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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 148 111 106
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -5
Contract jobs citing SOA 805 1039 1043
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.75% 2.06% 2.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.11% 2.52% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 530 667 685
Median daily rate £475 £480 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.04% +1.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £340 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £470 £450
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 10
Median hourly rate £50.00 £42.50 £48.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -12.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £28.20 £40.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £82.00 £45.30 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £48.75
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -7.69%
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
38102 41163 39893
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.78% 81.44% 77.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 25585 27074 26427
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 996 1228 1132
Median hourly rate £29.00 £30.15 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.81% +23.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 8 December 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 +5 423 £500 - 128
South East -10 128 £470 +17.50% 30
East of England -12 97 £463 -15.90% 25
North West -9 55 £450 -5.26% 13
Yorkshire -35 32 £500 +5.26% 12
West Midlands -31 31 £438 -7.84% 12
South West -31 21 £463 -2.63% 5
East Midlands -31 8 £375 -11.76% 6
North East -35 6 £420 +40.00% 2
SOA
UK

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 8 December 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.

1 710 (39.40%) Agile Software Development
2 663 (36.79%) Java
3 539 (29.91%) Web Services
4 534 (29.63%) Oracle
5 530 (29.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 394 (21.86%) SQL
7 377 (20.92%) XML
8 362 (20.09%) .NET
8 362 (20.09%) TDD
9 319 (17.70%) JavaScript
10 298 (16.54%) Scrum
11 297 (16.48%) Finance
12 283 (15.70%) Middleware
13 274 (15.21%) HTML
14 255 (14.15%) C#
15 254 (14.10%) REST
16 251 (13.93%) Continuous Integration
17 249 (13.82%) J2EE
18 240 (13.32%) SOAP
19 239 (13.26%) Spring
20 237 (13.15%) RESTful
21 226 (12.54%) CSS
22 224 (12.43%) OO
23 223 (12.38%) SQL Server
24 213 (11.82%) Microsoft
25 205 (11.38%) DevOps
25 205 (11.38%) Microservices
26 203 (11.27%) Git (software)
27 195 (10.82%) JSON
28 192 (10.65%) Linux

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
1 530 (29.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 116 (6.44%) WebLogic
3 72 (4.00%) Oracle Service Bus
3 72 (4.00%) SharePoint
4 70 (3.88%) BizTalk Server
5 69 (3.83%) JBoss
6 64 (3.55%) Mule
7 62 (3.44%) WebSphere
8 58 (3.22%) Confluence
9 52 (2.89%) Tomcat
10 44 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
11 40 (2.22%) Apache Spark
11 40 (2.22%) Mule ESB
12 37 (2.05%) CMS
13 36 (2.00%) Apache
14 26 (1.44%) IIS
15 23 (1.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 22 (1.22%) Apache Solr
17 19 (1.05%) nginx
18 16 (0.89%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 80 (4.44%) MS Excel
2 15 (0.83%) InfoPath
3 12 (0.67%) MS Office
4 5 (0.28%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.11%) MS Project
5 2 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.055%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.055%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 73 (4.05%) Oracle EBS
2 69 (3.83%) Oracle BPM
3 60 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 53 (2.94%) Oracle EBS R12
5 35 (1.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 21 (1.17%) Oracle Applications
7 15 (0.83%) Adobe Campaign
7 15 (0.83%) BusinessWorks
8 14 (0.78%) Eloqua
9 8 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
9 8 (0.44%) Radian6
9 8 (0.44%) Social Studio
10 7 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
10 7 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
10 7 (0.39%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 6 (0.33%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
11 6 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
11 6 (0.33%) Oracle Retail
11 6 (0.33%) SAP GRC
12 5 (0.28%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 127 (7.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 107 (5.94%) Amazon AWS
3 68 (3.77%) SaaS
4 52 (2.89%) Cloud Computing
5 48 (2.66%) PaaS
6 40 (2.22%) GitHub
7 31 (1.72%) IaaS
8 15 (0.83%) Route 53
9 14 (0.78%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 14 (0.78%) Amazon Kinesis
9 14 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
10 13 (0.72%) Amazon S3
10 13 (0.72%) Force.com
10 13 (0.72%) Office 365
11 12 (0.67%) Boomi
11 12 (0.67%) IBM Cloud
12 11 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
12 11 (0.61%) CloudFront
13 10 (0.55%) SuccessFactors
14 7 (0.39%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 89 (4.94%) HTTP
2 42 (2.33%) Firewall
3 38 (2.11%) Internet
4 37 (2.05%) SSL
5 30 (1.66%) TCP/IP
6 24 (1.33%) FTP
7 23 (1.28%) LAN
8 22 (1.22%) HTTPS
9 20 (1.11%) SAN
9 20 (1.11%) WAN
10 17 (0.94%) LDAP
11 15 (0.83%) SMS
12 14 (0.78%) AMQP
12 14 (0.78%) SNMP
13 12 (0.67%) DVB
13 12 (0.67%) Intranet
14 10 (0.55%) CTI
14 10 (0.55%) DNS
14 10 (0.55%) Extranet
15 7 (0.39%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 223 (12.38%) SQL Server
2 181 (10.04%) Oracle Database
3 129 (7.16%) NoSQL
4 124 (6.88%) MongoDB
5 110 (6.10%) Big Data
6 105 (5.83%) Relational Database
7 92 (5.11%) Hadoop
8 85 (4.72%) Data Warehouse
9 77 (4.27%) PostgreSQL
10 71 (3.94%) Oracle Database 11g
11 55 (3.05%) MySQL
11 55 (3.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 42 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
13 34 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
14 32 (1.78%) Oracle Database 12c
14 32 (1.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 30 (1.66%) Apache Hive
15 30 (1.66%) Oracle ODI
16 25 (1.39%) Oracle Database 10g
17 23 (1.28%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 203 (11.27%) Git (software)
2 169 (9.38%) Jenkins
3 160 (8.88%) JIRA
4 82 (4.55%) Maven
4 82 (4.55%) Subversion
5 68 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
6 58 (3.22%) Selenium
7 49 (2.72%) Visual Studio
8 48 (2.66%) SoapUI
9 44 (2.44%) JUnit
10 41 (2.28%) Ant
11 40 (2.22%) Mercurial
12 33 (1.83%) IntelliJ
13 30 (1.66%) NUnit
14 28 (1.55%) Gradle
15 26 (1.44%) Eclipse
16 23 (1.28%) MSTest
17 17 (0.94%) JIRA Agile
18 16 (0.89%) Mockito
19 14 (0.78%) Cucumber
General
1 297 (16.48%) Finance
2 124 (6.88%) Retail
3 117 (6.49%) Marketing
4 114 (6.33%) Banking
5 74 (4.11%) Telecoms
6 40 (2.22%) Manufacturing
7 35 (1.94%) Electronics
8 26 (1.44%) Legal
8 26 (1.44%) Publishing
9 21 (1.17%) Investment Banking
10 19 (1.05%) Billing
11 18 (1.00%) Back Office
12 17 (0.94%) Front Office
13 14 (0.78%) Advertising
13 14 (0.78%) Retail Banking
14 11 (0.61%) Automotive
15 10 (0.55%) Local Government
16 7 (0.39%) Financial Institution
17 6 (0.33%) Law
18 5 (0.28%) Games
Job Titles
1 640 (35.52%) Developer
2 627 (34.79%) Architect
3 273 (15.15%) Solutions Architect
4 217 (12.04%) Java Developer
5 100 (5.55%) .NET Developer
6 96 (5.33%) Consultant
7 93 (5.16%) C# Developer
8 92 (5.11%) Senior Developer
9 84 (4.66%) Integration Architect
10 77 (4.27%) SOA Architect
11 74 (4.11%) SOA Developer
12 72 (4.00%) Data Architect
13 71 (3.94%) Technical Architect
14 70 (3.88%) DBA
15 64 (3.55%) C# .NET Developer
16 56 (3.11%) Analyst
16 56 (3.11%) Java Architect
16 56 (3.11%) Oracle DBA
17 55 (3.05%) Oracle Developer
17 55 (3.05%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 539 (29.91%) Web Services
2 377 (20.92%) XML
3 362 (20.09%) .NET
4 283 (15.70%) Middleware
5 274 (15.21%) HTML
6 254 (14.10%) REST
7 249 (13.82%) J2EE
8 240 (13.32%) SOAP
9 239 (13.26%) Spring
10 237 (13.15%) RESTful
11 226 (12.54%) CSS
12 195 (10.82%) JSON
13 145 (8.05%) HTML5
14 134 (7.44%) Hibernate
15 129 (7.16%) AngularJS
15 129 (7.16%) JMS
16 117 (6.49%) Oracle Fusion
17 116 (6.44%) ASP.NET
18 114 (6.33%) jQuery
19 112 (6.22%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 128 (7.10%) Enterprise Software
2 112 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
3 82 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 49 (2.72%) Data Integration
5 47 (2.61%) Data Centre
6 44 (2.44%) Virtual Team
7 38 (2.11%) User Experience
8 35 (1.94%) DataPower
9 33 (1.83%) Clustering
9 33 (1.83%) Management Information System
9 33 (1.83%) Mobile App
10 30 (1.66%) N-Tier
11 29 (1.61%) Algorithms
12 28 (1.55%) Social Media
12 28 (1.55%) Statistics
13 26 (1.44%) Data Structures
14 20 (1.11%) Mathematics
15 14 (0.78%) Private Cloud
16 13 (0.72%) Mainframe
17 11 (0.61%) Digital TV
Operating Systems
1 192 (10.65%) Linux
2 166 (9.21%) Unix
3 157 (8.71%) Windows
4 51 (2.83%) AIX
5 42 (2.33%) Windows Server
6 28 (1.55%) Solaris
7 25 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 16 (0.89%) Android
9 15 (0.83%) Apple iOS
10 14 (0.78%) CentOS
11 11 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (0.44%) Ubuntu
12 8 (0.44%) Windows Phone
12 8 (0.44%) Windows Phone 8
13 7 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
14 6 (0.33%) Windows 7
15 5 (0.28%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
16 3 (0.17%) MVS
16 3 (0.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 710 (39.40%) Agile Software Development
2 362 (20.09%) TDD
3 298 (16.54%) Scrum
4 251 (13.93%) Continuous Integration
5 224 (12.43%) OO
6 205 (11.38%) DevOps
6 205 (11.38%) Microservices
7 185 (10.27%) SDLC
8 176 (9.77%) TOGAF
9 170 (9.43%) MVC
10 157 (8.71%) Data Modelling
11 149 (8.27%) Enterprise Architecture
12 141 (7.82%) Open Source
13 138 (7.66%) CRM
14 137 (7.60%) UML
15 119 (6.60%) BDD
16 110 (6.10%) E-Commerce
17 108 (5.99%) Business Intelligence
18 99 (5.49%) Kanban
19 98 (5.44%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 663 (36.79%) Java
2 394 (21.86%) SQL
3 319 (17.70%) JavaScript
4 255 (14.15%) C#
5 124 (6.88%) Scala
6 103 (5.72%) Python
7 68 (3.77%) PL/SQL
8 50 (2.77%) Groovy
8 50 (2.77%) Ruby
9 47 (2.61%) Perl
10 46 (2.55%) T-SQL
11 44 (2.44%) C
12 42 (2.33%) PHP
12 42 (2.33%) XPath
13 36 (2.00%) C++
14 32 (1.78%) Clojure
15 25 (1.39%) Shell Script
16 24 (1.33%) R
17 21 (1.17%) Bash Shell
18 20 (1.11%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 121 (6.71%) Security Cleared
2 113 (6.27%) Degree
3 109 (6.05%) SC Cleared
4 22 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
5 19 (1.05%) ISEB
6 12 (0.67%) ISTQB
7 9 (0.50%) Oracle Certification
7 9 (0.50%) Sun Certification
8 8 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (0.39%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.22%) CISSP
10 4 (0.22%) MCSE
11 3 (0.17%) A+ Certification
11 3 (0.17%) CISM
11 3 (0.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.17%) MCP
12 2 (0.11%) OCP
13 1 (0.055%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.055%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (5.27%) QA
2 37 (2.05%) SLA
3 19 (1.05%) Disclosure Scotland
4 16 (0.89%) Data Quality
5 14 (0.78%) ISO 9001
6 11 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (0.33%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.17%) HL7
9 3 (0.17%) SDET
10 2 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.11%) EMIR
10 2 (0.11%) ISO20022
10 2 (0.11%) MiFID
10 2 (0.11%) RMADS
11 1 (0.055%) COBIT
11 1 (0.055%) GCP
11 1 (0.055%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.055%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.055%) JSP 440
System Software
1 46 (2.55%) Docker
2 32 (1.78%) Virtual Machines
3 29 (1.61%) Active Directory
3 29 (1.61%) Oracle RAC
4 11 (0.61%) Hyper-V
5 10 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
6 9 (0.50%) Apache Flume
6 9 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (0.44%) vCloud
8 3 (0.17%) Shibboleth
8 3 (0.17%) vSphere
9 2 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.11%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.055%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.055%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.055%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.055%) XenApp
10 1 (0.055%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 91 (5.05%) Puppet
2 42 (2.33%) Ansible
3 34 (1.89%) ZABBIX
4 31 (1.72%) Ambari
5 30 (1.66%) Opscode Chef
6 27 (1.50%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 23 (1.28%) MOM
8 21 (1.17%) Data Guard
9 17 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
10 16 (0.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 12 (0.67%) OpenSSO
12 9 (0.50%) Rsyslog
13 8 (0.44%) CA Service Virtualization
14 7 (0.39%) OpenAM
14 7 (0.39%) Oracle Identity Management
14 7 (0.39%) SCOM
15 6 (0.33%) CloudHub
15 6 (0.33%) Grafana
15 6 (0.33%) StatsD
16 5 (0.28%) DBAmp
Vendors
1 534 (29.63%) Oracle
2 213 (11.82%) Microsoft
3 127 (7.05%) IBM
4 111 (6.16%) SAP
5 75 (4.16%) Salesforce.com
6 61 (3.39%) Adobe
6 61 (3.39%) MuleSoft
7 34 (1.89%) HP
8 32 (1.78%) Sybase
8 32 (1.78%) TIBCO
8 32 (1.78%) WSO2
9 30 (1.66%) New Relic
9 30 (1.66%) Red Hat
10 29 (1.61%) Informatica
11 28 (1.55%) CA
12 25 (1.39%) ServiceNow
13 21 (1.17%) BEA
13 21 (1.17%) VMware
14 20 (1.11%) Google
14 20 (1.11%) webMethods
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