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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 112 99 84
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -15
Contract jobs citing SOA 1085 1256 1284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.04% 2.15% 2.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.46% 2.68% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 699 793 746
Median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £330 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 5
Median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £26.53 £24.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £56.20 £46.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +21.42%

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
44125 46854 44293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.77% 80.31% 78.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 29124 30464 27427
Median daily rate £438 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1091 1262 1199
Median hourly rate £28.50 £31.44 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.35% +31.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.17 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

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 27 August 2016.

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
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 27 August 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
England -23 1001 £475 - 195
London -5 469 £475 -5.00% 102
South East +7 178 £430 - 29
North West +1 89 £450 -5.26% 15
Yorkshire -5 82 £475 +22.58% 12
Scotland -2 68 £340 -20.00% 3
City of London -14 68 £500 +5.26% 19
Berkshire +29 57 £470 -4.81% 4
West Yorkshire -5 53 £500 +51.51% 11
Edinburgh +20 47 £340 -22.28% 1
Manchester -8 46 £500 +5.26% 10
East of England -16 46 £475 - 13
Hampshire +1 42 £385 -9.41% 14
Leeds -5 34 £475 +57.02% 9
West Midlands -38 34 £400 -5.32% 8
South West -40 34 £550 +15.78% 9
East Midlands -18 30 £450 -14.28% 4
North East -16 29 £280 -44.00% 2
Tyne and Wear -6 27 £280 -40.10% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -12 27 £280 -40.10% 1
Buckinghamshire +13 26 £425 -2.85%
Merseyside +19 23 £425 -9.57%
Liverpool +13 22 £425 -9.57%
Surrey -3 22 £380 -7.87% 3
Reading +30 20 £418 -18.93% 1
North Yorkshire +3 18 £463 +19.35% 1
Glasgow -1 18 £406 -9.72% 2
Wiltshire -3 18 £600 +20.00%
Cambridgeshire +25 17 £505 +31.16% 2
Milton Keynes +8 16 £450 +5.88%

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 with a requirement for SOA.

1 932 (40.95%) Agile Software Development
2 903 (39.67%) Java
3 696 (30.58%) Oracle
4 651 (28.60%) Web Services
5 504 (22.14%) XML
6 442 (19.42%) Scrum
7 426 (18.72%) TDD
8 411 (18.06%) .NET
9 402 (17.66%) HTML
10 390 (17.14%) JavaScript
11 383 (16.83%) SQL
11 383 (16.83%) SOAP
12 375 (16.48%) Finance
13 361 (15.86%) REST
14 355 (15.60%) Continuous Integration
15 341 (14.98%) Linux
16 335 (14.72%) Microsoft
17 323 (14.19%) Middleware
18 302 (13.27%) C#
19 298 (13.09%) CSS
20 294 (12.92%) Microservices
21 293 (12.87%) RESTful
22 292 (12.83%) Spring
23 259 (11.38%) Open Source
24 256 (11.25%) TOGAF
25 255 (11.20%) Git (software)
26 235 (10.33%) J2EE
27 226 (9.93%) SDLC
28 223 (9.80%) Windows
29 220 (9.67%) HTML5

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
1 181 (7.95%) JBoss
2 138 (6.06%) WebLogic
3 125 (5.49%) WebSphere
4 111 (4.88%) Oracle Service Bus
5 95 (4.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 94 (4.13%) Tomcat
7 83 (3.65%) Mule
8 76 (3.34%) Apache
9 75 (3.30%) BizTalk Server
10 62 (2.72%) CMS
11 60 (2.64%) SharePoint
12 54 (2.37%) Confluence
13 36 (1.58%) Mule ESB
14 31 (1.36%) WebSphere Application Server
15 26 (1.14%) Apache Solr
16 25 (1.10%) IIS
17 24 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
17 24 (1.05%) nginx
18 21 (0.92%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 20 (0.88%) OpenStack
Applications
1 106 (4.66%) MS Excel
2 13 (0.57%) MS Office
3 10 (0.44%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.31%) InfoPath
6 4 (0.18%) MS Project
7 3 (0.13%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.13%) Siemens NX
8 2 (0.088%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 2 (0.088%) PTC Creo
8 2 (0.088%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.044%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 77 (3.38%) Oracle EBS
2 75 (3.30%) Oracle BPM
3 66 (2.90%) Oracle EBS R12
4 59 (2.59%) Dynamics CRM
5 29 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 19 (0.83%) BusinessWorks
7 16 (0.70%) Oracle Applications
8 15 (0.66%) Eloqua
8 15 (0.66%) Oracle ERP
9 13 (0.57%) Oracle Payables
10 12 (0.53%) Oracle Retail
10 12 (0.53%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 11 (0.48%) Maximo
12 10 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
13 9 (0.40%) Documaker
13 9 (0.40%) Oracle ASCP
14 8 (0.35%) Radian6
14 8 (0.35%) Social Studio
15 7 (0.31%) Adobe Campaign
15 7 (0.31%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 126 (5.54%) Amazon AWS
2 112 (4.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 93 (4.09%) GitHub
4 62 (2.72%) SaaS
5 47 (2.07%) PaaS
6 34 (1.49%) IaaS
7 32 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
8 27 (1.19%) Amazon S3
9 25 (1.10%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 18 (0.79%) Route 53
11 17 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
12 15 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
13 14 (0.62%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 14 (0.62%) CloudFront
14 11 (0.48%) Amazon ELB
14 11 (0.48%) Amazon SQS
14 11 (0.48%) Boomi
15 10 (0.44%) Force.com
15 10 (0.44%) Heroku
16 9 (0.40%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 117 (5.14%) HTTP
2 30 (1.32%) Internet
3 24 (1.05%) FTP
3 24 (1.05%) LAN
3 24 (1.05%) SNMP
4 22 (0.97%) Firewall
4 22 (0.97%) SAN
5 20 (0.88%) SSL
5 20 (0.88%) WAN
6 18 (0.79%) AMQP
7 17 (0.75%) DNS
8 15 (0.66%) HTTPS
9 14 (0.62%) LDAP
10 13 (0.57%) DVB
10 13 (0.57%) TCP/IP
11 12 (0.53%) CTI
11 12 (0.53%) Network Security
12 10 (0.44%) Intranet
13 8 (0.35%) Extranet
13 8 (0.35%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 219 (9.62%) SQL Server
2 216 (9.49%) Oracle Database
3 151 (6.63%) MongoDB
4 124 (5.45%) NoSQL
5 121 (5.32%) PostgreSQL
6 115 (5.05%) MySQL
7 94 (4.13%) Data Warehouse
8 87 (3.82%) Relational Database
9 84 (3.69%) Big Data
10 82 (3.60%) Oracle Database 11g
11 70 (3.08%) Hadoop
12 51 (2.24%) DB2
13 49 (2.15%) Oracle ODI
14 48 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 43 (1.89%) Apache Cassandra
16 40 (1.76%) SQL Server 2012
17 36 (1.58%) Oracle Database 12c
18 32 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
19 29 (1.27%) RDBMS
20 28 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 255 (11.20%) Git (software)
2 206 (9.05%) Jenkins
3 191 (8.39%) JIRA
4 143 (6.28%) Maven
5 107 (4.70%) Subversion
6 94 (4.13%) SoapUI
7 89 (3.91%) Team Foundation Server
8 75 (3.30%) JUnit
8 75 (3.30%) Selenium
