The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South East region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 70 65 72
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +7
Contract jobs citing SOA 209 228 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.27% 2.69% 2.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.11% 3.80% 3.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 110 125
Average daily rate
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£434 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.61% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £310 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £390 £400
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 7
Average hourly rate £35.00 £23.13 £29.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.35% -21.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £32.05
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -7.95%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6712 6005 6877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.90% 70.84% 69.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3678 3231 3262
Average daily rate £375 £375 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 253 255 321
Average hourly rate £22.63 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.72% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
SOA
England

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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
Hampshire -28 55 £400 +16.36% 11
Berkshire +15 51 £450 -14.28% 8
Buckinghamshire +8 27 £493 +11.93%
Kent +12 24 £350 -26.31% 4
Surrey -22 23 £340 -13.37% 7
Middlesex -2 7 £270 -40.00%
East Sussex +2 6 - - 2
Oxfordshire -10 6 £500 +5.26% 2
West Sussex -7 3 £495 +13.14%
Home Counties - - - -
Sussex - - - -
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 147 (34.75%) Oracle
2 118 (27.90%) .NET
3 115 (27.19%) SQL
4 109 (25.77%) XML
5 104 (24.59%) Java
6 103 (24.35%) TDD
7 81 (19.15%) Web Services
8 76 (17.97%) C#
9 75 (17.73%) SQL Server
10 74 (17.49%) Middleware
11 69 (16.31%) Scrum
12 63 (14.89%) REST
13 61 (14.42%) Linux
14 59 (13.95%) Continuous Integration
15 57 (13.48%) OO
16 56 (13.24%) Security Cleared
16 56 (13.24%) Agile Software Development
17 53 (12.53%) SOAP
18 50 (11.82%) Oracle Database
19 48 (11.35%) ASP.NET
19 48 (11.35%) JSON
20 46 (10.87%) Use Case
20 46 (10.87%) WebLogic
21 45 (10.64%) WCF
22 43 (10.17%) Telecoms
23 42 (9.93%) Finance
23 42 (9.93%) Spring
23 42 (9.93%) Mobile App
24 41 (9.69%) Google
24 41 (9.69%) SC Cleared

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 46 (10.87%) WebLogic
2 39 (9.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 33 (7.80%) BizTalk Server
4 25 (5.91%) WebSphere
5 20 (4.73%) SharePoint
6 16 (3.78%) Apache
7 11 (2.60%) IIS
8 8 (1.89%) Oracle Service Bus
9 6 (1.42%) Node.js
9 6 (1.42%) GlassFish
9 6 (1.42%) ArcGIS
10 5 (1.18%) Apache ServiceMix
11 4 (0.95%) Alfresco
11 4 (0.95%) Liferay
12 3 (0.71%) CMS
12 3 (0.71%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.47%) NetWeaver
13 2 (0.47%) ATG Dynamo
13 2 (0.47%) FileNet
13 2 (0.47%) Papyrus
Applications
1 7 (1.65%) MS Office
1 7 (1.65%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.18%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.95%) MS Project
4 3 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.24%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 31 (7.33%) Oracle Applications
2 28 (6.62%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (2.36%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (1.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (1.18%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.95%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.71%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.47%) TIBCO iProcess
8 2 (0.47%) Exstream
8 2 (0.47%) SAP BPC
9 1 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
9 1 (0.24%) SAP CO
9 1 (0.24%) SAP GRC
9 1 (0.24%) BusinessWorks
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.89%) SaaS
3 2 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.47%) Force.com
4 1 (0.24%) PaaS
4 1 (0.24%) Office 365
4 1 (0.24%) GitHub
4 1 (0.24%) IaaS
4 1 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.24%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 39 (9.22%) Internet
2 10 (2.36%) HTTP
3 7 (1.65%) Firewall
3 7 (1.65%) Network Security
4 6 (1.42%) SAN
4 6 (1.42%) LDAP
5 5 (1.18%) LTE
6 4 (0.95%) 3G
6 4 (0.95%) CDMA
6 4 (0.95%) GPRS
6 4 (0.95%) GSM
6 4 (0.95%) UMTS
7 3 (0.71%) SSL
8 2 (0.47%) WEP
9 1 (0.24%) SSH
9 1 (0.24%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.24%) DMZ
9 1 (0.24%) S/MIME
9 1 (0.24%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.24%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (17.73%) SQL Server
2 50 (11.82%) Oracle Database
3 39 (9.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 26 (6.15%) SQL Server 2005
5 25 (5.91%) Oracle Database 11g
6 16 (3.78%) NoSQL
7 15 (3.55%) Relational Database
8 14 (3.31%) SQLPlus
8 14 (3.31%) Oracle Database 10g
9 13 (3.07%) Oracle Reports
10 12 (2.84%) MySQL
11 11 (2.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 11 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 10 (2.36%) Oracle BI EE
12 10 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
13 9 (2.13%) MongoDB
13 9 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
14 7 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
14 7 (1.65%) Oracle Discoverer
15 6 (1.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 31 (7.33%) Visual Studio
2 18 (4.26%) NUnit
2 18 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (4.26%) Jenkins
3 16 (3.78%) Subversion
4 15 (3.55%) Eclipse
4 15 (3.55%) Git (software)
4 15 (3.55%) SoapUI
5 14 (3.31%) Maven
6 13 (3.07%) JUnit
7 9 (2.13%) Oracle Forms
8 7 (1.65%) Ant
8 7 (1.65%) Toad
8 7 (1.65%) Selenium
9 6 (1.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 5 (1.18%) Mercurial
10 5 (1.18%) JIRA
11 4 (0.95%) Oracle APEX
12 3 (0.71%) TestDirector
12 3 (0.71%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 43 (10.17%) Telecoms
2 42 (9.93%) Finance
3 21 (4.96%) Games
4 16 (3.78%) Billing
5 10 (2.36%) Military
5 10 (2.36%) Retail
6 9 (2.13%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.89%) Marketing
8 6 (1.42%) Electronics
9 5 (1.18%) Law
10 3 (0.71%) Publishing
10 3 (0.71%) Back Office
11 2 (0.47%) Front Office
11 2 (0.47%) Legal
11 2 (0.47%) Banking
Job Titles
1 148 (34.99%) Developer
2 106 (25.06%) Architect
3 46 (10.87%) Solutions Architect
4 40 (9.46%) Java Developer
5 33 (7.80%) Mobile Developer
6 27 (6.38%) Consultant
7 26 (6.15%) Lead Developer
8 25 (5.91%) Analyst
9 21 (4.96%) Designer
10 20 (4.73%) Development Manager
10 20 (4.73%) .NET Developer
11 19 (4.49%) BizTalk Developer
12 18 (4.26%) Senior Developer
12 18 (4.26%) Technical Architect
13 15 (3.55%) Oracle DBA
13 15 (3.55%) DBA
14 14 (3.31%) Software Developer
15 13 (3.07%) Project Manager
15 13 (3.07%) C# Developer
15 13 (3.07%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (27.90%) .NET
2 109 (25.77%) XML
3 81 (19.15%) Web Services
4 74 (17.49%) Middleware
5 63 (14.89%) REST
6 53 (12.53%) SOAP
7 48 (11.35%) ASP.NET
7 48 (11.35%) JSON
8 45 (10.64%) WCF
9 42 (9.93%) Spring
10 38 (8.98%) OAuth
11 37 (8.75%) J2EE
12 25 (5.91%) RESTful
13 24 (5.67%) .NET Framework
14 22 (5.20%) ASP.NET MVC
15 19 (4.49%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 18 (4.26%) Hibernate
16 18 (4.26%) Oracle Fusion
16 18 (4.26%) JMS
17 17 (4.02%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 42 (9.93%) Mobile App
2 32 (7.57%) N-Tier
3 19 (4.49%) Open Source
4 17 (4.02%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (1.89%) Replication
6 7 (1.65%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.65%) Clustering
7 6 (1.42%) DTV
8 4 (0.95%) CESG
8 4 (0.95%) Mathematics
8 4 (0.95%) RMADS
8 4 (0.95%) Data Integration
9 3 (0.71%) CMDB
9 3 (0.71%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.47%) Taxonomies
10 2 (0.47%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.47%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.47%) Mobile Payment
10 2 (0.47%) DataPower
10 2 (0.47%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 61 (14.42%) Linux
2 34 (8.04%) Windows
3 29 (6.86%) UNIX
4 11 (2.60%) Apple iOS
5 10 (2.36%) Oracle Linux
5 10 (2.36%) Android
6 7 (1.65%) AIX
6 7 (1.65%) Solaris
6 7 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.47%) CentOS
8 2 (0.47%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.24%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.24%) zOS
9 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.24%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (24.35%) TDD
2 69 (16.31%) Scrum
3 59 (13.95%) Continuous Integration
4 57 (13.48%) OO
5 56 (13.24%) Agile Software Development
6 46 (10.87%) Use Case
7 39 (9.22%) Mobile Application Development
8 37 (8.75%) Rapid Prototyping
8 37 (8.75%) MVC
9 29 (6.86%) UML
10 28 (6.62%) Software Engineering
11 27 (6.38%) BDD
12 24 (5.67%) ITIL
12 24 (5.67%) Business Intelligence
12 24 (5.67%) Project Management
13 23 (5.44%) Configuration Management
13 23 (5.44%) Waterfall
14 21 (4.96%) Game Development
15 20 (4.73%) PRINCE2
16 19 (4.49%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 115 (27.19%) SQL
2 104 (24.59%) Java
3 76 (17.97%) C#
4 34 (8.04%) PL/SQL
5 20 (4.73%) JavaScript
6 13 (3.07%) T-SQL
6 13 (3.07%) Groovy
6 13 (3.07%) C
7 12 (2.84%) Shell Script
7 12 (2.84%) Perl
8 9 (2.13%) Scala
9 7 (1.65%) Korn
10 6 (1.42%) VBA
10 6 (1.42%) Python
11 4 (0.95%) Ruby
12 3 (0.71%) PHP
12 3 (0.71%) PowerShell
12 3 (0.71%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.47%) C++
13 2 (0.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 56 (13.24%) Security Cleared
2 41 (9.69%) SC Cleared
3 36 (8.51%) Degree
4 6 (1.42%) DV Cleared
5 5 (1.18%) PMP
5 5 (1.18%) PMI Certification
6 4 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (0.95%) MCSE
6 4 (0.95%) ISEB
6 4 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.24%) OCP
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.24%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.24%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.07%) QA
2 4 (0.95%) JSP 440
2 4 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.71%) HL7
4 2 (0.47%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.47%) COBIT
5 1 (0.24%) SLA
5 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 29 (6.86%) Oracle RAC
2 12 (2.84%) Oracle RMAN
3 6 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.71%) vSphere
4 3 (0.71%) vCloud
5 1 (0.24%) OCFS2
5 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 20 (4.73%) Puppet
2 16 (3.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 12 (2.84%) HP Quality Center
4 11 (2.60%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (2.13%) SCCM
6 8 (1.89%) Data Guard
7 7 (1.65%) Vagrant
8 3 (0.71%) YUM
9 2 (0.47%) Netcool
9 2 (0.47%) OPNET
10 1 (0.24%) Oracle Identity Management
10 1 (0.24%) BMC PATROL
10 1 (0.24%) Nagios
10 1 (0.24%) OpenView
10 1 (0.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 147 (34.75%) Oracle
2 41 (9.69%) Google
3 38 (8.98%) Facebook
3 38 (8.98%) Twitter
4 36 (8.51%) Microsoft
5 24 (5.67%) webMethods
6 22 (5.20%) SAP
7 15 (3.55%) Software AG
8 14 (3.31%) Salesforce.com
8 14 (3.31%) JBoss
9 13 (3.07%) HP
10 10 (2.36%) IBM
11 8 (1.89%) TIBCO
11 8 (1.89%) Remedy
11 8 (1.89%) Metastorm
12 7 (1.65%) Red Hat
12 7 (1.65%) VMware
12 7 (1.65%) Siebel
13 6 (1.42%) ESRI
14 5 (1.18%) BMC
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