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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 72 82 65
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -17
Contract jobs citing SOA 219 173 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.36% 2.06% 2.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.15% 2.85% 3.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 91 108
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £325 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 17
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
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
6951 6060 5428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 74.96% 72.15% 70.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3847 3182 2680
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 £258 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 257 335
Average hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £26.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -21.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.90 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £46.00 £43.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -11.29%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 +9 63 £435 +8.75% 17
Berkshire -13 50 £475 +5.55% 12
Surrey +21 40 £450 +38.46% 4
Oxfordshire -2 24 £518 -1.42% 5
Buckinghamshire -27 21 £415 -5.14% 3
West Sussex -6 6 £488 +21.87% 2
East Sussex -5 3 £450 +50.00% 2
Kent -15 3 £450 +12.50% 2
Thames Valley - - - -
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 179 (39.96%) Agile Software Development
2 149 (33.26%) Oracle
3 142 (31.70%) Java
4 99 (22.10%) .NET
5 96 (21.43%) SQL
6 90 (20.09%) WebLogic
7 89 (19.87%) XML
8 88 (19.64%) Scrum
9 84 (18.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 81 (18.08%) TDD
11 75 (16.74%) Middleware
12 74 (16.52%) Web Services
13 70 (15.63%) C#
14 69 (15.40%) Linux
15 61 (13.62%) J2EE
15 61 (13.62%) Microsoft
16 60 (13.39%) Oracle Fusion
17 57 (12.72%) Security Cleared
18 56 (12.50%) WCF
19 53 (11.83%) OO
20 52 (11.61%) JavaScript
21 51 (11.38%) Continuous Integration
22 50 (11.16%) SQL Server
23 49 (10.94%) ASP.NET
23 49 (10.94%) Oracle ADF
23 49 (10.94%) SC Cleared
24 47 (10.49%) SharePoint
25 46 (10.27%) Spring
26 44 (9.82%) Maven
26 44 (9.82%) Software Engineering

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 90 (20.09%) WebLogic
2 84 (18.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 47 (10.49%) SharePoint
4 33 (7.37%) SharePoint 2010
5 24 (5.36%) Apache
6 23 (5.13%) BizTalk Server
7 17 (3.79%) Lync
7 17 (3.79%) SharePoint 2013
8 16 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
9 15 (3.35%) CMS
10 14 (3.13%) WebSphere
11 12 (2.68%) Kentico
12 10 (2.23%) Oracle Service Bus
13 9 (2.01%) Mule
13 9 (2.01%) GlassFish
13 9 (2.01%) Node.js
14 6 (1.34%) WebSphere Process Server
14 6 (1.34%) WebSphere Application Server
14 6 (1.34%) Tomcat
15 5 (1.12%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 8 (1.79%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.12%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.67%) MS Office
3 3 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 34 (7.59%) Oracle BPM
2 20 (4.46%) Oracle EBS
3 15 (3.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (3.35%) Dynamics AX
4 13 (2.90%) Oracle EBS R12
5 12 (2.68%) Oracle Applications
6 8 (1.79%) Remedy ITSM
6 8 (1.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.89%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.67%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.67%) Oracle 11i
9 2 (0.45%) Magento
9 2 (0.45%) ResourceLink
10 1 (0.22%) SAP R/3
10 1 (0.22%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.35%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (1.56%) SaaS
3 6 (1.34%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.45%) GitHub
5 1 (0.22%) Force.com
5 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 25 (5.58%) Internet
2 11 (2.46%) Firewall
2 11 (2.46%) HTTP
3 9 (2.01%) MVNO
4 8 (1.79%) NAS
4 8 (1.79%) SAN
5 7 (1.56%) SSL
6 6 (1.34%) Multicast
6 6 (1.34%) BGP
7 5 (1.12%) ATM
8 2 (0.45%) NetScaler
8 2 (0.45%) LTE
8 2 (0.45%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.45%) GSM
8 2 (0.45%) 3G
9 1 (0.22%) UTRAN
9 1 (0.22%) DMZ
9 1 (0.22%) DNS
9 1 (0.22%) LAN
9 1 (0.22%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (11.16%) SQL Server
2 41 (9.15%) Oracle Database
3 26 (5.80%) Oracle Database 11g
4 16 (3.57%) MySQL
5 13 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (2.46%) Oracle Database 10g
6 11 (2.46%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
8 7 (1.56%) SQLPlus
8 7 (1.56%) NoSQL
9 6 (1.34%) Oracle BI EE
9 6 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (1.12%) Relational Database
10 5 (1.12%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.89%) Oracle ODI
11 4 (0.89%) Oracle Database 12c
11 4 (0.89%) DB2
12 3 (0.67%) Informix
Development Applications
1 44 (9.82%) Maven
2 32 (7.14%) Subversion
3 31 (6.92%) Jenkins
4 28 (6.25%) Visual Studio
5 26 (5.80%) NUnit
5 26 (5.80%) Eclipse
6 23 (5.13%) Selenium
7 22 (4.91%) Team Foundation Server
8 21 (4.69%) Ant
9 17 (3.79%) JUnit
10 10 (2.23%) Git (software)
11 8 (1.79%) TeamCity
12 7 (1.56%) Oracle Forms
13 6 (1.34%) RSpec
14 5 (1.12%) Cucumber
14 5 (1.12%) Mockito
15 4 (0.89%) MSBuild
15 4 (0.89%) Toad
16 3 (0.67%) XMLSpy
16 3 (0.67%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 33 (7.37%) Finance
2 30 (6.70%) Telecoms
3 24 (5.36%) Publishing
4 20 (4.46%) Retail
5 16 (3.57%) Marketing
6 10 (2.23%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.79%) Billing
7 8 (1.79%) Electronics
8 6 (1.34%) Multimedia
9 4 (0.89%) Games
10 3 (0.67%) Military
10 3 (0.67%) Back Office
11 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.22%) Automotive
11 1 (0.22%) Advertising
11 1 (0.22%) Banking
Job Titles
1 186 (41.52%) Developer
2 137 (30.58%) Architect
3 60 (13.39%) Java Developer
4 52 (11.61%) Solutions Architect
5 34 (7.59%) Technical Architect
6 29 (6.47%) .NET Developer
7 28 (6.25%) Software Engineer
8 24 (5.36%) Senior Developer
9 19 (4.24%) Lead Developer
9 19 (4.24%) Consultant
9 19 (4.24%) SharePoint Developer
9 19 (4.24%) Designer
10 16 (3.57%) Analyst
11 15 (3.35%) Oracle Developer
12 12 (2.68%) Infrastructure Architect
12 12 (2.68%) DBA
12 12 (2.68%) Java Software Engineer
13 11 (2.46%) Senior SharePoint Developer
13 11 (2.46%) Oracle Architect
14 10 (2.23%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (22.10%) .NET
2 89 (19.87%) XML
3 75 (16.74%) Middleware
4 74 (16.52%) Web Services
5 61 (13.62%) J2EE
6 60 (13.39%) Oracle Fusion
7 56 (12.50%) WCF
8 49 (10.94%) ASP.NET
8 49 (10.94%) Oracle ADF
9 46 (10.27%) Spring
10 44 (9.82%) SOAP
11 42 (9.38%) JMS
12 41 (9.15%) jQuery
13 35 (7.81%) REST
13 35 (7.81%) RESTful
14 33 (7.37%) XSLT
14 33 (7.37%) CSS
15 32 (7.14%) Ajax
16 28 (6.25%) HTML
17 22 (4.91%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 32 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
2 22 (4.91%) Open Source
3 17 (3.79%) Clustering
4 14 (3.13%) Mobile App
5 12 (2.68%) Digital Media
5 12 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (2.68%) CMDB
6 10 (2.23%) N-Tier
7 8 (1.79%) Visualisation
7 8 (1.79%) PKI
7 8 (1.79%) DTV
8 7 (1.56%) Algorithms
9 6 (1.34%) User Experience
10 5 (1.12%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.12%) Taxonomies
11 4 (0.89%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.89%) Mainframe
12 3 (0.67%) Data Integration
13 2 (0.45%) Computer Science
13 2 (0.45%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 69 (15.40%) Linux
2 42 (9.38%) UNIX
3 23 (5.13%) Windows
4 14 (3.13%) Oracle Linux
5 9 (2.01%) AIX
5 9 (2.01%) Solaris
6 5 (1.12%) Android
7 3 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.67%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.22%) SUSE
9 1 (0.22%) HPUX
9 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.22%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (39.96%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (19.64%) Scrum
3 81 (18.08%) TDD
4 53 (11.83%) OO
5 51 (11.38%) Continuous Integration
6 44 (9.82%) Software Engineering
7 41 (9.15%) Configuration Management
8 37 (8.26%) ITIL
9 35 (7.81%) MVC
10 34 (7.59%) CRM
11 33 (7.37%) TOGAF
11 33 (7.37%) Automated Testing
12 29 (6.47%) Enterprise Architecture
13 28 (6.25%) Use Case
14 27 (6.03%) UML
15 25 (5.58%) Data Modelling
16 23 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
17 22 (4.91%) Business Intelligence
18 20 (4.46%) Content Management
18 20 (4.46%) BPEL
Programming Languages
1 142 (31.70%) Java
2 96 (21.43%) SQL
3 70 (15.63%) C#
4 52 (11.61%) JavaScript
5 27 (6.03%) XQuery
5 27 (6.03%) XPath
6 24 (5.36%) PHP
7 22 (4.91%) PL/SQL
8 17 (3.79%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
9 16 (3.57%) PowerShell
10 7 (1.56%) Perl
10 7 (1.56%) Ruby
11 6 (1.34%) Groovy
12 5 (1.12%) C
13 4 (0.89%) Python
13 4 (0.89%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.67%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.67%) Korn
15 2 (0.45%) CoffeeScript
15 2 (0.45%) VB6
Qualifications
1 57 (12.72%) Security Cleared
2 49 (10.94%) SC Cleared
3 20 (4.46%) Degree
4 12 (2.68%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (0.89%) DV Cleared
5 4 (0.89%) ISEB
5 4 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.45%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.45%) PMP
7 2 (0.45%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.22%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (0.22%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.22%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.79%) QA
2 4 (0.89%) SLA
3 2 (0.45%) HL7
4 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 35 (7.81%) Oracle RAC
2 21 (4.69%) Active Directory
3 17 (3.79%) Oracle RMAN
4 16 (3.57%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.22%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.22%) XenApp
5 1 (0.22%) vSphere
5 1 (0.22%) Docker
5 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 36 (8.04%) Oracle Identity Management
2 27 (6.03%) Puppet
3 21 (4.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 16 (3.57%) Vagrant
5 13 (2.90%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (2.01%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (1.12%) Data Guard
8 3 (0.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (0.67%) SCCM
9 2 (0.45%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 2 (0.45%) OpenView
9 2 (0.45%) BMC PATROL
10 1 (0.22%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.22%) TIBCO Hawk
10 1 (0.22%) MOM
10 1 (0.22%) Netcool
10 1 (0.22%) OPNET
10 1 (0.22%) cPanel
Vendors
1 149 (33.26%) Oracle
2 61 (13.62%) Microsoft
3 17 (3.79%) webMethods
3 17 (3.79%) Software AG
4 15 (3.35%) SAP
5 14 (3.13%) IBM
6 13 (2.90%) Salesforce.com
7 10 (2.23%) BMC
8 8 (1.79%) Google
8 8 (1.79%) HP
8 8 (1.79%) Remedy
9 6 (1.34%) Facebook
9 6 (1.34%) Twitter
9 6 (1.34%) TIBCO
10 5 (1.12%) Adobe
10 5 (1.12%) Informatica
11 4 (0.89%) Siebel
11 4 (0.89%) Cisco
12 2 (0.45%) WSO2
12 2 (0.45%) Northgate
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
London/Milton Keynes
Church International
Rate: £650 - £800 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £380 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £35 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Newbury
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Slough
People Source
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Rate: £350 - £425 per day
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