9 74 (3.25%) Eclipse
10 53 (2.33%) Mercurial
11 47 (2.07%) Visual Studio
12 38 (1.67%) Cucumber
12 38 (1.67%) Gradle
13 37 (1.63%) NUnit
14 35 (1.54%) IntelliJ
15 33 (1.45%) Ant
15 33 (1.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 31 (1.36%) Talend Open Studio
17 28 (1.23%) Grunt
General
1 375 (16.48%) Finance
2 177 (7.78%) Banking
3 152 (6.68%) Retail
4 102 (4.48%) Marketing
5 97 (4.26%) Telecoms
6 38 (1.67%) Manufacturing
7 29 (1.27%) Electronics
8 26 (1.14%) Billing
9 24 (1.05%) Investment Banking
10 23 (1.01%) Legal
10 23 (1.01%) Publishing
11 21 (0.92%) Front Office
12 18 (0.79%) Financial Institution
13 14 (0.62%) Advertising
13 14 (0.62%) Back Office
13 14 (0.62%) Law
14 12 (0.53%) Retail Banking
15 8 (0.35%) Automotive
16 7 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
17 6 (0.26%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 809 (35.54%) Architect
2 802 (35.24%) Developer
3 397 (17.44%) Solutions Architect
4 327 (14.37%) Java Developer
5 151 (6.63%) Senior Developer
6 129 (5.67%) .NET Developer
7 121 (5.32%) Technical Architect
8 119 (5.23%) Consultant
9 115 (5.05%) C# Developer
10 92 (4.04%) Integration Architect
11 90 (3.95%) Designer
12 88 (3.87%) Senior Java Developer
12 88 (3.87%) SOA Architect
13 80 (3.51%) SOA Developer
14 78 (3.43%) C# .NET Developer
15 65 (2.86%) Analyst
15 65 (2.86%) Data Architect
16 62 (2.72%) Oracle Developer
17 61 (2.68%) Java Architect
18 53 (2.33%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 651 (28.60%) Web Services
2 504 (22.14%) XML
3 411 (18.06%) .NET
4 402 (17.66%) HTML
5 383 (16.83%) SOAP
6 361 (15.86%) REST
7 323 (14.19%) Middleware
8 298 (13.09%) CSS
9 293 (12.87%) RESTful
10 292 (12.83%) Spring
11 235 (10.33%) J2EE
12 220 (9.67%) HTML5
13 199 (8.74%) JSON
14 189 (8.30%) JMS
15 179 (7.86%) Hibernate
16 154 (6.77%) XSD
17 145 (6.37%) ASP.NET
17 145 (6.37%) XSLT
18 130 (5.71%) jQuery
19 127 (5.58%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 172 (7.56%) Enterprise Software
2 132 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
3 85 (3.73%) Computer Science
4 70 (3.08%) User Experience
5 65 (2.86%) Mobile App
6 62 (2.72%) Data Integration
7 59 (2.59%) Data Centre
8 48 (2.11%) Management Information System
9 42 (1.85%) DataPower
10 39 (1.71%) Virtual Team
11 34 (1.49%) N-Tier
12 32 (1.41%) Data Structures
13 29 (1.27%) Clustering
14 27 (1.19%) Algorithms
15 25 (1.10%) Mainframe
16 23 (1.01%) SWIFT
17 22 (0.97%) NHS
17 22 (0.97%) Private Cloud
18 20 (0.88%) Video on Demand
19 19 (0.83%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 341 (14.98%) Linux
2 223 (9.80%) Windows
3 176 (7.73%) Unix
4 72 (3.16%) Windows Server
5 59 (2.59%) AIX
6 46 (2.02%) Solaris
7 41 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 31 (1.36%) Apple iOS
9 29 (1.27%) Android
9 29 (1.27%) CentOS
10 21 (0.92%) Ubuntu
11 17 (0.75%) Windows Mobile
12 10 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
14 7 (0.31%) Oracle Linux
15 6 (0.26%) SUSE
16 5 (0.22%) Windows 7
17 4 (0.18%) HPUX
17 4 (0.18%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 4 (0.18%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 932 (40.95%) Agile Software Development
2 442 (19.42%) Scrum
3 426 (18.72%) TDD
4 355 (15.60%) Continuous Integration
5 294 (12.92%) Microservices
6 259 (11.38%) Open Source
7 256 (11.25%) TOGAF
8 226 (9.93%) SDLC
9 217 (9.53%) Data Modelling
10 212 (9.31%) OO
11 210 (9.23%) DevOps
12 197 (8.66%) MVC
13 154 (6.77%) UML
14 149 (6.55%) CRM
15 140 (6.15%) Enterprise Architecture
15 140 (6.15%) Software Engineering
16 139 (6.11%) Mentoring
17 133 (5.84%) Business Intelligence
17 133 (5.84%) E-Commerce
18 128 (5.62%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 903 (39.67%) Java
2 390 (17.14%) JavaScript
3 383 (16.83%) SQL
4 302 (13.27%) C#
5 105 (4.61%) Python
6 99 (4.35%) Scala
7 85 (3.73%) Groovy
8 76 (3.34%) C
8 76 (3.34%) PL/SQL
9 67 (2.94%) Ruby
10 65 (2.86%) C++
11 56 (2.46%) PHP
12 46 (2.02%) Clojure
12 46 (2.02%) T-SQL
13 43 (1.89%) Perl
14 37 (1.63%) Shell Script
15 29 (1.27%) PowerShell
16 28 (1.23%) Apex Code
17 23 (1.01%) Bash Shell
18 18 (0.79%) Go
Qualifications
1 192 (8.44%) Security Cleared
2 154 (6.77%) SC Cleared
3 125 (5.49%) Degree
4 38 (1.67%) BPSS Clearance
5 14 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (0.57%) DV Cleared
7 12 (0.53%) Sun Certification
8 11 (0.48%) ISEB
8 11 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (0.35%) MCSA
9 8 (0.35%) MCSD
9 8 (0.35%) MCSE
10 7 (0.31%) CISSP
10 7 (0.31%) Oracle Certification
11 6 (0.26%) CISM
12 4 (0.18%) ISTQB
12 4 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (0.18%) MCP
13 3 (0.13%) A+ Certification
13 3 (0.13%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (5.32%) QA
2 34 (1.49%) SLA
3 33 (1.45%) Data Quality
3 33 (1.45%) Disclosure Scotland
4 24 (1.05%) HL7
5 21 (0.92%) ISO 9001
6 11 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 10 (0.44%) COBIT
8 6 (0.26%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.18%) ISO20022
10 3 (0.13%) SEPA
11 2 (0.088%) Dodd-Frank
11 2 (0.088%) EMIR
11 2 (0.088%) JSP 440
11 2 (0.088%) MiFID
11 2 (0.088%) RMADS
11 2 (0.088%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.044%) GCP
12 1 (0.044%) ISO/IEC 12207
12 1 (0.044%) Solvency II
System Software
1 92 (4.04%) Docker
2 56 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (2.37%) Virtual Machines
4 53 (2.33%) Active Directory
5 34 (1.49%) Hyper-V
6 24 (1.05%) Oracle RAC
6 24 (1.05%) Xen
7 14 (0.62%) vSphere
8 7 (0.31%) XenDesktop
9 5 (0.22%) vCloud
9 5 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (0.18%) Terminal Server
10 4 (0.18%) VMware ESX
10 4 (0.18%) XenApp
11 3 (0.13%) Firmware
11 3 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.088%) GridGain
12 2 (0.088%) HDFS
12 2 (0.088%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.088%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 110 (4.83%) Puppet
2 30 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
3 29 (1.27%) Ansible
4 24 (1.05%) Microsoft Intune
4 24 (1.05%) ZABBIX
5 22 (0.97%) Ambari
6 21 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
7 16 (0.70%) Data Guard
8 14 (0.62%) Kubernetes
9 12 (0.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 12 (0.53%) Tivoli
10 11 (0.48%) CA Service Virtualization
10 11 (0.48%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 11 (0.48%) SCCM
11 10 (0.44%) CloudHub
11 10 (0.44%) SCOM
12 9 (0.40%) Netcool
13 8 (0.35%) DBAmp
13 8 (0.35%) Kibana
13 8 (0.35%) logstash
Vendors
1 696 (30.58%) Oracle
2 335 (14.72%) Microsoft
3 198 (8.70%) IBM
4 101 (4.44%) SAP
5 89 (3.91%) Red Hat
6 82 (3.60%) Salesforce.com
7 69 (3.03%) VMware
8 64 (2.81%) MuleSoft
9 57 (2.50%) HP
10 49 (2.15%) TIBCO
11 43 (1.89%) CA
12 41 (1.80%) Citrix
13 35 (1.54%) Informatica
14 33 (1.45%) ServiceNow
15 32 (1.41%) webMethods
16 31 (1.36%) Talend
16 31 (1.36%) WSO2
17 25 (1.10%) Adobe
17 25 (1.10%) Pega
18 23 (1.01%) Atlassian
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