The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for SOA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 75 78
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3  
Contract jobs citing SOA 30 50 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.64% 2.10% 1.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.02% 2.63% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 34 28
Median daily rate £525 £470 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.70% -1.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £340 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £573 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £468 £450
% change year-on-year +6.95% +3.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £44.00 £40.60
% change year-on-year -9.09% +8.37%  

SOA is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1486 1903 1910
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 81.29% 79.92% 79.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2760 3843 2994
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 195 121
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.21% -9.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.75 £13.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £34.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing SOA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for SOA in Berkshire

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SOA in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA in Berkshire

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOA in Berkshire over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOA in Berkshire

SOA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOA in Berkshire

SOA
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +18 15 £525 +21.73% 5
Bracknell +1 4 £538 -4.44%
Newbury +5 2 £295 -
Maidenhead 0 1 - -
Slough -5 1 £465 -1.06% 1
SOA
South East

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SOA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for SOA.

1 38 (50.00%) Java
2 27 (35.53%) Web Services
3 24 (31.58%) Oracle
3 24 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (31.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 22 (28.95%) JavaScript
5 20 (26.32%) Unit Testing
6 19 (25.00%) REST
7 18 (23.68%) TDD
8 17 (22.37%) Scrum
8 17 (22.37%) XML
9 16 (21.05%) SQL
9 16 (21.05%) Microsoft
9 16 (21.05%) Jenkins
10 15 (19.74%) Git (software)
10 15 (19.74%) JIRA
11 14 (18.42%) User Stories
12 13 (17.11%) Maven
12 13 (17.11%) JUnit
12 13 (17.11%) Pair Programming
12 13 (17.11%) MVC
12 13 (17.11%) Oracle Database
12 13 (17.11%) DevOps
13 12 (15.79%) Microservices
13 12 (15.79%) Data Security
13 12 (15.79%) SOAP
13 12 (15.79%) Linux
13 12 (15.79%) Security Cleared
13 12 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (14.47%) Software Engineering

SOA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 24 (31.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 10 (13.16%) Confluence
3 6 (7.89%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (7.89%) SharePoint
4 5 (6.58%) Apache Solr
4 5 (6.58%) nginx
5 4 (5.26%) Apache
6 3 (3.95%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (2.63%) JBoss
7 2 (2.63%) Tomcat
7 2 (2.63%) WebLogic
8 1 (1.32%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (1.32%) Umbraco
8 1 (1.32%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.32%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 4 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (13.16%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (11.84%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (6.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 5 (6.58%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 5 (6.58%) Amazon S3
3 5 (6.58%) Amazon SQS
3 5 (6.58%) AWS Lambda
3 5 (6.58%) CloudFront
4 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.32%) Boomi
5 1 (1.32%) Office 365
5 1 (1.32%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.32%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.26%) DNS
1 4 (5.26%) Firewall
2 1 (1.32%) 3G
2 1 (1.32%) 4G
2 1 (1.32%) DSL
2 1 (1.32%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (1.32%) TDMA
2 1 (1.32%) VoIP
2 1 (1.32%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.11%) Oracle Database
2 9 (11.84%) SQL Server
3 8 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (6.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 4 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (5.26%) Big Data
6 3 (3.95%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (2.63%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.32%) DB2
8 1 (1.32%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.32%) MariaDB
8 1 (1.32%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 16 (21.05%) Jenkins
2 15 (19.74%) Git (software)
2 15 (19.74%) JIRA
3 13 (17.11%) JUnit
3 13 (17.11%) Maven
4 9 (11.84%) Eclipse
4 9 (11.84%) Gradle
4 9 (11.84%) IntelliJ
4 9 (11.84%) Mercurial
5 6 (7.89%) SoapUI
6 3 (3.95%) Checkstyle
6 3 (3.95%) Cucumber
6 3 (3.95%) JMeter
6 3 (3.95%) LoadRunner
6 3 (3.95%) SonarQube
6 3 (3.95%) TestDirector
7 2 (2.63%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (1.32%) FishEye
8 1 (1.32%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (1.32%) XMLSpy
General
1 9 (11.84%) Retail
2 6 (7.89%) Banking
2 6 (7.89%) Finance
3 5 (6.58%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.32%) Billing
4 1 (1.32%) Electronics
4 1 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.32%) Publishing
4 1 (1.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (42.11%) Developer
2 25 (32.89%) Architect
3 18 (23.68%) Java Developer
4 12 (15.79%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (9.21%) Lead Developer
6 6 (7.89%) IT Architect
7 5 (6.58%) Integration Architect
8 4 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (5.26%) Integration Developer
8 4 (5.26%) Lead Java Developer
8 4 (5.26%) Senior Developer
8 4 (5.26%) Senior Java Developer
8 4 (5.26%) Technical Architect
8 4 (5.26%) Technical Leader
9 3 (3.95%) DevOps Engineer
9 3 (3.95%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 3 (3.95%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
9 3 (3.95%) SOA Architect
9 3 (3.95%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
9 3 (3.95%) Workforce Management Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (35.53%) Web Services
2 19 (25.00%) REST
3 17 (22.37%) XML
4 12 (15.79%) SOAP
5 11 (14.47%) J2EE
6 10 (13.16%) Spring
7 9 (11.84%) JSF
7 9 (11.84%) Spring MVC
7 9 (11.84%) Struts
8 8 (10.53%) .NET
8 8 (10.53%) Java EE
9 7 (9.21%) Middleware
10 6 (7.89%) CSS
10 6 (7.89%) HTML
10 6 (7.89%) SAML
11 5 (6.58%) Apache Camel
11 5 (6.58%) Node.js
11 5 (6.58%) OSGi
11 5 (6.58%) XSLT
12 4 (5.26%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (5.26%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.32%) IPTV
3 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.79%) Linux
2 3 (3.95%) Windows
2 3 (3.95%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.63%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (26.32%) Unit Testing
3 18 (23.68%) TDD
4 17 (22.37%) Scrum
5 14 (18.42%) User Stories
6 13 (17.11%) DevOps
6 13 (17.11%) MVC
6 13 (17.11%) Pair Programming
7 12 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (15.79%) Data Security
7 12 (15.79%) Microservices
8 11 (14.47%) Project Management
8 11 (14.47%) Software Engineering
9 10 (13.16%) BDD
10 9 (11.84%) Kanban
10 9 (11.84%) Security Management
11 8 (10.53%) Configuration Management
12 7 (9.21%) Use Case
13 6 (7.89%) Data Architecture
13 6 (7.89%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 38 (50.00%) Java
2 22 (28.95%) JavaScript
3 16 (21.05%) SQL
4 7 (9.21%) C#
5 5 (6.58%) Python
6 4 (5.26%) Scala
7 3 (3.95%) C
8 2 (2.63%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.63%) XQuery
9 1 (1.32%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.32%) Groovy
9 1 (1.32%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 7 (9.21%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.58%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.63%) Degree
5 1 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.21%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.32%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.95%) Puppet
3 1 (1.32%) CA Service Virtualization
3 1 (1.32%) MOM
3 1 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 24 (31.58%) Oracle
2 16 (21.05%) Microsoft
3 6 (7.89%) Jaspersoft
4 5 (6.58%) Apigee
4 5 (6.58%) HP
5 3 (3.95%) Adobe
5 3 (3.95%) TIBCO
6 2 (2.63%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.63%) Talend
7 1 (1.32%) CA
7 1 (1.32%) Chordiant
7 1 (1.32%) Cisco
7 1 (1.32%) Dell
7 1 (1.32%) SAP
7 1 (1.32%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.32%) Siebel