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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 52 50 53
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Contract jobs citing SOA 16 23 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.40% 2.91% 2.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.84% 3.60% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 19 19
Median daily rate £575 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £365 £379
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £36.25 £49.25
% change year-on-year
+24.13% -26.39%
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
563 639 710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 84.28% 80.89% 77.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 351 439
Median daily rate £411 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.60% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £271 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £492 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 21
Median hourly rate £12.00 £40.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.00% +220.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £11.00 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.98 £40.00 £15.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Milton Keynes region citing SOA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 31 May 2016.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SOA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Milton Keynes region with a requirement for SOA.

1 23 (63.89%) .NET
2 19 (52.78%) Microsoft
3 16 (44.44%) SOAP
4 14 (38.89%) Middleware
4 14 (38.89%) REST
5 12 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (30.56%) TDD
7 9 (25.00%) MVC
7 9 (25.00%) Red Hat
7 9 (25.00%) Oracle
7 9 (25.00%) C#
7 9 (25.00%) SQL
7 9 (25.00%) High Availability
7 9 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (22.22%) Java
8 8 (22.22%) E-Commerce
9 7 (19.44%) N-Tier
9 7 (19.44%) SharePoint
9 7 (19.44%) ASP.NET
9 7 (19.44%) Finance
9 7 (19.44%) Use Case
9 7 (19.44%) Load Testing
9 7 (19.44%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (19.44%) User Experience
9 7 (19.44%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 6 (16.67%) Degree
10 6 (16.67%) Retail
10 6 (16.67%) Zachman Framework
10 6 (16.67%) TOGAF
10 6 (16.67%) SAP

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (19.44%) SharePoint
2 5 (13.89%) JBoss
2 5 (13.89%) WebSphere
3 2 (5.56%) Node.js
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.89%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (13.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
General
1 7 (19.44%) Finance
2 6 (16.67%) Retail
3 2 (5.56%) Automotive
3 2 (5.56%) Electronics
3 2 (5.56%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.56%) Marketing
3 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (69.44%) Architect
2 11 (30.56%) Developer
3 10 (27.78%) Solutions Architect
3 10 (27.78%) Technical Architect
4 9 (25.00%) .NET Architect
5 6 (16.67%) .NET Technical Architect
5 6 (16.67%) Designer
5 6 (16.67%) E-Commerce Architect
6 5 (13.89%) Senior Developer
6 5 (13.89%) Web Architect
7 4 (11.11%) Senior Architect
8 3 (8.33%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
8 3 (8.33%) Enterprise Architect
8 3 (8.33%) Java Developer
8 3 (8.33%) Lead Enterprise Architect
8 3 (8.33%) SAP Architect
9 2 (5.56%) Senior Java Developer
9 2 (5.56%) Senior Technical Architect
9 2 (5.56%) SOA Solution Designer
9 2 (5.56%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (63.89%) .NET
2 16 (44.44%) SOAP
3 14 (38.89%) Middleware
3 14 (38.89%) REST
4 7 (19.44%) ASP.NET
4 7 (19.44%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (19.44%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 6 (16.67%) J2EE
6 5 (13.89%) MSMQ
6 5 (13.89%) Spring
6 5 (13.89%) WCF
7 3 (8.33%) JSON
7 3 (8.33%) Web Services
7 3 (8.33%) XML
7 3 (8.33%) XSD
8 2 (5.56%) IBM Integration Bus
8 2 (5.56%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (5.56%) Spring Boot
8 2 (5.56%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (2.78%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (19.44%) N-Tier
2 7 (19.44%) User Experience
3 4 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (11.11%) Data Integration
4 3 (8.33%) DataPower
5 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) Linux
1 1 (2.78%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (30.56%) TDD
3 9 (25.00%) High Availability
3 9 (25.00%) MVC
4 8 (22.22%) E-Commerce
5 7 (19.44%) Load Testing
5 7 (19.44%) Use Case
6 6 (16.67%) EAI
6 6 (16.67%) TOGAF
6 6 (16.67%) Zachman Framework
7 5 (13.89%) DevOps
8 4 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (11.11%) UML
9 3 (8.33%) Migration
9 3 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (5.56%) Microservices
10 2 (5.56%) Pair Programming
10 2 (5.56%) People Management
10 2 (5.56%) Programme Management
10 2 (5.56%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.00%) C#
1 9 (25.00%) SQL
2 8 (22.22%) Java
3 2 (5.56%) ABAP
4 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) QA
Vendors
1 19 (52.78%) Microsoft
2 9 (25.00%) Oracle
2 9 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 6 (16.67%) SAP
4 5 (13.89%) IBM