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 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)
England / South East
Rank 143 119 78
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -41
Contract jobs citing SOA 99 139 216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.38% 1.66% 2.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.72% 2.08% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 83 146
Median daily rate £450 £413 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £330 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 1
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +25.00%
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 South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5742 6683 7230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.25% 80.03% 78.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3378 4020 3991
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 292 239
Median hourly rate £38.50 £44.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.48% +78.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £60.62 £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 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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017.

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 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
Hampshire -13 23 £450 +16.12% 11
Berkshire +12 22 £433 -3.88% 12
Surrey +15 13 £450 +5.88% 2
Buckinghamshire +2 12 £350 -36.36% 2
Oxfordshire - 11 £650 - 2
Middlesex +4 6 £348 +2.20%
West Sussex -7 6 £493 +1.54% 1
East Sussex +5 1 £325 +10.16%
Sussex - 1 - -
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

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 South East region with a requirement for SOA.

1 87 (35.51%) Oracle
2 84 (34.29%) Java
2 84 (34.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 80 (32.65%) Agile Software Development
4 76 (31.02%) SQL
5 59 (24.08%) REST
6 57 (23.27%) Web Services
7 50 (20.41%) XML
8 46 (18.78%) .NET
8 46 (18.78%) Linux
9 41 (16.73%) Middleware
9 41 (16.73%) DevOps
10 40 (16.33%) Jenkins
11 39 (15.92%) C#
11 39 (15.92%) Security Cleared
12 37 (15.10%) SC Cleared
12 37 (15.10%) Spring
12 37 (15.10%) Git (software)
12 37 (15.10%) Scrum
12 37 (15.10%) Oracle Database
13 35 (14.29%) Unix
14 33 (13.47%) JIRA
15 32 (13.06%) Continuous Integration
16 31 (12.65%) Oracle BPM
16 31 (12.65%) Node.js
17 30 (12.24%) Windows
17 30 (12.24%) HTML
17 30 (12.24%) SQL Server
17 30 (12.24%) TDD
18 29 (11.84%) Puppet

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 84 (34.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 12 (4.90%) WebLogic
3 10 (4.08%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (3.27%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (2.86%) Confluence
5 7 (2.86%) JBoss
6 6 (2.45%) nginx
7 5 (2.04%) Apache
8 4 (1.63%) Apache Spark
8 4 (1.63%) Cloud Foundry
8 4 (1.63%) CMS
8 4 (1.63%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.63%) WebSphere
9 3 (1.22%) IIS
9 3 (1.22%) SharePoint
9 3 (1.22%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.82%) Oracle BPEL
10 2 (0.82%) Oracle Service Bus
10 2 (0.82%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
11 1 (0.41%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 13 (5.31%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.41%) MS Project
2 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 31 (12.65%) Oracle BPM
2 8 (3.27%) BusinessWorks
2 8 (3.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.22%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 23 (9.39%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.67%) SaaS
4 7 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (2.45%) PaaS
6 4 (1.63%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 2 (0.82%) IaaS
8 1 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.41%) iPaaS
8 1 (0.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.49%) HTTP
2 10 (4.08%) DVB
3 9 (3.67%) LAN
3 9 (3.67%) WAN
4 4 (1.63%) Firewall
4 4 (1.63%) Network Security
4 4 (1.63%) SNMP
5 3 (1.22%) SSL
6 2 (0.82%) AMQP
6 2 (0.82%) ATM
6 2 (0.82%) Intelligent Network
7 1 (0.41%) CTI
7 1 (0.41%) Internet
7 1 (0.41%) Intranet
7 1 (0.41%) LDAP
7 1 (0.41%) PuTTY
7 1 (0.41%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.41%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (15.10%) Oracle Database
2 30 (12.24%) SQL Server
3 19 (7.76%) Hadoop
4 18 (7.35%) NoSQL
5 16 (6.53%) PostgreSQL
6 13 (5.31%) Oracle Database 11g
7 12 (4.90%) MongoDB
8 11 (4.49%) Relational Database
8 11 (4.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (3.27%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (2.45%) MySQL
11 6 (2.45%) Oracle Database 12c
12 5 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
13 3 (1.22%) Big Data
13 3 (1.22%) GIS
13 3 (1.22%) Hazelcast
13 3 (1.22%) Oracle Database 10g
13 3 (1.22%) Power BI
14 2 (0.82%) Redis
Development Applications
1 40 (16.33%) Jenkins
2 37 (15.10%) Git (software)
3 33 (13.47%) JIRA
4 20 (8.16%) Maven
5 14 (5.71%) JUnit
6 11 (4.49%) Mockito
7 9 (3.67%) Ant
8 8 (3.27%) MSTest
8 8 (3.27%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (2.86%) Visual Studio
10 6 (2.45%) SoapUI
11 5 (2.04%) Selenium
11 5 (2.04%) Subversion
12 4 (1.63%) Bitbucket
12 4 (1.63%) Eclipse
12 4 (1.63%) Gradle
12 4 (1.63%) NUnit
13 3 (1.22%) ClearCase
13 3 (1.22%) Spock
13 3 (1.22%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 27 (11.02%) Finance
2 15 (6.12%) Retail
3 12 (4.90%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.27%) Marketing
4 8 (3.27%) Publishing
5 6 (2.45%) Back Office
6 4 (1.63%) Banking
7 3 (1.22%) Billing
8 2 (0.82%) Advertising
8 2 (0.82%) Electronics
8 2 (0.82%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.82%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.41%) Games
9 1 (0.41%) Local Government
9 1 (0.41%) Military
9 1 (0.41%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 73 (29.80%) Architect
2 70 (28.57%) Developer
3 40 (16.33%) Solutions Architect
4 29 (11.84%) Java Developer
5 17 (6.94%) Consultant
6 14 (5.71%) Cloud Architect
6 14 (5.71%) Designer
7 13 (5.31%) Senior Developer
8 12 (4.90%) SOA Architect
9 11 (4.49%) Software Engineer
9 11 (4.49%) Technical Architect
10 10 (4.08%) Integration Architect
10 10 (4.08%) SOA Developer
10 10 (4.08%) Solutions Designer
11 9 (3.67%) .NET Developer
11 9 (3.67%) Analyst
11 9 (3.67%) Senior Java Developer
12 8 (3.27%) Test Analyst
13 7 (2.86%) Data Architect
13 7 (2.86%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (24.08%) REST
2 57 (23.27%) Web Services
3 50 (20.41%) XML
4 46 (18.78%) .NET
5 41 (16.73%) Middleware
6 37 (15.10%) Spring
7 31 (12.65%) Node.js
8 30 (12.24%) HTML
9 28 (11.43%) SOAP
10 25 (10.20%) J2EE
11 18 (7.35%) ActiveMQ
12 17 (6.94%) ASP.NET
12 17 (6.94%) JMS
13 15 (6.12%) CSS
13 15 (6.12%) Oracle Fusion
13 15 (6.12%) RESTful
14 14 (5.71%) HTML5
14 14 (5.71%) Java EE
14 14 (5.71%) jQuery
15 13 (5.31%) Grails
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.57%) Enterprise Software
2 16 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (5.71%) Computer Science
3 14 (5.71%) Data Centre
4 10 (4.08%) Digital TV
4 10 (4.08%) MPEG
4 10 (4.08%) STB
5 9 (3.67%) Public Cloud
6 5 (2.04%) PKI
6 5 (2.04%) Smart Meter
7 4 (1.63%) Mathematics
7 4 (1.63%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.22%) Data Integration
8 3 (1.22%) Digital Media
8 3 (1.22%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.22%) Smart Energy
8 3 (1.22%) Social Media
8 3 (1.22%) User Experience
9 2 (0.82%) BBC
9 2 (0.82%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 46 (18.78%) Linux
2 35 (14.29%) Unix
3 30 (12.24%) Windows
4 11 (4.49%) Windows Server
5 6 (2.45%) Android
6 5 (2.04%) AIX
6 5 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.63%) CentOS
8 3 (1.22%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.22%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (32.65%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (16.73%) DevOps
3 37 (15.10%) Scrum
4 32 (13.06%) Continuous Integration
5 30 (12.24%) TDD
6 23 (9.39%) MVC
6 23 (9.39%) TOGAF
7 21 (8.57%) Configuration Management
7 21 (8.57%) Microservices
8 20 (8.16%) CRM
8 20 (8.16%) Software Engineering
9 18 (7.35%) ITIL
9 18 (7.35%) SDLC
9 18 (7.35%) Unit Testing
10 14 (5.71%) Data Modelling
11 13 (5.31%) High Availability
11 13 (5.31%) UML
12 12 (4.90%) Automated Testing
12 12 (4.90%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (4.49%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 84 (34.29%) Java
2 76 (31.02%) SQL
3 39 (15.92%) C#
4 28 (11.43%) JavaScript
5 16 (6.53%) C
6 15 (6.12%) C++
7 13 (5.31%) Perl
8 10 (4.08%) Scala
9 9 (3.67%) Python
10 8 (3.27%) XPath
11 6 (2.45%) Groovy
11 6 (2.45%) PL/SQL
11 6 (2.45%) T-SQL
12 4 (1.63%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.22%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.22%) PHP
14 2 (0.82%) Embedded C
14 2 (0.82%) Embedded C++
14 2 (0.82%) Tcl
15 1 (0.41%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 39 (15.92%) Security Cleared
2 37 (15.10%) SC Cleared
3 16 (6.53%) Degree
4 3 (1.22%) CISM
4 3 (1.22%) CISSP
5 2 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.41%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (0.41%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.41%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.41%) MCSE
6 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.22%) HL7
2 3 (1.22%) QA
3 2 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.82%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.41%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.41%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.41%) RMADS
4 1 (0.41%) SLA
4 1 (0.41%) WCAG
System Software
1 12 (4.90%) Docker
2 3 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (1.22%) vSphere
3 1 (0.41%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.41%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.41%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 29 (11.84%) Puppet
2 16 (6.53%) Ambari
2 16 (6.53%) ZABBIX
3 8 (3.27%) Ansible
3 8 (3.27%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.63%) Oracle Identity Management
4 4 (1.63%) SCOM
5 1 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.41%) Kibana
5 1 (0.41%) logstash
5 1 (0.41%) MOM
Vendors
1 87 (35.51%) Oracle
2 28 (11.43%) Microsoft
3 11 (4.49%) TIBCO
4 9 (3.67%) IBM
5 6 (2.45%) SAP
5 6 (2.45%) Siebel
5 6 (2.45%) webMethods
6 4 (1.63%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.22%) Cloudera
7 3 (1.22%) Google
7 3 (1.22%) JDA
7 3 (1.22%) MuleSoft
7 3 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.22%) SaltStack
7 3 (1.22%) Talend
8 2 (0.82%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.82%) Guidewire
8 2 (0.82%) Pega
8 2 (0.82%) VMware
9 1 (0.41%) Sitecore
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