The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire with a requirement for SOA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 25 June 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)
East of England / Cambridgeshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 42 66
Rank change year-on-year -10 +24  
Contract jobs citing SOA 3 15 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 0.52% 2.58% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 3.23% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 13 10
Median daily rate - £455 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +30.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £40.60
% change year-on-year -11.11% +10.83%  

SOA is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 464 465 623
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 80.28% 80.03% 79.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 267 371
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £325 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 31 54
Median hourly rate £19.00 £37.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.33% +59.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire citing SOA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for SOA in Cambridgeshire

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA in Cambridgeshire

SOA
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. 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 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
Cambridge -3 3 - - 1
SOA
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for SOA.

1 17 (77.27%) .NET
2 16 (72.73%) JavaScript
3 13 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (50.00%) TDD
4 11 (50.00%) Scrum
4 11 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (50.00%) Kanban
4 11 (50.00%) Node.js
4 11 (50.00%) REST
5 10 (45.45%) PaaS
5 10 (45.45%) IaaS
5 10 (45.45%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (45.45%) Docker
5 10 (45.45%) CoreOS
5 10 (45.45%) Continuous Delivery
5 10 (45.45%) JSON
5 10 (45.45%) Git (software)
5 10 (45.45%) Ubuntu
5 10 (45.45%) Linux
5 10 (45.45%) Python
5 10 (45.45%) E-Commerce
5 10 (45.45%) HTTP
5 10 (45.45%) TCP/IP
5 10 (45.45%) DNS
5 10 (45.45%) SSL
6 9 (40.91%) Web Services
7 6 (27.27%) ASP.NET
7 6 (27.27%) OO
8 5 (22.73%) Finance
8 5 (22.73%) Information Security

SOA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 1 (4.55%) CMS
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 10 (45.45%) IaaS
1 10 (45.45%) PaaS
2 2 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.55%) Amazon CloudSearch
3 1 (4.55%) Amazon S3
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (45.45%) DNS
1 10 (45.45%) HTTP
1 10 (45.45%) SSL
1 10 (45.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (45.45%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Architect
2 7 (31.82%) Platform Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (18.18%) E-Commerce Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Developer
5 2 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Operations Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Software Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Technical Architect
6 1 (4.55%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Data Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Digital Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Java Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Java Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Java Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.55%) SOA Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (77.27%) .NET
2 11 (50.00%) Node.js
2 11 (50.00%) REST
3 10 (45.45%) JSON
4 9 (40.91%) Web Services
5 6 (27.27%) ASP.NET
6 5 (22.73%) Apache Flex
6 5 (22.73%) Hibernate
6 5 (22.73%) HTML
6 5 (22.73%) J2EE
6 5 (22.73%) Spring
7 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
7 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (4.55%) Fluent NHibernate
7 1 (4.55%) Java EE
7 1 (4.55%) Middleware
7 1 (4.55%) SAML
7 1 (4.55%) SOAP
7 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (45.45%) CoreOS
1 10 (45.45%) Linux
1 10 (45.45%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 11 (50.00%) Kanban
2 11 (50.00%) Scrum
2 11 (50.00%) TDD
3 10 (45.45%) Continuous Delivery
3 10 (45.45%) E-Commerce
4 6 (27.27%) OO
5 5 (22.73%) Information Security
6 3 (13.64%) Presales
7 2 (9.09%) Data Modelling
7 2 (9.09%) DevOps
7 2 (9.09%) Microservices
7 2 (9.09%) Migration
7 2 (9.09%) Project Management
7 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
7 2 (9.09%) Test Automation
7 2 (9.09%) UML
8 1 (4.55%) OOP
8 1 (4.55%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 16 (72.73%) JavaScript
2 10 (45.45%) Python
3 5 (22.73%) Java
4 3 (13.64%) SQL
5 1 (4.55%) C#
5 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) BC Cleared
1 1 (4.55%) Degree
1 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) Data Quality
1 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 10 (45.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (45.45%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Adobe
2 1 (4.55%) Mercator
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle