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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 98 76 71
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -5
Contract jobs citing SOA 173 205 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.85% 2.29% 2.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.45% 3.19% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 113 106
Average daily rate
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£450 £405 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £413 £388
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 7
Average hourly rate £13.50 £52.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-74.28% +54.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £52.50 £31.46
% change year-on-year
-30.95% +66.87%
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
7059 6436 5756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.65% 71.88% 70.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3994 3588 3039
Average daily rate £393 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 263 240
Average hourly rate £27.25 £27.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.92% -1.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -21 43 £425 +10.38% 5
Berkshire -20 39 £450 +9.09% 11
Buckinghamshire +2 25 £450 +13.92% 5
Oxfordshire -1 24 £500 +60.00% 1
Surrey +3 22 £400 +8.10% 5
West Sussex -14 9 £425 -19.04% 5
Kent -8 3 £500 +37.93% 7
East Sussex - 3 £325 - 7
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 150 (38.66%) Java
2 149 (38.40%) Agile Software Development
3 131 (33.76%) Oracle
4 94 (24.23%) Web Services
5 86 (22.16%) SOAP
6 81 (20.88%) Middleware
7 75 (19.33%) .NET
8 74 (19.07%) Scrum
9 65 (16.75%) TDD
10 58 (14.95%) SQL
10 58 (14.95%) XML
10 58 (14.95%) Linux
11 55 (14.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 54 (13.92%) UML
12 54 (13.92%) SQL Server
12 54 (13.92%) C#
13 53 (13.66%) WebLogic
14 50 (12.89%) JavaScript
15 47 (12.11%) Spring
16 45 (11.60%) Security Cleared
17 43 (11.08%) Oracle Fusion
17 43 (11.08%) J2EE
18 42 (10.82%) Enterprise Software
19 41 (10.57%) REST
20 40 (10.31%) Oracle Database
20 40 (10.31%) Continuous Integration
21 39 (10.05%) WCF
22 38 (9.79%) OO
23 36 (9.28%) HTML
23 36 (9.28%) SC Cleared

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 55 (14.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 53 (13.66%) WebLogic
3 20 (5.15%) SharePoint
4 18 (4.64%) WebSphere
4 18 (4.64%) Oracle Service Bus
5 14 (3.61%) Apache
6 13 (3.35%) CMS
6 13 (3.35%) Kentico
7 10 (2.58%) BizTalk Server
7 10 (2.58%) JBoss
7 10 (2.58%) Tomcat
8 9 (2.32%) SharePoint 2010
8 9 (2.32%) Mule
9 7 (1.80%) Oracle Workflow
10 6 (1.55%) Apache Pig
11 5 (1.29%) MS Exchange
11 5 (1.29%) Mule ESB
11 5 (1.29%) Node.js
12 3 (0.77%) IIS
12 3 (0.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 8 (2.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 23 (5.93%) Oracle BPM
2 16 (4.12%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (2.84%) Oracle Applications
4 9 (2.32%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (1.55%) Oracle Financials
6 5 (1.29%) Oracle 11i
6 5 (1.29%) BusinessWorks
7 4 (1.03%) Adobe Campaign
8 3 (0.77%) Magento
9 2 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.52%) WebTrends
10 1 (0.26%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.09%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.55%) SaaS
3 5 (1.29%) GitHub
4 4 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.77%) Google Checkout
5 3 (0.77%) IaaS
6 2 (0.52%) Adobe Analytics
6 2 (0.52%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.26%) Force.com
7 1 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.26%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.84%) Internet
2 7 (1.80%) Firewall
2 7 (1.80%) MVNO
3 5 (1.29%) HTTP
4 4 (1.03%) Multicast
4 4 (1.03%) NAS
4 4 (1.03%) BGP
4 4 (1.03%) X.500
4 4 (1.03%) ATM
4 4 (1.03%) SAN
4 4 (1.03%) LDAP
5 1 (0.26%) Broadband
5 1 (0.26%) LAN
5 1 (0.26%) WAN
5 1 (0.26%) FTP
5 1 (0.26%) SSL
5 1 (0.26%) DNS
5 1 (0.26%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.26%) GGSN
5 1 (0.26%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (13.92%) SQL Server
2 40 (10.31%) Oracle Database
3 31 (7.99%) Oracle Database 11g
4 24 (6.19%) MySQL
5 20 (5.15%) Relational Database
6 17 (4.38%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (2.84%) Oracle Database 10g
8 10 (2.58%) DB2
9 9 (2.32%) Apache Cassandra
9 9 (2.32%) Hadoop
10 8 (2.06%) Oracle BI EE
10 8 (2.06%) Informix
10 8 (2.06%) Oracle Reports
11 7 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (1.80%) Big Data
12 6 (1.55%) Apache Hive
13 5 (1.29%) NoSQL
13 5 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
14 4 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
14 4 (1.03%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 33 (8.51%) Jenkins
2 31 (7.99%) JUnit
3 30 (7.73%) Selenium
4 28 (7.22%) Maven
4 28 (7.22%) Subversion
5 20 (5.15%) NUnit
6 17 (4.38%) Team Foundation Server
7 16 (4.12%) Visual Studio
8 15 (3.87%) Eclipse
8 15 (3.87%) Git (software)
8 15 (3.87%) Cucumber
9 14 (3.61%) Mockito
10 12 (3.09%) Ant
11 7 (1.80%) Oracle Forms
12 6 (1.55%) Talend Open Studio
12 6 (1.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 5 (1.29%) XMLSpy
13 5 (1.29%) SoapUI
14 4 (1.03%) LoadUI
14 4 (1.03%) TeamCity
General
1 30 (7.73%) Finance
2 20 (5.15%) Retail
2 20 (5.15%) Telecoms
3 14 (3.61%) Publishing
4 10 (2.58%) Marketing
5 8 (2.06%) Banking
6 6 (1.55%) Automotive
7 5 (1.29%) Spanish Language
8 4 (1.03%) Billing
8 4 (1.03%) Multimedia
8 4 (1.03%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.77%) Games
10 2 (0.52%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.52%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.52%) Electronics
11 1 (0.26%) Legal
11 1 (0.26%) Military
11 1 (0.26%) Back Office
11 1 (0.26%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 152 (39.18%) Developer
2 128 (32.99%) Architect
3 72 (18.56%) Solutions Architect
4 61 (15.72%) Java Developer
5 26 (6.70%) Designer
6 21 (5.41%) .NET Developer
7 18 (4.64%) Senior Developer
7 18 (4.64%) Solutions Designer
8 17 (4.38%) Project Manager
9 16 (4.12%) Analyst
9 16 (4.12%) Data Architect
10 15 (3.87%) Consultant
11 14 (3.61%) Software Engineer
12 13 (3.35%) Oracle Architect
13 12 (3.09%) Lead Developer
14 11 (2.84%) Oracle Developer
14 11 (2.84%) Digital Architect
15 10 (2.58%) Digital Solutions Architect
15 10 (2.58%) Technical Architect
16 9 (2.32%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (24.23%) Web Services
2 86 (22.16%) SOAP
3 81 (20.88%) Middleware
4 75 (19.33%) .NET
5 58 (14.95%) XML
6 47 (12.11%) Spring
7 43 (11.08%) Oracle Fusion
7 43 (11.08%) J2EE
8 41 (10.57%) REST
9 39 (10.05%) WCF
10 36 (9.28%) HTML
11 34 (8.76%) ASP.NET
12 33 (8.51%) RESTful
13 30 (7.73%) CSS
14 29 (7.47%) Hibernate
15 27 (6.96%) jQuery
16 25 (6.44%) JMS
16 25 (6.44%) Oracle ADF
17 23 (5.93%) SAML
18 21 (5.41%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 42 (10.82%) Enterprise Software
2 21 (5.41%) Open Source
3 13 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (2.06%) Computer Science
4 8 (2.06%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.80%) N-Tier
6 6 (1.55%) Visualisation
6 6 (1.55%) PKI
7 5 (1.29%) Mainframe
7 5 (1.29%) Digital Media
8 4 (1.03%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.77%) Algorithms
9 3 (0.77%) Enterprise Cloud
10 2 (0.52%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.52%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.52%) CMDB
10 2 (0.52%) Cryptography
10 2 (0.52%) DTV
10 2 (0.52%) Thin Client
11 1 (0.26%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 58 (14.95%) Linux
2 29 (7.47%) Windows
3 20 (5.15%) UNIX
4 13 (3.35%) Oracle Linux
5 9 (2.32%) AIX
6 4 (1.03%) Android
7 3 (0.77%) CentOS
7 3 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.26%) HPUX
9 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (38.40%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (19.07%) Scrum
3 65 (16.75%) TDD
4 54 (13.92%) UML
5 40 (10.31%) Continuous Integration
6 38 (9.79%) OO
7 34 (8.76%) Automated Testing
8 33 (8.51%) Software Engineering
9 29 (7.47%) Data Modelling
10 24 (6.19%) BDD
11 23 (5.93%) MVC
12 22 (5.67%) Workflow
13 20 (5.15%) Unit Testing
13 20 (5.15%) OOD
14 19 (4.90%) E-Commerce
14 19 (4.90%) Project Management
14 19 (4.90%) Configuration Management
14 19 (4.90%) BPEL
14 19 (4.90%) TOGAF
15 18 (4.64%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 150 (38.66%) Java
2 58 (14.95%) SQL
3 54 (13.92%) C#
4 50 (12.89%) JavaScript
5 19 (4.90%) PL/SQL
6 16 (4.12%) XPath
7 15 (3.87%) XQuery
8 11 (2.84%) Shell Script
9 9 (2.32%) PHP
9 9 (2.32%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 8 (2.06%) C++
10 8 (2.06%) Python
11 7 (1.80%) PowerShell
12 6 (1.55%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.29%) VB.NET
13 5 (1.29%) VBScript
14 4 (1.03%) Groovy
14 4 (1.03%) Ruby
15 2 (0.52%) VB
16 1 (0.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 45 (11.60%) Security Cleared
2 36 (9.28%) SC Cleared
3 23 (5.93%) Degree
4 7 (1.80%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.26%) PMP
6 1 (0.26%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.26%) ISEB
6 1 (0.26%) CISSP
6 1 (0.26%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.26%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.87%) QA
2 3 (0.77%) SLA
3 2 (0.52%) HL7
3 2 (0.52%) COBIT
System Software
1 18 (4.64%) Oracle RAC
2 17 (4.38%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.80%) vSphere
3 7 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.77%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 17 (4.38%) Puppet
1 17 (4.38%) Oracle Identity Management
2 11 (2.84%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 11 (2.84%) Oracle RMAN
3 10 (2.58%) Vagrant
4 6 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (1.29%) CloudHub
6 3 (0.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (0.77%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.52%) SCCM
7 2 (0.52%) SCOM
7 2 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.52%) TIBCO Hawk
7 2 (0.52%) MOM
7 2 (0.52%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.26%) Netcool
8 1 (0.26%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 131 (33.76%) Oracle
2 35 (9.02%) Microsoft
3 24 (6.19%) webMethods
4 15 (3.87%) TIBCO
5 14 (3.61%) SAP
6 10 (2.58%) Software AG
7 8 (2.06%) VMware
7 8 (2.06%) IBM
7 8 (2.06%) Citrix
7 8 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (1.80%) Adobe
8 7 (1.80%) Google
8 7 (1.80%) Apigee
9 6 (1.55%) Talend
9 6 (1.55%) Red Hat
9 6 (1.55%) Siebel
10 5 (1.29%) Business Objects
11 4 (1.03%) WSO2
11 4 (1.03%) Tableau
11 4 (1.03%) Eloqua
Kent
Skilliantech Limited
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £530 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Fareham
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £550 - £750 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Slough
The People Network
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Slough
The People Network
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 16 days ago