The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 3 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 123 103 73
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -30
Contract jobs citing SOA 130 188 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.70% 1.97% 2.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.12% 2.47% 3.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 99 156
Median daily rate £470 £413 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.93% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £299 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £633 £566
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £470 £450
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.09% -24.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £26.20 £40.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £44.25 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £43.75 £48.75
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -10.25%
SOA
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 South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6122 7605 7612
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.16% 79.78% 76.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3642 4484 4265
Median daily rate £420 £400 £382
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +4.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 252 312 282
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.09 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.63% +64.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

SOA Daily Rate Trend in the South East

SOA
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

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

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

SOA
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the South East region.

SOA Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

SOA
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the South East region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016.

SOA Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

SOA
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the South East region over the 3 months to 3 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
Hampshire +16 36 £438 +15.13% 13
Berkshire -10 27 £488 +31.31% 5
Oxfordshire +9 16 £650 - 3
Surrey +4 15 £438 +6.06% 4
Buckinghamshire -6 11 £510 +17.91% 3
East Sussex +12 8 £325 +6.55% 1
West Sussex -4 6 £490 +15.29% 5
Middlesex -2 5 £348 -6.39% 1
Sussex - 1 - -
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 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 South East region with a requirement for SOA.

1 96 (31.89%) Java
2 93 (30.90%) Agile Software Development
3 91 (30.23%) Oracle
4 90 (29.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 84 (27.91%) SQL
6 80 (26.58%) Web Services
7 75 (24.92%) .NET
8 61 (20.27%) C#
9 59 (19.60%) XML
10 55 (18.27%) REST
11 52 (17.28%) Linux
11 52 (17.28%) Middleware
12 50 (16.61%) HTML
13 48 (15.95%) DevOps
14 47 (15.61%) Windows
15 46 (15.28%) SQL Server
16 45 (14.95%) JavaScript
17 42 (13.95%) Finance
17 42 (13.95%) Security Cleared
18 40 (13.29%) MVC
18 40 (13.29%) Microsoft
19 39 (12.96%) Scrum
19 39 (12.96%) SC Cleared
19 39 (12.96%) Oracle BPM
20 38 (12.62%) Jenkins
21 36 (11.96%) Oracle Database
21 36 (11.96%) Unix
22 35 (11.63%) JIRA
23 34 (11.30%) Spring
23 34 (11.30%) Continuous Integration

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 90 (29.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 20 (6.64%) BizTalk Server
3 12 (3.99%) JBoss
3 12 (3.99%) WebLogic
4 10 (3.32%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (2.99%) WebSphere
6 8 (2.66%) SharePoint
7 7 (2.33%) Confluence
8 6 (1.99%) nginx
9 5 (1.66%) Oracle Service Bus
10 4 (1.33%) Apache Spark
10 4 (1.33%) Cloud Foundry
10 4 (1.33%) Oracle Coherence
11 3 (1.00%) Apache
11 3 (1.00%) CMS
11 3 (1.00%) IIS
11 3 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (1.00%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (0.66%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
12 2 (0.66%) Tomcat
Applications
1 20 (6.64%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.00%) InfoPath
2 3 (1.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.66%) MS Project
4 1 (0.33%) MS Office
4 1 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 39 (12.96%) Oracle BPM
2 8 (2.66%) BusinessWorks
2 8 (2.66%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.33%) SAP CRM
3 4 (1.33%) SAP IS-U
4 3 (1.00%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.33%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.33%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.33%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 29 (9.63%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (8.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (3.32%) SaaS
4 9 (2.99%) PaaS
5 7 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (1.66%) IaaS
7 4 (1.33%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.33%) iPaaS
8 1 (0.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.65%) HTTP
2 10 (3.32%) DVB
3 9 (2.99%) LAN
3 9 (2.99%) WAN
4 8 (2.66%) SNMP
5 4 (1.33%) Firewall
5 4 (1.33%) Network Security
5 4 (1.33%) SSL
6 2 (0.66%) ATM
6 2 (0.66%) Intelligent Network
6 2 (0.66%) Internet
6 2 (0.66%) PuTTY
6 2 (0.66%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.33%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.33%) LDAP
7 1 (0.33%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (15.28%) SQL Server
2 36 (11.96%) Oracle Database
3 23 (7.64%) Hadoop
4 21 (6.98%) PostgreSQL
5 18 (5.98%) NoSQL
6 15 (4.98%) MongoDB
6 15 (4.98%) Relational Database
7 10 (3.32%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (2.99%) Oracle Database 11g
8 9 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (1.66%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (1.66%) Big Data
10 5 (1.66%) Oracle Database 12c
11 4 (1.33%) MySQL
12 3 (1.00%) GIS
12 3 (1.00%) Power BI
13 2 (0.66%) Redis
13 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
13 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 38 (12.62%) Jenkins
2 35 (11.63%) JIRA
3 32 (10.63%) Git (software)
4 17 (5.65%) Maven
5 15 (4.98%) JUnit
6 14 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (3.99%) MSTest
8 11 (3.65%) Ant
9 10 (3.32%) NUnit
9 10 (3.32%) Selenium
10 8 (2.66%) Mockito
10 8 (2.66%) Subversion
10 8 (2.66%) Visual Studio
11 5 (1.66%) Eclipse
12 3 (1.00%) QUnit
12 3 (1.00%) TestDirector
13 2 (0.66%) Moq
13 2 (0.66%) NDepend
13 2 (0.66%) SoapUI
13 2 (0.66%) TeamCity
General
1 42 (13.95%) Finance
2 18 (5.98%) Retail
2 18 (5.98%) Telecoms
3 16 (5.32%) Marketing
4 6 (1.99%) Back Office
4 6 (1.99%) Billing
4 6 (1.99%) Publishing
5 4 (1.33%) Banking
6 2 (0.66%) Advertising
6 2 (0.66%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.33%) Electronics
7 1 (0.33%) Games
7 1 (0.33%) Local Government
7 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 94 (31.23%) Architect
2 86 (28.57%) Developer
3 51 (16.94%) Solutions Architect
4 28 (9.30%) Java Developer
5 20 (6.64%) Consultant
6 16 (5.32%) Designer
6 16 (5.32%) Integration Architect
7 15 (4.98%) .NET Developer
7 15 (4.98%) C# Developer
7 15 (4.98%) DBA
7 15 (4.98%) SOA Architect
8 13 (4.32%) Cloud Architect
9 11 (3.65%) C# .NET Developer
9 11 (3.65%) Oracle DBA
9 11 (3.65%) Solutions Designer
10 10 (3.32%) Analyst
10 10 (3.32%) Technical Architect
11 9 (2.99%) ASP.NET Developer
11 9 (2.99%) Data Architect
11 9 (2.99%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (26.58%) Web Services
2 75 (24.92%) .NET
3 59 (19.60%) XML
4 55 (18.27%) REST
5 52 (17.28%) Middleware
6 50 (16.61%) HTML
7 34 (11.30%) ASP.NET
7 34 (11.30%) CSS
7 34 (11.30%) J2EE
7 34 (11.30%) Spring
8 33 (10.96%) Node.js
8 33 (10.96%) SOAP
9 27 (8.97%) jQuery
10 23 (7.64%) ActiveMQ
11 22 (7.31%) ASP.NET MVC
11 22 (7.31%) JSON
12 18 (5.98%) JMS
12 18 (5.98%) Oracle Fusion
13 15 (4.98%) HTML5
14 14 (4.65%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.63%) Enterprise Software
2 27 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (6.64%) Computer Science
3 20 (6.64%) Data Centre
4 10 (3.32%) Digital TV
4 10 (3.32%) MPEG
4 10 (3.32%) STB
5 9 (2.99%) Mathematics
6 8 (2.66%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.66%) Public Cloud
7 7 (2.33%) Smart Meter
8 6 (1.99%) Virtual Team
9 5 (1.66%) PKI
10 4 (1.33%) Data Integration
11 3 (1.00%) Cryptography
11 3 (1.00%) Smart Energy
11 3 (1.00%) User Experience
12 2 (0.66%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.66%) Mobile App
13 1 (0.33%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 52 (17.28%) Linux
2 47 (15.61%) Windows
3 36 (11.96%) Unix
4 12 (3.99%) Windows Server
5 10 (3.32%) AIX
6 9 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.66%) Android
7 5 (1.66%) CentOS
8 4 (1.33%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.33%) Ubuntu
9 3 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.66%) Solaris
11 1 (0.33%) VMS
11 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (30.90%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (15.95%) DevOps
3 40 (13.29%) MVC
4 39 (12.96%) Scrum
5 34 (11.30%) Continuous Integration
6 30 (9.97%) TDD
7 29 (9.63%) SDLC
8 28 (9.30%) CRM
9 27 (8.97%) TOGAF
10 23 (7.64%) UML
11 21 (6.98%) Microservices
12 20 (6.64%) Data Modelling
12 20 (6.64%) Stakeholder Management
13 19 (6.31%) Configuration Management
13 19 (6.31%) High Availability
13 19 (6.31%) Software Engineering
14 18 (5.98%) Migration
15 17 (5.65%) Enterprise Architecture
15 17 (5.65%) ITIL
15 17 (5.65%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 96 (31.89%) Java
2 84 (27.91%) SQL
3 61 (20.27%) C#
4 45 (14.95%) JavaScript
5 17 (5.65%) C
6 15 (4.98%) C++
6 15 (4.98%) Perl
7 12 (3.99%) Python
8 11 (3.65%) Scala
9 10 (3.32%) T-SQL
10 8 (2.66%) XPath
11 6 (1.99%) PL/SQL
11 6 (1.99%) Shell Script
12 5 (1.66%) VBScript
13 4 (1.33%) Bash Shell
14 3 (1.00%) Groovy
14 3 (1.00%) PHP
15 2 (0.66%) Embedded C
15 2 (0.66%) Embedded C++
15 2 (0.66%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 42 (13.95%) Security Cleared
2 39 (12.96%) SC Cleared
3 25 (8.31%) Degree
4 3 (1.00%) CISM
4 3 (1.00%) CISSP
5 1 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.33%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (0.33%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (0.33%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.33%) MCSE
5 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (1.66%) QA
3 3 (1.00%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.66%) HL7
4 2 (0.66%) SLA
5 1 (0.33%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.33%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.33%) RMADS
System Software
1 10 (3.32%) Docker
2 4 (1.33%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (1.33%) vSphere
3 3 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.33%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.33%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 31 (10.30%) Puppet
2 20 (6.64%) Ambari
2 20 (6.64%) ZABBIX
3 8 (2.66%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (2.33%) Ansible
4 7 (2.33%) Oracle Identity Management
4 7 (2.33%) SCOM
5 6 (1.99%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.66%) Amdocs OSS
7 1 (0.33%) Kibana
7 1 (0.33%) logstash
7 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.33%) MOM
7 1 (0.33%) Netcool
Vendors
1 91 (30.23%) Oracle
2 40 (13.29%) Microsoft
3 20 (6.64%) IBM
4 14 (4.65%) TIBCO
5 10 (3.32%) Red Hat
6 8 (2.66%) EPiServer
6 8 (2.66%) SAP
7 7 (2.33%) Siebel
7 7 (2.33%) webMethods
8 5 (1.66%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (1.66%) VMware
9 4 (1.33%) Endeca
9 4 (1.33%) FatWire
9 4 (1.33%) SaltStack
9 4 (1.33%) Software AG
10 3 (1.00%) Cisco
10 3 (1.00%) Google
10 3 (1.00%) JDA
10 3 (1.00%) MuleSoft
10 3 (1.00%) Pega
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