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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 98 91 82
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -9
Contract jobs citing SOA 1019 962 1030
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.06% 2.05% 2.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.75% 2.77% 3.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 678 631 699
Average daily rate
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£451 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £315 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 18
Average hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 £34.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% +2.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £24.15 £33.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £86.84 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £34.50 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+37.68% +0.72%
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
37095 34787 31991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.83% 74.29% 72.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 24706 21803 19148
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 £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1033 1077 1341
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 2014.

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
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 24 December 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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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 -19 420 £475 +5.55% 85
South East +10 221 £475 +18.75% 33
East of England +44 115 £538 +30.30% 18
North West -2 64 £375 - 13
Yorkshire +3 61 £431 +11.29% 17
South West 0 61 £475 +5.55% 21
West Midlands +1 35 £425 +12.21% 9
East Midlands +10 32 £370 +0.33% 5
North East -50 8 £250 - 2
SOA
UK

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

1 777 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
2 698 (33.37%) Java
3 687 (32.84%) Oracle
4 514 (24.57%) Web Services
5 439 (20.98%) .NET
6 433 (20.70%) XML
7 427 (20.41%) Finance
8 371 (17.73%) SQL
9 370 (17.69%) TDD
10 339 (16.20%) Middleware
11 329 (15.73%) C#
12 315 (15.06%) HTML
13 314 (15.01%) JavaScript
14 307 (14.67%) Scrum
15 291 (13.91%) Linux
16 261 (12.48%) J2EE
17 252 (12.05%) OO
18 250 (11.95%) SQL Server
18 250 (11.95%) WebLogic
19 230 (10.99%) MVC
20 227 (10.85%) Microsoft
21 219 (10.47%) CSS
21 219 (10.47%) REST
22 209 (9.99%) Continuous Integration
23 207 (9.89%) SOAP
24 204 (9.75%) Spring
25 200 (9.56%) E-Commerce
26 199 (9.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
27 192 (9.18%) Oracle Database
28 190 (9.08%) ASP.NET

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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
1 250 (11.95%) WebLogic
2 199 (9.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 123 (5.88%) WebSphere
4 85 (4.06%) CMS
4 85 (4.06%) Apache
5 81 (3.87%) Oracle Service Bus
6 72 (3.44%) SharePoint
7 59 (2.82%) Tomcat
8 54 (2.58%) BizTalk Server
9 49 (2.34%) JBoss
10 41 (1.96%) WebLogic Portal
10 41 (1.96%) Node.js
11 40 (1.91%) SharePoint 2010
12 27 (1.29%) Adobe CQ
13 26 (1.24%) AquaLogic
14 24 (1.15%) Sitecore CMS
15 23 (1.10%) Apache Solr
16 22 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
16 22 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
16 22 (1.05%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 93 (4.45%) MS Excel
2 27 (1.29%) MS Office
3 26 (1.24%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.24%) MS Project
5 5 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.096%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.096%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.096%) SPSS
7 1 (0.048%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.048%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 103 (4.92%) Oracle BPM
2 102 (4.88%) Oracle EBS
3 57 (2.72%) Oracle EBS R12
4 34 (1.63%) Oracle Applications
5 29 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
6 22 (1.05%) Documaker
7 19 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
7 19 (0.91%) BusinessWorks
8 15 (0.72%) Oracle Financials
9 12 (0.57%) Oracle FAH
10 11 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 10 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
12 9 (0.43%) Oracle Retail
13 5 (0.24%) SAP ERP
13 5 (0.24%) Oracle 11i
13 5 (0.24%) Tridion
14 4 (0.19%) SAP HR
14 4 (0.19%) SAP CRM
14 4 (0.19%) Teamcenter
15 3 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 49 (2.34%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (2.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (2.15%) Amazon EC2
4 35 (1.67%) IaaS
5 32 (1.53%) SaaS
6 31 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
7 13 (0.62%) PaaS
8 7 (0.33%) GitHub
9 5 (0.24%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.19%) Force.com
10 4 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
10 4 (0.19%) CloudFront
10 4 (0.19%) Route 53
11 2 (0.096%) Office 365
11 2 (0.096%) Heroku
12 1 (0.048%) Taleo
12 1 (0.048%) SuccessFactors
12 1 (0.048%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.048%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 91 (4.35%) HTTP
2 64 (3.06%) Internet
3 52 (2.49%) SSL
4 33 (1.58%) HTTPS
5 30 (1.43%) Firewall
6 16 (0.76%) TCP/IP
7 14 (0.67%) SAN
8 13 (0.62%) DNS
8 13 (0.62%) SNMP
9 11 (0.53%) LDAP
10 10 (0.48%) MVNO
11 9 (0.43%) AMQP
12 7 (0.33%) NAS
12 7 (0.33%) FTP
12 7 (0.33%) Network Security
13 6 (0.29%) SMTP
14 5 (0.24%) DHCP
14 5 (0.24%) VPN
14 5 (0.24%) DMZ
14 5 (0.24%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 250 (11.95%) SQL Server
2 192 (9.18%) Oracle Database
3 118 (5.64%) Oracle Database 11g
4 90 (4.30%) Relational Database
5 73 (3.49%) NoSQL
6 58 (2.77%) Oracle ODI
7 54 (2.58%) SQL Server 2008
8 51 (2.44%) Oracle BI EE
9 50 (2.39%) MySQL
10 49 (2.34%) MongoDB
11 42 (2.01%) RDBMS
12 40 (1.91%) PostgreSQL
13 38 (1.82%) DB2
14 37 (1.77%) Oracle Database 10g
15 35 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
16 32 (1.53%) Oracle Exadata
17 29 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 29 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 27 (1.29%) Big Data
19 26 (1.24%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 130 (6.21%) Maven
2 128 (6.12%) Jenkins
3 106 (5.07%) Subversion
4 102 (4.88%) Git (software)
5 101 (4.83%) JIRA
6 75 (3.59%) Visual Studio
7 70 (3.35%) JUnit
7 70 (3.35%) Team Foundation Server
8 62 (2.96%) Ant
9 58 (2.77%) Eclipse
10 55 (2.63%) Cucumber
11 53 (2.53%) Selenium
12 52 (2.49%) NUnit
13 43 (2.06%) TeamCity
14 41 (1.96%) Hudson
15 27 (1.29%) Mockito
16 20 (0.96%) WebDriver
16 20 (0.96%) SoapUI
17 16 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 14 (0.67%) Oracle Forms
General
1 427 (20.41%) Finance
2 137 (6.55%) Banking
3 119 (5.69%) Retail
4 64 (3.06%) Telecoms
5 54 (2.58%) Manufacturing
6 47 (2.25%) Investment Banking
7 45 (2.15%) Front Office
8 41 (1.96%) Publishing
8 41 (1.96%) Billing
9 38 (1.82%) Marketing
10 37 (1.77%) Financial Institution
11 25 (1.20%) Back Office
12 22 (1.05%) Games
13 19 (0.91%) Legal
14 17 (0.81%) Advertising
15 11 (0.53%) Electronics
16 8 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
17 7 (0.33%) Multimedia
18 6 (0.29%) Military
19 4 (0.19%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 798 (38.15%) Developer
2 667 (31.88%) Architect
3 309 (14.77%) Solutions Architect
4 249 (11.90%) Java Developer
5 127 (6.07%) .NET Developer
6 124 (5.93%) Analyst
7 111 (5.31%) Senior Developer
8 109 (5.21%) Technical Architect
9 103 (4.92%) Consultant
10 88 (4.21%) C# Developer
11 78 (3.73%) Oracle Developer
12 68 (3.25%) Designer
13 56 (2.68%) C# .NET Developer
14 55 (2.63%) SOA Developer
15 51 (2.44%) Business Analyst
16 47 (2.25%) Integration Architect
17 45 (2.15%) Software Engineer
17 45 (2.15%) DevOps Engineer
18 44 (2.10%) Oracle SOA Developer
18 44 (2.10%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 514 (24.57%) Web Services
2 439 (20.98%) .NET
3 433 (20.70%) XML
4 339 (16.20%) Middleware
5 315 (15.06%) HTML
6 261 (12.48%) J2EE
7 219 (10.47%) CSS
7 219 (10.47%) REST
8 207 (9.89%) SOAP
9 204 (9.75%) Spring
10 190 (9.08%) ASP.NET
11 182 (8.70%) RESTful
12 168 (8.03%) jQuery
13 167 (7.98%) JMS
14 165 (7.89%) WCF
15 156 (7.46%) Oracle Fusion
16 143 (6.84%) HTML5
17 117 (5.59%) .NET Framework
18 116 (5.54%) Hibernate
19 107 (5.11%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 124 (5.93%) Enterprise Software
2 121 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
3 112 (5.35%) Open Source
4 71 (3.39%) Computer Science
5 61 (2.92%) N-Tier
5 61 (2.92%) Clustering
6 51 (2.44%) Mobile App
7 46 (2.20%) Derivative
8 41 (1.96%) Management Information System
9 37 (1.77%) User Experience
10 35 (1.67%) Data Structures
11 31 (1.48%) Equity Derivative
12 28 (1.34%) Hedge funds
13 27 (1.29%) Mainframe
14 26 (1.24%) DataPower
15 23 (1.10%) Digital Media
15 23 (1.10%) Inversion of Control
15 23 (1.10%) Client/Server
16 18 (0.86%) Data Integration
17 16 (0.76%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 291 (13.91%) Linux
2 179 (8.56%) UNIX
3 128 (6.12%) Windows
4 34 (1.63%) Apple iOS
5 32 (1.53%) Solaris
6 31 (1.48%) Android
6 31 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 30 (1.43%) Oracle Linux
8 14 (0.67%) AIX
9 13 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (0.57%) Ubuntu
11 10 (0.48%) CentOS
12 7 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (0.33%) SUSE
13 4 (0.19%) HPUX
14 3 (0.14%) Windows 2000
14 3 (0.14%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.14%) zOS
15 2 (0.096%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.096%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 777 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
2 370 (17.69%) TDD
3 307 (14.67%) Scrum
4 252 (12.05%) OO
5 230 (10.99%) MVC
6 209 (9.99%) Continuous Integration
7 200 (9.56%) E-Commerce
8 188 (8.99%) UML
9 156 (7.46%) Data Modelling
10 139 (6.64%) TOGAF
11 131 (6.26%) Business Intelligence
12 122 (5.83%) BDD
13 118 (5.64%) Enterprise Architecture
14 110 (5.26%) CRM
15 106 (5.07%) Mentoring
16 102 (4.88%) ITIL
16 102 (4.88%) Software Engineering
17 100 (4.78%) DevOps
18 99 (4.73%) Configuration Management
19 95 (4.54%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 698 (33.37%) Java
2 371 (17.73%) SQL
3 329 (15.73%) C#
4 314 (15.01%) JavaScript
5 107 (5.11%) Python
6 86 (4.11%) Ruby
7 79 (3.78%) PL/SQL
8 75 (3.59%) PHP
9 64 (3.06%) Bash Shell
10 58 (2.77%) Scala
10 58 (2.77%) T-SQL
11 48 (2.29%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 44 (2.10%) XPath
13 36 (1.72%) Shell Script
14 34 (1.63%) C
15 33 (1.58%) Perl
16 32 (1.53%) XQuery
17 31 (1.48%) C++
18 27 (1.29%) Jython
19 24 (1.15%) VB
Qualifications
1 168 (8.03%) Security Cleared
2 151 (7.22%) Degree
3 121 (5.78%) SC Cleared
4 30 (1.43%) ISEB
5 24 (1.15%) DV Cleared
6 21 (1.00%) ISTQB
7 15 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
8 12 (0.57%) CISSP
8 12 (0.57%) CEH
9 10 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 8 (0.38%) BC Cleared
11 6 (0.29%) PMI Certification
12 5 (0.24%) ISEB Practitioner
12 5 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (0.24%) PMP
13 4 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 4 (0.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 2 (0.096%) CBAP
14 2 (0.096%) Sun Certification
14 2 (0.096%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (4.40%) QA
2 26 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (1.24%) Data Quality
3 25 (1.20%) SLA
4 14 (0.67%) ISO 9000
5 6 (0.29%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.14%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.14%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.096%) COBIT
8 1 (0.048%) HL7
System Software
1 104 (4.97%) Oracle RAC
2 38 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (1.53%) Active Directory
4 29 (1.39%) Oracle RMAN
5 20 (0.96%) vCloud
6 16 (0.76%) Hyper-V
7 14 (0.67%) VMware ESX
8 5 (0.24%) Docker
8 5 (0.24%) vSphere
8 5 (0.24%) Varnish
9 3 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.096%) HDFS
11 1 (0.048%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.048%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.048%) SAP ITS
11 1 (0.048%) NFS
11 1 (0.048%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.048%) Samba
11 1 (0.048%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 114 (5.45%) Puppet
2 64 (3.06%) Oracle Identity Management
3 59 (2.82%) Opscode Chef
4 53 (2.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 35 (1.67%) Vagrant
6 26 (1.24%) HP Quality Center
6 26 (1.24%) SELinux
7 23 (1.10%) OpenView
8 13 (0.62%) Data Guard
9 8 (0.38%) ZABBIX
10 7 (0.33%) OpenSSO
11 6 (0.29%) Ansible
11 6 (0.29%) Kibana
11 6 (0.29%) Nagios
11 6 (0.29%) CA SiteMinder
12 4 (0.19%) Control-M
12 4 (0.19%) SCCM
12 4 (0.19%) Icinga
13 3 (0.14%) Oracle Identity Manager
13 3 (0.14%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 687 (32.84%) Oracle
2 227 (10.85%) Microsoft
3 155 (7.41%) IBM
4 83 (3.97%) SAP
5 60 (2.87%) TIBCO
6 57 (2.72%) Red Hat
7 53 (2.53%) HP
8 49 (2.34%) webMethods
9 47 (2.25%) Remedy
10 45 (2.15%) Software AG
11 42 (2.01%) VMware
12 34 (1.63%) Adobe
13 33 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
14 29 (1.39%) Sitecore
15 24 (1.15%) Siebel
15 24 (1.15%) Informatica
16 22 (1.05%) hybris
17 21 (1.00%) Google
18 20 (0.96%) BEA
19 19 (0.91%) Twitter
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