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 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 89 85 84
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Contract jobs citing SOA 1291 1258 1226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.21% 2.23% 2.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.83% 2.93% 3.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 822 732 765
Average daily rate
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£475 £450 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £312 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £564 £576
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £430 £388
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +10.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 15
Average hourly rate £42.50 £36.25 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% +22.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.25 £25.74 £23.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.20 £45.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £36.25 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+17.24% +22.88%

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
45639 42994 39933
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 78.18% 76.05% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29767 26678 24521
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1242 1170 1122
Average hourly rate £31.44 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.76% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 2015. 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 -2 1163 £475 +5.55% 277
London -5 476 £500 +5.26% 141
South East -34 177 £444 +5.97% 35
City of London +13 124 £475 - 24
North West +23 117 £475 +9.19% 26
Yorkshire +18 102 £388 -8.82% 14
South West -12 86 £475 +5.55% 12
East of England +35 85 £488 +8.33% 18
Scotland -24 82 £425 +6.25% 8
West Yorkshire +4 68 £330 -26.66% 11
Manchester +15 61 £475 +41.26% 11
East Midlands +13 51 £513 +36.66% 3
Hampshire -11 48 £450 +12.50% 6
West Midlands -7 45 £420 -1.17% 18
Leeds -4 43 £305 -32.22% 9
Berkshire -20 34 £510 +13.33% 9
Glasgow +5 30 £450 +21.62% 4
Hertfordshire +22 28 £500 +75.43% 12
Buckinghamshire -11 27 £450 -5.26% 1
Surrey -17 27 £425 +18.05% 7
Edinburgh -39 27 £438 +2.94% 4
Wales -10 26 £468 +5.35% 4
West Sussex +8 24 £400 +21.21% 1
South Wales -2 24 £455 +7.05% 4
Milton Keynes -4 24 £438 -5.40% 1
Cheshire -6 24 £475 +2.70% 7
North East -11 24 £500 +99.40% 6
Bristol 0 23 £504 +34.26% 3
Cambridgeshire +7 22 £385 -18.94% 3
Bradford -9 22 £340 -24.44% 1

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 1065 (44.14%) Agile Software Development
2 978 (40.53%) Java
3 701 (29.05%) Web Services
4 673 (27.89%) Oracle
5 509 (21.09%) SQL
6 482 (19.98%) JavaScript
6 482 (19.98%) .NET
7 477 (19.77%) TDD
8 469 (19.44%) Scrum
9 451 (18.69%) XML
10 444 (18.40%) Finance
11 440 (18.23%) HTML
12 432 (17.90%) Middleware
13 390 (16.16%) C#
14 384 (15.91%) SOAP
15 369 (15.29%) REST
16 355 (14.71%) SQL Server
17 340 (14.09%) CSS
18 301 (12.47%) MVC
19 296 (12.27%) Continuous Integration
20 281 (11.65%) J2EE
21 271 (11.23%) HTML5
22 269 (11.15%) Linux
22 269 (11.15%) Spring
23 260 (10.77%) OO
24 252 (10.44%) Microsoft
25 247 (10.24%) TOGAF
26 243 (10.07%) Git (software)
27 239 (9.90%) UML
28 232 (9.61%) Oracle Database

SOA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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
1 231 (9.57%) JBoss
2 209 (8.66%) WebLogic
3 184 (7.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 139 (5.76%) WebSphere
5 121 (5.01%) Oracle Service Bus
6 88 (3.65%) Tomcat
7 82 (3.40%) CMS
8 79 (3.27%) BizTalk Server
9 75 (3.11%) Mule
10 73 (3.03%) Apache
11 64 (2.65%) IIS
12 53 (2.20%) Elasticsearch
13 47 (1.95%) MQSeries
14 45 (1.86%) Node.js
15 44 (1.82%) SharePoint
16 38 (1.57%) Oracle Workflow
17 31 (1.28%) Mule ESB
18 30 (1.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 28 (1.16%) Confluence
20 23 (0.95%) nginx
Applications
1 81 (3.36%) MS Excel
2 29 (1.20%) MS Visio
3 19 (0.79%) MS Office
4 9 (0.37%) Siemens NX
4 9 (0.37%) AutoCAD
5 8 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.29%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.21%) MS Project
7 5 (0.21%) CATIA
8 1 (0.041%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.041%) HipChat
8 1 (0.041%) Niku Workbench
Business Applications
1 131 (5.43%) Oracle BPM
2 74 (3.07%) Oracle EBS
3 29 (1.20%) Oracle EBS R12
4 25 (1.04%) BusinessWorks
5 19 (0.79%) Teamcenter
5 19 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
6 18 (0.75%) Maximo
7 15 (0.62%) Oracle Applications
8 13 (0.54%) SAP CRM
8 13 (0.54%) Adobe Campaign
9 10 (0.41%) TIBCO iProcess
9 10 (0.41%) WebTrends
10 7 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
10 7 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
10 7 (0.29%) Oracle Retail
10 7 (0.29%) Oracle TCA
11 6 (0.25%) Magento
11 6 (0.25%) GoldMine
11 6 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
12 5 (0.21%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 140 (5.80%) Amazon AWS
2 63 (2.61%) SaaS
3 50 (2.07%) PaaS
4 36 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
5 30 (1.24%) Google Analytics
6 14 (0.58%) GitHub
7 13 (0.54%) IaaS
8 12 (0.50%) Adobe Analytics
9 10 (0.41%) OpenShift
10 6 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.21%) IBM Blueworks
11 5 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
11 5 (0.21%) Google Checkout
12 3 (0.12%) Force.com
13 2 (0.083%) Heroku
13 2 (0.083%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 2 (0.083%) Boomi
13 2 (0.083%) Google Compute Engine
13 2 (0.083%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 107 (4.43%) HTTP
2 61 (2.53%) Internet
3 35 (1.45%) SSL
4 28 (1.16%) TCP/IP
5 25 (1.04%) FTP
6 24 (0.99%) LDAP
7 19 (0.79%) SAN
8 17 (0.70%) DNS
9 11 (0.46%) Firewall
10 10 (0.41%) Network Security
10 10 (0.41%) OpenLDAP
11 8 (0.33%) Wireshark
11 8 (0.33%) SSH
11 8 (0.33%) SNMP
11 8 (0.33%) LAN
11 8 (0.33%) WAN
12 7 (0.29%) VoIP
13 6 (0.25%) HTTPS
13 6 (0.25%) SMTP
13 6 (0.25%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 355 (14.71%) SQL Server
2 232 (9.61%) Oracle Database
3 193 (8.00%) Relational Database
4 140 (5.80%) MongoDB
5 139 (5.76%) Oracle Database 11g
6 128 (5.30%) MySQL
7 90 (3.73%) Data Warehouse
8 84 (3.48%) NoSQL
9 68 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 64 (2.65%) Apache Cassandra
11 63 (2.61%) PostgreSQL
12 60 (2.49%) RDBMS
12 60 (2.49%) SQL Server 2008
13 54 (2.24%) Oracle BI EE
14 53 (2.20%) Big Data
15 44 (1.82%) Hadoop
16 41 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
16 41 (1.70%) DB2
17 40 (1.66%) Oracle Database 10g
18 33 (1.37%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 243 (10.07%) Git (software)
2 189 (7.83%) Subversion
3 177 (7.34%) Jenkins
4 132 (5.47%) Maven
5 117 (4.85%) JUnit
6 116 (4.81%) Selenium
7 109 (4.52%) Team Foundation Server
8 88 (3.65%) JIRA
9 82 (3.40%) Eclipse
10 66 (2.74%) SoapUI
11 65 (2.69%) Ant
12 61 (2.53%) Visual Studio
13 47 (1.95%) Cucumber
14 36 (1.49%) TeamCity
14 36 (1.49%) Gradle
15 35 (1.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 31 (1.28%) NUnit
17 30 (1.24%) Hudson
18 28 (1.16%) JMeter
19 26 (1.08%) Mockito
General
1 444 (18.40%) Finance
2 172 (7.13%) Banking
3 142 (5.88%) Retail
4 65 (2.69%) Telecoms
5 58 (2.40%) Investment Banking
6 42 (1.74%) Marketing
7 39 (1.62%) Back Office
8 31 (1.28%) Front Office
8 31 (1.28%) Manufacturing
9 23 (0.95%) Financial Institution
10 21 (0.87%) Publishing
11 19 (0.79%) Legal
12 17 (0.70%) Billing
13 16 (0.66%) Retail Banking
14 13 (0.54%) Local Government
14 13 (0.54%) Advertising
15 12 (0.50%) Games
16 9 (0.37%) Automotive
17 7 (0.29%) Law
18 5 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 910 (37.71%) Developer
2 780 (32.32%) Architect
3 413 (17.12%) Solutions Architect
4 343 (14.21%) Java Developer
5 148 (6.13%) Senior Developer
6 144 (5.97%) Analyst
7 135 (5.59%) Designer
8 134 (5.55%) Consultant
9 124 (5.14%) Technical Architect
10 114 (4.72%) .NET Developer
11 82 (3.40%) C# Developer
12 75 (3.11%) Oracle Developer
13 70 (2.90%) Solutions Designer
14 64 (2.65%) Integration Architect
15 63 (2.61%) Senior Java Developer
16 56 (2.32%) Enterprise Architect
17 55 (2.28%) Tester
18 53 (2.20%) Lead Architect
19 49 (2.03%) Test Analyst
19 49 (2.03%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 701 (29.05%) Web Services
2 482 (19.98%) .NET
3 451 (18.69%) XML
4 440 (18.23%) HTML
5 432 (17.90%) Middleware
6 384 (15.91%) SOAP
7 369 (15.29%) REST
8 340 (14.09%) CSS
9 281 (11.65%) J2EE
10 271 (11.23%) HTML5
11 269 (11.15%) Spring
12 215 (8.91%) RESTful
13 195 (8.08%) ASP.NET
14 177 (7.34%) Hibernate
15 173 (7.17%) Oracle Fusion
16 172 (7.13%) .NET Framework
17 171 (7.09%) jQuery
18 157 (6.51%) JMS
19 150 (6.22%) JSON
19 150 (6.22%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 153 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
2 133 (5.51%) Enterprise Software
3 67 (2.78%) Management Information System
4 62 (2.57%) User Experience
5 52 (2.15%) N-Tier
6 50 (2.07%) Data Centre
7 49 (2.03%) Computer Science
8 44 (1.82%) Data Integration
9 39 (1.62%) Mobile App
10 30 (1.24%) GIS
11 26 (1.08%) Client/Server
11 26 (1.08%) Clustering
11 26 (1.08%) DataPower
12 22 (0.91%) W3C
13 19 (0.79%) Inversion of Control
14 18 (0.75%) Digital Media
15 17 (0.70%) Derivative
16 16 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 15 (0.62%) Hybrid Cloud
18 14 (0.58%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 269 (11.15%) Linux
2 162 (6.71%) UNIX
3 118 (4.89%) Windows
4 51 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 26 (1.08%) Ubuntu
6 23 (0.95%) Mac OS X
7 22 (0.91%) Solaris
8 15 (0.62%) Apple iOS
9 13 (0.54%) Debian
10 12 (0.50%) Android
10 12 (0.50%) CentOS
11 11 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (0.37%) AIX
13 5 (0.21%) SmartOS
13 5 (0.21%) CoreOS
14 4 (0.17%) HPUX
14 4 (0.17%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.12%) Windows CE
15 3 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
15 3 (0.12%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1065 (44.14%) Agile Software Development
2 477 (19.77%) TDD
3 469 (19.44%) Scrum
4 301 (12.47%) MVC
5 296 (12.27%) Continuous Integration
6 260 (10.77%) OO
7 247 (10.24%) TOGAF
8 239 (9.90%) UML
9 208 (8.62%) E-Commerce
10 197 (8.16%) SDLC
11 192 (7.96%) Open Source
12 182 (7.54%) BDD
13 179 (7.42%) Enterprise Architecture
14 164 (6.80%) Unit Testing
15 145 (6.01%) Data Modelling
16 135 (5.59%) Workflow
17 134 (5.55%) Mentoring
18 127 (5.26%) CRM
19 120 (4.97%) DevOps
20 118 (4.89%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 978 (40.53%) Java
2 509 (21.09%) SQL
3 482 (19.98%) JavaScript
4 390 (16.16%) C#
5 110 (4.56%) PL/SQL
6 94 (3.90%) Ruby
7 93 (3.85%) Python
8 85 (3.52%) Scala
9 74 (3.07%) C++
10 72 (2.98%) PHP
11 56 (2.32%) T-SQL
12 54 (2.24%) Groovy
13 46 (1.91%) XQuery
14 43 (1.78%) XPath
15 35 (1.45%) Shell Script
16 33 (1.37%) VB
17 29 (1.20%) VB.NET
18 25 (1.04%) C
19 24 (0.99%) Perl
20 22 (0.91%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 171 (7.09%) Security Cleared
2 143 (5.93%) Degree
3 119 (4.93%) SC Cleared
4 40 (1.66%) ISEB
5 23 (0.95%) ISTQB
6 16 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
7 14 (0.58%) DV Cleared
8 13 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (0.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 6 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 5 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (0.21%) CISSP
10 5 (0.21%) ISEB Practitioner
11 4 (0.17%) MCPD
12 3 (0.12%) OCPJP
12 3 (0.12%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
12 3 (0.12%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 3 (0.12%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.12%) HNC
13 2 (0.083%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 158 (6.55%) QA
2 40 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 35 (1.45%) SLA
4 16 (0.66%) ISO 9000
4 16 (0.66%) Data Quality
5 11 (0.46%) COBIT
6 8 (0.33%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.17%) HL7
7 4 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.12%) COSO
8 3 (0.12%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.041%) Basel III
9 1 (0.041%) EMIR
9 1 (0.041%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.041%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.041%) MiFID
System Software
1 35 (1.45%) Active Directory
2 32 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (0.99%) vCloud
4 22 (0.91%) Squid
5 17 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
5 17 (0.70%) Varnish
5 17 (0.70%) Docker
6 8 (0.33%) vSphere
7 7 (0.29%) LXC
7 7 (0.29%) GridGain
8 5 (0.21%) KVM
8 5 (0.21%) Snort
8 5 (0.21%) iptables
8 5 (0.21%) Btrfs
9 3 (0.12%) GlusterFS
9 3 (0.12%) GFS2
9 3 (0.12%) OCFS2
10 2 (0.083%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.083%) Firmware
11 1 (0.041%) Samba
Systems Management
1 98 (4.06%) Puppet
2 70 (2.90%) Opscode Chef
3 32 (1.33%) Ansible
4 23 (0.95%) Oracle Identity Management
4 23 (0.95%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 17 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
6 16 (0.66%) Vagrant
7 15 (0.62%) HAProxy
7 15 (0.62%) ZABBIX
8 13 (0.54%) logstash
8 13 (0.54%) Salt
9 12 (0.50%) Kibana
10 11 (0.46%) Rundeck
10 11 (0.46%) Data Guard
11 9 (0.37%) OpenView
11 9 (0.37%) CA LISA
12 5 (0.21%) CFEngine
12 5 (0.21%) Oracle Identity Manager
12 5 (0.21%) Tivoli
12 5 (0.21%) MOM
Vendors
1 673 (27.89%) Oracle
2 252 (10.44%) Microsoft
3 185 (7.67%) IBM
4 88 (3.65%) SAP
5 77 (3.19%) webMethods
6 74 (3.07%) VMware
7 67 (2.78%) TIBCO
7 67 (2.78%) Red Hat
8 51 (2.11%) HP
9 50 (2.07%) Google
10 43 (1.78%) Adobe
10 43 (1.78%) Informatica
11 41 (1.70%) hybris
12 34 (1.41%) Citrix
13 33 (1.37%) Software AG
14 28 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
15 26 (1.08%) WSO2
15 26 (1.08%) New Relic
16 25 (1.04%) Pega
17 24 (0.99%) Tableau
Oxfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: on application
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day c£400-£550 p/day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Enfield, Middlesex
TEKsystems
Rate: £575 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £600 to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
First Point
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £500 - £520 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Northamptonshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newport, Gwent
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £460.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day c£400-£550 p/day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Enfield, Middlesex
TEKsystems
Rate: £575 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Northamptonshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
North
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 10 days ago