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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 102 101 91
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -10
Contract jobs citing SOA 1005 975 984
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.98% 2.04% 2.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.55% 2.66% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 625 583 558
Average daily rate
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£463 £450 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £316 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £390
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +8.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 23
Average hourly rate £40.60 £37.75 £29.92
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.54% +26.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £23.00 £23.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.50 £52.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.60 £40.50 £29.71
% change year-on-year
+0.24% +36.31%
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
39339 36598 33493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.63% 76.43% 75.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 25883 23216 20586
Average daily rate £415 £405 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.46% -2.40%
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 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1049 1105 1023
Average hourly rate £27.50 £26.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.77% -14.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £48.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 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 3 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 3 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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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 -33 419 £490 +8.88% 155
South East -10 193 £450 +5.88% 42
East of England +61 102 £500 +11.11% 18
North West +31 86 £475 +18.75% 25
West Midlands +17 65 £400 -5.88% 11
South West -6 59 £450 +28.57% 23
Yorkshire -15 35 £400 +14.28% 21
East Midlands -13 24 £400 - 4
North East -13 15 £263 -11.01% 2
Midlands +2 5 £600 +9.09% 1
South Coast +1 1 £600 +71.42%
SOA
UK

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 957 (44.20%) Agile Software Development
2 838 (38.71%) Java
3 639 (29.52%) Oracle
4 619 (28.59%) Web Services
5 495 (22.86%) .NET
6 448 (20.69%) SQL
7 404 (18.66%) XML
8 402 (18.57%) Middleware
9 387 (17.88%) JavaScript
10 385 (17.78%) TDD
11 371 (17.14%) Finance
12 360 (16.63%) HTML
13 359 (16.58%) Scrum
14 343 (15.84%) C#
15 333 (15.38%) SQL Server
16 326 (15.06%) SOAP
17 307 (14.18%) REST
18 286 (13.21%) CSS
19 284 (13.12%) MVC
20 277 (12.79%) Linux
21 272 (12.56%) J2EE
22 257 (11.87%) Microsoft
23 233 (10.76%) Spring
24 230 (10.62%) UML
24 230 (10.62%) Oracle Database
25 225 (10.39%) TOGAF
26 222 (10.25%) OO
27 213 (9.84%) WebLogic
27 213 (9.84%) Continuous Integration
28 205 (9.47%) E-Commerce

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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
1 213 (9.84%) WebLogic
2 176 (8.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 166 (7.67%) JBoss
4 148 (6.84%) WebSphere
5 99 (4.57%) Oracle Service Bus
6 85 (3.93%) Tomcat
7 78 (3.60%) Apache
8 62 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
9 58 (2.68%) SharePoint
10 54 (2.49%) IIS
11 51 (2.36%) CMS
12 47 (2.17%) MQSeries
13 46 (2.12%) Mule
14 33 (1.52%) Node.js
15 29 (1.34%) Oracle Workflow
16 26 (1.20%) Confluence
17 25 (1.15%) AquaLogic
18 22 (1.02%) Mule ESB
19 21 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
20 18 (0.83%) OpenStack
Applications
1 75 (3.46%) MS Excel
2 14 (0.65%) MS Office
3 13 (0.60%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.23%) Photoshop
4 5 (0.23%) MS Project
5 4 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.092%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.092%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.046%) HipChat
7 1 (0.046%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.046%) Niku Workbench
Business Applications
1 110 (5.08%) Oracle BPM
2 71 (3.28%) Oracle EBS
3 35 (1.62%) Oracle EBS R12
4 26 (1.20%) Oracle Applications
5 20 (0.92%) Oracle Financials
6 15 (0.69%) BusinessWorks
7 14 (0.65%) WebTrends
8 12 (0.55%) Adobe Campaign
9 11 (0.51%) Maximo
10 10 (0.46%) Oracle 11i
11 9 (0.42%) Oracle TCA
12 8 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
13 6 (0.28%) Oracle CRM
13 6 (0.28%) Magento
13 6 (0.28%) Oracle Retail
14 5 (0.23%) SAP CRM
14 5 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
15 4 (0.18%) AquaLogic BPM
15 4 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
15 4 (0.18%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 123 (5.68%) Amazon AWS
2 61 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 58 (2.68%) SaaS
4 36 (1.66%) PaaS
5 18 (0.83%) GitHub
6 14 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
7 11 (0.51%) IaaS
7 11 (0.51%) Google Analytics
8 10 (0.46%) Adobe Analytics
9 9 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
10 6 (0.28%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 5 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
11 5 (0.23%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 5 (0.23%) Google Checkout
11 5 (0.23%) OpenShift
12 4 (0.18%) Force.com
12 4 (0.18%) IBM Blueworks
13 3 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.14%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 109 (5.03%) HTTP
2 97 (4.48%) Internet
3 41 (1.89%) SSL
4 39 (1.80%) TCP/IP
5 26 (1.20%) SAN
6 21 (0.97%) LDAP
7 20 (0.92%) DNS
8 19 (0.88%) Firewall
9 18 (0.83%) FTP
10 15 (0.69%) HTTPS
11 11 (0.51%) LAN
12 10 (0.46%) WAN
13 8 (0.37%) OpenLDAP
14 7 (0.32%) NAS
14 7 (0.32%) MVNO
14 7 (0.32%) ATM
15 6 (0.28%) VoIP
15 6 (0.28%) SNMP
16 4 (0.18%) VPN
16 4 (0.18%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 333 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 230 (10.62%) Oracle Database
3 154 (7.11%) Relational Database
4 136 (6.28%) Oracle Database 11g
5 111 (5.13%) MongoDB
5 111 (5.13%) MySQL
6 95 (4.39%) Data Warehouse
7 78 (3.60%) NoSQL
8 55 (2.54%) Apache Cassandra
8 55 (2.54%) RDBMS
9 52 (2.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 51 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
11 45 (2.08%) Oracle BI EE
12 43 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
13 41 (1.89%) Oracle Database 10g
14 40 (1.85%) DB2
15 37 (1.71%) Oracle Reports
16 35 (1.62%) Big Data
16 35 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
17 32 (1.48%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 187 (8.64%) Git (software)
2 171 (7.90%) Subversion
3 162 (7.48%) Jenkins
4 140 (6.47%) JUnit
5 131 (6.05%) Maven
6 114 (5.27%) Selenium
7 96 (4.43%) Team Foundation Server
8 78 (3.60%) JIRA
9 73 (3.37%) Ant
10 63 (2.91%) SoapUI
11 50 (2.31%) Cucumber
12 49 (2.26%) Visual Studio
13 47 (2.17%) Eclipse
14 37 (1.71%) Mockito
15 34 (1.57%) NUnit
16 29 (1.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 25 (1.15%) TeamCity
18 23 (1.06%) Talend Open Studio
19 22 (1.02%) Hudson
20 19 (0.88%) ReSharper
General
1 371 (17.14%) Finance
2 137 (6.33%) Retail
3 125 (5.77%) Banking
4 63 (2.91%) Telecoms
5 48 (2.22%) Marketing
6 45 (2.08%) Investment Banking
7 34 (1.57%) Manufacturing
8 29 (1.34%) Front Office
9 28 (1.29%) Financial Institution
10 23 (1.06%) Legal
11 21 (0.97%) Local Government
12 20 (0.92%) Games
13 18 (0.83%) Back Office
14 17 (0.79%) Publishing
14 17 (0.79%) Billing
15 11 (0.51%) Retail Banking
16 8 (0.37%) Advertising
16 8 (0.37%) Automotive
17 7 (0.32%) Law
18 5 (0.23%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 816 (37.69%) Developer
2 765 (35.33%) Architect
3 410 (18.94%) Solutions Architect
4 264 (12.19%) Java Developer
5 124 (5.73%) Consultant
6 121 (5.59%) Senior Developer
7 112 (5.17%) Analyst
8 108 (4.99%) Technical Architect
8 108 (4.99%) .NET Developer
9 99 (4.57%) Designer
10 79 (3.65%) Integration Architect
11 73 (3.37%) Oracle Developer
12 66 (3.05%) C# Developer
13 59 (2.73%) Enterprise Architect
14 47 (2.17%) Solutions Designer
14 47 (2.17%) Senior Architect
15 43 (1.99%) Software Engineer
16 41 (1.89%) Project Manager
17 40 (1.85%) Applications Architect
18 38 (1.76%) Oracle Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 619 (28.59%) Web Services
2 495 (22.86%) .NET
3 404 (18.66%) XML
4 402 (18.57%) Middleware
5 360 (16.63%) HTML
6 326 (15.06%) SOAP
7 307 (14.18%) REST
8 286 (13.21%) CSS
9 272 (12.56%) J2EE
10 233 (10.76%) Spring
11 203 (9.38%) ASP.NET
12 199 (9.19%) RESTful
13 194 (8.96%) HTML5
14 162 (7.48%) JMS
15 148 (6.84%) jQuery
16 145 (6.70%) Oracle Fusion
17 144 (6.65%) WCF
18 139 (6.42%) .NET Framework
18 139 (6.42%) Hibernate
19 132 (6.10%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 135 (6.24%) Enterprise Software
2 92 (4.25%) Analytical Skills
3 62 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 53 (2.45%) Computer Science
5 47 (2.17%) Mobile App
6 46 (2.12%) N-Tier
7 41 (1.89%) Data Integration
8 40 (1.85%) User Experience
8 40 (1.85%) Data Centre
9 37 (1.71%) Clustering
10 35 (1.62%) Client/Server
11 31 (1.43%) GIS
12 25 (1.15%) DataPower
13 20 (0.92%) Derivative
14 18 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
15 17 (0.79%) Mainframe
16 16 (0.74%) Equity Derivative
17 15 (0.69%) Digital Media
18 14 (0.65%) Inversion of Control
18 14 (0.65%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 277 (12.79%) Linux
2 156 (7.21%) Windows
3 152 (7.02%) UNIX
4 41 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 27 (1.25%) Android
6 22 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (1.02%) Apple iOS
7 21 (0.97%) Ubuntu
8 20 (0.92%) Mac OS X
9 16 (0.74%) CentOS
9 16 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (0.60%) Debian
11 12 (0.55%) Solaris
11 12 (0.55%) AIX
12 10 (0.46%) Oracle Linux
13 8 (0.37%) Windows 7
14 4 (0.18%) HPUX
15 3 (0.14%) SUSE
16 2 (0.092%) Windows Server 2003
16 2 (0.092%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 957 (44.20%) Agile Software Development
2 385 (17.78%) TDD
3 359 (16.58%) Scrum
4 284 (13.12%) MVC
5 230 (10.62%) UML
6 225 (10.39%) TOGAF
7 222 (10.25%) OO
8 213 (9.84%) Continuous Integration
9 205 (9.47%) E-Commerce
10 202 (9.33%) SDLC
11 168 (7.76%) Enterprise Architecture
12 153 (7.07%) Open Source
13 150 (6.93%) BDD
14 133 (6.14%) CRM
15 126 (5.82%) Technical Architecture
16 119 (5.50%) Data Modelling
17 111 (5.13%) Unit Testing
17 111 (5.13%) Mentoring
18 110 (5.08%) EAI
19 107 (4.94%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 838 (38.71%) Java
2 448 (20.69%) SQL
3 387 (17.88%) JavaScript
4 343 (15.84%) C#
5 102 (4.71%) Python
5 102 (4.71%) Ruby
6 101 (4.67%) PL/SQL
7 85 (3.93%) PHP
8 43 (1.99%) T-SQL
9 42 (1.94%) Scala
10 38 (1.76%) C++
10 38 (1.76%) XQuery
11 36 (1.66%) Shell Script
11 36 (1.66%) VB
12 33 (1.52%) XPath
13 27 (1.25%) VB.NET
13 27 (1.25%) Groovy
14 26 (1.20%) Perl
15 22 (1.02%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
16 21 (0.97%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 181 (8.36%) Security Cleared
2 123 (5.68%) SC Cleared
3 115 (5.31%) Degree
4 44 (2.03%) ISEB
5 22 (1.02%) DV Cleared
6 16 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
7 14 (0.65%) ISTQB
8 10 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (0.37%) MCPD
10 6 (0.28%) CISSP
10 6 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 6 (0.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 5 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (0.14%) OCPJP
12 3 (0.14%) Sun Certification
12 3 (0.14%) PMP
12 3 (0.14%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.092%) SAP Certification
13 2 (0.092%) HND
13 2 (0.092%) OCMJD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 151 (6.97%) QA
2 22 (1.02%) SLA
3 20 (0.92%) ISO 9000
4 19 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (0.65%) Data Quality
6 8 (0.37%) HL7
7 7 (0.32%) COBIT
8 3 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.092%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.046%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.046%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.046%) JSP 440
System Software
1 40 (1.85%) Active Directory
2 31 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (1.15%) Oracle RAC
4 21 (0.97%) vCloud
5 20 (0.92%) vSphere
6 12 (0.55%) Squid
7 9 (0.42%) Varnish
7 9 (0.42%) Docker
8 5 (0.23%) GridGain
9 3 (0.14%) OCFS2
9 3 (0.14%) GlusterFS
9 3 (0.14%) GFS2
10 2 (0.092%) LXC
10 2 (0.092%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.092%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.092%) Firmware
11 1 (0.046%) Samba
11 1 (0.046%) NFS
11 1 (0.046%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 96 (4.43%) Puppet
2 67 (3.09%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (1.02%) Vagrant
4 21 (0.97%) Oracle Identity Management
5 20 (0.92%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 18 (0.83%) ZABBIX
7 17 (0.79%) Ansible
8 13 (0.60%) CA LISA
9 12 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
10 11 (0.51%) Data Guard
10 11 (0.51%) Kibana
11 9 (0.42%) OpenView
12 8 (0.37%) CloudHub
13 7 (0.32%) logstash
14 6 (0.28%) Salt
14 6 (0.28%) Tivoli
14 6 (0.28%) SCOM
15 5 (0.23%) Rundeck
15 5 (0.23%) HAProxy
16 4 (0.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 639 (29.52%) Oracle
2 257 (11.87%) Microsoft
3 169 (7.81%) IBM
4 79 (3.65%) TIBCO
5 73 (3.37%) SAP
6 70 (3.23%) webMethods
7 64 (2.96%) VMware
8 63 (2.91%) Red Hat
9 39 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
9 39 (1.80%) Citrix
10 37 (1.71%) Google
11 34 (1.57%) HP
12 32 (1.48%) hybris
13 28 (1.29%) Business Objects
14 27 (1.25%) Informatica
15 25 (1.15%) Adobe
16 24 (1.11%) WSO2
17 23 (1.06%) Tableau
17 23 (1.06%) Talend
18 22 (1.02%) Software AG
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