Period
to 13 July 2020

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 13 July 2020 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
13 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 81 110 97
Rank change year-on-year +29 -13 -14
Contract jobs citing SOA 23 73 75
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.39% 1.70% 1.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.65% 1.94% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 34 38
Median daily rate £585 £425 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.65% -11.46% +5.21%
10th Percentile £450 £331 £313
90th Percentile £695 £610 £608
South East median daily rate £484 £495 £475
% change year-on-year -2.27% +4.21% +4.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £42.00 - £28.00

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 1,392 3,769 3,501
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 84.36% 87.79% 86.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 728 1,838 1,769
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £263 £300 £265
90th Percentile £638 £613 £588
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £435
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 124 83
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.33 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.18% +3.84% +43.33%
10th Percentile £16.15 £12.00 £8.00
90th Percentile £54.10 £76.38 £49.75
Median hourly rate £29.80 £31.17 £25.00
% change year-on-year -4.40% +24.69% +25.31%

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for SOA in Berkshire

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SOA in Berkshire.

Daily rate trend for SOA in Berkshire

SOA
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SOA in Berkshire over the 6 months to 13 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SOA in Berkshire

SOA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SOA in Berkshire.

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 13 July 2020. 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 +21 12 £531 +6.25% 1
Newbury +1 5 £650 +20.93%
Maidenhead +17 3 £600 +50.00%
Bracknell +24 1 £625 +86.57%
SOA
South East

For the 6 months to 13 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing SOA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for SOA.

1 15 (65.22%) Oracle
1 15 (65.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 9 (39.13%) Oracle Fusion
3 8 (34.78%) Java
3 8 (34.78%) SQL
4 7 (30.43%) Docker
5 6 (26.09%) Kubernetes
5 6 (26.09%) Web Services
6 5 (21.74%) Oracle ODI
6 5 (21.74%) DevOps
7 4 (17.39%) WSO2
7 4 (17.39%) Defect Management
7 4 (17.39%) Identity Access Management
7 4 (17.39%) Docker Swarm
7 4 (17.39%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (17.39%) HP ALM
7 4 (17.39%) HP
7 4 (17.39%) SAML
7 4 (17.39%) Shell Script
7 4 (17.39%) Firewall
7 4 (17.39%) XML
7 4 (17.39%) Unix
7 4 (17.39%) LDAP
7 4 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (17.39%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (17.39%) OpenID
7 4 (17.39%) Oracle Service Bus
7 4 (17.39%) Maven
7 4 (17.39%) BPEL
7 4 (17.39%) Load Balancing

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 15 (65.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (17.39%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (8.70%) Anypoint
3 2 (8.70%) WebLogic
4 1 (4.35%) Confluence
4 1 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Maximo
2 2 (8.70%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon ElastiCache
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon S3
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon SQS
1 1 (4.35%) AWS
1 1 (4.35%) AWS Lambda
1 1 (4.35%) CloudFront
1 1 (4.35%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) Firewall
2 2 (8.70%) DHCP
2 2 (8.70%) DNS
2 2 (8.70%) HTTP
3 1 (4.35%) FTP
3 1 (4.35%) MVNO
3 1 (4.35%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (4.35%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (4.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle ODI
2 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (4.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Maven
2 3 (13.04%) Git (software)
2 3 (13.04%) Jenkins
3 2 (8.70%) Hudson
4 1 (4.35%) Ant
4 1 (4.35%) Checkstyle
4 1 (4.35%) Eclipse
4 1 (4.35%) Gradle
4 1 (4.35%) IntelliJ
4 1 (4.35%) JIRA
4 1 (4.35%) JUnit
4 1 (4.35%) Mercurial
General
1 2 (8.70%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Architect
2 6 (26.09%) Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Oracle Architect
3 4 (17.39%) Technical Leader
4 3 (13.04%) Consultant
4 3 (13.04%) Oracle Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Java Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Oracle SOA Developer
5 2 (8.70%) SOA Developer
5 2 (8.70%) WSO2 Architect
6 1 (4.35%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (4.35%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Identity Management Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Lead Java Developer
6 1 (4.35%) OSS Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Service Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Solutions Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (39.13%) Oracle Fusion
2 6 (26.09%) Web Services
3 4 (17.39%) LDAP
3 4 (17.39%) OpenID
3 4 (17.39%) SAML
3 4 (17.39%) XML
4 3 (13.04%) JDBC
4 3 (13.04%) JMS
4 3 (13.04%) Middleware
5 2 (8.70%) JSON
5 2 (8.70%) REST
5 2 (8.70%) WSDL
5 2 (8.70%) XSD
5 2 (8.70%) XSLT
6 1 (4.35%) .NET Core
6 1 (4.35%) AngularJS
6 1 (4.35%) jQuery
6 1 (4.35%) React
6 1 (4.35%) Spring Boot
6 1 (4.35%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) CMDB
2 1 (4.35%) Clustering
2 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.35%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Unix
2 1 (4.35%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) DevOps
2 4 (17.39%) BPEL
2 4 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (17.39%) Defect Management
2 4 (17.39%) Identity Access Management
2 4 (17.39%) Load Balancing
2 4 (17.39%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (13.04%) Configuration Management
3 3 (13.04%) High Availability
3 3 (13.04%) Microservices
3 3 (13.04%) Service Management
3 3 (13.04%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (8.70%) Asset Management
4 2 (8.70%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (8.70%) Data Integration
4 2 (8.70%) Migration
4 2 (8.70%) Release Management
4 2 (8.70%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 8 (34.78%) Java
1 8 (34.78%) SQL
2 4 (17.39%) Shell Script
3 2 (8.70%) XQuery
4 1 (4.35%) C#
4 1 (4.35%) Java 8
4 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
1 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) Degree
System Software
1 7 (30.43%) Docker
2 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.35%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 6 (26.09%) Kubernetes
2 4 (17.39%) Docker Swarm
2 4 (17.39%) HP ALM
2 4 (17.39%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (4.35%) Ansible
Vendors
1 15 (65.22%) Oracle
2 4 (17.39%) HP
2 4 (17.39%) WSO2
3 2 (8.70%) BMC
3 2 (8.70%) MuleSoft
3 2 (8.70%) Remedy
3 2 (8.70%) SAP
3 2 (8.70%) Workday
4 1 (4.35%) 3PAR
4 1 (4.35%) ComArch
4 1 (4.35%) Juniper
4 1 (4.35%) Palo Alto
4 1 (4.35%) SolarWinds
4 1 (4.35%) TIBCO
4 1 (4.35%) VMware