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 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 51 47 51
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Contract jobs citing SOA 18 27 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.38% 2.98% 2.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.84% 3.77% 3.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 20 16
Average daily rate £550 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £386 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £505 £500
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
Buckinghamshire

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
634 716 664
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 83.86% 78.94% 76.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 371 365
Average daily rate £410 £368 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.56% -2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 16
Average hourly rate £60.00 £40.00 £15.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +150.46%
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 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 29 April 2016.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 22 (62.86%) .NET
2 19 (54.29%) SOAP
2 19 (54.29%) Microsoft
3 17 (48.57%) REST
4 14 (40.00%) Middleware
5 11 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (28.57%) SQL
7 9 (25.71%) C#
7 9 (25.71%) Oracle
7 9 (25.71%) Red Hat
7 9 (25.71%) TDD
7 9 (25.71%) High Availability
8 8 (22.86%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (22.86%) WebSphere
8 8 (22.86%) MVC
8 8 (22.86%) E-Commerce
9 7 (20.00%) Retail
9 7 (20.00%) Degree
10 6 (17.14%) Use Case
10 6 (17.14%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (17.14%) Load Testing
10 6 (17.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 6 (17.14%) User Experience
10 6 (17.14%) Zachman Framework
10 6 (17.14%) TOGAF
10 6 (17.14%) Finance
10 6 (17.14%) N-Tier
10 6 (17.14%) SharePoint
10 6 (17.14%) IBM
10 6 (17.14%) SQL Server

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 8 (22.86%) WebSphere
2 6 (17.14%) SharePoint
3 4 (11.43%) JBoss
4 2 (5.71%) Oracle Service Bus
4 2 (5.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (2.86%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (14.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) SSL
2 1 (2.86%) LDAP
2 1 (2.86%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 7 (20.00%) Retail
2 6 (17.14%) Finance
3 3 (8.57%) Automotive
3 3 (8.57%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.71%) Electronics
4 2 (5.71%) Manufacturing
4 2 (5.71%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (68.57%) Architect
2 11 (31.43%) Developer
3 10 (28.57%) Solutions Architect
4 9 (25.71%) .NET Architect
4 9 (25.71%) Technical Architect
5 6 (17.14%) .NET Technical Architect
5 6 (17.14%) Designer
5 6 (17.14%) E-Commerce Architect
6 5 (14.29%) Senior Developer
7 4 (11.43%) Senior Architect
7 4 (11.43%) Web Architect
8 3 (8.57%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
8 3 (8.57%) Enterprise Architect
8 3 (8.57%) Lead Enterprise Architect
8 3 (8.57%) SAP Architect
8 3 (8.57%) WebSphere Developer
9 2 (5.71%) .NET Solutions Architect
9 2 (5.71%) Java Developer
9 2 (5.71%) Senior Java Developer
9 2 (5.71%) Senior Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (62.86%) .NET
2 19 (54.29%) SOAP
3 17 (48.57%) REST
4 14 (40.00%) Middleware
5 6 (17.14%) ASP.NET
5 6 (17.14%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (17.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 5 (14.29%) J2EE
6 5 (14.29%) JSON
6 5 (14.29%) MSMQ
6 5 (14.29%) WCF
6 5 (14.29%) XML
6 5 (14.29%) XSD
7 3 (8.57%) Spring
7 3 (8.57%) Web Services
7 3 (8.57%) WSDL
8 2 (5.71%) IBM Integration Bus
8 2 (5.71%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (5.71%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (2.86%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (17.14%) N-Tier
2 6 (17.14%) User Experience
3 5 (14.29%) DataPower
4 4 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (8.57%) Data Integration
6 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.86%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (25.71%) High Availability
2 9 (25.71%) TDD
3 8 (22.86%) E-Commerce
3 8 (22.86%) MVC
4 6 (17.14%) Load Testing
4 6 (17.14%) TOGAF
4 6 (17.14%) Use Case
4 6 (17.14%) Zachman Framework
5 5 (14.29%) DevOps
5 5 (14.29%) EAI
5 5 (14.29%) Migration
6 4 (11.43%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (11.43%) UML
7 3 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (5.71%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (5.71%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (5.71%) People Management
8 2 (5.71%) Programme Management
8 2 (5.71%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (28.57%) SQL
2 9 (25.71%) C#
3 5 (14.29%) Java
4 2 (5.71%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 7 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) QA
Vendors
1 19 (54.29%) Microsoft
2 9 (25.71%) Oracle
2 9 (25.71%) Red Hat
3 6 (17.14%) IBM
3 6 (17.14%) SAP
4 1 (2.86%) Adobe