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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 29 41 28
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -13
Contract jobs citing SOA 35 32 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 5.45% 4.45% 5.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.53% 6.05% 7.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 15 31
Average daily rate
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£433 £475 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.94% -9.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £363 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £645 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +13.97%
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
465 529 512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 72.43% 73.57% 75.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 276 283
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 28 18
Average hourly rate £32.75 £23.86 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.28% -33.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.50 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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 +4 7 - -
St Albans - 5 £375 - 3
Welwyn Garden City +3 2 - -
Rickmansworth - 2 £313 - 1
Watford - 2 £500 -
Stevenage - - - - 1
Hitchin - - - -
SOA
East of England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 29 (52.73%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (45.45%) Java
3 19 (34.55%) Oracle
4 17 (30.91%) .NET
5 15 (27.27%) MVC
6 14 (25.45%) JIRA
6 14 (25.45%) jQuery
6 14 (25.45%) Git (software)
7 13 (23.64%) HTML
7 13 (23.64%) JUnit
7 13 (23.64%) XML
7 13 (23.64%) OOP
8 12 (21.82%) JBoss
8 12 (21.82%) Security Cleared
9 11 (20.00%) Microsoft
9 11 (20.00%) C#
9 11 (20.00%) Telecoms
10 10 (18.18%) Software Engineering
10 10 (18.18%) JSON
10 10 (18.18%) JavaScript
10 10 (18.18%) SQL Server
10 10 (18.18%) WebLogic
10 10 (18.18%) Web Services
10 10 (18.18%) CSS
10 10 (18.18%) UML
10 10 (18.18%) Selenium
10 10 (18.18%) SC Cleared
10 10 (18.18%) AngularJS
11 9 (16.36%) Apache Camel
11 9 (16.36%) HTML5

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 (21.82%) JBoss
2 10 (18.18%) WebLogic
3 9 (16.36%) WebSphere
3 9 (16.36%) MQSeries
3 9 (16.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 6 (10.91%) SharePoint
5 4 (7.27%) Node.js
6 3 (5.45%) Confluence
7 2 (3.64%) CMS
7 2 (3.64%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (1.82%) NetWeaver
8 1 (1.82%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 4 (7.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) SAP R/3
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.82%) SAP MDM
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.82%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.64%) SAN
2 1 (1.82%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 8 (14.55%) Couchbase
3 6 (10.91%) NoSQL
4 3 (5.45%) QlikView
4 3 (5.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (3.64%) MongoDB
5 2 (3.64%) Oracle Database
5 2 (3.64%) Redis
5 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.82%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (1.82%) Big Data
6 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.82%) DB2
6 1 (1.82%) OLAP
6 1 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.82%) OLTP
6 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.82%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 14 (25.45%) JIRA
1 14 (25.45%) Git (software)
2 13 (23.64%) JUnit
3 10 (18.18%) Selenium
4 9 (16.36%) Talend Open Studio
4 9 (16.36%) Ant
5 4 (7.27%) Visual Studio
5 4 (7.27%) Maven
5 4 (7.27%) Cucumber
5 4 (7.27%) SpecFlow
5 4 (7.27%) Jenkins
6 3 (5.45%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (5.45%) StyleCop
6 3 (5.45%) Fiddler
7 2 (3.64%) Subversion
7 2 (3.64%) NUnit
8 1 (1.82%) CruiseControl
8 1 (1.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (1.82%) ERwin
8 1 (1.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 11 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 8 (14.55%) Finance
2 8 (14.55%) Retail
3 3 (5.45%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.64%) Legal
5 1 (1.82%) Banking
5 1 (1.82%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 21 (38.18%) Architect
2 17 (30.91%) Solutions Architect
3 12 (21.82%) Developer
4 9 (16.36%) Software Engineer
4 9 (16.36%) Java Software Engineer
5 6 (10.91%) Java Developer
6 5 (9.09%) Technical Architect
7 4 (7.27%) Analyst
7 4 (7.27%) Senior Architect
8 3 (5.45%) Consultant
8 3 (5.45%) Project Manager
8 3 (5.45%) .NET Developer
8 3 (5.45%) Java Consultant
8 3 (5.45%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 3 (5.45%) Senior Solutions Architect
8 3 (5.45%) MI Analyst
9 2 (3.64%) Web Architect
9 2 (3.64%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 2 (3.64%) Microstrategy Developer
9 2 (3.64%) Software Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (30.91%) .NET
2 14 (25.45%) jQuery
3 13 (23.64%) HTML
3 13 (23.64%) XML
4 10 (18.18%) Web Services
4 10 (18.18%) CSS
4 10 (18.18%) JSON
4 10 (18.18%) AngularJS
5 9 (16.36%) HTML5
5 9 (16.36%) REST
5 9 (16.36%) CSS3
5 9 (16.36%) PhoneGap
5 9 (16.36%) Apache Camel
6 6 (10.91%) WCF
6 6 (10.91%) J2EE
6 6 (10.91%) ASP.NET
6 6 (10.91%) Hibernate
6 6 (10.91%) Spring
7 5 (9.09%) SOAP
7 5 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.45%) Management Information System
1 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.64%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.82%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.82%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.82%) DataPower
3 1 (1.82%) Open Source
3 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.45%) Windows
2 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.82%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (52.73%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (27.27%) MVC
3 13 (23.64%) OOP
4 10 (18.18%) UML
4 10 (18.18%) Software Engineering
5 9 (16.36%) TDD
5 9 (16.36%) Unit Testing
6 8 (14.55%) E-Commerce
7 7 (12.73%) Scrum
8 6 (10.91%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (9.09%) BDD
9 5 (9.09%) Mentoring
10 4 (7.27%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (7.27%) Enterprise Architecture
10 4 (7.27%) Content Management
11 3 (5.45%) Pair Programming
11 3 (5.45%) Project Management
11 3 (5.45%) Migration
11 3 (5.45%) ERP
11 3 (5.45%) Loose Coupling
Programming Languages
1 25 (45.45%) Java
2 11 (20.00%) C#
3 10 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 9 (16.36%) SQL
4 9 (16.36%) Python
4 9 (16.36%) Ruby
5 1 (1.82%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (21.82%) Security Cleared
2 10 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.64%) Degree
4 1 (1.82%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) SLA
1 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.64%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (5.45%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 3 (5.45%) SCOM
2 1 (1.82%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (34.55%) Oracle
2 11 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (16.36%) Talend
4 4 (7.27%) VMware
4 4 (7.27%) Citrix
5 3 (5.45%) TIBCO
5 3 (5.45%) Splunk
6 2 (3.64%) MicroStrategy
6 2 (3.64%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.82%) SAP
7 1 (1.82%) Cognos
7 1 (1.82%) BEA
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