The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the England region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 87 90 105
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +15
Contract jobs citing SOA 1045 1020 973
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.12% 2.19% 1.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.84% 2.98% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 634 629 608
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £313 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £390 £400
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 15
Average hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £32.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.64% -7.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.30 £23.13 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £57.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £32.10
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -8.09%
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
36743 34175 37676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.41% 73.35% 71.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 23166 21189 22136
Average daily rate £408 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.21% +3.12%
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 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1090 995 1360
Average hourly rate £23.63 £32.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.15% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.44 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.20 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
SOA
UK

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +9 511 £450 -5.26% 131
South East -12 207 £435 -3.33% 45
South West +7 78 £400 +10.34% 30
West Midlands +8 49 £438 +26.53% 11
North West +3 42 £375 +7.14% 26
East of England -63 42 £400 +2.56% 21
Yorkshire -19 37 £450 +20.00% 17
East Midlands +6 21 £450 +5.88% 8
North East -14 6 £306 -
Midlands +4 1 £550 +10.00%
SOA
UK

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 721 (35.73%) Oracle
2 615 (30.48%) Java
3 498 (24.68%) Web Services
4 466 (23.09%) .NET
5 460 (22.79%) XML
6 414 (20.52%) SQL
7 363 (17.99%) Finance
8 361 (17.89%) TDD
9 332 (16.45%) SQL Server
10 325 (16.11%) C#
11 319 (15.81%) Middleware
12 314 (15.56%) Linux
13 307 (15.21%) Agile Software Development
14 287 (14.22%) Scrum
15 251 (12.44%) HTML
16 245 (12.14%) J2EE
17 241 (11.94%) SOAP
18 236 (11.69%) OO
19 230 (11.40%) JavaScript
19 230 (11.40%) Oracle Database
20 227 (11.25%) REST
21 223 (11.05%) WebLogic
22 220 (10.90%) MVC
23 200 (9.91%) ASP.NET
24 190 (9.42%) Microsoft
25 189 (9.37%) Spring
26 187 (9.27%) CSS
27 185 (9.17%) UNIX
27 185 (9.17%) WCF
28 183 (9.07%) Continuous Integration

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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
1 223 (11.05%) WebLogic
2 179 (8.87%) WebSphere
3 160 (7.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 102 (5.05%) BizTalk Server
5 85 (4.21%) Oracle Service Bus
6 71 (3.52%) Apache
7 66 (3.27%) SharePoint
8 57 (2.82%) Tomcat
9 40 (1.98%) IIS
10 37 (1.83%) CMS
10 37 (1.83%) Adobe CQ
11 32 (1.59%) WebLogic Portal
12 23 (1.14%) K2 blackpearl
13 21 (1.04%) GlassFish
14 20 (0.99%) Node.js
14 20 (0.99%) Apache Solr
14 20 (0.99%) Oracle Workflow
14 20 (0.99%) AquaLogic
15 19 (0.94%) NServiceBus
16 18 (0.89%) Liferay
Applications
1 55 (2.73%) MS Excel
2 29 (1.44%) MS Office
3 28 (1.39%) MS Visio
4 15 (0.74%) MS Project
4 15 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.25%) InfoPath
6 4 (0.20%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.15%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 102 (5.05%) Oracle EBS
2 86 (4.26%) Oracle BPM
3 56 (2.78%) Oracle Applications
4 35 (1.73%) Oracle EBS R12
5 16 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
6 14 (0.69%) Workday HCM
7 13 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
8 11 (0.55%) SAP HR
9 10 (0.50%) Oracle Retail
9 10 (0.50%) Documaker
10 9 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
10 9 (0.45%) Oracle 11i
10 9 (0.45%) Oracle FAH
11 8 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
12 7 (0.35%) BusinessWorks
13 6 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 4 (0.20%) Tridion
14 4 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
14 4 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
15 3 (0.15%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 63 (3.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 52 (2.58%) SaaS
3 44 (2.18%) Amazon EC2
4 40 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
5 32 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
6 30 (1.49%) IaaS
7 28 (1.39%) PaaS
8 5 (0.25%) Force.com
9 2 (0.099%) Heroku
9 2 (0.099%) Office 365
9 2 (0.099%) GitHub
10 1 (0.050%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.050%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 74 (3.67%) HTTP
2 63 (3.12%) Internet
3 29 (1.44%) FTP
4 23 (1.14%) SSL
5 22 (1.09%) Firewall
6 21 (1.04%) LDAP
7 18 (0.89%) HTTPS
8 14 (0.69%) SAN
9 12 (0.59%) Network Security
10 11 (0.55%) TCP/IP
11 7 (0.35%) Intranet
12 6 (0.30%) DMZ
13 5 (0.25%) LTE
14 4 (0.20%) 3G
14 4 (0.20%) CDMA
14 4 (0.20%) GPRS
14 4 (0.20%) GSM
14 4 (0.20%) UMTS
15 3 (0.15%) VPN
15 3 (0.15%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 332 (16.45%) SQL Server
2 230 (11.40%) Oracle Database
3 131 (6.49%) Oracle Database 11g
4 121 (6.00%) Relational Database
5 91 (4.51%) SQL Server 2008
6 64 (3.17%) SQL Server 2005
7 63 (3.12%) MySQL
8 62 (3.07%) RDBMS
9 61 (3.02%) Data Warehouse
10 55 (2.73%) Oracle Database 10g
11 54 (2.68%) NoSQL
12 51 (2.53%) Oracle ODI
13 49 (2.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 46 (2.28%) MongoDB
15 42 (2.08%) Oracle BI EE
16 39 (1.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 35 (1.73%) Oracle Exadata
18 34 (1.68%) Oracle Reports
19 29 (1.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 28 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 145 (7.19%) Git (software)
2 117 (5.80%) Subversion
3 98 (4.86%) Maven
3 98 (4.86%) JIRA
4 92 (4.56%) JUnit
4 92 (4.56%) Visual Studio
4 92 (4.56%) Jenkins
5 83 (4.11%) Selenium
6 77 (3.82%) TeamCity
7 76 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
8 71 (3.52%) Cucumber
9 61 (3.02%) Hudson
10 59 (2.92%) Ant
11 50 (2.48%) Eclipse
12 48 (2.38%) JBehave
13 47 (2.33%) Mockito
14 46 (2.28%) WebDriver
15 45 (2.23%) SoapUI
16 44 (2.18%) NUnit
17 41 (2.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 363 (17.99%) Finance
2 108 (5.35%) Banking
3 104 (5.15%) Retail
4 83 (4.11%) Telecoms
5 59 (2.92%) Manufacturing
6 41 (2.03%) Games
7 40 (1.98%) Back Office
8 32 (1.59%) Billing
9 30 (1.49%) Financial Institution
9 30 (1.49%) Front Office
10 28 (1.39%) Marketing
11 26 (1.29%) Investment Banking
12 19 (0.94%) Legal
13 16 (0.79%) Publishing
14 15 (0.74%) Advertising
15 10 (0.50%) Military
16 9 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
17 8 (0.40%) Automotive
18 7 (0.35%) Law
18 7 (0.35%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 716 (35.48%) Developer
2 586 (29.04%) Architect
3 251 (12.44%) Solutions Architect
4 198 (9.81%) Java Developer
5 142 (7.04%) .NET Developer
6 131 (6.49%) Consultant
7 116 (5.75%) Analyst
8 92 (4.56%) Senior Developer
9 76 (3.77%) C# Developer
10 64 (3.17%) Project Manager
11 63 (3.12%) Integration Architect
12 60 (2.97%) Designer
13 56 (2.78%) Technical Architect
13 56 (2.78%) Oracle Developer
14 51 (2.53%) Oracle Consultant
15 50 (2.48%) Enterprise Architect
16 49 (2.43%) C# .NET Developer
17 47 (2.33%) SOA Developer
18 46 (2.28%) BizTalk Developer
19 45 (2.23%) Oracle Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 498 (24.68%) Web Services
2 466 (23.09%) .NET
3 460 (22.79%) XML
4 319 (15.81%) Middleware
5 251 (12.44%) HTML
6 245 (12.14%) J2EE
7 241 (11.94%) SOAP
8 227 (11.25%) REST
9 200 (9.91%) ASP.NET
10 189 (9.37%) Spring
11 187 (9.27%) CSS
12 185 (9.17%) WCF
13 143 (7.09%) JSON
14 130 (6.44%) Oracle Fusion
15 125 (6.19%) JMS
16 120 (5.95%) jQuery
17 119 (5.90%) HTML5
18 115 (5.70%) .NET Framework
19 108 (5.35%) RESTful
20 101 (5.00%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 107 (5.30%) Open Source
2 106 (5.25%) Enterprise Software
3 97 (4.81%) N-Tier
4 93 (4.61%) Mobile App
5 45 (2.23%) Clustering
6 35 (1.73%) Management Information System
7 33 (1.64%) Data Integration
8 31 (1.54%) Client/Server
9 30 (1.49%) DataPower
10 29 (1.44%) Computer Science
11 25 (1.24%) Mainframe
12 24 (1.19%) Hedge funds
13 18 (0.89%) Mobile Payment
14 14 (0.69%) Replication
14 14 (0.69%) Derivative
15 13 (0.64%) PKI
15 13 (0.64%) RMADS
16 12 (0.59%) Fixed Income
16 12 (0.59%) New Media
17 11 (0.55%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 314 (15.56%) Linux
2 185 (9.17%) UNIX
3 151 (7.48%) Windows
4 50 (2.48%) Solaris
5 45 (2.23%) Android
5 45 (2.23%) Apple iOS
6 31 (1.54%) SELinux
7 25 (1.24%) Oracle Linux
8 17 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (0.64%) HPUX
11 11 (0.55%) SUSE
12 9 (0.45%) AIX
13 8 (0.40%) zOS
14 7 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
15 6 (0.30%) Windows 7
16 5 (0.25%) CentOS
16 5 (0.25%) Ubuntu
17 4 (0.20%) VMS
18 3 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 361 (17.89%) TDD
2 307 (15.21%) Agile Software Development
3 287 (14.22%) Scrum
4 236 (11.69%) OO
5 220 (10.90%) MVC
6 183 (9.07%) Continuous Integration
7 170 (8.42%) UML
8 134 (6.64%) BDD
9 122 (6.05%) TOGAF
10 120 (5.95%) Unit Testing
11 113 (5.60%) Migration
11 113 (5.60%) E-Commerce
12 111 (5.50%) Business Intelligence
13 109 (5.40%) CRM
14 106 (5.25%) Project Management
15 98 (4.86%) Enterprise Architecture
16 96 (4.76%) EAI
17 92 (4.56%) Workflow
18 91 (4.51%) Data Modelling
18 91 (4.51%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 615 (30.48%) Java
2 414 (20.52%) SQL
3 325 (16.11%) C#
4 230 (11.40%) JavaScript
5 127 (6.29%) PL/SQL
6 93 (4.61%) Python
7 76 (3.77%) Ruby
8 57 (2.82%) Bash Shell
9 46 (2.28%) T-SQL
10 45 (2.23%) XPath
11 44 (2.18%) Shell Script
12 35 (1.73%) VB
12 35 (1.73%) PHP
13 33 (1.64%) Scala
13 33 (1.64%) Groovy
14 28 (1.39%) Perl
15 26 (1.29%) C
16 22 (1.09%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
17 20 (0.99%) XQuery
18 17 (0.84%) C++
Qualifications
1 153 (7.58%) Security Cleared
2 131 (6.49%) Degree
3 102 (5.05%) SC Cleared
4 36 (1.78%) ISTQB
5 32 (1.59%) DV Cleared
6 22 (1.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 18 (0.89%) ISEB
8 11 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (0.50%) PMI Certification
10 9 (0.45%) CISSP
10 9 (0.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 9 (0.45%) ISEB Practitioner
11 8 (0.40%) IBM WebSphere Certification
12 7 (0.35%) PMP
12 7 (0.35%) CEH
13 6 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 6 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (0.20%) OCP
14 4 (0.20%) Oracle Certification
14 4 (0.20%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (4.21%) QA
2 28 (1.39%) Data Quality
3 14 (0.69%) PCI DSS
4 13 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.45%) ISO 9000
6 7 (0.35%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.25%) SLA
7 5 (0.25%) COBIT
7 5 (0.25%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.15%) FATCA
8 3 (0.15%) HL7
9 2 (0.099%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.050%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.050%) Solvency II
System Software
1 95 (4.71%) Oracle RAC
2 45 (2.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (1.14%) vCloud
4 17 (0.84%) Oracle RMAN
5 15 (0.74%) Active Directory
6 10 (0.50%) Varnish
7 7 (0.35%) VMware ESX
8 6 (0.30%) vSphere
9 5 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 5 (0.25%) Hyper-V
10 4 (0.20%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 4 (0.20%) KVM
11 1 (0.050%) ACF2
11 1 (0.050%) OCFS2
11 1 (0.050%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.050%) RACF
11 1 (0.050%) Samba
11 1 (0.050%) Xen
11 1 (0.050%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 98 (4.86%) Puppet
2 53 (2.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 51 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
4 32 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
5 19 (0.94%) Oracle Identity Management
6 15 (0.74%) Vagrant
7 14 (0.69%) Oracle EDQ
8 13 (0.64%) Data Guard
9 9 (0.45%) SCCM
9 9 (0.45%) Salt
10 8 (0.40%) Ansible
10 8 (0.40%) OpenSSO
10 8 (0.40%) Nagios
11 7 (0.35%) CA SiteMinder
12 6 (0.30%) CA LISA
13 5 (0.25%) Oracle Identity Manager
14 4 (0.20%) Ganglia
14 4 (0.20%) Tivoli
15 3 (0.15%) OpenView
15 3 (0.15%) MOM
Vendors
1 721 (35.73%) Oracle
2 190 (9.42%) Microsoft
3 159 (7.88%) IBM
4 86 (4.26%) JBoss
5 80 (3.96%) SAP
6 72 (3.57%) TIBCO
7 62 (3.07%) webMethods
7 62 (3.07%) VMware
8 50 (2.48%) Remedy
9 49 (2.43%) Google
9 49 (2.43%) HP
10 47 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
11 46 (2.28%) Twitter
12 45 (2.23%) Facebook
13 43 (2.13%) Adobe
14 42 (2.08%) Siebel
15 34 (1.68%) Software AG
16 28 (1.39%) Red Hat
17 27 (1.34%) BEA
18 17 (0.84%) FatWire
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