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 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 101 102 112
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +10
Contract jobs citing SOA 1108 1012 938
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.25% 2.02% 1.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.74% 2.55% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 758 646 582
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 13
Median hourly rate £45.00 £36.25 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -30.95%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £36.25 £49.25
% change year-on-year
+24.13% -26.39%
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
40453 39757 38477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.12% 79.42% 77.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 27165 25700 24694
Median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 904 1131 1160
Median hourly rate £27.50 £28.85 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.66% +4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.00 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.88 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -

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 30 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the England region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016.

SOA Hourly Rate Histogram 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 30 May 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 -9 430 £500 +5.26% 119
South East -1 188 £470 +4.44% 44
Yorkshire +52 117 £475 +8.57% 16
East of England +13 97 £500 +5.26% 13
North West +12 94 £488 +8.33% 22
South West +13 78 £563 +12.50% 18
West Midlands -40 42 £413 +1.85% 15
East Midlands +10 35 £450 +12.50% 4
North East -50 16 £300 - 6
Midlands +2 5 £563 -6.25%
SOA
UK

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 May 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.

1 944 (45.21%) Agile Software Development
2 798 (38.22%) Java
3 637 (30.51%) Oracle
4 550 (26.34%) Web Services
5 480 (22.99%) XML
6 417 (19.97%) .NET
7 415 (19.88%) Scrum
8 410 (19.64%) REST
9 386 (18.49%) HTML
10 384 (18.39%) SQL
11 380 (18.20%) SOAP
12 378 (18.10%) JavaScript
13 376 (18.01%) TDD
14 357 (17.10%) Finance
15 331 (15.85%) C#
16 319 (15.28%) Linux
17 310 (14.85%) Middleware
18 294 (14.08%) Microsoft
19 290 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
20 279 (13.36%) CSS
21 269 (12.88%) RESTful
22 266 (12.74%) Microservices
23 247 (11.83%) Git (software)
24 244 (11.69%) TOGAF
25 235 (11.25%) Spring
26 229 (10.97%) OO
26 229 (10.97%) Windows
27 228 (10.92%) SDLC
28 226 (10.82%) SQL Server
29 213 (10.20%) HTML5

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
1 124 (5.94%) WebLogic
2 121 (5.80%) WebSphere
3 116 (5.56%) JBoss
3 116 (5.56%) Oracle Service Bus
4 109 (5.22%) Node.js
5 107 (5.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 85 (4.07%) Tomcat
7 82 (3.93%) Apache
8 69 (3.30%) Confluence
9 60 (2.87%) CMS
10 59 (2.83%) Mule
11 39 (1.87%) BizTalk Server
12 34 (1.63%) SharePoint
12 34 (1.63%) WebSphere Application Server
13 26 (1.25%) Apache ServiceMix
14 25 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
15 20 (0.96%) Apache Solr
15 20 (0.96%) Mule ESB
16 19 (0.91%) Oracle Coherence
