Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 23 66
Rank change year-on-year -39 +43 -3
Contract jobs citing SOA 187 331 138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.68% 6.62% 2.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.32% 7.78% 3.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 265 91
East of England median daily rate £525 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% -5.00%
10th Percentile £469 £425 £350
90th Percentile £600 £606 £588
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
East of England median hourly rate - £40.00 £42.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.43% +11.52%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% -11.11% +5.88%

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 4,327 4,252 4,040
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 85.04% 85.09% 83.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,526 2,443 2,302
East of England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £244 £250 £220
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 266 326
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £31.50 £26.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.44% +16.94% +5.64%
10th Percentile £11.18 £12.00 £13.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.75 £46.88
England median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -16.01% +11.11% +3.45%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 -20 119 £525 - 6
Hertfordshire +5 21 £463 -11.90% 3
Norfolk -2 16 £488 +5.41% 1
Bedfordshire -23 13 £573 +14.50% 4
Cambridgeshire -2 9 £525 +38.16% 1
Suffolk -17 4 £388 -18.42%
East Anglia -7 2 £525 - 1
SOA
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 136 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (65.24%) Finance
3 115 (61.50%) Web Services
4 106 (56.68%) TDD
5 102 (54.55%) Marketing
6 101 (54.01%) SAP
7 99 (52.94%) Business Intelligence
8 98 (52.41%) SOAP
9 97 (51.87%) Programme Management
9 97 (51.87%) Telecoms
10 96 (51.34%) Manufacturing
10 96 (51.34%) Electronics
10 96 (51.34%) Digital Marketing
11 94 (50.27%) Greenfield Project
12 92 (49.20%) Java
13 84 (44.92%) Middleware
14 83 (44.39%) RESTful
15 78 (41.71%) Oracle
15 78 (41.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 69 (36.90%) Oracle Service Bus
17 65 (34.76%) XML
18 64 (34.22%) WSO2
19 62 (33.16%) Mule
20 60 (32.09%) Apache Camel
21 52 (27.81%) JSON
21 52 (27.81%) Scrum
22 45 (24.06%) Java 8
23 38 (20.32%) XSLT
23 38 (20.32%) Maven
24 37 (19.79%) XPath

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 (41.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 69 (36.90%) Oracle Service Bus
3 62 (33.16%) Mule
4 6 (3.21%) JBoss
5 5 (2.67%) Apache
5 5 (2.67%) Confluence
6 3 (1.60%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.60%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.07%) CMS
7 2 (1.07%) Oracle BPEL
8 1 (0.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.53%) IIS
8 1 (0.53%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.53%) SAS
8 1 (0.53%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.53%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (2.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.53%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.53%) SAP MDG
2 1 (0.53%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 29 (15.51%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.21%) SaaS
3 4 (2.14%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.07%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.07%) Office 365
4 2 (1.07%) PaaS
5 1 (0.53%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.53%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.53%) AtomSphere
5 1 (0.53%) Boomi
5 1 (0.53%) GitHub
5 1 (0.53%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.53%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.60%) HTTP
1 3 (1.60%) Internet
1 3 (1.60%) SSL
1 3 (1.60%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.53%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.81%) Oracle Database
1 9 (4.81%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.28%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.14%) Big Data
3 4 (2.14%) MongoDB
3 4 (2.14%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (1.60%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.07%) Kalido
5 2 (1.07%) Snowflake Schema
5 2 (1.07%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (1.07%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.53%) Amazon Aurora
6 1 (0.53%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.53%) MySQL
6 1 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.53%) PowerCenter
6 1 (0.53%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 38 (20.32%) Maven
2 24 (12.83%) SoapUI
3 21 (11.23%) Git (software)
4 16 (8.56%) Jenkins
5 9 (4.81%) JIRA
5 9 (4.81%) JMeter
6 5 (2.67%) Cucumber
6 5 (2.67%) Selenium
6 5 (2.67%) Zephyr
7 4 (2.14%) Grunt
7 4 (2.14%) gulp
7 4 (2.14%) IntelliJ
7 4 (2.14%) JIRA Agile
7 4 (2.14%) Subversion
8 3 (1.60%) JUnit
9 2 (1.07%) JDeveloper
10 1 (0.53%) Hamcrest
10 1 (0.53%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.53%) Mockito
10 1 (0.53%) Oracle APEX
General
1 122 (65.24%) Finance
2 102 (54.55%) Marketing
3 97 (51.87%) Telecoms
4 96 (51.34%) Electronics
4 96 (51.34%) Manufacturing
5 6 (3.21%) Retail
6 1 (0.53%) Banking
6 1 (0.53%) Law
6 1 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.53%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 82 (43.85%) Developer
2 47 (25.13%) Senior Developer
3 46 (24.60%) Architect
4 41 (21.93%) Integration Developer
4 41 (21.93%) Java Developer
5 32 (17.11%) Solutions Architect
6 27 (14.44%) SOA Developer
7 21 (11.23%) Senior Java Developer
7 21 (11.23%) Tester
8 18 (9.63%) Agile Developer
8 18 (9.63%) Automation Tester
9 17 (9.09%) Senior Agile Developer
10 14 (7.49%) Lead Developer
10 14 (7.49%) Lead Java Developer
11 11 (5.88%) Business Analyst
11 11 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
11 11 (5.88%) Technical Business Analyst
12 10 (5.35%) Digital Architect
12 10 (5.35%) Digital Solutions Architect
13 9 (4.81%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (61.50%) Web Services
2 98 (52.41%) SOAP
3 84 (44.92%) Middleware
4 83 (44.39%) RESTful
5 65 (34.76%) XML
6 60 (32.09%) Apache Camel
7 52 (27.81%) JSON
8 38 (20.32%) XSLT
9 36 (19.25%) Swagger
9 36 (19.25%) WireMock
10 24 (12.83%) REST
11 9 (4.81%) Spring
11 9 (4.81%) WSDL
12 7 (3.74%) .NET
12 7 (3.74%) React
13 6 (3.21%) Spring Boot
14 5 (2.67%) AngularJS
14 5 (2.67%) CSS
14 5 (2.67%) HTML
14 5 (2.67%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 94 (50.27%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (1.60%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (1.60%) Internet of Things
4 2 (1.07%) Clustering
4 2 (1.07%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.07%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.07%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.53%) AS400
5 1 (0.53%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.53%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.53%) PKI
5 1 (0.53%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.67%) Linux
2 2 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (1.07%) Unix
2 2 (1.07%) Windows
3 1 (0.53%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (56.68%) TDD
3 99 (52.94%) Business Intelligence
4 97 (51.87%) Programme Management
5 96 (51.34%) Digital Marketing
6 52 (27.81%) Scrum
7 30 (16.04%) Test Automation
8 29 (15.51%) Continuous Improvement
9 24 (12.83%) API Testing
9 24 (12.83%) Coaching
10 23 (12.30%) Mentoring
11 21 (11.23%) Open Source
12 20 (10.70%) Continuous Integration
12 20 (10.70%) DevOps
13 18 (9.63%) Deployment Automation
14 17 (9.09%) Business Analysis
15 13 (6.95%) Kanban
16 12 (6.42%) Configuration Management
16 12 (6.42%) Microservices
17 11 (5.88%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 92 (49.20%) Java
2 45 (24.06%) Java 8
3 37 (19.79%) XPath
4 22 (11.76%) Groovy
5 10 (5.35%) Java 9
5 10 (5.35%) SQL
6 9 (4.81%) JavaScript
7 6 (3.21%) Perl
8 4 (2.14%) C#
9 2 (1.07%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.07%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.07%) VB
10 1 (0.53%) C
10 1 (0.53%) Python
10 1 (0.53%) Ruby
10 1 (0.53%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 5 (2.67%) TOGAF Certification
2 4 (2.14%) Degree
3 3 (1.60%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.60%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.42%) QA
2 1 (0.53%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.53%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (1.07%) Docker
2 1 (0.53%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 16 (8.56%) Ansible
2 8 (4.28%) Terraform
3 5 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (2.67%) Puppet
3 5 (2.67%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 101 (54.01%) SAP
2 78 (41.71%) Oracle
3 64 (34.22%) WSO2
4 9 (4.81%) MuleSoft
4 9 (4.81%) Talend
5 7 (3.74%) Microsoft
6 4 (2.14%) Marketo
6 4 (2.14%) New Relic
7 3 (1.60%) ForeScout
7 3 (1.60%) Informatica
7 3 (1.60%) Lumesse
7 3 (1.60%) Splunk
7 3 (1.60%) Thycotic
7 3 (1.60%) TIBCO
8 2 (1.07%) Databricks
8 2 (1.07%) Google
8 2 (1.07%) IBM
8 2 (1.07%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.53%) AppDynamics
9 1 (0.53%) Dynatrace