The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South East region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 71 61 69
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +8
Contract jobs citing SOA 232 229 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.40% 2.74% 2.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.38% 3.87% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 124 137
Average daily rate £425 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £316 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £390 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 0
Average hourly rate £41.00 £34.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.58% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.00 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+35.29% +4.61%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6857 5921 6979
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 70.79% 70.75% 65.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3812 3079 3326
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 278 256 361
Average hourly rate £27.00 £29.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.24% +8.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £51.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
SOA
England

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 18 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the South East region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

SOA Hourly Rate Histogram 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +16 72 £425 -17.07% 13
Hampshire -15 72 £413 +17.85% 9
Buckinghamshire -8 30 £400 -5.88% 4
Surrey -8 22 £345 +6.97% 10
Kent +22 18 £375 - 4
Thames Valley - 10 £450 -
Oxfordshire -9 3 £125 -61.53% 2
West Sussex -12 3 £588 +30.55% 3
Middlesex - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 4
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 154 (38.40%) Oracle
2 129 (32.17%) XML
3 119 (29.68%) .NET
4 110 (27.43%) Java
5 101 (25.19%) Web Services
6 95 (23.69%) Middleware
7 91 (22.69%) C#
8 87 (21.70%) SQL Server
9 73 (18.20%) SQL
10 66 (16.46%) Agile Software Development
10 66 (16.46%) WCF
11 61 (15.21%) Scrum
11 61 (15.21%) Oracle Database
12 59 (14.71%) TDD
13 54 (13.47%) Linux
13 54 (13.47%) SOAP
14 53 (13.22%) WebLogic
14 53 (13.22%) Microsoft
14 53 (13.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 52 (12.97%) Windows
15 52 (12.97%) Telecoms
16 50 (12.47%) SQL Server 2008
17 46 (11.47%) J2EE
18 41 (10.22%) OO
18 41 (10.22%) Security Cleared
19 40 (9.98%) Spring
19 40 (9.98%) JavaScript
20 39 (9.73%) Visual Studio
20 39 (9.73%) ASP.NET
20 39 (9.73%) Continuous Integration

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 53 (13.22%) WebLogic
1 53 (13.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 37 (9.23%) BizTalk Server
3 33 (8.23%) WebSphere
4 22 (5.49%) SharePoint
5 19 (4.74%) Oracle Service Bus
6 16 (3.99%) Apache
7 14 (3.49%) IIS
8 10 (2.49%) CMS
9 9 (2.24%) Kentico
10 8 (2.00%) Tomcat
11 5 (1.25%) Apache ServiceMix
11 5 (1.25%) Oracle Workflow
11 5 (1.25%) ArcGIS
12 4 (1.00%) Content Management Server
12 4 (1.00%) Alfresco
13 3 (0.75%) Liferay
13 3 (0.75%) MS Exchange
14 2 (0.50%) ATG Dynamo
14 2 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 16 (3.99%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.75%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.50%) MS Project
3 2 (0.50%) MS Office
3 2 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.25%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 23 (5.74%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (4.74%) Oracle Applications
3 10 (2.49%) Oracle BPM
4 5 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.75%) TIBCO iProcess
5 3 (0.75%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.50%) Exstream
6 2 (0.50%) Oracle BRM
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.25%) SAP GRC
7 1 (0.25%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle SCM
7 1 (0.25%) Staffware
7 1 (0.25%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 28 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (2.49%) SaaS
3 6 (1.50%) PaaS
4 2 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.25%) IaaS
5 1 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.25%) Office 365
5 1 (0.25%) Force.com
5 1 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (5.99%) Internet
2 10 (2.49%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.50%) HTTP
4 4 (1.00%) SAN
5 3 (0.75%) NetScaler
5 3 (0.75%) Network Security
6 2 (0.50%) WEP
6 2 (0.50%) Wireless
6 2 (0.50%) Firewall
6 2 (0.50%) DNS
7 1 (0.25%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.25%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.25%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (0.25%) LTE
7 1 (0.25%) SSH
7 1 (0.25%) VoIP
7 1 (0.25%) WAN
7 1 (0.25%) FTP
7 1 (0.25%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (21.70%) SQL Server
2 61 (15.21%) Oracle Database
3 50 (12.47%) SQL Server 2008
4 34 (8.48%) SQL Server 2005
5 30 (7.48%) Oracle Database 11g
6 15 (3.74%) Relational Database
6 15 (3.74%) Oracle Database 10g
7 12 (2.99%) Oracle BI EE
8 11 (2.74%) RDBMS
9 10 (2.49%) SQLPlus
9 10 (2.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (2.24%) SQL Server 2012
10 9 (2.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (2.24%) MySQL
10 9 (2.24%) Oracle OWB
11 8 (2.00%) Oracle ODI
12 7 (1.75%) Oracle Discoverer
13 6 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (1.50%) Oracle Reports
13 6 (1.50%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 39 (9.73%) Visual Studio
2 26 (6.48%) Team Foundation Server
2 26 (6.48%) SoapUI
2 26 (6.48%) NUnit
3 24 (5.99%) Eclipse
4 21 (5.24%) Subversion
5 12 (2.99%) JUnit
6 10 (2.49%) Jenkins
7 9 (2.24%) Maven
7 9 (2.24%) Oracle Forms
8 7 (1.75%) Git (software)
9 5 (1.25%) WiX
9 5 (1.25%) Ant
9 5 (1.25%) JDeveloper
9 5 (1.25%) MSI
10 4 (1.00%) TestDirector
10 4 (1.00%) JIRA
11 3 (0.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 3 (0.75%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.75%) PhoneGap
General
1 52 (12.97%) Telecoms
2 32 (7.98%) Finance
3 11 (2.74%) Games
4 9 (2.24%) Retail
5 7 (1.75%) Billing
5 7 (1.75%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.50%) Marketing
7 5 (1.25%) Automotive
8 3 (0.75%) Banking
8 3 (0.75%) Military
8 3 (0.75%) Publishing
9 2 (0.50%) Electronics
9 2 (0.50%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.50%) Front Office
9 2 (0.50%) Back Office
10 1 (0.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 149 (37.16%) Developer
2 100 (24.94%) Architect
3 44 (10.97%) Solutions Architect
4 41 (10.22%) Consultant
5 36 (8.98%) Java Developer
6 28 (6.98%) BizTalk Developer
6 28 (6.98%) .NET Developer
7 23 (5.74%) Analyst
8 20 (4.99%) Technical Architect
9 18 (4.49%) Senior Developer
10 16 (3.99%) Designer
11 15 (3.74%) Oracle DBA
11 15 (3.74%) Lead Developer
11 15 (3.74%) DBA
12 14 (3.49%) Project Manager
12 14 (3.49%) C# Developer
13 12 (2.99%) C# .NET Developer
14 11 (2.74%) BSS Architect
14 11 (2.74%) SOA Architect
14 11 (2.74%) Oracle Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (32.17%) XML
2 119 (29.68%) .NET
3 101 (25.19%) Web Services
4 95 (23.69%) Middleware
5 66 (16.46%) WCF
6 54 (13.47%) SOAP
7 46 (11.47%) J2EE
8 40 (9.98%) Spring
9 39 (9.73%) ASP.NET
10 37 (9.23%) HTML
11 36 (8.98%) REST
12 33 (8.23%) JSON
13 31 (7.73%) .NET Framework
14 26 (6.48%) Oracle Fusion
14 26 (6.48%) CSS
15 24 (5.99%) jQuery
16 23 (5.74%) XSLT
16 23 (5.74%) AppFabric
17 21 (5.24%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 21 (5.24%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 22 (5.49%) Mobile App
2 14 (3.49%) N-Tier
3 13 (3.24%) Enterprise Software
3 13 (3.24%) Data Integration
4 10 (2.49%) Open Source
5 8 (2.00%) Replication
6 7 (1.75%) Clustering
7 6 (1.50%) RIA
8 5 (1.25%) Telematics
9 4 (1.00%) iPad
10 3 (0.75%) Grid Computing
10 3 (0.75%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.50%) DTV
11 2 (0.50%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.50%) iPhone
11 2 (0.50%) Taxonomies
11 2 (0.50%) Smart Meter
11 2 (0.50%) Visualisation
11 2 (0.50%) Inversion of Control
11 2 (0.50%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 54 (13.47%) Linux
2 52 (12.97%) Windows
3 33 (8.23%) UNIX
4 8 (2.00%) Oracle Linux
5 7 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.50%) AIX
6 6 (1.50%) Apple iOS
7 5 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.75%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.75%) Android
9 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.50%) Solaris
9 2 (0.50%) CentOS
9 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.25%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.25%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (16.46%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (15.21%) Scrum
3 59 (14.71%) TDD
4 41 (10.22%) OO
5 39 (9.73%) Continuous Integration
6 29 (7.23%) UML
7 26 (6.48%) Workflow
8 24 (5.99%) MVC
9 23 (5.74%) Automated Testing
10 22 (5.49%) EAI
10 22 (5.49%) Configuration Management
11 21 (5.24%) Business Intelligence
11 21 (5.24%) Unit Testing
12 20 (4.99%) CRM
12 20 (4.99%) ITIL
13 19 (4.74%) Software Engineering
13 19 (4.74%) Test Scripting
13 19 (4.74%) Use Case
14 17 (4.24%) Project Management
15 16 (3.99%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 110 (27.43%) Java
2 91 (22.69%) C#
3 73 (18.20%) SQL
4 40 (9.98%) JavaScript
5 25 (6.23%) PL/SQL
6 18 (4.49%) Perl
7 13 (3.24%) Shell Script
8 11 (2.74%) C
9 10 (2.49%) T-SQL
10 9 (2.24%) Ruby
11 8 (2.00%) PHP
12 7 (1.75%) Korn
13 6 (1.50%) C++
13 6 (1.50%) VBA
14 5 (1.25%) Python
15 4 (1.00%) Apex Code
16 3 (0.75%) ActionScript 2.0
16 3 (0.75%) Groovy
16 3 (0.75%) PowerShell
16 3 (0.75%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 41 (10.22%) Security Cleared
2 32 (7.98%) SC Cleared
3 26 (6.48%) Degree
4 5 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.00%) MCSE
5 4 (1.00%) BC Cleared
6 3 (0.75%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.75%) ISEB
6 3 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.50%) OCP
7 2 (0.50%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.25%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.25%) CCVP
8 1 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.25%) CCIE
8 1 (0.25%) CCNP
8 1 (0.25%) CCNA
8 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.25%) OCA
8 1 (0.25%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.49%) QA
2 3 (0.75%) HL7
3 2 (0.50%) COBIT
4 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 19 (4.74%) Oracle RAC
2 9 (2.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.75%) vCloud
4 3 (0.75%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (0.50%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.50%) vSphere
6 1 (0.25%) KVM
6 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (3.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 9 (2.24%) Puppet
3 8 (2.00%) SCCM
4 7 (1.75%) Data Guard
4 7 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (1.25%) Vagrant
6 4 (1.00%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 2 (0.50%) WMI
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Identity Management
8 1 (0.25%) OpenSSO
8 1 (0.25%) MOM
8 1 (0.25%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 154 (38.40%) Oracle
2 53 (13.22%) Microsoft
3 19 (4.74%) webMethods
4 16 (3.99%) Google
5 13 (3.24%) Facebook
5 13 (3.24%) Twitter
5 13 (3.24%) Software AG
6 12 (2.99%) TIBCO
7 11 (2.74%) SAP
7 11 (2.74%) JBoss
8 10 (2.49%) Salesforce.com
8 10 (2.49%) VMware
9 9 (2.24%) IBM
10 8 (2.00%) Metastorm
10 8 (2.00%) HP
11 6 (1.50%) Cisco
11 6 (1.50%) ClickSoftware Technologies
12 5 (1.25%) Siebel
12 5 (1.25%) Adobe
12 5 (1.25%) ESRI
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