Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 53 35 31
Rank change year-on-year -18 -4 +10
Contract jobs citing SOA 176 237 250
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.96% 5.45% 5.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.66% 6.43% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 178 174
East of England median daily rate £525 £515 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.94% -0.96% +4.00%
10th Percentile £469 £377 £400
90th Percentile £619 £625 £625
England median daily rate £503 £476 £475
% change year-on-year +5.68% +0.11% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
East of England median hourly rate - - £62.50
England median hourly rate £47.00 £48.50 £49.70
% change year-on-year -3.09% -2.40% +41.99%

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 3,776 3,683 3,998
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 85.06% 84.76% 81.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,120 2,194 2,338
East of England median daily rate £438 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £240 £225 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 233 304
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £33.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.97% +22.22% +8.00%
10th Percentile £11.18 £13.00 £14.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £49.75 £50.78
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -13.73% +8.51% +11.90%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 0 100 £525 +0.24% 10
Norfolk -1 23 £488 -12.36% 5
Hertfordshire -11 23 £525 -4.11% 5
Bedfordshire -10 17 £573 +9.33% 5
Cambridgeshire -17 12 £469 +7.14% 5
SOA
England

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 118 (67.05%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (57.39%) Finance
3 89 (50.57%) TDD
4 79 (44.89%) Web Services
5 78 (44.32%) Oracle
5 78 (44.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 77 (43.75%) SOAP
7 74 (42.05%) SAP
8 73 (41.48%) Middleware
8 73 (41.48%) Greenfield Project
9 70 (39.77%) Business Intelligence
10 69 (39.20%) Telecoms
10 69 (39.20%) Manufacturing
10 69 (39.20%) Marketing
11 68 (38.64%) Digital Marketing
11 68 (38.64%) Programme Management
11 68 (38.64%) Electronics
11 68 (38.64%) XML
12 67 (38.07%) RESTful
13 66 (37.50%) Java
14 64 (36.36%) JSON
15 60 (34.09%) WSO2
16 55 (31.25%) Oracle Service Bus
17 54 (30.68%) Maven
18 52 (29.55%) Mule
19 50 (28.41%) Apache Camel
20 49 (27.84%) Scrum
20 49 (27.84%) XSLT
21 48 (27.27%) XPath
22 43 (24.43%) Swagger

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 78 (44.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 55 (31.25%) Oracle Service Bus
3 52 (29.55%) Mule
4 15 (8.52%) JBoss
5 10 (5.68%) WebSphere
6 8 (4.55%) CMS
7 7 (3.98%) Apache
7 7 (3.98%) Confluence
7 7 (3.98%) Tomcat
8 6 (3.41%) WebLogic
9 4 (2.27%) Sitecore CMS
9 4 (2.27%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.57%) Drupal
10 1 (0.57%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (1.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.84%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.11%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.27%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.14%) SaaS
5 1 (0.57%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.98%) HTTP
1 7 (3.98%) SSL
1 7 (3.98%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.82%) Relational Database
2 6 (3.41%) NoSQL
3 5 (2.84%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.27%) SQL Server
5 3 (1.70%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.70%) MySQL
6 2 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.14%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.57%) Big Data
7 1 (0.57%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.57%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.57%) Ingres
7 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 54 (30.68%) Maven
2 19 (10.80%) Jenkins
3 16 (9.09%) Git (software)
4 15 (8.52%) JIRA
5 11 (6.25%) Subversion
6 10 (5.68%) SoapUI
7 4 (2.27%) Cucumber
7 4 (2.27%) Grunt
7 4 (2.27%) gulp
7 4 (2.27%) Jasmine
7 4 (2.27%) Karma Test Runner
7 4 (2.27%) Mercurial
7 4 (2.27%) Mocha
7 4 (2.27%) Selenium
7 4 (2.27%) Vagrant
8 3 (1.70%) Hudson
8 3 (1.70%) JMeter
8 3 (1.70%) webpack
8 3 (1.70%) Zephyr
9 1 (0.57%) JUnit
General
1 101 (57.39%) Finance
2 69 (39.20%) Manufacturing
2 69 (39.20%) Marketing
2 69 (39.20%) Telecoms
3 68 (38.64%) Electronics
4 13 (7.39%) Retail
5 6 (3.41%) Law
Job Titles
1 75 (42.61%) Developer
2 64 (36.36%) Architect
3 51 (28.98%) Integration Developer
4 49 (27.84%) Solutions Architect
5 41 (23.30%) Senior Developer
6 24 (13.64%) SOA Developer
7 21 (11.93%) Digital Architect
7 21 (11.93%) Digital Solutions Architect
8 16 (9.09%) Lead Developer
9 14 (7.95%) Analyst
10 13 (7.39%) Business Analyst
11 12 (6.82%) Java Developer
11 12 (6.82%) Technical Analyst
11 12 (6.82%) Technical Business Analyst
12 11 (6.25%) Agile Developer
12 11 (6.25%) Senior Agile Developer
12 11 (6.25%) SOA Analyst
13 10 (5.68%) Integration Architect
13 10 (5.68%) JavaScript Developer
14 9 (5.11%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (44.89%) Web Services
2 77 (43.75%) SOAP
3 73 (41.48%) Middleware
4 68 (38.64%) XML
5 67 (38.07%) RESTful
6 64 (36.36%) JSON
7 50 (28.41%) Apache Camel
8 49 (27.84%) XSLT
9 43 (24.43%) Swagger
9 43 (24.43%) WireMock
10 23 (13.07%) REST
11 18 (10.23%) J2EE
12 14 (7.95%) React
13 12 (6.82%) AngularJS
14 11 (6.25%) JSON Schema
15 10 (5.68%) Oracle Fusion
16 9 (5.11%) Node.js
17 8 (4.55%) .NET
17 8 (4.55%) CSS
17 8 (4.55%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 73 (41.48%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (2.27%) DataPower
3 3 (1.70%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (1.70%) Client/Server
3 3 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (1.70%) Internet of Things
3 3 (1.70%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (1.70%) Virtual Team
4 2 (1.14%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.57%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.57%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.57%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.57%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 10 (5.68%) Linux
2 7 (3.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 7 (3.98%) Unix
3 6 (3.41%) Solaris
4 2 (1.14%) CentOS
4 2 (1.14%) Fedora
4 2 (1.14%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.57%) Android
5 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (67.05%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (50.57%) TDD
3 70 (39.77%) Business Intelligence
4 68 (38.64%) Digital Marketing
4 68 (38.64%) Programme Management
5 49 (27.84%) Scrum
6 32 (18.18%) Mentoring
7 25 (14.20%) Coaching
8 21 (11.93%) Business Analysis
9 19 (10.80%) API Design
9 19 (10.80%) Continuous Improvement
9 19 (10.80%) DevOps
10 17 (9.66%) Deployment Automation
11 16 (9.09%) Test Automation
12 15 (8.52%) Microservices
12 15 (8.52%) TOGAF
13 14 (7.95%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (6.25%) Configuration Management
14 11 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
15 10 (5.68%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 66 (37.50%) Java
2 48 (27.27%) XPath
3 17 (9.66%) JavaScript
4 12 (6.82%) Java 8
5 11 (6.25%) SQL
6 8 (4.55%) Groovy
7 6 (3.41%) C
8 5 (2.84%) Perl
9 4 (2.27%) C#
10 2 (1.14%) C++
10 2 (1.14%) Ruby
10 2 (1.14%) VB
11 1 (0.57%) PHP
11 1 (0.57%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (4.55%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.27%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.57%) CISA
3 1 (0.57%) CISM
3 1 (0.57%) CISSP
3 1 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.84%) QA
2 1 (0.57%) COBIT
System Software
1 11 (6.25%) Docker
2 1 (0.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (7.39%) Opscode Chef
1 13 (7.39%) Puppet
2 9 (5.11%) Ansible
3 3 (1.70%) Terraform
3 3 (1.70%) TIBCO Hawk
3 3 (1.70%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
4 1 (0.57%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.57%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 78 (44.32%) Oracle
2 74 (42.05%) SAP
3 60 (34.09%) WSO2
4 14 (7.95%) TIBCO
5 9 (5.11%) IBM
6 6 (3.41%) webMethods
7 4 (2.27%) Capita
7 4 (2.27%) Coveo
7 4 (2.27%) ForeScout
7 4 (2.27%) Lumesse
7 4 (2.27%) Sitecore
7 4 (2.27%) Splunk
7 4 (2.27%) Talend
7 4 (2.27%) Thycotic
8 3 (1.70%) Mashery
8 3 (1.70%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.14%) Microsoft
9 2 (1.14%) MuleSoft
9 2 (1.14%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.14%) Siebel