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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 49 57 63
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +6
Contract jobs citing SOA 14 20 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.59% 2.00% 2.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.38% 2.73% 3.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 8
Average daily rate
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£488 £525 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £330 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £550 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £385 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.38% -3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £29.50 £32.05
% change year-on-year
-22.03% -7.95%
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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
589 733 861
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 67.08% 73.30% 68.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 331 282
Average daily rate £400 £380 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 21 8
Average hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014, 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 11 (30.56%) Project Management
2 9 (25.00%) Linux
2 9 (25.00%) Degree
2 9 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (22.22%) Puppet
3 8 (22.22%) DevOps
3 8 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (22.22%) Configuration Management
4 7 (19.44%) Microsoft
4 7 (19.44%) SOAP
5 6 (16.67%) Web Services
5 6 (16.67%) .NET
5 6 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 6 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (13.89%) SQL
6 5 (13.89%) XML
6 5 (13.89%) Software Engineering
6 5 (13.89%) .NET Framework
6 5 (13.89%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (13.89%) Git (software)
6 5 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (13.89%) SoapUI
6 5 (13.89%) BDD
6 5 (13.89%) Jenkins
7 4 (11.11%) Change Data Capture
7 4 (11.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 4 (11.11%) Network Architecture
7 4 (11.11%) Software Architecture
7 4 (11.11%) Change Control

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 6 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (5.56%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.78%) ArcGIS
3 1 (2.78%) Apache
3 1 (2.78%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.78%) IIS
3 1 (2.78%) Confluence
3 1 (2.78%) Liferay
3 1 (2.78%) Alfresco
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle BPEL
3 1 (2.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (5.56%) MS Visio
2 2 (5.56%) MS Project
3 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) TIBCO iProcess
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.78%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) Force.com
2 1 (2.78%) IaaS
2 1 (2.78%) SaaS
2 1 (2.78%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.11%) LTE
1 4 (11.11%) 3G
2 1 (2.78%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (2.78%) MySQL
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (13.89%) Git (software)
1 5 (13.89%) SoapUI
1 5 (13.89%) Jenkins
2 4 (11.11%) NUnit
2 4 (11.11%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.78%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (2.78%) RSpec
3 1 (2.78%) Mercurial
3 1 (2.78%) Selenium
3 1 (2.78%) Subversion
3 1 (2.78%) JIRA
General
1 4 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 3 (8.33%) Finance
3 1 (2.78%) Publishing
3 1 (2.78%) Military
3 1 (2.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (38.89%) Architect
2 11 (30.56%) Solutions Architect
3 9 (25.00%) BSS Architect
4 8 (22.22%) Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Software Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Java Developer
6 2 (5.56%) SOA Architect
6 2 (5.56%) Integration Architect
6 2 (5.56%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.78%) SOA Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Oracle SOA Architect
7 1 (2.78%) SOA Designer
7 1 (2.78%) User Experience Developer
7 1 (2.78%) UI Programmer
7 1 (2.78%) Salesforce.com Architect
7 1 (2.78%) Test Manager
7 1 (2.78%) Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) Senior Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Designer
7 1 (2.78%) CSS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (19.44%) SOAP
2 6 (16.67%) Web Services
2 6 (16.67%) .NET
3 5 (13.89%) XML
3 5 (13.89%) .NET Framework
4 4 (11.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 4 (11.11%) WCF
4 4 (11.11%) Middleware
5 3 (8.33%) J2EE
6 2 (5.56%) Spring
6 2 (5.56%) Ajax
6 2 (5.56%) JSON
6 2 (5.56%) XSLT
6 2 (5.56%) Hibernate
7 1 (2.78%) HTML5
7 1 (2.78%) Gherkin
7 1 (2.78%) LESS
7 1 (2.78%) REST
7 1 (2.78%) MooTools
7 1 (2.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.78%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 9 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (2.78%) UNIX
2 1 (2.78%) Windows
2 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (30.56%) Project Management
2 8 (22.22%) DevOps
2 8 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (22.22%) Configuration Management
3 5 (13.89%) Software Engineering
3 5 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (13.89%) BDD
4 4 (11.11%) Change Data Capture
4 4 (11.11%) Network Architecture
4 4 (11.11%) Software Architecture
4 4 (11.11%) Change Control
4 4 (11.11%) Dependency Injection
4 4 (11.11%) Unit Testing
4 4 (11.11%) Multithreading
4 4 (11.11%) AOP
4 4 (11.11%) TDD
4 4 (11.11%) Pair Programming
4 4 (11.11%) Scrum
4 4 (11.11%) UML
4 4 (11.11%) OO
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.89%) SQL
2 4 (11.11%) T-SQL
2 4 (11.11%) C#
3 3 (8.33%) Java
4 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.78%) PHP
4 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.78%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.78%) MCSE
Systems Management
1 9 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (22.22%) Puppet
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 7 (19.44%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle
3 2 (5.56%) SAP
3 2 (5.56%) Siebel
3 2 (5.56%) JBoss
3 2 (5.56%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (5.56%) TIBCO
4 1 (2.78%) ESRI
4 1 (2.78%) Adobe
4 1 (2.78%) Fujitsu