The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills 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 over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 97 75 63
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -12
Contract jobs citing SOA 179 216 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.80% 2.32% 2.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.40% 3.22% 3.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 123 122
Average daily rate
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£425 £413 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +13.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £275 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £431 £411 £379
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +8.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 12 7
Average hourly rate - £46.75 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +19.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.43 £49.25 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-21.97% +44.85%
SOA
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
7456 6703 5993
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 74.96% 71.88% 71.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4196 3745 3126
Average daily rate £395 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 271 259 266
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -6.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -3.12%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

SOA
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 across the South East region.

SOA Daily Rate Trend in the South East

SOA
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the South East region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

SOA
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

SOA Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

SOA
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -13 56 £400 -1.53% 3
Berkshire -28 38 £400 -5.88% 5
Buckinghamshire -6 30 £450 +12.50% 3
West Sussex -1 20 £550 -6.38% 7
Surrey 0 18 £425 +30.76% 4
Oxfordshire -8 12 £550 +340.00% 4
East Sussex - 4 £325 - 2
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 158 (39.70%) Java
2 151 (37.94%) Agile Software Development
3 130 (32.66%) Oracle
4 96 (24.12%) Web Services
5 88 (22.11%) .NET
6 83 (20.85%) Middleware
7 81 (20.35%) SOAP
8 76 (19.10%) Scrum
9 67 (16.83%) TDD
10 63 (15.83%) WebLogic
11 62 (15.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 61 (15.33%) C#
13 58 (14.57%) XML
13 58 (14.57%) Linux
14 56 (14.07%) SQL Server
15 55 (13.82%) Security Cleared
16 53 (13.32%) WCF
17 52 (13.07%) SQL
18 50 (12.56%) UML
19 48 (12.06%) JavaScript
20 47 (11.81%) SC Cleared
21 46 (11.56%) Oracle Fusion
21 46 (11.56%) J2EE
22 44 (11.06%) Continuous Integration
23 43 (10.80%) Spring
24 41 (10.30%) ASP.NET
24 41 (10.30%) OO
24 41 (10.30%) Microsoft
25 39 (9.80%) CSS
26 38 (9.55%) Enterprise Software

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 63 (15.83%) WebLogic
2 62 (15.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 30 (7.54%) SharePoint
4 19 (4.77%) SharePoint 2010
5 17 (4.27%) WebSphere
6 15 (3.77%) Apache
6 15 (3.77%) Oracle Service Bus
7 14 (3.52%) CMS
8 13 (3.27%) Kentico
9 10 (2.51%) Tomcat
10 9 (2.26%) BizTalk Server
10 9 (2.26%) Mule
11 8 (2.01%) JBoss
12 7 (1.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 6 (1.51%) Apache Pig
14 5 (1.26%) Node.js
14 5 (1.26%) Mule ESB
14 5 (1.26%) Oracle Workflow
15 3 (0.75%) IIS
16 2 (0.50%) MQSeries
Applications
1 8 (2.01%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.75%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 24 (6.03%) Oracle BPM
2 19 (4.77%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (3.02%) Oracle EBS R12
4 11 (2.76%) Oracle Applications
5 6 (1.51%) Oracle Financials
6 5 (1.26%) Oracle 11i
7 4 (1.01%) BusinessWorks
7 4 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.75%) Magento
8 3 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.25%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.01%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.51%) SaaS
3 5 (1.26%) GitHub
4 3 (0.75%) Google Checkout
5 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.25%) Force.com
6 1 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.25%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.02%) Internet
2 8 (2.01%) Firewall
3 7 (1.76%) MVNO
4 5 (1.26%) Multicast
4 5 (1.26%) NAS
4 5 (1.26%) BGP
4 5 (1.26%) ATM
4 5 (1.26%) SAN
5 4 (1.01%) LDAP
5 4 (1.01%) X.500
6 3 (0.75%) HTTP
7 1 (0.25%) DNS
7 1 (0.25%) Broadband
7 1 (0.25%) GSM
7 1 (0.25%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.25%) FTP
7 1 (0.25%) UTRAN
7 1 (0.25%) NGN
7 1 (0.25%) GGSN
7 1 (0.25%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (14.07%) SQL Server
2 37 (9.30%) Oracle Database
3 24 (6.03%) Oracle Database 11g
4 19 (4.77%) MySQL
5 16 (4.02%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (3.52%) Relational Database
7 9 (2.26%) Hadoop
7 9 (2.26%) Apache Cassandra
8 8 (2.01%) Informix
8 8 (2.01%) Oracle Reports
9 7 (1.76%) DB2
9 7 (1.76%) Big Data
10 6 (1.51%) NoSQL
10 6 (1.51%) Apache Hive
10 6 (1.51%) Oracle Database 10g
11 5 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (1.01%) Oracle BI EE
12 4 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (1.01%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.75%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 32 (8.04%) Selenium
1 32 (8.04%) Jenkins
2 31 (7.79%) Subversion
3 27 (6.78%) Maven
4 25 (6.28%) NUnit
4 25 (6.28%) JUnit
5 24 (6.03%) Visual Studio
6 21 (5.28%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (3.77%) Cucumber
8 14 (3.52%) Mockito
8 14 (3.52%) Git (software)
9 13 (3.27%) Eclipse
10 12 (3.02%) Ant
11 8 (2.01%) Oracle Forms
12 6 (1.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (1.51%) Talend Open Studio
13 5 (1.26%) TeamCity
14 4 (1.01%) XMLSpy
14 4 (1.01%) LoadUI
14 4 (1.01%) SoapUI
General
1 32 (8.04%) Finance
2 25 (6.28%) Publishing
3 20 (5.03%) Telecoms
3 20 (5.03%) Retail
4 12 (3.02%) Marketing
5 6 (1.51%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.51%) Automotive
6 5 (1.26%) Spanish Language
6 5 (1.26%) Multimedia
6 5 (1.26%) Billing
7 4 (1.01%) Electronics
8 3 (0.75%) Games
8 3 (0.75%) Banking
9 1 (0.25%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.25%) Military
9 1 (0.25%) Back Office
9 1 (0.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 159 (39.95%) Developer
2 137 (34.42%) Architect
3 70 (17.59%) Java Developer
4 67 (16.83%) Solutions Architect
5 20 (5.03%) .NET Developer
6 19 (4.77%) Data Architect
6 19 (4.77%) Consultant
7 17 (4.27%) Senior Developer
7 17 (4.27%) SharePoint Developer
8 16 (4.02%) Designer
8 16 (4.02%) Software Engineer
8 16 (4.02%) Lead Developer
9 15 (3.77%) Project Manager
10 14 (3.52%) Analyst
11 11 (2.76%) Java Software Engineer
11 11 (2.76%) Oracle Architect
11 11 (2.76%) Digital Architect
12 10 (2.51%) Digital Solutions Architect
12 10 (2.51%) Senior SharePoint Developer
12 10 (2.51%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (24.12%) Web Services
2 88 (22.11%) .NET
3 83 (20.85%) Middleware
4 81 (20.35%) SOAP
5 58 (14.57%) XML
6 53 (13.32%) WCF
7 46 (11.56%) Oracle Fusion
7 46 (11.56%) J2EE
8 43 (10.80%) Spring
9 41 (10.30%) ASP.NET
10 39 (9.80%) CSS
11 35 (8.79%) REST
12 33 (8.29%) HTML
13 32 (8.04%) RESTful
