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 23 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 75 64 68
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +4
Contract jobs citing SOA 229 235 252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.38% 2.76% 2.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.35% 3.90% 3.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 125 136
Average daily rate £425 £364 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.83% -10.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £305 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 1
Average hourly rate £46.75 £36.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.08% -8.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.25 £34.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+44.85% -6.20%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6831 6018 6979
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 70.90% 70.63% 65.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3797 3140 3330
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 272 254 366
Average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £51.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.68% +23.07%
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 23 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 23 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 23 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 +22 72 £425 -15.00% 11
Hampshire -17 72 £413 +17.85% 7
Buckinghamshire -7 28 £400 -5.88%
Surrey -13 22 £325 -3.70% 9
Kent +22 17 £388 - 2
Thames Valley - 10 £450 -
Oxfordshire -8 3 £125 -60.31% 2
West Sussex -12 3 £588 +35.83% 3
Middlesex - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 2
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 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.

1 149 (37.72%) Oracle
2 123 (31.14%) XML
3 119 (30.13%) .NET
4 105 (26.58%) Java
5 97 (24.56%) Web Services
6 95 (24.05%) Middleware
7 91 (23.04%) C#
8 85 (21.52%) SQL Server
9 69 (17.47%) SQL
10 66 (16.71%) WCF
11 63 (15.95%) Agile Software Development
12 59 (14.94%) TDD
12 59 (14.94%) Scrum
12 59 (14.94%) Oracle Database
13 53 (13.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 53 (13.42%) WebLogic
13 53 (13.42%) SOAP
13 53 (13.42%) Linux
14 52 (13.16%) Microsoft
15 50 (12.66%) Windows
15 50 (12.66%) Telecoms
16 48 (12.15%) SQL Server 2008
17 46 (11.65%) J2EE
18 41 (10.38%) OO
18 41 (10.38%) Security Cleared
19 39 (9.87%) Continuous Integration
19 39 (9.87%) Spring
19 39 (9.87%) ASP.NET
19 39 (9.87%) Visual Studio
20 38 (9.62%) JavaScript

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 (13.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 53 (13.42%) WebLogic
2 37 (9.37%) BizTalk Server
3 33 (8.35%) WebSphere
4 22 (5.57%) SharePoint
5 18 (4.56%) Oracle Service Bus
6 16 (4.05%) Apache
7 14 (3.54%) IIS
8 10 (2.53%) CMS
9 9 (2.28%) Kentico
10 8 (2.03%) Tomcat
11 5 (1.27%) Apache ServiceMix
11 5 (1.27%) ArcGIS
11 5 (1.27%) Oracle Workflow
12 4 (1.01%) Content Management Server
12 4 (1.01%) Alfresco
13 3 (0.76%) Node.js
13 3 (0.76%) Liferay
14 2 (0.51%) ATG Dynamo
14 2 (0.51%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 16 (4.05%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.76%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.51%) MS Project
3 2 (0.51%) MS Office
3 2 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.25%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 20 (5.06%) Oracle EBS
1 20 (5.06%) Oracle Applications
2 9 (2.28%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.76%) TIBCO iProcess
4 3 (0.76%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.51%) Oracle BRM
5 2 (0.51%) Exstream
5 2 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.25%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.25%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.25%) Staffware
6 1 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle SCM
6 1 (0.25%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 28 (7.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (2.53%) SaaS
3 6 (1.52%) PaaS
4 2 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.25%) IaaS
5 1 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.25%) Office 365
5 1 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.25%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 22 (5.57%) Internet
2 9 (2.28%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.52%) HTTP
4 4 (1.01%) SAN
5 3 (0.76%) NetScaler
5 3 (0.76%) Network Security
6 2 (0.51%) Wireless
6 2 (0.51%) Firewall
6 2 (0.51%) WEP
6 2 (0.51%) LTE
7 1 (0.25%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.25%) SSH
7 1 (0.25%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (0.25%) DNS
7 1 (0.25%) VPN
7 1 (0.25%) WAN
7 1 (0.25%) FTP
7 1 (0.25%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.25%) SSL
7 1 (0.25%) S/MIME
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (21.52%) SQL Server
2 59 (14.94%) Oracle Database
3 48 (12.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 34 (8.61%) SQL Server 2005
5 30 (7.59%) Oracle Database 11g
6 15 (3.80%) Relational Database
7 14 (3.54%) Oracle Database 10g
8 12 (3.04%) Oracle BI EE
9 11 (2.78%) RDBMS
9 11 (2.78%) SQLPlus
10 10 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (2.28%) SQL Server 2012
11 9 (2.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 9 (2.28%) MySQL
12 8 (2.03%) Oracle ODI
13 7 (1.77%) Oracle Discoverer
14 6 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
14 6 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
14 6 (1.52%) MongoDB
14 6 (1.52%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 39 (9.87%) Visual Studio
2 26 (6.58%) NUnit
2 26 (6.58%) Team Foundation Server
3 25 (6.33%) SoapUI
4 24 (6.08%) Eclipse
5 20 (5.06%) Subversion
6 12 (3.04%) JUnit
7 11 (2.78%) Jenkins
8 9 (2.28%) Maven
8 9 (2.28%) Oracle Forms
9 7 (1.77%) Git (software)
10 6 (1.52%) Ant
11 5 (1.27%) WiX
11 5 (1.27%) JDeveloper
11 5 (1.27%) MSI
12 4 (1.01%) JIRA
13 3 (0.76%) PhoneGap
13 3 (0.76%) Cucumber
13 3 (0.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 3 (0.76%) Selenium
General
1 50 (12.66%) Telecoms
2 31 (7.85%) Finance
3 11 (2.78%) Games
4 10 (2.53%) Retail
5 8 (2.03%) Billing
6 7 (1.77%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.52%) Marketing
8 5 (1.27%) Automotive
9 3 (0.76%) Banking
9 3 (0.76%) Military
10 2 (0.51%) Front Office
10 2 (0.51%) Back Office
10 2 (0.51%) Electronics
10 2 (0.51%) Publishing
10 2 (0.51%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 148 (37.47%) Developer
2 101 (25.57%) Architect
3 45 (11.39%) Solutions Architect
4 37 (9.37%) Consultant
5 35 (8.86%) Java Developer
6 28 (7.09%) BizTalk Developer
6 28 (7.09%) .NET Developer
7 22 (5.57%) Analyst
8 20 (5.06%) Technical Architect
9 18 (4.56%) Senior Developer
10 16 (4.05%) Designer
11 15 (3.80%) Lead Developer
12 14 (3.54%) DBA
12 14 (3.54%) Project Manager
12 14 (3.54%) Oracle DBA
12 14 (3.54%) C# Developer
13 12 (3.04%) C# .NET Developer
13 12 (3.04%) BSS Architect
14 11 (2.78%) SOA Architect
15 10 (2.53%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (31.14%) XML
2 119 (30.13%) .NET
3 97 (24.56%) Web Services
4 95 (24.05%) Middleware
5 66 (16.71%) WCF
6 53 (13.42%) SOAP
7 46 (11.65%) J2EE
8 39 (9.87%) Spring
8 39 (9.87%) ASP.NET
9 36 (9.11%) HTML
10 34 (8.61%) REST
11 33 (8.35%) JSON
12 31 (7.85%) .NET Framework
13 26 (6.58%) Oracle Fusion
14 24 (6.08%) jQuery
14 24 (6.08%) CSS
15 23 (5.82%) AppFabric
16 21 (5.32%) XSLT
16 21 (5.32%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 21 (5.32%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 22 (5.57%) Mobile App
2 14 (3.54%) N-Tier
2 14 (3.54%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (2.28%) Open Source
3 9 (2.28%) Data Integration
4 7 (1.77%) Clustering
4 7 (1.77%) Replication
5 6 (1.52%) RIA
6 5 (1.27%) Telematics
7 4 (1.01%) iPad
8 3 (0.76%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.76%) Grid Computing
9 2 (0.51%) DTV
9 2 (0.51%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.51%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.51%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.51%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.51%) iPhone
9 2 (0.51%) Taxonomies
9 2 (0.51%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 53 (13.42%) Linux
2 50 (12.66%) Windows
3 32 (8.10%) UNIX
4 8 (2.03%) Oracle Linux
5 6 (1.52%) AIX
5 6 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (1.52%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.76%) Android
8 2 (0.51%) Solaris
8 2 (0.51%) CentOS
9 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (15.95%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (14.94%) TDD
2 59 (14.94%) Scrum
3 41 (10.38%) OO
4 39 (9.87%) Continuous Integration
5 29 (7.34%) UML
6 24 (6.08%) Workflow
6 24 (6.08%) MVC
7 23 (5.82%) Automated Testing
8 22 (5.57%) EAI
8 22 (5.57%) Business Intelligence
9 21 (5.32%) Configuration Management
9 21 (5.32%) ITIL
9 21 (5.32%) Unit Testing
10 20 (5.06%) Software Engineering
10 20 (5.06%) CRM
11 19 (4.81%) Test Scripting
11 19 (4.81%) Use Case
12 17 (4.30%) Project Management
13 16 (4.05%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 105 (26.58%) Java
2 91 (23.04%) C#
3 69 (17.47%) SQL
4 38 (9.62%) JavaScript
5 23 (5.82%) PL/SQL
6 18 (4.56%) Perl
7 12 (3.04%) Shell Script
7 12 (3.04%) C
8 10 (2.53%) T-SQL
9 9 (2.28%) Ruby
10 8 (2.03%) PHP
11 7 (1.77%) Korn
12 6 (1.52%) C++
12 6 (1.52%) VBA
13 5 (1.27%) Python
14 4 (1.01%) Apex Code
14 4 (1.01%) Groovy
15 3 (0.76%) PowerShell
15 3 (0.76%) XAML
15 3 (0.76%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 41 (10.38%) Security Cleared
2 32 (8.10%) SC Cleared
3 27 (6.84%) Degree
4 5 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.01%) MCSE
5 4 (1.01%) BC Cleared
6 3 (0.76%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (0.76%) ISEB
7 2 (0.51%) OCP
7 2 (0.51%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.25%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.25%) PMP
8 1 (0.25%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.25%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.53%) QA
2 3 (0.76%) HL7
3 2 (0.51%) COBIT
4 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (5.06%) Oracle RAC
2 8 (2.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.76%) vCloud
3 3 (0.76%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (0.51%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.51%) vSphere
5 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.25%) KVM
5 1 (0.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 14 (3.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 9 (2.28%) Puppet
3 8 (2.03%) SCCM
4 7 (1.77%) Data Guard
5 5 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (1.27%) Vagrant
5 5 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.01%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 2 (0.51%) 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
1 149 (37.72%) Oracle
2 52 (13.16%) Microsoft
3 20 (5.06%) webMethods
4 16 (4.05%) Google
5 13 (3.29%) Facebook
5 13 (3.29%) Twitter
5 13 (3.29%) Software AG
6 12 (3.04%) TIBCO
7 11 (2.78%) SAP
7 11 (2.78%) JBoss
7 11 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (2.28%) VMware
9 8 (2.03%) Metastorm
9 8 (2.03%) IBM
10 7 (1.77%) HP
11 5 (1.27%) Siebel
11 5 (1.27%) Informatica
11 5 (1.27%) Cisco
11 5 (1.27%) ESRI
12 4 (1.01%) Remedy
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