The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 23 34 41
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +7
Contract jobs citing SOA 34 31 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 6.03% 4.92% 3.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.50% 6.61% 5.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 18 12
Average daily rate £594 £450 £504
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.94% -10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £314 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £626 £638 £665
UK excluding London average daily rate £460 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%
SOA
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
400 469 497
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 70.92% 74.44% 73.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 247 255
Average daily rate £450 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 23 32
Average hourly rate £37.50 £33.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% +21.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.50 £12.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOA across the Hertfordshire region.

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

SOA
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

SOA
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 13 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
St Albans +12 13 £625 +79.85%
Welwyn Garden City +3 3 £325 -15.58%
SOA
East of England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 29 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (48.28%) SOAP
3 27 (46.55%) REST
4 24 (41.38%) E-Commerce
5 23 (39.66%) SQL Server
6 21 (36.21%) C#
7 19 (32.76%) Web Services
7 19 (32.76%) TDD
8 18 (31.03%) SQL
9 17 (29.31%) Oracle
10 16 (27.59%) .NET
10 16 (27.59%) IBM
10 16 (27.59%) SaaS
11 15 (25.86%) Data Integration
12 14 (24.14%) Microsoft
12 14 (24.14%) Maximo
13 12 (20.69%) DevOps
13 12 (20.69%) WCF
13 12 (20.69%) Amazon AWS
14 11 (18.97%) TOGAF
14 11 (18.97%) Middleware
15 9 (15.52%) Red Hat
15 9 (15.52%) Stakeholder Management
15 9 (15.52%) Cloud Computing
16 8 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
16 8 (13.79%) Asset Management
16 8 (13.79%) Windows
16 8 (13.79%) MSMQ
17 7 (12.07%) Java
17 7 (12.07%) Oracle SOA Suite

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 7 (12.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (10.34%) JBoss
2 6 (10.34%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.17%) Apache Solr
3 3 (5.17%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.45%) CMS
4 2 (3.45%) Confluence
4 2 (3.45%) NetWeaver
4 2 (3.45%) Oracle Service Bus
4 2 (3.45%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (3.45%) Umbraco
4 2 (3.45%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.72%) ArcGIS
5 1 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.72%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 14 (24.14%) Maximo
2 5 (8.62%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (27.59%) SaaS
2 12 (20.69%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (15.52%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (10.34%) IaaS
4 6 (10.34%) PaaS
5 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.34%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (39.66%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.34%) GIS
2 6 (10.34%) RDBMS
2 6 (10.34%) Relational Database
3 5 (8.62%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (8.62%) Amazon Redshift
4 3 (5.17%) Oracle Database
4 3 (5.17%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (5.17%) JUnit
1 3 (5.17%) Maven
1 3 (5.17%) TeamCity
2 2 (3.45%) CruiseControl
2 2 (3.45%) FitNesse
2 2 (3.45%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.45%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.45%) JIRA
2 2 (3.45%) MSTest
2 2 (3.45%) NUnit
2 2 (3.45%) SpecFlow
2 2 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.72%) ERwin
General
1 6 (10.34%) Advertising
2 5 (8.62%) Retail
3 3 (5.17%) Back Office
3 3 (5.17%) Legal
4 2 (3.45%) Military
5 1 (1.72%) Finance
Job Titles
1 38 (65.52%) Architect
2 29 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
3 14 (24.14%) E-Commerce Architect
4 12 (20.69%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
5 10 (17.24%) Developer
6 8 (13.79%) Senior Architect
6 8 (13.79%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 7 (12.07%) Technical Architect
8 6 (10.34%) SOA Architect
9 4 (6.90%) .NET Developer
9 4 (6.90%) Consultant
9 4 (6.90%) Data Architect
9 4 (6.90%) Enterprise Architect
9 4 (6.90%) Integration Architect
10 3 (5.17%) Applications Architect
10 3 (5.17%) C# .NET Developer
10 3 (5.17%) C# Developer
10 3 (5.17%) Digital Architect
10 3 (5.17%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
10 3 (5.17%) Sitecore Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (48.28%) SOAP
2 27 (46.55%) REST
3 19 (32.76%) Web Services
4 16 (27.59%) .NET
5 12 (20.69%) WCF
6 11 (18.97%) Middleware
7 8 (13.79%) MSMQ
8 6 (10.34%) J2EE
8 6 (10.34%) Spring
9 4 (6.90%) JMS
9 4 (6.90%) XML
10 3 (5.17%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (5.17%) Hibernate
10 3 (5.17%) Java EE
10 3 (5.17%) JSON
11 2 (3.45%) BAPI
11 2 (3.45%) Oracle Fusion
11 2 (3.45%) SAP ALE
11 2 (3.45%) SAP PI
11 2 (3.45%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 15 (25.86%) Data Integration
2 5 (8.62%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.45%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (1.72%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.72%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.79%) Windows
2 5 (8.62%) Linux
2 5 (8.62%) Unix
3 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (3.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (41.38%) E-Commerce
3 19 (32.76%) TDD
4 12 (20.69%) DevOps
5 11 (18.97%) TOGAF
6 9 (15.52%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (13.79%) Asset Management
7 8 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (12.07%) API Design
9 6 (10.34%) Data Modelling
9 6 (10.34%) ERP
9 6 (10.34%) ETL
9 6 (10.34%) Microservices
9 6 (10.34%) SDLC
10 5 (8.62%) Data Protection
10 5 (8.62%) Software Engineering
11 4 (6.90%) B2B
11 4 (6.90%) Data Architecture
11 4 (6.90%) Enterprise Architecture
12 3 (5.17%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 21 (36.21%) C#
2 18 (31.03%) SQL
3 7 (12.07%) Java
4 2 (3.45%) ABAP
4 2 (3.45%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.45%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.72%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (10.34%) SC Cleared
1 6 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.45%) Degree
3 1 (1.72%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.17%) QA
2 1 (1.72%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.72%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.72%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (1.72%) Data Guard
1 1 (1.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (1.72%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 17 (29.31%) Oracle
2 16 (27.59%) IBM
3 14 (24.14%) Microsoft
4 9 (15.52%) Red Hat
5 6 (10.34%) Citrix
5 6 (10.34%) ESRI
5 6 (10.34%) VMware
6 5 (8.62%) Sitecore
7 4 (6.90%) hybris
8 2 (3.45%) SAP
8 2 (3.45%) Splunk
9 1 (1.72%) Apigee
9 1 (1.72%) Atlassian
9 1 (1.72%) Google
9 1 (1.72%) Mashery