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 28 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 129 99 98
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -1
Contract jobs citing SOA 954 1156 1073
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.92% 2.19% 2.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.30% 2.70% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 601 754 638
Median daily rate £466 £475 £453
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.84% +4.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £330 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £450 £440
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 6
Median hourly rate £45.00 £41.25 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £32.68 £27.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £41.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
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
41418 42868 40272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.42% 81.15% 77.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 27632 28487 25583
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1049 1180 1121
Median hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% +36.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +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 28 September 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 28 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
London -2 486 £475 -5.00% 110
South East -10 160 £430 -4.44% 33
North West -14 73 £450 -5.26% 12
East of England -7 71 £475 +1.33% 17
Yorkshire -18 69 £473 +21.93% 10
North East -15 24 £294 -41.20% 1
West Midlands -56 22 £400 -9.09% 19
South West -59 22 £513 +7.32% 4
East Midlands -31 21 £500 +11.11% 9
Midlands -5 2 - -
SOA
UK

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 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 England region with a requirement for SOA.

1 883 (42.66%) Agile Software Development
2 788 (38.07%) Java
3 629 (30.39%) Oracle
4 589 (28.45%) Web Services
5 446 (21.55%) XML
6 412 (19.90%) TDD
7 387 (18.70%) Scrum
8 372 (17.97%) SQL
9 367 (17.73%) .NET
10 363 (17.54%) JavaScript
11 348 (16.81%) HTML
12 340 (16.43%) REST
13 323 (15.60%) Continuous Integration
14 319 (15.41%) SOAP
15 317 (15.31%) Finance
16 315 (15.22%) Linux
17 310 (14.98%) Middleware
18 282 (13.62%) Microsoft
19 281 (13.57%) RESTful
20 280 (13.53%) CSS
21 278 (13.43%) Spring
22 274 (13.24%) C#
22 274 (13.24%) Microservices
23 258 (12.46%) Git (software)
24 226 (10.92%) J2EE
25 225 (10.87%) TOGAF
26 220 (10.63%) Open Source
27 219 (10.58%) JSON
27 219 (10.58%) DevOps
28 214 (10.34%) 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
1 139 (6.71%) WebLogic
2 120 (5.80%) JBoss
3 109 (5.27%) Oracle Service Bus
4 96 (4.64%) WebSphere
5 91 (4.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 81 (3.91%) Tomcat
7 80 (3.86%) BizTalk Server
8 75 (3.62%) Mule
9 72 (3.48%) Apache
10 68 (3.29%) SharePoint
11 55 (2.66%) Confluence
12 53 (2.56%) CMS
13 35 (1.69%) Mule ESB
14 26 (1.26%) IIS
14 26 (1.26%) WebSphere Application Server
15 24 (1.16%) Apache Spark
16 22 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
17 21 (1.01%) Apache Solr
17 21 (1.01%) nginx
18 17 (0.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 101 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 11 (0.53%) InfoPath
2 11 (0.53%) MS Office
3 8 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (0.39%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.19%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 81 (3.91%) Oracle EBS
2 71 (3.43%) Oracle EBS R12
3 63 (3.04%) Dynamics CRM
4 61 (2.95%) Oracle BPM
5 30 (1.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 19 (0.92%) Oracle Applications
7 17 (0.82%) BusinessWorks
8 15 (0.72%) Eloqua
9 12 (0.58%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 11 (0.53%) Oracle ERP
11 10 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
11 10 (0.48%) Oracle Retail
12 9 (0.43%) Adobe Campaign
12 9 (0.43%) Documaker
12 9 (0.43%) Oracle ASCP
12 9 (0.43%) Oracle Payables
13 8 (0.39%) Radian6
13 8 (0.39%) Social Studio
14 7 (0.34%) Maximo
14 7 (0.34%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 121 (5.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 116 (5.60%) Amazon AWS
3 89 (4.30%) GitHub
4 70 (3.38%) SaaS
5 51 (2.46%) PaaS
6 38 (1.84%) IaaS
7 37 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
8 17 (0.82%) Amazon S3
9 16 (0.77%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 15 (0.72%) Route 53
11 13 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
11 13 (0.63%) Force.com
12 12 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
12 12 (0.58%) Boomi
12 12 (0.58%) CloudFront
13 11 (0.53%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 10 (0.48%) Office 365
14 10 (0.48%) SuccessFactors
15 9 (0.43%) Amazon SQS
15 9 (0.43%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 121 (5.85%) HTTP
2 41 (1.98%) Firewall
2 41 (1.98%) SSL
3 28 (1.35%) Internet
4 26 (1.26%) TCP/IP
5 25 (1.21%) FTP
6 22 (1.06%) LAN
6 22 (1.06%) SAN
7 21 (1.01%) SNMP
8 20 (0.97%) HTTPS
9 19 (0.92%) WAN
10 18 (0.87%) AMQP
11 17 (0.82%) DVB
12 13 (0.63%) LDAP
13 11 (0.53%) CTI
13 11 (0.53%) WinSCP
14 9 (0.43%) DNS
14 9 (0.43%) Intranet
14 9 (0.43%) SMS
15 8 (0.39%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 214 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 199 (9.61%) Oracle Database
3 131 (6.33%) MongoDB
3 131 (6.33%) NoSQL
4 109 (5.27%) PostgreSQL
5 103 (4.98%) Big Data
6 102 (4.93%) Data Warehouse
6 102 (4.93%) MySQL
7 90 (4.35%) Hadoop
7 90 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
8 87 (4.20%) Relational Database
9 55 (2.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 48 (2.32%) Apache Cassandra
11 42 (2.03%) Oracle ODI
12 37 (1.79%) DB2
12 37 (1.79%) Oracle Database 12c
12 37 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
13 29 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
14 28 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 27 (1.30%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 258 (12.46%) Git (software)
2 212 (10.24%) Jenkins
3 192 (9.28%) JIRA
4 100 (4.83%) Maven
5 79 (3.82%) Subversion
6 76 (3.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 68 (3.29%) SoapUI
8 67 (3.24%) Selenium
9 59 (2.85%) JUnit
10 51 (2.46%) Mercurial
11 45 (2.17%) Visual Studio
12 37 (1.79%) Eclipse
13 34 (1.64%) Cucumber
13 34 (1.64%) Gradle
13 34 (1.64%) IntelliJ
14 33 (1.59%) NUnit
15 29 (1.40%) Ant
16 25 (1.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 24 (1.16%) Grunt
17 24 (1.16%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 317 (15.31%) Finance
2 149 (7.20%) Retail
3 121 (5.85%) Banking
4 109 (5.27%) Marketing
5 87 (4.20%) Telecoms
6 36 (1.74%) Manufacturing
7 30 (1.45%) Electronics
8 27 (1.30%) Publishing
9 24 (1.16%) Legal
10 23 (1.11%) Billing
11 21 (1.01%) Investment Banking
12 18 (0.87%) Advertising
12 18 (0.87%) Financial Institution
13 15 (0.72%) Retail Banking
14 14 (0.68%) Front Office
15 12 (0.58%) Law
16 11 (0.53%) Automotive
16 11 (0.53%) Local Government
17 10 (0.48%) Back Office
18 6 (0.29%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 737 (35.60%) Architect
2 731 (35.31%) Developer
3 353 (17.05%) Solutions Architect
4 267 (12.90%) Java Developer
5 121 (5.85%) .NET Developer
6 119 (5.75%) Senior Developer
7 118 (5.70%) Consultant
8 105 (5.07%) C# Developer
9 101 (4.88%) Technical Architect
10 89 (4.30%) Integration Architect
11 83 (4.01%) SOA Developer
12 76 (3.67%) Senior Java Developer
12 76 (3.67%) SOA Architect
13 74 (3.57%) C# .NET Developer
14 66 (3.19%) Data Architect
14 66 (3.19%) Java Architect
15 61 (2.95%) Designer
15 61 (2.95%) Oracle Developer
16 56 (2.71%) Analyst
17 53 (2.56%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 589 (28.45%) Web Services
2 446 (21.55%) XML
3 367 (17.73%) .NET
4 348 (16.81%) HTML
5 340 (16.43%) REST
6 319 (15.41%) SOAP
7 310 (14.98%) Middleware
8 281 (13.57%) RESTful
9 280 (13.53%) CSS
10 278 (13.43%) Spring
11 226 (10.92%) J2EE
12 219 (10.58%) JSON
13 213 (10.29%) HTML5
14 158 (7.63%) JMS
15 133 (6.43%) Hibernate
15 133 (6.43%) XSD
16 124 (5.99%) AngularJS
16 124 (5.99%) ASP.NET
17 120 (5.80%) Node.js
18 119 (5.75%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 158 (7.63%) Enterprise Software
2 116 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
3 81 (3.91%) Computer Science
4 56 (2.71%) User Experience
5 54 (2.61%) Data Centre
6 52 (2.51%) Data Integration
7 46 (2.22%) DataPower
8 39 (1.88%) Mobile App
9 36 (1.74%) Management Information System
10 34 (1.64%) N-Tier
11 33 (1.59%) Clustering
12 32 (1.55%) Virtual Team
13 29 (1.40%) Data Structures
14 28 (1.35%) Algorithms
15 23 (1.11%) NHS
16 21 (1.01%) Private Cloud
17 20 (0.97%) Mathematics
18 18 (0.87%) Social Media
18 18 (0.87%) SWIFT
19 17 (0.82%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 315 (15.22%) Linux
2 184 (8.89%) Windows
3 178 (8.60%) Unix
4 61 (2.95%) Windows Server
5 58 (2.80%) AIX
6 45 (2.17%) Solaris
7 43 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 25 (1.21%) Android
9 24 (1.16%) Apple iOS
10 21 (1.01%) CentOS
11 13 (0.63%) Ubuntu
12 11 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (0.34%) Oracle Linux
13 7 (0.34%) Windows Phone
14 6 (0.29%) Windows 7
14 6 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
15 5 (0.24%) Windows Phone 8
16 4 (0.19%) SUSE
17 3 (0.14%) HPUX
17 3 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 883 (42.66%) Agile Software Development
2 412 (19.90%) TDD
3 387 (18.70%) Scrum
4 323 (15.60%) Continuous Integration
5 274 (13.24%) Microservices
6 225 (10.87%) TOGAF
7 220 (10.63%) Open Source
8 219 (10.58%) DevOps
9 204 (9.86%) SDLC
10 196 (9.47%) OO
11 187 (9.03%) Data Modelling
12 173 (8.36%) MVC
13 153 (7.39%) CRM
14 146 (7.05%) UML
15 140 (6.76%) Enterprise Architecture
16 123 (5.94%) Software Engineering
17 120 (5.80%) E-Commerce
18 118 (5.70%) Mentoring
19 115 (5.56%) Migration
20 108 (5.22%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 788 (38.07%) Java
2 372 (17.97%) SQL
3 363 (17.54%) JavaScript
4 274 (13.24%) C#
5 120 (5.80%) Scala
6 88 (4.25%) Python
7 74 (3.57%) Groovy
8 64 (3.09%) Ruby
9 62 (3.00%) C
10 61 (2.95%) PL/SQL
11 55 (2.66%) C++
12 53 (2.56%) PHP
13 47 (2.27%) Clojure
14 46 (2.22%) Perl
15 45 (2.17%) T-SQL
16 40 (1.93%) Shell Script
17 29 (1.40%) Apex Code
18 20 (0.97%) Bash Shell
18 20 (0.97%) XPath
19 19 (0.92%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 181 (8.74%) Security Cleared
2 145 (7.00%) SC Cleared
3 126 (6.09%) Degree
4 38 (1.84%) BPSS Clearance
5 15 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (0.68%) ISEB
7 11 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
7 11 (0.53%) Sun Certification
8 9 (0.43%) DV Cleared
8 9 (0.43%) MCSE
9 8 (0.39%) MCSA
9 8 (0.39%) MCSD
9 8 (0.39%) Oracle Certification
10 6 (0.29%) ISTQB
11 4 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (0.19%) MCP
12 3 (0.14%) A+ Certification
12 3 (0.14%) CISM
12 3 (0.14%) CISSP
12 3 (0.14%) OCMJD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (6.04%) QA
2 36 (1.74%) SLA
3 30 (1.45%) Disclosure Scotland
4 23 (1.11%) Data Quality
4 23 (1.11%) HL7
5 21 (1.01%) ISO 9001
6 7 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.24%) COBIT
7 5 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.19%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.14%) ISO20022
9 3 (0.14%) SDET
10 2 (0.097%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.097%) EMIR
10 2 (0.097%) MiFID
11 1 (0.048%) GCP
11 1 (0.048%) ISO/IEC 12207
11 1 (0.048%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.048%) RMADS
11 1 (0.048%) SEPA
System Software
1 88 (4.25%) Docker
2 51 (2.46%) Virtual Machines
3 44 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 40 (1.93%) Active Directory
5 28 (1.35%) Oracle RAC
6 24 (1.16%) Xen
7 22 (1.06%) Hyper-V
8 10 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
9 9 (0.43%) Apache Flume
10 8 (0.39%) vCloud
11 5 (0.24%) vSphere
12 3 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.14%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.097%) Firmware
13 2 (0.097%) GridGain
13 2 (0.097%) HDFS
13 2 (0.097%) Shibboleth
13 2 (0.097%) VirtualBox
13 2 (0.097%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.048%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 110 (5.31%) Puppet
2 33 (1.59%) ZABBIX
3 30 (1.45%) Ambari
4 26 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
5 24 (1.16%) Ansible
5 24 (1.16%) Microsoft Intune
6 21 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
7 18 (0.87%) Data Guard
8 11 (0.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 11 (0.53%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 10 (0.48%) CA Service Virtualization
9 10 (0.48%) Kubernetes
10 9 (0.43%) CloudHub
10 9 (0.43%) MOM
10 9 (0.43%) Rsyslog
11 8 (0.39%) DBAmp
12 7 (0.34%) SCOM
13 6 (0.29%) Nagios
14 5 (0.24%) SCCM
14 5 (0.24%) StatsD
Vendors
1 629 (30.39%) Oracle
2 282 (13.62%) Microsoft
3 165 (7.97%) IBM
4 97 (4.69%) SAP
5 80 (3.86%) Salesforce.com
6 61 (2.95%) MuleSoft
7 57 (2.75%) VMware
8 54 (2.61%) Red Hat
9 51 (2.46%) HP
10 43 (2.08%) TIBCO
11 41 (1.98%) CA
12 36 (1.74%) Informatica
13 33 (1.59%) New Relic
13 33 (1.59%) ServiceNow
14 31 (1.50%) WSO2
15 30 (1.45%) Citrix
16 26 (1.26%) webMethods
17 24 (1.16%) Talend
18 21 (1.01%) Splunk
19 20 (0.97%) Adobe
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