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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 99 87 60
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -27
Contract jobs citing SOA 186 188 248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.04% 2.11% 2.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.64% 2.84% 4.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 98 114
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£450 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £290 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £513 £546
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £388
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 11
Average hourly rate £29.25 £42.75 £23.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.57% +84.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.80 £35.00 £29.71
% change year-on-year
+22.28% +17.80%
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
7041 6630 6053
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 77.04% 74.29% 71.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 4133 3654 3167
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 254 281
Average hourly rate £22.83 £26.98 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.36% -10.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.41 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 7 July 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
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 7 July 2015.

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 7 July 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 0 54 £425 +6.25% 6
Berkshire -2 33 £480 +12.94% 17
Surrey +9 28 £431 +1.47% 7
Buckinghamshire -1 22 £425 -13.26% 3
Oxfordshire -3 19 £508 +1.60% 1
West Sussex 0 13 £400 -21.56% 2
Kent -12 13 £425 +17.24% 2
Sussex - 2 £463 - 1
Middlesex +3 1 - -
East Sussex -16 1 £325 - 4
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

1 166 (43.23%) Java
2 159 (41.41%) Agile Software Development
3 130 (33.85%) Oracle
4 113 (29.43%) Web Services
5 110 (28.65%) SOAP
6 78 (20.31%) Middleware
7 72 (18.75%) SQL
8 69 (17.97%) JavaScript
9 67 (17.45%) XML
10 64 (16.67%) TDD
10 64 (16.67%) REST
11 63 (16.41%) .NET
12 62 (16.15%) Scrum
13 59 (15.36%) Spring
14 57 (14.84%) Continuous Integration
14 57 (14.84%) UML
15 54 (14.06%) Linux
16 53 (13.80%) SQL Server
17 50 (13.02%) HTML
18 46 (11.98%) JUnit
18 46 (11.98%) Security Cleared
18 46 (11.98%) Selenium
19 45 (11.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
20 42 (10.94%) C#
20 42 (10.94%) J2EE
21 41 (10.68%) CSS
22 37 (9.64%) Oracle Fusion
22 37 (9.64%) Oracle Database
23 36 (9.38%) Enterprise Software
23 36 (9.38%) Jenkins

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 45 (11.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 35 (9.11%) WebLogic
3 25 (6.51%) JBoss
4 22 (5.73%) WebSphere
5 19 (4.95%) Oracle Service Bus
6 17 (4.43%) Apache
7 11 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
8 10 (2.60%) SharePoint
9 9 (2.34%) Tomcat
10 7 (1.82%) Oracle Workflow
11 6 (1.56%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (1.56%) Node.js
11 6 (1.56%) Apache Pig
12 5 (1.30%) Mule
12 5 (1.30%) MS Exchange
13 3 (0.78%) Documentum
13 3 (0.78%) IIS
13 3 (0.78%) Kentico
13 3 (0.78%) Mule ESB
14 2 (0.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 12 (3.13%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.52%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 18 (4.69%) Oracle BPM
2 9 (2.34%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (1.56%) BusinessWorks
3 6 (1.56%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (1.30%) Adobe Campaign
5 4 (1.04%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (1.04%) Magento
5 4 (1.04%) Oracle Financials
5 4 (1.04%) Oracle 11i
6 3 (0.78%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.26%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.26%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.26%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.82%) GitHub
3 5 (1.30%) Google Checkout
4 4 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.04%) IaaS
4 4 (1.04%) SaaS
5 3 (0.78%) Adobe Analytics
5 3 (0.78%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.26%) Force.com
6 1 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.26%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.65%) Internet
2 6 (1.56%) ATM
3 5 (1.30%) LAN
3 5 (1.30%) WAN
4 4 (1.04%) VoIP
4 4 (1.04%) HTTP
4 4 (1.04%) X.500
4 4 (1.04%) Firewall
4 4 (1.04%) LDAP
5 2 (0.52%) NAS
5 2 (0.52%) Multicast
5 2 (0.52%) BGP
5 2 (0.52%) SAN
6 1 (0.26%) CTI
6 1 (0.26%) GGSN
6 1 (0.26%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (0.26%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.26%) DNS
6 1 (0.26%) SSL
6 1 (0.26%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (13.80%) SQL Server
2 37 (9.64%) Oracle Database
3 36 (9.38%) MySQL
4 31 (8.07%) Relational Database
5 29 (7.55%) Oracle Database 11g
6 21 (5.47%) Hadoop
7 20 (5.21%) Apache Cassandra
8 18 (4.69%) PostgreSQL
9 11 (2.86%) Oracle Database 10g
10 10 (2.60%) DB2
10 10 (2.60%) Informix
11 8 (2.08%) Oracle BI EE
11 8 (2.08%) Big Data
12 7 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
12 7 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (1.56%) Apache Hive
14 4 (1.04%) MongoDB
14 4 (1.04%) Data Mining
14 4 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
14 4 (1.04%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 46 (11.98%) JUnit
1 46 (11.98%) Selenium
2 36 (9.38%) Jenkins
3 33 (8.59%) Maven
4 24 (6.25%) Subversion
5 23 (5.99%) Cucumber
6 21 (5.47%) Git (software)
6 21 (5.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 20 (5.21%) Mockito
8 15 (3.91%) Eclipse
9 14 (3.65%) SoapUI
10 11 (2.86%) Ant
10 11 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
11 10 (2.60%) Checkstyle
11 10 (2.60%) Visual Studio
11 10 (2.60%) FindBugs
11 10 (2.60%) LoadUI
11 10 (2.60%) Gradle
12 7 (1.82%) NUnit
12 7 (1.82%) Fiddler
General
1 26 (6.77%) Finance
2 19 (4.95%) Retail
3 17 (4.43%) Telecoms
4 12 (3.13%) Marketing
5 10 (2.60%) Banking
6 9 (2.34%) Publishing
7 6 (1.56%) Automotive
8 5 (1.30%) Spanish Language
8 5 (1.30%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.78%) Legal
9 3 (0.78%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.52%) Games
10 2 (0.52%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.52%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.52%) Billing
11 1 (0.26%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.26%) Front Office
11 1 (0.26%) Electronics
11 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 161 (41.93%) Developer
2 110 (28.65%) Architect
3 68 (17.71%) Java Developer
4 65 (16.93%) Solutions Architect
5 32 (8.33%) Designer
6 25 (6.51%) Senior Developer
7 21 (5.47%) Solutions Designer
8 17 (4.43%) Data Architect
9 16 (4.17%) Analyst
9 16 (4.17%) Consultant
10 15 (3.91%) Project Manager
10 15 (3.91%) .NET Developer
11 14 (3.65%) Oracle Developer
12 12 (3.13%) Technical Architect
12 12 (3.13%) PHP Developer
13 11 (2.86%) SOA Designer
13 11 (2.86%) Digital Architect
14 10 (2.60%) Digital Solutions Architect
14 10 (2.60%) Oracle Architect
14 10 (2.60%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (29.43%) Web Services
2 110 (28.65%) SOAP
3 78 (20.31%) Middleware
4 67 (17.45%) XML
5 64 (16.67%) REST
6 63 (16.41%) .NET
7 59 (15.36%) Spring
8 50 (13.02%) HTML
9 42 (10.94%) J2EE
10 41 (10.68%) CSS
11 37 (9.64%) Oracle Fusion
12 36 (9.38%) JMS
13 33 (8.59%) RESTful
13 33 (8.59%) jQuery
14 32 (8.33%) ASP.NET
15 31 (8.07%) Hibernate
16 28 (7.29%) WSDL
17 27 (7.03%) XSD
18 25 (6.51%) SAML
19 24 (6.25%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 36 (9.38%) Enterprise Software
2 16 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (2.60%) Computer Science
4 8 (2.08%) N-Tier
4 8 (2.08%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.30%) Visualisation
6 4 (1.04%) Mainframe
7 3 (0.78%) PKI
7 3 (0.78%) User Experience
8 2 (0.52%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.52%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.52%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.52%) Enterprise Cloud
8 2 (0.52%) Cryptography
8 2 (0.52%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.52%) Grid Computing
8 2 (0.52%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.26%) DTV
9 1 (0.26%) W3C
9 1 (0.26%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 54 (14.06%) Linux
2 30 (7.81%) Windows
3 11 (2.86%) UNIX
4 8 (2.08%) Oracle Linux
4 8 (2.08%) AIX
5 4 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.78%) Android
6 3 (0.78%) CentOS
6 3 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (41.41%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (16.67%) TDD
3 62 (16.15%) Scrum
4 57 (14.84%) UML
4 57 (14.84%) Continuous Integration
5 33 (8.59%) OO
6 31 (8.07%) Data Modelling
6 31 (8.07%) Open Source
7 27 (7.03%) BDD
8 24 (6.25%) MVC
8 24 (6.25%) Automated Testing
9 22 (5.73%) SDLC
10 21 (5.47%) Workflow
11 20 (5.21%) ITIL
11 20 (5.21%) Software Engineering
11 20 (5.21%) Enterprise Architecture
11 20 (5.21%) Unit Testing
12 19 (4.95%) E-Commerce
13 18 (4.69%) Project Management
14 16 (4.17%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 166 (43.23%) Java
2 72 (18.75%) SQL
3 69 (17.97%) JavaScript
4 42 (10.94%) C#
5 20 (5.21%) PHP
6 18 (4.69%) PL/SQL
7 12 (3.13%) Python
7 12 (3.13%) XPath
8 11 (2.86%) XQuery
9 10 (2.60%) Shell Script
10 8 (2.08%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
11 7 (1.82%) C++
12 6 (1.56%) VBScript
12 6 (1.56%) VB.NET
12 6 (1.56%) Bash Shell
12 6 (1.56%) Groovy
12 6 (1.56%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.78%) Scala
14 2 (0.52%) Ruby
14 2 (0.52%) VB
Qualifications
1 46 (11.98%) Security Cleared
2 32 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 24 (6.25%) Degree
4 4 (1.04%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.26%) PMP
6 1 (0.26%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.26%) ISEB
6 1 (0.26%) CISSP
6 1 (0.26%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.26%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (6.77%) QA
2 2 (0.52%) HL7
2 2 (0.52%) SLA
2 2 (0.52%) COBIT
System Software
1 17 (4.43%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.82%) vSphere
3 6 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.04%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 12 (3.13%) Oracle Identity Management
2 8 (2.08%) Puppet
2 8 (2.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 5 (1.30%) Vagrant
4 3 (0.78%) CloudHub
5 2 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.52%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.52%) MOM
5 2 (0.52%) TIBCO Hawk
5 2 (0.52%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (0.52%) SCCM
5 2 (0.52%) SCOM
6 1 (0.26%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.26%) WebInspect
6 1 (0.26%) Netcool
6 1 (0.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.26%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 130 (33.85%) Oracle
2 27 (7.03%) Microsoft
3 22 (5.73%) webMethods
4 14 (3.65%) TIBCO
5 12 (3.13%) SAP
6 11 (2.86%) Zend
7 10 (2.60%) Google
8 9 (2.34%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (2.34%) Business Objects
9 8 (2.08%) Citrix
9 8 (2.08%) IBM
9 8 (2.08%) WSO2
10 7 (1.82%) Apigee
10 7 (1.82%) Adobe
10 7 (1.82%) Software AG
10 7 (1.82%) Siebel
10 7 (1.82%) VMware
11 6 (1.56%) Talend
11 6 (1.56%) Red Hat
12 5 (1.30%) Tableau
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Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
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Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
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Berkshire
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £500 - 800 per day
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Winchester, Hampshire
J & C Associates
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Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
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Hampshire
Computer Futures
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