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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 82 96 83
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -13
Contract jobs citing SOA 1158 1045 980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.29% 2.03% 2.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.99% 2.70% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 727 651 584
Average daily rate
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£450 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £565 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 17 11
Average hourly rate £36.25 £45.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% +32.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £39.00 £27.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £54.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £46.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-21.19% +35.29%
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
38718 38644 32529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.48% 75.21% 74.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 24517 24337 19918
Average daily rate £423 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.32% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1106 1127 1038
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.24 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -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 17 April 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
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 17 April 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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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 +5 482 £475 +7.95% 106
South East -34 185 £420 -1.17% 38
East of England +40 109 £480 +1.05% 14
South West +30 98 £500 +8.10% 17
West Midlands +3 78 £450 - 23
Yorkshire +15 74 £415 +18.57% 16
North West +13 64 £440 +7.31% 20
East Midlands +21 40 £340 -8.10% 4
North East 0 18 £300 +14.83% 2
SOA
UK

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 873 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 739 (34.63%) Java
3 662 (31.02%) Oracle
4 576 (26.99%) Web Services
5 530 (24.84%) .NET
6 413 (19.35%) SQL
7 400 (18.74%) XML
8 371 (17.39%) Finance
9 364 (17.06%) C#
10 347 (16.26%) TDD
11 344 (16.12%) JavaScript
12 342 (16.03%) SQL Server
12 342 (16.03%) Middleware
13 335 (15.70%) HTML
14 289 (13.54%) Linux
15 272 (12.75%) SOAP
16 271 (12.70%) Scrum
17 261 (12.23%) Microsoft
18 259 (12.14%) CSS
19 256 (12.00%) REST
20 247 (11.57%) OO
21 237 (11.11%) J2EE
22 236 (11.06%) MVC
23 232 (10.87%) WebLogic
24 220 (10.31%) ASP.NET
24 220 (10.31%) Oracle Database
25 212 (9.93%) E-Commerce
26 209 (9.79%) WCF
27 206 (9.65%) UML
28 200 (9.37%) Spring

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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
1 232 (10.87%) WebLogic
2 197 (9.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 137 (6.42%) WebSphere
4 109 (5.11%) JBoss
5 84 (3.94%) Tomcat
6 82 (3.84%) Oracle Service Bus
7 81 (3.80%) CMS
8 79 (3.70%) Apache
9 73 (3.42%) SharePoint
10 54 (2.53%) IIS
11 49 (2.30%) BizTalk Server
12 36 (1.69%) Mule
13 34 (1.59%) Node.js
14 32 (1.50%) MQSeries
15 28 (1.31%) Adobe CQ
16 23 (1.08%) Oracle Workflow
17 22 (1.03%) OpenStack
17 22 (1.03%) Mule ESB
18 21 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
18 21 (0.98%) AquaLogic
Applications
1 87 (4.08%) MS Excel
2 14 (0.66%) MS Visio
3 13 (0.61%) MS Office
4 11 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.33%) MS Project
6 3 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.094%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.094%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.094%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.094%) SPSS
8 1 (0.047%) Niku Workbench
8 1 (0.047%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.047%) InDesign
8 1 (0.047%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.047%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 84 (3.94%) Oracle BPM
2 77 (3.61%) Oracle EBS
3 50 (2.34%) Oracle EBS R12
4 33 (1.55%) Oracle Applications
5 25 (1.17%) BusinessWorks
6 18 (0.84%) Oracle Financials
7 12 (0.56%) Oracle 11i
8 11 (0.52%) WebTrends
8 11 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
9 8 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
9 8 (0.37%) Google Analytics
9 8 (0.37%) Documaker
10 7 (0.33%) SiteCatalyst
10 7 (0.33%) Adobe Campaign
10 7 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 6 (0.28%) Oracle CRM
12 5 (0.23%) Maximo
12 5 (0.23%) Teamcenter
12 5 (0.23%) Oracle Retail
12 5 (0.23%) AquaLogic BPM
Cloud Services
1 104 (4.87%) Amazon AWS
2 60 (2.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 58 (2.72%) SaaS
4 35 (1.64%) PaaS
5 23 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
6 18 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
7 16 (0.75%) GitHub
8 13 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
9 12 (0.56%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 9 (0.42%) IaaS
10 9 (0.42%) Amazon SQS
11 6 (0.28%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.19%) Force.com
12 4 (0.19%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 3 (0.14%) Heroku
13 3 (0.14%) Office 365
14 2 (0.094%) SuccessFactors
14 2 (0.094%) Google Checkout
14 2 (0.094%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.094%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 87 (4.08%) HTTP
2 85 (3.98%) Internet
3 36 (1.69%) SSL
4 31 (1.45%) SAN
5 28 (1.31%) Firewall
6 26 (1.22%) TCP/IP
6 26 (1.22%) HTTPS
7 23 (1.08%) DNS
8 15 (0.70%) LDAP
9 13 (0.61%) FTP
10 10 (0.47%) NAS
11 9 (0.42%) MVNO
12 8 (0.37%) VPN
12 8 (0.37%) DMZ
13 7 (0.33%) SNMP
14 6 (0.28%) LAN
14 6 (0.28%) Network Security
15 5 (0.23%) AMQP
15 5 (0.23%) Multicast
15 5 (0.23%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 342 (16.03%) SQL Server
2 220 (10.31%) Oracle Database
3 125 (5.86%) Oracle Database 11g
4 121 (5.67%) Relational Database
5 72 (3.37%) Data Warehouse
6 68 (3.19%) NoSQL
7 59 (2.76%) SQL Server 2008
8 57 (2.67%) MongoDB
9 56 (2.62%) RDBMS
10 55 (2.58%) MySQL
11 48 (2.25%) Oracle BI EE
12 45 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 39 (1.83%) DB2
13 39 (1.83%) Oracle Database 10g
13 39 (1.83%) Oracle ODI
14 37 (1.73%) PostgreSQL
15 36 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
16 31 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
17 28 (1.31%) Big Data
18 24 (1.12%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 153 (7.17%) Subversion
2 141 (6.61%) Maven
3 133 (6.23%) Git (software)
4 132 (6.19%) Jenkins
5 116 (5.44%) JUnit
6 93 (4.36%) Team Foundation Server
7 87 (4.08%) Selenium
8 82 (3.84%) JIRA
9 77 (3.61%) Visual Studio
10 69 (3.23%) Ant
11 61 (2.86%) Cucumber
12 59 (2.76%) NUnit
13 45 (2.11%) Eclipse
14 41 (1.92%) SoapUI
15 37 (1.73%) TeamCity
16 36 (1.69%) Hudson
17 35 (1.64%) Mockito
18 22 (1.03%) MSTest
19 21 (0.98%) Talend Open Studio
20 18 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 371 (17.39%) Finance
2 127 (5.95%) Banking
3 113 (5.30%) Retail
4 55 (2.58%) Telecoms
5 46 (2.16%) Marketing
6 45 (2.11%) Investment Banking
7 40 (1.87%) Manufacturing
7 40 (1.87%) Publishing
8 32 (1.50%) Financial Institution
9 28 (1.31%) Front Office
9 28 (1.31%) Games
9 28 (1.31%) Legal
10 21 (0.98%) Billing
10 21 (0.98%) Local Government
11 16 (0.75%) Back Office
12 12 (0.56%) Advertising
13 8 (0.37%) Automotive
14 7 (0.33%) Electronics
15 6 (0.28%) Multimedia
16 5 (0.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 821 (38.47%) Developer
2 700 (32.80%) Architect
3 349 (16.35%) Solutions Architect
4 273 (12.79%) Java Developer
5 127 (5.95%) Analyst
6 122 (5.72%) Consultant
7 121 (5.67%) .NET Developer
8 99 (4.64%) Senior Developer
9 90 (4.22%) C# Developer
10 88 (4.12%) Technical Architect
10 88 (4.12%) Designer
11 76 (3.56%) Oracle Developer
12 64 (3.00%) Integration Architect
13 55 (2.58%) C# .NET Developer
14 52 (2.44%) Enterprise Architect
15 46 (2.16%) Data Architect
16 44 (2.06%) Project Manager
16 44 (2.06%) Solutions Designer
16 44 (2.06%) Applications Architect
16 44 (2.06%) SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 576 (26.99%) Web Services
2 530 (24.84%) .NET
3 400 (18.74%) XML
4 342 (16.03%) Middleware
5 335 (15.70%) HTML
6 272 (12.75%) SOAP
7 259 (12.14%) CSS
8 256 (12.00%) REST
9 237 (11.11%) J2EE
10 220 (10.31%) ASP.NET
11 209 (9.79%) WCF
12 200 (9.37%) Spring
13 175 (8.20%) RESTful
14 156 (7.31%) jQuery
15 150 (7.03%) JMS
16 142 (6.65%) HTML5
17 138 (6.47%) Oracle Fusion
17 138 (6.47%) .NET Framework
18 113 (5.30%) Hibernate
19 110 (5.15%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 143 (6.70%) Enterprise Software
2 108 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
3 100 (4.69%) Open Source
4 78 (3.66%) Computer Science
5 55 (2.58%) Management Information System
6 46 (2.16%) Mobile App
7 45 (2.11%) Derivative
8 44 (2.06%) Data Integration
9 42 (1.97%) Clustering
10 41 (1.92%) Equity Derivative
11 39 (1.83%) N-Tier
12 34 (1.59%) Client/Server
13 31 (1.45%) DataPower
14 30 (1.41%) User Experience
15 26 (1.22%) Inversion of Control
16 23 (1.08%) GIS
17 21 (0.98%) Digital Media
18 16 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
18 16 (0.75%) Data Structures
19 15 (0.70%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 289 (13.54%) Linux
2 178 (8.34%) Windows
3 154 (7.22%) UNIX
4 30 (1.41%) Android
5 27 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 25 (1.17%) Apple iOS
7 21 (0.98%) Oracle Linux
8 20 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (0.89%) AIX
10 18 (0.84%) Solaris
11 14 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
12 13 (0.61%) CentOS
13 9 (0.42%) Ubuntu
14 8 (0.37%) HPUX
15 5 (0.23%) zOS
15 5 (0.23%) Windows 7
16 4 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
16 4 (0.19%) Windows NT
16 4 (0.19%) Mac OS X
17 3 (0.14%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 873 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 347 (16.26%) TDD
3 271 (12.70%) Scrum
4 247 (11.57%) OO
5 236 (11.06%) MVC
6 212 (9.93%) E-Commerce
7 206 (9.65%) UML
8 184 (8.62%) Continuous Integration
9 160 (7.50%) BDD
10 153 (7.17%) TOGAF
11 140 (6.56%) Data Modelling
12 124 (5.81%) CRM
13 114 (5.34%) Enterprise Architecture
14 106 (4.97%) Software Engineering
15 105 (4.92%) EAI
16 101 (4.73%) Workflow
16 101 (4.73%) Unit Testing
17 100 (4.69%) Technical Architecture
18 97 (4.55%) ITIL
19 92 (4.31%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 739 (34.63%) Java
2 413 (19.35%) SQL
3 364 (17.06%) C#
4 344 (16.12%) JavaScript
5 97 (4.55%) Python
6 95 (4.45%) Ruby
7 81 (3.80%) PL/SQL
8 76 (3.56%) PHP
9 62 (2.91%) T-SQL
10 43 (2.01%) XPath
11 39 (1.83%) Shell Script
12 37 (1.73%) XQuery
13 35 (1.64%) VB
14 31 (1.45%) C++
15 30 (1.41%) Bash Shell
16 28 (1.31%) Scala
17 25 (1.17%) Perl
18 24 (1.12%) VB.NET
19 21 (0.98%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
20 19 (0.89%) C
Qualifications
1 178 (8.34%) Security Cleared
2 138 (6.47%) Degree
3 129 (6.04%) SC Cleared
4 43 (2.01%) ISEB
5 24 (1.12%) DV Cleared
6 18 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
7 17 (0.80%) ISTQB
8 11 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (0.33%) MCPD
10 6 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (0.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 5 (0.23%) CISSP
12 4 (0.19%) IBM Certification
12 4 (0.19%) Sun Certification
13 3 (0.14%) BC Cleared
13 3 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (0.094%) HND
14 2 (0.094%) MCSE
14 2 (0.094%) OCPJP
14 2 (0.094%) OCMJD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (5.95%) QA
2 21 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (0.94%) SLA
4 17 (0.80%) Data Quality
5 14 (0.66%) ISO 9000
6 6 (0.28%) HL7
7 5 (0.23%) COBIT
8 2 (0.094%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.047%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.047%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.047%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 61 (2.86%) Oracle RAC
2 35 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (1.41%) Active Directory
4 21 (0.98%) vSphere
5 17 (0.80%) vCloud
6 8 (0.37%) Docker
7 6 (0.28%) GlusterFS
7 6 (0.28%) GFS2
7 6 (0.28%) OCFS2
8 5 (0.23%) Varnish
9 4 (0.19%) Oracle Clusterware
10 3 (0.14%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.14%) Squid
11 2 (0.094%) Firmware
11 2 (0.094%) LXC
12 1 (0.047%) GridGain
12 1 (0.047%) Samba
12 1 (0.047%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.047%) NFS
Systems Management
1 98 (4.59%) Puppet
2 51 (2.39%) Opscode Chef
3 35 (1.64%) Vagrant
4 29 (1.36%) Oracle Identity Management
4 29 (1.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 18 (0.84%) Oracle RMAN
6 16 (0.75%) Data Guard
7 15 (0.70%) ZABBIX
7 15 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
8 12 (0.56%) CloudHub
9 10 (0.47%) CA LISA
10 9 (0.42%) Kibana
11 7 (0.33%) TIBCO Hawk
11 7 (0.33%) OpenView
12 6 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 6 (0.28%) SELinux
13 5 (0.23%) StatsD
13 5 (0.23%) Ansible
13 5 (0.23%) SCOM
14 4 (0.19%) Control-M
Vendors
1 662 (31.02%) Oracle
2 261 (12.23%) Microsoft
3 132 (6.19%) IBM
4 89 (4.17%) SAP
5 88 (4.12%) TIBCO
6 61 (2.86%) webMethods
7 53 (2.48%) VMware
8 41 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
8 41 (1.92%) Red Hat
9 40 (1.87%) HP
9 40 (1.87%) Adobe
10 29 (1.36%) Informatica
11 28 (1.31%) Google
12 27 (1.27%) hybris
13 25 (1.17%) Software AG
14 23 (1.08%) Citrix
15 21 (0.98%) Talend
16 20 (0.94%) Sitecore
17 19 (0.89%) Remedy
17 19 (0.89%) Perforce
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