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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 41 52 33
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -19
Contract jobs citing SOA 25 10 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 3.17% 1.50% 4.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.40% 2.00% 5.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 4 19
Average daily rate
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£500 £285 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+75.43% -36.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £263 £364
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £318 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £434 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.74% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +22.80%
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
568 501 469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 72.08% 75.34% 77.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 256 238
Average daily rate £375 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 31 20
Average hourly rate £33.00 £21.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -35.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.30 £10.60 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £41.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 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
Hemel Hempstead - 8 £500 -
Welwyn Garden City -7 1 £650 -
SOA
East of England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 22 (44.90%) Oracle
2 19 (38.78%) Web Services
3 17 (34.69%) SharePoint
4 16 (32.65%) SOAP
4 16 (32.65%) SQL
4 16 (32.65%) Citrix
4 16 (32.65%) VMware
4 16 (32.65%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (32.65%) Amazon AWS
5 14 (28.57%) REST
6 13 (26.53%) JavaScript
7 12 (24.49%) Security Cleared
7 12 (24.49%) jQuery
7 12 (24.49%) Maximo
8 11 (22.45%) TOGAF
8 11 (22.45%) SQL Server
8 11 (22.45%) OOP
8 11 (22.45%) IBM
9 10 (20.41%) RDBMS
9 10 (20.41%) ETL
9 10 (20.41%) FTP
9 10 (20.41%) GIS
9 10 (20.41%) ESRI
9 10 (20.41%) Java
9 10 (20.41%) Data Integration
9 10 (20.41%) SaaS
9 10 (20.41%) PaaS
9 10 (20.41%) Relational Database
10 9 (18.37%) TDD
10 9 (18.37%) MySQL

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 17 (34.69%) SharePoint
2 6 (12.24%) JBoss
3 5 (10.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (10.20%) WebLogic
4 3 (6.12%) MQSeries
4 3 (6.12%) WebSphere
4 3 (6.12%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (6.12%) MS Office
1 3 (6.12%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (24.49%) Maximo
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 16 (32.65%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (20.41%) SaaS
2 10 (20.41%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.41%) FTP
2 2 (4.08%) SSL
2 2 (4.08%) SAN
3 1 (2.04%) Internet
3 1 (2.04%) BGP
3 1 (2.04%) Firewall
3 1 (2.04%) Network Security
3 1 (2.04%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (2.04%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.45%) SQL Server
2 10 (20.41%) RDBMS
2 10 (20.41%) Relational Database
3 9 (18.37%) MySQL
4 3 (6.12%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database
5 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (2.04%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.04%) Couchbase
6 1 (2.04%) DB2
6 1 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (2.04%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (2.04%) DataStage
6 1 (2.04%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 6 (12.24%) JUnit
2 4 (8.16%) Git (software)
3 3 (6.12%) Ant
3 3 (6.12%) Talend Open Studio
3 3 (6.12%) Maven
3 3 (6.12%) JIRA
3 3 (6.12%) Selenium
4 2 (4.08%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (2.04%) CruiseControl
5 1 (2.04%) Subversion
General
1 4 (8.16%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) Retail
2 3 (6.12%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.04%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 25 (51.02%) Architect
2 20 (40.82%) Solutions Architect
3 14 (28.57%) Developer
4 9 (18.37%) Technical Architect
5 8 (16.33%) PHP Developer
6 6 (12.24%) Senior Developer
6 6 (12.24%) Senior PHP Developer
6 6 (12.24%) Applications Architect
7 4 (8.16%) Analyst
8 3 (6.12%) Business Analyst
8 3 (6.12%) Software Engineer
8 3 (6.12%) Consultant
8 3 (6.12%) Java Software Engineer
8 3 (6.12%) Maximo Architect
8 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 3 (6.12%) Java Consultant
8 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Architect
9 2 (4.08%) Oracle SOA Developer
9 2 (4.08%) SOA Developer
9 2 (4.08%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (38.78%) Web Services
2 16 (32.65%) SOAP
3 14 (28.57%) REST
4 12 (24.49%) jQuery
5 8 (16.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 8 (16.33%) XML
6 5 (10.20%) HTML
6 5 (10.20%) .NET
6 5 (10.20%) J2EE
6 5 (10.20%) CSS
7 4 (8.16%) Hibernate
7 4 (8.16%) Spring
7 4 (8.16%) AngularJS
8 3 (6.12%) Apache Camel
8 3 (6.12%) CSS3
8 3 (6.12%) PhoneGap
8 3 (6.12%) JSON
8 3 (6.12%) HTML5
9 2 (4.08%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (4.08%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.41%) GIS
1 10 (20.41%) Data Integration
2 4 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.16%) Mainframe
3 2 (4.08%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.04%) DataPower
4 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.04%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.12%) Windows
2 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (4.08%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (32.65%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (22.45%) TOGAF
2 11 (22.45%) OOP
3 10 (20.41%) ETL
4 9 (18.37%) TDD
5 8 (16.33%) Content Management
5 8 (16.33%) Open Source
6 6 (12.24%) Service Delivery
6 6 (12.24%) MVC
7 3 (6.12%) UML
7 3 (6.12%) Software Engineering
7 3 (6.12%) Business Analysis
7 3 (6.12%) Unit Testing
7 3 (6.12%) Requirements Management
7 3 (6.12%) Waterfall
7 3 (6.12%) Loose Coupling
7 3 (6.12%) Mobile Development
7 3 (6.12%) Software Delivery
8 2 (4.08%) Mentoring
8 2 (4.08%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 16 (32.65%) SQL
2 13 (26.53%) JavaScript
3 10 (20.41%) Java
4 8 (16.33%) PHP
5 3 (6.12%) C#
5 3 (6.12%) Python
5 3 (6.12%) Ruby
6 2 (4.08%) C++
7 1 (2.04%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 12 (24.49%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.20%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.08%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 22 (44.90%) Oracle
2 16 (32.65%) Citrix
2 16 (32.65%) VMware
3 11 (22.45%) IBM
4 10 (20.41%) ESRI
5 8 (16.33%) Zend
6 3 (6.12%) Talend
7 2 (4.08%) Microsoft
8 1 (2.04%) Cisco
8 1 (2.04%) KANA
8 1 (2.04%) F5