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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 130 97 89
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -8
Contract jobs citing SOA 1038 1280 1268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.94% 2.21% 2.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.34% 2.72% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 657 831 741
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 £334 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £586 £600 £579
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £460 £438
% change year-on-year
-4.89% +5.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 6
Median hourly rate £45.00 £41.25 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.20 £32.68 £27.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £41.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%

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
44351 47009 44831
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.10% 81.05% 77.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 29387 30697 28094
Median daily rate £438 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1162 1306 1225
Median hourly rate £31.75 £32.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.30% +35.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.50 £12.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.95% +30.76%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 -34 960 £468 -1.57% 226
London +2 492 £475 -5.00% 110
South East 0 161 £430 -4.44% 24
North West -17 73 £450 -5.26% 15
East of England 0 71 £475 - 22
Yorkshire -23 68 £470 +21.29% 13
City of London -25 58 £513 +2.50% 26
Scotland +10 55 £340 -15.00% 15
Hampshire 0 52 £400 -11.11% 4
Berkshire +14 50 £470 -10.47% 4
Edinburgh +20 38 £340 -15.00% 3
West Yorkshire -24 35 £475 +35.71% 8
Manchester -9 34 £475 - 6
Leeds -9 29 £475 +26.66% 6
Essex +14 27 £430 +65.38% 1
North East -20 24 £294 -41.20% 1
Tyne and Wear -17 23 £294 -41.20% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -17 23 £294 -41.20% 1
South West -52 22 £513 +5.67% 12
West Midlands -65 22 £400 -11.11% 19
East Midlands -35 21 £500 +11.11% 10
Reading +29 19 £400 -38.46%
North Yorkshire +4 19 £450 +16.12% 2
Merseyside +14 17 £425 -8.10%
Bedfordshire 0 16 £438 -24.73% 2
Surrey -1 15 £405 +15.71% 4
Hertfordshire -2 15 £438 -12.50% 13
Liverpool +15 14 £425 -
Luton +3 14 £438 -25.53% 2
Cambridge +21 13 £505 -12.17% 1

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 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.

1 975 (43.88%) Agile Software Development
2 897 (40.37%) Java
3 692 (31.14%) Oracle
4 658 (29.61%) Web Services
5 495 (22.28%) XML
6 446 (20.07%) TDD
7 434 (19.53%) Scrum
8 414 (18.63%) SQL
9 384 (17.28%) JavaScript
10 379 (17.06%) HTML
11 376 (16.92%) .NET
12 374 (16.83%) Continuous Integration
13 368 (16.56%) SOAP
14 357 (16.07%) REST
15 341 (15.35%) Finance
16 331 (14.90%) Linux
16 331 (14.90%) Middleware
17 303 (13.64%) Spring
18 301 (13.55%) Microservices
19 298 (13.41%) RESTful
20 296 (13.32%) Microsoft
21 286 (12.87%) CSS
22 272 (12.24%) C#
23 269 (12.11%) Git (software)
23 269 (12.11%) Open Source
24 244 (10.98%) TOGAF
25 239 (10.76%) J2EE
26 232 (10.44%) JSON
27 230 (10.35%) DevOps
28 229 (10.31%) Oracle Database

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
1 179 (8.06%) JBoss
2 142 (6.39%) WebLogic
3 109 (4.91%) Oracle Service Bus
4 104 (4.68%) WebSphere
5 98 (4.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 87 (3.92%) Tomcat
7 79 (3.56%) BizTalk Server
8 78 (3.51%) Apache
9 77 (3.47%) Mule
10 65 (2.93%) SharePoint
11 55 (2.48%) CMS
12 54 (2.43%) Confluence
13 35 (1.58%) Mule ESB
14 27 (1.22%) Apache Spark
14 27 (1.22%) WebSphere Application Server
15 24 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
15 24 (1.08%) IIS
16 21 (0.95%) Apache Solr
16 21 (0.95%) nginx
17 18 (0.81%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 104 (4.68%) MS Excel
2 12 (0.54%) MS Office
3 11 (0.50%) InfoPath
4 9 (0.41%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.18%) MS Project
7 1 (0.045%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.045%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 84 (3.78%) Oracle EBS
2 75 (3.38%) Oracle BPM
3 71 (3.20%) Oracle EBS R12
4 63 (2.84%) Dynamics CRM
5 29 (1.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 19 (0.86%) Oracle Applications
7 17 (0.77%) BusinessWorks
8 15 (0.68%) Eloqua
9 12 (0.54%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 11 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
10 11 (0.50%) Oracle Retail
11 10 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
12 9 (0.41%) Adobe Campaign
12 9 (0.41%) Documaker
12 9 (0.41%) Oracle ASCP
12 9 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
13 8 (0.36%) Maximo
13 8 (0.36%) Radian6
13 8 (0.36%) Social Studio
14 7 (0.32%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 126 (5.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 125 (5.63%) Amazon AWS
3 89 (4.01%) GitHub
4 76 (3.42%) SaaS
5 54 (2.43%) PaaS
6 38 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
6 38 (1.71%) IaaS
7 18 (0.81%) Amazon S3
8 16 (0.72%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 15 (0.68%) Route 53
10 14 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
11 13 (0.59%) Force.com
12 12 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
12 12 (0.54%) Boomi
12 12 (0.54%) CloudFront
13 11 (0.50%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 10 (0.45%) Amazon Kinesis
14 10 (0.45%) Office 365
14 10 (0.45%) SuccessFactors
15 9 (0.41%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 127 (5.72%) HTTP
2 44 (1.98%) Firewall
3 42 (1.89%) SSL
4 27 (1.22%) FTP
4 27 (1.22%) Internet
4 27 (1.22%) TCP/IP
5 24 (1.08%) LAN
5 24 (1.08%) SAN
6 21 (0.95%) SNMP
7 20 (0.90%) HTTPS
7 20 (0.90%) WAN
8 18 (0.81%) AMQP
9 16 (0.72%) LDAP
10 15 (0.68%) DVB
11 11 (0.50%) CTI
12 10 (0.45%) DNS
12 10 (0.45%) Intranet
12 10 (0.45%) WinSCP
13 9 (0.41%) SMS
14 8 (0.36%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 229 (10.31%) Oracle Database
2 215 (9.68%) SQL Server
3 133 (5.99%) NoSQL
4 132 (5.94%) MongoDB
5 113 (5.09%) PostgreSQL
6 109 (4.91%) Data Warehouse
6 109 (4.91%) MySQL
7 105 (4.73%) Big Data
7 105 (4.73%) Relational Database
8 95 (4.28%) Hadoop
9 90 (4.05%) Oracle Database 11g
10 56 (2.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 50 (2.25%) Apache Cassandra
12 48 (2.16%) DB2
12 48 (2.16%) Oracle ODI
13 38 (1.71%) Oracle Database 12c
14 36 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
15 30 (1.35%) RDBMS
16 29 (1.31%) Data Mining
16 29 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 269 (12.11%) Git (software)
2 226 (10.17%) Jenkins
3 208 (9.36%) JIRA
4 139 (6.26%) Maven
5 119 (5.36%) Subversion
6 81 (3.65%) SoapUI
7 77 (3.47%) Team Foundation Server
8 72 (3.24%) Selenium
9 69 (3.11%) Eclipse
10 61 (2.75%) JUnit
11 52 (2.34%) Mercurial
12 44 (1.98%) Visual Studio
13 35 (1.58%) Cucumber
14 34 (1.53%) Gradle
14 34 (1.53%) IntelliJ
15 31 (1.40%) Ant
16 29 (1.31%) NUnit
17 25 (1.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 25 (1.13%) Talend Open Studio
18 24 (1.08%) Grunt
General
1 341 (15.35%) Finance
2 150 (6.75%) Retail
3 133 (5.99%) Banking
4 108 (4.86%) Marketing
5 90 (4.05%) Telecoms
6 36 (1.62%) Manufacturing
7 32 (1.44%) Billing
8 29 (1.31%) Electronics
8 29 (1.31%) Publishing
9 24 (1.08%) Legal
10 22 (0.99%) Investment Banking
11 18 (0.81%) Advertising
11 18 (0.81%) Financial Institution
12 15 (0.68%) Front Office
12 15 (0.68%) Retail Banking
13 13 (0.59%) Automotive
14 12 (0.54%) Law
15 11 (0.50%) Local Government
16 10 (0.45%) Back Office
17 6 (0.27%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 805 (36.23%) Developer
2 777 (34.97%) Architect
3 370 (16.65%) Solutions Architect
4 331 (14.90%) Java Developer
5 130 (5.85%) Senior Developer
6 119 (5.36%) .NET Developer
6 119 (5.36%) Consultant
7 107 (4.82%) C# Developer
7 107 (4.82%) Technical Architect
8 91 (4.10%) Integration Architect
9 89 (4.01%) Senior Java Developer
10 87 (3.92%) SOA Developer
11 82 (3.69%) SOA Architect
12 76 (3.42%) C# .NET Developer
13 69 (3.11%) Data Architect
14 66 (2.97%) Java Architect
15 65 (2.93%) Designer
16 64 (2.88%) Analyst
17 61 (2.75%) Oracle Developer
18 54 (2.43%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 658 (29.61%) Web Services
2 495 (22.28%) XML
3 379 (17.06%) HTML
4 376 (16.92%) .NET
5 368 (16.56%) SOAP
6 357 (16.07%) REST
7 331 (14.90%) Middleware
8 303 (13.64%) Spring
9 298 (13.41%) RESTful
10 286 (12.87%) CSS
11 239 (10.76%) J2EE
12 232 (10.44%) JSON
13 211 (9.50%) HTML5
14 190 (8.55%) JMS
15 180 (8.10%) Hibernate
16 156 (7.02%) XSLT
17 146 (6.57%) XSD
18 126 (5.67%) Java EE
19 125 (5.63%) AngularJS
20 120 (5.40%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 160 (7.20%) Enterprise Software
2 130 (5.85%) Analytical Skills
3 79 (3.56%) Computer Science
4 56 (2.52%) Data Integration
5 54 (2.43%) Data Centre
6 52 (2.34%) User Experience
7 47 (2.12%) DataPower
8 43 (1.94%) Mobile App
9 37 (1.67%) Management Information System
10 34 (1.53%) Virtual Team
11 33 (1.49%) Clustering
12 31 (1.40%) Data Structures
12 31 (1.40%) N-Tier
13 29 (1.31%) Algorithms
14 23 (1.04%) Mainframe
14 23 (1.04%) NHS
15 22 (0.99%) Private Cloud
16 21 (0.95%) Mathematics
17 20 (0.90%) Social Media
18 17 (0.77%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 331 (14.90%) Linux
2 198 (8.91%) Unix
3 186 (8.37%) Windows
4 63 (2.84%) AIX
5 60 (2.70%) Windows Server
6 45 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 45 (2.03%) Solaris
7 28 (1.26%) Android
8 27 (1.22%) Apple iOS
9 20 (0.90%) CentOS
10 12 (0.54%) Ubuntu
11 11 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (0.36%) Windows Phone
13 7 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
14 6 (0.27%) Windows 7
14 6 (0.27%) Windows Phone 8
14 6 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
15 4 (0.18%) SUSE
16 3 (0.14%) MVS
16 3 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 975 (43.88%) Agile Software Development
2 446 (20.07%) TDD
3 434 (19.53%) Scrum
4 374 (16.83%) Continuous Integration
5 301 (13.55%) Microservices
6 269 (12.11%) Open Source
7 244 (10.98%) TOGAF
8 230 (10.35%) DevOps
9 215 (9.68%) SDLC
10 210 (9.45%) OO
11 205 (9.23%) Data Modelling
12 168 (7.56%) MVC
13 160 (7.20%) CRM
14 150 (6.75%) UML
15 148 (6.66%) Enterprise Architecture
16 142 (6.39%) Mentoring
17 133 (5.99%) Software Engineering
18 120 (5.40%) E-Commerce
19 119 (5.36%) Migration
20 118 (5.31%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 897 (40.37%) Java
2 414 (18.63%) SQL
3 384 (17.28%) JavaScript
4 272 (12.24%) C#
5 126 (5.67%) Scala
6 110 (4.95%) Python
7 77 (3.47%) Groovy
7 77 (3.47%) PL/SQL
8 74 (3.33%) C
9 66 (2.97%) Ruby
10 62 (2.79%) C++
11 56 (2.52%) PHP
12 53 (2.39%) Perl
13 47 (2.12%) Clojure
14 42 (1.89%) T-SQL
15 41 (1.85%) Shell Script
16 27 (1.22%) Apex Code
17 26 (1.17%) XPath
18 21 (0.95%) XQuery
19 20 (0.90%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 185 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 148 (6.66%) SC Cleared
3 126 (5.67%) Degree
4 39 (1.76%) BPSS Clearance
5 16 (0.72%) ISEB
6 15 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (0.54%) Sun Certification
8 11 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (0.41%) DV Cleared
9 9 (0.41%) MCSE
10 8 (0.36%) MCSA
10 8 (0.36%) MCSD
10 8 (0.36%) Oracle Certification
11 7 (0.32%) ISTQB
12 4 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (0.18%) MCP
13 3 (0.14%) A+ Certification
13 3 (0.14%) BC Cleared
13 3 (0.14%) CISM
13 3 (0.14%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (5.49%) QA
2 37 (1.67%) SLA
3 34 (1.53%) Disclosure Scotland
4 25 (1.13%) Data Quality
5 22 (0.99%) HL7
6 21 (0.95%) ISO 9001
7 7 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.23%) COBIT
8 5 (0.23%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.14%) ISO20022
9 3 (0.14%) SDET
10 2 (0.090%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.090%) EMIR
10 2 (0.090%) MiFID
11 1 (0.045%) GCP
11 1 (0.045%) ISO/IEC 12207
11 1 (0.045%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.045%) RMADS
11 1 (0.045%) Solvency II
System Software
1 92 (4.14%) Docker
2 50 (2.25%) Virtual Machines
3 48 (2.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 42 (1.89%) Active Directory
5 29 (1.31%) Oracle RAC
6 24 (1.08%) Xen
7 21 (0.95%) Hyper-V
8 10 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
8 10 (0.45%) vSphere
9 9 (0.41%) Apache Flume
10 8 (0.36%) vCloud
11 4 (0.18%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.090%) Firmware
13 2 (0.090%) GridGain
13 2 (0.090%) HDFS
13 2 (0.090%) Shibboleth
13 2 (0.090%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.045%) Virtual Desktop
14 1 (0.045%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 114 (5.13%) Puppet
2 34 (1.53%) ZABBIX
3 31 (1.40%) Ambari
4 29 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
5 26 (1.17%) Ansible
6 24 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
6 24 (1.08%) Microsoft Intune
7 18 (0.81%) Data Guard
8 11 (0.50%) Kubernetes
8 11 (0.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 10 (0.45%) CA Service Virtualization
9 10 (0.45%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 9 (0.41%) CloudHub
10 9 (0.41%) MOM
10 9 (0.41%) Rsyslog
11 8 (0.36%) DBAmp
12 7 (0.32%) SCOM
13 5 (0.23%) Nagios
13 5 (0.23%) OpenSSO
13 5 (0.23%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 692 (31.14%) Oracle
2 296 (13.32%) Microsoft
3 180 (8.10%) IBM
4 102 (4.59%) SAP
5 82 (3.69%) Salesforce.com
6 72 (3.24%) Red Hat
7 62 (2.79%) VMware
8 60 (2.70%) HP
9 59 (2.66%) MuleSoft
10 45 (2.03%) TIBCO
11 41 (1.85%) CA
12 36 (1.62%) Citrix
12 36 (1.62%) Informatica
13 33 (1.49%) New Relic
13 33 (1.49%) ServiceNow
13 33 (1.49%) WSO2
14 30 (1.35%) webMethods
15 25 (1.13%) Talend
16 23 (1.04%) Pega
17 22 (0.99%) Sybase
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