The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Croydon 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 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)
London / Croydon
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 35 25
Rank change year-on-year 0 -10  
Contract jobs citing SOA 9 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 4.59% 2.08% 4.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.95% 2.31% 4.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £513 £500 £543
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% -7.83%  
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 Croydon with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Croydon
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 182 216 131
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Croydon 92.86% 90.00% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 147 91
Median daily rate £488 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.70% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £522
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 3
Median hourly rate - £21.00 £27.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -24.40%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in Croydon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Croydon 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 Croydon

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA in Croydon

For the 6 months to 23 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 Croydon region with a requirement for SOA.

1 10 (58.82%) Security Cleared
2 9 (52.94%) Java
3 8 (47.06%) SC Cleared
4 7 (41.18%) System Testing
4 7 (41.18%) Oracle Fusion
4 7 (41.18%) PaaS
4 7 (41.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 7 (41.18%) Oracle
4 7 (41.18%) Configuration Management
4 7 (41.18%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (41.18%) Test Scripting
5 6 (35.29%) Linux
5 6 (35.29%) Web Services
6 5 (29.41%) JBoss
6 5 (29.41%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (29.41%) ActiveMQ
6 5 (29.41%) Maven
6 5 (29.41%) DevOps
6 5 (29.41%) CentOS
6 5 (29.41%) Git (software)
6 5 (29.41%) OpenLDAP
6 5 (29.41%) Jenkins
7 4 (23.53%) Infographics
7 4 (23.53%) Mobile App
7 4 (23.53%) Front End Development
7 4 (23.53%) Prototyping
7 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
7 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (23.53%) Oracle EBS R12

SOA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Croydon 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 7 (41.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (29.41%) JBoss
3 1 (5.88%) Apache
3 1 (5.88%) nginx
Business Applications
1 7 (41.18%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (23.53%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 7 (41.18%) PaaS
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon S3
2 1 (5.88%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (5.88%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Git (software)
1 5 (29.41%) Jenkins
1 5 (29.41%) Maven
2 4 (23.53%) JUnit
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Developer
2 6 (35.29%) Oracle Developer
3 5 (29.41%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (29.41%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 5 (29.41%) Linux Engineer
3 5 (29.41%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 4 (23.53%) Data Migration Developer
4 4 (23.53%) UI Developer
4 4 (23.53%) UI/UX Developer
4 4 (23.53%) UX Developer
5 3 (17.65%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 2 (11.76%) Business Developer
6 2 (11.76%) E-Business Developer
7 1 (5.88%) Architect
7 1 (5.88%) AWS Architect
7 1 (5.88%) Consultant
7 1 (5.88%) Lead Architect
7 1 (5.88%) Oracle Consultant
7 1 (5.88%) Technical Architect
7 1 (5.88%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) Oracle Fusion
2 6 (35.29%) Web Services
3 5 (29.41%) ActiveMQ
4 4 (23.53%) CSS
4 4 (23.53%) Grails
4 4 (23.53%) HTML
4 4 (23.53%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Mobile App
1 4 (23.53%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Linux
2 5 (29.41%) CentOS
3 4 (23.53%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Configuration Management
1 7 (41.18%) System Testing
1 7 (41.18%) Test Scripting
2 5 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (29.41%) DevOps
3 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (23.53%) BDD
3 4 (23.53%) Data Cleansing
3 4 (23.53%) Data Migration
3 4 (23.53%) Data Visualisation
3 4 (23.53%) Front End Development
3 4 (23.53%) Infographics
3 4 (23.53%) Microservices
3 4 (23.53%) Migration
3 4 (23.53%) Prototyping
3 4 (23.53%) Rapid Prototyping
3 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
3 4 (23.53%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) Java
2 4 (23.53%) Groovy
2 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
2 4 (23.53%) PL/SQL
2 4 (23.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (58.82%) Security Cleared
2 8 (47.06%) SC Cleared
3 4 (23.53%) BC Cleared
4 3 (17.65%) DV Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Puppet
1 1 (5.88%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Oracle