The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Milton Keynes 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 41 54 48
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -6
Contract jobs citing SOA 24 13 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.67% 1.82% 2.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.53% 2.54% 3.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 8 7
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.29% +33.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £393 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £625 £433
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
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
679 512 460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 75.44% 71.81% 67.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 283 208
Average daily rate £370 £370 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 22 20
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.82 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.16% -4.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.90 £12.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £22.50 £31.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
SOA
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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 July 2014.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 32 (68.09%) C#
2 31 (65.96%) Oracle
2 31 (65.96%) OO
3 30 (63.83%) Scrum
3 30 (63.83%) TDD
4 29 (61.70%) .NET
5 27 (57.45%) N-Tier
5 27 (57.45%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (42.55%) ASP.NET
7 19 (40.43%) MVC
7 19 (40.43%) ASP.NET MVC
8 18 (38.30%) SQL
9 16 (34.04%) Domain-Driven Design
10 15 (31.91%) PL/SQL
10 15 (31.91%) Visual Studio
10 15 (31.91%) BDD
11 14 (29.79%) Oracle Database
11 14 (29.79%) Team Foundation Server
11 14 (29.79%) Web Development
11 14 (29.79%) WCF
11 14 (29.79%) Oracle Database 11g
12 13 (27.66%) NUnit
12 13 (27.66%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (27.66%) Automated Testing
12 13 (27.66%) Microsoft
12 13 (27.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 12 (25.53%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 12 (25.53%) Waterfall
13 12 (25.53%) PRINCE2
14 11 (23.40%) Oracle Applications

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 13 (27.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (6.38%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.26%) Papyrus
3 2 (4.26%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.26%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.13%) Apache
4 1 (2.13%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.13%) Content Management Server
4 1 (2.13%) WebSphere Portal
4 1 (2.13%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (2.13%) Kentico
Business Applications
1 11 (23.40%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (4.26%) Exstream
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (2.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) SSL
1 1 (2.13%) Firewall
1 1 (2.13%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (29.79%) Oracle Database
1 14 (29.79%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (10.64%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.38%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (31.91%) Visual Studio
2 14 (29.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (27.66%) NUnit
4 1 (2.13%) Ant
4 1 (2.13%) Redmine
General
1 10 (21.28%) Finance
2 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.13%) Electronics
2 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.13%) Retail
2 1 (2.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (38.30%) Developer
2 16 (34.04%) Development Manager
3 11 (23.40%) Architect
3 11 (23.40%) Web Development Manager
3 11 (23.40%) Web Manager
4 7 (14.89%) Solutions Architect
4 7 (14.89%) Senior Developer
5 6 (12.77%) Software Developer
6 5 (10.64%) .NET Developer
6 5 (10.64%) Senior Software Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Software Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Consultant
7 3 (6.38%) Technical Manager
7 3 (6.38%) Java Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Technical Development Manager
7 3 (6.38%) Technical Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Scala Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Business Solution Architect
8 2 (4.26%) Digital Architect
8 2 (4.26%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (61.70%) .NET
2 20 (42.55%) ASP.NET
3 19 (40.43%) ASP.NET MVC
4 14 (29.79%) WCF
5 12 (25.53%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 10 (21.28%) .NET Framework
7 8 (17.02%) J2EE
8 7 (14.89%) Web Services
9 6 (12.77%) Middleware
10 3 (6.38%) HTML
10 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 3 (6.38%) REST
11 2 (4.26%) Akka
11 2 (4.26%) Play Framework
11 2 (4.26%) HTML5
11 2 (4.26%) JSON
11 2 (4.26%) Spring
11 2 (4.26%) Hibernate
11 2 (4.26%) XML
11 2 (4.26%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 27 (57.45%) N-Tier
2 2 (4.26%) Open Source
3 1 (2.13%) DTV
3 1 (2.13%) VLE
3 1 (2.13%) Learning Management System
3 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.13%) UNIX
1 1 (2.13%) Windows
1 1 (2.13%) AIX
1 1 (2.13%) Linux
1 1 (2.13%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (65.96%) OO
2 30 (63.83%) Scrum
2 30 (63.83%) TDD
3 27 (57.45%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (40.43%) MVC
5 16 (34.04%) Domain-Driven Design
6 15 (31.91%) BDD
7 14 (29.79%) Web Development
8 13 (27.66%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (27.66%) Automated Testing
9 12 (25.53%) Waterfall
9 12 (25.53%) PRINCE2
10 11 (23.40%) Matrix Management
11 10 (21.28%) Configuration Management
12 5 (10.64%) EAI
13 3 (6.38%) UML
13 3 (6.38%) Software Engineering
14 2 (4.26%) Unit Testing
14 2 (4.26%) Continuous Improvement
14 2 (4.26%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 32 (68.09%) C#
2 18 (38.30%) SQL
3 15 (31.91%) PL/SQL
4 5 (10.64%) JavaScript
5 4 (8.51%) Java
6 2 (4.26%) Scala
6 2 (4.26%) VBA
7 1 (2.13%) Perl
7 1 (2.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (10.64%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 9 (19.15%) SCCM
2 1 (2.13%) Nagios
Vendors
1 31 (65.96%) Oracle
2 13 (27.66%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.26%) HP
3 2 (4.26%) IBM
4 1 (2.13%) SAP
4 1 (2.13%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.13%) Splunk