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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 58 28 68
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +40
Contract jobs citing SOA 11 25 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.40% 4.72% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.82% 6.48% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 15 1
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£300 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £385 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.38% -3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £29.50 £32.05
% change year-on-year
-22.03% -7.95%
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
604 386 694
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 77.14% 72.83% 71.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 193 339
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £233 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 22 36
Average hourly rate £15.00 £37.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.60 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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
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 22 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Welwyn Garden City -3 1 - -
Watford - 1 £260 -
Hemel Hempstead - - - - 2
Hertford - - - -
SOA
East of England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 14 (50.00%) XML
2 13 (46.43%) Web Services
3 11 (39.29%) Oracle
4 10 (35.71%) Java
4 10 (35.71%) SQL
5 9 (32.14%) J2EE
6 8 (28.57%) Finance
7 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
8 6 (21.43%) .NET
8 6 (21.43%) Scrum
9 5 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (17.86%) Migration
9 5 (17.86%) Spring
9 5 (17.86%) WebLogic
9 5 (17.86%) Python
9 5 (17.86%) Mainframe
9 5 (17.86%) N-Tier
9 5 (17.86%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (17.86%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (14.29%) AngularJS
10 4 (14.29%) Oracle Database
10 4 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (14.29%) Data Integration
10 4 (14.29%) Waterfall
10 4 (14.29%) NoSQL
10 4 (14.29%) MS Visio
10 4 (14.29%) Data Modelling
10 4 (14.29%) Middleware
10 4 (14.29%) UML
10 4 (14.29%) MS Office

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 5 (17.86%) WebLogic
2 3 (10.71%) WebSphere
2 3 (10.71%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 3 (10.71%) Apache
3 2 (7.14%) Node.js
3 2 (7.14%) WebLogic Portal
3 2 (7.14%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) MS Visio
1 4 (14.29%) MS Office
2 2 (7.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) HTTP
2 2 (7.14%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (17.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (14.29%) Oracle Database
3 4 (14.29%) NoSQL
4 3 (10.71%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (7.14%) Relational Database
5 2 (7.14%) MongoDB
5 2 (7.14%) RDBMS
5 2 (7.14%) MySQL
5 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (3.57%) QlikView
6 1 (3.57%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (3.57%) OLAP
6 1 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (3.57%) Data Mining
6 1 (3.57%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Subversion
1 3 (10.71%) Ant
2 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
2 2 (7.14%) JIRA
3 1 (3.57%) CruiseControl
3 1 (3.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (3.57%) Maven
3 1 (3.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (3.57%) ERwin
3 1 (3.57%) WebLogic Workshop
3 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (28.57%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Banking
2 3 (10.71%) Retail
3 2 (7.14%) French Language
3 2 (7.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Architect
2 7 (25.00%) Analyst
3 6 (21.43%) Developer
4 5 (17.86%) Technical Architect
4 5 (17.86%) Business Analyst
5 4 (14.29%) Java Developer
6 3 (10.71%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (10.71%) Project Manager
6 3 (10.71%) Middleware Engineer
6 3 (10.71%) Payments Business Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Data Migration Consultant
7 2 (7.14%) Banking Business Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Data Consultant
7 2 (7.14%) Lead Java Developer
7 2 (7.14%) Integration Project Manager
7 2 (7.14%) Senior Developer
7 2 (7.14%) Lead Developer
7 2 (7.14%) Consultant
7 2 (7.14%) Integration Manager
7 2 (7.14%) Migration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (50.00%) XML
2 13 (46.43%) Web Services
3 9 (32.14%) J2EE
4 6 (21.43%) .NET
5 5 (17.86%) Spring
6 4 (14.29%) AngularJS
6 4 (14.29%) Middleware
6 4 (14.29%) XSD
6 4 (14.29%) ASP.NET
6 4 (14.29%) Java EE
6 4 (14.29%) Hibernate
7 3 (10.71%) XML Schema
7 3 (10.71%) RESTful
8 2 (7.14%) Akka
8 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (7.14%) HTML
8 2 (7.14%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Mainframe
1 5 (17.86%) N-Tier
1 5 (17.86%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (14.29%) Data Integration
2 4 (14.29%) Taxonomies
3 3 (10.71%) PKI
3 3 (10.71%) Open Source
4 2 (7.14%) Reference Data
4 2 (7.14%) W3C
5 1 (3.57%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) UNIX
1 3 (10.71%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) Scrum
2 5 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (17.86%) Migration
3 4 (14.29%) Waterfall
3 4 (14.29%) Data Modelling
3 4 (14.29%) UML
3 4 (14.29%) Requirements Management
4 3 (10.71%) TDD
4 3 (10.71%) Business Analysis
4 3 (10.71%) ITIL
4 3 (10.71%) Multithreading
4 3 (10.71%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (10.71%) Data Architecture
5 2 (7.14%) User Stories
5 2 (7.14%) OWASP
5 2 (7.14%) System Testing
5 2 (7.14%) Data Migration
5 2 (7.14%) MVVM
5 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (7.14%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 10 (35.71%) Java
1 10 (35.71%) SQL
2 5 (17.86%) Python
3 4 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 3 (10.71%) PL/SQL
4 3 (10.71%) Shell Script
4 3 (10.71%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 2 (7.14%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) MBA
2 1 (3.57%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) CBAP
2 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
1 1 (3.57%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 11 (39.29%) Oracle
2 3 (10.71%) IBM
3 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.57%) Teradata
4 1 (3.57%) Cognos
4 1 (3.57%) BEA