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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 109 89 88
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -1
Contract jobs citing SOA 989 1029 1025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.10% 2.19% 2.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.57% 2.81% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 618 634 632
Average daily rate £475 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £451 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.22% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 14
Average hourly rate £50.39 £35.00 £35.18
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.97% -0.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £35.00 £31.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £35.00 £43.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 £35.35
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -0.99%
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
38418 36663 34938
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.41% 77.86% 77.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 25454 23704 21566
Average daily rate £430 £425 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +5.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1094 997 1101
Average hourly rate £37.50 £26.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.50% -3.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.72 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -31 354 £475 +5.55% 170
East of England +16 172 £538 +7.50% 19
South East -21 154 £425 -5.55% 32
West Midlands +30 79 £475 +9.19% 28
Yorkshire -1 70 £500 +29.03% 23
North West -25 65 £451 +8.02% 28
South West -14 49 £400 -25.92% 17
East Midlands -24 22 £450 +38.46% 8
North East -10 16 £300 +20.00% 3
Midlands +1 2 £650 -10.34%
SOA
UK

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 891 (42.65%) Agile Software Development
2 718 (34.37%) Java
3 660 (31.59%) Oracle
4 532 (25.47%) Web Services
5 486 (23.26%) SQL
6 455 (21.78%) .NET
7 410 (19.63%) TDD
8 393 (18.81%) Finance
9 381 (18.24%) XML
10 379 (18.14%) C#
11 367 (17.57%) JavaScript
12 366 (17.52%) REST
13 355 (16.99%) Middleware
14 350 (16.75%) HTML
15 330 (15.80%) SOAP
16 316 (15.13%) Scrum
17 309 (14.79%) SQL Server
18 274 (13.12%) Microsoft
19 272 (13.02%) Continuous Integration
20 254 (12.16%) OO
21 247 (11.82%) CSS
22 235 (11.25%) Git (software)
23 211 (10.10%) TOGAF
24 205 (9.81%) RESTful
24 205 (9.81%) SDLC
25 196 (9.38%) E-Commerce
26 193 (9.24%) Oracle Database
27 192 (9.19%) HTML5
28 186 (8.90%) Linux
29 182 (8.71%) Security Cleared

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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
1 167 (7.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 122 (5.84%) WebLogic
3 101 (4.83%) JBoss
4 94 (4.50%) Oracle Service Bus
5 92 (4.40%) WebSphere
6 79 (3.78%) Node.js
7 76 (3.64%) BizTalk Server
8 65 (3.11%) Apache
9 64 (3.06%) CMS
10 61 (2.92%) Confluence
11 57 (2.73%) Tomcat
12 52 (2.49%) SharePoint
13 39 (1.87%) Oracle Workflow
14 33 (1.58%) IIS
15 32 (1.53%) Mule
16 30 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
17 24 (1.15%) Apache Solr
18 21 (1.01%) WebSphere Application Server
19 19 (0.91%) Apache ServiceMix
20 17 (0.81%) MQSeries
Applications
1 75 (3.59%) MS Excel
2 20 (0.96%) MS Visio
3 12 (0.57%) MS Office
4 7 (0.34%) MS Project
4 7 (0.34%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.19%) Siemens NX
7 3 (0.14%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.096%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.048%) HipChat
9 1 (0.048%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 89 (4.26%) Oracle BPM
2 68 (3.26%) Oracle EBS
3 47 (2.25%) Oracle EBS R12
4 27 (1.29%) Oracle Applications
5 20 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
6 16 (0.77%) BusinessWorks
6 16 (0.77%) Oracle ERP
6 16 (0.77%) Oracle Retail
7 15 (0.72%) Oracle Payables
8 14 (0.67%) Maximo
9 8 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
9 8 (0.38%) SAP CRM
10 7 (0.34%) HFM
10 7 (0.34%) SAP IS-U
11 6 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 6 (0.29%) Teamcenter
12 3 (0.14%) Adobe Campaign
12 3 (0.14%) Oracle FAH
12 3 (0.14%) Primavera
12 3 (0.14%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 93 (4.45%) SaaS
2 83 (3.97%) Amazon AWS
3 45 (2.15%) PaaS
4 43 (2.06%) IaaS
5 41 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
6 35 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
7 19 (0.91%) GitHub
8 16 (0.77%) Force.com
9 12 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
10 10 (0.48%) Amazon SQS
11 9 (0.43%) Amazon S3
11 9 (0.43%) Office 365
12 8 (0.38%) Google Analytics
13 7 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
14 5 (0.24%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 4 (0.19%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 4 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
15 4 (0.19%) Boomi
15 4 (0.19%) CloudFront
15 4 (0.19%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 107 (5.12%) HTTP
2 26 (1.24%) Internet
2 26 (1.24%) SSL
3 21 (1.01%) TCP/IP
4 19 (0.91%) HTTPS
5 18 (0.86%) FTP
6 17 (0.81%) LAN
6 17 (0.81%) WAN
7 16 (0.77%) DVB
7 16 (0.77%) LDAP
8 15 (0.72%) Kerberos
9 12 (0.57%) DNS
9 12 (0.57%) Firewall
9 12 (0.57%) VoIP
10 10 (0.48%) Extranet
10 10 (0.48%) H.323
10 10 (0.48%) SNMP
11 8 (0.38%) Network Security
12 7 (0.34%) CTI
12 7 (0.34%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 309 (14.79%) SQL Server
2 193 (9.24%) Oracle Database
3 116 (5.55%) Oracle Database 11g
4 114 (5.46%) Relational Database
5 80 (3.83%) NoSQL
6 73 (3.49%) MongoDB
7 65 (3.11%) MySQL
8 60 (2.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 59 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
10 53 (2.54%) PostgreSQL
11 49 (2.35%) Oracle Database 10g
12 40 (1.91%) Oracle Database 12c
13 37 (1.77%) Oracle ODI
13 37 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
14 34 (1.63%) DB2
15 32 (1.53%) RDBMS
15 32 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 31 (1.48%) Big Data
17 30 (1.44%) Oracle BI EE
18 24 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 235 (11.25%) Git (software)
2 150 (7.18%) Jenkins
3 131 (6.27%) JIRA
4 104 (4.98%) Subversion
5 95 (4.55%) Maven
6 85 (4.07%) JUnit
7 73 (3.49%) Selenium
8 66 (3.16%) Team Foundation Server
9 49 (2.35%) NUnit
10 48 (2.30%) Ant
11 46 (2.20%) Eclipse
12 45 (2.15%) SoapUI
12 45 (2.15%) Visual Studio
13 34 (1.63%) WebDriver
14 28 (1.34%) Hudson
14 28 (1.34%) JDeveloper
15 27 (1.29%) Cucumber
15 27 (1.29%) Sonatype Nexus
16 24 (1.15%) TeamCity
17 22 (1.05%) JIRA Agile
General
1 393 (18.81%) Finance
2 160 (7.66%) Banking
3 126 (6.03%) Retail
4 59 (2.82%) Telecoms
5 39 (1.87%) Financial Institution
6 32 (1.53%) Investment Banking
7 31 (1.48%) Back Office
7 31 (1.48%) Front Office
8 22 (1.05%) Billing
9 21 (1.01%) Marketing
10 19 (0.91%) Advertising
11 15 (0.72%) Manufacturing
12 13 (0.62%) Legal
13 12 (0.57%) Games
13 12 (0.57%) Publishing
14 11 (0.53%) Electronics
15 10 (0.48%) Automotive
15 10 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
16 8 (0.38%) Retail Banking
17 7 (0.34%) French Language
Job Titles
1 751 (35.95%) Architect
2 746 (35.71%) Developer
3 410 (19.63%) Solutions Architect
4 230 (11.01%) Java Developer
5 138 (6.61%) .NET Developer
5 138 (6.61%) Senior Developer
6 135 (6.46%) C# Developer
7 115 (5.51%) Analyst
8 109 (5.22%) Consultant
9 105 (5.03%) Technical Architect
10 95 (4.55%) SOA Architect
11 94 (4.50%) Designer
12 87 (4.16%) SOA Developer
13 86 (4.12%) Integration Architect
14 85 (4.07%) C# .NET Developer
15 83 (3.97%) Oracle Developer
16 73 (3.49%) Enterprise Architect
17 65 (3.11%) Oracle Architect
18 61 (2.92%) Senior Java Developer
19 59 (2.82%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 532 (25.47%) Web Services
2 455 (21.78%) .NET
3 381 (18.24%) XML
4 366 (17.52%) REST
5 355 (16.99%) Middleware
6 350 (16.75%) HTML
7 330 (15.80%) SOAP
8 247 (11.82%) CSS
9 205 (9.81%) RESTful
10 192 (9.19%) HTML5
11 170 (8.14%) WCF
12 167 (7.99%) J2EE
13 156 (7.47%) Oracle Fusion
14 154 (7.37%) ASP.NET
15 148 (7.08%) Spring
16 131 (6.27%) JSON
17 128 (6.13%) AngularJS
18 115 (5.51%) XSLT
19 101 (4.83%) .NET Framework
20 99 (4.74%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 127 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
2 79 (3.78%) Data Integration
3 67 (3.21%) Enterprise Software
4 54 (2.58%) User Experience
5 52 (2.49%) N-Tier
6 51 (2.44%) Computer Science
7 42 (2.01%) Management Information System
8 41 (1.96%) Mobile App
9 34 (1.63%) Data Centre
10 29 (1.39%) Client/Server
10 29 (1.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 26 (1.24%) Hybrid Cloud
12 20 (0.96%) Mainframe
13 18 (0.86%) Clustering
14 17 (0.81%) DataPower
14 17 (0.81%) Private Cloud
14 17 (0.81%) Social Media
15 16 (0.77%) Derivative
15 16 (0.77%) DTV
15 16 (0.77%) STB
Operating Systems
1 186 (8.90%) Linux
2 151 (7.23%) Windows
3 146 (6.99%) Unix
4 32 (1.53%) Android
5 27 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 27 (1.29%) Solaris
6 23 (1.10%) Apple iOS
7 19 (0.91%) Windows Server
8 16 (0.77%) AIX
9 10 (0.48%) Mac OS X
10 9 (0.43%) VME
11 8 (0.38%) CentOS
12 7 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (0.29%) Windows Phone
14 5 (0.24%) VMS
14 5 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
14 5 (0.24%) Windows XP
15 4 (0.19%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 3 (0.14%) SmartOS
16 3 (0.14%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 891 (42.65%) Agile Software Development
2 410 (19.63%) TDD
3 316 (15.13%) Scrum
4 272 (13.02%) Continuous Integration
5 254 (12.16%) OO
6 211 (10.10%) TOGAF
7 205 (9.81%) SDLC
8 196 (9.38%) E-Commerce
9 177 (8.47%) Open Source
10 166 (7.95%) MVC
11 157 (7.52%) UML
12 148 (7.08%) Data Modelling
13 146 (6.99%) Microservices
14 133 (6.37%) Enterprise Architecture
15 115 (5.51%) Software Engineering
16 113 (5.41%) BDD
16 113 (5.41%) ETL
17 112 (5.36%) DevOps
18 108 (5.17%) CRM
18 108 (5.17%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 718 (34.37%) Java
2 486 (23.26%) SQL
3 379 (18.14%) C#
4 367 (17.57%) JavaScript
5 95 (4.55%) PL/SQL
6 71 (3.40%) C++
7 61 (2.92%) C
7 61 (2.92%) Scala
8 57 (2.73%) Python
9 55 (2.63%) Ruby
10 40 (1.91%) PHP
11 38 (1.82%) T-SQL
11 38 (1.82%) XPath
12 36 (1.72%) Perl
13 35 (1.68%) Shell Script
14 30 (1.44%) Groovy
15 28 (1.34%) Apex Code
16 26 (1.24%) XQuery
17 21 (1.01%) PowerShell
18 19 (0.91%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 182 (8.71%) Security Cleared
2 140 (6.70%) SC Cleared
3 110 (5.27%) Degree
4 28 (1.34%) DV Cleared
5 27 (1.29%) ISEB
6 22 (1.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 21 (1.01%) ISTQB
8 10 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
9 9 (0.43%) PMI Certification
10 7 (0.34%) CTC Cleared
10 7 (0.34%) PMP
11 6 (0.29%) CESG Certified Professional
12 5 (0.24%) HNC
12 5 (0.24%) ISEB Practitioner
12 5 (0.24%) OCP
12 5 (0.24%) Oracle Certification
12 5 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 5 (0.24%) SAP Certification
13 4 (0.19%) CISSP
13 4 (0.19%) OCPJWCD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (3.02%) QA
2 28 (1.34%) Data Quality
3 24 (1.15%) Disclosure Scotland
4 23 (1.10%) COBIT
5 19 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (0.57%) SLA
7 8 (0.38%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.38%) SDET
8 7 (0.34%) GxP
8 7 (0.34%) ISO27002
8 7 (0.34%) SEPA
9 6 (0.29%) Solvency II
10 3 (0.14%) MiFID
11 2 (0.096%) EMIR
11 2 (0.096%) HL7
11 2 (0.096%) WCAG
System Software
1 22 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (0.72%) Docker
3 13 (0.62%) Active Directory
3 13 (0.62%) vCloud
4 12 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
5 9 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (0.38%) Varnish
7 4 (0.19%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.19%) iptables
8 3 (0.14%) Btrfs
8 3 (0.14%) KVM
8 3 (0.14%) LXC
8 3 (0.14%) Snort
8 3 (0.14%) Squid
9 2 (0.096%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.096%) vSphere
10 1 (0.048%) NFS
10 1 (0.048%) Samba
10 1 (0.048%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 75 (3.59%) Puppet
2 45 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
3 27 (1.29%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 22 (1.05%) yum
5 21 (1.01%) Bareos
6 15 (0.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 13 (0.62%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 13 (0.62%) Oracle Identity Management
8 11 (0.53%) Control-M
8 11 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
9 10 (0.48%) MOM
10 9 (0.43%) Ansible
10 9 (0.43%) Data Guard
11 8 (0.38%) Business Desktop Deployment
12 5 (0.24%) CA Service Virtualization
12 5 (0.24%) Kubernetes
13 4 (0.19%) SCOM
13 4 (0.19%) Tivoli
14 3 (0.14%) CA Single Sign-On
14 3 (0.14%) Nessus
Vendors
1 660 (31.59%) Oracle
2 274 (13.12%) Microsoft
3 141 (6.75%) IBM
4 92 (4.40%) SAP
5 63 (3.02%) TIBCO
6 59 (2.82%) VMware
7 57 (2.73%) Informatica
8 53 (2.54%) Red Hat
9 51 (2.44%) webMethods
10 44 (2.11%) WSO2
11 42 (2.01%) Salesforce.com
12 37 (1.77%) Google
13 35 (1.68%) hybris
14 22 (1.05%) Citrix
14 22 (1.05%) Sitecore
15 21 (1.01%) Atlassian
16 20 (0.96%) Siebel
17 18 (0.86%) Adobe
18 17 (0.81%) DevExpress
19 16 (0.77%) Pega
Cheshire
Whitehall Resources Ltd
Rate: £Market
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £475.00 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Proteus Europe
Rate: £205.66 - £209.26 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Jenrick IT
Rate: £440 - £480 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 19 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £425 to £450 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
UST Global
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 21 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire
Computer People
Rate: negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Hook, Hampshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £360.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hook, Hampshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Proteus Europe
Rate: £331.94 - £339.15 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
ClearCube Consulting
Rate: Up to £470 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £430.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Rate: Negotiable / Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £425.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Contract-Permanent
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £468 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Excellent Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Shipley, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago