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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 51 52 56
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Contract jobs citing SOA 22 22 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.19% 2.09% 1.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.26% 2.78% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 13 3
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£400 £425 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £272 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £550 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £416 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.30% +11.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.43 £49.25 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-21.97% +44.85%
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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
675 792 574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 67.30% 75.14% 72.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 409 246
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 17 15
Average hourly rate £21.55 £22.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 £16.00 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £180.00 £31.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 April 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 24 April 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 24 (64.86%) Java
2 15 (40.54%) Data Modelling
3 14 (37.84%) Oracle
4 13 (35.14%) .NET
5 12 (32.43%) SQL Server
6 9 (24.32%) SOAP
6 9 (24.32%) webMethods
7 8 (21.62%) Web Services
7 8 (21.62%) Informix
7 8 (21.62%) JavaScript
7 8 (21.62%) MySQL
8 7 (18.92%) HTML
9 6 (16.22%) SAP
9 6 (16.22%) ERP
9 6 (16.22%) Project Management
9 6 (16.22%) Degree
9 6 (16.22%) Security Cleared
9 6 (16.22%) REST
10 5 (13.51%) Talend
10 5 (13.51%) Apache Camel
10 5 (13.51%) Analytics
10 5 (13.51%) Software Architecture
10 5 (13.51%) HTML5
10 5 (13.51%) Computer Science
10 5 (13.51%) Spanish Language
10 5 (13.51%) Talend Open Studio
10 5 (13.51%) Data Management
10 5 (13.51%) Service Management
10 5 (13.51%) Service Delivery
10 5 (13.51%) Management Information System

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 4 (10.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (8.11%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (5.41%) MQSeries
3 2 (5.41%) Tomcat
3 2 (5.41%) Apache
3 2 (5.41%) WebSphere
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (2.70%) Lync
4 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.70%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.70%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) OpenLDAP
1 1 (2.70%) LTE
1 1 (2.70%) MVNO
1 1 (2.70%) NGN
1 1 (2.70%) UTRAN
1 1 (2.70%) GSM
1 1 (2.70%) 3GPP
1 1 (2.70%) FTP
1 1 (2.70%) HTTP
1 1 (2.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (32.43%) SQL Server
2 8 (21.62%) Informix
2 8 (21.62%) MySQL
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.70%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Talend Open Studio
2 4 (10.81%) Maven
3 3 (8.11%) Jenkins
3 3 (8.11%) Eclipse
4 2 (5.41%) JUnit
5 1 (2.70%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.70%) Hudson
5 1 (2.70%) Apache Continuum
5 1 (2.70%) Rational Application Developer
5 1 (2.70%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.70%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (2.70%) Toad
5 1 (2.70%) JDeveloper
General
1 5 (13.51%) Spanish Language
1 5 (13.51%) Telecoms
2 3 (8.11%) Finance
3 2 (5.41%) Billing
4 1 (2.70%) Retail
4 1 (2.70%) Legal
4 1 (2.70%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 21 (56.76%) Architect
2 14 (37.84%) Developer
3 8 (21.62%) Data Architect
4 6 (16.22%) Java Developer
5 5 (13.51%) Lead Developer
6 4 (10.81%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (10.81%) Lead Architect
7 2 (5.41%) Java Software Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Software Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) SOA Designer
8 1 (2.70%) Designer
8 1 (2.70%) Build Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) SAP Architect
8 1 (2.70%) SOA Architect
8 1 (2.70%) Business Solution Architect
8 1 (2.70%) Lead Enterprise Architect
8 1 (2.70%) DevOps Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) JavaScript Developer
8 1 (2.70%) J2EE Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Deployment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (35.14%) .NET
2 9 (24.32%) SOAP
3 8 (21.62%) Web Services
4 7 (18.92%) HTML
5 6 (16.22%) REST
6 5 (13.51%) Apache Camel
6 5 (13.51%) HTML5
6 5 (13.51%) XML
7 4 (10.81%) J2EE
7 4 (10.81%) Spring
8 3 (8.11%) AngularJS
9 2 (5.41%) Middleware
9 2 (5.41%) WSDL
9 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET
9 2 (5.41%) Struts
9 2 (5.41%) Hibernate
9 2 (5.41%) PhoneGap
9 2 (5.41%) Apache CXF
9 2 (5.41%) Struts2
10 1 (2.70%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Computer Science
1 5 (13.51%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.41%) N-Tier
2 2 (5.41%) Cryptography
3 1 (2.70%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.70%) Internet of Things
3 1 (2.70%) Machine to Machine
3 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.70%) Clustering
3 1 (2.70%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) Windows
1 2 (5.41%) Linux
2 1 (2.70%) CentOS
2 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (2.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (40.54%) Data Modelling
2 6 (16.22%) ERP
2 6 (16.22%) Project Management
3 5 (13.51%) Analytics
3 5 (13.51%) Software Architecture
3 5 (13.51%) Data Management
3 5 (13.51%) Service Management
3 5 (13.51%) Service Delivery
3 5 (13.51%) Workflow
3 5 (13.51%) OO
4 4 (10.81%) UML
4 4 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.41%) EAI
5 2 (5.41%) CRM
5 2 (5.41%) OOP
5 2 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.41%) MVC
5 2 (5.41%) Zachman Framework
5 2 (5.41%) TOGAF
5 2 (5.41%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 24 (64.86%) Java
2 8 (21.62%) JavaScript
3 3 (8.11%) SQL
3 3 (8.11%) Python
4 2 (5.41%) C#
4 2 (5.41%) C++
4 2 (5.41%) Ruby
5 1 (2.70%) XPath
5 1 (2.70%) COBOL
5 1 (2.70%) Perl
5 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (16.22%) Degree
1 6 (16.22%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (8.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) MOM
2 1 (2.70%) Puppet
2 1 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 14 (37.84%) Oracle
2 9 (24.32%) webMethods
3 6 (16.22%) SAP
4 5 (13.51%) Talend
5 3 (8.11%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.70%) Comverse
6 1 (2.70%) Micro Focus
6 1 (2.70%) Cisco
6 1 (2.70%) IBM
6 1 (2.70%) Ericsson