The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 53 63 39
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -24
Contract jobs citing SOA 15 15 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.79% 1.49% 4.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.71% 2.11% 6.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 18
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£400 £431 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.24% +83.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £370 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £598 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
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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 Reading region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
553 710 647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 65.99% 70.58% 67.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 351 241
Average daily rate £400 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 18 23
Average hourly rate £55.65 £15.25 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+264.91% -25.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -11.29%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 20 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 16 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 16 (36.36%) CRM
2 16 (36.36%) BizTalk Server
2 16 (36.36%) .NET
2 16 (36.36%) Disaster Recovery
3 15 (34.09%) Clustering
3 15 (34.09%) Hyper-V
3 15 (34.09%) SharePoint 2010
3 15 (34.09%) SharePoint
3 15 (34.09%) Lync
3 15 (34.09%) SharePoint 2013
3 15 (34.09%) Exchange Server 2013
4 14 (31.82%) Cloud Computing
4 14 (31.82%) Dynamics CRM
4 14 (31.82%) Dynamics AX
5 11 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 10 (22.73%) Application Packaging
6 10 (22.73%) Java
6 10 (22.73%) SQL
7 9 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (15.91%) SQL Server
8 7 (15.91%) Linux
8 7 (15.91%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (15.91%) Apache Camel
8 7 (15.91%) DevOps
9 6 (13.64%) Apache
9 6 (13.64%) Web Services
9 6 (13.64%) Configuration Management
9 6 (13.64%) Puppet

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 (36.36%) BizTalk Server
2 15 (34.09%) SharePoint 2010
2 15 (34.09%) SharePoint
2 15 (34.09%) Lync
2 15 (34.09%) SharePoint 2013
2 15 (34.09%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (13.64%) Apache
4 2 (4.55%) Apache ServiceMix
4 2 (4.55%) Tomcat
4 2 (4.55%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.27%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (2.27%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.27%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MS Visio
1 1 (2.27%) MS Office
1 1 (2.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (31.82%) Dynamics CRM
1 14 (31.82%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.27%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (2.27%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 14 (31.82%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.82%) Internet
2 1 (2.27%) LTE
2 1 (2.27%) NGN
2 1 (2.27%) GSM
2 1 (2.27%) 3GPP
2 1 (2.27%) 3G
2 1 (2.27%) UTRAN
2 1 (2.27%) MVNO
2 1 (2.27%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (2.27%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.91%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.82%) MySQL
2 3 (6.82%) Informix
3 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (9.09%) JUnit
1 4 (9.09%) RSpec
2 3 (6.82%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.55%) Eclipse
3 2 (4.55%) Maven
4 1 (2.27%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (6.82%) Telecoms
1 3 (6.82%) Finance
2 2 (4.55%) Retail
2 2 (4.55%) Billing
3 1 (2.27%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 28 (63.64%) Architect
2 16 (36.36%) Technical Architect
3 8 (18.18%) Developer
4 5 (11.36%) Senior Architect
4 5 (11.36%) Senior Technical Architect
4 5 (11.36%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (6.82%) Java Developer
6 3 (6.82%) Data Architect
7 2 (4.55%) Integration Architect
7 2 (4.55%) .NET Developer
7 2 (4.55%) J2EE Developer
8 1 (2.27%) SOA Architect
8 1 (2.27%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
8 1 (2.27%) OSS Architect
8 1 (2.27%) Java Architect
8 1 (2.27%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 1 (2.27%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (36.36%) .NET
2 10 (22.73%) Application Packaging
3 7 (15.91%) Apache Camel
4 6 (13.64%) Web Services
5 5 (11.36%) J2EE
6 4 (9.09%) SOAP
6 4 (9.09%) XML
7 3 (6.82%) .NET Framework
7 3 (6.82%) JMS
7 3 (6.82%) AngularJS
7 3 (6.82%) REST
8 2 (4.55%) Struts
8 2 (4.55%) Hibernate
8 2 (4.55%) Spring
8 2 (4.55%) jQuery
8 2 (4.55%) Apache CXF
8 2 (4.55%) Struts2
9 1 (2.27%) OSGi
9 1 (2.27%) jBPM
9 1 (2.27%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 15 (34.09%) Clustering
2 2 (4.55%) Digital Media
2 2 (4.55%) Open Source
2 2 (4.55%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.27%) Reference Data
3 1 (2.27%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.27%) Cryptography
3 1 (2.27%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.27%) Internet of Things
3 1 (2.27%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.91%) Linux
2 3 (6.82%) UNIX
3 1 (2.27%) Windows
3 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (36.36%) CRM
1 16 (36.36%) Disaster Recovery
2 11 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 9 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (15.91%) DevOps
5 6 (13.64%) Configuration Management
6 5 (11.36%) TDD
6 5 (11.36%) OO
7 4 (9.09%) Data Modelling
8 3 (6.82%) Scrum
8 3 (6.82%) OOP
9 2 (4.55%) ITIL
9 2 (4.55%) EAI
9 2 (4.55%) MVC
9 2 (4.55%) Validation
9 2 (4.55%) eTOM
9 2 (4.55%) TOGAF
9 2 (4.55%) Domain-Driven Design
10 1 (2.27%) OWASP
10 1 (2.27%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.73%) Java
1 10 (22.73%) SQL
2 4 (9.09%) Ruby
3 3 (6.82%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.27%) XPath
4 1 (2.27%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (6.82%) Degree
2 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 15 (34.09%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (15.91%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (13.64%) Puppet
3 1 (2.27%) OpenView
3 1 (2.27%) MOM
3 1 (2.27%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (2.27%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 20 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.36%) Oracle
3 4 (9.09%) webMethods
4 2 (4.55%) SAP
5 1 (2.27%) Cisco
5 1 (2.27%) HP
5 1 (2.27%) EMC
5 1 (2.27%) BMC
5 1 (2.27%) Ericsson
5 1 (2.27%) TIBCO
5 1 (2.27%) Comverse