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 25 November 2014 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 47 41 31
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -10
Contract jobs citing SOA 21 18 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.85% 3.11% 5.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.82% 4.49% 8.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 47
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£450 £481 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.49% -3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £369 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £590 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £24.00 £37.75
% change year-on-year
+97.91% -36.42%
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
550 401 664
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 74.53% 69.38% 67.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 198 354
Average daily rate £400 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £523 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 19 38
Average hourly rate £22.00 £32.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.82% +63.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £9.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £46.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.40 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-14.96% +1.37%

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 25 November 2014.

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 25 November 2014. 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
Watford 0 3 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 3 £418 - 1
Hemel Hempstead -2 2 - - 1
Hitchin - - - - 1
St Albans - - - - 1
Stevenage - - - -
SOA
East of England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, 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 20 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (46.88%) Web Services
3 13 (40.63%) SQL
4 12 (37.50%) Java
5 11 (34.38%) XML
6 10 (31.25%) TDD
7 8 (25.00%) Retail
7 8 (25.00%) REST
7 8 (25.00%) Scrum
7 8 (25.00%) Finance
7 8 (25.00%) .NET
8 7 (21.88%) C#
8 7 (21.88%) Oracle
8 7 (21.88%) Waterfall
9 6 (18.75%) Spring
9 6 (18.75%) Enterprise Architecture
9 6 (18.75%) J2EE
9 6 (18.75%) Hibernate
10 5 (15.63%) SOAP
10 5 (15.63%) BDD
10 5 (15.63%) NoSQL
10 5 (15.63%) JIRA
10 5 (15.63%) Couchbase
11 4 (12.50%) Data Structures
11 4 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (12.50%) Banking
11 4 (12.50%) Git (software)
11 4 (12.50%) Requirements Management
11 4 (12.50%) Java EE
11 4 (12.50%) Subversion

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, 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 3 (9.38%) Node.js
2 2 (6.25%) Confluence
2 2 (6.25%) WebLogic
2 2 (6.25%) JBoss
2 2 (6.25%) WebLogic Portal
2 2 (6.25%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) MS Office
1 4 (12.50%) MS Visio
2 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) NoSQL
1 5 (15.63%) Couchbase
2 3 (9.38%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.38%) Oracle Database
3 2 (6.25%) Redis
3 2 (6.25%) QlikView
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle OLAP
3 2 (6.25%) MongoDB
3 2 (6.25%) OLAP
3 2 (6.25%) OLTP
3 2 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.13%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (15.63%) JIRA
2 4 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 4 (12.50%) Subversion
2 4 (12.50%) Visual Studio
3 3 (9.38%) Maven
4 2 (6.25%) SpecFlow
4 2 (6.25%) Jenkins
4 2 (6.25%) Fiddler
4 2 (6.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (6.25%) Cucumber
4 2 (6.25%) StyleCop
4 2 (6.25%) CruiseControl
4 2 (6.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (6.25%) JUnit
4 2 (6.25%) ERwin
5 1 (3.13%) WebLogic Workshop
5 1 (3.13%) NUnit
General
1 8 (25.00%) Retail
1 8 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (12.50%) Banking
3 2 (6.25%) Legal
3 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (40.63%) Developer
2 11 (34.38%) Architect
3 8 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
4 6 (18.75%) Java Developer
4 6 (18.75%) Business Analyst
4 6 (18.75%) Analyst
5 4 (12.50%) .NET Developer
6 3 (9.38%) C# Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Banking Business Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Payments Business Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) .NET Software Developer
7 2 (6.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Microstrategy Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Software Programmer
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Data Architect
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Architect
7 2 (6.25%) Lead Java Developer
7 2 (6.25%) .NET Programmer
7 2 (6.25%) Web Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (46.88%) Web Services
2 11 (34.38%) XML
3 8 (25.00%) REST
3 8 (25.00%) .NET
4 6 (18.75%) Spring
4 6 (18.75%) J2EE
4 6 (18.75%) Hibernate
5 5 (15.63%) SOAP
6 4 (12.50%) Java EE
6 4 (12.50%) HTML
7 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET
7 3 (9.38%) .NET Framework
7 3 (9.38%) WCF
8 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 2 (6.25%) AngularJS
8 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 2 (6.25%) jQuery
8 2 (6.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 2 (6.25%) RESTful
8 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Data Structures
1 4 (12.50%) Mainframe
2 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (31.25%) TDD
3 8 (25.00%) Scrum
4 7 (21.88%) Waterfall
5 6 (18.75%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (15.63%) BDD
7 4 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (12.50%) Requirements Management
7 4 (12.50%) Data Modelling
7 4 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (9.38%) OOP
9 2 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (6.25%) Agile Project Management
9 2 (6.25%) DevOps
9 2 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (6.25%) Kimball Methodology
9 2 (6.25%) Master Data Management
9 2 (6.25%) Data Architecture
9 2 (6.25%) MVVM
9 2 (6.25%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (40.63%) SQL
2 12 (37.50%) Java
3 7 (21.88%) C#
4 3 (9.38%) PL/SQL
5 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
1 2 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (3.13%) MBA
2 1 (3.13%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) SLA
1 1 (3.13%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 2 (6.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) Oracle
2 3 (9.38%) TIBCO
3 2 (6.25%) Splunk
3 2 (6.25%) Cognos
3 2 (6.25%) MicroStrategy
3 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.13%) BEA