The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 31 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 41 46 46
Rank change year-on-year
+5 0
Contract jobs citing SOA 19 22 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.81% 2.91% 2.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.61% 3.83% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 18 6
Median daily rate £483 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.22% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £400 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £36.25 £49.25
% change year-on-year
+24.13% -26.39%
SOA
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
526 574 478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 77.81% 76.03% 71.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 282 232
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £508 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 42 28
Median hourly rate £25.00 £32.25 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.48% -12.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £9.25 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.25 £50.00 £37.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing SOA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOA across the Hertfordshire region.

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

SOA
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

SOA
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 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
St Albans - 5 - -
Watford +10 2 £405 -
Cheshunt - 2 £490 -
Hemel Hempstead -8 1 £575 +15.00%
SOA
East of England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for SOA.

1 23 (45.10%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (43.14%) Oracle
3 19 (37.25%) C#
4 18 (35.29%) .NET
5 16 (31.37%) SOAP
5 16 (31.37%) E-Commerce
5 16 (31.37%) REST
6 14 (27.45%) IBM
6 14 (27.45%) Microsoft
6 14 (27.45%) Maximo
7 13 (25.49%) TDD
7 13 (25.49%) SQL Server
8 12 (23.53%) SQL
9 11 (21.57%) Web Services
9 11 (21.57%) Windows
9 11 (21.57%) ERP
10 10 (19.61%) Red Hat
10 10 (19.61%) Middleware
10 10 (19.61%) XML
10 10 (19.61%) Retail
11 9 (17.65%) TOGAF
11 9 (17.65%) Advertising
11 9 (17.65%) Linux
11 9 (17.65%) SaaS
11 9 (17.65%) Oracle EBS R12
11 9 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
11 9 (17.65%) WCF
11 9 (17.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 8 (15.69%) Data Integration
13 7 (13.73%) Continuous Integration

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 9 (17.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (7.84%) Oracle Service Bus
3 3 (5.88%) JBoss
3 3 (5.88%) Node.js
4 2 (3.92%) CMS
4 2 (3.92%) Confluence
4 2 (3.92%) NetWeaver
4 2 (3.92%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.92%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (3.92%) Umbraco
4 2 (3.92%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.96%) Apache
5 1 (1.96%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (27.45%) Maximo
2 9 (17.65%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (5.88%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (3.92%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (3.92%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (3.92%) Primavera
5 1 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 9 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (17.65%) SaaS
2 7 (13.73%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (13.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.92%) IaaS
3 2 (3.92%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) FTP
2 1 (1.96%) HTTP
2 1 (1.96%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.96%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (25.49%) SQL Server
2 7 (13.73%) Amazon RDS
2 7 (13.73%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (3.92%) DB2
3 2 (3.92%) GIS
3 2 (3.92%) MySQL
3 2 (3.92%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.92%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (3.92%) RDBMS
3 2 (3.92%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (9.80%) Jenkins
2 3 (5.88%) CruiseControl
2 3 (5.88%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.92%) FitNesse
3 2 (3.92%) JIRA
3 2 (3.92%) MSTest
3 2 (3.92%) NUnit
3 2 (3.92%) SoapUI
3 2 (3.92%) SpecFlow
3 2 (3.92%) TeamCity
3 2 (3.92%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.96%) ERwin
4 1 (1.96%) MSBuild
4 1 (1.96%) Subversion
4 1 (1.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (19.61%) Retail
2 9 (17.65%) Advertising
3 6 (11.76%) Finance
4 3 (5.88%) Legal
5 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.96%) Marketing
5 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (54.90%) Architect
2 21 (41.18%) Solutions Architect
3 14 (27.45%) Developer
4 9 (17.65%) E-Commerce Architect
5 6 (11.76%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
6 5 (9.80%) .NET Developer
6 5 (9.80%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (9.80%) C# Developer
7 4 (7.84%) Consultant
7 4 (7.84%) Senior Architect
7 4 (7.84%) Technical Architect
8 3 (5.88%) Analyst
8 3 (5.88%) Designer
8 3 (5.88%) Oracle Consultant
8 3 (5.88%) Senior Solutions Architect
8 3 (5.88%) Sitecore Architect
9 2 (3.92%) .NET Architect
9 2 (3.92%) Applications Architect
9 2 (3.92%) Oracle Developer
9 2 (3.92%) SAP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (35.29%) .NET
2 16 (31.37%) REST
2 16 (31.37%) SOAP
3 11 (21.57%) Web Services
4 10 (19.61%) Middleware
4 10 (19.61%) XML
5 9 (17.65%) WCF
6 6 (11.76%) AngularJS
6 6 (11.76%) CSS
6 6 (11.76%) HTML
6 6 (11.76%) MSMQ
7 5 (9.80%) jQuery
7 5 (9.80%) XSLT
8 4 (7.84%) ASP.NET
8 4 (7.84%) HTML5
9 3 (5.88%) Ajax
9 3 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (5.88%) LESS
9 3 (5.88%) Sass
9 3 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.69%) Data Integration
2 7 (13.73%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.92%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (1.96%) FMCG
6 1 (1.96%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.96%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 11 (21.57%) Windows
2 9 (17.65%) Linux
3 7 (13.73%) Unix
4 2 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (45.10%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (31.37%) E-Commerce
3 13 (25.49%) TDD
4 11 (21.57%) ERP
5 9 (17.65%) TOGAF
6 7 (13.73%) API Design
6 7 (13.73%) Asset Management
6 7 (13.73%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (13.73%) Data Architecture
6 7 (13.73%) Data Protection
6 7 (13.73%) DevOps
7 6 (11.76%) Software Engineering
7 6 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (7.84%) Data Modelling
8 4 (7.84%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (7.84%) High Availability
8 4 (7.84%) Microservices
8 4 (7.84%) Portfolio Management
8 4 (7.84%) SOLID
9 3 (5.88%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (37.25%) C#
2 12 (23.53%) SQL
3 6 (11.76%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.88%) Java
5 2 (3.92%) ABAP
5 2 (3.92%) PHP
5 2 (3.92%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.96%) C
6 1 (1.96%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.96%) Degree
1 1 (1.96%) HND
1 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.96%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) QA
2 1 (1.96%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 22 (43.14%) Oracle
2 14 (27.45%) IBM
2 14 (27.45%) Microsoft
3 10 (19.61%) Red Hat
4 4 (7.84%) Sitecore
5 2 (3.92%) Citrix
5 2 (3.92%) ESRI
5 2 (3.92%) SAP
5 2 (3.92%) Splunk
5 2 (3.92%) VMware
5 2 (3.92%) webMethods
6 1 (1.96%) Apigee
6 1 (1.96%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.96%) hybris
6 1 (1.96%) Mashery
6 1 (1.96%) Sybase