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 18 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 43 23 37
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +14
Contract jobs citing SOA 12 34 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.04% 5.79% 3.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.69% 8.11% 5.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 30 19
Median daily rate £475 £588 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.14% +33.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £468 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £626 £608
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £448
% change year-on-year
- +0.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £48.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+13.98% +13.52%

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
446 419 479
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 75.85% 71.38% 75.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 208 277
Median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 37 18
Median hourly rate £45.00 £29.00 £34.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.17% -16.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-10.89% +52.94%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 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
Welwyn Garden City -12 3 £600 +84.61%
Watford - 3 £450 -
SOA
East of England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for SOA.

1 19 (51.35%) Oracle
1 19 (51.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 14 (37.84%) TOGAF
3 13 (35.14%) Oracle Database
4 12 (32.43%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (32.43%) Internet
5 10 (27.03%) Zachman Framework
5 10 (27.03%) Oracle EBS R12
6 9 (24.32%) Middleware
6 9 (24.32%) Web Services
6 9 (24.32%) Unix
6 9 (24.32%) Enterprise Architecture
7 8 (21.62%) Linux
7 8 (21.62%) WebLogic
7 8 (21.62%) J2EE
7 8 (21.62%) Forcepoint
7 8 (21.62%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (21.62%) Oracle Fusion
7 8 (21.62%) Cybersecurity
8 7 (18.92%) Mobile Device Management
8 7 (18.92%) E-Commerce
8 7 (18.92%) Oracle EBS
9 6 (16.22%) Java
10 5 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (13.51%) Oracle Service Bus
10 5 (13.51%) DevOps
10 5 (13.51%) Business Activity Monitoring
10 5 (13.51%) Data Loss Prevention
10 5 (13.51%) Solaris
10 5 (13.51%) SOAP

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 19 (51.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 8 (21.62%) WebLogic
3 5 (13.51%) Oracle Service Bus
4 2 (5.41%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.70%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 10 (27.03%) Oracle EBS R12
2 7 (18.92%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (8.11%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (2.70%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (32.43%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (35.14%) Oracle Database
2 4 (10.81%) MySQL
2 4 (10.81%) Oracle Database 12c
3 3 (8.11%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 5 (13.51%) Advertising
2 1 (2.70%) Back Office
2 1 (2.70%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (64.86%) Architect
2 16 (43.24%) Solutions Architect
3 9 (24.32%) Oracle Specialist
3 9 (24.32%) Support Specialist
4 7 (18.92%) DBA
4 7 (18.92%) Oracle DBA
4 7 (18.92%) Security Architect
4 7 (18.92%) Security Solutions Architect
4 7 (18.92%) SOA Specialist
5 6 (16.22%) Administrator
5 6 (16.22%) Oracle Architect
5 6 (16.22%) Oracle SOA Administrator
5 6 (16.22%) SOA Administrator
6 5 (13.51%) Consultant
6 5 (13.51%) Data Architect
6 5 (13.51%) Java Architect
6 5 (13.51%) Oracle Consultant
6 5 (13.51%) Oracle SOA Consultant
6 5 (13.51%) SOA Consultant
6 5 (13.51%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (24.32%) Middleware
1 9 (24.32%) Web Services
2 8 (21.62%) J2EE
2 8 (21.62%) Oracle Fusion
3 5 (13.51%) SOAP
4 4 (10.81%) JMS
4 4 (10.81%) JSON
4 4 (10.81%) RESTful
5 2 (5.41%) XML
6 1 (2.70%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (2.70%) REST
6 1 (2.70%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (2.70%) XML Messaging
6 1 (2.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Clustering
1 3 (8.11%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (8.11%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 9 (24.32%) Unix
2 8 (21.62%) Linux
3 5 (13.51%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (37.84%) TOGAF
2 12 (32.43%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (27.03%) Zachman Framework
4 9 (24.32%) Enterprise Architecture
5 8 (21.62%) Cybersecurity
5 8 (21.62%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (18.92%) E-Commerce
6 7 (18.92%) Mobile Device Management
7 5 (13.51%) Business Activity Monitoring
7 5 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (13.51%) Data Loss Prevention
7 5 (13.51%) DevOps
8 4 (10.81%) Change Management
8 4 (10.81%) Coaching
8 4 (10.81%) Information Security
8 4 (10.81%) Mentoring
8 4 (10.81%) Project Planning
8 4 (10.81%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (8.11%) Data Protection
9 3 (8.11%) E-business
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (8.11%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 19 (51.35%) Oracle
2 8 (21.62%) Forcepoint
3 4 (10.81%) IBM
4 1 (2.70%) Talend