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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 45 62 31
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -31
Contract jobs citing SOA 28 11 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 3.44% 1.38% 4.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.75% 1.76% 6.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 4 16
Average daily rate
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£513 £285 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+79.82% -38.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £263 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £346 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £435 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £36.25 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+17.24% +22.88%
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
590 624 389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 72.48% 78.49% 74.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 352 189
Average daily rate £405 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £239 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 27 27
Average hourly rate £21.01 £15.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.03% -60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.05 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 - 3 £500 -
Watford -4 2 £400 +53.84% 2
Welwyn Garden City -9 1 £650 - 3
St Albans - 1 £550 - 4
SOA
East of England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 25 (53.19%) Web Services
2 22 (46.81%) SOAP
3 21 (44.68%) Oracle
4 20 (42.55%) SQL Server
4 20 (42.55%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (40.43%) REST
6 17 (36.17%) SQL
7 16 (34.04%) Maximo
8 15 (31.91%) TDD
8 15 (31.91%) IBM
9 14 (29.79%) Amazon AWS
10 13 (27.66%) TOGAF
11 12 (25.53%) VMware
11 12 (25.53%) Data Integration
11 12 (25.53%) Citrix
11 12 (25.53%) ETL
11 12 (25.53%) FTP
11 12 (25.53%) RDBMS
11 12 (25.53%) GIS
11 12 (25.53%) ESRI
11 12 (25.53%) SharePoint
11 12 (25.53%) SaaS
11 12 (25.53%) PaaS
11 12 (25.53%) Relational Database
12 11 (23.40%) JavaScript
12 11 (23.40%) Security Cleared
13 9 (19.15%) jQuery
13 9 (19.15%) MySQL
14 8 (17.02%) OOP
14 8 (17.02%) PHP

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 12 (25.53%) SharePoint
2 5 (10.64%) JBoss
3 4 (8.51%) Oracle Service Bus
4 3 (6.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (4.26%) WebLogic
6 1 (2.13%) ArcGIS
6 1 (2.13%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) MS Office
1 3 (6.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (34.04%) Maximo
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 14 (29.79%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (25.53%) SaaS
2 12 (25.53%) PaaS
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (25.53%) FTP
2 2 (4.26%) SSL
3 1 (2.13%) Internet
3 1 (2.13%) BGP
3 1 (2.13%) Firewall
3 1 (2.13%) Network Security
3 1 (2.13%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (2.13%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (42.55%) SQL Server
2 12 (25.53%) RDBMS
2 12 (25.53%) Relational Database
3 9 (19.15%) MySQL
4 3 (6.38%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (6.38%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (6.38%) Oracle Database
5 2 (4.26%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (2.13%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.13%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (2.13%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 5 (10.64%) JUnit
1 5 (10.64%) Maven
2 2 (4.26%) TeamCity
2 2 (4.26%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (2.13%) CruiseControl
3 1 (2.13%) Subversion
General
1 4 (8.51%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Advertising
2 2 (4.26%) Retail
3 1 (2.13%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.13%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 23 (48.94%) Architect
2 19 (40.43%) Solutions Architect
3 16 (34.04%) Developer
4 8 (17.02%) PHP Developer
5 6 (12.77%) Senior Developer
5 6 (12.77%) Senior PHP Developer
6 5 (10.64%) Applications Architect
6 5 (10.64%) Technical Architect
6 5 (10.64%) Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) Business Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) Consultant
7 3 (6.38%) Java Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Java Consultant
7 3 (6.38%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 3 (6.38%) Senior Architect
7 3 (6.38%) Maximo Architect
8 2 (4.26%) Test Leader
8 2 (4.26%) Lead Test Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Oracle SOA Developer
8 2 (4.26%) SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (53.19%) Web Services
2 22 (46.81%) SOAP
3 19 (40.43%) REST
4 9 (19.15%) jQuery
5 8 (17.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 7 (14.89%) J2EE
7 6 (12.77%) Spring
8 5 (10.64%) Hibernate
8 5 (10.64%) JMS
8 5 (10.64%) XML
9 4 (8.51%) WCF
10 3 (6.38%) .NET
11 2 (4.26%) HTML
11 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET
11 2 (4.26%) CSS
11 2 (4.26%) XSD
11 2 (4.26%) XSLT
11 2 (4.26%) Swing
11 2 (4.26%) WSDL
11 2 (4.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (25.53%) GIS
1 12 (25.53%) Data Integration
2 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.38%) Mainframe
4 2 (4.26%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.13%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.26%) UNIX
2 1 (2.13%) Windows
2 1 (2.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (42.55%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (31.91%) TDD
3 13 (27.66%) TOGAF
4 12 (25.53%) ETL
5 8 (17.02%) OOP
5 8 (17.02%) Open Source
6 5 (10.64%) E-Commerce
7 4 (8.51%) Asset Management
7 4 (8.51%) Service Delivery
7 4 (8.51%) SDLC
8 3 (6.38%) Loose Coupling
8 3 (6.38%) Software Delivery
8 3 (6.38%) MVC
8 3 (6.38%) Scrum
8 3 (6.38%) OO
8 3 (6.38%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (6.38%) Waterfall
8 3 (6.38%) Business Analysis
8 3 (6.38%) Requirements Management
9 2 (4.26%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (36.17%) SQL
2 11 (23.40%) JavaScript
3 8 (17.02%) PHP
3 8 (17.02%) Java
4 7 (14.89%) C#
5 2 (4.26%) C++
6 1 (2.13%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.13%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 11 (23.40%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.64%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (2.13%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 21 (44.68%) Oracle
2 15 (31.91%) IBM
3 12 (25.53%) Citrix
3 12 (25.53%) ESRI
3 12 (25.53%) VMware
4 8 (17.02%) Zend
5 3 (6.38%) Microsoft
6 2 (4.26%) Google
7 1 (2.13%) hybris
7 1 (2.13%) F5
7 1 (2.13%) Cisco
7 1 (2.13%) KANA
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