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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 35 42 40
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -2
Contract jobs citing SOA 22 23 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 3.07% 3.56% 3.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.04% 4.74% 4.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 17 13
Average daily rate £483 £425 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.52% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £400 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £700 £593
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £431 £411
% change year-on-year
+10.28% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.00 £38.43 £49.25
% change year-on-year
+27.52% -21.97%
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
545 485 556
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 76.12% 75.08% 74.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 242 279
Average daily rate £425 £400 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 32 28
Average hourly rate £42.65 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.58% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £11.30 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
St Albans +4 7 - -
Watford +9 3 £305 -
Hemel Hempstead -8 2 £556 -
Cheshunt - 2 £490 -
SOA
East of England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 26 (47.27%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (41.82%) C#
3 21 (38.18%) SOAP
3 21 (38.18%) REST
4 20 (36.36%) .NET
4 20 (36.36%) Oracle
4 20 (36.36%) E-Commerce
5 19 (34.55%) SQL Server
6 17 (30.91%) SQL
7 16 (29.09%) Microsoft
7 16 (29.09%) TDD
8 14 (25.45%) IBM
8 14 (25.45%) Web Services
8 14 (25.45%) SaaS
9 13 (23.64%) Maximo
10 12 (21.82%) Red Hat
10 12 (21.82%) Middleware
10 12 (21.82%) WCF
10 12 (21.82%) Data Integration
11 10 (18.18%) Cloud Computing
11 10 (18.18%) DevOps
11 10 (18.18%) Windows
11 10 (18.18%) Retail
12 9 (16.36%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (16.36%) XML
12 9 (16.36%) ERP
13 8 (14.55%) Amazon AWS
13 8 (14.55%) MSMQ
13 8 (14.55%) TOGAF
14 7 (12.73%) Advertising

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 7 (12.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (7.27%) JBoss
2 4 (7.27%) Oracle Service Bus
3 3 (5.45%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.64%) CMS
4 2 (3.64%) Confluence
4 2 (3.64%) NetWeaver
4 2 (3.64%) Node.js
4 2 (3.64%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (3.64%) Umbraco
4 2 (3.64%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.82%) Apache
5 1 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.82%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.82%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 13 (23.64%) Maximo
2 7 (12.73%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (5.45%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (3.64%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (3.64%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (3.64%) Primavera
5 1 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (1.82%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 14 (25.45%) SaaS
2 10 (18.18%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (14.55%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (5.45%) IaaS
5 3 (5.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.45%) FTP
2 1 (1.82%) HTTP
2 1 (1.82%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.82%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (34.55%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.09%) Amazon RDS
2 5 (9.09%) Amazon Redshift
3 3 (5.45%) GIS
3 3 (5.45%) RDBMS
3 3 (5.45%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.64%) DB2
4 2 (3.64%) MySQL
4 2 (3.64%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.64%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (7.27%) Jenkins
2 3 (5.45%) CruiseControl
2 3 (5.45%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.64%) FitNesse
3 2 (3.64%) JIRA
3 2 (3.64%) MSTest
3 2 (3.64%) NUnit
3 2 (3.64%) SoapUI
3 2 (3.64%) SpecFlow
3 2 (3.64%) TeamCity
3 2 (3.64%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.82%) ERwin
4 1 (1.82%) MSBuild
4 1 (1.82%) Subversion
4 1 (1.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (18.18%) Retail
2 7 (12.73%) Advertising
3 6 (10.91%) Finance
4 3 (5.45%) Legal
5 2 (3.64%) Military
6 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.82%) Marketing
6 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (56.36%) Architect
2 23 (41.82%) Solutions Architect
3 13 (23.64%) Developer
3 13 (23.64%) E-Commerce Architect
4 9 (16.36%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
5 6 (10.91%) Senior Architect
6 5 (9.09%) .NET Developer
6 5 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (9.09%) C# Developer
6 5 (9.09%) Senior Solutions Architect
6 5 (9.09%) Technical Architect
7 4 (7.27%) Consultant
7 4 (7.27%) Data Architect
7 4 (7.27%) Integration Architect
8 3 (5.45%) Analyst
8 3 (5.45%) Applications Architect
8 3 (5.45%) Designer
8 3 (5.45%) Digital Architect
8 3 (5.45%) Oracle Consultant
8 3 (5.45%) Sitecore Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (38.18%) REST
1 21 (38.18%) SOAP
2 20 (36.36%) .NET
3 14 (25.45%) Web Services
4 12 (21.82%) Middleware
4 12 (21.82%) WCF
5 9 (16.36%) XML
6 8 (14.55%) MSMQ
7 5 (9.09%) AngularJS
7 5 (9.09%) CSS
7 5 (9.09%) HTML
8 4 (7.27%) ASP.NET
8 4 (7.27%) jQuery
8 4 (7.27%) XSLT
9 3 (5.45%) .NET Framework
9 3 (5.45%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (5.45%) HTML5
10 2 (3.64%) Entity Framework
10 2 (3.64%) React
10 2 (3.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.82%) Data Integration
2 5 (9.09%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.45%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.64%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (1.82%) FMCG
6 1 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.82%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.18%) Windows
2 7 (12.73%) Linux
3 5 (9.09%) Unix
4 2 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.64%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (47.27%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (36.36%) E-Commerce
3 16 (29.09%) TDD
4 10 (18.18%) DevOps
5 9 (16.36%) ERP
5 9 (16.36%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (14.55%) TOGAF
7 7 (12.73%) API Design
8 6 (10.91%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (10.91%) Software Engineering
9 5 (9.09%) Asset Management
9 5 (9.09%) Data Architecture
9 5 (9.09%) Data Protection
10 4 (7.27%) Data Modelling
10 4 (7.27%) Enterprise Architecture
10 4 (7.27%) ETL
10 4 (7.27%) High Availability
10 4 (7.27%) Microservices
10 4 (7.27%) Portfolio Management
10 4 (7.27%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 23 (41.82%) C#
2 17 (30.91%) SQL
3 5 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.45%) Java
5 2 (3.64%) ABAP
5 2 (3.64%) PHP
5 2 (3.64%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.82%) C
6 1 (1.82%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (5.45%) SC Cleared
1 3 (5.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.82%) Degree
2 1 (1.82%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) QA
2 1 (1.82%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.82%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 20 (36.36%) Oracle
2 16 (29.09%) Microsoft
3 14 (25.45%) IBM
4 12 (21.82%) Red Hat
5 5 (9.09%) Sitecore
6 3 (5.45%) Citrix
6 3 (5.45%) ESRI
6 3 (5.45%) VMware
7 2 (3.64%) SAP
7 2 (3.64%) Splunk
7 2 (3.64%) webMethods
8 1 (1.82%) Apigee
8 1 (1.82%) Atlassian
8 1 (1.82%) hybris
8 1 (1.82%) Mashery
8 1 (1.82%) Sybase