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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 46 68 56
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -12
Contract jobs citing SOA 29 16 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.25% 1.47% 3.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.83% 2.08% 4.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 8 12
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£563 £388 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.16% +14.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £238 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £515 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £26.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+77.57% -25.69%
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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
600 768 899
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 67.19% 70.78% 66.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 413 258
Average daily rate £425 £350 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 21 17
Average hourly rate £27.83 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.02% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £38.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014, 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 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 17 (35.42%) BizTalk Server
2 17 (35.42%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (33.33%) CRM
4 14 (29.17%) Disaster Recovery
4 14 (29.17%) Active Directory
4 14 (29.17%) SharePoint
4 14 (29.17%) Clustering
4 14 (29.17%) Hyper-V
4 14 (29.17%) SharePoint 2010
4 14 (29.17%) Lync
4 14 (29.17%) SharePoint 2013
4 14 (29.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 13 (27.08%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (27.08%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (27.08%) Dynamics CRM
5 13 (27.08%) Dynamics AX
5 13 (27.08%) Linux
6 12 (25.00%) Configuration Management
6 12 (25.00%) Puppet
6 12 (25.00%) DevOps
7 11 (22.92%) SQL
7 11 (22.92%) Enterprise Architecture
8 10 (20.83%) .NET
9 9 (18.75%) Application Packaging
10 8 (16.67%) Web Services
11 6 (12.50%) OO
12 5 (10.42%) J2EE
12 5 (10.42%) Java
12 5 (10.42%) Project Management

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 17 (35.42%) BizTalk Server
2 14 (29.17%) SharePoint
2 14 (29.17%) SharePoint 2010
2 14 (29.17%) Lync
2 14 (29.17%) SharePoint 2013
2 14 (29.17%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (8.33%) Apache
4 2 (4.17%) WebLogic
4 2 (4.17%) JBoss
4 2 (4.17%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (2.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (2.08%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (2.08%) Oracle BPEL
5 1 (2.08%) Alfresco
5 1 (2.08%) Liferay
Applications
1 3 (6.25%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (4.17%) MS Project
3 1 (2.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (27.08%) Dynamics CRM
1 13 (27.08%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.08%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (2.08%) SAP R/3
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 13 (27.08%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (4.17%) Force.com
3 1 (2.08%) SaaS
3 1 (2.08%) PaaS
3 1 (2.08%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.33%) 3G
2 3 (6.25%) LTE
3 2 (4.17%) Internet
4 1 (2.08%) 4G
4 1 (2.08%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 3 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.08%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (10.42%) RSpec
1 5 (10.42%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.17%) JUnit
3 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.08%) NUnit
3 1 (2.08%) Selenium
3 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.08%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.25%) Finance
3 1 (2.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (52.08%) Architect
2 15 (31.25%) Technical Architect
3 8 (16.67%) Developer
4 7 (14.58%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (10.42%) Senior Technical Architect
5 5 (10.42%) Senior Architect
6 4 (8.33%) Java Developer
6 4 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) BSS Architect
7 3 (6.25%) Integration Architect
8 2 (4.17%) Project Manager
8 2 (4.17%) .NET Developer
9 1 (2.08%) J2EE Developer
9 1 (2.08%) Team Leader
9 1 (2.08%) Infrastructure Architect
9 1 (2.08%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
9 1 (2.08%) SOA Developer
9 1 (2.08%) Oracle SOA Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.83%) .NET
2 9 (18.75%) Application Packaging
3 8 (16.67%) Web Services
4 5 (10.42%) J2EE
5 4 (8.33%) SOAP
5 4 (8.33%) .NET Framework
5 4 (8.33%) XML
5 4 (8.33%) REST
5 4 (8.33%) Apache Camel
6 3 (6.25%) JMS
7 2 (4.17%) Middleware
7 2 (4.17%) Hibernate
7 2 (4.17%) Spring
7 2 (4.17%) jQuery
7 2 (4.17%) AngularJS
8 1 (2.08%) Gherkin
8 1 (2.08%) WCF
8 1 (2.08%) Drools
8 1 (2.08%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (2.08%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 14 (29.17%) Clustering
2 3 (6.25%) Open Source
2 3 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.17%) Digital Media
3 2 (4.17%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.08%) Reference Data
4 1 (2.08%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 13 (27.08%) Linux
2 3 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (35.42%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (33.33%) CRM
3 14 (29.17%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 12 (25.00%) DevOps
5 11 (22.92%) Enterprise Architecture
6 6 (12.50%) OO
7 5 (10.42%) Project Management
7 5 (10.42%) TDD
8 4 (8.33%) Risk Management
8 4 (8.33%) Change Control
9 3 (6.25%) Mentoring
9 3 (6.25%) OOP
9 3 (6.25%) MVC
9 3 (6.25%) Scrum
9 3 (6.25%) Network Architecture
10 2 (4.17%) Domain-Driven Design
10 2 (4.17%) Business Development
10 2 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (4.17%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.92%) SQL
2 5 (10.42%) Ruby
2 5 (10.42%) Java
3 2 (4.17%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.08%) Perl
4 1 (2.08%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.08%) XPath
4 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.08%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (10.42%) Degree
System Software
1 14 (29.17%) Active Directory
1 14 (29.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 13 (27.08%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (25.00%) Puppet
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (2.08%) OpenView
3 1 (2.08%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (2.08%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 20 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.25%) Oracle
2 3 (6.25%) SAP
3 2 (4.17%) Siebel
3 2 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.08%) TIBCO
4 1 (2.08%) HP
4 1 (2.08%) EMC
4 1 (2.08%) BMC
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