The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 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)
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 59 56
Rank change year-on-year +20 -3  
Contract jobs citing SOA 15 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.59% 1.29% 1.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.26% 1.61% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 7
Median daily rate £525 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +9.37%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £40.60
% change year-on-year -11.11% +10.83%  

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 Reading with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 460 683 656
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 79.45% 79.98% 77.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 406 323
Median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.37% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 22 37
Median hourly rate £29.75 £19.61 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.70% -9.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £19.61 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £25.00 £40.77
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 Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA in Reading

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOA in Reading over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOA in Reading

SOA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOA in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 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 Reading region with a requirement for SOA.

1 19 (59.38%) Java
2 10 (31.25%) SOAP
3 9 (28.13%) Web Services
3 9 (28.13%) J2EE
3 9 (28.13%) Linux
3 9 (28.13%) Unit Testing
4 8 (25.00%) XML
5 7 (21.88%) Oracle
5 7 (21.88%) Project Management
5 7 (21.88%) Use Case
5 7 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (21.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 6 (18.75%) Jaspersoft
6 6 (18.75%) SoapUI
6 6 (18.75%) REST
6 6 (18.75%) Software Engineering
6 6 (18.75%) Finance
6 6 (18.75%) Scrum
6 6 (18.75%) Security Cleared
6 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
6 6 (18.75%) JavaScript
6 6 (18.75%) SQL
7 5 (15.63%) HP
7 5 (15.63%) SAML
7 5 (15.63%) Data Security
7 5 (15.63%) Oracle Database
7 5 (15.63%) Apigee
8 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (12.50%) Defect Management
8 4 (12.50%) Linux Command Line

SOA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 7 (21.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (12.50%) nginx
3 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.25%) Tomcat
3 2 (6.25%) WebLogic
4 1 (3.13%) Apache
4 1 (3.13%) JBoss
4 1 (3.13%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.13%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.50%) DNS
1 4 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (3.13%) 3G
2 1 (3.13%) 4G
2 1 (3.13%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) Oracle Database
2 4 (12.50%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (9.38%) Big Data
3 3 (9.38%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
5 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (18.75%) SoapUI
2 4 (12.50%) JIRA
3 3 (9.38%) Jenkins
3 3 (9.38%) JMeter
3 3 (9.38%) JUnit
3 3 (9.38%) LoadRunner
3 3 (9.38%) TestDirector
4 2 (6.25%) Git (software)
4 2 (6.25%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (3.13%) Cucumber
5 1 (3.13%) Maven
5 1 (3.13%) XMLSpy
General
1 6 (18.75%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Banking
2 3 (9.38%) Retail
3 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.13%) Billing
4 1 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (3.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (31.25%) Developer
2 7 (21.88%) Architect
3 3 (9.38%) Development Manager
3 3 (9.38%) Integration Manager
3 3 (9.38%) Java Developer
3 3 (9.38%) Lead Developer
3 3 (9.38%) Programme Manager
3 3 (9.38%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (9.38%) Technical Leader
4 2 (6.25%) Designer
4 2 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) IT Architect
4 2 (6.25%) Performance Tester
4 2 (6.25%) SOA Designer
4 2 (6.25%) SOA Solution Designer
4 2 (6.25%) Solutions Designer
4 2 (6.25%) Tester
5 1 (3.13%) Java Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Senior Performance Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Technical Design Authority
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (31.25%) SOAP
2 9 (28.13%) J2EE
2 9 (28.13%) Web Services
3 8 (25.00%) XML
4 6 (18.75%) REST
5 5 (15.63%) SAML
6 4 (12.50%) .NET
6 4 (12.50%) Apache Camel
6 4 (12.50%) JSON
6 4 (12.50%) Node.js
6 4 (12.50%) OAuth2
6 4 (12.50%) OSGi
6 4 (12.50%) XSLT
7 3 (9.38%) Hibernate
7 3 (9.38%) Middleware
8 2 (6.25%) CSS
8 2 (6.25%) Ehcache
8 2 (6.25%) HTML
8 2 (6.25%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 2 (6.25%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (12.50%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (28.13%) Linux
2 2 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) Unit Testing
2 7 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (21.88%) Project Management
2 7 (21.88%) Use Case
3 6 (18.75%) Scrum
3 6 (18.75%) Software Engineering
4 5 (15.63%) Data Security
5 4 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 4 (12.50%) Defect Management
5 4 (12.50%) Load Balancing
5 4 (12.50%) Test Strategy
5 4 (12.50%) User Stories
6 3 (9.38%) Change Control
6 3 (9.38%) Coaching
6 3 (9.38%) Integration Testing
6 3 (9.38%) Mentoring
6 3 (9.38%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 3 (9.38%) Process Improvement
6 3 (9.38%) SDLC
6 3 (9.38%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (59.38%) Java
2 6 (18.75%) JavaScript
2 6 (18.75%) SQL
3 4 (12.50%) Python
4 3 (9.38%) C
4 3 (9.38%) C#
5 2 (6.25%) Scala
6 1 (3.13%) PHP
6 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.13%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 6 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.25%) Degree
3 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (6.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) Oracle
2 6 (18.75%) Jaspersoft
2 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 5 (15.63%) Apigee
3 5 (15.63%) HP
4 2 (6.25%) Red Hat
4 2 (6.25%) Talend
5 1 (3.13%) Cisco
5 1 (3.13%) Siebel