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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 62 62 82
Rank change year-on-year
0 +20
Contract jobs citing SOA 71 82 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.89% 2.89% 2.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.62% 3.76% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 57 47
Median daily rate £475 £475 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £614 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £460 £438
% change year-on-year
-4.89% +5.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £38.34 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £41.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
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
1961 2182 2432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 79.78% 76.97% 79.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1116 1254 1493
Median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 166 146
Median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +35.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £12.50 £13.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.95% +30.76%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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
Essex +14 27 £430 +65.38% 1
Bedfordshire 0 16 £438 -24.73% 2
Hertfordshire -2 15 £438 -12.50% 9
Cambridgeshire +10 13 £505 +31.16% 3
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 90 (61.64%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (37.67%) Oracle
3 47 (32.19%) Web Services
4 39 (26.71%) Java
5 36 (24.66%) .NET
6 35 (23.97%) Middleware
7 33 (22.60%) Scrum
7 33 (22.60%) TDD
7 33 (22.60%) TOGAF
7 33 (22.60%) Enterprise Architecture
8 31 (21.23%) Continuous Integration
9 30 (20.55%) SOAP
10 28 (19.18%) XML
10 28 (19.18%) C#
11 27 (18.49%) API Design
12 26 (17.81%) J2EE
13 25 (17.12%) Microsoft
14 24 (16.44%) Linux
15 23 (15.75%) Open Source
16 22 (15.07%) E-Commerce
16 22 (15.07%) SQL Server
16 22 (15.07%) DevOps
17 21 (14.38%) REST
17 21 (14.38%) Marketing
18 20 (13.70%) JSON
18 20 (13.70%) RESTful
19 19 (13.01%) Technical Architecture
20 18 (12.33%) CRM
20 18 (12.33%) Finance
20 18 (12.33%) WSO2

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 13 (8.90%) JBoss
2 10 (6.85%) Apache
2 10 (6.85%) Oracle Service Bus
2 10 (6.85%) SharePoint
3 8 (5.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 7 (4.79%) Mule
5 6 (4.11%) WebLogic
5 6 (4.11%) WebSphere
6 5 (3.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (2.05%) Confluence
8 2 (1.37%) Apache ServiceMix
8 2 (1.37%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.37%) IIS
9 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (4.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (7.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (5.48%) Adobe Campaign
3 7 (4.79%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (4.11%) Maximo
5 5 (3.42%) BigMachines
5 5 (3.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (2.05%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (1.37%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (1.37%) Primavera
7 2 (1.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (1.37%) SAP CRM
7 2 (1.37%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.85%) SaaS
2 5 (3.42%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.37%) Force.com
5 1 (0.68%) IaaS
5 1 (0.68%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.90%) HTTP
2 10 (6.85%) SSL
2 10 (6.85%) TCP/IP
3 9 (6.16%) SMS
4 4 (2.74%) Internet
5 2 (1.37%) AMQP
5 2 (1.37%) Firewall
5 2 (1.37%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.68%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (15.07%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.85%) Oracle Database
2 10 (6.85%) Relational Database
3 9 (6.16%) Big Data
3 9 (6.16%) NoSQL
4 8 (5.48%) MySQL
5 7 (4.79%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (4.11%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (4.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (3.42%) SAP HANA
8 4 (2.74%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (2.74%) Amazon Redshift
8 4 (2.74%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (2.74%) Oracle ODI
9 3 (2.05%) DB2
9 3 (2.05%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.68%) GIS
10 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 16 (10.96%) Git (software)
1 16 (10.96%) Jenkins
2 11 (7.53%) Subversion
3 7 (4.79%) Visual Studio
4 3 (2.05%) JIRA
4 3 (2.05%) JIRA Agile
4 3 (2.05%) SoapUI
5 2 (1.37%) JMeter
5 2 (1.37%) JUnit
6 1 (0.68%) Ant
6 1 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.68%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.68%) EasyMock
6 1 (0.68%) Mockito
6 1 (0.68%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.68%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 21 (14.38%) Marketing
2 18 (12.33%) Finance
3 10 (6.85%) Legal
4 9 (6.16%) Advertising
5 8 (5.48%) Retail
6 6 (4.11%) Telecoms
7 5 (3.42%) Billing
7 5 (3.42%) Electronics
7 5 (3.42%) General Ledger
7 5 (3.42%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 81 (55.48%) Architect
2 65 (44.52%) Solutions Architect
3 33 (22.60%) Developer
4 13 (8.90%) Digital Architect
5 10 (6.85%) .NET Developer
5 10 (6.85%) Java Architect
6 9 (6.16%) Digital Solutions Architect
6 9 (6.16%) Java Solutions Architect
6 9 (6.16%) Technical Architect
7 7 (4.79%) Agile Developer
7 7 (4.79%) CRM Architect
7 7 (4.79%) CRM Solutions Architect
7 7 (4.79%) IT Architect
7 7 (4.79%) SOA Developer
8 6 (4.11%) Designer
8 6 (4.11%) Java Developer
8 6 (4.11%) SQL Developer
8 6 (4.11%) TIBCO Developer
9 5 (3.42%) Senior Developer
9 5 (3.42%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (32.19%) Web Services
2 36 (24.66%) .NET
3 35 (23.97%) Middleware
4 30 (20.55%) SOAP
5 28 (19.18%) XML
6 26 (17.81%) J2EE
7 21 (14.38%) REST
8 20 (13.70%) JSON
8 20 (13.70%) RESTful
9 12 (8.22%) ASP.NET
10 10 (6.85%) Apache Camel
11 9 (6.16%) .NET Framework
12 8 (5.48%) Apache CXF
12 8 (5.48%) Java EE
13 6 (4.11%) CSS
13 6 (4.11%) HTML
14 5 (3.42%) JMS
14 5 (3.42%) Node.js
14 5 (3.42%) WCF
14 5 (3.42%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.22%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (6.16%) Linked Data
2 9 (6.16%) Social Media
2 9 (6.16%) Virtual Team
3 7 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.74%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (2.05%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (2.05%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.68%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.68%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.68%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 24 (16.44%) Linux
2 13 (8.90%) Windows
3 12 (8.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 12 (8.22%) Unix
4 3 (2.05%) Solaris
5 2 (1.37%) Android
5 2 (1.37%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (61.64%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (22.60%) Enterprise Architecture
2 33 (22.60%) Scrum
2 33 (22.60%) TDD
2 33 (22.60%) TOGAF
3 31 (21.23%) Continuous Integration
4 27 (18.49%) API Design
5 23 (15.75%) Open Source
6 22 (15.07%) DevOps
6 22 (15.07%) E-Commerce
7 19 (13.01%) Technical Architecture
8 18 (12.33%) CRM
8 18 (12.33%) Microservices
9 17 (11.64%) Software Engineering
10 16 (10.96%) Data Modelling
11 15 (10.27%) Digital Marketing
11 15 (10.27%) Mentoring
12 14 (9.59%) Coaching
12 14 (9.59%) Configuration Management
12 14 (9.59%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 39 (26.71%) Java
2 28 (19.18%) C#
3 15 (10.27%) SQL
4 8 (5.48%) JavaScript
5 7 (4.79%) Perl
6 6 (4.11%) PL/SQL
6 6 (4.11%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.37%) C
7 2 (1.37%) C++
7 2 (1.37%) PHP
7 2 (1.37%) XPath
Qualifications
1 14 (9.59%) Degree
2 1 (0.68%) ISEB
2 1 (0.68%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.68%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.53%) QA
System Software
1 9 (6.16%) Docker
1 9 (6.16%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 10 (6.85%) Opscode Chef
1 10 (6.85%) Puppet
2 2 (1.37%) Ansible
3 1 (0.68%) Terraform
Vendors
1 55 (37.67%) Oracle
2 25 (17.12%) Microsoft
3 18 (12.33%) WSO2
4 17 (11.64%) IBM
5 16 (10.96%) SAP
6 8 (5.48%) Adobe
7 6 (4.11%) Red Hat
7 6 (4.11%) TIBCO
8 5 (3.42%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (2.05%) BEA
10 2 (1.37%) hybris
11 1 (0.68%) Citrix
11 1 (0.68%) ESRI
11 1 (0.68%) Forcepoint
11 1 (0.68%) Google
11 1 (0.68%) MuleSoft
11 1 (0.68%) Sitecore
11 1 (0.68%) Talend
11 1 (0.68%) Telerik
11 1 (0.68%) VMware
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