Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for SOA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SOA over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 119 81 107
Rank change year-on-year -38 +26 -25
Contract jobs citing SOA 47 92 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.15% 2.18% 1.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.37% 2.68% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 53 63
Berkshire median daily rate £506 £470 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.71% -14.55% +15.79%
10th Percentile £372 £370 £295
90th Percentile £588 £575 £700
South East median daily rate £480 £450 £434
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.75% -3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £44.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year -9.09% +18.92% -7.50%

SOA is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3419 3438 3919
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 83.59% 81.35% 78.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1781 1853 2162
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 130 176
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.75 £30.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.31% -41.71% +78.38%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £13.25
90th Percentile £39.05 £48.83 £44.38
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £27.13 £26.50
% change year-on-year -15.21% +2.36% +51.43%

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing SOA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for SOA in Berkshire

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA in Berkshire

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOA in Berkshire over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOA in Berkshire

SOA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOA in Berkshire

SOA
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +3 15 £525 +31.25% 3
Newbury 0 6 £288 - 1
Bracknell -1 5 £431 -22.82% 4
Maidenhead -7 5 £525 +11.70% 1
Slough -1 3 £470 -
SOA
South East

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 across the Berkshire region with a requirement for SOA.

1 21 (44.68%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (34.04%) Scrum
2 16 (34.04%) Continuous Integration
2 16 (34.04%) DevOps
3 15 (31.91%) JIRA
3 15 (31.91%) Git (software)
4 14 (29.79%) Jenkins
4 14 (29.79%) Maven
5 13 (27.66%) Web Services
5 13 (27.66%) Windows
5 13 (27.66%) Confluence
5 13 (27.66%) Microservices
6 12 (25.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 12 (25.53%) User Stories
6 12 (25.53%) Test Automation
6 12 (25.53%) Java
6 12 (25.53%) Oracle
6 12 (25.53%) Telecoms
7 11 (23.40%) TDD
7 11 (23.40%) Linux
7 11 (23.40%) Amazon AWS
7 11 (23.40%) REST
8 10 (21.28%) TCP/IP
8 10 (21.28%) Microsoft
8 10 (21.28%) Finance
9 9 (19.15%) Configuration Management
9 9 (19.15%) IaaS
9 9 (19.15%) Docker
9 9 (19.15%) Spring
9 9 (19.15%) JSF

SOA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 13 (27.66%) Confluence
2 12 (25.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (12.77%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (12.77%) WebLogic
4 5 (10.64%) SharePoint
5 4 (8.51%) Apache Solr
6 3 (6.38%) Apache Spark
6 3 (6.38%) OpenStack
7 2 (4.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (4.26%) Apache TomEE
7 2 (4.26%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (4.26%) GlassFish
7 2 (4.26%) IIS
7 2 (4.26%) JBoss
7 2 (4.26%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (4.26%) Tomcat
8 1 (2.13%) CMS
8 1 (2.13%) Mule
8 1 (2.13%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (4.26%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (2.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (23.40%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (19.15%) IaaS
3 7 (14.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (14.89%) SaaS
3 7 (14.89%) Slack
3 7 (14.89%) Trello
4 5 (10.64%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (8.51%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (8.51%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (8.51%) Serverless
6 3 (6.38%) PaaS
7 2 (4.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (4.26%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (4.26%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 2 (4.26%) Amazon S3
7 2 (4.26%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (4.26%) CloudFront
7 2 (4.26%) Google App Engine
7 2 (4.26%) Google Compute Engine
7 2 (4.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (21.28%) TCP/IP
2 5 (10.64%) Internet
3 4 (8.51%) DNS
3 4 (8.51%) NAS
3 4 (8.51%) SAN
4 3 (6.38%) Intranet
5 2 (4.26%) DHCP
5 2 (4.26%) Firewall
5 2 (4.26%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (4.26%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (4.26%) VPN
6 1 (2.13%) Intelligent Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.89%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.64%) MySQL
3 3 (6.38%) Apache Hive
3 3 (6.38%) Big Data
3 3 (6.38%) Hadoop
3 3 (6.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (4.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (4.26%) HBase
4 2 (4.26%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.13%) Data Mart
5 1 (2.13%) Data Mining
5 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.13%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 15 (31.91%) Git (software)
1 15 (31.91%) JIRA
2 14 (29.79%) Jenkins
2 14 (29.79%) Maven
3 8 (17.02%) JUnit
4 6 (12.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (12.77%) git-flow
4 6 (12.77%) Sonatype Nexus
4 6 (12.77%) TeamCity
5 4 (8.51%) Cucumber
5 4 (8.51%) Eclipse
5 4 (8.51%) Gradle
5 4 (8.51%) IntelliJ
5 4 (8.51%) Mercurial
5 4 (8.51%) SoapUI
5 4 (8.51%) XMLSpy
6 2 (4.26%) Artifactory
6 2 (4.26%) Bitbucket
6 2 (4.26%) FishEye
6 2 (4.26%) Subversion
General
1 12 (25.53%) Telecoms
2 10 (21.28%) Finance
3 7 (14.89%) Banking
4 3 (6.38%) Retail Banking
5 2 (4.26%) Billing
6 1 (2.13%) Electronics
6 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.13%) Marketing
6 1 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (2.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (44.68%) Architect
2 11 (23.40%) Developer
3 10 (21.28%) Solutions Architect
4 7 (14.89%) Designer
5 6 (12.77%) Cloud Architect
5 6 (12.77%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (12.77%) Solutions Designer
6 5 (10.64%) Java Developer
6 5 (10.64%) SOA Designer
6 5 (10.64%) SOA Solution Designer
7 3 (6.38%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Big Data Architect
7 3 (6.38%) BizTalk Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Data Architect
7 3 (6.38%) Enterprise Architect
7 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (6.38%) Senior Developer
7 3 (6.38%) SOA Architect
8 2 (4.26%) Consultant
8 2 (4.26%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (27.66%) Web Services
2 11 (23.40%) REST
3 9 (19.15%) JSF
3 9 (19.15%) Spring
4 7 (14.89%) Struts
5 6 (12.77%) pytest
5 6 (12.77%) SOAP
6 5 (10.64%) AngularJS
6 5 (10.64%) EJB
6 5 (10.64%) Hibernate
6 5 (10.64%) JPA
6 5 (10.64%) JSP
6 5 (10.64%) React
6 5 (10.64%) Servlets
7 4 (8.51%) J2EE
7 4 (8.51%) Java EE
7 4 (8.51%) Spring MVC
7 4 (8.51%) WSDL
7 4 (8.51%) XML
7 4 (8.51%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (8.51%) Public Cloud
2 3 (6.38%) Data Structures
3 2 (4.26%) Clustering
3 2 (4.26%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.26%) N-Tier
3 2 (4.26%) Replication
3 2 (4.26%) User Experience
4 1 (2.13%) Cloud Native
4 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.13%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.13%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (27.66%) Windows
2 11 (23.40%) Linux
3 5 (10.64%) Unix
4 3 (6.38%) HPUX
5 2 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (44.68%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (34.04%) Continuous Integration
2 16 (34.04%) DevOps
2 16 (34.04%) Scrum
3 13 (27.66%) Microservices
4 12 (25.53%) Test Automation
4 12 (25.53%) User Stories
5 11 (23.40%) TDD
6 9 (19.15%) Configuration Management
6 9 (19.15%) Continuous Delivery
7 8 (17.02%) BDD
7 8 (17.02%) Data Modelling
8 7 (14.89%) Migration
8 7 (14.89%) Unit Testing
9 6 (12.77%) Kanban
10 5 (10.64%) IT Strategy
10 5 (10.64%) Mentoring
10 5 (10.64%) Pair Programming
10 5 (10.64%) Release Management
10 5 (10.64%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 12 (25.53%) Java
2 6 (12.77%) Bash Shell
2 6 (12.77%) Groovy
2 6 (12.77%) Python
2 6 (12.77%) SQL
3 5 (10.64%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.38%) Scala
5 2 (4.26%) PL/SQL
5 2 (4.26%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (6.38%) Degree
1 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.26%) MCITP
2 2 (4.26%) MCSE
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.26%) RHCE
2 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.13%) BC Cleared
System Software
1 9 (19.15%) Docker
2 8 (17.02%) Hyper-V
2 8 (17.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.38%) Active Directory
4 2 (4.26%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (12.77%) Ansible
1 6 (12.77%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (12.77%) Puppet
1 6 (12.77%) Salt
2 5 (10.64%) Kubernetes
3 2 (4.26%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (2.13%) Oozie
4 1 (2.13%) Rancher
Vendors
1 12 (25.53%) Oracle
2 10 (21.28%) Microsoft
3 8 (17.02%) VMware
4 6 (12.77%) Cisco
5 5 (10.64%) Google
5 5 (10.64%) HP
6 4 (8.51%) Red Hat
7 3 (6.38%) TIBCO
8 2 (4.26%) Adobe
9 1 (2.13%) Apigee
9 1 (2.13%) BMC
9 1 (2.13%) Cloudera
9 1 (2.13%) IBM
9 1 (2.13%) Remedy
9 1 (2.13%) SAP
9 1 (2.13%) ServiceNow
9 1 (2.13%) Teradata
9 1 (2.13%) webMethods