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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 76 92 77
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -15
Contract jobs citing SOA 222 164 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.29% 1.94% 2.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.14% 2.74% 3.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 97 96
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£488 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.87% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £331 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £540 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £415
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 12
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -10.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £29.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+61.01% -15.71%
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
7068 5976 6145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.06% 70.67% 70.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3989 3240 2989
Average daily rate £383 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 264 236 350
Average hourly rate £21.99 £30.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.71% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -6.77%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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 26 November 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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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
Berkshire +11 59 £545 +21.11% 12
Hampshire +4 56 £425 - 16
Oxfordshire -1 43 £518 +15.00% 5
Surrey -15 33 £438 +20.68% 6
Buckinghamshire -17 15 £450 +16.12%
West Sussex -6 6 £464 +15.93%
Kent -6 2 £450 - 6
East Sussex -2 1 - - 2
Thames Valley - - - -
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 162 (36.32%) Agile Software Development
2 160 (35.87%) Oracle
3 135 (30.27%) Java
4 122 (27.35%) SQL
5 116 (26.01%) XML
6 89 (19.96%) TDD
7 83 (18.61%) .NET
8 77 (17.26%) WebLogic
9 75 (16.82%) Scrum
9 75 (16.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 74 (16.59%) Web Services
11 72 (16.14%) Linux
12 68 (15.25%) J2EE
13 66 (14.80%) Middleware
14 63 (14.13%) REST
15 59 (13.23%) C#
15 59 (13.23%) Security Cleared
16 57 (12.78%) Continuous Integration
17 55 (12.33%) OO
18 49 (10.99%) Microsoft
19 47 (10.54%) SOAP
19 47 (10.54%) Oracle Fusion
19 47 (10.54%) Spring
20 46 (10.31%) Use Case
21 45 (10.09%) JMS
22 44 (9.87%) ASP.NET
22 44 (9.87%) SQL Server
22 44 (9.87%) SC Cleared
23 42 (9.42%) Oracle ADF
23 42 (9.42%) UNIX

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 77 (17.26%) WebLogic
2 75 (16.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 32 (7.17%) SharePoint
4 31 (6.95%) BizTalk Server
5 26 (5.83%) SharePoint 2010
6 24 (5.38%) Apache
7 18 (4.04%) WebSphere
8 17 (3.81%) Lync
9 16 (3.59%) SharePoint 2013
9 16 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2013
10 12 (2.69%) GlassFish
11 8 (1.79%) JBoss
11 8 (1.79%) WebSphere Application Server
12 6 (1.35%) Oracle Service Bus
12 6 (1.35%) WebSphere Process Server
13 5 (1.12%) Mule
13 5 (1.12%) Adobe CQ
13 5 (1.12%) Node.js
14 4 (0.90%) Apache ServiceMix
15 3 (0.67%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 7 (1.57%) MS Visio
2 5 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (1.12%) MS Excel
3 4 (0.90%) MS Office
4 2 (0.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 34 (7.62%) Oracle BPM
2 21 (4.71%) Oracle EBS
3 16 (3.59%) Oracle EBS R12
4 15 (3.36%) Dynamics CRM
4 15 (3.36%) Dynamics AX
5 14 (3.14%) Oracle Applications
6 10 (2.24%) Remedy ITSM
7 9 (2.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.45%) BusinessWorks
8 2 (0.45%) ResourceLink
9 1 (0.22%) SAP R/3
9 1 (0.22%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.22%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.36%) Cloud Computing
2 10 (2.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.35%) SaaS
4 2 (0.45%) Force.com
5 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (9.19%) Internet
2 13 (2.91%) HTTP
3 8 (1.79%) SSL
3 8 (1.79%) Firewall
4 7 (1.57%) SAN
5 4 (0.90%) GSM
5 4 (0.90%) NAS
6 3 (0.67%) LTE
6 3 (0.67%) UMTS
6 3 (0.67%) CDMA
6 3 (0.67%) GPRS
6 3 (0.67%) LDAP
6 3 (0.67%) MVNO
7 2 (0.45%) Multicast
7 2 (0.45%) NetScaler
7 2 (0.45%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.45%) BGP
7 2 (0.45%) 3G
7 2 (0.45%) Network Security
8 1 (0.22%) NGN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (9.87%) SQL Server
2 38 (8.52%) Oracle Database
3 23 (5.16%) Oracle Database 11g
4 20 (4.48%) MySQL
5 15 (3.36%) NoSQL
6 14 (3.14%) SQL Server 2008
7 12 (2.69%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (2.47%) Oracle Database 10g
9 10 (2.24%) MongoDB
10 9 (2.02%) Oracle Reports
10 9 (2.02%) Relational Database
11 8 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
12 7 (1.57%) SQLPlus
13 6 (1.35%) Oracle Discoverer
13 6 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 5 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 5 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 5 (1.12%) Oracle ODI
15 3 (0.67%) Oracle BI EE
16 2 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 41 (9.19%) Maven
2 22 (4.93%) Eclipse
2 22 (4.93%) Ant
3 20 (4.48%) Jenkins
4 19 (4.26%) Subversion
4 19 (4.26%) Visual Studio
5 17 (3.81%) Selenium
6 15 (3.36%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (2.69%) NUnit
8 10 (2.24%) JUnit
9 8 (1.79%) Toad
10 7 (1.57%) Git (software)
10 7 (1.57%) Oracle Forms
11 5 (1.12%) TeamCity
11 5 (1.12%) RSpec
11 5 (1.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 4 (0.90%) QUnit
12 4 (0.90%) MSBuild
12 4 (0.90%) QuickTest Pro
13 3 (0.67%) Oracle APEX
General
1 35 (7.85%) Telecoms
2 34 (7.62%) Finance
3 17 (3.81%) Marketing
3 17 (3.81%) Retail
3 17 (3.81%) Publishing
4 14 (3.14%) Billing
5 12 (2.69%) Games
6 11 (2.47%) Manufacturing
7 9 (2.02%) Electronics
8 5 (1.12%) Law
8 5 (1.12%) Military
9 3 (0.67%) Back Office
10 2 (0.45%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.22%) Banking
11 1 (0.22%) Legal
11 1 (0.22%) Advertising
11 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.22%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 177 (39.69%) Developer
2 121 (27.13%) Architect
3 55 (12.33%) Java Developer
4 43 (9.64%) Solutions Architect
5 38 (8.52%) Technical Architect
6 28 (6.28%) Lead Developer
7 26 (5.83%) Mobile Developer
8 24 (5.38%) Designer
9 21 (4.71%) Software Engineer
10 20 (4.48%) Senior Developer
10 20 (4.48%) Consultant
10 20 (4.48%) Analyst
11 19 (4.26%) .NET Developer
12 14 (3.14%) Oracle Developer
13 13 (2.91%) Infrastructure Architect
13 13 (2.91%) SharePoint Developer
14 12 (2.69%) Business Analyst
14 12 (2.69%) Development Manager
14 12 (2.69%) Solutions Designer
14 12 (2.69%) UNIX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (26.01%) XML
2 83 (18.61%) .NET
3 74 (16.59%) Web Services
4 68 (15.25%) J2EE
5 66 (14.80%) Middleware
6 63 (14.13%) REST
7 47 (10.54%) SOAP
7 47 (10.54%) Oracle Fusion
7 47 (10.54%) Spring
8 45 (10.09%) JMS
9 44 (9.87%) ASP.NET
10 42 (9.42%) Oracle ADF
11 38 (8.52%) WCF
12 36 (8.07%) JSON
13 29 (6.50%) RESTful
14 27 (6.05%) Ajax
14 27 (6.05%) OAuth
14 27 (6.05%) XSLT
15 24 (5.38%) jQuery
16 21 (4.71%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (7.17%) Mobile App
2 28 (6.28%) Enterprise Software
3 23 (5.16%) Open Source
4 17 (3.81%) Clustering
5 16 (3.59%) N-Tier
6 15 (3.36%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (2.69%) CMDB
8 9 (2.02%) DTV
9 8 (1.79%) Digital Media
10 7 (1.57%) User Experience
11 6 (1.35%) Management Information System
12 5 (1.12%) Replication
12 5 (1.12%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.90%) Algorithms
13 4 (0.90%) Visualisation
13 4 (0.90%) CESG
13 4 (0.90%) Data Integration
13 4 (0.90%) RMADS
13 4 (0.90%) Taxonomies
14 3 (0.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 72 (16.14%) Linux
2 42 (9.42%) UNIX
3 22 (4.93%) Windows
4 13 (2.91%) Solaris
5 10 (2.24%) Apple iOS
5 10 (2.24%) Android
6 9 (2.02%) Oracle Linux
7 4 (0.90%) AIX
8 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.22%) SUSE
9 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.22%) zOS
9 1 (0.22%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (36.32%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (19.96%) TDD
3 75 (16.82%) Scrum
4 57 (12.78%) Continuous Integration
5 55 (12.33%) OO
6 46 (10.31%) Use Case
7 37 (8.30%) MVC
8 36 (8.07%) Configuration Management
9 35 (7.85%) CRM
10 34 (7.62%) ITIL
11 33 (7.40%) Software Engineering
12 32 (7.17%) UML
13 31 (6.95%) Enterprise Architecture
14 29 (6.50%) Mobile Application Development
15 27 (6.05%) Rapid Prototyping
16 25 (5.61%) TOGAF
17 24 (5.38%) Disaster Recovery
18 22 (4.93%) DevOps
18 22 (4.93%) Data Modelling
19 21 (4.71%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 135 (30.27%) Java
2 122 (27.35%) SQL
3 59 (13.23%) C#
4 38 (8.52%) JavaScript
5 29 (6.50%) PL/SQL
6 23 (5.16%) XQuery
6 23 (5.16%) XPath
7 22 (4.93%) PHP
8 17 (3.81%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
9 14 (3.14%) Groovy
10 11 (2.47%) PowerShell
10 11 (2.47%) Perl
11 7 (1.57%) C
12 6 (1.35%) Scala
12 6 (1.35%) T-SQL
12 6 (1.35%) Shell Script
12 6 (1.35%) Korn
13 5 (1.12%) Ruby
14 3 (0.67%) Python
15 2 (0.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 59 (13.23%) Security Cleared
2 44 (9.87%) SC Cleared
3 26 (5.83%) Degree
4 11 (2.47%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (1.35%) ISEB
6 5 (1.12%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.90%) PMP
7 4 (0.90%) PMI Certification
7 4 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.45%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.22%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.22%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.22%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.59%) QA
2 5 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.90%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.45%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.22%) HL7
5 1 (0.22%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (6.50%) Oracle RAC
2 19 (4.26%) Active Directory
3 16 (3.59%) Oracle RMAN
3 16 (3.59%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.22%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.22%) vSphere
4 1 (0.22%) XenApp
4 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 31 (6.95%) Oracle Identity Management
2 25 (5.61%) Puppet
3 22 (4.93%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 15 (3.36%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (2.91%) HP Quality Center
6 11 (2.47%) Vagrant
7 5 (1.12%) Data Guard
8 4 (0.90%) SCCM
9 2 (0.45%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 2 (0.45%) OpenView
9 2 (0.45%) Netcool
9 2 (0.45%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (0.45%) OPNET
10 1 (0.22%) TIBCO Hawk
10 1 (0.22%) Nagios
10 1 (0.22%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.22%) YUM
Vendors
1 160 (35.87%) Oracle
2 49 (10.99%) Microsoft
3 28 (6.28%) Google
4 27 (6.05%) Facebook
4 27 (6.05%) Twitter
5 19 (4.26%) SAP
6 18 (4.04%) IBM
7 15 (3.36%) Software AG
8 12 (2.69%) BMC
8 12 (2.69%) Salesforce.com
8 12 (2.69%) webMethods
9 10 (2.24%) HP
9 10 (2.24%) Remedy
10 5 (1.12%) TIBCO
10 5 (1.12%) Adobe
10 5 (1.12%) Informatica
11 4 (0.90%) Siebel
11 4 (0.90%) Cisco
12 3 (0.67%) Sun
12 3 (0.67%) Citrix
Surrey
DP Connect
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £600 - £630 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £535 per day + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market rate value
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £350.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Middlesex
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Basingstoke
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £290 - £380 per day
Posted: 26 days ago