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 29 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 102 76 68
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -8
Contract jobs citing SOA 187 204 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.96% 2.22% 2.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.53% 2.99% 3.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 110 110
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£450 £435 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £289 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £513 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £435 £390
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 8
Average hourly rate £29.25 £35.00 £23.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.42% +51.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +18.64%
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
7392 6819 6075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 77.38% 74.32% 71.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4444 3742 3240
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 £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 252 273
Average hourly rate £23.88 £25.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.50% -13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £12.85 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 29 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 29 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 29 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 -11 48 £450 +12.50% 8
Berkshire -6 35 £480 +6.66% 14
Surrey +6 30 £431 +13.48% 6
Oxfordshire -6 19 £500 - 3
Buckinghamshire -13 19 £390 -20.81% 3
West Sussex 0 16 £400 -19.19% 1
Kent -14 13 £425 +21.42% 5
Middlesex -2 3 - -
Sussex - 2 £463 -
East Sussex -6 1 £325 - 2
Isle of Wight - 1 £220 - 2
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 154 (42.08%) Java
2 146 (39.89%) Agile Software Development
3 135 (36.89%) Oracle
4 115 (31.42%) Web Services
5 101 (27.60%) SOAP
6 71 (19.40%) SQL
6 71 (19.40%) Middleware
7 67 (18.31%) XML
8 65 (17.76%) REST
9 61 (16.67%) JavaScript
10 55 (15.03%) Continuous Integration
11 53 (14.48%) Scrum
11 53 (14.48%) .NET
11 53 (14.48%) UML
12 51 (13.93%) TDD
13 50 (13.66%) SQL Server
14 49 (13.39%) Linux
14 49 (13.39%) Spring
15 48 (13.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 46 (12.57%) HTML
17 43 (11.75%) JUnit
17 43 (11.75%) Selenium
18 41 (11.20%) C#
19 40 (10.93%) J2EE
20 37 (10.11%) JMS
20 37 (10.11%) Security Cleared
21 36 (9.84%) Enterprise Software
22 35 (9.56%) MySQL
22 35 (9.56%) WebLogic
23 34 (9.29%) Oracle Fusion

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 48 (13.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 35 (9.56%) WebLogic
3 28 (7.65%) JBoss
4 20 (5.46%) WebSphere
4 20 (5.46%) Oracle Service Bus
5 18 (4.92%) BizTalk Server
6 17 (4.64%) Apache
7 7 (1.91%) Oracle Workflow
8 6 (1.64%) Apache Pig
8 6 (1.64%) Tomcat
9 5 (1.37%) MQSeries
9 5 (1.37%) SharePoint
9 5 (1.37%) MS Exchange
9 5 (1.37%) Node.js
9 5 (1.37%) Mule
10 4 (1.09%) IIS
11 3 (0.82%) Documentum
11 3 (0.82%) Mule ESB
12 2 (0.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 10 (2.73%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.55%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 21 (5.74%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (1.91%) BusinessWorks
3 6 (1.64%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (1.37%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (1.37%) Adobe Campaign
5 3 (0.82%) WebTrends
5 3 (0.82%) Magento
5 3 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.55%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.55%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.55%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.55%) SAP IS-U
6 2 (0.55%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.19%) GitHub
3 5 (1.37%) Google Checkout
3 5 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.09%) IaaS
5 3 (0.82%) Google Analytics
5 3 (0.82%) SaaS
5 3 (0.82%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.46%) Internet
2 5 (1.37%) WAN
2 5 (1.37%) LAN
3 4 (1.09%) VoIP
3 4 (1.09%) LDAP
3 4 (1.09%) ATM
3 4 (1.09%) X.500
4 3 (0.82%) Wireshark
4 3 (0.82%) HTTP
5 1 (0.27%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.27%) DNS
5 1 (0.27%) SSL
5 1 (0.27%) CTI
5 1 (0.27%) GGSN
5 1 (0.27%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (0.27%) MVNO
5 1 (0.27%) Diameter Protocol
5 1 (0.27%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (13.66%) SQL Server
2 35 (9.56%) MySQL
3 34 (9.29%) Oracle Database
4 33 (9.02%) Relational Database
5 26 (7.10%) Oracle Database 11g
6 21 (5.74%) Hadoop
7 19 (5.19%) Apache Cassandra
8 16 (4.37%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (2.73%) Big Data
10 9 (2.46%) DB2
10 9 (2.46%) Oracle Database 10g
10 9 (2.46%) BusinessObjects
11 8 (2.19%) Informix
12 7 (1.91%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (1.91%) Oracle BI EE
13 6 (1.64%) Apache Hive
14 5 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
14 5 (1.37%) Data Mining
15 4 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
15 4 (1.09%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 43 (11.75%) JUnit
1 43 (11.75%) Selenium
2 34 (9.29%) Maven
3 33 (9.02%) Jenkins
4 22 (6.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 19 (5.19%) Subversion
5 19 (5.19%) Cucumber
6 18 (4.92%) Git (software)
6 18 (4.92%) SoapUI
7 15 (4.10%) Mockito
8 14 (3.83%) Eclipse
9 11 (3.01%) Checkstyle
9 11 (3.01%) Ant
9 11 (3.01%) FindBugs
9 11 (3.01%) Gradle
10 10 (2.73%) LoadUI
10 10 (2.73%) Fiddler
11 9 (2.46%) Visual Studio
12 8 (2.19%) Team Foundation Server
13 7 (1.91%) JIRA
General
1 26 (7.10%) Finance
2 20 (5.46%) Retail
3 16 (4.37%) Telecoms
4 12 (3.28%) Marketing
5 11 (3.01%) Banking
6 6 (1.64%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.64%) Automotive
6 6 (1.64%) Publishing
7 5 (1.37%) Spanish Language
8 4 (1.09%) Legal
9 3 (0.82%) Billing
10 2 (0.55%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.55%) Games
10 2 (0.55%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.27%) Front Office
11 1 (0.27%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.27%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 144 (39.34%) Developer
2 106 (28.96%) Architect
3 61 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
4 59 (16.12%) Java Developer
5 34 (9.29%) Designer
6 23 (6.28%) Senior Developer
7 22 (6.01%) Solutions Designer
8 21 (5.74%) Consultant
9 16 (4.37%) Data Architect
10 15 (4.10%) Analyst
10 15 (4.10%) Project Manager
11 14 (3.83%) Oracle Developer
12 12 (3.28%) .NET Developer
12 12 (3.28%) Oracle Consultant
12 12 (3.28%) PHP Developer
13 11 (3.01%) Oracle Architect
13 11 (3.01%) Technical Architect
13 11 (3.01%) SOA Designer
13 11 (3.01%) Digital Architect
14 10 (2.73%) Digital Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (31.42%) Web Services
2 101 (27.60%) SOAP
3 71 (19.40%) Middleware
4 67 (18.31%) XML
5 65 (17.76%) REST
6 53 (14.48%) .NET
7 49 (13.39%) Spring
8 46 (12.57%) HTML
9 40 (10.93%) J2EE
10 37 (10.11%) JMS
11 34 (9.29%) Oracle Fusion
12 33 (9.02%) CSS
13 30 (8.20%) XSD
14 28 (7.65%) jQuery
15 27 (7.38%) WSDL
16 26 (7.10%) ASP.NET
17 24 (6.56%) RESTful
18 23 (6.28%) Hibernate
19 22 (6.01%) HTML5
20 21 (5.74%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 36 (9.84%) Enterprise Software
2 17 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (2.73%) Computer Science
4 8 (2.19%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.37%) N-Tier
6 4 (1.09%) User Experience
7 3 (0.82%) Data Centre
7 3 (0.82%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.55%) Ergonomics
8 2 (0.55%) Smart Meter
8 2 (0.55%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.55%) PKI
8 2 (0.55%) Grid Computing
8 2 (0.55%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.55%) Enterprise Cloud
8 2 (0.55%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.27%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.27%) Clustering
9 1 (0.27%) IVR
9 1 (0.27%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 49 (13.39%) Linux
2 25 (6.83%) Windows
3 8 (2.19%) UNIX
4 7 (1.91%) Oracle Linux
5 5 (1.37%) AIX
6 3 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.82%) CentOS
6 3 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.27%) Android
7 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (39.89%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (15.03%) Continuous Integration
3 53 (14.48%) Scrum
3 53 (14.48%) UML
4 51 (13.93%) TDD
5 30 (8.20%) Data Modelling
6 26 (7.10%) OO
6 26 (7.10%) Open Source
7 25 (6.83%) Enterprise Architecture
8 23 (6.28%) SDLC
9 22 (6.01%) Unit Testing
10 20 (5.46%) BDD
10 20 (5.46%) E-Commerce
10 20 (5.46%) Project Management
10 20 (5.46%) MVC
11 18 (4.92%) CRM
11 18 (4.92%) ITIL
11 18 (4.92%) Automated Testing
11 18 (4.92%) Technical Architecture
12 17 (4.64%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 154 (42.08%) Java
2 71 (19.40%) SQL
3 61 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 41 (11.20%) C#
5 19 (5.19%) PHP
5 19 (5.19%) PL/SQL
6 14 (3.83%) Python
7 12 (3.28%) XPath
8 11 (3.01%) XQuery
9 10 (2.73%) Shell Script
10 9 (2.46%) VBScript
11 8 (2.19%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 7 (1.91%) C++
13 6 (1.64%) VB.NET
13 6 (1.64%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.64%) Groovy
14 5 (1.37%) VB
15 4 (1.09%) Scala
16 3 (0.82%) T-SQL
17 2 (0.55%) Perl
Qualifications
1 37 (10.11%) Security Cleared
2 24 (6.56%) Degree
2 24 (6.56%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.09%) DV Cleared
4 3 (0.82%) CISSP
5 2 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.55%) CISM
6 1 (0.27%) ISEB
6 1 (0.27%) PMP
6 1 (0.27%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.27%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.27%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.28%) QA
2 3 (0.82%) COBIT
3 2 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.27%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (4.10%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.91%) vSphere
3 6 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.82%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 12 (3.28%) Oracle Identity Management
2 8 (2.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 7 (1.91%) Puppet
4 5 (1.37%) Vagrant
5 3 (0.82%) CloudHub
6 2 (0.55%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.55%) TIBCO Hawk
6 2 (0.55%) SCCM
6 2 (0.55%) SCOM
7 1 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.27%) WebInspect
7 1 (0.27%) MOM
7 1 (0.27%) Netcool
7 1 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.27%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 135 (36.89%) Oracle
2 32 (8.74%) Microsoft
3 17 (4.64%) webMethods
4 15 (4.10%) TIBCO
5 12 (3.28%) Zend
6 10 (2.73%) SAP
7 8 (2.19%) Citrix
7 8 (2.19%) IBM
7 8 (2.19%) Google
8 7 (1.91%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (1.91%) VMware
8 7 (1.91%) Adobe
9 6 (1.64%) Red Hat
9 6 (1.64%) Software AG
9 6 (1.64%) Talend
9 6 (1.64%) WSO2
10 5 (1.37%) Tableau
10 5 (1.37%) Eloqua
10 5 (1.37%) Telerik
10 5 (1.37%) Coremetrics
Isle of Wight
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