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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 55 58 40
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -18
Contract jobs citing SOA 14 8 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.58% 1.12% 2.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.05% 1.57% 3.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 9
Average daily rate
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£413 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £260 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £400 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £26.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+77.57% -25.69%
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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
683 509 475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 77.09% 70.99% 71.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 250 242
Average daily rate £360 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 32 30
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.23 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £11.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £66.00 £18.37
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 24 October 2014.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 29 (76.32%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (73.68%) C#
3 25 (65.79%) .NET
3 25 (65.79%) OO
4 23 (60.53%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (57.89%) TDD
5 22 (57.89%) Oracle
5 22 (57.89%) Scrum
6 21 (55.26%) N-Tier
7 19 (50.00%) ASP.NET
7 19 (50.00%) SQL
7 19 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 19 (50.00%) Coaching
8 18 (47.37%) MVC
8 18 (47.37%) Domain-Driven Design
9 16 (42.11%) BDD
10 15 (39.47%) PL/SQL
11 14 (36.84%) Finance
11 14 (36.84%) Web Development
12 13 (34.21%) People Management
13 12 (31.58%) Waterfall
13 12 (31.58%) PRINCE2
14 11 (28.95%) Oracle Applications
14 11 (28.95%) Matrix Management
15 8 (21.05%) Visual Studio
16 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
16 7 (18.42%) WCF
16 7 (18.42%) Team Foundation Server
17 6 (15.79%) Oracle Database 11g
17 6 (15.79%) Automated Testing

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 6 (15.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (7.89%) WebSphere
3 2 (5.26%) WebSphere Portal
3 2 (5.26%) SAS
4 1 (2.63%) Content Management Server
4 1 (2.63%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.63%) Apache
4 1 (2.63%) Kentico
Business Applications
1 11 (28.95%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (5.26%) ResourceLink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) SSL
1 1 (2.63%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.79%) Oracle Database 11g
1 6 (15.79%) Oracle Database
2 3 (7.89%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (5.26%) Ingres
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (21.05%) Visual Studio
2 7 (18.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (15.79%) NUnit
4 3 (7.89%) Selenium
4 3 (7.89%) TeamCity
4 3 (7.89%) MSBuild
4 3 (7.89%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (2.63%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (2.63%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.63%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.63%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (2.63%) Redmine
General
1 14 (36.84%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Back Office
2 2 (5.26%) Electronics
2 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.26%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.26%) Marketing
3 1 (2.63%) Retail
3 1 (2.63%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 16 (42.11%) Development Manager
2 13 (34.21%) Developer
3 11 (28.95%) Web Manager
3 11 (28.95%) Web Development Manager
4 4 (10.53%) Software Developer
4 4 (10.53%) Architect
5 3 (7.89%) Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Technical Manager
5 3 (7.89%) Technical Development Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Analyst Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Senior .NET Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Web Developer
6 2 (5.26%) .NET Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Lead Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Release Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Java Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Test Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Software Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (65.79%) .NET
2 19 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 19 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 7 (18.42%) WCF
4 5 (13.16%) jQuery
4 5 (13.16%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 4 (10.53%) HTML
6 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (5.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (5.26%) Backbone.js
7 2 (5.26%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (5.26%) AngularJS
7 2 (5.26%) .NET Framework
7 2 (5.26%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (5.26%) Spring
7 2 (5.26%) Web Services
7 2 (5.26%) XML
7 2 (5.26%) XHTML
8 1 (2.63%) JMS
8 1 (2.63%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 21 (55.26%) N-Tier
2 2 (5.26%) DTV
3 1 (2.63%) VLE
3 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.63%) Learning Management System
3 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.63%) User Experience
3 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.63%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) UNIX
1 3 (7.89%) Windows
2 1 (2.63%) AIX
2 1 (2.63%) Linux
2 1 (2.63%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (76.32%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (65.79%) OO
3 23 (60.53%) Continuous Integration
4 22 (57.89%) TDD
4 22 (57.89%) Scrum
5 19 (50.00%) Coaching
6 18 (47.37%) MVC
6 18 (47.37%) Domain-Driven Design
7 16 (42.11%) BDD
8 14 (36.84%) Web Development
9 13 (34.21%) People Management
10 12 (31.58%) Waterfall
10 12 (31.58%) PRINCE2
11 11 (28.95%) Matrix Management
12 6 (15.79%) Automated Testing
13 5 (13.16%) Configuration Management
14 2 (5.26%) Programme Management
14 2 (5.26%) OOD
14 2 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
14 2 (5.26%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (73.68%) C#
2 19 (50.00%) SQL
3 15 (39.47%) PL/SQL
4 6 (15.79%) JavaScript
5 4 (10.53%) Java
6 3 (7.89%) Perl
6 3 (7.89%) PowerShell
7 2 (5.26%) VB
7 2 (5.26%) VB6
7 2 (5.26%) C
7 2 (5.26%) COBOL
8 1 (2.63%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) Degree
2 1 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.63%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 5 (13.16%) SCCM
2 1 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.63%) Nagios
Vendors
1 22 (57.89%) Oracle
2 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.26%) SAP
3 2 (5.26%) IBM
3 2 (5.26%) Northgate
4 1 (2.63%) Splunk
4 1 (2.63%) HP
4 1 (2.63%) Red Hat