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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 41 72 56
Rank change year-on-year +31 -16  
Contract jobs citing SOA 17 6 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.58% 0.60% 1.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.21% 0.77% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 16
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £322 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £465 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £54.07 £35.63
% change year-on-year -21.39% +51.77%  

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 530 780 708
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 80.42% 77.38% 71.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 426 401
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £569 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 17 10
Median hourly rate £17.59 £38.75 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.60% +24.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.35 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.33 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SOA in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOA in Reading

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 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 Reading region with a requirement for SOA.

1 15 (53.57%) Java
2 11 (39.29%) Web Services
3 9 (32.14%) Oracle
3 9 (32.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 8 (28.57%) XML
4 8 (28.57%) Unit Testing
5 7 (25.00%) J2EE
5 7 (25.00%) SQL
5 7 (25.00%) Oracle Database
6 6 (21.43%) Middleware
6 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
7 5 (17.86%) SOAP
7 5 (17.86%) Linux
7 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
7 5 (17.86%) Software Engineering
7 5 (17.86%) Jenkins
7 5 (17.86%) Jaspersoft
7 5 (17.86%) SoapUI
7 5 (17.86%) Apache Camel
8 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (14.29%) REST
8 4 (14.29%) OSGi
8 4 (14.29%) Retail
8 4 (14.29%) Programme Management
8 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (14.29%) Marketing
8 4 (14.29%) Degree
8 4 (14.29%) UML
8 4 (14.29%) Business Intelligence

SOA
Top Related 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 9 (32.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (10.71%) WebLogic
3 2 (7.14%) JBoss
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle BPEL
3 2 (7.14%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.57%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle BRM
2 1 (3.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) 3G
1 1 (3.57%) 4G
1 1 (3.57%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 3 (10.71%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (10.71%) Power BI
3 3 (10.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (7.14%) Big Data
4 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Jenkins
1 5 (17.86%) SoapUI
2 3 (10.71%) Git (software)
2 3 (10.71%) JIRA
2 3 (10.71%) TestDirector
3 2 (7.14%) Bitbucket
3 2 (7.14%) JUnit
3 2 (7.14%) MSTest
3 2 (7.14%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (3.57%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.57%) JMeter
4 1 (3.57%) LoadRunner
4 1 (3.57%) Maven
General
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
1 4 (14.29%) Marketing
1 4 (14.29%) Retail
2 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.57%) Billing
3 1 (3.57%) Electronics
3 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Developer
2 5 (17.86%) Architect
3 3 (10.71%) Development Manager
3 3 (10.71%) Integration Manager
3 3 (10.71%) Java Developer
3 3 (10.71%) Programme Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) BPM Developer
4 2 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Middleware Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Oracle Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Oracle SOA Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Sales Manager
4 2 (7.14%) SOA Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Support Officer
4 2 (7.14%) Technical Leader
4 2 (7.14%) WebLogic Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Cloud Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (39.29%) Web Services
2 8 (28.57%) XML
3 7 (25.00%) J2EE
4 6 (21.43%) Middleware
5 5 (17.86%) Apache Camel
5 5 (17.86%) SOAP
6 4 (14.29%) OSGi
6 4 (14.29%) REST
7 3 (10.71%) SAML
7 3 (10.71%) Spring
7 3 (10.71%) XSD
8 2 (7.14%) .NET
8 2 (7.14%) Apache CXF
8 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET
8 2 (7.14%) Hibernate
8 2 (7.14%) JSON
8 2 (7.14%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (7.14%) WCF
8 2 (7.14%) WSDL
8 2 (7.14%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.57%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) Linux
2 2 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) Unit Testing
2 5 (17.86%) Software Engineering
3 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 4 (14.29%) Data Security
3 4 (14.29%) Programme Management
3 4 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 4 (14.29%) UML
4 3 (10.71%) Analytics
4 3 (10.71%) Change Control
4 3 (10.71%) Data Analysis
4 3 (10.71%) Data Analytics
4 3 (10.71%) Data Management
4 3 (10.71%) Integration Testing
4 3 (10.71%) ITIL
4 3 (10.71%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 3 (10.71%) Process Management
4 3 (10.71%) Project Management
4 3 (10.71%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 15 (53.57%) Java
2 7 (25.00%) SQL
3 3 (10.71%) C#
3 3 (10.71%) PL/SQL
4 2 (7.14%) C
4 2 (7.14%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.57%) Scala
5 1 (3.57%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
2 4 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (7.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (32.14%) Oracle
2 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 5 (17.86%) Jaspersoft
4 3 (10.71%) HP
5 2 (7.14%) Red Hat
5 2 (7.14%) Talend
6 1 (3.57%) Apigee
6 1 (3.57%) SAP
6 1 (3.57%) Siebel