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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 52 65 51
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -14
Contract jobs citing SOA 14 7 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.74% 0.76% 2.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.19% 1.00% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 13
Median daily rate £430 £480 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.41% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £480 £427
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £529 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+16.88% +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
638 697 657
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 79.16% 75.35% 73.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 404 300
Median daily rate £413 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £528 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 24 10
Median hourly rate £19.61 £21.55 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.00% +13.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

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
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 25 July 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 13 (56.52%) Finance
2 10 (43.48%) Web Services
2 10 (43.48%) SDLC
3 8 (34.78%) .NET
3 8 (34.78%) SOAP
3 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (34.78%) Project Management
3 8 (34.78%) MSTest
3 8 (34.78%) REST
4 7 (30.43%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (30.43%) JSON
4 7 (30.43%) Unit Testing
4 7 (30.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (30.43%) B2B
4 7 (30.43%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (30.43%) C#
4 7 (30.43%) Business Activity Monitoring
5 6 (26.09%) OO
5 6 (26.09%) Internet
5 6 (26.09%) OOD
6 5 (21.74%) Data Centre
7 4 (17.39%) Service Design
7 4 (17.39%) Client/Server
7 4 (17.39%) Oracle
7 4 (17.39%) Java
7 4 (17.39%) Firewall
7 4 (17.39%) Computer Science
8 3 (13.04%) Data Guard
8 3 (13.04%) High Availability
8 3 (13.04%) F5

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 7 (30.43%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (13.04%) JBoss
3 1 (4.35%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (26.09%) Internet
2 4 (17.39%) Firewall
3 3 (13.04%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (8.70%) LAN
4 2 (8.70%) MPLS
4 2 (8.70%) PBX
4 2 (8.70%) VoIP
4 2 (8.70%) VPN
4 2 (8.70%) WAN
4 2 (8.70%) WLAN
5 1 (4.35%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (34.78%) MSTest
2 7 (30.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (13.04%) Selenium
4 2 (8.70%) Cucumber
4 2 (8.70%) JIRA
4 2 (8.70%) Subversion
5 1 (4.35%) Eclipse
5 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
5 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
5 1 (4.35%) JUnit
5 1 (4.35%) Maven
5 1 (4.35%) Moq
5 1 (4.35%) NUnit
5 1 (4.35%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (4.35%) SoapUI
5 1 (4.35%) Toad
General
1 13 (56.52%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Retail
2 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.35%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Legal
3 1 (4.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Architect
2 4 (17.39%) Consultant
2 4 (17.39%) Developer
2 4 (17.39%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (13.04%) BizTalk Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Automation Tester
4 2 (8.70%) BizTalk Architect
4 2 (8.70%) BizTalk Developer
4 2 (8.70%) DBA
4 2 (8.70%) Oracle DBA
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Automation Tester
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Tester
4 2 (8.70%) SOA Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Team Leader
4 2 (8.70%) Technical Leader
4 2 (8.70%) Technical Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Technical Team Leader
4 2 (8.70%) Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Data Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (43.48%) Web Services
2 8 (34.78%) .NET
2 8 (34.78%) REST
2 8 (34.78%) SOAP
3 7 (30.43%) JSON
4 3 (13.04%) Hibernate
4 3 (13.04%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 3 (13.04%) Spring
5 2 (8.70%) Struts
6 1 (4.35%) .NET Framework
6 1 (4.35%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (4.35%) Ajax
6 1 (4.35%) AngularJS
6 1 (4.35%) CSS
6 1 (4.35%) CSS3
6 1 (4.35%) Flash
6 1 (4.35%) HTML
6 1 (4.35%) J2EE
6 1 (4.35%) Middleware
6 1 (4.35%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (21.74%) Data Centre
3 4 (17.39%) Client/Server
3 4 (17.39%) Computer Science
4 3 (13.04%) N-Tier
4 3 (13.04%) Private Cloud
4 3 (13.04%) Replication
5 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (8.70%) IVR
6 1 (4.35%) Market Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) SDLC
2 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (34.78%) Project Management
3 7 (30.43%) B2B
3 7 (30.43%) Business Activity Monitoring
3 7 (30.43%) Unit Testing
4 6 (26.09%) OO
4 6 (26.09%) OOD
5 4 (17.39%) Service Design
6 3 (13.04%) High Availability
6 3 (13.04%) Low Latency
7 2 (8.70%) BDD
7 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (8.70%) Data Modelling
7 2 (8.70%) Financial Analysis
7 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (4.35%) Data Architecture
8 1 (4.35%) Data Mapping
8 1 (4.35%) Domain-Driven Design
8 1 (4.35%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) C#
2 4 (17.39%) Java
3 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.35%) Perl
3 1 (4.35%) Python
3 1 (4.35%) SQL
3 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.35%) VBScript
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) Data Guard
1 3 (13.04%) Nagios
2 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Oracle
2 3 (13.04%) Cisco
2 3 (13.04%) Dell
2 3 (13.04%) EMC
2 3 (13.04%) F5
2 3 (13.04%) NetApp
2 3 (13.04%) Splunk
3 2 (8.70%) IBM