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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 71 59 62
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +3
Contract jobs citing SOA 86 67 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.78% 2.78% 2.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.60% 3.92% 4.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 34 49
Average daily rate
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£575 £375 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.33% -18.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £329 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £553 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £393 £413
% change year-on-year
+14.64% -4.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £29.50 £33.43
% change year-on-year
+61.01% -11.75%
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
2388 1711 2142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 77.26% 71.11% 69.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1522 896 1135
Average daily rate £400 £365 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -6.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £230 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 138 189
Average hourly rate £25.75 £36.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.47% +30.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £13.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.20 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 October 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 October 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
Bedfordshire - 31 £600 - 2
Hertfordshire -27 17 £550 +22.22% 7
Cambridgeshire -1 16 £556 +30.88% 5
Norfolk -14 10 £475 +31.03% 1
Essex -24 8 £450 +12.50%
Suffolk +7 4 £550 +29.41% 1
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 66 (53.66%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (40.65%) Java
3 45 (36.59%) E-Commerce
4 38 (30.89%) .NET
5 33 (26.83%) J2EE
6 29 (23.58%) XML
6 29 (23.58%) Enterprise Architecture
7 27 (21.95%) Web Services
7 27 (21.95%) OO
8 26 (21.14%) C#
9 22 (17.89%) Finance
10 19 (15.45%) Scrum
11 17 (13.82%) SQL
12 16 (13.01%) Microsoft
13 15 (12.20%) UML
13 15 (12.20%) MS Excel
13 15 (12.20%) WebSphere
13 15 (12.20%) TDD
13 15 (12.20%) Retail
14 14 (11.38%) JavaScript
15 13 (10.57%) Data Modelling
15 13 (10.57%) TOGAF
16 12 (9.76%) Technical Architecture
16 12 (9.76%) UNIX
16 12 (9.76%) HTML
16 12 (9.76%) IBM
17 11 (8.94%) CMS
17 11 (8.94%) Middleware
17 11 (8.94%) CSS
17 11 (8.94%) Waterfall

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (12.20%) WebSphere
2 11 (8.94%) CMS
3 7 (5.69%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (4.88%) SharePoint
4 6 (4.88%) Apache
5 5 (4.07%) WebLogic
5 5 (4.07%) Sitecore CMS
5 5 (4.07%) Node.js
6 4 (3.25%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (3.25%) Apache ServiceMix
7 3 (2.44%) WebLogic Portal
8 2 (1.63%) MS Exchange
8 2 (1.63%) Lync
8 2 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.81%) Adobe CQ
9 1 (0.81%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.81%) Confluence
9 1 (0.81%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.81%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 15 (12.20%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.25%) MS Visio
2 4 (3.25%) MS Office
3 1 (0.81%) MS Project
3 1 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.63%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.81%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.69%) Amazon EC2
1 7 (5.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (5.69%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.81%) SaaS
3 1 (0.81%) PaaS
3 1 (0.81%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.63%) HTTP
1 2 (1.63%) RIP
1 2 (1.63%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.50%) Relational Database
2 7 (5.69%) NoSQL
3 5 (4.07%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.25%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (3.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.25%) MongoDB
4 4 (3.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (3.25%) Couchbase
5 3 (2.44%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.44%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.44%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.63%) MySQL
6 2 (1.63%) Redis
6 2 (1.63%) Oracle OLAP
6 2 (1.63%) QlikView
6 2 (1.63%) OLTP
6 2 (1.63%) OLAP
6 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (7.32%) Ant
2 5 (4.07%) Eclipse
