Enterprise Architecture
3 23 (22.33%) OO
4 19 (18.45%) E-Commerce
5 18 (17.48%) Scrum
6 13 (12.62%) Data Modelling
7 12 (11.65%) RAD
7 12 (11.65%) UML
7 12 (11.65%) TOGAF
8 11 (10.68%) Content Management
9 10 (9.71%) Project Management
9 10 (9.71%) RUP
9 10 (9.71%) Waterfall
9 10 (9.71%) Zachman Framework
10 9 (8.74%) Technical Architecture
11 8 (7.77%) TDD
11 8 (7.77%) B2C
11 8 (7.77%) MVC
11 8 (7.77%) Validation
12 7 (6.80%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 46 (44.66%) Java
2 21 (20.39%) SQL
3 16 (15.53%) JavaScript
4 13 (12.62%) C#
5 6 (5.83%) VB
6 4 (3.88%) VB.NET
6 4 (3.88%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.91%) XAML
7 3 (2.91%) VB6
7 3 (2.91%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
7 3 (2.91%) Python
7 3 (2.91%) PHP
7 3 (2.91%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.97%) PHP5
8 1 (0.97%) FQL
Qualifications
1 5 (4.85%) Degree
2 1 (0.97%) CBAP
2 1 (0.97%) ISEB
2 1 (0.97%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.91%) QA
2 1 (0.97%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.97%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.91%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 2 (1.94%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.97%) SAP ITS
Systems Management
1 3 (2.91%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (14.56%) IBM
2 14 (13.59%) Oracle
3 11 (10.68%) Microsoft
4 10 (9.71%) FatWire
5 9 (8.74%) SAP
6 6 (5.83%) webMethods
7 5 (4.85%) Software AG
8 4 (3.88%) TIBCO
8 4 (3.88%) AccuRev
9 3 (2.91%) DevExpress
10 2 (1.94%) Sitecore
10 2 (1.94%) BEA
10 2 (1.94%) MicroStrategy
11 1 (0.97%) Teradata
11 1 (0.97%) Unica
11 1 (0.97%) Zend
11 1 (0.97%) Cognos
11 1 (0.97%) Vignette
11 1 (0.97%) Adobe
11 1 (0.97%) Citrix
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