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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 52 49 52
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing SOA 24 19 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.44% 2.31% 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.09% 3.00% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 8
Average daily rate
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£425 £475 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +15.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £400 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £508 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £435 £377
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +15.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +18.64%
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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
777 634 555
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 78.96% 77.04% 74.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 459 384 302
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £246 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £495 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 26
Average hourly rate £22.50 £12.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.07 £10.97 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £16.50 £51.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 2015.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 23 (48.94%) Web Services
2 18 (38.30%) Middleware
3 15 (31.91%) SQL
3 15 (31.91%) Unit Testing
4 14 (29.79%) Oracle
5 13 (27.66%) Java
6 12 (25.53%) SOAP
6 12 (25.53%) XML
7 11 (23.40%) SQL Server
8 10 (21.28%) C#
8 10 (21.28%) .NET
8 10 (21.28%) E-Commerce
8 10 (21.28%) UML
8 10 (21.28%) WCF
8 10 (21.28%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (19.15%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (19.15%) Retail
9 9 (19.15%) Enterprise Architecture
9 9 (19.15%) WebSphere
9 9 (19.15%) .NET Framework
9 9 (19.15%) BizTalk Server
9 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
9 9 (19.15%) XSD
9 9 (19.15%) XSLT
9 9 (19.15%) T-SQL
10 8 (17.02%) JavaScript
10 8 (17.02%) EAI
10 8 (17.02%) Spring
10 8 (17.02%) Degree

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (19.15%) BizTalk Server
1 9 (19.15%) WebSphere
2 7 (14.89%) IIS
2 7 (14.89%) Apache
2 7 (14.89%) MQSeries
3 5 (10.64%) WebLogic
4 3 (6.38%) Documentum
4 3 (6.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
5 2 (4.26%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (2.13%) NServiceBus
6 1 (2.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.64%) Google Checkout
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.89%) Wireshark
2 3 (6.38%) LDAP
2 3 (6.38%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (23.40%) SQL Server
2 9 (19.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (8.51%) Oracle Database
4 3 (6.38%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (6.38%) Oracle OWB
4 3 (6.38%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 2 (4.26%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (14.89%) Fiddler
2 3 (6.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (19.15%) Retail
2 4 (8.51%) Banking
2 4 (8.51%) Finance
3 3 (6.38%) Automotive
4 2 (4.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (51.06%) Architect
2 19 (40.43%) Solutions Architect
3 10 (21.28%) Developer
4 7 (14.89%) Consultant
4 7 (14.89%) BizTalk Consultant
4 7 (14.89%) Digital Architect
5 6 (12.77%) Digital Solutions Architect
5 6 (12.77%) Java Developer
6 5 (10.64%) Senior Architect
7 4 (8.51%) Web Architect
7 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (6.38%) IT Architect
8 3 (6.38%) Java Architect
9 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 2 (4.26%) SOA Developer
9 2 (4.26%) Senior Solutions Architect
9 2 (4.26%) .NET Programmer
9 2 (4.26%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
9 2 (4.26%) Programmer
9 2 (4.26%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (48.94%) Web Services
2 18 (38.30%) Middleware
3 12 (25.53%) XML
3 12 (25.53%) SOAP
4 10 (21.28%) .NET
4 10 (21.28%) WCF
5 9 (19.15%) .NET Framework
5 9 (19.15%) XSD
5 9 (19.15%) XSLT
6 8 (17.02%) Spring
7 7 (14.89%) REST
7 7 (14.89%) MSMQ
7 7 (14.89%) EDI
7 7 (14.89%) CSS
7 7 (14.89%) JSP
8 6 (12.77%) HTML
9 5 (10.64%) DHTML
9 5 (10.64%) Struts
9 5 (10.64%) Ajax
10 4 (8.51%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.28%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (12.77%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.26%) Social Media
3 2 (4.26%) Digital Media
3 2 (4.26%) N-Tier
3 2 (4.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (4.26%) SCADA
3 2 (4.26%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.13%) DataPower
4 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (31.91%) Unit Testing
2 10 (21.28%) E-Commerce
2 10 (21.28%) UML
3 9 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (19.15%) Enterprise Architecture
4 8 (17.02%) EAI
4 8 (17.02%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (14.89%) Content Management
6 6 (12.77%) B2B
7 5 (10.64%) B2C
7 5 (10.64%) OOD
7 5 (10.64%) OO
7 5 (10.64%) SEO
7 5 (10.64%) Migration
7 5 (10.64%) System Testing
7 5 (10.64%) Analytics
8 4 (8.51%) Network Design
8 4 (8.51%) Project Planning
8 4 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (6.38%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 15 (31.91%) SQL
2 13 (27.66%) Java
3 10 (21.28%) C#
4 9 (19.15%) T-SQL
5 8 (17.02%) JavaScript
6 7 (14.89%) PL/SQL
7 2 (4.26%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 8 (17.02%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 14 (29.79%) Oracle
2 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
3 5 (10.64%) Google
3 5 (10.64%) Coremetrics
3 5 (10.64%) PayPal
4 4 (8.51%) SAP
5 3 (6.38%) Adobe
6 2 (4.26%) FatWire
6 2 (4.26%) IBM
6 2 (4.26%) Pega
6 2 (4.26%) Sitecore
6 2 (4.26%) hybris
6 2 (4.26%) Guidewire
6 2 (4.26%) MuleSoft