The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
UK
Rank 131 94 84
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -10
Contract jobs citing SOA 866 1175 1222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.91% 2.26% 2.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.30% 2.73% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 574 718 743
Median daily rate £470 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.17% +2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £340 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 19 2
Median hourly rate £55.00 £50.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +42.85%
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 across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37606 43039 41704
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.82% 82.75% 79.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 24983 28189 26373
Median daily rate £450 £425 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 946 1185 1114
Median hourly rate £36.00 £38.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +46.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £56.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend

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

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SOA
Daily Rate Trend

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

SOA Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SOA
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA within the UK over the 3 months to 24 February 2017.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SOA
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SOA within the UK.

SOA Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SOA
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA within the UK over the 3 months to 24 February 2017.

SOA Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

SOA
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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
England -19 805 £475 - 227
London +5 366 £485 +4.30% 115
South East +4 133 £425 +3.03% 39
East of England -10 108 £495 -6.82% 17
City of London +13 68 £525 +9.09% 28
Yorkshire 0 50 £488 +2.63% 12
North West -3 44 £401 -11.00% 20
Essex -3 44 £488 -2.50% 6
Berkshire +38 41 £425 -5.55% 10
West Midlands -28 41 £467 -1.63% 8
Scotland -38 39 £400 - 10
West Yorkshire -3 38 £538 +11.97% 7
South West -1 28 £450 +12.50% 9
Hampshire -17 26 £475 +26.66% 18
Surrey +7 25 £425 - 3
Cambridgeshire +7 25 £425 -19.04% 5
Merseyside +16 22 £400 -15.73% 2
East Midlands -3 20 £410 -8.88% 6
Bristol +6 19 £450 -14.28% 3
Reading +34 17 £400 -13.51% 4
Peterborough +10 16 £425 +19.29% 1
Liverpool +8 16 £401 -15.68% 2
Buckinghamshire -12 16 £365 -32.09% 3
Leeds -14 16 £475 -0.52% 7
Norfolk +13 15 £633 +33.15%
Southend-on-Sea -3 15 £500 -9.18% 3
Hertfordshire -20 15 £463 -21.27% 2
Edinburgh -32 14 £400 -5.88% 9
Bradford +7 13 £575 +5.50%
Milton Keynes -8 13 £365 -32.87% 3

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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 with a requirement for SOA.

1 844 (48.37%) Agile Software Development
2 739 (42.35%) Java
3 542 (31.06%) Oracle
4 527 (30.20%) Web Services
4 527 (30.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 431 (24.70%) TDD
6 423 (24.24%) SQL
7 394 (22.58%) JavaScript
8 385 (22.06%) Scrum
9 374 (21.43%) XML
10 333 (19.08%) .NET
11 322 (18.45%) REST
12 307 (17.59%) Finance
12 307 (17.59%) Continuous Integration
13 288 (16.50%) Middleware
14 286 (16.39%) HTML
15 283 (16.22%) J2EE
16 276 (15.82%) Spring
17 262 (15.01%) SOAP
18 260 (14.90%) Git (software)
19 254 (14.56%) Microservices
20 246 (14.10%) OO
21 230 (13.18%) C#
22 219 (12.55%) Linux
23 216 (12.38%) CSS
24 215 (12.32%) SQL Server
25 214 (12.26%) RESTful
26 208 (11.92%) JSON
27 193 (11.06%) Jenkins
28 188 (10.77%) MVC

SOA
Top Related IT Skills 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
1 527 (30.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 123 (7.05%) WebLogic
3 101 (5.79%) JBoss
4 88 (5.04%) Confluence
5 67 (3.84%) Oracle Service Bus
6 64 (3.67%) Apache
7 61 (3.50%) WebSphere
8 55 (3.15%) Mule
9 53 (3.04%) Tomcat
10 39 (2.23%) Elasticsearch
11 37 (2.12%) BizTalk Server
11 37 (2.12%) SharePoint
12 31 (1.78%) Apache Spark
12 31 (1.78%) CMS
13 30 (1.72%) Oracle Workflow
14 27 (1.55%) Mule ESB
15 25 (1.43%) Anypoint
16 21 (1.20%) IIS
17 20 (1.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 19 (1.09%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 59 (3.38%) MS Excel
2 22 (1.26%) MS Visio
3 9 (0.52%) InfoPath
3 9 (0.52%) MS Office
4 4 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.23%) OmniGraffle
5 3 (0.17%) AutoCAD
5 3 (0.17%) Siemens NX
6 2 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.057%) MS Project
7 1 (0.057%) Simulink
7 1 (0.057%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.057%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 67 (3.84%) Oracle BPM
2 50 (2.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 35 (2.01%) Oracle EBS
4 33 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
5 29 (1.66%) Oracle EBS R12
6 15 (0.86%) Oracle Applications
7 12 (0.69%) Adobe Campaign
8 11 (0.63%) Payment Gateway
9 9 (0.52%) BusinessWorks
10 7 (0.40%) Oracle Receivables
10 7 (0.40%) SAP MDM
11 6 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
11 6 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
12 4 (0.23%) Eloqua
12 4 (0.23%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
12 4 (0.23%) SAP GRC
13 3 (0.17%) Oracle ASCP
13 3 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
13 3 (0.17%) Teamcenter
14 2 (0.11%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 130 (7.45%) Amazon AWS
1 130 (7.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 57 (3.27%) PaaS
3 50 (2.87%) SaaS
4 45 (2.58%) Cloud Computing
5 39 (2.23%) IaaS
6 17 (0.97%) Amazon Kinesis
7 16 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
8 15 (0.86%) Amazon S3
9 14 (0.80%) Route 53
10 12 (0.69%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 12 (0.69%) IBM Cloud
11 11 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
11 11 (0.63%) GitHub
12 10 (0.57%) CloudFront
12 10 (0.57%) Office 365
13 8 (0.46%) Amazon SQS
13 8 (0.46%) iPaaS
14 7 (0.40%) Amazon ELB
14 7 (0.40%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 105 (6.02%) HTTP
2 56 (3.21%) Internet
3 51 (2.92%) SSL
4 48 (2.75%) Firewall
5 45 (2.58%) TCP/IP
6 22 (1.26%) FTP
6 22 (1.26%) LDAP
7 19 (1.09%) HTTPS
7 19 (1.09%) Intranet
8 18 (1.03%) WAN
9 17 (0.97%) LAN
9 17 (0.97%) VPN
10 16 (0.92%) DVB
11 13 (0.74%) DNS
11 13 (0.74%) SAN
12 12 (0.69%) Network Security
12 12 (0.69%) SMS
13 11 (0.63%) Kerberos
14 10 (0.57%) Extranet
15 7 (0.40%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 215 (12.32%) SQL Server
2 175 (10.03%) Oracle Database
3 157 (9.00%) NoSQL
4 141 (8.08%) Relational Database
5 99 (5.67%) Big Data
6 94 (5.39%) MongoDB
7 75 (4.30%) Oracle Database 11g
8 74 (4.24%) Data Warehouse
9 66 (3.78%) Hadoop
10 62 (3.55%) MySQL
11 50 (2.87%) PostgreSQL
12 48 (2.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 47 (2.69%) Oracle Database 12c
14 40 (2.29%) DB2
15 38 (2.18%) Oracle Database 10g
16 34 (1.95%) SQL Server 2012
17 32 (1.83%) RDBMS
18 31 (1.78%) BusinessObjects
19 30 (1.72%) Apache Hive
20 27 (1.55%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 260 (14.90%) Git (software)
2 193 (11.06%) Jenkins
3 178 (10.20%) JIRA
4 148 (8.48%) Maven
5 112 (6.42%) Subversion
6 52 (2.98%) JUnit
7 50 (2.87%) Selenium
8 49 (2.81%) Team Foundation Server
9 48 (2.75%) SoapUI
10 42 (2.41%) Eclipse
10 42 (2.41%) Visual Studio
11 41 (2.35%) Ant
12 34 (1.95%) Cucumber
13 30 (1.72%) Mockito
14 27 (1.55%) Gradle
15 26 (1.49%) NUnit
16 25 (1.43%) JIRA Agile
17 24 (1.38%) LoadRunner
18 22 (1.26%) TeamCity
19 20 (1.15%) IntelliJ
General
1 307 (17.59%) Finance
2 133 (7.62%) Banking
3 115 (6.59%) Retail
4 92 (5.27%) Marketing
5 87 (4.99%) Telecoms
6 55 (3.15%) Manufacturing
7 49 (2.81%) Electronics
8 25 (1.43%) Back Office
8 25 (1.43%) Front Office
8 25 (1.43%) Investment Banking
9 19 (1.09%) Advertising
10 18 (1.03%) Legal
11 15 (0.86%) Publishing
12 14 (0.80%) Billing
13 10 (0.57%) Games
14 9 (0.52%) Local Government
15 8 (0.46%) Automotive
16 7 (0.40%) Retail Banking
17 6 (0.34%) Multimedia
18 5 (0.29%) Military
Job Titles
1 714 (40.92%) Developer
2 566 (32.44%) Architect
3 275 (15.76%) Java Developer
4 233 (13.35%) Solutions Architect
5 107 (6.13%) .NET Developer
6 95 (5.44%) C# Developer
7 85 (4.87%) Senior Developer
8 73 (4.18%) Integration Architect
9 72 (4.13%) C# .NET Developer
10 68 (3.90%) Consultant
11 66 (3.78%) SOA Developer
12 65 (3.72%) Technical Architect
13 58 (3.32%) Data Architect
14 56 (3.21%) Java Architect
14 56 (3.21%) SOA Architect
15 54 (3.09%) Full Stack Developer
16 51 (2.92%) Senior Java Developer
17 50 (2.87%) DBA
18 49 (2.81%) Agile Developer
19 47 (2.69%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 527 (30.20%) Web Services
2 374 (21.43%) XML
3 333 (19.08%) .NET
4 322 (18.45%) REST
5 288 (16.50%) Middleware
6 286 (16.39%) HTML
7 283 (16.22%) J2EE
8 276 (15.82%) Spring
9 262 (15.01%) SOAP
10 216 (12.38%) CSS
11 214 (12.26%) RESTful
12 208 (11.92%) JSON
13 170 (9.74%) AngularJS
14 156 (8.94%) Hibernate
15 146 (8.37%) HTML5
15 146 (8.37%) JMS
16 144 (8.25%) XSLT
17 125 (7.16%) Node.js
18 112 (6.42%) Java EE
19 108 (6.19%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 107 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
2 98 (5.62%) Enterprise Software
3 74 (4.24%) Computer Science
4 53 (3.04%) Virtual Team
5 44 (2.52%) User Experience
6 43 (2.46%) Data Centre
7 28 (1.60%) Social Media
8 26 (1.49%) Mobile App
9 24 (1.38%) DataPower
10 23 (1.32%) Management Information System
11 21 (1.20%) N-Tier
12 19 (1.09%) iPad
13 16 (0.92%) Algorithms
14 15 (0.86%) Clustering
14 15 (0.86%) Data Structures
14 15 (0.86%) Digital TV
14 15 (0.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 14 (0.80%) Client/Server
15 14 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
15 14 (0.80%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 219 (12.55%) Linux
2 163 (9.34%) Unix
3 135 (7.74%) Windows
4 35 (2.01%) AIX
5 22 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (1.26%) Windows Server
6 16 (0.92%) Android
7 15 (0.86%) Ubuntu
8 13 (0.74%) Apple iOS
9 9 (0.52%) Solaris
9 9 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (0.46%) CoreOS
10 8 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (0.40%) Mac OS X
11 7 (0.40%) Windows Phone
11 7 (0.40%) Windows Phone 8
12 4 (0.23%) CentOS
12 4 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.17%) VMS
13 3 (0.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 844 (48.37%) Agile Software Development
2 431 (24.70%) TDD
3 385 (22.06%) Scrum
4 307 (17.59%) Continuous Integration
5 254 (14.56%) Microservices
6 246 (14.10%) OO
7 188 (10.77%) MVC
8 187 (10.72%) DevOps
9 186 (10.66%) SDLC
10 157 (9.00%) TOGAF
11 152 (8.71%) BDD
12 144 (8.25%) Open Source
13 141 (8.08%) Data Modelling
14 137 (7.85%) UML
15 136 (7.79%) Kanban
16 129 (7.39%) Business Intelligence
17 116 (6.65%) Software Engineering
18 113 (6.48%) Enterprise Architecture
19 110 (6.30%) CRM
20 109 (6.25%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 739 (42.35%) Java
2 423 (24.24%) SQL
3 394 (22.58%) JavaScript
4 230 (13.18%) C#
5 114 (6.53%) Scala
6 97 (5.56%) Python
7 96 (5.50%) PL/SQL
8 64 (3.67%) XPath
9 51 (2.92%) Perl
10 49 (2.81%) T-SQL
11 42 (2.41%) C++
12 41 (2.35%) C
13 39 (2.23%) Ruby
14 35 (2.01%) Groovy
15 29 (1.66%) PHP
16 24 (1.38%) R
17 22 (1.26%) Shell Script
18 19 (1.09%) PowerShell
18 19 (1.09%) XQuery
19 18 (1.03%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 110 (6.30%) Degree
2 106 (6.07%) Security Cleared
3 83 (4.76%) SC Cleared
4 20 (1.15%) Sun Certification
5 17 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
6 15 (0.86%) ISEB
7 12 (0.69%) ISTQB
8 10 (0.57%) DV Cleared
9 7 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (0.34%) Oracle Certification
11 5 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.29%) OCPJP
12 4 (0.23%) CCIE
12 4 (0.23%) JNCIE
12 4 (0.23%) MCSE
13 3 (0.17%) BC Cleared
13 3 (0.17%) Chartered Engineer
13 3 (0.17%) HNC
13 3 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.11%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (4.64%) QA
2 18 (1.03%) SLA
3 11 (0.63%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.52%) HL7
4 9 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.23%) ISO20022
7 4 (0.23%) SDET
8 3 (0.17%) SEPA
8 3 (0.17%) Solvency II
9 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.11%) RMADS
10 1 (0.057%) GDPR
10 1 (0.057%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.057%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.057%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.057%) MiFID
10 1 (0.057%) P3O
10 1 (0.057%) WCAG
System Software
1 80 (4.58%) Docker
2 18 (1.03%) Oracle RAC
3 15 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.69%) Active Directory
5 9 (0.52%) Apache Flume
5 9 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (0.46%) vCloud
7 6 (0.34%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.23%) vSphere
10 2 (0.11%) Shibboleth
10 2 (0.11%) XenApp
10 2 (0.11%) XenServer
11 1 (0.057%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.057%) NFS
11 1 (0.057%) Samba
11 1 (0.057%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.057%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.057%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 63 (3.61%) Puppet
2 44 (2.52%) Ansible
3 38 (2.18%) Opscode Chef
4 29 (1.66%) MOM
5 26 (1.49%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 16 (0.92%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 14 (0.80%) HP SiteScope
8 12 (0.69%) OpenView
9 11 (0.63%) ZABBIX
10 10 (0.57%) Ambari
10 10 (0.57%) Data Guard
10 10 (0.57%) OpenSSO
11 9 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
11 9 (0.52%) Kibana
11 9 (0.52%) Rsyslog
12 7 (0.40%) Oracle Identity Management
13 6 (0.34%) OpenAM
14 5 (0.29%) Kubernetes
14 5 (0.29%) Nagios
15 4 (0.23%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 542 (31.06%) Oracle
2 155 (8.88%) Microsoft
3 108 (6.19%) IBM
3 108 (6.19%) SAP
4 64 (3.67%) Adobe
5 61 (3.50%) MuleSoft
6 54 (3.09%) Salesforce.com
7 52 (2.98%) WSO2
8 37 (2.12%) Red Hat
9 36 (2.06%) Sybase
10 35 (2.01%) TIBCO
11 28 (1.60%) New Relic
12 25 (1.43%) HP
13 22 (1.26%) Splunk
14 21 (1.20%) ATG
14 21 (1.20%) webMethods
15 20 (1.15%) BEA
15 20 (1.15%) Informatica
15 20 (1.15%) VMware
16 19 (1.09%) Pega
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