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 1 May 2015 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 86 96 84
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -12
Contract jobs citing SOA 1227 1118 1059
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.20% 2.05% 2.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.87% 2.74% 2.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 775 686 593
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £300 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £568 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £410 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.09% +5.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 19 14
Average hourly rate £38.43 £45.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.61% +32.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £37.00 £27.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £74.00 £43.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.43 £46.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-16.46% +35.29%

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
42679 40798 35545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.47% 74.90% 73.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 26665 25518 21197
Average daily rate £413 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1239 1169 1080
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-0.81% -3.90%

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 1 May 2015.

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
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 1 May 2015. 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 +20 1131 £450 +5.88% 252
London +1 458 £475 +7.34% 122
South East -14 184 £425 +3.03% 34
East of England +33 102 £460 -3.15% 9
City of London -15 97 £498 +10.55% 36
West Midlands +23 96 £425 -5.55% 17
South West +34 85 £465 +3.33% 17
Yorkshire +33 74 £425 +21.42% 15
North West +12 67 £450 +5.88% 25
Scotland -28 58 £431 +18.81% 11
Hampshire -10 56 £400 -3.03% 3
West Yorkshire +12 53 £425 +21.42% 12
Berkshire -28 37 £400 -5.88% 10
East Midlands +1 35 £345 -10.38% 8
Manchester +6 30 £425 +9.67% 15
Buckinghamshire -2 30 £450 +12.50% 4
Glasgow +7 29 £450 +29.49% 5
Staffordshire +8 28 £425 +20.56% 3
Milton Keynes 0 27 £450 +12.50% 3
Birmingham +5 26 £375 -18.91% 4
Wiltshire +17 25 £455 +13.75% 1
Gloucestershire +9 22 £419 -14.10% 1
Hertfordshire 0 22 £425 -10.52% 5
Reading -2 22 £400 -0.62% 6
Leeds -14 21 £438 +34.61% 7
Suffolk +24 20 £450 -5.26% 2
Bedfordshire +19 20 £613 +13.95% 1
North East -4 20 £300 +15.38% 2
Edinburgh -36 20 £400 +5.26% 5
Cheshire +6 19 £450 -3.01% 6

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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.

1 993 (41.95%) Agile Software Development
2 862 (36.42%) Java
3 728 (30.76%) Oracle
4 640 (27.04%) Web Services
5 563 (23.79%) .NET
6 473 (19.98%) XML
7 461 (19.48%) SQL
8 403 (17.03%) Finance
9 387 (16.35%) Middleware
10 386 (16.31%) SQL Server
11 383 (16.18%) TDD
12 382 (16.14%) JavaScript
13 378 (15.97%) C#
14 362 (15.29%) HTML
15 330 (13.94%) Scrum
16 320 (13.52%) Linux
17 310 (13.10%) SOAP
18 289 (12.21%) REST
19 283 (11.96%) CSS
20 280 (11.83%) OO
21 279 (11.79%) Microsoft
22 266 (11.24%) MVC
23 263 (11.11%) WebLogic
24 261 (11.03%) Oracle Database
25 254 (10.73%) UML
26 252 (10.65%) Spring
27 251 (10.60%) J2EE
28 232 (9.80%) ASP.NET
29 222 (9.38%) Security Cleared
30 219 (9.25%) Continuous Integration

SOA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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
1 263 (11.11%) WebLogic
2 215 (9.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 162 (6.84%) WebSphere
4 153 (6.46%) JBoss
5 96 (4.06%) Tomcat
6 89 (3.76%) Oracle Service Bus
7 81 (3.42%) Apache
8 79 (3.34%) SharePoint
9 74 (3.13%) CMS
10 61 (2.58%) IIS
11 52 (2.20%) BizTalk Server
12 41 (1.73%) Mule
13 40 (1.69%) MQSeries
14 35 (1.48%) Node.js
15 30 (1.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 24 (1.01%) AquaLogic
16 24 (1.01%) Oracle Workflow
16 24 (1.01%) Mule ESB
17 23 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
18 21 (0.89%) OpenStack
Applications
1 85 (3.59%) MS Excel
2 17 (0.72%) MS Office
3 16 (0.68%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.34%) MS Project
6 2 (0.084%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.084%) SPSS
6 2 (0.084%) PowerPivot
6 2 (0.084%) Siemens NX
7 1 (0.042%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.042%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.042%) Niku Workbench
7 1 (0.042%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.042%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.042%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 102 (4.31%) Oracle BPM
2 81 (3.42%) Oracle EBS
3 50 (2.11%) Oracle EBS R12
4 36 (1.52%) Oracle Applications
5 27 (1.14%) BusinessWorks
6 18 (0.76%) Oracle Financials
7 12 (0.51%) Oracle 11i
8 11 (0.46%) WebTrends
8 11 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
8 11 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
9 8 (0.34%) Adobe Campaign
10 7 (0.30%) Documaker
10 7 (0.30%) Maximo
11 6 (0.25%) Oracle CRM
11 6 (0.25%) SAP CRM
11 6 (0.25%) Teamcenter
11 6 (0.25%) AquaLogic BPM
11 6 (0.25%) Oracle Retail
12 5 (0.21%) Oracle Assets
12 5 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 108 (4.56%) Amazon AWS
2 66 (2.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 64 (2.70%) SaaS
4 40 (1.69%) PaaS
5 21 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
6 19 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
7 17 (0.72%) GitHub
8 13 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
9 12 (0.51%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 11 (0.46%) IaaS
11 9 (0.38%) Amazon SQS
12 8 (0.34%) Google Analytics
13 7 (0.30%) Adobe Analytics
14 6 (0.25%) Amazon S3
15 4 (0.17%) Force.com
15 4 (0.17%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 3 (0.13%) Google Checkout
16 3 (0.13%) Office 365
16 3 (0.13%) Heroku
17 2 (0.084%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 105 (4.44%) HTTP
2 84 (3.55%) Internet
3 36 (1.52%) SSL
4 34 (1.44%) SAN
5 32 (1.35%) Firewall
6 28 (1.18%) TCP/IP
7 26 (1.10%) HTTPS
8 23 (0.97%) DNS
9 20 (0.84%) LDAP
10 15 (0.63%) FTP
11 10 (0.42%) NAS
12 8 (0.34%) Network Security
12 8 (0.34%) VPN
12 8 (0.34%) DMZ
12 8 (0.34%) SNMP
12 8 (0.34%) MVNO
13 6 (0.25%) SMTP
13 6 (0.25%) LAN
14 5 (0.21%) Multicast
14 5 (0.21%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 386 (16.31%) SQL Server
2 261 (11.03%) Oracle Database
3 155 (6.55%) Relational Database
4 146 (6.17%) Oracle Database 11g
5 84 (3.55%) Data Warehouse
6 70 (2.96%) RDBMS
6 70 (2.96%) NoSQL
7 67 (2.83%) MySQL
8 62 (2.62%) SQL Server 2008
8 62 (2.62%) MongoDB
9 50 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 48 (2.03%) Oracle Database 10g
10 48 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
11 45 (1.90%) Oracle BI EE
12 44 (1.86%) DB2
13 43 (1.82%) Oracle ODI
14 42 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
15 32 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
16 31 (1.31%) Big Data
17 24 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 183 (7.73%) Subversion
2 171 (7.22%) Maven
3 158 (6.68%) Git (software)
4 148 (6.25%) Jenkins
5 133 (5.62%) JUnit
6 117 (4.94%) Selenium
7 100 (4.22%) Team Foundation Server
8 95 (4.01%) JIRA
9 92 (3.89%) Ant
10 81 (3.42%) Visual Studio
11 80 (3.38%) Eclipse
12 76 (3.21%) Cucumber
13 56 (2.37%) NUnit
14 45 (1.90%) SoapUI
15 39 (1.65%) TeamCity
16 35 (1.48%) Hudson
17 34 (1.44%) Mockito
18 30 (1.27%) Talend Open Studio
19 22 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 22 (0.93%) MSTest
General
1 403 (17.03%) Finance
2 144 (6.08%) Banking
3 117 (4.94%) Retail
4 67 (2.83%) Telecoms
5 50 (2.11%) Investment Banking
6 45 (1.90%) Marketing
7 41 (1.73%) Manufacturing
8 37 (1.56%) Publishing
9 34 (1.44%) Financial Institution
10 28 (1.18%) Games
11 26 (1.10%) Front Office
12 25 (1.06%) Legal
13 21 (0.89%) Local Government
14 20 (0.84%) Back Office
15 19 (0.80%) Billing
16 12 (0.51%) Advertising
17 8 (0.34%) Automotive
18 6 (0.25%) Multimedia
18 6 (0.25%) Electronics
19 5 (0.21%) Law
Job Titles
1 893 (37.73%) Developer
2 768 (32.45%) Architect
3 396 (16.73%) Solutions Architect
4 308 (13.01%) Java Developer
5 148 (6.25%) Analyst
6 130 (5.49%) Consultant
7 122 (5.15%) .NET Developer
8 112 (4.73%) Senior Developer
9 108 (4.56%) Designer
10 90 (3.80%) Technical Architect
11 88 (3.72%) C# Developer
12 80 (3.38%) Oracle Developer
13 66 (2.79%) Integration Architect
14 61 (2.58%) Enterprise Architect
15 60 (2.53%) Solutions Designer
16 52 (2.20%) Software Engineer
16 52 (2.20%) C# .NET Developer
17 50 (2.11%) Applications Architect
17 50 (2.11%) Project Manager
18 48 (2.03%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 640 (27.04%) Web Services
2 563 (23.79%) .NET
3 473 (19.98%) XML
4 387 (16.35%) Middleware
5 362 (15.29%) HTML
6 310 (13.10%) SOAP
7 289 (12.21%) REST
8 283 (11.96%) CSS
9 252 (10.65%) Spring
10 251 (10.60%) J2EE
11 232 (9.80%) ASP.NET
12 215 (9.08%) WCF
13 196 (8.28%) RESTful
14 174 (7.35%) jQuery
15 156 (6.59%) HTML5
16 153 (6.46%) JMS
17 152 (6.42%) Hibernate
18 150 (6.34%) .NET Framework
19 148 (6.25%) Oracle Fusion
20 145 (6.13%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 148 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
2 121 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
3 104 (4.39%) Open Source
4 82 (3.46%) Computer Science
5 59 (2.49%) Management Information System
6 51 (2.15%) Data Integration
7 46 (1.94%) Clustering
8 45 (1.90%) Mobile App
9 42 (1.77%) Derivative
10 40 (1.69%) Equity Derivative
11 39 (1.65%) N-Tier
12 37 (1.56%) User Experience
13 33 (1.39%) Client/Server
14 32 (1.35%) DataPower
15 26 (1.10%) GIS
16 23 (0.97%) Inversion of Control
17 20 (0.84%) Data Structures
18 18 (0.76%) Digital Media
19 16 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
20 14 (0.59%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 320 (13.52%) Linux
2 198 (8.37%) Windows
3 170 (7.18%) UNIX
4 38 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 31 (1.31%) Android
6 26 (1.10%) Apple iOS
7 23 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (0.80%) Ubuntu
9 18 (0.76%) Solaris
9 18 (0.76%) AIX
10 16 (0.68%) Oracle Linux
11 14 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
12 13 (0.55%) CentOS
13 11 (0.46%) Debian
14 8 (0.34%) HPUX
15 6 (0.25%) Windows 7
16 5 (0.21%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.21%) zOS
17 4 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
17 4 (0.17%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 993 (41.95%) Agile Software Development
2 383 (16.18%) TDD
3 330 (13.94%) Scrum
4 280 (11.83%) OO
5 266 (11.24%) MVC
6 254 (10.73%) UML
7 219 (9.25%) Continuous Integration
8 203 (8.58%) TOGAF
9 199 (8.41%) E-Commerce
10 177 (7.48%) BDD
11 161 (6.80%) Data Modelling
12 140 (5.91%) Enterprise Architecture
13 136 (5.75%) CRM
14 135 (5.70%) Unit Testing
15 121 (5.11%) Software Engineering
16 120 (5.07%) Mentoring
17 106 (4.48%) EAI
18 105 (4.44%) Workflow
19 104 (4.39%) ITIL
20 102 (4.31%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 862 (36.42%) Java
2 461 (19.48%) SQL
3 382 (16.14%) JavaScript
4 378 (15.97%) C#
5 123 (5.20%) Python
6 110 (4.65%) Ruby
7 98 (4.14%) PL/SQL
8 81 (3.42%) PHP
9 59 (2.49%) T-SQL
10 51 (2.15%) XPath
11 45 (1.90%) Shell Script
11 45 (1.90%) C++
12 39 (1.65%) VB
13 34 (1.44%) XQuery
14 32 (1.35%) Perl
15 31 (1.31%) Bash Shell
16 26 (1.10%) Scala
17 24 (1.01%) C
17 24 (1.01%) VB.NET
18 23 (0.97%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 222 (9.38%) Security Cleared
2 162 (6.84%) SC Cleared
3 143 (6.04%) Degree
4 45 (1.90%) ISEB
5 26 (1.10%) DV Cleared
6 17 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
7 14 (0.59%) ISTQB
8 11 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (0.34%) MCPD
10 6 (0.25%) CISSP
10 6 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 6 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (0.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 4 (0.17%) Sun Certification
11 4 (0.17%) IBM Certification
12 3 (0.13%) CBAP
13 2 (0.084%) BC Cleared
13 2 (0.084%) OCPJP
13 2 (0.084%) OCMJD
13 2 (0.084%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 138 (5.83%) QA
2 27 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (0.93%) SLA
4 17 (0.72%) Data Quality
5 14 (0.59%) ISO 9000
6 7 (0.30%) HL7
7 6 (0.25%) COBIT
8 3 (0.13%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.042%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.042%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.042%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.042%) JSP 440
System Software
1 57 (2.41%) Oracle RAC
2 36 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (1.31%) Active Directory
4 22 (0.93%) vSphere
5 17 (0.72%) vCloud
6 9 (0.38%) Docker
7 6 (0.25%) OCFS2
7 6 (0.25%) GlusterFS
7 6 (0.25%) GFS2
8 5 (0.21%) Varnish
9 4 (0.17%) Squid
9 4 (0.17%) Oracle Clusterware
10 3 (0.13%) Shibboleth
10 3 (0.13%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.084%) Firmware
11 2 (0.084%) LXC
12 1 (0.042%) GridGain
12 1 (0.042%) Samba
12 1 (0.042%) NFS
Systems Management
1 92 (3.89%) Puppet
2 51 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
3 34 (1.44%) Vagrant
4 31 (1.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 28 (1.18%) Oracle Identity Management
6 20 (0.84%) Data Guard
7 19 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
7 19 (0.80%) Oracle RMAN
8 15 (0.63%) ZABBIX
9 14 (0.59%) CA LISA
10 13 (0.55%) CloudHub
11 9 (0.38%) Kibana
11 9 (0.38%) OpenView
12 8 (0.34%) Ansible
13 7 (0.30%) TIBCO Hawk
13 7 (0.30%) SCOM
14 6 (0.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 5 (0.21%) SELinux
15 5 (0.21%) StatsD
15 5 (0.21%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 728 (30.76%) Oracle
2 279 (11.79%) Microsoft
3 156 (6.59%) IBM
4 96 (4.06%) SAP
5 87 (3.68%) TIBCO
6 62 (2.62%) webMethods
7 60 (2.53%) VMware
8 49 (2.07%) Red Hat
9 45 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
10 44 (1.86%) HP
11 36 (1.52%) Informatica
12 35 (1.48%) Adobe
13 30 (1.27%) Google
13 30 (1.27%) Talend
14 27 (1.14%) hybris
14 27 (1.14%) Citrix
15 23 (0.97%) Software AG
16 20 (0.84%) Business Objects
17 19 (0.80%) Perforce
18 17 (0.72%) MuleSoft
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