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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 66 75 76
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +1
Contract jobs citing SOA 236 216 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.58% 2.46% 2.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.52% 3.44% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 135 119
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £300 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £525 £526
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £382 £400
% change year-on-year
+15.10% -4.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 6
Average hourly rate £36.25 £26.31 £23.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.76% +13.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.25 £23.13 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.25 £29.50 £52.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -7.81%
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
6709 6275 7158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.34% 71.58% 71.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3792 3477 3405
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £260 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 263 252 321
Average hourly rate £21.00 £29.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.58% -6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 17 September 2014.

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 17 September 2014. 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 -14 63 £415 +22.96% 11
Berkshire +31 54 £475 -7.31% 5
Surrey -6 43 £360 -4.00% 8
Buckinghamshire +14 22 £425 +13.33% 1
Kent +10 20 £350 -26.31%
Oxfordshire -8 17 £488 +14.70% 8
Middlesex - 5 £270 -
West Sussex -2 3 £403 -15.26% 1
East Sussex -9 3 - -
Home Counties - - - -
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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.

1 153 (34.62%) Oracle
2 140 (31.67%) Agile Software Development
3 137 (31.00%) SQL
4 127 (28.73%) XML
5 117 (26.47%) Java
6 105 (23.76%) TDD
7 104 (23.53%) .NET
8 80 (18.10%) Scrum
9 76 (17.19%) Web Services
10 74 (16.74%) C#
10 74 (16.74%) REST
11 73 (16.52%) Middleware
12 69 (15.61%) SQL Server
12 69 (15.61%) OO
13 67 (15.16%) Continuous Integration
14 61 (13.80%) Linux
15 60 (13.57%) WebLogic
15 60 (13.57%) Security Cleared
16 59 (13.35%) SOAP
17 55 (12.44%) Use Case
18 54 (12.22%) Spring
19 52 (11.76%) Oracle Database
20 51 (11.54%) JSON
21 50 (11.31%) J2EE
21 50 (11.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
22 47 (10.63%) Internet
23 46 (10.41%) Mobile App
24 45 (10.18%) SC Cleared
24 45 (10.18%) Google
25 43 (9.73%) WCF

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 60 (13.57%) WebLogic
2 50 (11.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 34 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
4 28 (6.33%) SharePoint
5 27 (6.11%) WebSphere
6 19 (4.30%) Apache
7 12 (2.71%) GlassFish
8 9 (2.04%) IIS
8 9 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
8 9 (2.04%) Lync
8 9 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (2.04%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (1.58%) Node.js
9 7 (1.58%) Oracle Service Bus
10 6 (1.36%) ArcGIS
11 5 (1.13%) WebSphere Application Server
11 5 (1.13%) Mule
12 4 (0.90%) Liferay
13 3 (0.68%) CMS
13 3 (0.68%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 8 (1.81%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.13%) MS Office
3 3 (0.68%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 24 (5.43%) Oracle Applications
2 21 (4.75%) Oracle EBS
3 19 (4.30%) Oracle BPM
4 11 (2.49%) Oracle EBS R12
5 9 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
5 9 (2.04%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (1.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 7 (1.58%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.68%) SAP FI
9 2 (0.45%) SAP BPC
9 2 (0.45%) Exstream
10 1 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
10 1 (0.23%) SAP GRC
10 1 (0.23%) SAP CO
10 1 (0.23%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (1.58%) SaaS
4 2 (0.45%) Force.com
5 1 (0.23%) IaaS
5 1 (0.23%) GitHub
5 1 (0.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (10.63%) Internet
2 14 (3.17%) HTTP
3 9 (2.04%) Firewall
4 7 (1.58%) Network Security
5 6 (1.36%) LDAP
5 6 (1.36%) SSL
5 6 (1.36%) SAN
6 5 (1.13%) UMTS
6 5 (1.13%) CDMA
6 5 (1.13%) GPRS
6 5 (1.13%) GSM
6 5 (1.13%) LTE
7 4 (0.90%) 3G
8 3 (0.68%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.45%) NetScaler
9 2 (0.45%) SSH
9 2 (0.45%) NAS
9 2 (0.45%) FTP
10 1 (0.23%) VPN
10 1 (0.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (15.61%) SQL Server
2 52 (11.76%) Oracle Database
3 35 (7.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 30 (6.79%) Oracle Database 11g
5 21 (4.75%) SQL Server 2005
6 19 (4.30%) Oracle Database 10g
7 17 (3.85%) NoSQL
8 13 (2.94%) Relational Database
9 12 (2.71%) PostgreSQL
9 12 (2.71%) MySQL
9 12 (2.71%) Oracle Reports
10 10 (2.26%) SQLPlus
11 9 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 9 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (2.04%) MongoDB
12 7 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
13 6 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (1.36%) Oracle Discoverer
14 5 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 5 (1.13%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 30 (6.79%) Maven
2 27 (6.11%) Visual Studio
3 19 (4.30%) NUnit
4 18 (4.07%) Team Foundation Server
5 17 (3.85%) Eclipse
5 17 (3.85%) Ant
5 17 (3.85%) Jenkins
6 16 (3.62%) Git (software)
7 13 (2.94%) Selenium
7 13 (2.94%) SoapUI
8 12 (2.71%) JUnit
9 11 (2.49%) Subversion
10 9 (2.04%) Toad
11 7 (1.58%) Oracle Forms
12 6 (1.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 5 (1.13%) JIRA
14 4 (0.90%) Mercurial
14 4 (0.90%) QUnit
14 4 (0.90%) TestDirector
14 4 (0.90%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 40 (9.05%) Telecoms
2 37 (8.37%) Finance
3 23 (5.20%) Games
4 17 (3.85%) Billing
5 12 (2.71%) Retail
6 11 (2.49%) Marketing
7 10 (2.26%) Manufacturing
7 10 (2.26%) Military
8 8 (1.81%) Electronics
9 5 (1.13%) Law
10 3 (0.68%) Publishing
11 2 (0.45%) Back Office
12 1 (0.23%) Automotive
12 1 (0.23%) Legal
12 1 (0.23%) Advertising
12 1 (0.23%) Banking
Job Titles
1 171 (38.69%) Developer
2 103 (23.30%) Architect
3 41 (9.28%) Solutions Architect
4 37 (8.37%) Mobile Developer
5 35 (7.92%) Java Developer
6 26 (5.88%) Lead Developer
7 25 (5.66%) Designer
7 25 (5.66%) Analyst
8 24 (5.43%) Technical Architect
9 20 (4.52%) Consultant
10 19 (4.30%) Development Manager
10 19 (4.30%) Senior Developer
10 19 (4.30%) .NET Developer
11 17 (3.85%) Software Developer
12 14 (3.17%) BizTalk Developer
12 14 (3.17%) Front-End Developer
13 13 (2.94%) Solutions Designer
13 13 (2.94%) Business Analyst
14 12 (2.71%) Web Development Manager
14 12 (2.71%) Web Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (28.73%) XML
2 104 (23.53%) .NET
3 76 (17.19%) Web Services
4 74 (16.74%) REST
5 73 (16.52%) Middleware
6 59 (13.35%) SOAP
7 54 (12.22%) Spring
8 51 (11.54%) JSON
9 50 (11.31%) J2EE
10 43 (9.73%) WCF
11 42 (9.50%) OAuth
12 41 (9.28%) ASP.NET
13 40 (9.05%) JMS
14 28 (6.33%) RESTful
15 25 (5.66%) Oracle Fusion
16 24 (5.43%) .NET Framework
16 24 (5.43%) ASP.NET MVC
17 20 (4.52%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 19 (4.30%) XSLT
18 19 (4.30%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 46 (10.41%) Mobile App
2 32 (7.24%) N-Tier
3 25 (5.66%) Enterprise Software
4 17 (3.85%) Open Source
5 16 (3.62%) Clustering
6 15 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (1.81%) DTV
7 8 (1.81%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.58%) Replication
9 5 (1.13%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.13%) User Experience
10 4 (0.90%) CESG
10 4 (0.90%) RMADS
10 4 (0.90%) CMDB
10 4 (0.90%) Mathematics
11 2 (0.45%) Smart Meter
11 2 (0.45%) DataPower
11 2 (0.45%) Data Integration
11 2 (0.45%) Mainframe
12 1 (0.23%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 61 (13.80%) Linux
2 40 (9.05%) UNIX
3 33 (7.47%) Windows
4 13 (2.94%) Solaris
5 12 (2.71%) Apple iOS
6 11 (2.49%) Android
7 8 (1.81%) Oracle Linux
7 8 (1.81%) AIX
8 7 (1.58%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.45%) CentOS
11 1 (0.23%) zOS
11 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.23%) SUSE
11 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (31.67%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (23.76%) TDD
3 80 (18.10%) Scrum
4 69 (15.61%) OO
5 67 (15.16%) Continuous Integration
6 55 (12.44%) Use Case
7 43 (9.73%) Mobile Application Development
8 41 (9.28%) Rapid Prototyping
9 40 (9.05%) MVC
10 33 (7.47%) UML
10 33 (7.47%) Software Engineering
11 30 (6.79%) CRM
12 28 (6.33%) BDD
12 28 (6.33%) Coaching
13 27 (6.11%) Configuration Management
14 26 (5.88%) Waterfall
15 25 (5.66%) Business Intelligence
15 25 (5.66%) Enterprise Architecture
16 24 (5.43%) Unit Testing
17 23 (5.20%) Game Development
Programming Languages
1 137 (31.00%) SQL
2 117 (26.47%) Java
3 74 (16.74%) C#
4 37 (8.37%) PL/SQL
5 28 (6.33%) JavaScript
6 15 (3.39%) Groovy
7 13 (2.94%) C
8 11 (2.49%) T-SQL
9 10 (2.26%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
9 10 (2.26%) XPath
9 10 (2.26%) Perl
9 10 (2.26%) PHP
9 10 (2.26%) XQuery
10 9 (2.04%) Shell Script
11 7 (1.58%) Scala
12 6 (1.36%) Korn
12 6 (1.36%) VBA
13 4 (0.90%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.68%) Python
14 3 (0.68%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 60 (13.57%) Security Cleared
2 45 (10.18%) SC Cleared
3 30 (6.79%) Degree
4 7 (1.58%) ISEB
4 7 (1.58%) DV Cleared
5 6 (1.36%) PMP
5 6 (1.36%) PMI Certification
6 5 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (0.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (0.90%) MCSE
7 4 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.45%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.45%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.45%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.17%) QA
2 5 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.90%) JSP 440
4 3 (0.68%) HL7
4 3 (0.68%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.45%) COBIT
6 1 (0.23%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (5.88%) Oracle RAC
2 13 (2.94%) Oracle RMAN
3 10 (2.26%) Active Directory
4 9 (2.04%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.45%) vSphere
5 2 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.23%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.23%) OCFS2
6 1 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.23%) vCloud
6 1 (0.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 22 (4.98%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 19 (4.30%) Puppet
3 15 (3.39%) Oracle Identity Management
4 14 (3.17%) HP Quality Center
5 11 (2.49%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (2.26%) SCCM
7 7 (1.58%) Data Guard
8 6 (1.36%) Vagrant
9 3 (0.68%) Netcool
9 3 (0.68%) OPNET
9 3 (0.68%) YUM
10 1 (0.23%) OpenView
10 1 (0.23%) Nagios
10 1 (0.23%) BMC PATROL
10 1 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 153 (34.62%) Oracle
2 45 (10.18%) Google
3 42 (9.50%) Facebook
3 42 (9.50%) Twitter
4 41 (9.28%) Microsoft
5 22 (4.98%) webMethods
5 22 (4.98%) SAP
6 17 (3.85%) Software AG
7 16 (3.62%) IBM
8 15 (3.39%) Salesforce.com
9 14 (3.17%) JBoss
10 12 (2.71%) HP
11 8 (1.81%) Siebel
11 8 (1.81%) BMC
12 7 (1.58%) Red Hat
12 7 (1.58%) Remedy
13 6 (1.36%) ESRI
13 6 (1.36%) Informatica
14 4 (0.90%) Citrix
15 3 (0.68%) Cisco
Surrey
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Rate: £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Gold Group
Rate: £50 - £60 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford
Volt
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: £510 per day DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
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TD Group
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £380 - £420 per day
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Posted: 9 days ago