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 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 73 57 79
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +22
Contract jobs citing SOA 222 246 216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.39% 2.81% 2.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.28% 3.92% 3.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 140 117
Average daily rate
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£425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £290 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £516
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 6
Average hourly rate £37.50 £23.13 £23.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.16% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £23.13 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.90 £29.50 £52.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £29.50 £32.30
% change year-on-year
+22.88% -8.66%
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
6767 6276 6920
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.84% 71.75% 70.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3811 3439 3310
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 268 246 324
Average hourly rate £21.50 £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.81% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.84 £12.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 August 2014.

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 August 2014.

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 August 2014. 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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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 -36 57 £425 +21.42% 10
Berkshire +24 55 £450 -14.28% 6
Surrey -15 37 £353 -6.00% 4
Kent +13 27 £350 -26.31%
Buckinghamshire +5 22 £483 +16.96% 2
Middlesex +4 7 £270 -40.00%
East Sussex -5 5 - -
Oxfordshire -17 4 £363 -23.68% 3
West Sussex -1 1 £330 -25.63%
Home Counties - - - -
Sussex - - - -
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

1 140 (32.79%) Oracle
2 120 (28.10%) SQL
3 114 (26.70%) XML
4 111 (26.00%) .NET
5 103 (24.12%) TDD
6 97 (22.72%) Java
7 75 (17.56%) Web Services
8 74 (17.33%) C#
9 71 (16.63%) SQL Server
10 69 (16.16%) REST
11 65 (15.22%) Scrum
12 64 (14.99%) Middleware
13 61 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
13 61 (14.29%) Security Cleared
14 58 (13.58%) SOAP
15 57 (13.35%) OO
16 55 (12.88%) Agile Software Development
17 53 (12.41%) Use Case
17 53 (12.41%) Linux
17 53 (12.41%) Oracle Database
18 52 (12.18%) JSON
19 50 (11.71%) WebLogic
20 48 (11.24%) SC Cleared
21 47 (11.01%) ASP.NET
22 46 (10.77%) Mobile App
23 45 (10.54%) Internet
23 45 (10.54%) WCF
23 45 (10.54%) Google
24 44 (10.30%) Finance
25 43 (10.07%) Spring

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 50 (11.71%) WebLogic
2 41 (9.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 30 (7.03%) BizTalk Server
4 25 (5.85%) WebSphere
5 21 (4.92%) SharePoint
6 19 (4.45%) Apache
7 12 (2.81%) GlassFish
8 10 (2.34%) IIS
9 6 (1.41%) Oracle Service Bus
9 6 (1.41%) Node.js
9 6 (1.41%) ArcGIS
10 5 (1.17%) Apache ServiceMix
11 4 (0.94%) Liferay
12 3 (0.70%) CMS
13 2 (0.47%) WebSphere Portal
13 2 (0.47%) Confluence
13 2 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.47%) Oracle BPEL
13 2 (0.47%) Papyrus
13 2 (0.47%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (1.64%) MS Excel
1 7 (1.64%) MS Office
2 5 (1.17%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.94%) MS Project
4 3 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.23%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.23%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 27 (6.32%) Oracle Applications
2 25 (5.85%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (2.34%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (1.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (1.41%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (1.17%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.70%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.47%) SAP BPC
8 2 (0.47%) Exstream
9 1 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
9 1 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
9 1 (0.23%) SAP CO
9 1 (0.23%) TIBCO iProcess
9 1 (0.23%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.64%) SaaS
3 2 (0.47%) Force.com
4 1 (0.23%) Responsys
4 1 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.23%) Office 365
4 1 (0.23%) GitHub
4 1 (0.23%) IaaS
4 1 (0.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (10.54%) Internet
2 11 (2.58%) HTTP
3 8 (1.87%) SAN
3 8 (1.87%) Firewall
4 7 (1.64%) Network Security
5 6 (1.41%) LDAP
6 5 (1.17%) LTE
7 4 (0.94%) UMTS
7 4 (0.94%) CDMA
7 4 (0.94%) GPRS
7 4 (0.94%) GSM
7 4 (0.94%) 3G
8 3 (0.70%) SSL
9 2 (0.47%) NAS
9 2 (0.47%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.47%) WEP
10 1 (0.23%) DMZ
10 1 (0.23%) VPN
10 1 (0.23%) WAN
10 1 (0.23%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (16.63%) SQL Server
2 53 (12.41%) Oracle Database
3 37 (8.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 29 (6.79%) Oracle Database 11g
5 24 (5.62%) SQL Server 2005
6 18 (4.22%) Oracle Database 10g
7 16 (3.75%) NoSQL
8 15 (3.51%) Relational Database
9 13 (3.04%) Oracle Reports
10 12 (2.81%) MySQL
10 12 (2.81%) SQLPlus
11 11 (2.58%) PostgreSQL
12 10 (2.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 10 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 9 (2.11%) MongoDB
14 8 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
15 7 (1.64%) Oracle BI EE
16 6 (1.41%) Oracle Discoverer
16 6 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
17 5 (1.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 29 (6.79%) Visual Studio
2 18 (4.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (4.22%) NUnit
3 17 (3.98%) Maven
3 17 (3.98%) Git (software)
3 17 (3.98%) Jenkins
4 15 (3.51%) SoapUI
5 13 (3.04%) Eclipse
6 11 (2.58%) JUnit
6 11 (2.58%) Subversion
6 11 (2.58%) Selenium
7 9 (2.11%) Toad
8 8 (1.87%) Oracle Forms
8 8 (1.87%) Ant
9 6 (1.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 6 (1.41%) JIRA
10 5 (1.17%) Mercurial
11 4 (0.94%) QUnit
11 4 (0.94%) TestDirector
11 4 (0.94%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 44 (10.30%) Finance
2 41 (9.60%) Telecoms
3 23 (5.39%) Games
4 16 (3.75%) Billing
5 12 (2.81%) Retail
6 10 (2.34%) Marketing
6 10 (2.34%) Military
7 9 (2.11%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.64%) Electronics
9 5 (1.17%) Law
10 3 (0.70%) Publishing
11 2 (0.47%) Back Office
11 2 (0.47%) Legal
12 1 (0.23%) Automotive
12 1 (0.23%) Advertising
12 1 (0.23%) Banking
Job Titles
1 155 (36.30%) Developer
2 97 (22.72%) Architect
3 40 (9.37%) Solutions Architect
4 37 (8.67%) Mobile Developer
5 33 (7.73%) Java Developer
6 26 (6.09%) Analyst
7 25 (5.85%) Lead Developer
8 24 (5.62%) Designer
9 23 (5.39%) Consultant
10 19 (4.45%) BizTalk Developer
10 19 (4.45%) Development Manager
11 17 (3.98%) Senior Developer
12 16 (3.75%) Software Developer
12 16 (3.75%) .NET Developer
13 15 (3.51%) Technical Architect
13 15 (3.51%) Front-End Developer
14 12 (2.81%) UNIX Engineer
14 12 (2.81%) Oracle DBA
14 12 (2.81%) Web Development Manager
14 12 (2.81%) Web Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (26.70%) XML
2 111 (26.00%) .NET
3 75 (17.56%) Web Services
4 69 (16.16%) REST
5 64 (14.99%) Middleware
6 58 (13.58%) SOAP
7 52 (12.18%) JSON
8 47 (11.01%) ASP.NET
9 45 (10.54%) WCF
10 43 (10.07%) Spring
11 42 (9.84%) OAuth
12 31 (7.26%) J2EE
13 27 (6.32%) RESTful
14 25 (5.85%) JMS
15 22 (5.15%) .NET Framework
15 22 (5.15%) ASP.NET MVC
16 19 (4.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 19 (4.45%) Unity DI Container
16 19 (4.45%) Unity (Game Engine)
17 17 (3.98%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 46 (10.77%) Mobile App
2 31 (7.26%) N-Tier
3 16 (3.75%) Open Source
4 14 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (1.64%) Clustering
5 7 (1.64%) Replication
5 7 (1.64%) DTV
6 6 (1.41%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.17%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.17%) CMDB
8 4 (0.94%) Mathematics
8 4 (0.94%) RMADS
8 4 (0.94%) CESG
9 3 (0.70%) Smart Meter
10 2 (0.47%) DataPower
10 2 (0.47%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.47%) Data Integration
11 1 (0.23%) VLE
11 1 (0.23%) AS400
11 1 (0.23%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 53 (12.41%) Linux
2 37 (8.67%) UNIX
3 32 (7.49%) Windows
4 13 (3.04%) Solaris
5 12 (2.81%) Apple iOS
6 11 (2.58%) Android
7 8 (1.87%) Oracle Linux
8 7 (1.64%) AIX
8 7 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.47%) CentOS
10 1 (0.23%) SUSE
10 1 (0.23%) zOS
10 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (24.12%) TDD
2 65 (15.22%) Scrum
3 61 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 57 (13.35%) OO
5 55 (12.88%) Agile Software Development
6 53 (12.41%) Use Case
7 43 (10.07%) Mobile Application Development
8 41 (9.60%) Rapid Prototyping
9 36 (8.43%) MVC
10 29 (6.79%) UML
10 29 (6.79%) Software Engineering
11 26 (6.09%) BDD
12 25 (5.85%) Configuration Management
13 24 (5.62%) Business Intelligence
14 23 (5.39%) Waterfall
14 23 (5.39%) Game Development
14 23 (5.39%) ITIL
15 21 (4.92%) PRINCE2
15 21 (4.92%) Project Management
16 20 (4.68%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 120 (28.10%) SQL
2 97 (22.72%) Java
3 74 (17.33%) C#
4 36 (8.43%) PL/SQL
5 22 (5.15%) JavaScript
6 15 (3.51%) Groovy
7 13 (3.04%) C
8 12 (2.81%) T-SQL
9 11 (2.58%) Perl
10 9 (2.11%) Shell Script
11 8 (1.87%) PHP
12 7 (1.64%) Scala
13 6 (1.41%) Korn
13 6 (1.41%) VBA
14 5 (1.17%) Python
14 5 (1.17%) Ruby
15 4 (0.94%) PowerShell
16 2 (0.47%) Bash Shell
16 2 (0.47%) ActionScript
16 2 (0.47%) C++
Qualifications
1 61 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 48 (11.24%) SC Cleared
3 27 (6.32%) Degree
4 6 (1.41%) DV Cleared
4 6 (1.41%) PMP
4 6 (1.41%) PMI Certification
4 6 (1.41%) ISEB
5 5 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (0.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (0.94%) MCSE
6 4 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.47%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.47%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.23%) OCP
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.23%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.51%) QA
2 5 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.94%) JSP 440
4 3 (0.70%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.70%) HL7
5 2 (0.47%) COBIT
6 1 (0.23%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (6.09%) Oracle RAC
2 12 (2.81%) Oracle RMAN
3 4 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.70%) vCloud
5 2 (0.47%) vSphere
6 1 (0.23%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.23%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.23%) OCFS2
6 1 (0.23%) XenApp
6 1 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (4.45%) Puppet
2 14 (3.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 13 (3.04%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (3.04%) HP Quality Center
4 9 (2.11%) SCCM
5 7 (1.64%) Data Guard
6 6 (1.41%) Vagrant
7 3 (0.70%) YUM
8 2 (0.47%) Netcool
8 2 (0.47%) OPNET
9 1 (0.23%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.23%) Nagios
9 1 (0.23%) OpenView
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 140 (32.79%) Oracle
2 45 (10.54%) Google
3 42 (9.84%) Facebook
3 42 (9.84%) Twitter
4 32 (7.49%) Microsoft
5 21 (4.92%) SAP
5 21 (4.92%) webMethods
6 15 (3.51%) JBoss
7 13 (3.04%) Salesforce.com
7 13 (3.04%) HP
7 13 (3.04%) Software AG
8 11 (2.58%) IBM
9 9 (2.11%) Remedy
10 8 (1.87%) Siebel
10 8 (1.87%) Metastorm
11 7 (1.64%) Red Hat
11 7 (1.64%) BMC
12 6 (1.41%) VMware
12 6 (1.41%) ESRI
13 4 (0.94%) Cisco
South East
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Excellent Day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Berkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leatherhead, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday