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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 103 98 95
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs citing SOA 1182 1162 1156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.23% 2.08% 2.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.71% 2.61% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 808 701 686
Median daily rate £475 £450 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £338 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £470 £450 £416
% change year-on-year
+4.44% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 11
Median hourly rate £45.00 £40.60 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.83% +0.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £22.00 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £56.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.60 £43.25
% change year-on-year
+10.83% -6.12%

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
43626 44488 42241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.20% 79.57% 78.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 29009 28650 26554
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1028 1199 1213
Median hourly rate £28.00 £29.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.40 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 26 June 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
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 26 June 2016.

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 26 June 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
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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 +2 1102 £475 +5.55% 233
London +1 425 £500 +5.26% 120
South East +6 201 £465 +6.28% 50
North West -3 103 £475 -2.56% 15
Yorkshire +43 98 £470 +8.98% 18
South West +24 88 £563 +25.00% 8
West Yorkshire +50 79 £475 +11.76% 16
East of England +1 77 £494 -1.25% 9
Leeds +33 57 £450 +5.88% 13
Scotland -36 56 £370 -17.77% 15
City of London -4 55 £475 +2.70% 31
Berkshire +1 51 £470 -1.05% 8
Hampshire -2 51 £450 +7.46% 23
Manchester -12 48 £450 -10.00% 9
West Midlands -37 43 £413 +3.12% 5
Wiltshire +8 40 £563 +26.76% 1
East Midlands +15 36 £450 +20.00% 3
Buckinghamshire +26 32 £425 -5.55% 2
Edinburgh -2 30 £368 -33.18% 5
Bedfordshire +16 28 £590 +9.76%
Surrey 0 28 £500 +15.94% 4
Cheshire +14 27 £494 +3.94% 1
North East -45 21 £280 +9.26% 5
Warrington +9 20 £500 +5.26%
Milton Keynes +14 18 £488 +11.42% 2
Oxfordshire +10 18 £525 +3.34% 8
Glasgow -19 18 £475 +5.55% 9
Tyne and Wear -50 18 £280 +9.26% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne -55 18 £280 +9.26% 5
Merseyside -2 17 £400 -14.89% 5

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 1012 (43.40%) Agile Software Development
2 932 (39.97%) Java
3 706 (30.27%) Oracle
4 627 (26.89%) Web Services
5 540 (23.16%) XML
6 473 (20.28%) Scrum
7 440 (18.87%) .NET
8 438 (18.78%) REST
9 423 (18.14%) SOAP
10 421 (18.05%) TDD
11 415 (17.80%) SQL
12 410 (17.58%) HTML
13 406 (17.41%) Finance
14 400 (17.15%) JavaScript
15 363 (15.57%) Linux
16 344 (14.75%) Middleware
17 339 (14.54%) C#
18 330 (14.15%) Continuous Integration
19 310 (13.29%) Microsoft
19 310 (13.29%) Microservices
20 307 (13.16%) RESTful
21 300 (12.86%) CSS
22 284 (12.18%) Spring
23 264 (11.32%) Git (software)
24 260 (11.15%) OO
25 259 (11.11%) TOGAF
26 252 (10.81%) Open Source
27 250 (10.72%) Windows
28 245 (10.51%) SDLC
29 244 (10.46%) SQL Server

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
1 195 (8.36%) JBoss
2 147 (6.30%) WebSphere
3 140 (6.00%) WebLogic
4 130 (5.57%) Oracle Service Bus
5 119 (5.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 95 (4.07%) Tomcat
7 84 (3.60%) Apache
8 72 (3.09%) Mule
9 64 (2.74%) Confluence
10 58 (2.49%) CMS
11 44 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
12 34 (1.46%) SharePoint
12 34 (1.46%) WebSphere Application Server
13 31 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
14 27 (1.16%) Apache ServiceMix
15 24 (1.03%) Mule ESB
16 23 (0.99%) MQSeries
17 19 (0.81%) Apache Solr
18 18 (0.77%) Apache Spark
19 17 (0.73%) OpenStack
Applications
1 90 (3.86%) MS Excel
2 12 (0.51%) MS Visio
3 11 (0.47%) MS Office
4 8 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.30%) MS Project
5 7 (0.30%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.086%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.086%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 2 (0.086%) PTC Creo
6 2 (0.086%) Siemens NX
6 2 (0.086%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.043%) HipChat
7 1 (0.043%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 67 (2.87%) Oracle EBS
2 57 (2.44%) Oracle BPM
3 55 (2.36%) Oracle EBS R12
4 35 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
5 26 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 21 (0.90%) Oracle ERP
7 19 (0.81%) Oracle Applications
8 16 (0.69%) BusinessWorks
8 16 (0.69%) Oracle Retail
9 14 (0.60%) Maximo
9 14 (0.60%) Oracle Payables
10 10 (0.43%) SAP CRM
11 9 (0.39%) Oracle ASCP
11 9 (0.39%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 8 (0.34%) Teamcenter
13 7 (0.30%) Documaker
13 7 (0.30%) Oracle SCM
13 7 (0.30%) SAP IS-U
13 7 (0.30%) SAP MDM
14 6 (0.26%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 122 (5.23%) Amazon AWS
2 77 (3.30%) GitHub
3 76 (3.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 51 (2.19%) SaaS
5 34 (1.46%) Amazon S3
6 32 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
7 30 (1.29%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 23 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
8 23 (0.99%) PaaS
9 21 (0.90%) IaaS
10 18 (0.77%) Amazon SQS
11 17 (0.73%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 16 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
12 16 (0.69%) Route 53
13 15 (0.64%) CloudFront
14 13 (0.56%) Amazon ELB
15 11 (0.47%) Amazon Kinesis
16 9 (0.39%) Veeva
17 8 (0.34%) Heroku
18 7 (0.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 151 (6.48%) HTTP
2 37 (1.59%) Internet
3 28 (1.20%) FTP
3 28 (1.20%) HTTPS
4 26 (1.11%) DVB
5 25 (1.07%) SNMP
6 24 (1.03%) Firewall
7 23 (0.99%) SSL
8 18 (0.77%) LAN
9 17 (0.73%) WinSCP
10 16 (0.69%) WAN
11 14 (0.60%) DNS
11 14 (0.60%) SAN
12 11 (0.47%) Intranet
12 11 (0.47%) Intrusion Detection
13 10 (0.43%) Network Security
14 9 (0.39%) TCP/IP
14 9 (0.39%) VPN
15 8 (0.34%) Extranet
15 8 (0.34%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 244 (10.46%) SQL Server
2 188 (8.06%) Oracle Database
3 142 (6.09%) NoSQL
4 135 (5.79%) MongoDB
5 127 (5.45%) MySQL
6 108 (4.63%) PostgreSQL
6 108 (4.63%) Relational Database
7 83 (3.56%) Oracle Database 11g
8 82 (3.52%) Data Warehouse
9 60 (2.57%) Big Data
10 55 (2.36%) SQL Server 2012
11 51 (2.19%) DB2
12 48 (2.06%) Hadoop
13 47 (2.02%) Oracle ODI
14 44 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
15 43 (1.84%) Oracle Database 12c
16 40 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 39 (1.67%) RDBMS
18 33 (1.42%) Apache Cassandra
19 22 (0.94%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 264 (11.32%) Git (software)
2 187 (8.02%) JIRA
3 178 (7.63%) Jenkins
4 155 (6.65%) Maven
5 106 (4.55%) JUnit
6 105 (4.50%) Subversion
7 101 (4.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 97 (4.16%) SoapUI
9 76 (3.26%) Selenium
10 73 (3.13%) Eclipse
11 58 (2.49%) NUnit
12 56 (2.40%) Visual Studio
13 46 (1.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 42 (1.80%) Ant
15 41 (1.76%) Cucumber
16 38 (1.63%) Mercurial
16 38 (1.63%) Talend Open Studio
17 37 (1.59%) Gradle
18 36 (1.54%) Hudson
18 36 (1.54%) Mockito
General
1 406 (17.41%) Finance
2 215 (9.22%) Banking
3 146 (6.26%) Retail
4 88 (3.77%) Telecoms
5 65 (2.79%) Marketing
6 34 (1.46%) Manufacturing
7 30 (1.29%) Back Office
8 29 (1.24%) Investment Banking
9 28 (1.20%) Front Office
10 27 (1.16%) Electronics
11 24 (1.03%) Financial Institution
12 23 (0.99%) Billing
13 18 (0.77%) Law
14 16 (0.69%) Advertising
15 14 (0.60%) Legal
16 13 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
17 12 (0.51%) Publishing
17 12 (0.51%) Retail Banking
18 9 (0.39%) Automotive
19 6 (0.26%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 868 (37.22%) Developer
2 806 (34.56%) Architect
3 403 (17.28%) Solutions Architect
4 319 (13.68%) Java Developer
5 158 (6.78%) Senior Developer
6 144 (6.17%) .NET Developer
7 136 (5.83%) Technical Architect
8 133 (5.70%) C# Developer
9 123 (5.27%) Designer
10 120 (5.15%) Consultant
11 95 (4.07%) SOA Developer
12 85 (3.64%) C# .NET Developer
13 83 (3.56%) Integration Architect
14 80 (3.43%) Senior Java Developer
15 69 (2.96%) SOA Architect
16 64 (2.74%) Oracle Developer
17 63 (2.70%) Analyst
18 62 (2.66%) Solutions Designer
19 60 (2.57%) Data Architect
20 58 (2.49%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 627 (26.89%) Web Services
2 540 (23.16%) XML
3 440 (18.87%) .NET
4 438 (18.78%) REST
5 423 (18.14%) SOAP
6 410 (17.58%) HTML
7 344 (14.75%) Middleware
8 307 (13.16%) RESTful
9 300 (12.86%) CSS
10 284 (12.18%) Spring
11 234 (10.03%) J2EE
12 222 (9.52%) HTML5
13 219 (9.39%) JSON
14 206 (8.83%) XSD
15 164 (7.03%) JMS
16 161 (6.90%) ASP.NET
17 159 (6.82%) Hibernate
18 153 (6.56%) jQuery
19 139 (5.96%) WSDL
19 139 (5.96%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 140 (6.00%) Enterprise Software
2 135 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
3 83 (3.56%) User Experience
4 76 (3.26%) Computer Science
5 75 (3.22%) Mobile App
6 65 (2.79%) Data Centre
7 63 (2.70%) Data Integration
8 54 (2.32%) Management Information System
9 47 (2.02%) DataPower
10 46 (1.97%) N-Tier
11 32 (1.37%) SWIFT
11 32 (1.37%) Virtual Team
12 29 (1.24%) Visualisation
13 27 (1.16%) Data Structures
13 27 (1.16%) STB
14 26 (1.11%) DTV
14 26 (1.11%) Mainframe
14 26 (1.11%) MPEG
15 23 (0.99%) Video on Demand
16 22 (0.94%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 363 (15.57%) Linux
2 250 (10.72%) Windows
3 166 (7.12%) Unix
4 69 (2.96%) Windows Server
5 42 (1.80%) AIX
6 40 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 33 (1.42%) Apple iOS
8 31 (1.33%) Android
9 30 (1.29%) Solaris
10 26 (1.11%) CentOS
11 19 (0.81%) Ubuntu
11 19 (0.81%) Windows Mobile
12 9 (0.39%) Oracle Linux
12 9 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (0.26%) SUSE
15 4 (0.17%) HPUX
15 4 (0.17%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 4 (0.17%) Windows 10
15 4 (0.17%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1012 (43.40%) Agile Software Development
2 473 (20.28%) Scrum
3 421 (18.05%) TDD
4 330 (14.15%) Continuous Integration
5 310 (13.29%) Microservices
6 260 (11.15%) OO
7 259 (11.11%) TOGAF
8 252 (10.81%) Open Source
9 245 (10.51%) SDLC
10 236 (10.12%) Data Modelling
11 200 (8.58%) MVC
11 200 (8.58%) UML
12 195 (8.36%) DevOps
13 152 (6.52%) Software Engineering
14 145 (6.22%) Business Intelligence
15 136 (5.83%) Migration
16 134 (5.75%) E-Commerce
17 127 (5.45%) Stakeholder Management
18 126 (5.40%) CRM
19 123 (5.27%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 932 (39.97%) Java
2 415 (17.80%) SQL
3 400 (17.15%) JavaScript
4 339 (14.54%) C#
5 101 (4.33%) Python
6 83 (3.56%) C++
7 79 (3.39%) PL/SQL
8 78 (3.34%) C
8 78 (3.34%) Groovy
9 63 (2.70%) Ruby
9 63 (2.70%) Scala
10 57 (2.44%) T-SQL
11 56 (2.40%) PHP
12 48 (2.06%) Perl
13 42 (1.80%) Shell Script
14 34 (1.46%) PowerShell
15 32 (1.37%) Clojure
16 29 (1.24%) Bash Shell
17 26 (1.11%) Apex Code
18 20 (0.86%) XPath
Qualifications
1 218 (9.35%) Security Cleared
2 173 (7.42%) SC Cleared
3 130 (5.57%) Degree
4 26 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
5 24 (1.03%) DV Cleared
6 12 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (0.51%) Sun Certification
7 10 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (0.34%) MCSA
8 8 (0.34%) MCSD
8 8 (0.34%) MCSE
9 7 (0.30%) BC Cleared
9 7 (0.30%) CISSP
9 7 (0.30%) ISEB
10 6 (0.26%) ISTQB
11 5 (0.21%) CESG Certified Professional
11 5 (0.21%) SAP Certification
12 4 (0.17%) APMP
12 4 (0.17%) CLAS
12 4 (0.17%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (4.72%) QA
2 38 (1.63%) Data Quality
3 36 (1.54%) HL7
4 34 (1.46%) Disclosure Scotland
5 21 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 21 (0.90%) SLA
6 18 (0.77%) COBIT
7 15 (0.64%) SEPA
8 11 (0.47%) ISO 9001
9 6 (0.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 4 (0.17%) JSP 440
10 4 (0.17%) RMADS
10 4 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.13%) ISO27002
12 2 (0.086%) ISO20022
13 1 (0.043%) Dodd-Frank
13 1 (0.043%) EMIR
13 1 (0.043%) MiFID
13 1 (0.043%) PCI DSS
13 1 (0.043%) Solvency II
System Software
1 96 (4.12%) Docker
2 58 (2.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
4 31 (1.33%) Active Directory
5 26 (1.11%) Hyper-V
6 24 (1.03%) Xen
7 16 (0.69%) Oracle RAC
8 14 (0.60%) vSphere
9 8 (0.34%) vCloud
10 7 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (0.30%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.17%) Terminal Server
11 4 (0.17%) VMware ESX
11 4 (0.17%) XenApp
12 3 (0.13%) Firmware
13 2 (0.086%) GridGain
13 2 (0.086%) HDFS
14 1 (0.043%) Btrfs
14 1 (0.043%) iptables
14 1 (0.043%) LXC
Systems Management
1 91 (3.90%) Puppet
2 36 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
2 36 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
3 25 (1.07%) Ansible
4 24 (1.03%) Microsoft Intune
5 15 (0.64%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 13 (0.56%) Kubernetes
7 12 (0.51%) Data Guard
7 12 (0.51%) logstash
7 12 (0.51%) Tivoli
8 11 (0.47%) SCCM
9 10 (0.43%) Oracle Identity Management
10 9 (0.39%) Bareos
10 9 (0.39%) Netcool
10 9 (0.39%) SCOM
10 9 (0.39%) yum
11 8 (0.34%) Kibana
11 8 (0.34%) Nagios
11 8 (0.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 7 (0.30%) DBAmp
Vendors
1 706 (30.27%) Oracle
2 310 (13.29%) Microsoft
3 225 (9.65%) IBM
4 101 (4.33%) SAP
5 93 (3.99%) Red Hat
6 75 (3.22%) Salesforce.com
7 73 (3.13%) VMware
8 61 (2.62%) TIBCO
9 59 (2.53%) HP
10 48 (2.06%) MuleSoft
11 45 (1.93%) Citrix
12 43 (1.84%) WSO2
13 38 (1.63%) Talend
14 35 (1.50%) webMethods
15 33 (1.42%) Google
16 30 (1.29%) Atlassian
17 27 (1.16%) CA
18 26 (1.11%) Pega
19 25 (1.07%) Informatica
20 24 (1.03%) Splunk
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