The table below looks at the statistics for the SOA Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 20 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SOA Developer
Rank 237 236 237
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs requiring an SOA Developer 2 3 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.022% 0.034% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.024% 0.036% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 12
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -26.31%
UK excluding London average daily rate £481 £350 £473
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -25.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8455 8238 9219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.20% 92.73% 91.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4681 4355 4276
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 401 509 634
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -13.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

SOA Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOA Developer in the job title across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

SOA Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

SOA Developer
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOA Developer across the South East region.

SOA Developer Daily Rate Trend in the South East

SOA Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited SOA Developer in their job title 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 with SOA Developer in their job title.

1 8 (100.00%) SOA
2 4 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (50.00%) JBoss
3 3 (37.50%) Apache Camel
3 3 (37.50%) Apache ServiceMix
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (25.00%) Web Services
4 2 (25.00%) Middleware
4 2 (25.00%) webMethods
5 1 (12.50%) REST
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (12.50%) Linux
5 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (12.50%) Software AG
5 1 (12.50%) TIBCO
5 1 (12.50%) Ant
5 1 (12.50%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (12.50%) SOAP
5 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
5 1 (12.50%) SQL
5 1 (12.50%) J2EE
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (12.50%) Complex Event Processing
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (12.50%) Clustering
5 1 (12.50%) Retail

SOA Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited SOA Developer in their job title 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 with SOA Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (37.50%) Apache ServiceMix
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle BPEL
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Ant
General
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) Apache Camel
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (25.00%) Web Services
2 2 (25.00%) Middleware
3 1 (12.50%) REST
3 1 (12.50%) SOAP
3 1 (12.50%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) SOA
2 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (12.50%) Complex Event Processing
2 1 (12.50%) BPEL
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) JBoss
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle
3 2 (25.00%) webMethods
4 1 (12.50%) Software AG
4 1 (12.50%) TIBCO
4 1 (12.50%) PeopleSoft