The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 56 63 42
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -21
Contract jobs citing SOA 10 7 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.34% 0.75% 3.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.74% 0.98% 4.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 26
Median daily rate £488 £650 £563
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +15.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £602 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £650 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £470 £450
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £48.75
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -7.69%
SOA
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
575 712 622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 76.97% 75.83% 68.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 437 396
Median daily rate £413 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 35 8
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.09 £27.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.11% +33.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.02% +36.00%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing SOA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOA across the Reading region.

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Reading

SOA
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the Reading region over the 3 months to 9 December 2016.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

SOA
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the Reading region.

SOA Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SOA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for SOA.

1 14 (50.00%) Web Services
2 13 (46.43%) Finance
3 11 (39.29%) REST
4 10 (35.71%) SOAP
5 9 (32.14%) .NET
6 8 (28.57%) C#
6 8 (28.57%) Unit Testing
6 8 (28.57%) MSTest
6 8 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (25.00%) SDLC
7 7 (25.00%) JSON
7 7 (25.00%) Java
7 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 6 (21.43%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (21.43%) Data Modelling
8 6 (21.43%) OOD
8 6 (21.43%) B2B
8 6 (21.43%) XML
8 6 (21.43%) OO
8 6 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (21.43%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (21.43%) Business Activity Monitoring
9 5 (17.86%) Apache Camel
9 5 (17.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (17.86%) Retail
9 5 (17.86%) MS Excel
9 5 (17.86%) SQL
9 5 (17.86%) J2EE
9 5 (17.86%) Oracle

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (21.43%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (17.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (14.29%) JBoss
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle BPEL
4 1 (3.57%) SAS
4 1 (3.57%) WebLogic
4 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (17.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) PuTTY
2 1 (3.57%) DVB
2 1 (3.57%) HTTP
2 1 (3.57%) Internet
2 1 (3.57%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.71%) Power BI
3 2 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.57%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 8 (28.57%) MSTest
2 6 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (10.71%) Jenkins
3 3 (10.71%) SoapUI
4 2 (7.14%) Eclipse
4 2 (7.14%) Git (software)
4 2 (7.14%) JUnit
4 2 (7.14%) Maven
4 2 (7.14%) Subversion
4 2 (7.14%) Toad
5 1 (3.57%) Bitbucket
5 1 (3.57%) Selenium
General
1 13 (46.43%) Finance
2 5 (17.86%) Retail
3 3 (10.71%) Banking
3 3 (10.71%) Marketing
4 2 (7.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Architect
1 7 (25.00%) Developer
2 5 (17.86%) Consultant
3 4 (14.29%) BizTalk Consultant
3 4 (14.29%) Java Developer
4 3 (10.71%) SOA Consultant
4 3 (10.71%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (7.14%) BizTalk Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Data Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Designer
5 2 (7.14%) Sales Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Security Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) SOA Architect
5 2 (7.14%) SOA Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Support Officer
5 2 (7.14%) Web Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Security Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Software Development Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Account Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (50.00%) Web Services
2 11 (39.29%) REST
3 10 (35.71%) SOAP
4 9 (32.14%) .NET
5 7 (25.00%) JSON
6 6 (21.43%) XML
7 5 (17.86%) Apache Camel
7 5 (17.86%) J2EE
7 5 (17.86%) Middleware
8 4 (14.29%) Spring
9 3 (10.71%) Apache CXF
10 2 (7.14%) ActiveMQ
10 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET
10 2 (7.14%) Hibernate
10 2 (7.14%) JPA
10 2 (7.14%) OSGi
10 2 (7.14%) WCF
10 2 (7.14%) XSD
11 1 (3.57%) Flash
11 1 (3.57%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (21.43%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.57%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.57%) Digital TV
3 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.57%) Market Risk
3 1 (3.57%) MPEG
3 1 (3.57%) Smart Meter
3 1 (3.57%) STB
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Linux
1 1 (3.57%) Unix
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) Unit Testing
2 7 (25.00%) SDLC
3 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (21.43%) B2B
3 6 (21.43%) Business Activity Monitoring
3 6 (21.43%) Data Modelling
3 6 (21.43%) OO
3 6 (21.43%) OOD
4 4 (14.29%) Data Management
4 4 (14.29%) Translating Business Requirements
4 4 (14.29%) UML
5 3 (10.71%) Analytics
5 3 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (10.71%) Data Analysis
5 3 (10.71%) Data Analytics
5 3 (10.71%) Process Management
5 3 (10.71%) Service Delivery
5 3 (10.71%) Software Engineering
6 2 (7.14%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 8 (28.57%) C#
2 7 (25.00%) Java
3 5 (17.86%) SQL
4 2 (7.14%) C
4 2 (7.14%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.57%) C++
5 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.86%) Oracle
3 3 (10.71%) IBM