13 32 (8.04%) jQuery
14 30 (7.54%) Oracle ADF
15 26 (6.53%) Hibernate
16 24 (6.03%) SAML
17 23 (5.78%) XSLT
17 23 (5.78%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 38 (9.55%) Enterprise Software
2 17 (4.27%) Open Source
3 11 (2.76%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (2.51%) Visualisation
5 8 (2.01%) Digital Media
5 8 (2.01%) N-Tier
5 8 (2.01%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.01%) CMDB
6 7 (1.76%) PKI
7 6 (1.51%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.26%) Taxonomies
8 5 (1.26%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.01%) DTV
9 4 (1.01%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.75%) Enterprise Cloud
10 3 (0.75%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.50%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.50%) Clustering
11 2 (0.50%) Cryptography
11 2 (0.50%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 58 (14.57%) Linux
2 27 (6.78%) Windows
3 22 (5.53%) UNIX
4 15 (3.77%) Oracle Linux
5 8 (2.01%) AIX
6 4 (1.01%) Android
7 3 (0.75%) CentOS
8 2 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.25%) HPUX
9 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (37.94%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (19.10%) Scrum
3 67 (16.83%) TDD
4 50 (12.56%) UML
5 44 (11.06%) Continuous Integration
6 41 (10.30%) OO
7 36 (9.05%) Automated Testing
7 36 (9.05%) Software Engineering
8 34 (8.54%) Data Modelling
9 28 (7.04%) Workflow
10 26 (6.53%) Configuration Management
11 25 (6.28%) MVC
12 24 (6.03%) BDD
13 21 (5.28%) OOD
13 21 (5.28%) TOGAF
14 20 (5.03%) E-Commerce
14 20 (5.03%) Project Management
14 20 (5.03%) Use Case
15 19 (4.77%) Unit Testing
16 18 (4.52%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 158 (39.70%) Java
2 61 (15.33%) C#
3 52 (13.07%) SQL
4 48 (12.06%) JavaScript
5 18 (4.52%) XQuery
5 18 (4.52%) XPath
6 16 (4.02%) PL/SQL
7 15 (3.77%) PowerShell
8 10 (2.51%) Shell Script
9 9 (2.26%) PHP
9 9 (2.26%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 8 (2.01%) C++
11 6 (1.51%) Bash Shell
12 5 (1.26%) Python
13 4 (1.01%) Ruby
13 4 (1.01%) Groovy
14 2 (0.50%) Perl
15 1 (0.25%) COBOL
15 1 (0.25%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 55 (13.82%) Security Cleared
2 47 (11.81%) SC Cleared
3 22 (5.53%) Degree
4 7 (1.76%) DV Cleared
5 5 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.25%) PMP
6 1 (0.25%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.25%) ISEB
6 1 (0.25%) CISSP
6 1 (0.25%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.25%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.02%) QA
2 4 (1.01%) SLA
3 2 (0.50%) HL7
4 1 (0.25%) COBIT
System Software
1 22 (5.53%) Oracle RAC
2 12 (3.02%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.76%) vSphere
4 3 (0.75%) Oracle Clusterware
5 1 (0.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 20 (5.03%) Puppet
2 19 (4.77%) Oracle Identity Management
3 13 (3.27%) Vagrant
3 13 (3.27%) Oracle RMAN
4 10 (2.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 6 (1.51%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (1.26%) CloudHub
7 3 (0.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (0.75%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.50%) MOM
8 2 (0.50%) TIBCO Hawk
9 1 (0.25%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.25%) SCCM
9 1 (0.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 130 (32.66%) Oracle
2 41 (10.30%) Microsoft
3 21 (5.28%) webMethods
4 17 (4.27%) SAP
5 12 (3.02%) TIBCO
6 8 (2.01%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (2.01%) VMware
6 8 (2.01%) Software AG
7 7 (1.76%) Adobe
7 7 (1.76%) Apigee
8 6 (1.51%) Talend
8 6 (1.51%) IBM
9 5 (1.26%) Google
9 5 (1.26%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.01%) Siebel
11 3 (0.75%) Citrix
11 3 (0.75%) BMC
11 3 (0.75%) Remedy
11 3 (0.75%) ESRI
11 3 (0.75%) Cadence
West Sussex
Streamline Connections
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford
Volt
Rate: £475.00 - £510.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West Sussex
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Horsham
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £350.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Sussex
Streamline Connections
Rate: £300 - £375 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
West Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £375 - £475 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago