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 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
England / East of England
Rank 31 35 36
Rank change year-on-year +4 +1  
Contract jobs citing SOA 118 119 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 5.44% 4.84% 4.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.58% 6.00% 6.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 68 90
Median daily rate £519 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £369 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £601 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Median hourly rate - £62.50 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +72.41%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £50.39 £35.63
% change year-on-year -15.65% +41.44%  

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 of England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1794 1982 2051
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 82.67% 80.67% 78.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1099 1175 1190
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 133 160
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £50.68 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 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
Essex +8 50 £500 +24.87% 7
Norfolk +16 19 £589 +62.63% 2
Cambridgeshire +1 19 £425 -17.07% 5
Hertfordshire -1 18 £538 +13.15% 5
Bedfordshire -18 10 £538 -8.51% 2
Suffolk -4 2 £363 -6.45% 2
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 25 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 of England region with a requirement for SOA.

1 108 (52.43%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (35.44%) Scrum
3 71 (34.47%) TDD
4 68 (33.01%) Finance
5 64 (31.07%) J2EE
6 63 (30.58%) Oracle
6 63 (30.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 62 (30.10%) Java
7 62 (30.10%) Web Services
8 50 (24.27%) .NET
9 49 (23.79%) OO
10 47 (22.82%) Continuous Integration
10 47 (22.82%) DevOps
11 45 (21.84%) Kanban
11 45 (21.84%) Middleware
12 43 (20.87%) JavaScript
13 41 (19.90%) Linux
14 39 (18.93%) TOGAF
14 39 (18.93%) Open Source
15 35 (16.99%) Marketing
15 35 (16.99%) Digital Marketing
16 33 (16.02%) Adobe
17 32 (15.53%) HTML
18 29 (14.08%) Manufacturing
18 29 (14.08%) SSL
18 29 (14.08%) WSO2
18 29 (14.08%) User Stories
18 29 (14.08%) Coaching
19 28 (13.59%) Business Intelligence
19 28 (13.59%) Telecoms

SOA
Top Related 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 63 (30.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 20 (9.71%) WebLogic
3 19 (9.22%) Confluence
4 18 (8.74%) Oracle Service Bus
5 17 (8.25%) Apache
6 16 (7.77%) JBoss
7 11 (5.34%) WebSphere
8 10 (4.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 6 (2.91%) Mule
10 3 (1.46%) CMS
11 2 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.97%) IIS
12 1 (0.49%) Apache Pig
12 1 (0.49%) Jetty
12 1 (0.49%) Mongrel
12 1 (0.49%) nginx
12 1 (0.49%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 1 (0.49%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 14 (6.80%) MS Visio
2 5 (2.43%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 25 (12.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 10 (4.85%) Adobe Campaign
2 10 (4.85%) Oracle EBS R12
3 7 (3.40%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (2.91%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (1.46%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.49%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.85%) IaaS
1 10 (4.85%) PaaS
2 5 (2.43%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.97%) G Suite
3 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.49%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.49%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (14.08%) SSL
2 26 (12.62%) HTTP
3 25 (12.14%) TCP/IP
4 11 (5.34%) DNS
5 10 (4.85%) Internet
5 10 (4.85%) SMS
6 6 (2.91%) Intranet
7 2 (0.97%) FTP
8 1 (0.49%) DHCP
8 1 (0.49%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (11.17%) Oracle Database
2 18 (8.74%) Relational Database
3 12 (5.83%) Oracle Database 12c
4 11 (5.34%) Big Data
4 11 (5.34%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (1.94%) SQL Server
6 3 (1.46%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (1.46%) Oracle ODI
6 3 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.97%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.97%) QlikView
7 2 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.49%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.49%) GIS
8 1 (0.49%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.49%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.49%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 27 (13.11%) Git (software)
2 19 (9.22%) JIRA
3 18 (8.74%) Subversion
4 17 (8.25%) JIRA Agile
5 16 (7.77%) Jenkins
6 13 (6.31%) Maven
7 11 (5.34%) SoapUI
8 7 (3.40%) Ant
9 2 (0.97%) Rational Rose
9 2 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.49%) Travis CI
10 1 (0.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 68 (33.01%) Finance
2 35 (16.99%) Marketing
3 29 (14.08%) Manufacturing
4 28 (13.59%) Telecoms
5 25 (12.14%) Electronics
6 13 (6.31%) Retail
7 12 (5.83%) Banking
8 10 (4.85%) Legal
9 7 (3.40%) Advertising
10 2 (0.97%) Automotive
11 1 (0.49%) Back Office
11 1 (0.49%) Billing
Job Titles
1 99 (48.06%) Architect
2 63 (30.58%) Solutions Architect
3 30 (14.56%) Developer
4 16 (7.77%) Scrum Master
5 14 (6.80%) Java Developer
6 13 (6.31%) SOA Architect
7 12 (5.83%) DevOps Engineer
8 11 (5.34%) Data Architect
8 11 (5.34%) Digital Architect
9 10 (4.85%) Digital Marketing Architect
9 10 (4.85%) IT Architect
9 10 (4.85%) Oracle Architect
10 9 (4.37%) Oracle Specialist
10 9 (4.37%) Support Specialist
10 9 (4.37%) Technical Architect
11 8 (3.88%) Analyst
11 8 (3.88%) Consultant
11 8 (3.88%) SOA Specialist
12 7 (3.40%) SOA Consultant
12 7 (3.40%) Test Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (31.07%) J2EE
2 62 (30.10%) Web Services
3 50 (24.27%) .NET
4 45 (21.84%) Middleware
5 32 (15.53%) HTML
6 28 (13.59%) Spring
7 27 (13.11%) Hibernate
8 26 (12.62%) ASP.NET
8 26 (12.62%) SOAP
9 23 (11.17%) Apache Flex
9 23 (11.17%) JSON
10 22 (10.68%) XML
11 18 (8.74%) REST
12 15 (7.28%) XSLT
13 13 (6.31%) RESTful
14 12 (5.83%) Oracle Fusion
15 11 (5.34%) JMS
15 11 (5.34%) Node.js
16 9 (4.37%) Swagger
17 8 (3.88%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 27 (13.11%) Virtual Team
2 21 (10.19%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (4.85%) Social Media
4 8 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.43%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.46%) Clustering
6 3 (1.46%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.46%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.46%) iPad
7 1 (0.49%) Augmented Reality
7 1 (0.49%) DataPower
7 1 (0.49%) Digital TV
7 1 (0.49%) IPTV
7 1 (0.49%) iSeries
7 1 (0.49%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.49%) RIA
7 1 (0.49%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.49%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 41 (19.90%) Linux
2 15 (7.28%) Unix
3 11 (5.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (4.85%) CoreOS
4 10 (4.85%) Ubuntu
5 6 (2.91%) Solaris
6 2 (0.97%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.49%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (52.43%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (35.44%) Scrum
3 71 (34.47%) TDD
4 49 (23.79%) OO
5 47 (22.82%) Continuous Integration
5 47 (22.82%) DevOps
6 45 (21.84%) Kanban
7 39 (18.93%) Open Source
7 39 (18.93%) TOGAF
8 35 (16.99%) Digital Marketing
9 29 (14.08%) Coaching
9 29 (14.08%) User Stories
10 28 (13.59%) Business Intelligence
10 28 (13.59%) Enterprise Architecture
11 25 (12.14%) Programme Management
12 23 (11.17%) Continuous Delivery
12 23 (11.17%) Information Security
13 21 (10.19%) Mentoring
13 21 (10.19%) Software Engineering
13 21 (10.19%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 62 (30.10%) Java
2 43 (20.87%) JavaScript
3 15 (7.28%) Python
4 11 (5.34%) C
4 11 (5.34%) Perl
5 9 (4.37%) XPath
6 8 (3.88%) SQL
7 6 (2.91%) Ruby
8 5 (2.43%) C#
9 4 (1.94%) Scala
9 4 (1.94%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.46%) Groovy
11 2 (0.97%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.97%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.97%) VBScript
12 1 (0.49%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (9.22%) Degree
2 12 (5.83%) Security Cleared
3 9 (4.37%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (0.97%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.49%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.91%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.94%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.49%) MiFID
3 1 (0.49%) QA
System Software
1 26 (12.62%) Docker
2 6 (2.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.46%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.49%) Xen
Systems Management
1 21 (10.19%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (5.34%) Puppet
3 5 (2.43%) Ansible
Vendors
1 63 (30.58%) Oracle
2 33 (16.02%) Adobe
3 29 (14.08%) WSO2
4 27 (13.11%) SAP
5 15 (7.28%) IBM
6 7 (3.40%) Forcepoint
6 7 (3.40%) JDA
7 6 (2.91%) TIBCO
7 6 (2.91%) VMware
8 4 (1.94%) Google
8 4 (1.94%) Microsoft
9 2 (0.97%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.97%) hybris
9 2 (0.97%) MuleSoft
10 1 (0.49%) BEA
10 1 (0.49%) FatWire
10 1 (0.49%) Lumesse
10 1 (0.49%) Omniture
10 1 (0.49%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.49%) Splunk
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