The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 150 103 97
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -6
Contract jobs citing SOA 876 1183 1187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.77% 2.15% 2.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.14% 2.64% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 566 766 766
Median daily rate £475 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £329 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £470 £450
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 10
Median hourly rate £50.00 £42.50 £48.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -12.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £28.20 £40.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £82.00 £45.30 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £48.75
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -7.69%

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
40912 44753 43508
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.54% 81.19% 77.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 27248 29020 28335
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1078 1335 1207
Median hourly rate £29.50 £30.15 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.15% +20.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.02% +36.00%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing SOA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 9 December 2016.

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 9 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the UK over the 3 months to 9 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -38 802 £475 -1.04% 223
London +11 419 £500 - 127
South East -19 126 £473 +18.12% 32
East of England -11 98 £463 -15.90% 19
City of London +11 59 £550 - 25
North West -15 53 £450 -5.26% 13
Scotland -28 53 £335 -11.84% 13
Essex +3 40 £475 -13.63% 5
Yorkshire -30 34 £488 +2.63% 9
Hampshire +11 32 £450 +23.28% 12
West Midlands -36 31 £438 -7.84% 11
Berkshire -11 30 £488 +31.31% 8
Hertfordshire +5 28 £463 -21.27% 6
Edinburgh -22 27 £335 -11.84% 8
Leeds -15 23 £510 +7.36% 3
West Yorkshire -29 23 £510 +6.25% 7
Cambridgeshire +13 22 £400 -25.58% 3
South West -36 21 £463 -2.63% 4
Peterborough +16 20 £400 -20.00% 1
Merseyside -1 20 £401 -19.90%
Glasgow +1 17 £319 -11.38% 5
Oxfordshire +11 15 £650 - 1
Liverpool +3 15 £401 -19.90%
Manchester -7 15 £478 +12.35% 8
Surrey +6 14 £438 +6.06% 3
Buckinghamshire -2 11 £518 +24.69% 1
Southend-on-Sea -2 11 £520 -5.45%
West Lothian +11 10 £388 +3.33%
Reading +7 10 £488 -25.00% 4
Cheshire +5 10 £625 +28.20% 4

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SOA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for SOA.

1 807 (41.41%) Agile Software Development
2 773 (39.66%) Java
3 604 (30.99%) Web Services
4 587 (30.12%) Oracle
5 581 (29.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 435 (22.32%) SQL
7 426 (21.86%) XML
8 408 (20.93%) TDD
9 369 (18.93%) .NET
10 355 (18.21%) Scrum
11 338 (17.34%) JavaScript
12 321 (16.47%) Continuous Integration
13 306 (15.70%) HTML
13 306 (15.70%) Finance
14 300 (15.39%) Middleware
15 279 (14.32%) SOAP
16 271 (13.90%) REST
17 266 (13.65%) J2EE
18 263 (13.49%) RESTful
19 262 (13.44%) Spring
20 260 (13.34%) C#
21 240 (12.31%) Microservices
22 233 (11.95%) CSS
22 233 (11.95%) OO
23 226 (11.60%) SQL Server
24 225 (11.54%) Git (software)
25 219 (11.24%) Microsoft
26 215 (11.03%) DevOps
27 213 (10.93%) Oracle Database
28 207 (10.62%) JSON

SOA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 581 (29.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 118 (6.05%) JBoss
3 115 (5.90%) WebLogic
4 74 (3.80%) Oracle Service Bus
5 72 (3.69%) SharePoint
6 71 (3.64%) BizTalk Server
6 71 (3.64%) WebSphere
7 64 (3.28%) Mule
8 62 (3.18%) Tomcat
9 61 (3.13%) Confluence
10 46 (2.36%) Apache
11 45 (2.31%) Elasticsearch
12 41 (2.10%) Apache Spark
13 40 (2.05%) Mule ESB
14 39 (2.00%) CMS
15 29 (1.49%) IIS
16 23 (1.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 22 (1.13%) Apache Solr
17 22 (1.13%) Cloud Foundry
18 19 (0.97%) nginx
Applications
1 81 (4.16%) MS Excel
2 15 (0.77%) InfoPath
3 13 (0.67%) MS Office
4 7 (0.36%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.10%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.10%) MS Project
5 2 (0.10%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.051%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.051%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.051%) Siemens NX
6 1 (0.051%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 85 (4.36%) Oracle BPM
2 73 (3.75%) Oracle EBS
3 61 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 52 (2.67%) Oracle EBS R12
5 35 (1.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 19 (0.97%) Oracle Applications
7 15 (0.77%) Adobe Campaign
7 15 (0.77%) BusinessWorks
8 14 (0.72%) Eloqua
9 8 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
9 8 (0.41%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
9 8 (0.41%) Radian6
9 8 (0.41%) Social Studio
10 7 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
10 7 (0.36%) Oracle Receivables
10 7 (0.36%) Oracle Retail
10 7 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 6 (0.31%) Oracle General Ledger
11 6 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
11 6 (0.31%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 133 (6.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 118 (6.05%) Amazon AWS
3 70 (3.59%) SaaS
4 53 (2.72%) Cloud Computing
5 50 (2.57%) PaaS
6 39 (2.00%) GitHub
7 31 (1.59%) IaaS
8 15 (0.77%) Route 53
9 14 (0.72%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 14 (0.72%) Amazon Kinesis
9 14 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
10 13 (0.67%) Amazon S3
10 13 (0.67%) Force.com
10 13 (0.67%) Office 365
11 12 (0.62%) Boomi
11 12 (0.62%) IBM Cloud
12 11 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
12 11 (0.56%) CloudFront
13 10 (0.51%) SuccessFactors
14 7 (0.36%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 99 (5.08%) HTTP
2 44 (2.26%) Firewall
3 38 (1.95%) Internet
3 38 (1.95%) SSL
4 32 (1.64%) TCP/IP
5 25 (1.28%) LAN
6 24 (1.23%) FTP
7 22 (1.13%) HTTPS
8 21 (1.08%) SAN
8 21 (1.08%) WAN
9 17 (0.87%) LDAP
10 15 (0.77%) AMQP
10 15 (0.77%) SMS
11 13 (0.67%) SNMP
12 12 (0.62%) DNS
12 12 (0.62%) DVB
12 12 (0.62%) Intranet
13 10 (0.51%) CTI
13 10 (0.51%) Extranet
14 9 (0.46%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 226 (11.60%) SQL Server
2 213 (10.93%) Oracle Database
3 135 (6.93%) NoSQL
4 128 (6.57%) MongoDB
5 122 (6.26%) Relational Database
6 111 (5.70%) Big Data
7 94 (4.82%) Hadoop
8 91 (4.67%) Data Warehouse
9 84 (4.31%) PostgreSQL
10 72 (3.69%) Oracle Database 11g
11 62 (3.18%) MySQL
12 57 (2.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 43 (2.21%) Apache Cassandra
14 36 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
15 34 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 33 (1.69%) Oracle Database 12c
17 31 (1.59%) Oracle ODI
18 30 (1.54%) Apache Hive
19 25 (1.28%) Oracle Database 10g
19 25 (1.28%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 225 (11.54%) Git (software)
2 190 (9.75%) Jenkins
3 172 (8.83%) JIRA
4 125 (6.41%) Maven
5 115 (5.90%) Subversion
6 68 (3.49%) Team Foundation Server
7 62 (3.18%) Selenium
8 57 (2.92%) Eclipse
8 57 (2.92%) SoapUI
9 52 (2.67%) JUnit
10 50 (2.57%) Visual Studio
11 43 (2.21%) Ant
12 40 (2.05%) Mercurial
13 33 (1.69%) IntelliJ
14 32 (1.64%) Gradle
15 30 (1.54%) NUnit
16 23 (1.18%) MSTest
17 21 (1.08%) Mockito
18 19 (0.97%) JIRA Agile
18 19 (0.97%) LoadRunner
General
1 306 (15.70%) Finance
2 128 (6.57%) Retail
3 120 (6.16%) Banking
4 116 (5.95%) Marketing
5 82 (4.21%) Telecoms
6 40 (2.05%) Manufacturing
7 35 (1.80%) Electronics
8 27 (1.39%) Publishing
9 26 (1.33%) Legal
10 25 (1.28%) Billing
11 21 (1.08%) Investment Banking
12 18 (0.92%) Back Office
13 17 (0.87%) Front Office
14 14 (0.72%) Advertising
14 14 (0.72%) Retail Banking
15 12 (0.62%) Automotive
16 10 (0.51%) Local Government
17 7 (0.36%) Financial Institution
18 6 (0.31%) Law
19 5 (0.26%) Games
Job Titles
1 725 (37.20%) Developer
2 654 (33.56%) Architect
3 286 (14.67%) Java Developer
4 281 (14.42%) Solutions Architect
5 105 (5.39%) Senior Developer
6 102 (5.23%) .NET Developer
7 98 (5.03%) Consultant
8 94 (4.82%) C# Developer
9 87 (4.46%) Integration Architect
9 87 (4.46%) SOA Architect
10 78 (4.00%) Technical Architect
11 75 (3.85%) SOA Developer
12 73 (3.75%) Data Architect
13 69 (3.54%) DBA
14 67 (3.44%) Senior Java Developer
15 65 (3.34%) C# .NET Developer
16 56 (2.87%) Analyst
16 56 (2.87%) Oracle Developer
17 55 (2.82%) Java Architect
18 54 (2.77%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 604 (30.99%) Web Services
2 426 (21.86%) XML
3 369 (18.93%) .NET
4 306 (15.70%) HTML
5 300 (15.39%) Middleware
6 279 (14.32%) SOAP
7 271 (13.90%) REST
8 266 (13.65%) J2EE
9 263 (13.49%) RESTful
10 262 (13.44%) Spring
11 233 (11.95%) CSS
12 207 (10.62%) JSON
13 174 (8.93%) Hibernate
14 162 (8.31%) JMS
15 159 (8.16%) XSLT
16 152 (7.80%) HTML5
17 137 (7.03%) AngularJS
18 121 (6.21%) Java EE
19 115 (5.90%) jQuery
19 115 (5.90%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 133 (6.82%) Enterprise Software
2 123 (6.31%) Analytical Skills
3 81 (4.16%) Computer Science
4 52 (2.67%) Data Integration
5 48 (2.46%) Data Centre
6 46 (2.36%) Virtual Team
7 40 (2.05%) DataPower
8 39 (2.00%) User Experience
9 35 (1.80%) Mobile App
10 33 (1.69%) Clustering
10 33 (1.69%) Management Information System
11 30 (1.54%) Social Media
12 29 (1.49%) Algorithms
12 29 (1.49%) N-Tier
13 28 (1.44%) Statistics
14 27 (1.39%) Data Structures
15 20 (1.03%) Mathematics
16 16 (0.82%) Private Cloud
17 13 (0.67%) Mainframe
18 11 (0.56%) STB
Operating Systems
1 205 (10.52%) Linux
2 181 (9.29%) Unix
3 160 (8.21%) Windows
4 48 (2.46%) AIX
5 41 (2.10%) Windows Server
6 27 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 27 (1.39%) Solaris
7 18 (0.92%) Android
8 17 (0.87%) Apple iOS
9 14 (0.72%) CentOS
10 11 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (0.41%) Ubuntu
11 8 (0.41%) Windows Phone
11 8 (0.41%) Windows Phone 8
12 7 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (0.31%) Mac OS X
13 6 (0.31%) Windows 7
14 5 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.15%) MVS
15 3 (0.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 807 (41.41%) Agile Software Development
2 408 (20.93%) TDD
3 355 (18.21%) Scrum
4 321 (16.47%) Continuous Integration
5 240 (12.31%) Microservices
6 233 (11.95%) OO
7 215 (11.03%) DevOps
8 196 (10.06%) SDLC
9 181 (9.29%) Open Source
9 181 (9.29%) TOGAF
10 175 (8.98%) MVC
11 174 (8.93%) Data Modelling
12 153 (7.85%) CRM
12 153 (7.85%) Enterprise Architecture
13 147 (7.54%) UML
14 131 (6.72%) BDD
15 112 (5.75%) E-Commerce
15 112 (5.75%) Mentoring
16 111 (5.70%) Kanban
16 111 (5.70%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 773 (39.66%) Java
2 435 (22.32%) SQL
3 338 (17.34%) JavaScript
4 260 (13.34%) C#
5 129 (6.62%) Scala
6 120 (6.16%) Python
7 89 (4.57%) PL/SQL
8 56 (2.87%) Groovy
9 55 (2.82%) C
10 53 (2.72%) Ruby
11 51 (2.62%) Perl
12 50 (2.57%) XPath
13 48 (2.46%) T-SQL
14 41 (2.10%) C++
14 41 (2.10%) PHP
15 32 (1.64%) Clojure
16 25 (1.28%) R
16 25 (1.28%) Shell Script
17 23 (1.18%) XQuery
18 22 (1.13%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 129 (6.62%) Security Cleared
2 115 (5.90%) Degree
3 114 (5.85%) SC Cleared
4 22 (1.13%) BPSS Clearance
5 18 (0.92%) ISEB
6 12 (0.62%) ISTQB
