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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 67 54 60
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +6
Contract jobs citing SOA 8 22 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.80% 2.27% 1.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 3.15% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 15 11
Median daily rate £375 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £310 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £522 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £470 £438 £410
% change year-on-year
+7.42% +6.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £36.25 £49.25
% change year-on-year
+26.89% -26.39%
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
781 699 791
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 77.63% 72.06% 76.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 447 375 397
Median daily rate £413 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 14
Median hourly rate £19.61 £22.03 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.96% +7.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.60 £18.55 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £38.25 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.63%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) Replication
2 3 (25.00%) JSON
2 3 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (25.00%) Data Guard
2 3 (25.00%) Internet
2 3 (25.00%) Nagios
2 3 (25.00%) Project Management
2 3 (25.00%) Client/Server
2 3 (25.00%) N-Tier
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco
2 3 (25.00%) Dell
2 3 (25.00%) EMC
2 3 (25.00%) NetApp
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle
2 3 (25.00%) SOAP
2 3 (25.00%) Web Services
2 3 (25.00%) MSTest
2 3 (25.00%) F5
2 3 (25.00%) REST
2 3 (25.00%) High Availability
2 3 (25.00%) Splunk
2 3 (25.00%) Low Latency
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 3 (25.00%) Private Cloud
2 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (25.00%) Service Design
3 2 (16.67%) Business Activity Monitoring
3 2 (16.67%) SDLC
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database

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 2 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (8.33%) Mule
2 1 (8.33%) Mule ESB
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Internet
1 3 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (16.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MSTest
2 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (16.67%) JIRA
2 2 (16.67%) Selenium
2 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (8.33%) JUnit
3 1 (8.33%) Moq
3 1 (8.33%) NUnit
3 1 (8.33%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (8.33%) Subversion
3 1 (8.33%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Architect
2 3 (25.00%) Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Automation Tester
3 2 (16.67%) BizTalk Architect
3 2 (16.67%) DBA
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle DBA
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Automation Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Agile C# Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Angular Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Business Architect
4 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Lead Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) JSON
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
1 3 (25.00%) REST
1 3 (25.00%) SOAP
1 3 (25.00%) Web Services
2 2 (16.67%) .NET
3 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (8.33%) Apache Camel
3 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (8.33%) CSS
3 1 (8.33%) CSS3
3 1 (8.33%) HTML5
3 1 (8.33%) J2EE
3 1 (8.33%) jQuery
3 1 (8.33%) OSGi
3 1 (8.33%) RESTful
3 1 (8.33%) StructureMap
3 1 (8.33%) Unity DI Container
3 1 (8.33%) WCF
3 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Client/Server
1 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (25.00%) N-Tier
1 3 (25.00%) Private Cloud
1 3 (25.00%) Replication
2 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (8.33%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) High Availability
2 3 (25.00%) Low Latency
2 3 (25.00%) Project Management
2 3 (25.00%) Service Design
3 2 (16.67%) B2B
3 2 (16.67%) BDD
3 2 (16.67%) Business Activity Monitoring
3 2 (16.67%) SDLC
3 2 (16.67%) TDD
3 2 (16.67%) UML
3 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
4 1 (8.33%) BPMN
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (8.33%) Dependency Injection
4 1 (8.33%) Domain-Driven Design
4 1 (8.33%) OO
4 1 (8.33%) OOD
4 1 (8.33%) TOGAF
4 1 (8.33%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) C#
1 2 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (8.33%) Perl
2 1 (8.33%) Python
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (8.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Data Guard
1 3 (25.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Cisco
1 3 (25.00%) Dell
1 3 (25.00%) EMC
1 3 (25.00%) F5
1 3 (25.00%) NetApp
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle
1 3 (25.00%) Splunk
2 1 (8.33%) Talend