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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 79 83 99
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +16
Contract jobs citing SOA 1264 1188 1150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.20% 2.29% 1.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.96% 3.08% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 750 752 653
Average daily rate
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£450 £413 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £310 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £552
UK excluding London average daily rate £439 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+17.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 25
Average hourly rate £37.50 £29.50 £32.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.11% -8.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.70 £23.13 £22.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £45.00 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £29.50 £32.10
% change year-on-year
+22.88% -8.09%

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
42685 38525 41504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.19% 74.10% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26682 23752 24020
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 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1176 1101 1519
Average hourly rate £23.83 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.35% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.51 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -3 1079 £450 +9.09% 271
London -15 442 £475 +5.55% 152
South East +10 239 £429 +7.18% 32
Scotland +20 115 £400 - 10
City of London +3 103 £488 +2.63% 53
South West +19 85 £450 +39.64% 12
Hampshire -16 66 £415 +22.96% 11
West Midlands +10 65 £425 +14.63% 11
Edinburgh +23 63 £425 +3.34% 4
East of England -46 62 £550 +39.24% 25
Yorkshire -16 58 £438 +16.66% 11
Berkshire +26 54 £475 -7.31% 5
North West +1 51 £425 +18.88% 22
West Yorkshire -1 46 £450 +33.33% 9
Surrey -7 43 £360 -4.00% 7
Wales +10 38 £438 +12.90% 12
Glasgow +2 36 £370 -1.33% 4
Somerset +6 28 £463 +45.66% 2
Manchester -1 24 £388 +9.15% 16
East Midlands +14 22 £450 +5.88% 6
Buckinghamshire +9 22 £425 +13.33% 1
Taunton +3 21 £450 +41.73%
Bristol -3 20 £350 +19.65% 7
Reading +18 19 £500 +16.27% 1
Milton Keynes +14 19 £425 +9.67% 1
Kent +10 19 £350 -26.31%
Birmingham +10 19 £425 +3.03% 3
Oxfordshire -10 19 £488 +14.70% 7
North East -25 19 £301 -29.29%
Bradford +4 18 £450 +12.50% 2

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 863 (36.12%) Oracle
2 816 (34.16%) Java
3 797 (33.36%) Agile Software Development
4 611 (25.58%) Web Services
5 587 (24.57%) XML
6 493 (20.64%) SQL
7 432 (18.08%) Finance
8 429 (17.96%) .NET
9 411 (17.20%) TDD
10 401 (16.79%) Middleware
11 353 (14.78%) Scrum
12 338 (14.15%) Linux
13 334 (13.98%) HTML
14 325 (13.60%) C#
15 305 (12.77%) J2EE
16 299 (12.52%) OO
17 295 (12.35%) JavaScript
17 295 (12.35%) SQL Server
18 282 (11.80%) SOAP
19 281 (11.76%) WebLogic
20 274 (11.47%) REST
21 270 (11.30%) Oracle Database
22 265 (11.09%) Spring
23 244 (10.21%) MVC
24 241 (10.09%) Continuous Integration
25 225 (9.42%) IBM
26 221 (9.25%) UML
27 218 (9.13%) UNIX
28 213 (8.92%) Microsoft
29 211 (8.83%) CSS

SOA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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
1 281 (11.76%) WebLogic
2 211 (8.83%) WebSphere
3 208 (8.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 111 (4.65%) BizTalk Server
5 101 (4.23%) Oracle Service Bus
6 90 (3.77%) Apache
7 82 (3.43%) SharePoint
8 53 (2.22%) Tomcat
9 43 (1.80%) WebLogic Portal
10 42 (1.76%) CMS
11 36 (1.51%) AquaLogic
12 33 (1.38%) Adobe CQ
13 30 (1.26%) WebSphere Application Server
14 29 (1.21%) SharePoint 2010
15 28 (1.17%) Node.js
15 28 (1.17%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 28 (1.17%) IIS
16 24 (1.00%) GlassFish
17 23 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
17 23 (0.96%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 67 (2.80%) MS Excel
2 30 (1.26%) MS Office
3 20 (0.84%) MS Visio
4 16 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 15 (0.63%) MS Project
6 6 (0.25%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.13%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.13%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 144 (6.03%) Oracle BPM
2 120 (5.02%) Oracle EBS
3 72 (3.01%) Oracle Applications
4 63 (2.64%) Oracle EBS R12
5 27 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
6 21 (0.88%) Documaker
7 17 (0.71%) Workday HCM
8 16 (0.67%) Oracle FAH
9 15 (0.63%) Oracle Retail
10 14 (0.59%) SAP HR
11 12 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
12 11 (0.46%) Oracle Financials
13 10 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 9 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
15 8 (0.33%) Oracle 11i
16 5 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
17 4 (0.17%) Tridion
17 4 (0.17%) Oracle HRMS
17 4 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
17 4 (0.17%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 52 (2.18%) Amazon EC2
2 51 (2.13%) IaaS
3 50 (2.09%) Microsoft Azure
4 48 (2.01%) Amazon AWS
5 45 (1.88%) SaaS
6 32 (1.34%) PaaS
7 31 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (0.38%) Force.com
8 9 (0.38%) GitHub
9 4 (0.17%) Route 53
9 4 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
9 4 (0.17%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.17%) Heroku
9 4 (0.17%) CloudFront
10 2 (0.084%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 111 (4.65%) HTTP
2 84 (3.52%) Internet
3 52 (2.18%) SSL
4 36 (1.51%) HTTPS
5 35 (1.47%) Firewall
6 27 (1.13%) FTP
7 21 (0.88%) LDAP
8 14 (0.59%) TCP/IP
8 14 (0.59%) SAN
9 11 (0.46%) AMQP
10 9 (0.38%) Network Security
11 8 (0.33%) SNMP
11 8 (0.33%) Intranet
12 7 (0.29%) DMZ
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
1 295 (12.35%) SQL Server
2 270 (11.30%) Oracle Database
3 158 (6.61%) Oracle Database 11g
4 146 (6.11%) Relational Database
5 81 (3.39%) SQL Server 2008
6 71 (2.97%) MySQL
7 64 (2.68%) RDBMS
7 64 (2.68%) Oracle ODI
8 59 (2.47%) Oracle Database 10g
8 59 (2.47%) Oracle BI EE
9 57 (2.39%) Data Warehouse
10 56 (2.34%) MongoDB
11 53 (2.22%) NoSQL
12 51 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
13 50 (2.09%) PostgreSQL
14 44 (1.84%) Oracle Reports
15 41 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 40 (1.67%) Oracle Exadata
17 38 (1.59%) DB2
18 35 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 153 (6.40%) Maven
2 133 (5.57%) Git (software)
3 123 (5.15%) JIRA
4 122 (5.11%) Subversion
5 111 (4.65%) Jenkins
6 108 (4.52%) Selenium
7 97 (4.06%) JUnit
8 85 (3.56%) Visual Studio
9 82 (3.43%) Eclipse
10 75 (3.14%) Ant
11 72 (3.01%) Cucumber
12 63 (2.64%) Team Foundation Server
13 62 (2.60%) TeamCity
14 50 (2.09%) Hudson
15 44 (1.84%) SoapUI
16 42 (1.76%) WebDriver
17 39 (1.63%) NUnit
18 38 (1.59%) Mockito
19 37 (1.55%) JBehave
20 36 (1.51%) Oracle Forms
General
1 432 (18.08%) Finance
2 118 (4.94%) Banking
3 113 (4.73%) Retail
4 89 (3.73%) Telecoms
5 52 (2.18%) Billing
6 50 (2.09%) Manufacturing
7 47 (1.97%) Front Office
8 41 (1.72%) Financial Institution