7 9 (0.46%) Oracle Certification
7 9 (0.46%) Sun Certification
8 8 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (0.36%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.21%) CISSP
10 4 (0.21%) MCSE
11 3 (0.15%) A+ Certification
11 3 (0.15%) CISM
11 3 (0.15%) MCP
12 2 (0.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (0.10%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.10%) OCP
13 1 (0.051%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.051%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (4.93%) QA
2 36 (1.85%) SLA
3 19 (0.97%) Disclosure Scotland
4 15 (0.77%) Data Quality
5 13 (0.67%) ISO 9001
6 11 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (0.31%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.15%) HL7
9 3 (0.15%) SDET
10 2 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.10%) EMIR
10 2 (0.10%) ISO20022
10 2 (0.10%) MiFID
10 2 (0.10%) RMADS
11 1 (0.051%) COBIT
11 1 (0.051%) GCP
11 1 (0.051%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.051%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.051%) JSP 440
System Software
1 54 (2.77%) Docker
2 32 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
3 30 (1.54%) Active Directory
4 28 (1.44%) Oracle RAC
5 13 (0.67%) Hyper-V
6 11 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
7 10 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
8 9 (0.46%) Apache Flume
9 8 (0.41%) vCloud
10 3 (0.15%) Shibboleth
10 3 (0.15%) vSphere
11 2 (0.10%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.10%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.051%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.051%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.051%) NFS
12 1 (0.051%) Samba
12 1 (0.051%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.051%) XenApp
12 1 (0.051%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 95 (4.87%) Puppet
2 47 (2.41%) Ansible
3 35 (1.80%) ZABBIX
4 32 (1.64%) Ambari
4 32 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
5 27 (1.39%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 23 (1.18%) MOM
7 21 (1.08%) Data Guard
8 17 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
9 16 (0.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 12 (0.62%) OpenSSO
11 10 (0.51%) HP SiteScope
12 9 (0.46%) Rsyslog
13 8 (0.41%) CA Service Virtualization
13 8 (0.41%) OpenView
14 7 (0.36%) SCOM
15 6 (0.31%) CloudHub
15 6 (0.31%) OpenAM
15 6 (0.31%) Oracle Identity Management
15 6 (0.31%) StatsD
Vendors
1 587 (30.12%) Oracle
2 219 (11.24%) Microsoft
3 136 (6.98%) IBM
4 111 (5.70%) SAP
5 77 (3.95%) Salesforce.com
6 62 (3.18%) MuleSoft
7 61 (3.13%) Adobe
8 50 (2.57%) Red Hat
9 41 (2.10%) HP
10 36 (1.85%) Sybase
11 34 (1.74%) TIBCO
11 34 (1.74%) WSO2
12 30 (1.54%) New Relic
13 29 (1.49%) Informatica
14 27 (1.39%) CA
15 23 (1.18%) ServiceNow
15 23 (1.18%) VMware
16 22 (1.13%) Splunk
16 22 (1.13%) webMethods
17 21 (1.08%) BEA
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £475 - £560 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £575 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
ISL
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £625 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, 3-6 months initial
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £450 per day 6 Month initial duration
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Harris Global
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
First Point
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day + 12-24 months
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, 6 months contract initial
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £550 - £600 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
North West London
JP Boden & Co Ltd
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Posted: 24 days ago