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 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 85 86 111
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +25
Contract jobs citing SOA 1087 1096 956
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.12% 2.25% 1.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.85% 3.05% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 651 705 586
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -3.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £433 £377 £400
% change year-on-year
+14.64% -5.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 19
Average hourly rate £36.25 £29.50 £32.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.88% -8.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.74 £23.13 £21.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £45.00 £37.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £29.50 £32.30
% change year-on-year
+22.88% -8.66%
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
38146 35947 38014
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.57% 73.71% 71.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 24140 22555 22504
Average daily rate £413 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1087 990 1367
Average hourly rate £24.00 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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 1 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 1 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 1 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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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 -3 475 £475 - 126
South East -12 220 £425 +4.93% 38
South West +8 94 £450 +38.46% 14
West Midlands +9 63 £425 +20.31% 11
North West +13 53 £375 +7.14% 21
East of England -52 52 £450 +12.50% 16
Yorkshire -22 48 £425 +13.33% 18
East Midlands +17 29 £410 -3.52% 4
North East -14 10 £251 -41.00% 1
Midlands +2 3 £513 +28.12%
SOA
UK

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 709 (35.54%) Oracle
2 585 (29.32%) Java
3 489 (24.51%) XML
4 487 (24.41%) Web Services
5 415 (20.80%) .NET
6 397 (19.90%) SQL
7 369 (18.50%) Finance
8 338 (16.94%) TDD
9 332 (16.64%) Middleware
10 310 (15.54%) C#
11 287 (14.39%) SQL Server
12 286 (14.34%) Linux
13 282 (14.14%) Scrum
14 272 (13.63%) Agile Software Development
15 262 (13.13%) HTML
16 243 (12.18%) JavaScript
17 239 (11.98%) SOAP
18 238 (11.93%) OO
19 237 (11.88%) J2EE
20 235 (11.78%) WebLogic
21 227 (11.38%) REST
21 227 (11.38%) Oracle Database
22 210 (10.53%) MVC
23 194 (9.72%) ASP.NET
24 189 (9.47%) Microsoft
25 186 (9.32%) CSS
25 186 (9.32%) Continuous Integration
26 184 (9.22%) UNIX
27 183 (9.17%) WebSphere
28 179 (8.97%) Spring

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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
1 235 (11.78%) WebLogic
2 183 (9.17%) WebSphere
3 175 (8.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 103 (5.16%) BizTalk Server
5 86 (4.31%) Oracle Service Bus
6 73 (3.66%) Apache
7 72 (3.61%) SharePoint
8 51 (2.56%) Tomcat
9 39 (1.95%) WebLogic Portal
10 37 (1.85%) CMS
11 35 (1.75%) Adobe CQ
12 29 (1.45%) IIS
13 25 (1.25%) AquaLogic
14 23 (1.15%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 23 (1.15%) K2 blackpearl
15 22 (1.10%) Node.js
15 22 (1.10%) WebSphere Application Server
16 19 (0.95%) GlassFish
17 18 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
17 18 (0.90%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 63 (3.16%) MS Excel
2 26 (1.30%) MS Office
3 23 (1.15%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.65%) MS Project
5 11 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.30%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.20%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.15%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 103 (5.16%) Oracle BPM
2 102 (5.11%) Oracle EBS
3 48 (2.41%) Oracle Applications
4 35 (1.75%) Oracle EBS R12
5 19 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
6 18 (0.90%) Documaker
7 16 (0.80%) Workday HCM
8 14 (0.70%) Oracle FAH
9 13 (0.65%) SAP HR
10 11 (0.55%) Oracle Retail
11 8 (0.40%) Oracle Financials
11 8 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 7 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
13 5 (0.25%) Oracle 11i
14 4 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
14 4 (0.20%) Tridion
14 4 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
15 3 (0.15%) SAP ERP
15 3 (0.15%) SAP FI
15 3 (0.15%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 59 (2.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 49 (2.46%) Amazon EC2
3 46 (2.31%) Amazon AWS
4 45 (2.26%) IaaS
5 42 (2.11%) SaaS
6 28 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
7 26 (1.30%) PaaS
8 9 (0.45%) Force.com
9 3 (0.15%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.15%) Heroku
9 3 (0.15%) CloudFront
9 3 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (0.15%) Route 53
10 2 (0.10%) GitHub
10 2 (0.10%) Office 365
11 1 (0.050%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.050%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 98 (4.91%) HTTP
2 81 (4.06%) Internet
3 45 (2.26%) SSL
4 33 (1.65%) HTTPS
5 32 (1.60%) Firewall
6 27 (1.35%) FTP
7 20 (1.00%) LDAP
8 13 (0.65%) SAN
9 12 (0.60%) TCP/IP
10 11 (0.55%) Network Security
11 9 (0.45%) Intranet
12 7 (0.35%) DMZ
13 5 (0.25%) LTE
14 4 (0.20%) 3G
14 4 (0.20%) VPN
14 4 (0.20%) CDMA
14 4 (0.20%) GPRS
14 4 (0.20%) GSM
14 4 (0.20%) UMTS
14 4 (0.20%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 287 (14.39%) SQL Server
2 227 (11.38%) Oracle Database
3 138 (6.92%) Oracle Database 11g
4 93 (4.66%) Relational Database
5 81 (4.06%) SQL Server 2008
6 60 (3.01%) MySQL
7 59 (2.96%) Oracle ODI
8 56 (2.81%) Oracle Database 10g
9 54 (2.71%) SQL Server 2005
10 53 (2.66%) Data Warehouse
11 46 (2.31%) NoSQL
12 43 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 42 (2.11%) Oracle BI EE
13 42 (2.11%) MongoDB
14 39 (1.95%) Oracle Exadata
15 37 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
15 37 (1.85%) RDBMS
16 35 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
17 33 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 33 (1.65%) DB2
Development Applications
1 146 (7.32%) Git (software)
2 110 (5.51%) JIRA
3 104 (5.21%) Subversion
4 89 (4.46%) JUnit
5 84 (4.21%) Visual Studio
6 83 (4.16%) Maven
7 80 (4.01%) Selenium
8 79 (3.96%) Jenkins
9 70 (3.51%) TeamCity
10 67 (3.36%) Cucumber
11 66 (3.31%) Team Foundation Server
12 58 (2.91%) Ant
13 55 (2.76%) Hudson
14 49 (2.46%) Eclipse
15 44 (2.21%) Mockito
16 42 (2.11%) JBehave
16 42 (2.11%) WebDriver
16 42 (2.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 41 (2.06%) NUnit
18 40 (2.01%) SoapUI
General
1 369 (18.50%) Finance
2 102 (5.11%) Retail
3 95 (4.76%) Banking
4 81 (4.06%) Telecoms
5 45 (2.26%) Billing
6 43 (2.16%) Manufacturing
7 39 (1.95%) Games
7 39 (1.95%) Front Office
8 36 (1.80%) Financial Institution
8 36 (1.80%) Marketing
9 35 (1.75%) Back Office
10 29 (1.45%) Investment Banking
11 20 (1.00%) Advertising
12 19 (0.95%) Publishing
13 15 (0.75%) Legal
14 10 (0.50%) Military
15 8 (0.40%) Electronics
16 7 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
16 7 (0.35%) Automotive
16 7 (0.35%) Law
Job Titles
1 725 (36.34%) Developer
2 554 (27.77%) Architect
3 234 (11.73%) Solutions Architect
4 188 (9.42%) Java Developer
5 129 (6.47%) .NET Developer
6 128 (6.42%) Consultant
7 115 (5.76%) Analyst
8 82 (4.11%) Senior Developer
9 71 (3.56%) C# Developer
10 64 (3.21%) Integration Architect
11 63 (3.16%) Oracle Developer
12 60 (3.01%) Designer
13 54 (2.71%) Project Manager
14 51 (2.56%) Oracle Consultant
15 49 (2.46%) Enterprise Architect
15 49 (2.46%) Technical Architect
16 45 (2.26%) BizTalk Developer
16 45 (2.26%) SOA Developer
17 44 (2.21%) C# .NET Developer
17 44 (2.21%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 489 (24.51%) XML
2 487 (24.41%) Web Services
3 415 (20.80%) .NET
4 332 (16.64%) Middleware
5 262 (13.13%) HTML
6 239 (11.98%) SOAP
7 237 (11.88%) J2EE
8 227 (11.38%) REST
9 194 (9.72%) ASP.NET
10 186 (9.32%) CSS
11 179 (8.97%) Spring
12 173 (8.67%) WCF
13 153 (7.67%) JMS
14 140 (7.02%) JSON
15 130 (6.52%) Oracle Fusion
16 117 (5.86%) RESTful
17 113 (5.66%) jQuery
17 113 (5.66%) HTML5
18 103 (5.16%) XSD
19 102 (5.11%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 98 (4.91%) Open Source
1 98 (4.91%) Enterprise Software
2 90 (4.51%) Mobile App
3 89 (4.46%) N-Tier
4 52 (2.61%) Clustering
5 34 (1.70%) Management Information System
6 32 (1.60%) Hedge funds
6 32 (1.60%) DataPower
6 32 (1.60%) Computer Science
7 29 (1.45%) Data Integration
8 27 (1.35%) Client/Server
9 16 (0.80%) RMADS
10 15 (0.75%) Mainframe
11 14 (0.70%) Fixed Income
11 14 (0.70%) Mobile Payment
12 13 (0.65%) Derivative
13 12 (0.60%) Digital Media
13 12 (0.60%) New Media
14 11 (0.55%) Replication
15 9 (0.45%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 286 (14.34%) Linux
2 184 (9.22%) UNIX
3 150 (7.52%) Windows
4 51 (2.56%) Apple iOS
5 49 (2.46%) Solaris
6 48 (2.41%) Android
7 34 (1.70%) SELinux
8 23 (1.15%) Oracle Linux
9 21 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
11 14 (0.70%) SUSE
12 13 (0.65%) HPUX
13 10 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (0.40%) AIX
14 8 (0.40%) CentOS
15 7 (0.35%) zOS
16 5 (0.25%) Windows 7
17 4 (0.20%) Windows XP
17 4 (0.20%) VMS
18 3 (0.15%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 338 (16.94%) TDD
2 282 (14.14%) Scrum
3 272 (13.63%) Agile Software Development
4 238 (11.93%) OO
5 210 (10.53%) MVC
6 186 (9.32%) Continuous Integration
7 166 (8.32%) UML
8 128 (6.42%) TOGAF
9 120 (6.02%) Unit Testing
10 117 (5.86%) BDD
11 114 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
12 113 (5.66%) Migration
13 112 (5.61%) CRM
14 109 (5.46%) Data Modelling
15 108 (5.41%) E-Commerce
16 102 (5.11%) Enterprise Architecture
17 97 (4.86%) Project Management
18 92 (4.61%) EAI
18 92 (4.61%) Configuration Management
19 88 (4.41%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 585 (29.32%) Java
2 397 (19.90%) SQL
3 310 (15.54%) C#
4 243 (12.18%) JavaScript
5 121 (6.07%) PL/SQL
6 107 (5.36%) Python
7 80 (4.01%) Ruby
8 70 (3.51%) Bash Shell
9 46 (2.31%) XPath
10 45 (2.26%) Scala
11 42 (2.11%) T-SQL
11 42 (2.11%) PHP
12 39 (1.95%) Shell Script
13 38 (1.90%) VB
14 35 (1.75%) Groovy
15 34 (1.70%) C
16 33 (1.65%) Perl
16 33 (1.65%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
17 31 (1.55%) C++
18 25 (1.25%) Jython
Qualifications
1 158 (7.92%) Security Cleared
2 117 (5.86%) Degree
3 111 (5.56%) SC Cleared
4 34 (1.70%) ISTQB
5 26 (1.30%) ISEB
6 25 (1.25%) DV Cleared
7 21 (1.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 12 (0.60%) PMI Certification
9 11 (0.55%) ISEB Practitioner
9 11 (0.55%) CISSP
10 10 (0.50%) CEH
10 10 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (0.45%) PMP
11 9 (0.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 8 (0.40%) IBM WebSphere Certification
13 7 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 5 (0.25%) MCSE
16 4 (0.20%) Oracle Certification
17 3 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (4.36%) QA
2 30 (1.50%) Data Quality
3 18 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.70%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.60%) ISO 9000
6 9 (0.45%) SLA
7 6 (0.30%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.25%) JSP 440
9 4 (0.20%) COBIT
10 3 (0.15%) HL7
10 3 (0.15%) FATCA
11 1 (0.050%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.050%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 101 (5.06%) Oracle RAC
2 44 (2.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (1.30%) vCloud
4 17 (0.85%) Oracle RMAN
4 17 (0.85%) Active Directory
5 10 (0.50%) VMware ESX
6 9 (0.45%) Varnish
7 5 (0.25%) vSphere
7 5 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (0.15%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 3 (0.15%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.10%) KVM
9 2 (0.10%) HDFS
10 1 (0.050%) XenApp
10 1 (0.050%) RACF
10 1 (0.050%) Samba
10 1 (0.050%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.050%) Xen
10 1 (0.050%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.050%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 96 (4.81%) Puppet
2 54 (2.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 50 (2.51%) Opscode Chef
4 33 (1.65%) HP Quality Center
5 30 (1.50%) Oracle Identity Management
6 13 (0.65%) Vagrant
7 11 (0.55%) Data Guard
8 9 (0.45%) SCCM
8 9 (0.45%) Oracle EDQ
9 8 (0.40%) CA LISA
10 6 (0.30%) OpenView
11 5 (0.25%) Nagios
11 5 (0.25%) OpenSSO
11 5 (0.25%) Oracle Identity Manager
12 4 (0.20%) CA SiteMinder
12 4 (0.20%) ZABBIX
13 3 (0.15%) WMI
13 3 (0.15%) MOM
13 3 (0.15%) Tivoli
13 3 (0.15%) YUM
Vendors
1 709 (35.54%) Oracle
2 189 (9.47%) Microsoft
3 179 (8.97%) IBM
4 80 (4.01%) SAP
5 69 (3.46%) JBoss
6 58 (2.91%) VMware
7 56 (2.81%) Google
7 56 (2.81%) webMethods
8 55 (2.76%) Remedy
9 50 (2.51%) Salesforce.com
9 50 (2.51%) Twitter
10 48 (2.41%) Facebook
11 47 (2.36%) Siebel
12 41 (2.06%) Adobe
13 40 (2.01%) HP
13 40 (2.01%) TIBCO
14 38 (1.90%) Software AG
15 37 (1.85%) Red Hat
16 30 (1.50%) BEA
17 19 (0.95%) PeopleSoft
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Exeter, Devon
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Oxfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £510 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Oxbridge Answers
Rate: Excellent market rates
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Excellent Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
LA International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 4 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 4 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
@ITS
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
North East
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago