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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
England / East of England
Rank 31 20 30
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +10
Contract jobs citing SOA 107 158 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 5.20% 6.69% 5.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.35% 8.39% 6.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 104 101
Median daily rate £495 £531 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.82% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £391 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year
- +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Median hourly rate - £62.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £50.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +42.85%

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
1684 1884 1981
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 81.79% 79.83% 77.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1004 1145 1189
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £278 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 156 148
Median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.89% +55.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.90 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £56.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 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
Essex -2 43 £491 -1.75% 6
Cambridgeshire +8 25 £425 -19.04% 4
Norfolk +13 15 £633 +33.15%
Hertfordshire -20 15 £463 -21.27% 2
Bedfordshire -23 8 £500 -14.89% 3
Suffolk -9 1 - - 1
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 East of England region with a requirement for SOA.

1 103 (51.76%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (34.67%) Web Services
3 65 (32.66%) J2EE
3 65 (32.66%) Scrum
4 63 (31.66%) TDD
5 59 (29.65%) Java
6 56 (28.14%) Finance
7 55 (27.64%) Oracle
7 55 (27.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 53 (26.63%) .NET
9 49 (24.62%) DevOps
10 48 (24.12%) TOGAF
10 48 (24.12%) Continuous Integration
11 47 (23.62%) OO
12 41 (20.60%) Kanban
13 39 (19.60%) Enterprise Architecture
14 38 (19.10%) JavaScript
15 37 (18.59%) Middleware
15 37 (18.59%) Open Source
16 36 (18.09%) Linux
17 35 (17.59%) Adobe
18 34 (17.09%) Digital Marketing
18 34 (17.09%) Marketing
19 29 (14.57%) Spring
19 29 (14.57%) HTML
19 29 (14.57%) SOAP
20 28 (14.07%) Git (software)
21 27 (13.57%) Hibernate
21 27 (13.57%) Virtual Team
22 26 (13.07%) Manufacturing

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 55 (27.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 21 (10.55%) Confluence
3 20 (10.05%) WebLogic
4 16 (8.04%) Apache
5 15 (7.54%) JBoss
5 15 (7.54%) Oracle Service Bus
6 12 (6.03%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 7 (3.52%) WebSphere
8 5 (2.51%) SharePoint
9 3 (1.51%) Mule
10 1 (0.50%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.50%) IIS
10 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 13 (6.53%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.51%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 22 (11.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 12 (6.03%) Adobe Campaign
3 10 (5.03%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (3.52%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (3.02%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (1.51%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.50%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.50%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.02%) IaaS
1 8 (4.02%) PaaS
2 4 (2.01%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.51%) SaaS
4 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.50%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 25 (12.56%) SSL
2 22 (11.06%) HTTP
3 21 (10.55%) TCP/IP
4 14 (7.04%) Internet
5 12 (6.03%) SMS
6 8 (4.02%) DNS
7 6 (3.02%) Intranet
8 1 (0.50%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (11.56%) Oracle Database
2 15 (7.54%) Relational Database
3 13 (6.53%) Big Data
4 12 (6.03%) Oracle Database 12c
5 11 (5.53%) Oracle Database 11g
6 9 (4.52%) SQL Server
7 7 (3.52%) NoSQL
8 5 (2.51%) MySQL
9 3 (1.51%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (1.51%) Oracle ODI
10 2 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.01%) QlikView
10 2 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.50%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.50%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.50%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 28 (14.07%) Git (software)
2 21 (10.55%) JIRA
3 19 (9.55%) JIRA Agile
4 18 (9.05%) Subversion
5 17 (8.54%) Jenkins
6 12 (6.03%) SoapUI
7 10 (5.03%) Maven
8 4 (2.01%) Ant
9 1 (0.50%) Rational Rose
9 1 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 56 (28.14%) Finance
2 34 (17.09%) Marketing
3 26 (13.07%) Manufacturing
4 25 (12.56%) Telecoms
5 22 (11.06%) Electronics
6 12 (6.03%) Banking
6 12 (6.03%) Legal
7 7 (3.52%) Advertising
8 3 (1.51%) Retail
9 2 (1.01%) Automotive
10 1 (0.50%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 101 (50.75%) Architect
2 65 (32.66%) Solutions Architect
3 23 (11.56%) Developer
4 15 (7.54%) Scrum Master
5 13 (6.53%) Digital Architect
6 12 (6.03%) Digital Marketing Architect
6 12 (6.03%) IT Architect
6 12 (6.03%) SOA Architect
7 11 (5.53%) Data Architect
7 11 (5.53%) Java Architect
7 11 (5.53%) Java Developer
8 9 (4.52%) DevOps Engineer
8 9 (4.52%) Oracle Specialist
8 9 (4.52%) Support Specialist
8 9 (4.52%) Technical Architect
9 8 (4.02%) Consultant
9 8 (4.02%) Digital Solutions Architect
9 8 (4.02%) Lead DevOps
9 8 (4.02%) SOA Specialist
9 8 (4.02%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (34.67%) Web Services
2 65 (32.66%) J2EE
3 53 (26.63%) .NET
4 37 (18.59%) Middleware
5 29 (14.57%) HTML
5 29 (14.57%) SOAP
5 29 (14.57%) Spring
6 27 (13.57%) Hibernate
7 25 (12.56%) ASP.NET
8 23 (11.56%) Apache Flex
9 19 (9.55%) JSON
10 17 (8.54%) XML
11 16 (8.04%) REST
12 14 (7.04%) JMS
12 14 (7.04%) RESTful
13 12 (6.03%) Oracle Fusion
13 12 (6.03%) XSLT
14 9 (4.52%) Node.js
15 7 (3.52%) XSD
16 5 (2.51%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 27 (13.57%) Virtual Team
2 20 (10.05%) Enterprise Software
3 12 (6.03%) Social Media
4 8 (4.02%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.51%) Linked Data
5 5 (2.51%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.51%) Clustering
6 3 (1.51%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.51%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.51%) iPad
7 1 (0.50%) Augmented Reality
7 1 (0.50%) DataPower
7 1 (0.50%) Digital TV
7 1 (0.50%) IPTV
7 1 (0.50%) iSeries
7 1 (0.50%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.50%) RIA
7 1 (0.50%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 36 (18.09%) Linux
2 15 (7.54%) Unix
3 9 (4.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (4.02%) CoreOS
4 8 (4.02%) Ubuntu
5 5 (2.51%) Solaris
6 1 (0.50%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (51.76%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (32.66%) Scrum
3 63 (31.66%) TDD
4 49 (24.62%) DevOps
5 48 (24.12%) Continuous Integration
5 48 (24.12%) TOGAF
6 47 (23.62%) OO
7 41 (20.60%) Kanban
8 39 (19.60%) Enterprise Architecture
9 37 (18.59%) Open Source
10 34 (17.09%) Digital Marketing
11 25 (12.56%) Business Intelligence
11 25 (12.56%) Coaching
12 24 (12.06%) User Stories
13 23 (11.56%) Continuous Delivery
13 23 (11.56%) Information Security
14 22 (11.06%) Programme Management
14 22 (11.06%) Technical Architecture
14 22 (11.06%) Zachman Framework
15 19 (9.55%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 59 (29.65%) Java
2 38 (19.10%) JavaScript
3 12 (6.03%) Python
4 9 (4.52%) C#
4 9 (4.52%) Perl
5 8 (4.02%) SQL
6 7 (3.52%) C
7 5 (2.51%) Ruby
7 5 (2.51%) XPath
8 3 (1.51%) Scala
8 3 (1.51%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.01%) Groovy
9 2 (1.01%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.01%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.01%) VBScript
10 1 (0.50%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (12.06%) Degree
2 9 (4.52%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.52%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.01%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.02%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.01%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.51%) QA
4 1 (0.50%) MiFID
System Software
1 22 (11.06%) Docker
2 5 (2.51%) Virtual Servers
2 5 (2.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.51%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 17 (8.54%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (4.52%) Puppet
3 4 (2.01%) Ansible
Vendors
1 55 (27.64%) Oracle
2 35 (17.59%) Adobe
3 24 (12.06%) SAP
4 22 (11.06%) WSO2
5 11 (5.53%) IBM
6 8 (4.02%) Forcepoint
7 5 (2.51%) Microsoft
7 5 (2.51%) VMware
8 4 (2.01%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.50%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.50%) BEA
9 1 (0.50%) Google
9 1 (0.50%) hybris
9 1 (0.50%) JDA
9 1 (0.50%) MuleSoft
9 1 (0.50%) Red Hat
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