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 24 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
UK / England
Rank 130 111 87
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -24
Contract jobs citing SOA 805 1001 1113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.92% 2.10% 2.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.32% 2.53% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 539 610 680
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 2
Median hourly rate £55.00 £56.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% +60.00%
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 England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
34750 39516 38053
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.98% 82.86% 79.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 23216 26235 24416
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 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 864 1083 1029
Median hourly rate £36.50 £37.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +41.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.90 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 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
London +5 366 £485 +4.30% 109
South East +4 133 £425 +3.03% 46
East of England -10 108 £495 -6.82% 16
Yorkshire 0 50 £488 +2.63% 12
North West -3 44 £401 -11.00% 20
West Midlands -28 41 £467 -1.63% 8
South West -1 28 £450 +12.50% 8
East Midlands -3 20 £410 -8.88% 6
North East -23 11 £340 +13.33% 3
Midlands +3 4 £450 -18.18%
SOA
UK

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 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 England region with a requirement for SOA.

1 765 (47.75%) Agile Software Development
2 649 (40.51%) Java
3 506 (31.59%) Oracle
4 491 (30.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 476 (29.71%) Web Services
6 404 (25.22%) TDD
7 379 (23.66%) SQL
8 360 (22.47%) JavaScript
9 342 (21.35%) Scrum
10 339 (21.16%) XML
11 321 (20.04%) .NET
12 296 (18.48%) Finance
13 290 (18.10%) REST
14 278 (17.35%) Middleware
15 266 (16.60%) Continuous Integration
16 262 (16.35%) J2EE
17 258 (16.10%) Spring
18 252 (15.73%) HTML
19 238 (14.86%) OO
20 233 (14.54%) SOAP
21 229 (14.29%) Git (software)
22 218 (13.61%) C#
23 210 (13.11%) Microservices
24 208 (12.98%) SQL Server
25 198 (12.36%) CSS
26 195 (12.17%) JSON
27 192 (11.99%) Linux
28 191 (11.92%) RESTful
29 181 (11.30%) DevOps
30 174 (10.86%) SDLC

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
1 491 (30.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 121 (7.55%) WebLogic
3 84 (5.24%) Confluence
4 70 (4.37%) JBoss
5 65 (4.06%) Oracle Service Bus
6 57 (3.56%) WebSphere
7 55 (3.43%) Mule
8 48 (3.00%) Apache
9 42 (2.62%) Tomcat
10 38 (2.37%) Elasticsearch
11 37 (2.31%) BizTalk Server
11 37 (2.31%) SharePoint
12 31 (1.94%) Apache Spark
13 29 (1.81%) CMS
13 29 (1.81%) Oracle Workflow
14 27 (1.69%) Mule ESB
15 25 (1.56%) Anypoint
16 18 (1.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 18 (1.12%) WebLogic Portal
17 16 (1.00%) IIS
Applications
1 57 (3.56%) MS Excel
2 18 (1.12%) MS Visio
3 9 (0.56%) InfoPath
4 8 (0.50%) MS Office
5 4 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.25%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.062%) MS Project
7 1 (0.062%) Simulink
7 1 (0.062%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.062%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 59 (3.68%) Oracle BPM
2 50 (3.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 35 (2.18%) Oracle EBS
4 31 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
5 29 (1.81%) Oracle EBS R12
6 15 (0.94%) Oracle Applications
7 12 (0.75%) Adobe Campaign
8 11 (0.69%) Payment Gateway
9 9 (0.56%) BusinessWorks
10 7 (0.44%) Oracle Receivables
10 7 (0.44%) SAP MDM
11 6 (0.37%) Oracle General Ledger
11 6 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
12 4 (0.25%) SAP GRC
13 3 (0.19%) Eloqua
13 3 (0.19%) Oracle ASCP
14 2 (0.12%) Magento
14 2 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
14 2 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
14 2 (0.12%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 124 (7.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 116 (7.24%) Amazon AWS
3 56 (3.50%) PaaS
4 48 (3.00%) SaaS
5 44 (2.75%) Cloud Computing
6 38 (2.37%) IaaS
7 17 (1.06%) Amazon Kinesis
8 15 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
9 14 (0.87%) Amazon S3
9 14 (0.87%) Route 53
10 12 (0.75%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 12 (0.75%) IBM Cloud
11 11 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
11 11 (0.69%) GitHub
12 10 (0.62%) CloudFront
12 10 (0.62%) Office 365
13 8 (0.50%) iPaaS
14 7 (0.44%) Amazon ELB
14 7 (0.44%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 7 (0.44%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 93 (5.81%) HTTP
2 56 (3.50%) Internet
3 51 (3.18%) SSL
4 48 (3.00%) Firewall
5 44 (2.75%) TCP/IP
6 22 (1.37%) LDAP
7 21 (1.31%) FTP
8 19 (1.19%) HTTPS
8 19 (1.19%) Intranet
9 18 (1.12%) WAN
10 17 (1.06%) LAN
10 17 (1.06%) VPN
11 15 (0.94%) DVB
12 13 (0.81%) SAN
13 12 (0.75%) Network Security
13 12 (0.75%) SMS
14 11 (0.69%) DNS
15 10 (0.62%) Extranet
15 10 (0.62%) Kerberos
16 7 (0.44%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 208 (12.98%) SQL Server
2 150 (9.36%) Oracle Database
3 149 (9.30%) NoSQL
4 125 (7.80%) Relational Database
5 99 (6.18%) Big Data
6 91 (5.68%) MongoDB
7 70 (4.37%) Data Warehouse
7 70 (4.37%) Oracle Database 11g
8 66 (4.12%) Hadoop
9 50 (3.12%) MySQL
10 45 (2.81%) Oracle Database 12c
10 45 (2.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 44 (2.75%) PostgreSQL
12 39 (2.43%) DB2
13 35 (2.18%) Oracle Database 10g
14 34 (2.12%) SQL Server 2012
15 30 (1.87%) Apache Hive
15 30 (1.87%) BusinessObjects
16 27 (1.69%) Apache Cassandra
17 25 (1.56%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 229 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 170 (10.61%) Jenkins
3 161 (10.05%) JIRA
4 118 (7.37%) Maven
5 102 (6.37%) Subversion
6 49 (3.06%) Selenium
6 49 (3.06%) Team Foundation Server
7 45 (2.81%) JUnit
8 44 (2.75%) SoapUI
9 41 (2.56%) Visual Studio
10 40 (2.50%) Ant
11 27 (1.69%) Mockito
12 26 (1.62%) NUnit
13 25 (1.56%) Cucumber
13 25 (1.56%) Eclipse
13 25 (1.56%) Gradle
14 23 (1.44%) JIRA Agile
15 21 (1.31%) TeamCity
16 20 (1.25%) IntelliJ
17 17 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 296 (18.48%) Finance
2 125 (7.80%) Banking
3 112 (6.99%) Retail
4 90 (5.62%) Marketing
5 77 (4.81%) Telecoms
6 55 (3.43%) Manufacturing
7 49 (3.06%) Electronics
8 25 (1.56%) Back Office
9 24 (1.50%) Investment Banking
10 23 (1.44%) Front Office
11 19 (1.19%) Advertising
12 18 (1.12%) Legal
13 13 (0.81%) Publishing
14 10 (0.62%) Games
15 9 (0.56%) Local Government
16 8 (0.50%) Automotive
16 8 (0.50%) Billing
17 7 (0.44%) Retail Banking
18 6 (0.37%) Multimedia
19 5 (0.31%) Military
Job Titles
1 647 (40.39%) Developer
2 537 (33.52%) Architect
3 234 (14.61%) Java Developer
4 229 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
5 103 (6.43%) .NET Developer
6 91 (5.68%) C# Developer
7 77 (4.81%) Senior Developer
8 72 (4.49%) Integration Architect
9 70 (4.37%) C# .NET Developer
10 64 (4.00%) Consultant
10 64 (4.00%) SOA Developer
11 60 (3.75%) Technical Architect
12 57 (3.56%) Data Architect
13 54 (3.37%) Full Stack Developer
13 54 (3.37%) Java Architect
14 52 (3.25%) SOA Architect
15 50 (3.12%) DBA
16 48 (3.00%) Agile Developer
17 46 (2.87%) Oracle Developer
18 45 (2.81%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 476 (29.71%) Web Services
2 339 (21.16%) XML
3 321 (20.04%) .NET
4 290 (18.10%) REST
5 278 (17.35%) Middleware
6 262 (16.35%) J2EE
7 258 (16.10%) Spring
8 252 (15.73%) HTML
9 233 (14.54%) SOAP
10 198 (12.36%) CSS
11 195 (12.17%) JSON
12 191 (11.92%) RESTful
13 159 (9.93%) AngularJS
14 136 (8.49%) Hibernate
15 134 (8.36%) HTML5
16 118 (7.37%) Node.js
17 113 (7.05%) JMS
18 110 (6.87%) XSLT
19 106 (6.62%) jQuery
20 104 (6.49%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 94 (5.87%) Analytical Skills
1 94 (5.87%) Enterprise Software
2 73 (4.56%) Computer Science
3 52 (3.25%) Virtual Team
4 43 (2.68%) User Experience
5 41 (2.56%) Data Centre
6 28 (1.75%) Social Media
7 23 (1.44%) Mobile App
8 22 (1.37%) Management Information System
9 21 (1.31%) N-Tier
10 20 (1.25%) DataPower
11 19 (1.19%) iPad
12 15 (0.94%) Clustering
12 15 (0.94%) Data Structures
12 15 (0.94%) Digital TV
12 15 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 14 (0.87%) Algorithms
13 14 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
13 14 (0.87%) MPEG
13 14 (0.87%) STB
Operating Systems
1 192 (11.99%) Linux
2 148 (9.24%) Unix
3 131 (8.18%) Windows
4 35 (2.18%) AIX
5 22 (1.37%) Windows Server
6 20 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (0.94%) Ubuntu
8 14 (0.87%) Android
9 11 (0.69%) Apple iOS
10 9 (0.56%) Solaris
10 9 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (0.50%) CoreOS
11 8 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (0.44%) Windows Phone
12 7 (0.44%) Windows Phone 8
13 6 (0.37%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.25%) CentOS
14 4 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.19%) Windows 7
16 2 (0.12%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 765 (47.75%) Agile Software Development
2 404 (25.22%) TDD
3 342 (21.35%) Scrum
4 266 (16.60%) Continuous Integration
5 238 (14.86%) OO
6 210 (13.11%) Microservices
7 181 (11.30%) DevOps
8 174 (10.86%) SDLC
9 163 (10.17%) MVC
10 153 (9.55%) TOGAF
11 142 (8.86%) BDD
12 131 (8.18%) Kanban
13 129 (8.05%) Open Source
14 125 (7.80%) Business Intelligence
15 124 (7.74%) Data Modelling
16 123 (7.68%) UML
17 110 (6.87%) Enterprise Architecture
18 108 (6.74%) E-Commerce
19 99 (6.18%) Software Engineering
20 98 (6.12%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 649 (40.51%) Java
2 379 (23.66%) SQL
3 360 (22.47%) JavaScript
4 218 (13.61%) C#
5 102 (6.37%) Scala
6 88 (5.49%) Python
7 78 (4.87%) PL/SQL
8 51 (3.18%) XPath
9 49 (3.06%) Perl
10 48 (3.00%) T-SQL
11 37 (2.31%) C++
11 37 (2.31%) Ruby
12 35 (2.18%) C
13 29 (1.81%) PHP
14 28 (1.75%) Groovy
15 23 (1.44%) R
16 22 (1.37%) Shell Script
17 17 (1.06%) Bash Shell
18 16 (1.00%) Apex Code
18 16 (1.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 101 (6.30%) Degree
2 95 (5.93%) Security Cleared
3 75 (4.68%) SC Cleared
4 20 (1.25%) Sun Certification
5 17 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
6 15 (0.94%) ISEB
7 12 (0.75%) ISTQB
8 9 (0.56%) DV Cleared
9 7 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (0.37%) Oracle Certification
11 5 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.31%) OCPJP
12 4 (0.25%) CCIE
12 4 (0.25%) JNCIE
12 4 (0.25%) MCSE
13 3 (0.19%) Chartered Engineer
13 3 (0.19%) HNC
13 3 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.12%) CISSP
14 2 (0.12%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (5.06%) QA
2 18 (1.12%) SLA
3 10 (0.62%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.31%) HL7
6 5 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.25%) ISO20022
7 4 (0.25%) SDET
8 3 (0.19%) SEPA
8 3 (0.19%) Solvency II
9 2 (0.12%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.12%) RMADS
10 1 (0.062%) GDPR
10 1 (0.062%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.062%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.062%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.062%) MiFID
10 1 (0.062%) P3O
10 1 (0.062%) WCAG
System Software
1 74 (4.62%) Docker
2 18 (1.12%) Oracle RAC
3 14 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.69%) Active Directory
5 9 (0.56%) Apache Flume
5 9 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (0.50%) vCloud
7 6 (0.37%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.25%) vSphere
10 2 (0.12%) Shibboleth
10 2 (0.12%) XenApp
10 2 (0.12%) XenServer
11 1 (0.062%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.062%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 62 (3.87%) Puppet
2 41 (2.56%) Ansible
3 38 (2.37%) Opscode Chef
4 29 (1.81%) MOM
5 26 (1.62%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 16 (1.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 11 (0.69%) ZABBIX
8 10 (0.62%) Ambari
8 10 (0.62%) Data Guard
8 10 (0.62%) OpenSSO
9 9 (0.56%) Kibana
9 9 (0.56%) Rsyslog
10 8 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
11 7 (0.44%) Oracle Identity Management
12 6 (0.37%) OpenAM
13 5 (0.31%) Kubernetes
14 4 (0.25%) CA Single Sign-On
14 4 (0.25%) Nagios
14 4 (0.25%) Terraform
15 3 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 506 (31.59%) Oracle
2 149 (9.30%) Microsoft
3 107 (6.68%) SAP
4 102 (6.37%) IBM
5 62 (3.87%) Adobe
6 61 (3.81%) MuleSoft
7 54 (3.37%) Salesforce.com
8 52 (3.25%) WSO2
9 34 (2.12%) Sybase
10 32 (2.00%) TIBCO
11 28 (1.75%) New Relic
12 23 (1.44%) Red Hat
13 21 (1.31%) ATG
14 20 (1.25%) BEA
14 20 (1.25%) Informatica
15 19 (1.19%) Pega
15 19 (1.19%) Splunk
15 19 (1.19%) VMware
16 18 (1.12%) Atlassian
16 18 (1.12%) webMethods
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