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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 71 75 79
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +4
Contract jobs citing SOA 231 200 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.38% 2.33% 2.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.26% 3.25% 3.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 132 103
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £310 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £525 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £23.13 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.97% -35.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £23.13 £25.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £28.23 £69.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £26.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+77.57% -25.69%
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
7089 6153 6619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.94% 71.57% 71.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4032 3421 3194
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 279 241 331
Average hourly rate £21.00 £33.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.31% +59.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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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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 +36 66 £494 +9.72% 12
Hampshire -12 58 £400 - 16
Surrey -20 42 £360 -1.36% 6
Oxfordshire +3 29 £495 +13.14% 7
Buckinghamshire -2 16 £425 +13.33% 4
Kent +1 10 £350 -22.22% 5
West Sussex -8 5 £330 -22.35%
East Sussex -12 1 - -
Thames Valley - - - -
Home Counties - - - -
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 159 (36.55%) Agile Software Development
2 157 (36.09%) Oracle
3 135 (31.03%) SQL
4 122 (28.05%) Java
5 103 (23.68%) XML
6 96 (22.07%) TDD
7 78 (17.93%) .NET
7 78 (17.93%) Scrum
8 73 (16.78%) WebLogic
9 71 (16.32%) Web Services
9 71 (16.32%) Linux
10 66 (15.17%) OO
10 66 (15.17%) REST
11 65 (14.94%) Continuous Integration
12 63 (14.48%) Middleware
13 62 (14.25%) J2EE
14 59 (13.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 55 (12.64%) C#
16 52 (11.95%) Security Cleared
17 49 (11.26%) SOAP
18 48 (11.03%) JMS
18 48 (11.03%) Spring
19 45 (10.34%) Use Case
20 42 (9.66%) Internet
21 41 (9.43%) MVC
21 41 (9.43%) Microsoft
22 39 (8.97%) SQL Server
22 39 (8.97%) UNIX
22 39 (8.97%) Maven
23 38 (8.74%) JSON

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 73 (16.78%) WebLogic
2 59 (13.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 30 (6.90%) BizTalk Server
4 25 (5.75%) Apache
5 22 (5.06%) SharePoint
6 19 (4.37%) WebSphere
7 16 (3.68%) Lync
7 16 (3.68%) SharePoint 2010
8 15 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
8 15 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
9 12 (2.76%) GlassFish
10 11 (2.53%) JBoss
11 8 (1.84%) WebSphere Application Server
12 7 (1.61%) Node.js
13 6 (1.38%) WebSphere Process Server
14 5 (1.15%) Mule
15 4 (0.92%) Liferay
15 4 (0.92%) Oracle Service Bus
16 3 (0.69%) Apache ServiceMix
17 2 (0.46%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 6 (1.38%) MS Office
1 6 (1.38%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.92%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.46%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 29 (6.67%) Oracle BPM
2 22 (5.06%) Oracle Applications
3 21 (4.83%) Oracle EBS
4 14 (3.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 14 (3.22%) Dynamics AX
5 13 (2.99%) Oracle EBS R12
6 8 (1.84%) Remedy ITSM
7 7 (1.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.46%) ResourceLink
8 2 (0.46%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.46%) SAP BPC
9 1 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
9 1 (0.23%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.22%) Cloud Computing
2 9 (2.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.84%) SaaS
4 2 (0.46%) Force.com
5 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.23%) PaaS
5 1 (0.23%) GitHub
5 1 (0.23%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (9.66%) Internet
2 16 (3.68%) HTTP
3 10 (2.30%) Firewall
4 8 (1.84%) SSL
5 6 (1.38%) SAN
5 6 (1.38%) LDAP
6 5 (1.15%) CDMA
6 5 (1.15%) GPRS
6 5 (1.15%) GSM
6 5 (1.15%) UMTS
6 5 (1.15%) 3G
6 5 (1.15%) LTE
7 4 (0.92%) Network Security
8 3 (0.69%) NAS
8 3 (0.69%) MVNO
9 2 (0.46%) NetScaler
9 2 (0.46%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.23%) VPN
10 1 (0.23%) DNS
10 1 (0.23%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (8.97%) SQL Server
2 36 (8.28%) Oracle Database
3 22 (5.06%) Oracle Database 11g
4 20 (4.60%) MySQL
5 17 (3.91%) NoSQL
6 15 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
6 15 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
7 13 (2.99%) Relational Database
8 12 (2.76%) Oracle Database 10g
9 11 (2.53%) Oracle Reports
9 11 (2.53%) MongoDB
10 8 (1.84%) SQLPlus
10 8 (1.84%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (1.15%) Oracle Discoverer
13 4 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (0.92%) Oracle BI EE
13 4 (0.92%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 39 (8.97%) Maven
2 23 (5.29%) Eclipse
3 20 (4.60%) Jenkins
4 19 (4.37%) Ant
5 16 (3.68%) Subversion
6 13 (2.99%) Selenium
6 13 (2.99%) Visual Studio
7 12 (2.76%) JUnit
7 12 (2.76%) Git (software)
8 11 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (2.07%) NUnit
10 8 (1.84%) Toad
11 6 (1.38%) Oracle Forms
11 6 (1.38%) RSpec
12 5 (1.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 4 (0.92%) QUnit
13 4 (0.92%) Mercurial
13 4 (0.92%) QuickTest Pro
14 3 (0.69%) TestDirector
14 3 (0.69%) Checkstyle
General
1 37 (8.51%) Telecoms
1 37 (8.51%) Finance
2 16 (3.68%) Billing
3 14 (3.22%) Retail
4 12 (2.76%) Games
5 11 (2.53%) Marketing
6 10 (2.30%) Manufacturing
7 9 (2.07%) Military
8 7 (1.61%) Electronics
9 6 (1.38%) Publishing
10 5 (1.15%) Law
11 3 (0.69%) Back Office
12 1 (0.23%) Legal
12 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.23%) Automotive
12 1 (0.23%) Banking
12 1 (0.23%) Advertising
12 1 (0.23%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 156 (35.86%) Developer
2 119 (27.36%) Architect
3 49 (11.26%) Solutions Architect
4 47 (10.80%) Java Developer
5 37 (8.51%) Technical Architect
6 28 (6.44%) Mobile Developer
7 25 (5.75%) Designer
8 23 (5.29%) Analyst
8 23 (5.29%) Lead Developer
9 20 (4.60%) Software Engineer
10 19 (4.37%) Development Manager
11 18 (4.14%) Senior Developer
12 17 (3.91%) .NET Developer
13 14 (3.22%) Consultant
14 12 (2.76%) Solutions Designer
14 12 (2.76%) Infrastructure Architect
14 12 (2.76%) Web Manager
14 12 (2.76%) UNIX Engineer
14 12 (2.76%) Web Development Manager
15 10 (2.30%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (23.68%) XML
2 78 (17.93%) .NET
3 71 (16.32%) Web Services
4 66 (15.17%) REST
5 63 (14.48%) Middleware
6 62 (14.25%) J2EE
7 49 (11.26%) SOAP
8 48 (11.03%) JMS
8 48 (11.03%) Spring
9 38 (8.74%) JSON
10 37 (8.51%) ASP.NET
11 36 (8.28%) Oracle Fusion
12 32 (7.36%) RESTful
13 29 (6.67%) OAuth
13 29 (6.67%) Oracle ADF
14 24 (5.52%) WCF
15 23 (5.29%) ASP.NET MVC
16 21 (4.83%) Ajax
17 19 (4.37%) XSLT
18 18 (4.14%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.82%) Mobile App
2 27 (6.21%) Enterprise Software
3 25 (5.75%) Open Source
4 23 (5.29%) N-Tier
5 16 (3.68%) Clustering
6 14 (3.22%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (2.07%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.61%) DTV
8 7 (1.61%) User Experience
9 5 (1.15%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.15%) Replication
9 5 (1.15%) CMDB
10 4 (0.92%) RMADS
10 4 (0.92%) CESG
10 4 (0.92%) Mathematics
10 4 (0.92%) Digital Media
10 4 (0.92%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.69%) Data Integration
11 3 (0.69%) DataPower
11 3 (0.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 71 (16.32%) Linux
2 39 (8.97%) UNIX
3 22 (5.06%) Windows
4 13 (2.99%) Solaris
5 11 (2.53%) Apple iOS
5 11 (2.53%) Android
6 9 (2.07%) Oracle Linux
7 6 (1.38%) AIX
8 2 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.23%) zOS
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.23%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (36.55%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (22.07%) TDD
3 78 (17.93%) Scrum
4 66 (15.17%) OO
5 65 (14.94%) Continuous Integration
6 45 (10.34%) Use Case
7 41 (9.43%) MVC
8 37 (8.51%) CRM
9 32 (7.36%) Software Engineering
9 32 (7.36%) Enterprise Architecture
10 31 (7.13%) ITIL
10 31 (7.13%) UML
10 31 (7.13%) Configuration Management
10 31 (7.13%) Mobile Application Development
11 29 (6.67%) Rapid Prototyping
12 26 (5.98%) Waterfall
12 26 (5.98%) BDD
13 25 (5.75%) Coaching
14 24 (5.52%) Disaster Recovery
14 24 (5.52%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 135 (31.03%) SQL
2 122 (28.05%) Java
3 55 (12.64%) C#
4 36 (8.28%) PL/SQL
5 30 (6.90%) JavaScript
6 18 (4.14%) PHP
7 17 (3.91%) XPath
8 16 (3.68%) XQuery
9 15 (3.45%) Groovy
10 14 (3.22%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
11 11 (2.53%) C
12 10 (2.30%) Perl
13 7 (1.61%) T-SQL
13 7 (1.61%) Scala
14 6 (1.38%) Shell Script
14 6 (1.38%) Ruby
15 5 (1.15%) Korn
16 3 (0.69%) Python
16 3 (0.69%) PowerShell
17 2 (0.46%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 52 (11.95%) Security Cleared
2 35 (8.05%) SC Cleared
3 31 (7.13%) Degree
4 9 (2.07%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (1.61%) ISEB
6 6 (1.38%) PMP
6 6 (1.38%) PMI Certification
6 6 (1.38%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.46%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.46%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.46%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.23%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.68%) QA
2 5 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.92%) JSP 440
4 3 (0.69%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.69%) HL7
5 1 (0.23%) COBIT
5 1 (0.23%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (6.67%) Oracle RAC
2 18 (4.14%) Active Directory
3 15 (3.45%) Hyper-V
4 14 (3.22%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (0.46%) vSphere
6 1 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.23%) OCFS2
6 1 (0.23%) Docker
6 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.23%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.23%) XenApp
6 1 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 26 (5.98%) Oracle Identity Management
2 25 (5.75%) Puppet
3 23 (5.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 14 (3.22%) HP Quality Center
4 14 (3.22%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (2.30%) Vagrant
6 6 (1.38%) Data Guard
7 5 (1.15%) SCCM
8 3 (0.69%) OPNET
8 3 (0.69%) YUM
8 3 (0.69%) Netcool
9 2 (0.46%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (0.46%) OpenView
9 2 (0.46%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 1 (0.23%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.23%) Nagios
10 1 (0.23%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 157 (36.09%) Oracle
2 41 (9.43%) Microsoft
3 32 (7.36%) Google
4 29 (6.67%) Facebook
4 29 (6.67%) Twitter
5 20 (4.60%) IBM
6 19 (4.37%) SAP
7 15 (3.45%) Software AG
8 14 (3.22%) Salesforce.com
9 13 (2.99%) webMethods
10 11 (2.53%) HP
11 10 (2.30%) BMC
12 8 (1.84%) Remedy
13 6 (1.38%) Informatica
13 6 (1.38%) Siebel
14 4 (0.92%) Red Hat
14 4 (0.92%) Citrix
15 3 (0.69%) Greenplum
15 3 (0.69%) NetCracker
15 3 (0.69%) TIBCO
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