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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 69 55 58
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +3
Contract jobs citing SOA 8 14 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.80% 1.62% 2.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 2.35% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 10
Average daily rate
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£515 £488 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.64% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £437 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £524 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £435 £377
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +15.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +18.64%
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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
730 596 749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 72.71% 69.06% 74.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 307 355
Average daily rate £415 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £290 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 10 20
Average hourly rate £37.09 £19.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.21% -34.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.67 £59.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 16 (72.73%) Java
2 11 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 11 (50.00%) Oracle
3 7 (31.82%) Project Management
3 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
3 7 (31.82%) SAP
4 6 (27.27%) HTML
4 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
4 6 (27.27%) SOAP
4 6 (27.27%) Web Services
4 6 (27.27%) Service Delivery
4 6 (27.27%) REST
5 5 (22.73%) Analytics
5 5 (22.73%) Software Architecture
5 5 (22.73%) HTML5
5 5 (22.73%) Data Management
5 5 (22.73%) Degree
5 5 (22.73%) Computer Science
5 5 (22.73%) Spanish Language
5 5 (22.73%) Management Information System
5 5 (22.73%) Workflow
5 5 (22.73%) Service Management
5 5 (22.73%) ERP
5 5 (22.73%) Middleware
5 5 (22.73%) .NET
5 5 (22.73%) OO
6 4 (18.18%) Informix
6 4 (18.18%) J2EE
6 4 (18.18%) MySQL
6 4 (18.18%) webMethods

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
1 2 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle Service Bus
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.55%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) FTP
1 1 (4.55%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 4 (18.18%) MySQL
2 4 (18.18%) Informix
3 2 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.55%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
2 1 (4.55%) Hudson
2 1 (4.55%) Apache Continuum
2 1 (4.55%) Rational Application Developer
2 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (4.55%) Eclipse
2 1 (4.55%) Toad
2 1 (4.55%) JDeveloper
2 1 (4.55%) Maven
General
1 5 (22.73%) Spanish Language
2 4 (18.18%) Telecoms
2 4 (18.18%) Finance
3 3 (13.64%) Retail
4 2 (9.09%) Banking
5 1 (4.55%) Marketing
5 1 (4.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (63.64%) Architect
2 9 (40.91%) Developer
3 6 (27.27%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (22.73%) Lead Developer
5 4 (18.18%) Java Developer
5 4 (18.18%) Data Architect
6 3 (13.64%) Lead Architect
7 2 (9.09%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 2 (9.09%) Senior Architect
7 2 (9.09%) Junior Developer
7 2 (9.09%) Junior Java Developer
7 2 (9.09%) Junior
8 1 (4.55%) Technical Architect
8 1 (4.55%) Consultant
8 1 (4.55%) Senior Developer
8 1 (4.55%) Applications Support
8 1 (4.55%) Technical Consultant
8 1 (4.55%) Solutions Designer
8 1 (4.55%) Senior Java Developer
8 1 (4.55%) Oracle Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) SOAP
1 6 (27.27%) Web Services
1 6 (27.27%) HTML
1 6 (27.27%) REST
2 5 (22.73%) HTML5
2 5 (22.73%) .NET
2 5 (22.73%) Middleware
3 4 (18.18%) J2EE
4 3 (13.64%) XML
5 2 (9.09%) SAP PI
6 1 (4.55%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (4.55%) WebCenter
6 1 (4.55%) Oracle ADF
6 1 (4.55%) Spring
6 1 (4.55%) EJB
6 1 (4.55%) XSD
6 1 (4.55%) XSL
6 1 (4.55%) XSLT
6 1 (4.55%) XHTML
6 1 (4.55%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Management Information System
1 5 (22.73%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.09%) SCADA
2 2 (9.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (9.09%) Social Media
2 2 (9.09%) Digital Media
2 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) Thin Client
3 1 (4.55%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) UNIX
2 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 7 (31.82%) Project Management
3 6 (27.27%) Service Delivery
4 5 (22.73%) Workflow
4 5 (22.73%) Service Management
4 5 (22.73%) Data Management
4 5 (22.73%) ERP
4 5 (22.73%) OO
4 5 (22.73%) Software Architecture
4 5 (22.73%) Analytics
5 4 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (13.64%) Unit Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Content Management
7 2 (9.09%) CRM
7 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce
7 2 (9.09%) UML
7 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (9.09%) Migration
7 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (4.55%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 16 (72.73%) Java
2 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
3 2 (9.09%) C#
3 2 (9.09%) C++
3 2 (9.09%) PL/SQL
3 2 (9.09%) SQL
4 1 (4.55%) Python
4 1 (4.55%) XPath
4 1 (4.55%) COBOL
4 1 (4.55%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) Degree
2 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 11 (50.00%) Oracle
2 7 (31.82%) SAP
3 4 (18.18%) webMethods
3 4 (18.18%) Talend
4 2 (9.09%) Guidewire
4 2 (9.09%) MuleSoft
4 2 (9.09%) Pega
4 2 (9.09%) Sitecore
4 2 (9.09%) hybris
4 2 (9.09%) FatWire
4 2 (9.09%) IBM
4 2 (9.09%) Adobe
5 1 (4.55%) Citrix
5 1 (4.55%) Retek
5 1 (4.55%) VMware
5 1 (4.55%) Micro Focus