17 16 (0.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 80 (3.83%) MS Excel
2 12 (0.57%) MS Visio
3 9 (0.43%) MS Office
4 8 (0.38%) Photoshop
5 7 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.34%) MS Project
6 3 (0.14%) PTC Creo
6 3 (0.14%) Siemens NX
7 2 (0.096%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.096%) Pro/ENGINEER
7 2 (0.096%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.048%) HipChat
8 1 (0.048%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 58 (2.78%) Oracle BPM
2 45 (2.16%) Oracle EBS R12
3 38 (1.82%) Oracle EBS
4 24 (1.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 23 (1.10%) Oracle ERP
6 22 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
7 17 (0.81%) Oracle Applications
7 17 (0.81%) Oracle Retail
8 16 (0.77%) Oracle Payables
9 15 (0.72%) Maximo
10 14 (0.67%) BusinessWorks
11 9 (0.43%) Oracle ASCP
12 7 (0.34%) Oracle SCM
12 7 (0.34%) SAP MDM
12 7 (0.34%) Teamcenter
13 6 (0.29%) Oracle CRM
13 6 (0.29%) SAP CRM
14 4 (0.19%) Primavera
14 4 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
15 3 (0.14%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 105 (5.03%) Amazon AWS
2 69 (3.30%) GitHub
3 61 (2.92%) SaaS
4 56 (2.68%) Microsoft Azure
5 47 (2.25%) Cloud Computing
6 33 (1.58%) Amazon S3
7 32 (1.53%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 24 (1.15%) PaaS
9 22 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
9 22 (1.05%) IaaS
10 21 (1.01%) Amazon SQS
11 17 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
12 16 (0.77%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 15 (0.72%) Route 53
14 14 (0.67%) Amazon ELB
14 14 (0.67%) CloudFront
14 14 (0.67%) Force.com
15 11 (0.53%) Amazon Kinesis
16 9 (0.43%) Heroku
16 9 (0.43%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 134 (6.42%) HTTP
2 35 (1.68%) Internet
3 28 (1.34%) DVB
4 24 (1.15%) Firewall
5 22 (1.05%) HTTPS
6 18 (0.86%) FTP
6 18 (0.86%) SNMP
7 17 (0.81%) LAN
7 17 (0.81%) WAN
8 14 (0.67%) DNS
8 14 (0.67%) SSL
9 13 (0.62%) SAN
10 12 (0.57%) Intrusion Detection
10 12 (0.57%) TCP/IP
11 11 (0.53%) Network Security
12 9 (0.43%) VPN
12 9 (0.43%) WinSCP
13 8 (0.38%) VoIP
14 7 (0.34%) AMQP
15 6 (0.29%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 226 (10.82%) SQL Server
2 159 (7.61%) Oracle Database
3 132 (6.32%) NoSQL
4 115 (5.51%) MySQL
5 109 (5.22%) MongoDB
5 109 (5.22%) PostgreSQL
6 85 (4.07%) Relational Database
7 80 (3.83%) Data Warehouse
8 73 (3.50%) Oracle Database 11g
9 49 (2.35%) SQL Server 2012
10 41 (1.96%) Oracle Database 12c
11 40 (1.92%) Big Data
11 40 (1.92%) DB2
11 40 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 33 (1.58%) Hadoop
13 32 (1.53%) RDBMS
14 26 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
14 26 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 24 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
15 24 (1.15%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 247 (11.83%) Git (software)
2 177 (8.48%) Jenkins
3 166 (7.95%) JIRA
4 131 (6.27%) Maven
5 103 (4.93%) JUnit
6 88 (4.21%) Subversion
7 85 (4.07%) Team Foundation Server
8 71 (3.40%) SoapUI
9 64 (3.07%) Selenium
10 59 (2.83%) NUnit
11 51 (2.44%) Eclipse
12 47 (2.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 45 (2.16%) Ant
14 44 (2.11%) Visual Studio
15 38 (1.82%) Cucumber
16 35 (1.68%) Hudson
16 35 (1.68%) TeamCity
17 33 (1.58%) Talend Open Studio
18 29 (1.39%) Gradle
19 28 (1.34%) Mockito
General
1 357 (17.10%) Finance
2 180 (8.62%) Banking
3 147 (7.04%) Retail
4 83 (3.98%) Telecoms
5 47 (2.25%) Marketing
6 37 (1.77%) Manufacturing
7 30 (1.44%) Front Office
8 28 (1.34%) Back Office
9 27 (1.29%) Investment Banking
10 25 (1.20%) Electronics
11 23 (1.10%) Financial Institution
12 22 (1.05%) Billing
13 17 (0.81%) Advertising
14 15 (0.72%) Legal
14 15 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
15 10 (0.48%) Games
16 9 (0.43%) Retail Banking
17 7 (0.34%) Automotive
18 6 (0.29%) General Ledger
19 5 (0.24%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 771 (36.93%) Developer
2 745 (35.68%) Architect
3 371 (17.77%) Solutions Architect
4 249 (11.93%) Java Developer
5 148 (7.09%) Senior Developer
6 139 (6.66%) C# Developer
7 134 (6.42%) .NET Developer
8 119 (5.70%) Technical Architect
9 118 (5.65%) Designer
10 104 (4.98%) Consultant
11 89 (4.26%) C# .NET Developer
11 89 (4.26%) SOA Developer
12 66 (3.16%) Oracle Developer
13 65 (3.11%) Senior Java Developer
14 62 (2.97%) Integration Architect
15 61 (2.92%) Solutions Designer
16 60 (2.87%) Enterprise Architect
17 59 (2.83%) SOA Architect
18 53 (2.54%) Analyst
19 52 (2.49%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 550 (26.34%) Web Services
2 480 (22.99%) XML
3 417 (19.97%) .NET
4 410 (19.64%) REST
5 386 (18.49%) HTML
6 380 (18.20%) SOAP
7 310 (14.85%) Middleware
8 279 (13.36%) CSS
9 269 (12.88%) RESTful
10 235 (11.25%) Spring
11 213 (10.20%) HTML5
12 203 (9.72%) J2EE
13 182 (8.72%) JSON
14 180 (8.62%) XSD
15 145 (6.94%) ASP.NET
16 137 (6.56%) JMS
17 131 (6.27%) AngularJS
18 125 (5.99%) jQuery
19 118 (5.65%) WCF
20 112 (5.36%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 123 (5.89%) Analytical Skills
2 117 (5.60%) Enterprise Software
3 74 (3.54%) User Experience
4 68 (3.26%) Computer Science
4 68 (3.26%) Data Integration
5 65 (3.11%) Mobile App
6 53 (2.54%) Data Centre
7 47 (2.25%) N-Tier
8 35 (1.68%) Management Information System
9 31 (1.48%) DataPower
10 29 (1.39%) STB
11 28 (1.34%) DTV
11 28 (1.34%) MPEG
12 27 (1.29%) Visualisation
13 25 (1.20%) Private Cloud
14 22 (1.05%) Mainframe
14 22 (1.05%) Video on Demand
15 21 (1.01%) NHS
15 21 (1.01%) SWIFT
16 19 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 319 (15.28%) Linux
2 229 (10.97%) Windows
3 131 (6.27%) Unix
4 47 (2.25%) Windows Server
5 32 (1.53%) Apple iOS
6 31 (1.48%) Android
7 29 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 26 (1.25%) AIX
9 23 (1.10%) Solaris
10 20 (0.96%) CentOS
11 19 (0.91%) Windows Mobile
12 14 (0.67%) Ubuntu
13 8 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
14 7 (0.34%) VME
15 6 (0.29%) SUSE
16 5 (0.24%) Windows Phone
17 4 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
17 4 (0.19%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 4 (0.19%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 944 (45.21%) Agile Software Development
2 415 (19.88%) Scrum
3 376 (18.01%) TDD
4 290 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
5 266 (12.74%) Microservices
6 244 (11.69%) TOGAF
7 229 (10.97%) OO
8 228 (10.92%) SDLC
9 205 (9.82%) Open Source
10 191 (9.15%) Data Modelling
11 182 (8.72%) DevOps
12 179 (8.57%) MVC
13 160 (7.66%) E-Commerce
14 140 (6.70%) UML
15 138 (6.61%) Migration
16 132 (6.32%) Business Intelligence
17 128 (6.13%) Software Engineering
18 112 (5.36%) Project Management
19 110 (5.27%) ETL
20 109 (5.22%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 798 (38.22%) Java
2 384 (18.39%) SQL
3 378 (18.10%) JavaScript
4 331 (15.85%) C#
5 84 (4.02%) C++
6 77 (3.69%) C
6 77 (3.69%) Python
7 72 (3.45%) PL/SQL
8 68 (3.26%) Groovy
9 55 (2.63%) T-SQL
10 54 (2.59%) Ruby
11 52 (2.49%) Scala
12 42 (2.01%) Perl
13 41 (1.96%) PHP
14 37 (1.77%) PowerShell
15 33 (1.58%) Apex Code
16 30 (1.44%) Shell Script
17 28 (1.34%) XPath
18 26 (1.25%) Bash Shell
18 26 (1.25%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 209 (10.01%) Security Cleared
2 165 (7.90%) SC Cleared
3 115 (5.51%) Degree
4 24 (1.15%) DV Cleared
5 22 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
6 12 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (0.53%) Sun Certification
8 10 (0.48%) CESG Certified Professional
9 8 (0.38%) ISEB
9 8 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (0.38%) MCSE
10 7 (0.34%) BC Cleared
10 7 (0.34%) CISSP
10 7 (0.34%) ISTQB
10 7 (0.34%) MCSA
10 7 (0.34%) MCSD
11 5 (0.24%) SAP Certification
12 4 (0.19%) APMP
12 4 (0.19%) CLAS
12 4 (0.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (4.60%) QA
2 32 (1.53%) Data Quality
3 28 (1.34%) Disclosure Scotland
4 27 (1.29%) HL7
5 20 (0.96%) COBIT
6 19 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 12 (0.57%) SLA
8 7 (0.34%) ISO27002
8 7 (0.34%) SEPA
9 6 (0.29%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.19%) JSP 440
10 4 (0.19%) RMADS
11 3 (0.14%) Solvency II
12 2 (0.096%) ISO20022
12 2 (0.096%) PCI DSS
12 2 (0.096%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.048%) ISO/IEC 12207
13 1 (0.048%) MiFID
System Software
1 76 (3.64%) Docker
2 51 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (1.58%) Active Directory
4 27 (1.29%) Hyper-V
5 23 (1.10%) Xen
6 11 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
7 8 (0.38%) vCloud
7 8 (0.38%) vSphere
8 5 (0.24%) XenApp
9 4 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.19%) Terminal Server
9 4 (0.19%) VMware ESX
9 4 (0.19%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.14%) Firmware
11 2 (0.096%) GridGain
11 2 (0.096%) HDFS
11 2 (0.096%) iptables
11 2 (0.096%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.048%) Btrfs
12 1 (0.048%) LXC
Systems Management
1 89 (4.26%) Puppet
2 32 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (0.81%) Bareos
3 17 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
3 17 (0.81%) yum
4 14 (0.67%) Tivoli
5 13 (0.62%) Ansible
5 13 (0.62%) Kubernetes
5 13 (0.62%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 12 (0.57%) SCCM
7 11 (0.53%) logstash
8 10 (0.48%) Data Guard
9 9 (0.43%) SCOM
10 8 (0.38%) Nagios
10 8 (0.38%) Netcool
11 7 (0.34%) CloudHub
11 7 (0.34%) Kibana
11 7 (0.34%) MOM
11 7 (0.34%) Oracle Identity Management
12 6 (0.29%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 637 (30.51%) Oracle
2 294 (14.08%) Microsoft
3 164 (7.85%) IBM
4 93 (4.45%) SAP
5 82 (3.93%) Red Hat
6 74 (3.54%) VMware
7 60 (2.87%) Salesforce.com
8 57 (2.73%) TIBCO
9 43 (2.06%) WSO2
10 41 (1.96%) MuleSoft
11 39 (1.87%) Citrix
12 34 (1.63%) Google
13 33 (1.58%) Talend
14 32 (1.53%) HP
14 32 (1.53%) webMethods
15 30 (1.44%) Informatica
16 28 (1.34%) Atlassian
17 25 (1.20%) Splunk
18 24 (1.15%) Teradata
19 22 (1.05%) Adobe
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