3 4 (3.25%) JIRA
4 3 (2.44%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.44%) Visual Studio
4 3 (2.44%) Subversion
5 2 (1.63%) ERwin
5 2 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.63%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (1.63%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.81%) StyleCop
6 1 (0.81%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.81%) Rational Application Developer
6 1 (0.81%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.81%) Behat
6 1 (0.81%) Selenium
6 1 (0.81%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.81%) NUnit
6 1 (0.81%) CruiseControl
General
1 22 (17.89%) Finance
2 15 (12.20%) Retail
3 7 (5.69%) Legal
3 7 (5.69%) Banking
4 6 (4.88%) Telecoms
5 5 (4.07%) Marketing
6 3 (2.44%) Back Office
7 1 (0.81%) Automotive
7 1 (0.81%) Local Government
7 1 (0.81%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.81%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 72 (58.54%) Architect
2 51 (41.46%) Solutions Architect
3 32 (26.02%) Developer
4 12 (9.76%) Java Developer
5 11 (8.94%) Solutions Designer
5 11 (8.94%) Web Architect
5 11 (8.94%) Designer
6 9 (7.32%) Senior Developer
7 8 (6.50%) .NET Developer
7 8 (6.50%) C# Developer
8 7 (5.69%) Analyst
8 7 (5.69%) C# .NET Developer
9 6 (4.88%) Technical Architect
10 5 (4.07%) Web Developer
10 5 (4.07%) Integration Architect
10 5 (4.07%) Business Analyst
10 5 (4.07%) Enterprise Architect
10 5 (4.07%) Senior .NET Developer
11 4 (3.25%) Java Architect
11 4 (3.25%) SOA Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (30.89%) .NET
2 33 (26.83%) J2EE
3 29 (23.58%) XML
4 27 (21.95%) Web Services
5 12 (9.76%) HTML
6 11 (8.94%) CSS
6 11 (8.94%) Middleware
7 10 (8.13%) Ajax
8 9 (7.32%) HTML5
8 9 (7.32%) REST
9 8 (6.50%) Java EE
9 8 (6.50%) JSP
10 7 (5.69%) XHTML
10 7 (5.69%) Hibernate
11 6 (4.88%) JMS
11 6 (4.88%) MSMQ
11 6 (4.88%) XSD
11 6 (4.88%) RabbitMQ
12 4 (3.25%) AngularJS
12 4 (3.25%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.50%) Mainframe
2 6 (4.88%) Open Source
2 6 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.25%) Data Structures
3 4 (3.25%) Web 2.0
4 3 (2.44%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.44%) N-Tier
4 3 (2.44%) FMCG
5 2 (1.63%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.63%) Tandem
6 1 (0.81%) PKI
6 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.81%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.76%) UNIX
2 10 (8.13%) Windows
3 7 (5.69%) Linux
4 6 (4.88%) Solaris
5 2 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.81%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (53.66%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (36.59%) E-Commerce
3 29 (23.58%) Enterprise Architecture
4 27 (21.95%) OO
5 19 (15.45%) Scrum
6 15 (12.20%) TDD
6 15 (12.20%) UML
7 13 (10.57%) Data Modelling
7 13 (10.57%) TOGAF
8 12 (9.76%) Technical Architecture
9 11 (8.94%) Waterfall
10 10 (8.13%) Content Management
10 10 (8.13%) Zachman Framework
10 10 (8.13%) RAD
10 10 (8.13%) Project Management
11 9 (7.32%) MVC
12 8 (6.50%) RUP
12 8 (6.50%) CRM
13 7 (5.69%) OOP
13 7 (5.69%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 50 (40.65%) Java
2 26 (21.14%) C#
3 17 (13.82%) SQL
4 14 (11.38%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.25%) VB.NET
6 3 (2.44%) PHP
6 3 (2.44%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.63%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.81%) PHP5
8 1 (0.81%) FQL
8 1 (0.81%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 1 (0.81%) Python
8 1 (0.81%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (4.07%) Degree
2 1 (0.81%) CBAP
2 1 (0.81%) ISEB
2 1 (0.81%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.44%) QA
2 1 (0.81%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.63%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.81%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (0.81%) SAP ITS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.81%) Tivoli
1 1 (0.81%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (0.81%) SCOM
1 1 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (13.01%) Microsoft
2 12 (9.76%) IBM
3 10 (8.13%) SAP
4 8 (6.50%) Oracle
4 8 (6.50%) FatWire
5 7 (5.69%) Sitecore
5 7 (5.69%) webMethods
6 5 (4.07%) TIBCO
6 5 (4.07%) Software AG
7 4 (3.25%) AccuRev
8 3 (2.44%) BEA
9 2 (1.63%) MicroStrategy
9 2 (1.63%) Cognos
9 2 (1.63%) Talend
10 1 (0.81%) Vignette
10 1 (0.81%) Adobe
10 1 (0.81%) Citrix
10 1 (0.81%) Terracotta
10 1 (0.81%) Splunk
10 1 (0.81%) Facebook
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