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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 41 35 51
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +16
Contract jobs citing SOA 28 17 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 3.18% 3.23% 2.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.50% 4.40% 3.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 16 13
Average daily rate £400 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £338 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £390 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.00 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+35.29% +4.61%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
622 386 534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 70.68% 73.24% 63.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 236 254
Average daily rate £375 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £213 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 32
Average hourly rate £15.97 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.46% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £162.50 £17.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
SOA
Buckinghamshire

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 18 April 2014.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 36 (59.02%) Oracle
2 25 (40.98%) C#
2 25 (40.98%) Scrum
3 24 (39.34%) TDD
3 24 (39.34%) Visual Studio
3 24 (39.34%) OO
4 22 (36.07%) .NET
4 22 (36.07%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (34.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 21 (34.43%) NUnit
5 21 (34.43%) Automated Testing
5 21 (34.43%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (31.15%) WCF
7 17 (27.87%) Microsoft
7 17 (27.87%) EAI
7 17 (27.87%) Oracle Database 11g
7 17 (27.87%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 17 (27.87%) Oracle Database
8 16 (26.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 16 (26.23%) .NET Framework
9 15 (24.59%) Middleware
10 14 (22.95%) J2EE
11 13 (21.31%) SQL Server
11 13 (21.31%) XML
12 10 (16.39%) UML
12 10 (16.39%) SQL
12 10 (16.39%) JavaScript
12 10 (16.39%) Configuration Management
12 10 (16.39%) N-Tier
13 9 (14.75%) Degree

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 16 (26.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 9 (14.75%) Kentico
3 7 (11.48%) WebSphere
4 6 (9.84%) CMS
5 4 (6.56%) Content Management Server
6 3 (4.92%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (3.28%) Papyrus
7 2 (3.28%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (3.28%) SharePoint
7 2 (3.28%) MS Exchange
8 1 (1.64%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (1.64%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (3.28%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (8.20%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (4.92%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (3.28%) Exstream
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.20%) SaaS
1 5 (8.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.64%) WEP
1 1 (1.64%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (27.87%) Oracle Database 11g
1 17 (27.87%) Oracle Database
2 13 (21.31%) SQL Server
3 5 (8.20%) Relational Database
3 5 (8.20%) RDBMS
3 5 (8.20%) Oracle OWB
4 3 (4.92%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (3.28%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.64%) OLTP
6 1 (1.64%) OLAP
6 1 (1.64%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 24 (39.34%) Visual Studio
2 21 (34.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (34.43%) NUnit
3 5 (8.20%) WiX
3 5 (8.20%) MSI
4 1 (1.64%) JDeveloper
4 1 (1.64%) Ant
4 1 (1.64%) JSUnit
General
1 5 (8.20%) Automotive
2 3 (4.92%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.64%) Finance
Job Titles
1 29 (47.54%) Developer
2 23 (37.70%) Architect
3 18 (29.51%) Solutions Architect
4 9 (14.75%) Senior Developer
4 9 (14.75%) .NET Developer
5 8 (13.11%) Consultant
6 5 (8.20%) Software Developer
6 5 (8.20%) SOA Architect
6 5 (8.20%) Senior Software Developer
7 4 (6.56%) Oracle Consultant
7 4 (6.56%) J2EE Architect
7 4 (6.56%) Java Developer
7 4 (6.56%) J2EE Solutions Architect
7 4 (6.56%) EAI Architect
7 4 (6.56%) ScrumMaster
8 3 (4.92%) Agile .NET Developer
8 3 (4.92%) Technical Developer
8 3 (4.92%) Technical Consultant
8 3 (4.92%) Lead Developer
8 3 (4.92%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (36.07%) .NET
2 19 (31.15%) WCF
3 17 (27.87%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 16 (26.23%) .NET Framework
5 15 (24.59%) Middleware
6 14 (22.95%) J2EE
7 13 (21.31%) XML
8 8 (13.11%) HTML5
8 8 (13.11%) Web Services
8 8 (13.11%) HTML
9 7 (11.48%) jQuery
10 4 (6.56%) Velocity
11 3 (4.92%) REST
11 3 (4.92%) ASP.NET
11 3 (4.92%) CSS
12 2 (3.28%) Hibernate
12 2 (3.28%) Spring
12 2 (3.28%) Oracle Fusion
12 2 (3.28%) JSON
12 2 (3.28%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.39%) N-Tier
2 6 (9.84%) Data Integration
3 5 (8.20%) Telematics
4 2 (3.28%) Open Source
5 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.64%) iPad
5 1 (1.64%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.64%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (40.98%) Scrum
2 24 (39.34%) TDD
2 24 (39.34%) OO
3 22 (36.07%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (34.43%) Automated Testing
4 21 (34.43%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (27.87%) EAI
6 10 (16.39%) UML
6 10 (16.39%) Configuration Management
7 6 (9.84%) MVC
7 6 (9.84%) Domain-Driven Design
8 5 (8.20%) OOA/OOD
8 5 (8.20%) SysML
9 4 (6.56%) Content Management
9 4 (6.56%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (6.56%) Product Management
9 4 (6.56%) Project Management
9 4 (6.56%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (4.92%) Unit Testing
10 3 (4.92%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 25 (40.98%) C#
2 10 (16.39%) SQL
2 10 (16.39%) JavaScript
3 6 (9.84%) PHP
4 5 (8.20%) Java
5 4 (6.56%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.28%) VBA
6 2 (3.28%) Scala
7 1 (1.64%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (14.75%) Degree
Systems Management
1 8 (13.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 36 (59.02%) Oracle
2 17 (27.87%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.56%) ClickSoftware Technologies
4 2 (3.28%) IBM
4 2 (3.28%) HP
5 1 (1.64%) webMethods
5 1 (1.64%) Siebel