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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 119 88 84
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -4
Contract jobs citing SOA 150 204 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.75% 2.15% 2.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.20% 2.79% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 138 98
Average daily rate £425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £347 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £456 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.22% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Average hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -
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
6805 7324 6228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 79.53% 77.35% 74.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4175 4011 3318
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 291 240 261
Average hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £45.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +1 54 £388 -12.92% 10
Surrey -16 23 £425 -5.55% 9
Berkshire -18 22 £450 -5.26% 7
Buckinghamshire +13 19 £575 +39.39% 3
Kent +3 10 £400 -11.11% 1
West Sussex +3 7 £535 +13.82% 2
Middlesex +2 5 £335 -25.55%
East Sussex +9 4 £335 -25.55%
M4 Corridor - 4 - -
Home Counties - 2 - -
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 152 (43.68%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (41.67%) Oracle
3 99 (28.45%) SQL
4 98 (28.16%) Java
5 82 (23.56%) Web Services
6 75 (21.55%) Middleware
7 68 (19.54%) Scrum
7 68 (19.54%) REST
8 63 (18.10%) .NET
9 59 (16.95%) XML
10 58 (16.67%) SOAP
11 55 (15.80%) HTML
11 55 (15.80%) Oracle Database
12 53 (15.23%) C#
12 53 (15.23%) TDD
13 51 (14.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 47 (13.51%) JavaScript
15 46 (13.22%) MVC
15 46 (13.22%) SDLC
16 43 (12.36%) SQL Server
17 42 (12.07%) Continuous Integration
18 41 (11.78%) Finance
19 40 (11.49%) Microsoft
19 40 (11.49%) TOGAF
19 40 (11.49%) HTML5
20 38 (10.92%) Security Cleared
21 35 (10.06%) Oracle Database 11g
21 35 (10.06%) UML
22 34 (9.77%) SC Cleared
23 33 (9.48%) Oracle Fusion

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 51 (14.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 24 (6.90%) WebLogic
3 21 (6.03%) JBoss
4 18 (5.17%) Node.js
5 13 (3.74%) Oracle Service Bus
6 11 (3.16%) Tomcat
7 8 (2.30%) AquaLogic
7 8 (2.30%) Oracle Workflow
7 8 (2.30%) SharePoint
7 8 (2.30%) WebSphere
8 7 (2.01%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (1.44%) IIS
10 4 (1.15%) Apache
10 4 (1.15%) CMS
10 4 (1.15%) Mule
11 3 (0.86%) Apache Solr
11 3 (0.86%) Drupal
11 3 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.86%) Liferay
11 3 (0.86%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 8 (2.30%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.29%) MS Office
3 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 27 (7.76%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (1.72%) SAP CRM
2 6 (1.72%) SAP IS-U
3 5 (1.44%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (1.44%) Oracle ERP
4 4 (1.15%) BusinessWorks
4 4 (1.15%) HFM
4 4 (1.15%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.29%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.29%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.29%) Minerva
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.29%) Primavera
6 1 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.29%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.74%) SaaS
2 8 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.01%) Force.com
4 5 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.44%) IaaS
5 4 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (1.15%) PaaS
6 2 (0.57%) Boomi
7 1 (0.29%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 29 (8.33%) HTTP
2 14 (4.02%) DVB
3 11 (3.16%) Kerberos
4 3 (0.86%) FTP
4 3 (0.86%) LAN
4 3 (0.86%) WAN
5 2 (0.57%) ATM
5 2 (0.57%) CDMA
5 2 (0.57%) GPRS
5 2 (0.57%) GSM
5 2 (0.57%) LDAP
5 2 (0.57%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (0.57%) SNMP
5 2 (0.57%) SSH
5 2 (0.57%) SSL
5 2 (0.57%) UMTS
5 2 (0.57%) VoIP
5 2 (0.57%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.29%) DNS
6 1 (0.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (15.80%) Oracle Database
2 43 (12.36%) SQL Server
3 35 (10.06%) Oracle Database 11g
4 33 (9.48%) Relational Database
5 29 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
6 18 (5.17%) NoSQL
7 12 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (3.45%) MySQL
7 12 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (2.59%) DB2
9 7 (2.01%) MongoDB
10 6 (1.72%) Oracle ODI
11 5 (1.44%) Essbase
11 5 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (1.15%) Big Data
12 4 (1.15%) Data Mining
12 4 (1.15%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.86%) Couchbase
13 3 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
14 2 (0.57%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 29 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 20 (5.75%) JIRA
3 18 (5.17%) Ant
3 18 (5.17%) Jenkins
4 14 (4.02%) Selenium
4 14 (4.02%) SoapUI
5 13 (3.74%) Subversion
6 12 (3.45%) Maven
7 11 (3.16%) NUnit
8 10 (2.87%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (2.87%) Visual Studio
9 8 (2.30%) JIRA Agile
9 8 (2.30%) JUnit
10 7 (2.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (1.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 6 (1.72%) WebDriver
12 5 (1.44%) Moq
13 4 (1.15%) Cucumber
13 4 (1.15%) Jasmine
13 4 (1.15%) MSTest
General
1 41 (11.78%) Finance
2 26 (7.47%) Retail
3 23 (6.61%) Telecoms
4 13 (3.74%) Banking
5 6 (1.72%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.44%) Automotive
6 5 (1.44%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.86%) Aerospace
7 3 (0.86%) Billing
7 3 (0.86%) Electronics
7 3 (0.86%) Marketing
8 2 (0.57%) Front Office
8 2 (0.57%) Games
8 2 (0.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 91 (26.15%) Developer
2 88 (25.29%) Architect
3 48 (13.79%) Solutions Architect
4 45 (12.93%) Analyst
5 29 (8.33%) Designer
6 28 (8.05%) Java Developer
7 22 (6.32%) C# Developer
8 21 (6.03%) .NET Developer
8 21 (6.03%) Consultant
9 20 (5.75%) Test Analyst
10 19 (5.46%) Integration Architect
11 17 (4.89%) Embedded Engineer
12 16 (4.60%) C# .NET Developer
12 16 (4.60%) Solutions Designer
13 15 (4.31%) Embedded C Engineer
13 15 (4.31%) Embedded C++ Engineer
13 15 (4.31%) Oracle Architect
14 14 (4.02%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
15 13 (3.74%) SOA Developer
15 13 (3.74%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (23.56%) Web Services
2 75 (21.55%) Middleware
3 68 (19.54%) REST
4 63 (18.10%) .NET
5 59 (16.95%) XML
6 58 (16.67%) SOAP
7 55 (15.80%) HTML
8 40 (11.49%) HTML5
9 33 (9.48%) ASP.NET
9 33 (9.48%) Oracle Fusion
9 33 (9.48%) Spring
10 30 (8.62%) ASP.NET MVC
10 30 (8.62%) Java EE
11 29 (8.33%) jQuery
12 28 (8.05%) CSS
13 26 (7.47%) AngularJS
14 24 (6.90%) JSON
15 22 (6.32%) WCF
16 21 (6.03%) RESTful
17 19 (5.46%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 14 (4.02%) Data Integration
1 14 (4.02%) DTV
1 14 (4.02%) MPEG
1 14 (4.02%) STB
2 11 (3.16%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (2.87%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (2.59%) Computer Science
4 9 (2.59%) Data Centre
5 6 (1.72%) Social Media
5 6 (1.72%) User Experience
6 5 (1.44%) CMDB
6 5 (1.44%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.44%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.15%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.15%) Digital Media
7 4 (1.15%) FMCG
7 4 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (1.15%) PMI
7 4 (1.15%) SCADA
7 4 (1.15%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 27 (7.76%) Windows
2 24 (6.90%) Linux
3 23 (6.61%) Unix
4 11 (3.16%) Solaris
5 10 (2.87%) AIX
6 8 (2.30%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.57%) VMS
7 2 (0.57%) Windows CE
8 1 (0.29%) CoreOS
8 1 (0.29%) HPUX
8 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.29%) SmartOS
8 1 (0.29%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (43.68%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (19.54%) Scrum
3 53 (15.23%) TDD
4 46 (13.22%) MVC
4 46 (13.22%) SDLC
5 42 (12.07%) Continuous Integration
6 40 (11.49%) TOGAF
7 35 (10.06%) UML
8 32 (9.20%) ITIL
8 32 (9.20%) Waterfall
9 28 (8.05%) Stakeholder Management
10 26 (7.47%) CRM
11 25 (7.18%) Software Architecture
12 24 (6.90%) Technical Architecture
13 23 (6.61%) OO
14 22 (6.32%) Enterprise Architecture
14 22 (6.32%) ETL
15 21 (6.03%) Project Management
16 20 (5.75%) EAI
17 19 (5.46%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 99 (28.45%) SQL
2 98 (28.16%) Java
3 53 (15.23%) C#
4 47 (13.51%) JavaScript
5 27 (7.76%) C++
6 24 (6.90%) C
6 24 (6.90%) PL/SQL
7 14 (4.02%) Shell Script
8 12 (3.45%) Embedded C
9 11 (3.16%) Embedded C++
9 11 (3.16%) Ruby
10 10 (2.87%) Python
11 9 (2.59%) T-SQL
12 7 (2.01%) Apex Code
13 6 (1.72%) PowerShell
14 5 (1.44%) ABAP
15 4 (1.15%) R
16 3 (0.86%) XPath
17 1 (0.29%) Korn
17 1 (0.29%) Scala
Qualifications
1 38 (10.92%) Security Cleared
2 34 (9.77%) SC Cleared
3 18 (5.17%) Degree
4 15 (4.31%) ISTQB
5 12 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (2.01%) PMI Certification
7 6 (1.72%) ISEB
7 6 (1.72%) PMP
8 5 (1.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.86%) OCP
9 3 (0.86%) Oracle Certification
9 3 (0.86%) SAP Certification
10 2 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.57%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.57%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.29%) CCNA
11 1 (0.29%) MBA
11 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.01%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (1.44%) QA
3 4 (1.15%) GxP
3 4 (1.15%) Solvency II
4 3 (0.86%) COBIT
5 2 (0.57%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.29%) SDET
6 1 (0.29%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.29%) Btrfs
2 1 (0.29%) Docker
2 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.29%) iptables
2 1 (0.29%) KVM
2 1 (0.29%) LXC
2 1 (0.29%) Snort
2 1 (0.29%) Squid
2 1 (0.29%) Varnish
2 1 (0.29%) vCloud
2 1 (0.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (1.72%) Control-M
2 3 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.86%) SCOM
3 2 (0.57%) Puppet
4 1 (0.29%) Ansible
4 1 (0.29%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.29%) CFEngine
4 1 (0.29%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.29%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.29%) Nessus
4 1 (0.29%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (0.29%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (0.29%) OpenView
4 1 (0.29%) OPNET
4 1 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (0.29%) SCCM
4 1 (0.29%) systemd
4 1 (0.29%) vRealize
Vendors
1 145 (41.67%) Oracle
2 40 (11.49%) Microsoft
3 31 (8.91%) SAP
4 22 (6.32%) webMethods
5 15 (4.31%) TIBCO
6 14 (4.02%) IBM
7 11 (3.16%) hybris
8 10 (2.87%) VMware
9 9 (2.59%) Red Hat
9 9 (2.59%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (2.01%) Remedy
11 6 (1.72%) Adobe
11 6 (1.72%) Guidewire
11 6 (1.72%) PeopleSoft
11 6 (1.72%) Sitecore
11 6 (1.72%) Twitter
12 5 (1.44%) Informatica
12 5 (1.44%) MuleSoft
12 5 (1.44%) Pega
13 4 (1.15%) JD Edwards
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