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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 86 86 111
Rank change year-on-year
0 +25
Contract jobs citing SOA 1089 1089 956
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.13% 2.26% 1.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.85% 3.07% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 650 702 586
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -3.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 19
Average hourly rate £36.25 £29.50 £32.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.88% -8.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.74 £23.13 £21.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £45.00 £37.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £29.50 £32.30
% change year-on-year
+22.88% -8.66%
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
38157 35471 37978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.55% 73.71% 71.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 24108 22248 22476
Average daily rate £413 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1089 974 1367
Average hourly rate £23.00 £29.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.36% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +1 483 £475 - 113
South East -16 222 £425 +3.03% 30
South West +13 91 £450 +38.46% 11
West Midlands +10 62 £425 +20.31% 9
North West -1 52 £375 +7.14% 22
East of England -52 51 £450 +12.50% 15
Yorkshire -27 46 £425 +13.33% 16
East Midlands +15 29 £393 -7.64% 4
North East -16 10 £251 -41.00% 1
Midlands +3 3 £513 +28.12%
SOA
UK

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 712 (35.74%) Oracle
2 586 (29.42%) Java
3 486 (24.40%) XML
4 485 (24.35%) Web Services
5 417 (20.93%) .NET
6 399 (20.03%) SQL
7 371 (18.62%) Finance
8 339 (17.02%) TDD
9 333 (16.72%) Middleware
10 311 (15.61%) C#
11 287 (14.41%) SQL Server
12 286 (14.36%) Scrum
13 285 (14.31%) Linux
14 275 (13.81%) Agile Software Development
15 261 (13.10%) HTML
16 241 (12.10%) JavaScript
17 239 (12.00%) SOAP
18 238 (11.95%) OO
19 237 (11.90%) J2EE
19 237 (11.90%) WebLogic
20 230 (11.55%) Oracle Database
21 227 (11.40%) REST
22 210 (10.54%) MVC
23 193 (9.69%) ASP.NET
24 189 (9.49%) Microsoft
25 186 (9.34%) CSS
25 186 (9.34%) Continuous Integration
26 185 (9.29%) UNIX
27 184 (9.24%) WebSphere
28 178 (8.94%) Spring

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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
1 237 (11.90%) WebLogic
2 184 (9.24%) WebSphere
3 177 (8.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 103 (5.17%) BizTalk Server
5 87 (4.37%) Oracle Service Bus
6 73 (3.66%) Apache
7 72 (3.61%) SharePoint
8 52 (2.61%) Tomcat
9 39 (1.96%) WebLogic Portal
10 37 (1.86%) CMS
11 35 (1.76%) Adobe CQ
12 29 (1.46%) IIS
13 25 (1.26%) AquaLogic
14 23 (1.15%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 23 (1.15%) K2 blackpearl
15 22 (1.10%) Node.js
15 22 (1.10%) WebSphere Application Server
16 19 (0.95%) GlassFish
17 18 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
17 18 (0.90%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 62 (3.11%) MS Excel
2 26 (1.31%) MS Office
3 24 (1.20%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.65%) MS Project
5 11 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.30%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.20%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.15%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 103 (5.17%) Oracle BPM
2 102 (5.12%) Oracle EBS
3 48 (2.41%) Oracle Applications
4 35 (1.76%) Oracle EBS R12
5 19 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
6 18 (0.90%) Documaker
7 16 (0.80%) Workday HCM
8 14 (0.70%) Oracle FAH
9 13 (0.65%) SAP HR
10 11 (0.55%) Oracle Retail
11 8 (0.40%) Oracle Financials
11 8 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 7 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
13 5 (0.25%) Oracle 11i
14 4 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
14 4 (0.20%) Tridion
14 4 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
15 3 (0.15%) SAP ERP
15 3 (0.15%) SAP FI
15 3 (0.15%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 60 (3.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 50 (2.51%) Amazon EC2
3 46 (2.31%) Amazon AWS
4 44 (2.21%) IaaS
5 42 (2.11%) SaaS
6 29 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
7 26 (1.31%) PaaS
8 9 (0.45%) Force.com
9 3 (0.15%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.15%) Heroku
9 3 (0.15%) CloudFront
9 3 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (0.15%) Route 53
10 2 (0.10%) GitHub
10 2 (0.10%) Office 365
11 1 (0.050%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.050%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 98 (4.92%) HTTP
2 81 (4.07%) Internet
3 45 (2.26%) SSL
4 33 (1.66%) HTTPS
5 31 (1.56%) Firewall
6 27 (1.36%) FTP
7 20 (1.00%) LDAP
8 13 (0.65%) SAN
9 12 (0.60%) TCP/IP
10 11 (0.55%) Network Security
11 9 (0.45%) Intranet
12 7 (0.35%) DMZ
13 5 (0.25%) LTE
14 4 (0.20%) 3G
14 4 (0.20%) VPN
14 4 (0.20%) CDMA
14 4 (0.20%) GPRS
14 4 (0.20%) GSM
14 4 (0.20%) UMTS
14 4 (0.20%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 287 (14.41%) SQL Server
2 230 (11.55%) Oracle Database
3 140 (7.03%) Oracle Database 11g
4 93 (4.67%) Relational Database
5 81 (4.07%) SQL Server 2008
6 61 (3.06%) MySQL
7 59 (2.96%) Oracle ODI
8 57 (2.86%) Oracle Database 10g
9 55 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
10 54 (2.71%) SQL Server 2005
11 46 (2.31%) NoSQL
12 43 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 42 (2.11%) Oracle BI EE
13 42 (2.11%) MongoDB
14 39 (1.96%) Oracle Exadata
15 37 (1.86%) Oracle Reports
15 37 (1.86%) RDBMS
16 35 (1.76%) PostgreSQL
17 33 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 33 (1.66%) DB2
Development Applications
1 147 (7.38%) Git (software)
2 111 (5.57%) JIRA
3 105 (5.27%) Subversion
4 89 (4.47%) JUnit
5 85 (4.27%) Visual Studio
6 84 (4.22%) Maven
7 79 (3.97%) Selenium
7 79 (3.97%) Jenkins
8 71 (3.56%) TeamCity
9 68 (3.41%) Team Foundation Server
10 66 (3.31%) Cucumber
11 59 (2.96%) Ant
12 55 (2.76%) Hudson
13 49 (2.46%) Eclipse
14 43 (2.16%) Mockito
15 42 (2.11%) JBehave
15 42 (2.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 41 (2.06%) WebDriver
16 41 (2.06%) NUnit
17 40 (2.01%) SoapUI
General
1 371 (18.62%) Finance
2 102 (5.12%) Retail
3 95 (4.77%) Banking
4 80 (4.02%) Telecoms
5 44 (2.21%) Billing
6 42 (2.11%) Manufacturing
7 40 (2.01%) Games
8 38 (1.91%) Front Office
9 36 (1.81%) Financial Institution
9 36 (1.81%) Marketing
10 35 (1.76%) Back Office
11 29 (1.46%) Investment Banking
12 20 (1.00%) Advertising
13 19 (0.95%) Publishing
14 15 (0.75%) Legal
15 10 (0.50%) Military
16 8 (0.40%) Electronics
17 7 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
17 7 (0.35%) Automotive
17 7 (0.35%) Law
Job Titles
1 725 (36.40%) Developer
2 555 (27.86%) Architect
3 233 (11.70%) Solutions Architect
4 187 (9.39%) Java Developer
5 129 (6.48%) .NET Developer
6 127 (6.38%) Consultant
7 114 (5.72%) Analyst
8 83 (4.17%) Senior Developer
9 71 (3.56%) C# Developer
10 64 (3.21%) Oracle Developer
10 64 (3.21%) Integration Architect
11 60 (3.01%) Designer
12 53 (2.66%) Project Manager
13 51 (2.56%) Oracle Consultant
14 49 (2.46%) Enterprise Architect
14 49 (2.46%) Technical Architect
15 45 (2.26%) BizTalk Developer
15 45 (2.26%) SOA Developer
16 44 (2.21%) Mobile Developer
17 43 (2.16%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 486 (24.40%) XML
2 485 (24.35%) Web Services
3 417 (20.93%) .NET
4 333 (16.72%) Middleware
5 261 (13.10%) HTML
6 239 (12.00%) SOAP
7 237 (11.90%) J2EE
8 227 (11.40%) REST
9 193 (9.69%) ASP.NET
10 186 (9.34%) CSS
11 178 (8.94%) Spring
12 173 (8.68%) WCF
13 152 (7.63%) JMS
14 141 (7.08%) JSON
15 130 (6.53%) Oracle Fusion
16 115 (5.77%) RESTful
17 114 (5.72%) jQuery
18 113 (5.67%) HTML5
19 102 (5.12%) XSD
20 101 (5.07%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 98 (4.92%) Open Source
1 98 (4.92%) Enterprise Software
2 90 (4.52%) Mobile App
2 90 (4.52%) N-Tier
3 51 (2.56%) Clustering
4 35 (1.76%) Management Information System
5 32 (1.61%) Hedge funds
5 32 (1.61%) DataPower
5 32 (1.61%) Computer Science
6 29 (1.46%) Data Integration
7 27 (1.36%) Client/Server
8 16 (0.80%) RMADS
9 15 (0.75%) Mainframe
9 15 (0.75%) Mobile Payment
10 14 (0.70%) Fixed Income
11 13 (0.65%) Derivative
12 12 (0.60%) Replication
12 12 (0.60%) New Media
13 11 (0.55%) Digital Media
14 9 (0.45%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 285 (14.31%) Linux
2 185 (9.29%) UNIX
3 150 (7.53%) Windows
4 52 (2.61%) Apple iOS
5 49 (2.46%) Solaris
5 49 (2.46%) Android
6 34 (1.71%) SELinux
7 22 (1.10%) Oracle Linux
8 21 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 18 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (0.70%) SUSE
11 13 (0.65%) HPUX
12 10 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (0.40%) AIX
13 8 (0.40%) CentOS
14 7 (0.35%) zOS
15 5 (0.25%) Windows 7
16 4 (0.20%) Windows XP
16 4 (0.20%) VMS
17 3 (0.15%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 339 (17.02%) TDD
2 286 (14.36%) Scrum
3 275 (13.81%) Agile Software Development
4 238 (11.95%) OO
5 210 (10.54%) MVC
6 186 (9.34%) Continuous Integration
7 167 (8.38%) UML
8 128 (6.43%) TOGAF
9 119 (5.97%) Unit Testing
10 117 (5.87%) BDD
11 114 (5.72%) Business Intelligence
12 112 (5.62%) Migration
13 111 (5.57%) CRM
14 109 (5.47%) Data Modelling
15 107 (5.37%) E-Commerce
16 101 (5.07%) Enterprise Architecture
17 98 (4.92%) Project Management
18 92 (4.62%) Configuration Management
19 91 (4.57%) EAI
20 88 (4.42%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 586 (29.42%) Java
2 399 (20.03%) SQL
3 311 (15.61%) C#
4 241 (12.10%) JavaScript
5 123 (6.17%) PL/SQL
6 108 (5.42%) Python
7 80 (4.02%) Ruby
8 71 (3.56%) Bash Shell
9 46 (2.31%) XPath
10 44 (2.21%) Scala
11 42 (2.11%) T-SQL
11 42 (2.11%) PHP
12 39 (1.96%) Shell Script
13 38 (1.91%) VB
14 35 (1.76%) Groovy
15 34 (1.71%) C
16 33 (1.66%) Perl
16 33 (1.66%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
17 31 (1.56%) C++
18 25 (1.26%) Jython
Qualifications
1 157 (7.88%) Security Cleared
2 118 (5.92%) Degree
3 110 (5.52%) SC Cleared
4 34 (1.71%) ISTQB
5 26 (1.31%) ISEB
6 25 (1.26%) DV Cleared
7 21 (1.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 12 (0.60%) PMI Certification
9 11 (0.55%) ISEB Practitioner
9 11 (0.55%) CISSP
10 10 (0.50%) CEH
10 10 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (0.45%) PMP
11 9 (0.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 8 (0.40%) IBM WebSphere Certification
13 7 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 5 (0.25%) MCSE
16 4 (0.20%) Oracle Certification
17 3 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (4.42%) QA
2 30 (1.51%) Data Quality
3 18 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.70%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.60%) ISO 9000
6 9 (0.45%) SLA
7 6 (0.30%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.25%) JSP 440
9 4 (0.20%) COBIT
10 3 (0.15%) HL7
10 3 (0.15%) FATCA
11 1 (0.050%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.050%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 101 (5.07%) Oracle RAC
2 44 (2.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (1.36%) vCloud
4 17 (0.85%) Oracle RMAN
4 17 (0.85%) Active Directory
5 10 (0.50%) VMware ESX
6 9 (0.45%) Varnish
7 5 (0.25%) vSphere
7 5 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (0.15%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 3 (0.15%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.10%) KVM
9 2 (0.10%) HDFS
10 1 (0.050%) XenApp
10 1 (0.050%) RACF
10 1 (0.050%) Samba
10 1 (0.050%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.050%) Xen
10 1 (0.050%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.050%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 97 (4.87%) Puppet
2 54 (2.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 50 (2.51%) Opscode Chef
4 33 (1.66%) HP Quality Center
5 30 (1.51%) Oracle Identity Management
6 13 (0.65%) Vagrant
7 11 (0.55%) Data Guard
8 9 (0.45%) Oracle EDQ
8 9 (0.45%) SCCM
9 8 (0.40%) CA LISA
10 7 (0.35%) OpenView
11 5 (0.25%) Nagios
11 5 (0.25%) OpenSSO
11 5 (0.25%) Oracle Identity Manager
12 4 (0.20%) ZABBIX
12 4 (0.20%) CA SiteMinder
13 3 (0.15%) WMI
13 3 (0.15%) Tivoli
13 3 (0.15%) MOM
13 3 (0.15%) YUM
Vendors
1 712 (35.74%) Oracle
2 189 (9.49%) Microsoft
3 178 (8.94%) IBM
4 79 (3.97%) SAP
5 69 (3.46%) JBoss
6 59 (2.96%) VMware
7 56 (2.81%) Google
8 55 (2.76%) Remedy
9 54 (2.71%) webMethods
10 50 (2.51%) Salesforce.com
10 50 (2.51%) Twitter
11 48 (2.41%) Facebook
12 47 (2.36%) Siebel
13 41 (2.06%) HP
13 41 (2.06%) Adobe
14 40 (2.01%) TIBCO
15 37 (1.86%) Red Hat
15 37 (1.86%) Software AG
16 30 (1.51%) BEA
17 19 (0.95%) PeopleSoft
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