The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 97 79 90
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +11
Contract jobs citing SOA 1044 950 1133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.03% 2.20% 2.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.75% 3.02% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 651 557 657
Average daily rate £425 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £390 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 3
Average hourly rate £45.00 £34.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% +4.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.00 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+35.29% +4.61%
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37958 31464 38928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.95% 73.02% 69.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 23972 19227 22646
Average daily rate £405 £413 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1118 981 1339
Average hourly rate £27.88 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.89% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.50 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
SOA
UK

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 18 April 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
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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London +1 500 £440 -12.00% 121
South East -10 232 £425 +13.33% 49
East of England -11 67 £475 +5.55% 21
West Midlands +4 61 £450 +12.50% 10
South West -1 60 £456 +10.60% 14
Yorkshire -51 38 £350 -6.66% 14
North West -1 35 £410 +30.15% 26
East Midlands -19 25 £370 -7.50% 7
North East -6 22 £261 - 2
Midlands -2 2 £550 -15.38%
SOA
UK

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 700 (35.48%) Java
2 693 (35.12%) Oracle
3 547 (27.72%) .NET
4 531 (26.91%) Web Services
5 462 (23.42%) XML
6 415 (21.03%) Agile Software Development
7 407 (20.63%) C#
8 391 (19.82%) SQL
9 368 (18.65%) SQL Server
10 339 (17.18%) Finance
11 328 (16.62%) TDD
12 325 (16.47%) Middleware
13 296 (15.00%) Linux
14 284 (14.39%) J2EE
14 284 (14.39%) Scrum
15 274 (13.89%) HTML
16 257 (13.03%) JavaScript
17 245 (12.42%) Oracle Database
18 239 (12.11%) Microsoft
19 234 (11.86%) SOAP
20 233 (11.81%) WCF
21 216 (10.95%) ASP.NET
22 213 (10.80%) OO
22 213 (10.80%) MVC
23 211 (10.69%) CSS
24 202 (10.24%) WebLogic
25 201 (10.19%) Spring
26 185 (9.38%) Windows
27 180 (9.12%) REST
28 167 (8.46%) UML

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 202 (10.24%) WebLogic
2 159 (8.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 102 (5.17%) Oracle Service Bus
4 98 (4.97%) WebSphere
5 92 (4.66%) BizTalk Server
6 87 (4.41%) SharePoint
7 75 (3.80%) Tomcat
7 75 (3.80%) Apache
8 53 (2.69%) IIS
9 49 (2.48%) CMS
10 31 (1.57%) Oracle Workflow
11 23 (1.17%) Confluence
12 22 (1.12%) Liferay
13 21 (1.06%) SharePoint Server
14 19 (0.96%) TIBCO EMS
14 19 (0.96%) Apache Solr
15 18 (0.91%) GlassFish
15 18 (0.91%) Mule
15 18 (0.91%) Alfresco
16 17 (0.86%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 78 (3.95%) MS Excel
2 27 (1.37%) MS Visio
3 22 (1.12%) MS Office
4 18 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
5 15 (0.76%) InfoPath
6 11 (0.56%) MS Project
7 4 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.15%) PowerPivot
9 2 (0.10%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.051%) Mingle
10 1 (0.051%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 76 (3.85%) Oracle BPM
2 58 (2.94%) Oracle EBS
3 40 (2.03%) Oracle Applications
4 24 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
5 22 (1.12%) BusinessWorks
6 20 (1.01%) Oracle EBS R12
7 10 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
8 7 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
8 7 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
9 6 (0.30%) Oracle 11i
9 6 (0.30%) Oracle CRM
9 6 (0.30%) TIBCO iProcess
9 6 (0.30%) Exstream
10 5 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
11 4 (0.20%) Summit
11 4 (0.20%) Oracle Retail
12 3 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 3 (0.15%) Workday HCM
12 3 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 3 (0.15%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 77 (3.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 52 (2.64%) SaaS
3 34 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
4 29 (1.47%) PaaS
5 20 (1.01%) IaaS
6 9 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
6 9 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.20%) Force.com
8 2 (0.10%) Office 365
9 1 (0.051%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 51 (2.58%) Internet
2 49 (2.48%) HTTP
3 20 (1.01%) LDAP
4 17 (0.86%) SAN
4 17 (0.86%) FTP
5 15 (0.76%) Firewall
5 15 (0.76%) TCP/IP
6 14 (0.71%) SSL
7 11 (0.56%) Network Security
7 11 (0.56%) Intranet
8 9 (0.46%) HTTPS
9 7 (0.35%) DDNS
10 5 (0.25%) Wireless
10 5 (0.25%) DMZ
10 5 (0.25%) IPv4
10 5 (0.25%) IPv6
10 5 (0.25%) DNS
11 4 (0.20%) SMTP
11 4 (0.20%) WAN
11 4 (0.20%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 368 (18.65%) SQL Server
2 245 (12.42%) Oracle Database
3 138 (6.99%) Relational Database
4 130 (6.59%) Oracle Database 11g
5 126 (6.39%) SQL Server 2008
6 78 (3.95%) Data Warehouse
7 76 (3.85%) MySQL
8 72 (3.65%) SQL Server 2005
9 67 (3.40%) RDBMS
10 56 (2.84%) MongoDB
11 53 (2.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 44 (2.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 43 (2.18%) Oracle Database 10g
14 41 (2.08%) NoSQL
15 40 (2.03%) Oracle Reports
16 39 (1.98%) DB2
17 34 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 32 (1.62%) Oracle BI EE
19 30 (1.52%) Oracle ODI
20 22 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 146 (7.40%) Git (software)
2 122 (6.18%) Subversion
3 121 (6.13%) Maven
4 115 (5.83%) Jenkins
5 112 (5.68%) Visual Studio
6 99 (5.02%) JUnit
7 81 (4.11%) Team Foundation Server
7 81 (4.11%) Selenium
8 66 (3.35%) Ant
9 65 (3.29%) Cucumber
9 65 (3.29%) JIRA
10 61 (3.09%) Eclipse
11 57 (2.89%) SoapUI
12 55 (2.79%) WebDriver
13 52 (2.64%) NUnit
13 52 (2.64%) TeamCity
14 46 (2.33%) JBehave
15 43 (2.18%) Hudson
16 36 (1.82%) Mockito
17 34 (1.72%) Calabash
General
1 339 (17.18%) Finance
2 146 (7.40%) Banking
3 95 (4.82%) Telecoms
4 89 (4.51%) Retail
5 44 (2.23%) Manufacturing
6 43 (2.18%) Investment Banking
7 34 (1.72%) Publishing
8 33 (1.67%) Back Office
9 27 (1.37%) Front Office
10 25 (1.27%) Marketing
10 25 (1.27%) Games
11 21 (1.06%) Legal
12 13 (0.66%) Local Government
13 12 (0.61%) Automotive
14 11 (0.56%) Billing
15 10 (0.51%) Financial Institution
16 8 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
17 5 (0.25%) International Banking
18 4 (0.20%) Advertising
19 3 (0.15%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 761 (38.57%) Developer
2 544 (27.57%) Architect
3 259 (13.13%) Solutions Architect
4 200 (10.14%) Java Developer
5 137 (6.94%) Consultant
6 132 (6.69%) Analyst
7 130 (6.59%) .NET Developer
8 108 (5.47%) C# Developer
9 105 (5.32%) Senior Developer
10 79 (4.00%) Technical Architect
11 70 (3.55%) C# .NET Developer
12 68 (3.45%) Designer
13 59 (2.99%) Project Manager
14 53 (2.69%) BizTalk Developer
15 51 (2.58%) Business Analyst
15 51 (2.58%) Oracle Developer
16 43 (2.18%) SOA Developer
17 41 (2.08%) DBA
18 39 (1.98%) Oracle DBA
19 38 (1.93%) SOA Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 547 (27.72%) .NET
2 531 (26.91%) Web Services
3 462 (23.42%) XML
4 325 (16.47%) Middleware
5 284 (14.39%) J2EE
6 274 (13.89%) HTML
7 234 (11.86%) SOAP
8 233 (11.81%) WCF
9 216 (10.95%) ASP.NET
10 211 (10.69%) CSS
11 201 (10.19%) Spring
12 180 (9.12%) REST
13 162 (8.21%) Oracle Fusion
14 151 (7.65%) jQuery
15 138 (6.99%) JSON
16 135 (6.84%) HTML5
17 134 (6.79%) .NET Framework
18 131 (6.64%) Hibernate
19 122 (6.18%) RESTful
20 97 (4.92%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 115 (5.83%) Enterprise Software
2 98 (4.97%) N-Tier
3 97 (4.92%) Mobile App
4 90 (4.56%) Open Source
5 46 (2.33%) Data Integration
6 40 (2.03%) Client/Server
7 37 (1.88%) Computer Science
8 33 (1.67%) Management Information System
9 29 (1.47%) Clustering
9 29 (1.47%) Mainframe
10 18 (0.91%) Derivative
11 17 (0.86%) Inversion of Control
12 16 (0.81%) Mobile Payment
13 15 (0.76%) Mobile Banking
13 15 (0.76%) Web 2.0
13 15 (0.76%) Replication
13 15 (0.76%) NHS
13 15 (0.76%) W3C
14 14 (0.71%) GIS
14 14 (0.71%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 296 (15.00%) Linux
2 185 (9.38%) Windows
3 159 (8.06%) UNIX
4 45 (2.28%) Apple iOS
5 41 (2.08%) Solaris
6 35 (1.77%) Android
7 29 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (1.22%) Oracle Linux
9 19 (0.96%) AIX
10 17 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (0.35%) HPUX
13 6 (0.30%) zOS
13 6 (0.30%) Debian
13 6 (0.30%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.25%) Windows Phone
15 4 (0.20%) SUSE
16 3 (0.15%) Windows 7
17 2 (0.10%) Windows XP
17 2 (0.10%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 415 (21.03%) Agile Software Development
2 328 (16.62%) TDD
3 284 (14.39%) Scrum
4 213 (10.80%) OO
4 213 (10.80%) MVC
5 167 (8.46%) UML
6 154 (7.81%) Continuous Integration
7 136 (6.89%) TOGAF
8 123 (6.23%) E-Commerce
9 122 (6.18%) Unit Testing
10 115 (5.83%) Project Management
10 115 (5.83%) Enterprise Architecture
11 107 (5.42%) BDD
12 105 (5.32%) Technical Architecture
13 103 (5.22%) Workflow
14 102 (5.17%) ITIL
15 101 (5.12%) Business Intelligence
16 97 (4.92%) CRM
17 91 (4.61%) Configuration Management
18 83 (4.21%) EAI
Programming Languages
1 700 (35.48%) Java
2 407 (20.63%) C#
3 391 (19.82%) SQL
4 257 (13.03%) JavaScript
5 121 (6.13%) PL/SQL
6 68 (3.45%) Ruby
7 63 (3.19%) Python
8 47 (2.38%) Shell Script
9 43 (2.18%) XPath
9 43 (2.18%) T-SQL
10 33 (1.67%) VB
10 33 (1.67%) C
10 33 (1.67%) Perl
10 33 (1.67%) C++
11 28 (1.42%) PHP
12 26 (1.32%) Scala
13 25 (1.27%) XQuery
14 24 (1.22%) Objective-C
14 24 (1.22%) Groovy
15 20 (1.01%) VB6
Qualifications
1 139 (7.05%) Security Cleared
2 138 (6.99%) Degree
3 102 (5.17%) SC Cleared
4 27 (1.37%) ISTQB
5 23 (1.17%) DV Cleared
6 18 (0.91%) ISEB
7 14 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 12 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
9 11 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (0.46%) PMI Certification
11 7 (0.35%) Oracle Certification
12 5 (0.25%) BC Cleared
12 5 (0.25%) Sun Certification
12 5 (0.25%) OCP
13 4 (0.20%) CCNA
13 4 (0.20%) CISSP
13 4 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (0.20%) MCSE
14 3 (0.15%) APMP
14 3 (0.15%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (3.55%) QA
2 16 (0.81%) Data Quality
3 15 (0.76%) SLA
4 11 (0.56%) HL7
5 10 (0.51%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.30%) COBIT
7 4 (0.20%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.20%) ISO 14001
7 4 (0.20%) Section 508
8 3 (0.15%) FATCA
9 2 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.10%) P3O
10 1 (0.051%) Solvency II
System Software
1 44 (2.23%) Oracle RAC
2 25 (1.27%) Active Directory
3 19 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (0.81%) Varnish
5 12 (0.61%) vCloud
6 7 (0.35%) Oracle RMAN
7 6 (0.30%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.30%) KVM
8 5 (0.25%) vSphere
8 5 (0.25%) XenApp
8 5 (0.25%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 4 (0.20%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.051%) Xen
12 1 (0.051%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.051%) NFS
Systems Management
1 55 (2.79%) Puppet
2 47 (2.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 39 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (1.01%) Data Guard
5 18 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
6 11 (0.56%) Vagrant
6 11 (0.56%) Oracle EDQ
7 8 (0.41%) SCCM
7 8 (0.41%) Ansible
8 6 (0.30%) Nagios
8 6 (0.30%) OpenSSO
9 5 (0.25%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 5 (0.25%) CA SiteMinder
9 5 (0.25%) Tivoli
9 5 (0.25%) MOM
10 4 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 4 (0.20%) Ganglia
11 3 (0.15%) Oracle Identity Management
11 3 (0.15%) TIBCO Hawk
12 2 (0.10%) WMI
Vendors
1 693 (35.12%) Oracle
2 239 (12.11%) Microsoft
3 118 (5.98%) IBM
4 115 (5.83%) JBoss
5 88 (4.46%) TIBCO
6 55 (2.79%) HP
7 51 (2.58%) SAP
8 50 (2.53%) webMethods
9 39 (1.98%) VMware
10 37 (1.88%) Salesforce.com
11 33 (1.67%) Twitter
12 31 (1.57%) Red Hat
13 29 (1.47%) Software AG
14 28 (1.42%) Adobe
14 28 (1.42%) Facebook
15 27 (1.37%) Siebel
16 22 (1.12%) Google
17 18 (0.91%) Informatica
18 17 (0.86%) Business Objects
19 15 (0.76%) ATG
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