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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 88 87 99
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +12
Contract jobs citing SOA 1082 1060 1059
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.06% 2.20% 1.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.78% 2.95% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 648 703 623
Average daily rate
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£450 £413 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £310 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £382 £395
% change year-on-year
+14.45% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 24
Average hourly rate £38.75 £29.50 £32.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.35% -8.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.25 £23.13 £22.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £46.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £29.50 £32.10
% change year-on-year
+27.11% -8.09%
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
38990 35877 38861
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.32% 74.50% 72.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 24756 22624 22935
Average daily rate £415 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.10% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1094 994 1445
Average hourly rate £23.50 £29.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.96% -7.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.45 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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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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 -16 438 £475 +5.55% 164
South East +9 234 £434 +8.43% 30
South West +30 84 £450 +34.42% 8
East of England -38 67 £550 +41.02% 29
Yorkshire -13 64 £438 +16.66% 13
West Midlands +11 63 £425 +6.58% 12
North West +8 53 £425 +18.88% 16
East Midlands +12 25 £450 +5.88% 8
North East -19 22 £265 -37.64%
Midlands 0 4 £475 +18.75%
SOA
UK

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 748 (36.17%) Oracle
2 674 (32.59%) Agile Software Development
3 630 (30.46%) Java
4 518 (25.05%) Web Services
5 514 (24.85%) XML
6 440 (21.28%) SQL
7 415 (20.07%) .NET
8 391 (18.91%) Finance
9 369 (17.84%) Middleware
10 347 (16.78%) TDD
11 317 (15.33%) C#
12 311 (15.04%) Linux
13 308 (14.89%) Scrum
14 283 (13.68%) SQL Server
15 282 (13.64%) HTML
16 266 (12.86%) JavaScript
16 266 (12.86%) J2EE
17 262 (12.67%) WebLogic
18 253 (12.23%) OO
19 250 (12.09%) SOAP
20 248 (11.99%) REST
21 228 (11.03%) MVC
22 223 (10.78%) Oracle Database
23 211 (10.20%) Spring
24 202 (9.77%) IBM
25 201 (9.72%) Microsoft
26 198 (9.57%) Continuous Integration
27 195 (9.43%) WebSphere
28 194 (9.38%) UNIX
29 191 (9.24%) JMS

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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
1 262 (12.67%) WebLogic
2 195 (9.43%) WebSphere
3 181 (8.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 107 (5.17%) BizTalk Server
5 82 (3.97%) Oracle Service Bus
6 76 (3.68%) Apache
7 72 (3.48%) SharePoint
8 51 (2.47%) Tomcat
9 40 (1.93%) WebLogic Portal
10 39 (1.89%) CMS
11 36 (1.74%) AquaLogic
12 30 (1.45%) Adobe CQ
13 28 (1.35%) Node.js
13 28 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
13 28 (1.35%) WebSphere Application Server
13 28 (1.35%) IIS
14 26 (1.26%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 23 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
15 23 (1.11%) K2 blackpearl
16 17 (0.82%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 65 (3.14%) MS Excel
2 24 (1.16%) MS Office
3 20 (0.97%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.48%) MS Project
4 10 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.29%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.15%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.15%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 130 (6.29%) Oracle BPM
2 100 (4.84%) Oracle EBS
3 48 (2.32%) Oracle Applications
4 37 (1.79%) Oracle EBS R12
5 30 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
6 21 (1.02%) Documaker
7 16 (0.77%) Oracle FAH
8 15 (0.73%) Workday HCM
9 12 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
9 12 (0.58%) Oracle Financials
9 12 (0.58%) SAP HR
10 11 (0.53%) Oracle Retail
11 9 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 8 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
13 5 (0.24%) BusinessWorks
13 5 (0.24%) Oracle 11i
14 4 (0.19%) Tridion
14 4 (0.19%) SAP ERP
15 3 (0.15%) Google Analytics
