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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 81 80 72
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -8
Contract jobs citing SOA 1141 1089 1096
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.24% 2.26% 2.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.97% 3.04% 3.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 714 654 732
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £568 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 18
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%

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
38459 35783 32221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.37% 74.30% 72.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 24687 21730 19119
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1007 1095 1275
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.25% -9.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.15 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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
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 30 January 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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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 -4 1029 £450 +5.88% 289
London -1 435 £450 - 117
South East +7 215 £450 +3.15% 50
East of England +46 120 £500 +17.64% 26
City of London 0 106 £465 -2.10% 41
North West +3 73 £400 +6.66% 17
Scotland -23 68 £425 +22.30% 16
Hampshire +5 65 £425 +9.67% 10
South West +3 64 £540 +20.00% 24
Berkshire -9 49 £475 +5.55% 13
Yorkshire -32 49 £380 +1.33% 20
West Yorkshire -22 42 £378 +0.66% 18
Bedfordshire +16 41 £563 +18.42% 3
Surrey +22 40 £450 +33.33% 4
Manchester -7 38 £358 -4.66% 13
Edinburgh -28 33 £423 +28.03% 6
Hertfordshire +13 32 £450 +12.50% 6
East Midlands +27 30 £325 -14.75% 11
West Midlands -14 28 £425 +1.19% 18
Leeds -16 25 £388 +10.71% 16
Glasgow 0 23 £425 +9.67% 7
Buckinghamshire -27 21 £415 -5.14% 4
Wiltshire +9 20 £540 +44.00% 3
Luton 0 19 £550 +15.78% 2
Wales -3 19 £425 +6.25%
South Wales -4 19 £425 +6.25%
Oxfordshire -4 19 £518 -1.42% 4
Cambridgeshire +3 18 £425 - 4
Swindon +4 17 £540 +44.00% 2
Milton Keynes -27 17 £415 -5.14% 3

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 996 (42.67%) Agile Software Development
2 908 (38.90%) Java
3 702 (30.08%) Oracle
4 618 (26.48%) Web Services
5 510 (21.85%) .NET
6 486 (20.82%) XML
7 437 (18.72%) Finance
8 415 (17.78%) TDD
9 411 (17.61%) SQL
10 372 (15.94%) HTML
11 367 (15.72%) C#
12 360 (15.42%) JavaScript
13 358 (15.34%) Scrum
14 348 (14.91%) Middleware
15 338 (14.48%) Linux
16 306 (13.11%) OO
17 289 (12.38%) SQL Server
18 277 (11.87%) Spring
19 276 (11.83%) Microsoft
20 273 (11.70%) J2EE
20 273 (11.70%) CSS
21 272 (11.65%) Continuous Integration
22 270 (11.57%) MVC
23 259 (11.10%) WebLogic
24 249 (10.67%) SOAP
24 249 (10.67%) REST
25 246 (10.54%) UML
26 223 (9.55%) E-Commerce
27 215 (9.21%) ASP.NET
28 213 (9.13%) Oracle SOA Suite

SOA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
1 259 (11.10%) WebLogic
2 213 (9.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 141 (6.04%) WebSphere
4 130 (5.57%) JBoss
5 87 (3.73%) SharePoint
6 86 (3.68%) CMS
7 83 (3.56%) Oracle Service Bus
7 83 (3.56%) Apache
8 72 (3.08%) Tomcat
9 53 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
10 43 (1.84%) SharePoint 2010
11 41 (1.76%) IIS
12 40 (1.71%) Node.js
13 32 (1.37%) WebLogic Portal
14 31 (1.33%) AquaLogic
14 31 (1.33%) Mule
15 29 (1.24%) MQSeries
16 28 (1.20%) Adobe CQ
17 24 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
18 22 (0.94%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 102 (4.37%) MS Excel
2 24 (1.03%) MS Office
3 23 (0.99%) MS Visio
4 15 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.30%) MS Project
6 5 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.086%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.086%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.086%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.086%) SPSS
7 2 (0.086%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.043%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.043%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 103 (4.41%) Oracle BPM
2 82 (3.51%) Oracle EBS
3 45 (1.93%) Oracle EBS R12
4 34 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
5 33 (1.41%) Oracle Applications
6 26 (1.11%) BusinessWorks
7 21 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
8 19 (0.81%) Documaker
9 12 (0.51%) Oracle Financials
10 11 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 9 (0.39%) Oracle Retail
12 8 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
13 7 (0.30%) Oracle FAH
14 6 (0.26%) Oracle 11i
15 5 (0.21%) SAP HR
15 5 (0.21%) SAP CRM
15 5 (0.21%) SAP ERP
16 4 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
16 4 (0.17%) Workday HCM
16 4 (0.17%) AquaLogic BPM
Cloud Services
1 59 (2.53%) SaaS
2 53 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
4 43 (1.84%) IaaS
5 38 (1.63%) Amazon EC2
6 33 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
7 32 (1.37%) PaaS
8 29 (1.24%) GitHub
9 10 (0.43%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
10 5 (0.21%) Office 365
10 5 (0.21%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 5 (0.21%) ElastiCache
10 5 (0.21%) Force.com
11 4 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
11 4 (0.17%) Route 53
11 4 (0.17%) CloudFront
12 2 (0.086%) SuccessFactors
13 1 (0.043%) Heroku
13 1 (0.043%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 110 (4.71%) HTTP
2 67 (2.87%) Internet
3 49 (2.10%) SSL
4 36 (1.54%) Firewall
5 32 (1.37%) HTTPS
6 25 (1.07%) AMQP
7 21 (0.90%) TCP/IP
8 19 (0.81%) SAN
9 13 (0.56%) SNMP
9 13 (0.56%) DNS
10 11 (0.47%) LDAP
11 10 (0.43%) Network Security
12 9 (0.39%) MVNO
12 9 (0.39%) NAS
13 7 (0.30%) DMZ
13 7 (0.30%) Intranet
14 6 (0.26%) BGP
14 6 (0.26%) FTP
14 6 (0.26%) Multicast
15 5 (0.21%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 289 (12.38%) SQL Server
2 196 (8.40%) Oracle Database
3 130 (5.57%) Relational Database
4 117 (5.01%) Oracle Database 11g
5 75 (3.21%) NoSQL
6 69 (2.96%) MongoDB
7 67 (2.87%) RDBMS
8 59 (2.53%) PostgreSQL
9 56 (2.40%) SQL Server 2008
10 53 (2.27%) MySQL
11 48 (2.06%) Oracle ODI
12 47 (2.01%) Oracle BI EE
13 46 (1.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 43 (1.84%) DB2
15 37 (1.59%) Oracle Database 10g
15 37 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
16 33 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
16 33 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 30 (1.29%) Big Data
18 29 (1.24%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 179 (7.67%) Jenkins
2 178 (7.63%) Maven
3 142 (6.08%) Subversion
4 121 (5.18%) Git (software)
5 116 (4.97%) JIRA
6 111 (4.76%) JUnit
7 106 (4.54%) Eclipse
8 91 (3.90%) Visual Studio
8 91 (3.90%) Selenium
9 83 (3.56%) Ant
9 83 (3.56%) Team Foundation Server
10 63 (2.70%) Cucumber
11 56 (2.40%) NUnit
12 49 (2.10%) Hudson
13 42 (1.80%) TeamCity
14 38 (1.63%) SoapUI
15 36 (1.54%) Mockito
16 24 (1.03%) JProfiler
17 22 (0.94%) GitLab
18 18 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 437 (18.72%) Finance
2 156 (6.68%) Banking
3 135 (5.78%) Retail
4 72 (3.08%) Telecoms
5 53 (2.27%) Manufacturing
6 51 (2.19%) Investment Banking
7 48 (2.06%) Front Office
8 45 (1.93%) Publishing
9 39 (1.67%) Marketing
10 37 (1.59%) Financial Institution
11 34 (1.46%) Billing
12 28 (1.20%) Back Office
13 18 (0.77%) Legal
14 15 (0.64%) Games
15 13 (0.56%) Advertising
16 11 (0.47%) Electronics
17 9 (0.39%) Multimedia
18 7 (0.30%) Local Government
19 6 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
20 4 (0.17%) French Language
Job Titles
1 908 (38.90%) Developer
2 712 (30.51%) Architect
3 353 (15.12%) Solutions Architect
4 333 (14.27%) Java Developer
5 137 (5.87%) Senior Developer
6 129 (5.53%) Analyst
7 127 (5.44%) .NET Developer
8 115 (4.93%) Consultant
8 115 (4.93%) Designer
9 108 (4.63%) Technical Architect
10 85 (3.64%) C# Developer
11 79 (3.38%) Oracle Developer
12 64 (2.74%) Solutions Designer
13 63 (2.70%) Software Engineer
14 57 (2.44%) C# .NET Developer
15 54 (2.31%) DevOps Engineer
16 53 (2.27%) SOA Developer
17 51 (2.19%) Business Analyst
18 48 (2.06%) Integration Architect
19 46 (1.97%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 618 (26.48%) Web Services
2 510 (21.85%) .NET
3 486 (20.82%) XML
4 372 (15.94%) HTML
5 348 (14.91%) Middleware
6 277 (11.87%) Spring
7 273 (11.70%) J2EE
7 273 (11.70%) CSS
8 249 (10.67%) SOAP
8 249 (10.67%) REST
9 215 (9.21%) ASP.NET
10 210 (9.00%) RESTful
11 203 (8.70%) jQuery
12 192 (8.23%) WCF
13 182 (7.80%) JMS
14 169 (7.24%) HTML5
15 160 (6.86%) Oracle Fusion
16 155 (6.64%) Hibernate
17 139 (5.96%) JSON
18 134 (5.74%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 143 (6.13%) Open Source
2 135 (5.78%) Enterprise Software
3 122 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
4 83 (3.56%) Computer Science
5 69 (2.96%) Clustering
6 54 (2.31%) N-Tier
6 54 (2.31%) Management Information System
7 47 (2.01%) Mobile App
8 44 (1.89%) Derivative
9 35 (1.50%) Data Structures
10 32 (1.37%) Equity Derivative
10 32 (1.37%) User Experience
11 31 (1.33%) Inversion of Control
12 30 (1.29%) DataPower
13 27 (1.16%) Client/Server
14 26 (1.11%) Data Integration
15 24 (1.03%) Digital Media
16 23 (0.99%) Mainframe
17 18 (0.77%) Hedge funds
18 15 (0.64%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 338 (14.48%) Linux
2 195 (8.35%) UNIX
3 178 (7.63%) Windows
4 38 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 28 (1.20%) Oracle Linux
5 28 (1.20%) Apple iOS
6 26 (1.11%) Android
7 23 (0.99%) Solaris
8 22 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 22 (0.94%) AIX
9 13 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (0.51%) Ubuntu
10 12 (0.51%) CentOS
11 7 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (0.26%) zOS
13 5 (0.21%) HPUX
14 4 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
14 4 (0.17%) SUSE
14 4 (0.17%) Windows 2000
14 4 (0.17%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 996 (42.67%) Agile Software Development
2 415 (17.78%) TDD
3 358 (15.34%) Scrum
4 306 (13.11%) OO
5 272 (11.65%) Continuous Integration
6 270 (11.57%) MVC
7 246 (10.54%) UML
8 223 (9.55%) E-Commerce
9 172 (7.37%) Data Modelling
10 145 (6.21%) TOGAF
11 141 (6.04%) CRM
12 135 (5.78%) Software Engineering
13 130 (5.57%) BDD
14 119 (5.10%) Mentoring
15 118 (5.06%) Enterprise Architecture
16 115 (4.93%) Configuration Management
17 113 (4.84%) Business Intelligence
18 110 (4.71%) DevOps
19 108 (4.63%) EAI
20 105 (4.50%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 908 (38.90%) Java
2 411 (17.61%) SQL
3 367 (15.72%) C#
4 360 (15.42%) JavaScript
5 127 (5.44%) Python
6 104 (4.46%) Ruby
7 78 (3.34%) PHP
8 70 (3.00%) PL/SQL
9 60 (2.57%) Scala
10 59 (2.53%) T-SQL
11 55 (2.36%) XPath
12 48 (2.06%) Bash Shell
13 41 (1.76%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
13 41 (1.76%) C
13 41 (1.76%) XQuery
14 39 (1.67%) C++
15 38 (1.63%) Shell Script
16 37 (1.59%) Perl
17 28 (1.20%) VB
18 24 (1.03%) Jython
Qualifications
1 185 (7.93%) Security Cleared
2 162 (6.94%) Degree
3 138 (5.91%) SC Cleared
4 44 (1.89%) ISEB
5 19 (0.81%) ISTQB
6 17 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
7 11 (0.47%) DV Cleared
8 10 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (0.34%) BC Cleared
10 7 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 6 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (0.17%) CEH
12 4 (0.17%) CISSP
12 4 (0.17%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.17%) IBM Certification
13 3 (0.13%) CBAP
13 3 (0.13%) PMP
13 3 (0.13%) MCSE
14 2 (0.086%) ISEB Practitioner
14 2 (0.086%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (5.10%) QA
2 30 (1.29%) SLA
3 25 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 24 (1.03%) Data Quality
5 13 (0.56%) ISO 9000
6 4 (0.17%) COBIT
7 3 (0.13%) HL7
7 3 (0.13%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.043%) JSP 440
System Software
1 83 (3.56%) Oracle RAC
2 35 (1.50%) Active Directory
3 32 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (1.03%) Oracle RMAN
5 22 (0.94%) vCloud
6 16 (0.69%) Hyper-V
7 10 (0.43%) VMware ESX
8 8 (0.34%) vSphere
9 6 (0.26%) Docker
10 3 (0.13%) Varnish
10 3 (0.13%) Shibboleth
11 2 (0.086%) HDFS
12 1 (0.043%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.043%) GridGain
12 1 (0.043%) NFS
12 1 (0.043%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.043%) Samba
12 1 (0.043%) SAP ITS
12 1 (0.043%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 117 (5.01%) Puppet
2 56 (2.40%) Oracle Identity Management
2 56 (2.40%) Opscode Chef
3 45 (1.93%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 36 (1.54%) Vagrant
5 20 (0.86%) OpenView
5 20 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
6 19 (0.81%) Ansible
7 14 (0.60%) Data Guard
7 14 (0.60%) SELinux
8 12 (0.51%) ZABBIX
9 9 (0.39%) Kibana
10 6 (0.26%) TIBCO Hawk
10 6 (0.26%) CA LISA
11 5 (0.21%) OpenSSO
11 5 (0.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 5 (0.21%) CA SiteMinder
11 5 (0.21%) SCOM
12 4 (0.17%) Control-M
12 4 (0.17%) Nagios
Vendors
1 702 (30.08%) Oracle
2 276 (11.83%) Microsoft
3 148 (6.34%) IBM
4 99 (4.24%) SAP
5 75 (3.21%) TIBCO
6 59 (2.53%) Red Hat
7 58 (2.49%) webMethods
8 52 (2.23%) HP
9 47 (2.01%) Salesforce.com
10 41 (1.76%) Software AG
11 37 (1.59%) VMware
12 35 (1.50%) Remedy
13 32 (1.37%) Informatica
14 31 (1.33%) Adobe
15 26 (1.11%) hybris
16 25 (1.07%) Siebel
17 24 (1.03%) Sitecore
18 22 (0.94%) BEA
19 18 (0.77%) Talend
20 16 (0.69%) Pega
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