The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 79 60 105
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +45
Contract jobs citing SOA 52 90 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.04% 2.85% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.57% 3.66% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 64 28
Median daily rate £475 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £613 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £433
% change year-on-year
- +4.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.67 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.89% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +84.78%
SOA
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2026 2461 2456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 79.42% 77.88% 78.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1177 1482 1453
Median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £251 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £502
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 171 152
Median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.00 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.75 £49.25 £42.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +26.21%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England region citing SOA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

SOA Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

SOA
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

SOA
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the East of England region.

SOA Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

SOA
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Cambridgeshire +20 21 £500 +29.87% 3
Essex -1 17 £388 +25.00% 1
Bedfordshire +4 10 £513 -4.65% 2
Norfolk -6 2 £480 +9.71% 3
Suffolk +3 1 - - 3
Hertfordshire -20 1 - - 7
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, 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 East of England region with a requirement for SOA.

1 81 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (36.11%) Oracle
3 48 (33.33%) Web Services
4 41 (28.47%) .NET
4 41 (28.47%) Java
5 40 (27.78%) XML
6 35 (24.31%) SOAP
7 34 (23.61%) C#
7 34 (23.61%) Middleware
8 33 (22.92%) Microsoft
8 33 (22.92%) REST
9 29 (20.14%) TDD
10 24 (16.67%) E-Commerce
11 23 (15.97%) Software Engineering
11 23 (15.97%) Enterprise Architecture
12 22 (15.28%) Data Modelling
12 22 (15.28%) IBM
12 22 (15.28%) Scrum
13 21 (14.58%) TOGAF
13 21 (14.58%) API Design
14 20 (13.89%) Microservices
14 20 (13.89%) JSON
15 18 (12.50%) RESTful
15 18 (12.50%) J2EE
15 18 (12.50%) SQL Server
15 18 (12.50%) Open Source
16 17 (11.81%) SQL
16 17 (11.81%) CRM
16 17 (11.81%) Finance
16 17 (11.81%) Continuous Integration

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 12 (8.33%) Oracle Service Bus
2 11 (7.64%) WebSphere
3 9 (6.25%) JBoss
3 9 (6.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 8 (5.56%) Mule
5 6 (4.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 6 (4.17%) Apache ServiceMix
6 5 (3.47%) SharePoint
7 3 (2.08%) Apache
7 3 (2.08%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.39%) CMS
8 2 (1.39%) Confluence
8 2 (1.39%) IIS
9 1 (0.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (6.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 9 (6.25%) Maximo
2 6 (4.17%) Adobe Campaign
2 6 (4.17%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (3.47%) BigMachines
4 4 (2.78%) BusinessWorks
4 4 (2.78%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (2.08%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (2.08%) SAP CRM
6 2 (1.39%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (1.39%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (1.39%) Primavera
6 2 (1.39%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (1.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (1.39%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.69%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.25%) SaaS
2 5 (3.47%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.39%) Force.com
4 2 (1.39%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.69%) IaaS
5 1 (0.69%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.86%) HTTP
1 7 (4.86%) SMS
2 3 (2.08%) HTTPS
2 3 (2.08%) SSL
2 3 (2.08%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.39%) AMQP
3 2 (1.39%) Firewall
4 1 (0.69%) FTP
4 1 (0.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.94%) Oracle Database
3 7 (4.86%) Big Data
3 7 (4.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (4.17%) MySQL
4 6 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (3.47%) Relational Database
5 5 (3.47%) SAP HANA
6 4 (2.78%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (2.78%) Amazon Redshift
6 4 (2.78%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (2.78%) Oracle ODI
7 3 (2.08%) DB2
7 3 (2.08%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.39%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.69%) GIS
9 1 (0.69%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (5.56%) Git (software)
1 8 (5.56%) Visual Studio
2 6 (4.17%) Ant
2 6 (4.17%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.78%) EasyMock
3 4 (2.78%) JUnit
3 4 (2.78%) Mockito
3 4 (2.78%) Subversion
4 3 (2.08%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (1.39%) AccuRev
5 2 (1.39%) Gradle
5 2 (1.39%) JIRA
5 2 (1.39%) JMeter
5 2 (1.39%) SoapUI
5 2 (1.39%) SonarQube
5 2 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.69%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.69%) MSTest
6 1 (0.69%) NuGet
6 1 (0.69%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 17 (11.81%) Finance
1 17 (11.81%) Marketing
2 12 (8.33%) Retail
3 8 (5.56%) Legal
4 6 (4.17%) Advertising
5 5 (3.47%) Billing
5 5 (3.47%) General Ledger
6 3 (2.08%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.08%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.39%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 77 (53.47%) Architect
2 51 (35.42%) Developer
2 51 (35.42%) Solutions Architect
3 14 (9.72%) Designer
4 13 (9.03%) .NET Developer
4 13 (9.03%) SOA Developer
5 12 (8.33%) Digital Architect
5 12 (8.33%) Java Developer
5 12 (8.33%) Technical Architect
6 10 (6.94%) Agile Developer
6 10 (6.94%) Senior Developer
7 7 (4.86%) Digital Solutions Architect
8 6 (4.17%) Analyst
8 6 (4.17%) Integration Developer
8 6 (4.17%) IT Architect
8 6 (4.17%) Senior .NET Developer
8 6 (4.17%) Senior Architect
8 6 (4.17%) SQL Developer
8 6 (4.17%) TIBCO Developer
9 5 (3.47%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (33.33%) Web Services
2 41 (28.47%) .NET
3 40 (27.78%) XML
4 35 (24.31%) SOAP
5 34 (23.61%) Middleware
6 33 (22.92%) REST
7 20 (13.89%) JSON
8 18 (12.50%) J2EE
8 18 (12.50%) RESTful
9 13 (9.03%) ASP.NET
10 12 (8.33%) .NET Framework
10 12 (8.33%) Apache Camel
10 12 (8.33%) CSS
10 12 (8.33%) HTML
11 10 (6.94%) HTML5
12 9 (6.25%) Ajax
12 9 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
12 9 (6.25%) Java EE
12 9 (6.25%) Sass
12 9 (6.25%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
1 15 (10.42%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (6.94%) Virtual Team
3 7 (4.86%) Hybrid Cloud
3 7 (4.86%) Social Media
4 4 (2.78%) Data Integration
4 4 (2.78%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (2.78%) Linked Data
5 3 (2.08%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.08%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.39%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.69%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.69%) FMCG
7 1 (0.69%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 16 (11.11%) Windows
2 15 (10.42%) Linux
3 10 (6.94%) Unix
4 5 (3.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.08%) Android
5 3 (2.08%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.39%) Solaris
7 1 (0.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (20.14%) TDD
3 24 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 23 (15.97%) Enterprise Architecture
4 23 (15.97%) Software Engineering
5 22 (15.28%) Data Modelling
5 22 (15.28%) Scrum
6 21 (14.58%) API Design
6 21 (14.58%) TOGAF
7 20 (13.89%) Microservices
8 18 (12.50%) Open Source
9 17 (11.81%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (11.81%) CRM
10 16 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
11 15 (10.42%) OO
11 15 (10.42%) SDLC
12 12 (8.33%) ERP
12 12 (8.33%) Reverse Engineering
13 11 (7.64%) Analytics
13 11 (7.64%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 41 (28.47%) Java
2 34 (23.61%) C#
3 17 (11.81%) SQL
4 14 (9.72%) JavaScript
5 7 (4.86%) T-SQL
6 6 (4.17%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.39%) C++
7 2 (1.39%) PHP
7 2 (1.39%) XPath
8 1 (0.69%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (0.69%) CISA
2 1 (0.69%) CISM
2 1 (0.69%) CISSP
2 1 (0.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.64%) QA
2 3 (2.08%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (2.78%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (1.39%) Docker
3 1 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.69%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (2.08%) Puppet
2 2 (1.39%) Ansible
3 1 (0.69%) Terraform
Vendors
1 52 (36.11%) Oracle
2 33 (22.92%) Microsoft
3 22 (15.28%) IBM
4 16 (11.11%) SAP
5 15 (10.42%) WSO2
6 10 (6.94%) Red Hat
7 7 (4.86%) Google
7 7 (4.86%) TIBCO
8 6 (4.17%) Adobe
8 6 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (2.08%) BEA
9 3 (2.08%) MuleSoft
10 2 (1.39%) Atlassian
10 2 (1.39%) CA
10 2 (1.39%) FatWire
10 2 (1.39%) Omniture
10 2 (1.39%) Rally
10 2 (1.39%) VMware
10 2 (1.39%) webMethods
11 1 (0.69%) Sitecore
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