15 3 (0.15%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 52 (2.51%) Amazon EC2
2 49 (2.37%) Amazon AWS
3 47 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 40 (1.93%) IaaS
5 37 (1.79%) SaaS
6 31 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
7 21 (1.02%) PaaS
8 9 (0.44%) Force.com
9 4 (0.19%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
9 4 (0.19%) CloudFront
9 4 (0.19%) Route 53
9 4 (0.19%) GitHub
10 3 (0.15%) Heroku
11 1 (0.048%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 107 (5.17%) HTTP
2 85 (4.11%) Internet
3 53 (2.56%) SSL
4 36 (1.74%) HTTPS
5 34 (1.64%) Firewall
6 27 (1.31%) FTP
7 22 (1.06%) LDAP
8 14 (0.68%) TCP/IP
9 13 (0.63%) SAN
10 9 (0.44%) Network Security
11 8 (0.39%) SNMP
12 7 (0.34%) DMZ
12 7 (0.34%) Intranet
13 5 (0.24%) LTE
13 5 (0.24%) CDMA
13 5 (0.24%) GPRS
13 5 (0.24%) GSM
13 5 (0.24%) UMTS
13 5 (0.24%) AMQP
14 4 (0.19%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 283 (13.68%) SQL Server
2 223 (10.78%) Oracle Database
3 127 (6.14%) Oracle Database 11g
4 96 (4.64%) Relational Database
5 75 (3.63%) SQL Server 2008
6 62 (3.00%) MySQL
7 59 (2.85%) Oracle ODI
8 55 (2.66%) NoSQL
9 53 (2.56%) Oracle Database 10g
10 51 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
11 50 (2.42%) SQL Server 2005
12 46 (2.22%) Oracle BI EE
13 45 (2.18%) MongoDB
14 44 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 41 (1.98%) RDBMS
15 41 (1.98%) Oracle Exadata
16 40 (1.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 39 (1.89%) DB2
18 38 (1.84%) Oracle Reports
19 36 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 125 (6.04%) Git (software)
2 113 (5.46%) JIRA
3 102 (4.93%) Maven
4 95 (4.59%) Subversion
5 84 (4.06%) JUnit
6 83 (4.01%) Jenkins
7 77 (3.72%) Selenium
8 75 (3.63%) Visual Studio
9 72 (3.48%) Ant
10 65 (3.14%) Cucumber
11 60 (2.90%) TeamCity
12 56 (2.71%) Team Foundation Server
13 54 (2.61%) Eclipse
14 49 (2.37%) Hudson
15 42 (2.03%) SoapUI
16 38 (1.84%) WebDriver
16 38 (1.84%) Mockito
17 37 (1.79%) NUnit
18 36 (1.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 34 (1.64%) JBehave
General
1 391 (18.91%) Finance
2 104 (5.03%) Banking
3 103 (4.98%) Retail
4 83 (4.01%) Telecoms
5 50 (2.42%) Manufacturing
6 49 (2.37%) Billing
7 46 (2.22%) Front Office
8 39 (1.89%) Financial Institution
8 39 (1.89%) Marketing
9 38 (1.84%) Back Office
10 37 (1.79%) Games
11 33 (1.60%) Investment Banking
12 21 (1.02%) Advertising
13 19 (0.92%) Publishing
14 15 (0.73%) Legal
15 10 (0.48%) Military
16 9 (0.44%) Electronics
16 9 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
17 8 (0.39%) Automotive
18 6 (0.29%) Law
Job Titles
1 748 (36.17%) Developer
2 598 (28.92%) Architect
3 252 (12.19%) Solutions Architect
4 195 (9.43%) Java Developer
5 133 (6.43%) Consultant
6 129 (6.24%) .NET Developer
7 112 (5.42%) Analyst
8 88 (4.26%) Senior Developer
9 67 (3.24%) Oracle Developer
10 64 (3.09%) C# Developer
11 62 (3.00%) Integration Architect
11 62 (3.00%) Technical Architect
12 61 (2.95%) Designer
13 54 (2.61%) Oracle Consultant
14 52 (2.51%) Enterprise Architect
15 47 (2.27%) Project Manager
16 46 (2.22%) Lead Developer
17 45 (2.18%) Business Analyst
18 44 (2.13%) Mobile Developer
19 43 (2.08%) Oracle Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 518 (25.05%) Web Services
2 514 (24.85%) XML
3 415 (20.07%) .NET
4 369 (17.84%) Middleware
5 282 (13.64%) HTML
6 266 (12.86%) J2EE
7 250 (12.09%) SOAP
8 248 (11.99%) REST
9 211 (10.20%) Spring
10 191 (9.24%) JMS
11 188 (9.09%) CSS
12 184 (8.90%) ASP.NET
13 167 (8.08%) WCF
14 139 (6.72%) Oracle Fusion
15 138 (6.67%) JSON
16 134 (6.48%) RESTful
17 125 (6.04%) jQuery
18 121 (5.85%) HTML5
19 114 (5.51%) XSD
20 113 (5.46%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 138 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 112 (5.42%) Enterprise Software
3 99 (4.79%) Open Source
4 90 (4.35%) Mobile App
5 88 (4.26%) N-Tier
6 64 (3.09%) Clustering
7 37 (1.79%) Computer Science
8 36 (1.74%) Management Information System
9 35 (1.69%) Hedge funds
10 34 (1.64%) DataPower
11 29 (1.40%) User Experience
12 28 (1.35%) Client/Server
13 27 (1.31%) Data Integration
14 21 (1.02%) Mainframe
15 16 (0.77%) RMADS
16 15 (0.73%) Derivative
17 13 (0.63%) Fixed Income
18 12 (0.58%) Digital Media
18 12 (0.58%) New Media
19 11 (0.53%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 311 (15.04%) Linux
2 194 (9.38%) UNIX
3 151 (7.30%) Windows
4 50 (2.42%) Apple iOS
5 49 (2.37%) Solaris
6 45 (2.18%) Android
7 37 (1.79%) SELinux
8 31 (1.50%) Oracle Linux
8 31 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 18 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (0.58%) SUSE
11 9 (0.44%) CentOS
11 9 (0.44%) HPUX
12 8 (0.39%) AIX
12 8 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (0.29%) zOS
14 5 (0.24%) Windows 7
15 4 (0.19%) VMS
16 3 (0.15%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 674 (32.59%) Agile Software Development
2 347 (16.78%) TDD
3 308 (14.89%) Scrum
4 253 (12.23%) OO
5 228 (11.03%) MVC
6 198 (9.57%) Continuous Integration
7 187 (9.04%) UML
8 136 (6.58%) TOGAF
9 133 (6.43%) Unit Testing
10 131 (6.33%) CRM
11 127 (6.14%) Data Modelling
12 123 (5.95%) Business Intelligence
13 121 (5.85%) E-Commerce
14 117 (5.66%) Enterprise Architecture
15 111 (5.37%) BDD
16 109 (5.27%) Migration
17 107 (5.17%) EAI
17 107 (5.17%) Project Management
18 90 (4.35%) ITIL
19 87 (4.21%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 630 (30.46%) Java
2 440 (21.28%) SQL
3 317 (15.33%) C#
4 266 (12.86%) JavaScript
5 123 (5.95%) PL/SQL
6 117 (5.66%) Python
7 80 (3.87%) Ruby
8 75 (3.63%) Bash Shell
9 57 (2.76%) Scala
10 54 (2.61%) XPath
11 53 (2.56%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 51 (2.47%) PHP
13 46 (2.22%) T-SQL
14 42 (2.03%) Shell Script
15 39 (1.89%) C
16 36 (1.74%) Perl
17 35 (1.69%) VB
18 33 (1.60%) Groovy
19 31 (1.50%) C++
20 28 (1.35%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 167 (8.08%) Security Cleared
2 130 (6.29%) Degree
3 116 (5.61%) SC Cleared
4 32 (1.55%) ISTQB
5 26 (1.26%) ISEB
5 26 (1.26%) DV Cleared
6 21 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (0.48%) CISSP
7 10 (0.48%) CEH
8 9 (0.44%) ISEB Practitioner
8 9 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (0.39%) PMI Certification
9 8 (0.39%) IBM WebSphere Certification
10 7 (0.34%) PMP
10 7 (0.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 6 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 6 (0.29%) BC Cleared
11 6 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (0.24%) MCSE
13 3 (0.15%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (4.35%) QA
2 33 (1.60%) Data Quality
3 18 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.68%) SLA
5 13 (0.63%) PCI DSS
6 12 (0.58%) ISO 9000
7 6 (0.29%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.24%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.15%) HL7
10 2 (0.097%) COBIT
11 1 (0.048%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.048%) FATCA
System Software
1 111 (5.37%) Oracle RAC
2 46 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (1.31%) vCloud
4 25 (1.21%) Active Directory
5 18 (0.87%) Oracle RMAN
6 13 (0.63%) VMware ESX
7 12 (0.58%) Hyper-V
8 7 (0.34%) Varnish
9 6 (0.29%) vSphere
10 4 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 3 (0.15%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 2 (0.097%) KVM
12 2 (0.097%) HDFS
13 1 (0.048%) ACF2
13 1 (0.048%) OCFS2
13 1 (0.048%) RACF
13 1 (0.048%) Samba
13 1 (0.048%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.048%) Xen
13 1 (0.048%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 99 (4.79%) Puppet
2 68 (3.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 54 (2.61%) Oracle Identity Management
4 48 (2.32%) Opscode Chef
5 31 (1.50%) HP Quality Center
6 17 (0.82%) OpenView
7 13 (0.63%) Data Guard
7 13 (0.63%) Vagrant
8 9 (0.44%) CA LISA
8 9 (0.44%) Oracle EDQ
9 8 (0.39%) SCCM
10 7 (0.34%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 5 (0.24%) ZABBIX
11 5 (0.24%) Nagios
12 4 (0.19%) OpenSSO
13 3 (0.15%) YUM
13 3 (0.15%) MOM
13 3 (0.15%) Netcool
13 3 (0.15%) WMI
13 3 (0.15%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 748 (36.17%) Oracle
2 202 (9.77%) IBM
3 201 (9.72%) Microsoft
4 87 (4.21%) SAP
5 69 (3.34%) JBoss
6 58 (2.80%) VMware
7 56 (2.71%) Google
7 56 (2.71%) Remedy
8 54 (2.61%) Salesforce.com
9 53 (2.56%) Red Hat
10 52 (2.51%) webMethods
11 50 (2.42%) Twitter
12 48 (2.32%) Facebook
12 48 (2.32%) Siebel
13 47 (2.27%) HP
14 44 (2.13%) TIBCO
15 43 (2.08%) Software AG
16 34 (1.64%) Adobe
17 28 (1.35%) BEA
18 20 (0.97%) Perforce
City, London
LA International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rate Value
Posted: 8 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Prospectus IT Recruitment
Rate: £380 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £363 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Vertical IT
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £380 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: Yesterday
London
Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Yoh
Posted: 4 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedfordshire
Streamline Connections
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago