Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 65 35 53
Rank change year-on-year -30 +18 -19
Contract jobs citing SOA 160 259 162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.55% 5.41% 3.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.16% 6.34% 4.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 218 125
East of England median daily rate £525 £513 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +10.81% -15.91%
10th Percentile £425 £413 £350
90th Percentile £601 £632 £550
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
East of England median hourly rate £50.00 £39.75 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.79% -7.56% -23.21%
England median hourly rate £40.75 £40.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year +1.88% -20.00% +11.11%

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 3,846 4,084 3,738
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 85.43% 85.31% 82.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,269 2,357 2,139
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £250 £255 £213
90th Percentile £588 £580 £544
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 230 293
East of England median hourly rate £19.25 £31.27 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.43% -3.80% +9.24%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.80 £12.50
90th Percentile £52.00 £49.82 £47.50
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.14 £23.75
% change year-on-year +1.56% -2.57% +5.56%

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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019. 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 -27 92 £525 - 5
Norfolk +9 22 £523 +10.00% 3
Hertfordshire -3 17 £575 +9.52% 5
Bedfordshire -1 15 £575 +3.14% 8
Cambridgeshire -8 6 £434 +16.44% 2
Suffolk -1 5 £375 -25.00%
East Anglia - 1 £525 - 4
SOA
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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.

1 130 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (58.75%) Finance
3 81 (50.63%) Web Services
4 79 (49.38%) TDD
5 74 (46.25%) Java
6 69 (43.13%) SAP
7 68 (42.50%) Business Intelligence
8 66 (41.25%) Programme Management
8 66 (41.25%) Telecoms
8 66 (41.25%) Marketing
9 65 (40.63%) Digital Marketing
9 65 (40.63%) Electronics
9 65 (40.63%) Manufacturing
10 63 (39.38%) SOAP
10 63 (39.38%) Greenfield Project
11 59 (36.88%) Middleware
12 56 (35.00%) Oracle
12 56 (35.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 54 (33.75%) RESTful
14 45 (28.13%) WSO2
15 44 (27.50%) Oracle Service Bus
15 44 (27.50%) Scrum
16 43 (26.88%) Apache Camel
17 42 (26.25%) Mule
18 41 (25.63%) XML
19 32 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
19 32 (20.00%) JSON
20 31 (19.38%) Java 8
21 29 (18.13%) Coaching
22 28 (17.50%) Continuous Improvement

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 56 (35.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 44 (27.50%) Oracle Service Bus
3 42 (26.25%) Mule
4 10 (6.25%) Confluence
5 5 (3.13%) JBoss
6 4 (2.50%) Apache
6 4 (2.50%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.88%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.25%) Oracle BPEL
8 2 (1.25%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.63%) CMS
9 1 (0.63%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.63%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
1 1 (0.63%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.63%) SAP MDG
1 1 (0.63%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 32 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.13%) GitHub
3 4 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.88%) Serverless
5 2 (1.25%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 2 (1.25%) Amazon Kinesis
5 2 (1.25%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (1.25%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.25%) Office 365
6 1 (0.63%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.63%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.63%) AtomSphere
6 1 (0.63%) Boomi
6 1 (0.63%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.63%) IaaS
6 1 (0.63%) PaaS
6 1 (0.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.13%) Firewall
2 2 (1.25%) BGP
2 2 (1.25%) HTTP
2 2 (1.25%) IPsec
2 2 (1.25%) L2TP
2 2 (1.25%) OpenVPN
2 2 (1.25%) Software-Defined Networking
2 2 (1.25%) VPN
3 1 (0.63%) FTP
3 1 (0.63%) SSL
3 1 (0.63%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.88%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.00%) Oracle Database
3 7 (4.38%) MongoDB
4 5 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (3.13%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.88%) Amazon Redshift
5 3 (1.88%) Big Data
5 3 (1.88%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (1.88%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.88%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (1.88%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.88%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (1.25%) Amazon Athena
6 2 (1.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (1.25%) Amazon QuickSight
6 2 (1.25%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.25%) Kalido
6 2 (1.25%) Neo4j
6 2 (1.25%) Snowflake Schema
6 2 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 24 (15.00%) Maven
2 19 (11.88%) Git (software)
3 16 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 16 (10.00%) JIRA
4 11 (6.88%) SoapUI
5 7 (4.38%) JIRA Agile
5 7 (4.38%) JMeter
6 6 (3.75%) JUnit
7 4 (2.50%) Selenium
8 3 (1.88%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.88%) IntelliJ
8 3 (1.88%) Mercurial
8 3 (1.88%) Zephyr
9 2 (1.25%) Grunt
9 2 (1.25%) gulp
9 2 (1.25%) JDeveloper
9 2 (1.25%) NeoLoad
9 2 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.63%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.63%) Oracle APEX
General
1 94 (58.75%) Finance
2 66 (41.25%) Marketing
2 66 (41.25%) Telecoms
3 65 (40.63%) Electronics
3 65 (40.63%) Manufacturing
4 15 (9.38%) Retail
5 1 (0.63%) Banking
5 1 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.63%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 70 (43.75%) Developer
2 54 (33.75%) Architect
3 41 (25.63%) Solutions Architect
4 36 (22.50%) Senior Developer
5 35 (21.88%) Integration Developer
5 35 (21.88%) Java Developer
6 17 (10.63%) Senior Java Developer
6 17 (10.63%) SOA Developer
7 12 (7.50%) Agile Developer
7 12 (7.50%) Lead Developer
8 11 (6.88%) Senior Agile Developer
9 9 (5.63%) DevOps Engineer
9 9 (5.63%) Integration Architect
9 9 (5.63%) Lead Java Developer
9 9 (5.63%) Tester
10 8 (5.00%) Lead Architect
10 8 (5.00%) Lead Solutions Architect
11 7 (4.38%) Automation Tester
11 7 (4.38%) Digital Architect
11 7 (4.38%) Digital Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (50.63%) Web Services
2 63 (39.38%) SOAP
3 59 (36.88%) Middleware
4 54 (33.75%) RESTful
5 43 (26.88%) Apache Camel
6 41 (25.63%) XML
7 32 (20.00%) JSON
8 23 (14.38%) XSLT
9 22 (13.75%) Swagger
9 22 (13.75%) WireMock
10 15 (9.38%) .NET
10 15 (9.38%) REST
11 9 (5.63%) Spring
12 7 (4.38%) CSS
12 7 (4.38%) HTML
12 7 (4.38%) JMS
12 7 (4.38%) WSDL
13 6 (3.75%) HTML5
14 5 (3.13%) .NET Framework
14 5 (3.13%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 63 (39.38%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (3.75%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (3.75%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (3.13%) Virtual Team
4 2 (1.25%) Algorithms
4 2 (1.25%) Clustering
4 2 (1.25%) N-Tier
4 2 (1.25%) Public Cloud
4 2 (1.25%) RIA
5 1 (0.63%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.63%) AS400
5 1 (0.63%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.63%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.63%) PKI
5 1 (0.63%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.00%) Windows
2 5 (3.13%) Linux
3 3 (1.88%) Unix
3 3 (1.88%) Windows Server
3 3 (1.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (49.38%) TDD
3 68 (42.50%) Business Intelligence
4 66 (41.25%) Programme Management
5 65 (40.63%) Digital Marketing
6 44 (27.50%) Scrum
7 29 (18.13%) Coaching
8 28 (17.50%) Continuous Improvement
9 27 (16.88%) DevOps
10 26 (16.25%) Mentoring
11 22 (13.75%) Microservices
12 17 (10.63%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (10.00%) Open Source
14 13 (8.13%) Problem-Solving
14 13 (8.13%) Technical Leadership
14 13 (8.13%) Test Automation
15 12 (7.50%) Deployment Automation
15 12 (7.50%) Kanban
16 10 (6.25%) Data Integration
16 10 (6.25%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 74 (46.25%) Java
2 31 (19.38%) Java 8
3 22 (13.75%) XPath
4 12 (7.50%) Groovy
5 11 (6.88%) SQL
6 8 (5.00%) JavaScript
7 7 (4.38%) C#
8 5 (3.13%) VB
8 5 (3.13%) VB.NET
9 4 (2.50%) Java 9
9 4 (2.50%) Perl
10 3 (1.88%) Clojure
10 3 (1.88%) Erlang
10 3 (1.88%) F#
10 3 (1.88%) Haskell
10 3 (1.88%) Python
10 3 (1.88%) Scala
10 3 (1.88%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.25%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.75%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.88%) Degree
4 2 (1.25%) CCNA
4 2 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.63%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.88%) QA
2 2 (1.25%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.25%) GDPR
2 2 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (9.38%) Ansible
2 5 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (3.13%) Puppet
3 4 (2.50%) Terraform
4 2 (1.25%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.63%) Kibana
5 1 (0.63%) logstash
5 1 (0.63%) Mesos
5 1 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 69 (43.13%) SAP
2 56 (35.00%) Oracle
3 45 (28.13%) WSO2
4 6 (3.75%) Microsoft
4 6 (3.75%) Talend
5 5 (3.13%) TIBCO
6 3 (1.88%) Cisco
6 3 (1.88%) F5
6 3 (1.88%) ForeScout
6 3 (1.88%) IBM
6 3 (1.88%) Informatica
6 3 (1.88%) Lumesse
6 3 (1.88%) Palo Alto
6 3 (1.88%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.88%) Splunk
6 3 (1.88%) Thycotic
7 2 (1.25%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.25%) Databricks
7 2 (1.25%) New Relic
7 2 (1.25%) Xamarin