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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 49 62 44
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -18
Contract jobs citing SOA 17 4 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.07% 0.54% 2.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.70% 0.73% 3.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 8
Average daily rate
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£425 £388 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +8.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £323 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £400 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £382 £395
% change year-on-year
+14.45% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £29.50 £32.10
% change year-on-year
+27.11% -8.09%
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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
630 547 502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 76.64% 73.23% 71.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 278 250
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 29 38
Average hourly rate £13.00 £22.50 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.22% +52.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £12.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £66.00 £19.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 23 September 2014.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 33 (78.57%) C#
2 31 (73.81%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (71.43%) OO
4 29 (69.05%) .NET
5 27 (64.29%) Scrum
5 27 (64.29%) Continuous Integration
6 26 (61.90%) TDD
6 26 (61.90%) Oracle
6 26 (61.90%) N-Tier
7 23 (54.76%) Coaching
8 21 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 21 (50.00%) ASP.NET
9 19 (45.24%) MVC
10 18 (42.86%) SQL
10 18 (42.86%) Domain-Driven Design
11 16 (38.10%) BDD
12 15 (35.71%) PL/SQL
13 14 (33.33%) Visual Studio
13 14 (33.33%) Web Development
13 14 (33.33%) WCF
14 13 (30.95%) Finance
14 13 (30.95%) People Management
15 12 (28.57%) Waterfall
15 12 (28.57%) PRINCE2
15 12 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
16 11 (26.19%) Oracle Database 11g
16 11 (26.19%) Matrix Management
16 11 (26.19%) NUnit
16 11 (26.19%) Oracle Applications
16 11 (26.19%) Automated Testing

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 11 (26.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (4.76%) WebSphere
2 2 (4.76%) WebSphere Portal
2 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (4.76%) Papyrus
3 1 (2.38%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (2.38%) Content Management Server
3 1 (2.38%) SAS
3 1 (2.38%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (2.38%) Apache
3 1 (2.38%) Kentico
Business Applications
1 11 (26.19%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (4.76%) Exstream
2 2 (4.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (2.38%) ResourceLink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) SSL
1 1 (2.38%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (26.19%) Oracle Database 11g
1 11 (26.19%) Oracle Database
2 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
3 3 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.38%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 14 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 12 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (26.19%) NUnit
4 3 (7.14%) Selenium
4 3 (7.14%) TeamCity
4 3 (7.14%) MSBuild
4 3 (7.14%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (2.38%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (2.38%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.38%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.38%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (2.38%) Redmine
General
1 13 (30.95%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Electronics
2 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.76%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.76%) Marketing
3 1 (2.38%) Back Office
3 1 (2.38%) Retail
3 1 (2.38%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 17 (40.48%) Developer
2 16 (38.10%) Development Manager
3 11 (26.19%) Web Manager
3 11 (26.19%) Web Development Manager
4 7 (16.67%) Software Developer
5 4 (9.52%) Architect
5 4 (9.52%) Senior Developer
6 3 (7.14%) .NET Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Senior Software Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Technical Manager
6 3 (7.14%) Technical Development Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Web Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) Test Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) Lead Developer
8 1 (2.38%) Release Manager
8 1 (2.38%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (69.05%) .NET
2 21 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 21 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 14 (33.33%) WCF
4 10 (23.81%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 8 (19.05%) .NET Framework
6 5 (11.90%) jQuery
7 4 (9.52%) Web Services
8 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 3 (7.14%) HTML
8 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (4.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (4.76%) Backbone.js
9 2 (4.76%) KnockoutJS
9 2 (4.76%) AngularJS
9 2 (4.76%) WebSphere MQ
10 1 (2.38%) Spring
10 1 (2.38%) Ajax
10 1 (2.38%) J2EE
10 1 (2.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (61.90%) N-Tier
2 2 (4.76%) DTV
3 1 (2.38%) VLE
3 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.38%) Learning Management System
3 1 (2.38%) User Experience
3 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.76%) UNIX
1 2 (4.76%) Windows
2 1 (2.38%) AIX
2 1 (2.38%) Linux
2 1 (2.38%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (73.81%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (71.43%) OO
3 27 (64.29%) Scrum
3 27 (64.29%) Continuous Integration
4 26 (61.90%) TDD
5 23 (54.76%) Coaching
6 19 (45.24%) MVC
7 18 (42.86%) Domain-Driven Design
8 16 (38.10%) BDD
9 14 (33.33%) Web Development
10 13 (30.95%) People Management
11 12 (28.57%) Waterfall
11 12 (28.57%) PRINCE2
12 11 (26.19%) Matrix Management
12 11 (26.19%) Automated Testing
13 9 (21.43%) Configuration Management
14 3 (7.14%) OOD
15 2 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
15 2 (4.76%) UML
15 2 (4.76%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (78.57%) C#
2 18 (42.86%) SQL
3 15 (35.71%) PL/SQL
4 7 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 3 (7.14%) PowerShell
6 2 (4.76%) VBA
6 2 (4.76%) Perl
6 2 (4.76%) Java
7 1 (2.38%) C
7 1 (2.38%) COBOL
7 1 (2.38%) PHP
7 1 (2.38%) VB
7 1 (2.38%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (4.76%) Degree
2 1 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.38%) ISTQB
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 8 (19.05%) SCCM
2 1 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.38%) Nagios
Vendors
1 26 (61.90%) Oracle
2 10 (23.81%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.14%) HP
4 2 (4.76%) SAP
4 2 (4.76%) IBM
5 1 (2.38%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.38%) Northgate
5 1 (2.38%) Splunk