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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 99 71 59
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -12
Contract jobs citing SOA 186 212 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.85% 2.27% 2.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.46% 3.14% 4.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 125 131
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£413 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £511 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £411 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.20% +2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 6
Average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +17.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.63 £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-10.93% +17.64%
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
7569 6760 5782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.27% 72.45% 71.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4223 3698 2938
Average daily rate £395 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 265 273 290
Average hourly rate £33.00 £26.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.52% -1.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 -5 63 £400 - 5
Berkshire -32 39 £400 -11.11% 17
Surrey +9 27 £425 +33.33% 5
Buckinghamshire -20 24 £438 -2.77% 8
West Sussex -3 17 £550 -15.38% 2
Oxfordshire -8 9 £500 +300.00% 2
East Sussex - 4 - -
Kent -12 1 £450 +12.50% 7
Home Counties - - - -
Sussex - - - -
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 159 (38.97%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (37.75%) Java
3 134 (32.84%) Oracle
4 95 (23.28%) .NET
5 91 (22.30%) Web Services
6 75 (18.38%) Scrum
7 74 (18.14%) TDD
8 71 (17.40%) Middleware
9 70 (17.16%) WebLogic
10 68 (16.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 67 (16.42%) Linux
12 66 (16.18%) SOAP
13 61 (14.95%) SQL
13 61 (14.95%) C#
14 55 (13.48%) SQL Server
14 55 (13.48%) XML
15 53 (12.99%) Security Cleared
16 51 (12.50%) WCF
17 49 (12.01%) SC Cleared
18 47 (11.52%) Oracle Fusion
18 47 (11.52%) Continuous Integration
18 47 (11.52%) JavaScript
19 46 (11.27%) Microsoft
20 44 (10.78%) J2EE
21 43 (10.54%) ASP.NET
21 43 (10.54%) Software Engineering
22 40 (9.80%) Spring
22 40 (9.80%) OO
23 38 (9.31%) Subversion
24 37 (9.07%) CSS

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 70 (17.16%) WebLogic
2 68 (16.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 36 (8.82%) SharePoint
4 23 (5.64%) SharePoint 2010
5 17 (4.17%) Apache
6 15 (3.68%) WebSphere
7 14 (3.43%) CMS
8 13 (3.19%) Kentico
9 12 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
10 11 (2.70%) Oracle Service Bus
11 9 (2.21%) Mule
11 9 (2.21%) Tomcat
12 7 (1.72%) Adobe CQ
13 6 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
13 6 (1.47%) Lync
14 5 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
14 5 (1.23%) Apache Pig
14 5 (1.23%) Node.js
14 5 (1.23%) Oracle Workflow
15 4 (0.98%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 8 (1.96%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.74%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 24 (5.88%) Oracle BPM
2 20 (4.90%) Oracle EBS
3 14 (3.43%) Oracle EBS R12
4 11 (2.70%) Oracle Applications
5 6 (1.47%) Oracle Financials
6 5 (1.23%) Oracle 11i
6 5 (1.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.98%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.74%) Magento
8 3 (0.74%) BusinessWorks
9 1 (0.25%) SAP R/3
9 1 (0.25%) ResourceLink
9 1 (0.25%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.47%) SaaS
2 5 (1.23%) GitHub
3 4 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.25%) Force.com
5 1 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.17%) Internet
2 9 (2.21%) Firewall
3 8 (1.96%) MVNO
4 6 (1.47%) Multicast
4 6 (1.47%) NAS
4 6 (1.47%) BGP
4 6 (1.47%) SAN
5 5 (1.23%) ATM
6 3 (0.74%) HTTP
7 2 (0.49%) LDAP
7 2 (0.49%) X.500
7 2 (0.49%) LTE
8 1 (0.25%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (0.25%) NGN
8 1 (0.25%) 3G
8 1 (0.25%) UTRAN
8 1 (0.25%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.25%) Broadband
8 1 (0.25%) GSM
8 1 (0.25%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (13.48%) SQL Server
2 33 (8.09%) Oracle Database
3 22 (5.39%) Oracle Database 11g
4 21 (5.15%) MySQL
5 18 (4.41%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (1.96%) Informix
6 8 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
6 8 (1.96%) Relational Database
6 8 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
6 8 (1.96%) Hadoop
7 7 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (1.72%) NoSQL
8 6 (1.47%) Big Data
8 6 (1.47%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (1.23%) Apache Hive
10 4 (0.98%) MongoDB
10 4 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (0.98%) Oracle BI EE
11 3 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 38 (9.31%) Subversion
2 35 (8.58%) Jenkins
3 29 (7.11%) Maven
4 26 (6.37%) Selenium
5 25 (6.13%) Visual Studio
6 24 (5.88%) NUnit
7 21 (5.15%) Team Foundation Server
8 19 (4.66%) JUnit
9 17 (4.17%) Eclipse
10 12 (2.94%) Git (software)
10 12 (2.94%) Cucumber
11 11 (2.70%) Mockito
11 11 (2.70%) Ant
12 6 (1.47%) Oracle Forms
13 5 (1.23%) TeamCity
14 4 (0.98%) RSpec
15 3 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 3 (0.74%) SoapUI
15 3 (0.74%) LoadUI
16 2 (0.49%) QUnit
General
1 32 (7.84%) Finance
2 25 (6.13%) Publishing
3 18 (4.41%) Retail
4 17 (4.17%) Telecoms
5 14 (3.43%) Marketing
6 6 (1.47%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.47%) Multimedia
7 5 (1.23%) Billing
7 5 (1.23%) Electronics
8 4 (0.98%) Automotive
8 4 (0.98%) Spanish Language
9 3 (0.74%) Games
9 3 (0.74%) Military
10 2 (0.49%) Banking
10 2 (0.49%) Back Office
11 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.25%) Legal
11 1 (0.25%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 162 (39.71%) Developer
2 140 (34.31%) Architect
3 71 (17.40%) Java Developer
4 63 (15.44%) Solutions Architect
5 25 (6.13%) Software Engineer
6 24 (5.88%) .NET Developer
7 20 (4.90%) Lead Developer
8 19 (4.66%) Consultant
9 18 (4.41%) Data Architect
9 18 (4.41%) Senior Developer
10 17 (4.17%) Technical Architect
10 17 (4.17%) SharePoint Developer
11 15 (3.68%) Analyst
12 14 (3.43%) Java Software Engineer
13 13 (3.19%) Designer
14 12 (2.94%) Project Manager
15 11 (2.70%) Oracle Developer
15 11 (2.70%) Oracle Architect
16 10 (2.45%) Senior SharePoint Developer
16 10 (2.45%) Lead Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (23.28%) .NET
2 91 (22.30%) Web Services
3 71 (17.40%) Middleware
4 66 (16.18%) SOAP
5 55 (13.48%) XML
6 51 (12.50%) WCF
7 47 (11.52%) Oracle Fusion
8 44 (10.78%) J2EE
9 43 (10.54%) ASP.NET
10 40 (9.80%) Spring
11 37 (9.07%) CSS
12 36 (8.82%) jQuery
13 34 (8.33%) Oracle ADF
14 32 (7.84%) RESTful
15 30 (7.35%) HTML
16 28 (6.86%) REST
17 25 (6.13%) XSLT
18 22 (5.39%) Hibernate
18 22 (5.39%) Ajax
19 20 (4.90%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (8.82%) Enterprise Software
2 22 (5.39%) Open Source
3 12 (2.94%) Digital Media
4 11 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (2.45%) Visualisation
6 9 (2.21%) N-Tier
6 9 (2.21%) CMDB
7 8 (1.96%) PKI
8 7 (1.72%) Algorithms
9 6 (1.47%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.47%) Clustering
9 6 (1.47%) Computer Science
10 5 (1.23%) Taxonomies
10 5 (1.23%) DTV
10 5 (1.23%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.74%) Enterprise Cloud
11 3 (0.74%) Data Integration
12 2 (0.49%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.49%) Cryptography
12 2 (0.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 67 (16.42%) Linux
2 25 (6.13%) UNIX
3 23 (5.64%) Windows
4 20 (4.90%) Oracle Linux
5 7 (1.72%) AIX
6 5 (1.23%) Android
7 3 (0.74%) CentOS
8 2 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.49%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.25%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (38.97%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (18.38%) Scrum
3 74 (18.14%) TDD
4 47 (11.52%) Continuous Integration
5 43 (10.54%) Software Engineering
6 40 (9.80%) OO
7 36 (8.82%) Configuration Management
8 35 (8.58%) Data Modelling
9 34 (8.33%) Automated Testing
10 32 (7.84%) UML
11 29 (7.11%) Workflow
12 28 (6.86%) MVC
13 22 (5.39%) CRM
13 22 (5.39%) BPEL
13 22 (5.39%) BDD
14 21 (5.15%) Use Case
15 20 (4.90%) OOD
16 19 (4.66%) ITIL
16 19 (4.66%) TOGAF
17 17 (4.17%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 154 (37.75%) Java
2 61 (14.95%) C#
2 61 (14.95%) SQL
3 47 (11.52%) JavaScript
4 21 (5.15%) XPath
5 19 (4.66%) XQuery
6 16 (3.92%) PL/SQL
7 15 (3.68%) PHP
7 15 (3.68%) PowerShell
8 9 (2.21%) Shell Script
9 8 (1.96%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 7 (1.72%) Ruby
10 7 (1.72%) C++
11 6 (1.47%) Python
12 5 (1.23%) Bash Shell
12 5 (1.23%) Groovy
13 3 (0.74%) Perl
14 2 (0.49%) VB6
14 2 (0.49%) VB
15 1 (0.25%) Korn
Qualifications
1 53 (12.99%) Security Cleared
2 49 (12.01%) SC Cleared
3 19 (4.66%) Degree
4 9 (2.21%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (1.47%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.25%) PMP
6 1 (0.25%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.25%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (0.25%) ISEB
6 1 (0.25%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.25%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.94%) QA
2 4 (0.98%) SLA
3 2 (0.49%) HL7
System Software
1 30 (7.35%) Oracle RAC
2 15 (3.68%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.47%) vSphere
4 5 (1.23%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.74%) Oracle Clusterware
6 1 (0.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 29 (7.11%) Puppet
2 22 (5.39%) Oracle Identity Management
3 19 (4.66%) Vagrant
4 15 (3.68%) Oracle RMAN
5 9 (2.21%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (2.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (0.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (0.74%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.49%) MOM
8 1 (0.25%) TIBCO Hawk
8 1 (0.25%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 134 (32.84%) Oracle
2 46 (11.27%) Microsoft
3 18 (4.41%) webMethods
4 17 (4.17%) SAP
5 11 (2.70%) TIBCO
6 9 (2.21%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (1.72%) Adobe
7 7 (1.72%) VMware
8 6 (1.47%) Software AG
9 4 (0.98%) BMC
9 4 (0.98%) IBM
9 4 (0.98%) Siebel
9 4 (0.98%) Remedy
9 4 (0.98%) Google
10 3 (0.74%) WSO2
10 3 (0.74%) ESRI
10 3 (0.74%) Cadence
10 3 (0.74%) HP
10 3 (0.74%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.49%) Citrix
Bracknell, Berkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 13 hours ago
South East
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Rate: 450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Chertsey, Surrey
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Up to £40,000 per annum (pro rata) + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £370.37 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke
Real Staffing
Rate: £375 - £425 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago