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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 77 85 79
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -6
Contract jobs citing SOA 1134 1029 985
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.38% 2.25% 2.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.13% 2.98% 3.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 692 632 632
Average daily rate
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£450 £430 £439
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -1.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £568 £579
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 17 10
Average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +17.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +13.97%
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
36276 34482 29909
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.17% 75.38% 73.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 23210 21106 18166
Average daily rate £425 £408 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.29% +1.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 964 1079 1107
Average hourly rate £28.19 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.33 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £47.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 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
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 27 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -10 439 £450 - 104
South East -7 219 £425 -5.55% 36
East of England +42 138 £525 +10.52% 18
South West -5 84 £500 +11.11% 17
North West +14 77 £423 +12.66% 26
Yorkshire -18 62 £378 +7.85% 12
West Midlands -3 60 £450 +5.88% 21
East Midlands +18 31 £288 -20.68% 8
North East -17 13 £275 -7.17% 5
SOA
UK

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 902 (42.01%) Agile Software Development
2 755 (35.17%) Java
3 655 (30.51%) Oracle
4 583 (27.15%) Web Services
5 543 (25.29%) .NET
6 413 (19.24%) XML
7 409 (19.05%) SQL
8 386 (17.98%) TDD
9 384 (17.89%) Finance
10 377 (17.56%) C#
11 348 (16.21%) HTML
12 339 (15.79%) JavaScript
13 329 (15.32%) Middleware
14 314 (14.63%) Linux
15 300 (13.97%) SQL Server
16 298 (13.88%) Scrum
17 266 (12.39%) OO
18 264 (12.30%) Microsoft
19 262 (12.20%) CSS
20 248 (11.55%) MVC
21 241 (11.22%) REST
22 237 (11.04%) J2EE
23 235 (10.95%) E-Commerce
24 234 (10.90%) SOAP
25 229 (10.67%) WebLogic
26 228 (10.62%) Spring
27 219 (10.20%) Continuous Integration
27 219 (10.20%) ASP.NET
28 202 (9.41%) RESTful
29 194 (9.04%) UML

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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
1 229 (10.67%) WebLogic
2 186 (8.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 124 (5.78%) WebSphere
4 85 (3.96%) SharePoint
5 82 (3.82%) CMS
6 78 (3.63%) Apache
7 77 (3.59%) Tomcat
8 74 (3.45%) Oracle Service Bus
9 72 (3.35%) JBoss
10 56 (2.61%) BizTalk Server
11 44 (2.05%) IIS
12 41 (1.91%) Node.js
13 39 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
14 37 (1.72%) Mule
15 29 (1.35%) AquaLogic
16 25 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
17 24 (1.12%) OpenStack
18 23 (1.07%) Adobe CQ
18 23 (1.07%) Confluence
18 23 (1.07%) MQSeries
Applications
1 92 (4.29%) MS Excel
2 21 (0.98%) MS Visio
3 18 (0.84%) MS Office
4 13 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.33%) MS Project
6 5 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.093%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.093%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.093%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.093%) SPSS
8 1 (0.047%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.047%) InDesign
8 1 (0.047%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 88 (4.10%) Oracle BPM
2 85 (3.96%) Oracle EBS
3 56 (2.61%) Oracle EBS R12
4 35 (1.63%) Oracle Applications
5 28 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
6 27 (1.26%) BusinessWorks
7 23 (1.07%) Oracle Financials
8 21 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
9 12 (0.56%) Oracle 11i
10 11 (0.51%) Documaker
11 9 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 6 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
12 6 (0.28%) Oracle CRM
13 5 (0.23%) AquaLogic BPM
13 5 (0.23%) Oracle Retail
13 5 (0.23%) Oracle Assets
14 4 (0.19%) ION MarketView
14 4 (0.19%) SAP ERP
14 4 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
15 3 (0.14%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 65 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (2.14%) SaaS
3 42 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
4 37 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
5 31 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
6 19 (0.88%) GitHub
7 18 (0.84%) PaaS
8 13 (0.61%) IaaS
9 9 (0.42%) Amazon SQS
9 9 (0.42%) ElastiCache
9 9 (0.42%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 7 (0.33%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.14%) Office 365
12 2 (0.093%) SuccessFactors
12 2 (0.093%) Force.com
12 2 (0.093%) IBM Blueworks
13 1 (0.047%) Taleo
13 1 (0.047%) Heroku
13 1 (0.047%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.047%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 84 (3.91%) HTTP
2 76 (3.54%) Internet
3 36 (1.68%) SSL
4 28 (1.30%) TCP/IP
4 28 (1.30%) Firewall
5 24 (1.12%) HTTPS
6 19 (0.88%) SAN
7 18 (0.84%) DNS
8 12 (0.56%) LDAP
9 10 (0.47%) SNMP
9 10 (0.47%) MVNO
10 9 (0.42%) NAS
11 8 (0.37%) VPN
11 8 (0.37%) DMZ
12 7 (0.33%) AMQP
12 7 (0.33%) Network Security
13 6 (0.28%) BGP
13 6 (0.28%) Multicast
14 5 (0.23%) OpenLDAP
14 5 (0.23%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 300 (13.97%) SQL Server
2 190 (8.85%) Oracle Database
3 109 (5.08%) Oracle Database 11g
4 101 (4.70%) Relational Database
5 76 (3.54%) NoSQL
6 53 (2.47%) SQL Server 2008
7 50 (2.33%) MongoDB
7 50 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
8 45 (2.10%) MySQL
9 44 (2.05%) RDBMS
10 40 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 40 (1.86%) Oracle ODI
11 38 (1.77%) DB2
12 37 (1.72%) Oracle BI EE
13 33 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
14 32 (1.49%) Big Data
15 31 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 31 (1.44%) Oracle Reports
16 28 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
17 25 (1.16%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 166 (7.73%) Maven
2 156 (7.27%) Jenkins
3 151 (7.03%) Subversion
4 125 (5.82%) Git (software)
5 111 (5.17%) JUnit
6 89 (4.15%) JIRA
7 86 (4.01%) Team Foundation Server
8 81 (3.77%) Selenium
8 81 (3.77%) Visual Studio
9 80 (3.73%) Ant
10 68 (3.17%) Cucumber
11 66 (3.07%) NUnit
12 53 (2.47%) Eclipse
13 45 (2.10%) Hudson
13 45 (2.10%) SoapUI
14 42 (1.96%) Mockito
15 40 (1.86%) TeamCity
16 21 (0.98%) MSTest
17 19 (0.88%) WebDriver
18 18 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 384 (17.89%) Finance
2 136 (6.33%) Banking
3 131 (6.10%) Retail
4 57 (2.65%) Telecoms
5 49 (2.28%) Manufacturing
6 48 (2.24%) Investment Banking
7 41 (1.91%) Marketing
8 40 (1.86%) Front Office
9 39 (1.82%) Publishing
10 32 (1.49%) Financial Institution
11 24 (1.12%) Back Office
12 23 (1.07%) Games
12 23 (1.07%) Billing
13 22 (1.02%) Legal
14 13 (0.61%) Local Government
15 9 (0.42%) Advertising
15 9 (0.42%) Multimedia
15 9 (0.42%) Electronics
16 5 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 826 (38.47%) Developer
2 690 (32.14%) Architect
3 343 (15.98%) Solutions Architect
4 271 (12.62%) Java Developer
5 138 (6.43%) .NET Developer
6 125 (5.82%) Analyst
6 125 (5.82%) Consultant
7 111 (5.17%) Senior Developer
8 101 (4.70%) Technical Architect
9 88 (4.10%) C# Developer
10 82 (3.82%) Designer
11 72 (3.35%) Oracle Developer
12 59 (2.75%) Software Engineer
13 56 (2.61%) C# .NET Developer
14 53 (2.47%) DevOps Engineer
14 53 (2.47%) Integration Architect
15 46 (2.14%) SOA Developer
16 43 (2.00%) Solutions Designer
17 41 (1.91%) Business Analyst
17 41 (1.91%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 583 (27.15%) Web Services
2 543 (25.29%) .NET
3 413 (19.24%) XML
4 348 (16.21%) HTML
5 329 (15.32%) Middleware
6 262 (12.20%) CSS
7 241 (11.22%) REST
8 237 (11.04%) J2EE
9 234 (10.90%) SOAP
10 228 (10.62%) Spring
11 219 (10.20%) ASP.NET
12 202 (9.41%) RESTful
13 190 (8.85%) WCF
14 182 (8.48%) jQuery
15 160 (7.45%) JMS
16 152 (7.08%) HTML5
17 138 (6.43%) Oracle Fusion
18 133 (6.19%) .NET Framework
19 127 (5.92%) Hibernate
20 114 (5.31%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 139 (6.47%) Enterprise Software
2 113 (5.26%) Open Source
3 106 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
4 83 (3.87%) Computer Science
5 54 (2.52%) Clustering
6 51 (2.38%) Mobile App
7 50 (2.33%) N-Tier
8 48 (2.24%) Management Information System
9 46 (2.14%) Derivative
10 36 (1.68%) Equity Derivative
11 35 (1.63%) Data Integration
12 32 (1.49%) Client/Server
12 32 (1.49%) User Experience
13 30 (1.40%) Inversion of Control
14 29 (1.35%) DataPower
14 29 (1.35%) Data Structures
15 22 (1.02%) Mainframe
16 20 (0.93%) Digital Media
17 17 (0.79%) Visualisation
17 17 (0.79%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 314 (14.63%) Linux
2 171 (7.96%) Windows
3 168 (7.82%) UNIX
4 32 (1.49%) Android
5 31 (1.44%) Oracle Linux
6 27 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 26 (1.21%) Apple iOS
8 19 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (0.88%) AIX
9 17 (0.79%) Solaris
10 16 (0.75%) CentOS
11 15 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (0.56%) Ubuntu
13 5 (0.23%) Windows 7
13 5 (0.23%) HPUX
13 5 (0.23%) zOS
14 4 (0.19%) Windows NT
14 4 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (0.14%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 902 (42.01%) Agile Software Development
2 386 (17.98%) TDD
3 298 (13.88%) Scrum
4 266 (12.39%) OO
5 248 (11.55%) MVC
6 235 (10.95%) E-Commerce
7 219 (10.20%) Continuous Integration
8 194 (9.04%) UML
9 161 (7.50%) Data Modelling
10 143 (6.66%) CRM
10 143 (6.66%) BDD
11 121 (5.64%) TOGAF
12 119 (5.54%) Software Engineering
13 114 (5.31%) Enterprise Architecture
14 106 (4.94%) EAI
15 101 (4.70%) DevOps
15 101 (4.70%) Mentoring
16 98 (4.56%) ITIL
17 96 (4.47%) OOP
17 96 (4.47%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 755 (35.17%) Java
2 409 (19.05%) SQL
3 377 (17.56%) C#
4 339 (15.79%) JavaScript
5 100 (4.66%) Python
6 98 (4.56%) Ruby
7 78 (3.63%) PHP
8 72 (3.35%) PL/SQL
9 58 (2.70%) T-SQL
10 48 (2.24%) XPath
11 43 (2.00%) Scala
12 40 (1.86%) XQuery
12 40 (1.86%) Bash Shell
13 38 (1.77%) Shell Script
14 31 (1.44%) Perl
14 31 (1.44%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
15 29 (1.35%) VB
16 23 (1.07%) C
17 20 (0.93%) C++
18 18 (0.84%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 190 (8.85%) Security Cleared
2 148 (6.89%) Degree
3 139 (6.47%) SC Cleared
4 40 (1.86%) ISEB
5 30 (1.40%) VCP4
6 20 (0.93%) DV Cleared
7 16 (0.75%) ISTQB
8 12 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 7 (0.33%) BC Cleared
11 4 (0.19%) IBM Certification
11 4 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (0.19%) CISSP
12 3 (0.14%) Sun Certification
12 3 (0.14%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.14%) MCPD
13 2 (0.093%) Network+ Certification
13 2 (0.093%) MCSE
13 2 (0.093%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (5.82%) QA
2 28 (1.30%) SLA
3 21 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (0.70%) Data Quality
5 12 (0.56%) ISO 9000
6 5 (0.23%) COBIT
7 4 (0.19%) HL7
8 2 (0.093%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.047%) JSP 440
System Software
1 74 (3.45%) Oracle RAC
2 42 (1.96%) Active Directory
3 31 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (1.02%) Oracle RMAN
5 19 (0.88%) vCloud
6 18 (0.84%) Hyper-V
7 17 (0.79%) vSphere
8 8 (0.37%) VMware ESX
9 6 (0.28%) Docker
10 5 (0.23%) Varnish
11 1 (0.047%) NFS
11 1 (0.047%) Samba
11 1 (0.047%) GridGain
11 1 (0.047%) SAP ITS
Systems Management
1 111 (5.17%) Puppet
2 53 (2.47%) Opscode Chef
3 46 (2.14%) Oracle Identity Management
4 41 (1.91%) Vagrant
5 38 (1.77%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 18 (0.84%) OpenView
7 13 (0.61%) ZABBIX
8 12 (0.56%) Data Guard
8 12 (0.56%) SELinux
9 11 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
10 10 (0.47%) Kibana
11 9 (0.42%) CA LISA
12 6 (0.28%) SCOM
12 6 (0.28%) TIBCO Hawk
13 5 (0.23%) CA Single Sign-On
13 5 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 5 (0.23%) OpenSSO
13 5 (0.23%) StatsD
13 5 (0.23%) Ansible
14 4 (0.19%) Icinga
Vendors
1 655 (30.51%) Oracle
2 264 (12.30%) Microsoft
3 131 (6.10%) IBM
4 91 (4.24%) SAP
5 90 (4.19%) TIBCO
6 62 (2.89%) webMethods
7 47 (2.19%) Red Hat
8 44 (2.05%) HP
8 44 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
9 37 (1.72%) VMware
10 35 (1.63%) Software AG
11 34 (1.58%) Informatica
12 30 (1.40%) Adobe
13 25 (1.16%) Sitecore
14 22 (1.02%) hybris
14 22 (1.02%) Remedy
15 21 (0.98%) Perforce
16 18 (0.84%) Google
17 17 (0.79%) Business Objects
17 17 (0.79%) BEA
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Hertford, Hertfordshire
TELSTRA Associates
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day £350-450 per day+
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Stafford, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market rate
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harris Global
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £500.00 - £595.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Gold Group
Rate: £450 - £600 per day + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Uniting Ambition
Rate: 280 - 300
Posted: 3 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £380.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Total Gas & Power Limited
Rate: £18,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Annual Leave Entitlement
Posted: 3 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
TELSTRA Associates
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day £350-450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East Midlands
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £575 to £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Axiom Software Solutions
Rate: £0 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
Skilliantech Limited
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Roc Search
Posted: 5 days ago