Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 63 53
Rank change year-on-year +37 -10 +34
Contract jobs citing SOA 326 140 204
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 6.38% 2.92% 3.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.72% 3.59% 4.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 101 175
East of England median daily rate £513 £463 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -11.90% -4.55%
10th Percentile £413 £350 £365
90th Percentile £600 £550 £700
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +3.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 5
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 £42.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.43% +6.88% -20.00%
England median hourly rate £40.00 £44.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% +3.53% +6.25%

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 4224 3904 4675
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 82.66% 81.44% 78.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2435 2265 2738
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £224 £234
90th Percentile £575 £540 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 259 309 391
East of England median hourly rate £31.03 £31.45 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.34% +23.33% +5.99%
10th Percentile £11.52 £13.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £49.75 £47.50 £45.45
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.72% +8.53% +18.42%

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 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 +29 198 £525 +11.70% 1
Bedfordshire +17 47 £500 +14.29% 3
Norfolk +30 35 £463 -3.65%
Cambridgeshire -32 21 £358 -24.74% 2
Hertfordshire -16 19 £525 +16.67% 5
Suffolk +18 5 £500 -2.91%
SOA
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 284 (87.12%) Agile Software Development
2 189 (57.98%) TDD
3 166 (50.92%) Middleware
4 161 (49.39%) Finance
5 145 (44.48%) Scrum
6 122 (37.42%) Oracle
6 122 (37.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 113 (34.66%) Marketing
8 112 (34.36%) Business Intelligence
9 111 (34.05%) Telecoms
9 111 (34.05%) Digital Marketing
9 111 (34.05%) Manufacturing
10 110 (33.74%) Programme Management
10 110 (33.74%) Electronics
10 110 (33.74%) SAP
11 109 (33.44%) XML
12 101 (30.98%) JSON
13 95 (29.14%) WSO2
14 89 (27.30%) Maven
15 84 (25.77%) Greenfield Project
16 81 (24.85%) DevOps
17 79 (24.23%) Oracle Service Bus
18 78 (23.93%) Mule
18 78 (23.93%) Java
19 77 (23.62%) Apache Camel
20 76 (23.31%) XSLT
21 75 (23.01%) XPath
21 75 (23.01%) WireMock
21 75 (23.01%) Swagger
22 70 (21.47%) Kanban

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
1 122 (37.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 79 (24.23%) Oracle Service Bus
3 78 (23.93%) Mule
4 40 (12.27%) JBoss
5 35 (10.74%) Confluence
6 22 (6.75%) Tomcat
6 22 (6.75%) WebLogic
7 21 (6.44%) Apache
8 5 (1.53%) WebSphere
8 5 (1.53%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (1.23%) CMS
10 2 (0.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.61%) Mule ESB
10 2 (0.61%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 2 (0.61%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.61%) Tuxedo
11 1 (0.31%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.31%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 2 (0.61%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (1.53%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.61%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 40 (12.27%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (7.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.92%) GitHub
3 3 (0.92%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (0.92%) PaaS
3 3 (0.92%) SaaS
4 2 (0.61%) IaaS
4 2 (0.61%) npm
5 1 (0.31%) Amazon CloudSearch
5 1 (0.31%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.31%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (9.82%) HTTP
2 29 (8.90%) SSL
2 29 (8.90%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.53%) AMQP
4 1 (0.31%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (11.04%) Relational Database
2 15 (4.60%) Oracle Database
3 13 (3.99%) SQL Server
4 9 (2.76%) Oracle Database 10g
5 8 (2.45%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.53%) Oracle Exadata
6 5 (1.53%) Oracle ODI
7 3 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.61%) DB2
8 2 (0.61%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.61%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.31%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.31%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.31%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 89 (27.30%) Maven
2 55 (16.87%) Git (software)
3 54 (16.56%) Jenkins
4 39 (11.96%) JIRA
5 35 (10.74%) Subversion
6 20 (6.13%) SoapUI
7 14 (4.29%) JIRA Agile
8 11 (3.37%) JUnit
9 8 (2.45%) Grunt
10 6 (1.84%) gulp
10 6 (1.84%) IntelliJ
11 4 (1.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (0.92%) Selenium
12 3 (0.92%) TeamCity
12 3 (0.92%) Visual Studio
13 2 (0.61%) Cucumber
13 2 (0.61%) InstallShield
13 2 (0.61%) Oracle Forms
13 2 (0.61%) WiX
General
1 161 (49.39%) Finance
2 113 (34.66%) Marketing
3 111 (34.05%) Manufacturing
3 111 (34.05%) Telecoms
4 110 (33.74%) Electronics
5 19 (5.83%) Retail
6 7 (2.15%) Law
7 1 (0.31%) Advertising
7 1 (0.31%) Automotive
7 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 126 (38.65%) Developer
2 105 (32.21%) Architect
3 64 (19.63%) Solutions Architect
4 63 (19.33%) Senior Developer
5 62 (19.02%) Integration Developer
6 60 (18.40%) Agile Developer
7 59 (18.10%) SOA Developer
8 41 (12.58%) DevOps Engineer
9 36 (11.04%) Designer
10 30 (9.20%) Senior Agile Developer
11 28 (8.59%) Lead Developer
12 25 (7.67%) Solutions Designer
13 20 (6.13%) Java Developer
13 20 (6.13%) Middleware Engineer
14 19 (5.83%) Technical Architect
15 18 (5.52%) Digital Architect
15 18 (5.52%) Digital Solutions Architect
16 16 (4.91%) Integration Engineer
17 10 (3.07%) Scrum Master
17 10 (3.07%) Senior Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 166 (50.92%) Middleware
2 109 (33.44%) XML
3 101 (30.98%) JSON
4 77 (23.62%) Apache Camel
5 76 (23.31%) XSLT
6 75 (23.01%) Swagger
6 75 (23.01%) WireMock
7 68 (20.86%) SOAP
8 65 (19.94%) Web Services
9 40 (12.27%) J2EE
10 39 (11.96%) RESTful
11 30 (9.20%) .NET
12 26 (7.98%) REST
13 20 (6.13%) Spring
14 15 (4.60%) .NET Framework
14 15 (4.60%) AngularJS
15 13 (3.99%) WSDL
15 13 (3.99%) XSD
16 12 (3.68%) jQuery
17 11 (3.37%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 84 (25.77%) Greenfield Project
2 24 (7.36%) Enterprise Software
3 14 (4.29%) Virtual Team
4 8 (2.45%) Private Cloud
5 7 (2.15%) User Experience
6 5 (1.53%) DataPower
6 5 (1.53%) Oracle Exalytics
7 4 (1.23%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.23%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.61%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.61%) Reference Data
8 2 (0.61%) Replication
8 2 (0.61%) RIA
8 2 (0.61%) Web 2.0
9 1 (0.31%) FMCG
9 1 (0.31%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.31%) iPad
9 1 (0.31%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.31%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 33 (10.12%) Linux
2 27 (8.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 26 (7.98%) Unix
4 11 (3.37%) Mac OS X
4 11 (3.37%) Solaris
5 3 (0.92%) Windows
6 1 (0.31%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 284 (87.12%) Agile Software Development
2 189 (57.98%) TDD
3 145 (44.48%) Scrum
4 112 (34.36%) Business Intelligence
5 111 (34.05%) Digital Marketing
6 110 (33.74%) Programme Management
7 81 (24.85%) DevOps
8 70 (21.47%) Kanban
9 69 (21.17%) Continuous Integration
10 60 (18.40%) Coaching
10 60 (18.40%) Mentoring
11 59 (18.10%) User Stories
12 47 (14.42%) Continuous Improvement
13 45 (13.80%) Configuration Management
14 44 (13.50%) Microservices
15 43 (13.19%) Software Engineering
16 39 (11.96%) API Design
16 39 (11.96%) Test Automation
17 31 (9.51%) E-Commerce
18 27 (8.28%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 78 (23.93%) Java
2 75 (23.01%) XPath
3 29 (8.90%) C#
4 21 (6.44%) SQL
5 16 (4.91%) JavaScript
6 14 (4.29%) Groovy
6 14 (4.29%) PL/SQL
7 13 (3.99%) C
7 13 (3.99%) C++
8 11 (3.37%) Perl
9 3 (0.92%) PowerShell
9 3 (0.92%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.92%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.61%) COBOL
10 2 (0.61%) Ruby
10 2 (0.61%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.31%) PHP
11 1 (0.31%) Python
11 1 (0.31%) VB
11 1 (0.31%) VB6
Qualifications
1 6 (1.84%) Security Cleared
2 4 (1.23%) Degree
3 2 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.31%) ISEB
4 1 (0.31%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.31%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.31%) MCP
4 1 (0.31%) MCSD
4 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.15%) QA
2 3 (0.92%) Data Quality
2 3 (0.92%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 21 (6.44%) Docker
2 5 (1.53%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 44 (13.50%) Puppet
2 43 (13.19%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (5.83%) Ansible
4 2 (0.61%) Data Guard
4 2 (0.61%) Oracle ZFS
5 1 (0.31%) Terraform
Vendors
1 122 (37.42%) Oracle
2 110 (33.74%) SAP
3 95 (29.14%) WSO2
4 14 (4.29%) Atlassian
5 8 (2.45%) Microsoft
6 6 (1.84%) Google
6 6 (1.84%) IBM
6 6 (1.84%) New Relic
7 5 (1.53%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.61%) Adobe
8 2 (0.61%) Hyperion
8 2 (0.61%) NetApp
8 2 (0.61%) Omniture
8 2 (0.61%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.31%) MuleSoft
9 1 (0.31%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.31%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.31%) VMware