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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 92 91 81
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -10
Contract jobs citing SOA 1189 1094 1168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.08% 2.10% 2.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.83% 2.85% 3.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 766 696 701
Average daily rate
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£470 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.58% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £315 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 19
Average hourly rate £47.50 £41.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.45% +6.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £24.00 £26.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £90.00 £50.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £24.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+97.91% -38.46%

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
42039 38339 36744
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.68% 73.76% 71.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 27231 23808 21445
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1169 1158 1415
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.80 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.71% -4.28%
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 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 21 November 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 0 1047 £475 +11.76% 289
London -24 427 £500 +11.11% 128
South East +18 228 £484 +20.93% 58
City of London -1 125 £525 +10.52% 46
East of England +27 110 £563 +50.00% 20
Yorkshire +21 69 £450 +12.50% 12
South West +4 65 £450 -5.26% 29
Scotland -14 64 £400 +3.89% 13
Berkshire +16 60 £545 +21.11% 10
Hampshire +10 57 £435 +2.35% 19
Wales +10 57 £420 +33.33% 2
North West 0 52 £375 -11.76% 20
West Yorkshire +27 47 £475 +22.58% 7
West Midlands +3 44 £425 +3.03% 17
Oxfordshire -3 42 £518 +18.28% 5
Edinburgh -10 40 £388 +10.71% 5
Surrey -12 39 £438 +20.68% 10
Bedfordshire +16 34 £600 - 2
Oxford -2 34 £518 +8.94% 4
East Midlands +9 33 £425 +19.29% 5
Cambridgeshire +10 32 £550 +33.33% 6
Reading +33 30 £563 +40.62% 5
South Wales -7 29 £415 +31.74% 1
West Wales - 29 £420 -
Swansea - 29 £420 -
Bristol 0 27 £400 -15.78% 11
Luton - 27 £600 - 1
Manchester -12 26 £325 -13.33% 11
Leeds +2 21 £500 +15.94% 5
Hertfordshire -5 20 £450 -6.49% 5

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 938 (38.02%) Agile Software Development
2 934 (37.86%) Java
3 838 (33.97%) Oracle
4 633 (25.66%) Web Services
5 574 (23.27%) XML
6 475 (19.25%) SQL
7 473 (19.17%) Finance
8 461 (18.69%) TDD
9 456 (18.48%) .NET
10 387 (15.69%) Middleware
11 384 (15.57%) Scrum
12 380 (15.40%) HTML
13 359 (14.55%) C#
14 352 (14.27%) Linux
15 349 (14.15%) JavaScript
16 310 (12.57%) J2EE
17 300 (12.16%) OO
18 287 (11.63%) Spring
19 283 (11.47%) MVC
20 280 (11.35%) SOAP
20 280 (11.35%) Continuous Integration
21 276 (11.19%) REST
22 274 (11.11%) WebLogic
23 254 (10.30%) SQL Server
24 245 (9.93%) CSS
25 244 (9.89%) Oracle Database
26 236 (9.57%) Microsoft
27 234 (9.49%) UML
28 226 (9.16%) UNIX
29 216 (8.76%) IBM

SOA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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
1 274 (11.11%) WebLogic
2 206 (8.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 186 (7.54%) WebSphere
4 155 (6.28%) JBoss
5 95 (3.85%) Apache
6 90 (3.65%) Oracle Service Bus
7 79 (3.20%) SharePoint
8 71 (2.88%) Tomcat
9 70 (2.84%) BizTalk Server
9 70 (2.84%) CMS
10 47 (1.91%) WebLogic Portal
11 37 (1.50%) SharePoint 2010
12 34 (1.38%) Node.js
12 34 (1.38%) AquaLogic
13 33 (1.34%) Adobe CQ
14 31 (1.26%) WebSphere Application Server
15 27 (1.09%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 26 (1.05%) GlassFish
17 25 (1.01%) Apache ServiceMix
18 24 (0.97%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 92 (3.73%) MS Excel
2 28 (1.13%) MS Visio
3 27 (1.09%) MS Office
4 18 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (0.45%) MS Project
6 7 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.081%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.081%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.041%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.041%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 134 (5.43%) Oracle BPM
2 107 (4.34%) Oracle EBS
3 63 (2.55%) Oracle EBS R12
4 52 (2.11%) Oracle Applications
5 31 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
6 24 (0.97%) Documaker
7 19 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
8 17 (0.69%) Oracle Retail
9 14 (0.57%) Oracle FAH
10 12 (0.49%) Workday HCM
10 12 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
10 12 (0.49%) BusinessWorks
11 11 (0.45%) SAP HR
11 11 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 10 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
13 8 (0.32%) Oracle 11i
14 5 (0.20%) Tridion
14 5 (0.20%) SAP CRM
14 5 (0.20%) SAP ERP
15 4 (0.16%) Cordys
Cloud Services
1 60 (2.43%) Amazon EC2
2 58 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
3 50 (2.03%) IaaS
4 47 (1.91%) Microsoft Azure
5 35 (1.42%) SaaS
6 29 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
7 27 (1.09%) PaaS
8 19 (0.77%) GitHub
9 9 (0.36%) Force.com
10 4 (0.16%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.16%) Heroku
10 4 (0.16%) CloudFront
10 4 (0.16%) Route 53
10 4 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (0.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 107 (4.34%) HTTP
2 74 (3.00%) Internet
3 57 (2.31%) SSL
4 37 (1.50%) HTTPS
5 29 (1.18%) Firewall
6 25 (1.01%) AMQP
7 17 (0.69%) TCP/IP
8 15 (0.61%) SAN
9 14 (0.57%) FTP
10 13 (0.53%) SNMP
10 13 (0.53%) LDAP
11 11 (0.45%) DNS
12 7 (0.28%) Network Security
13 6 (0.24%) Intranet
14 5 (0.20%) GSM
14 5 (0.20%) NAS
15 4 (0.16%) Wireshark
15 4 (0.16%) MVNO
15 4 (0.16%) UMTS
15 4 (0.16%) CDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 254 (10.30%) SQL Server
2 244 (9.89%) Oracle Database
3 147 (5.96%) Relational Database
4 138 (5.59%) Oracle Database 11g
5 78 (3.16%) MongoDB
5 78 (3.16%) NoSQL
6 70 (2.84%) RDBMS
7 68 (2.76%) PostgreSQL
8 67 (2.72%) Oracle ODI
9 65 (2.63%) MySQL
10 55 (2.23%) Oracle BI EE
11 52 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
12 45 (1.82%) Oracle Database 10g
13 43 (1.74%) Oracle Exadata
14 40 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
15 35 (1.42%) Oracle Reports
16 31 (1.26%) DB2
17 30 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 29 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 28 (1.13%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 171 (6.93%) Maven
2 160 (6.49%) Jenkins
3 135 (5.47%) Subversion
4 127 (5.15%) JIRA
5 112 (4.54%) Git (software)
6 109 (4.42%) Eclipse
7 90 (3.65%) Selenium
8 88 (3.57%) JUnit
9 77 (3.12%) Visual Studio
10 73 (2.96%) Ant
11 70 (2.84%) Team Foundation Server
12 66 (2.68%) Cucumber
13 53 (2.15%) Hudson
14 44 (1.78%) TeamCity
15 39 (1.58%) NUnit
16 32 (1.30%) Mockito
17 30 (1.22%) SoapUI
18 27 (1.09%) WebDriver
19 23 (0.93%) Oracle Forms
20 22 (0.89%) JProfiler
General
1 473 (19.17%) Finance
2 143 (5.80%) Banking
3 124 (5.03%) Retail
4 70 (2.84%) Telecoms
5 54 (2.19%) Front Office
6 48 (1.95%) Billing
7 46 (1.86%) Manufacturing
8 45 (1.82%) Investment Banking
9 44 (1.78%) Marketing
10 42 (1.70%) Financial Institution
11 35 (1.42%) Publishing
12 34 (1.38%) Back Office
13 25 (1.01%) Games
14 19 (0.77%) Advertising
14 19 (0.77%) Legal
15 11 (0.45%) Electronics
16 8 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
17 7 (0.28%) Local Government
18 6 (0.24%) Military
19 5 (0.20%) Law
Job Titles
1 970 (39.32%) Developer
2 678 (27.48%) Architect
3 369 (14.96%) Java Developer
4 309 (12.53%) Solutions Architect
5 144 (5.84%) Analyst
6 141 (5.72%) Consultant
7 140 (5.67%) Senior Developer
8 137 (5.55%) .NET Developer
9 108 (4.38%) Designer
10 103 (4.18%) Technical Architect
11 83 (3.36%) C# Developer
12 79 (3.20%) Oracle Developer
13 65 (2.63%) Oracle Consultant
14 64 (2.59%) Business Analyst
15 53 (2.15%) Integration Architect
15 53 (2.15%) Solutions Designer
15 53 (2.15%) C# .NET Developer
16 50 (2.03%) SOA Developer
17 49 (1.99%) Lead Developer
18 47 (1.91%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 633 (25.66%) Web Services
2 574 (23.27%) XML
3 456 (18.48%) .NET
4 387 (15.69%) Middleware
5 380 (15.40%) HTML
6 310 (12.57%) J2EE
7 287 (11.63%) Spring
8 280 (11.35%) SOAP
9 276 (11.19%) REST
10 245 (9.93%) CSS
11 209 (8.47%) JMS
12 202 (8.19%) ASP.NET
13 198 (8.03%) RESTful
14 180 (7.30%) jQuery
15 166 (6.73%) XSLT
16 164 (6.65%) Oracle Fusion
17 160 (6.49%) Hibernate
18 159 (6.45%) HTML5
19 156 (6.32%) WCF
20 146 (5.92%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 161 (6.53%) Open Source
2 154 (6.24%) Analytical Skills
3 125 (5.07%) Enterprise Software
4 84 (3.40%) Clustering
5 74 (3.00%) N-Tier
6 68 (2.76%) Computer Science
7 67 (2.72%) Mobile App
8 46 (1.86%) Management Information System
9 40 (1.62%) Derivative
10 39 (1.58%) Data Structures
11 37 (1.50%) User Experience
12 35 (1.42%) DataPower
13 34 (1.38%) Hedge funds
14 27 (1.09%) Client/Server
14 27 (1.09%) Mainframe
15 23 (0.93%) Equity Derivative
16 22 (0.89%) Data Integration
17 18 (0.73%) Digital Media
17 18 (0.73%) RMADS
17 18 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 352 (14.27%) Linux
2 226 (9.16%) UNIX
3 153 (6.20%) Windows
4 41 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 39 (1.58%) SELinux
6 38 (1.54%) Apple iOS
7 35 (1.42%) Android
8 34 (1.38%) Solaris
9 29 (1.18%) Oracle Linux
10 18 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (0.53%) AIX
12 11 (0.45%) SUSE
13 10 (0.41%) CentOS
14 9 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
15 8 (0.32%) Ubuntu
16 7 (0.28%) HPUX
17 5 (0.20%) zOS
17 5 (0.20%) Windows 7
18 4 (0.16%) Windows 2000
18 4 (0.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 938 (38.02%) Agile Software Development
2 461 (18.69%) TDD
3 384 (15.57%) Scrum
4 300 (12.16%) OO
5 283 (11.47%) MVC
6 280 (11.35%) Continuous Integration
7 234 (9.49%) UML
8 187 (7.58%) Data Modelling
9 186 (7.54%) E-Commerce
10 148 (6.00%) BDD
11 141 (5.72%) TOGAF
12 132 (5.35%) Business Intelligence
13 127 (5.15%) Enterprise Architecture
14 124 (5.03%) CRM
15 116 (4.70%) EAI
15 116 (4.70%) Configuration Management
16 112 (4.54%) Unit Testing
16 112 (4.54%) DevOps
17 111 (4.50%) Mentoring
18 109 (4.42%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 934 (37.86%) Java
2 475 (19.25%) SQL
3 359 (14.55%) C#
4 349 (14.15%) JavaScript
5 125 (5.07%) Python
6 100 (4.05%) PL/SQL
6 100 (4.05%) Ruby
7 76 (3.08%) Scala
7 76 (3.08%) Bash Shell
8 71 (2.88%) PHP
