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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 54 55 39
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -16
Contract jobs citing SOA 21 20 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.08% 1.97% 3.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.19% 2.60% 4.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 9 7
Average daily rate
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£388 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £554 £555 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.63 £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-10.93% +17.64%
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
658 770 497
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 65.21% 75.71% 70.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 396 201
Average daily rate £400 £400 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 12
Average hourly rate £33.50 £16.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.37% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 £15.00 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £180.00 £56.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 March 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 March 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 21 (45.65%) Java
2 18 (39.13%) .NET
3 15 (32.61%) Data Modelling
4 14 (30.43%) SQL Server
5 12 (26.09%) Oracle
6 11 (23.91%) Microsoft
7 9 (19.57%) Web Services
7 9 (19.57%) webMethods
8 8 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (17.39%) SOAP
8 8 (17.39%) OO
8 8 (17.39%) Informix
8 8 (17.39%) MySQL
8 8 (17.39%) JavaScript
8 8 (17.39%) Active Directory
8 8 (17.39%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (15.22%) CRM
9 7 (15.22%) Degree
9 7 (15.22%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (15.22%) Apache Camel
10 6 (13.04%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (13.04%) Lync
10 6 (13.04%) Computer Science
10 6 (13.04%) Hyper-V
10 6 (13.04%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (13.04%) REST
10 6 (13.04%) Clustering
10 6 (13.04%) Ruby
10 6 (13.04%) SharePoint

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 8 (17.39%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (13.04%) SharePoint 2013
2 6 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2013
2 6 (13.04%) Lync
2 6 (13.04%) SharePoint 2010
2 6 (13.04%) SharePoint
3 4 (8.70%) Apache
4 2 (4.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (4.35%) WebSphere
4 2 (4.35%) MQSeries
4 2 (4.35%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.17%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (2.17%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Office
1 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (10.87%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (10.87%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.17%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (2.17%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.87%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.52%) Internet
2 1 (2.17%) GSM
2 1 (2.17%) 3GPP
2 1 (2.17%) FTP
2 1 (2.17%) HTTP
2 1 (2.17%) NGN
2 1 (2.17%) 3G
2 1 (2.17%) UTRAN
2 1 (2.17%) 4G
2 1 (2.17%) MVNO
2 1 (2.17%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (2.17%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (2.17%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (30.43%) SQL Server
2 8 (17.39%) Informix
2 8 (17.39%) MySQL
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.17%) DB2
4 1 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (8.70%) RSpec
1 4 (8.70%) JUnit
2 3 (6.52%) Maven
3 2 (4.35%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (4.35%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.35%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.17%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.17%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (8.70%) Spanish Language
1 4 (8.70%) Finance
2 3 (6.52%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.35%) Billing
4 1 (2.17%) Retail
4 1 (2.17%) Legal
4 1 (2.17%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 27 (58.70%) Architect
2 14 (30.43%) Developer
3 8 (17.39%) Data Architect
4 6 (13.04%) Technical Architect
5 5 (10.87%) Java Developer
5 5 (10.87%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (8.70%) Lead Developer
6 4 (8.70%) Lead Architect
7 2 (4.35%) Senior Architect
7 2 (4.35%) .NET Developer
7 2 (4.35%) J2EE Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Java Software Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Senior Technical Architect
8 1 (2.17%) JavaScript Developer
8 1 (2.17%) SAP Architect
8 1 (2.17%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (39.13%) .NET
2 9 (19.57%) Web Services
3 8 (17.39%) SOAP
4 7 (15.22%) Apache Camel
5 6 (13.04%) REST
5 6 (13.04%) XML
6 5 (10.87%) HTML
6 5 (10.87%) AngularJS
7 4 (8.70%) HTML5
7 4 (8.70%) Spring
7 4 (8.70%) Application Packaging
8 3 (6.52%) J2EE
8 3 (6.52%) JMS
9 2 (4.35%) Apache CXF
9 2 (4.35%) jQuery
9 2 (4.35%) Struts2
9 2 (4.35%) PhoneGap
9 2 (4.35%) Hibernate
9 2 (4.35%) .NET Framework
9 2 (4.35%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Computer Science
1 6 (13.04%) Clustering
2 4 (8.70%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.35%) Open Source
3 2 (4.35%) Digital Media
3 2 (4.35%) Cryptography
3 2 (4.35%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.17%) Internet of Things
4 1 (2.17%) Machine to Machine
4 1 (2.17%) Reference Data
4 1 (2.17%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.04%) Linux
2 3 (6.52%) UNIX
3 2 (4.35%) Windows
4 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.17%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (32.61%) Data Modelling
2 8 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (17.39%) OO
3 7 (15.22%) CRM
3 7 (15.22%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (10.87%) ERP
4 5 (10.87%) Enterprise Architecture
4 5 (10.87%) TDD
4 5 (10.87%) Configuration Management
4 5 (10.87%) Project Management
4 5 (10.87%) DevOps
5 4 (8.70%) Analytics
5 4 (8.70%) Software Architecture
5 4 (8.70%) MVC
5 4 (8.70%) Workflow
5 4 (8.70%) Service Management
5 4 (8.70%) Service Delivery
5 4 (8.70%) Data Management
5 4 (8.70%) OOP
6 3 (6.52%) UML
Programming Languages
1 21 (45.65%) Java
2 8 (17.39%) JavaScript
3 6 (13.04%) Ruby
4 5 (10.87%) SQL
5 3 (6.52%) Python
6 2 (4.35%) XPath
6 2 (4.35%) Perl
7 1 (2.17%) C#
7 1 (2.17%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (15.22%) Degree
2 3 (6.52%) SC Cleared
2 3 (6.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (17.39%) Active Directory
2 6 (13.04%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (10.87%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (10.87%) Puppet
2 2 (4.35%) MOM
3 1 (2.17%) OpenView
3 1 (2.17%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (2.17%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 12 (26.09%) Oracle
2 11 (23.91%) Microsoft
3 9 (19.57%) webMethods
4 6 (13.04%) SAP
5 2 (4.35%) Talend
6 1 (2.17%) Cisco
6 1 (2.17%) HP
6 1 (2.17%) EMC
6 1 (2.17%) BMC
6 1 (2.17%) Ericsson
6 1 (2.17%) TIBCO
6 1 (2.17%) Comverse