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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
South East / Berkshire
Rank 54 103 103
Rank change year-on-year +49 0  
Contract jobs citing SOA 46 23 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.54% 0.93% 1.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.15% 1.16% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 12 27
Median daily rate £425 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £328 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £498 £670
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £50.39 £35.63
% change year-on-year -15.65% +41.44%  

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 1459 1977 2201
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 80.47% 80.33% 75.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 684 1023 1147
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £280 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 45 54
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.15% -30.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.25 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £96.60 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing SOA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 March 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 +30 17 £400 +6.66% 5
Bracknell - 8 £500 -
Newbury - 6 £315 - 1
Maidenhead -5 1 - - 6
SOA
South East

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 30 (40.54%) Oracle
1 30 (40.54%) Web Services
1 30 (40.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 28 (37.84%) Java
3 22 (29.73%) SQL
4 21 (28.38%) XML
5 20 (27.03%) Microsoft
5 20 (27.03%) Oracle Database
6 18 (24.32%) SQL Server
7 16 (21.62%) Middleware
7 16 (21.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 15 (20.27%) REST
9 14 (18.92%) Unit Testing
9 14 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (17.57%) Data Security
10 13 (17.57%) JavaScript
10 13 (17.57%) C#
10 13 (17.57%) Security Cleared
11 12 (16.22%) .NET
11 12 (16.22%) Jenkins
11 12 (16.22%) DevOps
12 11 (14.86%) ASP.NET
12 11 (14.86%) SOAP
12 11 (14.86%) Linux
12 11 (14.86%) Security Management
13 10 (13.51%) TDD
13 10 (13.51%) Retail
13 10 (13.51%) Git (software)
14 9 (12.16%) SC Cleared
14 9 (12.16%) JIRA

SOA
Top Related 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 30 (40.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (8.11%) WebLogic
3 5 (6.76%) Confluence
3 5 (6.76%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (5.41%) Apache
5 3 (4.05%) Apache Solr
5 3 (4.05%) JBoss
6 2 (2.70%) Oracle BPEL
6 2 (2.70%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (1.35%) nginx
7 1 (1.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (10.81%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (6.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.70%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle BRM
3 1 (1.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.05%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.70%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 2 (2.70%) Amazon S3
3 2 (2.70%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (2.70%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (2.70%) CloudFront
4 1 (1.35%) Boomi
4 1 (1.35%) CloudSense
4 1 (1.35%) OpenShift
4 1 (1.35%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.05%) Firewall
1 3 (4.05%) LAN
1 3 (4.05%) WAN
2 2 (2.70%) Intelligent Network
3 1 (1.35%) 3G
3 1 (1.35%) 4G
3 1 (1.35%) CTI
3 1 (1.35%) DSL
3 1 (1.35%) LDAP
3 1 (1.35%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (1.35%) VoIP
3 1 (1.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (27.03%) Oracle Database
2 18 (24.32%) SQL Server
3 16 (21.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (9.46%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (6.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (4.05%) Big Data
6 3 (4.05%) GIS
6 3 (4.05%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (4.05%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (4.05%) Power BI
7 2 (2.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (2.70%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.35%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.35%) MariaDB
8 1 (1.35%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.35%) Redis
Development Applications
1 12 (16.22%) Jenkins
2 10 (13.51%) Git (software)
3 9 (12.16%) JIRA
4 7 (9.46%) Maven
5 6 (8.11%) JUnit
5 6 (8.11%) MSTest
6 5 (6.76%) SoapUI
7 4 (5.41%) Eclipse
7 4 (5.41%) Gradle
7 4 (5.41%) IntelliJ
7 4 (5.41%) Mercurial
7 4 (5.41%) Visual Studio
8 3 (4.05%) Cucumber
8 3 (4.05%) TestDirector
9 2 (2.70%) Bitbucket
9 2 (2.70%) Talend Open Studio
10 1 (1.35%) FishEye
10 1 (1.35%) SonarQube
10 1 (1.35%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (13.51%) Retail
2 7 (9.46%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.76%) Finance
4 4 (5.41%) Marketing
5 2 (2.70%) Billing
5 2 (2.70%) Electronics
6 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (33.78%) Developer
2 19 (25.68%) Architect
3 13 (17.57%) Java Developer
4 9 (12.16%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (8.11%) Integration Architect
6 5 (6.76%) Designer
6 5 (6.76%) Integration Developer
6 5 (6.76%) IT Architect
7 4 (5.41%) Consultant
7 4 (5.41%) Integration Specialist
7 4 (5.41%) Oracle Developer
8 3 (4.05%) Development Manager
8 3 (4.05%) Integration Manager
8 3 (4.05%) Lead Developer
8 3 (4.05%) Middleware Consultant
8 3 (4.05%) Oracle Consultant
8 3 (4.05%) Programme Manager
8 3 (4.05%) Senior Developer
8 3 (4.05%) Senior Java Developer
8 3 (4.05%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (40.54%) Web Services
2 21 (28.38%) XML
3 16 (21.62%) Middleware
4 15 (20.27%) REST
5 12 (16.22%) .NET
6 11 (14.86%) ASP.NET
6 11 (14.86%) SOAP
7 8 (10.81%) J2EE
7 8 (10.81%) Spring
8 7 (9.46%) Java EE
9 6 (8.11%) Apache Camel
9 6 (8.11%) CSS
9 6 (8.11%) WCF
10 5 (6.76%) HTML
10 5 (6.76%) Oracle Fusion
10 5 (6.76%) OSGi
10 5 (6.76%) SAML
11 4 (5.41%) JSF
11 4 (5.41%) Spring MVC
11 4 (5.41%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.35%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.35%) IPTV
3 1 (1.35%) PKI
3 1 (1.35%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.86%) Linux
2 5 (6.76%) Unix
3 3 (4.05%) Windows
3 3 (4.05%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (18.92%) Unit Testing
2 13 (17.57%) Data Security
3 12 (16.22%) DevOps
4 11 (14.86%) Security Management
5 10 (13.51%) TDD
6 9 (12.16%) Configuration Management
6 9 (12.16%) Software Engineering
7 8 (10.81%) Data Architecture
7 8 (10.81%) Service Delivery
8 7 (9.46%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (9.46%) ETL
8 7 (9.46%) Microservices
8 7 (9.46%) MVC
8 7 (9.46%) Pair Programming
8 7 (9.46%) Scrum
9 6 (8.11%) CRM
9 6 (8.11%) ITIL
9 6 (8.11%) Project Management
10 5 (6.76%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (37.84%) Java
2 22 (29.73%) SQL
3 13 (17.57%) C#
3 13 (17.57%) JavaScript
4 6 (8.11%) T-SQL
5 3 (4.05%) PL/SQL
5 3 (4.05%) Scala
6 2 (2.70%) C
7 1 (1.35%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.35%) Groovy
7 1 (1.35%) Python
7 1 (1.35%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.35%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 13 (17.57%) Security Cleared
2 9 (12.16%) SC Cleared
3 6 (8.11%) DV Cleared
4 5 (6.76%) Degree
5 1 (1.35%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.35%) MCSE
5 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.05%) PMO
1 3 (4.05%) QA
2 1 (1.35%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.35%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (4.05%) Oracle Identity Management
1 3 (4.05%) Puppet
2 2 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.35%) Kibana
3 1 (1.35%) logstash
3 1 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 30 (40.54%) Oracle
2 20 (27.03%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.76%) Jaspersoft
4 3 (4.05%) HP
4 3 (4.05%) TIBCO
5 2 (2.70%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.70%) SAP
5 2 (2.70%) Talend
6 1 (1.35%) Adobe
6 1 (1.35%) Apigee
6 1 (1.35%) Chordiant
6 1 (1.35%) Citrix
6 1 (1.35%) Dell
6 1 (1.35%) Genesys
6 1 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.35%) Siebel