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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
England / South East
Rank 119 116 87
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -29
Contract jobs citing SOA 133 159 215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.75% 1.83% 2.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.17% 2.25% 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 96 137
Median daily rate £425 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £338 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year
- +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +28.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £50.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +42.85%

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
6141 7080 7693
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.96% 81.27% 79.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 3644 4376 4221
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 274 253
Median hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.87 £60.62 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 25 February 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
Berkshire +30 41 £425 -5.55% 13
Hampshire -25 26 £475 +26.66% 18
Surrey -2 25 £425 - 6
Buckinghamshire -5 16 £365 -32.09% 3
West Sussex -3 11 £512 -21.23% 1
Middlesex +10 7 £348 +2.20%
Oxfordshire - 3 £556 - 3
Kent -2 1 £363 -3.97%
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 102 (38.35%) Oracle
2 99 (37.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 97 (36.47%) Java
4 95 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
5 84 (31.58%) SQL
6 80 (30.08%) REST
7 75 (28.20%) Web Services
8 59 (22.18%) XML
9 53 (19.92%) Linux
10 52 (19.55%) Middleware
10 52 (19.55%) Git (software)
11 47 (17.67%) .NET
11 47 (17.67%) C#
11 47 (17.67%) Scrum
12 46 (17.29%) Spring
12 46 (17.29%) Oracle Database
13 45 (16.92%) TDD
14 44 (16.54%) Security Cleared
15 40 (15.04%) SQL Server
16 38 (14.29%) SOAP
16 38 (14.29%) SC Cleared
16 38 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
17 37 (13.91%) JavaScript
17 37 (13.91%) DevOps
18 36 (13.53%) Jenkins
19 35 (13.16%) HTML
19 35 (13.16%) Unix
20 33 (12.41%) Microsoft
20 33 (12.41%) JIRA
21 31 (11.65%) Oracle BPM

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 99 (37.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 22 (8.27%) WebLogic
3 11 (4.14%) Confluence
4 10 (3.76%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (2.63%) Apache
5 7 (2.63%) JBoss
6 6 (2.26%) nginx
6 6 (2.26%) Oracle Workflow
7 5 (1.88%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (1.88%) CMS
7 5 (1.88%) WebSphere
8 4 (1.50%) Oracle Service Bus
8 4 (1.50%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.13%) Apache Solr
9 3 (1.13%) Apache Spark
9 3 (1.13%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (1.13%) IIS
9 3 (1.13%) NServiceBus
9 3 (1.13%) SharePoint
9 3 (1.13%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 15 (5.64%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.38%) MS Project
2 1 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 31 (11.65%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (2.26%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (1.13%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.75%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.75%) Oracle Utilities
5 2 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 26 (9.77%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (4.14%) SaaS
4 8 (3.01%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (1.88%) PaaS
6 4 (1.50%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 2 (0.75%) IaaS
8 1 (0.38%) CloudSense
8 1 (0.38%) Office 365
8 1 (0.38%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.89%) HTTP
2 11 (4.14%) DVB
3 9 (3.38%) LAN
3 9 (3.38%) WAN
4 5 (1.88%) Firewall
5 3 (1.13%) Internet
5 3 (1.13%) SSL
6 2 (0.75%) AMQP
6 2 (0.75%) ATM
6 2 (0.75%) Intelligent Network
6 2 (0.75%) Intranet
6 2 (0.75%) LDAP
6 2 (0.75%) VPN
7 1 (0.38%) 4G
7 1 (0.38%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.38%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.38%) Network Security
7 1 (0.38%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.38%) SNMP
7 1 (0.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (17.29%) Oracle Database
2 40 (15.04%) SQL Server
3 23 (8.65%) Oracle Database 11g
4 19 (7.14%) NoSQL
5 17 (6.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (6.02%) Oracle Database 12c
7 13 (4.89%) Hadoop
8 12 (4.51%) PostgreSQL
8 12 (4.51%) Relational Database
9 10 (3.76%) Oracle Database 10g
10 9 (3.38%) MongoDB
11 7 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (2.26%) MySQL
13 5 (1.88%) Apache Cassandra
13 5 (1.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 4 (1.50%) Big Data
15 3 (1.13%) GIS
15 3 (1.13%) Hazelcast
15 3 (1.13%) Power BI
15 3 (1.13%) Redis
Development Applications
1 52 (19.55%) Git (software)
2 36 (13.53%) Jenkins
3 33 (12.41%) JIRA
4 28 (10.53%) Maven
5 17 (6.39%) JUnit
6 12 (4.51%) Subversion
7 11 (4.14%) Mockito
8 9 (3.38%) Ant
9 8 (3.01%) SoapUI
10 7 (2.63%) Octopus Deploy
10 7 (2.63%) Visual Studio
11 6 (2.26%) MSTest
12 5 (1.88%) Eclipse
12 5 (1.88%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (1.50%) Bitbucket
13 4 (1.50%) ClearCase
13 4 (1.50%) Gradle
13 4 (1.50%) Selenium
14 3 (1.13%) Spock
14 3 (1.13%) webpack
General
1 31 (11.65%) Finance
2 19 (7.14%) Retail
3 10 (3.76%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.01%) Marketing
5 7 (2.63%) Publishing
6 6 (2.26%) Back Office
7 5 (1.88%) Banking
8 3 (1.13%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.13%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.75%) Advertising
9 2 (0.75%) Billing
9 2 (0.75%) Electronics
10 1 (0.38%) Games
10 1 (0.38%) Local Government
10 1 (0.38%) Military
10 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 95 (35.71%) Developer
2 75 (28.20%) Architect
3 41 (15.41%) Java Developer
4 36 (13.53%) Solutions Architect
5 18 (6.77%) Senior Developer
6 15 (5.64%) .NET Developer
6 15 (5.64%) Senior Java Developer
7 13 (4.89%) Cloud Architect
8 12 (4.51%) C# Developer
8 12 (4.51%) Consultant
8 12 (4.51%) Software Engineer
9 11 (4.14%) Analyst
9 11 (4.14%) C# .NET Developer
9 11 (4.14%) Designer
9 11 (4.14%) Technical Architect
10 10 (3.76%) SOA Developer
10 10 (3.76%) Test Analyst
11 9 (3.38%) Integration Architect
12 8 (3.01%) Integration Developer
12 8 (3.01%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (30.08%) REST
2 75 (28.20%) Web Services
3 59 (22.18%) XML
4 52 (19.55%) Middleware
5 47 (17.67%) .NET
6 46 (17.29%) Spring
7 38 (14.29%) SOAP
8 35 (13.16%) HTML
9 31 (11.65%) Node.js
10 27 (10.15%) JMS
11 24 (9.02%) AngularJS
12 22 (8.27%) Java EE
13 21 (7.89%) Oracle Fusion
14 20 (7.52%) HTML5
14 20 (7.52%) J2EE
15 19 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
15 19 (7.14%) CSS
16 17 (6.39%) ASP.NET
17 16 (6.02%) XSD
18 15 (5.64%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.64%) Computer Science
2 15 (5.64%) Data Centre
3 13 (4.89%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (4.14%) Digital TV
4 11 (4.14%) MPEG
4 11 (4.14%) STB
5 9 (3.38%) Public Cloud
6 5 (1.88%) User Experience
7 4 (1.50%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.13%) BBC
8 3 (1.13%) Digital Media
8 3 (1.13%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.13%) New Media
8 3 (1.13%) PKI
8 3 (1.13%) Social Media
9 2 (0.75%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.75%) SCADA
10 1 (0.38%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 53 (19.92%) Linux
2 35 (13.16%) Unix
3 31 (11.65%) Windows
4 14 (5.26%) Windows Server
5 8 (3.01%) AIX
6 4 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.13%) Android
7 3 (1.13%) CentOS
7 3 (1.13%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.38%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (17.67%) Scrum
3 45 (16.92%) TDD
4 38 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 37 (13.91%) DevOps
6 31 (11.65%) SDLC
7 28 (10.53%) Configuration Management
8 26 (9.77%) Unit Testing
9 25 (9.40%) Software Engineering
10 24 (9.02%) MVC
10 24 (9.02%) TOGAF
11 21 (7.89%) CRM
12 19 (7.14%) Microservices
13 18 (6.77%) Data Modelling
14 14 (5.26%) E-Commerce
14 14 (5.26%) ITIL
14 14 (5.26%) Migration
14 14 (5.26%) Pair Programming
14 14 (5.26%) Process Improvement
14 14 (5.26%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 97 (36.47%) Java
2 84 (31.58%) SQL
3 47 (17.67%) C#
4 37 (13.91%) JavaScript
5 18 (6.77%) C
6 16 (6.02%) C++
7 15 (5.64%) PL/SQL
8 10 (3.76%) Perl
8 10 (3.76%) Python
9 9 (3.38%) T-SQL
10 8 (3.01%) Scala
10 8 (3.01%) XPath
11 6 (2.26%) Groovy
12 5 (1.88%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.50%) PowerShell
14 3 (1.13%) Bash Shell
14 3 (1.13%) PHP
15 2 (0.75%) Embedded C
15 2 (0.75%) Embedded C++
15 2 (0.75%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 44 (16.54%) Security Cleared
2 38 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 14 (5.26%) Degree
4 6 (2.26%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.75%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.38%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (0.38%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.38%) MCSE
6 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.13%) HL7
1 3 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (1.13%) PMO
2 2 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.75%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.38%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.38%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.38%) QA
3 1 (0.38%) RMADS
3 1 (0.38%) SLA
3 1 (0.38%) WCAG
System Software
1 16 (6.02%) Docker
2 4 (1.50%) vSphere
3 3 (1.13%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (1.13%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.75%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.38%) XenApp
5 1 (0.38%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 24 (9.02%) Puppet
2 10 (3.76%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (3.38%) Ambari
3 9 (3.38%) ZABBIX
4 8 (3.01%) Ansible
5 5 (1.88%) Oracle Identity Management
6 2 (0.75%) SCOM
7 1 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.38%) Kibana
7 1 (0.38%) logstash
7 1 (0.38%) MOM
7 1 (0.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 102 (38.35%) Oracle
2 33 (12.41%) Microsoft
3 11 (4.14%) TIBCO
4 8 (3.01%) Siebel
5 7 (2.63%) IBM
6 5 (1.88%) Jaspersoft
6 5 (1.88%) Red Hat
6 5 (1.88%) SAP
6 5 (1.88%) webMethods
7 4 (1.50%) VMware
8 3 (1.13%) Google
8 3 (1.13%) MuleSoft
8 3 (1.13%) Pega
8 3 (1.13%) SaltStack
8 3 (1.13%) Talend
9 2 (0.75%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.75%) Cloudera
9 2 (0.75%) Guidewire
9 2 (0.75%) Reuters
9 2 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
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