The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 30 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.

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
England / East Midlands
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 76 63
Rank change year-on-year +4 -13  
Contract jobs citing SOA 28 18 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.84% 1.09% 2.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.32% 1.36% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 15
Median daily rate £425 £450 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +32.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £416 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £591 £442
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 £50.20 £35.63
% change year-on-year -15.33% +40.89%  

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 the East Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1208 1322 1286
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 79.53% 80.17% 76.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 760 816 740
Median daily rate £390 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 27 44
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 the East Midlands

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA in the East Midlands

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOA in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOA in the East Midlands

SOA
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 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
Northamptonshire - 10 £575 - 2
Leicestershire +4 8 £515 +11.35% 2
Nottinghamshire +2 6 £363 -19.44% 2
Lincolnshire - 4 - -
Derbyshire -9 2 £425 -
SOA
England

For the 6 months to 30 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for SOA.

1 15 (42.86%) REST
2 14 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (37.14%) SOAP
4 12 (34.29%) Scrum
4 12 (34.29%) JSON
5 11 (31.43%) TDD
6 10 (28.57%) XML
6 10 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (28.57%) Git (software)
7 9 (25.71%) Web Services
7 9 (25.71%) .NET
7 9 (25.71%) JavaScript
8 8 (22.86%) Oracle
8 8 (22.86%) Linux
8 8 (22.86%) Python
8 8 (22.86%) E-Commerce
8 8 (22.86%) EAI
8 8 (22.86%) HTTP
8 8 (22.86%) TCP/IP
8 8 (22.86%) DNS
8 8 (22.86%) SSL
8 8 (22.86%) PaaS
8 8 (22.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 8 (22.86%) Kanban
8 8 (22.86%) Node.js
8 8 (22.86%) IaaS
8 8 (22.86%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (22.86%) QA
8 8 (22.86%) Ubuntu
8 8 (22.86%) Docker

SOA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 8 (22.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (8.57%) JBoss
3 1 (2.86%) CMS
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle BPEL
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.86%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 8 (22.86%) IaaS
1 8 (22.86%) PaaS
2 4 (11.43%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (5.71%) Boomi
3 2 (5.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.86%) DNS
1 8 (22.86%) HTTP
1 8 (22.86%) SSL
1 8 (22.86%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.86%) MySQL
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.86%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 10 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 3 (8.57%) Subversion
3 2 (5.71%) Maven
4 1 (2.86%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.86%) Hudson
4 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.86%) JIRA
4 1 (2.86%) JUnit
4 1 (2.86%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (5.71%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Legal
2 1 (2.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (40.00%) Architect
2 11 (31.43%) Solutions Architect
3 6 (17.14%) Developer
4 5 (14.29%) Integration Architect
4 5 (14.29%) Platform Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) Consultant
5 4 (11.43%) E-Commerce Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Integration Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) Java Developer
6 3 (8.57%) IT Architect
6 3 (8.57%) webMethods Architect
7 2 (5.71%) Business Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Business Integration Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Digital Architect
7 2 (5.71%) Software Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Technical Architect
8 1 (2.86%) Active Directory Architect
8 1 (2.86%) Digital Technical Architect
8 1 (2.86%) SOA Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (42.86%) REST
2 13 (37.14%) SOAP
3 12 (34.29%) JSON
4 10 (28.57%) XML
5 9 (25.71%) .NET
5 9 (25.71%) Web Services
6 8 (22.86%) Node.js
7 5 (14.29%) RESTful
8 4 (11.43%) JPA
8 4 (11.43%) XSLT
9 3 (8.57%) Hibernate
9 3 (8.57%) Java EE
9 3 (8.57%) Spring
10 2 (5.71%) WSDL
10 2 (5.71%) XSD
11 1 (2.86%) Drools
11 1 (2.86%) J2EE
11 1 (2.86%) JAX-WS
11 1 (2.86%) JSP
11 1 (2.86%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.86%) CoreOS
1 8 (22.86%) Linux
1 8 (22.86%) Ubuntu
2 1 (2.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (34.29%) Scrum
3 11 (31.43%) TDD
4 10 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (22.86%) Continuous Delivery
5 8 (22.86%) EAI
5 8 (22.86%) E-Commerce
5 8 (22.86%) Kanban
6 7 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 7 (20.00%) Validation
7 6 (17.14%) IT Strategy
8 5 (14.29%) Use Case
9 3 (8.57%) Network Architecture
9 3 (8.57%) Project Planning
9 3 (8.57%) Technical Architecture
10 2 (5.71%) ERP
10 2 (5.71%) MVC
10 2 (5.71%) Refactoring
10 2 (5.71%) Software Engineering
10 2 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.71%) JavaScript
2 8 (22.86%) Python
3 6 (17.14%) Java
4 4 (11.43%) SQL
5 3 (8.57%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.86%) MATLAB
6 1 (2.86%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (22.86%) QA
System Software
1 8 (22.86%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (22.86%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (22.86%) Oracle
2 6 (17.14%) webMethods
3 3 (8.57%) Software AG
3 3 (8.57%) WSO2
4 2 (5.71%) Dell
4 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.71%) MuleSoft
5 1 (2.86%) IBM
5 1 (2.86%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.86%) Tableau
5 1 (2.86%) TIBCO
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Computer People
Rate: £325.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Towcester, Northamptonshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago