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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 64 36 43
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +7
Contract jobs citing SOA 15 18 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.80% 3.41% 4.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.36% 4.86% 6.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 31
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£550 £481 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £356 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £574 £590 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £26.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+77.57% -25.69%
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
635 370 680
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 76.05% 70.08% 71.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 175 342
Average daily rate £400 £370 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -10.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £240 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 20 36
Average hourly rate £16.00 £41.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.67% +108.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.65 £9.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £50.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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
Hemel Hempstead -9 2 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £450 - 1
Watford -6 1 - - 1
Hitchin - - - - 1
St Albans - - - - 2
Stevenage - - - -
SOA
East of England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 15 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (50.00%) Web Services
3 11 (45.83%) XML
4 10 (41.67%) SQL
5 9 (37.50%) Java
6 8 (33.33%) Retail
7 7 (29.17%) Finance
8 6 (25.00%) Oracle
8 6 (25.00%) TDD
8 6 (25.00%) Waterfall
9 5 (20.83%) Scrum
9 5 (20.83%) Enterprise Architecture
9 5 (20.83%) J2EE
10 4 (16.67%) MS Visio
10 4 (16.67%) Data Modelling
10 4 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (16.67%) .NET
10 4 (16.67%) MS Office
10 4 (16.67%) Requirements Management
10 4 (16.67%) Spring
10 4 (16.67%) Mainframe
10 4 (16.67%) Hibernate
10 4 (16.67%) Java EE
10 4 (16.67%) NoSQL
10 4 (16.67%) REST
10 4 (16.67%) Couchbase
10 4 (16.67%) Data Structures
11 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database
11 3 (12.50%) Node.js
11 3 (12.50%) JIRA

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (12.50%) WebLogic
1 3 (12.50%) Node.js
2 2 (8.33%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (4.17%) CMS
3 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
3 1 (4.17%) Confluence
3 1 (4.17%) Apache
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) MS Office
1 4 (16.67%) MS Visio
2 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) NoSQL
1 4 (16.67%) Couchbase
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle OLAP
3 2 (8.33%) QlikView
3 2 (8.33%) MongoDB
3 2 (8.33%) Redis
3 2 (8.33%) OLAP
3 2 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (8.33%) OLTP
4 1 (4.17%) Big Data
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Subversion
1 3 (12.50%) JIRA
2 2 (8.33%) Visual Studio
2 2 (8.33%) ERwin
2 2 (8.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.17%) StyleCop
3 1 (4.17%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.17%) SpecFlow
3 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.17%) Ant
3 1 (4.17%) NUnit
3 1 (4.17%) CruiseControl
3 1 (4.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (4.17%) WebLogic Workshop
3 1 (4.17%) Fiddler
3 1 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (4.17%) Maven
General
1 8 (33.33%) Retail
2 7 (29.17%) Finance
3 3 (12.50%) Banking
4 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
5 1 (4.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Architect
2 8 (33.33%) Developer
3 7 (29.17%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (20.83%) Analyst
4 5 (20.83%) Business Analyst
4 5 (20.83%) Java Developer
5 3 (12.50%) Payments Business Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Microstrategy Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Data Architect
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Architect
6 2 (8.33%) Data Architect
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Lead Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Lead Java Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Banking Business Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Data Warehouse Architect
7 1 (4.17%) Web Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (50.00%) Web Services
2 11 (45.83%) XML
3 5 (20.83%) J2EE
4 4 (16.67%) .NET
4 4 (16.67%) Hibernate
4 4 (16.67%) Spring
4 4 (16.67%) Java EE
4 4 (16.67%) REST
5 3 (12.50%) Middleware
6 2 (8.33%) .NET Framework
6 2 (8.33%) RESTful
6 2 (8.33%) JSF
6 2 (8.33%) Ajax
6 2 (8.33%) HTML
6 2 (8.33%) JMS
6 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET
6 2 (8.33%) EJB
7 1 (4.17%) CSS
7 1 (4.17%) SOAP
7 1 (4.17%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Mainframe
1 4 (16.67%) Data Structures
2 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) UNIX
1 1 (4.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (25.00%) TDD
2 6 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 5 (20.83%) Scrum
3 5 (20.83%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (16.67%) Requirements Management
4 4 (16.67%) Data Modelling
4 4 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (8.33%) Project Management
5 2 (8.33%) Data Management
5 2 (8.33%) TOGAF
5 2 (8.33%) ETL
5 2 (8.33%) OO
5 2 (8.33%) OOP
5 2 (8.33%) Business Analysis
5 2 (8.33%) BDD
5 2 (8.33%) Agile Project Management
5 2 (8.33%) Kimball Methodology
5 2 (8.33%) Master Data Management
5 2 (8.33%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) SQL
2 9 (37.50%) Java
3 3 (12.50%) C#
3 3 (12.50%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.17%) Python
4 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.17%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) MBA
1 1 (4.17%) Degree
1 1 (4.17%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Tivoli
1 1 (4.17%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (4.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) Oracle
2 3 (12.50%) TIBCO
3 2 (8.33%) MicroStrategy
3 2 (8.33%) Cognos
4 1 (4.17%) IBM
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.17%) BEA
4 1 (4.17%) Splunk
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