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 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)
England / East of England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 52 56
Rank change year-on-year +27 +4  
Contract jobs citing SOA 150 78 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 6.52% 3.13% 3.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.74% 3.91% 4.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 52 68
Median daily rate £525 £494 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.32% -1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £353 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £612 £604
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £40.60
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 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 1939 1997 2434
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 84.27% 80.07% 79.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1122 1153 1450
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £260 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 152 179
Median hourly rate £35.00 £27.62 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.71% -16.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £47.50 £48.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 June 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 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 3 months to 25 June 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 +37 102 £538 +19.44% 4
Bedfordshire -7 24 £500 -15.25% 2
Norfolk +9 8 £456 -4.94% 1
Hertfordshire -9 6 £536 +11.13% 5
East Anglia -1 4 - -
Suffolk +14 3 £475 -5.00% 3
Cambridgeshire -10 3 - - 4
SOA
England

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

1 199 (74.25%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (52.61%) TDD
3 119 (44.40%) Scrum
4 114 (42.54%) Middleware
5 106 (39.55%) Finance
6 93 (34.70%) Oracle
6 93 (34.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 77 (28.73%) DevOps
8 76 (28.36%) Kanban
9 73 (27.24%) Continuous Integration
10 72 (26.87%) WSO2
11 66 (24.63%) Linux
12 64 (23.88%) XML
13 63 (23.51%) SAP
13 63 (23.51%) Telecoms
13 63 (23.51%) Digital Marketing
13 63 (23.51%) Marketing
13 63 (23.51%) Coaching
14 62 (23.13%) Business Intelligence
15 61 (22.76%) Manufacturing
16 59 (22.01%) Electronics
16 59 (22.01%) Programme Management
16 59 (22.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
17 58 (21.64%) JSON
17 58 (21.64%) Java
17 58 (21.64%) User Stories
18 55 (20.52%) Mentoring
19 54 (20.15%) Microservices
20 53 (19.78%) Git (software)
21 51 (19.03%) SSL

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 93 (34.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 41 (15.30%) Oracle Service Bus
3 35 (13.06%) Mule
4 33 (12.31%) JBoss
5 30 (11.19%) Apache
6 23 (8.58%) Confluence
7 15 (5.60%) WebLogic
8 13 (4.85%) CMS
9 7 (2.61%) WebSphere
10 6 (2.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 4 (1.49%) Tomcat
12 3 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.75%) IIS
14 1 (0.37%) Jetty
14 1 (0.37%) Mongrel
14 1 (0.37%) nginx
14 1 (0.37%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 14 (5.22%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 59 (22.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (1.87%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (1.49%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.37%) Maximo
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.22%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (3.73%) IaaS
2 10 (3.73%) PaaS
3 9 (3.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.87%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.75%) G Suite
6 1 (0.37%) Amazon CloudSearch
6 1 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.37%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.37%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 51 (19.03%) SSL
2 47 (17.54%) HTTP
3 45 (16.79%) TCP/IP
4 11 (4.10%) DNS
5 4 (1.49%) Intranet
5 4 (1.49%) SMS
6 1 (0.37%) DHCP
6 1 (0.37%) FTP
6 1 (0.37%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (14.55%) Relational Database
2 14 (5.22%) Oracle Database
3 9 (3.36%) Oracle Database 11g
3 9 (3.36%) Oracle Database 12c
4 6 (2.24%) SQL Server
5 4 (1.49%) Big Data
5 4 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.12%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (1.12%) Oracle ODI
6 3 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.75%) QlikView
7 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.37%) DB2
8 1 (0.37%) GIS
8 1 (0.37%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.37%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 53 (19.78%) Git (software)
2 47 (17.54%) Maven
3 46 (17.16%) Jenkins
4 43 (16.04%) Subversion
5 24 (8.96%) JIRA
6 15 (5.60%) SoapUI
7 14 (5.22%) JIRA Agile
8 6 (2.24%) Ant
9 3 (1.12%) Rational Rose
10 2 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.75%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.37%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.37%) Grunt
11 1 (0.37%) gulp
11 1 (0.37%) IntelliJ
11 1 (0.37%) JMeter
11 1 (0.37%) JUnit
11 1 (0.37%) Travis CI
General
1 106 (39.55%) Finance
2 63 (23.51%) Marketing
2 63 (23.51%) Telecoms
3 61 (22.76%) Manufacturing
4 59 (22.01%) Electronics
5 22 (8.21%) Retail
6 4 (1.49%) Banking
6 4 (1.49%) Legal
7 2 (0.75%) Advertising
7 2 (0.75%) Automotive
7 2 (0.75%) Billing
7 2 (0.75%) Law
Job Titles
1 84 (31.34%) Architect
2 79 (29.48%) Developer
3 60 (22.39%) Solutions Architect
4 36 (13.43%) SOA Developer
5 35 (13.06%) DevOps Engineer
6 33 (12.31%) Agile Developer
7 30 (11.19%) Integration Developer
8 25 (9.33%) Designer
9 22 (8.21%) Senior Developer
10 21 (7.84%) Java Developer
11 19 (7.09%) Scrum Master
12 13 (4.85%) Solutions Designer
13 12 (4.48%) Analyst
13 12 (4.48%) Senior Designer
14 9 (3.36%) Agile Scrum Master
14 9 (3.36%) Operations Engineer
15 8 (2.99%) Agile Coach
15 8 (2.99%) Middleware Developer
15 8 (2.99%) Middleware Engineer
15 8 (2.99%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (42.54%) Middleware
2 64 (23.88%) XML
3 58 (21.64%) JSON
4 49 (18.28%) J2EE
5 46 (17.16%) XSLT
6 38 (14.18%) SOAP
6 38 (14.18%) Swagger
7 35 (13.06%) Apache Camel
7 35 (13.06%) Web Services
7 35 (13.06%) WireMock
8 32 (11.94%) .NET
9 29 (10.82%) REST
10 16 (5.97%) HTML
11 15 (5.60%) XSD
12 13 (4.85%) WSDL
13 12 (4.48%) Node.js
14 10 (3.73%) CSS
14 10 (3.73%) Spring
15 9 (3.36%) Hibernate
15 9 (3.36%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 39 (14.55%) Greenfield Project
2 23 (8.58%) Virtual Team
3 15 (5.60%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (2.24%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (1.87%) Web 2.0
6 4 (1.49%) Social Media
7 3 (1.12%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.12%) RIA
8 2 (0.75%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.75%) User Experience
9 1 (0.37%) Digital TV
9 1 (0.37%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.37%) IPTV
9 1 (0.37%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.37%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.37%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 66 (24.63%) Linux
2 29 (10.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 29 (10.82%) Unix
3 15 (5.60%) Mac OS X
4 10 (3.73%) CoreOS
4 10 (3.73%) Ubuntu
5 7 (2.61%) Solaris
5 7 (2.61%) Windows
6 1 (0.37%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (74.25%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (52.61%) TDD
3 119 (44.40%) Scrum
4 77 (28.73%) DevOps
5 76 (28.36%) Kanban
6 73 (27.24%) Continuous Integration
7 63 (23.51%) Coaching
7 63 (23.51%) Digital Marketing
8 62 (23.13%) Business Intelligence
9 59 (22.01%) Programme Management
10 58 (21.64%) User Stories
11 55 (20.52%) Mentoring
12 54 (20.15%) Microservices
13 48 (17.91%) Test Automation
14 45 (16.79%) Open Source
15 44 (16.42%) Configuration Management
16 41 (15.30%) Software Engineering
17 40 (14.93%) API Design
18 34 (12.69%) Continuous Delivery
19 32 (11.94%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 58 (21.64%) Java
2 40 (14.93%) XPath
3 28 (10.45%) JavaScript
4 23 (8.58%) Perl
5 20 (7.46%) C#
6 17 (6.34%) C
7 16 (5.97%) Python
8 14 (5.22%) SQL
9 11 (4.10%) C++
10 7 (2.61%) Groovy
11 4 (1.49%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.49%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.12%) Ruby
12 3 (1.12%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.75%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.75%) VBScript
14 1 (0.37%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.37%) VB
14 1 (0.37%) VB6
14 1 (0.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (5.60%) Degree
2 13 (4.85%) Security Cleared
3 11 (4.10%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (0.75%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.37%) CITP
5 1 (0.37%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.61%) Data Quality
2 6 (2.24%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.49%) QA
4 3 (1.12%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.37%) MiFID
System Software
1 40 (14.93%) Docker
2 7 (2.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.37%) Xen
Systems Management
1 46 (17.16%) Opscode Chef
2 36 (13.43%) Puppet
3 16 (5.97%) Ansible
Vendors
1 93 (34.70%) Oracle
2 72 (26.87%) WSO2
3 63 (23.51%) SAP
4 13 (4.85%) IBM
5 11 (4.10%) Adobe
6 8 (2.99%) Google
6 8 (2.99%) JDA
6 8 (2.99%) Microsoft
7 7 (2.61%) VMware
8 5 (1.87%) hybris
8 5 (1.87%) Omniture
8 5 (1.87%) TIBCO
9 4 (1.49%) Atlassian
10 3 (1.12%) FatWire
10 3 (1.12%) Lumesse
10 3 (1.12%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.12%) Splunk
11 2 (0.75%) MuleSoft
12 1 (0.37%) New Relic
12 1 (0.37%) ReadSoft
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