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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 99 80 91
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +11
Contract jobs citing SOA 1157 1227 1104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.03% 2.24% 2.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.61% 2.95% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 702 723 660
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £435 £390
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 20
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +18.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £22.30 £23.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.20 £42.50 £57.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +18.64%

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
44371 41642 38262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.77% 76.16% 74.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 28775 25771 23176
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1175 1188 1113
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.44 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

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 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -9 1030 £475 +5.55% 345
London -20 453 £490 +8.88% 162
South East -29 182 £450 +3.44% 52
City of London -14 121 £450 -5.26% 51
East of England +50 97 £481 +20.31% 15
Scotland -18 91 £450 +5.88% 9
North West +24 89 £475 +26.66% 33
West Midlands +12 61 £400 -8.57% 23
Manchester +20 54 £500 +48.69% 22
Yorkshire -17 48 £400 -11.11% 19
Hampshire -12 47 £425 +6.25% 11
South West -31 47 £478 +19.37% 30
Glasgow +19 41 £450 +50.00% 5
Essex +17 41 £550 +15.78% 4
Berkshire -7 35 £480 +6.66% 13
East Midlands +2 30 £525 +16.66% 5
West Yorkshire -26 29 £305 -34.05% 16
Surrey +1 28 £431 +20.62% 8
Hertfordshire +5 25 £500 +75.43% 4
Edinburgh -48 22 £475 +5.55% 3
Leeds -24 21 £300 -35.13% 11
Birmingham +16 20 £375 -11.76% 8
Buckinghamshire -9 19 £390 -20.81% 2
Northamptonshire +20 18 £513 -2.38% 1
Milton Keynes -7 18 £389 -20.66% 2
Cambridgeshire +3 17 £385 -2.53% 3
Oxfordshire -12 17 £500 - 4
Bristol +4 16 £500 +42.85% 8
West Sussex +3 16 £400 -19.19% 1
North East -14 16 £300 -2.04% 4

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 1050 (43.97%) Agile Software Development
2 946 (39.61%) Java
3 707 (29.61%) Oracle
4 687 (28.77%) Web Services
5 502 (21.02%) .NET
6 494 (20.69%) SQL
7 462 (19.35%) XML
8 449 (18.80%) Middleware
9 443 (18.55%) Scrum
10 441 (18.47%) TDD
11 437 (18.30%) JavaScript
12 414 (17.34%) HTML
13 413 (17.29%) Finance
14 370 (15.49%) C#
15 360 (15.08%) SOAP
16 350 (14.66%) SQL Server
17 320 (13.40%) REST
18 315 (13.19%) CSS
19 305 (12.77%) MVC
20 287 (12.02%) J2EE
21 285 (11.93%) Linux
22 269 (11.26%) Spring
23 265 (11.10%) Oracle Database
24 256 (10.72%) Continuous Integration
25 254 (10.64%) Microsoft
26 244 (10.22%) OO
27 239 (10.01%) WebLogic
28 237 (9.92%) UML
29 235 (9.84%) HTML5
30 233 (9.76%) TOGAF

SOA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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
1 239 (10.01%) WebLogic
2 208 (8.71%) JBoss
3 193 (8.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 150 (6.28%) WebSphere
5 119 (4.98%) Oracle Service Bus
6 100 (4.19%) Tomcat
7 81 (3.39%) Apache
8 71 (2.97%) BizTalk Server
9 60 (2.51%) CMS
10 59 (2.47%) IIS
11 58 (2.43%) Mule
12 53 (2.22%) SharePoint
13 44 (1.84%) MQSeries
14 36 (1.51%) Node.js
15 32 (1.34%) Oracle Workflow
16 29 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
16 29 (1.21%) Confluence
17 25 (1.05%) Mule ESB
18 24 (1.01%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 24 (1.01%) AquaLogic
Applications
1 77 (3.22%) MS Excel
2 23 (0.96%) MS Visio
3 15 (0.63%) MS Office
4 9 (0.38%) Siemens NX
4 9 (0.38%) AutoCAD
5 8 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.29%) Photoshop
6 7 (0.29%) MS Project
7 5 (0.21%) CATIA
8 1 (0.042%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.042%) HipChat
8 1 (0.042%) Niku Workbench
Business Applications
1 134 (5.61%) Oracle BPM
2 78 (3.27%) Oracle EBS
3 36 (1.51%) Oracle EBS R12
4 24 (1.01%) BusinessWorks
5 23 (0.96%) Oracle Applications
6 19 (0.80%) Teamcenter
6 19 (0.80%) Oracle Financials
7 14 (0.59%) WebTrends
8 13 (0.54%) Adobe Campaign
9 12 (0.50%) Maximo
9 12 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
10 10 (0.42%) SAP CRM
10 10 (0.42%) TIBCO iProcess
11 9 (0.38%) Oracle 11i
11 9 (0.38%) Oracle TCA
12 7 (0.29%) Oracle Retail
12 7 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
13 6 (0.25%) GoldMine
13 6 (0.25%) Oracle CRM
14 5 (0.21%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 134 (5.61%) Amazon AWS
2 60 (2.51%) SaaS
3 56 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 46 (1.93%) PaaS
5 20 (0.84%) Google Analytics
6 16 (0.67%) GitHub
7 11 (0.46%) IaaS
7 11 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (0.42%) Adobe Analytics
9 8 (0.34%) OpenShift
10 6 (0.25%) IBM Blueworks
10 6 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (0.21%) Google Checkout
11 5 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (0.17%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 4 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
13 3 (0.13%) Force.com
13 3 (0.13%) Heroku
13 3 (0.13%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 108 (4.52%) HTTP
2 85 (3.56%) Internet
3 42 (1.76%) SSL
4 37 (1.55%) TCP/IP
5 26 (1.09%) LDAP
6 24 (1.01%) SAN
7 21 (0.88%) DNS
8 18 (0.75%) FTP
9 15 (0.63%) Firewall
10 12 (0.50%) HTTPS
11 11 (0.46%) OpenLDAP
12 9 (0.38%) LAN
12 9 (0.38%) WAN
13 8 (0.34%) SNMP
14 7 (0.29%) MVNO
15 6 (0.25%) VoIP
16 5 (0.21%) ATM
16 5 (0.21%) CTI
16 5 (0.21%) Intranet
16 5 (0.21%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 350 (14.66%) SQL Server
2 265 (11.10%) Oracle Database
3 191 (8.00%) Relational Database
4 153 (6.41%) Oracle Database 11g
5 129 (5.40%) MySQL
6 125 (5.23%) MongoDB
7 101 (4.23%) Data Warehouse
8 71 (2.97%) NoSQL
9 66 (2.76%) RDBMS
10 61 (2.55%) Apache Cassandra
11 56 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
12 50 (2.09%) SQL Server 2008
13 47 (1.97%) Oracle BI EE
14 45 (1.88%) Oracle Database 10g
15 44 (1.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 42 (1.76%) Big Data
17 41 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
18 38 (1.59%) Hadoop
19 37 (1.55%) Oracle Reports
19 37 (1.55%) DB2
Development Applications
1 200 (8.38%) Git (software)
2 193 (8.08%) Subversion
3 183 (7.66%) Jenkins
4 153 (6.41%) Maven
5 129 (5.40%) JUnit
6 118 (4.94%) Selenium
7 100 (4.19%) Team Foundation Server
8 84 (3.52%) JIRA
9 82 (3.43%) Ant
10 73 (3.06%) Eclipse
11 70 (2.93%) SoapUI
12 59 (2.47%) Cucumber
13 58 (2.43%) Visual Studio
14 37 (1.55%) NUnit
15 33 (1.38%) TeamCity
16 30 (1.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 29 (1.21%) Hudson
17 29 (1.21%) Mockito
18 26 (1.09%) ReSharper
19 24 (1.01%) Gradle
General
1 413 (17.29%) Finance
2 137 (5.74%) Banking
2 137 (5.74%) Retail
3 62 (2.60%) Telecoms
4 50 (2.09%) Investment Banking
4 50 (2.09%) Marketing
5 37 (1.55%) Manufacturing
6 26 (1.09%) Front Office
7 25 (1.05%) Back Office
7 25 (1.05%) Financial Institution
8 24 (1.01%) Legal
9 20 (0.84%) Local Government
10 19 (0.80%) Games
11 18 (0.75%) Publishing
11 18 (0.75%) Billing
12 15 (0.63%) Retail Banking
13 9 (0.38%) Advertising
13 9 (0.38%) Automotive
14 8 (0.34%) Law
15 5 (0.21%) German Language
Job Titles
1 893 (37.40%) Developer
2 795 (33.29%) Architect
3 424 (17.76%) Solutions Architect
4 314 (13.15%) Java Developer
5 140 (5.86%) Senior Developer
6 136 (5.70%) Consultant
7 135 (5.65%) Designer
8 125 (5.23%) Analyst
9 120 (5.03%) .NET Developer
10 115 (4.82%) Technical Architect
11 86 (3.60%) C# Developer
12 76 (3.18%) Oracle Developer
13 70 (2.93%) Integration Architect
14 66 (2.76%) Solutions Designer
15 55 (2.30%) Enterprise Architect
16 51 (2.14%) Oracle Consultant
17 50 (2.09%) Senior Architect
18 49 (2.05%) Software Engineer
19 48 (2.01%) Project Manager
19 48 (2.01%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 687 (28.77%) Web Services
2 502 (21.02%) .NET
3 462 (19.35%) XML
4 449 (18.80%) Middleware
5 414 (17.34%) HTML
6 360 (15.08%) SOAP
7 320 (13.40%) REST
8 315 (13.19%) CSS
9 287 (12.02%) J2EE
10 269 (11.26%) Spring
11 235 (9.84%) HTML5
12 215 (9.00%) RESTful
13 202 (8.46%) ASP.NET
14 172 (7.20%) Hibernate
15 165 (6.91%) Oracle Fusion
15 165 (6.91%) jQuery
16 154 (6.45%) JMS
17 152 (6.37%) .NET Framework
18 151 (6.32%) JSON
19 141 (5.90%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 146 (6.11%) Enterprise Software
2 122 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
3 64 (2.68%) Management Information System
4 55 (2.30%) Computer Science
4 55 (2.30%) User Experience
5 52 (2.18%) Data Centre
5 52 (2.18%) N-Tier
6 49 (2.05%) Data Integration
7 45 (1.88%) Mobile App
8 36 (1.51%) Clustering
9 32 (1.34%) Client/Server
10 31 (1.30%) GIS
11 25 (1.05%) DataPower
12 22 (0.92%) Derivative
13 18 (0.75%) Inversion of Control
14 17 (0.71%) W3C
15 16 (0.67%) Equity Derivative
15 16 (0.67%) Digital Media
16 15 (0.63%) Mainframe
16 15 (0.63%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 285 (11.93%) Linux
2 174 (7.29%) UNIX
3 148 (6.20%) Windows
4 52 (2.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 24 (1.01%) Ubuntu
5 24 (1.01%) Android
6 21 (0.88%) Mac OS X
7 20 (0.84%) Apple iOS
8 19 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
9 17 (0.71%) CentOS
10 15 (0.63%) Solaris
11 13 (0.54%) Debian
12 7 (0.29%) AIX
12 7 (0.29%) Oracle Linux
13 6 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (0.25%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.13%) HPUX
14 3 (0.13%) SUSE
15 2 (0.084%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.084%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1050 (43.97%) Agile Software Development
2 443 (18.55%) Scrum
3 441 (18.47%) TDD
4 305 (12.77%) MVC
5 256 (10.72%) Continuous Integration
6 244 (10.22%) OO
7 237 (9.92%) UML
8 233 (9.76%) TOGAF
9 213 (8.92%) SDLC
10 204 (8.54%) E-Commerce
11 187 (7.83%) Enterprise Architecture
12 180 (7.54%) BDD
13 175 (7.33%) Open Source
14 146 (6.11%) Data Modelling
15 134 (5.61%) Unit Testing
16 130 (5.44%) Technical Architecture
17 125 (5.23%) CRM
18 124 (5.19%) Mentoring
19 122 (5.11%) Workflow
20 112 (4.69%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 946 (39.61%) Java
2 494 (20.69%) SQL
3 437 (18.30%) JavaScript
4 370 (15.49%) C#
5 117 (4.90%) PL/SQL
6 97 (4.06%) Ruby
6 97 (4.06%) Python
7 79 (3.31%) PHP
8 64 (2.68%) C++
9 56 (2.35%) Scala
10 44 (1.84%) XPath
11 42 (1.76%) Groovy
12 39 (1.63%) VB
13 38 (1.59%) T-SQL
13 38 (1.59%) Shell Script
14 31 (1.30%) XQuery
15 28 (1.17%) VB.NET
16 25 (1.05%) Perl
17 24 (1.01%) Clojure
18 23 (0.96%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 210 (8.79%) Security Cleared
2 143 (5.99%) SC Cleared
3 133 (5.57%) Degree
4 44 (1.84%) ISEB
5 27 (1.13%) DV Cleared
6 19 (0.80%) ISTQB
7 17 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
8 10 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 9 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (0.34%) CISSP
10 8 (0.34%) MCPD
11 7 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 5 (0.21%) ISEB Practitioner
12 5 (0.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 3 (0.13%) OCPJP
13 3 (0.13%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
13 3 (0.13%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 3 (0.13%) Sun Certification
13 3 (0.13%) PMP
13 3 (0.13%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 161 (6.74%) QA
2 28 (1.17%) SLA
3 27 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (0.75%) ISO 9000
5 15 (0.63%) Data Quality
6 9 (0.38%) COBIT
7 7 (0.29%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.25%) HL7
9 4 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.084%) COSO
11 1 (0.042%) Basel III
11 1 (0.042%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.042%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 46 (1.93%) Active Directory
2 34 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (0.96%) vCloud
3 23 (0.96%) Oracle RAC
4 18 (0.75%) vSphere
5 16 (0.67%) Squid
6 12 (0.50%) Varnish
7 10 (0.42%) Docker
8 5 (0.21%) GridGain
9 3 (0.13%) OCFS2
9 3 (0.13%) LXC
9 3 (0.13%) GlusterFS
9 3 (0.13%) GFS2
10 2 (0.084%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.084%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.084%) Firmware
11 1 (0.042%) Samba
11 1 (0.042%) Snort
11 1 (0.042%) Postfix
11 1 (0.042%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 100 (4.19%) Puppet
2 70 (2.93%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (0.96%) Ansible
4 22 (0.92%) Oracle Identity Management
4 22 (0.92%) Vagrant
5 20 (0.84%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 18 (0.75%) ZABBIX
7 16 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
8 14 (0.59%) CA LISA
9 12 (0.50%) Data Guard
10 11 (0.46%) Kibana
10 11 (0.46%) logstash
11 10 (0.42%) Salt
11 10 (0.42%) OpenView
12 9 (0.38%) HAProxy
12 9 (0.38%) Rundeck
13 5 (0.21%) CloudHub
13 5 (0.21%) Tivoli
13 5 (0.21%) MOM
14 4 (0.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 707 (29.61%) Oracle
2 254 (10.64%) Microsoft
3 193 (8.08%) IBM
4 78 (3.27%) TIBCO
5 73 (3.06%) SAP
6 71 (2.97%) webMethods
7 70 (2.93%) VMware
7 70 (2.93%) Red Hat
8 50 (2.09%) HP
9 46 (1.93%) Google
10 40 (1.68%) Citrix
11 32 (1.34%) Adobe
12 31 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
13 29 (1.21%) hybris
14 26 (1.09%) Software AG
15 24 (1.01%) WSO2
16 23 (0.96%) Pega
16 23 (0.96%) Informatica
17 22 (0.92%) Tableau
17 22 (0.92%) New Relic
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