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 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 82 81 62
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -19
Contract jobs citing SOA 213 192 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.17% 2.13% 2.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.88% 2.93% 3.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 111 117
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£425 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 9
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 £35.00 £38.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +13.97%
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
7399 6560 5453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.45% 72.87% 71.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4068 3512 2668
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £508 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.34% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 270 305
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.45% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

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 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 2 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 +8 75 £400 +10.34% 7
Berkshire -11 46 £450 - 14
Surrey +16 32 £425 +21.42% 5
Buckinghamshire -18 26 £415 -7.77% 5
West Sussex - 17 £550 - 5
Oxfordshire -12 7 £518 -1.42% 2
East Sussex -6 3 £450 +50.00%
Kent -18 2 £450 +12.50%
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 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.

1 188 (42.34%) Agile Software Development
2 160 (36.04%) Java
3 148 (33.33%) Oracle
4 106 (23.87%) .NET
5 94 (21.17%) Scrum
6 85 (19.14%) Web Services
7 84 (18.92%) SQL
8 83 (18.69%) WebLogic
8 83 (18.69%) TDD
9 77 (17.34%) XML
9 77 (17.34%) Linux
9 77 (17.34%) Middleware
9 77 (17.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 67 (15.09%) C#
11 62 (13.96%) Microsoft
12 58 (13.06%) Oracle Fusion
13 57 (12.84%) Security Cleared
13 57 (12.84%) J2EE
14 56 (12.61%) SQL Server
14 56 (12.61%) SOAP
15 55 (12.39%) WCF
16 53 (11.94%) Continuous Integration
16 53 (11.94%) OO
17 50 (11.26%) SharePoint
17 50 (11.26%) SC Cleared
18 49 (11.04%) Software Engineering
18 49 (11.04%) JavaScript
19 48 (10.81%) Spring
20 46 (10.36%) ASP.NET
21 45 (10.14%) Oracle ADF

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 83 (18.69%) WebLogic
2 77 (17.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 50 (11.26%) SharePoint
4 35 (7.88%) SharePoint 2010
5 23 (5.18%) BizTalk Server
6 22 (4.95%) Apache
7 17 (3.83%) Lync
7 17 (3.83%) SharePoint 2013
8 16 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2013
8 16 (3.60%) WebSphere
9 14 (3.15%) CMS
10 13 (2.93%) Kentico
10 13 (2.93%) Mule
11 9 (2.03%) Oracle Service Bus
11 9 (2.03%) Tomcat
12 7 (1.58%) Node.js
13 6 (1.35%) Adobe CQ
13 6 (1.35%) WebSphere Application Server
13 6 (1.35%) WebSphere Process Server
14 5 (1.13%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 9 (2.03%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.90%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 34 (7.66%) Oracle BPM
2 23 (5.18%) Oracle EBS
3 15 (3.38%) Oracle EBS R12
3 15 (3.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (3.38%) Dynamics AX
4 13 (2.93%) Oracle Applications
5 6 (1.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (1.35%) Oracle Financials
6 5 (1.13%) Oracle 11i
6 5 (1.13%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.68%) Magento
7 3 (0.68%) BusinessWorks
8 2 (0.45%) ResourceLink
9 1 (0.23%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.23%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.38%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (1.80%) SaaS
3 5 (1.13%) GitHub
4 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.23%) Force.com
5 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 21 (4.73%) Internet
2 10 (2.25%) Firewall
2 10 (2.25%) MVNO
3 9 (2.03%) HTTP
4 6 (1.35%) SSL
4 6 (1.35%) SAN
4 6 (1.35%) BGP
4 6 (1.35%) Multicast
4 6 (1.35%) NAS
5 5 (1.13%) ATM
6 2 (0.45%) GSM
6 2 (0.45%) 3G
6 2 (0.45%) LTE
7 1 (0.23%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (0.23%) LDAP
7 1 (0.23%) 4G
7 1 (0.23%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.23%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.23%) SSH
7 1 (0.23%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (12.61%) SQL Server
2 35 (7.88%) Oracle Database
3 21 (4.73%) Oracle Database 11g
4 17 (3.83%) MySQL
5 15 (3.38%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (1.80%) Oracle Database 10g
6 8 (1.80%) Oracle Reports
6 8 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (1.80%) NoSQL
7 7 (1.58%) Hadoop
7 7 (1.58%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (1.58%) Informix
8 6 (1.35%) Oracle BI EE
9 5 (1.13%) SQLPlus
10 4 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (0.90%) DB2
10 4 (0.90%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.90%) Apache Hive
10 4 (0.90%) MongoDB
10 4 (0.90%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 43 (9.68%) Maven
2 40 (9.01%) Subversion
3 35 (7.88%) Jenkins
4 28 (6.31%) Visual Studio
5 27 (6.08%) Selenium
6 26 (5.86%) NUnit
7 24 (5.41%) Eclipse
7 24 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
8 22 (4.95%) JUnit
9 20 (4.50%) Ant
10 13 (2.93%) Git (software)
11 11 (2.48%) Mockito
11 11 (2.48%) Cucumber
12 7 (1.58%) TeamCity
12 7 (1.58%) Oracle Forms
13 5 (1.13%) RSpec
14 3 (0.68%) MSBuild
14 3 (0.68%) ERwin
15 2 (0.45%) XMLSpy
15 2 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 32 (7.21%) Finance
2 26 (5.86%) Publishing
3 23 (5.18%) Telecoms
4 21 (4.73%) Retail
5 16 (3.60%) Marketing
6 7 (1.58%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.35%) Multimedia
7 6 (1.35%) Billing
7 6 (1.35%) Electronics
8 3 (0.68%) Back Office
8 3 (0.68%) Games
8 3 (0.68%) Military
9 2 (0.45%) Automotive
10 1 (0.23%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.23%) Banking
10 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 180 (40.54%) Developer
2 149 (33.56%) Architect
3 70 (15.77%) Java Developer
4 63 (14.19%) Solutions Architect
5 33 (7.43%) Software Engineer
6 32 (7.21%) Technical Architect
7 29 (6.53%) .NET Developer
8 24 (5.41%) Senior Developer
9 20 (4.50%) Lead Developer
9 20 (4.50%) SharePoint Developer
10 17 (3.83%) Consultant
11 16 (3.60%) Data Architect
12 15 (3.38%) Oracle Developer
13 14 (3.15%) Java Software Engineer
14 13 (2.93%) Analyst
14 13 (2.93%) Oracle Architect
14 13 (2.93%) Designer
15 12 (2.70%) Senior SharePoint Developer
15 12 (2.70%) DBA
16 11 (2.48%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (23.87%) .NET
2 85 (19.14%) Web Services
3 77 (17.34%) XML
3 77 (17.34%) Middleware
4 58 (13.06%) Oracle Fusion
5 57 (12.84%) J2EE
6 56 (12.61%) SOAP
7 55 (12.39%) WCF
8 48 (10.81%) Spring
9 46 (10.36%) ASP.NET
10 45 (10.14%) Oracle ADF
11 43 (9.68%) jQuery
12 37 (8.33%) JMS
13 36 (8.11%) CSS
13 36 (8.11%) RESTful
14 32 (7.21%) XSLT
15 31 (6.98%) Ajax
16 29 (6.53%) REST
17 27 (6.08%) HTML
18 25 (5.63%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 41 (9.23%) Enterprise Software
2 26 (5.86%) Open Source
3 18 (4.05%) Clustering
4 12 (2.70%) Digital Media
4 12 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (2.25%) Visualisation
5 10 (2.25%) N-Tier
6 9 (2.03%) CMDB
6 9 (2.03%) Mobile App
7 8 (1.80%) PKI
8 7 (1.58%) Algorithms
9 6 (1.35%) DTV
10 5 (1.13%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.13%) Taxonomies
11 4 (0.90%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.90%) User Experience
12 3 (0.68%) Data Integration
13 2 (0.45%) Computer Science
13 2 (0.45%) Inversion of Control
13 2 (0.45%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 77 (17.34%) Linux
2 31 (6.98%) UNIX
3 20 (4.50%) Windows
4 19 (4.28%) Oracle Linux
5 8 (1.80%) AIX
6 5 (1.13%) Android
7 3 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.68%) CentOS
8 2 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.45%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.23%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (42.34%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (21.17%) Scrum
3 83 (18.69%) TDD
4 53 (11.94%) OO
4 53 (11.94%) Continuous Integration
5 49 (11.04%) Software Engineering
6 39 (8.78%) Configuration Management
7 38 (8.56%) Automated Testing
8 36 (8.11%) CRM
9 35 (7.88%) MVC
10 32 (7.21%) Data Modelling
11 31 (6.98%) ITIL
11 31 (6.98%) TOGAF
12 26 (5.86%) UML
13 25 (5.63%) Enterprise Architecture
14 24 (5.41%) BDD
15 23 (5.18%) Disaster Recovery
16 22 (4.95%) Workflow
16 22 (4.95%) Use Case
17 21 (4.73%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 160 (36.04%) Java
2 84 (18.92%) SQL
3 67 (15.09%) C#
4 49 (11.04%) JavaScript
5 28 (6.31%) XPath
6 27 (6.08%) XQuery
7 20 (4.50%) PHP
8 18 (4.05%) PL/SQL
9 17 (3.83%) PowerShell
9 17 (3.83%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 8 (1.80%) Ruby
11 6 (1.35%) Shell Script
12 5 (1.13%) C
12 5 (1.13%) Groovy
12 5 (1.13%) C++
12 5 (1.13%) Python
13 4 (0.90%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.90%) Perl
14 3 (0.68%) VB
14 3 (0.68%) VB6
Qualifications
1 57 (12.84%) Security Cleared
2 50 (11.26%) SC Cleared
3 20 (4.50%) Degree
4 9 (2.03%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (1.35%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.13%) VCP4
7 3 (0.68%) ISEB
7 3 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.45%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.45%) PMP
8 2 (0.45%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.23%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.23%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.38%) QA
2 4 (0.90%) SLA
3 2 (0.45%) HL7
System Software
1 34 (7.66%) Oracle RAC
2 26 (5.86%) Active Directory
3 16 (3.60%) Oracle RMAN
3 16 (3.60%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.13%) vSphere
4 5 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 37 (8.33%) Oracle Identity Management
2 29 (6.53%) Puppet
3 19 (4.28%) Vagrant
3 19 (4.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 10 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.68%) Data Guard
6 3 (0.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.45%) MOM
7 2 (0.45%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 1 (0.23%) Netcool
8 1 (0.23%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.23%) TIBCO Hawk
8 1 (0.23%) OPNET
8 1 (0.23%) SCCM
8 1 (0.23%) OpenView
8 1 (0.23%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 148 (33.33%) Oracle
2 62 (13.96%) Microsoft
3 20 (4.50%) webMethods
4 16 (3.60%) Software AG
5 15 (3.38%) Salesforce.com
6 13 (2.93%) SAP
7 12 (2.70%) IBM
8 10 (2.25%) TIBCO
9 6 (1.35%) VMware
9 6 (1.35%) BMC
9 6 (1.35%) Adobe
10 5 (1.13%) Remedy
11 4 (0.90%) Informatica
11 4 (0.90%) Siebel
11 4 (0.90%) HP
12 3 (0.68%) Citrix
12 3 (0.68%) Cisco
12 3 (0.68%) Cadence
12 3 (0.68%) WSO2
13 2 (0.45%) Talend
West Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 12 hours ago
Chertsey, Surrey
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Up to £40,000 per annum (pro rata) + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: £340 per annum DOE
Posted: 19 hours ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £500.00 - £595.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Gold Group
Rate: £450 - £600 per day + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £380.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 10 days ago