The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 77 86 102
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +16
Contract jobs citing SOA 1217 1102 1072
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.23% 2.16% 1.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.00% 2.96% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 714 658 654
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 £300 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £390 £400
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 15
Average hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £32.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.64% -7.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.30 £23.13 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £57.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £32.10
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -8.09%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40505 37197 40742
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.09% 72.90% 70.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 25086 22561 23430
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1158 1066 1445
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -1.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.54 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.84 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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
England -3 1036 £450 +5.88% 276
London +5 508 £450 -5.26% 126
South East -5 204 £435 -3.33% 44
City of London +17 133 £464 -2.36% 40
Scotland +39 126 £425 +6.25% 9
Edinburgh +31 78 £450 +12.50% 4
South West +10 75 £400 +14.28% 21
Hampshire -24 61 £400 +14.28% 15
West Midlands +6 50 £425 +21.42% 8
Berkshire +9 47 £450 -14.28% 9
North West +7 42 £375 +7.14% 27
East of England -61 40 £395 +1.60% 23
Yorkshire -12 37 £450 +20.00% 18
Somerset +6 35 £325 +2.36% 3
West Yorkshire -1 31 £463 +13.84% 15
Glasgow +14 29 £300 -25.00% 4
Buckinghamshire +2 27 £493 +11.93% 1
Milton Keynes +9 24 £490 +13.29% 1
Wales +1 23 £450 +66.66% 5
East Midlands +5 22 £450 +5.88% 7
Surrey -20 22 £380 -1.93% 6
Kent +13 20 £350 -26.31% 4
Manchester +2 19 £336 -0.37% 15
Taunton -8 19 £425 +37.87% 1
Reading +6 18 £488 -7.14% 5
Tunbridge Wells +2 18 £350 -26.31% 2
Warwickshire +11 17 £470 +25.33%
Southampton +8 17 £400 - 2
Essex +4 17 £475 +46.15% 8
Leeds -3 16 £463 +54.16% 5

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 848 (35.89%) Oracle
2 815 (34.49%) Java
3 605 (25.60%) Web Services
4 550 (23.28%) XML
5 497 (21.03%) .NET
6 475 (20.10%) SQL
7 418 (17.69%) Finance
8 409 (17.31%) TDD
9 365 (15.45%) Agile Software Development
10 361 (15.28%) Middleware
11 345 (14.60%) SQL Server
12 344 (14.56%) Linux
13 339 (14.35%) C#
14 330 (13.97%) Scrum
15 314 (13.29%) HTML
16 286 (12.10%) J2EE
17 276 (11.68%) Oracle Database
18 273 (11.55%) JavaScript
19 270 (11.43%) SOAP
20 267 (11.30%) OO
21 255 (10.79%) WebLogic
22 253 (10.71%) Spring
23 245 (10.37%) REST
24 230 (9.73%) MVC
25 217 (9.18%) CSS
26 214 (9.06%) Continuous Integration
27 213 (9.01%) JBoss
28 211 (8.93%) Microsoft
29 210 (8.89%) ASP.NET
30 203 (8.59%) UNIX

SOA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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
1 255 (10.79%) WebLogic
2 191 (8.08%) WebSphere
3 179 (7.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 109 (4.61%) BizTalk Server
5 103 (4.36%) Oracle Service Bus
6 94 (3.98%) Apache
7 72 (3.05%) SharePoint
8 65 (2.75%) Tomcat
9 42 (1.78%) IIS
10 41 (1.74%) CMS
11 38 (1.61%) Adobe CQ
12 33 (1.40%) WebLogic Portal
13 28 (1.18%) Oracle Workflow
14 25 (1.06%) Apache Solr
15 24 (1.02%) GlassFish
15 24 (1.02%) Liferay
16 23 (0.97%) K2 blackpearl
16 23 (0.97%) Alfresco
17 21 (0.89%) Node.js
17 21 (0.89%) AquaLogic
Applications
1 63 (2.67%) MS Excel
2 36 (1.52%) MS Office
3 28 (1.18%) MS Visio
4 22 (0.93%) MS Project
4 22 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.21%) InfoPath
6 4 (0.17%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.13%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 118 (4.99%) Oracle EBS
2 99 (4.19%) Oracle BPM
3 90 (3.81%) Oracle Applications
4 68 (2.88%) Oracle EBS R12
5 16 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
5 16 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
6 15 (0.63%) Workday HCM
7 12 (0.51%) SAP HR
8 10 (0.42%) Oracle 11i
8 10 (0.42%) Oracle Retail
9 9 (0.38%) Documaker
9 9 (0.38%) BusinessWorks
9 9 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
9 9 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
10 8 (0.34%) Oracle FAH
11 7 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 4 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
12 4 (0.17%) Oracle HRMS
12 4 (0.17%) TIBCO iProcess
12 4 (0.17%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 65 (2.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 57 (2.41%) SaaS
3 44 (1.86%) Amazon EC2
4 39 (1.65%) Amazon AWS
5 32 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
6 31 (1.31%) PaaS
6 31 (1.31%) IaaS
7 5 (0.21%) Force.com
8 3 (0.13%) Heroku
8 3 (0.13%) Office 365
9 2 (0.085%) GitHub
10 1 (0.042%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.042%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 75 (3.17%) HTTP
2 65 (2.75%) Internet
3 29 (1.23%) FTP
4 28 (1.18%) LDAP
5 22 (0.93%) SSL
5 22 (0.93%) Firewall
6 17 (0.72%) HTTPS
7 15 (0.63%) SAN
8 13 (0.55%) Network Security
9 11 (0.47%) TCP/IP
10 7 (0.30%) Intranet
11 6 (0.25%) DMZ
12 5 (0.21%) CDMA
12 5 (0.21%) GPRS
12 5 (0.21%) GSM
12 5 (0.21%) UMTS
12 5 (0.21%) LTE
13 4 (0.17%) VLAN
13 4 (0.17%) Wireshark
13 4 (0.17%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 345 (14.60%) SQL Server
2 276 (11.68%) Oracle Database
3 159 (6.73%) Relational Database
4 157 (6.64%) Oracle Database 11g
5 95 (4.02%) SQL Server 2008
6 80 (3.39%) RDBMS
7 68 (2.88%) MySQL
8 67 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
9 66 (2.79%) Oracle BI EE
10 65 (2.75%) SQL Server 2005
11 62 (2.62%) Oracle Database 10g
12 55 (2.33%) NoSQL
12 55 (2.33%) Oracle ODI
13 50 (2.12%) MongoDB
14 49 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 44 (1.86%) Oracle Reports
16 39 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 34 (1.44%) Oracle Exadata
18 31 (1.31%) PostgreSQL
19 30 (1.27%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 160 (6.77%) Maven
2 150 (6.35%) Git (software)
3 143 (6.05%) Subversion
4 123 (5.21%) Selenium
5 111 (4.70%) Jenkins
6 106 (4.49%) JUnit
7 104 (4.40%) JIRA
8 98 (4.15%) Visual Studio
9 79 (3.34%) Cucumber
10 78 (3.30%) Team Foundation Server
11 77 (3.26%) TeamCity
12 65 (2.75%) Ant
13 63 (2.67%) Eclipse
14 62 (2.62%) Hudson
15 54 (2.29%) JBehave
16 53 (2.24%) WebDriver
16 53 (2.24%) Oracle Forms
16 53 (2.24%) SoapUI
17 47 (1.99%) Mockito
18 45 (1.90%) NUnit
General
1 418 (17.69%) Finance
2 123 (5.21%) Banking
3 107 (4.53%) Retail
4 89 (3.77%) Telecoms
5 59 (2.50%) Manufacturing
6 43 (1.82%) Back Office
7 41 (1.74%) Games
8 32 (1.35%) Billing
9 31 (1.31%) Front Office
10 29 (1.23%) Financial Institution
10 29 (1.23%) Marketing
11 26 (1.10%) Investment Banking
12 20 (0.85%) Legal
13 16 (0.68%) Advertising
13 16 (0.68%) Publishing
14 10 (0.42%) Military
15 9 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
16 8 (0.34%) Automotive
16 8 (0.34%) Local Government
17 7 (0.30%) Law
Job Titles
1 843 (35.67%) Developer
2 672 (28.44%) Architect
3 297 (12.57%) Solutions Architect
4 274 (11.60%) Java Developer
5 151 (6.39%) Consultant
6 147 (6.22%) .NET Developer
7 144 (6.09%) Analyst
8 109 (4.61%) Senior Developer
9 78 (3.30%) C# Developer
10 76 (3.22%) Designer
11 73 (3.09%) Integration Architect
12 71 (3.00%) Project Manager
13 67 (2.84%) Oracle Consultant
14 63 (2.67%) Oracle Developer
14 63 (2.67%) Technical Architect
15 58 (2.45%) DBA
16 54 (2.29%) Oracle DBA
17 53 (2.24%) Enterprise Architect
17 53 (2.24%) Business Analyst
18 51 (2.16%) Oracle Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 605 (25.60%) Web Services
2 550 (23.28%) XML
3 497 (21.03%) .NET
4 361 (15.28%) Middleware
5 314 (13.29%) HTML
6 286 (12.10%) J2EE
7 270 (11.43%) SOAP
8 253 (10.71%) Spring
9 245 (10.37%) REST
10 217 (9.18%) CSS
11 210 (8.89%) ASP.NET
12 193 (8.17%) WCF
13 164 (6.94%) Hibernate
14 155 (6.56%) JSON
15 138 (5.84%) Oracle Fusion
16 136 (5.76%) JMS
17 133 (5.63%) jQuery
18 132 (5.59%) Java EE
19 125 (5.29%) XSLT
19 125 (5.29%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 125 (5.29%) Open Source
2 115 (4.87%) Enterprise Software
3 105 (4.44%) N-Tier
4 97 (4.10%) Mobile App
5 45 (1.90%) Clustering
6 41 (1.74%) Client/Server
7 37 (1.57%) Management Information System
8 35 (1.48%) Data Integration
8 35 (1.48%) Computer Science
9 32 (1.35%) DataPower
10 28 (1.18%) Mainframe
11 24 (1.02%) Hedge funds
12 22 (0.93%) Mobile Payment
13 14 (0.59%) Replication
13 14 (0.59%) Derivative
14 13 (0.55%) PKI
14 13 (0.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 12 (0.51%) AS400
15 12 (0.51%) Fixed Income
15 12 (0.51%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 344 (14.56%) Linux
2 203 (8.59%) UNIX
3 162 (6.86%) Windows
4 54 (2.29%) Solaris
5 45 (1.90%) Android
5 45 (1.90%) Apple iOS
6 30 (1.27%) SELinux
7 24 (1.02%) Oracle Linux
8 21 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 21 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (0.55%) HPUX
10 12 (0.51%) AIX
11 11 (0.47%) SUSE
12 8 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (0.34%) zOS
13 5 (0.21%) CentOS
13 5 (0.21%) Ubuntu
13 5 (0.21%) Windows 7
14 4 (0.17%) VMS
15 3 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 409 (17.31%) TDD
2 365 (15.45%) Agile Software Development
3 330 (13.97%) Scrum
4 267 (11.30%) OO
5 230 (9.73%) MVC
6 214 (9.06%) Continuous Integration
7 200 (8.46%) UML
8 158 (6.69%) BDD
9 146 (6.18%) Unit Testing
10 139 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
11 138 (5.84%) Workflow
12 129 (5.46%) TOGAF
13 125 (5.29%) Project Management
14 117 (4.95%) Data Modelling
15 115 (4.87%) E-Commerce
15 115 (4.87%) Migration
15 115 (4.87%) Enterprise Architecture
16 114 (4.82%) CRM
17 106 (4.49%) EAI
18 104 (4.40%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 815 (34.49%) Java
2 475 (20.10%) SQL
3 339 (14.35%) C#
4 273 (11.55%) JavaScript
5 141 (5.97%) PL/SQL
6 93 (3.94%) Python
7 82 (3.47%) Ruby
8 67 (2.84%) Shell Script
9 55 (2.33%) Bash Shell
10 51 (2.16%) T-SQL
11 47 (1.99%) XPath
12 46 (1.95%) Perl
13 38 (1.61%) Groovy
14 37 (1.57%) Scala
15 36 (1.52%) VB
16 35 (1.48%) PHP
17 27 (1.14%) C
17 27 (1.14%) Korn
18 22 (0.93%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
19 21 (0.89%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 170 (7.19%) Security Cleared
2 144 (6.09%) Degree
3 117 (4.95%) SC Cleared
4 37 (1.57%) ISTQB
5 31 (1.31%) DV Cleared
6 23 (0.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 19 (0.80%) ISEB
8 12 (0.51%) PMI Certification
9 11 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (0.38%) PMP
10 9 (0.38%) ISEB Practitioner
10 9 (0.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 8 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 8 (0.34%) IBM WebSphere Certification
12 7 (0.30%) CISSP
13 6 (0.25%) CCA
13 6 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (0.21%) CEH
15 4 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
15 4 (0.17%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (4.06%) QA
2 27 (1.14%) Data Quality
3 14 (0.59%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.34%) SLA
6 7 (0.30%) ISO 9000
6 7 (0.30%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.21%) COBIT
9 4 (0.17%) FATCA
9 4 (0.17%) JSP 440
10 3 (0.13%) HL7
11 1 (0.042%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.042%) Solvency II
System Software
1 99 (4.19%) Oracle RAC
2 44 (1.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (0.93%) vCloud
4 21 (0.89%) Oracle RMAN
5 18 (0.76%) Active Directory
6 10 (0.42%) Varnish
7 6 (0.25%) VMware ESX
7 6 (0.25%) vSphere
7 6 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 5 (0.21%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 4 (0.17%) KVM
10 1 (0.042%) ACF2
10 1 (0.042%) OCFS2
10 1 (0.042%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.042%) RACF
10 1 (0.042%) Samba
10 1 (0.042%) Xen
10 1 (0.042%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 101 (4.27%) Puppet
2 58 (2.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 56 (2.37%) Opscode Chef
4 33 (1.40%) HP Quality Center
5 21 (0.89%) Oracle Identity Management
6 17 (0.72%) Data Guard
7 15 (0.63%) Vagrant
8 14 (0.59%) Oracle EDQ
9 9 (0.38%) Salt
9 9 (0.38%) SCCM
10 8 (0.34%) Nagios
10 8 (0.34%) Ansible
10 8 (0.34%) OpenSSO
11 7 (0.30%) CA LISA
11 7 (0.30%) CA SiteMinder
12 6 (0.25%) Oracle Identity Manager
13 4 (0.17%) Tivoli
13 4 (0.17%) Ganglia
13 4 (0.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 4 (0.17%) WMI
Vendors
1 848 (35.89%) Oracle
2 213 (9.01%) JBoss
3 211 (8.93%) Microsoft
4 189 (8.00%) IBM
5 89 (3.77%) SAP
6 76 (3.22%) TIBCO
7 65 (2.75%) webMethods
8 64 (2.71%) VMware
9 57 (2.41%) HP
10 52 (2.20%) Remedy
11 49 (2.07%) Google
12 47 (1.99%) Salesforce.com
12 47 (1.99%) Twitter
13 45 (1.90%) Facebook
14 43 (1.82%) Adobe
15 41 (1.74%) Siebel
16 36 (1.52%) Red Hat
17 33 (1.40%) Software AG
18 28 (1.18%) BEA
19 19 (0.80%) FatWire
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
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Rate: From £400 to £500 per day Excellent Bonuses and Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 17 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Advantage XPO
Rate: £500 - £625 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Capita IT Professional Services
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 20 hours ago
South East
Synergize Consulting
Rate: From £0 to £0 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Posted: 22 hours ago
Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
QUANTICA
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Montash
Rate: £500 - £700 per day + negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Consult Solutions
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
Experis Ltd
Rate: £435 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Roc Search
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Swindon, Wiltshire
Advantage XPO
Posted: Yesterday
Yeovil, Somerset
Nationwide People Ltd
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Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday