Period
to 22 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 22 August 2019 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 > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 89 100 74
Rank change year-on-year +11 -26 -14
Contract jobs citing SOA 14 24 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.94% 1.26% 3.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 1.48% 3.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 26
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +18.75% -17.95%
10th Percentile £413 £408 £338
90th Percentile £566 £728 £625
South East median daily rate £475 £475 £461
% change year-on-year - +2.98% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £73.75 £31.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +134.13% -21.25% -11.11%

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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,305 1,620 1,844
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 88.00% 85.22% 83.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 728 879 847
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £440 £412 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.99% +2.88% -
10th Percentile £263 £235 £238
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £450 £430 £415
% change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 92 57
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £18.00 £14.05 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.11% -9.35% +9.35%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.34 £10.30
90th Percentile £46.00 £43.75 £77.50
South East median hourly rate £31.50 £24.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +28.57% +22.50% -11.11%

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Job vacancy trend for SOA in Buckinghamshire

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA in Buckinghamshire

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOA in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 22 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOA in Buckinghamshire

SOA
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 22 August 2019. 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
Milton Keynes +8 8 £483 -1.03% 3
SOA
South East

For the 6 months to 22 August 2019, 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for SOA.

1 9 (64.29%) Java
2 7 (50.00%) TDD
3 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (35.71%) Web Services
5 4 (28.57%) JMeter
5 4 (28.57%) Maven
5 4 (28.57%) JSON
5 4 (28.57%) JIRA
5 4 (28.57%) QA
5 4 (28.57%) Selenium
5 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
5 4 (28.57%) RESTful
5 4 (28.57%) Confluence
5 4 (28.57%) BDD
5 4 (28.57%) Jenkins
5 4 (28.57%) Microservices
5 4 (28.57%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (28.57%) Java 8
5 4 (28.57%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (21.43%) Smart City
6 3 (21.43%) QA Automation
6 3 (21.43%) REST
6 3 (21.43%) AWS
6 3 (21.43%) Spring
6 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
6 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
6 3 (21.43%) Banking
6 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (21.43%) SOAP
6 3 (21.43%) J2EE

SOA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 4 (28.57%) Confluence
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (7.14%) Appian
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) AWS
2 1 (7.14%) Azure
2 1 (7.14%) Power Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Data Mining
1 1 (7.14%) Hadoop
1 1 (7.14%) Power BI
1 1 (7.14%) PowerCenter
1 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Jenkins
1 4 (28.57%) JIRA
1 4 (28.57%) JMeter
1 4 (28.57%) Maven
1 4 (28.57%) Selenium
1 4 (28.57%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.14%) IntelliJ
General
1 3 (21.43%) Banking
2 2 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Architect
1 4 (28.57%) QA Tester
1 4 (28.57%) Solutions Architect
1 4 (28.57%) Tester
2 3 (21.43%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Developer/Software Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Java Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Java Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Java Software Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Java Software Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Software Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Automation Tester
3 2 (14.29%) AWS Architect
3 2 (14.29%) AWS Solutions Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Integration Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) QA Automation Tester
3 2 (14.29%) SOA Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) Web Services
2 4 (28.57%) JSON
2 4 (28.57%) RESTful
3 3 (21.43%) J2EE
3 3 (21.43%) REST
3 3 (21.43%) SOAP
3 3 (21.43%) Spring
4 1 (7.14%) .NET
4 1 (7.14%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (21.43%) Smart City
3 1 (7.14%) Client/Server
3 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) TDD
2 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (28.57%) BDD
3 4 (28.57%) Microservices
3 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 3 (21.43%) ETL
4 3 (21.43%) QA Automation
4 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
4 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (14.29%) API Integration
5 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
5 2 (14.29%) Migration
6 1 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (7.14%) Event-Driven Architecture
6 1 (7.14%) SDLC
6 1 (7.14%) Service Design
6 1 (7.14%) Software Architecture
6 1 (7.14%) Software Delivery
6 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) Java
2 4 (28.57%) Java 8
3 3 (21.43%) C#
3 3 (21.43%) C++
3 3 (21.43%) Python
3 3 (21.43%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) IBM
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle