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 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 81 87 95
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +8
Contract jobs citing SOA 1229 1180 1163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.15% 2.24% 2.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.92% 3.03% 2.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 720 770 666
Average daily rate
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£450 £413 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £310 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £439 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
+13.22% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 21
Average hourly rate £43.75 £29.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.30% -9.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £23.30 £22.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £50.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £29.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+61.01% -1.66%

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
42151 38998 41410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.68% 74.02% 72.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 26532 24183 24007
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1155 1087 1536
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.80 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.66% -7.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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 October 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 1 October 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 1 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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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 +5 1059 £458 +10.24% 280
London -22 430 £481 +6.94% 147
South East +9 238 £434 +8.43% 37
Scotland +26 101 £389 -2.81% 5
City of London -6 95 £482 +1.36% 60
South West +7 83 £464 +15.93% 22
East of England -23 71 £550 +33.33% 28
Yorkshire -7 68 £450 +20.00% 7
Berkshire +40 64 £475 +4.39% 12
Hampshire -17 62 £425 +21.42% 7
West Midlands +7 59 £425 +19.21% 12
West Yorkshire +4 53 £450 +33.33% 5
Edinburgh +14 52 £400 -2.73% 2
North West -6 47 £425 +15.25% 19
Surrey -2 43 £360 -4.00% 5
Wales +4 42 £400 +13.87% 10
Glasgow -2 33 £400 +6.66% 2
Swansea - 28 £423 - 4
West Wales - 28 £423 - 4
Reading +29 24 £541 +39.67% 3
Bradford +12 24 £450 +12.50%
Somerset +10 24 £473 +48.81% 1
East Midlands +8 24 £450 +14.64% 5
Bristol -3 24 £350 -26.31% 13
Oxfordshire -2 22 £488 +14.70% 7
North East -23 21 £283 -33.47% 1
Buckinghamshire +15 19 £425 +9.67%
Southampton +8 19 £425 - 4
Manchester -12 19 £425 +19.71% 12
Tyne and Wear -22 19 £283 -

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 845 (35.36%) Oracle
2 844 (35.31%) Java
3 822 (34.39%) Agile Software Development
4 625 (26.15%) Web Services
5 589 (24.64%) XML
6 511 (21.38%) SQL
7 440 (18.41%) Finance
8 431 (18.03%) .NET
9 423 (17.70%) TDD
10 399 (16.69%) Middleware
11 364 (15.23%) Scrum
12 347 (14.52%) HTML
13 346 (14.48%) Linux
14 324 (13.56%) C#
15 305 (12.76%) JavaScript
15 305 (12.76%) J2EE
16 300 (12.55%) OO
17 293 (12.26%) SOAP
18 289 (12.09%) REST
19 285 (11.92%) Spring
20 283 (11.84%) WebLogic
21 281 (11.76%) SQL Server
22 262 (10.96%) MVC
23 260 (10.88%) Oracle Database
24 257 (10.75%) Continuous Integration
25 233 (9.75%) IBM
26 229 (9.58%) UML
27 224 (9.37%) UNIX
28 217 (9.08%) Microsoft
29 214 (8.95%) CSS

SOA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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
1 283 (11.84%) WebLogic
2 212 (8.87%) WebSphere
3 203 (8.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 103 (4.31%) BizTalk Server
5 101 (4.23%) Oracle Service Bus
6 90 (3.77%) Apache
7 77 (3.22%) SharePoint
8 58 (2.43%) Tomcat
9 43 (1.80%) WebLogic Portal
10 41 (1.72%) CMS
11 40 (1.67%) AquaLogic
12 32 (1.34%) WebSphere Application Server
12 32 (1.34%) Adobe CQ
13 30 (1.26%) Node.js
13 30 (1.26%) SharePoint 2010
14 28 (1.17%) IIS
15 27 (1.13%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 24 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
16 24 (1.00%) GlassFish
17 23 (0.96%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 72 (3.01%) MS Excel
2 33 (1.38%) MS Office
3 23 (0.96%) MS Visio
4 16 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (0.59%) MS Project
6 6 (0.25%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.13%) Fireworks
7 3 (0.13%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.084%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 142 (5.94%) Oracle BPM
2 119 (4.98%) Oracle EBS
3 68 (2.85%) Oracle Applications
4 61 (2.55%) Oracle EBS R12
5 30 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
6 21 (0.88%) Documaker
7 17 (0.71%) Workday HCM
8 16 (0.67%) Oracle Retail
9 15 (0.63%) Oracle FAH
10 14 (0.59%) SAP HR
10 14 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
11 12 (0.50%) Oracle Financials
12 10 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 8 (0.33%) Oracle 11i
13 8 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
14 7 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
15 5 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
16 4 (0.17%) ION MarketView
16 4 (0.17%) Tridion
16 4 (0.17%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 53 (2.22%) Amazon EC2
2 50 (2.09%) Amazon AWS
3 49 (2.05%) IaaS
4 41 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
5 40 (1.67%) SaaS
6 30 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
7 29 (1.21%) PaaS
8 19 (0.79%) GitHub
9 9 (0.38%) Force.com
10 4 (0.17%) Route 53
10 4 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
10 4 (0.17%) CloudFront
10 4 (0.17%) Heroku
10 4 (0.17%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.084%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 119 (4.98%) HTTP
2 82 (3.43%) Internet
3 54 (2.26%) SSL
4 36 (1.51%) HTTPS
5 35 (1.46%) Firewall
6 27 (1.13%) FTP
7 23 (0.96%) AMQP
8 22 (0.92%) LDAP
9 15 (0.63%) SAN
9 15 (0.63%) TCP/IP
10 10 (0.42%) SNMP
11 9 (0.38%) Network Security
12 7 (0.29%) DMZ
12 7 (0.29%) Intranet
13 6 (0.25%) CDMA
13 6 (0.25%) GPRS
13 6 (0.25%) GSM
13 6 (0.25%) UMTS
14 5 (0.21%) LTE
14 5 (0.21%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 281 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 260 (10.88%) Oracle Database
3 155 (6.49%) Relational Database
4 148 (6.19%) Oracle Database 11g
5 75 (3.14%) RDBMS
6 71 (2.97%) MySQL
7 70 (2.93%) MongoDB
8 64 (2.68%) NoSQL
9 63 (2.64%) SQL Server 2008
9 63 (2.64%) Oracle ODI
10 62 (2.59%) PostgreSQL
11 58 (2.43%) Oracle BI EE
12 55 (2.30%) Oracle Database 10g
13 54 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
14 45 (1.88%) Oracle Reports
15 44 (1.84%) SQL Server 2005
16 42 (1.76%) Oracle Exadata
16 42 (1.76%) DB2
17 37 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 35 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 162 (6.78%) Maven
2 130 (5.44%) Jenkins
3 129 (5.40%) Git (software)
4 121 (5.06%) JIRA
5 119 (4.98%) Subversion
6 101 (4.23%) Selenium
7 99 (4.14%) JUnit
8 89 (3.72%) Eclipse
9 77 (3.22%) Visual Studio
10 74 (3.10%) Ant
11 73 (3.05%) Cucumber
12 59 (2.47%) Team Foundation Server
13 55 (2.30%) TeamCity
14 51 (2.13%) Hudson
15 41 (1.72%) WebDriver
16 40 (1.67%) SoapUI
17 38 (1.59%) Mockito
18 35 (1.46%) JBehave
19 34 (1.42%) Oracle Forms
19 34 (1.42%) NUnit
General
1 440 (18.41%) Finance
2 112 (4.69%) Banking
3 111 (4.64%) Retail
4 90 (3.77%) Telecoms
5 52 (2.18%) Billing
6 50 (2.09%) Front Office
7 49 (2.05%) Manufacturing
8 40 (1.67%) Marketing
8 40 (1.67%) Financial Institution
9 37 (1.55%) Back Office
10 35 (1.46%) Investment Banking
11 34 (1.42%) Games
12 20 (0.84%) Advertising
13 18 (0.75%) Publishing
14 15 (0.63%) Legal
15 10 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
15 10 (0.42%) Electronics
15 10 (0.42%) Military
16 8 (0.33%) Automotive
17 7 (0.29%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 898 (37.57%) Developer
2 656 (27.45%) Architect
3 296 (12.38%) Java Developer
4 286 (11.97%) Solutions Architect
5 153 (6.40%) Consultant
6 132 (5.52%) .NET Developer
7 127 (5.31%) Analyst
8 110 (4.60%) Senior Developer
9 90 (3.77%) Designer
10 76 (3.18%) Technical Architect
10 76 (3.18%) Oracle Developer
11 72 (3.01%) Oracle Consultant
12 63 (2.64%) Integration Architect
12 63 (2.64%) C# Developer
13 57 (2.38%) Business Analyst
14 53 (2.22%) Enterprise Architect
15 50 (2.09%) Oracle Architect
16 47 (1.97%) Project Manager
17 45 (1.88%) SOA Developer
18 44 (1.84%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 625 (26.15%) Web Services
2 589 (24.64%) XML
3 431 (18.03%) .NET
4 399 (16.69%) Middleware
5 347 (14.52%) HTML
6 305 (12.76%) J2EE
7 293 (12.26%) SOAP
8 289 (12.09%) REST
9 285 (11.92%) Spring
10 214 (8.95%) CSS
11 212 (8.87%) JMS
12 194 (8.12%) ASP.NET
13 162 (6.78%) Hibernate
14 161 (6.74%) WCF
15 157 (6.57%) XSLT
16 155 (6.49%) JSON
17 152 (6.36%) Oracle Fusion
18 151 (6.32%) RESTful
19 146 (6.11%) jQuery
20 135 (5.65%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 150 (6.28%) Analytical Skills
2 136 (5.69%) Open Source
3 121 (5.06%) Enterprise Software
4 92 (3.85%) Mobile App
5 91 (3.81%) N-Tier
6 76 (3.18%) Clustering
7 44 (1.84%) Computer Science
8 41 (1.72%) Management Information System
9 37 (1.55%) DataPower
10 35 (1.46%) Hedge funds
11 33 (1.38%) User Experience
11 33 (1.38%) Data Structures
12 31 (1.30%) Client/Server
13 25 (1.05%) Data Integration
13 25 (1.05%) Mainframe
14 16 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 16 (0.67%) RMADS
15 15 (0.63%) Derivative
16 14 (0.59%) Fixed Income
17 12 (0.50%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 346 (14.48%) Linux
2 224 (9.37%) UNIX
3 163 (6.82%) Windows
4 52 (2.18%) Apple iOS
5 49 (2.05%) Android
6 46 (1.92%) Solaris
7 38 (1.59%) SELinux
7 38 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 33 (1.38%) Oracle Linux
9 19 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (0.46%) SUSE
10 11 (0.46%) AIX
11 10 (0.42%) CentOS
12 8 (0.33%) HPUX
12 8 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (0.25%) zOS
14 5 (0.21%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.21%) Windows 7
15 4 (0.17%) VMS
15 4 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 822 (34.39%) Agile Software Development
2 423 (17.70%) TDD
3 364 (15.23%) Scrum
4 300 (12.55%) OO
5 262 (10.96%) MVC
6 257 (10.75%) Continuous Integration
7 229 (9.58%) UML
8 149 (6.23%) Data Modelling
9 142 (5.94%) Unit Testing
10 140 (5.86%) TOGAF
11 137 (5.73%) CRM
12 131 (5.48%) Business Intelligence
13 130 (5.44%) BDD
14 127 (5.31%) Enterprise Architecture
15 126 (5.27%) E-Commerce
16 121 (5.06%) Project Management
17 113 (4.73%) Migration
18 111 (4.64%) EAI
18 111 (4.64%) Configuration Management
19 109 (4.56%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 844 (35.31%) Java
2 511 (21.38%) SQL
3 324 (13.56%) C#
4 305 (12.76%) JavaScript
5 134 (5.61%) PL/SQL
6 126 (5.27%) Python
7 90 (3.77%) Ruby
8 76 (3.18%) Bash Shell
9 68 (2.85%) Scala
10 59 (2.47%) PHP
11 55 (2.30%) XPath
12 52 (2.18%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 52 (2.18%) Shell Script
13 48 (2.01%) T-SQL
14 46 (1.92%) Perl
15 43 (1.80%) C
16 40 (1.67%) Groovy
17 34 (1.42%) C++
18 32 (1.34%) Jython
19 31 (1.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 178 (7.45%) Security Cleared
2 138 (5.77%) Degree
3 125 (5.23%) SC Cleared
4 27 (1.13%) ISTQB
4 27 (1.13%) ISEB
5 24 (1.00%) DV Cleared
6 17 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 11 (0.46%) PMI Certification
8 10 (0.42%) CISSP
8 10 (0.42%) CEH
9 9 (0.38%) ISEB Practitioner
9 9 (0.38%) PMP
9 9 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (0.33%) IBM WebSphere Certification
10 8 (0.33%) BC Cleared
10 8 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 7 (0.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 6 (0.25%) CCA
12 6 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (0.21%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (4.18%) QA
2 33 (1.38%) Data Quality
3 19 (0.79%) SLA
4 18 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (0.54%) PCI DSS
6 12 (0.50%) ISO 9000
7 6 (0.25%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.21%) JSP 440
9 4 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.13%) HL7
11 1 (0.042%) COBIT
11 1 (0.042%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.042%) FATCA
System Software
1 120 (5.02%) Oracle RAC
2 48 (2.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (1.21%) Active Directory
4 28 (1.17%) vCloud
5 23 (0.96%) Oracle RMAN
6 14 (0.59%) VMware ESX
6 14 (0.59%) Hyper-V
7 7 (0.29%) vSphere
8 6 (0.25%) Varnish
9 4 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.084%) KVM
10 2 (0.084%) HDFS
10 2 (0.084%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 1 (0.042%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.042%) SAP ITS
11 1 (0.042%) XenApp
11 1 (0.042%) Xen
11 1 (0.042%) Samba
11 1 (0.042%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.042%) RACF
Systems Management
1 120 (5.02%) Puppet
2 73 (3.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 57 (2.38%) Oracle Identity Management
4 54 (2.26%) Opscode Chef
5 31 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
6 18 (0.75%) OpenView
6 18 (0.75%) Data Guard
7 16 (0.67%) Vagrant
8 12 (0.50%) Ansible
9 11 (0.46%) CA LISA
10 9 (0.38%) Oracle EDQ
11 8 (0.33%) Oracle Identity Manager
12 7 (0.29%) SCCM
13 6 (0.25%) ZABBIX
14 5 (0.21%) Nagios
15 4 (0.17%) OpenSSO
16 3 (0.13%) WMI
16 3 (0.13%) OPNET
16 3 (0.13%) CA SiteMinder
16 3 (0.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 845 (35.36%) Oracle
2 233 (9.75%) IBM
3 217 (9.08%) Microsoft
4 169 (7.07%) JBoss
5 93 (3.89%) SAP
6 61 (2.55%) VMware
6 61 (2.55%) Red Hat
7 56 (2.34%) Remedy
8 54 (2.26%) Google
9 53 (2.22%) webMethods
9 53 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
10 49 (2.05%) TIBCO
11 48 (2.01%) HP
12 47 (1.97%) Siebel
12 47 (1.97%) Twitter
13 44 (1.84%) Software AG
14 43 (1.80%) Facebook
15 34 (1.42%) Adobe
16 30 (1.26%) BEA
17 22 (0.92%) Perforce
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Rate: From £500 to £600 per day £500-600+ per day
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Rate: 250 p/day
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