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 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
UK
Rank 140 101 88
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -13
Contract jobs citing SOA 813 1114 1108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.81% 2.23% 2.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.20% 2.73% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 548 715 706
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 18 2
Median hourly rate £55.00 £48.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.98% +13.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.50 £36.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £95.00 £62.50 £48.50
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 across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
36876 40874 39156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.21% 81.75% 78.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 24455 26538 25225
Median daily rate £450 £425 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 923 1196 1034
Median hourly rate £35.00 £38.25 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.49% +53.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £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

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 January 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 January 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 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
England -28 750 £475 - 216
London +15 378 £500 - 109
South East -20 100 £450 +9.09% 41
East of England -23 89 £463 -15.90% 14
City of London +29 69 £550 - 26
Scotland -29 50 £388 +1.97% 7
Yorkshire -3 47 £525 +8.52% 11
North West 0 46 £430 -9.47% 7
Essex -6 45 £475 -13.63% 4
West Yorkshire -6 40 £525 +5.79% 8
West Midlands -26 40 £425 -10.52% 9
Edinburgh -25 29 £370 -2.63% 6
Cambridgeshire +3 26 £400 -27.27% 2
Peterborough +14 25 £400 +88.23% 1
South West -17 25 £369 -12.20% 11
Berkshire +19 23 £425 -9.09% 16
Merseyside +9 23 £400 -20.00%
Hampshire -17 23 £450 +16.12% 14
Leeds -5 22 £510 +3.55% 5
Liverpool +1 16 £400 -19.95%
Surrey +13 14 £425 - 1
Bristol +7 13 £348 -26.84% 4
Hertfordshire -21 12 £475 -19.14% 5
Reading +20 11 £513 - 4
Staffordshire 0 11 £381 +19.14%
Buckinghamshire -1 11 £350 -36.36% 3
Southend-on-Sea -6 11 £533 -3.18%
Oxfordshire - 11 £650 - 2
West Lothian +1 10 £399 +2.90%
Glasgow -4 10 £400 +50.94%

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

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

1 819 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 742 (41.52%) Java
3 551 (30.83%) Oracle
4 541 (30.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 531 (29.71%) Web Services
6 422 (23.61%) TDD
7 410 (22.94%) SQL
8 375 (20.98%) XML
9 357 (19.98%) Scrum
10 350 (19.59%) JavaScript
11 331 (18.52%) .NET
12 304 (17.01%) Continuous Integration
13 299 (16.73%) Middleware
14 290 (16.23%) Finance
15 284 (15.89%) J2EE
16 283 (15.84%) HTML
17 261 (14.61%) REST
18 252 (14.10%) Spring
19 239 (13.37%) Microservices
20 238 (13.32%) SOAP
21 233 (13.04%) RESTful
22 229 (12.81%) OO
23 224 (12.53%) C#
24 213 (11.92%) Git (software)
25 205 (11.47%) CSS
26 200 (11.19%) SQL Server
26 200 (11.19%) DevOps
27 196 (10.97%) Linux
28 195 (10.91%) JSON
29 193 (10.80%) Jenkins

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
1 541 (30.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 113 (6.32%) WebLogic
3 103 (5.76%) JBoss
4 73 (4.09%) Confluence
5 61 (3.41%) Apache
5 61 (3.41%) WebSphere
6 59 (3.30%) Oracle Service Bus
7 58 (3.25%) Tomcat
8 52 (2.91%) SharePoint
9 51 (2.85%) Mule
10 48 (2.69%) BizTalk Server
11 39 (2.18%) Elasticsearch
12 33 (1.85%) Apache Spark
13 32 (1.79%) CMS
14 30 (1.68%) Mule ESB
15 28 (1.57%) IIS
16 22 (1.23%) Oracle Workflow
17 21 (1.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 21 (1.18%) Cloud Foundry
18 18 (1.01%) nginx
Applications
1 53 (2.97%) MS Excel
2 12 (0.67%) InfoPath
3 9 (0.50%) MS Office
3 9 (0.50%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.11%) AutoCAD
4 2 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (0.11%) Siemens NX
5 1 (0.056%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.056%) MS Project
5 1 (0.056%) Simulink
5 1 (0.056%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.056%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 71 (3.97%) Oracle BPM
2 45 (2.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 40 (2.24%) Dynamics CRM
4 39 (2.18%) Oracle EBS
5 32 (1.79%) Oracle EBS R12
6 14 (0.78%) Adobe Campaign
6 14 (0.78%) Oracle Applications
7 12 (0.67%) BusinessWorks
8 9 (0.50%) Payment Gateway
9 8 (0.45%) Eloqua
10 7 (0.39%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
10 7 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
10 7 (0.39%) SAP MDM
11 6 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
11 6 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
12 4 (0.22%) SAP GRC
13 3 (0.17%) BigMachines
13 3 (0.17%) Oracle ASCP
13 3 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
13 3 (0.17%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 127 (7.11%) Amazon AWS
2 121 (6.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 56 (3.13%) SaaS
4 53 (2.97%) PaaS
5 41 (2.29%) Cloud Computing
6 37 (2.07%) IaaS
7 25 (1.40%) GitHub
8 17 (0.95%) Route 53
9 15 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
9 15 (0.84%) Amazon Kinesis
9 15 (0.84%) Amazon S3
10 14 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
11 12 (0.67%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 12 (0.67%) IBM Cloud
12 10 (0.56%) CloudFront
12 10 (0.56%) Office 365
13 9 (0.50%) Force.com
14 8 (0.45%) Amazon SQS
15 7 (0.39%) Amazon ELB
15 7 (0.39%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 106 (5.93%) HTTP
2 46 (2.57%) Internet
3 43 (2.41%) Firewall
4 39 (2.18%) SSL
4 39 (2.18%) TCP/IP
5 24 (1.34%) FTP
6 22 (1.23%) HTTPS
6 22 (1.23%) LDAP
7 16 (0.90%) LAN
7 16 (0.90%) WAN
8 15 (0.84%) SAN
8 15 (0.84%) SMS
9 14 (0.78%) DVB
9 14 (0.78%) Intranet
10 12 (0.67%) Network Security
11 10 (0.56%) Kerberos
12 9 (0.50%) DNS
12 9 (0.50%) VPN
13 8 (0.45%) AMQP
14 7 (0.39%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 200 (11.19%) SQL Server
2 183 (10.24%) Oracle Database
3 156 (8.73%) NoSQL
4 135 (7.55%) Relational Database
5 110 (6.16%) Big Data
6 102 (5.71%) MongoDB
7 85 (4.76%) Hadoop
8 75 (4.20%) Data Warehouse
9 69 (3.86%) PostgreSQL
10 63 (3.53%) MySQL
11 60 (3.36%) Oracle Database 11g
12 46 (2.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 35 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
13 35 (1.96%) BusinessObjects
13 35 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
14 34 (1.90%) DB2
15 33 (1.85%) RDBMS
16 31 (1.73%) Apache Hive
16 31 (1.73%) Oracle Database 12c
17 27 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 213 (11.92%) Git (software)
2 193 (10.80%) Jenkins
3 175 (9.79%) JIRA
4 128 (7.16%) Maven
5 98 (5.48%) Subversion
6 56 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
7 54 (3.02%) SoapUI
8 52 (2.91%) Selenium
9 48 (2.69%) Visual Studio
10 46 (2.57%) JUnit
11 43 (2.41%) Eclipse
12 39 (2.18%) Ant
13 30 (1.68%) Gradle
14 29 (1.62%) JIRA Agile
15 25 (1.40%) IntelliJ
15 25 (1.40%) Mockito
16 23 (1.29%) NUnit
17 22 (1.23%) Mercurial
18 20 (1.12%) Cucumber
18 20 (1.12%) LoadRunner
General
1 290 (16.23%) Finance
2 130 (7.27%) Banking
3 122 (6.83%) Retail
4 92 (5.15%) Marketing
5 81 (4.53%) Telecoms
6 51 (2.85%) Manufacturing
7 44 (2.46%) Electronics
8 23 (1.29%) Billing
9 22 (1.23%) Investment Banking
10 21 (1.18%) Publishing
11 20 (1.12%) Front Office
11 20 (1.12%) Legal
12 19 (1.06%) Back Office
13 15 (0.84%) Advertising
14 12 (0.67%) Retail Banking
15 11 (0.62%) Local Government
16 10 (0.56%) Automotive
17 8 (0.45%) Games
18 5 (0.28%) Multimedia
18 5 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 677 (37.88%) Developer
2 594 (33.24%) Architect
3 267 (14.94%) Java Developer
4 255 (14.27%) Solutions Architect
5 95 (5.32%) .NET Developer
6 92 (5.15%) Senior Developer
7 87 (4.87%) Consultant
8 86 (4.81%) C# Developer
9 77 (4.31%) Integration Architect
10 75 (4.20%) Technical Architect
11 73 (4.09%) SOA Architect
12 71 (3.97%) SOA Developer
13 65 (3.64%) C# .NET Developer
14 61 (3.41%) Java Architect
15 58 (3.25%) Data Architect
16 57 (3.19%) Senior Java Developer
17 54 (3.02%) Oracle Developer
18 51 (2.85%) Analyst
19 50 (2.80%) DBA
20 48 (2.69%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 531 (29.71%) Web Services
2 375 (20.98%) XML
3 331 (18.52%) .NET
4 299 (16.73%) Middleware
5 284 (15.89%) J2EE
6 283 (15.84%) HTML
7 261 (14.61%) REST
8 252 (14.10%) Spring
9 238 (13.32%) SOAP
10 233 (13.04%) RESTful
11 205 (11.47%) CSS
12 195 (10.91%) JSON
13 154 (8.62%) Hibernate
14 145 (8.11%) AngularJS
15 144 (8.06%) HTML5
16 140 (7.83%) XSLT
17 136 (7.61%) JMS
18 107 (5.99%) jQuery
19 104 (5.82%) Java EE
20 102 (5.71%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 122 (6.83%) Enterprise Software
2 110 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
3 61 (3.41%) Computer Science
4 57 (3.19%) Data Integration
5 56 (3.13%) Virtual Team
6 39 (2.18%) Data Centre
7 36 (2.01%) User Experience
8 31 (1.73%) Social Media
9 28 (1.57%) DataPower
9 28 (1.57%) Mobile App
10 26 (1.45%) Statistics
11 23 (1.29%) N-Tier
12 21 (1.18%) Management Information System
13 19 (1.06%) Clustering
14 16 (0.90%) iPad
15 15 (0.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 15 (0.84%) Visualisation
16 14 (0.78%) Algorithms
16 14 (0.78%) Private Cloud
17 13 (0.73%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 196 (10.97%) Linux
2 175 (9.79%) Unix
3 137 (7.67%) Windows
4 40 (2.24%) AIX
5 28 (1.57%) Windows Server
6 21 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 18 (1.01%) Android
8 16 (0.90%) Apple iOS
8 16 (0.90%) Solaris
9 10 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (0.45%) Windows Phone
10 8 (0.45%) Windows Phone 8
11 7 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.28%) CentOS
12 5 (0.28%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.22%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.22%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.17%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 819 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 422 (23.61%) TDD
3 357 (19.98%) Scrum
4 304 (17.01%) Continuous Integration
5 239 (13.37%) Microservices
6 229 (12.81%) OO
7 200 (11.19%) DevOps
8 170 (9.51%) SDLC
9 166 (9.29%) TOGAF
10 164 (9.18%) MVC
11 161 (9.01%) Open Source
12 146 (8.17%) Data Modelling
13 142 (7.95%) BDD
14 125 (6.99%) Kanban
15 123 (6.88%) Enterprise Architecture
16 121 (6.77%) UML
17 116 (6.49%) CRM
18 115 (6.44%) Business Intelligence
19 113 (6.32%) E-Commerce
20 108 (6.04%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 742 (41.52%) Java
2 410 (22.94%) SQL
3 350 (19.59%) JavaScript
4 224 (12.53%) C#
5 123 (6.88%) Scala
6 104 (5.82%) Python
7 84 (4.70%) PL/SQL
8 60 (3.36%) Perl
8 60 (3.36%) XPath
9 52 (2.91%) C
10 44 (2.46%) Ruby
10 44 (2.46%) T-SQL
11 43 (2.41%) Groovy
12 39 (2.18%) C++
13 30 (1.68%) PHP
14 23 (1.29%) R
15 22 (1.23%) Clojure
15 22 (1.23%) Shell Script
16 21 (1.18%) XQuery
17 20 (1.12%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 115 (6.44%) Security Cleared
2 102 (5.71%) SC Cleared
3 94 (5.26%) Degree
4 17 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
4 17 (0.95%) ISEB
5 12 (0.67%) ISTQB
5 12 (0.67%) Sun Certification
6 9 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (0.39%) Oracle Certification
8 4 (0.22%) CISSP
8 4 (0.22%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.22%) MCSE
9 3 (0.17%) Chartered Engineer
9 3 (0.17%) CISM
9 3 (0.17%) HNC
9 3 (0.17%) MCP
9 3 (0.17%) OCPJP
10 2 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.11%) OCP
10 2 (0.11%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (4.64%) QA
2 19 (1.06%) SLA
3 9 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (0.45%) HL7
4 8 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.28%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.22%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.22%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.17%) SDET
7 3 (0.17%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.11%) EMIR
8 2 (0.11%) MiFID
8 2 (0.11%) RMADS
8 2 (0.11%) SEPA
9 1 (0.056%) GCP
9 1 (0.056%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.056%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.056%) WCAG
System Software
1 65 (3.64%) Docker
2 21 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
3 20 (1.12%) Oracle RAC
4 15 (0.84%) Active Directory
5 14 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
7 9 (0.50%) Apache Flume
7 9 (0.50%) vCloud
8 7 (0.39%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.17%) Shibboleth
9 3 (0.17%) vSphere
10 2 (0.11%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.056%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.056%) NFS
11 1 (0.056%) Samba
11 1 (0.056%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.056%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.056%) XenApp
11 1 (0.056%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.056%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 81 (4.53%) Puppet
2 43 (2.41%) Ansible
3 31 (1.73%) MOM
4 28 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
4 28 (1.57%) ZABBIX
5 25 (1.40%) Ambari
5 25 (1.40%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 16 (0.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 14 (0.78%) Data Guard
8 12 (0.67%) OpenSSO
9 10 (0.56%) HP SiteScope
10 9 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
10 9 (0.50%) Rsyslog
11 8 (0.45%) Kibana
11 8 (0.45%) OpenView
12 6 (0.34%) OpenAM
13 5 (0.28%) Grafana
13 5 (0.28%) Oracle Identity Management
13 5 (0.28%) SCOM
13 5 (0.28%) StatsD
Vendors
1 551 (30.83%) Oracle
2 162 (9.07%) Microsoft
3 117 (6.55%) IBM
4 109 (6.10%) SAP
5 63 (3.53%) Adobe
6 59 (3.30%) MuleSoft
7 52 (2.91%) Salesforce.com
8 42 (2.35%) WSO2
9 38 (2.13%) Red Hat
10 37 (2.07%) Sybase
11 30 (1.68%) New Relic
12 29 (1.62%) TIBCO
13 26 (1.45%) HP
14 24 (1.34%) Splunk
15 23 (1.29%) webMethods
16 21 (1.18%) Google
17 20 (1.12%) BEA
18 19 (1.06%) ATG
18 19 (1.06%) VMware
19 18 (1.01%) Informatica
Aldershot, Hampshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City of London
Pearson Frank
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, 6-12 months initial contract, long term program
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 9 hours ago
Essex
Pearson Frank
Rate: £350 - £375 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Berkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £330 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
JM
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Salt
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Worthing, West Sussex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £575 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Contingency Team
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 7 hours ago
Northamptonshire
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Hook, Hampshire
Premier IT
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £314 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Ascot, Berkshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham
Axiom Software Solutions UK
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Pearson Frank
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Coded People
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South East
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £520 per day + 6 Month Contract
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £400.00 - £480.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
North West London
JP Boden & Co Ltd
Rate: Competitive day rate
Posted: 14 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago