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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 47 58 52
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -6
Contract jobs citing SOA 22 12 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.59% 1.61% 1.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.43% 2.20% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 8 7
Average daily rate
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£483 £413 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.96% +26.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £353 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £625 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £429 £385 £400
% change year-on-year
+11.36% -3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £29.50 £32.05
% change year-on-year
-22.03% -7.95%
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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
642 545 520
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 75.53% 73.06% 69.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 293 262
Average daily rate £375 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 26 29
Average hourly rate £12.00 £22.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% +55.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.97 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £44.97 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 21 August 2014.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (71.11%) C#
2 30 (66.67%) Oracle
3 29 (64.44%) OO
4 28 (62.22%) Scrum
4 28 (62.22%) TDD
5 27 (60.00%) .NET
5 27 (60.00%) N-Tier
5 27 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (44.44%) ASP.NET
7 19 (42.22%) ASP.NET MVC
8 17 (37.78%) SQL
8 17 (37.78%) MVC
9 16 (35.56%) Domain-Driven Design
10 15 (33.33%) PL/SQL
10 15 (33.33%) Visual Studio
11 14 (31.11%) Web Development
11 14 (31.11%) WCF
11 14 (31.11%) Oracle Database 11g
11 14 (31.11%) Team Foundation Server
11 14 (31.11%) Oracle Database
12 13 (28.89%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (28.89%) NUnit
12 13 (28.89%) Automated Testing
12 13 (28.89%) BDD
12 13 (28.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 12 (26.67%) PRINCE2
13 12 (26.67%) Microsoft
13 12 (26.67%) Waterfall
13 12 (26.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 11 (24.44%) Finance

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (28.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (6.67%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.44%) WebSphere Portal
3 2 (4.44%) Papyrus
3 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.44%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.22%) Content Management Server
4 1 (2.22%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.22%) Apache
4 1 (2.22%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (2.22%) Kentico
Business Applications
1 11 (24.44%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (4.44%) Exstream
3 1 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) SSL
1 1 (2.22%) Firewall
1 1 (2.22%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (31.11%) Oracle Database 11g
1 14 (31.11%) Oracle Database
2 4 (8.89%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 14 (31.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (28.89%) NUnit
4 1 (2.22%) Ant
4 1 (2.22%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (2.22%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.22%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (2.22%) Redmine
General
1 11 (24.44%) Finance
2 1 (2.22%) Automotive
2 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.22%) Retail
2 1 (2.22%) Marketing
2 1 (2.22%) Electronics
2 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (35.56%) Developer
1 16 (35.56%) Development Manager
2 11 (24.44%) Web Manager
2 11 (24.44%) Web Development Manager
3 8 (17.78%) Software Developer
3 8 (17.78%) Architect
4 6 (13.33%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (11.11%) Senior Software Developer
5 5 (11.11%) Senior Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Software Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Technical Manager
6 3 (6.67%) Consultant
6 3 (6.67%) .NET Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Technical Development Manager
7 2 (4.44%) C# Software Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) .NET Software Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Business Solution Architect
7 2 (4.44%) Digital Architect
7 2 (4.44%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (60.00%) .NET
2 20 (44.44%) ASP.NET
3 19 (42.22%) ASP.NET MVC
4 14 (31.11%) WCF
5 12 (26.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 8 (17.78%) .NET Framework
7 5 (11.11%) Middleware
7 5 (11.11%) Web Services
7 5 (11.11%) J2EE
8 3 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 2 (4.44%) HTML
9 2 (4.44%) WebSphere MQ
10 1 (2.22%) XML
10 1 (2.22%) JMS
10 1 (2.22%) Spring
10 1 (2.22%) Ajax
10 1 (2.22%) Velocity
10 1 (2.22%) REST
10 1 (2.22%) jQuery
10 1 (2.22%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 27 (60.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.22%) DTV
2 1 (2.22%) VLE
2 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.22%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.22%) UNIX
1 1 (2.22%) Windows
1 1 (2.22%) AIX
1 1 (2.22%) Linux
1 1 (2.22%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (64.44%) OO
2 28 (62.22%) Scrum
2 28 (62.22%) TDD
3 27 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (37.78%) MVC
5 16 (35.56%) Domain-Driven Design
6 14 (31.11%) Web Development
7 13 (28.89%) Automated Testing
7 13 (28.89%) BDD
7 13 (28.89%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (26.67%) PRINCE2
8 12 (26.67%) Waterfall
9 11 (24.44%) Matrix Management
10 10 (22.22%) Configuration Management
11 4 (8.89%) EAI
12 3 (6.67%) UML
12 3 (6.67%) Software Engineering
13 2 (4.44%) Continuous Improvement
13 2 (4.44%) Unit Testing
13 2 (4.44%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (71.11%) C#
2 17 (37.78%) SQL
3 15 (33.33%) PL/SQL
4 3 (6.67%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.44%) Java
5 2 (4.44%) VBA
6 1 (2.22%) Perl
6 1 (2.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (8.89%) Degree
2 1 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.22%) ISTQB
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 9 (20.00%) SCCM
2 1 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.22%) Nagios
Vendors
1 30 (66.67%) Oracle
2 12 (26.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.67%) HP
4 2 (4.44%) IBM
5 1 (2.22%) SAP
5 1 (2.22%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.22%) Splunk
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