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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 26 44 28
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -16
Contract jobs citing SOA 32 20 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 4.84% 3.18% 5.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.63% 4.61% 8.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 10 39
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£445 £406 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.53% -32.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £336 £412
10% offered a daily rate of more than £634 £585 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
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
483 434 549
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 73.07% 69.11% 69.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 222 320
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 27 22
Average hourly rate £33.50 £25.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.00% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.90 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £104.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -11.29%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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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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
Hemel Hempstead +6 5 - -
St Albans - 3 £320 - 1
Watford - 3 £500 -
Welwyn Garden City 0 2 £385 -42.96% 1
Rickmansworth - 2 £313 -
Stevenage - - - - 1
Hitchin - - - - 1
SOA
East of England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 28 (59.57%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (46.81%) Java
3 16 (34.04%) Oracle
4 13 (27.66%) .NET
5 12 (25.53%) Web Services
5 12 (25.53%) XML
5 12 (25.53%) JIRA
6 11 (23.40%) C#
6 11 (23.40%) MVC
6 11 (23.40%) jQuery
6 11 (23.40%) Git (software)
7 10 (21.28%) HTML
7 10 (21.28%) SQL Server
7 10 (21.28%) SQL
7 10 (21.28%) JUnit
7 10 (21.28%) OOP
7 10 (21.28%) TDD
7 10 (21.28%) Finance
8 9 (19.15%) Retail
8 9 (19.15%) JBoss
8 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
8 9 (19.15%) Security Cleared
8 9 (19.15%) REST
9 8 (17.02%) SC Cleared
9 8 (17.02%) Telecoms
9 8 (17.02%) E-Commerce
9 8 (17.02%) WebLogic
10 7 (14.89%) J2EE
10 7 (14.89%) JavaScript
10 7 (14.89%) UML

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 9 (19.15%) JBoss
2 8 (17.02%) WebLogic
3 6 (12.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (12.77%) WebSphere
3 6 (12.77%) MQSeries
4 4 (8.51%) Node.js
5 3 (6.38%) Confluence
6 2 (4.26%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (4.26%) CMS
7 1 (2.13%) NetWeaver
7 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
7 1 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (2.13%) SAP MDM
2 1 (2.13%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.77%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.13%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (21.28%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.89%) Couchbase
3 6 (12.77%) NoSQL
4 4 (8.51%) Oracle Database
5 3 (6.38%) QlikView
5 3 (6.38%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (6.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (4.26%) MongoDB
6 2 (4.26%) Redis
6 2 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (4.26%) OLAP
6 2 (4.26%) OLTP
6 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (4.26%) Oracle OLAP
7 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (2.13%) SAP BW
7 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (2.13%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 12 (25.53%) JIRA
2 11 (23.40%) Git (software)
3 10 (21.28%) JUnit
4 7 (14.89%) Selenium
5 6 (12.77%) Talend Open Studio
5 6 (12.77%) Ant
6 4 (8.51%) Cucumber
6 4 (8.51%) SpecFlow
6 4 (8.51%) Jenkins
6 4 (8.51%) Visual Studio
6 4 (8.51%) Maven
7 3 (6.38%) Subversion
7 3 (6.38%) Fiddler
7 3 (6.38%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (6.38%) StyleCop
8 2 (4.26%) ERwin
8 2 (4.26%) NUnit
9 1 (2.13%) CruiseControl
9 1 (2.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 10 (21.28%) Finance
2 9 (19.15%) Retail
3 8 (17.02%) Telecoms
4 3 (6.38%) Manufacturing
5 2 (4.26%) Legal
6 1 (2.13%) Banking
6 1 (2.13%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 16 (34.04%) Architect
2 13 (27.66%) Developer
2 13 (27.66%) Solutions Architect
3 7 (14.89%) Java Developer
4 6 (12.77%) Java Software Engineer
4 6 (12.77%) Software Engineer
5 5 (10.64%) Senior Architect
6 4 (8.51%) Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) MI Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 3 (6.38%) Java Consultant
7 3 (6.38%) .NET Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) Consultant
7 3 (6.38%) Project Manager
8 2 (4.26%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Agile Project Manager
8 2 (4.26%) Senior Data Architect
8 2 (4.26%) .NET Software Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (27.66%) .NET
2 12 (25.53%) Web Services
2 12 (25.53%) XML
3 11 (23.40%) jQuery
4 10 (21.28%) HTML
5 9 (19.15%) REST
6 7 (14.89%) J2EE
6 7 (14.89%) CSS
6 7 (14.89%) Spring
6 7 (14.89%) Hibernate
6 7 (14.89%) JSON
6 7 (14.89%) AngularJS
7 6 (12.77%) Apache Camel
7 6 (12.77%) CSS3
7 6 (12.77%) PhoneGap
7 6 (12.77%) HTML5
7 6 (12.77%) WCF
7 6 (12.77%) ASP.NET
8 5 (10.64%) SOAP
8 5 (10.64%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (8.51%) Data Structures
2 3 (6.38%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.13%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.13%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (59.57%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (23.40%) MVC
3 10 (21.28%) OOP
3 10 (21.28%) TDD
4 8 (17.02%) E-Commerce
5 7 (14.89%) UML
5 7 (14.89%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (14.89%) Scrum
5 7 (14.89%) Software Engineering
6 6 (12.77%) Unit Testing
6 6 (12.77%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (10.64%) BDD
8 4 (8.51%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (8.51%) Data Modelling
9 3 (6.38%) Pair Programming
9 3 (6.38%) Data Management
9 3 (6.38%) Project Management
9 3 (6.38%) ERP
9 3 (6.38%) Mentoring
9 3 (6.38%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (46.81%) Java
2 11 (23.40%) C#
3 10 (21.28%) SQL
4 7 (14.89%) JavaScript
5 6 (12.77%) Ruby
5 6 (12.77%) Python
6 3 (6.38%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (19.15%) Security Cleared
2 8 (17.02%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.13%) Degree
3 1 (2.13%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) SLA
2 1 (2.13%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 3 (6.38%) SCOM
2 1 (2.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (34.04%) Oracle
2 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
3 6 (12.77%) Talend
4 3 (6.38%) TIBCO
4 3 (6.38%) Splunk
5 2 (4.26%) Cognos
5 2 (4.26%) BEA
5 2 (4.26%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (2.13%) SAP
6 1 (2.13%) Business Objects
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