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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 35 49 27
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -22
Contract jobs citing SOA 22 16 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 3.24% 2.50% 6.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.40% 3.70% 9.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 50
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£440 £413 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £324 £386
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £566 £675
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 £47.50 £34.50 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+37.68% +0.72%
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
500 432 623
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 73.75% 67.50% 68.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 227 349
Average daily rate £405 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 21 34
Average hourly rate £33.50 £20.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.50% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.35 £37.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 December 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 December 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 +2 3 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 3 £385 -
St Albans - 2 £344 - 1
Rickmansworth - 1 £310 - 1
Stevenage - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Hitchin - - - -
SOA
East of England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 23 (60.53%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (36.84%) Web Services
3 13 (34.21%) SQL
4 12 (31.58%) Java
5 11 (28.95%) .NET
6 10 (26.32%) XML
6 10 (26.32%) Finance
6 10 (26.32%) TDD
7 9 (23.68%) Retail
7 9 (23.68%) Oracle
7 9 (23.68%) C#
8 8 (21.05%) Scrum
8 8 (21.05%) REST
9 7 (18.42%) Waterfall
9 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
10 6 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (15.79%) Enterprise Architecture
10 6 (15.79%) Couchbase
11 5 (13.16%) BDD
11 5 (13.16%) NoSQL
11 5 (13.16%) Spring
11 5 (13.16%) Hibernate
11 5 (13.16%) JIRA
11 5 (13.16%) Git (software)
11 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
11 5 (13.16%) SOAP
11 5 (13.16%) E-Commerce
11 5 (13.16%) J2EE
12 4 (10.53%) HTML
12 4 (10.53%) MS Office

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 4 (10.53%) Node.js
2 2 (5.26%) WebLogic
2 2 (5.26%) JBoss
2 2 (5.26%) WebLogic Portal
2 2 (5.26%) CMS
2 2 (5.26%) Confluence
3 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (10.53%) MS Office
1 4 (10.53%) MS Visio
2 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.63%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
2 6 (15.79%) Couchbase
3 5 (13.16%) NoSQL
4 4 (10.53%) Oracle Database
5 3 (7.89%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (7.89%) QlikView
6 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (5.26%) MongoDB
6 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (5.26%) Oracle OLAP
6 2 (5.26%) OLAP
6 2 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (5.26%) OLTP
6 2 (5.26%) Redis
7 1 (2.63%) Big Data
7 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (13.16%) JIRA
1 5 (13.16%) Git (software)
2 4 (10.53%) Subversion
2 4 (10.53%) Visual Studio
3 3 (7.89%) Maven
3 3 (7.89%) Cucumber
3 3 (7.89%) SpecFlow
3 3 (7.89%) Jenkins
3 3 (7.89%) JUnit
4 2 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (5.26%) StyleCop
4 2 (5.26%) Fiddler
4 2 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (5.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (5.26%) ERwin
4 2 (5.26%) NUnit
4 2 (5.26%) CruiseControl
5 1 (2.63%) Selenium
General
1 10 (26.32%) Finance
2 9 (23.68%) Retail
3 4 (10.53%) Banking
4 2 (5.26%) Legal
4 2 (5.26%) Manufacturing
4 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.63%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 13 (34.21%) Architect
2 12 (31.58%) Developer
3 10 (26.32%) Solutions Architect
4 8 (21.05%) Analyst
5 6 (15.79%) Business Analyst
6 5 (13.16%) Java Developer
7 4 (10.53%) .NET Developer
8 3 (7.89%) C# Developer
8 3 (7.89%) Project Manager
8 3 (7.89%) Banking Business Analyst
8 3 (7.89%) Senior Architect
8 3 (7.89%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (7.89%) Payments Business Analyst
9 2 (5.26%) .NET Software Developer
9 2 (5.26%) .NET Programmer
9 2 (5.26%) MI Analyst
9 2 (5.26%) Web Architect
9 2 (5.26%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 2 (5.26%) Microstrategy Developer
9 2 (5.26%) Software Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (36.84%) Web Services
2 11 (28.95%) .NET
3 10 (26.32%) XML
4 8 (21.05%) REST
5 5 (13.16%) J2EE
5 5 (13.16%) Hibernate
5 5 (13.16%) Spring
5 5 (13.16%) SOAP
6 4 (10.53%) HTML
6 4 (10.53%) ASP.NET
6 4 (10.53%) WCF
7 3 (7.89%) jQuery
7 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (7.89%) .NET Framework
7 3 (7.89%) Java EE
8 2 (5.26%) JSF
8 2 (5.26%) Ajax
8 2 (5.26%) NHibernate
8 2 (5.26%) EJB
8 2 (5.26%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Mainframe
1 4 (10.53%) Data Structures
2 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (60.53%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (26.32%) TDD
3 8 (21.05%) Scrum
4 7 (18.42%) Waterfall
5 6 (15.79%) Enterprise Architecture
5 6 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (13.16%) E-Commerce
6 5 (13.16%) BDD
7 4 (10.53%) Data Modelling
7 4 (10.53%) Requirements Management
7 4 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (7.89%) OOP
8 3 (7.89%) MVC
9 2 (5.26%) Workflow
9 2 (5.26%) Project Management
9 2 (5.26%) OO
9 2 (5.26%) CRM
9 2 (5.26%) ETL
9 2 (5.26%) ERP
9 2 (5.26%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 13 (34.21%) SQL
2 12 (31.58%) Java
3 9 (23.68%) C#
4 3 (7.89%) PL/SQL
5 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) Degree
1 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) CBAP
2 1 (2.63%) Sun Certification
2 1 (2.63%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) SLA
2 1 (2.63%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 2 (5.26%) SCOM
2 1 (2.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (23.68%) Oracle
2 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.89%) TIBCO
4 2 (5.26%) Splunk
4 2 (5.26%) Cognos
4 2 (5.26%) BEA
4 2 (5.26%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (2.63%) Business Objects
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