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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 89 86 91
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +5
Contract jobs citing SOA 1220 1173 1160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.09% 2.24% 2.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.84% 3.02% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 742 743 664
Average daily rate
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£458 £413 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.90% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £310 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 16
Average hourly rate £47.50 £36.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.94% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £23.21 £23.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £85.50 £64.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £26.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+77.57% -25.69%

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
42997 38902 39217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.67% 74.17% 71.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 24141 22845
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 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1190 1157 1447
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 24 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 24 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 24 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 1055 £475 +13.09% 288
London -28 426 £488 +8.44% 122
South East +4 231 £450 +12.50% 54
City of London -12 102 £506 +6.57% 41
Scotland +7 89 £395 -1.25% 13
East of England +2 86 £588 +56.66% 20
South West +9 80 £475 +5.55% 22
Yorkshire +5 69 £450 +16.12% 17
Berkshire +36 66 £494 +9.72% 12
Hampshire -12 58 £400 - 16
West Midlands +2 55 £425 +11.11% 20
Edinburgh +11 53 £389 -5.18% 5
Wales +14 50 £400 +26.98% 4
North West +1 49 £425 +13.71% 22
West Yorkshire +10 48 £450 +22.44% 17
Surrey -20 42 £360 -1.36% 6
Bedfordshire - 33 £600 - 4
East Midlands +7 32 £425 +17.64% 7
West Wales - 30 £423 - 1
Swansea - 30 £423 - 1
Reading +22 29 £563 +45.16% 6
Oxfordshire +3 29 £495 +13.14% 7
Bristol -6 28 £450 -5.26% 8
Luton - 27 £600 - 3
Bradford +13 23 £450 +12.50% 3
Manchester +4 23 £373 +5.07% 14
North East -34 23 £283 +34.96% 1
South Wales -2 21 £375 +19.04% 2
Oxford -5 21 £510 +7.36% 5
Tyne and Wear -36 21 £283 +41.55%

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 899 (36.84%) Java
2 885 (36.27%) Agile Software Development
3 844 (34.59%) Oracle
4 649 (26.60%) Web Services
5 572 (23.44%) XML
6 486 (19.92%) SQL
7 450 (18.44%) Finance
8 448 (18.36%) TDD
9 433 (17.75%) .NET
10 387 (15.86%) Middleware
11 376 (15.41%) Scrum
12 366 (15.00%) HTML
13 354 (14.51%) Linux
14 349 (14.30%) C#
15 323 (13.24%) JavaScript
16 312 (12.79%) J2EE
17 301 (12.34%) OO
18 297 (12.17%) Spring
19 282 (11.56%) SOAP
20 278 (11.39%) WebLogic
21 271 (11.11%) MVC
22 270 (11.07%) REST
23 269 (11.02%) Continuous Integration
24 262 (10.74%) SQL Server
25 241 (9.88%) Oracle Database
26 230 (9.43%) CSS
26 230 (9.43%) IBM
27 229 (9.39%) UNIX
28 224 (9.18%) UML
29 221 (9.06%) Microsoft

SOA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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
1 278 (11.39%) WebLogic
2 206 (8.44%) WebSphere
3 203 (8.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 172 (7.05%) JBoss
5 95 (3.89%) Apache
6 93 (3.81%) BizTalk Server
7 92 (3.77%) Oracle Service Bus
8 70 (2.87%) SharePoint
9 64 (2.62%) Tomcat
10 62 (2.54%) CMS
11 44 (1.80%) WebLogic Portal
12 39 (1.60%) AquaLogic
13 31 (1.27%) WebSphere Application Server
13 31 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
14 30 (1.23%) Adobe CQ
15 28 (1.15%) Node.js
16 26 (1.07%) Oracle HTTP Server
17 25 (1.02%) K2 blackpearl
18 24 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
18 24 (0.98%) GlassFish
Applications
1 79 (3.24%) MS Excel
2 32 (1.31%) MS Office
3 23 (0.94%) MS Visio
4 16 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (0.45%) MS Project
6 5 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.12%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.082%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.082%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 140 (5.74%) Oracle BPM
2 118 (4.84%) Oracle EBS
3 62 (2.54%) Oracle EBS R12
4 60 (2.46%) Oracle Applications
5 30 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
6 22 (0.90%) Documaker
7 17 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
8 16 (0.66%) Workday HCM
9 14 (0.57%) Oracle Retail
9 14 (0.57%) Oracle FAH
9 14 (0.57%) SAP HR
10 12 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
11 9 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
12 8 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 8 (0.33%) Oracle 11i
12 8 (0.33%) BusinessWorks
13 5 (0.20%) SAP CRM
13 5 (0.20%) SAP ERP
14 4 (0.16%) Cordys
14 4 (0.16%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 64 (2.62%) Amazon EC2
2 59 (2.42%) Amazon AWS
3 51 (2.09%) IaaS
4 41 (1.68%) Microsoft Azure
4 41 (1.68%) SaaS
5 31 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
6 29 (1.19%) PaaS
7 19 (0.78%) GitHub
8 9 (0.37%) Force.com
9 4 (0.16%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.16%) Heroku
9 4 (0.16%) CloudFront
9 4 (0.16%) Route 53
9 4 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (0.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 112 (4.59%) HTTP
2 79 (3.24%) Internet
3 52 (2.13%) SSL
4 35 (1.43%) HTTPS
5 31 (1.27%) Firewall
6 25 (1.02%) FTP
7 24 (0.98%) AMQP
8 17 (0.70%) LDAP
9 16 (0.66%) TCP/IP
10 13 (0.53%) SNMP
11 12 (0.49%) SAN
12 8 (0.33%) Network Security
13 6 (0.25%) DNS
13 6 (0.25%) CDMA
13 6 (0.25%) GPRS
13 6 (0.25%) GSM
13 6 (0.25%) UMTS
14 5 (0.20%) LTE
14 5 (0.20%) 3G
14 5 (0.20%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 262 (10.74%) SQL Server
2 241 (9.88%) Oracle Database
3 155 (6.35%) Relational Database
4 142 (5.82%) Oracle Database 11g
5 76 (3.11%) MongoDB
6 74 (3.03%) RDBMS
7 72 (2.95%) MySQL
8 71 (2.91%) NoSQL
9 66 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
10 63 (2.58%) Oracle ODI
11 55 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
12 52 (2.13%) Oracle BI EE
13 50 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
14 49 (2.01%) Oracle Database 10g
15 45 (1.84%) Oracle Exadata
16 37 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
17 35 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 34 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 32 (1.31%) DB2
19 32 (1.31%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 172 (7.05%) Maven
2 147 (6.02%) Jenkins
3 133 (5.45%) Subversion
4 122 (5.00%) Git (software)
5 121 (4.96%) JIRA
6 104 (4.26%) Eclipse
7 96 (3.93%) Selenium
8 93 (3.81%) JUnit
9 78 (3.20%) Ant
10 75 (3.07%) Visual Studio
11 68 (2.79%) Cucumber
12 63 (2.58%) Team Foundation Server
13 58 (2.38%) Hudson
14 51 (2.09%) TeamCity
15 36 (1.48%) WebDriver
15 36 (1.48%) Mockito
16 34 (1.39%) NUnit
17 33 (1.35%) SoapUI
18 31 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 26 (1.07%) Oracle Forms
General
1 450 (18.44%) Finance
2 125 (5.12%) Banking
3 118 (4.84%) Retail
4 78 (3.20%) Telecoms
5 58 (2.38%) Front Office
6 49 (2.01%) Billing
7 48 (1.97%) Manufacturing
8 44 (1.80%) Investment Banking
9 43 (1.76%) Financial Institution
10 40 (1.64%) Marketing
11 33 (1.35%) Back Office
12 24 (0.98%) Games
13 22 (0.90%) Publishing
14 20 (0.82%) Advertising
15 18 (0.74%) Legal
16 10 (0.41%) Military
17 8 (0.33%) Electronics
17 8 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
18 7 (0.29%) Local Government
19 6 (0.25%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 938 (38.44%) Developer
2 683 (27.99%) Architect
3 339 (13.89%) Java Developer
4 311 (12.75%) Solutions Architect
5 147 (6.02%) Consultant
6 141 (5.78%) .NET Developer
7 130 (5.33%) Senior Developer
8 128 (5.25%) Analyst
9 99 (4.06%) Designer
10 89 (3.65%) Technical Architect
11 78 (3.20%) Oracle Developer
12 73 (2.99%) C# Developer
13 72 (2.95%) Oracle Consultant
14 63 (2.58%) Integration Architect
15 54 (2.21%) Business Analyst
16 49 (2.01%) Enterprise Architect
16 49 (2.01%) Oracle Architect
17 48 (1.97%) SOA Developer
18 46 (1.89%) Software Engineer
18 46 (1.89%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 649 (26.60%) Web Services
2 572 (23.44%) XML
3 433 (17.75%) .NET
4 387 (15.86%) Middleware
5 366 (15.00%) HTML
6 312 (12.79%) J2EE
7 297 (12.17%) Spring
8 282 (11.56%) SOAP
9 270 (11.07%) REST
10 230 (9.43%) CSS
11 215 (8.81%) JMS
12 191 (7.83%) ASP.NET
13 181 (7.42%) RESTful
14 170 (6.97%) Hibernate
15 165 (6.76%) jQuery
16 161 (6.60%) Oracle Fusion
17 160 (6.56%) XSLT
18 146 (5.98%) HTML5
19 142 (5.82%) JSON
20 140 (5.74%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 155 (6.35%) Open Source
2 151 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
3 126 (5.16%) Enterprise Software
4 83 (3.40%) N-Tier
4 83 (3.40%) Clustering
5 70 (2.87%) Mobile App
6 56 (2.30%) Computer Science
7 43 (1.76%) Management Information System
8 39 (1.60%) DataPower
9 36 (1.48%) Hedge funds
10 35 (1.43%) User Experience
10 35 (1.43%) Data Structures
11 28 (1.15%) Client/Server
12 25 (1.02%) Mainframe
12 25 (1.02%) Derivative
13 24 (0.98%) Data Integration
14 20 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 18 (0.74%) RMADS
16 15 (0.61%) Fixed Income
16 15 (0.61%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 354 (14.51%) Linux
2 229 (9.39%) UNIX
3 150 (6.15%) Windows
4 41 (1.68%) SELinux
5 40 (1.64%) Apple iOS
5 40 (1.64%) Solaris
6 38 (1.56%) Android
7 37 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 35 (1.43%) Oracle Linux
9 15 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (0.53%) AIX
11 11 (0.45%) SUSE
12 10 (0.41%) CentOS
13 9 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (0.33%) HPUX
15 6 (0.25%) zOS
16 5 (0.20%) Windows 7
17 4 (0.16%) Ubuntu
17 4 (0.16%) Windows 2000
17 4 (0.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 885 (36.27%) Agile Software Development
2 448 (18.36%) TDD
3 376 (15.41%) Scrum
4 301 (12.34%) OO
5 271 (11.11%) MVC
6 269 (11.02%) Continuous Integration
7 224 (9.18%) UML
8 167 (6.84%) E-Commerce
9 164 (6.72%) Data Modelling
10 137 (5.61%) CRM
10 137 (5.61%) TOGAF
11 130 (5.33%) Unit Testing
12 129 (5.29%) BDD
13 127 (5.20%) EAI
14 124 (5.08%) Enterprise Architecture
15 122 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
16 114 (4.67%) Configuration Management
16 114 (4.67%) Project Management
17 109 (4.47%) Mentoring
18 106 (4.34%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 899 (36.84%) Java
2 486 (19.92%) SQL
3 349 (14.30%) C#
4 323 (13.24%) JavaScript
5 124 (5.08%) Python
6 117 (4.80%) PL/SQL
7 94 (3.85%) Ruby
8 78 (3.20%) Bash Shell
9 77 (3.16%) Scala
10 66 (2.70%) PHP
11 60 (2.46%) XPath
12 52 (2.13%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 52 (2.13%) T-SQL
13 46 (1.89%) Shell Script
14 44 (1.80%) Perl
15 41 (1.68%) Groovy
16 39 (1.60%) C
17 31 (1.27%) Jython
18 30 (1.23%) C++
18 30 (1.23%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 177 (7.25%) Security Cleared
2 154 (6.31%) Degree
3 120 (4.92%) SC Cleared
4 33 (1.35%) ISEB
5 28 (1.15%) ISTQB
6 24 (0.98%) DV Cleared
7 14 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 13 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
9 12 (0.49%) CISSP
9 12 (0.49%) CEH
10 10 (0.41%) PMI Certification
11 9 (0.37%) ISEB Practitioner
11 9 (0.37%) PMP
11 9 (0.37%) BC Cleared
12 8 (0.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 8 (0.33%) IBM WebSphere Certification
13 7 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 5 (0.20%) CCA
15 4 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
15 4 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (4.51%) QA
2 32 (1.31%) Data Quality
3 22 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (0.90%) SLA
4 14 (0.57%) ISO 9000
5 12 (0.49%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.25%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.20%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.12%) HL7
9 1 (0.041%) COBIT
System Software
1 118 (4.84%) Oracle RAC
2 51 (2.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (1.31%) vCloud
4 30 (1.23%) Active Directory
5 23 (0.94%) Oracle RMAN
6 17 (0.70%) VMware ESX
7 15 (0.61%) Hyper-V
8 7 (0.29%) vSphere
9 4 (0.16%) Varnish
10 3 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.082%) Docker
11 2 (0.082%) HDFS
12 1 (0.041%) ACF2
12 1 (0.041%) OCFS2
12 1 (0.041%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.041%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.041%) SAP ITS
12 1 (0.041%) XenApp
12 1 (0.041%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.041%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 130 (5.33%) Puppet
2 65 (2.66%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 61 (2.50%) Oracle Identity Management
4 59 (2.42%) Opscode Chef
5 28 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
6 21 (0.86%) Vagrant
7 20 (0.82%) OpenView
8 15 (0.61%) Ansible
9 14 (0.57%) Data Guard
10 11 (0.45%) CA LISA
11 9 (0.37%) Oracle EDQ
12 8 (0.33%) Oracle Identity Manager
13 7 (0.29%) ZABBIX
14 5 (0.20%) SCCM
15 4 (0.16%) OpenSSO
16 3 (0.12%) YUM
16 3 (0.12%) WMI
16 3 (0.12%) CA SiteMinder
16 3 (0.12%) OPNET
16 3 (0.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 844 (34.59%) Oracle
2 230 (9.43%) IBM
3 221 (9.06%) Microsoft
4 94 (3.85%) SAP
5 64 (2.62%) Red Hat
6 61 (2.50%) VMware
7 57 (2.34%) Remedy
8 56 (2.30%) webMethods
9 54 (2.21%) TIBCO
9 54 (2.21%) HP
10 46 (1.89%) Software AG
11 45 (1.84%) Salesforce.com
11 45 (1.84%) Siebel
12 42 (1.72%) Google
13 36 (1.48%) Twitter
14 35 (1.43%) Adobe
15 32 (1.31%) Facebook
16 30 (1.23%) BEA
17 20 (0.82%) PeopleSoft
17 20 (0.82%) Sitecore
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £625 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Basildon, Essex
Advanced Resource Managers
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Ifftner Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £675 per day for 6 months (rolling)
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rate Value
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £575 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified -Market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £250 - £290 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Rate: £175 - £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £505.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Prospectus IT Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £390 per day
Posted: 5 days ago