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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 41 65 47
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -18
Contract jobs citing SOA 19 11 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.70% 1.08% 2.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.61% 1.46% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 15
Median daily rate £400 £650 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% +20.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £546 £465
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £650 £567
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £463 £435
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +6.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £41.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
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
527 753 592
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 74.75% 73.75% 70.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 505 329
Median daily rate £400 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £558 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 19 12
Median hourly rate £20.00 £37.09 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.07% +95.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £30.90 £16.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.73 £37.09 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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
1 14 (50.00%) Finance
2 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (35.71%) REST
3 9 (32.14%) SDLC
3 9 (32.14%) SOAP
4 7 (25.00%) Java
4 7 (25.00%) .NET
4 7 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 7 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (21.43%) Business Activity Monitoring
5 6 (21.43%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (21.43%) JSON
5 6 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (21.43%) MSTest
5 6 (21.43%) C#
5 6 (21.43%) OO
5 6 (21.43%) JBoss
5 6 (21.43%) Data Modelling
5 6 (21.43%) OOD
5 6 (21.43%) B2B
5 6 (21.43%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (21.43%) Project Management
6 5 (17.86%) Middleware
6 5 (17.86%) Spring
7 4 (14.29%) Hibernate
7 4 (14.29%) IBM
7 4 (14.29%) Oracle
7 4 (14.29%) Apache Camel
7 4 (14.29%) Translating Business Requirements

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
1 6 (21.43%) JBoss
2 1 (3.57%) SAS
2 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) Internet
2 2 (7.14%) Firewall
2 2 (7.14%) LAN
2 2 (7.14%) MPLS
2 2 (7.14%) PBX
2 2 (7.14%) PuTTY
2 2 (7.14%) VoIP
2 2 (7.14%) VPN
2 2 (7.14%) WAN
2 2 (7.14%) WLAN
3 1 (3.57%) DVB
3 1 (3.57%) HTTP
3 1 (3.57%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) MSTest
1 6 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (10.71%) Subversion
3 2 (7.14%) Eclipse
3 2 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 2 (7.14%) Jenkins
3 2 (7.14%) JUnit
3 2 (7.14%) Maven
3 2 (7.14%) Selenium
3 2 (7.14%) SoapUI
3 2 (7.14%) Toad
4 1 (3.57%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.57%) JIRA
General
1 14 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Banking
2 3 (10.71%) Retail
3 2 (7.14%) Retail Banking
3 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Architect
2 5 (17.86%) Consultant
2 5 (17.86%) Developer
2 5 (17.86%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (14.29%) BizTalk Consultant
4 3 (10.71%) Java Developer
4 3 (10.71%) SOA Consultant
4 3 (10.71%) Technical Manager
5 2 (7.14%) BizTalk Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Data Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Designer
5 2 (7.14%) Security Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) SOA Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Team Leader
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Leader
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Team Leader
5 2 (7.14%) Web Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Development Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Test Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (50.00%) Web Services
2 10 (35.71%) REST
3 9 (32.14%) SOAP
4 7 (25.00%) .NET
5 6 (21.43%) JSON
6 5 (17.86%) Middleware
6 5 (17.86%) Spring
7 4 (14.29%) Apache Camel
7 4 (14.29%) Hibernate
8 3 (10.71%) Apache CXF
8 3 (10.71%) J2EE
8 3 (10.71%) XML
9 2 (7.14%) ActiveMQ
9 2 (7.14%) IBM Integration Bus
9 2 (7.14%) JPA
9 2 (7.14%) Struts
10 1 (3.57%) Ajax
10 1 (3.57%) HTML5
10 1 (3.57%) Node.js
10 1 (3.57%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (21.43%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (10.71%) Computer Science
4 2 (7.14%) Data Centre
4 2 (7.14%) IVR
5 1 (3.57%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.57%) Digital TV
5 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.57%) Market Risk
5 1 (3.57%) MPEG
5 1 (3.57%) Smart Meter
5 1 (3.57%) STB
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Linux
1 1 (3.57%) Unix
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (32.14%) SDLC
3 7 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 6 (21.43%) B2B
4 6 (21.43%) Business Activity Monitoring
4 6 (21.43%) Data Modelling
4 6 (21.43%) OO
4 6 (21.43%) OOD
4 6 (21.43%) Project Management
5 4 (14.29%) Translating Business Requirements
6 3 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (10.71%) UML
7 2 (7.14%) Change Management
7 2 (7.14%) Data Architecture
7 2 (7.14%) Data Mapping
7 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
7 2 (7.14%) Software Engineering
7 2 (7.14%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) Java
2 6 (21.43%) C#
3 2 (7.14%) SQL
4 1 (3.57%) C
4 1 (3.57%) C++
4 1 (3.57%) Perl
4 1 (3.57%) Python
4 1 (3.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) IBM
1 4 (14.29%) Oracle
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft