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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
UK / England
Rank 140 111 96
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -15
Contract jobs citing SOA 728 956 991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.78% 2.06% 2.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.17% 2.51% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 499 607 638
Median daily rate £476 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.10% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £349 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 2
Median hourly rate £55.00 £46.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.27% +9.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £40.00 £36.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £95.00 £62.50 £48.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £50.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +17.64%

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
33619 38152 36402
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.40% 82.04% 78.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 22424 25073 23863
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 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 835 1113 967
Median hourly rate £34.00 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 22 January 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 +14 370 £500 - 101
South East -24 99 £450 +9.09% 32
East of England -29 83 £463 -15.90% 13
Yorkshire -8 47 £525 +6.59% 10
North West +2 45 £440 -7.36% 10
West Midlands -23 39 £425 -10.52% 12
South West -15 22 £390 -7.14% 17
North East -24 8 £400 +33.33% 3
East Midlands -17 6 - - 8
Midlands - 3 £450 -
SOA
UK

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 722 (44.60%) Agile Software Development
2 633 (39.10%) Java
3 499 (30.82%) Oracle
4 490 (30.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 465 (28.72%) Web Services
6 372 (22.98%) TDD
7 371 (22.92%) SQL
8 332 (20.51%) XML
9 320 (19.77%) JavaScript
10 312 (19.27%) .NET
11 307 (18.96%) Scrum
12 279 (17.23%) Finance
13 278 (17.17%) Middleware
14 259 (16.00%) J2EE
15 246 (15.19%) HTML
16 241 (14.89%) Continuous Integration
17 238 (14.70%) REST
18 223 (13.77%) Spring
19 216 (13.34%) OO
20 209 (12.91%) C#
21 208 (12.85%) RESTful
22 204 (12.60%) SOAP
23 194 (11.98%) CSS
23 194 (11.98%) SQL Server
23 194 (11.98%) Microservices
24 189 (11.67%) DevOps
25 186 (11.49%) Git (software)
26 184 (11.37%) JSON
27 174 (10.75%) Linux
28 170 (10.50%) Jenkins

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
1 490 (30.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 112 (6.92%) WebLogic
3 68 (4.20%) Confluence
4 60 (3.71%) JBoss
5 57 (3.52%) Oracle Service Bus
6 56 (3.46%) WebSphere
7 53 (3.27%) SharePoint
8 51 (3.15%) Mule
9 50 (3.09%) BizTalk Server
10 47 (2.90%) Tomcat
11 46 (2.84%) Apache
12 38 (2.35%) Elasticsearch
13 33 (2.04%) Apache Spark
14 32 (1.98%) CMS
15 30 (1.85%) Mule ESB
16 22 (1.36%) IIS
17 21 (1.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 20 (1.24%) Oracle Workflow
19 18 (1.11%) nginx
20 17 (1.05%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 53 (3.27%) MS Excel
2 12 (0.74%) InfoPath
3 9 (0.56%) MS Office
4 6 (0.37%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.062%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.062%) MS Project
6 1 (0.062%) Simulink
6 1 (0.062%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.062%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 58 (3.58%) Oracle BPM
2 45 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 41 (2.53%) Dynamics CRM
4 39 (2.41%) Oracle EBS
5 32 (1.98%) Oracle EBS R12
6 14 (0.86%) Adobe Campaign
6 14 (0.86%) Oracle Applications
7 12 (0.74%) BusinessWorks
8 8 (0.49%) Payment Gateway
9 7 (0.43%) Eloqua
9 7 (0.43%) Oracle Receivables
9 7 (0.43%) SAP MDM
10 6 (0.37%) Oracle General Ledger
10 6 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
11 5 (0.31%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
12 4 (0.25%) SAP GRC
13 3 (0.19%) BigMachines
13 3 (0.19%) Oracle ASCP
14 2 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
14 2 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 113 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 111 (6.86%) Amazon AWS
3 53 (3.27%) SaaS
4 50 (3.09%) PaaS
5 42 (2.59%) Cloud Computing
6 35 (2.16%) IaaS
7 25 (1.54%) GitHub
8 17 (1.05%) Route 53
9 15 (0.93%) Amazon Kinesis
10 14 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
10 14 (0.86%) Amazon S3
10 14 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
11 12 (0.74%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 12 (0.74%) IBM Cloud
12 10 (0.62%) CloudFront
12 10 (0.62%) Office 365
13 9 (0.56%) Force.com
14 7 (0.43%) Amazon ELB
14 7 (0.43%) Amazon SQS
14 7 (0.43%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 89 (5.50%) HTTP
2 46 (2.84%) Internet
3 42 (2.59%) Firewall
4 35 (2.16%) SSL
5 33 (2.04%) TCP/IP
6 24 (1.48%) FTP
7 22 (1.36%) HTTPS
8 19 (1.17%) LDAP
9 15 (0.93%) LAN
9 15 (0.93%) SAN
9 15 (0.93%) SMS
9 15 (0.93%) WAN
10 14 (0.86%) Intranet
11 13 (0.80%) DVB
12 10 (0.62%) Network Security
13 9 (0.56%) VPN
14 8 (0.49%) Kerberos
15 7 (0.43%) AMQP
15 7 (0.43%) Extranet
15 7 (0.43%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 194 (11.98%) SQL Server
2 152 (9.39%) Oracle Database
3 145 (8.96%) NoSQL
4 115 (7.10%) Relational Database
5 107 (6.61%) Big Data
6 100 (6.18%) MongoDB
7 83 (5.13%) Hadoop
8 71 (4.39%) Data Warehouse
9 61 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
10 60 (3.71%) Oracle Database 11g
11 53 (3.27%) MySQL
12 44 (2.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 35 (2.16%) Apache Cassandra
13 35 (2.16%) SQL Server 2012
14 34 (2.10%) BusinessObjects
15 33 (2.04%) DB2
16 31 (1.91%) Apache Hive
16 31 (1.91%) Oracle Database 12c
17 27 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 24 (1.48%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 186 (11.49%) Git (software)
2 170 (10.50%) Jenkins
3 160 (9.88%) JIRA
4 90 (5.56%) Maven
5 72 (4.45%) Subversion
6 56 (3.46%) Team Foundation Server
7 49 (3.03%) Selenium
8 47 (2.90%) Visual Studio
9 44 (2.72%) SoapUI
10 38 (2.35%) Ant
10 38 (2.35%) JUnit
11 27 (1.67%) Gradle
11 27 (1.67%) JIRA Agile
12 25 (1.54%) IntelliJ
13 23 (1.42%) NUnit
14 22 (1.36%) Mercurial
15 21 (1.30%) Mockito
16 19 (1.17%) MSTest
17 18 (1.11%) Eclipse
18 17 (1.05%) Cucumber
General
1 279 (17.23%) Finance
2 126 (7.78%) Banking
3 115 (7.10%) Retail
4 91 (5.62%) Marketing
5 68 (4.20%) Telecoms
6 51 (3.15%) Manufacturing
7 44 (2.72%) Electronics
8 23 (1.42%) Investment Banking
9 20 (1.24%) Front Office
9 20 (1.24%) Legal
10 19 (1.17%) Back Office
10 19 (1.17%) Publishing
11 15 (0.93%) Advertising
11 15 (0.93%) Billing
12 12 (0.74%) Retail Banking
13 11 (0.68%) Local Government
14 10 (0.62%) Automotive
15 8 (0.49%) Games
16 5 (0.31%) Multimedia
16 5 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 595 (36.75%) Developer
2 556 (34.34%) Architect
3 245 (15.13%) Solutions Architect
4 206 (12.72%) Java Developer
5 88 (5.44%) .NET Developer
6 82 (5.06%) Consultant
7 81 (5.00%) C# Developer
8 78 (4.82%) Senior Developer
9 75 (4.63%) Integration Architect
10 68 (4.20%) SOA Developer
11 67 (4.14%) Technical Architect
12 66 (4.08%) SOA Architect
13 60 (3.71%) C# .NET Developer
14 58 (3.58%) Data Architect
15 56 (3.46%) Java Architect
16 53 (3.27%) Oracle Developer
17 50 (3.09%) Analyst
17 50 (3.09%) DBA
18 47 (2.90%) Agile Developer
19 45 (2.78%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 465 (28.72%) Web Services
2 332 (20.51%) XML
3 312 (19.27%) .NET
4 278 (17.17%) Middleware
5 259 (16.00%) J2EE
6 246 (15.19%) HTML
7 238 (14.70%) REST
8 223 (13.77%) Spring
9 208 (12.85%) RESTful
10 204 (12.60%) SOAP
11 194 (11.98%) CSS
12 184 (11.37%) JSON
13 130 (8.03%) AngularJS
13 130 (8.03%) HTML5
14 118 (7.29%) Hibernate
15 103 (6.36%) jQuery
16 102 (6.30%) JMS
17 100 (6.18%) Oracle Fusion
18 96 (5.93%) Node.js
18 96 (5.93%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 116 (7.16%) Enterprise Software
2 94 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
3 59 (3.64%) Computer Science
4 56 (3.46%) Data Integration
5 55 (3.40%) Virtual Team
6 37 (2.29%) Data Centre
7 34 (2.10%) User Experience
8 29 (1.79%) Social Media
9 26 (1.61%) Statistics
10 25 (1.54%) Mobile App
11 23 (1.42%) DataPower
11 23 (1.42%) N-Tier
12 21 (1.30%) Clustering
13 19 (1.17%) Management Information System
14 15 (0.93%) iPad
15 14 (0.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 13 (0.80%) Data Structures
16 13 (0.80%) Mainframe
16 13 (0.80%) Mathematics
16 13 (0.80%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 174 (10.75%) Linux
2 157 (9.70%) Unix
3 133 (8.21%) Windows
4 40 (2.47%) AIX
5 28 (1.73%) Windows Server
6 18 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (0.99%) Android
7 16 (0.99%) Solaris
8 14 (0.86%) Apple iOS
9 10 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (0.49%) Windows Phone
10 8 (0.49%) Windows Phone 8
11 7 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.31%) CentOS
12 5 (0.31%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.25%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.25%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.19%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.12%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 722 (44.60%) Agile Software Development
2 372 (22.98%) TDD
3 307 (18.96%) Scrum
4 241 (14.89%) Continuous Integration
5 216 (13.34%) OO
6 194 (11.98%) Microservices
7 189 (11.67%) DevOps
8 162 (10.01%) TOGAF
9 155 (9.57%) SDLC
10 151 (9.33%) MVC
11 129 (7.97%) BDD
12 128 (7.91%) Open Source
13 126 (7.78%) Data Modelling
14 120 (7.41%) Enterprise Architecture
15 112 (6.92%) Business Intelligence
16 111 (6.86%) Kanban
17 108 (6.67%) E-Commerce
17 108 (6.67%) UML
18 100 (6.18%) CRM
19 99 (6.11%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 633 (39.10%) Java
2 371 (22.92%) SQL
3 320 (19.77%) JavaScript
4 209 (12.91%) C#
5 120 (7.41%) Scala
6 86 (5.31%) Python
7 65 (4.01%) PL/SQL
8 56 (3.46%) Perl
9 48 (2.96%) XPath
10 43 (2.66%) T-SQL
11 40 (2.47%) Ruby
12 39 (2.41%) C
13 38 (2.35%) Groovy
14 34 (2.10%) C++
15 29 (1.79%) PHP
16 22 (1.36%) Clojure
16 22 (1.36%) R
16 22 (1.36%) Shell Script
17 18 (1.11%) Bash Shell
18 16 (0.99%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 102 (6.30%) Security Cleared
2 93 (5.74%) SC Cleared
3 89 (5.50%) Degree
4 17 (1.05%) ISEB
5 16 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
6 12 (0.74%) ISTQB
7 10 (0.62%) Sun Certification
8 8 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (0.43%) Oracle Certification
10 4 (0.25%) CISSP
10 4 (0.25%) MCSE
11 3 (0.19%) CISM
11 3 (0.19%) MCP
11 3 (0.19%) OCPJP
12 2 (0.12%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.12%) OCP
12 2 (0.12%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.062%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (5.00%) QA
2 19 (1.17%) SLA
3 9 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.31%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.25%) HL7
6 4 (0.25%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.25%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.19%) SDET
7 3 (0.19%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.12%) EMIR
8 2 (0.12%) MiFID
8 2 (0.12%) RMADS
8 2 (0.12%) SEPA
9 1 (0.062%) ISO20022
9 1 (0.062%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.062%) P3O
9 1 (0.062%) WCAG
System Software
1 54 (3.34%) Docker
2 21 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
3 20 (1.24%) Oracle RAC
4 15 (0.93%) Active Directory
5 10 (0.62%) Virtual Servers
5 10 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (0.56%) Apache Flume
6 9 (0.56%) Hyper-V
6 9 (0.56%) vCloud
7 3 (0.19%) Shibboleth
7 3 (0.19%) vSphere
8 1 (0.062%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.062%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.062%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.062%) XenApp
8 1 (0.062%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.062%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 77 (4.76%) Puppet
2 36 (2.22%) Ansible
3 31 (1.91%) MOM
4 27 (1.67%) ZABBIX
5 26 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
6 25 (1.54%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 24 (1.48%) Ambari
8 16 (0.99%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 14 (0.86%) Data Guard
10 12 (0.74%) OpenSSO
11 9 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
11 9 (0.56%) Rsyslog
12 6 (0.37%) Kibana
12 6 (0.37%) OpenAM
13 5 (0.31%) Grafana
13 5 (0.31%) Oracle Identity Management
13 5 (0.31%) StatsD
14 4 (0.25%) CA Single Sign-On
14 4 (0.25%) SCOM
14 4 (0.25%) Terraform
Vendors
1 499 (30.82%) Oracle
2 158 (9.76%) Microsoft
3 110 (6.79%) IBM
4 108 (6.67%) SAP
5 60 (3.71%) Adobe
6 59 (3.64%) MuleSoft
7 52 (3.21%) Salesforce.com
8 38 (2.35%) WSO2
9 37 (2.29%) Sybase
10 30 (1.85%) New Relic
11 28 (1.73%) TIBCO
12 21 (1.30%) Splunk
13 20 (1.24%) BEA
13 20 (1.24%) Google
13 20 (1.24%) webMethods
14 19 (1.17%) Informatica
15 18 (1.11%) ATG
15 18 (1.11%) Red Hat
16 17 (1.05%) HP
16 17 (1.05%) Pega
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