The first table below looks at the demand 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 74 86 102
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +16
Contract jobs citing SOA 1232 1118 1057
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.25% 2.19% 1.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.04% 3.00% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 725 665 641
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £390 £400
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 18 17
Average hourly rate £33.49 £29.50 £32.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.53% -7.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.95 £23.13 £19.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £58.25 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £32.05
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -7.95%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40471 37295 40749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.06% 72.95% 70.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 25021 22614 23464
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1157 1059 1464
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £12.50 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%

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 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -2 1051 £450 +5.88% 271
London +10 511 £450 -5.26% 122
South East -6 207 £433 -3.88% 38
Scotland +32 129 £425 +6.25% 13
City of London +20 126 £464 -2.36% 39
Edinburgh +26 79 £450 +12.50% 6
South West +16 79 £400 +10.34% 32
Hampshire -24 58 £400 +16.36% 8
Berkshire +12 50 £450 -14.28% 11
West Midlands -1 50 £425 +24.45% 10
East of England -54 44 £400 +1.26% 17
North West +13 43 £375 +7.14% 24
Yorkshire -21 40 £438 +16.66% 18
Somerset +10 38 £325 +2.36% 5
West Yorkshire -7 34 £450 +12.50% 12
Glasgow +11 30 £300 -22.58% 5
Buckinghamshire +3 27 £493 +11.93%
Milton Keynes +13 24 £490 +13.29%
Kent +14 23 £350 -26.31% 4
Taunton -2 22 £425 +37.87% 3
East Midlands +5 21 £450 +5.88% 8
Wales -1 21 £450 +66.66% 1
Surrey -18 21 £340 -13.37% 8
Tunbridge Wells +2 20 £350 -26.31% 2
Reading +5 19 £488 -7.14% 6
Manchester -1 19 £336 -0.37% 14
Essex +4 18 £475 +46.15% 7
Warwickshire +11 17 £460 +22.66%
Southampton +10 17 £400 - 1
Leeds -12 16 £463 +54.16% 5

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 845 (35.56%) Oracle
2 807 (33.96%) Java
3 607 (25.55%) Web Services
4 552 (23.23%) XML
5 493 (20.75%) .NET
6 477 (20.08%) SQL
7 418 (17.59%) Finance
8 415 (17.47%) TDD
9 363 (15.28%) Middleware
10 359 (15.11%) Agile Software Development
11 349 (14.69%) SQL Server
12 342 (14.39%) C#
12 342 (14.39%) Linux
13 335 (14.10%) Scrum
14 318 (13.38%) HTML
15 282 (11.87%) J2EE
16 279 (11.74%) JavaScript
17 271 (11.41%) OO
17 271 (11.41%) Oracle Database
18 269 (11.32%) SOAP
19 253 (10.65%) WebLogic
20 252 (10.61%) REST
21 248 (10.44%) Spring
22 233 (9.81%) MVC
23 219 (9.22%) CSS
24 216 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
25 213 (8.96%) ASP.NET
26 212 (8.92%) Microsoft
27 211 (8.88%) JBoss
28 204 (8.59%) UNIX

SOA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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
1 253 (10.65%) WebLogic
2 199 (8.38%) WebSphere
3 176 (7.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 109 (4.59%) BizTalk Server
5 97 (4.08%) Oracle Service Bus
6 95 (4.00%) Apache
7 70 (2.95%) SharePoint
8 63 (2.65%) Tomcat
9 42 (1.77%) CMS
10 40 (1.68%) IIS
11 38 (1.60%) Adobe CQ
12 33 (1.39%) WebLogic Portal
13 29 (1.22%) Oracle Workflow
14 25 (1.05%) Apache Solr
15 24 (1.01%) GlassFish
16 23 (0.97%) Alfresco
16 23 (0.97%) K2 blackpearl
17 21 (0.88%) AquaLogic
18 20 (0.84%) Node.js
19 19 (0.80%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 63 (2.65%) MS Excel
2 36 (1.52%) MS Office
3 28 (1.18%) MS Visio
4 22 (0.93%) MS Project
5 21 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.21%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.17%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.13%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 119 (5.01%) Oracle EBS
2 99 (4.17%) Oracle BPM
3 90 (3.79%) Oracle Applications
4 68 (2.86%) Oracle EBS R12
5 16 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
5 16 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
6 15 (0.63%) Workday HCM
7 12 (0.51%) SAP HR
8 11 (0.46%) Oracle Retail
9 10 (0.42%) Documaker
9 10 (0.42%) Oracle 11i
10 9 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
10 9 (0.38%) BusinessWorks
10 9 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
10 9 (0.38%) Oracle FAH
11 7 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 4 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 4 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
12 4 (0.17%) TIBCO iProcess
12 4 (0.17%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 64 (2.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 58 (2.44%) SaaS
3 45 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
4 40 (1.68%) Amazon AWS
5 34 (1.43%) IaaS
6 32 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
7 31 (1.30%) PaaS
8 5 (0.21%) Force.com
9 3 (0.13%) Heroku
9 3 (0.13%) Office 365
10 2 (0.084%) GitHub
11 1 (0.042%) Responsys
11 1 (0.042%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 82 (3.45%) HTTP
2 70 (2.95%) Internet
3 29 (1.22%) FTP
4 27 (1.14%) SSL
5 25 (1.05%) LDAP
6 23 (0.97%) Firewall
7 19 (0.80%) HTTPS
8 15 (0.63%) SAN
9 12 (0.51%) Network Security
9 12 (0.51%) TCP/IP
10 7 (0.29%) Intranet
11 6 (0.25%) DMZ
12 5 (0.21%) CDMA
12 5 (0.21%) GPRS
12 5 (0.21%) GSM
12 5 (0.21%) UMTS
12 5 (0.21%) LTE
13 4 (0.17%) VLAN
13 4 (0.17%) Wireshark
13 4 (0.17%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 349 (14.69%) SQL Server
2 271 (11.41%) Oracle Database
3 159 (6.69%) Relational Database
4 153 (6.44%) Oracle Database 11g
5 93 (3.91%) SQL Server 2008
6 79 (3.32%) RDBMS
7 71 (2.99%) MySQL
8 66 (2.78%) Oracle BI EE
8 66 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
9 64 (2.69%) SQL Server 2005
10 58 (2.44%) Oracle Database 10g
11 57 (2.40%) NoSQL
12 54 (2.27%) Oracle ODI
13 52 (2.19%) MongoDB
14 49 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 45 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
16 39 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 35 (1.47%) Oracle Exadata
18 34 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
19 30 (1.26%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 158 (6.65%) Maven
2 155 (6.52%) Git (software)
3 146 (6.14%) Subversion
4 121 (5.09%) Selenium
5 116 (4.88%) Jenkins
6 110 (4.63%) JUnit
7 107 (4.50%) JIRA
8 98 (4.12%) Visual Studio
9 80 (3.37%) Cucumber
10 79 (3.32%) TeamCity
11 78 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
12 68 (2.86%) Eclipse
13 65 (2.74%) Ant
14 59 (2.48%) Hudson
15 54 (2.27%) JBehave
16 53 (2.23%) WebDriver
16 53 (2.23%) Oracle Forms
17 48 (2.02%) SoapUI
18 47 (1.98%) Mockito
19 44 (1.85%) NUnit
General
1 418 (17.59%) Finance
2 122 (5.13%) Banking
3 107 (4.50%) Retail
4 89 (3.75%) Telecoms
5 61 (2.57%) Manufacturing
6 43 (1.81%) Games
6 43 (1.81%) Back Office
7 35 (1.47%) Billing
8 32 (1.35%) Front Office
9 30 (1.26%) Marketing
9 30 (1.26%) Financial Institution
10 29 (1.22%) Investment Banking
11 20 (0.84%) Legal
12 17 (0.72%) Advertising
13 16 (0.67%) Publishing
14 10 (0.42%) Military
14 10 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
15 8 (0.34%) Automotive
16 7 (0.29%) Law
16 7 (0.29%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 861 (36.24%) Developer
2 668 (28.11%) Architect
3 287 (12.08%) Solutions Architect
4 282 (11.87%) Java Developer
5 152 (6.40%) Consultant
6 150 (6.31%) .NET Developer
7 142 (5.98%) Analyst
8 107 (4.50%) Senior Developer
9 81 (3.41%) C# Developer
10 75 (3.16%) Designer
11 72 (3.03%) Integration Architect
12 70 (2.95%) Project Manager
12 70 (2.95%) Oracle Consultant
13 64 (2.69%) Oracle Developer
14 63 (2.65%) Technical Architect
15 58 (2.44%) DBA
16 54 (2.27%) Enterprise Architect
16 54 (2.27%) Oracle DBA
17 53 (2.23%) C# .NET Developer
17 53 (2.23%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 607 (25.55%) Web Services
2 552 (23.23%) XML
3 493 (20.75%) .NET
4 363 (15.28%) Middleware
5 318 (13.38%) HTML
6 282 (11.87%) J2EE
7 269 (11.32%) SOAP
8 252 (10.61%) REST
9 248 (10.44%) Spring
10 219 (9.22%) CSS
11 213 (8.96%) ASP.NET
12 194 (8.16%) WCF
13 162 (6.82%) Hibernate
14 154 (6.48%) JSON
15 139 (5.85%) JMS
15 139 (5.85%) jQuery
16 138 (5.81%) Oracle Fusion
17 133 (5.60%) Java EE
18 128 (5.39%) XSLT
18 128 (5.39%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 128 (5.39%) Open Source
2 114 (4.80%) Enterprise Software
3 106 (4.46%) N-Tier
4 101 (4.25%) Mobile App
5 46 (1.94%) Clustering
6 42 (1.77%) Client/Server
7 40 (1.68%) Management Information System
8 34 (1.43%) Data Integration
8 34 (1.43%) Computer Science
9 31 (1.30%) DataPower
10 25 (1.05%) Hedge funds
11 23 (0.97%) Mainframe
12 18 (0.76%) Mobile Payment
13 14 (0.59%) Derivative
13 14 (0.59%) RMADS
13 14 (0.59%) Replication
14 13 (0.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 13 (0.55%) Fixed Income
14 13 (0.55%) PKI
15 12 (0.51%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 342 (14.39%) Linux
2 204 (8.59%) UNIX
3 160 (6.73%) Windows
4 53 (2.23%) Solaris
5 47 (1.98%) Apple iOS
5 47 (1.98%) Android
6 31 (1.30%) SELinux
7 23 (0.97%) Oracle Linux
8 21 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 20 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (0.55%) HPUX
11 11 (0.46%) AIX
11 11 (0.46%) SUSE
12 8 (0.34%) zOS
13 7 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (0.25%) Windows 7
15 5 (0.21%) CentOS
15 5 (0.21%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.17%) VMS
17 3 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 415 (17.47%) TDD
2 359 (15.11%) Agile Software Development
3 335 (14.10%) Scrum
4 271 (11.41%) OO
5 233 (9.81%) MVC
6 216 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
7 200 (8.42%) UML
8 163 (6.86%) BDD
9 143 (6.02%) Unit Testing
10 141 (5.93%) Business Intelligence
11 138 (5.81%) Workflow
12 130 (5.47%) TOGAF
13 121 (5.09%) Project Management
14 117 (4.92%) Data Modelling
15 116 (4.88%) Enterprise Architecture
16 115 (4.84%) CRM
17 113 (4.76%) Migration
18 111 (4.67%) E-Commerce
19 106 (4.46%) ITIL
20 105 (4.42%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 807 (33.96%) Java
2 477 (20.08%) SQL
3 342 (14.39%) C#
4 279 (11.74%) JavaScript
5 139 (5.85%) PL/SQL
6 97 (4.08%) Python
7 83 (3.49%) Ruby
8 67 (2.82%) Shell Script
9 58 (2.44%) Bash Shell
10 52 (2.19%) T-SQL
11 48 (2.02%) Perl
12 46 (1.94%) XPath
13 39 (1.64%) Groovy
13 39 (1.64%) Scala
14 37 (1.56%) VB
15 35 (1.47%) PHP
16 29 (1.22%) C
17 27 (1.14%) Korn
18 24 (1.01%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
19 21 (0.88%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 172 (7.24%) Security Cleared
2 142 (5.98%) Degree
3 116 (4.88%) SC Cleared
4 36 (1.52%) ISTQB
5 33 (1.39%) DV Cleared
6 22 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 20 (0.84%) ISEB
8 12 (0.51%) PMI Certification
9 10 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (0.42%) CISSP
10 9 (0.38%) PMP
10 9 (0.38%) ISEB Practitioner
10 9 (0.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 8 (0.34%) CEH
11 8 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 8 (0.34%) IBM WebSphere Certification
12 6 (0.25%) CCA
12 6 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
13 4 (0.17%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (4.00%) QA
2 27 (1.14%) Data Quality
3 14 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (0.59%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.42%) ISO 9000
5 8 (0.34%) SLA
6 7 (0.29%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.21%) COBIT
8 5 (0.21%) JSP 440
9 4 (0.17%) FATCA
10 3 (0.13%) HL7
11 1 (0.042%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.042%) Solvency II
System Software
1 101 (4.25%) Oracle RAC
2 45 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (0.97%) vCloud
4 21 (0.88%) Oracle RMAN
5 16 (0.67%) Active Directory
6 10 (0.42%) Varnish
7 7 (0.29%) VMware ESX
8 6 (0.25%) vSphere
9 5 (0.21%) Hyper-V
9 5 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 4 (0.17%) KVM
10 4 (0.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 1 (0.042%) RACF
11 1 (0.042%) Samba
11 1 (0.042%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.042%) Xen
11 1 (0.042%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.042%) OCFS2
11 1 (0.042%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 107 (4.50%) Puppet
2 62 (2.61%) Opscode Chef
3 56 (2.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 33 (1.39%) HP Quality Center
5 22 (0.93%) Oracle Identity Management
6 17 (0.72%) Data Guard
7 15 (0.63%) Vagrant
8 13 (0.55%) Oracle EDQ
9 9 (0.38%) SCCM
9 9 (0.38%) Salt
9 9 (0.38%) Ansible
10 8 (0.34%) OpenSSO
10 8 (0.34%) Nagios
11 7 (0.29%) CA SiteMinder
11 7 (0.29%) CA LISA
12 6 (0.25%) Oracle Identity Manager
13 4 (0.17%) Ganglia
13 4 (0.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 4 (0.17%) Tivoli
13 4 (0.17%) OpenView
Vendors
1 845 (35.56%) Oracle
2 212 (8.92%) Microsoft
3 211 (8.88%) JBoss
4 192 (8.08%) IBM
5 87 (3.66%) SAP
6 77 (3.24%) TIBCO
7 67 (2.82%) webMethods
8 64 (2.69%) VMware
9 57 (2.40%) HP
10 54 (2.27%) Remedy
11 51 (2.15%) Google
12 49 (2.06%) Twitter
13 47 (1.98%) Facebook
13 47 (1.98%) Salesforce.com
14 43 (1.81%) Adobe
15 41 (1.73%) Siebel
16 37 (1.56%) Software AG
17 36 (1.52%) Red Hat
18 28 (1.18%) BEA
19 19 (0.80%) FatWire
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