9 58 (2.35%) T-SQL
10 54 (2.19%) XPath
10 54 (2.19%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
11 46 (1.86%) Perl
12 44 (1.78%) C
13 43 (1.74%) Shell Script
14 41 (1.66%) C++
15 34 (1.38%) Jython
16 33 (1.34%) Groovy
16 33 (1.34%) VB
Qualifications
1 183 (7.42%) Security Cleared
2 162 (6.57%) Degree
3 127 (5.15%) SC Cleared
4 38 (1.54%) ISEB
5 29 (1.18%) ISTQB
6 24 (0.97%) DV Cleared
7 15 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
8 13 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 12 (0.49%) CISSP
9 12 (0.49%) CEH
10 9 (0.36%) ISEB Practitioner
11 8 (0.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 8 (0.32%) BC Cleared
12 7 (0.28%) PMI Certification
13 6 (0.24%) PMP
14 5 (0.20%) CCA
15 4 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
15 4 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 4 (0.16%) IBM WebSphere Certification
15 4 (0.16%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (4.50%) QA
2 31 (1.26%) Data Quality
3 23 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (0.85%) SLA
5 14 (0.57%) ISO 9000
6 10 (0.41%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.24%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.20%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.041%) HL7
System Software
1 113 (4.58%) Oracle RAC
2 51 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (1.34%) Active Directory
4 29 (1.18%) vCloud
5 23 (0.93%) Oracle RMAN
6 17 (0.69%) VMware ESX
7 16 (0.65%) Hyper-V
8 6 (0.24%) vSphere
9 4 (0.16%) Docker
9 4 (0.16%) Varnish
10 3 (0.12%) Shibboleth
10 3 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.081%) HDFS
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%) NFS
12 1 (0.041%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.041%) Samba
Systems Management
1 131 (5.31%) Puppet
2 66 (2.68%) Oracle Identity Management
3 61 (2.47%) Opscode Chef
4 58 (2.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 32 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
6 28 (1.13%) Vagrant
7 20 (0.81%) OpenView
8 17 (0.69%) Ansible
9 13 (0.53%) Data Guard
10 11 (0.45%) CA LISA
11 8 (0.32%) ZABBIX
12 7 (0.28%) OpenSSO
13 6 (0.24%) Oracle Identity Manager
13 6 (0.24%) Oracle EDQ
14 5 (0.20%) CA SiteMinder
15 4 (0.16%) SCCM
15 4 (0.16%) Nagios
16 3 (0.12%) Control-M
16 3 (0.12%) logstash
16 3 (0.12%) Kibana
Vendors
1 838 (33.97%) Oracle
2 236 (9.57%) Microsoft
3 216 (8.76%) IBM
4 95 (3.85%) SAP
5 64 (2.59%) TIBCO
5 64 (2.59%) Red Hat
6 61 (2.47%) HP
7 58 (2.35%) Remedy
8 56 (2.27%) webMethods
8 56 (2.27%) VMware
9 45 (1.82%) Software AG
10 41 (1.66%) Siebel
11 40 (1.62%) Google
12 38 (1.54%) Adobe
13 37 (1.50%) Twitter
14 33 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
15 31 (1.26%) Facebook
16 29 (1.18%) BEA
17 25 (1.01%) Sitecore
18 18 (0.73%) hybris
London
Logic Engagements Ltd
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £320.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £400 - 650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market rate value
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Oxbridge Answers
Rate: Excellent market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Square One Resources
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
London
SEC Recruitment Limited
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Roc Search
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Engage PSG
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £434.78 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Logic Engagements Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago