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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 95 110 90
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -20
Contract jobs citing SOA 1024 914 915
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.04% 1.90% 2.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.64% 2.52% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 651 565 521
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £303 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 19
Average hourly rate £36.25 £52.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.95% +59.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.60 £25.40 £23.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £52.50 £58.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £49.25 £31.46
% change year-on-year
-26.39% +56.54%
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
38728 36307 31355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.28% 75.63% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 24983 23317 19199
Average daily rate £418 £400 £417
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -4.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1116 1099 985
Average hourly rate £27.50 £28.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.50% -12.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.79 £50.00 £48.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +5 455 £475 +7.95% 134
South East -27 175 £450 +12.50% 41
East of England +39 91 £475 +11.76% 10
West Midlands +17 73 £403 -11.78% 13
North West +17 64 £450 +2.85% 20
South West +24 58 £500 +53.84% 20
Yorkshire 0 51 £438 +25.00% 12
East Midlands -6 32 £400 +3.89% 4
North East 0 18 £300 -10.31% 2
Midlands - 4 £475 -
SOA
UK

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 913 (42.66%) Agile Software Development
2 762 (35.61%) Java
3 650 (30.37%) Oracle
4 586 (27.38%) Web Services
5 511 (23.88%) .NET
6 422 (19.72%) SQL
7 390 (18.22%) XML
8 372 (17.38%) Middleware
9 363 (16.96%) JavaScript
10 359 (16.78%) SQL Server
11 357 (16.68%) TDD
12 353 (16.50%) Finance
13 350 (16.36%) C#
14 339 (15.84%) HTML
15 317 (14.81%) Scrum
16 295 (13.79%) Linux
17 283 (13.22%) SOAP
18 275 (12.85%) REST
19 266 (12.43%) MVC
20 265 (12.38%) CSS
21 258 (12.06%) Microsoft
22 251 (11.73%) OO
23 247 (11.54%) J2EE
24 238 (11.12%) WebLogic
25 229 (10.70%) UML
26 224 (10.47%) Oracle Database
27 219 (10.23%) ASP.NET
28 211 (9.86%) Spring
29 203 (9.49%) TOGAF
30 201 (9.39%) E-Commerce

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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
1 238 (11.12%) WebLogic
2 185 (8.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 143 (6.68%) WebSphere
4 130 (6.07%) JBoss
5 91 (4.25%) Oracle Service Bus
6 82 (3.83%) Tomcat
7 79 (3.69%) Apache
8 68 (3.18%) SharePoint
9 64 (2.99%) CMS
10 59 (2.76%) BizTalk Server
11 53 (2.48%) IIS
12 46 (2.15%) Mule
13 38 (1.78%) MQSeries
14 33 (1.54%) Node.js
15 28 (1.31%) Mule ESB
16 27 (1.26%) Oracle Workflow
17 25 (1.17%) AquaLogic
18 23 (1.07%) Confluence
19 21 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
20 18 (0.84%) OpenStack
Applications
1 72 (3.36%) MS Excel
2 14 (0.65%) MS Office
3 9 (0.42%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.33%) MS Project
5 5 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.093%) SPSS
6 2 (0.093%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.093%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.047%) Siemens NX
7 1 (0.047%) Niku Workbench
7 1 (0.047%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.047%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.047%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 93 (4.35%) Oracle BPM
2 73 (3.41%) Oracle EBS
3 46 (2.15%) Oracle EBS R12
4 33 (1.54%) Oracle Applications
5 24 (1.12%) BusinessWorks
6 22 (1.03%) Oracle Financials
7 14 (0.65%) WebTrends
8 12 (0.56%) Oracle 11i
8 12 (0.56%) Adobe Campaign
9 9 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
9 9 (0.42%) Maximo
10 7 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
11 6 (0.28%) Documaker
11 6 (0.28%) Oracle CRM
12 5 (0.23%) Teamcenter
12 5 (0.23%) AquaLogic BPM
12 5 (0.23%) Oracle Retail
13 4 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 4 (0.19%) ION MarketView
14 3 (0.14%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 119 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 68 (3.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 66 (3.08%) SaaS
4 40 (1.87%) PaaS
5 21 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
6 17 (0.79%) GitHub
6 17 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (0.56%) IaaS
8 11 (0.51%) Google Analytics
9 10 (0.47%) Adobe Analytics
9 10 (0.47%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 10 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
10 9 (0.42%) Amazon SQS
11 6 (0.28%) Amazon S3
11 6 (0.28%) OpenShift
12 5 (0.23%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 4 (0.19%) IBM Blueworks
13 4 (0.19%) Google Checkout
13 4 (0.19%) Force.com
14 3 (0.14%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 110 (5.14%) HTTP
2 83 (3.88%) Internet
3 37 (1.73%) SSL
4 32 (1.50%) TCP/IP
5 30 (1.40%) SAN
6 26 (1.21%) Firewall
7 25 (1.17%) HTTPS
8 19 (0.89%) DNS
9 18 (0.84%) FTP
10 16 (0.75%) LDAP
11 8 (0.37%) DMZ
11 8 (0.37%) OpenLDAP
11 8 (0.37%) NAS
11 8 (0.37%) MVNO
12 7 (0.33%) LAN
13 6 (0.28%) WAN
13 6 (0.28%) SNMP
13 6 (0.28%) VPN
14 5 (0.23%) BGP
15 4 (0.19%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 359 (16.78%) SQL Server
2 224 (10.47%) Oracle Database
3 137 (6.40%) Oracle Database 11g
4 134 (6.26%) Relational Database
5 86 (4.02%) Data Warehouse
6 85 (3.97%) MySQL
7 74 (3.46%) MongoDB
8 70 (3.27%) NoSQL
9 56 (2.62%) SQL Server 2008
10 54 (2.52%) RDBMS
10 54 (2.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 52 (2.43%) PostgreSQL
12 50 (2.34%) Oracle BI EE
13 46 (2.15%) Oracle Database 10g
14 43 (2.01%) DB2
15 37 (1.73%) SQL Server 2012
16 34 (1.59%) Apache Cassandra
17 32 (1.50%) Big Data
18 30 (1.40%) Oracle ODI
19 29 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 172 (8.04%) Git (software)
2 168 (7.85%) Subversion
3 149 (6.96%) Jenkins
4 131 (6.12%) Maven
4 131 (6.12%) JUnit
5 105 (4.91%) Selenium
6 93 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
7 80 (3.74%) JIRA
8 74 (3.46%) Ant
9 64 (2.99%) Visual Studio
10 48 (2.24%) Eclipse
11 46 (2.15%) Cucumber
12 44 (2.06%) SoapUI
12 44 (2.06%) NUnit
13 31 (1.45%) Mockito
14 30 (1.40%) TeamCity
15 25 (1.17%) Talend Open Studio
16 24 (1.12%) Hudson
17 20 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 18 (0.84%) MSTest
General
1 353 (16.50%) Finance
2 121 (5.65%) Retail
3 117 (5.47%) Banking
4 63 (2.94%) Telecoms
5 48 (2.24%) Investment Banking
6 46 (2.15%) Marketing
7 40 (1.87%) Manufacturing
8 30 (1.40%) Financial Institution
9 26 (1.21%) Front Office
10 25 (1.17%) Games
11 24 (1.12%) Legal
12 22 (1.03%) Publishing
13 21 (0.98%) Local Government
14 18 (0.84%) Billing
15 12 (0.56%) Advertising
16 10 (0.47%) Back Office
17 8 (0.37%) Automotive
18 7 (0.33%) Law
19 5 (0.23%) Multimedia
19 5 (0.23%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 792 (37.01%) Developer
2 746 (34.86%) Architect
3 398 (18.60%) Solutions Architect
4 250 (11.68%) Java Developer
5 123 (5.75%) Consultant
6 119 (5.56%) Analyst
7 115 (5.37%) .NET Developer
8 102 (4.77%) Senior Developer
9 91 (4.25%) Designer
10 89 (4.16%) Technical Architect
11 75 (3.50%) C# Developer
12 74 (3.46%) Oracle Developer
12 74 (3.46%) Integration Architect
13 66 (3.08%) Enterprise Architect
14 49 (2.29%) Senior Architect
15 47 (2.20%) Software Engineer
16 46 (2.15%) Project Manager
17 44 (2.06%) Solutions Designer
17 44 (2.06%) Applications Architect
17 44 (2.06%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 586 (27.38%) Web Services
2 511 (23.88%) .NET
3 390 (18.22%) XML
4 372 (17.38%) Middleware
5 339 (15.84%) HTML
6 283 (13.22%) SOAP
7 275 (12.85%) REST
8 265 (12.38%) CSS
9 247 (11.54%) J2EE
10 219 (10.23%) ASP.NET
11 211 (9.86%) Spring
12 187 (8.74%) RESTful
13 179 (8.36%) WCF
14 157 (7.34%) HTML5
15 153 (7.15%) jQuery
16 152 (7.10%) JMS
17 139 (6.50%) .NET Framework
17 139 (6.50%) Oracle Fusion
18 130 (6.07%) Hibernate
19 125 (5.84%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 138 (6.45%) Enterprise Software
2 92 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
3 68 (3.18%) Computer Science
4 54 (2.52%) Management Information System
5 47 (2.20%) Mobile App
6 44 (2.06%) Clustering
6 44 (2.06%) Data Integration
7 40 (1.87%) Data Centre
8 37 (1.73%) N-Tier
9 34 (1.59%) User Experience
10 32 (1.50%) Client/Server
11 28 (1.31%) DataPower
12 26 (1.21%) GIS
12 26 (1.21%) Derivative
13 25 (1.17%) Inversion of Control
14 24 (1.12%) Equity Derivative
15 21 (0.98%) Digital Media
16 16 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
16 16 (0.75%) Data Structures
17 12 (0.56%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 295 (13.79%) Linux
2 172 (8.04%) Windows
3 157 (7.34%) UNIX
4 38 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 31 (1.45%) Android
6 24 (1.12%) Apple iOS
7 23 (1.07%) Ubuntu
8 20 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (0.89%) AIX
10 18 (0.84%) CentOS
11 17 (0.79%) Solaris
12 15 (0.70%) Oracle Linux
13 14 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
14 13 (0.61%) Debian
15 11 (0.51%) Mac OS X
16 8 (0.37%) HPUX
17 7 (0.33%) Windows 7
18 4 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
18 4 (0.19%) zOS
18 4 (0.19%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 913 (42.66%) Agile Software Development
2 357 (16.68%) TDD
3 317 (14.81%) Scrum
4 266 (12.43%) MVC
5 251 (11.73%) OO
6 229 (10.70%) UML
7 203 (9.49%) TOGAF
8 201 (9.39%) E-Commerce
9 191 (8.93%) Continuous Integration
10 185 (8.64%) SDLC
11 148 (6.92%) Enterprise Architecture
12 145 (6.78%) BDD
13 129 (6.03%) CRM
14 120 (5.61%) Unit Testing
15 119 (5.56%) Data Modelling
16 117 (5.47%) Technical Architecture
17 116 (5.42%) Open Source
18 113 (5.28%) Mentoring
19 111 (5.19%) Software Engineering
20 101 (4.72%) EAI
Programming Languages
1 762 (35.61%) Java
2 422 (19.72%) SQL
3 363 (16.96%) JavaScript
4 350 (16.36%) C#
5 114 (5.33%) Python
6 99 (4.63%) PL/SQL
7 96 (4.49%) Ruby
8 80 (3.74%) PHP
9 50 (2.34%) T-SQL
10 43 (2.01%) Shell Script
11 39 (1.82%) XPath
12 33 (1.54%) Scala
13 31 (1.45%) XQuery
14 30 (1.40%) VB
14 30 (1.40%) VB.NET
14 30 (1.40%) C++
15 26 (1.21%) Bash Shell
16 24 (1.12%) Perl
17 21 (0.98%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
18 15 (0.70%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 182 (8.50%) Security Cleared
2 126 (5.89%) SC Cleared
3 125 (5.84%) Degree
4 36 (1.68%) ISEB
5 24 (1.12%) DV Cleared
6 15 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
7 12 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (0.47%) ISTQB
9 8 (0.37%) MCPD
10 6 (0.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 6 (0.28%) CISSP
11 4 (0.19%) IBM Certification
11 4 (0.19%) Sun Certification
12 3 (0.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (0.14%) OCPJP
12 3 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.093%) OCMJD
13 2 (0.093%) ISEB Practitioner
13 2 (0.093%) SAP Certification
13 2 (0.093%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 132 (6.17%) QA
2 26 (1.21%) SLA
3 19 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.65%) ISO 9000
5 13 (0.61%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.33%) COBIT
7 6 (0.28%) HL7
8 2 (0.093%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.047%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.047%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.047%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 49 (2.29%) Oracle RAC
2 39 (1.82%) Active Directory
3 35 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (0.98%) vCloud
5 20 (0.93%) vSphere
6 10 (0.47%) Docker
6 10 (0.47%) Squid
7 9 (0.42%) Varnish
8 6 (0.28%) OCFS2
8 6 (0.28%) GlusterFS
8 6 (0.28%) GFS2
9 4 (0.19%) Oracle Clusterware
10 2 (0.093%) LXC
10 2 (0.093%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.093%) Firmware
11 1 (0.047%) GridGain
11 1 (0.047%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 100 (4.67%) Puppet
2 62 (2.90%) Opscode Chef
3 30 (1.40%) Vagrant
4 28 (1.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 20 (0.93%) Oracle Identity Management
6 19 (0.89%) ZABBIX
7 17 (0.79%) Data Guard
7 17 (0.79%) Ansible
8 15 (0.70%) Oracle RMAN
9 12 (0.56%) CA LISA
9 12 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
9 12 (0.56%) CloudHub
10 11 (0.51%) Kibana
11 10 (0.47%) OpenView
12 7 (0.33%) TIBCO Hawk
13 6 (0.28%) SCOM
13 6 (0.28%) Tivoli
13 6 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 6 (0.28%) logstash
13 6 (0.28%) Salt
Vendors
1 650 (30.37%) Oracle
2 258 (12.06%) Microsoft
3 148 (6.92%) IBM
4 84 (3.93%) TIBCO
5 81 (3.79%) SAP
6 66 (3.08%) webMethods
7 62 (2.90%) VMware
8 59 (2.76%) Red Hat
9 39 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
10 36 (1.68%) Google
10 36 (1.68%) HP
11 35 (1.64%) Citrix
12 31 (1.45%) Informatica
12 31 (1.45%) hybris
13 28 (1.31%) Adobe
14 27 (1.26%) Business Objects
15 26 (1.21%) Software AG
16 25 (1.17%) Talend
17 23 (1.07%) Tableau
18 19 (0.89%) Pega
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