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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
East of England / Cambridgeshire
Rank 32 35 51
Rank change year-on-year +3 +16  
Contract jobs citing SOA 19 23 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 3.61% 3.73% 1.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.57% 4.64% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 14 11
Median daily rate £425 £513 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.07% +78.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £443 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £600 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £54.07 £35.63
% change year-on-year -21.39% +51.77%  

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 416 496 526
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 78.94% 80.52% 79.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 297 267
Median daily rate £400 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +17.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 36 56
Median hourly rate £33.50 £37.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.66% +74.41%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £57.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 23 March 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
Peterborough +6 8 £413 -17.50% 1
Cambridge -5 1 £450 -10.00% 4
SOA
East of England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 35 (87.50%) .NET
2 33 (82.50%) JavaScript
3 28 (70.00%) Web Services
4 24 (60.00%) ASP.NET
5 23 (57.50%) J2EE
5 23 (57.50%) HTML
5 23 (57.50%) Adobe
5 23 (57.50%) Hibernate
5 23 (57.50%) Spring
5 23 (57.50%) Apache Flex
6 22 (55.00%) Finance
6 22 (55.00%) OO
7 19 (47.50%) Information Security
8 11 (27.50%) E-Commerce
8 11 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (27.50%) TDD
8 11 (27.50%) REST
8 11 (27.50%) Presales
9 10 (25.00%) Node.js
9 10 (25.00%) Git (software)
9 10 (25.00%) PaaS
9 10 (25.00%) IaaS
9 10 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
9 10 (25.00%) Docker
9 10 (25.00%) CoreOS
9 10 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
9 10 (25.00%) Banking
9 10 (25.00%) Scrum
9 10 (25.00%) JSON
9 10 (25.00%) Continuous Integration

SOA
Top Related 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 (2.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 10 (25.00%) IaaS
1 10 (25.00%) PaaS
2 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (25.00%) DNS
1 10 (25.00%) HTTP
1 10 (25.00%) SSL
1 10 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 10 (25.00%) Git (software)
General
1 22 (55.00%) Finance
2 10 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (65.00%) Architect
2 16 (40.00%) Solutions Architect
3 7 (17.50%) Platform Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) Payments Architect
4 5 (12.50%) Payments Solutions Architect
4 5 (12.50%) Web Architect
5 4 (10.00%) E-Commerce Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Java Architect
5 4 (10.00%) Junior
5 4 (10.00%) Service Architect
6 3 (7.50%) Enterprise Architect
6 3 (7.50%) J2EE Architect
6 3 (7.50%) Java Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Java/J2EE Architect
6 3 (7.50%) Junior Architect
6 3 (7.50%) Web Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) .NET Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Operations Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Software Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (87.50%) .NET
2 28 (70.00%) Web Services
3 24 (60.00%) ASP.NET
4 23 (57.50%) Apache Flex
4 23 (57.50%) Hibernate
4 23 (57.50%) HTML
4 23 (57.50%) J2EE
4 23 (57.50%) Spring
5 11 (27.50%) REST
6 10 (25.00%) JSON
6 10 (25.00%) Node.js
7 1 (2.50%) AngularJS
7 1 (2.50%) Java EE
7 1 (2.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.50%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 10 (25.00%) CoreOS
1 10 (25.00%) Linux
1 10 (25.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (55.00%) OO
2 19 (47.50%) Information Security
3 11 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (27.50%) E-Commerce
3 11 (27.50%) Presales
3 11 (27.50%) TDD
4 10 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 10 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (25.00%) Kanban
4 10 (25.00%) Scrum
5 5 (12.50%) TOGAF
6 3 (7.50%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (7.50%) Software Engineering
7 2 (5.00%) DevOps
7 2 (5.00%) Project Management
7 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (5.00%) UML
8 1 (2.50%) API Design
8 1 (2.50%) Microservices
8 1 (2.50%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 33 (82.50%) JavaScript
2 10 (25.00%) Java
2 10 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (2.50%) C#
3 1 (2.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.50%) BC Cleared
1 1 (2.50%) Degree
1 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (25.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 23 (57.50%) Adobe
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle