The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 121 98 99
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +1
Contract jobs citing SOA 1013 1137 1083
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.02% 2.15% 2.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.43% 2.67% 2.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 646 733 646
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £330 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 7
Median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £31.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +32.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £26.53 £21.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £56.20 £44.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +84.78%
SOA
UK

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41713 42607 40208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.05% 80.44% 78.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27776 28210 25375
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1001 1151 1119
Median hourly rate £29.50 £31.44 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.17% +36.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.93 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £51.30 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +28.15%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in England

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

SOA Daily Rate Trend in England

SOA
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the England region over the 3 months to 26 August 2016.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in England

SOA
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

SOA Hourly Rate Trend in England

SOA
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 26 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
London -9 473 £475 -5.00% 105
South East +7 181 £430 -0.86% 29
North West -2 90 £450 -5.26% 15
Yorkshire -8 82 £475 +22.58% 12
East of England -14 49 £475 -2.56% 13
West Midlands -36 34 £400 -5.32% 8
South West -41 34 £550 +15.78% 9
East Midlands -19 30 £450 -14.28% 4
North East -17 29 £280 -44.00% 2
Midlands -7 6 £575 -
SOA
UK

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

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

1 849 (40.08%) Agile Software Development
2 802 (37.87%) Java
3 625 (29.51%) Oracle
4 588 (27.76%) Web Services
5 457 (21.58%) XML
6 393 (18.56%) .NET
7 392 (18.51%) Scrum
8 387 (18.27%) TDD
9 367 (17.33%) JavaScript
10 366 (17.28%) HTML
11 349 (16.48%) Finance
12 343 (16.19%) SQL
13 341 (16.10%) REST
14 331 (15.63%) SOAP
15 323 (15.25%) Linux
16 315 (14.87%) Microsoft
17 306 (14.45%) Continuous Integration
18 300 (14.16%) Middleware
18 300 (14.16%) C#
19 287 (13.55%) CSS
20 279 (13.17%) RESTful
21 278 (13.13%) Microservices
22 270 (12.75%) Spring
23 243 (11.47%) Git (software)
24 235 (11.10%) TOGAF
25 219 (10.34%) J2EE
25 219 (10.34%) Windows
26 217 (10.25%) HTML5
27 216 (10.20%) SDLC
27 216 (10.20%) SQL Server

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in 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
1 135 (6.37%) WebLogic
2 122 (5.76%) JBoss
3 116 (5.48%) WebSphere
4 111 (5.24%) Oracle Service Bus
5 88 (4.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 88 (4.15%) Tomcat
6 81 (3.82%) Mule
7 74 (3.49%) BizTalk Server
8 71 (3.35%) Apache
9 60 (2.83%) SharePoint
10 59 (2.79%) CMS
11 54 (2.55%) Confluence
12 36 (1.70%) Mule ESB
13 30 (1.42%) WebSphere Application Server
14 26 (1.23%) Apache Solr
15 24 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
15 24 (1.13%) IIS
15 24 (1.13%) nginx
16 21 (0.99%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 20 (0.94%) OpenStack
Applications
1 104 (4.91%) MS Excel
2 12 (0.57%) MS Office
3 9 (0.42%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.33%) InfoPath
6 4 (0.19%) MS Project
7 2 (0.094%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.094%) Pro/ENGINEER
7 2 (0.094%) PTC Creo
7 2 (0.094%) Siemens NX
7 2 (0.094%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.047%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 74 (3.49%) Oracle EBS
2 66 (3.12%) Oracle EBS R12
3 60 (2.83%) Oracle BPM
4 59 (2.79%) Dynamics CRM
5 29 (1.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 19 (0.90%) BusinessWorks
7 16 (0.76%) Oracle Applications
8 15 (0.71%) Eloqua
8 15 (0.71%) Oracle ERP
9 13 (0.61%) Oracle Payables
10 12 (0.57%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 11 (0.52%) Oracle Retail
12 10 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
12 10 (0.47%) Maximo
13 9 (0.42%) Documaker
13 9 (0.42%) Oracle ASCP
14 8 (0.38%) Radian6
14 8 (0.38%) Social Studio
15 7 (0.33%) Adobe Campaign
15 7 (0.33%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 119 (5.62%) Amazon AWS
2 111 (5.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 93 (4.39%) GitHub
4 58 (2.74%) SaaS
5 43 (2.03%) PaaS
6 33 (1.56%) IaaS
7 32 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
8 26 (1.23%) Amazon S3
9 25 (1.18%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 18 (0.85%) Route 53
11 16 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
12 15 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
13 14 (0.66%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 14 (0.66%) CloudFront
14 11 (0.52%) Amazon ELB
14 11 (0.52%) Amazon SQS
14 11 (0.52%) Boomi
15 10 (0.47%) Force.com
15 10 (0.47%) Heroku
16 9 (0.42%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 110 (5.19%) HTTP
2 30 (1.42%) Internet
3 24 (1.13%) SNMP
4 22 (1.04%) LAN
5 21 (0.99%) FTP
5 21 (0.99%) SAN
6 20 (0.94%) Firewall
7 19 (0.90%) WAN
8 18 (0.85%) AMQP
8 18 (0.85%) SSL
9 15 (0.71%) DNS
9 15 (0.71%) HTTPS
10 13 (0.61%) DVB
11 12 (0.57%) CTI
11 12 (0.57%) Network Security
11 12 (0.57%) TCP/IP
12 11 (0.52%) LDAP
13 9 (0.42%) Intranet
14 8 (0.38%) Extranet
14 8 (0.38%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 216 (10.20%) SQL Server
2 191 (9.02%) Oracle Database
3 147 (6.94%) MongoDB
4 119 (5.62%) NoSQL
4 119 (5.62%) PostgreSQL
5 110 (5.19%) MySQL
6 88 (4.15%) Data Warehouse
7 83 (3.92%) Big Data
8 81 (3.82%) Oracle Database 11g
9 74 (3.49%) Relational Database
10 68 (3.21%) Hadoop
11 45 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 42 (1.98%) Apache Cassandra
12 42 (1.98%) Oracle ODI
13 39 (1.84%) DB2
13 39 (1.84%) SQL Server 2012
14 35 (1.65%) Oracle Database 12c
15 32 (1.51%) SQL Server 2008
16 27 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 25 (1.18%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 243 (11.47%) Git (software)
2 195 (9.21%) Jenkins
3 178 (8.40%) JIRA
4 105 (4.96%) Maven
5 87 (4.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 82 (3.87%) SoapUI
7 73 (3.45%) JUnit
8 70 (3.31%) Subversion
9 69 (3.26%) Selenium
10 53 (2.50%) Mercurial
11 45 (2.12%) Visual Studio
12 42 (1.98%) Eclipse
13 38 (1.79%) Gradle
14 37 (1.75%) Cucumber
14 37 (1.75%) NUnit
15 35 (1.65%) IntelliJ
16 33 (1.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 31 (1.46%) Ant
18 30 (1.42%) Talend Open Studio
19 28 (1.32%) Grunt
General
1 349 (16.48%) Finance
2 161 (7.60%) Banking
3 150 (7.08%) Retail
4 102 (4.82%) Marketing
5 93 (4.39%) Telecoms
6 37 (1.75%) Manufacturing
7 29 (1.37%) Electronics
8 24 (1.13%) Investment Banking
9 23 (1.09%) Legal
10 22 (1.04%) Publishing
11 21 (0.99%) Front Office
12 19 (0.90%) Billing
13 18 (0.85%) Financial Institution
14 14 (0.66%) Advertising
14 14 (0.66%) Back Office
14 14 (0.66%) Law
15 12 (0.57%) Retail Banking
16 7 (0.33%) Automotive
16 7 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
17 6 (0.28%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 760 (35.88%) Architect
2 730 (34.47%) Developer
3 370 (17.47%) Solutions Architect
4 271 (12.80%) Java Developer
5 140 (6.61%) Senior Developer
6 129 (6.09%) .NET Developer
7 117 (5.52%) Consultant
8 115 (5.43%) C# Developer
9 111 (5.24%) Technical Architect
10 89 (4.20%) Integration Architect
11 84 (3.97%) Designer
12 80 (3.78%) SOA Architect
13 79 (3.73%) SOA Developer
14 78 (3.68%) C# .NET Developer
15 77 (3.64%) Senior Java Developer
16 63 (2.97%) Data Architect
17 61 (2.88%) Oracle Developer
18 60 (2.83%) Java Architect
19 57 (2.69%) Analyst
20 52 (2.46%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 588 (27.76%) Web Services
2 457 (21.58%) XML
3 393 (18.56%) .NET
4 366 (17.28%) HTML
5 341 (16.10%) REST
6 331 (15.63%) SOAP
7 300 (14.16%) Middleware
8 287 (13.55%) CSS
9 279 (13.17%) RESTful
10 270 (12.75%) Spring
11 219 (10.34%) J2EE
12 217 (10.25%) HTML5
13 189 (8.92%) JSON
14 162 (7.65%) JMS
15 143 (6.75%) ASP.NET
16 140 (6.61%) XSD
17 131 (6.19%) Hibernate
18 122 (5.76%) AngularJS
19 121 (5.71%) jQuery
20 116 (5.48%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 167 (7.88%) Enterprise Software
2 125 (5.90%) Analytical Skills
3 84 (3.97%) Computer Science
4 68 (3.21%) User Experience
5 62 (2.93%) Mobile App
6 59 (2.79%) Data Centre
7 57 (2.69%) Data Integration
8 44 (2.08%) Management Information System
9 41 (1.94%) DataPower
10 37 (1.75%) Virtual Team
11 34 (1.61%) N-Tier
12 31 (1.46%) Data Structures
13 29 (1.37%) Clustering
14 27 (1.27%) Algorithms
15 23 (1.09%) SWIFT
16 22 (1.04%) NHS
17 20 (0.94%) Private Cloud
17 20 (0.94%) Video on Demand
18 19 (0.90%) Mathematics
19 18 (0.85%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 323 (15.25%) Linux
2 219 (10.34%) Windows
3 158 (7.46%) Unix
4 71 (3.35%) Windows Server
5 54 (2.55%) AIX
6 46 (2.17%) Solaris
7 39 (1.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 31 (1.46%) Apple iOS
9 29 (1.37%) Android
9 29 (1.37%) CentOS
10 21 (0.99%) Ubuntu
11 17 (0.80%) Windows Mobile
12 10 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
14 7 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
15 6 (0.28%) SUSE
16 5 (0.24%) Windows 7
17 4 (0.19%) HPUX
17 4 (0.19%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 4 (0.19%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 849 (40.08%) Agile Software Development
2 392 (18.51%) Scrum
3 387 (18.27%) TDD
4 306 (14.45%) Continuous Integration
5 278 (13.13%) Microservices
6 235 (11.10%) TOGAF
7 216 (10.20%) SDLC
8 213 (10.06%) Open Source
9 202 (9.54%) DevOps
10 200 (9.44%) Data Modelling
11 199 (9.40%) OO
12 195 (9.21%) MVC
13 143 (6.75%) UML
14 140 (6.61%) CRM
15 133 (6.28%) Enterprise Architecture
16 130 (6.14%) Business Intelligence
16 130 (6.14%) E-Commerce
16 130 (6.14%) Software Engineering
17 119 (5.62%) Migration
18 117 (5.52%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 802 (37.87%) Java
2 367 (17.33%) JavaScript
3 343 (16.19%) SQL
4 300 (14.16%) C#
5 97 (4.58%) Scala
6 90 (4.25%) Python
7 83 (3.92%) Groovy
8 65 (3.07%) PL/SQL
8 65 (3.07%) Ruby
9 64 (3.02%) C
10 56 (2.64%) C++
11 53 (2.50%) PHP
12 46 (2.17%) Clojure
13 45 (2.12%) T-SQL
14 36 (1.70%) Perl
14 36 (1.70%) Shell Script
15 29 (1.37%) PowerShell
16 28 (1.32%) Apex Code
17 23 (1.09%) Bash Shell
18 18 (0.85%) Go
Qualifications
1 187 (8.83%) Security Cleared
2 150 (7.08%) SC Cleared
3 122 (5.76%) Degree
4 37 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
5 14 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (0.61%) DV Cleared
7 11 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
7 11 (0.52%) Sun Certification
8 10 (0.47%) ISEB
9 8 (0.38%) MCSA
9 8 (0.38%) MCSD
9 8 (0.38%) MCSE
10 7 (0.33%) CISSP
10 7 (0.33%) Oracle Certification
11 6 (0.28%) CISM
12 4 (0.19%) ISTQB
12 4 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (0.19%) MCP
13 3 (0.14%) BC Cleared
13 3 (0.14%) OCMJD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (5.48%) QA
2 34 (1.61%) SLA
3 30 (1.42%) Data Quality
4 29 (1.37%) Disclosure Scotland
5 24 (1.13%) HL7
6 21 (0.99%) ISO 9001
7 11 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (0.33%) COBIT
9 5 (0.24%) PCI DSS
10 4 (0.19%) ISO20022
11 3 (0.14%) SEPA
12 2 (0.094%) Dodd-Frank
12 2 (0.094%) EMIR
12 2 (0.094%) JSP 440
12 2 (0.094%) MiFID
12 2 (0.094%) RMADS
12 2 (0.094%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.047%) GCP
13 1 (0.047%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 87 (4.11%) Docker
2 54 (2.55%) Virtual Machines
3 51 (2.41%) Active Directory
3 51 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (1.61%) Hyper-V
5 24 (1.13%) Oracle RAC
5 24 (1.13%) Xen
6 9 (0.42%) vSphere
7 7 (0.33%) XenDesktop
8 5 (0.24%) vCloud
8 5 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.19%) Terminal Server
9 4 (0.19%) VMware ESX
9 4 (0.19%) XenApp
10 3 (0.14%) Firmware
10 3 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.094%) GridGain
11 2 (0.094%) HDFS
11 2 (0.094%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.094%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 105 (4.96%) Puppet
2 27 (1.27%) Ansible
2 27 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (1.13%) Microsoft Intune
4 23 (1.09%) ZABBIX
5 21 (0.99%) Ambari
6 16 (0.76%) Data Guard
6 16 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
7 13 (0.61%) Kubernetes
8 12 (0.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 12 (0.57%) Tivoli
9 11 (0.52%) CA Service Virtualization
9 11 (0.52%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 11 (0.52%) SCCM
10 10 (0.47%) CloudHub
10 10 (0.47%) SCOM
11 9 (0.42%) Netcool
12 8 (0.38%) DBAmp
12 8 (0.38%) Kibana
12 8 (0.38%) logstash
Vendors
1 625 (29.51%) Oracle
2 315 (14.87%) Microsoft
3 179 (8.45%) IBM
4 98 (4.63%) SAP
5 79 (3.73%) Salesforce.com
6 71 (3.35%) Red Hat
7 64 (3.02%) VMware
8 63 (2.97%) MuleSoft
9 48 (2.27%) HP
10 47 (2.22%) TIBCO
11 43 (2.03%) CA
12 36 (1.70%) Citrix
13 34 (1.61%) Informatica
14 33 (1.56%) ServiceNow
15 30 (1.42%) Talend
16 29 (1.37%) webMethods
16 29 (1.37%) WSO2
17 25 (1.18%) Adobe
18 23 (1.09%) Atlassian
19 22 (1.04%) Pega
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