The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 89 89 73
Rank change year-on-year
0 -16
Contract jobs citing SOA 1022 934 1027
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.21% 2.10% 2.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.93% 2.81% 3.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 645 583 701
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £308 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £604 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 20
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +0.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.75
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
SOA
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
34844 33254 29955
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 75.43% 74.76% 72.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 22736 20646 18101
Average daily rate £425 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 929 1059 1253
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -12.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -14.28%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in England

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOA across the England region.

SOA Daily Rate Trend in England

SOA
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the England region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in England

SOA
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the England region.

SOA Hourly Rate Trend in England

SOA
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the England region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

SOA Hourly Rate Histogram in England

SOA
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 26 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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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
London -1 426 £450 - 108
South East +9 214 £450 +5.88% 51
East of England +46 124 £500 +19.40% 27
North West +12 76 £395 +5.33% 18
South West -3 61 £520 +15.55% 26
Yorkshire -23 49 £388 +3.33% 14
West Midlands -8 29 £425 +6.25% 11
East Midlands +18 28 £328 -15.48% 11
North East -34 7 £250 -37.50% 1
SOA
UK

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 827 (39.82%) Agile Software Development
2 722 (34.76%) Java
3 638 (30.72%) Oracle
4 550 (26.48%) Web Services
5 470 (22.63%) .NET
6 421 (20.27%) XML
7 409 (19.69%) Finance
8 365 (17.57%) SQL
9 360 (17.33%) TDD
10 343 (16.51%) C#
11 332 (15.98%) Middleware
12 329 (15.84%) HTML
13 317 (15.26%) JavaScript
14 297 (14.30%) Linux
15 293 (14.11%) Scrum
16 269 (12.95%) OO
17 266 (12.81%) SQL Server
18 260 (12.52%) Microsoft
19 249 (11.99%) J2EE
20 239 (11.51%) WebLogic
21 230 (11.07%) MVC
22 227 (10.93%) CSS
23 221 (10.64%) E-Commerce
24 218 (10.50%) REST
25 209 (10.06%) Spring
25 209 (10.06%) Continuous Integration
26 208 (10.01%) SOAP
27 202 (9.73%) UML
28 200 (9.63%) ASP.NET
29 194 (9.34%) Oracle SOA Suite

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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
1 239 (11.51%) WebLogic
2 194 (9.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 128 (6.16%) WebSphere
4 86 (4.14%) CMS
5 80 (3.85%) Oracle Service Bus
6 76 (3.66%) SharePoint
7 73 (3.51%) Apache
8 62 (2.99%) Tomcat
9 61 (2.94%) JBoss
10 55 (2.65%) BizTalk Server
11 40 (1.93%) Node.js
12 39 (1.88%) SharePoint 2010
13 36 (1.73%) IIS
14 32 (1.54%) WebLogic Portal
15 30 (1.44%) Mule
16 27 (1.30%) AquaLogic
17 25 (1.20%) Adobe CQ
18 23 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
19 22 (1.06%) Apache Solr
20 21 (1.01%) OpenStack
Applications
1 96 (4.62%) MS Excel
2 22 (1.06%) MS Visio
3 20 (0.96%) MS Office
4 13 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 5 (0.24%) MS Project
6 2 (0.096%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.096%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.096%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.096%) PowerPivot
6 2 (0.096%) SPSS
7 1 (0.048%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.048%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 93 (4.48%) Oracle BPM
2 73 (3.51%) Oracle EBS
3 39 (1.88%) Oracle EBS R12
4 31 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
5 28 (1.35%) Oracle Applications
6 26 (1.25%) BusinessWorks
7 21 (1.01%) Dynamics AX
8 20 (0.96%) Documaker
9 11 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 11 (0.53%) Oracle Financials
10 8 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
10 8 (0.39%) Oracle FAH
11 6 (0.29%) Oracle Retail
12 5 (0.24%) SAP ERP
13 4 (0.19%) SAP HR
14 3 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
14 3 (0.14%) AquaLogic BPM
14 3 (0.14%) Oracle 11i
14 3 (0.14%) SAP R/3
14 3 (0.14%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 53 (2.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 50 (2.41%) SaaS
3 44 (2.12%) Amazon AWS
4 39 (1.88%) Amazon EC2
5 32 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
6 31 (1.49%) IaaS
7 17 (0.82%) PaaS
8 15 (0.72%) GitHub
9 10 (0.48%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.24%) Force.com
10 5 (0.24%) Amazon SQS
10 5 (0.24%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 5 (0.24%) ElastiCache
11 4 (0.19%) CloudFront
11 4 (0.19%) Route 53
11 4 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
12 3 (0.14%) Office 365
13 2 (0.096%) SuccessFactors
14 1 (0.048%) OpenShift
14 1 (0.048%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 103 (4.96%) HTTP
2 71 (3.42%) Internet
3 54 (2.60%) SSL
4 34 (1.64%) Firewall
5 33 (1.59%) HTTPS
6 21 (1.01%) TCP/IP
7 17 (0.82%) SAN
8 13 (0.63%) DNS
8 13 (0.63%) SNMP
9 11 (0.53%) LDAP
10 10 (0.48%) MVNO
11 9 (0.43%) NAS
11 9 (0.43%) AMQP
12 7 (0.34%) Network Security
13 6 (0.29%) BGP
13 6 (0.29%) Multicast
13 6 (0.29%) FTP
13 6 (0.29%) DMZ
13 6 (0.29%) Intranet
14 5 (0.24%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 266 (12.81%) SQL Server
2 170 (8.18%) Oracle Database
3 102 (4.91%) Oracle Database 11g
4 91 (4.38%) Relational Database
5 77 (3.71%) NoSQL
6 52 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
7 49 (2.36%) MongoDB
7 49 (2.36%) Oracle ODI
8 47 (2.26%) MySQL
9 46 (2.21%) Oracle BI EE
10 42 (2.02%) RDBMS
10 42 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 41 (1.97%) DB2
12 35 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
13 33 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 33 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
14 29 (1.40%) Oracle Database 10g
15 28 (1.35%) Big Data
16 27 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
17 22 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 151 (7.27%) Maven
2 134 (6.45%) Jenkins
3 125 (6.02%) Subversion
4 109 (5.25%) Git (software)
5 99 (4.77%) JIRA
6 93 (4.48%) JUnit
7 80 (3.85%) Visual Studio
8 75 (3.61%) Team Foundation Server
9 68 (3.27%) Ant
10 65 (3.13%) Selenium
11 63 (3.03%) Eclipse
12 56 (2.70%) NUnit
13 52 (2.50%) Cucumber
14 47 (2.26%) Hudson
15 45 (2.17%) TeamCity
16 32 (1.54%) Mockito
17 30 (1.44%) SoapUI
18 18 (0.87%) WebDriver
18 18 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 13 (0.63%) Moq
General
1 409 (19.69%) Finance
2 136 (6.55%) Banking
3 127 (6.11%) Retail
4 65 (3.13%) Telecoms
5 55 (2.65%) Manufacturing
6 49 (2.36%) Front Office
6 49 (2.36%) Investment Banking
7 41 (1.97%) Publishing
8 40 (1.93%) Marketing
9 35 (1.69%) Billing
10 32 (1.54%) Financial Institution
11 21 (1.01%) Back Office
12 18 (0.87%) Legal
13 16 (0.77%) Games
14 15 (0.72%) Advertising
15 11 (0.53%) Electronics
16 9 (0.43%) Multimedia
17 7 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
18 4 (0.19%) Military
19 3 (0.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 796 (38.32%) Developer
2 668 (32.16%) Architect
3 329 (15.84%) Solutions Architect
4 256 (12.33%) Java Developer
5 126 (6.07%) .NET Developer
6 113 (5.44%) Analyst
7 108 (5.20%) Consultant
8 106 (5.10%) Senior Developer
9 102 (4.91%) Technical Architect
10 84 (4.04%) C# Developer
11 75 (3.61%) Designer
12 72 (3.47%) Oracle Developer
13 57 (2.74%) C# .NET Developer
14 54 (2.60%) Software Engineer
15 51 (2.46%) SOA Developer
15 51 (2.46%) DevOps Engineer
16 46 (2.21%) Integration Architect
17 44 (2.12%) Enterprise Architect
18 43 (2.07%) Business Analyst
19 41 (1.97%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 550 (26.48%) Web Services
2 470 (22.63%) .NET
3 421 (20.27%) XML
4 332 (15.98%) Middleware
5 329 (15.84%) HTML
6 249 (11.99%) J2EE
7 227 (10.93%) CSS
8 218 (10.50%) REST
9 209 (10.06%) Spring
10 208 (10.01%) SOAP
11 200 (9.63%) ASP.NET
12 187 (9.00%) WCF
13 186 (8.96%) RESTful
14 178 (8.57%) JMS
15 176 (8.47%) jQuery
16 153 (7.37%) Oracle Fusion
17 144 (6.93%) HTML5
18 122 (5.87%) .NET Framework
19 119 (5.73%) Hibernate
20 111 (5.34%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 126 (6.07%) Enterprise Software
2 114 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
3 108 (5.20%) Open Source
4 77 (3.71%) Computer Science
5 54 (2.60%) N-Tier
6 51 (2.46%) Clustering
7 49 (2.36%) Management Information System
7 49 (2.36%) Mobile App
8 44 (2.12%) Derivative
9 33 (1.59%) Data Structures
10 32 (1.54%) User Experience
10 32 (1.54%) Equity Derivative
11 29 (1.40%) Inversion of Control
12 27 (1.30%) Client/Server
13 25 (1.20%) DataPower
14 24 (1.16%) Data Integration
15 23 (1.11%) Mainframe
15 23 (1.11%) Digital Media
16 19 (0.91%) Hedge funds
17 15 (0.72%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 297 (14.30%) Linux
2 170 (8.18%) UNIX
3 159 (7.66%) Windows
4 31 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 29 (1.40%) Oracle Linux
6 28 (1.35%) Apple iOS
7 27 (1.30%) Solaris
7 27 (1.30%) Android
8 20 (0.96%) AIX
9 17 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (0.63%) CentOS
10 13 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (0.58%) Ubuntu
12 7 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (0.29%) zOS
14 5 (0.24%) HPUX
15 4 (0.19%) Windows NT
15 4 (0.19%) SUSE
15 4 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
16 3 (0.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 827 (39.82%) Agile Software Development
2 360 (17.33%) TDD
3 293 (14.11%) Scrum
4 269 (12.95%) OO
5 230 (11.07%) MVC
6 221 (10.64%) E-Commerce
7 209 (10.06%) Continuous Integration
8 202 (9.73%) UML
9 162 (7.80%) Data Modelling
10 136 (6.55%) TOGAF
11 130 (6.26%) CRM
12 116 (5.58%) BDD
13 115 (5.54%) Business Intelligence
14 114 (5.49%) Enterprise Architecture
15 110 (5.30%) ITIL
16 109 (5.25%) Software Engineering
17 105 (5.06%) Mentoring
18 102 (4.91%) DevOps
18 102 (4.91%) Configuration Management
19 100 (4.81%) EAI
Programming Languages
1 722 (34.76%) Java
2 365 (17.57%) SQL
3 343 (16.51%) C#
4 317 (15.26%) JavaScript
5 108 (5.20%) Python
6 90 (4.33%) Ruby
7 71 (3.42%) PHP
8 60 (2.89%) PL/SQL
9 57 (2.74%) Scala
10 56 (2.70%) T-SQL
11 51 (2.46%) Bash Shell
12 50 (2.41%) XPath
13 42 (2.02%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 41 (1.97%) XQuery
15 36 (1.73%) Shell Script
16 34 (1.64%) Perl
16 34 (1.64%) C
17 31 (1.49%) C++
18 27 (1.30%) VB
19 22 (1.06%) Jython
Qualifications
1 160 (7.70%) Security Cleared
2 156 (7.51%) Degree
3 118 (5.68%) SC Cleared
4 37 (1.78%) ISEB
5 18 (0.87%) ISTQB
6 17 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
7 13 (0.63%) DV Cleared
8 10 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (0.39%) BC Cleared
10 7 (0.34%) CISSP
10 7 (0.34%) CEH
11 6 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (0.19%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.19%) IBM Certification
13 3 (0.14%) MCSE
13 3 (0.14%) PMP
14 2 (0.096%) Sun Certification
14 2 (0.096%) Oracle Certification
14 2 (0.096%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (5.25%) QA
2 28 (1.35%) SLA
3 26 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 25 (1.20%) Data Quality
5 15 (0.72%) ISO 9000
6 4 (0.19%) COBIT
7 3 (0.14%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.096%) HL7
8 2 (0.096%) JSP 440
System Software
1 83 (4.00%) Oracle RAC
2 34 (1.64%) Active Directory
3 29 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (1.06%) Oracle RMAN
5 20 (0.96%) vCloud
6 16 (0.77%) Hyper-V
7 11 (0.53%) VMware ESX
8 8 (0.39%) vSphere
9 5 (0.24%) Docker
10 3 (0.14%) Varnish
11 2 (0.096%) HDFS
12 1 (0.048%) GridGain
12 1 (0.048%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.048%) SAP ITS
12 1 (0.048%) NFS
12 1 (0.048%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.048%) Samba
12 1 (0.048%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 108 (5.20%) Puppet
2 60 (2.89%) Opscode Chef
3 57 (2.74%) Oracle Identity Management
4 46 (2.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 35 (1.69%) Vagrant
6 21 (1.01%) OpenView
7 18 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
8 15 (0.72%) SELinux
9 13 (0.63%) Data Guard
10 11 (0.53%) ZABBIX
11 9 (0.43%) Kibana
12 6 (0.29%) Ansible
12 6 (0.29%) TIBCO Hawk
13 5 (0.24%) CA SiteMinder
13 5 (0.24%) SCOM
13 5 (0.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 5 (0.24%) OpenSSO
14 4 (0.19%) StatsD
14 4 (0.19%) CA LISA
14 4 (0.19%) Control-M
Vendors
1 638 (30.72%) Oracle
2 260 (12.52%) Microsoft
3 133 (6.40%) IBM
4 91 (4.38%) SAP
5 73 (3.51%) TIBCO
6 55 (2.65%) webMethods
7 52 (2.50%) Red Hat
8 48 (2.31%) HP
9 43 (2.07%) Salesforce.com
10 41 (1.97%) Software AG
11 37 (1.78%) Remedy
12 33 (1.59%) VMware
13 32 (1.54%) Informatica
13 32 (1.54%) Adobe
14 26 (1.25%) Siebel
15 25 (1.20%) hybris
16 24 (1.16%) Sitecore
17 20 (0.96%) BEA
18 16 (0.77%) Business Objects
18 16 (0.77%) Perforce
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