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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 110 76 63
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -13
Contract jobs citing SOA 184 220 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.84% 2.37% 2.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.39% 3.18% 3.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 133 140
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£450 £425 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £282 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £433 £377
% change year-on-year
+4.04% +14.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 8
Average hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £23.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +62.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £36.25 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+17.24% +22.88%
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
7697 6928 6483
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 76.77% 74.51% 73.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4723 3915 3571
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 259 273 262
Average hourly rate £35.00 £22.25 £29.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.30% -23.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.44 £12.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.65 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 -1 51 £450 +5.88% 6
Berkshire -19 36 £500 +11.11% 9
Surrey -16 28 £425 +20.56% 7
Buckinghamshire -5 27 £450 -6.73%
West Sussex +9 24 £400 +21.21% 1
Kent -16 9 £415 +18.57% 1
Oxfordshire -16 6 £475 +31.03% 3
Middlesex +2 4 - -
East Sussex 0 4 £243 - 1
Isle of Wight - 3 £250 -
Sussex - 1 £575 -
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 142 (39.89%) Oracle
2 139 (39.04%) Agile Software Development
3 138 (38.76%) Java
4 114 (32.02%) Web Services
5 86 (24.16%) SOAP
6 83 (23.31%) SQL
7 73 (20.51%) Middleware
8 69 (19.38%) JavaScript
8 69 (19.38%) XML
8 69 (19.38%) REST
9 62 (17.42%) .NET
10 57 (16.01%) C#
11 55 (15.45%) SQL Server
12 54 (15.17%) HTML
12 54 (15.17%) UML
13 53 (14.89%) Continuous Integration
14 49 (13.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 44 (12.36%) Scrum
16 43 (12.08%) Spring
17 41 (11.52%) CSS
18 40 (11.24%) Linux
19 39 (10.96%) Relational Database
20 38 (10.67%) JUnit
20 38 (10.67%) JMS
21 37 (10.39%) J2EE
21 37 (10.39%) TDD
22 34 (9.55%) Selenium
22 34 (9.55%) Oracle Fusion
22 34 (9.55%) ASP.NET
23 33 (9.27%) jQuery

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 49 (13.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 29 (8.15%) JBoss
3 28 (7.87%) WebLogic
4 21 (5.90%) BizTalk Server
5 19 (5.34%) Apache
6 18 (5.06%) Oracle Service Bus
7 17 (4.78%) WebSphere
8 8 (2.25%) IIS
9 7 (1.97%) MQSeries
10 5 (1.40%) SharePoint
10 5 (1.40%) MS Exchange
10 5 (1.40%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (1.12%) Node.js
11 4 (1.12%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.84%) Documentum
13 2 (0.56%) FileNet
14 1 (0.28%) WebLogic Portal
14 1 (0.28%) NServiceBus
14 1 (0.28%) JCAPS
14 1 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 7 (1.97%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.84%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.84%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 22 (6.18%) Oracle BPM
2 10 (2.81%) BusinessWorks
3 5 (1.40%) Adobe Campaign
4 4 (1.12%) SAP CRM
4 4 (1.12%) SAP IS-U
4 4 (1.12%) Magento
5 3 (0.84%) WebTrends
5 3 (0.84%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.84%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.56%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.37%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.40%) GitHub
2 5 (1.40%) IaaS
2 5 (1.40%) Google Checkout
3 3 (0.84%) Adobe Analytics
3 3 (0.84%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.56%) SaaS
5 1 (0.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.97%) Wireshark
2 6 (1.69%) WAN
2 6 (1.69%) Internet
2 6 (1.69%) LAN
3 5 (1.40%) VoIP
4 4 (1.12%) ATM
5 3 (0.84%) LDAP
5 3 (0.84%) HTTP
5 3 (0.84%) X.500
6 1 (0.28%) FCAPS
6 1 (0.28%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.28%) DNS
6 1 (0.28%) SSL
6 1 (0.28%) CTI
6 1 (0.28%) WLAN
6 1 (0.28%) MPLS
6 1 (0.28%) FTP
6 1 (0.28%) GGSN
6 1 (0.28%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.28%) Diameter Protocol
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (15.45%) SQL Server
2 39 (10.96%) Relational Database
3 32 (8.99%) Oracle Database
3 32 (8.99%) MySQL
4 26 (7.30%) Oracle Database 11g
5 17 (4.78%) DB2
6 16 (4.49%) Hadoop
7 14 (3.93%) Apache Cassandra
8 11 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (2.81%) SQL Server 2008
9 10 (2.81%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (2.53%) BusinessObjects
11 8 (2.25%) Data Mining
12 7 (1.97%) Oracle BI EE
13 6 (1.69%) Oracle Database 10g
13 6 (1.69%) Big Data
14 4 (1.12%) MongoDB
14 4 (1.12%) Oracle Database 12c
15 3 (0.84%) RDBMS
15 3 (0.84%) Informix
Development Applications
1 38 (10.67%) JUnit
2 34 (9.55%) Selenium
3 31 (8.71%) Maven
4 30 (8.43%) Jenkins
5 20 (5.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 16 (4.49%) SoapUI
7 15 (4.21%) Git (software)
7 15 (4.21%) Eclipse
7 15 (4.21%) Fiddler
8 13 (3.65%) Cucumber
9 12 (3.37%) Ant
9 12 (3.37%) Subversion
10 11 (3.09%) Checkstyle
10 11 (3.09%) FindBugs
10 11 (3.09%) Gradle
11 9 (2.53%) Jasmine
11 9 (2.53%) Mockito
12 8 (2.25%) ANTLR
12 8 (2.25%) LoadUI
12 8 (2.25%) VisualVM
General
1 26 (7.30%) Retail
2 23 (6.46%) Finance
3 17 (4.78%) Telecoms
3 17 (4.78%) Banking
4 9 (2.53%) Investment Banking
4 9 (2.53%) Marketing
5 5 (1.40%) Spanish Language
5 5 (1.40%) Legal
6 4 (1.12%) Automotive
6 4 (1.12%) Publishing
7 3 (0.84%) Billing
8 2 (0.56%) Games
8 2 (0.56%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.56%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.28%) Front Office
9 1 (0.28%) Back Office
9 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 141 (39.61%) Developer
2 89 (25.00%) Architect
3 52 (14.61%) Solutions Architect
4 51 (14.33%) Java Developer
5 39 (10.96%) Designer
6 31 (8.71%) Consultant
7 24 (6.74%) Solutions Designer
8 23 (6.46%) Senior Developer
9 20 (5.62%) Analyst
10 16 (4.49%) Oracle Consultant
11 15 (4.21%) Oracle Developer
11 15 (4.21%) .NET Developer
12 14 (3.93%) C# Developer
13 12 (3.37%) PHP Developer
13 12 (3.37%) Technical Architect
13 12 (3.37%) SOA Designer
14 10 (2.81%) Oracle Architect
14 10 (2.81%) Senior Java Developer
15 9 (2.53%) Senior PHP Developer
15 9 (2.53%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (32.02%) Web Services
2 86 (24.16%) SOAP
3 73 (20.51%) Middleware
4 69 (19.38%) XML
4 69 (19.38%) REST
5 62 (17.42%) .NET
6 54 (15.17%) HTML
7 43 (12.08%) Spring
8 41 (11.52%) CSS
9 38 (10.67%) JMS
10 37 (10.39%) J2EE
11 34 (9.55%) ASP.NET
11 34 (9.55%) Oracle Fusion
12 33 (9.27%) jQuery
13 32 (8.99%) XSD
14 31 (8.71%) HTML5
15 30 (8.43%) .NET Framework
16 26 (7.30%) RESTful
16 26 (7.30%) AngularJS
17 25 (7.02%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 29 (8.15%) Enterprise Software
2 17 (4.78%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.09%) Computer Science
4 9 (2.53%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.53%) Data Centre
5 6 (1.69%) User Experience
5 6 (1.69%) Smart Meter
6 5 (1.40%) Digital Media
7 3 (0.84%) Mainframe
7 3 (0.84%) Social Media
7 3 (0.84%) SCADA
7 3 (0.84%) N-Tier
7 3 (0.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.56%) Grid Computing
8 2 (0.56%) PKI
8 2 (0.56%) Web 2.0
8 2 (0.56%) Ergonomics
8 2 (0.56%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.56%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.28%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 40 (11.24%) Linux
2 27 (7.58%) Windows
3 12 (3.37%) UNIX
4 4 (1.12%) AIX
5 3 (0.84%) Windows CE
6 2 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.28%) HPUX
7 1 (0.28%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (39.04%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (15.17%) UML
3 53 (14.89%) Continuous Integration
4 44 (12.36%) Scrum
5 37 (10.39%) TDD
6 31 (8.71%) Unit Testing
7 29 (8.15%) SDLC
8 27 (7.58%) Enterprise Architecture
9 26 (7.30%) ITIL
10 25 (7.02%) Technical Architecture
11 23 (6.46%) MVC
12 21 (5.90%) OO
13 20 (5.62%) CRM
14 19 (5.34%) E-Commerce
14 19 (5.34%) Stakeholder Management
14 19 (5.34%) Open Source
15 18 (5.06%) Data Modelling
15 18 (5.06%) Project Management
16 16 (4.49%) OOP
17 15 (4.21%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 138 (38.76%) Java
2 83 (23.31%) SQL
3 69 (19.38%) JavaScript
4 57 (16.01%) C#
5 20 (5.62%) PHP
5 20 (5.62%) PL/SQL
6 18 (5.06%) Python
7 11 (3.09%) XQuery
7 11 (3.09%) XPath
8 9 (2.53%) T-SQL
8 9 (2.53%) VBScript
9 8 (2.25%) C++
9 8 (2.25%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 6 (1.69%) VB.NET
11 5 (1.40%) Groovy
11 5 (1.40%) Scala
12 4 (1.12%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.12%) VB
13 2 (0.56%) Perl
13 2 (0.56%) C
Qualifications
1 29 (8.15%) Security Cleared
2 23 (6.46%) Degree
3 17 (4.78%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.84%) CISSP
5 2 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.56%) CISM
6 1 (0.28%) MBA
6 1 (0.28%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.28%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.30%) QA
2 4 (1.12%) COBIT
3 3 (0.84%) Solvency II
4 2 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.28%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (2.25%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.28%) vSphere
3 1 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 12 (3.37%) Oracle Identity Management
2 8 (2.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (0.56%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.56%) TIBCO Hawk
3 2 (0.56%) SCCM
3 2 (0.56%) SCOM
3 2 (0.56%) Puppet
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.28%) WebInspect
4 1 (0.28%) Netcool
4 1 (0.28%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.28%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 142 (39.89%) Oracle
2 32 (8.99%) Microsoft
3 18 (5.06%) webMethods
4 15 (4.21%) SAP
4 15 (4.21%) TIBCO
5 14 (3.93%) Zend
6 9 (2.53%) Google
6 9 (2.53%) Adobe
7 8 (2.25%) IBM
7 8 (2.25%) Telerik
8 7 (1.97%) Citrix
9 6 (1.69%) Software AG
9 6 (1.69%) Twitter
10 5 (1.40%) Tableau
10 5 (1.40%) Eloqua
10 5 (1.40%) PayPal
10 5 (1.40%) WSO2
10 5 (1.40%) Coremetrics
10 5 (1.40%) Aprimo
11 4 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
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