8 41 (1.72%) Marketing
9 37 (1.55%) Games
10 36 (1.51%) Back Office
11 34 (1.42%) Investment Banking
12 21 (0.88%) Advertising
13 17 (0.71%) Publishing
14 15 (0.63%) Legal
15 10 (0.42%) Electronics
15 10 (0.42%) Military
16 9 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
17 8 (0.33%) Automotive
18 7 (0.29%) Law
Job Titles
1 886 (37.09%) Developer
2 648 (27.12%) Architect
3 282 (11.80%) Java Developer
4 276 (11.55%) Solutions Architect
5 160 (6.70%) Consultant
6 132 (5.53%) .NET Developer
7 131 (5.48%) Analyst
8 111 (4.65%) Senior Developer
9 92 (3.85%) Designer
10 76 (3.18%) Oracle Developer
10 76 (3.18%) Oracle Consultant
11 68 (2.85%) Technical Architect
12 67 (2.80%) C# Developer
13 65 (2.72%) Integration Architect
14 57 (2.39%) Business Analyst
15 54 (2.26%) Enterprise Architect
16 53 (2.22%) Project Manager
17 52 (2.18%) Oracle Architect
18 47 (1.97%) SOA Developer
19 44 (1.84%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 611 (25.58%) Web Services
2 587 (24.57%) XML
3 429 (17.96%) .NET
4 401 (16.79%) Middleware
5 334 (13.98%) HTML
6 305 (12.77%) J2EE
7 282 (11.80%) SOAP
8 274 (11.47%) REST
9 265 (11.09%) Spring
10 211 (8.83%) CSS
11 198 (8.29%) JMS
12 194 (8.12%) ASP.NET
13 174 (7.28%) WCF
14 159 (6.66%) Hibernate
15 152 (6.36%) Oracle Fusion
16 151 (6.32%) JSON
16 151 (6.32%) XSLT
17 138 (5.78%) jQuery
18 136 (5.69%) RESTful
19 127 (5.32%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 145 (6.07%) Analytical Skills
2 121 (5.06%) Open Source
3 116 (4.86%) Enterprise Software
4 95 (3.98%) Mobile App
5 93 (3.89%) N-Tier
6 74 (3.10%) Clustering
7 43 (1.80%) Management Information System
8 39 (1.63%) Computer Science
9 37 (1.55%) DataPower
10 36 (1.51%) Hedge funds
11 31 (1.30%) Client/Server
11 31 (1.30%) User Experience
12 28 (1.17%) Data Integration
13 23 (0.96%) Mainframe
14 17 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 16 (0.67%) RMADS
16 15 (0.63%) Derivative
17 13 (0.54%) Fixed Income
18 12 (0.50%) Digital Media
18 12 (0.50%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 338 (14.15%) Linux
2 218 (9.13%) UNIX
3 168 (7.03%) Windows
4 52 (2.18%) Apple iOS
5 51 (2.13%) Solaris
6 48 (2.01%) Android
7 36 (1.51%) SELinux
8 33 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 29 (1.21%) Oracle Linux
10 21 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (0.46%) SUSE
11 11 (0.46%) AIX
12 9 (0.38%) HPUX
12 9 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (0.33%) CentOS
14 6 (0.25%) zOS
15 5 (0.21%) Windows 7
16 4 (0.17%) Windows 2000
16 4 (0.17%) Windows XP
16 4 (0.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 797 (33.36%) Agile Software Development
2 411 (17.20%) TDD
3 353 (14.78%) Scrum
4 299 (12.52%) OO
5 244 (10.21%) MVC
6 241 (10.09%) Continuous Integration
7 221 (9.25%) UML
8 148 (6.20%) Data Modelling
9 146 (6.11%) Unit Testing
10 142 (5.94%) Business Intelligence
11 137 (5.73%) TOGAF
12 133 (5.57%) CRM
13 132 (5.53%) BDD
14 129 (5.40%) Enterprise Architecture
15 123 (5.15%) E-Commerce
16 117 (4.90%) Project Management
17 114 (4.77%) Migration
18 113 (4.73%) Use Case
19 110 (4.60%) EAI
20 108 (4.52%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 816 (34.16%) Java
2 493 (20.64%) SQL
3 325 (13.60%) C#
4 295 (12.35%) JavaScript
5 136 (5.69%) PL/SQL
6 120 (5.02%) Python
7 89 (3.73%) Ruby
8 74 (3.10%) Bash Shell
9 65 (2.72%) Scala
10 55 (2.30%) XPath
11 53 (2.22%) Shell Script
12 51 (2.13%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
13 50 (2.09%) PHP
14 45 (1.88%) T-SQL
15 44 (1.84%) Perl
16 41 (1.72%) C
17 40 (1.67%) Groovy
18 35 (1.47%) C++
18 35 (1.47%) VB
19 32 (1.34%) Jython
Qualifications
1 178 (7.45%) Security Cleared
2 137 (5.73%) Degree
3 124 (5.19%) SC Cleared
4 32 (1.34%) ISTQB
5 27 (1.13%) ISEB
5 27 (1.13%) DV Cleared
6 21 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (0.42%) CISSP
7 10 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (0.42%) CEH
7 10 (0.42%) PMI Certification
8 9 (0.38%) ISEB Practitioner
8 9 (0.38%) PMP
9 8 (0.33%) IBM WebSphere Certification
9 8 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 7 (0.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 6 (0.25%) BC Cleared
11 6 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (0.25%) CCA
12 5 (0.21%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (4.27%) QA
2 33 (1.38%) Data Quality
3 18 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (0.67%) SLA
5 14 (0.59%) 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 2 (0.084%) COBIT
11 2 (0.084%) FATCA
12 1 (0.042%) Solvency II
System Software
1 115 (4.81%) Oracle RAC
2 44 (1.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (1.09%) Active Directory
4 25 (1.05%) vCloud
5 22 (0.92%) Oracle RMAN
6 12 (0.50%) VMware ESX
6 12 (0.50%) Hyper-V
7 8 (0.33%) Varnish
8 5 (0.21%) vSphere
9 4 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 3 (0.13%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 2 (0.084%) KVM
11 2 (0.084%) HDFS
12 1 (0.042%) RACF
12 1 (0.042%) Samba
12 1 (0.042%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.042%) XenApp
12 1 (0.042%) Xen
12 1 (0.042%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.042%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 108 (4.52%) Puppet
2 69 (2.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 53 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
3 53 (2.22%) Oracle Identity Management
4 31 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
5 17 (0.71%) Data Guard
6 13 (0.54%) OpenView
7 12 (0.50%) Vagrant
8 10 (0.42%) CA LISA
9 9 (0.38%) Oracle EDQ
9 9 (0.38%) SCCM
10 8 (0.33%) Ansible
11 7 (0.29%) Oracle Identity Manager
12 5 (0.21%) Nagios
13 4 (0.17%) ZABBIX
13 4 (0.17%) OpenSSO
14 3 (0.13%) YUM
14 3 (0.13%) WMI
14 3 (0.13%) CA SiteMinder
14 3 (0.13%) OPNET
Vendors
1 863 (36.12%) Oracle
2 225 (9.42%) IBM
3 213 (8.92%) Microsoft
4 178 (7.45%) JBoss
5 93 (3.89%) SAP
6 59 (2.47%) webMethods
7 58 (2.43%) VMware
7 58 (2.43%) Google
8 57 (2.39%) Remedy
9 54 (2.26%) Salesforce.com
10 53 (2.22%) Red Hat
11 52 (2.18%) Twitter
12 48 (2.01%) Facebook
12 48 (2.01%) Siebel
13 47 (1.97%) HP
14 45 (1.88%) Software AG
14 45 (1.88%) TIBCO
15 35 (1.47%) Adobe
16 29 (1.21%) BEA
17 20 (0.84%) PeopleSoft
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Rate: £550 to £575 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Experis Ltd
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Northamptonshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: neg
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £1 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £280 - £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Gold Group
Rate: £50 - £60 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Steria Recruitment Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £250.00 - £260.00 per day
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Berkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
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Swansea, West Glamorgan
Hydrogen Group
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Swansea, West Glamorgan
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London
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