The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Hertfordshire region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 53 32 62
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +30
Contract jobs citing SOA 10 28 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.51% 4.61% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.05% 6.11% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 19 1
Average daily rate
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£285 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.66% +5.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £390 £400
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £32.05
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -7.95%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
488 458 661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 73.49% 75.33% 69.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 231 301
Average daily rate £388 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 18 42
Average hourly rate £19.25 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.55 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £50.00 £41.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
SOA
East of England

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 30 July 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
Welwyn Garden City -4 1 - -
Watford - 1 £260 - 1
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Hertford - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
SOA
East of England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (42.86%) Java
1 15 (42.86%) Oracle
2 12 (34.29%) XML
2 12 (34.29%) Finance
3 11 (31.43%) Web Services
3 11 (31.43%) .NET
4 9 (25.71%) Mainframe
5 8 (22.86%) J2EE
5 8 (22.86%) SQL
5 8 (22.86%) WebLogic
6 7 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 6 (17.14%) Scrum
7 6 (17.14%) Migration
7 6 (17.14%) Python
7 6 (17.14%) ITIL
8 5 (14.29%) UML
8 5 (14.29%) Middleware
8 5 (14.29%) E-Commerce
8 5 (14.29%) N-Tier
8 5 (14.29%) IBM
8 5 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (14.29%) Retail
8 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (11.43%) AngularJS
9 4 (11.43%) Oracle Database
9 4 (11.43%) Performance Monitoring
9 4 (11.43%) Relational Database
9 4 (11.43%) Data Integration
9 4 (11.43%) Cloud Computing

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 8 (22.86%) WebLogic
2 4 (11.43%) WebSphere
2 4 (11.43%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 4 (11.43%) Apache
3 2 (5.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (5.71%) Node.js
3 2 (5.71%) SAS
3 2 (5.71%) IIS
4 1 (2.86%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MS Visio
1 4 (11.43%) MS Office
2 2 (5.71%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.43%) HTTP
2 3 (8.57%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (11.43%) Oracle Database
3 4 (11.43%) Relational Database
3 4 (11.43%) NoSQL
3 4 (11.43%) RDBMS
4 2 (5.71%) MongoDB
4 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (5.71%) MySQL
5 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.86%) OLAP
5 1 (2.86%) Data Mining
5 1 (2.86%) OLTP
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (2.86%) QlikView
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Ant
2 2 (5.71%) Subversion
2 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (2.86%) WebLogic Workshop
3 1 (2.86%) ERwin
3 1 (2.86%) JIRA
3 1 (2.86%) Maven
3 1 (2.86%) CruiseControl
3 1 (2.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
General
1 12 (34.29%) Finance
2 5 (14.29%) Retail
3 3 (8.57%) Banking
4 2 (5.71%) Manufacturing
4 2 (5.71%) French Language
Job Titles
1 16 (45.71%) Architect
2 10 (28.57%) Solutions Architect
3 7 (20.00%) Analyst
4 5 (14.29%) Technical Architect
4 5 (14.29%) Business Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) Middleware Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Developer
5 4 (11.43%) Project Manager
6 3 (8.57%) Payments Business Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Data Migration Consultant
7 2 (5.71%) Data Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Java Developer
7 2 (5.71%) C# Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Consultant
7 2 (5.71%) Integration Manager
7 2 (5.71%) Migration Consultant
7 2 (5.71%) Banking Business Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Data Consultant
7 2 (5.71%) Integration Project Manager
8 1 (2.86%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (34.29%) XML
2 11 (31.43%) Web Services
2 11 (31.43%) .NET
3 8 (22.86%) J2EE
4 5 (14.29%) Middleware
5 4 (11.43%) AngularJS
5 4 (11.43%) Spring
5 4 (11.43%) XSD
5 4 (11.43%) ASP.NET
6 3 (8.57%) XML Schema
6 3 (8.57%) RESTful
7 2 (5.71%) Akka
7 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (5.71%) jQuery
7 2 (5.71%) Hibernate
7 2 (5.71%) WCF
7 2 (5.71%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.71%) Mainframe
2 5 (14.29%) N-Tier
2 5 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (11.43%) Data Integration
3 4 (11.43%) Open Source
3 4 (11.43%) PKI
3 4 (11.43%) Taxonomies
4 2 (5.71%) Reference Data
4 2 (5.71%) W3C
5 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.86%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.43%) UNIX
1 4 (11.43%) Solaris
2 1 (2.86%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.14%) Scrum
1 6 (17.14%) Migration
1 6 (17.14%) ITIL
2 5 (14.29%) UML
2 5 (14.29%) E-Commerce
2 5 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (11.43%) Performance Monitoring
3 4 (11.43%) Waterfall
3 4 (11.43%) Requirements Management
3 4 (11.43%) Data Modelling
4 3 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (8.57%) Multithreading
4 3 (8.57%) Business Analysis
4 3 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (8.57%) Data Architecture
5 2 (5.71%) User Stories
5 2 (5.71%) MVVM
5 2 (5.71%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (5.71%) OWASP
5 2 (5.71%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 15 (42.86%) Java
2 8 (22.86%) SQL
3 6 (17.14%) Python
4 4 (11.43%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
4 4 (11.43%) Shell Script
4 4 (11.43%) JavaScript
4 4 (11.43%) C#
5 1 (2.86%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
1 2 (5.71%) Degree
1 2 (5.71%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.86%) MBA
2 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) QA
1 1 (2.86%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (11.43%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 15 (42.86%) Oracle
2 5 (14.29%) IBM
3 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.71%) Informatica
5 1 (2.86%) Cognos
5 1 (2.86%) Teradata