Period
to 21 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 21 August 2018 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 of England
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 23 61
Rank change year-on-year -39 +38 0
Contract jobs citing SOA 179 325 147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.58% 6.93% 2.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.21% 8.16% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 253 100
East of England median daily rate £525 £515 £499
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.94% +3.26% +5.00%
10th Percentile £430 £425 £349
90th Percentile £600 £619 £619
England median daily rate £513 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
East of England median hourly rate - £40.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +15.90%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £44.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% -9.09% +9.18%

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 the East of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,250 3,982 4,191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 85.07% 84.92% 82.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,435 2,335 2,414
East of England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £240 £240 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 249 263 298
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £26.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.69% +4.00% +16.14%
10th Percentile £11.18 £12.00 £13.45
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.45 £46.27
England median hourly rate £21.33 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -11.15% +2.13% +9.05%

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing SOA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for SOA in the East of England

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA in the East of England

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOA in the East of England over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOA in the East of England

SOA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOA in the East of England

SOA
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 21 August 2018. 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
Essex -19 114 £525 -1.13% 10
Hertfordshire +1 27 £500 -12.85% 4
Bedfordshire -26 14 £531 +6.25% 3
Norfolk -2 12 £488 +5.41%
Cambridgeshire -1 8 £500 -2.91% 4
Suffolk -17 2 £475 -
East Anglia -11 1 £525 - 6
SOA
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, 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 East of England region with a requirement for SOA.

1 123 (68.72%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (59.22%) Finance
3 105 (58.66%) Web Services
4 102 (56.98%) TDD
5 96 (53.63%) Marketing
6 94 (52.51%) SOAP
7 93 (51.96%) SAP
7 93 (51.96%) Java
8 92 (51.40%) Business Intelligence
9 91 (50.84%) Manufacturing
9 91 (50.84%) Telecoms
9 91 (50.84%) Programme Management
10 90 (50.28%) Electronics
10 90 (50.28%) Digital Marketing
11 87 (48.60%) Greenfield Project
12 83 (46.37%) Middleware
13 82 (45.81%) RESTful
14 74 (41.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 74 (41.34%) Oracle
15 69 (38.55%) Oracle Service Bus
16 67 (37.43%) XML
16 67 (37.43%) WSO2
17 62 (34.64%) Mule
18 59 (32.96%) Apache Camel
19 58 (32.40%) JSON
20 50 (27.93%) Scrum
21 43 (24.02%) Maven
22 42 (23.46%) Java 8
23 41 (22.91%) XSLT
24 40 (22.35%) XPath

SOA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 74 (41.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 69 (38.55%) Oracle Service Bus
3 62 (34.64%) Mule
4 9 (5.03%) JBoss
5 6 (3.35%) Apache
6 5 (2.79%) Confluence
7 4 (2.23%) CMS
8 2 (1.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (1.12%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.56%) IIS
9 1 (0.56%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.56%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.56%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.79%) BusinessWorks
2 4 (2.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.56%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 22 (12.29%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.91%) SaaS
3 4 (2.23%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.12%) Google Analytics
4 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.12%) PaaS
5 1 (0.56%) AtomSphere
5 1 (0.56%) Boomi
5 1 (0.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.35%) Internet
2 5 (2.79%) HTTP
2 5 (2.79%) SSL
2 5 (2.79%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.56%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.59%) Relational Database
2 7 (3.91%) SQL Server
3 6 (3.35%) MongoDB
3 6 (3.35%) NoSQL
4 4 (2.23%) Big Data
4 4 (2.23%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.23%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (1.68%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.12%) Kalido
6 2 (1.12%) MySQL
6 2 (1.12%) Snowflake Schema
6 2 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 43 (24.02%) Maven
2 22 (12.29%) SoapUI
3 19 (10.61%) Git (software)
4 18 (10.06%) Jenkins
5 9 (5.03%) JMeter
6 6 (3.35%) JIRA
7 5 (2.79%) Cucumber
7 5 (2.79%) Selenium
7 5 (2.79%) Subversion
7 5 (2.79%) Zephyr
8 4 (2.23%) Grunt
8 4 (2.23%) gulp
8 4 (2.23%) IntelliJ
8 4 (2.23%) JIRA Agile
9 2 (1.12%) JUnit
10 1 (0.56%) EasyMock
10 1 (0.56%) Hamcrest
10 1 (0.56%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.56%) Mockito
10 1 (0.56%) NeoLoad
General
1 106 (59.22%) Finance
2 96 (53.63%) Marketing
3 91 (50.84%) Manufacturing
3 91 (50.84%) Telecoms
4 90 (50.28%) Electronics
5 8 (4.47%) Retail
6 1 (0.56%) Banking
6 1 (0.56%) Law
Job Titles
1 83 (46.37%) Developer
2 49 (27.37%) Senior Developer
3 46 (25.70%) Integration Developer
4 39 (21.79%) Architect
5 34 (18.99%) Java Developer
6 27 (15.08%) SOA Developer
7 22 (12.29%) Solutions Architect
8 19 (10.61%) Tester
9 16 (8.94%) Automation Tester
10 15 (8.38%) Agile Developer
11 14 (7.82%) Senior Agile Developer
11 14 (7.82%) Senior Java Developer
12 13 (7.26%) Lead Developer
12 13 (7.26%) Lead Java Developer
13 12 (6.70%) Digital Architect
13 12 (6.70%) Digital Solutions Architect
14 11 (6.15%) Analyst
14 11 (6.15%) Business Analyst
14 11 (6.15%) DevOps Engineer
15 10 (5.59%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (58.66%) Web Services
2 94 (52.51%) SOAP
3 83 (46.37%) Middleware
4 82 (45.81%) RESTful
5 67 (37.43%) XML
6 59 (32.96%) Apache Camel
7 58 (32.40%) JSON
8 41 (22.91%) XSLT
9 36 (20.11%) Swagger
9 36 (20.11%) WireMock
10 28 (15.64%) REST
11 11 (6.15%) J2EE
11 11 (6.15%) React
12 10 (5.59%) Node.js
12 10 (5.59%) WSDL
13 9 (5.03%) AngularJS
14 8 (4.47%) Spring
15 7 (3.91%) CSS
15 7 (3.91%) HTML
15 7 (3.91%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 87 (48.60%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.35%) Internet of Things
3 4 (2.23%) Virtual Team
4 2 (1.12%) Clustering
4 2 (1.12%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.12%) DataPower
4 2 (1.12%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.12%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.12%) Web 2.0
5 1 (0.56%) AS400
5 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.56%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.56%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.56%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.91%) Linux
2 6 (3.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (1.12%) CentOS
3 2 (1.12%) Fedora
3 2 (1.12%) Ubuntu
3 2 (1.12%) Unix
4 1 (0.56%) Android
4 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (68.72%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (56.98%) TDD
3 92 (51.40%) Business Intelligence
4 91 (50.84%) Programme Management
5 90 (50.28%) Digital Marketing
6 50 (27.93%) Scrum
7 29 (16.20%) Test Automation
8 22 (12.29%) API Testing
9 20 (11.17%) Continuous Improvement
10 19 (10.61%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (10.61%) Deployment Automation
11 17 (9.50%) Coaching
11 17 (9.50%) Open Source
12 16 (8.94%) DevOps
12 16 (8.94%) Mentoring
13 15 (8.38%) Business Analysis
14 14 (7.82%) Kanban
15 13 (7.26%) Configuration Management
16 12 (6.70%) Microservices
16 12 (6.70%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 93 (51.96%) Java
2 42 (23.46%) Java 8
3 40 (22.35%) XPath
4 20 (11.17%) Groovy
5 14 (7.82%) JavaScript
6 10 (5.59%) Java 9
7 8 (4.47%) SQL
8 5 (2.79%) Perl
9 2 (1.12%) C++
9 2 (1.12%) VB
10 1 (0.56%) C
10 1 (0.56%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.56%) Ruby
10 1 (0.56%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 5 (2.79%) Degree
1 5 (2.79%) TOGAF Certification
2 4 (2.23%) SC Cleared
2 4 (2.23%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.82%) QA
2 1 (0.56%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (2.23%) Docker
2 1 (0.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (8.38%) Ansible
2 8 (4.47%) Terraform
3 6 (3.35%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (3.35%) Puppet
4 5 (2.79%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (1.68%) TIBCO Hawk
6 1 (0.56%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.56%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 93 (51.96%) SAP
2 74 (41.34%) Oracle
3 67 (37.43%) WSO2
4 11 (6.15%) MuleSoft
5 8 (4.47%) Talend
6 7 (3.91%) Microsoft
7 6 (3.35%) IBM
7 6 (3.35%) TIBCO
8 4 (2.23%) Marketo
8 4 (2.23%) New Relic
9 3 (1.68%) Capita
9 3 (1.68%) Google
9 3 (1.68%) Informatica
9 3 (1.68%) Mashery
10 2 (1.12%) Adobe
10 2 (1.12%) Omniture
10 2 (1.12%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (1.12%) Siebel
10 2 (1.12%) webMethods