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 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 103 97 93
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Contract jobs citing SOA 1037 1036 1017
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.01% 2.10% 2.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.57% 2.74% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 652 626 626
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 £325 £315 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £435 £390
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 20
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +18.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £22.30 £23.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.20 £42.50 £57.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +18.64%
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
40278 37760 34988
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.89% 76.47% 75.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 26689 23812 21696
Average daily rate £422 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.92% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1067 1098 1032
Average hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.80 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -22 451 £490 +8.88% 165
South East -26 187 £450 +3.44% 51
East of England +50 97 £475 +20.25% 12
North West +25 92 £488 +30.00% 32
West Midlands +11 61 £400 -5.88% 24
South West -22 49 £490 +22.50% 29
Yorkshire -11 48 £400 -11.11% 18
East Midlands -4 29 £525 +16.66% 4
North East -16 16 £300 -2.04% 4
Midlands +3 5 £600 +9.09%
South Coast +1 1 £600 +71.42%
SOA
UK

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 929 (42.99%) Agile Software Development
2 840 (38.87%) Java
3 638 (29.52%) Oracle
4 601 (27.81%) Web Services
5 490 (22.67%) .NET
6 448 (20.73%) SQL
7 412 (19.07%) TDD
8 408 (18.88%) JavaScript
9 398 (18.42%) Middleware
10 388 (17.95%) XML
11 380 (17.58%) HTML
12 379 (17.54%) Scrum
13 374 (17.31%) Finance
14 355 (16.43%) C#
15 331 (15.32%) SQL Server
16 329 (15.22%) SOAP
17 297 (13.74%) CSS
18 295 (13.65%) REST
19 292 (13.51%) MVC
20 265 (12.26%) Linux
20 265 (12.26%) J2EE
21 246 (11.38%) Microsoft
22 232 (10.74%) Continuous Integration
23 231 (10.69%) Oracle Database
24 225 (10.41%) TOGAF
25 223 (10.32%) Spring
26 222 (10.27%) HTML5
27 218 (10.09%) OO
28 213 (9.86%) UML
29 207 (9.58%) WebLogic

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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
1 207 (9.58%) WebLogic
2 175 (8.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 170 (7.87%) JBoss
4 132 (6.11%) WebSphere
5 102 (4.72%) Oracle Service Bus
6 79 (3.66%) Apache
7 78 (3.61%) Tomcat
8 71 (3.29%) BizTalk Server
9 54 (2.50%) CMS
9 54 (2.50%) Mule
10 53 (2.45%) IIS
11 52 (2.41%) SharePoint
12 42 (1.94%) MQSeries
13 35 (1.62%) Node.js
14 31 (1.43%) Oracle Workflow
15 27 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
16 26 (1.20%) Confluence
17 24 (1.11%) AquaLogic
18 23 (1.06%) Mule ESB
19 16 (0.74%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 75 (3.47%) MS Excel
2 20 (0.93%) MS Visio
3 13 (0.60%) MS Office
4 8 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.32%) Photoshop
5 7 (0.32%) MS Project
6 1 (0.046%) Niku Workbench
6 1 (0.046%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.046%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 126 (5.83%) Oracle BPM
2 73 (3.38%) Oracle EBS
3 36 (1.67%) Oracle EBS R12
4 23 (1.06%) Oracle Applications
5 18 (0.83%) Oracle Financials
6 14 (0.65%) WebTrends
7 13 (0.60%) BusinessWorks
8 12 (0.56%) Maximo
8 12 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
8 12 (0.56%) Adobe Campaign
9 10 (0.46%) SAP CRM
10 9 (0.42%) Oracle TCA
11 8 (0.37%) Oracle 11i
11 8 (0.37%) Teamcenter
12 7 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
12 7 (0.32%) Oracle Retail
13 6 (0.28%) GoldMine
13 6 (0.28%) Oracle CRM
14 5 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
14 5 (0.23%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 126 (5.83%) Amazon AWS
2 54 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 47 (2.17%) SaaS
4 33 (1.53%) PaaS
5 20 (0.93%) Google Analytics
6 15 (0.69%) GitHub
7 11 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (0.46%) Adobe Analytics
9 8 (0.37%) IaaS
10 7 (0.32%) OpenShift
11 6 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (0.23%) Google Checkout
12 5 (0.23%) IBM Blueworks
13 4 (0.19%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 4 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
14 3 (0.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 3 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
14 3 (0.14%) Force.com
14 3 (0.14%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 97 (4.49%) HTTP
2 86 (3.98%) Internet
3 36 (1.67%) SSL
4 32 (1.48%) TCP/IP
5 23 (1.06%) SAN
6 22 (1.02%) LDAP
7 21 (0.97%) DNS
8 18 (0.83%) FTP
9 13 (0.60%) HTTPS
9 13 (0.60%) Firewall
10 10 (0.46%) OpenLDAP
11 9 (0.42%) WAN
11 9 (0.42%) LAN
12 7 (0.32%) MVNO
13 6 (0.28%) VoIP
13 6 (0.28%) SNMP
14 5 (0.23%) ATM
14 5 (0.23%) Intranet
14 5 (0.23%) NAS
15 4 (0.19%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 331 (15.32%) SQL Server
2 231 (10.69%) Oracle Database
3 163 (7.54%) Relational Database
4 133 (6.15%) Oracle Database 11g
5 122 (5.65%) MongoDB
6 121 (5.60%) MySQL
7 94 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
8 71 (3.29%) NoSQL
9 61 (2.82%) Apache Cassandra
10 54 (2.50%) RDBMS
10 54 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
11 48 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
12 46 (2.13%) Oracle BI EE
13 45 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 41 (1.90%) Big Data
15 38 (1.76%) Hadoop
15 38 (1.76%) Oracle Database 10g
16 37 (1.71%) DB2
17 35 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
18 34 (1.57%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 191 (8.84%) Git (software)
2 167 (7.73%) Jenkins
3 165 (7.64%) Subversion
4 129 (5.97%) Maven
5 126 (5.83%) JUnit
6 108 (5.00%) Selenium
7 89 (4.12%) Team Foundation Server
8 74 (3.42%) Ant
9 72 (3.33%) JIRA
10 66 (3.05%) SoapUI
11 52 (2.41%) Visual Studio
12 45 (2.08%) Eclipse
12 45 (2.08%) Cucumber
13 34 (1.57%) NUnit
14 30 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 29 (1.34%) Mockito
16 28 (1.30%) TeamCity
17 24 (1.11%) Hudson
17 24 (1.11%) ReSharper
18 22 (1.02%) Gradle
General
1 374 (17.31%) Finance
2 131 (6.06%) Retail
3 122 (5.65%) Banking
4 57 (2.64%) Telecoms
5 46 (2.13%) Investment Banking
5 46 (2.13%) Marketing
6 34 (1.57%) Manufacturing
7 24 (1.11%) Legal
7 24 (1.11%) Front Office
8 23 (1.06%) Financial Institution
9 20 (0.93%) Games
9 20 (0.93%) Local Government
10 18 (0.83%) Back Office
11 17 (0.79%) Publishing
12 16 (0.74%) Billing
13 12 (0.56%) Retail Banking
14 9 (0.42%) Automotive
15 8 (0.37%) Advertising
16 7 (0.32%) Law
17 5 (0.23%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 826 (38.22%) Developer
2 738 (34.15%) Architect
3 397 (18.37%) Solutions Architect
4 276 (12.77%) Java Developer
5 132 (6.11%) Senior Developer
6 115 (5.32%) Analyst
7 114 (5.28%) Consultant
8 109 (5.04%) Technical Architect
8 109 (5.04%) .NET Developer
9 104 (4.81%) Designer
10 77 (3.56%) C# Developer
11 73 (3.38%) Oracle Developer
12 70 (3.24%) Integration Architect
13 51 (2.36%) Solutions Designer
13 51 (2.36%) Enterprise Architect
14 47 (2.17%) Senior Architect
15 46 (2.13%) Software Engineer
16 44 (2.04%) Data Architect
17 43 (1.99%) Project Manager
18 42 (1.94%) Oracle Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 601 (27.81%) Web Services
2 490 (22.67%) .NET
3 398 (18.42%) Middleware
4 388 (17.95%) XML
5 380 (17.58%) HTML
6 329 (15.22%) SOAP
7 297 (13.74%) CSS
8 295 (13.65%) REST
9 265 (12.26%) J2EE
10 223 (10.32%) Spring
11 222 (10.27%) HTML5
12 197 (9.12%) ASP.NET
13 196 (9.07%) RESTful
14 152 (7.03%) JMS
15 149 (6.89%) jQuery
16 145 (6.71%) Oracle Fusion
17 141 (6.52%) Hibernate
17 141 (6.52%) .NET Framework
18 138 (6.39%) AngularJS
19 131 (6.06%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 135 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
2 101 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
3 60 (2.78%) Management Information System
4 51 (2.36%) N-Tier
5 49 (2.27%) Computer Science
6 46 (2.13%) User Experience
7 45 (2.08%) Mobile App
8 42 (1.94%) Data Integration
8 42 (1.94%) Data Centre
9 36 (1.67%) Clustering
10 30 (1.39%) Client/Server
11 29 (1.34%) GIS
12 22 (1.02%) Derivative
12 22 (1.02%) DataPower
13 17 (0.79%) Inversion of Control
14 16 (0.74%) Digital Media
14 16 (0.74%) Equity Derivative
15 15 (0.69%) Mainframe
15 15 (0.69%) Hybrid Cloud
16 11 (0.51%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 265 (12.26%) Linux
2 153 (7.08%) UNIX
3 127 (5.88%) Windows
4 44 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 23 (1.06%) Ubuntu
5 23 (1.06%) Android
6 19 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (0.88%) Apple iOS
6 19 (0.88%) Mac OS X
7 15 (0.69%) CentOS
8 14 (0.65%) Solaris
9 13 (0.60%) Debian
10 7 (0.32%) AIX
10 7 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
11 6 (0.28%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.14%) HPUX
13 3 (0.14%) SUSE
14 2 (0.093%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.093%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 929 (42.99%) Agile Software Development
2 412 (19.07%) TDD
3 379 (17.54%) Scrum
4 292 (13.51%) MVC
5 232 (10.74%) Continuous Integration
6 225 (10.41%) TOGAF
7 218 (10.09%) OO
8 213 (9.86%) UML
9 198 (9.16%) E-Commerce
10 195 (9.02%) SDLC
11 175 (8.10%) Enterprise Architecture
12 166 (7.68%) BDD
13 163 (7.54%) Open Source
14 120 (5.55%) CRM
14 120 (5.55%) Data Modelling
15 118 (5.46%) Technical Architecture
16 114 (5.28%) Unit Testing
17 108 (5.00%) Mentoring
18 105 (4.86%) DevOps
19 101 (4.67%) EAI
Programming Languages
1 840 (38.87%) Java
2 448 (20.73%) SQL
3 408 (18.88%) JavaScript
4 355 (16.43%) C#
5 105 (4.86%) PL/SQL
6 95 (4.40%) Ruby
7 93 (4.30%) Python
8 77 (3.56%) PHP
9 54 (2.50%) Scala
10 49 (2.27%) C++
11 40 (1.85%) Groovy
12 38 (1.76%) T-SQL
13 36 (1.67%) VB
14 35 (1.62%) Shell Script
15 31 (1.43%) XQuery
16 28 (1.30%) VB.NET
17 26 (1.20%) XPath
18 24 (1.11%) Clojure
19 23 (1.06%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
19 23 (1.06%) Perl
Qualifications
1 176 (8.14%) Security Cleared
2 121 (5.60%) SC Cleared
3 117 (5.41%) Degree
4 38 (1.76%) ISEB
5 23 (1.06%) DV Cleared
6 19 (0.88%) ISTQB
7 15 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
8 10 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 9 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (0.37%) CISSP
10 8 (0.37%) MCPD
11 7 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 5 (0.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 3 (0.14%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
13 3 (0.14%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 3 (0.14%) OCPJP
13 3 (0.14%) Sun Certification
13 3 (0.14%) PMP
13 3 (0.14%) PMI Certification
14 2 (0.093%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 148 (6.85%) QA
2 26 (1.20%) SLA
3 19 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (0.79%) ISO 9000
5 13 (0.60%) Data Quality
6 9 (0.42%) COBIT
7 6 (0.28%) HL7
7 6 (0.28%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.093%) COSO
10 1 (0.046%) Basel III
10 1 (0.046%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.046%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 41 (1.90%) Active Directory
2 31 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (1.06%) Oracle RAC
4 21 (0.97%) vCloud
5 17 (0.79%) vSphere
6 15 (0.69%) Squid
7 11 (0.51%) Varnish
8 10 (0.46%) Docker
9 4 (0.19%) GridGain
10 3 (0.14%) LXC
10 3 (0.14%) GlusterFS
10 3 (0.14%) GFS2
10 3 (0.14%) OCFS2
11 2 (0.093%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.093%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.093%) Firmware
12 1 (0.046%) Samba
12 1 (0.046%) Snort
12 1 (0.046%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.046%) NFS
Systems Management
1 91 (4.21%) Puppet
2 62 (2.87%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (1.02%) Oracle Identity Management
3 22 (1.02%) Ansible
3 22 (1.02%) Vagrant
4 19 (0.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 17 (0.79%) ZABBIX
6 12 (0.56%) CA LISA
7 10 (0.46%) Kibana
7 10 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
7 10 (0.46%) Data Guard
7 10 (0.46%) OpenView
8 9 (0.42%) logstash
8 9 (0.42%) Salt
9 8 (0.37%) HAProxy
10 7 (0.32%) Rundeck
11 5 (0.23%) Tivoli
12 4 (0.19%) SCCM
12 4 (0.19%) CloudHub
13 3 (0.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 638 (29.52%) Oracle
2 246 (11.38%) Microsoft
3 174 (8.05%) IBM
4 68 (3.15%) SAP
5 66 (3.05%) Red Hat
5 66 (3.05%) VMware
6 64 (2.96%) TIBCO
7 62 (2.87%) webMethods
8 44 (2.04%) Google
9 42 (1.94%) HP
10 39 (1.80%) Citrix
11 30 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
12 29 (1.34%) hybris
13 26 (1.20%) Adobe
14 25 (1.16%) Software AG
15 22 (1.02%) Informatica
15 22 (1.02%) New Relic
16 21 (0.97%) Tableau
17 20 (0.93%) WSO2
17 20 (0.93%) Pega
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Central London / West End
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cheshire
Vertical IT
Rate: Competitive Rates!
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 12 hours ago
Essex
Harrington Starr
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day c£400-£550 p/day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day c£400-£550 p/day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Salt
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Dorset
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Isle of Wight
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
Harrington Starr
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago