The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 54 27 48
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +21
Contract jobs citing SOA 17 35 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.18% 4.79% 1.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.82% 6.26% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 20 7
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.14% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £380 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £523 £480
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 £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
603 559 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 77.21% 76.58% 73.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 309 171
Average daily rate £375 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 31
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £34.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the Milton Keynes region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOA across the Milton Keynes region.

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

SOA
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 19 (59.38%) C#
1 19 (59.38%) .NET
2 18 (56.25%) WCF
3 17 (53.13%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (50.00%) NUnit
4 16 (50.00%) Automated Testing
4 16 (50.00%) Scrum
4 16 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 15 (46.88%) OO
5 15 (46.88%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (43.75%) TDD
7 13 (40.63%) Oracle
8 11 (34.38%) MVC
8 11 (34.38%) OOD
8 11 (34.38%) Oracle Database
8 11 (34.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 10 (31.25%) Visual Studio
9 10 (31.25%) jQuery
10 9 (28.13%) CMS
10 9 (28.13%) Kentico
11 8 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
11 8 (25.00%) SQL
11 8 (25.00%) Java
11 8 (25.00%) SharePoint
12 7 (21.88%) Configuration Management
12 7 (21.88%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (21.88%) Finance
12 7 (21.88%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 7 (21.88%) Selenium
12 7 (21.88%) Oracle SOA Suite

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 9 (28.13%) CMS
1 9 (28.13%) Kentico
2 8 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 7 (21.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (9.38%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (6.25%) WebSphere
5 2 (6.25%) SAS
6 1 (3.13%) WebSphere Portal
6 1 (3.13%) Oracle Service Bus
Business Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (9.38%) Oracle 11i
1 3 (9.38%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (9.38%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (9.38%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (6.25%) ResourceLink
3 1 (3.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (34.38%) Oracle Database
3 8 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (9.38%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (9.38%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (6.25%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 16 (50.00%) NUnit
2 15 (46.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (31.25%) Visual Studio
4 7 (21.88%) Selenium
5 3 (9.38%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (9.38%) TeamCity
5 3 (9.38%) MSBuild
5 3 (9.38%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (3.13%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (3.13%) LoadRunner
6 1 (3.13%) WebDriver
6 1 (3.13%) Rational DOORS
General
1 7 (21.88%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Back Office
3 1 (3.13%) Electronics
3 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.13%) Marketing
3 1 (3.13%) Automotive
3 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (65.63%) Developer
2 10 (31.25%) .NET Developer
3 6 (18.75%) Architect
4 3 (9.38%) Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Software Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Technical Architect
4 3 (9.38%) Oracle Architect
4 3 (9.38%) Configuration Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Oracle Technical Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Analyst Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Senior .NET Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Web Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Lead Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Consultant
6 1 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.13%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Lead Architect
6 1 (3.13%) WebSphere Portal Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Portal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (59.38%) .NET
2 18 (56.25%) WCF
3 11 (34.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 10 (31.25%) jQuery
5 7 (21.88%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 5 (15.63%) .NET Framework
7 4 (12.50%) ASP.NET
8 3 (9.38%) HTML
9 2 (6.25%) KnockoutJS
9 2 (6.25%) Backbone.js
9 2 (6.25%) AngularJS
9 2 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (6.25%) Spring
9 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (6.25%) JMS
9 2 (6.25%) XHTML
9 2 (6.25%) SOAP
9 2 (6.25%) Web Services
9 2 (6.25%) XML
10 1 (3.13%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) N-Tier
1 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.13%) DTV
2 1 (3.13%) CMDB
2 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) UNIX
1 2 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (53.13%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 16 (50.00%) Scrum
3 15 (46.88%) OO
4 14 (43.75%) TDD
5 11 (34.38%) MVC
5 11 (34.38%) OOD
6 7 (21.88%) Configuration Management
6 7 (21.88%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (12.50%) Release Management
8 3 (9.38%) Project Management
8 3 (9.38%) Strategic Management
8 3 (9.38%) Workflow
8 3 (9.38%) Migration
8 3 (9.38%) BDD
8 3 (9.38%) Coaching
9 2 (6.25%) DevOps
9 2 (6.25%) Data Analysis
9 2 (6.25%) Domain-Driven Design
9 2 (6.25%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (59.38%) C#
2 8 (25.00%) SQL
2 8 (25.00%) Java
3 5 (15.63%) JavaScript
4 3 (9.38%) PL/SQL
4 3 (9.38%) PowerShell
5 2 (6.25%) VB6
5 2 (6.25%) VB
5 2 (6.25%) C
5 2 (6.25%) COBOL
5 2 (6.25%) Perl
5 2 (6.25%) PHP
6 1 (3.13%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (3.13%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) SCCM
2 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (40.63%) Oracle
2 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.25%) Northgate
3 2 (6.25%) IBM
4 1 (3.13%) SAP
4 1 (3.13%) HP
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