The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. 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 25 27 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing SOA 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 2.16% 0.78% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.03% 0.99% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £260 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £430 £388
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +10.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £36.25 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+17.24% +22.88%
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Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Watford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
99 101 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 71.22% 78.91% 77.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 51 12
Average daily rate £375 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £563 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 6
Average hourly rate £9.00 £10.00 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -80.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the Watford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOA across the Watford region.

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Watford

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Watford region 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 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) J2EE
1 3 (75.00%) Web Services
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) Spring
2 2 (50.00%) Maven
2 2 (50.00%) Google
2 2 (50.00%) Apache Flex
2 2 (50.00%) GWT
2 2 (50.00%) Hibernate
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) JUnit
2 2 (50.00%) UML
2 2 (50.00%) OO
2 2 (50.00%) JBoss
2 2 (50.00%) Swing
2 2 (50.00%) JMS
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) TeamCity
3 1 (25.00%) RESTful
3 1 (25.00%) Clojure
3 1 (25.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (25.00%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (25.00%) DevOps
3 1 (25.00%) Functional Programming
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) HTML

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Watford region 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 2 (50.00%) JBoss
2 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (25.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) JUnit
1 2 (50.00%) Maven
1 2 (50.00%) TeamCity
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Java Developer
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) J2EE Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Designer
3 1 (25.00%) Systems Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) J2EE
1 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 2 (50.00%) Swing
2 2 (50.00%) Hibernate
2 2 (50.00%) Spring
2 2 (50.00%) Apache Flex
2 2 (50.00%) JMS
2 2 (50.00%) GWT
3 1 (25.00%) RESTful
3 1 (25.00%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (25.00%) XHTML
3 1 (25.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) UML
2 2 (50.00%) OO
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) DevOps
3 1 (25.00%) Functional Programming
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) MVC
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Google
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
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