The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 79 83 106
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +23
Contract jobs citing SOA 1266 1198 1057
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.24% 2.27% 1.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.02% 3.10% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 735 744 623
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 20
Average hourly rate £36.25 £29.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.88% -9.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.74 £23.13 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £45.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £29.50 £32.30
% change year-on-year
+22.88% -8.66%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41951 38607 41075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.17% 73.26% 70.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 26010 23715 23830
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1162 1053 1463
Average hourly rate £23.50 £28.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.07% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.84 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOA within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SOA
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOA within the UK.

SOA Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SOA
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SOA
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SOA within the UK.

SOA Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SOA
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

SOA Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

SOA
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 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
England 0 1089 £450 +5.88% 221
London +1 483 £475 - 113
South East -16 222 £425 +3.03% 30
Scotland +32 125 £406 +1.60% 15
City of London +20 120 £475 - 28
South West +13 91 £450 +38.46% 11
Edinburgh +18 70 £425 +3.65% 7
West Midlands +10 62 £425 +20.31% 9
Hampshire -36 57 £425 +21.42% 10
Berkshire +24 55 £450 -14.28% 6
North West -1 52 £375 +7.14% 22
East of England -52 51 £450 +12.50% 15
Yorkshire -27 46 £425 +13.33% 16
West Yorkshire -7 38 £450 +22.44% 12
Surrey -15 37 £353 -6.00% 4
Glasgow +7 36 £388 +3.33% 7
Somerset +11 32 £450 +41.73% 3
East Midlands +15 29 £393 -7.64% 4
Kent +13 27 £350 -26.31%
Taunton +4 24 £450 +41.73% 1
Wales +1 23 £438 +62.03% 3
Manchester -1 23 £350 +3.70% 15
Buckinghamshire +5 22 £483 +16.96% 1
Tunbridge Wells +2 22 £350 -26.31%
Birmingham +9 19 £425 +3.03% 5
Milton Keynes +5 19 £475 +15.15% 1
Essex -5 18 £500 +33.33% 2
Cheshire +5 17 £463 +49.19% 4
Bristol -14 17 £375 +20.96% 7
South Wales -2 16 £400 +40.84% 1

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 834 (35.87%) Oracle
2 781 (33.59%) Java
3 583 (25.08%) Web Services
4 567 (24.39%) XML
5 462 (19.87%) SQL
6 444 (19.10%) .NET
7 421 (18.11%) Finance
8 393 (16.90%) TDD
9 371 (15.96%) Middleware
10 328 (14.11%) Agile Software Development
11 327 (14.06%) C#
12 326 (14.02%) Scrum
13 318 (13.68%) HTML
14 308 (13.25%) Linux
15 300 (12.90%) SQL Server
16 284 (12.22%) OO
17 281 (12.09%) J2EE
18 277 (11.91%) JavaScript
19 273 (11.74%) Oracle Database
20 270 (11.61%) SOAP
21 269 (11.57%) WebLogic
22 249 (10.71%) REST
23 230 (9.89%) Spring
24 226 (9.72%) MVC
25 217 (9.33%) Continuous Integration
26 209 (8.99%) CSS
27 207 (8.90%) Microsoft
28 204 (8.77%) ASP.NET
28 204 (8.77%) UML
28 204 (8.77%) UNIX

SOA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 269 (11.57%) WebLogic
2 200 (8.60%) WebSphere
3 199 (8.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 109 (4.69%) BizTalk Server
5 102 (4.39%) Oracle Service Bus
6 91 (3.91%) Apache
7 78 (3.35%) SharePoint
8 57 (2.45%) Tomcat
9 41 (1.76%) CMS
10 40 (1.72%) WebLogic Portal
11 37 (1.59%) Adobe CQ
12 29 (1.25%) IIS
13 26 (1.12%) AquaLogic
14 25 (1.08%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 24 (1.03%) GlassFish
16 23 (0.99%) K2 blackpearl
16 23 (0.99%) WebSphere Application Server
17 22 (0.95%) Oracle Workflow
17 22 (0.95%) Node.js
18 19 (0.82%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 68 (2.92%) MS Excel
2 32 (1.38%) MS Office
3 24 (1.03%) MS Visio
4 19 (0.82%) MS Project
5 17 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.26%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.17%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.13%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 118 (5.08%) Oracle EBS
2 117 (5.03%) Oracle BPM
3 77 (3.31%) Oracle Applications
4 65 (2.80%) Oracle EBS R12
5 19 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
6 18 (0.77%) Documaker
7 17 (0.73%) Workday HCM
8 14 (0.60%) Oracle Retail
8 14 (0.60%) Oracle FAH
8 14 (0.60%) SAP HR
9 9 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 8 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
10 8 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
10 8 (0.34%) Oracle 11i
11 6 (0.26%) BusinessWorks
12 4 (0.17%) Oracle HRMS
12 4 (0.17%) Oracle Payroll
12 4 (0.17%) Tridion
12 4 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 3 (0.13%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 61 (2.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 51 (2.19%) Amazon EC2
3 47 (2.02%) IaaS
4 46 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
5 45 (1.94%) SaaS
6 29 (1.25%) PaaS
6 29 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (0.39%) Force.com
8 4 (0.17%) Heroku
9 3 (0.13%) CloudFront
9 3 (0.13%) Office 365
9 3 (0.13%) Route 53
9 3 (0.13%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.086%) GitHub
11 1 (0.043%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.043%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 103 (4.43%) HTTP
2 82 (3.53%) Internet
3 45 (1.94%) SSL
4 33 (1.42%) HTTPS
5 32 (1.38%) Firewall
6 27 (1.16%) FTP
7 20 (0.86%) LDAP
8 15 (0.65%) SAN
9 12 (0.52%) TCP/IP
10 11 (0.47%) Network Security
11 9 (0.39%) Intranet
12 7 (0.30%) DMZ
13 5 (0.22%) CDMA
13 5 (0.22%) GPRS
13 5 (0.22%) GSM
13 5 (0.22%) UMTS
13 5 (0.22%) LTE
14 4 (0.17%) NAS
14 4 (0.17%) AMQP
14 4 (0.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 300 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 273 (11.74%) Oracle Database
3 165 (7.10%) Oracle Database 11g
4 137 (5.89%) Relational Database
5 83 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
6 68 (2.92%) MySQL
7 63 (2.71%) Oracle ODI
8 62 (2.67%) Oracle Database 10g
9 61 (2.62%) Data Warehouse
9 61 (2.62%) Oracle BI EE
10 57 (2.45%) RDBMS
11 54 (2.32%) SQL Server 2005
12 47 (2.02%) NoSQL
13 45 (1.94%) MongoDB
14 44 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
15 43 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 39 (1.68%) Oracle Exadata
17 38 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
18 34 (1.46%) DB2
19 33 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 155 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 140 (6.02%) Maven
3 132 (5.68%) Subversion
4 120 (5.16%) JIRA
5 110 (4.73%) Selenium
6 103 (4.43%) JUnit
7 96 (4.13%) Jenkins
8 94 (4.04%) Visual Studio
9 75 (3.23%) Eclipse
10 74 (3.18%) Cucumber
11 72 (3.10%) Team Foundation Server
12 71 (3.05%) TeamCity
13 63 (2.71%) Ant
14 57 (2.45%) Hudson
15 46 (1.98%) JBehave
15 46 (1.98%) WebDriver
16 45 (1.94%) Oracle Forms
17 43 (1.85%) Mockito
17 43 (1.85%) SoapUI
18 42 (1.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 421 (18.11%) Finance
2 111 (4.77%) Banking
3 108 (4.65%) Retail
4 86 (3.70%) Telecoms
5 47 (2.02%) Billing
6 44 (1.89%) Manufacturing
7 40 (1.72%) Games
7 40 (1.72%) Front Office
8 38 (1.63%) Financial Institution
9 37 (1.59%) Marketing
10 35 (1.51%) Back Office
11 31 (1.33%) Investment Banking
12 20 (0.86%) Advertising
13 19 (0.82%) Publishing
14 15 (0.65%) Legal
15 10 (0.43%) Military
16 9 (0.39%) Electronics
17 7 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
17 7 (0.30%) Automotive
17 7 (0.30%) Law
Job Titles
1 859 (36.95%) Developer
2 625 (26.88%) Architect
3 272 (11.70%) Java Developer
4 266 (11.44%) Solutions Architect
5 151 (6.49%) Consultant
6 134 (5.76%) .NET Developer
7 133 (5.72%) Analyst
8 104 (4.47%) Senior Developer
9 92 (3.96%) Designer
10 75 (3.23%) C# Developer
11 72 (3.10%) Oracle Developer
12 71 (3.05%) Oracle Consultant
12 71 (3.05%) Integration Architect
13 58 (2.49%) Project Manager
14 54 (2.32%) Business Analyst
15 53 (2.28%) Technical Architect
16 51 (2.19%) Enterprise Architect
17 49 (2.11%) SOA Developer
18 48 (2.06%) Oracle Architect
19 46 (1.98%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 583 (25.08%) Web Services
2 567 (24.39%) XML
3 444 (19.10%) .NET
4 371 (15.96%) Middleware
5 318 (13.68%) HTML
6 281 (12.09%) J2EE
7 270 (11.61%) SOAP
8 249 (10.71%) REST
9 230 (9.89%) Spring
10 209 (8.99%) CSS
11 204 (8.77%) ASP.NET
12 179 (7.70%) WCF
13 162 (6.97%) JMS
14 151 (6.49%) Hibernate
15 146 (6.28%) JSON
16 139 (5.98%) XSLT
17 137 (5.89%) Oracle Fusion
18 127 (5.46%) jQuery
19 124 (5.33%) RESTful
20 121 (5.20%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 111 (4.77%) Open Source
2 104 (4.47%) Enterprise Software
3 98 (4.22%) N-Tier
4 94 (4.04%) Mobile App
5 51 (2.19%) Clustering
6 38 (1.63%) Management Information System
7 35 (1.51%) Client/Server
8 34 (1.46%) DataPower
8 34 (1.46%) Computer Science
9 33 (1.42%) Hedge funds
10 30 (1.29%) Data Integration
11 17 (0.73%) Mainframe
12 16 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 16 (0.69%) RMADS
13 15 (0.65%) Mobile Payment
14 14 (0.60%) Fixed Income
15 13 (0.56%) Derivative
16 12 (0.52%) Replication
16 12 (0.52%) AS400
16 12 (0.52%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 308 (13.25%) Linux
2 204 (8.77%) UNIX
3 159 (6.84%) Windows
4 54 (2.32%) Apple iOS
5 51 (2.19%) Solaris
5 51 (2.19%) Android
6 34 (1.46%) SELinux
7 27 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 22 (0.95%) Oracle Linux
9 20 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (0.60%) SUSE
11 13 (0.56%) HPUX
12 11 (0.47%) AIX
13 10 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (0.34%) CentOS
15 7 (0.30%) zOS
16 5 (0.22%) Windows 7
16 5 (0.22%) Windows XP
17 4 (0.17%) VMS
17 4 (0.17%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 393 (16.90%) TDD
2 328 (14.11%) Agile Software Development
3 326 (14.02%) Scrum
4 284 (12.22%) OO
5 226 (9.72%) MVC
6 217 (9.33%) Continuous Integration
7 204 (8.77%) UML
8 137 (5.89%) Business Intelligence
8 137 (5.89%) BDD
9 134 (5.76%) Unit Testing
10 131 (5.63%) Data Modelling
10 131 (5.63%) TOGAF
11 117 (5.03%) CRM
12 116 (4.99%) Workflow
13 114 (4.90%) Migration
14 113 (4.86%) Use Case
14 113 (4.86%) Enterprise Architecture
15 112 (4.82%) Project Management
16 110 (4.73%) E-Commerce
17 105 (4.52%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 781 (33.59%) Java
2 462 (19.87%) SQL
3 327 (14.06%) C#
4 277 (11.91%) JavaScript
5 135 (5.81%) PL/SQL
6 113 (4.86%) Python
7 88 (3.78%) Ruby
8 71 (3.05%) Bash Shell
9 57 (2.45%) Shell Script
10 53 (2.28%) Scala
11 49 (2.11%) Perl
12 47 (2.02%) T-SQL
12 47 (2.02%) XPath
13 44 (1.89%) PHP
14 42 (1.81%) Groovy
15 38 (1.63%) VB
16 37 (1.59%) C
17 35 (1.51%) C++
18 34 (1.46%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
19 29 (1.25%) Jython
Qualifications
1 171 (7.35%) Security Cleared
2 125 (5.38%) Degree
3 121 (5.20%) SC Cleared
4 34 (1.46%) ISTQB
5 27 (1.16%) ISEB
6 26 (1.12%) DV Cleared
7 21 (0.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 14 (0.60%) PMI Certification
9 11 (0.47%) PMP
9 11 (0.47%) CISSP
9 11 (0.47%) ISEB Practitioner
10 10 (0.43%) CEH
10 10 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (0.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 8 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 8 (0.34%) IBM WebSphere Certification
13 7 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (0.26%) CCA
15 5 (0.22%) MCSE
16 4 (0.17%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (4.13%) QA
2 30 (1.29%) Data Quality
3 18 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.60%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.52%) ISO 9000
6 10 (0.43%) SLA
7 6 (0.26%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.22%) JSP 440
9 4 (0.17%) FATCA
9 4 (0.17%) COBIT
10 3 (0.13%) HL7
11 1 (0.043%) Solvency II
System Software
1 107 (4.60%) Oracle RAC
2 44 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (1.16%) vCloud
4 21 (0.90%) Oracle RMAN
5 18 (0.77%) Active Directory
6 10 (0.43%) VMware ESX
7 9 (0.39%) Varnish
8 5 (0.22%) vSphere
8 5 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 3 (0.13%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 3 (0.13%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.086%) KVM
10 2 (0.086%) HDFS
11 1 (0.043%) XenApp
11 1 (0.043%) RACF
11 1 (0.043%) Samba
11 1 (0.043%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.043%) Xen
11 1 (0.043%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.043%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 102 (4.39%) Puppet
2 57 (2.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 56 (2.41%) Opscode Chef
4 33 (1.42%) HP Quality Center
4 33 (1.42%) Oracle Identity Management
5 15 (0.65%) Data Guard
6 13 (0.56%) Vagrant
7 10 (0.43%) CA LISA
8 9 (0.39%) Oracle EDQ
8 9 (0.39%) SCCM
9 7 (0.30%) OpenView
10 6 (0.26%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 5 (0.22%) OpenSSO
11 5 (0.22%) Nagios
12 4 (0.17%) CA SiteMinder
12 4 (0.17%) ZABBIX
12 4 (0.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 3 (0.13%) MOM
13 3 (0.13%) Tivoli
13 3 (0.13%) WMI
Vendors
1 834 (35.87%) Oracle
2 207 (8.90%) Microsoft
3 201 (8.65%) IBM
4 187 (8.04%) JBoss
5 89 (3.83%) SAP
6 61 (2.62%) VMware
7 58 (2.49%) webMethods
8 56 (2.41%) Remedy
8 56 (2.41%) Google
9 52 (2.24%) Twitter
10 50 (2.15%) Salesforce.com
11 48 (2.06%) Facebook
12 47 (2.02%) Siebel
13 44 (1.89%) HP
13 44 (1.89%) Red Hat
13 44 (1.89%) TIBCO
14 41 (1.76%) Adobe
15 37 (1.59%) Software AG
16 31 (1.33%) BEA
17 20 (0.86%) PeopleSoft
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