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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 90 89 91
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing SOA 1173 1087 1096
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.18% 2.12% 2.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.79% 2.78% 2.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 757 651 705
Average daily rate
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£475 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £433 £377
% change year-on-year
+4.04% +14.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 16
Average hourly rate £42.50 £36.25 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% +22.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.25 £25.74 £23.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.20 £45.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £36.25 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+17.24% +22.88%
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
42068 39089 36771
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 78.23% 76.40% 75.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 27933 24730 23055
Average daily rate £425 £413 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1141 1099 1032
Average hourly rate £31.44 £24.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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 -8 477 £500 +5.26% 141
South East -34 184 £450 +5.88% 32
North West +19 114 £475 +26.66% 25
Yorkshire +18 102 £388 -8.82% 18
East of England +37 91 £500 +11.11% 18
South West -4 85 £475 +5.55% 14
East Midlands +16 52 £513 +25.00% 5
West Midlands -8 45 £420 -1.17% 14
North East -15 24 £500 +99.40% 4
Midlands +5 4 £550 +7.31%
South Coast - 1 £600 -
SOA
UK

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 949 (43.71%) Agile Software Development
2 871 (40.12%) Java
3 614 (28.28%) Web Services
4 611 (28.14%) Oracle
5 474 (21.83%) SQL
6 462 (21.28%) .NET
7 453 (20.87%) JavaScript
8 436 (20.08%) TDD
9 409 (18.84%) Finance
10 406 (18.70%) HTML
11 392 (18.06%) XML
12 390 (17.96%) Scrum
13 381 (17.55%) Middleware
14 368 (16.95%) C#
15 347 (15.98%) SOAP
16 332 (15.29%) SQL Server
17 323 (14.88%) CSS
17 323 (14.88%) REST
18 277 (12.76%) MVC
19 274 (12.62%) Continuous Integration
20 263 (12.11%) J2EE
21 259 (11.93%) HTML5
22 252 (11.61%) Linux
23 246 (11.33%) Microsoft
24 236 (10.87%) TOGAF
25 233 (10.73%) OO
26 220 (10.13%) Spring
27 215 (9.90%) Git (software)
27 215 (9.90%) UML
28 201 (9.26%) RESTful

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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
1 184 (8.48%) WebLogic
1 184 (8.48%) JBoss
2 162 (7.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 121 (5.57%) WebSphere
4 106 (4.88%) Oracle Service Bus
5 79 (3.64%) BizTalk Server
6 77 (3.55%) CMS
7 72 (3.32%) Apache
8 66 (3.04%) Mule
9 60 (2.76%) Tomcat
10 59 (2.72%) IIS
11 45 (2.07%) MQSeries
12 44 (2.03%) SharePoint
12 44 (2.03%) Node.js
13 37 (1.70%) Oracle Workflow
14 35 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
15 31 (1.43%) Mule ESB
16 28 (1.29%) Confluence
17 24 (1.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 23 (1.06%) nginx
Applications
1 80 (3.68%) MS Excel
2 27 (1.24%) MS Visio
3 17 (0.78%) MS Office
4 8 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.32%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.23%) MS Project
7 1 (0.046%) Niku Workbench
7 1 (0.046%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.046%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 125 (5.76%) Oracle BPM
2 68 (3.13%) Oracle EBS
3 28 (1.29%) Oracle EBS R12
4 18 (0.83%) Maximo
5 17 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
6 14 (0.64%) Oracle Applications
6 14 (0.64%) BusinessWorks
7 12 (0.55%) SAP CRM
7 12 (0.55%) Adobe Campaign
8 10 (0.46%) WebTrends
9 8 (0.37%) Teamcenter
10 7 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
10 7 (0.32%) Oracle Retail
10 7 (0.32%) Oracle TCA
11 6 (0.28%) Magento
11 6 (0.28%) GoldMine
11 6 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
11 6 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
12 5 (0.23%) Oracle FAH
13 4 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 131 (6.03%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (2.40%) SaaS
3 38 (1.75%) PaaS
4 34 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
5 30 (1.38%) Google Analytics
6 14 (0.64%) GitHub
7 12 (0.55%) Adobe Analytics
8 10 (0.46%) OpenShift
9 9 (0.41%) IaaS
10 6 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.23%) Google Checkout
12 4 (0.18%) IBM Blueworks
13 3 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.14%) Force.com
14 2 (0.092%) Heroku
14 2 (0.092%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 2 (0.092%) Boomi
14 2 (0.092%) Google Compute Engine
14 2 (0.092%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 97 (4.47%) HTTP
2 60 (2.76%) Internet
3 29 (1.34%) SSL
4 25 (1.15%) FTP
5 23 (1.06%) TCP/IP
6 20 (0.92%) LDAP
7 18 (0.83%) SAN
8 17 (0.78%) DNS
9 10 (0.46%) OpenLDAP
10 9 (0.41%) Network Security
11 8 (0.37%) LAN
11 8 (0.37%) WAN
11 8 (0.37%) Firewall
11 8 (0.37%) SSH
12 7 (0.32%) VoIP
12 7 (0.32%) Wireshark
13 6 (0.28%) Unified Communications
13 6 (0.28%) MVNO
13 6 (0.28%) HTTPS
13 6 (0.28%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 332 (15.29%) SQL Server
2 200 (9.21%) Oracle Database
3 172 (7.92%) Relational Database
4 137 (6.31%) MongoDB
5 126 (5.80%) MySQL
6 116 (5.34%) Oracle Database 11g
7 87 (4.01%) Data Warehouse
8 83 (3.82%) NoSQL
9 68 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 64 (2.95%) Apache Cassandra
11 59 (2.72%) PostgreSQL
12 53 (2.44%) Oracle BI EE
13 51 (2.35%) RDBMS
14 50 (2.30%) Big Data
15 47 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
16 42 (1.93%) Hadoop
17 40 (1.84%) DB2
18 35 (1.61%) Oracle Database 10g
19 32 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 32 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 215 (9.90%) Git (software)
2 164 (7.55%) Jenkins
3 155 (7.14%) Subversion
4 117 (5.39%) Maven
5 113 (5.20%) JUnit
6 97 (4.47%) Selenium
7 88 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
8 81 (3.73%) JIRA
9 63 (2.90%) SoapUI
10 61 (2.81%) Ant
11 45 (2.07%) Visual Studio
11 45 (2.07%) Eclipse
12 35 (1.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 35 (1.61%) Cucumber
12 35 (1.61%) Gradle
13 31 (1.43%) TeamCity
14 29 (1.34%) NUnit
15 26 (1.20%) JMeter
15 26 (1.20%) Hudson
16 25 (1.15%) Mockito
General
1 409 (18.84%) Finance
2 156 (7.19%) Banking
3 140 (6.45%) Retail
4 59 (2.72%) Telecoms
5 52 (2.40%) Investment Banking
6 37 (1.70%) Marketing
7 31 (1.43%) Manufacturing
8 29 (1.34%) Back Office
9 26 (1.20%) Front Office
10 23 (1.06%) Financial Institution
11 21 (0.97%) Publishing
12 19 (0.88%) Legal
13 15 (0.69%) Retail Banking
14 14 (0.64%) Billing
15 13 (0.60%) Local Government
16 12 (0.55%) Games
16 12 (0.55%) Advertising
17 9 (0.41%) Automotive
18 6 (0.28%) Law
19 5 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 824 (37.95%) Developer
2 721 (33.21%) Architect
3 380 (17.50%) Solutions Architect
4 289 (13.31%) Java Developer
5 140 (6.45%) Senior Developer
6 137 (6.31%) Analyst
7 118 (5.44%) Technical Architect
8 111 (5.11%) Consultant
9 104 (4.79%) Designer
10 94 (4.33%) .NET Developer
11 78 (3.59%) C# Developer
12 72 (3.32%) Oracle Developer
13 64 (2.95%) Integration Architect
14 57 (2.63%) Senior Java Developer
15 55 (2.53%) Solutions Designer
16 53 (2.44%) Lead Architect
17 52 (2.40%) Enterprise Architect
18 49 (2.26%) Tester
19 47 (2.16%) Senior Architect
20 43 (1.98%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 614 (28.28%) Web Services
2 462 (21.28%) .NET
3 406 (18.70%) HTML
4 392 (18.06%) XML
5 381 (17.55%) Middleware
6 347 (15.98%) SOAP
7 323 (14.88%) CSS
7 323 (14.88%) REST
8 263 (12.11%) J2EE
9 259 (11.93%) HTML5
10 220 (10.13%) Spring
11 201 (9.26%) RESTful
12 189 (8.71%) ASP.NET
13 153 (7.05%) JMS
14 152 (7.00%) .NET Framework
15 151 (6.96%) jQuery
16 150 (6.91%) Oracle Fusion
16 150 (6.91%) AngularJS
17 140 (6.45%) Hibernate
18 139 (6.40%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 134 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
2 126 (5.80%) Enterprise Software
3 61 (2.81%) Management Information System
4 56 (2.58%) User Experience
5 51 (2.35%) N-Tier
6 45 (2.07%) Computer Science
7 42 (1.93%) Data Integration
8 40 (1.84%) Data Centre
9 39 (1.80%) Mobile App
10 29 (1.34%) GIS
11 25 (1.15%) Clustering
12 24 (1.11%) Client/Server
13 19 (0.88%) DataPower
13 19 (0.88%) Inversion of Control
14 18 (0.83%) Digital Media
15 17 (0.78%) W3C
15 17 (0.78%) Derivative
16 16 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 15 (0.69%) Hybrid Cloud
18 14 (0.64%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 252 (11.61%) Linux
2 144 (6.63%) UNIX
3 102 (4.70%) Windows
4 44 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 26 (1.20%) Ubuntu
6 21 (0.97%) Solaris
6 21 (0.97%) Mac OS X
7 15 (0.69%) Apple iOS
8 13 (0.60%) Debian
9 12 (0.55%) Android
10 11 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (0.51%) CentOS
11 9 (0.41%) AIX
12 5 (0.23%) SmartOS
12 5 (0.23%) CoreOS
13 4 (0.18%) HPUX
13 4 (0.18%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.14%) Windows CE
14 3 (0.14%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.092%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 949 (43.71%) Agile Software Development
2 436 (20.08%) TDD
3 390 (17.96%) Scrum
4 277 (12.76%) MVC
5 274 (12.62%) Continuous Integration
6 236 (10.87%) TOGAF
7 233 (10.73%) OO
8 215 (9.90%) UML
9 200 (9.21%) E-Commerce
10 184 (8.48%) SDLC
11 180 (8.29%) Open Source
12 166 (7.65%) Enterprise Architecture
13 159 (7.32%) BDD
14 126 (5.80%) Unit Testing
15 118 (5.44%) CRM
15 118 (5.44%) Data Modelling
16 117 (5.39%) Mentoring
17 113 (5.20%) DevOps
18 109 (5.02%) Stakeholder Management
19 108 (4.97%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 871 (40.12%) Java
2 474 (21.83%) SQL
3 453 (20.87%) JavaScript
4 368 (16.95%) C#
5 105 (4.84%) PL/SQL
6 92 (4.24%) Ruby
7 89 (4.10%) Python
8 79 (3.64%) Scala
9 70 (3.22%) PHP
10 60 (2.76%) C++
11 56 (2.58%) T-SQL
12 52 (2.40%) Groovy
13 46 (2.12%) XQuery
14 32 (1.47%) Shell Script
14 32 (1.47%) VB
15 30 (1.38%) XPath
16 29 (1.34%) VB.NET
17 22 (1.01%) Perl
17 22 (1.01%) Clojure
18 19 (0.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 128 (5.90%) Degree
2 126 (5.80%) Security Cleared
3 89 (4.10%) SC Cleared
4 34 (1.57%) ISEB
5 23 (1.06%) ISTQB
6 14 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
7 13 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 11 (0.51%) DV Cleared
9 6 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 6 (0.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 5 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (0.23%) CISSP
11 4 (0.18%) MCPD
12 3 (0.14%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
12 3 (0.14%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 3 (0.14%) OCPJP
12 3 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.092%) CCNA
13 2 (0.092%) HNC
13 2 (0.092%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 150 (6.91%) QA
2 33 (1.52%) SLA
3 18 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (0.74%) ISO 9000
5 15 (0.69%) Data Quality
6 11 (0.51%) COBIT
7 7 (0.32%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.18%) HL7
9 3 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.14%) COSO
9 3 (0.14%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.046%) Basel III
10 1 (0.046%) EMIR
10 1 (0.046%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.046%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.046%) MiFID
System Software
1 31 (1.43%) Active Directory
2 30 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (1.06%) vCloud
4 22 (1.01%) Squid
5 17 (0.78%) Varnish
6 16 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
7 15 (0.69%) Docker
8 7 (0.32%) LXC
8 7 (0.32%) GridGain
8 7 (0.32%) vSphere
9 5 (0.23%) KVM
9 5 (0.23%) iptables
9 5 (0.23%) Btrfs
9 5 (0.23%) Snort
10 3 (0.14%) GlusterFS
10 3 (0.14%) GFS2
10 3 (0.14%) OCFS2
11 2 (0.092%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.092%) Firmware
12 1 (0.046%) Samba
Systems Management
1 90 (4.15%) Puppet
2 62 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
3 32 (1.47%) Ansible
4 23 (1.06%) Oracle Identity Management
5 22 (1.01%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 16 (0.74%) Vagrant
7 15 (0.69%) HAProxy
7 15 (0.69%) ZABBIX
8 13 (0.60%) Salt
9 12 (0.55%) Kibana
9 12 (0.55%) logstash
10 11 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
11 10 (0.46%) Rundeck
12 9 (0.41%) Data Guard
12 9 (0.41%) OpenView
13 7 (0.32%) CA LISA
14 5 (0.23%) CFEngine
14 5 (0.23%) Oracle Identity Manager
14 5 (0.23%) Tivoli
14 5 (0.23%) Nessus
Vendors
1 611 (28.14%) Oracle
2 246 (11.33%) Microsoft
3 164 (7.55%) IBM
4 83 (3.82%) SAP
5 71 (3.27%) VMware
6 68 (3.13%) webMethods
7 63 (2.90%) Red Hat
8 54 (2.49%) TIBCO
9 48 (2.21%) Google
10 43 (1.98%) HP
11 41 (1.89%) Informatica
12 40 (1.84%) hybris
13 37 (1.70%) Adobe
14 33 (1.52%) Citrix
15 32 (1.47%) Software AG
16 28 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
17 26 (1.20%) New Relic
18 25 (1.15%) Pega
19 23 (1.06%) Tableau
20 22 (1.01%) WSO2
Enfield, Middlesex
TEKsystems
Rate: £575 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £600 to £600 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
First Point
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £500 - £520 per hour
Posted: 9 hours ago
Northamptonshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Yorkshire
JM Group
Posted: 21 hours ago
Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day c£400-£550 p/day
Posted: Yesterday
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Enfield, Middlesex
TEKsystems
Rate: £575 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Northamptonshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
West Yorkshire
JM
Rate: £480 - £510 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £575 - £600 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £475 - £510 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Stott & May
Posted: 6 days ago